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
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.
Tuesday, May 14, 2013
The Academic Magnet Girls Soccer team advanced to the State Championship game with a win over Bishop England Monday
The Lady Raptors were too much for Bishop England to handle Monday as Academic Magnet cruised to a Lower State title and shot at the State Championship with a 3-0 shutout win. The win marks Academic Magnet's third straight Lower State title. The effort was led by star Kallie Peurifoy who booted in two first half goals, the Post and Courier reports (subscription required). In a rematch of last year's State Title game the Lady Raptor will take on defending State Champion Christ Church on Friday at Gilbert High School in Lexington County. Tonight the Academic Magnet boys soccer team hosts the Bishop England boys for their own Lower State showdown. The winner will face either Indian Land or Ninety-Six Saturday at Gilbert High School.
Monday, May 13, 2013
A School of the Arts senior was in hot water after tweeting a picture that included the "N" word in a caption, but Charleston County School District officials revised her punishment to allow her to attend prom and graduation
A weekend reversal of a Charleston County School Board decision will allow a School of the Arts senior to attend her senior prom and graduation. The student was in trouble for sending a tweet about one of black classmates, saying if that student "makes one more got damn remark in Roger’s class tomorrow ... (expletive) will drop." The tweet linked to a photo of white girl with her eyes shut tight and crossing her fingers with a caption that reads "I wish a nigga would," the Post and Courier reports (subscription required). Initially the student was suspended for five days, and district officials wanted to remove her from the School of the Arts and instead enroll her in the Twilight program, a computer-based program for students with …
Bianca Sancic recognized for educational efforts.
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Monday, May 13
Bianca Sancic, Public Information Officer and Fire and Life Safety Educator of the North Charleston Fire Department, received the Educator’s Award from the South Carolina Fire and Life Safety Education Association. The Educator’s Award is a peer award presented to an outstanding individual, organization, or program that is making a difference in Fire and Life Safety Education. Bianca has been employed with the City of North Charleston Fire Department since September 2007. She works daily in our local schools, daycares, and businesses to teach fire and life safety to all citizens of North Charleston. Bianca is dedicated to preventing fires and saving lives through education and safety, teaching citizens to prevent home fires, to use fire …
Both the boys and girls soccer squads from Bishop England and Academic Magnet will face off this week for AA Lower State Titles
The Lowcountry remains well represented in the spring sports playoffs as the school year winds down. On the soccer field both the boys and girls squads from AA powerhouses Bishop England and Academic Magnet are facing off this Monday and Tuesday for Lower State titles and the chance to play in the State Championship games. Both of Academic Magnet's teams entered the playoffs as a 1 seed this year, and Bishop England two squads each came in as 2 seeds, so the Raptors will have home field advantage in both contests. The girls teams play Monday, and the boys take the field on Tuesday. The winner of the girls game will play the winner of the Upper State game, Indian Land or Christ Church. The winner of the boys game will take on either Indian …
Saturday, May 4, 2013
85 percent of graduating seniors this year chosen caps and gowns made from recycled materials.
Clemson University students who will receive degrees May 10 were able to buy caps and gowns made of recycled plastic bottles. Not only are they almost indistinguishable from the traditional caps and gowns, they are manufactured in the U.S. and can be recycled after graduation. There will be recycling bins at the on-campus Barnes and Noble bookstore, which partnered with the Division of Student Affairs to offer the "green" caps and gowns. The recycled versions cost $3 more than traditional caps and gowns. The extra goes to a Clemson sustainability fund to promote other environmentally friendly projects. The manufacturer, Oak Hall Cap and Gown, has agreed to donate an additional 25 cents to the fund for each cap and gown sold. “We decided …