Monday, May 20, 2013
Claudio Custodio homers twice to lead Charleston to victory
— By Derek Diesner GREENVILLE, SC — Claudio Custodio homered in the eighth and ninth innings to propel the RiverDogs to a 9-7 victory Sunday afternoon over the Greenville Drive. It was another back-and-forth battle between the Southern Division leaders Charleston RiverDogs and the Southern Division cellar dwellers Greenville Drive at Fluor Field at The West End in South Atlantic League action. With the win, the RiverDogs improve to 24-16 overall and claim first place all to themselves in the Southern Division standings for the first time this season. With the loss, the Drive fall to 13-30 and remain in last place in the Southern Division standings. Charleston’s offense was able to strike for an early first inning run thanks to and RBI …
Saturday, May 18, 2013
Saturday's win in Gilbert was the Battling Bishop's 16th state title.
With just seconds left in sudden death overtime, Bishop England's Joel Bunting scored the winning goal to defeat Indian Land 4-3 in the Class 2A Men's Soccer State Championship. Saturday's win in Gilbert was the Battling Bishop's 16th state title. The Warriors (19-5) scored the first two points of the game but Bishop England (19-7-1) came back to cut the lead to 2-1 with a goal from Bunting. Midway through the first half and Bishop England's Mateo Gomez lands a goal to tie the score at 2. Gomez was able to score again to take the lead, 3-2, but seconds later the Warriors made a goal with 14 minutes left in the first half. A lot attempts were made to score in the second half but neither team was able to get the ball in the net and the …
The Bishop England Men's Soccer Team brought home its 16th state soccer title Saturday with an overtime win over Indian Land
UPDATE: Bishop England beat Indian Land 4-3 on an overtime goal to win the 2013 S.C. AA Men's Soccer State Championship. Scroll through the tweets above for the play-by-play. Original Story: The Battling Bishops will take on the Indian Land Warriors for the AA Socce Championship today. The Bishops will be playing for a state record 16th state championship in soccer. The game begins at 1:30 p.m. at Gilbert High School in Lexington County. S.C. Patch will carry live blog coverage of the game today beginning at 1 p.m.
Friday, May 17, 2013
Warriors relentless pressure too much for JL Mann.
There’s a reason why the Wando girls soccer team is one of the premier programs in the state and why, after beating JL Mann 2-0 on Saturday, it has won three of the last four state titles. Despite spending the overwhelming majority of the game in Mann’s end of the field, Wando led only 1-0 midway through the second half. The goal came in the first five minutes from the foot of Rachel Torlay. But the Warriors persisted with their attack. They finally saw the fruits of their labor when senior Hannah Ross deftly slipped a shot past JL Mann’s goalie in the 61st minute to make it 2-0 and put the game out of reach. The relentless pressure from Wando easily could have amounted to more goals. A spectacular shot from Raymara Barreto a few minutes …
Seventh championship appearance for Warriors.
Updated: Wando's girls soccer team was in control from beginning to end and won its third AAAA state title in four years on Friday night. The Warriors defeated J.L. Mann 2-0, scoring a goal in each half. Read a play-by-play in the live blog above. Original article: Wando Women's Soccer will battle for the Class AAAA Girls Soccer Championship against J.L. Mann High School Friday night. The game starts at 7 p.m. at Gilbert High School in Gilbert, S.C. Follow the action live on this page starting at 6:30 p.m. Friday. This is Wando's seventh straight championship appearance. The team won the state title every year, sans 2009 and 2012 when the team was runner up.
The Academic Magnet High School girls' soccer team defeated Christ Church Episcopal on Friday afternoon in Gilbert.
Update: After two halves of regulation, four OTs and five PKs, the girls' AA soccer title match between Academic Magnet and Christ Church was still tied. But when Christ Church missed and Academic Magnet nailed a subsequent PK, the Raptors won the AA state title Friday afternoon in Gilbert. Read the embedded tweets for play-by-play. Original story: The Academic Magnet Women's Soccer Team is playing for its second state title in three years today, and its opponent is a familiar one. For the past three years the same two teams have met in the AA Women's Soccer State Championship game — Academic Magnet and Christ Church. The Raptors won the 2011 game, but Christ Church took the title last year. Friday's game begins at 3 p.m. at Gilbert High …
Thursday, May 16, 2013
Bishop England kept hopes for another state title alive and evened the series with Chesnee Wednesday
The Battling Bishops took an early lead and never looked back in Game 2 of the AA State Championship Series. Bishop England tied the series with Chesnee on a 3-1 win on the back of a dominant pitching performance from left-hander Ryan Rogers, the Post and Courier reports (subscription required). The Bishops struck early, plating all three runs in an explosive second inning during which eight men went to the plate. Jonathan Browning knocked in the first two runs with a single up the middle. Later in the inning Reed Fosberry singled to right to bring in the other run. Chesnee's lone run came in the third inning after the Eagles managed to get runners on the corners with no outs and the heart of the line-up coming to the plate. Rogers managed…
Wednesday, May 15, 2013
After a scoreless game and two scoreless overtimes penalty kicks decided the S.C. 2013 Lower State champion
Nobody likes a tie, so when Bishop England and Academic Magnet were both scoreless after regulation and two overtimes, the 2013 Lower State AA Boys Soccer title game went to penalty kicks. The Bishops outscored the Raptors 3-1 with goals from Drew Costa, Nick Saunders and Joel Bunting, the Post and Courier reports (subscription required). Bishop England will play Indian Land for the State Title at 1:30 p.m. Saturday at Gilbert High School. The Bishops will be playing for a record 16th state championship.
Monday, May 13, 2013
The game starts at 7 p.m. at Lexington.
Update, 9:30 p.m.: The season is over for the Lexington girls soccer team. The Wildcats were knocked out of the playoffs Monday night after a 2-0 loss to Wando. Wando scored with a penalty kick in the first few minuties of play. The Warriors scored again with only 13 minutes left in the game. Wando will play J.L. Mann Friday for the state title. Original story, 4:12 p.m.: The Lexington girls soccer team will play Wando for the Lower State Championship at 7 p.m.tonight at Lexington. The Wildcats defeated Beaufort 2-0 Friday to advance to the state's final four. Patch will have a live blog of tonight's game posted here. Check back later for the final score.
Two-day tourney set for June 12 and June 13 at Patriots Point Links.
Registration is now open for the 12th Annual Mount Pleasant Junior Golf Open, a two-day golf tournament hosted by the Mount Pleasant Recreation Department and Patriots Point Golf Links. Youth golf players of all experience levels, ages 8 – 18, are invited to participate in the tournament, which will be held at Patriots Point Golf Links on Tuesday, June 11 and Wednesday, June 12. Tee-offs will begin each day between 7 and 7:30 a.m. Tournament registration deadline is June 6. The four age divisions for the tournament include boys and girls ages 8 – 9 years, 10 – 12 years, 13 – 14 years, and 15 – 18 years. Ages are as of June 11, 2013. Participants ages 8 – 12 will play nine holes per day with a fee of $55 for the two day tournament. Ages 13…