Hilton Head Christian 10, St. Andrew's 0 (5 inn.): The Eagles received a pick-me-up before entering their final stretch of four region games. "To get a win always improves the morale," coach Danny Morgan said. "They're definitely excited to compete in the four region games we got left. We're ready to get back out there and play some better baseball." Kevin Campbell was 2 for 4 and scored twice to help lead the Eagles. Reese Dolyniuk reached three times, stole three bases and scored three times for Christian Academy. Alec Ambrosic allowed six hits and struck out two during the five-inning complete game. Hilton Head Christian (3-11) plays host to Pinewood Prep on Tuesday at 6 p.m.
Allendale-Fairfax 6, Whale Branch 5: Whale Branch dropped a key Region 5-A game. Both teams entered tied for second place in region play. Jay Delaney threw seven strong innings for the Warriors, striking out 14 and allowing one earned run. Dee Delaney led the Warrior offense with three hits and two runs scored. Whale Branch (6-4, 6-3 Region 5-A) travels to Ridgeland today for another region contest.
Thomas Heyward Academy 7, Calhoun County 5: Ryan Day had a big game at the plate and the mound to lead the Rebels. Day was 2 for 4, with two RBIs and four stolen bases. He pitched 6 2-3 innings, striking out six, to earn the win. Will Richardson picked up the save. Taylor Cowart, Brian Lee Wade, Evan Duncan and Forest Richardson each had two hits for the Rebels. Thomas Heyward (12-2) plays host to Patrick Henry today at 6 p.m.
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VARSITY BOYS SOCCER
Hilton Head Prep 3, Beaufort Academy 2 (OT): Prep's Dylan Clark scored twice, including the winner in overtime, to lead the Dolphins. Chris Cardamone also scored for Prep. Beaufort Academy's Leif Koppernaes scored the tying goal with two minutes left in regulation. Prep keeper Timmy Oschner was solid, saving 15 shots. Hilton Head Prep (3-2) hosts Orangeburg Prep at 6 p.m. today. Beaufort Academy plays Wednesday at Porter-Gaud.
Hardeeville 8, Branchville 1: Alex Morales had a hat trick and added two assists to help the Hurricanes to the region win on the road. Adrian Morales added two goals and two assists. Abe Lopez, Jorge Jiminez and Pedro Vargas each scored for Hardeeville. Keeper Jose Zambrano recorded six saves. Hardeeville (4-2, 4-0 Region 5-A) plays host to Bluffton on Wednesday.
Hilton Head High 1, Chattahoochee (Ga.) 0: Ruben Romero scored the lone goal, giving the Seahawks a win over nationally-ranked Chattahoochee (13-2-1). Goalkeeper Mike Ritterbeck wasn't tested very often, making four saves for the shutout. The Seahawks (8-3-1) take on another Georgia squad Saturday, hosting North Gwinnett at 11 a.m.
Porter-Gaud 6, Hilton Head Christian 2: Blake Bishop's two goals weren't enough for the Eagles, who dropped the region match. Christian Academy (3-10, 0-3) play Dixie today at 7 p.m.
North Gwinnett (Ga.) 4, Bluffton 2: Akeel Crooks and Osmar Moreno scored for the Bobcats, who fell at home. Bluffton hosts Chattahoochee (Ga.) on Saturday at 11 a.m.
VARSITY GIRLS SOCCER
Beaufort Academy 3, First Baptist 0: Miranda Weslake scored twice to lead the Eagles to victory over a bigger school. Caroline Fontenot also scored for Beaufort Academy. "They're a (SCISAA Class) 2-A school, so it was a good win for us," Beaufort Academy coach David Byrne said. Byrne praised the play of stopper Shelby Nixon, who filled in for an Eagle out sick. Eagles keeper Charlotte Delfosse made seven saves. Beaufort Academy (7-1-2) travels to Patrick Henry to play Tuesday at 5 p.m.
VARSITY TRACK & FIELD
Beaufort County Meet (Wednesday): Beaufort High School's boys and girls track and field teams swept the Beaufort County Championships. The Beaufort boys won nine events and finished with 135 points to cruise past second-place Bluffton (60). The Beaufort girls scored 179 to defeat second-place Bluffton by 100 points. Ridgeland's Alvin Brown swept the boys discus and shot put. Deja Jackson helped lead the Beaufort High girls, setting new meet records while sweeping the discus and shot put. Stephanie Pollock set meet records in the 100- and 200-meter dashes.
Thomas Heyward 7, Carolina Academy 0: The Rebels shutout the defending SCISAA Class 2-A champions behind seven strong innings from pitcher Ashlie Layman. Layman struck out four, walked one and allowed two hits. "Our defense was very good tonight," coach Bob Layman said. "Even with two errors, it was solid." Andrea Daring and Chandler Cook were each 2 for 3 with an RBI to lead the Rebels. Thomas Heyward received a scare and was awaiting word late Thursday on second baseman Caitlyn Cooler, who left the game after jamming her knee sliding into home during the second inning. Thomas Heyward (12-1) plays at Pinewood Prep on Monday at 7 p.m.
Porter-Gaud 7, Hilton Head Christian 2: The Eagles earned their first two wins since 2009 against the SCISAA powers but dropped their third region match. Hilton Head Christian (2-4, 0-3) plays Pinewood Prep on Saturday at 9 a.m. at Hilton Head Island Beach and Tennis Resort.
Singles: No. 1 Thomas Spratt (PG) def. Ben Likins 6-1, 6-2; No. 2 Sam Trimble (HHCA) def. Matt Poletti 5-7, 6-4 (10-7); No. 3 Hunter Mitchell (PG) def. Charlie Drake 6-0, 6-1; No. 4 Seth Pinosky (PG) def. John Ziegler 6-2, 6-0; Payne Hoy (PG) def. Tyler Hall 6-0, 6-1; Joseph Weintraub (PG) def. Ryan Cash 6-0, 6-0
Doubles: No. 1 Trimble/Drake (HHCA) def. Spratt/Mitchell 7-6 (7-4); No. 2 Hoy Poletti (PG) def. Likins/Ziegler 6-2; No. 3 Pinosky/Weintraub def. Cash/Justin Remegi 8-0
Battery Creek 4, Wade Hampton 3: The Dolphins improved to 2-4 with the win on the road. They play at Berkeley on April 14.
Singles: Adam Rae (WH) def. Leo Ferhlo 7-6, 6-3; No. 2 Brandon Marbhyshyn (WH) def. James Partridge 7-5, 7-6; Grayson Morgan (BC) def. Nicholas Jenkins 6-1, 6-0; William Ferhlo (BC) def. Michael Roper 6-4, 6-2; Jonathan Wright (BC) def. Mark Rose 6-4, 6-0
Doubles: Rae/Marbhyshyn (WH) def. Grayson Morgan/Landon Morgan 6-3, 6-3; Leo Fer/Jay Chetham (BC) def. Monreo Gibson/Devonta Legaund 7-6, 7-6
Beaufort High 5, Summerville 2: The Eagles earned a key region victory and moved coach David Riedmayer within one win of 100 for his career. Beaufort High (9-3, 2-0 Region 8-AAAA) plays Bluffton on Monday.
Singles: No. 1 Malcolm Kates (Beau.) def. Adam Seith 6-2, 4-6 (10-3); No. 2 James Bachety (Beau.) def. Brandon Sekula 6-1, 6-2; No. 3 Hunter Pylant (Beau.) def. Hunter Peters 6-0, 6-0; No. 4 Clayton Moeller (Summ.) won by default; No. 5 Matthew Barwick (Summ.) def. Alex Angus 6-3, 4-6 (10-7)
Doubles: No. 1 Kates/Bachety (Beau.) def. Seith/Sekula 8-3; Rohan Desai/Damonte Glass (Beau.) def. Edward Hostler/Sean Barwick 6-3, 4-6 (10-7)
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