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Battery Creek gutted out a five-set win over Region 8-3A rival Wade Hampton at home Thursday.

The Dolphins won the final two sets to rally for a 3-2 (19-25, 25-18, 18-25, 25-17, 16-14) victory and sweep the season series from the Red Devils.

Dazanni Hinton had a huge night at the net with eight blocks and five aces to go with her 15 kills, including the clinching point. Laiani McCullough added 10 kills, six digs, and two aces, while Paige McArthur had seven kills, seven aces, and four digs, and Halle DeJesus dished out 30 assists.

The Dolphins (7-8, 3-1 Region 8-3A) were scheduled to travel to Bluffton for a tri-match with the Bobcats and Glynn Academy on Tuesday.


Beaufort Academy volleyball cruised to three more wins last week.

The Eagles rolled to a 3-0 (25-9, 25-18, 25-14) victory over Hilton Head Prep on Sept. 17, as Emily Ann Hiers dished out 25 assists to go with six digs, three kills, and two aces, and Chase Vaigneur led a balanced attack with 11 kills along with six digs and four assists. McCayla Willingham was strong at the net with seven kills and six blocks, and Mary Hanna Hiers racked up 52 digs.

BA kept the momentum going with a 3-1 (25-8, 23-25, 25-3, 25-8) win over Charleston Collegiate a day later. Willingham had a team-high 13 kills and two blocks, while Vaigneur had an impressive line with nine kills, eight digs, seven aces, and five assists. Amelia Huebel added seven kills and two aces, Emily Ann Hiers had 23 assists, six kills, and three aces, and Mary Hanna Hiers contributed 31 digs and four aces.

The Eagles capped the perfect week with a 3-0 (25-6, 25-15, 25-16) win at Holly Hill Academy on Friday.

Huebel had a big night at the net for the Eagles with 10 kills and five blocks, while Willingham added seven kills and three blocks.

Emily Ann Hiers had a solid all-around match with 14 assists, nine digs, four kills, and three aces, and Vaigneur collected seven kills, eight assists, two blocks, and two aces. Mary Hanna Hiers anchored the defense with 13 digs and added three assists.

The Eagles (15-1) were scheduled to travel to Colleton Prep on Tuesday.



Beaufort High volleyball picked up a region victory with a sweep of Colleton County on Thursday.

The Eagles evened their Region 7-4A record with a 3-0 (25-13, 25-22, 25-10) win over the Cougars. Hannah Merchant led Beaufort with 11 kills and was 14-of-15 at the service line, and Zyaire Middleton dished out 17 assists. Peyton Polk again filled for injured all-state setter Madison Gallion and handed out 10 assists while going 10-for-10 serving with two aces, and Sakura Simmons anchored the defense with a team-high 28 digs and went 14-for-14 serving.

The Eagles split a pair of matches against Georgia teams Sept. 17 in Statesboro.

Playing their first matches without Gallion, the Eagles beat Effingham County 2-0 (25-13, 25-13) before falling to host Statesboro 2-0 (25-12, 25-16).

Merchant led the Eagles with 10 kills while also filling in at setter and dishing out 11 assists and going 16-for-16 serving. Middleton dished out 13 assists to go with five kills, and Polk led the team with 37 digs and helped cover the setter position.

The Eagles (11-3-1) were slated to travel to Hilton Head Christian Academy for a non-region matchup Tuesday.



Beaufort High’s Elissa Hooper claimed individual medalist honors in a Region 7-4A match Thursday at Eagles Pointe Golf Club.

Hooper shot 54 to edge Hilton Head High’s Courtney Clegg by two shots, but the Seahawks shot 237 to defeat Beaufort High by 23 shots.

Joanne Straub (67), Angelina Guerrero (69), and Rylee Hill (70) rounded out the scoring for Beaufort.

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