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Whale Branch volleyball team falls to Augusta Christian

The Whale Branch volleyball team suffered its first loss in the 2014 season in a 25-team Colleton County-hosted tournament last Saturday, Aug. 23. In a back and forth high school volleyball match, Augusta Christian shut out Whale Branch 2-0, winning 25-20, 25-20.

The Warriors fared well despite ultimately suffering the loss. Junior Maura Garcia and sophomores Jocelyn Johnson and Gabrielle Carter led Whale Branch in the match.

In another match, Goose Creek defeated Whale Branch 2-0, prevailing 25-15, 25-13.


Battery Creek football team suffers shutout loss to Bluffton

The Battery Creek football team lost its Week Zero matchup as Class 4-A powerhouse Bluffton pulled away to win 75-0 last Friday night, Aug. 22.

Setting the tone early, Bluffton outscored Battery Creek 21-0 in the opening quarter and later carried a 35-0 lead into halftime.

Bluffton led 61-0 at the conclusion of the third quarter.

Offensively for Battery Creek, Alterell Chatman rushed seven times for 34 yards. Tyrone Dilbert followed, picking up 31 yards via 14 carries.

Battery Creek will be back in action on Friday, Aug. 29, hosting Estill. Kickoff for the Battery Creek-Estill football game is set for 7:30 p.m.

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