Sports briefs for April 6th-12th

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The annual Beaufort Track Classic was held at Beaufort Stadium on April 1. Here, Hilton Head High School’s Isabel Meulmani held the lead during most of the girls 1600-meter run ahead of team mate Tori Herman, seen just behind Meulmani. With only 50 meters left in the race, Herman overtook Meulmani to win the event with a time of 5 minutes 20 seconds. Photo by Bob Sofaly.
The annual Beaufort Track Classic was held at Beaufort Stadium on April 1. Here, Hilton Head High School’s Isabel Meulmani held the lead during most of the girls 1600-meter run ahead of team mate Tori Herman, seen just behind Meulmani. With only 50 meters left in the race, Herman overtook Meulmani to win the event with a time of 5 minutes 20 seconds. Photo by Bob Sofaly.


Beaufort Academy shuts out May River 

Beaufort Academy blanked May River 6-0 in a boys’ high school tennis match on March 29.

William Lindsay, James Carden, Daniel Richards, Lawrence Lindsay and Jeffrey Hiestand claimed singles wins for the Beaufort Academy boys’ tennis team. 

The duo of Kevin Williams and Chris Boggs notched a doubles for for the Eagles. 

Complete results from the Beaufort Academy-May River boys’ tennis match follow. 

Beaufort Academy 6, May River 0 


1.  William Lindsay defeated Caldwell Tarleton 6-0, 6-0

2. James Carden defeated Liam Beckler 7-5, 6-0

3. Daniel Richards defeated Dom Rodriguez 7-5, 6-3

4. Lawrence Lindsay defeated Kyle Polites 2-6, 6-0, 10-7

5. Jeffrey Hiestand defeated Eden Mastermiliu 6-2, 6-1


Kevin Williams/Chris Boggs defeated Will Shropshire/Charlie Griswold  6-1, 6-1 


Beaufort Academy places third in match

The Beaufort Academy boys’ golf team placed third among five teams in a match at Belfair on March 30.

Hilton Head Prep turned in a 147 to win the five-team match, placing in front of Hilton Head Christian (152) and Beaufort Academy (175) as well as two other opponents. 

John Paul II (181) and Thomas Heyward (228) placed fourth and fifth, respectively. 

A pair of St. Andrews golfers also participated as individuals in the match. 

Results for the Beaufort Academy boys’ golf team follow.

At Belfair – Beaufort Academy (175): Joe Stone, 39; Cal Harvey, 42; Jaxon Spratling 50; Jack Worrell, 53; Trey Dean, 44. 


Beaufort High outlasts Colleton County, 11-10

With Savannah Mullen delivering one big swing of her bat, Beaufort High outlasted Colleton County 11-10 in a high school softball game on March 31. 

Beaufort High and Colleton County hooked up in one of the area’s highest scoring high school softball games late last week.

Mullen, who drilled a two-run homer, smacked a walkoff double in the seventh inning to lift the Eagles to the high school softball win.

Essence Champion scored the game-winning run for the Beaufort High softball team. 

The Eagles battled back to win after facing a four-run deficit early. 

Beaufort High pitcher Mary Claire Sumner tossed a complete game and earned the win. Finishing strong, Sumner held Colleton County scoreless over the game’s final two innings. 

Beaufort High plated two runs in the bottom half of the seventh inning to move to within one run of the Colleton County softball squad. 

Numerous Beaufort High players contributed at the plate. Mullen, Powell and Bricen Riley delivered three hits apiece for the Eagles in the victory. 

Caroline O’Hara added a home run of her own as Beaufort High prevailed. 

Whale Branch beats Burke, 21-10

Whale Branch pulled away to beat longtime counterpart Burke 21-10 in five innings in a high school softball game on March 30,

Both Chyla Simmons and Tanasia Campbell homered and collected four RBI for the productive Warriors in the dominant performance. 

Whale Branch moved ahead early and never faltered. The Warriors took a 3-0 lead on a two-run homer by Campbell in the first frame. 

Following the early outburst, Whale Branch erupted for six runs in the second inning.

The Warriors enjoyed another six-run inning during their third plate appearance behind a three-run homer from Simmons. 

Contributing at the plate for Whale Branch, Melodi Bardo and Cristen Chassereau drove in three runs apiece.

Whale Branch forced Burke to play from behind during multiple innings. 

The Warriors excelled both offensively and defensively. Veteran pitcher Jenna Shipley recorded six strikeouts to help the Whale Branch win. 

Battery Creek cruises past Beaufort High

Emily Crosby smacked a grand slam and provided six RBI to lead Battery Creek past Beaufort High 15-4 in a high school softball game on  March 28.

Journeigh Doray was also active at the plate, homering and drive in five runs for the Dolphins in the win.

Beaufort High took a 4-2 lead but couldn’t remain out in front. 

Battery Creek shook off a slow start and eventually plated 15 runs on as many hits. 

Bella Greer added two hits for Battery Creek in the victory. 

Along with Doray, Michaux Gee and Kyleigh Peeples chipped in two hits apiece for the Dolphins. 

Beaufort High plated all of its runs in the second inning.

Essence Champion paced Beaufort High offensively, accounting for two of the Eagles’ four hits in the lopsided loss. 


Higuet leads Creek over Ridgeland-Hardeeville

Dallas Higuet drove in three runs on two doubles to lead Battery Creek past rival Ridgeland-Hardeeville 13-3 in a high school baseball game on March 31. 

Battery Creek forced Ridgeland-Hardeeville to play from behind throughout the contest. 

With the win, Battery Creek swept its latest three-game series with familiar foe Ridgeland-Hardeeville. 

Higuet delivered at the plate for Battery Creek throughout the high school baseball matchup. He provided a two-run double to cap a five-run second inning for the Dolphins. Higuet had an RBI double for the Battery Creek baseball team during a four-run third inning.

Contributing on the mound, Higuet pitched two innings for the Dolphins. He allowed only two hits and recorded five strikeouts in his team’s convincing victory.

Ridgeland-Hardeeville wasn’t without some highlights in the 10-run setback. 

Derald Nelson led the Jaguars offensively. Nelson scored twice and legged out an RBI triple, which allowed Karim Waddy to cross home plate during the third inning. 

Beaufort High doubles up May River, 6-3

Beaufort High doubled up newfound rival May River 6-3 in a high school baseball game on March 30. 

With the win, Beaufort High moved to 10-0. 

Kyle Stavac and Paul Winland combined to throw a three-hitter for the Beaufort High baseball team. 

Offensively, Jeffrey Smyth led the Eagles with three hits. 

On the mound, Stavac pitched the first four innings. May River managed to push across three runs versus the Beaufort High starting pitcher in the fourth inning.

Then Winland took over. 

Finishing strong, Winland worked the last three innings for the Eagles, registering four strikeouts.

Michael Smyth added two hits, including an RBI double. 

Excelling at the plate for May River, Jack Hegan provided a two-run single in the fourth frame. 

Wallace hits grand slam in Beaufort High’s 13-2 win against R.B. Stall: Rome Wallace launched a grand slam and drove in six runs to lead Beaufort High past R.B. Stall 13-2 in a high school baseball game on March 28.

The victory allowed Beaufort High to move to 9-0.

Wallace accounted for three extra-base hits in Beaufort High’s victory. He finished a single short of hitting for the cycle in Beaufort High’s win. 

Wallace’s grand slam was a part of a six-run third inning for the Eagles. He had an RBI triple in the first inning and an RBI single in the second frame. 

Clayton Ruff drove in three runs for the Eagles. Ruff delivered a two-run single in the third inning. 

On the mound, Ruff combined with Drew Luckey to hold R.B. Stall to just one hit over five innings.

Whale Branch levels Burke, 23-1 in 4 innings

Whale Branch leveled foe Burke 23-1 in four innings in a high school baseball game between two familiar rivals on March 30. 

Irvin Mulligan led the way for the Warriors in the convincing victory. Mulligan delivered a triple, a double and drove in five runs as Whale Branch won easily. 

Dominant Whale Branch scored multiple runs in all four innings of the regular-season matchup. 

Milligan drilled an RBI double in Whale Branch’s five-run first inning. He had a sacrifice fly in the second inning and legged out a bases-loaded triple in a nine-run fourth frame. 

But Mulligan wasn’t the only Warrior to thrive offensively. 

Ryan Murray-Green drove in three runs and scored four runs as he banged out three hits for the hard-hitting Whale Branch baseball club.

Mulligan also dominated on the mound, allowing only two hits over the game’s first three innings. 

Tyler Smith pitched the final frame for the Warriors.


Beaufort High defeats May River, 10-6

Three players scored two goals apiece to lead Beaufort High past May River 10-6 in a girls’ high school lacrosse game on March 30.

Alyssa Martinez, Taylor Savage and Anna Grace Walters scored two goals apiece to lead Beaufort High to the victory. 

Seven different Beaufort High players scored at least one goal in the winning effort. Aiding the Eagles’ attack, Ellie Stone, Symphany Sampson, Sara Glancy and Sarah McMullen netted one goal apiece for the Eagles. 

Defensively for Beaufort High, Nicole March made six saves and Anne McKenzie contributed six saves in the triumph.

Boys’ High School Lacrosse – May River 12, Beaufort High 3: Beaufort High dropped a boys’ high school lacrosse game as May River pulled away to win 12-3 on Wednesday.

C.J. Wajszczuk led May River with a game-high four goals. Following Wajszczuk in the May River scoring column, Clayton Boyles netted three goals for the Sharks in the win.

Helping to lead May River to the victory, Joan Boan scored two goals and distributed four assists. 

Seth Eaton, Luke Boan and Trey Iacovelli supplied May River with one goal apiece in the winning effort. 

Defensively for the May River boys’ soccer team, goalkeeper Sean Morris posted
26 saves. 


April club meeting features Capt. Michalove

The Beaufort Sportfishing and Diving Club’s April meeting will be held on Thursday, April 13, at the Beaufort Yacht and Sailing Club on Lady’s Island off of Meridian Road. 

The social begins at 6:30 p.m. and the meeting will begin at 7 p.m.

Capt. Chip Michalove, of Outcast Sport Fishing, will be the presenter. He will discuss catching and tagging small and large sharks in the coastal area and what has been discovered through tagging and science. 

In other club news, Lucienme Bigbee won the monthly $50 weigh-in drawing sponsored by Chris Butler at Butler Marine.

Guests are welcome at club meetings; reservations are not necessary.

For additional information, contact Capt. Frank Gibson at 843-522-2122 or email


Special Olympics regional comes to May River High

The Special Olympics South Carolina Area 8 Regional Spring Games will be held at May River High School in Bluffton on Friday, April 21.

The event will kick off with a brief Opening Ceremony at 10 a.m. at the high school track. 

Over 350 Special Olympics athletes of all ages from Bluffton, Hilton Head and Beaufort will compete in track and field events.

Special Olympics sports offer many levels of competition for athletes with different abilities, allowing athletes to improve skills and gain experience.  

To register to be a volunteer at the event, visit