RWA Lady Eagles season comes to an end Lucas Vance
WINNSBORO — The Lady Eagles softball team at Richard Winn saw their season come to an end last Friday night. The Lady Eagles were eliminated in the first round of the SCISA tournament with a loss to Robert E. Lee Academy (10-1) and to PeeDee Academy (12-4).
Richard Winn’s head coach, Rhetta Taylor, has faith the playoff experience will be positive for her players despite the early exit.
“The tournament will be...
Griffins prepare for spring game Lucas Vance
WINNSBORO — The Fairfield Central Griffins will play their annual spring game tonight at E.K. Mclendon stadium. Griffins head coach Demetrius Davis has been looking forward to seeing his team back in action.
“This time of year is fun,” Davis said. “Everyone is undefeated and it gives us a chance to work on the basic fundamentals.”
The spring game will give fans and parents their first look at the 2013 Griffins...
Miller brings home gold to FCHS Lucas Vance
WINNSBORO — The Fairfield Central Lady Griffins competed in the AA Track and Field State Championships at Lower Richland High School this past Saturday.
Aliyah Miller brought home the gold after running a time of 12.31 in the 100-meter. Miller competed in the state finals as a freshman and last year as a junior.
Winning the state title was not only an emotional time for Miller but for her family as well. Her p...
Griffins get set for Spring Game Lucas Vance
WINNSBORO — The Fairfield Central Griffins football team is preparing for its annual spring game which will be held this Friday.
Last season Fairfield Central was 11-3 overall and was crowned region III-AA champs before falling 21-6 in the state championship game to Dillon High School.
The spring game will give fans a chance to get their first look at the 2013 Griffins and head coach Demetrius Davis believes t...
RWA Lady Eagles begin playoffs Kevin Boozer
WINNSBORO — Though their final home game of the season was a rain out versus Ben Lippen that could not be rescheduled, little will rain on the parade of this young Lady Eagles softball team.
Coach Retta Taylor said the girls have worked really hard all season long. Now they are seeing the fruits of those labors as playoff time arrives. The SCISA State Tournament begins Friday for the Lady Eagles at Oak Grove in...
FCHS athletes compete Saturday for state championships Kevin Boozer
WINNSBORO — Several teens have the chance to become state champions Saturday when they represent Fairfield Central High School at the AA Track and Field Upper State Championship at Lower Richland High School.
The FCHS girls team finished sixth overall at Upper State Championship.
They were led by Aliyah Miller, the upper state champion in the 100 meter and a runner up in the 200-meter, and by Jada Martin, who...
Lady Eagles thump Lee Academy Cavaliers Kevin Boozer
BISHOPVILLE — The Lady Eagles of Richard Winn Academy improved to 9-3 on the season Thursday thanks to an offensive barrage. They defeated the Lee Academy Cavaliers 25-11.
Big innings gave the young Eagles team a lot of cushion to play with and made it easier on the pitchers.Leading hitters were Bailey Taylor, Megan Simpson, and Anna Gray Walters. The girls overcame wet conditions to win big in a game played in...
RWA Lady Eagles win thriller to end season WINNSBORO — The Lady Eagles of Richard Winn Academy closed out their final regular season home game in dramatic fashion on Tuesday night.
Eighth-grader Bailey Taylor and Wardlaw’s Parker Wilkes were locked in a pitcher’s duel heading into the bottom of the seventh inning. With the Lady Eagles trailing 2-1, Sarah Coleman stepped to the plate and got a clutch base hit. The walk off hit scored two runs and gave the Eagles the win.
Griffins rally falls short versus Central WINNSBORO —The 2012-13 Griffins baseball team made history this season, hosting the school’s first home playoff games and winning the first playoff game in school history, but their season of firsts came to an end Tuesday night with a 5-2 loss at home against Central of Pageland. FCHS had an early 2-1 lead but then Pageland tied the game at 2 and took a 3-2 lead into the seventh inning.
Compton Walker pitched a complete game and kept the Gr...
Eagles swept in opening round of playoffs ST. MATTHEWS — Richard Winn’s baseball team played in two pitcher’s duels against Calhoun Academy in the teams’ doubleheader opener to the SCISA playoffs.
In the first game, the Eagles scratched across one run on five hits. That one run was not enough support of starter Patrick Pope. He did not give up an earned run but thanks to four Eagle errors, Calhoun scored two unearned runs in the bottom of the first inning.
The junior pitched a co...
Griffins end season with six-game skid Kevin Boozer
WINNSBORO — A season with a steep learning curve ended with a three-game losing streak for the Fairfield Central High School Lady Griffins softball team. Still, their coach sees hope for the future thanks to the game experience a lot of young girls gained.
FCHS came up on the wrong end of an 18-1 score against Indian land on April 22. Pitcher Tyeisha Jackson could not quieten the Warriors’ bats. Leading hitters...
FCHS’s Owens inks intent with Wolves Kevin Boozer
WINNSBORO — Fairfield Central High School Senior Rakeem Shaq Owens will trade in his black and gold colors this fall for scarlet and gray.
The defensive end signed last Thursday to play football just down S.C. 34 at Newberry College. He plans to major in business administration and looks forward to joining high school teammate Damian Bell on campus this fall.
Ken Lathan, a guidance counselor at FCHS, congratu...
Eagles play playoff doubleheader today Kevin Boozer
WINNSBORO — Richard Winn Academy’s season was extended by a few days last weekend when they learned Friday they made the playoffs. Rainy weather meant that their doubleheader at Calhoun Academy was moved from Monday to this afternoon.
First pitch is at 4 p.m. If the Eagles win at least one of those games then they would have a rematch against Calhoun Academy with the rubber match being hosted by RWA.
FCHS wins first playoff game in school history Kevin Boozer
WINNSBORO — The Griffins had plenty to cheer about in the first game of the playoffs, clipping the Central of Pageland Eagles’ wings in a 9-6 victory.
The win, during the first baseball playoffs trip for FCHS in five years, made school history. Never before had a Griffin baseball team won a playoff game.
“The players are excited about it,” Coach Scotty Dean said. “We have a lot of young players and if you loo...
Community electric over Thunder AAU basketball team Kevin Boozer
JENKINSVILLE — Fairfield County has become thunderstruck by its newest age 16 and under AAU basketball team, the Fairfield Thunder.
The team sports the McCrorey-Liston orange and black colors and can be found practicing at the MLST gym in the evenings. Thanks to a partnership with teams in Chapin and Irmo, the Thunder have held scrimmages recently.
This team has a nucleus of Davon Peoples, DeQuan Weldon, Nick...
Lady Eagles smothered by Spartanburg Christian Kevin Boozer
WINNSBORO — Spartanburg Christian Academy trounced a young Richard Winn Eagles softball team 12-0 Tuesday evening. Though the girls came up on the short end of this one, Coach Retta Taylor likes what this 8-3 team has shown her this year in terms of competitiveness, hustle and heart.
Their record has the Eagles on the bubble for the state tournament beginning May 10.
Bailey Taylor pitched a complete game in d...
RWA Eagles drop two, could miss playoffs WINNSBORO — The Richard Winn Academy Eagles baseball team’s postseason chances were put on life support Wednesday night as they dropped a second game in a row. The 4-1 loss to Providence Athletic Club came on the heels of a 6-2 defeat by Spartanburg Christian Academy.
Patrick Pope pitched 6 2/3 innings against Spartanburg Christian, giving up six earned runs on eight hits. He walked one, hit one batter and had eight strikeouts for the Eagle...
Griffins take on Central of Pageland in first round of playoffs Kevin Boozer
WINNSBORO — A third place finish in the region means the Fairfield Central Griffins took the road Thursday night against Central of Pageland.
Coach Scotty Dean said Compton Walker would start the game and he hoped Walker would be able to reach down deep and pull out a complete game gem like he has several times this season.
According to Dean, Central finished second in their region which includes Chesterfield...
Lady Griffins pounded by Lewisville Kevin Boozer
WINNSBORO — The Lady Griffins got off to a slow start Thursday night against Lewisville and dug too big of a hole to overcome in a 21-10 loss.
Tyeisha Jackson got the start on the mound and went the distance for the Lady Griffins. She settled down after a shaking early inning and got some valuable experience for later in her career.
Leading hitters were A’Kierrah Marshall, Tyeisha Jackson and Dajai Robertson....
RWA Eagles soar above Eagles, Hawks Kevin Boozer
WINNSBORO — The Richard Winn Eagles baseball team won a pair of games last week, defeating the Newberry Academy Eagles handily in five innings and then using some ninth inning drama to get past Spartanburg Christian.
Newberry Academy Game
In the 14-8 win over Newberry Academy, the Eagles had 14 hits and only left five men on base.
Leading hitters were Patrick Pope, 3-4 with two runs scored, a grand slam hom...