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Eagles off to good start in region

Beaufort High has started Region 7-4A play strong, taking two of three from Hilton Head High and shutting out Bluffton 10-0 in the opener of a three-game region series.

After a 13-2 win over the Seahawks in the opener, the Eagles won the second game 7-6 when the winning run scored in the bottom of the seventh. Hilton Head rallied for four runs in the bottom of the sixth to claim a 7-5 win in the series finale, sending the Eagles to their first loss of the season.

BHS bounced back with a dominant win over Bluffton Monday. Ethan Graham struck out eight and limited the Bobcats to one hit in the five-inning shutout. 

Beaufort (11-1, 3-1) was scheduled to travel to May River for a non-region game Tuesday before traveling to Bluffton for the second game of the series on Wednesday and hosting the series finale Friday.

BOYS SOCCER 

BA keeps winning

Beaufort Academy’s boys picked up two region wins last week, using a pair of late goals for a 3-1 win over Holy Trinity and blanking Palmetto Christian 4-0.

Thomas Holladay scored two goals and Edward McCormick added one for the Eagles against Holy Trinity. Ellison Hapner scored for the Lions, and Addison Wilson made 10 saves to keep Holy Trinity in the match until the final minutes.

Against PCA, Ashton Bell scored two goals, and Edward McCormick and Elijah Fess added one apiece for the Eagles. 

BA (5-1, 3-0) was slated to host Hilton Head Christian Academy on Tuesday, while Holy Trinity (2-2, 2-1) was scheduled to host Bridges Prep on Tuesday.

GIRLS SOCCER

Holy Trinity takes down BA

Holy Trinity stayed undefeated with a 3-1 region win over crosstown rival Beaufort Academy last week.

Mills Langehans scored two goals and Lydia Mahan added one to lead the Lions. Mary Clanton Bozard made two saves to preserve the lead.

Maeve Kalady scored the lone goal for the Eagles, and Amelia Huebel made seven saves in goal.

Holy Trinity (3-0-1, 3-0) is off until April 5, when the Lions travel to Charleston Collegiate. BA was scheduled to host Hilton Head Christian Academy on Tuesday. 

BHS falls to Bishops

Beaufort High dropped a 2-1 decision to visiting Bishop England on Thursday. 

Ellie Muniz scored a beautiful goal for the Eagles, but the Bishops converted two corner kicks to claim the road win.

Beaufort (1-7) was to open region play at Hilton Head High on Tuesday.

SOFTBALL

Shipley, Bridges shut down BA

Bridges Prep topped Beaufort Academy 5-2 in a pitchers’ duel Thursday. 

Jenna Shipley struck out 13 for the Buccaneers and outdueled BA’s Anna Grace Dennis, who fanned 12.

BA also lost a 16-9 slugfest to John Paul II earlier in the week. Anna Grace Dennis struck out four for the Eagles but was hurt by several errors leading to 11 unearned runs.

BA (0-3) was slated to host Thomas Heyward on Tuesday. Bridges traveled to John Paul II for a doubleheader Monday.

TENNIS

BA breezes past PCA

Beaufort Academy defeated Palmetto Christian Academy 6-1 on the road Wednesday, dropping only one set. 

The Eagles (3-1) travel to May River on Thursday.

BHS sweeps two region matches

Beaufort High swept to 6-0 region wins over Colleton County and Bluffton last week.

The Eagles also dropped a 5-1 decision to visiting St. Charles (Ill.) on Monday. Thomas Gnann delivered the only victory of the day for the Eagles at No. 1 singles. 

The Eagles (4-2, 3-1) were to travel to Hilton Head High on Tuesday for a key region match. 

BOYS LACROSSE

Beaufort High surges to win over Bluffton

Beaufort High’s boys lacrosse team rallied for a thrilling 12-11 home win over Bluffton on Wednesday.

Ethan McKenzie racked up five goals and two assists and Connor Sackman added three goals and four assists to lead the Eagles. Sean Moran also had four goals and helped anchor Beaufort’s defense along with Logan Statler and Ben Straut.

The Bobcats led by 10-5 late in the third quarter, but Beaufort goalie Collin Durham allowed just one goal the rest of the way and notched seven saves in the fourth quarter to aid the comeback.

Beaufort (3-5, 2-0) hosted Hilton Head High for a region match Monday. 

GOLF 

Eagles 2nd in county quad meet

Hilton Head High edged Beaufort High by nine shots to win a quad match between Beaufort County rivals last week at Eagles Pointe Golf Club.

The Seahawks shot 157, while the Eagles (166) edged May River (168) for second place. Bluffton (171) was fourth despite Ricky Weathers earning medalist honors with a 2-under-par 34. May River’s Andrew Swanson was second with a 1-over 37.

Riley Kase shot 40 to lead Beaufort, followed by Jerry Bruns (41), Max Kase (42), Jack Lubkin (43), and George Cooler (50).

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