Thomas Heyward Academy: For the third year in a row, the Thomas Heyward Academy softball team has claimed the championship of Colleton Prep's Warhawk Invitational.
The Rebels won once Friday night and three times on Saturday to take the crown in the eight-team tournament.
Thomas Heyward (7-1) opened with an 8-0 win over Calhoun Academy, with Brianna Kelnhofer going 2 for 3 with three RBIs. Chandler Cook had two hits and Kayla Canavan hit a two-run homer. Ashlie Layman tossed a shutout. She gave up no earned runs in the tournament, winning all four games for the Rebels.
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The Rebels then topped Laurence Manning, 2-0, behind a one-hitter from Layman. She had eight strikeouts. Andrea Daring went 2 for 3, and Cook and Kelnhofer each had one hit and one RBI.
Northwood Academy was the Rebels' next victim, falling 5-1. Canavan was 2 for 3 with a home run and two RBIs, Layman was 2 for 3 with two RBIs, and Cook was 2 for 3.
The Rebels finished up with another win over Laurence Manning, 7-0, in the championship game. Layman had nine strikeouts in a one-hit shutout. Taylor Ernestine, Caitlyn Cooler, Jamie Malphrus, Brielle Jungblut and Kelnhofer each had two hits.
Thomas Heyward plays its first home game of the season at 6:30 p.m. Thursday against Dorchester Academy.
TRACK & FIELD
Whale Branch: Despite only bringing 13 athletes to the 47-team Bob Hayes Invitational in Jacksonville, Fla., the Warriors finished 11th as a team.
Devante Alston had the top finish in the elite event, taking second for Whale Branch in the long jump with a distance of 22 feet, 11 inches.
Andre Watson was a key performer for the Warriors, finishing fifth in the 100-meter dash (10.86 seconds) and seventh in the 200 (22.48). He also anchored the Warriors' 4x100 relay team to a seventh-place finish. John Little, Josh Fields, Alston and Watson clocked a time of 42.77 seconds.
Coach Carlos Cave also said the team's discus and shot put athletes contributed points to the team standing despite not placing.
Wando Relays: Beaufort High School's boys won the 4x100-meter and 4x110 shuttle hurdle relays, and also got a first-place finish in the high jump from Martin Washington at the annual meet in Mt. Pleasant.
Beaufort High's girls also won the 4x100 and shuttle hurdle relays, and also had firsts from Veneshia Holmes in the long jump and Ashley Dantzler in the shot put.
The top finish for Bluffton's boys was a third in the 4x800, while their girls took third in the 4x400 and sprint medley relays.
Hilton Head Island High's boys were led by a fourth-place finish in the 4-mile relay. The Seahawks also took fourth in the girls 4x800 relay.
Boys (top-10 finishers)
4x100 -- 1. Beaufort High (Deion Douglas, Desmond Howard, Akeem Smalls, Randy Thomas) 43.22
4x200 -- 7. Beaufort High (Michael Dickson, DeQuan Cason, Rickey Skanes, Darrian Chaplin) 1:37.46; 10. Bluffton (Muhammad Abdul-Malik, Michael Spence, Leroy Frost, Drew Gardner) 1:38.85
4x400 -- 5. Beaufort High (Thomas, Howard, Smalls, Joshua Skanes) 3:33.53
4x800 -- 3. Bluffton (Clark Sinclair, Pierce Brehany, Harris Reeves, Demetrius Smalls) 8:47.99; 5. Hilton Head Island High (Alex Couch, Chandler Bolthouse, Sean McMahon, Jack Manesiotis, Colton Hennessey) 9:01.10; 9. Beaufort High (J. Skanes, Terae Davis, Seth Andrews, Howard) 9:12.29
4x1600 -- 4. Hilton Head Island High (Manesiotis, Couch, McMahon, Hennessey, Bolthouse) 18:34.84
1600 Sprint Medley -- 4. Beaufort High (Douglas, Smalls, Howard, Davonte Green) 3:37.10; 8. Bluffton (Abdul-Malik, Spence, DeVaughn Frazier, Sinclair) 3:50.48
Distance Medley -- 5. Hilton Head Island High (McMahon, Desmond Boneparte, Couch, Manesiotis, Robbie Iulo, Bolthouse) 11:01.14
4x110 Shuttle Hurdle -- 1. Beaufort High (Green, Thomas, Parrish Holmes, Henry Jenkins) 1:03.53
High Jump -- 1. Martin Washington, Beaufort, 6-4; 6. Henry Jenkins, Beaufort, 5-10
Long Jump -- 2. Washington, Beaufort, 21-10.5
Triple Jump -- 4. Holmes, Beaufort, 42-11; 5. Washington, Beaufort, 41-11.5; Frazier, Bluffton, 41-9.5; 9. Michael Julian, Hilton Head, 40-8
Shot Put -- 6. DeEndre Jefferson-Fields, Beaufort, 44-5
Discus -- 6. Jefferson-Fields, Beaufort, 138-8
Girls (top-10 finishers)
4x100 -- 1. Beaufort High (Aaliyah Smalls, Stephanie Taylor-Pollock, Tiffany Robinson, Veneshia Holmes) 49.73; 8. Bluffton (Khristapher Patterson, Kristianna Downing, Whitley Wynn, Monique Bryant) 52.71
4x200 -- 2. Beaufort High (Bre-Anna Heyward-White, A. Smalls, Taylor-Pollock, Latoya Smalls) 1:47.63; 5. Bluffton (Downing, Wynn, Marisol Williams, Bryant) 1:54.19
4x400 -- 3. Bluffton (Madison Putich, Haley Kohler, Johnnie Gaston, Dynasty Mervin, Constance Maybin) 4:26.55
4x800 -- 4. Hilton Head Island High (Keyuntay Heyward, Abi Short, Rachel Friend, Michelle Stine, Marta Lazowick) 10:37.85; 6. Bluffton (Annadet Giles, Alex Bailey, Tibra Wheeler, Putich, Mervin, Emily Pierce) 10:45.32
4x1600 -- 7. Bluffton (Casey White, Casey Witkowski, Giles, Putich) 25:13
1600 Sprint Medley -- 3. Bluffton (Downing, Bryant, Gaston, Bailey) 4:30.36
Distance Medley -- 6. Hilton Head Island High (Friend, Heyward, Short, Stine, Lazowick) 13:37.80
4x100 Shuttle Hurdle -- 1. Beaufort High (Alexia Neal, ReJean Jones, L. Smalls, A. Smalls) 1:08.11
Long Jump -- 1. V. Holmes, Beaufort, 16-8.5; 4. T. Robinson, Beaufort, 15-8; 9. Maybin, Bluffton, 14-10.5
Triple Jump -- 2. V. Holmes, Beaufort, 32-7.5; 3. Neal, Beaufort, 32-6.5; 6. Maybin, Bluffton, 31-5
Shot Put -- 1. Ashley Dantzler, Beaufort, 34-7
Discus -- 3. Emani Gray, Beaufort, 94-8; 5. Dantzler, Beaufort, 91-6
Pinewood Prep 5, Hilton Head Christian 4 (8 innings): The Eagles led 3-0 after two innings, but couldn't hold on.
Starting pitcher Luke Higgs gave up three runs in three innings, and he also was 1 for 3 with an RBI. Alec Ambrosic tossed two scoreless innings in relief for the Eagles (2-4, 0-2). Andrew Halley, who was 1 for 3 with a run, took the loss. He gave up two runs in two-plus innings. Alex Cooler was 1 for 2 with a run, and Kevin Campbell went 1 for 3 with a run.
The Christian Academy hosts Thomas Heyward at 7 p.m. Tuesday.
Hilton Head Island High 17, Christ Church Episcopal 3: Nate Jones scored six goals and had an assist to lead the Seahawks. Nick Bautista added four goals and two assists, Thomas Farrell scored four times, and Brent Stringer had three goals and three assists for Hilton Head High (6-2). Will Urbin had two assists, and Justin Shaw, Lawson Kirby and Ross Lovette each had one.
Goalies Madison Gayle and Michael Stumm combined for six saves for the Seahawks, who play at Academic Magnet at 6 p.m. Tuesday.
Josh Schools, Max Isley and Jack Cottingham scored goals for Christ Church, a first-year program. Fuller Parker made 15 saves for the Greenville school.
Hilton Head High 8, Christ Church 7 (2OT): Carson Kendrick scored the winning goal for the Seahawks in double overtime, with an assist from Elaine Natoli.
Kendrick finished with two goals, and Natoli scored twice. Haley Matousek also scored twice for Hilton Head High.
Morgan Raffaele went the distace for the Seahawks in net.
Hilton Head High next hosts Savannah Christian Prep on Tuesday.
Hilton Head Christian: The Eagles opened the two-day Panther Invitational in Summerville, placing second after the opening 18 holes with a 302 total.
Hilton Head Christian trails leader Bishop England by three shots heading into the final round.
J.D. Lehman paced the Eagles with a round of 72. Bryson Nimmer shot 74, Matt Lehman had a 77 and Will Miles and R.J. Bartolomucci each shot 79.
The tournament concludes today.
Hilton Head Christian: The Eagles took part in Cathedral Academy's inaugural Shamrock Shootout in North Charleston, dropping a pair of games. James Island Christian defeated the Eagles, 3-2, and then Hilton Head Christian was downed 5-0 by the eventual winner of the six-team tournament, Colleton County.
Robert Campos and Chandler Jackson scored in the loss to James Island Christian, both off assists from Zach Reynolds.
Hilton Head Christian (1-5) hosts Northwood Academy at 6 p.m. Monday.
Hilton Head Prep 7, Northwood Academy 1 (Friday): Halie Parker and Amber Erkan scored two goals apiece, and Marisa Wojcikiewicz and Jaclyn Deboer also had goals as the Dolphins stayed undefeated.
Hilton Head Prep (3-0 overall, 2-0 region) plays at Pinewood Prep at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday.