HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS ROUNDUP

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CROSS COUNTRY

BHS boys lead local teams in Darlington

Beaufort High’s boys finished seventh among 21 teams, and Hilton Head High’s Laney Duncan placed fifth in the girls race at the Darlington Cross Country Carnival on Saturday.

Gavin Moore led the way for Beaufort’s boys, as the seventh-grader placed 18th with a time of 17:41, followed closely by teammates Connor Eby (24th, 17:58) and Joseph Patterson (34th, 18:14).

Duncan led the local contingent in the girls race, finishing in 19:52 to place fifth, just 34 seconds behind champion Hannah Vroon of James Island.

Beaufort’s girls finished 17th with Charlize Antia (16th, 21:02) leading the Eagles. 

Sharks, Lions run well vs. top competition

May River’s boys raced to an impressive third-place finish in a 23-team field, and Anya Arroyo captured the girls individual title for the Sharks at the Military Magnet Academy Cross Country Invitational on Saturday.

The Sharks placed five runners in the top 25 in the boys race to give May River a team total of 74 points, finishing behind only Bishop England (57) and Wando (68). 

Colin Keck led the Sharks with a fifth-place finish in 16:38, while Jaxon Beebe (11th, 16:56) just missed the top 10, and Mills Campbell (16th, 17:19), Sean Hamby (17th, 17:20), and Cohen MacDonald (25th, 17:39) also ran strong.

Holy Trinity’s boys finished 10th with Luke Greene (38th, 18:19) leading the charge for the Lions and Daniel Reedy (44th, 18:32) cracking the top 50 against some strong competition.

May River’s girls placed 10th among 17 teams despite an outstanding performance from Arroyo, whose time of 18:34 was 37 seconds faster than runner-up Ailish Ward of Ashley Hall. Victoria Sosa placed 26th in 21:20, followed by Caroline Stickler (56th, 22:23).

Holy Trinity’s girls placed 14th with Hannah Reedy (92nd, 23:35) leading the Lions.

VOLLEYBALL

BA finishes strong for 5-set win over HHP

Beaufort Academy rallied to win the final two sets to claim a big region win over visiting Hilton Head Prep in a five-set battle Thursday.

The Eagles dropped two of the first three sets before staging an impressive comeback and win 3-2 (20-25, 25-18, 22-25, 25-16, 15-8).

Chase Vaigneur led BA with a monster effort, collecting 16 kills, nine assists, 12 digs, and four aces, and Maddie Nelson had a huge night at the net with 11 blocks, three kills, and two aces.

Mary Hanna Hiers anchored the Eagles’ defense with 24 digs to go with three kills, Olivia Dinkins added five kills, and Claire Tumlin dished out 13 assists to go with 10 digs and three aces.

JPII makes quick work of Matadors

John Paul II volleyball earned a non-region victory Thursday, sweeping visiting Memorial Day.

The Golden Warriors swept to a 3-0 (25-12, 25-15, 25-23) victory, holding off the Matadors in a hard-fought third set.

Caroline Gilmour led the attack with five kills, while Zoe Mast added three, and Camryn Michael had two. 

Solid defense and strong serving sealed the victory, as Michael served up three aces and Sadie Moulton and Cayce Graves added two apiece. 

Bishops too much for Battery Creek

Battery Creek volleyball fell to visiting Bishop England 3-0 (25-12, 25-21, 25-18) Thursday night in Region 8-3A play at the Palace. 

Laiani McCullough collected a team-high nine kills and Brooke Crosby added five aces for the Dolphins, but Creek couldn’t close out the Battling Bishops despite playing competitively in the last two sets.

GIRLS TENNIS

Golden Warriors breeze by BA

John Paul II girls tennis swept visiting Beaufort Academy on Thursday.

The Golden Warriors didn’t drop a set in the 9-0 victory.

JPII wraps up its season Thursday at Palmetto Christian. BA plays its season finale at Colleton Prep on Thursday.

Singles

1. Trice McClure def. Brycen Ambrose 6-0, 6-0

2. Samantha Reilly def. Ainsley Pingree 7-6, 6-0

3. Paige Weniger def. Emma Dillinger 6-2, 6-4

4. Madi Johnson def. Kate Lucky 6-0, 6-1

5. Brie Suiter def. Gigi Pingree 7-5, 6-0

6. K.C. Moton def. Addy Norris 7-6, 6-3

Doubles

1. McClure/Reilly def. Ambrose-A.Pingree 8-4

2. John Paul won by forfeit

3. John Paul won by forfeit