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Sports briefs for May 25th-31st

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BOYS’ HIGH SCHOOL GOLF 

Beaufort High finishes seventh in Class 4A

The Beaufort High boys’ golf team finished third in the 4A Boys’ State Golf Tournament on the Baroney Course at the Port Royal Golf Club on Hilton Head on May 16.

The Eagles turned in a 627 team score.

AC Flora captured the state title with a 592 team total.

Beaufort High finished behind AC Flora, Myrtle Beach, Wren, Hilton Head, Lancaster and Hartsville in the final team standings. 

Final team scores were as follows: AC Flora – 592; Myrtle Beach – 602; Wren – 604; Hilton Head – 611; Lancaster – 614; Hartsville – 615; Beaufort High – 627; Eastside/North Myrtle Beach – 629; South Aiken – 638; Chapin – 640;

Belton-Honea Path – 648; Saint James – 664; Blue Ridge – 671; Travelers Rest – 681; Pickens – 685.

Individual scores for the Beaufort High boys’ golf team were as follows: Matthew Campbell, 74; Tommy Holloway, 79;

Riley Kase, 81; Thomas Mull, 79; Austin Van Horn, 90.

One Beaufort High boys’ golfer earned a spot on the All-State Tournament Team. Campbell was named to the All-State Tournament Team. 

HIGH SCHOOL WRESTLING 

BCH grapplers sign with Limestone 

Battery Creek High School wrestler Cooper Kaminsky has signed with Limestone College. Photo provided.
Battery Creek High School wrestler Cooper Kaminsky has signed with Limestone College. Photo provided.
Battery Creek High School wrestler Omar Daniels has signed with Limestone College. Photo provided.
Battery Creek High School wrestler Omar Daniels has signed with Limestone College. Photo provided.

A pair of Battery Creek High School wrestlers are headed to the next level. Battery Creek’s Omar Daniels and Cooper Kaminsky signed to wrestle for Limestone College recently. 

Both Daniels and Kaminsky thrived in the Battery Creek High School wrestling program throughout their prep careers. 

Limestone College, located in Gaffney, competes in the Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC).

GOLF

Rotary golf tourney benefits Alzheimer’s

The Rotary Club of the Lowcountry will hold its 13th Annual Memory Links Golf Tournament on Saturday, June 1, at Fripp Island’s Ocean Creek Course. 

Registration and a putting contest will begin at 8 a.m. The tournament will begin at 9 a.m. The cost is $85 per person and includes entry fee, golf card, beverages, goody bad and lunch immediately following the tournament. This will be a Four Man Captains Choice event. 

Last year’s event was a huge success with over 100 golfers participating. 

All proceeds from this tournament are donated to Alzheimer’s Family Services of Greater Beaufort and The CART fund. 

Alzheimer’s is now the sixth leading cause of death in South Carolina and is the eighth leading cause of death in the United States with more than 5 million Americans living with the disease. Alzheimer’s disease is the only one of the top 10 causes of death in the U.S. without any methods for preventing, curing or slowing it down. 

Alzheimer’s Family Services of Greater Beaufort is a nonprofit organization providing education, support and respite aide to caregivers of persons with Alzheimer’s. The CART Fund provides funds for cutting-edge research to cure Alzheimer’s disease. Visit rotaryclubofthelowcountrybeaufort.org.

BOYS’ HIGH SCHOOL SOCCER

Muniz named region player of the year

Beaufort Academy boys’ soccer player Ryan Muniz has been named the region player of the year. Muniz excelled for the Beaufort Academy boys’ soccer program throughout the 2017 season.

In addition to Muniz, three other Beaufort Academy High School players captured postseason honors. David Mathai, William Tumlin and Thomas Holladay earned all-region honors. 

The Beaufort Academy boys’ soccer team captured its fourth straight SCISA Class A state championship earlier in the month, outlasting Palmetto Christian 2-1 in overtime in the 2017 title game at Porter-Gaud School in Charleston. 

The Eagles exited the 2017 season with a 13-6 record.

Palmetto Christian finished its latest campaign 11-6.

Beaufort Academy and Palmetto Christian ended regulation scoreless.

Sophomore Edward McCormick scored Beaufort Academy’s first goal with 7:30 remaining in overtime.

Holladay added another goal to push Beaufort Academy ahead 2-0 after in the extra period. 

Veteran coach Bill Dalton guided the Eagles to the state title. 

BASKETBALL

Coach misconduct target of new rules

Effective with the 2017-18 high school basketball season, play will be stopped and an official warning will be given to the head coach – and recorded in the scorebook – for misconduct by the coach or other bench personnel unless the offense is judged to be major, in which case a technical foul shall be assessed. 

This new rule was one of the five changes recommended by the National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS) Basketball Rules Committee at its April 10-12 meeting in Indianapolis. All changes were subsequently approved by the NFHS board of directors.

In addition to misconduct violations related to Rule 10-5, the head coach will be officially warned for the first violation of Rule 10-6-1 regarding the coaching box.

Rules 4-48-1 and 4-48-2 will both have a note stating that a warning is not required prior to calling a technical foul.

“Stopping play and making sure that the bench and the coach know that an official warning has been given sends a clear message to everyone in the gym and impacts the behavior of the coach, and in some cases the behavior of the opposing coach,” said Theresia Wynns, NFHS director of sports and officials and liaison to the NFHS Basketball Rules Committee. “This change in behavior creates a better atmosphere and, many times, avoids the need to administer a technical foul.”

In other changes, the rules committee approved enlarging the coaching box from 14 feet to 28 feet. The coaching box now shall be bounded by a line drawn 28 feet from the end line toward the division line. A line drawn from the sideline toward the team bench becomes the end of the coaching box toward the end line. State associations may alter the length and placement of the 28-foot coaching box.

“The committee thought the restriction of the (14-foot) coaching box limited the level of communication between the coach and players,” Wynns said. “Allowing a coach freedom to move within the new box between the 28-foot mark and the end line provides a coach more access to his or her players.”

Changes in Rules 3-4-1d and 3-4-4 regarding uniforms were approved by the committee, including restrictions on identifying names that can be placed in the allowable area of the jersey. 

Identifying names on uniforms must adhere to the following: school name, school nickname, school logo, player’s name and/or abbreviation of the official school name. The panel in the shoulder area on the back of the jersey may be used for placing an identifying name as well.

The committee also approved a change in the way officials signal a foul against a player. After verbally informing the offender, the official shall use fingers on two hands to indicate to the scorer the number of the offender and the number of free throws. 

Beaufort Academy takes state

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Photo above: Beaufort Academy’s Jaxon Sprawling, center, watches as the ball goes into the goal during the first half of the SCISA Boys Class A playoff game against Christian Academy on Wednesday afternoon at BA’s Merritt Field. The Eagles won the match 5-0. Photo by Bob Sofaly.

Beaufort Academy’s Ally Raschella, center, gets ready to pass the ball  tip field during the first half of the first round of SCISA Girls Class A playoff game at Merritt Field. Assisting Raschella at right is Mary Alden Cooper. Photo by Bob Sofaly.
Beaufort Academy’s Ally Raschella, center, gets ready to pass the ball tip field during the first half of the first round of SCISA Girls Class A playoff game at Merritt Field. Assisting Raschella at right is Mary Alden Cooper. Photo by Bob Sofaly.

By Steve LeMaster

Beaufort Academy is home to two more state championship teams. 

The Beaufort Academy girls’ soccer team defeated familiar foe John Paul II 3-1 in the SCISA Class A girls’ soccer state championship game at Porter-Gaud School in Charleston on May 12. 

The Beaufort Academy boys’ soccer team captured its fourth straight SCISA Class A state championship on May 12, outlasting Palmetto Christian 2-1 in overtime in the 2017 title game at Porter-Gaud School in Charleston. 

The Eagles exited the 2017 season with a 13-6 record.

Palmetto Christian finished its latest campaign 11-6.

Beaufort Academy and Palmetto Christian ended regulation scoreless.

Sophomore Edward McCormick scored Beaufort Academy’s first goal with 7:30 remaining in overtime.

Freshman Thomas Holladay added another goal to push Beaufort Academy ahead 2-0 after in the extra period. 

Veteran coach Bill Dalton guided the Eagles to the state title. 

Beaufort Academy shut out Christian Academy of Myrtle Beach 5-0 in the semifinals of the state tournament.

To get to the finals, Beaufort Academy beat Christian Academy (Myrtle Beach) 5-0 in the SCISA Class A Boys’ Soccer State Semifinals on May 10.

The Eagles used a balanced offensive attack to shut out Christian Academy (Myrtle Beach). Ryan Muniz, Jaxon Spratling, Thomas Holladay, Dawson Coleman and Will Warren scored one goal apiece for the Beaufort Academy boys’ soccer team in the victory. 

Defensively for Beaufort Academy, goalkeeper John Dastous recorded a shutout. The Beaufort Academy goalkeeper registered one save. 

With the win, Beaufort Academy advanced to meet Palmetto Christian of Mt. Pleasant in the state championship game.

Additionally, Beaufort Academy’s Ryan Muniz was selected Region Player of the Year.  The following BA soccer player’s were selected to the All-Region Team: David Mathai (sophomore), William Tumlin (freshman), Thomas Holladay (freshman).

Girls soccer

In the girls championship game, two players accounted for the Lady Eagles’ three goals. Senior Amanda Kahn netted two of Beaufort Academy’s three goals in the state championship-clinching victory. 

Mary Keane scored Beaufort Academy’s other goal. Keane netted her goal prior to leaving the game with an injury.

John Paul II, a longtime rival for the Eagles, battled Beaufort Academy throughout the girls’ high school soccer match.   

Veteran head coach Dave Byrne guided the Eagles to the 2017 state girls’ soccer championship. The Beaufort Academy girls’ soccer team claimed its first state title since 2013. In 17 seasons, Byrne has guided the Eagles to three state championships. 

To make it to the championship game, Beaufort Academy blanked Conway Christian 7-0 in the semifinals of the SCISA Class A Girls’ Soccer Soccer Tournament on May 9. 

Several Beaufort Academy players provided a lift on the offensive end as the Eagles prevailed. 

The Eagles moved ahead early and never faltered. Beaufort Academy owned a comfortable 6-0 lead at halftime. 

Beaufort Academy then advanced to meet John Paul II in the title game at Porter-Gaud School in Charleston.

The Beaufort Academy girls' soccer team defeated familiar foe John Paul II 3-1 in the SCISA Class A girls' soccer state championship game at Porter-Gaud School in Charleston on May 12. Photo courtesy of Beaufort Academy.
The Beaufort Academy girls’ soccer team defeated familiar foe John Paul II 3-1 in the SCISA Class A girls’ soccer state championship game at Porter-Gaud School in Charleston on May 12. Photo courtesy of Beaufort Academy.
The Beaufort Academy boys' soccer team captured its fourth straight SCISA Class A state championship on May 12. Photo courtesy of Beaufort Academy.
The Beaufort Academy boys’ soccer team captured its fourth straight SCISA Class A state championship on May 12. Photo courtesy of Beaufort Academy.

Big splash for BYAC Tiger Sharks at season opener

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Photo above: The BYAC Tiger Sharks Swim Team won its opening meet of the season. Photo provided.

The YMCA of Beaufort County BYAC Tiger Sharks Swim Team hosted its first meet for the summer swimming season on May 13 at the Wardle Family YMCA in Port Royal. 

Attending the meet were Carolina YMCA swim league teams from Sumter, Georgetown and Myrtle Beach. 

The Tiger Sharks made a huge splash, winning the meet with 1,173 team points. Sumter Swordfish took second with 231 points, Georgetown Wahoos placed third with 180 points and Myrtle Beach Sailfish finished fourth with 51 points.

Tiger Sharks individual high point age group winners are:

6 & U Boys Sovann Shook: 36 points 

7-8 Girls Anson Daniel: 34 points

7-8 Boys Sean Lyons: 23 points

9-10 Girls Eli Summa: 32 points

11-12 Girls Lily Bostwick: 36 points

11-12 Boys Antonio Day: 34 points

13-14 Girls Alexia Goucher: 36 points

13-14 Boys Spencer Shivers: 36 points

15-18 Girls Brooke Cushman 36 points

BYAC swims their next CYSL meet at 8:45 a.m. Saturday, June 24 at the Wardle Family YMCA. 

The BYAC Tiger Sharks swim year round. Interested swimmers should contact the YMCA of Beaufort County located at 1801 Richmond Ave., Port Royal, or call 843-522-9622. 

Scholarship assistance is available for qualified applicants.

Visit ymcabeaufortcounty.com.

Sports briefs for May 18th-24th

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GOLF

Sheriff’s office to hold golf tourney

The Beaufort County Sheriff’s Office is holding its 2017 Spring Golf Tournament on Friday, June 2, at The Legends at Parris Island Golf Club to raise money for our Annual Appreciation Dinner. 

This event is held each year to thank the deputies, administrative staff and volunteers for their service throughout the year.

For those interested in sponsorship opportunities or playing in the tournament, contact Lt. Brian Barid at 843-255-3405 or by email at brianb@bcgov.net.

BOYS’ HIGH SCHOOL TRACK AND FIELD 

Area athletes among state champions

Local student-athletes were among the champions in the SCHSL State Track Meet on May 13 in Columbia. 

The Hilton Head Island boys’ and girls’ squads captured team titles. Numerous athletes from local high schools fared well in state track competitions over the weekend. 

The Hilton Head boys’ team amassed 72 points to finish out in front of Westwood (55), Lower Richland (52), Eastside (48), Beaufort (40), North Augusta (36), Dreher (34), A.C. Flora (30), South Pointe (28) and Ridgeview (26).

Hilton Head Island ended the girls’ competition with 51 points, placing ahead of Daniel (50), South Pointe (49.5), Westwood (43), Ridge View (42), Aiken (41), Beaufort (39), Travellers Rest (38), Berkeley (38) and Darlington (37).

Beaufort Girls – Savonnia Glover: first, triple jump; fourth, 100-meter dash; sixth, long jump; 400-meter relay team: second; Tatyanna Fripp: third, shot put; Keyasha Brown: fifth, 100-meter hurdles; 1600-meter relay team: sixth.

Beaufort Boys – Reggie Jones Jr.: second, 400-meter hurdles; third, pole vault; 1600-meter relay team: third; Isiah Parker: third, shot put; Desmond Gaillard: fourth, triple jump; fifth, high jump; Kagel Coke: fifth, pole vault; Kyliek Middleton: eighth, 400-meter dash.

Battery Creek Girls – Kyanna Milliedge: second, long jump; third, triple jumo; Gi Gi Forehand: fourth, discus; 1600-meter relay team: seventh.

Battery Creek Boys – Tyrone Washington: first, 400-meter hurdles; 400-meter relay team: fourth; Jordan Smalls-Wilson: seventh, high jump.

Whale Branch Girls – 400-meter relay team: second; 1600-meter relay team: third; Taqiyya Smalls: fourth, 3200 meters; Adaiya Byas: sixth, pole vault; Theresa Anderson: seventh, long jump; Da’jahnae Jenkins: eighth, 100-meter hurdles.

Whale Branch Boys – Cameron Wilson: first, shot put; 1600-meter relay team: second; Wesley Murphy: fifth, 3200 meters; sixth, 1600 meters; Richard Campbell: sixth, 800 meters.

FISHING

Fripp Island Marina to host fishing tourney

Fripp Island Marina’s 2017 Fishing Tournament will take place from Thursday, May 25, to Saturday, May 27. 

Fishermen are invited to compete for a $5,000 payout in the traditional Memorial Day event. 

Prizes will include largest in the king mackerel, Spanish mackerel, dolphin and wahoo categories. Second prizes will also be awarded in the dolphin and wahoo categories. 

For more information, call 843-838-1517, register at www.frippislandresort.com or contact kingfishtournament@gmail.com. 

Proceeds for the event go to benefit the Keyserling Cancer Center in Beaufort.

DRAGONBOAT RACING

DragonBoat Beaufort wins medals in Charleston

DragonBoat Beaufort, the local cancer survivor/supporter racing team, competed in the 10th annual Charleston Dragonboat Festival on May 6 and won a gold medal for the Cancer Survivor Division and a silver medal for Division C.

DragonBoat Beaufort will host the 5th annual Dragonboat Race Day on Saturday, June 24, at Henry C. Chambers Waterfront Park. 

Anyone can form a team: businesses, community organizations, civic clubs, churches, schools. Twenty to twenty-five paddlers and a drummer are needed to form a team.

Sports briefs for April 27th-May 3rd

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BOYS’ HIGH SCHOOL TENNIS

BA defeats Charleston Collegiate, 6-1

Beaufort Academy dominated familiar rival Charleston Collegiate in a boys’ high school tennis match on April 20. 

The experienced Eagles pulled away to win 6-1 in the boys’ high school tennis match. 

James Carden and Lawrence Lindsay led the Beaufort Academy boys’ tennis team to the win. Both Carden and Lawrence won in dominant fashion, recording 6-0, 6-0 wins in singles matches. 

The only loss for Beaufort Academy was in a No. 5 singles match. 

Daniel Richards won at No. 3 singles for the Eagles, prevailing 6-0, 6-1. 

William Lindsay and Preston Aivaz were additional singles winners for Beaufort Academy in the match versus Charleston Collegiate. 

Beaufort Academy excelled in both singles and doubles matches.

The duo of Carden/Richards won in a doubles match for Beaufort Academy boys’ tennis program. 

GIRLS’ HIGH SCHOOL SOCCER

BA shuts out First Baptist, 9-0

The Beaufort Academy Eagles were back in the win column following a triumph in a girls’ high school soccer regular season match last week. Beaufort Academy blanked First Baptist 9-0 in a girls’ high school soccer game on April 20. 

The Eagles set the tone early. Beaufort Academy moved ahead with little time gone off the clock and never faltered as it pulled away to win easily.

Numerous Beaufort Academy players contributed both offensively and defensively.

A pair of Beaufort Academy players registered hat tricks. Abby Dalton and Mary Keane netted three goals apiece for the Eagles in the victory. 

Amelia Huebel paced Beaufort Academy defensively, excelling from her goalkeeper position.

The Eagles returned to the field following a two-week layoff. 

HIGH SCHOOL SOFTBALL

Eagles edge Thomas Heyward

Beaufort High used a strong pitching performance from Mary Claire Sumner to edge Thomas Heyward 3-2 in a high school softball game on  April 19.

Sumner threw a five-hitter as Beaufort High outlasted Thomas Heyward. 

The Eagles plated three runs on seven hits. 

Beaufort High turned in a solid all-around effort against longtime rival Thomas Heyward. 

In addition to her pitching, Sumner provided two hits for the Eagles in the thrilling victory. 

Along with Sumner, Savannah Mullen added two hits for Beaufort High. 

The Eagles plated all of their runs in the third inning. Beaufort High proved to be productive during its third plate appearance, making the most of some offensive opportunities. 

Ivy Bryan belted a home run for Thomas Heyward in the setback.

Battery Creek blanks Bluffton, 10-0

Battery Creek pitcher Alexis Ortiz tossed her second no-hitter in less than one week as Bluffton blanked Battery Creek 10-0 in a high school softball game on April 21. 

In a dominant performance, Battery Creek posted its ninth straight win. 

Ortiz was strong from start to finish, registering 12 strikeouts against the Bluffton softball squad. The Battery Creek pitcher retired the final 10 batters she faced. Ortiz walked one Bluffton batter and another opposing player reached base on an error. 

The Battery Creek pitcher worked five strong innings to earn the win. 

Offensively, several players delivered for Battery Creek in the victory. 

Leading Battery Creek at the plate, Journeigh Doray provided three hits and three runs. 

Aiding the Battery Creek offensive attack, Michaux Gee added two hits and Julianna Greer connected for two RBIs in the Dolphins’ winning effort. 

Battery Creek has been one of the area’s top high school softball teams over the past month. 

Whale Branch falls to Woodland

Whale Branch allowed its opponent to plate seven runs in the fifth inning as Woodland pulled away to win 15-5 in a high school softball game on April 20. 

Thriving throughout the contest, offensive-heavy Woodland plated 15 runs via 16 hits. 

Alicia Davis and Rikia Singleton led Whale Branch with two hits apiece. The productive Davis drilled a double and legged out a triple for the Warriors in the setback. 

BOYS’ HIGH SCHOOL GOLF

Beaufort High finishes third in county match 

Beaufort High finished third in a four-team county boys’ high school golf match at Oyster Reef on April 20. Hilton Head Prep won the four-team boys’ high school golf match. 

Hilton Head Island finished second and had a winning streak snapped. 

Hilton Head Prep won the match with a team score of 156. The Dolphins finished five shots ahead of Hilton Head Island. 

Jonathan Griz led Hilton Head Prep with a 1-under par 35. Directly behind his teammate, Aidan McCloskey turned in a 36 for the Dolphins.

Chris Lifvergren paced Hilton Head Island with a 39. Ending the event one shot behind his teammate, Charlie Farrell turned in a 40.

Matthew Campbell led Beaufort High with a 39. 

May River finished fourth in the final team standings but featured two golfers with scores under 38. Drew Weary led May River with a 36 and Brandon McBride added a 37 for the Sharks.  

Area high school golf teams are headed into the postseason. 

HIGH SCHOOL BASEBALL

Eagles edge Hilton Head Island

The Beaufort High baseball team halted a six-game losing skid early last week, outlasting Hilton Head Island 8-6 on April 18. 

Connor Clancy led a six-run Beaufort High fifth inning, delivering a bases-loaded triple. 

Rome Wallace and Jeffrey Smith helped to pace Beaufort High with two-out singles in the fifth frame. 

Hilton Head Island missed offensive opportunities in more than one inning. 

Wallace and Smith led the Beaufort High offensive attack, supplying two hits apiece for the Eagles in the winning effort. 

Koty Brigham led Hilton Head Island with three hits. Another Seahawk, Shane Clark, collected two RBIs in Beaufort High’s hard-fought victory. 

Bluffton shuts out Battery Creek, 14-0

Behind a strong pitching duo, Bluffton beat familiar rival Battery Creek 14-0 in a high school baseball game on April 21. 

Bluffton notched its second shutout win over Battery Creek in three days. 

The Bluffton pitching duo of Cody Eldridge and Sean Sutay combined to pitch a five-hitter for the Bobcats. 

Trenton Dailey provided the biggest lift at the plate for Bluffton, driving home four runs on a single and a fielder’s choice grounder. 

Hartley Smith provided two RBIs and scored three runs for the Bobcats in the win.

Also contributing offensively, Hunter Eldridge and Jimmy Nowakowski banged out two hits apiece for the Bobcats. 

Bluffton carried a 4-0 lead out of the fifth inning. Excelling late, Bluffton erupted for four runs in the sixth inning.

Excelling during its final plate appearance, Bluffton finished even stronger, scoring six more runs in the seventh frame. 

Sports briefs for April 13th-19th

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WEST PALM BEACH, FLORIDA - FEB:  during a shoot for The First Tee Success Stories with Sergio Garcia at The First Tee of the Palm Beaches held on February 23, 2015 in West Palm Beach, Florida. (Photo by Robert Duyos/US PGA TOUR)
First Tee of the Lowcountry has plans to expand into Beaufort and on Parris Island.

First Tee of Lowcountry to hold grand opening

Avid golfers will tell you, there’s no finer place than a golf course for kids to gain life skills and the leadership abilities they’ll need to make their mark on the world.

Knowing this, and knowing the challenges involved with creating affordable community-based junior golf programs, The PGA Tour of America helped created The First Tee in 1997. 

Blending instruction on the game’s fundamentals with an eye on showing young players who those fundamentals apply to their lives, The First Tee spread quickly.

At last, this invaluable program which has touched so many young lives, has reached the Lowcountry. Operating out of the Joseph B. Fraser Golf Learning Center at 151 Gumtree Road next to the Boys & Girls Club, The First Tee of The Lowcountry is taking the successful blueprint of The First Tee and applying it on Hilton Head Island and beyond, with classes in Bluffton, Ridgeland and Parris Island.

On area golf courses, local youth will learn how the skills learned on the course apply to their everyday lives through nine core values: honesty, integrity, sportsmanship, respect, confidence, responsibility, perseverance, courtesy, and judgment. Instruction goes beyond 18 holes, with the program keeping one eye on the greens and one eye on the student’s future.

“It’s really about giving these kids the tools they need to develop their own leadership skills,” said The First Tee of The Lowcountry Executive Director Brady Boyd. “We’ve seen what tremendous value this program brings to other areas, and we’re very excited to replicate this model here.

The First Tee of the Lowcountry will host a Community Grand Opening from 2-5 p.m. Sunday, April 23, at its new facility. 

The entire Lowcountry is invited to enjoy the facility built by the community, for the community, with disc golf demos, fishing, golf demos and music by Cranford Hollow. Food and beverage will be available for purchase from Local Pie.

Visit www.thefirstteelowcountry.org.

Bill Verity tourney to be held May 8

The 9th annual Bill Verity Cup, a charity golf tournament to be contested on Monday, May 8, will be held at the Sanctuary Golf Club on Cat Island. All proceeds will benefit Boys & Girls Club programs in the Beaufort area. 

Supporters and golfers are invited to participate in this year’s competition. The charity tournament begins at 11:30 a.m. with registration, practice and lunch followed by a shot gun start at 1 p.m.

An awards reception will be held at 5 p.m.

Participant donations are $150 per golfer or $600 per team of four. Participant donations include access to the practice range, lunch  provided by Boys & Girls Club sponsor Chick-fil-A, complimentary beverages, greens fee, golf cart, gifts, reception and awards. 

For more information or to register, contact Anne Littlejohn 843-379-5430 or Alittlejohn@bgclowcountry.org.

Hilton Head tops Beaufort High, Elbert County

Two in-state boys’ high school golf teams and a squad from neighboring Georgia met for a three-team match at an area course last week. Hilton Head Island beat Beaufort High and Elbert County (Ga.) in a boys’ high school golf match at Dataw Island on April 4. 

The Seahawks turned in a 150 to win the three-time match. Finishing second behind Hilton Head Island, the Eagles turned in a 154. 

Beaufort High standout Matthew Campbell emerged as the medalist, turning in a 1-under 35 to win the event. 

John DiGenova led Hilton Head Island to the victory. DiGenova shot an even-par 36 to lead the way for the Seahawks. 

In addition to DiGenova, Brooks Dyess, Travis Mitchell and Charlie Farrell delivered 38s for the Hilton Head Island boys’ golf team in the winning effort. 

Tommy Holloway ranked as Beaufort High’s second-leading golfer, finishing with a 38. The Eagles’ other golfers finished over 40 for the three-team event.  

FISHING

Fishing club to meet on April 13

The Beaufort Sportfishing and Diving Club’s April meeting will be held Thursday, April 13, at the Beaufort Yacht and Sailing Club located on Lady’s Island off of Meridian Road. The social begins at 6:30 p.m. and the meeting will begin at 7 p.m.

Capt. Chip Michalove from Outcast Sport Fishing, will be the presenter. His successes have been published in several local papers. He will discuss catching and tagging small and large sharks in the coastal area and what has been discovered through tagging and science. 

This will include the various species of sharks he encounters on a daily basis from the dangerous tiger shark to the mysterious and legendary great white. 

Guests are welcomed and you do not need a reservation. For additional information, contact Capt. Frank Gibson at 843-522-2122 or email fgibson@islc.net.

Fly fishers to meet on May 10

The Sea Island Fly Fishers meeting speaker on Wednesday, May 10, will be Michigan guide Kevin Morlock. 

Morlock guides for steelhead, carp and smallmouth. He will be speaking on the world famous carp fishing on the fly on Beaver Island, Mich. He says “carp on the fly has quickly become popular worldwide and Lake Michigan’s crystal clear flats around Beaver Island are especially good. Many have judged them the best in the world.” 

The club meets at 825 Bay St. inf Beaufort. There will be a social hour at 6 p.m. and the program will be at 7 p.m. The event is free to the public and refreshments are available.  

Visit seaislandflyfishers.com.

RUNNING

Holy Trinity athletes set three school records 

Holy Trinity Classical Christian School athletes set three new school track records recently when the school conducted its 5th Annual Fun Run at the Beaufort Middle School.  

More than 150 Holy Trinity students registered to participate in this annual event.

Parker Smith, a ninth grader, set a new school record by completing a mile in 5 minutes and 42 seconds. Fourth-grader Carson Hurst set a new record for the half-mile, clocking 3 minutes and 7 seconds, and first-grader Leah Ashmore set a new record for completing a quarter-mile in 1 minute and 39 seconds. 

“The Holy Trinity Classical Christian School Annual Fun Run commenced the first year the school opened to encourage students to compete for the mile run as part of the Presidential Physical Fitness Test, and it has been a tradition ever since,” says Amy Patrick, the school’s athletic director. “I love watching families experience joy in the fact that their children are actually delighting in running the mile!”

HIGH SCHOOL SOFTBALL 

Eagles suffer 10-run loss to Cane Bay

Beaufort High plated three runs in the first inning in a mid-season high school softball game on April 7 but couldn’t maintain a lead over Cane Bay. Productive Cane Bay plated nine runs over the next three innings to defeat the Eagles 13-3.

Emily Cook drove in two of the Beaufort High softball team’s three runs in the 10-run loss. 

Mary Claire Sumner delivered three hits for the Eagles in the setback. Sumner is one of the area’s most experienced high school softball players. 

Savannah Mullen, Bricen Riley and Lillian Sumner added one hit apiece for Beaufort High in the setback

Sumner suffered the loss. The Beaufort High pitcher recorded two strikeouts for the Eagles in the losing effort. 

HIGH SCHOOL BASEBALL

Whale Branch comes up short

Whale Branch fell behind early and couldn’t recover in a high school baseball game versus Academic Magnet last week. Academic Magnet held off a late rally to defeat the Warriors 8-6 in a high school baseball game on April 4.

Whale Branch had a rally fall short in the seventh inning. The Warriors weren’t without their share of highlights in the prep softball matchup.  

Jaren Cantorn provided three hits and scored two runs for Whale Branch in the setback. 

Academic Magnet led 8-2 before Whale Branch battled back.  

The Warriors plated four runs in the seventh inning. Cantorn (RBI single) and Marquell Moultrie were both pivotal for Whale Branch in the late rally. 

BOYS’ HIGH SCHOOL TENNIS

Beaufort High blanks Berkeley, 6-0

Beaufort High blanked longtime rival Berkeley 6-0 in a boys’ high school tennis match on April 6. 

Merritt Patterson and Chris Hoogenboom turned in dominating performances in singles matches, winning 6-0, 6-0. 

The Beaufort High doubles team of Ben Straut and Brian Rhatigan also won 6-0, 6-0.

In other singles matches for Beaufort High, Mitchell Russel won 6-2, 6-3; Griffin Stone prevailed 6-1, 6-0 and Jaco Neimond finished out in front 7-5, 6-2. 

The Beaufort High boys’ tennis team has excelled throughout the 2017 season. The Eagles will compete in the postseason later this spring.

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The annual Beaufort Track Classic was held at Beaufort Stadium on April 1. Here, Hilton Head High School’s Isabel Meulmani held the lead during most of the girls 1600-meter run ahead of team mate Tori Herman, seen just behind Meulmani. With only 50 meters left in the race, Herman overtook Meulmani to win the event with a time of 5 minutes 20 seconds. Photo by Bob Sofaly.
The annual Beaufort Track Classic was held at Beaufort Stadium on April 1. Here, Hilton Head High School’s Isabel Meulmani held the lead during most of the girls 1600-meter run ahead of team mate Tori Herman, seen just behind Meulmani. With only 50 meters left in the race, Herman overtook Meulmani to win the event with a time of 5 minutes 20 seconds. Photo by Bob Sofaly.

BOYS’ HIGH SCHOOL TENNIS

Beaufort Academy shuts out May River 

Beaufort Academy blanked May River 6-0 in a boys’ high school tennis match on March 29.

William Lindsay, James Carden, Daniel Richards, Lawrence Lindsay and Jeffrey Hiestand claimed singles wins for the Beaufort Academy boys’ tennis team. 

The duo of Kevin Williams and Chris Boggs notched a doubles for for the Eagles. 

Complete results from the Beaufort Academy-May River boys’ tennis match follow. 

Beaufort Academy 6, May River 0 

Singles

1.  William Lindsay defeated Caldwell Tarleton 6-0, 6-0

2. James Carden defeated Liam Beckler 7-5, 6-0

3. Daniel Richards defeated Dom Rodriguez 7-5, 6-3

4. Lawrence Lindsay defeated Kyle Polites 2-6, 6-0, 10-7

5. Jeffrey Hiestand defeated Eden Mastermiliu 6-2, 6-1

Doubles

Kevin Williams/Chris Boggs defeated Will Shropshire/Charlie Griswold  6-1, 6-1 

BOYS’ HIGH SCHOOL GOLF

Beaufort Academy places third in match

The Beaufort Academy boys’ golf team placed third among five teams in a match at Belfair on March 30.

Hilton Head Prep turned in a 147 to win the five-team match, placing in front of Hilton Head Christian (152) and Beaufort Academy (175) as well as two other opponents. 

John Paul II (181) and Thomas Heyward (228) placed fourth and fifth, respectively. 

A pair of St. Andrews golfers also participated as individuals in the match. 

Results for the Beaufort Academy boys’ golf team follow.

At Belfair – Beaufort Academy (175): Joe Stone, 39; Cal Harvey, 42; Jaxon Spratling 50; Jack Worrell, 53; Trey Dean, 44. 

HIGH SCHOOL SOFTBALL

Beaufort High outlasts Colleton County, 11-10

With Savannah Mullen delivering one big swing of her bat, Beaufort High outlasted Colleton County 11-10 in a high school softball game on March 31. 

Beaufort High and Colleton County hooked up in one of the area’s highest scoring high school softball games late last week.

Mullen, who drilled a two-run homer, smacked a walkoff double in the seventh inning to lift the Eagles to the high school softball win.

Essence Champion scored the game-winning run for the Beaufort High softball team. 

The Eagles battled back to win after facing a four-run deficit early. 

Beaufort High pitcher Mary Claire Sumner tossed a complete game and earned the win. Finishing strong, Sumner held Colleton County scoreless over the game’s final two innings. 

Beaufort High plated two runs in the bottom half of the seventh inning to move to within one run of the Colleton County softball squad. 

Numerous Beaufort High players contributed at the plate. Mullen, Powell and Bricen Riley delivered three hits apiece for the Eagles in the victory. 

Caroline O’Hara added a home run of her own as Beaufort High prevailed. 

Whale Branch beats Burke, 21-10

Whale Branch pulled away to beat longtime counterpart Burke 21-10 in five innings in a high school softball game on March 30,

Both Chyla Simmons and Tanasia Campbell homered and collected four RBI for the productive Warriors in the dominant performance. 

Whale Branch moved ahead early and never faltered. The Warriors took a 3-0 lead on a two-run homer by Campbell in the first frame. 

Following the early outburst, Whale Branch erupted for six runs in the second inning.

The Warriors enjoyed another six-run inning during their third plate appearance behind a three-run homer from Simmons. 

Contributing at the plate for Whale Branch, Melodi Bardo and Cristen Chassereau drove in three runs apiece.

Whale Branch forced Burke to play from behind during multiple innings. 

The Warriors excelled both offensively and defensively. Veteran pitcher Jenna Shipley recorded six strikeouts to help the Whale Branch win. 

Battery Creek cruises past Beaufort High

Emily Crosby smacked a grand slam and provided six RBI to lead Battery Creek past Beaufort High 15-4 in a high school softball game on  March 28.

Journeigh Doray was also active at the plate, homering and drive in five runs for the Dolphins in the win.

Beaufort High took a 4-2 lead but couldn’t remain out in front. 

Battery Creek shook off a slow start and eventually plated 15 runs on as many hits. 

Bella Greer added two hits for Battery Creek in the victory. 

Along with Doray, Michaux Gee and Kyleigh Peeples chipped in two hits apiece for the Dolphins. 

Beaufort High plated all of its runs in the second inning.

Essence Champion paced Beaufort High offensively, accounting for two of the Eagles’ four hits in the lopsided loss. 

HIGH SCHOOL BASEBALL

Higuet leads Creek over Ridgeland-Hardeeville

Dallas Higuet drove in three runs on two doubles to lead Battery Creek past rival Ridgeland-Hardeeville 13-3 in a high school baseball game on March 31. 

Battery Creek forced Ridgeland-Hardeeville to play from behind throughout the contest. 

With the win, Battery Creek swept its latest three-game series with familiar foe Ridgeland-Hardeeville. 

Higuet delivered at the plate for Battery Creek throughout the high school baseball matchup. He provided a two-run double to cap a five-run second inning for the Dolphins. Higuet had an RBI double for the Battery Creek baseball team during a four-run third inning.

Contributing on the mound, Higuet pitched two innings for the Dolphins. He allowed only two hits and recorded five strikeouts in his team’s convincing victory.

Ridgeland-Hardeeville wasn’t without some highlights in the 10-run setback. 

Derald Nelson led the Jaguars offensively. Nelson scored twice and legged out an RBI triple, which allowed Karim Waddy to cross home plate during the third inning. 

Beaufort High doubles up May River, 6-3

Beaufort High doubled up newfound rival May River 6-3 in a high school baseball game on March 30. 

With the win, Beaufort High moved to 10-0. 

Kyle Stavac and Paul Winland combined to throw a three-hitter for the Beaufort High baseball team. 

Offensively, Jeffrey Smyth led the Eagles with three hits. 

On the mound, Stavac pitched the first four innings. May River managed to push across three runs versus the Beaufort High starting pitcher in the fourth inning.

Then Winland took over. 

Finishing strong, Winland worked the last three innings for the Eagles, registering four strikeouts.

Michael Smyth added two hits, including an RBI double. 

Excelling at the plate for May River, Jack Hegan provided a two-run single in the fourth frame. 

Wallace hits grand slam in Beaufort High’s 13-2 win against R.B. Stall: Rome Wallace launched a grand slam and drove in six runs to lead Beaufort High past R.B. Stall 13-2 in a high school baseball game on March 28.

The victory allowed Beaufort High to move to 9-0.

Wallace accounted for three extra-base hits in Beaufort High’s victory. He finished a single short of hitting for the cycle in Beaufort High’s win. 

Wallace’s grand slam was a part of a six-run third inning for the Eagles. He had an RBI triple in the first inning and an RBI single in the second frame. 

Clayton Ruff drove in three runs for the Eagles. Ruff delivered a two-run single in the third inning. 

On the mound, Ruff combined with Drew Luckey to hold R.B. Stall to just one hit over five innings.

Whale Branch levels Burke, 23-1 in 4 innings

Whale Branch leveled foe Burke 23-1 in four innings in a high school baseball game between two familiar rivals on March 30. 

Irvin Mulligan led the way for the Warriors in the convincing victory. Mulligan delivered a triple, a double and drove in five runs as Whale Branch won easily. 

Dominant Whale Branch scored multiple runs in all four innings of the regular-season matchup. 

Milligan drilled an RBI double in Whale Branch’s five-run first inning. He had a sacrifice fly in the second inning and legged out a bases-loaded triple in a nine-run fourth frame. 

But Mulligan wasn’t the only Warrior to thrive offensively. 

Ryan Murray-Green drove in three runs and scored four runs as he banged out three hits for the hard-hitting Whale Branch baseball club.

Mulligan also dominated on the mound, allowing only two hits over the game’s first three innings. 

Tyler Smith pitched the final frame for the Warriors.

GIRLS’ HIGH SCHOOL LACROSSE

Beaufort High defeats May River, 10-6

Three players scored two goals apiece to lead Beaufort High past May River 10-6 in a girls’ high school lacrosse game on March 30.

Alyssa Martinez, Taylor Savage and Anna Grace Walters scored two goals apiece to lead Beaufort High to the victory. 

Seven different Beaufort High players scored at least one goal in the winning effort. Aiding the Eagles’ attack, Ellie Stone, Symphany Sampson, Sara Glancy and Sarah McMullen netted one goal apiece for the Eagles. 

Defensively for Beaufort High, Nicole March made six saves and Anne McKenzie contributed six saves in the triumph.

Boys’ High School Lacrosse – May River 12, Beaufort High 3: Beaufort High dropped a boys’ high school lacrosse game as May River pulled away to win 12-3 on Wednesday.

C.J. Wajszczuk led May River with a game-high four goals. Following Wajszczuk in the May River scoring column, Clayton Boyles netted three goals for the Sharks in the win.

Helping to lead May River to the victory, Joan Boan scored two goals and distributed four assists. 

Seth Eaton, Luke Boan and Trey Iacovelli supplied May River with one goal apiece in the winning effort. 

Defensively for the May River boys’ soccer team, goalkeeper Sean Morris posted
26 saves. 

FISHING

April club meeting features Capt. Michalove

The Beaufort Sportfishing and Diving Club’s April meeting will be held on Thursday, April 13, at the Beaufort Yacht and Sailing Club on Lady’s Island off of Meridian Road. 

The social begins at 6:30 p.m. and the meeting will begin at 7 p.m.

Capt. Chip Michalove, of Outcast Sport Fishing, will be the presenter. He will discuss catching and tagging small and large sharks in the coastal area and what has been discovered through tagging and science. 

In other club news, Lucienme Bigbee won the monthly $50 weigh-in drawing sponsored by Chris Butler at Butler Marine.

Guests are welcome at club meetings; reservations are not necessary.

For additional information, contact Capt. Frank Gibson at 843-522-2122 or email fgibson@islc.net.

SPECIAL OLYMPICS

Special Olympics regional comes to May River High

The Special Olympics South Carolina Area 8 Regional Spring Games will be held at May River High School in Bluffton on Friday, April 21.

The event will kick off with a brief Opening Ceremony at 10 a.m. at the high school track. 

Over 350 Special Olympics athletes of all ages from Bluffton, Hilton Head and Beaufort will compete in track and field events.

Special Olympics sports offer many levels of competition for athletes with different abilities, allowing athletes to improve skills and gain experience.  

To register to be a volunteer at the event, visit bit.ly/2nMJqHR.

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Photo above: Robert Basha, center, hauls out his kayak while his wife Eyren carries his paddle at the 2017 SIRC race. Photo by Bob Sofaly.

Hurricane Matthew couldn’t hold the Sea Island Rotary Club down from bringing runners and paddlers a spectacular event at a different, but great, new location. The 2017 SIRC race location was held March 11 in and around Port Royal. It is usually held on Hunting Island, but was moved due to damages from the hurricane. In the photo above: Jack Cunningham, left, and Melissa Burch run along the boar walk during the second leg of the Adventure Biathlon. Photo by Bob Sofaly.
Hurricane Matthew couldn’t hold the Sea Island Rotary Club down from bringing runners and paddlers a spectacular event at a different, but great, new location. The 2017 SIRC race location was held March 11 in and around Port Royal. It is usually held on Hunting Island, but was moved due to damages from the hurricane. In the photo above: Jack Cunningham, left, and Melissa Burch run along the boar walk during the second leg of the Adventure Biathlon. Photo by Bob Sofaly.

BOYS’ HIGH SCHOOL TENNIS 

BHS shuts out May River, 6-0

Beaufort High shut out May River 6-0 in a boys’ high school tennis match on March 20. 

Mitchell Russell rebounded from a first-set loss to win in the No. 1 singles match for the Eagles. 

Russell won 4-6, 6-4, 10-4 over May River’s Caldwell Tarleton. 

Beaufort High controlled the entire contest. Adding singles wins for Beaufort High were Griffin Stone, Jaco Neimond, Merritt Patterson and Chris Hoogenboom.

Beaufort High’s doubles team of Paul Winland and Ben Straut also won its match. 

In other news, Beaufort High 5, Berkeley 1: Chris Hoogenboom turned in a dominant performance to lead Beaufort High past Berkeley 5-1 in a a boys’ high school tennis match on March 21.

The Beaufort High doubles team of Paul Winland and Ben Straut also won convincingly. 

No. 1 singles player Mitchell Russell also won for the Eagles. 

Rounding out the Beaufort High attack, Griffin Stone and Merritt Patterson posted wins of their own. 

HIGH SCHOOL SOFTBALL 

Beaufort High blanks Hilton Head Island

The Beaufort High softball team won easily over a familiar opponent late last week. Beaufort High blanked Hilton Head Island 17-0 in four innings in a high school softball game on March 24. 

The Eagles controlled the contest from the first at-bat until the final out was recorded. 

Leading Beaufort High at the plate, Lillian Sumner delivered four RBIs.

Beaufort High pitcher Emily Cook tossed a one-hitter to help the Eagles prevail convincingly.

Multiple Beaufort High players contributed offensively. 

Sumner drilled a two-run single for Beaufort High as part of a seven-run first inning. 

Beaufort High sent 12 batters to the plate during its first at-bat. 

The productive Sumner added an RBI double for the Eagles in the third inning.

Sumner delivered an RBI single for Beaufort High in the fourth frame. 

Carolina O’Hara, Essence Champion and Savannah Mullen provided two hits apiece for the Eagles in the victory. 

Hilton Head Island was limited at the plate throughout the matchup. 

Sandy Phillips accounted for Hilton Head Island’s only hit in the fourth inning when she connected for a single. 

Beaufort High outlasts Cane Bay in slugfest

Krislynn Coolong smacked three homers and drove in seven runs to lead Beaufort High past Cane Bay 19-15 in a high school softball game on March 21. Both Coolong and Caroline O’Hara homered for Beaufort High in the hard-fought win. 

Beaufort High pitcher Mary Claire Sumner earned the win. Sumner won despite allowing 16 hits. 

Helping her pitching cause at the plate, Sumner delivered three hits and scored four runs. 

Lilian Sumner added two doubles for the Eagles in the win.

May River beats Battery Creek, 10-7

May River used a balanced offensive attack to beat Battery Creek 10-7 in a high school softball game on March 20. 

Pacing May River at the plate, Kylee Gleason, Olivia Turpin and Maddie Armistead recorded three hits apiece. 

The Sharks scored first and never trailed. 

Michaela Manley delivered a three-run homer for the Sharks in the third inning, 

Haley Welsch added a two-run double for May River in the fifth frame. 

Journeigh Doray and McKenzie Young led Battery Creek with two hits apiece. 

HIGH SCHOOL BASEBALL 

Whale Branch levels North Charleston, 16-2

Whale Branch pulled away to defeat North Charleston 16-2 in a high school baseball game on March 23.

The Warriors claimed their second straight victory, remaining in the win column after downing Garrett Academy Tech 20-1 two days earlier. 

Longtime high school baseball rivals, Whale Branch and North Charleston are familiar foes. 

Ryan Murray-Green and Clarence Stephens teamed up to pitch a five-inning no-hitter for Whale Branch as the Warriors leveled North Charleston. 

Both Murray-Green and Stephens excelled on the mound. 

Murray-Green worked two innings and registered six strikeouts.

Aiding the Whale Branch attack, Stephens worked the final three innings for the Warriors, recording six strikeouts. 

Multiple Whale Branch players contributed at the plate. The Warriors moved ahead early in the contest, plating six runs in the first inning. 

Jaylin Parrales connected for a two-run double in the Warriors’ six-run first frame.

Helping his pitching cause at the plate, Murray-Green delivered two hits.

Another Whale Branch player, Irvin Mulligan, also contributed two hits in the Warriors’ triumph.   

Whale Branch 20, Garrett Academy Tech 1: Whale Branch plated 13 runs in the first inning en route to a 20-1 win in four innings over Garrett Academy Tech on March 21. 

Ryan Murray-Green and Irvin Mulligan provided two RBIs apiece for Whale Branch in the initial inning. 

Both Murray-Green and Mulligan had two hits apiece. 

Judah Wood led Whale Branch offensively with three hits and RBIs. 

On the mound, together, Whale Branch pitchers Steven Colon and Tyler Smith limited Garrett Tech to only one hit in four innings. 

Beaufort High beats Cane Bay, allows one run

Thanks to a leadoff homer from Kyle Torrey in the fifth inning, Beaufort High pulled away to beat Cane Bay 5-1 in a high school baseball game on March 21. 

Torrey’s long ball started a four-run inning for the Eagles. 

Jeffery Smith added a two-run double for Beaufort High in the fifth inning. 

Another Beaufort High player, Rome Wallace, provided a solo home run in the fourth inning and an RBI single in the fifth frame for the Beaufort High Eagles. 

On the mound, Beaufort High pitcher Drew Luckey earned the win, Luckey pitched a two-hitter over 6 and 2/3 innings for the Beaufort High baseball club.

Wade Olivarri pitched out of a relief role and recorded the final out for Beaufort High in the matchup. 

Patterson paces May River in victory

Behind the bat of John Patterson, May River pulled away to beat Battery Creek 11-2 in a high school baseball game on March 24. 

Patterson led May River to the convincing victory, delivering a double, a triple and four RBIs as the Sharks prevailed over Battery Creek. 

The productive Patterson delivered a two-run triple for May River in the sixth inning. Patterson scored two runs himself in May River’s winning effort. Patterson provided a total of three hits for the May River baseball squad. 

Joining Patterson in the May River hits column,Vance Summers, Cooper George, Chase Murray and Kamryn Gleason added two hits apiece for the Sharks. 

Battery Creek was limited to six hits in the lopsided loss. 

Three different May River pitchers worked from the mound. May River hurler Josh Roddy pitched four innings and earned the win. 

May River 11, Battery Creek 1: Andrew Perez provided the offensive lift at the plate as May River beat Battery Creek 11-1 in a high school baseball game on March 30. 

Perez smacked a double, drilled a grand slam and drove in six runs for May River in the victory. 

Following Perez in May River’s offensive attack, Cooper George contributed three hits and two runs. 

Aiding May River at the plate, Josh Reddy and Chase Murray contributed two hits apiece. 

May River scored 12 runs via 11 hits. 

BOYS’ HIGH SCHOOL GOLF 

Hilton Head Island wins county squad

The Hilton Head Island boys’ golf team won a four-team county meet at Eagle’s Pointe on March 21.

Brooks Dyess fired an even-par 36 to lead Hilton Head Island to the win. Hilton Head Island notched an 11-shot victory over three other Beaufort County foes. 

As a team, Hilton Head Island posted a 152. 

Following Dyess for the Hilton Head Island boys’ team, Caden Edwards recorded a 37 and Charlie Farrell added a 39 .

John DiGenova (40) and Travis Mancill (41) also competed for the Hilton Head Island boys’ golf team in the county quad meet. 

Beaufort High placed second with a 163. Matthew Campbell and Tommy Holloway shot 37s for the Eagles. 

May River finished eight shots behind Beaufort High. Brandon McBride shot a 36 and Drew Weary added a 37 for the Sharks in the quad meet.

BOYS’ HIGH SCHOOL SOCCER

Gamble leads BHS over Cane Bay, 3-1

Beaufort High managed to fend off nemesis Cane Bay 3-1 in a boys’ high school soccer game on March 24. 

Cane Bay was forced to play from behind throughout the boys’ high school soccer match. 

Jack Gamble led the Eagles to the win, netting two goals. 

Aiding the Beaufort High offensive attack, Ray Ramos, Ben Trask and Reese Bowles registered one assist apiece. 

Defensively for Beaufort High, goalkeeper Brandon Cassidy recorded three saves. 

Cane Bay, which was limited offensively in each half of the boys’ high school soccer match versus Beaufort High, netted its lone goal on a penalty kick. 

Beaufort Academy edges Palmetto Christian, 1-0

Beaufort Academy edged Palmetto Christian 1-0 in a boys’ high school soccer game on March 24. 

Each team battled back and forth throughout the regular-season boys’ high school soccer affair. 

Nathaniel Kennan accounted for the game’s only goal, scoring to lift Beaufort Academy to the victory over Palmetto Christian. 

Both Beaufort Academy and Palmetto Christian fared well defensively.

GIRLS’ HIGH SCHOOL SOCCER

Murphy scores two goals, helps BHS beat Cane Bay

Brigid Murphy scored two goals to lead Beaufort High past Cane Bay 3-1 in a girls’ high school soccer game on March 24. 

Accompanying Murphy in the Beaufort High scoring column, Heily Hernandez netted one goal. 

Beaufort High won for the third time in four games. 

Sierra Schweizer, Bella Kimbrell and Julia Smith provided assists for Beaufort High in the win.

Defensively for Beaufort High, Maddie Brace recorded five saves. 

Beaufort Academy shuts out John Paul II

Two players accounted for a trio of goals as Beaufort Academy blanked John Paul II High 3-0 in a girls’ high school soccer game on March 20.

Familiar foes, Beaufort Academy and John Paul II are SCISA rivals. 

Mary Keane netted two of Beaufort Academy’s three goals. 

Accompanying Keane in the Beaufort Academy scoring column, Abby Dalton added one goal for the Eagles. 

BOYS’ HIGH SCHOOL LACROSSE  

Eagles lose to Richmond Hill

Beaufort High was forced to play from behind throughout its game versus Richmond Hill early last week. Richmond Hill pulled away to beat Beaufort High 5-2 in a boys’ high school lacrosse match. 

Beaufort High lost despite outshooting Richmond Hill 37-24. 

Jeffrey Berry scored both of Beaufort High’s goals in the loss. 

Berry scored his first goal off an assist from teammate John Cherry in the second quarter. He netted his second goal in the final quarter.

Defensively for Beaufort High, Bryce Hage recorded six saves in goal. 

GOLF 

Bill Verity tourney to be held May 8

The 9th annual Bill Verity Cup, a charity golf tournament to be contested on Monday, May 8, will be held at the Sanctuary Golf Club on Cat Island. 

All proceeds will benefit Boys & Girls Club programs in the Beaufort area. 

Supporters and golfers are invited to participate in this year’s competition. 

The charity golf tournament begins at 11:30 a.m. with registration, practice and  lunch followed by a shot gun start at 1 p.m.

An awards reception will be held at 5 p.m.

Participant donations are $150 per golfer or $600 per team of four. 

Participant donations include access to the practice range, lunch  provided by Boys & Girls Club sponsor Chick-fil-A, complimentary beverages, greens fee, golf cart, gifts, reception and awards. 

For more information or to register, contact Anne Littlejohn at 843-379-5430 or Alittlejohn@bgclowcountry.org.

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HIGH SCHOOL SOFTBALL

Beaufort High suffers shutout loss to Berkeley

Berkeley made the most of its opportunities at the plate in a high school softball game versus Beaufort High. The Stags pulled away to beat the Eagles 9-0 on March 17.

The Beaufort and Berkeley softball squads are familiar rivals.  

Beaufort High was limited throughout the game versus Berkeley High. The Eagles collected only three hits in the contest against Berkeley. 

Productive Berkeley scored in four consecutive innings on its way to notching the convincing victory. 

Berkeley pitcher Raylee Brabham earned the win, holding Beaufort High batters in check at the plate throughout the early-season contest. 

Offensively for Beaufort High, Savannah Mullen accounted for two of the Eagles’ three hits. Mullen drilled a leadoff double for the Eagles in the fourth inning. 

Beaufort High was on the verge of scoring in the fourth inning as Lillian Sumner reached base after being hit by a pitch.

But Berkeley’s Bradham got out of the pitching jam by forcing a Beaufort High batter to pop out. Bradham helps to lead the Berkeley pitching staff. 

 

HIGH SCHOOL BASEBALL

Eagles beat Berkeley, 5-1

The Beaufort High baseball team remained undefeated late last week. Beaufort High pulled away to beat Berkeley 5-1 in an early-season high school baseball game on March 17. With the win, Beaufort High improved to 6-0.

Beaufort High pitcher Rome Wallace earned the win. Wallace, a veteran player, held longtime rival Berkeley to one hit over five innings as the Eagles prevailed to notch the victory. The Beaufort High hurler allowed Berkeley to collect a single in the first inning. 

Wallace was strong throughout his appearance on the mound, striking out four Berkeley batters in five innings.

Offensively, Connor Clancy delivered a two-run single in the fifth inning to help catapult the Beaufort High baseball team to the win. Beaufort High fared well both offensively and defensively.  

The Eagles plated five runs on as many hits. Clancy accounted for two of the Beaufort High baseball club’s five hits in the winning effort. The productive Clancy supplied Beaufort High with a grounder to left that brought home two runs as part of a three-run inning.

Berkeley scored its lone run in the fifth inning on a walk and a throwing error on a bunt play. 

Beaufort High doubles up Colleton County, 8-4

Beaufort High doubled up familiar foe Colleton County 8-4 in an early-season high school baseball game on March 14.

On the mound, Beaufort High pitcher Wade Olivarri recorded the win after pitching three innings out of a relief role. Olivarri was able to limit Colleton County batters in multiple innings. 

The Eagles were able to separate themselves from Colleton County in the early-season high school baseball game. 

Reliable hitter Rome Wallace delivered a two-run triple to cap a three-run sixth inning for the Eagles.

Beaufort High and Colleton County swapped leads during the high school baseball game.

Beaufort High moved ahead 5-4 in the bottom half of the fifth inning, thanks to a three-run outburst. 

Colleton County, however, answered with two runs of its own in the bottom half of the fifth inning to move back out in front. 

But Beaufort High wouldn’t be denied the win. 

Drew Luckey tied the game with a one-out RBI double in the sixth inning.

BOYS’ HIGH SCHOOL GOLF

Henson fires 76 for BHS in Panther Invitational

Caleb Henson fired a 76 for the Beaufort High boys’ golf team in the Panther Invitational at Coastal Carolina over the weekend. Travis Mancill, however, shot a 3-under par 69 to lead the Hilton Head Island boys’ team to the championship of the Panther Invitational. 

Aiding Hilton Head Island in the victory, Brooks Dyess turned in a 72.

Strong throughout the boys’ high school tournament, Mancill thrived at Hackler Course. 

Hilton Head Island posted a 292 as John DiGenova shot a 74 and Charlie Farrell added a 77.

The boys’ high school golf tournament featured 24 different teams. Myrtle Beach finished second with a 301. Rounding out the top-three, Waccamaw placed third with a 308.   

Beaufort High finished with a 338. Anthony Sutton, following Henson’s leading performance for the Eagles, turned in an 84. 

High school golf teams from throughout the area and around the state continue to compete in tournaments as part of their regular-seasons. 

BOYS’ HIGH SCHOOL TENNIS

Beaufort Academy defeats Whale Branch, 7-1

Daniel Richards dominated his Whale Branch opponent to lead Beaufort Academy to a 7-1 win in a boys’ high school tennis match on March 14. 

Beaufort Academy improved to 3-1 with the win. 

Richards never allowed his counterpart from Whale Branch to capture a game as he pulled away to win convincingly. 

However, Richards wasn’t alone when it came to landing in the win column. 

Beaufort Academy swept all five singles victories in its outing versus Whale Branch. The Eagles earned all five singles wins in straight sets. 

William Lindsay, James Carden, Lawrence Lindsay and Jeffrey Hiestand also notched singles wins for the Beaufort Academy boys’ tennis team. 

HIGH SCHOOL TRACK AND FIELD

Glover excels at Mellow Mushroom Relays

Longtime high school track and field standout Savionna Glover claimed wins in the girls’ long jump and triple jump to lead the Beaufort High School girls’ track and field team in the Mellow Mushroom Relays on March 18. 

Glover is a two-time state champion in both the girls’ long jump and triple jump. She won the long jump with a leap of 17 feet, 6 inches. Her Beaufort High teammate, Ariaughn Bobian, placed third in the long jump.  

In the girls’ triple jump at the Mellow Mushroom Relays, Glover and Carson placed first and second, respectively. 

Beaufort High also won in the girls’ 4×100 hurdles shuttle relay. The Eagles’ unit of Keyasha Brown, Nigeria Davila, Makayla Johnson and McCayla Willingham won in the relay event. Dominating the Beaufort High 4×100 squad finished eight seconds ahead of second-place Cane Bay. 

Beaufort High’s Isaiah Parker won the boys’ shot put with a toss of 48-7. 

The Eagles finished runner-up in both the boys’ 4×110 hurdles and 4×400 relays.

The Mellow Mushroom Relays rank as one of the state’s top high school track and events. 

Tradition continues with the Santa Elena Regatta

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The Santa Elena Foundation and the Beaufort Yacht and Sailing Club will sponsor the Santa Elena Regatta for PHRF sailboats on Saturday, March 25, and Sunday, March 26. 

This event is the major big boat sailing event in Beaufort each year and commemorates 451 years since the founding of Santa Elena on Parris Island in the spring of 1566. 

The regatta is a combination of the Jean Ribault Cup which will be sailed on March 25, and the Perdo Menendez Cup on March 26. The Ribault and Menendez Cups are sailed as separate events and the results from them will be combined to determine the winner of the Santa Elena Regatta and the recipient of the Founder’s Cup.

The Founder’s Cup trophy is unique and quite an honor for the winner. Their name will be etched on the base of a bronze statue of Pedro Menendez, Santa Elena founder, which was donated by Count Alvaro Armada of Spain, the 20th generation descendent of Menendez.

Geography not only plays a major role in the historical references but also in the race logistics. The plan is for the Ribault Cup to be sailed in Port Royal Sound and the Menendez Cup in the Beaufort River starting at the Waterfront Park.

“What a great partnership. The regatta is a wonderful tradition for the Beaufort Yacht and Sailing Club and, now, the Santa Elena Foundation,” says Megan Meyer, Santa Elena History Center director. “Its significance is further realized as we think back 450 years ago … when earliest European settlers too sailed into Port Royal Sound to establish their settlements in the New World.”

The regatta is open to boats with a PHRF rating that are at least 22” LOA. Boats that are 18’ LOA and over will be considered on a case by case basis. Trophies will be awarded for both the Ribault and Menendez Cups as well as to the overall winner of the Santa Elena Regatta.

There will be several social events associated with the regatta including a kickoff Skippers Meeting and cocktail party on Friday night before the racing starts, an Awards Dinner on Saturday night and an Awards Presentation on Sunday after the racing is over. All social events will take place at the Beaufort Yacht and Sailing Club.

For more information about the historic, local significance of Pedro Melendez and Jean Ribault, and to learn more about the Santa Elena Foundation, visit www.Santa-Elena.org.

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