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As of press time Tuesday, the Beaufort County School District and all area private schools had suspended all athletic practices and competitions indefinitely in anticipation of Hurricane Dorian’s arrival on the Lowcountry coast.

With the effects of the storm expected to be felt beginning Wednesday and the eye projected to pass near our coast early Thursday, athletic activities are unlikely to resume this week.



Beaufort Academy girls tennis fell 7-2 to Colleton Prep on Thursday. Brycen Ambrose and Kate Luckey won singles matches for the Eagles in their season-opener.

BA (0-1) hosts John Paul II on Sept. 10.


  1. Rianna Bailey (CP) def. Jayda Scheper 1-6, 7-5, 10-5
  2. Becca Martin (CP) def. Ansleigh Pingree 6-0, 6-3
  3. Brycen Ambrose (BA) def. Sidney Bailey 6-1, 6-4
  4. Kaylee Spears (CP) def. Tallie Pendarvis 6-0, 6-4
  5. Anne Hatcher White (CP) def. Gigi Pingree 6-4, 0-6, 10-5
  6. Kate Luckey (BA) def. Makayla Odum 7-5, 6-1


  1. R.Bailey/Martin (CP) def. Scheper/Ambrose 8-4
  2. S.Bailey/Spears (CP) def. A.Pingree/Pendarvis 9-7
  3. Odum/Hatcher (CP) def. G.Pingree/Addi Norris 8-3



Beaufort High volleyball split a pair of matches Thursday, defeating Camden but falling to host Savannah Christian Prep.

The Eagles beat Camden 25-19, 25-13 behind five kills from Hayley Trader, four from Madison Gallion, and three each from Olive Renforth and Hannah Merchant.

Beaufort suffered its first loss of the season in a 25-20, 25-19 defeat at the hands of the host Raiders despite Merchant’s eight kills. Renforth added four kills, and Gallion was 24-of-25 serving with six aces.

Beaufort High swept visiting New Hampstead in its home opener Wednesday.

The Eagles won 25-8, 25-7, 25-13 behind a balanced offensive attack. Merchant led the way with nine kills, while Angel Johnson added eight and Renforth had six.

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Beaufort Academy volleyball rolled to a dominant win Thursday, sweeping Colleton Prep in three sets.

The Eagles won 25-8, 25-16, 25-17 in their region opener. Emily Ann Hiers dished out 15 assists, while Chase Vaigneur collected nine kills to go along with eight assists.

McKayla Willingham added eight kills and two blocks, Amelia Huebel contributed six aces and five kills, and Mary Hanna Hiers had a team-high 13 digs.



May River’s girls golf team claimed a win over its local rivals Thursday at the Legends at Parris Island golf course.

The Sharks carded a team score of 169 to edge Hilton Head High by 14 shots. Bluffton (225) was third, followed by Beaufort (230).

Sydney Bowes led the Sharks with a 2-under-par 34 to claim medalist honors by three shots over Beaufort High’s Izzy Stone.

Elissa Hooper (54), Joanne Straub (68), Molly Hooper (71), and Rylee Hill (72) rounded out the lineup for the Eagles.

May River also topped Hilton Head High by 11 strokes to win a tri-match Tuesday at Pinecrest Golf Course.

The Sharks posted a team score of 168, followed by the Seahawks at 185 and Beaufort High at 232.

Stone shot one-over 37 to lead Beaufort High and claim the low-medalist title by three shots over Bowes. 

Elissa Hooper (60), Straub (67), Hill (68), and Kelly Guerrero (68) rounded out Beaufort’s scoring.

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