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CROSS COUNTRY

Moore, Antia lead Eagles at Military Magnet Invitational

Gavin Moore and Charlize Antia notched a pair of fourth-place finishes Saturday to lead Beaufort High at the Military Magnet Invitational in North Charleston.

Moore, an 8th-grader, dazzled to pace the Eagles, running a 17:09 for fourth place. Senior Charlie Bennett delivered a strong showing, finishing 13th with a 17:54, while Connor Eby crossed the line just 10 seconds later in 14th.

Antia matched Moore’s finish in the girls’ race, earning fourth place with a time of 20:16. Seventh-grader Yzeult Antia cracked the top-30 with a mark of 22:18.

Beaufort High will compete in the Bob Jenkins SCTCCCA Coaches Classic on Saturday at Newberry College.

JPII girls, HHP boys make it back-to-back wins

John Paul II’s girls and Hilton Head Prep’s boys got it done for the second straight week on the cross country trails, taking the top spots at Cross Schools in Bluffton on Tuesday, Sept. 28.

The Golden Warriors dominated the girls’ meet, as seventh-grader Ayla Reynolds (24:13.05) crossed the line first to earn the individual and team title. John Paul II (34 pts) cruised to a 19-point victory, earning top-10 finishes from Brady Mahoney (25:53.56), Abby Brock (27:04.20), and Lauren Weniger (28:59.05) in fourth, sixth, and 10th. Hilton Head Christian Academy (53 pts) took runner-up honors, as Anna Taylor (27:55.20), Brinkley Smith (28:49.69), and Lily Chase (28:50.54) went 7-8-9.

Jimmy Kuehler led the Dolphins (36 pts) to victory with a time of 20:39.88, finishing in second place just behind CBCCA’s Jesse Richardson (19:52.40). Hilton Head Prep placed three more runners inside the top 10, as Ernest Friday (21:27.95), Beckett Jones (21:41.97), and Luke Aragon (21:43.38) took sixth, eighth, and ninth while seventh-grader Matthew Moe (22:05.85) rounded out the scoring runners in 11th.

John Paul II (47 pts) put together another strong performance for second overall, paced by Blake Hubick (20:58.05) in fourth and Kelon Reynolds (21:33.25) in seventh. Noah Kaufman (20:45.66) excelled for Hilton Head Christian Academy with a third-place mark, and eighth-grader Burgin Topper (23:29.20) led Beaufort Academy.

GIRLS TENNIS

Golden Warriors breeze by BA for region win

John Paul II girls tennis put together a dominant effort in an 8-1 road win over region rival Beaufort Academy on Tuesday, Sept. 28.

JPII swept all six singles courts and took two of the three doubles matches. Bela Crespo, Samantha Reilly, and Paige Weniger were double winners for the Golden Warriors, taking their singles and doubles matches.

John Paul II 8, 

Beaufort Academy 1

Singles

1. Trice McClure (JPII) def. Brycen Ambrose 6-0, 6-0

2. Bela Crespo (JPII) def. Gigi Pingree 6-0, 6-1

3. Samantha Reilly (JPII) def. Addy Norris 6-2, 6-1

4. Paige Weniger (JPII) def. Alivia Ogden 6-1, 6-0

5. Alexa Eaddy (JPII) def. Kate Brosnan 6-1, 6-2

6. Brenna Frank (JPII) def. Sarah Green 6-0, 6-0

Doubles

1. Reilly/Weniger (JPII) def. Ambrose/Pingree 8-1

2. Norris/Ogden (BA) def. KC Moton/Bri Suiter 8-4

3. Anne Elise Harrell/Crespo (JPII) def. Hailey Heckert/Elsa Billig 8-0

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