Sports briefs for March 16th-22nd

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Golf outing will benefit Wounded Warrior project

The second annual Lowcountry Golf Outing Benefiting the Semper Fi Fund and Wounded Warrior Project will take place starting at 8:30 a.m. Saturday, March 18, at the Arthur Hills Course in Palmetto Hall. 

This will be a scramble format golf event. Each foursome will play with a Marine from Marine Corps Recruit Depot at Parris Island. There will also be a foursome of Wounded Warriors. 

The cost is $125 per golfer or $50 for lunch only. Proceeds will be sent to the Semper Fi Fund and the Wounded Warrior Project.

To register, call Bill Spetrino at 330-242-2917 or Ken Phillips at 513-257-6716.


Twilight Run to be held on March 18

The 9th Annual Beaufort Twilight Run will be held from 3:30-9 p.m. Saturday, March 18, at Habersham Village in Beaufort (11 Market, Beaufort). More than 2,600 participants/spectators from the Lowcountry and more than 20 states are expected to attend. 

The BTR early race packet pick-up/late registration will be held from 4-7 p.m. Friday, March 17, in the Habersham Marketplace Fire House. On race day, late registration and packet pickup will be at 2 p.m. 

The event officially begins at 3:55 p.m. with the 1-mile youth run for ages 5-14; at 4:15 p.m. is the Kids’ Fun Run, a quarter-mile run for ages 8 and under; and staggered between 4:30-5:30 p.m. are the start times for the 5K run/walk, the 8K run, the 10-mile run and the 13.1 Mile Beaufort Challenge. 

This family-friendly event is a draw not only for participants in the six races, but for spectators who are looking for an evening with live music and great food. 

For online details about race registration and more, visit  


Tiger Shark Swimmers qualify for regional meet

Thirteen BYAC Tiger Sharks swimmers qualified at the SC Rays CYSL Winter Championships Meet held in Rock Hill Feb. 24-26. 

Fifteen teams represented by 700 athletes competed in the three-day event.

The Tiger Sharks placed sixth overall with 13 swimmers setting sights high, completing the required work and pushing past personal comfort levels to qualify for the 2017 Upper Southeastern YMCA Regional Championships. 

The 2017 SC YSSC USRY Championships will be held March 23-26 at the Middle Tyger YMCA in Duncan.

The BYAC Tiger Sharks swim year round. Interested swimmers should contact the YMCA of Beaufort County, located at 1801 Richmond Ave. in Port Royal or call 843-522-9622. Scholarship assistance is available for qualified applicants.


Beaufort Academy beats BC, 6-2

Beaufort Academy pulled away to beat familiar opponent Battery Creek 6-2 in a boys’ high school tennis contest on March 9. The Eagles swept singles matches in the triumph.

Singles winners for the Beaufort Academy boys’ tennis team were William Lindsey, James Carnen, Daniel Richards, Larry Lindsey, Jeffrey Heinstad and Kevin Williams. William Lindsey, Carnen, Larry Lindsey and Williams won in straight sets for the Eagles, who fared well throughout the evening. 

A pair of Battery Creek doubles teams posted wins. The Garret Morgan-Clinton Taylor doubles team notched an 8-0 win for the Dolphins. Aiding the Battery Creek attack, the Julius Thompson-Dillon Morris duo won its doubles match 6-2.

Boys’ high school tennis teams from throughout the area are competing in regular-season matches. 


Eagles excel at Sumter Optimist Relays 

The Beaufort High School track and field program thrived at the Sumter Optimist Relays recently. Numerous teams competed in the Sumter-hosted high school track and field event. 

Pacing Beaufort High in the win, Savionna Glover and Desmond Gaillard posted two victories apiece.

Reggie Jones cleared 13 feet, 1 inch to win the boys’ pole vault. Jones’ teammate, Kagel Coke, placed second with a clearance of 10-6. 

Beaufort High boys’ teams finished first in four of seven relays. A versatile performer, Josh Wilborn was a member of both the winning 4×800 relay and 4×1,600 units for the Eagles. 

Beaufort High also prevailed in the boys’ shuttle hurdles and 4×400 relay.

The Beaufort girls’ program placed first in the 4×100 and 4×400 relays and the shuttle hurdles. Beaufort High standout Taylor Johnson won the high jump (5 feet).