High Schools

Prep Notebook, Nov. 15: Basketball starts Saturday with county scrimmages

sports@islandpacket.comNovember 15, 2013 

The boys and girls basketball teams from all of Beaufort County's public schools, as well as Beaufort Academy, will be in action Saturday at Beaufort High School.

The 12 teams play in seven 20-minute scrimmages. Thirty minutes will be allotted for each 20-minute scrimmage, with each team having two 30-second timeouts.

The competition will be free and open to the public. Concessions will be available.


Game 1 - Bluffton High girls vs. Whale Branch Early College High girls, 5 p.m.

Game 2 - Whale Branch Early College High boys vs. Bluffton boys, 5:30 p.m.

Game 3 - Battery Creek girls vs. Hilton Head Island High girls, 6 p.m.

Game 4 - Hilton Head Island High boys vs. Battery Creek boys, 6:30 p.m.

Game 5 - Beaufort Academy girls vs. Beaufort High girls, 7 p.m.

Game 6 - Battery Creek boys vs. Beaufort High boys, 7:30 p.m.

Game 7 - Hilton Head Island High boys vs. Beaufort High boys, 8 p.m.


Wrestlers from middle and high schools across the district will compete Saturday in a preseason event at Bluffton High School.

The meet begins at 10 a.m. Admission will be free.

Multiple matches will take place simultaneously in different sections of the gym. In the second part of Saturday's event, wrestlers will participate in "challenge matches" with athletes from other schools.

The final competition will be a "takedown tournament." In this "king-of-the-mountain" format, wrestlers complete in weight categories and remain on the mat as long as they continue to defeat their opponents. The last remaining wrestler wins.

Beaufort County is coming off one if its stronger collective seasons, with state champions from each of the county's five high school programs. Battery Creek High School begins the season ranked No. 1 in the state for Class 2-A.


The North won the first Dru Nix Cup, beating the South 10-6 this past weekend in the Girls Golf North-South All-Stars at Timberlake Country Club in Chapin.

Brandi Hammonds and Kylie Nizolek of Bluffton represented the South team.


Hilton Head Island High remained No. 1 across all classifications in boys cross country, while the girls team was No. 2 in the final S.C. Track and Cross Country Coaches Association Poll.

The Seahawks teams each won their respective Class 3-A title in this past Saturday's state meet in Columbia.

Hilton Head Island's Cisco Ferre is No. 7 in the Boys Individual poll. Whale Branch enters the final Class 1-A poll at No. 8.

The Hilton Head Island girls moved to the top of the Class 3-A poll.

Hilton Head Prep's boys team was ninth and its girls team was eighth in the SCISAA rankings.


The H.E McCracken Middle School football team, coached by Keith Hamilton, went 7-0 this season, defeating Robert Smalls in double overtime Oct. 23, to win the Beaufort County championship.

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