Discover Aiken: College and high school sports scene keeps youth active
The sports scene in Aiken County thrives year-round, especially while schools are in session.
Aiken County is home to an NCAA Division II college, seven public high schools and two private high schools, all of which field athletic teams that compete throughout the school year:
USC Aiken, home of the Pacers, competes in Division II’s Peach Belt Conference. USCA has five men’s teams and eight women’s teams, including cheerleading and dance.The Aiken Hornets, Midland Valley Mustangs, North Augusta Yellow Jackets and South Aiken Thoroughbreds are all Class AAAA members of the South Carolina High School League and compete in Region 5-AAAA.The Silver Bluff Bulldogs are a Class AA SCHSL member and competes in Region 2-AA.The Ridge Spring-Monetta Trojans and Wagener-Salley War Eagles are Class A SCHSL members and are rivals in Region 3-A.The Mead Hall Panthers and South Aiken Baptist Crusaders are Class A members of the South Carolina Independent Schools Association. Both compete in Region 1-A.