Sports briefs for March 30th-April 5th

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Photo above: Robert Basha, center, hauls out his kayak while his wife Eyren carries his paddle at the 2017 SIRC race. Photo by Bob Sofaly.

Hurricane Matthew couldn’t hold the Sea Island Rotary Club down from bringing runners and paddlers a spectacular event at a different, but great, new location. The 2017 SIRC race location was held March 11 in and around Port Royal. It is usually held on Hunting Island, but was moved due to damages from the hurricane. In the photo above: Jack Cunningham, left, and Melissa Burch run along the boar walk during the second leg of the Adventure Biathlon. Photo by Bob Sofaly.
Hurricane Matthew couldn’t hold the Sea Island Rotary Club down from bringing runners and paddlers a spectacular event at a different, but great, new location. The 2017 SIRC race location was held March 11 in and around Port Royal. It is usually held on Hunting Island, but was moved due to damages from the hurricane. In the photo above: Jack Cunningham, left, and Melissa Burch run along the boar walk during the second leg of the Adventure Biathlon. Photo by Bob Sofaly.

BOYS’ HIGH SCHOOL TENNIS 

BHS shuts out May River, 6-0

Beaufort High shut out May River 6-0 in a boys’ high school tennis match on March 20. 

Mitchell Russell rebounded from a first-set loss to win in the No. 1 singles match for the Eagles. 

Russell won 4-6, 6-4, 10-4 over May River’s Caldwell Tarleton. 

Beaufort High controlled the entire contest. Adding singles wins for Beaufort High were Griffin Stone, Jaco Neimond, Merritt Patterson and Chris Hoogenboom.

Beaufort High’s doubles team of Paul Winland and Ben Straut also won its match. 

In other news, Beaufort High 5, Berkeley 1: Chris Hoogenboom turned in a dominant performance to lead Beaufort High past Berkeley 5-1 in a a boys’ high school tennis match on March 21.

The Beaufort High doubles team of Paul Winland and Ben Straut also won convincingly. 

No. 1 singles player Mitchell Russell also won for the Eagles. 

Rounding out the Beaufort High attack, Griffin Stone and Merritt Patterson posted wins of their own. 

HIGH SCHOOL SOFTBALL 

Beaufort High blanks Hilton Head Island

The Beaufort High softball team won easily over a familiar opponent late last week. Beaufort High blanked Hilton Head Island 17-0 in four innings in a high school softball game on March 24. 

The Eagles controlled the contest from the first at-bat until the final out was recorded. 

Leading Beaufort High at the plate, Lillian Sumner delivered four RBIs.

Beaufort High pitcher Emily Cook tossed a one-hitter to help the Eagles prevail convincingly.

Multiple Beaufort High players contributed offensively. 

Sumner drilled a two-run single for Beaufort High as part of a seven-run first inning. 

Beaufort High sent 12 batters to the plate during its first at-bat. 

The productive Sumner added an RBI double for the Eagles in the third inning.

Sumner delivered an RBI single for Beaufort High in the fourth frame. 

Carolina O’Hara, Essence Champion and Savannah Mullen provided two hits apiece for the Eagles in the victory. 

Hilton Head Island was limited at the plate throughout the matchup. 

Sandy Phillips accounted for Hilton Head Island’s only hit in the fourth inning when she connected for a single. 

Beaufort High outlasts Cane Bay in slugfest

Krislynn Coolong smacked three homers and drove in seven runs to lead Beaufort High past Cane Bay 19-15 in a high school softball game on March 21. Both Coolong and Caroline O’Hara homered for Beaufort High in the hard-fought win. 

Beaufort High pitcher Mary Claire Sumner earned the win. Sumner won despite allowing 16 hits. 

Helping her pitching cause at the plate, Sumner delivered three hits and scored four runs. 

Lilian Sumner added two doubles for the Eagles in the win.

May River beats Battery Creek, 10-7

May River used a balanced offensive attack to beat Battery Creek 10-7 in a high school softball game on March 20. 

Pacing May River at the plate, Kylee Gleason, Olivia Turpin and Maddie Armistead recorded three hits apiece. 

The Sharks scored first and never trailed. 

Michaela Manley delivered a three-run homer for the Sharks in the third inning, 

Haley Welsch added a two-run double for May River in the fifth frame. 

Journeigh Doray and McKenzie Young led Battery Creek with two hits apiece. 

HIGH SCHOOL BASEBALL 

Whale Branch levels North Charleston, 16-2

Whale Branch pulled away to defeat North Charleston 16-2 in a high school baseball game on March 23.

The Warriors claimed their second straight victory, remaining in the win column after downing Garrett Academy Tech 20-1 two days earlier. 

Longtime high school baseball rivals, Whale Branch and North Charleston are familiar foes. 

Ryan Murray-Green and Clarence Stephens teamed up to pitch a five-inning no-hitter for Whale Branch as the Warriors leveled North Charleston. 

Both Murray-Green and Stephens excelled on the mound. 

Murray-Green worked two innings and registered six strikeouts.

Aiding the Whale Branch attack, Stephens worked the final three innings for the Warriors, recording six strikeouts. 

Multiple Whale Branch players contributed at the plate. The Warriors moved ahead early in the contest, plating six runs in the first inning. 

Jaylin Parrales connected for a two-run double in the Warriors’ six-run first frame.

Helping his pitching cause at the plate, Murray-Green delivered two hits.

Another Whale Branch player, Irvin Mulligan, also contributed two hits in the Warriors’ triumph.   

Whale Branch 20, Garrett Academy Tech 1: Whale Branch plated 13 runs in the first inning en route to a 20-1 win in four innings over Garrett Academy Tech on March 21. 

Ryan Murray-Green and Irvin Mulligan provided two RBIs apiece for Whale Branch in the initial inning. 

Both Murray-Green and Mulligan had two hits apiece. 

Judah Wood led Whale Branch offensively with three hits and RBIs. 

On the mound, together, Whale Branch pitchers Steven Colon and Tyler Smith limited Garrett Tech to only one hit in four innings. 

Beaufort High beats Cane Bay, allows one run

Thanks to a leadoff homer from Kyle Torrey in the fifth inning, Beaufort High pulled away to beat Cane Bay 5-1 in a high school baseball game on March 21. 

Torrey’s long ball started a four-run inning for the Eagles. 

Jeffery Smith added a two-run double for Beaufort High in the fifth inning. 

Another Beaufort High player, Rome Wallace, provided a solo home run in the fourth inning and an RBI single in the fifth frame for the Beaufort High Eagles. 

On the mound, Beaufort High pitcher Drew Luckey earned the win, Luckey pitched a two-hitter over 6 and 2/3 innings for the Beaufort High baseball club.

Wade Olivarri pitched out of a relief role and recorded the final out for Beaufort High in the matchup. 

Patterson paces May River in victory

Behind the bat of John Patterson, May River pulled away to beat Battery Creek 11-2 in a high school baseball game on March 24. 

Patterson led May River to the convincing victory, delivering a double, a triple and four RBIs as the Sharks prevailed over Battery Creek. 

The productive Patterson delivered a two-run triple for May River in the sixth inning. Patterson scored two runs himself in May River’s winning effort. Patterson provided a total of three hits for the May River baseball squad. 

Joining Patterson in the May River hits column,Vance Summers, Cooper George, Chase Murray and Kamryn Gleason added two hits apiece for the Sharks. 

Battery Creek was limited to six hits in the lopsided loss. 

Three different May River pitchers worked from the mound. May River hurler Josh Roddy pitched four innings and earned the win. 

May River 11, Battery Creek 1: Andrew Perez provided the offensive lift at the plate as May River beat Battery Creek 11-1 in a high school baseball game on March 30. 

Perez smacked a double, drilled a grand slam and drove in six runs for May River in the victory. 

Following Perez in May River’s offensive attack, Cooper George contributed three hits and two runs. 

Aiding May River at the plate, Josh Reddy and Chase Murray contributed two hits apiece. 

May River scored 12 runs via 11 hits. 

BOYS’ HIGH SCHOOL GOLF 

Hilton Head Island wins county squad

The Hilton Head Island boys’ golf team won a four-team county meet at Eagle’s Pointe on March 21.

Brooks Dyess fired an even-par 36 to lead Hilton Head Island to the win. Hilton Head Island notched an 11-shot victory over three other Beaufort County foes. 

As a team, Hilton Head Island posted a 152. 

Following Dyess for the Hilton Head Island boys’ team, Caden Edwards recorded a 37 and Charlie Farrell added a 39 .

John DiGenova (40) and Travis Mancill (41) also competed for the Hilton Head Island boys’ golf team in the county quad meet. 

Beaufort High placed second with a 163. Matthew Campbell and Tommy Holloway shot 37s for the Eagles. 

May River finished eight shots behind Beaufort High. Brandon McBride shot a 36 and Drew Weary added a 37 for the Sharks in the quad meet.

BOYS’ HIGH SCHOOL SOCCER

Gamble leads BHS over Cane Bay, 3-1

Beaufort High managed to fend off nemesis Cane Bay 3-1 in a boys’ high school soccer game on March 24. 

Cane Bay was forced to play from behind throughout the boys’ high school soccer match. 

Jack Gamble led the Eagles to the win, netting two goals. 

Aiding the Beaufort High offensive attack, Ray Ramos, Ben Trask and Reese Bowles registered one assist apiece. 

Defensively for Beaufort High, goalkeeper Brandon Cassidy recorded three saves. 

Cane Bay, which was limited offensively in each half of the boys’ high school soccer match versus Beaufort High, netted its lone goal on a penalty kick. 

Beaufort Academy edges Palmetto Christian, 1-0

Beaufort Academy edged Palmetto Christian 1-0 in a boys’ high school soccer game on March 24. 

Each team battled back and forth throughout the regular-season boys’ high school soccer affair. 

Nathaniel Kennan accounted for the game’s only goal, scoring to lift Beaufort Academy to the victory over Palmetto Christian. 

Both Beaufort Academy and Palmetto Christian fared well defensively.

GIRLS’ HIGH SCHOOL SOCCER

Murphy scores two goals, helps BHS beat Cane Bay

Brigid Murphy scored two goals to lead Beaufort High past Cane Bay 3-1 in a girls’ high school soccer game on March 24. 

Accompanying Murphy in the Beaufort High scoring column, Heily Hernandez netted one goal. 

Beaufort High won for the third time in four games. 

Sierra Schweizer, Bella Kimbrell and Julia Smith provided assists for Beaufort High in the win.

Defensively for Beaufort High, Maddie Brace recorded five saves. 

Beaufort Academy shuts out John Paul II

Two players accounted for a trio of goals as Beaufort Academy blanked John Paul II High 3-0 in a girls’ high school soccer game on March 20.

Familiar foes, Beaufort Academy and John Paul II are SCISA rivals. 

Mary Keane netted two of Beaufort Academy’s three goals. 

Accompanying Keane in the Beaufort Academy scoring column, Abby Dalton added one goal for the Eagles. 

BOYS’ HIGH SCHOOL LACROSSE  

Eagles lose to Richmond Hill

Beaufort High was forced to play from behind throughout its game versus Richmond Hill early last week. Richmond Hill pulled away to beat Beaufort High 5-2 in a boys’ high school lacrosse match. 

Beaufort High lost despite outshooting Richmond Hill 37-24. 

Jeffrey Berry scored both of Beaufort High’s goals in the loss. 

Berry scored his first goal off an assist from teammate John Cherry in the second quarter. He netted his second goal in the final quarter.

Defensively for Beaufort High, Bryce Hage recorded six saves in goal. 

GOLF 

Bill Verity tourney to be held May 8

The 9th annual Bill Verity Cup, a charity golf tournament to be contested on Monday, May 8, will be held at the Sanctuary Golf Club on Cat Island. 

All proceeds will benefit Boys & Girls Club programs in the Beaufort area. 

Supporters and golfers are invited to participate in this year’s competition. 

The charity golf tournament begins at 11:30 a.m. with registration, practice and  lunch followed by a shot gun start at 1 p.m.

An awards reception will be held at 5 p.m.

Participant donations are $150 per golfer or $600 per team of four. 

Participant donations include access to the practice range, lunch  provided by Boys & Girls Club sponsor Chick-fil-A, complimentary beverages, greens fee, golf cart, gifts, reception and awards. 

For more information or to register, contact Anne Littlejohn at 843-379-5430 or Alittlejohn@bgclowcountry.org.

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