Hilton Head Island High will hold its annual Athletic Hall of Fame induction during Friday's game against Battery Creek, as five former athletes and a pair of longtime supporters will be enshrined.
Victor Frazier, Tom Rhoads and Mark Hodson will all join the Hall this year. Frazier earned Southern Conference Rookie of the Year honors in 1982 while with The Citadel football team and took home multiple all-area and all-conference awards with the Seahawks football and basketball teams. Rhoads was the school's male athlete of the year in 1988 before going on to win an ACC championship with the Duke football team in 1989, while Hodson is the first lacrosse player to enter the Hall of Fame after earning athlete of the year honors in 2004.
Laura Knapp Bumby and Jennifer White Douglas will also be enshrined. Bumby was the school's female athlete of the year in 1999 before going on to enjoy an impressive career with the Limestone College volleyball team, while Douglas earned athlete of the year honors in 2001 as a two-sport athlete.
Mike and Terre Kelly will be enshrined thanks to their longtime support of the program. Mike's Kelly Burger is a staple at Seahawks football and baseball games while Terre served as head of concessions for several years. Mike played an integrel role in the construction of the baseball facilities and the upgrade to the football concession area.
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ANOTHER AWARD FOR BLUFFTON'S COOLER
Bluffton volleyball standout Mackenzie Cooler hauled in yet another honor recently, as the senior was named one of PrepVolleyball.com's top 250 Senior Aces volleyball players, which is based on input exclusively from college coaches.
Cooler, named as a setter/right side player, is verbally committed to the College of Charleston. She was named one of PrepVolleyball.com's top freshmen and sophomores in previous seasons and is currently on the watch list for the 2013 American Volleyball Coaches Association/Under Armour High School All-American team.
LEWIS EARNS LOCAL HONOR
Hilton Head High running back Khalil Lewis's record-breaking performance last Friday earned him the inaugural Enmark High School Player of the Week, presented by WJCL and ESPN Radio.
Lewis set a pair of school records in last week's win over Ridgeland-Hardeeville, rushing for 307 yards and seven touchdowns. His scores were two off the state record of nine, set by Mayo's Frank Byrd in 1958.
The senior has rushed for 434 yards and nine scores on 36 carries through two games, averaging a whopping 12 yards per rush. He is just three touchdowns away of matching his 2012 total of 12.
BEAUFORT HIGH FOOTBALL SCHEDULE CHANGED
Beaufort High School's varsity football game at Ashley Ridge, originally scheduled for Oct. 25, has been moved to Oct. 24 to allow for a television broadcast. The junior varsity game will be moved back to Oct. 23.
WHALE BRANCH VOLLEYBALL RANKED
The Whale Branch volleyball team is No. 5 in the S.C. Volleyball Coaches Rankings for Week 1 of the season. The Warriors are the only ranked area team.