Trojans stun HHIHS, BHS for region crown
James Island won the Region 7-4A boys golf championship Tuesday at Charleston Municipal Golf Course, posting a team score of 319 to edge Hilton Head High and Beaufort High for the title.
The Trojans capitalized as the host team at their newly remodeled home course, besting Hilton Head High (329) by 10 shots and Beaufort High (333) by 14 strokes. May River (345) finished fourth, and Bluffton (357) rounded out the top five.
Hilton Head High’s Nolan Hawkins won medalist honors with an impressive 1-over-par 73 on a steamy day in Charleston. The Seahawk junior won by two shots over James Island’s Connor Heyboer, who fired a 3-over 75. Beaufort High School’s Jerry Bruns placed third with a 76, and May River High School’s Andrew Swanson claimed fourth place with a 6-over 78.
Other notable scores included HHIHS’s Ben Batson (81), Beaufort’s George Cooler (82), and Bluffton’s Jones Saylor (85).
With their top four finishes, James Island, Hilton Head, Beaufort, and May River qualified for the Lower State Championship and will travel to the Country Club of South Carolina in West Florence next Monday.
After Hilton Head and Beaufort dominated region play throughout the regular season, the two squads will look to hit reset and find their top form heading into the state championship. The top eight teams from the one-day Lower State qualifier will advance to the Class 4A State Championship at Dolphin Head Golf Club on Hilton Head Island.
Mighty Lions cruise in first home playoff match
Holy Trinity boys soccer made its first home postseason game a memorable one Monday, crushing visiting South Aiken Baptist 7-0 in the first round of the SCISA 1A playoffs.
Banks Scarpa and Houston Wilson each scored twice, and Levi Dyer, Bray Sheehan, and Michael Smith added a goal each for the Mighty Lions.
Addison Wilson made three saves in the first half, and Andrew Jennings added two saves in the second half to finish off the clean sheet.
Holy Trinity (9-0) were scheduled to host Conway Christian in the SCISA 1A semifinals on Wednesday.
Eagles close out season with shutout of Sharks
Beaufort High girls soccer ended its season on a high note with a 1-0 win at May River on Thursday.
Anna Brown scored the lone goal of the evening in a defensive struggle.
Lexi Jones and Molly Smith anchored the excellent showing from Beaufort’s back line, and Quinn Wilson continued her outstanding play in goal to earn the clean sheet.
Beaufort finishes the season 7-7-1 overall and fourth in Region 7-4A with a 6-6 mark.
Golden Warriors come up short in playoff opener
John Paul II girls soccer saw its season end Tuesday with a 3-1 loss at Christian Academy of Myrtle Beach in the first round of the SCISA 2A playoffs.
The Golden Warriors controlled much of the match and had plenty of scoring opportunities, but they weren’t able to finish them off. JPII’s lone goal came on a penalty by Brenna Frank.
Frank helped anchor a strong defensive effort along with Jessica Tilton and Alondra Hurtado, and Trinity Grace Maxwell made five saves in goal, including a spectacular stop on a penalty to keep JPII within striking distance.