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Photos: South Congaree Rodeo was back in action last week

The South Congaree Championship Rodeo returned July 20-22. It’s considered to be one of the premier rodeo events in the Southeast and gave out a top prize of $30,000. more

Lexington's American Leadership Academy adds to football coaching staff

New American Leadership Academy head football coach Robin Bacon is rounding out his inaugural coaching staff with some new position coaches. more

Photos: Airport High School hosts first Annual Mom’s Clinic

Aiport High School hosted their first ever mom's clinic July 18. more

10 Lexington County, former Blowfish players selected in 2023 MLB Draft

Last week, Major League Baseball conducted its annual amateur draft. 10 players were selected who either went to high school in Lexington County or played for the Lexington County Blowfish. more

Local youth baseball team has a shot at a national title

The Batesburg-Leesville Coach Pitch All-Stars punched their ticket to the Dixie Youth Baseball World Series last week after winning the Division II AA South Carolina state championship. more

Photos: Wild game caps off eventful All-Star Show in Lexington County

The Coastal Plain League All-Star Show concluded in Lexington July 19 after an entertaining, extra innings All-Star game where the East division defeated the West 8-6 in ten innings.  more

Final Lexington County American Legion baseball team falls in region final

The South Carolina American Legion state baseball tournament will be played without any Lexington County representatives this season. Lexington Post 7, West Columbia Post 79 and Chapin Newberry Post 193/24 were all eliminated in their region tournaments, with Lexington being the team closest to making it out of that round. more

South Congaree Rodeo is back in action this weekend

The South Congaree Championship Rodeo returns July 20-22 in West Columbia. The popular event is one of the premier rodeos in the state of South Carolina. more

Red-hot Blowfish roll into All-Star break playing their best ball of the season

The first half of the Coastal Plain League season has already come and gone and the Blowfish are already 10 games into their second half slate and are off to a blistering 8-2 start. more

One Lexington County baseball team remains after tight elimination game

It wasn’t a pretty regular season for Lexington Post 7, but after a week of postseason play, they found themselves as the last county team standing after knocking out West Columbia Post 79 by a score of 6-4. more

Local American Legion baseball teams begin playoffs

The American Legion baseball season concluded its regular season last week and the playoffs are already underway.  more

Gilbert mourns longtime middle, high school coach: ‘He was always about helping’

Rick Snelling, a longtime Gilbert coach who led teams in basketball, softball and football, died July 12, according to a Facebook post from his wife, Crystal.  more

Airport High School to host Moms’ clinic

On Tuesday, July 18, from 6 to 8 p.m., the Airport football team will be hosting a “Moms’ Clinic.” It’s an event for mothers of players to come by and see the facilities and experience what their sons get to participate in during their time in the program. more

Big personality helps keep Blowfish season in perspective

Lexington County Blowfish relief pitcher Beau Ross' unique personality helps a team full of strangers gel. more

Local hoops stars take center stage in famous summer tournaments

A few local high school basketball players participated in two of the biggest summer basketball events on the calendar last week. more

Four Blowfish players named to Coastal Plain League All-Star Game

Four Lexington County Blowfish players were named to the 2023 Coastal Plain League All-Star Game on July 19 in Lexington. more

Local softball star makes big move with transfer to SEC

Her first recruitment came  without the typical flood of direct messages and on-campus visits that make up the traditional recruitment of a high school sports star. Sure, Sarah … more

All-County Gilbert softball star makes college commitment

Rising senior softball standout for Gilbert, Ayden Leaphart, has made her collegiate commitment announcement July 3 on Twitter. more

Local prep basketball stars start prestigious travel ball tournaments this week

Four Lexington County high school basketball players will take part in two of the highest profile youth basketball tournaments in the country this week.  more

2023 Cayce Roundball Classic to include a shot clock

The Cayce Roundball Classic, held at Brookland-Cayce High School in December, announced on Twitter that they have installed shot clocks on the backboards and will use the 35-second shot clock during the event. more

Blowfish star’s speed stands apart in Coastal Plain League

Dariyan Pendergrass' blistering speed and baserunning abilities has opened up a door to play at College of Charleston next season. more

Lexington native Lauren Stephenson makes cut at KPMG Women’s PGA Championship

Playing in a major championship is energizing, but making the cut at a major championship is special. Lexington native and former University of Alabama golfer Lauren Stephenson did just that on June 23. more
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2 Airport graduates get chance to redeem lost postseason

Whenever the American Legion baseball playoffs begin in July, Corbin Wright and Josh Raines will be given one last opportunity to make a deep run with some of their old high school teammates. more

4 Lexington County schools named among Top 10 athletics programs in their division

Four local high schools were recognized for their various athletic achievements this season with a place in the Top 10 rankings for the Carlisle Cup.  more

Clutch pitching and hitting push Lexington County Blowfish past Florence Flamingos

The Lexington County Blowfish (9-7) tied their weekend series with the Florence Flamingos (7-11) with a 5-2 win in front of a sold out crowd featuring soldiers from Fort Jackson.  more
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