Sports briefs for October 4th

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Photo above: Beaufort Academy’s top girls tennis player Jayda Scheper had a tough time with Meredith Ward of Colleton Prep on Thursday, Sept. 27. Scheper lost to Ward in straight sets 6-0, 6-0. Photo by Bob Sofaly.

High School Swimming

The Beaufort Acacemy swim team competed at the Wilson Hall Invitational on Saturday, Sept. 29, at the Sumter Aquatic Center.  Among 15 schools, BA’s girls placed third. 

Michela Giannini won the only individual title for the Eagles with a state-qualifying time in the 100-yard butterfly, and she also helped the Eagles to a third-place finish in the 200 medley along with Quinn Fleming, Katherine Taylor, and Eli Summa.

Summa qualified for state with a fifth-place finish in the 200 IM and placed fourth in the 50 free, and Emma Grace Dinkins qualified for state in the 100 back. 

High School Volleyball

Beaufort High volleyball swept Bluffton in a Region 7-4A matchup Thursday and finished sixth at the Island Bash at Hilton Head High over the weekend.

The Eagles put together one of their best all-around efforts of the season in a 3-0 (25-16, 25-13, 25-21) win over Bluffton, coach Michael Dixon said. Hannah Merchant led the attack with 10 kills, while Hailey Lamar added six, Chase Vaigneur had four, and Arry Brown contributed four kills and three blocks. Setters Madison Gallion and Zyaire Middleton directed the offense, and Dixon lauded the solid defensive play of Peyton Polk and Halle DeJesus.

The Eagles fell to Woodmont (25-12, 25-22) in the finals of the silver division at the Island Bash. In pool play on Friday, BHS lost to eventual champion Savannah Christian Prep 25-16, 25-21, defeated Grey Collegiate Academy 25-16, 25-18, and split with runner-up Ashley Ridge, 23-25, 25-22.

On Saturday morning, the Lady Eagles defeated May River 25-22, 25 -15 and beat Bluffton 25-17, 25-18 before falling to Porter-Gaud 25-14, 25-17.

On the weekend, Hannah Merchant led the Eagles with 31 kills, while Chase Vaigneur had 23, and McCayla Willingham had 22. Sub Arry Brown added 21 kills and setter Madison Gallion had 15.

The Eagles were scheduled to travel to Wade Hampton on Tuesday for a non-region match and to Hilton Head High on Thursday for a matchup of the two undefeated region teams.


Battery Creek volleyball earned a region win Thursday, beating host Wade Hampton 3-1.

Dani Ramirez had a huge night at the service line with 13 aces to go along with 14 assists and five kills, and McKenzie Young racked up 14 assists, 10 kills, and five aces.

Dazanni Hinton had a team-high 12 kills and five blocks, and Laiani McCullough added seven kills and two aces. Emily Crosby had a team-high seven digs, and Jamiah Johnson added three blocks.

High School Girls Tennis

Beaufort Academy’s girls tennis team dropped a region match to visiting Colleton Prep on Thursday, losing 7-2.

The Eagles travel to Hilton Head Christian Academy on Tuesday.


Meredith Ware (CP) def. Jayda Scheper 6-0, 6-0

Rianna Bailey (CP) def. Mary Alden Cooper 6-1, 6-1

Becca Martin (CP) def. Caroline Moss 6-2, 6-0

Sidney Bailey (CP) def. Ansleigh Pingree 6-1, 1-6, 10-7

Leith Gray (BA) def. Kaylee Spears 6-4, 6-2

Brycen Ambrose (BA) def. Gracie Bishop 6-2, 6-1


Ware/R.Bailey (CP) def. Anna Daubert/Emma Dillinger 8-0

Martin/S.Bailey (CP) def. Emalee Claire Nason/Maeve Kalady 8-0

Spears/Bishop (CP) won by forfeit


Beaufort High’s girls tennis team swept May River 6-0 on Monday.

The Eagles (3-4) travel to Colleton County for a region match Tuesday. 


McKenzie Daniel def. Sage Larrocco 6-0, 6-0 

Cypress Daniel def. Margaret Zendzian 6-0, 6-1

Caroline Louw def. Grace Saari 6-1, 6-0

Elizabeth Holloway def. Blythe Saari 6-1, 6-0

Lucy Aydelette def. Jae Lynn 6-4, 4-6, 10-6


Sophie McMullen/Julianna Lane def. Liz Ingenas/Daniella Mavfnd 6-3, 6-0

High School Girls Golf

May River’s girls golf team notched another win over its county rivals in the final match of the regular season Thursday at Dataw Island Club.

The Sharks posted an impressive team score of 175, beating runner-up Hilton Head High by 29 shots.

May River’s Sydney Bowes and Hilton Head High’s Emma Hayward tied for medalist honors, shooting 39. Beaufort High’s Izzy Stone finished third with a 41.

Beaufort High (216) — Izzy Stone 41, Amelia McKnight 53, Elissa Hopper 58, Molly Hopper 64, Angelina Guerrero 64

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