HILTON HEAD RUGBY SEASON STARTS SATURDAY
The Hilton Head Island Rugby Club opens its 29th season at 1 p.m. Saturday with a home match at Crossings Park against the rival Savannah Shamrocks. The public is invited to attend.
Hilton Head is trying to rebound from a 3-3 season in 2011.
BC UNITED SOCCER TEAM WINS TOURNAMENT
B.C. United, an under-10 boys soccer team from Beaufort County, took first place in the James Island Soccer Festival last weekend in Charleston.
United defeated Real Madrid F.C. of Beaufort, 5-4, behind three goals from Benjamin Trask and two from Thomas Holladay. United then topped Liberty Point Soccer Club, 6-1, with Holladay scoring two more goals. Trask, Aki Carter, William Tumlin and Sonny Quintanilla also scored.
In the finals, United beat James Island Youth Soccer Club, 3-2, on penalty kicks. Sebastian Laverde and Quintanilla scored in regulation time. Goalkeeper Alex Hernandez kept James Island from scoring in the penalty-kick round, which United won, 3-0.
United players were Merritt Patterson, Thomas Holladay, William Tumlin, Benjamin Trask, Sonny Quintanilla, Sebastian Laverde, Gabriel Guadaguno, Alex Hernandez, Ethan Goodwin and Aki Carter.
LOW COUNTRY VOLLEYBALL CLUB BEGINS WITH WIN
The Low Country Volleyball Club's 18 Power team took first place in the 18-and-under gold division at the River City Winter Blast in Jacksonville, Fla., on Jan. 28-29. The tournament featured 11 teams.
At the PLEX tournament in Columbia on Jan. 28, the Low Country 14 Club team finished second out of 18 teams in the 14-and-under gold division, while the Low Country 17 Club placed third out of 14 teams in the 17-and-under gold division.