Sports briefs for October 25th

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HS Cross Country

Beaufort High School and Holy Trinity Classical Christian School claimed boys cross country region titles last week.

The Eagles edged perennial power Hilton Head High by three points to win the Region 7-4A crown, as all five of BHS’ scoring runners finished in the top 10. Marlon Belden led the way, finishing second in 16:41, one second behind champion Sam Gilman of Hilton Head. Nash Mills (16:56) was fourth, Collin Durham (17:15) was sixth, Joshua Wilborn (17:33) was ninth, and Max Davis (17:38) was 10th. 

Beaufort’s girls did not post a team score, but Shannon Smith finished second in 19:52, three seconds behind Hilton Head’s Isabel Muehleman. 

Holy Trinity’s boys claimed the SCISA Region 4-2A title as Logan Lawson (19:10) won the boys race by 13 seconds, helping the Lions finish with 25 points, well ahead of runner-up Hilton Head Prep (53).

Holy Trinity’s girls finished second with 45 points, four points behind champion Hilton Head Christian. Izzy Hipple finished third in 24:02 to lead the Lions.

HS Volleyball

Beaufort High’s volleyball team finished second in Region 7-4A and will host a first-round playoff match after splitting a pair of region contests to end the regular season. 

The Eagles clinched a home match with a 3-0 (25-13, 25-11, 25-14) win over Colleton County thanks to a strong team effort. McCayla Willingham led the way with 10 kills and two blocks, Chase Vaigneur had seven kills, and senior Hailey Lamar had an outstanding night at the service line, going 15-of-16, and added six kills. Hannah Merchant had five kills, while setters Madison Gallion and Zyaire Middleton contributed four and two kills respectively.

The Eagles started strong in their regular-season finale at Hilton Head High, but the Seahawks pulled away for a 3-0 (25-21, 25-19, 25-11) win. Beaufort was led by Vaigneur with seven kills and Merchant with four, as well as strong serving performances by Gallion, Middleton, Merchant, Arry Brown, and Peyton Polk.

Beaufort will host Wilson at 6 p.m. Thursday with the winner traveling to take on top-seeded North Myrtle Beach in the second round Tuesday.

HS Tennis

Beaufort High’s girls tennis team swept the singles courts to claim a 5-1 win over Bluffton on Wednesday, Oct. 17.

The Eagles (6-4, 4-2 Region 7-4A) secured the No. 2 seed and a first-round home match against North Augusta in the Class 4A playoffs on Wednesday, Oct. 24. The winner will travel to face the Region 6 champion in the second round Monday, Oct. 29.

Singles

McKenzie Daniel (BFT) def. Lydia John 6-0,6-0

Cypress Daniel (BFT) def. Anastaysia Antsyferova 6-0, 6-1

Caroline Louw (BFT) def. Rachael Richardson 6-4, 6-2

Elizabeth Holloway (BFT) def. Olivia Boshaw 6-0,6-0

Lucy Aydelette (BFT) def. Natalie Rizzo 6-0,6-0

Doubles

Yakelin Castro/Erin Brandt (BLF) won by forfeit over Sophie McMullen/Grace Trask

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