Ridgeland-Hardeeville’s boys beat visiting Dillon 72-59 Friday in the second round of the SCHSL Class AAA Lower State basketball playoffs.

SCISA Class AA girls playoffs: John Paul II beats Oakbrook Prep; THA falls to Spartanburg Christian

John Paul II’s girls defeated Oakbrook Prep 43-30 Friday in the first round of the SCISA Class AA basketball playoffs. The Golden Warriors advance to a quarterfinal against the Palmetto Christian-Dillon Christian winner 3:30 p.m. Monday in Sumter.

RHHS girls advance to Class AAA Lower State semifinals

Ridgeland-Hardeeville’s senior guards have paced the Jaguars’ girls basketball team throughout the season, but the efforts of a sophomore forward sparked the team to a 48-44 win Thursday over visiting Strom Thurmond in a Class AAA Lower State second-round playoff game.

Coach Frederick Toomer points the way to a playoff win.

NFHS Network, Facebook partner to stream state high school basketball playoff games

The National Federation of State High School Association (NFHS) Network and Facebook have reached an agreement to stream 24 high school basketball playoff games in six states (including South Carolina) live on Facebook Watch during the next five weeks.

Countdown to 50th RBC Heritage begins Feb. 18

The official 50-day countdown to this year’s RBC Heritage kicks off Sunday, Feb. 18 in Harbour Town. The 50th annual tournament is scheduled for April 9-15 at Harbour Town Golf Links on Hilton Head Island.

Janine Wilson/JCST Ridgeland-Hardeeville coach Frederick Toomer led the girls to their fourth straight region title and a No. 1 seed in the Class AAA state playoffs.

RHHS boys, girls both No. 2 in final basketball poll

Ridgeland-Hardeeville High’s boys and girls are each ranked No. 2 in the final S.C. Basketball Coaches Association regular season Class AAA poll.

THA wins state skeet championships

Thomas Heyward Academy made school history in skeet shooting by earning state championships.

Special to JCST C.J. Cleland, Chandler Thames and Mark DeLong took first in the varsity division and won the SCISA state championship — the first SCISA crown in school history - at the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources skeet championships in Edgefield.

THA boys, girls defeat Colleton Prep

It was a sweep Thursday for Thomas Heyward’s boys and girls basketball teams against visiting Colleton Prep.

UPDATE: THA, John Paul II playoff seeds revealed

The SCISA basketball playoff picture is taking shape. After a busy week for Thomas Heyward and John Paul II’s boys and girls teams, the Rebels and Golden Warriors are in position for playoff spots when the Class AA tournament begins Friday (for brackets, visit jaspersuntimes.com).

Photo courtesy Thomas Heyward Academy Bayli Belger and the Rebels began the week in the hunt for the SCISA playoffs, which begin Friday.

Butler brothers bonded by basketball

The point guard has a 3.4 GPA. The shooting guard’s GPA is 3.8.

Anthony Garzilli/JCST Brothers Rashamel, left, and Devin Butler have led Ridgeland-Hardeeville High’s boys basketball team to the Region 8-AAA crown and a No. 1 ranking in the Class AAA state coaches poll. They are also academically solid; Rashamel Butler has a 3.4 GPA and Devin has a 3.8 GPA.

Legacy Christian is set for softball

Legacy Christian Academy’s athletic program is growing. The small Ridgeland school said this spring it is adding softball.

Photo courtesy Legacy Christian Academy Legacy Christian Academy has held softall tryouts in anticipation of its first season of softball.

JV Jags beat Bluffton, 38-27

Rashard Baker scored nine points Monday to help lead Ridgeland-Hardeeville High’s boys JV basketball team to a 38-27 win over Bluffton.