High School Sports

This week's Hometown Heroes

Following are updates and statistics through Sunday for former Columbia-area high school athletes competing at the collegiate level:


Erskine freshman pitcher Derek Smith (Lexington): Threw 1 2/3 scoreless innings, allowing one hit, striking out two, in 10-4 win over Paine.

Erskine senior outfielder Bryan Fogle (Lexington): Was 1-for-2 with three runs, one RBI, one double, three walks against Paine.

Francis Marion junior infielder/pitcher Tyler Cappelman (Sumter): Was 2-for-6 with one run in two Patriots victories

Newberry junior infielder/pitcher Chris Love (Richland Northeast): Improved to 2-0 with a 7-1 victory against St. Rose in which he went nine innings, allowed one run, struck out seven and walked one. Also was 4-for-15 with three runs, two RBIs as Newberry went 3-1.

Newberry junior outfielder Pierce Labrador (Lexington): Was 7-for-17 with three runs, two doubles, four RBIs.

USC Aiken sophomore second baseman/shortstop Nick Aranas (Lexington): Was 2-for-8 with one run, one double, one RBI as Pacers went 1-3.

USC Aiken freshman shortstop/second baseman Stephen Carmon (Camden): Was 4-for-14 with five runs, one double.

USC Aiken freshman pitcher Thomas McLeod (Chapin): Had one save, allowed seven hits, walked two, struck out three in 5 2/3 innings.

Men's Basketball

Auburn senior forward Lucas Hargrove (Richland Northeast): Had 20 points, 10 rebounds with two 3-pointers in 85-75 loss to Mississippi State. Game-high 24 points, 11 rebounds with three 3-pointers in 82-63 win over Georgia. Averaging 14.0 points, 7.4 rebounds.

Armstrong Atlantic State senior forward Marquise Duvall (Spring Valley): Had six points, 11 rebounds in 72-56 win over Columbus State. Two points, two rebounds in 65-62 loss to Georgia Southwestern. Averaging 4.6 points, 4.2 rebounds for Pirates.

Coker junior guard Vatrick Thompson (White Knoll): Game-high 22 points with three 3-pointers in 67-51 win over Lee-McRae. Game-high 24 points with three 3-pointers in 89-81 loss to Anderson. Averaging 13.9 points with team-best 43 3-pointers.

Florida Southern senior forward John Thompson (White Knoll): Had 21 points, nine rebounds in 75-74 win over Lynn. Had 10 points, six rebounds in 78-74 win over Eckerd. Averaging 15.5 points, 8.6 rebounds.

Shenandoah senior guard Kenny Robertson (Fairfield Central): Had 12 points, 10 rebounds, six assists in 71-65 win over Averett. Team-high 17 points with five rebounds, three assists in 64-58 win over Ferrum. Averaging 9.3 points, 5.5 rebounds.

USC Aiken junior guard Byron Faison (Sumter Crestwood): Had 14 points, two 3-pointers in 69-65 win over Georgia College. Had 16 points, two 3-pointers in 82-76 loss to Montevallo. Averaging team-best 13 points with 47 3-pointers.

Women's Basketball

College of Charleston senior center Deidra Jones (Dutch Fork): Team-high 17 points, 12 rebounds in 52-41 loss to Georgia Southern. Six points, six rebounds in 62-50 win over Chattanooga. Averaging 9.4 points, 7.1 rebounds.

Duke senior guard/forward Keturah Jackson (Dreher): Two points, two rebounds in 65-53 win over Virginia Tech. Four points, three rebounds in 70-39 win over North Carolina State. Team-high 12 points with five assists in 79-51 win over North Carolina. Averaging 5.6 points, 3.4 rebounds.

Morehead State senior guard Tiffanie Stephens (Richland Northeast): Had 16 points, five 3-pointers in 65-50 win over Southeast Missouri State. Had 10 points, one 3-pointer in 74-63 loss to Eastern Illinois. Averaging 7.4 points with 39 3-pointers.

South Carolina State sophomore guard Whitney Wiley (Spring Valley): Game-high 22 points with three 3-pointers, 9-of-10 free throws in 69-53 win over Coppin State. Had 15 points, three 3-pointers in 74-67 win over Howard. Averaging team-best 15.0 points with 16 3-pointers

Men's Golf

Clemson freshman Brewer Bradshaw (A.C. Flora): Finished 42nd with 239 score to help Tigers finish third at Jacksonville Invitational.

Women's Gymnastics

North Carolina junior Karli Jones (Franklin-Jones): Scored 9.650 in vault, 9.775 in floor exercise in 194.150-193.800 loss to Maryland.


USC junior catcher P.J. Fulmer (Spring Valley): Was 4-for-6 with three RBIs, one double as Gamecocks won two games

Coker junior outfielder Haleigh Rogers (Wyman King Academy): Was 2-for-6 with one run, one RBI, one double as Cobras won two games.

Georgia College & State University senior infielder Kayla Smith (Brookland-Cayce): Was 1-for-5 with two runs, one triple as Bobcats won two games

Men's Indoor Track & Field

The Citadel senior Brendan Kight (Sumter): Eighth in 1-mile run in 4:20.77 at Gene Anderson Invitational.

Clemson sophomore Miller Moss (Sumter): Ran second leg on 10th-place 4x400 relay at Tyson Invitational.

Coastal Carolina junior Alex Levy (Spring Valley): Eighth in 300 race in 36.59 at Clemson Tiger Paw Invitational.

Coastal Carolina freshman Shane Norris (Lexington): Finished 19th in 400 race at Clemson Tiger Paw Invitational in 52.58.

Coastal Carolina sophomore Jacques Watson (Sumter): Won high jump by clearing 6-10 1/4 at Clemson Tiger Paw Invitational.

Women's Indoor Track & Field

Charleston Southern junior Channell Futrell (Sumter): Ran first leg on fifth-place 4x400 relay team at Clemson Tiger Paw Invitational.

Clemson freshman Candace Sapp (Sumter): Ninth in 800 run in 2:20.74 at Clemson Tiger Paw Invitational.

Marshall junior Andrea Jackson (Sumter): Won triple jump with leap of 40-6 at Akron Invitational.

If you know of other former Columbia-area high school athletes competing at the collegiate level or have a comment or suggestion, please email Hometown.Heroes@ymail.com.