Sports briefs for May 25th-31st

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BOYS’ HIGH SCHOOL GOLF 

Beaufort High finishes seventh in Class 4A

The Beaufort High boys’ golf team finished third in the 4A Boys’ State Golf Tournament on the Baroney Course at the Port Royal Golf Club on Hilton Head on May 16.

The Eagles turned in a 627 team score.

AC Flora captured the state title with a 592 team total.

Beaufort High finished behind AC Flora, Myrtle Beach, Wren, Hilton Head, Lancaster and Hartsville in the final team standings. 

Final team scores were as follows: AC Flora – 592; Myrtle Beach – 602; Wren – 604; Hilton Head – 611; Lancaster – 614; Hartsville – 615; Beaufort High – 627; Eastside/North Myrtle Beach – 629; South Aiken – 638; Chapin – 640;

Belton-Honea Path – 648; Saint James – 664; Blue Ridge – 671; Travelers Rest – 681; Pickens – 685.

Individual scores for the Beaufort High boys’ golf team were as follows: Matthew Campbell, 74; Tommy Holloway, 79;

Riley Kase, 81; Thomas Mull, 79; Austin Van Horn, 90.

One Beaufort High boys’ golfer earned a spot on the All-State Tournament Team. Campbell was named to the All-State Tournament Team. 

HIGH SCHOOL WRESTLING 

BCH grapplers sign with Limestone 

Battery Creek High School wrestler Cooper Kaminsky has signed with Limestone College. Photo provided.
Battery Creek High School wrestler Cooper Kaminsky has signed with Limestone College. Photo provided.
Battery Creek High School wrestler Omar Daniels has signed with Limestone College. Photo provided.
Battery Creek High School wrestler Omar Daniels has signed with Limestone College. Photo provided.

A pair of Battery Creek High School wrestlers are headed to the next level. Battery Creek’s Omar Daniels and Cooper Kaminsky signed to wrestle for Limestone College recently. 

Both Daniels and Kaminsky thrived in the Battery Creek High School wrestling program throughout their prep careers. 

Limestone College, located in Gaffney, competes in the Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC).

GOLF

Rotary golf tourney benefits Alzheimer’s

The Rotary Club of the Lowcountry will hold its 13th Annual Memory Links Golf Tournament on Saturday, June 1, at Fripp Island’s Ocean Creek Course. 

Registration and a putting contest will begin at 8 a.m. The tournament will begin at 9 a.m. The cost is $85 per person and includes entry fee, golf card, beverages, goody bad and lunch immediately following the tournament. This will be a Four Man Captains Choice event. 

Last year’s event was a huge success with over 100 golfers participating. 

All proceeds from this tournament are donated to Alzheimer’s Family Services of Greater Beaufort and The CART fund. 

Alzheimer’s is now the sixth leading cause of death in South Carolina and is the eighth leading cause of death in the United States with more than 5 million Americans living with the disease. Alzheimer’s disease is the only one of the top 10 causes of death in the U.S. without any methods for preventing, curing or slowing it down. 

Alzheimer’s Family Services of Greater Beaufort is a nonprofit organization providing education, support and respite aide to caregivers of persons with Alzheimer’s. The CART Fund provides funds for cutting-edge research to cure Alzheimer’s disease. Visit rotaryclubofthelowcountrybeaufort.org.

BOYS’ HIGH SCHOOL SOCCER

Muniz named region player of the year

Beaufort Academy boys’ soccer player Ryan Muniz has been named the region player of the year. Muniz excelled for the Beaufort Academy boys’ soccer program throughout the 2017 season.

In addition to Muniz, three other Beaufort Academy High School players captured postseason honors. David Mathai, William Tumlin and Thomas Holladay earned all-region honors. 

The Beaufort Academy boys’ soccer team captured its fourth straight SCISA Class A state championship earlier in the month, outlasting Palmetto Christian 2-1 in overtime in the 2017 title game at Porter-Gaud School in Charleston. 

The Eagles exited the 2017 season with a 13-6 record.

Palmetto Christian finished its latest campaign 11-6.

Beaufort Academy and Palmetto Christian ended regulation scoreless.

Sophomore Edward McCormick scored Beaufort Academy’s first goal with 7:30 remaining in overtime.

Holladay added another goal to push Beaufort Academy ahead 2-0 after in the extra period. 

Veteran coach Bill Dalton guided the Eagles to the state title. 

BASKETBALL

Coach misconduct target of new rules

Effective with the 2017-18 high school basketball season, play will be stopped and an official warning will be given to the head coach – and recorded in the scorebook – for misconduct by the coach or other bench personnel unless the offense is judged to be major, in which case a technical foul shall be assessed. 

This new rule was one of the five changes recommended by the National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS) Basketball Rules Committee at its April 10-12 meeting in Indianapolis. All changes were subsequently approved by the NFHS board of directors.

In addition to misconduct violations related to Rule 10-5, the head coach will be officially warned for the first violation of Rule 10-6-1 regarding the coaching box.

Rules 4-48-1 and 4-48-2 will both have a note stating that a warning is not required prior to calling a technical foul.

“Stopping play and making sure that the bench and the coach know that an official warning has been given sends a clear message to everyone in the gym and impacts the behavior of the coach, and in some cases the behavior of the opposing coach,” said Theresia Wynns, NFHS director of sports and officials and liaison to the NFHS Basketball Rules Committee. “This change in behavior creates a better atmosphere and, many times, avoids the need to administer a technical foul.”

In other changes, the rules committee approved enlarging the coaching box from 14 feet to 28 feet. The coaching box now shall be bounded by a line drawn 28 feet from the end line toward the division line. A line drawn from the sideline toward the team bench becomes the end of the coaching box toward the end line. State associations may alter the length and placement of the 28-foot coaching box.

“The committee thought the restriction of the (14-foot) coaching box limited the level of communication between the coach and players,” Wynns said. “Allowing a coach freedom to move within the new box between the 28-foot mark and the end line provides a coach more access to his or her players.”

Changes in Rules 3-4-1d and 3-4-4 regarding uniforms were approved by the committee, including restrictions on identifying names that can be placed in the allowable area of the jersey. 

Identifying names on uniforms must adhere to the following: school name, school nickname, school logo, player’s name and/or abbreviation of the official school name. The panel in the shoulder area on the back of the jersey may be used for placing an identifying name as well.

The committee also approved a change in the way officials signal a foul against a player. After verbally informing the offender, the official shall use fingers on two hands to indicate to the scorer the number of the offender and the number of free throws. 

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