Branchville 3

Orangeburg Prep 0

Branchville (12-6 record) took a 3-0 road win at Orangeburg Prep on Wednesday, with set scores of 28-26, 25-17 and 25-21.

The Lady Indians were led by Amber White with 13 kills, 3 aces and 7 digs, and Alyson Hay with 10 digs and 3 kills.

The Yellow Jackets were led by Abby Funchess with 10 kills, 6 assists, 3 blocks, 13 digs and 3 aces, Madison Leggett with 26 receptions, 25 digs, Olivia Banks with 6 kills and 2 aces, and Danielle McAlhany with 8 kills.

OPS plays Thursday at home against Heathwood Hall at 5 p.m.

Branchville plays on Saturday in the Baron Bash Tournament at Wilson Hall in Sumter.

Holly Hill Academy 3

St. Johns Christian 0

Holly Hill Academy took a 3-0 win against St. Johns Christian Academy on Tuesday, with set scores of 25-20, 25-13, 25-20.

Leading the Lady Raiders was Katie Rohl with 11 kills, 3 aces and 14 receptions. Maelee Troutman added 7 kills, 2 aces, and 2 blocks. Tara Bilton had 1 kill, 6 aces and 28 receptions. Brooke Fennessy had 1 kill, 2 aces, and 18 receptions. Santana Snell led the team with 9 aces and added 9 receptions and 1 assist.

The Lady Raiders (8-1 overall, 6-0 in Region 3-A) will play at Clarendon Hall on Monday, October 2, at 5 p.m.

Clarendon Hall 3

Dorchester Academy 1

ST. GEORGE - Clarendon Hall traveled to Dorchester Academy on Tuesday and picked up a region victory with set scores of 22-25, 25-21, 25-20 and 25-20.

The Lady Saints were led by Ava English with 20 service points and 4 aces. Mallory McIntosh added 18 points and 5 aces, while Sara James ended with 17 points.

The Saints are 5-5 on the season.


OPS in Pelion Invitational

The Orangeburg Prep cross country team competed in the Pelion invitational on Wednesday. Results were as follows:

Orangeburg Prep boys - Shrey Patel 24:09, John Martin Reed 24:41, Guy Watkins Best 27:40, John Wren Best 29:01, Landon Toole 30:13.

Orangeburg Prep girls - Reagan Merritt 27:58, Katie Holley 29:28, Emily Rutland 31:56, Gabrielle McCoskey 33:06, Banks McConnell 33:47, Tori Smith 34:11, Mary Stack Summers 34:30, Emma Fogle 36:08, Mary Tillman Davis 36:27.


Orangeburg Prep 2

Branchville 0

The JV Lady Indians (9-3 record) extended their win streak to 9 games as they took a 2-0 win against visiting Branchville (7-2 record) on Wednesday, with set scores of 25-21 and 25-22.

OPS was led by Charlotte Laird with 4 kills and Lydia Riley with 3 kills.

The JV Lady Indians play on Thursday at home at 4 p.m. against Heathwood Hall.

Clarendon Hall 2

Dorchester Academy 0

ST. GEORGE - Clarendon Hall ran its record to 10-0 with a 2-0 win over Dorchester Academy on Tuesday, with set scores of 25-14 and 25-18.

The Lady Saints were led by Hadleigh McIntosh with 12 service points. Amberly Way had 11 points and 6 aces, while Aubrey Edwards had 10 points and 4 aces.

The Saints travel to Andrew Jackson on Thursday to play at 4 p.m.


Orangeburg Prep sweeps

Hammond tri-match

Orangeburg Prep traveled to Columbia on Wednesday for a tri-match at Hammond with Hammond and and Holly Hill Academy. The Lady Indians won both contests.

Orangeburg Prep defeated Hammond 2-0 with set scores of 25-8 and 25-16. Leading Orangeburg Prep was Abby Lyn Pantaleon with 8 service points and 5 aces, Harper Sanders with 5 service points and 1 ace, and Rebecca Ann Fairey with 5 service points and 4 aces. Anna Catherine Evatt had 2 kills and Blakely Valentine and Campbell Delaney each added 1 kill.

In the second game, Orangeburg Prep defeated Holly Hill 2-0, with set scores of 25-11 and 25-11.

Leading Orangeburg Prep was Campbell Delaney with 7 service points, 4 aces, and 2 kills, Katherine Lambrecht and Rebecca Ann Fairey both with 5 service points and 1 ace. Kelcey Lake and Anna Catherine Evatt both had 2 kills. OPS will play on Monday in the middle school league tournament at Wilson Hall in Sumter.


Claflin volleyball drops

home opener to NGU

The Claflin University volleyball team dropped its 2017 home opener to North Greenville University on Wednesday, 3-0 (25-18, 26-24, 27-25).

The Lady Panthers fell to 3-8 on the season.

Diara Lewis led Claflin with a match-high 10 kills. Jordan Wallace put down eight kills with three block assists, while Gabrielle Williams contributed five kills with two block assists.

Chania Rispress put up 22 set assists and Jhi Piper-Murles picked up a match-high 17 digs.

North Greenville (7-6) was led by Samantha Hebb and Kenzie Pierce with eight and seven kills, respectively. Brittany Tepedino and Annie Beisecker had six kills apiece for the Crusaders in the win.

Claflin will return to the road for its next four contests, beginning Friday when they travel to intrastate rival Benedict in Columbia. The Lady Panthers will face Paine College in Augusta, Ga. on Oct. 3 before making up road games with UNC-Pembroke (Oct. 5) and Fayetteville State (Oct. 6), contests which were rescheduled due to Hurricane Irma.

Claflin will return home to play on Thursday, Oct. 12, hosting Albany State in Claflin's Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SIAC) home opener.

S.C. State volleyball has

strong showing in MEAC

North/South Challenge

VIRGINIA BEACH, VA— The South Carolina State volleyball team had a strong showing in the MEAC North/South Challenge finishing 1-2 over the weekend.

In the first match-up against Hampton on Friday, the Lady Bulldogs dropped a tough 0-3 defeat (22-25, 16-25, 8-25) to the Lady Pirates.

On Saturday, S.C. State bounced back to defeat Norfolk State 3-2 (23-25, 25-19, 25-20, 25-27, 15-11) in five sets to capture their first win of the season. Meanwhile, in the final contest of the day top-ranked UMES knocked of the Lady Bulldogs 3-0 (11-25, 21-25, 15-25) to close out tournament play.

S.C. State improved to 1-12 on the season, before falling 3-0 (25-15, 25-19, 25-23) on Tuesday night in Statesboro, Ga. against Georgia Southern.

S.C. State softball

starts fall schedule

South Carolina State head softball coach Cheretta Stevenson has announced the 2017 Fall schedule for the Lady Bulldogs.

The season got underway Sunday, Sept.24 with a match-up at Newberry College against Newberry, followed by a match-up with USC-Sumter.

On Saturday October 7th, S.C. State will travel Rock Hill to battle Belmont Abbey at 11 a.m., before taking on host Winthrop University in a 3 p.m. showdown.

The Lady Bulldogs will close out the fall season on Sunday, Oct. 22 at the College of Charleston at 1 p.m. in a 10-inning contest.

For more information on South Carolina State Athletics visit or call the Office of Athletic Media Relations at (803) 536-7060.

Claflin SAAC, ODPS

host Gang Prevention

Conference Thursday

The Claflin University Student Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) in conjunction with the Orangeburg Department of Public Safety will host the 2017 Gang Prevention Conference, Thursday, Sept. 27, at the Jonas T. Kennedy Health and Physical Education Center on the campus of Claflin University.

The conference, which will feature approximately 1,600 5th and 6th-graders from Orangeburg County School Districts of 3, 4, & 5, will run from 9 a.m.- 1 p.m.

The mission of the conference is to create a safe community environment for the citizens of Orangeburg County through violence education, intervention and prevention. In addition, the conference will contain activities that will reduce and eliminate gang involvement through collaboration and relationships with schools, institutions, and social/civic organizations.

Volunteers from the conference will include members of the Claflin University SAAC committee as well as other Claflin student-athletes and coaches.

The conference will be highlighted with motivational speakers as well as live performances.