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Whale Branch’s Max Ford wins state title 

Whale Branch Early College High School senior Max Ford claimed his second consecutive Class 2-A/1-A individual wrestling state championship over the weekend, defeating Aynor’s Wyatt McCrackin 3-1 last Saturday night.

Ford finished his senior season with a 44-2 record.

In the opening round, Ford scored a win via technical fall. He prevailed with a pin in the semifinals, continuing his path to a second straight title.

Beaufort High School senior wrestler Kentrell Seabrook finished runner-up to Rock Hill’s Cameron Bell in the Class 4-A 220-pound title match.

Beaufort High’s Jake Sharp (Class 4-A, 113 pounds) and Battery Creek’s Jonathan Wright (Class 2-A/1-A, 285 pounds) finished third in their respective classes.

Battery Creek’s Omar Daniels placed fourth in 113-pound class.

Beaufort County wrestlers head to North South All Star Wrestling Classic this weekend 

Beaufort County will be well represented in an upcoming high school wrestling event. Seven high school wrestlers from Beaufort County have been selected to compete in the Best Western North South All Star Wrestling Classic at North Myrtle Beach High School from Thursday, March 6 to Saturday, March 8.

Beaufort High’s Kentrell Seabrook and Jake Sharp, Bluffton’s Levi Joly and Mike Meyerink, Battery Creek’s Brian LaBean and Isaiah Sloan, and Whale Branch’s Max Ford have been chosen to compete for the South teams in the wrestling event.