Sports briefs for July 7th-13th

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COLLEGE

Lampright headed into second year at Winthrop 

Beaufort High School graduate Celene Lampright is headed into her sophomore year at Winthrop University.

Lampright is poised to begin her second campaign as a Winthrop University cheerleader. The Beaufort High School graduate completed her freshman year at Winthrop University recently. She was one of the youngest members of the Winthrop University cheerleading squad in the 2015-16 school year.

The Winthrop University cheerleading program features student-athletes from throughout South Carolina.

TENNIS

Dataw Island Club hosts Splash tourney

The Dataw Island Club hosted the 2016 Dataw Splash from June 17-19.

A United States Tennis Association (USTA) level-three tournament, the Dataw Splash was sanctioned by the Southern South Carolina region of the United States Tennis Association and was held at the Dataw Island Tennis Center overlooking the scenic marshes of Jenkins Creek.

With over 135 participants, competition was intense throughout the weekend as players battled heat, rain and each other to win bragging rights.

“The Splash has been an integral part of the Beaufort Lowcountry tennis scene for over a decade now,” Warren Florence, tennis director at Dataw Island said. “It’s growing every year and Dataw Island takes pride in putting on such a great event.”

All proceeds of this event will go to benefit Soar Special Recreation, a nonprofit organization providing Special Olympics sports training and competition as well as many other activities and recreation opportunities for special needs children and adults throughout the Lowcountry of South Carolina.

This year’s title sponsor was Southern Tree Services. Other sponsors included: Butler Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram, Foolish Frog, Grayco, Logan Homes, Lowcountry Real Estate, Yamaha, BB&T, Gilbert Law Firm, Spectrum Printing, US Foods, Carolina Sports Care, Farm City Flowers, Redcap, Sweetgrass Restaurant and Verity Investment Partners.

More than 135 tennis players took part in the 2016 Dataw Splash tournament.
More than 135 tennis players took part in the 2016 Dataw Splash tournament.

Top photo: Bluffton High School lineman Tyler Lindo won two events at the Lugoff Big Man Challenge on June 29. Earlier in June, the Bluffton football program won the 7-on-7 South Carolina state championship.The Bobcats will take the field for a 2016 season opener in August. Photo courtesy of Bluffton Bobcat Football.