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Beaufort Academy earns President’s Cup Award

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Beaufort Academy Athletic Director Neal McCarty was presented the President's Cup Award at the 2017 SCISA Board of Directors meeting (also pictured is Mike Fanning, SCISA athletic director). The meeting was held at the SCISA headquarters in Orangeburg. Photo provided.
Beaufort Academy Athletic Director Neal McCarty was presented the President’s Cup Award at the 2017 SCISA Board of Directors meeting (also pictured is Mike Fanning, SCISA athletic director). The meeting was held at the SCISA headquarters in Orangeburg. Photo provided.

For the first time in school history, Beaufort Academy is the recipient of the South Carolina Independent School Association President’s Cup for the 2016-2017 school year. 

The James C. Williams, Jr. President’s Cup is an annual award presented to the most outstanding athletic program in the state. There are approximately 34 SCISA Classification A schools that participate in athletics. Beaufort Academy won two state championships during the 2016-17 academic year: girls’ and boys’ soccer, while three other teams (girls’ tennis, boys’ tennis and sailing) finished as state runners-up. 

“We are very honored to receive SCISA’s President’s Cup Award, which is the highest distinction for an athletic program,” said Beaufort Academy Athletic Director Neal McCarty. “Our athletic program continues to make progress across the board each year with 100 percent of our varsity teams qualifying for the state playoffs or competed in a state tournament, meet and match in 2016-17. This distinction for BA was made possible by the support and commitment our athletic program receives from the coaching staff, student-athletes, faculty, administration, families and community.”

The Beaufort Academy athletic program is off to a great start this school year as well.This fall, the Beaufort Academy volleyball and girls’ tennis teams both won state championships for the first time in school history. The BA football team won a play-off game for first time. 

Sports briefs for December 14th-20th

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HIGH SCHOOL WRESTLING 

BHS opens season with three dual wins

The Beaufort High School wrestling team won its first three dual matches of the 2017-18 season on Dec. 6.

The Eagles defeated Hanahan, Stratford and Battery Creek.

Beaufort High handled Hanahan 54-21.

The Eagles faced a tough early-season test from Stratford before pulling out a hard-fought 42-39 win.

Beaufort High rolled past Battery Creek 78-3. 

Head coach Travis Wynn guides the Beaufort High wrestling team. 

HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL 

Huebel leads BA over Charleston Collegiate 

Amelia Huebel and Karolina Struhorova combined to score 28 points as Beaufort Academy beat Charleston Collegiate 56-25 in an early-season girls’ high school basketball game on Dec. 6. 

With the win, Beaufort Academy evened its record to 2-2. 

Huebel led Beaufort Academy with 15 points. Finishing directly behind Huebel in the Beaufort Academy scoring column, Struhorova added 13 points. 

In all, three different Beaufort Academy players reached double figures in the scoring column. Accompanying Huebel and Struhorova in double figures for the Eagles, Maeve Kalady added 10 points. 

Battery Creek sweeps doubleheader from BHS

Battery Creek swept a boys-girls basketball doubleheader from rival Beaufort High on Dec. 8.

More on each Battery Creek-Beaufort contest follows. 

Girls – Battery Creek 40, Beaufort 22: Battery Creek pulled away to Beaufort High convincingly in a girls’ high school basketball game, winning 40-22. 

Kevea Sanders led Battery Creek to the win, scoring a game-high 17 points for the Dolphins. 

Sanders was the only Battery Creek player to reach double figures in the scoring column. 

With the win, Battery Creek moved to 5-0. 

Boys – Battery Creek 54, Beaufort 41: Trey Chancey scored a game-high 17 points to lead Battery Creek past Beaufort in a boys’ high school basketball game. 

With the win, Battery Creek completed a basketball sweep of Beaufort High. 

Warriors defeat Phillip Simmons 

The Whale Branch boys’ basketball team used a balanced offensive effort to defeat Phillip Simmons 51-33 for its third straight win on Dec. 8. 

With the victory, Whale Branch improved to 3-1. 

Whale Branch and Phillip Simmons met for an early-season boys’ high school basketball game

Roshard Campbell paced Whale Branch with a team-high 10 points. Campbell was the only Whale Branch player to reach double figures in the scoring column.  

Following Campbell in the Whale Branch scoring column, Nick Pringle netted eight points for the Warriors. 

Also chipping in offensively for Whale Branch, Xzavier Bryan, Robert Alston and Raquan Brisbane added seven points apiece as the Warriors won.  

Dolphins level Whale Branch, 68-17

Three Battery Creek players reached double figures in the scoring column as the Dolphins defeated rival Whale Branch 68-17 in a girls’ high school basketball game on Dec. 9. 

Kevea Sanders led Battery Creek with 15 points and four steals. 

Accompanying Sanders in double figures for the Dolphins, Jayden Thompson netted 13 points and Trinity Coney contributed 11 points. 

In addition to her 11 points, Coney contributed five steals for the Dolphins.

With the win, Battery Creek improved to 6-0. 

Battery Creek was visiting Savannah High for a girls-boys doubleheader on Dec. 12. Results from the Battery Creek-Savannah High basketball games were unavailable at press time and will appear in next week’s edition. 

Boys – Battery Creek 43, Whale Branch 28: In boys’ high school basketball, Battery Creek pulled away to beat Whale Branch 43-28 for its third straight win on Dec. 9. 

DeNarol Brown led Battery Creek with a game-high 17 points and eight rebounds. 

Battery Creek improved to 3-4 while Whale Branch slipped to 3-2. 

RUNNING

Gingerbread 5K coming to Port Royal park

The Gingerbread 5K will be held from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, Dec. 16, at Live Oaks Park.

The Friends of Caroline are presenting this family-friendly race as part of its Annual Festival of Trees. 

The race starts and finishes at the Live Oaks Park, and takes runners through the streets of Port Royal. Costumes are encouraged. 

Online registration ended Dec. 13, but race day registration will be available from 7:30-8:30 am. Packet pickup can be done on race day beginning at 7:30 a.m., or on Friday, Dec. 15, at Grounded Running. 

Medals will be given to top three overall male and female finishers, as well as top three male and female finishers from each age group. Medals will also be given to top three costume winners.

Sports briefs for December 7th-13th

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HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL

Beaufort Academy boys win all-star game

Beaufort Academy's Jaxon Spratling and Max Emerson helped to lead the South team to an 8-0 win in the SCISA North-South All-Star 8-Man Football Game on Dec. 2. Photo courtesy of Beaufort Academy.
Beaufort Academy’s Jaxon Spratling and Max Emerson helped to lead the South team to an 8-0 win in the SCISA North-South All-Star 8-Man Football Game on Dec. 2. Photo courtesy of Beaufort Academy.

YOUTH BASKETBALL

YMCA offers youth league basketball

The Wardle Family Y in Port Royal is offering youth league basketball for kids age 3-12. 

Registration is open now and play begins Jan. 13.

The cost per child is $55 for Y members and $70 for nonmembers. Register online at ymcabeaufortcounty.com or stop by the Y front desk. Questions? Contact Mike Woods, sports coordinator, at ymcasports843@gmail.com or 843-522-9622.

SWIMMING

Swim lessons available at Y

The Wardle Family YMCA, at 1801 Richmond Ave. in Port Royal, is offering group and private swim lessons.  

Group swim lessons are by age, starting at age 3 and are twice per week for four weeks. 

Winter 2018 group lesson registration is open now. 

The Y also offers private lessons for children and adults; Baby and Me classes; and for those wanting to increase endurance and perfect their technique, a stroke development class.  

All lessons are taught by certified instructors in the Y’s heated, indoor pool. 

Group lessons are $60 per person for Y members and $80 for nonmembers.  

Contact the Y at 843-522-9622, ymcabeaufortcounty.com or stop by the Y front desk. 

GIRLS’ HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL

Watkins’ 3-pointers lead BHS past Whale Branch

Behind the hot shooting of Darien Watkins, Beaufort rolled past Whale Branch 59-17 in a girls’ high school basketball game on Dec. 1. 

Watkins drained seven 3-pointers for the Lady Eagles. The productive Watkins led Beaufort with a game-high 23 points. 

Beaufort featured two scorers in double figures as Essence Champion scored 10 points.

Janiya Lynch scored six points while Brittany Linton and Layla Warren added five points apiece for the Lady Eagles in the victory.

Beaufort moved ahead early and never faltered in the early-season girls’ high school basketball matchup.  

In other area girls’ high school basketball games it was Laurence Manning 57, Beaufort Academy 41; Hilton Head Christian Academy 31, Frederica Academy 27; Bluffton 57, Hilton Head Island 30; and Thomas Heyward 59, Habersham 30.  

Beaufort remained in the win column on Dec. 2, outlasting May River in overtime. More on the Beaufort-May River girls’ basketball game follows. 

Beaufort 44, May River 39 (OT): The Beaufort girls’ basketball team remained in the win column over the weekend. A pair of freshmen led Beaufort past May River 44-39 in overtime in a girls’ high school basketball game on Dec. 2. 

Freshman Layla Warren led Beaufort with 16 points. Another freshman, Brittany Linton, netted 13 points for the Eagles in the hard-fought win. 

Janiya Lynch chipped in six points and Darien Watkins netted five points as Eagles prevailed. 

Beaufort Academy drops back-to-back games 

The Beaufort Academy girls’ basketball team dropped back-to-back games in The King’s Academy Tournament, falling to Laurence Manning and Trinity-Byrnes on Dec. 1-2. 

Laurence Manning 57, Beaufort Academy 41: Laurence Manning pulled away to beat Beaufort Academy 57-41 in The King’s Academy Tournament on Dec. 1.

Karolina Struhorova led Beaufort Academy with 13 points.

Kendall Duncan and Amelia Hueble accompanied Struhorova in double figures, posting 12 points apiece for Beaufort Academy in the victory. 

Trinity-Byrnes 61, Beaufort Academy 35: Trinity-Byrnes rolled past Beaufort Academy 61-35 in The Kings’ Academy Tournament on Dec. 2. 

In a dominant performance, Trinity-Byrnes was able to control the contest versus Beaufort Academy. 

Karolina Struhorova paced Beaufort Academy with 15 points. Struhorova was the only Beaufort Academy player to reach double figures in the scoring column. 

Narrowly missing double figures in the Beaufort Academy scoring column, Kendall Duncan netted nine points. 

In the additional individual scoring for Beaufort Academy, Amelia Hueble tossed in six points, Becca Frelin netted three points and Mary Hanna Hiers posted two points. 

Beaufort Academy finished 0-2 in The King’s Academy Tournament.

BA girls win season opener

The Beaufort Academy girls’ basketball team won its season opener on Nov. 27, rolling past Charleston Collegiate 60-37.

Karolina Struhorova led Beaufort Academy to the win, scoring a game-high 17 points for the Eagles.

Struhorova led a duo of Beaufort Academy scorers in double figures. Following directly behind Struhorova in the Beaufort Academy scoring column, Amelia Huebel provided 16 points for the Eagles.

Kendall Duncan narrowly missed reaching double figures for Beaufort Academy, scoring nine points.

Emily Ann Hiers posted eight points and Mary Hanna Hiers added four points for the Eagles. 

Becca Frelin, Maeve Kalady and Riley Gates rounded out the Beaufort Academy girls’ basketball team’s individual scoring with two points apiece in the convincing victory. 

BOYS’ HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL

Warriors outlast Eagles, 41-39

Robert Alston scored 11 points to lead a balanced offensive effort as Whale Branch edged Beaufort High 41-39 in a boys’ high school basketball game on Dec. 1. 

Longtime boys’ high school basketball rivals, Whale Branch and Beaufort met for the first time in the 2017-18 season. 

Alston was the only Warrior to reach double figures in the scoring column but Whale Branch benefited from a balanced offensive effort.

Narrowly missing double figures, Roshard Campbell and Nigel Fields netted nine points apiece for the Warriors in the victory. 

Other scorers for Whale Branch in the win were Xavier Bryan (four points), Jaylen Reeves (four points), Richard Campbell (three points) and JaQuan Watson (two points). 

A pair of Eagles reached double figures in the scoring column. Trae Heyward and Ethan Leana led Beaufort with 10 points apiece.

Whale Branch falls to Hilton Head Island

Whale Branch suffered a heartbreaking loss on Nov. 28 as Hilton Head Island’s Trevor Wright connected on a 3-pointer with 3.3 seconds remaining to send the Seahawks to a 46-43 win in an early-season boys’ high school basketball game.

Wright paced Whale Branch with a game-high 11 points. 

Chris Washington joined Wright in double figures for Hilton Head Island, adding 11 points.

Finishing one field goal short of reaching double figures, Will Danzell netted eight points for the Seahawks in the victory. 

JaQuan Watson paced the Warriors with 11 points. Watson was the only Whale Branch player to reach double figures in the scoring column. 

Roshard Campbell narrowly missed reaching double figures, netting nine points for the Warriors in the setback. 

Hilton Head Island swept a girls-boys basketball doubleheader from the Whale Branch.

A look at the Hilton Head Island-Whale Branch girls’ basketball game follows.

Girls – Hilton Head Island 48, Whale Branch 22: Kristen Fielding scored 14 points to lead Hilton Head Island past Whale Branch 48-33 in an early-season girls’ high school basketball game. 

Miley Ray accompanied Fielding in double figures for the Warriors, scoring 11 points. 

HIGH SCHOOL WRESTLING 

Beaufort places fourth in Palmetto State Classic 

The Beaufort High School wrestling team finished fourth in the Palmetto State Classic over the weekend. 

The Eagles finished with 267 points in the Palmetto State Classic. Chapin, a familiar rival, won the early-season high school wrestling tournament.

Beaufort featured four first place finishers in the Palmetto State Classic. First-place finishers for the Eagles were Benjamin Kahler (106), Jerry Robinson (170), Justin Campbell (145) and Michael Cenci (160).

High school wresting teams from throughout the state have been busy competing in early-season tournaments.

Sports briefs for November 30th-December 6th

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Beaufort High School Wrestling

Photo above: The Beaufort High School wrestling team captured the Sandlapper Invitational title at West Ashley High School on Nov. 18. Photo provided.

HIGH SCHOOL WRESTLING

Beaufort High wins Sandlapper Invitational

The Beaufort High School wrestling team won the Sandlapper Invitational title at West Ashley High School on Nov. 18. 

Under the direction of head coach Travis Wynn, the Eagles excelled throughout the West Ashley-hosted tournament. 

The Sandlapper Invitational featured some of the state’s top high school wrestlers. Multiple grapplers from the Beaufort wrestling program thrived during the tournament. 

A breakdown of individual results for the Beaufort High School wrestling team from the Sandlapper Invitational follows. 

Jacob Workman – 2nd place at 113 pounds; Kaywon Johnson – 4th place at 113 pounds; Luis Pantoja – 1st place at 120 pounds; Jacob Denton – 1st place at 126 pounds; Malik Garvin – 2nd place at 132 pounds; Daquan Ayise – 4th place at 132 pounds; Isaiah Mcelveen – 3rd place at 138 pounds; Justin Campbell – 1st place at 145 pounds;  James Dagin – 1st place at 152 pounds; Michael Cenci – 2nd place at 160 pounds; Jeremiah Simmons – 3rd place at 160 pounds; Jerry Robinson – 1st place at 182 pounds; Theodore Washington – 2nd place at 182 pounds; Aaron Wiess – 1st place at 220 pounds.

YOUTH BASKETBALL

YMCA offers youth league basketball

The Wardle Family Y in Port Royal is offering youth league basketball for kids age 3-12. 

Registration is open now and play begins Jan. 13.

The cost per child is $55 for Y members and $70 for nonmembers. Register online at ymcabeaufortcounty.com or stop by the Y front desk. 

Questions? Contact Mike Woods, sports coordinator, at ymcasports843@gmail.com or 843-522-9622.

GIRLS’ HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL

Battery Creek tops Colleton County

The Battery Creek Lady Dolphins are off to a stellar start in the 2017-18 girls’ high school basketball season. Host Battery Creek beat Colleton County 37-26 to win the Clash At The Creek tournament title on Nov. 25. 

With the win, Battery Creek moved to 2-0.

Ta’Quasia Lampkin led Battery Creek to the win, scoring a game-high 14 points for the Lady Dolphins.

Contributing for Battery Creek in the tournament title-clinching victory, Jayden Thompson and Coresha Rutledge tossed in five points apiece.

Battery Creek is scheduled to host Savannah High on Saturday, Dec. 2.

Prior to defeating Colleton County in the championship contest, Battery Creek beat Beaufort High 51-30 in the first round of the Clash At the Creek Tournament.

More on the Battery Creek-Beaufort High girls’ basketball game follows. 

Battery Creek 51, Beaufort High 30: Ta’Quasia Lampkin netted 14 points and Kevea Sanders scored 13 points to lead host Battery Creek past Beaufort High 51-30 in the opening round of the Clash at the Creek Basketball Tournament. 

Finishing one field goal short of reaching double figures in the scoring column, Coresha Rutledge netted eight points for the Lady Dolphins in the victory over Beaufort High. 

SWIMMING

Swim lessons available at Y

The Wardle Family YMCA, at 1801 Richmond Ave. in Port Royal, is offering group and private swim lessons.  

Group swim lessons are by age, starting at age 3 and are twice per week for four weeks. 

Winter 2018 group lesson registration is open now. 

The Y also offers private lessons for children and adults; Baby and Me classes; and for those wanting to increase endurance and perfect their technique, a stroke development class.  

All lessons are taught by certified instructors in the Y’s heated, indoor pool. 

Group lessons are $60 per person for Y members and $80 for nonmembers.  

Contact the Y at 843-522-9622, ymcabeaufortcounty.com or stop by the Y front desk. 

BOYS’ HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL

BHS Eagles lose in heartbreaker

The Beaufort High boys’ basketball team fell short in a bid to capture a tournament title over the weekend as Bacon County (Ga.) held on to win 53-51 in the Clash At The Creek at Battery Creek High School on Nov. 25. 

Shevin Peterson led Bacon County to the win, scoring 14 points. 

With the loss, Beaufort High lipped to 1-1 early in the 2017-18 season. 

A pair of Beaufort High players reached double figures in the scoring column as Daijon Galloway netted 14 points and Brandon Smalls added 13 points. 

Beaufort High had advanced to the Clash At The Creek championship game after pulling away to beat Stratford 67-54 in an opening round matchup on Nov. 24. 

More on the Beaufort High boys’ basketball game follows. 

Beaufort High 67, Stratford 54: Ethan Leana scored 16 points and Desmond Gaillard contributed 15 points to lead Beaufort High past Stratford 67-57 in the opening round of the Clash At the Creek Tournament at Battery Creek High School.

With the win, Beaufort opened its 2017-18 season 1-0 and advanced to the Clash At The Creek championship game. 

Raymond headed into third season at WBECH

Jim Raymond is headed into his third season as the head coach of the Whale Branch Early College High School boys’ basketball team. 

Through two seasons, Raymond has compiled a 29-22 overall record with the Warriors. 

Under Raymond’s direction, Whale Branch compiled a 19-7 record during the 2016-17 season. Whale Branch showed much improvement on the hardwood throughout the 2016-17 season. 

Much excitement surrounds the 2017-18 edition of the Whale Branch High School boys’ basketball team. 

A total of five letter winners are back for the Warriors. 

Top returnees for Whale Branch are senior center Robert Alston, senior guards Xavier Bryan and DeShawn Fields and senior forwards Richard Campbell and Roshard Campbell.

However, Whale Branch wasn’t without its losses from the 2016-17 season.

Whale Branch lost guards Cam Miller, Kenny Brown and Xyion Youmans and forward George Delaney to graduation. 

The Warriors were scheduled to host Hilton Head Island on Nov. 28. Results from the Whale Branch-Hilton Head Island boys’ basketball game were unavailable at press time and along with coverage of other local contests will appear in next week’s edition. 

Sports briefs for November 23rd-29th

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Beaufort Academy girls' tennis players Presley Jackson, right, and Jayda Scheper have been selected to the All-Class 2A Region IV Team. Photo courtesy of Beaufort Academy.
Beaufort Academy girls’ tennis players Presley Jackson, right, and Jayda Scheper have been selected to the All-Class 2A Region IV Team. Photo courtesy of Beaufort Academy.

GIRLS’ HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL

Aldred set to guide BA as head coach

Lillian Aldred is set to guide the Beaufort Academy girls’ basketball team in her first season as head coach. 

Beaufort Academy ended the 2016-17 season 10-11 but returns six letter winners from its previous campaign. 

Top returners for Beaufort Academy include senior guard Karolina Struharova and Kendall Duncan; sophomore guards Rebecca Frelin and Emily Ann Hiers sophomore center Amelia Huebel.

Beaufort Academy lost standout guard Mary Keane. 

The Eagles’ 2017-18 schedule will include numerous games versus familiar opponents. 

Coverage of the Beaufort Academy girls’ basketball team will be included in The Island News throughout the 2017-18 season. 

HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL

Beaufort Academy sophomore DeShaun Epps has been named the SCISA 8-Man Player of the Year. Photo courtesy of Beaufort Academy.
Beaufort Academy sophomore DeShaun Epps has been named the SCISA 8-Man Player of the Year. Photo courtesy of Beaufort Academy.

Epps earns respect in sophomore season

Beaufort is home to another thriving high school football player. Beaufort Academy sophomore DeShaun Epps excelled throughout his sophomore season on his way to being named the SCISA 8-Man Player of the Year. 

Epps led the Eagles offensively, putting up some of the state’s top numbers among high school football players. 

The productive Epps rushed 162 times for 1,979 yards and 10 touchdowns. 

Through the air, Epps hauled in 13 receptions for 363 yards and five touchdowns. 

Epps amassed 2,431 all-purpose yards. Epps, who will enter the 2018 season as one of the state’s top high school football players, averaged 243 yards per game as a sophomore. 

Along with Epps, teammates Jaxon Spratling, Will Warren, Edward McCormick and Daniel Richards garnered all-region honors.

Warrior fall banquet scheduled for Dec. 7

The Warrior Fall Athletic Banquet is set for 6 p.m. Dec. 7, at the Whale Branch Early College High School cafeteria. 

Whale Branch fall sports teams, athletes and coaches will be recognized during the upcoming banquet.  

The Whale Branch Early College High School football team continues to earn recognition for its 2017 season. 

The following Whale Branch football players have been selected as All-Region 6-AA selections: cornerback Jaheem Hazel, cornerback Jordan Reeves, kicker Jhonathan Diaz, linebacker Jaheim Fripp, linebacker Kyshop Hipp, offensive lineman Anthony McVay, quarterback CJ Brown, running back Irvin Mulligan and safety Jamel Moultrie.   

HIGH SCHOOL VOLLEYBALL

Battery Creek High School senior Mia DeBardelaben, center, has signed to play volleyball for Southern Wesleyan University. Photo courtesy of Battery Creek High School.
Battery Creek High School senior Mia DeBardelaben, center, has signed to play volleyball for Southern Wesleyan University. Photo courtesy of Battery Creek High School.

DeBardelaben signs with Southern Wesleyan

Battery Creek High School senior Mia DeBardelaben has made her college choice official, signing with the Southern Wesleyan University volleyball program. 

Southern Wesleyan University competes in Conference Carolinas in NCAA Division II, which also includes King, Barton, Belmont Abbey, Mount Olive, Lees-McRae, Emmanuel, North Greenville, Limestone, Converse and Erskine. 

DeBardelaben helped to lead the Battery Creek volleyball team throughout her senior season. 

She was a four-year varsity starter for the Battery Creek Lady Dolphins, finishing her senior season with 142 kills, 60 blocks and 47 aces.

DeBardelaben has been a member of SADD club and Project Unify for four years and is president of the National Honor Society. She was a two-time Region 8-3A All-Region Player and team captain for the Lady Dolphin volleyball team. 

DeBardelaben has also played for the Battery Creek girls’ golf team. She currently plays club volleyball for Low Country Volleyball Club in Bluffton.

The Battery Creek senior is the youngest daughter of Cedric and Debbie DeBardelaben.

COLLEGE FOOTBALL

Whale Branch graduate contributing for Tigers

The No. 4 Clemson football team clinched a spot in the 2017 ACC Championship Game by defeating Florida State 31-14 in Death Valley. With the win, Clemson improved to 9-1 overall and 7-1 in the ACC while Florida State dropped to 3-6 overall and 3-5 in conference play.

Whale Branch High School graduate Nyles Pinckney is contributing for Clemson. Pinckney, a defensive tackle, assisted on a tackle for the Tigers. 

Offensively, the ground game powered the Tigers, as all four of Clemson’s touchdowns were via a run, one each from Kelly Bryant and Adam Choice and two by Travis Etienne. Bryant finished the game with 60 yards on 19 carries, and Etienne ended with 97 yards on 14 carries. On the defensive side of the ball, Van Smith led the way with an interception on what could have been the Seminoles’ go-ahead drive. Smith also had five tackles, and J.D. Davis and Christian Wilkins topped the Tigers with seven tackles apiece.

Clemson scored the only points of the first quarter with just under 3 minutes left in it when Bryant pushed two yards for his 10th rushing touchdown of the season.

Etienne found the endzone with six and a half minutes left in the second quarter, breaking through traffic and powering 28 yards to cap off a one-play drive, set up by a Ray-Ray McCloud 35-yard punt return. The Tigers finished the first half with a 26-yard Alex Spence field goal and took a 17-0 lead into halftime after limiting Florida State to just 46 yards in the first 30 minutes.

The Seminoles tallied their first points with just over a minute left in the third quarter when Jacques Patrick rushed three yards for a score that cut the Tigers’ lead to 17-7. Florida State then cut Clemson’s lead to just three points midway through the fourth quarter when James Blackman connected with Ryan Izzo for a 60-yard touchdown pass.

On the ensuing Clemson drive, the Seminoles forced and recovered a fumble, but Smith’s interception regained Clemson possession just one play later and paved the way for another Etienne rushing touchdown that put the Tigers up 24-14 with three minutes remaining in the game. Choice scored the Tigers’ final points of the matchup on a 10-yard touchdown run that ended a drive in which he amassed 28 of his 40 rushing yards on three carries.

Clemson will play its last home game of the season and Military Appreciation Day game on Saturday, Nov. 18 against The Citadel. Kickoff is slated for 12:20 p.m.

NFL veteran named as BHS head coach

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Devonte Holloman

Photo above courtesy of the Dallas Cowboys.

Former University of South Carolina and Dallas Cowboys star DeVonte Holloman has been named head coach of the Beaufort High School football program.

Holloman has coached at Beaufort High School for the past three years, the first year as defensive backs coach and the second and third years as defensive coordinator. 

“Coach Holloman is a natural leader and he’s already familiar with our school, our football program and our student-athletes.” said Beaufort High School Principal Bonnie Almond, who announced the coaching selection. “It’s very obvious that the kids respect him.” 

Holloman succeeds Mark Clifford, who stepped down recently after 14 years as Beaufort High’s head coach. The former Dallas Cowboy said he was excited about his new challenge. 

“I’m so thankful for the opportunity,” Holloman said. “My goal is to build not just solid football players but also successful young people. I want to prepare them for the next level, whether that’s college, the workplace or the military.”

Almond said the high school’s current football staff supported promoting Holloman to head coach. As a high school player, Holloman played on two North Carolina state championship teams at Charlotte’s Independence High School and one South Carolina state championship team at Rock Hill’s South Pointe High School. His South Pointe teammates included future NFL stars Jadaveon Clowney and Stephon Gilmore. Following high school, Holloman went on to play for the University of South Carolina. Holloman was a three-year starter at safety and linebacker for the Gamecocks.

At the conclusion of his college career, Holloman was selected by the Dallas Cowboys in the 2013 NFL Draft. His best game during his rookie season was an 11-tackle, two-sack performance against the Philadelphia Eagles. He suffered two neck injuries while with the Cowboys, the second of which forced his early retirement in August 2014.

“Coach Holloman is not only a terrific teacher of the game of football, he’s also very gifted when it comes to connecting with young people about the issues they face in their daily lives,” said Beaufort High Athletic Director Linc Lyles. “In my experience, that’s unusual for someone at such an early stage in his career. He’s a proven winner and we’re confident that he’ll bring his winning spirit to Beaufort High School.”

Beaufort High School football players react to the announcement that DeVonte Holloman is their new head coach. Photo provided.
Beaufort High School football players react to the announcement that DeVonte Holloman is their new head coach. Photo provided.

Sports briefs for November 16th-22nd

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HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL

Whale Branch falls to Batesburg-Leesville

Whale Branch’s latest postseason run ended in the second round of the Class 2A Playoffs. Batesburg-Leesville managed to double up Whale Branch 42-21 in the Class 2A Playoffs on Nov. 10. 

With the loss, Whale Branch ended its season 6-5. 

Batesburg-Leesville scored first and never trailed, forcing Whale Branch to play from behind throughout the postseason matchup. The Warriors were never able to catch up with Batesburg-Leesville. 

Quarterback Bishop Cannon led Batesburg-Leesville to the win, rushing for two touchdowns and throwing for another TD. 

Another productive Panther, running back Ke’shoun Williams, rushed for two TDs for Batesburg-Leesville. 

Whale Branch committed multiple mistakes and the miscues eventually caught up with the Warriors. 

Irvin Mulligan rushed for two touchdowns and quarterback C.J. Brown completed a 15-yard scoring pass to Jaden Jenkins in Whale Branch’s season-ending loss. ‘

Mulligan led the Warriors offensively, rushing for 111 yards. 

Whale Branch, under the direction of head coach Jerry Hatcher, notched wins over Woodland, North Charleston, Academic Magnet, Garrett Academy Tech, Burke and Buford prior to suffering the season-ending loss. The Warriors outlasted Buford 30-27 in the opening round of the Class 2A Playoffs on Nov. 3. Whale Branch, which opened the 2017 season 0-4, dropped additional games to Hilton Head Island, May River, Battery Creek and Bluffton.

BA stumbles versus Wardlaw Academy

Beaufort Academy’s latest football season ended with a loss to Wardlaw Academy. Highly productive Wardlaw Academy pulled away to beat Beaufort Academy 58-8 in the SCISA 8-Man Division II Playoffs on Nov. 10.

With the loss, Beaufort Academy ended its season 5-6.

Wardlaw Academy moves on to meet Northside Christian in the state championship game in St. Matthews on Friday, Nov. 17. 

The Eagles fell behind Wardlaw Academy and faced numerous deficits in the playoff game. 

Beaufort Academy, which featured standout athlete Deshaun Epps throughout the 2017 season, notched wins over Patrick Henry Academy, Northside Christian Academy, Calhoun Academy, Cathedral Academy and Hilly Hill Academy during its 2017 season. The Eagles defeated Holly Hill Academy 43-6 in the opening round of the SCISA 8-Man Division II Playoffs. Beaufort Academy’s 2017 season included additional losses to St. John’s Christian Academy, Clarendon Hall, Faith Christian, Andrew Jackson Academy and Coastal Christian Prep. 

Multiple members of the Beaufort Academy football team are already earning postseason honors. 

Beaufort Academy’s Epps named Player of the Year

The honors are rolling in for Beaufort Academy football players. Beaufort Academy standout Deshaun Epps has been named the SCISA 8-Man Division I Player of Year. Along with Epps, four other Beaufort Academy players have been named to the all-region team.

Epps thrived throughout the 2017 season, rushing for 1,979 yards and 20 touchdowns and also hauling in 13 receptions for 363 yards and five TDs for the Eagles.

Several Beaufort Academy players excelled during the Eagles’ latest season. Along with Epps, teammates Jaxon Spratling, Will Warren, Edward McCormick and Daniel Richards were named to the all-region team. Spratling, Warren, McCormick and Richards were all key to the Eagles’ success in the 2017 season. 

In addition to earning the all-region honors, Warren and Spratling also were selected to SCISA North/South All-Star game. Warren and Spratling will have an opportunity perform on a big stage during the upcoming all-star event. 

GIRLS’ HIGH SCHOOL TENNIS

Daniel earns second All-State honor

Reigning Region 8, 4-A Champion McKenzie Daniel of Beaufort High School has earned the honor of making the 4A-5A  All State Tennis Team for a second year. 

Daniel, a ninth-grader, finished in the top 10 in the state. The Beaufort High School student-athlete placed in the Top 10 at the State Singles Tournament, defeating Claire Floyd from River Bluff and both Adair Still and Julia Price from Greenwood. 

An accomplished student-athlete, Daniel ranks as one of the state’s top young girls’ high school tennis players. 

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HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL

Beaufort High falls to Myrtle Beach 

Host Myrtle Beach proved to be too much for Beaufort High in the opening round of the Class 4A State Playoffs. Myrtle Beach managed to pull away to beat visiting Beaufort High 46-7, defeating the Eagles convincingly in an early postseason high school football game on Nov. 3. 

With the loss, Beaufort High ended its season 8-3.

Myrtle Beach advances to the second round of the Class 4A State Playoffs with the win. 

The Beaufort High football team was forced to play from behind in each quarter. Dominant Myrtle Beach was able to convert early and often offensively. 

Homestanding Myrtle Beach excelled throughout the postseason contest. Jermani Green paced Myrtle Beach on the ground, rushing for 121 yards and four touchdowns.

Myrtle Beach was able to thrive both on the ground and through the air. Leading a highly produictive aerial attack for the Seahawks, quarterback Lawson Cribb completed 12-of-23 passes for 251 yards and three touchdowns. 

Beaufort High wasn’t without a few highlights in the season-ending loss as quarterback Jeffrey Smith completed 11-of-27 passes for 167 yards and one touchdown. Smith hooked up with Jamon Graham on a 70-yard scoring pass for the Eagles’ only touchdown in the early-postseason matchup. 

On the ground for Beaufort High, running back Kyleik Middleton was limited to 40 rushing yards. 

Following the victory over the Eagles, Myrtle Beach will face Lower Richland in the second round of the Class 4-A State Playoffs on Friday, Nov. 10.

Whale Branch battles back, beats Buford 

Whale Branch battled back from an 18-point deficit to beat Buford 30-27 in the opening round of the Class 2A State Playoffs on Nov. 3. 

With the win, Whale Branch improved to 6-4 and advances to host Batesburg-Leesville in the second round of the Class 2A State Playoffs. 

Buford suffered the season-ending loss after posting back-to-back wins. 

Whale Branch notched its fourth straight win after opening the season 0-4. Much-improved Whale Branch has a current win streak that consists of additional victories over longtime rivals Woodland, North Charleston, Academic Magnet, Garreatt Academy Tech and Burke. 

The Warriors fared well on offense, defensive and special teams. 

Providing a lift for the Warriors on special teams, kicker Jhonathan Diaz connected on three field goals. A 25-yard field goal from Diaz with 4:37 remaining allowed Whale Branch to take a 30-27 lead over Buford. 

Buford controlled the postseason high school football contest early, owning a 21-3 lead over Whale Branch in the first half. 

But the Warriors wouldn’t be denied the win. 

Two scoring runs from Irvin Mulligan and a touchdown pass from CJ Brown to Jamal Moultrie allowed Whale Branch to carry a 24-21 lead into halftime. 

Whale Branch owned a 27-21 lead but Buford answered with another touchdown. 

Persevering, the Warriors round up winning, thanks to Diaz’s third field goal of the game. Buford missed an extra point kick following its final touchdown.

Beaufort Academy levels Holly Hill 

The Beaufort Academy football team won easily in the opening round of the postseason and made history in the process. The Eagles leveled Holly Hill 43-6 on Nov. 3, claiming the first playoff win in Beaufort Academy’s history.

With the win, Beaufort Academy improved to 5-5 and will meet Wardlaw Academy in the semifinals of the SCISA 8-Man Division 1 Playoffs on Friday, Nov. 10.

Holly Hill ended its season 2-8 with the loss.

The Raiders had carried some momentum over into the postseason after upending St. John’s Christian Academy 26-18 on the road in a regular-season finale on Oct. 27.

Together, Deshawn Epps and Jax Spratling accounted for five touchdowns. 

Epps paced Beaufort Academy on the ground, rushing for 196 yards. The productive Epps also hauled in a 45-yard touchdown reception.

Spratling rushed 16 times for 103 yards for the Eagles in the victory.

Directing the Beaufort Academy offense, quarterback Dawson Coleman passed for 55 yards and rushed for 35 additional yards. Combined, Coleman delivered a pair of touchdowns for the Eagles in the winning effort.

Defensively, Beaufort Academy thrived, holding Holly Hill out of the endzone. The Holly Hill offense was held scoreless as Beaufort Academy prevailed.

Holly Hill scored its only touchdown on a fumble return on the game’s opening possession.

Several Beaufort Academy players provided a lift on the defensive side but none more so than Edward McCormick. The game’s leading tackler, McCormick delivered 15 tackles for the Eagles.

Spratling finished second behind McCormick in the Beaufort Academy defensive category, posting 12 tackles of his own.

Another Beaufort Academy player, Daniel Richards, delivered four tackles for losses and three pass breakups as the Eagles won convincingly.

Dolphins fall short versus Bishop England

The Battery Creek Dolphins couldn’t pull off a win on the road in the opening round of the postseason. Bishop England held on to win 32-26 over Battery Creek in the first round of the Class 3A State Playoffs on Nov. 3. With the loss, Battery Creek concluded its season 4-6.

Bishop England improved to 8-2 and advanced to the second round of the Class 3A State Playoffs with the win.

Quarterback Leo Albano led Bishop England to the win. Albano amassed 440 yards of total offense and four touchdowns to lead the Battling Bishops to the hard-fought win in the opening round.

The productive Albano rushed for three touchdowns and threw for another TD, hooking up with Chris Dangler on a scoring toss to allow Bishop England to carry a commanding 25-0 lead into halftime.

However, Battery Creek mounted a furious comeback. The Dolphins pulled to within two touchdowns in the second half as Bishop England clung to a 32-20 lead. Battery Creek was able to tack on a touchdown on the game’s final play.

Offensively for the Dolphins in the season-ending setback, quarterback Jordan Gwyn passed for 184 yards, rushed for 84 yards and had a hand in on four touchdowns.

In other area high school football games on Nov. 3, it was Whale Branch 30, Buford 27; Beaufort Academy 43, Holly Hill 6; Myrtle Beach 46, Beaufort High 7; Dillon Christian 35, John Paul II 0; Robert E. Lee 42, Hilton Head Christian 7; Timberland 12, May River 10 and Thomas Heyward 20, Christian Academy 14 (OT).

HIGH SCHOOL VOLLEYBALL

Battery Creek’s Lampkin named to All-State Team

A local high school volleyball player has earned an All-State honor. Battery Creek standout Ta’Quasia Lampkin has been named to the Class 3A All-State Team.

Another area high school volleyball player, Megan Briody of Bluffton, also earned an All-State nod in Class 3A.

The complete Class 3A All-State Team follows.

Class 3A All-State Team: MacKenzie Hayes, Crescent; Alexis Albright, Powdersville; Lexi Irby, Chapman; Whitley Kahler, Camden; Lexie Edwards, Gilbert; Berkley Causey, Aynor; Anna Warren; Ta’Quasia Lampkin, Battery Creek; Sydney Norton, Walhalla; Ally Waters, Palmetto; Haley Beck, Woodruff; Emily Alanis, Indian Land; Rebecca Lorimer, Strom Thurmond; Savanna Morris, Waccamaw; Gwen Conway, Bishop England; Megan Briody, Bluffton; Brianna Strobert, Swansea; Catherine Hardy, Powdersville.

HIGH SCHOOL CROSS COUNTRY

Beaufort’s Belden finishes 11th in meet

Marlon Belden finished 11th individually in the Class 4A Cross Country Meet at Sandhills Research Center on Nov. 4 to lead the Beaufort High School boys’ team to a sixth-place showing.

Boys’ and girls’ team and individual results from the Class 4A Meet follow.

Class 4A Girls

Team Scores: Daniel 41; Hilton Head 57; Eastside 95; AC Flora 109; Wren 152; Dreher 193; Travelers Rest 220; North Myrtle Beach 270; Blue Ridge 271; Greer 310; Chapin Cane Bay 345; Colleton County 354; Aiken 365; St. James 430; Beaufort 447; Westwood 457; South Aiken 458; Hartsville 461; Lugoff Elgin 555.

All-State: Mari Cagle Lockhart, Daniel 18:13; Ally Wilson Daniel 18:23; Hannah Twine, AC Flora 18:30; Tori Herman, Hilton Head 18:52; Isabel Muehleman, Hilton Head 19:00 Olivia Esselman, South Aiken 19:03; Madison Ellis, Eastside; Taylor Houston, Greer 19:12; Maren Sorber, Daniel 19:13; Pippa Richter, AC Flora 19:14; Eliza Sorber Daniel 19:17; Olivia Henn, Eastside 19:27; Kathleen Allden, Dreher 19:27; Cara Bognar, Eastside 19:28; Sarah Cooke, Hilton Head 19:28.

Class 4A Boys

Team Scores: Hilton Head 61; Eastside 66; Greer 137; Blue Ridge 146; Aiken 147; Beaufort 185; Daniel 185; AC Flora 223; Chapin 243; Wren 293; Darlington 303; Dreher 329; South Aiken 349; Travelers Rest 369; North Augusta 394; Cane Bay 428; St. James 474; Hartsville 475; Westwood 483; Berkeley 496.

All-State: Sam Gilman, Hilton Head 15:36, Noah White, Eastside 15:42; Coen Roberts, Greer 15:56; Ryan Moosbrugger, Hilton Head 15:57; Joshua Williams, Hilton Head 16:12; Zakiah Bassett, South Aiken 16:13; Jaden Kingsley, Chapin 16:17; Bruce Nation, Aiken 16:27; Mismeh Balawi, Daniel 16:32; Kyle Thompson, Blue Ridge 16:34; Marlon Belden, Beaufort 16:35; Luc Sanchez, Eastside 16:39; Austin Lane, Blue Ridge 16:40; Grayson Martin, Eastside 16:42; Barrett Broome, Blue Ridge 16:45

May River runner earns spot on bowl team

May River runner Madison Lewellen has been named to the Mike Moore South Carolina Shrine Bowl Run Team.

One of the area’s top high school runners, Lewellen finished 10th in the Class 3A Cross Country Meet to pace May River in a second-place finish.

Lewellen was one of 12 high school senior runners from across the state selected for the team. The team will run on Dec. 16,  the same day as the Shrine Bowl in Spartanburg.

A breakdown of the Shrine Bowl Run Team follows.

Girls: Carter Marchbanks (Riverside); Morgan Moseley (Mann); Sarah Taylor (Byrnes); Riley Stuart (River Bluff); Melea Sangl (Hanna); Megan Winningham (Ashley Ridge); Darrian Cole (West Florence); Lanie Knight (Rock Hill); Hannah Twine (A.C. Flora); Madison Ellis (Eastside); Madison Lewellen (May River); Mary Abbott (Walhalla).

Boys: Patrick Spychalski (Wando); Wynn Johnson (Dorman); Andrew Castano (Riverside); Thomas Sutcliffe (Lexington); Marlin Young (Riverside); Steven Andreen (Spring Valley); Brandon Poston (Sumter); Noah McLain (Dorman); Amir McCall (Spring Valley); Zack Kochert (Irmo); Colby Caviness (River Bluff); Alexander Umberg (Norman); Jeff Keene (Lexington); Drew Thomas (Boiling Springs); Logan Easterlin (Dorman); Dylan Adams (Stratford); Ethan Smith (Fort Mill); Brandon Wilson (River Bluff); Parker Calvert (Stratford); Hunter Whetstone (Lexington); Kyle Thompson (Blue Ridge); Bruce Nation (Aiken); Jacob Holcombe (Walhalla); Daniel Whitten (Southside)’ Jack Moody (Waccamaw); Chandler Stanley (Pelion); Elijah Stewart (Seneca); Brett Schlesinger (Academic Magnet); Seth Corey (Greer Middle College); Adam Lester (Liberty).

Girls rule the school at Beaufort Academy

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Photo above: The BA girls volleyball team are the new state champs in the SCISA Class A division. Photos provided. 

Beaufort is home to three state champions this fall.

By Steve Lemaster

Beaufort Academy girls volleyball team and the girls tennis teams both recently captured state championships.

The volleyball team concluded its latest campaign by winning the SCISA Class A state title. Their coach, Donna Patrick, was named Region Coach of the Year. 

The Eagles beat Mead Hall 3-1 in the SCISA Class A volleyball championship match in Sumter on Oct. 23.

Patrick guided Beaufort Academy to the state championship, and Beaufort Academy turned in a dominant performance throughout the state tournament. 

The Eagles lost only one set, eventually ending the 2017 season with a 24-3 overall record. 

Beaufort Academy, however, faced tough competition throughout the postseason. 

Several players contributed for Beaufort Academy during the state title match. 

Courtney Kirberger was 19-for-19 serving, delivering three aces, four kills and 16 assists for the Eagles in the victory. 

Allison Suber posted a team-high 10 kills, two blocks and seven digs for the Beaufort Academy volleyball team. 

Alyssa Patrick paced the Eagles with with a team-high 19 digs and also contributed five kills as the Beaufort Academy squad pulled away to win and capture the title. 

Aiding the Beaufort Academy attack, Emma Hincher went 17-for-18 serving and recorded four aces and seven kills in the championship-clinching victory. 

The title is the first state championship in the history of the Beaufort Academy volleyball program, which boasts numerous talented alumni.

Beaufort Academy went on a 6-0 run in the postseason. The Eagles exited the 2017 campaign with a 24-3 overall record after facing a challenging regular-season schedule.

Beaufort Academy beat Cambridge Academy 2-0 on Oct. 20, then topped Coastal Christian 1-0.

The Eagles also knocked off defending state champion Wardlaw on Oct. 20, winning 25-19, 25-20 in a back and forth high school volleyball battle.

Beaufort Academy continued to win one day later on Oct. 21, defeating both Patrick Henry Academy and Cathedral Academy. Talented Cathedral Academy provided Beaufort Academy a tough test before the Eagles ultimately won 27-25, 25-22.

Fans turned out to support the Beaufort Academy volleyball team throughout the state event, making the trip in support of the Eagles. 

Beaufort Academy will look to defend its state championship during the 2018 season as numerous players from the 2017 title team return to the court.

The BA girls tennis team won the Class A state championship.
The BA girls tennis team won the Class A state championship.

Meanwhile, BA won the girls tennis Class A State Championship and finished the season 12-3 overall and 8-2 in region play.  

It’s the first girls tennis state championship in school history and Coach Larry Scheper’s first title on the girls side. 

Additionally, BA tennis player’s Jayda Scheper and Presley Jackson were selected to SCISA
Class AA Region IV All-Region Team. 

Holy Trinity girls tops in cross country

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The Holy Trinity’s girls and boys cross country teams took first and second place respectively at the South Carolina Independent School Association (SCISA) Single-A state championship meet held at Heathwood Hall Episcopal School.

Led by Holy Trinity cross country coaches Josiah and Hillary Tobin and Estee Hermesmann, the team’s top 14 runners competed in the school’s second high school state competition. 

In addition to the teams earning first and second place overall, Holy Trinity had five individual runners place in the top 10: Virginia Brunson (9th), Luke Greene (8th), Izzy Hipple (7th), Logan Lawson (3rd) with a 5K time of 18:20, and Mills Langehans (1st) with 20:20. 

This is the girls’ second consecutive first place win at the SCISA cross country state championship, with Mills Langehans earning first place individually for the second year in a row. 

The Battery Creek volleyball team looks to spike diabetes

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Photo above: The Battery Creek girls volleyball team is raising money for diabetes research. Photo provided.

By Justin Jarrett

The Battery Creek volleyball team is enjoying its best season in decades, and the Dolphins also are making an impact off the court.

The Dolphins recently clinched the Region 8-3A title – their first region crown since 1991 — and on the same night they held a raffle to benefit the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation.

It’s a cause that hits close to home because two team members – sophomore Amayah White and freshman Laiani McCullough – are living with Type 1 Diabetes. The notion of a fundraiser to benefit the JDRF and aid local outreach programs for families who are unable to purchase testing supplies was the team’s idea.

“Their teammates just kind of wanted to rally behind them and understand more about it,” fourth-year coach Torri McCullough said. “It was kind of a learning process. Everybody was kind of scared to ask, and the girls didn’t really want to talk about it.”

That changed during the team’s summer retreat to Parris Island. During a campfire discussion one night at the Marine Corps Recruit Depot, Torri McCullough asked his players to take turns sharing one positive thing and one negative thing that has made an impact on them. Laiani and Amayah both spoke about living with Type 1 Diabetes, which furthered the dialogue.

Now their teammates – many of whom also play on the Dolphins’ softball team with Laiani and Amayah – have a better understanding of how to recognize when their friends might need to test their glucose levels, as well as the constant challenges for diabetics. 

McCullough said both girls initially were hesitant to open up about their condition but have become more accepting of their diagnoses and hope to continue to speak more openly to students and parents and advocate for those who are unable to afford the costly supplies necessary to care for their condition.

Having the support of their teammates has helped them reach the newfound comfort level.

“The best thing for those two is that they have each other,” McCullough said. “Sometimes during the match Laiani would be testing and everyone would turn around and be looking at her and make her uncomfortable. Now she knows they just want to make sure she’s OK.”

Justin Jarrett can be reached at LowcoSports@gmail.com.

Sophomore Amayah White and freshman Laiani McCullough are living with Type 1 Diabetes. Photo provided.
Sophomore Amayah White and freshman Laiani McCullough are living with Type 1 Diabetes. Photo provided.
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