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Beaufort Academy notched another dominant win Monday, beating St. Andrew’s 3-0 to improve to 12-1.

The Eagles rolled to a 25-15, 25-14, 25-12 win behind a balanced effort. McCayla Willingham had a team-high nine kills and three blocks, and Chase Vaigneur added eight kills, four aces, and five assists. Amelia Huebel also had a good night at the net with four kills and two blocks, while Emily Ann Hiers dished out 10 assists and served seven aces, and Mary Hanna Hiers collected a team-best 26 digs.

On Thursday, the Eagles swept to a 3-0 (25-8, 25-5, 25-11) win over Bridges Prep. Emily Ann Hiers dished out 14 assists to go with six kills, five aces, and five digs, while Vaigneur collected nine assists, six kills, and five aces, Huebel had a team-high seven kills and five aces, and Mary Hanna Hiers added six aces and seven digs.



Hilton Head High swept the competition in a seven-team dual meet Thursday at Hilton Head Island Rec Center.

The Seahawks boys and girls each went 6-0 against their fellow Beaufort County swimmers. May River’s girls were 5-1, with their lone loss coming against Hilton Head High, and the May River and Beaufort High boys each went 4-1-1 with a loss to the Seahawks and a 72-72 tie head-to-head.

Hilton Head High’s Cohen Bruner (200 free, 100 free) and Tommy Hughson (200 IM, 500 free), and May River’s John Brester (50 free, 100 breast) each won two events on the boys side, while Beaufort High’s James Stone (100 fly) and Samual Marrero (100 back) each captured one title.

On the girls side, Hilton Head High’s Mia Sinkiewicz (200 IM, 100 back), Beaufort High’s Lily Bostwick (100 free, 50 free), and Hilton Head Prep’s Sterling Burd (200 free, 500 free) each won two events, and May River’s Allie Ingram (100 fly) and Bluffton’s Tia Reed (100 breast) each won one.



May River’s boys and Hilton Head High’s girls claimed the team titles, while a pair of Beaufort High runners took the individual crowns at the Beaufort County Cross Country Championships on Saturday.

The Sharks edged the Seahawks by eight points to claim the boys title, but Hilton Head High’s girls returned the favor, edging the Sharks by five points.

Beaufort High’s Marlon Belden won the boys title with a time of 16:03, crossing the line 53 seconds ahead of runner-up Owen Andrews of May River.

Beaufort High’s Shannon Smith won the girls race in 19:37, beating teammate Charlize Antia by 22 seconds.



May River claimed another victory over its county rivals Thursday at Pinecrest Golf Club.

Sydney Bowes fired a 4-over-par 40 to claim individual medalist honors and lead the Sharks to a team score of 176, good for an 11-shot win over Hilton Head High.

Beaufort High finished fourth with a 262 total. Elissa Hooper led the Eagles with a 61, followed by Joanne Straub (66), Molly Straub (67), and Rylee Hill (68).



Beaufort High girls tennis opened region play with a 5-1 win over visiting Bluffton on Thursday.

Beaufort (1-1, 1-0) was scheduled to travel to Hilton Head High for a key region matchup Tuesday.


  1. Phelan O’Keefe (BLHS) def. Sophie McMullen 6-0, 6-2
  2. Madelyn Confaare (BHS) def. Anastaysia Anstyferova 4-6, 6-1, 10-5
  3. Elizabeth Holloway (BHS) def. Lydia John 6-1, 6-1
  4. Lucy Aydlette (BHS) def. Rachael Richardson 6-0, 6-2
  5. Juliana Lane (BHS) def. Natalie Rizzo 6-0, 6-0


  1. Grace Trask/Lauren Bartlett (BHS) def. Olivia Boshaw/Abby Stevens 3-6, 6-1, 10-6


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