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The drought is over: Lexington wins first state basketball title in 24 years

Lexington dominated Byrnes to secure the 2024 5A boys basketball state title and end a 24-year drought. more

Gray Collegiate wins program's sixth state title in last 2A dance

The Gray Collegiate War Eagles cemented their dynasty, winning their sixth 2A state title Friday after beating Oceanside. more

Local wrestlers win individual state championships

Six athletes from Lexington County took home the top prize, and many others finished in their classes top-4.  more

Pair of Lexington County basketball teams advance to state championship games

Three teams played in last week’s upper and lower state championships in Florence, with the Lexington and Gray Collegiate boys advancing to the state finals. more

Gilbert hires Lexington 1’s first Black football coach, first female athletic director

Gilbert has found its new AD and football coach and will split the positions for the first time in a long time. more

Lexington wins third-round contest over Sumter, advances to state semis for second year in a row

Lexington successfully punched its ticket to Saturday’s lower state championship game with a 57-37 win over Sumter in the third round of the SCHSL 5A playoffs. more

River Bluff completes second-half comeback to advance in SCHSL playoffs

Yasir Cromer's 31 points sparked the Gators' comeback victory over Gaffney. more

Lexington girls lose in 5A first round after last-second layup

The Lexington girls fought back from a 13-point fourth-quarter deficit, but a last-second putback buried the Wildcats. more

New era begins for Gray Collegiate as school names new AD and football coach

A new era of Gray Collegiate athletics began Tuesday as the school introduced its new athletic director and head football coach.    more

Kentucky student dies after boating collision during Lake Murray fishing event

A Western Kentucky student died Tuesday following an accident that occurred last week during practice rounds for a fishing competition on Lake Murray. more

American Leadership wins realignment appeal, Gray Collegiate forgoes argument

Gray Collegiate and American Leadership Academy were among the 22 schools that argued they should be placed a classification lower than the new plan dictates.  more

Weather delays affect beginning of region play for local basketball teams

Extreme weather on Tuesday and Friday led to many games around the county being delayed to either later in the week or the season. more

Photos: Kayakers paddled, ran and swam at the Millrace Massacre and Iceman Championships

For a 24th year, kayakers and canoeists took to the cold Saluda River for the Millrace Massacre and Iceman Championships. more

Former Lexington 1 athletics director David Bennett looks back on four decades in amateur sports

Former Lexington County School District 1 athletics director David Bennett has officially retired from amateur athletics after a 40-year career that will be remembered for many reasons. more

Teams with Columbia ties wins 2023 Chick-fil-A classic

The 2023 Chick-fil-A classic concluded Saturday with two teams with local ties being crowned champions of the American and National brackets.  more

Family Affair: Lexington basketball mother-daughter duo excel on the court

Lexington girls basketball coach Molly Goodrich has taught her daughter, Braidi, about basketball since Braidi was in the second grade. Now she is doing it at the highest level of youth athletics.  more

Gray Collegiate, Lancaster wins 2023 Cayce Roundball Classic

The 2023 Cayce Round Ball classic brought some of the best high school basketball teams from South Carolina, North Carolina and Georgia to Lexington County for a four-day hoops tournament. more

Gilbert coach becomes Lexington 1 athletics director, Lexington High gets new principal

The county’s largest school district will welcome a new athletic director and three principals in the new year. more

Dutch Fork girls see early success under new head coach Candace Bush

The Dutch Fork girls basketball team has jumped to an 8-1 start under the watch of new head coach Candace Bush. more

Dutch Fork dynasty continues with 5A championship win over region rival White Knoll

Dutch Fork captured its eighth state title Friday night after the Silver Foxes defeated region foe White Knoll 21-6 to give head coach Tom Knotts his 15th career championship. more

Gray Collegiate loses to Oceanside in 2A state championship game

Gray Collegiate concluded its season, losing to Oceanside 35-28 in the 2A state title game after its offense went cold following a 14-0 first-quarter lead. more

Dutch Fork, White Knoll square off for 5A title, Gray Collegiate in 2A champ game

High school football championship week is here, and three teams from Lexington County survived to the final round to fight for the right to call themselves champions.  more

Irmo falls to South Florence in state semifinal, ends historic season for Yellowjackets

A historic season for the Irmo Yellowjackets came to a close Friday night after a 28-21 loss to defending 4A champions, South Florence.  more

Pair of Lexington County teams win state cheerleading competitions

Two teams from Lexington County captured state titles on Saturday during the South Carolina High School League competitive cheer championships.  more

White Knoll’s remarkable culture shift on firm display as it clinches Lower State berth

 With an undefeated season and now three playoff wins, the culture shift in White Knoll’s football program can’t be overstated. more
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