Posted on September 30, 2016 10:10 am by Submitted via Email
The East Clarendon High School Lady Wolverines volleyball team hosted Hannah-Pamplico High School Thursday in their “Volley for the Cure” match, which marks the beginning of Breast Cancer Awareness Month at the school. This year, the team recognizewd two wonderful ladies, Monika Whack and Brandi Feagin, both of whom were diagnosed with breast cancer in 2015. Both underwent treatment and are currently in remission. They give all glory to God and thanked their families and friends for the support they have been given.
In the games, East Clarendon defeated Hannah Pamplico with scores of 25-5, 25-8 and 25-9.
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Posted on September 28, 2016 11:11 am by Submitted via Email
The East Clarendon High School varsity Lady Wolverines defeated Hemingway on Tuesday night on the volleyball court, with game scores of 25-12, 25-16 and 25-14. Photos have been provided by Susan Powell Anderson.
Posted on February 3, 2016 10:10 am by Ted E. Spencer
Isiah Odom signed with Limestone College while his mother, Felicia Bradshaw, looks on. He plans to pursue a degree in business management from the Gaffney school.
“It’s not too big of a campus, but its not too small,” Odom said. “Also it’s not too far away from home. They have really cool coaches and great players.”
Odom had a breakout senior season at running back where he accumulated 1,563 rushing yards and found pay dirt 21 times. He realizes he still has room to improve.
“I’m a hard runner, so I just need to work on my speed,” he said.… Read the rest
Posted on November 6, 2015 7:07 pm by Submitted via iPhone
Porter Gaud put up the first score of the game against Laurence Manning Academy on Friday night. The score is 7-0, with 7:39 left in the first quarter.
Posted on September 18, 2015 10:10 pm by Robert Joseph Baker
Scott’s Branch fell 40-0 to Cross on Friday night.
Posted on September 18, 2015 9:09 am by Robert Joseph Baker
The Laurence Manning Academy B-team improved to 2-0 on the season Thursday afternoon with a 20-18, come-from-behind victory over Wilson Hall at home.
Bennett Stephens scored on runs of seven and six yards, respectively, for the Swampcats. Stephens rushed for 52 yards on eight carries from the fullback position, while Gabe Harris rushed 12 times for 107 yards from the tailback position.
Nolan Osteen recorded a two-point conversion and caught three passes as well. Quarterback Brice Accord scored the final touchdown of the night on a five-yard run with four minutes left in the game.
On the last play of… Read the rest
Posted on September 16, 2015 4:04 am by Robert Joseph Baker
The Laurence Manning Academy JV volleyball team lost 2-0 against Wilson Hall at home on Tuesday. Scores were 25-16 and 25-18. Madisyn Hudson led the team with nine serve points.
Posted on September 15, 2015 9:09 am by Robert Joseph Baker
The Clarendon Hall volleyball B-team defeated Jefferson Davis Academy Monday in Blackville 2-0, with scores of 25-3 and 25-19 to run its record to 4-0 on the season. Whitney Avins led the Saints, with 23 service points. Amberly Way added nine points, while Chloe Anderson had eight points.
Posted on September 4, 2015 9:09 am by Robert Joseph Baker
The Laurence Manning Academy junior varsity tennis team won two pro-sets out of six on Wednesday against Williamsburg Academy at the Palmetto Tennis Center in Sumter. Caroline Robinson went 8-2 against Sydney Ann Smith, while Carrie Rickenbaker went 8-2 against Catherine Smith. Each singles match was played as an eight-game pro-set with a 10-point tiebreaker played, if needed.
Madison Ham lost 8-5 to Kayla Arnan; Lundee Olsen lost 8-1 to Blakely Owens; Katherine Matthews lost 8-3 to Carley Olsen; and Macey Wilson lost 8-1 to Liz McKenzie.
In doubles, Madison Ham and Lundee Olsen lost 8-2 to Williamsburg Academy’s team… Read the rest
Posted on September 3, 2015 1:01 pm by Robert Joseph Baker
The Laurence Manning Academy JV Swampcats won 2-0 against Heathwood Hall Tuesday in Columbia. Madisyn Hudson and Kayla Accord both led the team with six service points. At home on Wednesday, the team lost 25-10 and 25-20 to Williamsburg Academy. The team plays Tuesday again against Heathwood Hall.
Posted on September 1, 2015 11:11 am by Robert Joseph Baker
The Laurence Manning Academy tennis team won one of three game sets against Carolina Academy on Saturday at Palmetto Tennis Center in Sumter.
The winning set came from Allie Johnson and Corie Walton, who won 11-9 in a tiebreaker to come out 9-8 against Taylor Graham and Bonnie Tanner. Mason Ham and Amanda Newman had an 8-1 loss against Hannah Weaver and Margaret Matthews, while Mackenzie Ham and Kaela Johnson had an 8-2 loss against Elizabeth Askins and Grace Weaver.
Posted on September 1, 2015 10:10 am by Robert Joseph Baker
The Laurence Manning Academy tennis team managed two match wins out of 12 in singles play on Saturday against Carolina Academy at the Palmetto Tennis Center in Sumter.
Swampcat Amanda Newman came out on top in both her matches against Margaret Matthews of Carolina Academy, winning 6-4 and 7-5. Mason Ham fell 6-1 and 6-0 to Carolina Academy’s Hannah Weaver; Mackenzie Ham fell 6-0 and 6-2 to Elizabeth Askins; Kaela Johnson fell 6-2 and 6-0 to Grace Weaver; Allie Johnson fell 6-1 and 6-1 to Taylor Graham; and Corie Walton fell 6-0 and 6-2 to Bonnie Turner.
Posted on August 29, 2015 2:02 pm by Robert Joseph Baker
After winning two games in three years, the Scott’s Branch Eagles are hungry for success. Second-year head coach Wayne Farmer is working to give it to them.
“Last year, we got in here late, and the kids had never won before,” Farmer said. “None of those kids had been on the state championship teams from 2008 and 2010. They’d had three coaches in three years.”
“It was a big transition, teaching them how to win,” Farmer added. “We made some big changes. This year we got in track, a little bit of weight room, off-season, and some summer work. We… Read the rest
Posted on August 29, 2015 10:10 am by Breanna Bradham
Last year, the Manning High School Monarchs finished the season with a 4-6 record, a junior varsity quarterback, and mere points away from making the playoffs.
Third year Head Coach Tony Felder is not looking to repeat that.
“Last year, we were disappointed. We had our woes, particularly our quarterback woes,” said Felder. “Some personnel issues and injuries left us playing with a junior varsity quarterback. It was a challenge; however, we endured. That shows the character of the kids.”
Felder hopes that the discipline, attitude, and hunger instilled in his kids last season will be the catalyst for major… Read the rest
Posted on August 28, 2015 7:07 am by Breanna Bradham
Scott Cook has been coaching football for 24 years.
Now, as new head coach, he’s looking to change the perception and culture around East Clarendon football.
“The biggest challenge going in to this was getting the participation, and then starting a culture change,” the new head coach commented. “We have to make them willing to hit and be more aggressive on offense and defense.”
Although it will take a while to see if a true culture change has occurred, participation has most certainly improved. Cook will have a roster of 48 players to work with. If this is any litmus… Read the rest
Posted on August 22, 2015 4:04 pm by Robert Joseph Baker
Clarendon Hall opened its 2015 football season with a home win over John Paul II by a score of 56-12.
Gavin Allan led the saints offensively, with six carries for 129 yards and a kick-off return for 80 yards for a touchdown. Matthew Corbett added two rushing touchdowns and two two-point conversions, along with 13 tackles on defense.
John Lewis added a rushing touchdown, one two-point conversion and a punt return for 50 yards for a touchdown.
Kameron Earles, Stephen Henning and Michael Boylston added one rushing touchdown each. Hilton Layton added one two-point conversion. On defense, Ben Corbett totaled… Read the rest
Posted on June 9, 2015 1:01 pm by Robert Joseph Baker
Clarendon Hall alumna Gracyn Royce signed Tuesday to play softball with Florence-Darlington Technical College, surrounded by her family and former and future coaches.
The Pinewood native, who graduated May 22 from the school, said she attended Clarendon Hall from K5 to third grade and then came back in sixth grade. She attended Manchester in the interim.
“That was right there in Pinewood where I lived,” she said. “I’m glad I came back.”
Clarendon Hall Athletic Director Ritchie Way said Royce had 83 wins, 370 strikeouts and 26 walks during her time pitching for the Lady Saints from 2011-15.
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Posted on May 22, 2015 9:09 am by Robert Joseph Baker
John Thomas Eppley was a four-year letterman for varsity baseball at Laurence Manning Academy.
He was also three-year All-Conference, had a .387 batting average during his senior year and scored 28 runs with 21 RBI.
Now an alumnus of Laurence Manning Academy, which held graduation May 15 at Weldon Auditorium, Eppley signed Wednesday to play with Anderson University in the upstate.
Eppley had a 4-2 pitching record, with two saves, during his senior seasion, and was a 2014 and 2015 North-South All-Star player. He was also a 2015 North-South All-Star football player.
He was also All-State in football and baseball… Read the rest
Posted on May 15, 2015 8:08 pm by Robert Joseph Baker
Two East Clarendon High School softball players earned All-State softball honors for the 2015 season, including Gracen Watts and Brooklyn Fort. This was Watts’ second time earning the honors.
Posted on May 15, 2015 9:09 am by Robert Joseph Baker
The Clarendon Hall Lady Saints defeated Colleton Prep Academy two games to one to claim the SCISA 1A State Championship. Aubrey Johnson led the offense in the series, with six hits that included three home runs and seven RBI.
Gracyn Royce had six hits with two doubles, and Delaney Peeler and Shannon Corbett had six hits each.
Jordan Carter had four hits with a home run. Brittany Pack had three hits driving in five runs.
Emily Brunson and Holly Carlisle each had two hits. In the final game, down 5-7 in the seventh inning, the Lady Saints scored six runs… Read the rest