Prep Roundup, Jan. 31: Hilton Head High, Bluffton wrestlers qualify for Lower State

sports@islandpacket.comJanuary 31, 2013 


Hilton Head High: The Hilton Head Island High School wrestling team crowned three individual champions Wednesday at the Region 8-AAA tournament at Berkeley High School, and qualified 10 wrestlers total for next month's Lower State tournament.

The Seahawks' three region champs are Matt Levy at 106 pounds, Label Lewis at 132 and J.C. Graham at 195. Other Lower State qualifiers for Hilton Head are: Tyler Fick (113, 3rd place), Brock Massey (126, 2nd), Hunter Massey (138, 2nd), Trevon Rawls (152, 2nd), Martin Duane (160, 3rd), Dorsey Bradford (220, 4th) and Romario Lopez (285, 4th).

The Seahawks will be in action Saturday in the first round of the Class 3-A state dual tournament, taking on Gilbert at 1 p.m. in Socastee. The winner will face Socastee later Saturday.

The Lower State individual tournament will be Feb. 15-16 at St. James.

Bluffton High School: The Bobcats had one region champion and eight Lower State qualifiers come out of the Region 8-AAAA tournament at Ashley Ridge.

Bluffton junior Levi Joly pinned Fort Dorchester's Tyre Wright to win the 113-pound crown. The victory was Joly's 122nd at Bluffton, putting him in second place all-time at the school behind Tyler Rosenlieb's 191 wins. Joly passed up his older brother, Lincoln, with the win.

Other Class 4-A Lower State qualifiers for the Bobcats are: Austin Farmer (138, 2nd place), Nick Stead (106, 3rd), Eddie Salvador (120, 3rd), Khadeil Ergas (126, 3rd), Talon Seitz (132, 3rd), Mike Meyerink (152, 3rd) and Harry Chirinos (160, 4th).

The Class 4-A Lower State tournament will be Feb. 15-16 at at Lugoff-Elgin High School.


Middle school: Hardeeville-Ridgeland 44, North District 43 -- HRMS held on to claim the region championship.


Middle school: Hardeeville-Ridgeland 42, North District 29 -- HRMS outscored North District 15-3 in the second quarter to capture the region championship.

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