WEHS rolls over BHHS in softball

The Williston-Elko High softball team toppled in-county rival Blackville-Hilda High by a score of 20-3 April 21 in region play.

The game was never in doubt as the Lady Blue Devils blazed to a 12 run lead after the first two innings.

For Williston-Elko High, seven players had multiple hits, a season-high.

Leading the hit parade were Jennifer Croft, Kayla Nix. Croft turned in her best effort of the season with three hits, four RBIs and three runs while while Nix countered with four hits, including a double, three RBIs and three runs scored.

Blue Devils take region title in golf

The Williston-Elko High golf team is the champion of region 4A.

Williston-Elko High took top honors behind the the play of John Melton and Zac Smith as they outshot the competition during the region meet Thursday at the Williston Country Club.

Williston-Elko High shot a 157 on the front nine and a 162 on the back nine to finish with a team score of 319. Fox Creek High placed second with a team score of 363 followed by Wagener-Salley High with 402.

The victory improves the team record to 10-1 in the season.

Lady Blue Devils put the glitter in the diamond in softball

The Williston-Elko High Lady Blue Devils turned up the heat to "broil" against C.A. Johnson High Thursday in the Devils Den.

The Lady Blue Devils blistered the Lady Hornets, collecting a team-high 14 hits in a 19-0 lopsided victory.

It was an all out team performance for Williston-Elko High with eight players getting singles. Leading the hitting barrage was senior Kayla Nix with three hits, including a triple, two RBIs and four runs scored. Nix was equally effective on the mound, throwing a one-hitter with five strikeouts in two innings of work.

BHHS soccer team takes victory in shootout

‘Surviving the game' are the best words to describe Blackville-Hilda High's soccer team triumph over Fox Creek High Friday in the Hawks Nest.

Blackville-Hilda took the field against Fox Creek absent several starters, including all-state goalkeeper Thomas Daniels.

To make matters worse, the team leading scorer, Quentin Johnson, was moved to keeper in a last-minute shuffle by head coach Daniel Holbrook to aid the defense.

Warhorses beat Blue Devils in baseball

On April 17 in the Devils Den, Williston-Elko High was faced with a daunting task of playing a Barnwell High baseball team, coming off its worst region lost in BHS coach Joel Vaughn's four years at the school.

Barnwell High arrived at Williston still aching from a 7-0 whipping at the hands of the Pelion High Panthers April 15 in Pelion.

Itching to redeem themselves, Barnwell High took out its frustrations on Williston-Elko High.

Warhorses regain crown in softball

It was just a matter of time before the Barnwell High varsity girls rose back to the top of region 5 in softball.

In 2006, Barnwell High won its first region crown. However, since then, the Lady Warhorses have taken a back seat to Edisto High and Silver Bluff High in region play.

In 2007, the Lady Warhorses finished third in the region behind first place Edisto High and Silver Bluff. Last year, they lost out in a three-team tie for first place. In a coin toss to determine first in the region, Silver Bluff High was awarded the title followed by Edisto High for second place.

Golf competition suits WEHS team to a tee

When talking about the success of the Williston-Elko High golf team this season, look no further than 10-year-old member Tucker Neville.

Although he dosen't play in the regular rotation due to his age and size, Neville seems to know the pulse of his teammates.

"We love golf and we love winning," Neville said. "Our goal to to perform our best ever time we hit the greens. "We've been putting in a lot of hard work in those practice times and now its beginning to payoff."

New crew leads way for BHS junior varsity team

This was suppose to be somewhat of a rebuilding year for the Barnwell High junior varsity girls soccer team.

Prior to the start of the season, the Lady Warhorses lost several key starters to the varsity team including last season's leading scorer, Lynnsey Jamison.

The Lady Warhorses, however, have made the most of its resources this season and instead of starting over, the team reloaded.

Williston-Elko High triumphs again in tennis

The Williston-Elko High Blue Devils cruised past Fairfield Central High by a score of 6-1 April 1 in boys varsity tennis.

Wiliston-Elko High dominated, winning all five singles matches. Fairfield Central High's only win game was in a No. 2 doubles forfeit.

Williston-Elko High, winners of four of its last five matches, improves to 8-1 overall.

Williston-Elko High coach Bernard Walters said the team continues to make strides.

Warhorse baseball slides into first place again

Over the the past four seasons, baseball teams in region 5AA have become easy prey for the Barnwell High Warhorses.

The Warhorses have dominated its rivals with 38 victories its last 40 outings.

One of Barnwell High's losses came against Wade Hampton High in a 7-6 setback at Wade Hampton last season.

On Tuesday, March 31 at John Hall Field, the Red Devils were hoping to duplicate the feat.

The Red Devils seemed on its way, holding a two-run lead over the Warhorses through the first three innings of play.

Williston-Elko High rolls in region baseball play

The Williston-Elko High Blue Devils made the diamond glitter Wednesday, April 1 during its region matchup against North High School.

With another stellar effort from Matt Lightsey, the Blue Devils torched the Eagles by a score of 14-0.

Lightsey had a good, all-around performance. As the starting pitcher, Lightsey clipped the wings of the Eagles' batters, tossing a no-hitter with no walks. At the plate, Lightsey was equally effective, going two-for-three with a double, two RBIs and two runs scored.

Williston-Elko softball walks past Blackville-Hilda

The Williston-Elko High School Lady Blue Devils grounded the Lady Hawks of Blackville-Hilda High School by a score of 11-6 March 30 in region softball.

In a game which was dominated by walks, Williston-Elko took advantage of a mistake-prone Blackville-Hilda team which committed six errors and allowed 14 walks.

With the win, Williston-Elko High improves to 6-4 overall and 3-2 in region play.

Warhorses ride easily over Silver Bluff

The Barnwell High Warhorses made the Silver Bluff High Bulldogs looked more like pups in Friday's varsity baseball matchup in Petticoat Junction.

Fueled by the dynamic hitting duo of Chase Bell and Dylan Griffith, the Warhorses left the Bulldog gnawing on a 17-5 defeat.

Barnwell High brought out the bats against its nemesis, shelling out a season high 18 hits.

Bell and Griffith were the catalyst to the hitting as they feasted on the Bulldogs pitching, combing for eight hits, including two doubles, seven RBIs and five runs scored.

Lady Hawks win high scoring struggle in softball

The Blackville-Hilda High Lady Hawks and Hunter-Kinard-Tyler High Lady Trojans varsity teams battled in an wild and exciting softball affair March 24 in the Hawks nest.

The contest resembled a track meet as the teams raced around the bases, combining for 30 hits and 45 runs.

However, down the home stretch, the Lady Hawks surged past the Lady Eagles by a score of 24-23 in eight innings.

Trailing 23-22, the Lady Hawks answered in its last at-bat. Fishburne and Herquanda Williams reached on singles then scored off a two-run RBI single by Ansley Pope for the win.

Hawks come on strong in soccer

The Blackville-Hilda High Hawks soccer team continues a strong performance by knocking off the Columbia High Capitols 5-2 March 23 in region play.

Behind outstanding play by senior Roosevelt Hutto, the Hawk offense clicked early as the team raced to a 3-0 halftime advantage.

Hutto sparked the first half run with two goals and an assist.

Others providing offensive support were Antonio Jones and William Harrison, each with a goal.

Lady Warhorses gallop to victory in junior varsity softball

Softball is a game of hitting, pitching and defense. No where it was more evident than in Friday's game between Barnwell High and Silver Bluff High.

The Lady Warhorses literally put on a clinic against the Lady Bulldogs. On the mound, Rebekah Debruhl tossed a three-hitter with nine strikeouts. A defensive unit led by Leigh Ann Davis, Gillie Smith, Ciera Still committed only one error. At the plate, Barnwell High shelled out 11 hits fueled by a three-hit effort by Ashton Hope.

The final result was a 7-3 convincing win for Barnwell High over its archrivals from Petticoat Junction.

Barnwell girls top Hilton Head Prep in soccer opener

The Barnwell High girls varsity soccer team showcased its skills on a big stage last weekend, participating in the Lady Eagle Invitational.

The 24-team tournament at Airport High School in Columbia also included the host team Airport High along with 4A and 3A division schools from Georgia and South Carolina.

Barnwell High coach Michael Allen said playing in a field with that kind of competition present will only make his team better.
"In order to be the best, you have to play the best," Allen said.

Blue Devils have their day in court in tennis

The Williston-Elko High tennis team netted a 4-3 victory over in-county rival Barnwell High March 23 in Williston.

Williston-Elko High's road to victory was paved by its singles with the team winning four out of five matches.

With the win, Williston-Elko High improves to 7-2 in the season in class 1A division. The Blue Devils only two losses came in close matches against Aiken High, which is of division 4A.

Williston-Elko High coach Bernard Walters said the team continues to play with well.

Lady Warhorses smoke out their softball opponents

Coach Carol Massengale has been walking the sidelines at Barnwell High School for more than 10 years now and whether its basketball or softball, Massengale has been always been cautious when it comes to talking about her team's potential.

However, this season, Massengale is finding its difficult to hold back the excitement about the talent she has harnessed with her varsity softball team.

"Its safe to say this is one of the best teams I've coached over the years," Massengale said.


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