Multiple Teams · Winter Sports Information


1st Day of Practice1st Day of Practice

Dear Parents and Students,

All students interested in participating in the athletic program for the 2019-20 school year are required to complete the online athletic registration through Family ID (if you haven’t already). The registration includes selecting the sports your student-athlete wants to play, uploading the athlete’s physical form dated after April 1, 2019, signing several waivers and required SCISA forms.

The Family ID registration must be completed for winter sports prior to taking part in any try-outs, practices and/or workouts at Ben Lippen. For FamilyID instructions, click here.

General information for each winter sport is below. All practices, games times, and locations are subject to change. Please contact the coach directly for sport-specific questions.

Important Dates for student-athletes who make a winter roster:
Parent meeting (for all winter sports): Nov 13 at 6:30 pm in the BLS Gym (please note, the date change)
Picture Day for all winter sports teams: Saturday, November 16 at Ben Lippen Gym (schedule of team times will be sent out later to those student-athletes that make the roster)

Boys Basketball
Varsity Coach: Kevin Carr (Email: kevin_carr4424@yahoo.com)
JV Coach: Travis Bethea (Email: kbethea_t088@yahoo.com)
MS Coach: TBA
Grades: 6-12
Practice Times: TBA after rosters are determined

Boys Basketball Tryouts:

MS Boys (grades 6-8) and JV Boys (grades 9-10)
Mon Nov 4: 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Location: Denny Terrace (6429 Bishop Ave, Columbia, SC 29203)
Transportation will be provided to DT leaving BLS at 3:30 for non-drivers; parents please pick up from DT, not BLS

Tues Nov 5: 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Location: Denny Terrace (6429 Bishop Ave, Columbia, SC 29203)
Transportation will be provided to DT leaving BLS at 3:30 for non-drivers; parents please pick up from DT, not BLS

Wed Nov 6: 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm
Location: BLS Gym

8th grade boys will have two additional tryout dates on Mon 11/11, 3:30 -4:30 pm at BLS & Tues 11/12, 4-6 pm at Denny Terrace after they return from the DC trip.

V Boys (grades 11-12)
Mon Nov 4: 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Location: Denny Terrace (6429 Bishop Ave, Columbia, SC 29203)

Tues Nov 5: 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Location: BLS Gym

Wed Nov 6: 4:30 pm – 6:30 pm
Location: BLS Gym

Girls Basketball
Varsity Coach: David Long (Email: dlong@sc.ed.gov)
JV Coach: Caroline Troyer (Email: carolinetroyer@gmail.com)
MS Coach: Raven Fleming (Email: raven.fleming@mailbox.ciu.edu)
Grades: 6-12
Practice Times: TBA after rosters are determined

Girls Basketball Tryouts:

MS Girls (grades 6-8)
Mon Nov 4: 3:30 pm – 4:45 pm
Location: BLS Gym

Tues Nov 5: 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm
Location: BLS Gym

Wed Nov 6: 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Location: Denny Terrace (6429 Bishop Ave, Columbia, SC 29203
Transportation will be provided to DT leaving BLS at 3:30 for non-drivers; parents please pick up from DT, not BLS

8th grade girls will have two additional tryout dates on Mon 11/11, 6:30 -8: 00 pm at BLS & Tues 11/12, 3:30 – 5:00 pm at BLS after they return from the DC trip.

JV Girls (grades 9-10)
Mon Nov 4: 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm
Location: BLS Gym

Tues Nov 5: 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm
Location: BLS Gym

Wed Nov 6: 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Location: Denny Terrace (6429 Bishop Ave, Columbia, SC 29203)
Transportation will be provided to DT leaving BLS at 3:30 for non-drivers; parents please pick up from DT, not BLS

V Girls (grades 11-12)
Mon Nov 4: 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm
Location: BLS Gym

Tues Nov 5: 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm
Location: BLS Gym

Wed Nov 6: 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Location: Denny Terrace (6429 Bishop Ave, Columbia, SC 29203)

Sporting Clays 
Varsity Coach: Ted Brewer (Email: tedbrewer5@yahoo.com)
Grades: Varsity sport but it’s open to all 6-12

• No tryouts
• Practice: All practices will be at the Palmetto Outdoors Shooting Facility at 1201 Redmond Mill Road, Swansea, SC 29160 (803) 568-8739
• Tentative practice dates are October 26, November 3, and November 23

Wrestling
Head Coach: Bert Medlin (Email: bmedlin@christiancounseling.ws)
Assistant Coaches: Lucas Kaiser (Email: lucas.kaiser@benlippen.com), Cal Schoon (Email: Cal.Schoon@benlippen.com) and Bryan Hunt
Grades: 6-12

• No tryouts
• Practice: practices will be held Mondays thru Thursdays 3:45 – 6:00 pm. Wednesday’s practice will end at 5:30 pm.
• Practice Location: TBD

Winter Athletic Game Schedules for teams will be posted on www.benlippensports.com as they become available. Game dates and times are subject to change, so please review weekly, during the sports season. If you have questions, please contact the coach or the Athletics Operations Manager, Kelly Werner at 803-807-4197 or kelly.werner@benlippen.com.

We thank you for your continued support and prayers for Ben Lippen Athletics!

Be sure to follow us on Instagram, Twitter, Facebook @benlippensports. Also, during the season be sure to review our website for sports schedules weekly.  All schedule changes & updates will be on www.benlippensports.com.

Go Falcons!

To God be the Glory,
BLS Athletic Department