Falcons News · Fall Sports Information

We appreciate your grace and patience as we navigate the transitional time over the summer with all the Covid-19 guidelines for return to play.  We are looking forward to the start of the 2020-21 school year and the upcoming Fall Sports Season. Go Falcons!

Ben Lippen offers a total of 8 fall sports during the fall season. All students interested in participating in the athletic program for the 2020-21 school year are required to complete the online athletic registration through Family ID.  A completed registration in Family ID includes;

  • uploading a completed sports physical form signed by your physician, dated after April 1, 2020
    • SCISA has made an exception this year – for those who were not or are not able to get a new physical by June 1. The exception is sports physicals from 2019-20 are good until July 30, 2020. Your 2019-20 physical must be in your 2020-21 registration in Family ID.
  • All student athletes must have a NEW sports physical by July 30, 2020 in order to participate in summer practices and tryouts etc. Prior to July 30 upload the new physical into your student’s registration in Family ID.
  • electronically sign several waivers
  • electronically sign SCISA forms
  • For new students to Ben Lippen, playing a varsity sport, please complete the New Student Transfer Forms and email them to Shannon.Glenn@benlippen.com.


General information for each fall sport is below.  All summer workouts, practices, and tryouts are subject to change.  Please contact the coach directly with questions.

Cheer – Sideline

Varsity Coach: Beth Bearden (Email: beth.bearden@benlippen.com)

JV Coach: MacKenzie Tindle (Email: Mackenzie.Tindle@ciu.edu)

MS Coach: TBD

  • Tryouts: TBD
  • Information will go out to all parents from the coach regarding practices etc.


Cheer – Competitive

Cheer Program Director & Competitive Cheer Coach: Ellen Jennings (Email: ellenjennings@live.com)

  •  Tryouts: TBD
  • Information will go out to all parents from the coach regarding practices etc.


Cross Country

Varsity Coach: Eric Hamner (Email: hamnerem@gmail.com)

MS Coach: Amy Mason (Email: amymason3@gmail.com)

  •  No tryouts
  • Summer Workouts: Tentatively starting June 8 for Varsity only.  We hope to include MS in Phase 2 of summer workouts. Please contact Coach Hamner with all questions.



Football Program Director & Varsity Coach: James Reynolds (Email: james.reynolds@benlippen.com)

JV Coach: Rodney McClure (Email: BLSJVFootball@gmail.com )

MS Coach: Ed Owens (Email: eowensjr74@gmail.com)

  • No tryouts
  • Summer Workouts: Please contact your head coach for more detailed information. Summer workouts will begin in phases. Phase 1 will be for Varsity players only.  Coach Reynolds will send players more details. We hope to include MS & JV in Phase 2 summer workouts. Please continue to check with your coaches on these details.
  • Practices: MS, JV & V practices are expected to start on July 30. This is subject to change please contact coaches for the schedule.


 Sailing (Club Sport)

Coach and Details: Jason Blackwell (Email: jasoncblackwell@gmail.com) and Crystal Blackwell (Email: blackwellhome@gmail.com)

  • No tryouts
  • Contact coaches for more info



Varsity Coach: Anthony Chu (Email: anthonychu673@gmail.com)

  •  No tryouts
  • Summer workouts for Varsity are at the coaches’ discretion. Please contact the coach directly with questions.
  • Practice Facility: Quail Valley Swim Club
  • Practice: Tentatively start Aug 3


Tennis – Girls

Varsity Coach: TBD

JV Coach: Dave Mitchell (Email: benlippendave@tammye.com)

  • Practice times: Mon – Thurs, 4-6 pm on non-match days
  • Practice & Home Courts: Saluda Shoals Tennis Complex



Varsity Head Coach:  Ashley Evans (Email: akevans90@gmail.com)

JV Coach: TBD

MS Coach: TBD

 Volleyball Tryouts (MS, JV, V):

Dates:  August 3 & August 4 (Monday & Tuesday)

Time:    9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Where: BLS Gym

  • Summer Workouts: Contact Coach Evans for summer workout schedule tentatively starting June 8 for Varsity only in Phase 1. We hope to include MS & JV in Phase 2 of summer workouts.
  • MS Practice Schedule: after tryouts in general practice will be Mon-Fri on non-game days, 3:30 – 4:30 PM.
  • JV & V Practice Schedule: after tryouts in general practice will be Mon-Fri on non-game days, 4:00 – 6:00 PM.


Fall Athletic Game Schedules for teams will be posted on www.benlippensports.com as they become available. Game schedules are subject to change, so please review often.


Important Fall Dates:

July 28:            All Fall Sports Parent Meeting in the BLS Gym at 6:30pm

August 15:       Picture Day for ALL fall sports, picture times are TBD


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

Be sure to follow us on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter, @benlippensports.

Mark your calendars for the first home Varsity Football Game on Friday, August 28 vs Hammond!!  Go Falcons!


To God be the Glory,

BLS Athletic Department