Water Festival horseshoe, volleyball tournaments score

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By Bob Sofaly

The 59th annual Beaufort Water Festival held its horse shoe and volleyball tournaments on Saturday, June 14 at Beaufort High School.

Jeremiah Polk, left, of Columbia, SC, tries to block the shot of Carlos Decker of Beaufort during the annual Beaufort Water Festival Volleyball Tournament.
Jeremiah Polk, left, of Columbia, SC, tries to block the shot of Carlos Decker of Beaufort during the annual Beaufort Water Festival Volleyball Tournament.

Water Festival’s Marketing Coordinator Chris Canady said this year’s horse shoe tournament looked to be a big success. “We have nine teams playing in a double elimination tournament,” he said as the clank of metal shoes striking iron stakes echoed across the BHS football practice field. “Every team will play at least four games,” he said and added that participation was up from last year.

On the volleyball courts, event organizer Mike Dixon said there were 13 teams in various age brackets in what he called a “pool play” format. “Each volleyball team will play each other team twice to 21 points,” he said. The top three teams will be in the playoffs.

For other Water Festival sporting events, the men’s golf tournament is scheduled for June 21-22 at Fripp Island’s Ocean Point and Ocean Creek courses. And the annual Cornhole Tournament will be held at The Shed in Port Royal on Saturday, June 28.

Dino Mullen of Beaufort sets up a shot with his back to the net during the Beaufort Water Festival Volleyball Tournament.
Dino Mullen of Beaufort sets up a shot with his back to the net during the Beaufort Water Festival Volleyball Tournament.
Donnie Daughtey uses a little body language during his follow through while pitching horse shoes in the annual Beaufort Water Festival tournament.
Donnie Daughtey uses a little body language during his follow through while pitching horse shoes in the annual Beaufort Water Festival tournament.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 Lee Stokes, center, lets his shores shoe fly during the annual Beaufort Water Festival horseshoe tournament. Stokes teamed up with Michael Killeen.
Lee Stokes, center, lets his shores shoe fly during the annual Beaufort Water Festival horseshoe tournament. Stokes teamed up with Michael Killeen.

 

 

 

Beaufort Water Festival volunteer Josh Schott adjusts the angle and depth of the iron stake in the sand box before another horseshoe game is played.
Beaufort Water Festival volunteer Josh Schott adjusts the angle and depth of the iron stake in the sand box before another horseshoe game is played.