Sports briefs for October 6th-12th

The SC Badkatz 18U placed second in the ASA Diamond Classic Beach Battle held Oct.1-2.
The SC Badkatz 18U placed second in the ASA Diamond Classic Beach Battle held Oct.1-2.



Following are area high school football games scores from Sept. 30 games:

• Beaufort Academy 50, Faith Christian, 36
• Beaufort High 60, Stall, 7
• Berkeley 63, Hilton Head Island, 28
• Carolina Academy, 54, John Paul II, 20
• Hilton Head Prep, 19, Bethesda Academy, 14
• Thomas Heyward, 33, Hilton Head Christian, 0
• Wade Hampton, 50, Battery Creek, 2
• Woodland, 20, Whale Branch, 10

Beaufort’s Jeffrey Smyth, center, just misses blocking Stall’s punt during the first quarter Friday night at Eagle Stadium. The Eagles won the game 60-7. Photo by Bob Sofaly.
Beaufort’s Jeffrey Smyth, center, just misses blocking Stall’s punt during the first quarter Friday night at Eagle Stadium. The Eagles won the game 60-7. Photo by Bob Sofaly.

Beaufort High rolls over R.B. Stall, 60-7

Beaufort High rolled over visiting R.B. Stall 60-7 in a Region 8-4A high school football opener for both teams on Sept. 30.

With the win, Beaufort High improved to 5-1 overall and 1-0 in Region 8-4A. Stall slipped to 3-3 overall and 0-1 in the region with the loss.

The Eagles used a balanced offensive effort to pull away to easily win in the region clash. Productive Beaufort High rushed for more than 200 yards.

Wyatt Sherpensky continued to produce on the gridiron, rushing for one touchdown and scoring another TD on a pass reception for the Eagles.

Beaufort High quarterback Clayton Ruff, in another impressive performance for Beaufort High, passed for two touchdowns in the victory. Aiding the Eagles’ offensive attack, Omar Cummings contributed a touchdown of his own in the first half. The Eagles thrived offensively, defensively and on special teams throughout the matchup.

Beaufort High defensive lineman Chase Guynup picked up a Stall fumble and returned it 15 yards for a touchdown during the Eagles’ victory.

Opportunistic Beaufort High came up with five turnovers.

Stall scored its lone touchdown in the first half. The Eagles led 33-7 at halftime.

Beaufort High has regular season games remaining versus Colleton County, Berkeley, Cane Bay and Hilton Head Island. The Eagles are slated to host Colleton County on Friday, Oct. 7.

Kickoff for the Beaufort High-Colleton County football game is set for 7:30 p.m.

Dominant Bluffton blanks May River, 50-0

Bluffton kicker D.J. Chappelear was quite busy during his latest outing on the gridiron. Chappelear connected on nine of 11 field goal attempts and drilled three extra point kicks as visiting Bluffton blanked May River 50-0 in a high school football game on Sept. 30.

The victory allowed Bluffton to remain unbeaten. Bluffton beat May River for the second time in the 2016 season. The Bobcats won after dismantling upstart May River 77-3 in the teams’ first meet in late-August.

Chappelear kicked a 47-yard field goal for the Bobcats in the third quarter.

The Bobcats and Sharks are headed in opposite directions. One team is unbeaten while the other squad is winless through seven games.

With the win, Bluffton moved to 7-0. May River dropped to 0-7 with the loss.

Bluffton scored all of its touchdowns in the first quarter of the mid-season high school football game. Lee Kirkland, who started at quarterback for the Bobcats, scored a touchdown. I’kiem Jefferson and Cam Bent also added one touchdown apiece for Bluffton in the convincing victory.

Both Bluffton and May River are due back in action in separate homecoming games on Friday, Oct. 7. Bluffton is slated to host familiar foe Battery Creek. In another game, May River is scheduled to visit Ridgeland/Hardeeville. Kickoff for each upcoming game is slated for 7:30 p.m.

Beaufort Academy defeats Faith Christian

Beaufort Academy pulled away to beat visiting Faith Christian 50-36 in a region high school football game on Sept. 30.

The Eagles and Knights battled back and forth throughout the mid-season contest.

With the win, Beaufort Academy improved to 2-4 overall and 1-1 in the region. Faith Christian fell to 0-6 overall and 0-2 in the district with the loss.

Leading the Eagles to the victory, talented quarterback Kevin Williams rushed for 301 yards and four touchdowns.

Following Williams in the Eagles’ rushing column, running back Chris Boggs rushed for 107 yards and three TDs.

In all, Beaufort Academy scored seven touchdowns.

Edward McCormick helped to pace the Eagles defensively, returning a fumble 75 yards. Leading Beaufort Academy defensively, William Tumlin registered nine tackles and recorded an interception. Tumlin picked off a Faith Christian pass in the fourth quarter of the high-scoring region prep football matchup.

Through Touchdowns for Cancer, Beaufort Academy raised $3,500 for St. Jude Hospital.

The Eagles returned to the win column after suffering a lopsided loss on the road at Cathedral Academy in North Charleston one week earlier.

In addition to the loss to Beaufort Academy, Faith Christian has dropped games to Wardlaw Academy, Providence HomeSchool, Henry Academy, Charleston Collegiate and Holly Hill Academy.

Beaufort Academy has regular season games remaining versus Andrew Jackson Academy, Coastal Christian Prep, Charleston Collegiate and Ridge Christian Academy. The Eagles are slated to visit Andrew Jackson Academy on Friday, Oct. 7. Kickoff for the Beaufort Academy-Andrew Jackson Academy football game is set for 7:30 p.m. in Ehrhardt.

Hilton Head Island falls to Berkeley

The Hilton Head Island football team faced a tough test in its latest regular season matchup. Host Berkeley pulled away to beat visiting Hilton Head Island 63-28 in a Region 8-4A football game on Sept. 30.

The game served as a Region 8-4A opener for both high school football teams.

With the loss, Hilton Head Island dropped to 4-2 overall and 0-1 in Region 8-4A. Berkeley improved to 4-2 overall and 1-0 in the region.

The Seahawks returned to the loss column after notching back-to-back wins.

Helping to lead Berkeley to the win, Darius Douglas rushed for one touchdown and passed for another TD for the productive Stags.

Two players accounted for all of Hilton Head Island’s touchdowns. Bryce Singleton and Tyler Hamilton rushed for two touchdowns each for Hilton Head Island in the loss.

D.J. Robinson and Demond Navarre delivered two rushing touchdowns apiece for the Berkeley football squad in the victory.

Hilton Head Island has regular season games remaining versus Cane Bay, Colleton County, Stall and Beaufort High. The Seahawks are scheduled to host Cane Bay on Friday, Oct. 7.

Kickoff for the Hilton Head Island-Cane Bay football game is set for 7:30 p.m.


Eagles finish second in championship

The Beaufort High School varsity cross country team, led by Peyton Langford, placed second overall team in the Beaufort County Cross Country Championship on Sept. 24.

Fellow team members Edmund McAlister, Wyatt Kenninger, Nash Mills, Jonathan Pozas ,Josh Wilborn and Max Davis followed Langford for the Beaufort High School varsity unit.

The Beaufort High junior varsity squad  also placed second with Jaxson Lyles, Eli Smith, Isaiah McElveen, JT Miller, Ben Kahler, Jefferson Gibson, Lucas Michaels, Matthew Schiller and Louis Walker.

The Beaufort High girls’ team – with Adriana Heath, Olivia Crisologo, Taylor Maddox, Claire Bowden, Summer Pozas, Siobhan Murphy, Maggie Crisologo and Helene Marshall – placed fourth.


BA beats Prep in varsity match 

The Beaufort Academy volleyball team earned a hard-fought win on the varsity level on Sept. 29, shutting out Hilton Head Prep 3-0.

Beaufort Academy won in back-to-back-to-back games – 25-16, 25-17, 25-23.

Prior to claiming a victory in the varsity high school volleyball match, Beaufort Academy dropped middle school and junior varsity matches to rival Hilton Head Prep.

In the middle school match, Hilton Head Prep topped Beaufort Academy 2-0 (25-22, 25-8).

Hilton Head Prep also won 2-0 over Beaufort Academy in the junior varsity match. Claiming a win in the junior varsity match, Hilton Prep prevailed 25-15, 25-9 over the Beaufort Academy JV unit.

Beaufort Academy doubles up Colleton Prep

Beaufort Academy doubled up Colleton Prep 6-3 in a  girls’ high school tennis match on Sept. 29.

In a solid all-around effort, the Beaufort Academy girls’ tennis program claimed its seventh win in 10 matches.

Familiar foes, Beaufort Academy and Colleton Prep met for a late-September girls’ high school tennis match.

Abby Dalton and Lila Alcott paced Beaufort Academy in the victory over Colleton Prep. Both Dalton and Alcott claimed singles wins for the Eagles.

Along with Dalton and Alcott, Julianna Lane, Emily Potter and Weezie Gallant notched singles wins for the Beaufort Academy girls’ tennis team.

The Beaufort Academy doubles team of Carolina Moss and Madison Aivaz also claimed a win in the match versus Colleton Prep.


Beaufort shuts out Hilton Head Christian 

Beaufort High shut out familiar rival Hilton Head Christian Academy 7-0 in a girls’ high school match on Sept. 27.

McKenzie Daniel, Madison Daniel, Sarah McMullen, Lucy Bruns and Morgan Louw claimed singles win for the Eagles in the triumph over Hilton Head Christian Academy.

Doubles winners for the Beaufort High girls’ tennis team were McKenzie Daniels/Sophie Bellomy and Mara Aulabugh/Hannah Morrissey.

Complete results from the Beaufort High-Hilton Head Christian Academy girls’ tennis match follow.

Singles: McKenzie Daniel (BFT) def. Molly Lucci (6-0, 6-0); Madison Daniel (BFT) def. Allison Foster (6-2, 6-0); Sarah McMullen (BFT) def. Michelle Bundy (6-0, 6-4); Lucy Bruns (BFT) def. Abby Pepuzzi (6-2, 6-0); Morgan Louw (BFT) def. Alexia Eaddy (6-0, 6-0).

Doubles: McKenzie Daniels/Sophie Bellomy (BFT) def. Molly Lucci/Allison Foster (8-1); Marah Aulabugh/Hannah Morrissey (BFT) def. Jacqueline Lowery/Scarlett Camp (6-0, 6-0)

Hilton Head Prep edges Ashley Hall, 5-4

Hilton Head Prep edged familiar foe Ashley Hall 5-4 in a girls’ high school tennis match on Sept. 29.

Leading the way for the Hilton Head Prep girls’ tennis program, Lindsey Zimmerman and Catie Meighan notched singles wins and paired up together for a doubles triumph as the Dolphins prevailed.

The Hilton Head Prep girls’ tennis team fared very well in singles competition, doubling up Ashley Hall 4-2.

The Dolphins also fared well on the doubles side. Zimmerman and Meighan teamed up to beat Linsey Yarborough and Hannah Reuther 8-1 in a doubles match.

Helping Hilton Head Prep claim the victory, Alexis Voulgaropolis and Lauren Harvey delivered singles wins in the regular season match.


Fly fishers meeting to be held Oct. 12

Atlantic salmon on the fly in Iceland will be the program for the Wednesday, Oct. 12, Sea Island Fly Fishers meeting. The club gathers at 6 p.m. for refreshments and a social at 825 Bay St., Beaufort. Billy Gray will share highlights of his Iceland trip including some beautiful scenery. The public is welcome to this free event. Visit www.seaislandflyfishers.com or call Jack Baggette at 843-441-4023 with questions.

Fishing, diving club to meet Oct. 13

The Beaufort Sportfishing and Diving Club’s October meeting will be held on Thursday, Oct. 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.

SC DNR Artificial Reef Coordinator Bob Matore will present new underwater videos on local artificial reefs and new deep water reefs.

Those attending will also receive the new DNR Artificial Reef Guide. Guests are welcome and do not need a reservation. For additional information, contact Capt. Frank Gibson at 843-522-2122 or email fgibson@islc.net.


USCB runner makes great time in race

USCB cross country coach Larry Kimball made a tweak to his team’s schedule Oct. 1 in hopes of finding a race star runner Betsy Douglas couldn’t win.

He succeeded, but not by much.

Douglas easily outpaced all non-Division I runners and finished fourth overall at the USC Upstate Invitational in Spartanburg, running a season-best time of 18 minutes, 8 seconds in the 5K race.

The time is the third-best in USCB history and gives Douglas seven of the program’s top-10 marks all-time.

Kennesaw State’s Kidan Kidane won the race in 17:39, followed by Lipscomb teammates Sally Larson (18:00) and Avery Franklin (18:05).

Douglas was 20 seconds ahead of the next non-Division I runner.

The only other Sand Shark who competed in the race was Kirsten Wartko, who finished 148th in 24:05.

The rest of the USCB team competed Oct. 1 in the Run Forrest Run 5K at the Beaufort Shrimp Festival, where the Sand Sharks had a strong showing.

Nic O’Neill won the race with a time of 16:42, finishing 50 seconds ahead of the next runner.

Teammate Cristian Slaton was fifth among male runners with a time of 18:30, and Akira Durst finished 23rd in 22:32.

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