HS Cross Country
Beaufort High’s boys finished fifth and the girls placed ninth at the SCHSL Class 4A Cross Country Championships on Saturday in Columbia.
Beaufort’s Marlon Belden finished third in the boys race with a 5K time of 15:48, leading the Eagles to a fifth-place finish.
Shannon Smith led the Eagle girls, finishing 15th in 19:43.
Hilton Head High’s boys won their sixth consecutive state title and the Seahawk girls finished second, marking the 10th time in 11 years both Seahawks teams have placed in the top two.
Beaufort High (9th): 15. Shannon Smith 19:43; 27. Charlize Anita 20:31; 28. Anna Brown 20:32; 94. Isabel Vega 22:34; 109. Olivia Crisologo 23:25; 131. Maggie Crisologo 26:02
Beaufort High (5th): 3. Marlon Belden 15:48; 16. Nash Mills 16:38; 36. Joshua Wilborn 17:20; 38. Collin Durham 17:24; 43. Max Davis 17:30; 48. Charlie Bennett 17:39; 99. Eli Smith 18:51
Battery Creek’s volleyball team reached the Class 3A Lower State championship match before falling 3-1 to perennial power Bishop England on Monday.
The Dolphins advanced to the Lower State final with a 3-0 (25-19, 25-21, 25-20) win over Academic Magnet on Wednesday, Oct. 31. Dazanni Hinton (17 kills, four blocks) and Laiani McCullough (eight kills, three blocks) led the Dolphins’ attack in a dominant all-around performance against the Raptors. Setters McKenzie Young (16 assists, six kills, five aces) and Dani Ramirez (12 assists, one block) directed the offense, and Emily Crosby anchored the defense with nine digs.
Beaufort High’s playoff run ended with a 3-0 (25-21, 25-13, 25-8) loss at North Myrtle Beach on Tuesday, Oct. 30.
Setter Madison Gallion directed the offense and added five kills, Hannah Merchant had five kills, and Chase Vaigneur and Hailey Lamar added three kills a piece for the Eagles. Libero Peyton Polk and setter Zyaire Middleton anchored the defense.
Beaufort finished the season with an 18-19-3 record and loses only one senior of the region runner-up squad.