Bobcats sweep past Eagles for first region win
Bluffton girls tennis swept to its first Region 7-4A win with a 6-0 victory over Beaufort High on Thursday.
The Bobcats won four of the six matches in straight sets and outlasted the Eagles in a pair of three-set thrillers after dropping the opening set to finish off the sweep.
The Eagles are back in action Thursday, hosting James Island.
Bluffton 6, Beaufort High 0
1. Gianna Wilson def. Sophie McMullen 6-2, 6-1
2. Ellory Pruitt def. Maddie Cofare 2-6, 6-2, 10-5
3. Taylor Welch def. Natalie Tuberville 6-0, 6-3
4. Olivia Boshaw def. Aisha Arora 4-6, 6-1, 10-8
5. Kensley Kaney def. Tallie Pendarvis 6-3, 6-0
2. Abby Stevens/Annastacia Federinko def. Julia Pollitzer/Hannah Fennel 6-4,6-0
pace Eagles at
Pee Dee Classic
Charlie Bennett and Charlize Antia notched a pair of top-five finishes Saturday to lead Beaufort High cross country at the Pee Dee Classic in Florence.
Bennett (17:00.10) was fantastic, taking third place in a stellar field. Eighth-grader Gavin Moore (17:27.10) finished in sixth, and Connor Eby (17:30.50) was right behind in eighth to help the Eagles (114 pts) claim fourth place in the team standings.
Antia (20:26.60) continued her strong start to the season in fifth place while teammate Anna Brown (22:01.00) took 13th to earn Beaufort (182 pts) a seventh-place finish.
Beaufort High is back in action at the Military Magnet Academy Invitational on Saturday.
team titles at
Sand Shark Classic
Hilton Head High cross country took home the hardware at the Sand Shark Classic, sweeping the boys’ and girls’ races Saturday on USCB’s Bluffton campus.
The Seahawk girls (32 pts) held off a strong Bluffton side (35 pts), as four HHIHS runners placed in the top eight. Cynthia Gudaitis (20:04.80) led the way in second place as North Charleston’s Ellie Timmons (19:53.60) claimed the individual title.
Hilton Head’s boys followed suit with a first-place finish, as Caden Thune (16:36.30) edged out Bluffton’s Earlon Baker (16:40.60) for the individual title. All five scoring runners finished in the top 10 for the Seahawks (28 pts).
Seventh-grader Brookelynne Daugherty (22:53.70) impressed on the girls’ side for Battery Creek in 10th, and John Paul II’s Brady Mahoney (23:09.20) was right behind in 11th.
Daniel Reedy (18:21.80) finished 12th in the boys’ race for Holy Trinity, Blake Hubic (18:50.80) took 17th for John Paul II, and Aiden Northway (19:57.00) put together a solid run for Battery Creek. Eighth-grader Raimund Roell (20:42.10) led Whale Branch.
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Above: Beaufort’s Madelyn Confare returns the ball to Bluffton’s Ellory Pruitt during the first set of their No. 2 singles match Thursday, Sept. 23, at Beaufort High School. Confare lost to Pruitt, 6-2, 2-6, 5-10. The Eagles lost to the visiting Bobcats, 6-0. Photo by Bob Sofaly.