A roundup of the Thursday's high school sports action featuring area teams:
Hilton Head Prep 6, Ashley Hall 3: Hilton Head Prep (10-0, 7-0 SCISAA Region 3-AAA) takes its unbeaten streak to 24 with a win over Ashley Hall of Charleston.
The Dolphins play Hilton Head Christian Academy at 4 p.m. Tuesday at the Hilton Head Beach and Tennis Resort.
Singles: 1. Sydnee Wheeler (HHP) def. Linsey Yarbrough 6-0, 6-2; 2. Ellie Czura (HHP) def. Ana Lei Kalawe 6-0, 6-2; 3. Catie Meighan (HHP) def. Gyles Laney 6-1, 6-1; 4. Katie Rankin (HHP) def. Tiffany Dye 6-0, 6-3; 5. McCrae Nistad (AH) def. Samantha Kriney 6-2, 6-1; 6. Courtney Schnorr (AH) def. Cori Leonard 6-0, 6-0
Doubles: 1. Wheeler/Czura(HHP) def. Yarbrough/Kalawe 6-4, 6-2; 2. Meighan/Rankin (HHP) def. Laney/Dye 6-1, 6-1; 3. Ginna Wallace/Nistad (AH) def. Kriney/Leonard 6-1, 6-2.
Hilton Head Island 5, James Island 1: The Seahawks (8-3, 5-0) moved to within two wins of clinching Region 8-AAA. Hilton Head hosts Beaufort High at 4 p.m. Monday.
Singles: 1. Realyn Dinkins (JI) def. Jen Oliver 6-4, 6-1; 2. Kate Cram def. Caitlin Daly 5-7, 6-1, 10-7; 3. Sarah Wood def. Sade Glaze 6-0, 6-4; 4. Holly Kerr def. Agata Trojanowski 6-0, 6-1; 5. Nicole Diaz def. Emily Skipper 6-1, 6-0.
Doubles: 2. Hannah Drake/Maggie Flowers def. Bolin/Cunfield 6-7, 7-6, 10-8.
Bluffton 5, Beaufort High 1: The Bluffton High School girls tennis team picked up a crucial win in Region 8-AAAA on Thursday, knocking off Beaufort High, 5-1, to take over second place in the league.
Bluffton (5-4 overall, 3-1 region) next will have a chance to take down the region leaders, hosting Ashley Ridge at 3:30 p.m. Tuesday. Ashley Ridge was a 4-3 winner in the team's previous meeting this season.
Beaufort High falls to 4-7 overall and 3-2 in the region.
Singles: No. 1 Taylor Soop (BLF) def. Zoe Brais, 6-2, 7-5; No. 2 Justine Wilson (BLF) def. Austin Stoddard 6-1, 6-2; No. 3 Cooper Baxter (BLF) def. Morgan Morrissey 7-5, 6-3; No. 4 Anna Rathke (BLF) def. Anna Smith 6-0, 6-1; No. 5 Angie Castrillon (BLF) def. Marah Aulabaugh 6-1, 6-0
Doubles: No. 2 Elise Marshall/Lexi Aulabaugh (BFT) def. Lauren Biershenk/Moriel Williams 1-6, 6-3, 10-8
Academic Magnet 6, Battery Creek 0: The Dolphins fall to 1-6 with the loss. They host Wade Hampton on Tuesday.
Singles: No. 1 Elle Johnson def. Victoria Moyha 6-0, 6-1; No. 2 Ally Bush def. Katie Harris 6-1, 6-0; No. 3 Laurel Cross def. Brieanne Helle 6-1, 6-0; No. 4 Tyler Rogers def. Kayla Stewart 6-1, 6-1; No. 5 Madison Jenkins def. Courtney Hershberger 6-2, 6-0
Doubles: No. 2 A. Bush/unknown def. Skylar Williams/Katie Harris 8-0
Bluffton 2, Summerville 0; Bluffton 2, Beaufort High 0: The Bobcats improved to 7-0 in Region 8-AAAA with a pair of wins. Bluffton topped Summerville, 25-11, 25-23, and then defeated Beaufort, 25-8, 25-5.
Bluffton (22-7 overall, 7-0 region) plays in Hilton Head Island High School's tournament Friday and Saturday. The Bobcats open play at 4 p.m. Friday against Effingham.
JV: Bluffton 3, Beaufort High 0
Academic Magnet 2, Battery Creek 0; Battery Creek 2, Burke 0: The Dolphins lost to Academic Magnet (25-15, 25-9), but bounced back with a win over host Burke (25-5, 25-6).
Following a 3-0 win over Garrett Tech earlier in the week, Battery Creek is now 6-4 in Region 6-AA.
The Dolphins (7-5) host a tri-match Tuesday against Woodland and North Charleston.
Whale Branch 2, Estill 0; Whale Branch 2, Bethune-Bowman 1: The Warriors swept a tri-match.
In the Warriors's 25-16, 25-19 win over Estill, Rietta Salters led the way with five kills, four aces and five digs.
Other contributors included Shay Jiles (four aces, two kills, three digs), Shaniqua Johnson (three kills, two aces and two blocks), Kemoni Jenkins (three kills, four aces and three digs), Olivia Walker (four kills, four aces and two blocks), Jonae Riley (three kills, three aces), Dasia Wilson (two kills) and Myra Garcia (three digs).
Salters had five kills and four aces in the Warriors' 17-25, 28-26, 25-16 win over Bowman.
Other contributors included Jiles (four aces, four kills and two digs), Johnson (three kills, three aces and a block), Jenkins (five kills, four aces and a block), Walker (four kills, four aces and two blocks), Riley (three kills and four aces), Wilson (a kill) and Garcia (four digs).
Middle school: St. Francis 2, Hilton Head Christian 0
JV: Battery Creek 20, Bishop England 6