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Chuck Martin Hired as Gamecocks Assistant Coach

COLUMBIA, S.C. (USC SID) – University of South Carolina head men’s basketball coach Frank Martin announced today the hiring of Chuck Martin as an assistant coach for the Gamecock program. Martin brings over 15 years of coaching experience at the Division I level to the staff, including serving as an assistant coach at Indiana the past three seasons, and as…

Blowfish can’t peel Bananas Saturday night

LEXINGTON COUNTY, S.C. (Blowfish) — The Savannah Bananas were the team Lexington County knocked off for their first win of the season two weeks ago. But Savannah has had their way with the Blowfish at Lexington County Baseball Stadium and Saturday night was no exception. The Blowfish fell to Savannah by the final of 11-7 at home. Lexington County got…

Ainhoa Olarra Claims Runner-Up Honors At Ladies’ British Open Amateur

COLUMBIA, S.C. (USC SID) – South Carolina women’s junior golfer Ainhoa Olarra earned runner-up honors at the 114th Ladies’ British Amateur Championship after falling 3&2 to Ireland’s Leona Maguire in the championship match Saturday afternoon at Pyle & Kenfig Golf Club in South Wales. Olarra, who tallied five match-play victories en route to a spot in the finals, carded a birdie…

SC State’s Darius Leonard named to Preseason FCS All-America Team

ORANGEBURG, S.C. (SCSU) –  South Carolina State senior linebacker Darius Leonard was named was named to the Athlon Sports 2017 Preseason FCS All-America Team. Leonard is one of 27 players on the list and is the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference’s (MEAC) only defensive player on the team. The 2016 MEAC Defensive Player of the Year lived up to expectations, leading the…

Jolette Law Joins Gamecock Coaching Staff

WATE COLUMBIA (USC SID) – University of South Carolina women’s basketball head coach Dawn Staley announced today the hiring of Jolette Law as an assistant coach. Law’s resume includes five seasons as a head coach at Illinois, and the Florence, S.C., native most recently spent five seasons as an assistant coach at Tennessee. “I am excited to welcome Jolette to…

Blythewood’s Beckwith Drafted by Royals Wednesday

CONWAY – Coastal Carolina added four names – Will Latcham, Jordan Gore, Wood Myers and Andrew Beckwith – to the list of those selected in the 2017 Major League Baseball draft on Wednesday. Latcham (RHP) was selected by the St. Louis Cardinals in the 17th round (514th overall pick). Gore (SS) was taken by the Minnesota Twins with the first…

Day Four Finishes at Palmetto Pro Open

SUMTER (SID) – Eight qualifiers found their way to the Singles Main Draw on Tuesday in the Palmetto Pro Open, a USTA Women’s Pro Circuit $25,000 event at the Palmetto Tennis Center. The top doubles seed team of Alexa Guarachi and Emina Bektas were upended by Ellen Perez and Luisa Stefani in the first round of the Doubles Main Draw,…

Bucs’ Chris Singleton drafted by Chicago Cubs

CHARLESTON, S.C. (CSU) – Charleston Southern junior outfielder Chris Singleton was selected in the 19th round of the 2017 Major League Baseball Draft on Wednesday afternoon. The Goose Creek, S.C. native was taken with the 585th pick of the draft by the Chicago Cubs. Singleton becomes the first CSU player taken in the MLB Draft this season and first since…