Sports briefs for January 11th-17th

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Beaufort High captures Seahawk Duals title 

The Beaufort High wrestling team won the Seahawk Duals. Photo courtesy of Beaufort High.
The Beaufort High wrestling team won the Seahawk Duals. Photo courtesy of Beaufort High.

The Beaufort High School wrestling team won the team title at the Seahawk Duals on Dec. 29, defeating host Hilton Head High in the final match.

In pool play matches on Dec. 28, Beaufort High beat Dutch Fork (54-14) and Socastee (54-21). Following the victories in pool play, Beaufort High advanced to the championship pool. The championship pool also featured South Pointe, Easley and Hilton Head High. 

Beaufort High beat South Pointe (36-31) but lost to Easley (36-34). Hilton Head, however, topped Easley. Beaufort High, which had beaten Hilton Head High 40-33, emerged from a three-way tie. The Eagles won via tiebreaker. 


Beaufort Academy girls finish as runner-up 

The Beaufort Academy girls’ basketball team finished runner-up to tournament host John Paul II in the Golden Warrior Holiday Classic held recently. 

John Paul II pulled away to defeat the Eagles 56-24 in the Golden Warrior Holiday Classic championship game on Dec. 30.

Tkai Devore led John Paul II to the tournament title. Devore delivered a double-double, scoring 23 points and pulling down 11 rebounds. The productive Devore was named the tournament’s Most Outstanding Player.

Aiding the John Paul II offensive attack, Ayannah Thompson added eight points and nine rebounds. 

Thompson was named to the all-tournament team. 

Emily Ann Hiers paced Beaufort Academy with 13 points. 

Hiers was the only Beaufort Academy player to reach double figures in the scoring column. 

Both Hiers and teammate Becca Frelin were named to the all-tournament team.

Beaufort Academy had advanced to the championship game after defeating Andrew Jackson 33-20. More on the Beaufort Academy-Andrew Jackson game follows. 

Beaufort Academy 33, Andrew Jackson 20: Becca Frelin netted 11 points and Emily Ann Hiers added 10 points as Beaufort Academy defeated Andrew Jackson 33-20 in the Golden Warrior Classic on Friday.

Also helping Beaufort Academy to the victory, Kendall Duncan chipped in six points. 

Beaufort Academy falls to Andrew Jackson 

The Beaufort Academy boys’ basketball team dropped its final game in the inaugural Golden Warrior Holiday Classic over the weekend. Andrew Jackson pulled away to beat Beaufort Academy 62-52 in the third-place game of the Golden Warrior Holiday Classic on Dec. 30. 

Dawson Coleman poured in 24 points for the Eagles in the loss. 

WIlliam Tumlin followed Coleman in the Beaufort Academy scoring column and accompanied him in double figures, scoring 16 points. 

Beaufort Academy lost to Cathedral Academy in the Golden Warrior Holiday Classic on Dec. 29. Cathedral Academy defeated the Eagles 68-35.

More on the Beaufort Academy-Cathedral Academy boys’ basketball game follows. 

Cathedral Academy 68, Beaufort Academy 35: Cathedral Academy moved ahead early and remained in control of its game versus Beaufort Academy in the inaugural Golden Warrior Holiday Classic on Dec. 29, eventually defeating the Eagles 68-35.

A pair of Beaufort Academy players reached double figures in the scoring column in the loss. 

Dawson Coleman and David Matthai paced the Eagles with 12 points apiece.

Eagles soar over St. John’s Christian 

The Beaufort High boys’ basketball team halted a 10-game losing skid in the final round of the Hoops For Hope tournament at Ashley Ridge High School on Dec. 22. On the final day of the Hoops For Hope tournament, Beaufort High beat St. John’s Christian 75-29. 

With the win, Beaufort High improved to 2-10.

The Eagles used a a balanced offensive effort to win convincingly. 

Three Beaufort High players reached double figures in the scoring column.

Ethan Leana led Beaufort High with a game-high 20 points. 

Accompanying Leana in double figures for the Eagles, Daijion Galloway scored 16 points and Corey Witter contributed 14 points. 

Beaufort High is currently preparing for its next game – the first matchup in the 2018 portion of the 2017-18 season. 

The Eagles were slated to host longtime rival Whale Branch in a key contest on Saturday, Jan. 6. 


Local players selected for Blitz Border Bowl

Rosters for the inaugural Blitz Border Bowl have been released. Locally, Beaufort High School had eight players selected for the game, which will feature the top seniors from Beaufort, Jasper and Hampton counties against the top seniors from the Savannah area.

The Blitz Border Bowl is set to be played at 12:30 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 13, at nearly Pooler Stadium and will be broadcast on WSAV. 

The Blitz Border Bowl Lowcountry roster follows. 

Battery Creek: Sayrend Musgrove, WR/DE; Ahman Smalls, LB; Dizayuh Hinton, OL; Byron McClain, DT.

Beaufort: Reggie Jones, DB; Kyleik Middleton, RB; Kagel Coke, DB; Reid Daughtry, DE; Dylan Williams, OL; Isaiah Parker, OL; Kegan Crowell, LB; Isaiah Wilson, DT.

Ridgeland-Hardeeville: Jabari Williams, WR; Derald Nelson, QB.

Thomas Heyward: Zach Bond, LB.

Wade Hampton: Chris Orr, DB; Myles Murdaugh; Ulysses Green, WR; Trey Phoenix, OL.

Whale Branch: Jamel Moultrie, WR; Anthony McVay, OL/DL.


Schubert enters 2nd campaign at Limestone 

Battery Creek High School graduate Henry Schubert is poised to take the field for his second season with the Limestone College baseball team. Schubert is a right-handed pitcher for the Saints. 

Making an immediate impact in the classroom in college, Schubert was named to the Fall 2016 Conference Carolinas Presidential Honor Roll.

Schubert was s a four-year starter for the Battery Creek High School baseball program. 

He was named team MVP of the Battle Creek High School baseball squad during his senior season.

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