• USC is offering a free pre-participation exam this Saturday at Williams Brice Stadium. Forms can be picked up at Chapin High

  • Athletic physicals scheduled for April 26 have been cancelled

  • Congratulations to Megan Rinehart on winning first place in Lexington Medical Center's Art of Healing competition!

  • Congratulations to Yonie Penev for receiving the Archibald Rutledge Scholarship!

  • USC will be holding the Give It Up For Good yard sale on May 24th from 8-1 at the Greene St. Intramural Field.

  • Come out to support I AM WE at the Black Out Bullying bowling night at Anchor Lanes on May 9 from 6-8.

  • Congratulations to Aaron Martin and Emily Franklin for being awarded outstanding soloist!

  • Jostens will be on campus for the last time on Wednesday April 30 from 11 to 1. Any balance must be paid to pick up orders.

  • Don't miss out on the last Choir concert of the year on May 1st at 7:30 at Chapin Presbyterian Church

  • Junk to Funk will be held on April 24th in the old gym at 6:30 tickets are $5. Make sure to come out and support the CHS arts

  • Congratulations to Shaleighya Sulton for setting the new shot put record of 42 ft at the girls track meet.

  • Congratulations to Morgan Weaver for setting the new school record for the long jump of 15ft!

  • Prom will be held on May 3rd at 8PM at the Columbia Conference Center. Tickets can be ordered in room 202 until April 23rd.

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Chapin football up and running

Football season is up and running and all of Chapin is looking for a winning season. The task will be a challenge. Many are concerned over a lack of experience on this year’s squad but Coach Justin Gentry is not too worried.

“Lost some quality football players and great men, but we have a great senior class this year. We have to get some young, inexperienced guys key playing time. Then, they will be ready to go,” said Coach Gentry.

The Eagle season began this past July with a trip to camp in Summerton. 

“It was good taking players away from home and spending all the time together, which builds that strong bond,” added Coach Gentry. 

The Eagles crammed eleven practices into a four day camp. 

“Even though the elements of the camp were awful, we definitely came together as a team,” said senior Ryan Moore. 

The Eagles have a lot of new faces this year filling in the gap left by the graduation of several key players.  The new faces are just limited to the players.  On the offensive coaching staff, Quarterback Coach John Bailey is starting his first year at Chapin. Coach Bailey moved fromWilsonwhere he also coached quarterbacks.

“It was definitely a cultural shock, but the kids here work hard. They do what you tell them to do, and they give you everything they have. I have really been impressed,” said Coach Bailey.

On defense, Chapin returns a few pivotal players.  Seniors Ryan Moore and Devin Lawrence are two of several returners on defense that have made a huge impact already.  Moore and Lawrence have already racked up over 110 tackles combined in the first weeks of play.

“The difference between this year’s defense and last years is the heart and determination that the Eagles have this season,” saidLawrence.

While their record is not outstanding at the moment, fans have to consider the Eagles have played some pretty impressive teams.  The second half of the season promises to bring more wins for the team.

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