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USCB women’s golf to see incoming recruits

During her first season at the helm of the University of South Carolina Beaufort women’s golf team, Alexis Bennett never had more than five eligible players at her disposal, meaning everyone who was eligible to play was in the lineup.

She will have far more depth and flexibility in her second season after finalizing a recruiting class of five players, including two junior-college transfers and three international players.

“I would be hard-pressed to have found a better group of incoming athletes for my first recruiting class at USCB,” Bennett said. “They are a dynamic bunch who exemplify the values that are important to me as a coach. This group is incredibly respectful, hard-working and dedicated.”

A pair of transfers will add collegiate experience to a roster that returns four players, including three who competed in the NAIA National Championships in May. Junior-college transfers Maggie Black of Chandler-Gilbert Community College and Alexa Wilson of Iowa Western Community College both bring strong academic credentials and will be expected to compete for spots in the lineup.

A trio of international standouts figure to make an immediate impact as freshmen, with Moa Kristenson of Sweden, Franzi Knoetsch of Germany and Emily Turner of England.

Beaufort Ospreys forfeit game, end season

The Beaufort Ospreys were forced to end their season early with an opening round loss via forfeit in the American Legion baseball playoffs series with longtime rival Manning. The best-of-five series between Beaufort and Manning was forced to be canceled after Post 9/207 head coach Mike Smith could not get enough players to commit to play in the series. Despite suffering the disappointing season-ending setback, Beaufort fared well in its latest campaign. The Ospreys ended the 2014 season with an 11-3 overall record. Smith has concluded his final season with the Ospreys. He spent five years with the local American Legion baseball program.


Beaufort High School lists football schedule

The Beaufort High School Football 2014 Schedule is as follows:

Aug. 29: At Colleton County

Sept. 5: At Bluffton

Sept. 12: Whale Branch

Sept. 19: At Battery Creek

Sept. 26: At Manning

Oct. 3: Berkeley

Oct. 10: At Stall

Oct. 17: Hilton Head

Oct. 24: Hanahan

Oct. 31: At Orangeburg-Wilkinson

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