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Clemson's John Simpson: From one of Charleston's toughest neighborhoods to football glory  Charleston Post Courier

Clemson's John Simpson hasn't had it easy in life. But now the North Charleston native is thriving as a starter on the Tigers' College Football Playoff team.



South Carolina hasn't enforced classroom size limits since 2010. It's starting to show.  Charleston Post Courier

South Carolina placed limits on the size of public school classrooms years ago, but enforcement fell by the wayside in 2010, after the Great Recession hit.



A year after Parkland, SC students to rally for gun background checks at State House  Charlotte Observer

Almost a year after the mass shooting at a Parkland, Fla., high school, SC high school and college students are planning to rally at the State House to push for ...



Fort Dorchester high school rolls out aggressive new tardy policy  Live 5 News WCSC

A North Charleston high school announced that they will be making some aggressive changes to their tardy policy beginning the week after Thanksgiving.



New access road to be dedicated at Fort Dorchester High School  WCBD News 2

NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCBD) - The City of North Charleston will dedicate a new roadway, providing an additional connection between Fort Dorchester ...



Fort Dorchester High placed on lockdown due to investigation at nearby neighborhood  Live 5 News WCSC

Fort Dorchester High School was placed on lockdown as a precautionary measure due to an investigation at a nearby neighborhood, according to police.



Fort Dorchester rips Wando to open playoffs | Sports  Charleston Post Courier

Six different Patriots scored a touchdown during a 61-0 Fort Dorchester win over visiting Wando in the first round of the Class AAAAA playoffs.



Fort Dorchester football forfeits season-opening win for using ineligible player  Charleston Post Courier

The Fort Dorchester High School football team has forfeited its season-opening victory for using an ineligible player.



High School Roundup: Fort Dorchester rolls behind De'Andrae Sabb's 4 TDs  Charleston Post Courier

Fort Dorchester rolled behind four touchdowns from QB De'Andrae Sabb, and a roundup of Lowcountry games.



Fort Dorchester beats West Ashley 45-13 to set up showdown with Berkeley  Charleston Post Courier

Fort Dorchester junior quarterback De'Andrae Sabb completed 15 of 21 passes for 194 yards and two touchdowns and 70 yards rushing and another score on ...



Berkeley, Fort Dorchester to clash in high school football showdown  Charleston Post Courier

There have been “big” football games at Berkeley High School's Bonner Stadium over the years, but few rival the showdown that will take place Friday night.



Summerville's Bennett, First Baptist's Dukes head All-Lowcountry football team  Charleston Post Courier

Summerville quarterback Johnathan Bennett and First Baptist running Michel Dukes head the 2018 All-Lowcountry foootball team.



Fort Dorchester High band camp | Education  Journalscene.com

Area high schools' marching bands are preparing for the 2018-2019 season. Fort Dorchester High's marching band could be seen practicing on school grounds ...



Sports year in review  Journalscene.com

The year 2018 was filled with memorable sports moments. Following is a review of just some of the top moments throughout the year.



New Fort Dorchester High School principal brings distinguished career  Journalscene.com

Dorchester School District Two has named Raymond J. “Tripp” Aldredge, III as the new principal of Fort Dorchester High School to replace Principal Dr. Greg ...



Anti-bullying campaign started by former Fort Dorchester High School star  Charleston Post Courier

Growing up, Carlos Dunlap was almost always the biggest kid in his class. By the time Dunlap entered Fort Dorchester High School, he was 6-feet-4 and ...



Fort Dorchester QB De'Andrae Sabb shines in Dorchester Showdown  Charleston Post Courier

Fort Dorchester quarterback De'Andrae Sabb isn't trying to be the next Dakereon Joyner.



North Charleston to break ground this summer on $21 million aquatic center  Charleston Post Courier

Workers are expected to break ground on the project in June. Construction will take about 17 months, but the first priority is a new access road connecting the ...



No Dakereon, no problem: Fort Dorchester quarterback De'Andrae Sabb filling big shoes  Charleston Post Courier

Without question, Fort Dorchester junior quarterback De'Andrae Sabb entered the 2018 football season with the biggest shoes to fill in the Palmetto State.



Fort Dorchester High School students band together to put a stop to bullying  ABC NEWS 4

The saying goes Strong people stand up for themselves, but the strongest people stand up for others. With the snap of a picture, two students from Fort ...



High School Football Predictions: Berkeley, Fort Dorchester, Ashley Ridge picked to win  Charleston Post Courier

Our panel of high school football experts make their picks for some of Friday night's big games.



Fort Dorchester wins High School League appeal, will wrestle for state title  Charleston Post Courier

Fort Dorchester won an appeal before the S.C. High School League's executive committee on Wednesday, thus earning an opportunity to wrestle for the Class ...



Dorchester County Showdown moved to Fort  Journalscene.com

The third annual Dorchester County Showdown is moving across town. The football jamboree was originally going to be hosted at Summerville's Memorial ...



High School Football: Friday's key games; Lowcountry's individual stat leaders  Charleston Post Courier

Coaches: Randy Robinson, Berkeley; Dennie McDaniel, Stratford. Players to watch: QB Eric Tuttle, Berkeley; LB Jake Dunn, Berkeley; QB Travis Lott, Stratford; ...



North Charleston diving in on construction of long-awaited aquatics center  Charleston Post Courier

North Charleston Dorchester District 2 officials are set to break ground on the new center at 8500 Patriot Blvd. at 9 a.m. Wednesday.



Buying Berkeley-Fort Dorchester tickets early advised | Sports  Berkeley Independent

Berkeley High School's home football game with Fort Dorchester High School on Friday is expected to draw a large crowd and buying tickets early is advised to ...



Hurricane Florence puts high school football games on hold  Charleston Post Courier

A too close for comfort threat from Hurricane Florence has forced the postponement of all high school football games in the Lowcountry this week.



Oceanside Collegiate's Rachel Rich heads All-Lowcountry girls' golf team  Charleston Post Courier

Friendly wagers are a traditional part of golf, and also a key to the start of Rachel Rich's playing career. As a young girl, Rachel accompanied her father to the ...



Dorchester School District Two Academic Awards Programs scheduled in October  Journalscene.com

Dorchester School District Two will celebrate academic excellence with the 2018 Academic Awards Programs to be held in October. In its 23rd year, this unique ...



Fort Dorchester graduate Jasmine Camacho-Quinn takes step toward second NCAA title  Charleston Post Courier

Jasmine Camacho-Quinn took a step toward a second NCAA title on Thursday night, winning her semifinal heat in the 100-meter hurdles at the outdoor track ...



2-time NCAA hurdles champ Jasmine Camacho-Quinn of Fort Dorchester turning pro  Charleston Post Courier

Two-time NCAA hurdles champion Jasmine Camacho-Quinn of Kentucky has decided to turn pro.



Checking in on the progress of the North Charleston/DD2 Aquatic Center  WCBD News 2

NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCBD)- It's a project five years in the making and crews are now working to build the Aquatic Center in North Charleston near Fort ...



High School Football: Summerville QB Johnathan Bennett named player of the week  Charleston Post Courier

Summerville quarterback Johnathan Bennett accounted for six touchdowns Friday night in the Green Wave's 45-10 victory over Ashley Ridge.



Fort Dorchester wrestlers may not get shot at state title; School appealing league ruling  Journalscene.com

The South Carolina High School League has booted Fort Dorchester out of the playoffs, at least temporarily.



Election Day voting underway, crowds flock to the polls  Journalscene.com

It's Election Day, and voting is underway across Dorchester County. The polls opened at 7 a.m. and will stay open through 7 p.m. Anyone in line by that time will ...



Future SEC shortstops? Fort Dorchester's Jalen Vasquez, West Ashley's Vincent Smith already have scholarship offers  Charleston Post Courier

Despite having Division I college scholarship offers in hand, two of the state's top sophomore baseball prospects have just begun to tap into their full potential.



High School Football Honor Roll: Philip Simmons' Collins-Smith named player of the week  Charleston Post Courier

Javier Collins-Smith, who scored four touchdowns to lead Philip Simmons High School to its first-ever varsity victory on Friday night, is The Post and Courier's ...



DD2: Fort Dorchester High School students return to class after chemical smell prompts evacuation  Live 5 News

A reported smell of gas led to an evacuation at Fort Dorchester High School Thursday morning.



Meet John Simpson: Clemson's lovable, huggable and huge offensive lineman  Charleston Post Courier

Charleston's own John Simpson is next in line to break out for the Clemson offensive line.



S.C. High School League votes to push football season back one week  Charleston Post Courier

After a week off due to the threat of Hurricane Florence, area high school football teams will be back on the field Friday night.



Shortage of prom tickets leaves handful of Fort Dorchester Seniors excluded  Live 5 News

A handful of seniors at Fort Dorchester High School will miss out on a major event this weekend because tickets sold out.



North Charleston to break ground on region's largest aquatics center  Daniel Island News

The City of North Charleston, in partnership with Dorchester County School District 2 (DD2), will break ground on a new aquatics center on Wednesday, August ...



Complete List | Lowcountry school report cards: The good, the bad and the disputed  ABC NEWS 4

School report cards for the 2017-2018 school year are out for all schools in the state. In the Tri-County area, students in grades 3–8 in Dorchester School District ...



Greg Harrison named new principal at Fort Dorchester High  Journalscene.com

Dorchester District Two has named Gregory B. Harrison as the new principal of Fort Dorchester High.



School students across Lowcountry participate in National Walkout Day  Live 5 News

Students across the country are planning to walk out of school Wednesday as part of a national effort to remember the 17 victims killed at Marjorie ...



New $20 million aquatic center in North Charleston would be the biggest competition pool in S.C.  Charleston Post Courier

Construction could start soon on a long-awaited aquatic center in North Charleston that will house the biggest competition pool in the state.



All-Lowcountry Wrestling: Disappointment fueled Cane Bay's Jacob D'Ambrosio to undefeated season, state championship  Charleston Post Courier

It was February of 2016 and Cane Bay sophomore wrestler Jacob D'Ambrosio stepped on the scale for his weigh-in at the Class AAAA Lower State wrestling ...



Fort Dorchester quarterback Dakereon Joyner commits to South Carolina Gamecocks  Charleston Post Courier

Dakereon Joyner wanted this Father's Day to be one that he'd remember for the rest of his life.



Fort Dorchester's Jasmine Camacho-Quinn runs fastest time in world this year in 100 hurdles  Charleston Post Courier

Fort Dorchester graduate Jasmine Camacho-Quinn ran the fastest time in the world this year in the 100 hurdles at the SEC Championships.



Executive Committee to hear FD appeal  Journalscene.com

St. Valentine's Day could end in either heartbreak or celebration for the Fort Dorchester Wrestling team. At 2 p.m. Feb. 14, the Executive Committee of the South ...



Fort Dorchester quarterback Dakereon Joyner's senior highlight video  Charleston Post Courier

Just because the season came to end for Fort Dorchester's Dakereon Joyner doesn't mean you can't watch the dual-threat quarterback in action anymore.



Champion Again! Fort Dorchester's Jasmine Camacho-Quinn claims second NCAA hurdles title  Charleston Post Courier

Running in a cold rain, Jasmine Camacho-Quinn took her second NCAA championship in the 100-meter hurdles on Saturday in Eugene, Oregon.



The bridge at Fort Dorchester High was old and rickety, so engineering students built a new one  Charleston Post Courier

A group of engineering students at Fort Dorchester High recently replaced the rickety footbridge in their school's parking lot with a custom-designed new one ...



High School Football: Region 7-AAAAA teams try to close gap on Fort Dorchester  Charleston Post Courier

Is the gap between Fort Dorchester and the rest of Region 7-AAAAA closing? Maybe a little, but the Patriots start the high school football season as the team to ...



Fort Dorchester stays unbeaten, wins region title with 34-13 victory at Summerville  Charleston Post Courier

SUMMERVILLE — The Summerville Green Wave's slow-and-steady approach worked for a half, but the top-ranked team in the state would not be denied ...



Dakereon Joyner bides his time as South Carolina's QB cycle continues  Charleston Post Courier

How likely is that Dakereon Joyner winds up with significant time at quarterback for South Carolina?



Fort Dorchester booster club struggling to pay scoreboard debt  Charleston Post Courier

The Fort Dorchester Booster Club will have to sell a lot of VIP football tickets and prime parking spaces in the next 18 months if it's going to pay its debt to the city ...



$1 million gift to Furman football honors John Bagwell, ex-Summerville star and Fort Dorchester coach  Charleston Post Courier

An anonymous $1 million gift to Furman's football program honors the late John Bagwell, a former Paladins star who played at Summerville High School and ...



Fort Dorchester QB Dakereon Joyner among five finalists for South Carolina's Mr. Football Award  Charleston Post Courier

The South Carolina Football Coaches Association will announce the winner of the 2017 Mr. Football Award at halftime of Saturday's North-South high school ...



Lockdown at Fort Dorchester lifted, circumstances unknown  ABC NEWS 4

A spokesperson with Dorchester District 2 has confirmed Fort Dorchester High School was placed on a lockdown Thursday.DD2 public information officer Pat ...



Ft. Dorchester wrestling team removed from 5-A championship meet for ineligible wrestler  Live 5 News

NORTH CHARLESTON, SC (WCSC) - The Fort Dorchester wrestling team has been removed from Saturday's 5-A state championship meet the South Carolina ...



North Charleston aquatic center plans unveiled | News  Charleston Post Courier

Designs for a new aquatic center by Fort Dorchester High School were unveiled at a Tuesday night North Charleston City Council finance committee meeting.



Fall sports teams preparing to open practice  Journalscene.com

Practice and tryouts for many high school fall sports programs begin this week.



The waiting game: Quarterback Dakereon Joyner in unfamiliar spot at South Carolina  Charleston Post Courier

COLUMBIA — What's with the waiting? He never waits.



Administrators named for 2018-19 school year | Education  Journalscene.com

Dorchester School District Two has named two school administrators to open leadership positions for the 2018-2019 school year.



North Charleston OKs $8 million bond to complete new pool and gym, but not without drama  Charleston Post Courier

When North Charleston Mayor Keith Summey envisioned creating the state's largest competitive aquatic center, the cost of steel wasn't much of a factor.



Fort Dorchester, Joyner dominate Spring Valley  The State

Dakereon Joyner made sure his final game at home would be a special one. The four-year starter at quarterback for Fort Dorchester ran for two touchdowns, ...



'I'm not gonna let this race define my future,' Jasmine Camacho-Quinn said after Olympic stumble. It hasn't  Charleston Post Courier

As the announcer at Olympic Stadium called her name, Jasmine Camacho-Quinn raised both arms and waved, wearing the red singlet of Puerto Rico and the ...



High school football showdown: No. 2 Fort Dorchester at No. 1 Dutch Fork  Charleston Post Courier

Fort Dorchester quarterback Dakereon Joyner says Friday night's showdown at top-ranked Dutch Fork is just another game for the second-ranked Patriots.



South Carolina Football: Five questions as Gamecocks begin preseason practice  Charleston Post Courier

South Carolina begins preseason camp Friday. What are the most pressing issues hovering over the Gamecocks as they attempt to improve on a 9-4 season?



Super 25 Preseason Football: No. 25 Fort Dorchester (North Charleston, S.C.)  USA TODAY High School Sports

Check out the Super 25 teams as they are revealed or teams that have already been revealed here. 25. FORT DORCHESTER Location: North Charleston, S.C..



Dakereon Joyner leads five Fort Dorchester players on preseason All-Lowcountry team  Charleston Post Courier

Fort Dorchester leads the area with five players selected to the high school football preseason All-Lowcountry team.



North Charleston and DD2 break ground on new aquatics center  WCBD News 2

The City of North Charleston and Dorchester School District 2 celebrated the groundbreaking of what will be the region's largest aquatics center on Wednesday ...



N. Charleston-DD2 Aquatic Center construction bid awarded; construction could begin in July  WCBD News 2

North Charleston took a big step toward beginning the construction of a new aquatic center on Patriots Boulevard, near Fort Dorchester High School.



Lowcountry teachers advocate for education reform at SC Statehouse  Live 5 News WCSC

CHARLESTON, SC (WCSC) - Dozens of teachers took a day off work Wednesday to get face to face with lawmakers they hope can solve problems they see in ...



No. 1 Fort Dorchester rolls past Socastee in playoff opener  Charleston Post Courier

Anyone expecting a Fort Dorchester letdown in the first-round of the Class AAAAA playoffs was sorely disappointed as the top-ranked team in the state scored ...



Ft. Dorchester High School coach turns himself in after arrest warrant issued  Live 5 News

Officials with the North Charleston Police Department say a 33-year-old Fort Dorchester High School coach turned himself in after a warrant was issued for his ...



Report: Rams DE Robert Quinn, former Fort Dorchester star, in hospital with illness  Charleston Post Courier

Robert Quinn, the Los Angeles Rams' Pro Bowl defensive end who was a star at Fort Dorchester High School and the University of North Carolina, has been ...



Fort Dorchester ousts Blythewood in AAAAA playoffs | Sports  Charleston Post Courier

Blythewood gave Fort Dorchester one of its tightest games of the season, but the defending state champion Patriots prevailed by 38-28 on Friday night.



Official SCBA BBQ Cookoff at Fort Dorchester high  Charleston Post Courier

With proceeds benefiting Camp Happy Days, teams compete from all over the state to win at the S.C. Barbeque Association season finale.



Corey Fields, Shaq Davis, Avery Snipes sign with S.C. State  Charleston Post Courier

Baptist Hill quarterback Corey Fields and two other Charleston-area football standouts signed Wednesday to play for the South Carolina State Bulldogs.



Fort Dorchester coach Steve LaPrad says unbeaten Patriots 'want to be challenged'  Charleston Post Courier

As impressive as Fort Dorchester's perfect season was in 2015, this year is shaping up to be even more impressive.



'One king in this state:' Dakereon Joyner, Fort Dorchester top Dutch Fork in showdown  Charleston Post Courier

IRMO — There can only be one king. Before the kickoff between top-ranked Dutch Fork and No. 2 Fort Dorchester, Patriots coach Steve LaPrad told his team that ...



Darlington High principal resigns for Fort Dorchester job  SCNow

DARLINGTON, S.C. -- Dr. Greg Harrison, principal of Darlington High School, has announced his resignation to so he can assume the job of principal of Fort ...



Inside one of South Carolina’s most heavily recruited high schools  The State

There's a table against the wall that faces the desk of Fort Dorchester High football coach Steve LaPrad. It's got a few trophies on it, several footballs and a ...



Sapakoff: Trevor Lawrence, Dakereon Joyner and how South Carolina and Clemson QB battles will shake out  Charleston Post Courier

COLUMBIA — South Carolina head coach Will Muschamp attempted to temper enthusiasm Tuesday.



No. 15 Fort Dorchester (S.C.) loses days after death of senior tight end Nick Dederick  USA TODAY High School Sports

https://twitter.com/FDpatriots/status/770292915797102593 Playing with heavy hearts, No. 15 Fort Dorchester (North Charleston, S.C.) lost to longtime state ...



DD2: Ft. Dorchester High School goes on brief lockdown  Live 5 News

Fort Dorchester High School went under an administrative lockdown Tuesday morning for approximately 25 minutes at the request of deputies, school officials ...



Training custodians: DD2 looking at new ideas to improve school security  ABC NEWS 4

The Dorchester District 2 task force meet Thursday night to discuss ways to improve school security.There are 18 members on the task force including school ...



Fort Dorchester's Jasmine Camacho-Quinn, Citadel athletes claim track titles  Charleston Post Courier

Citadel athletes Malik Diggs and Josiah Johnson won Southern Conference titles at the SoCon Indoor Track and Field Championships this weekend at VMI.



Joyner, Urich see first work for South Carolina  247Sports

Highly-touted freshman Dakereon Joyner made his debut for the South Carolina football team in the 49-9 win over Chattanooga on Saturday night at ...



Dakereon Joyner finally takes field at South Carolina. Now what?  The Charlotte Observer

The Gamecocks football team got its first look at highly regarded freshman quarterback Dakereon Joyner on the practice field Wednesday.



Murder victim, suspects attended Fort Dorchester High School  Live 5 News

Dorchester school officials say fatal shooting victim Maralieus Birdsong and two people suspected in his murder all attended Fort Dorchester High School.



Pickens named S.C. Mr. Football  247Sports

Five-star defensive end Zacch Pickens, who's committed to the 2019 South Carolina football recruiting class, received the state's Mr. Football award on.



Are Joyner, Belk expected to play?  247Sports

South Carolina football coach Will Muschamp was asked on Sunday night if there were any plans to play highly-recruited freshmen Dakereon Joyner and Josh ...



Thousands attend March For Our Lives rallies in Charleston and Columbia  Charleston Post Courier

Thousands of students and adults attended a half dozen March For Our Lives events across South Carolina Saturday, echoing similar themes for gun control ...



Fort Dorchester's Adonicas Sanders signs with Georgia Tech  Charleston Post Courier

Up until a few days ago, Fort Dorchester wide receiver Adonicas Sanders thought he was headed for a collegiate career at Presbyterian College.



Rollings Middle waiting OSF approval | Education  Journalscene.com

With less than a month to go until the first day of school, Dorchester District Two is anticipating two landmark events — the opening of the new Rollings Middle ...



Myles White, Coastal Carolina football player, charged with sex crime by campus police  ABC NEWS 4

A former Fort Dorchester High School football player was arrested by Coastal Carolina University Police on Tuesday.Myles White, 20, is accused of criminal ...



Fort Dorchester High AFJROTC partakes in field day  Journalscene.com

Fort Dorchester High School hosted its annual Field Day on Oct. 29. Nine JROTC units, 300-plus cadets, including Fort Dorchester High, competed in 11 athletic ...



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