Prep notebook, May 17: 18 area athletes to compete in SCISAA all-star games Saturday in Orangeburg

sports@islandpacket.comMay 17, 2014 

While state championships in SCISAA's spring sports have already been decided, 18 area athletes and two area coaches have one more game remaining in their high school seasons, as the North-South All-Star games for baseball, softball and boys and girls soccer will be played Saturday at Orangeburg Prep.

Seven area players will join Hilton Head Christian coach Ben Gerdts on the South team in the girls soccer game at 11 a.m., including three from his Class 3-A state runner-up Eagles -- midfielders Andy Anderson, Alyssa Lane and Allison Meeder.

From Class 1-A/2-A state runner-up Beaufort Academy, midfielders Miranda Weslake and Mary Keane will play. Hilton Head Prep's Charlotte Covington and Carley Willey will play, as well.

For the boys, Beaufort Academy's Nicky Macuch and George Sanford will join Hilton Head Prep's Will Peterkin on the South squad for the 1 p.m. game.

Hilton Head Prep pitcher/infielder Tyler Fox and Hilton Head Christian Academy pitcher/infielder Luke Higgs will take part in the Class 3-A baseball game at 10:30 a.m. Thomas Heyward Academy seniors Seth Jones, Conner Driscoll and Evan Duncan will join their coach, Nic Shuford, in the Class 1-A/2-A game at 1 p.m.

Pitcher Selice Daley, catcher Hannah Cannon and first baseman Morgan Peeples from state runner-up Thomas Heyward Academy will play in the 1-A/2-A softball game at 1 p.m.

4 TENNIS PLAYERS FROM COUNTY TO PLAY IN SINGLES TOURNey

Beaufort High School's Alex Angus, Bluffton High School's Aaron Newland and Hilton Head Island High School's Tate Steinour and Mitchell Brockmann have been selected to play in the S.C. High School League's State Singles Tennis Tournament.

The tournament will be played May 19 and 20 at the Cayce Tennis and Fitness Center in Lexington.

Angus and Newland qualified last year, while Steinour and Brockmann are the Seahawks' first entrants in some time.

BLACKSHEAR EARLY ARMY ALL-AMERICAN NOMINEE

Bluffton's Shameik Blackshear, rising-senior defensive end who is committed to South Carolina, is one of more than 400 early nominees for the 2015 U.S. Army All-American Bowl, set to take place at 1 p.m. Jan. 3, 2015.

The athletes were nominated by the U.S. Army All-American Bowl selection committee, and of the nominees, 90 will ultimately be selected and invited to play in the game.

Beginning in September, player finalists and U.S. Army All-American Marching Band musicians will be announced nationwide throughout the fall, with the selection process ending in December.

HHH's BATY GETS FIRST OFFER

Hilton Head Island cornerback John Baty has received his first scholarship offer, according to Seahawks head football coach B.J. Payne, from Toledo.

Baty, a rising junior, made 25 tackles and had two interceptions in 2013, his sophomore season.

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