LOCAL AAU BASKETBALL TEAM CLAIMS DISTRICT TITLE
The Carolina Ballers, a local AAU basketball program, won the Eighth Grade Division II District championship on May 19 in Lexington.
The Ballers went 5-0 at the tournament and defeated the Metro Heat, 76-69, for the title.
The Carolina Ballers improved to 11-2 on the season and will participate in the AAU National Championship in Orlando, Fla., at the ESPN Wide World of Sports complex on July 13-18.
Members of the Carolina Ballers are: Trei'Von Anderson, Kenneth Brown, James Franklin, Matthew Garay, Camrin Miller, Jai Morrow, Dillon Stedman, Eric Szczepanik, Javonne Watson and Jakobie Wilson. The head coach is Jacob Morrow, with assistant coaches Russ Spicer and Jennifer Morrow.
RUN FOR ROSE HELD AT HILTON HEAD LAKES
The inaugural Run for Rose 5K was held last weekend at Hilton Head Lakes, with more than 80 participants taking part in the run/walk in honor of Rose Schlosser, a long-time Hilton Head resident who has battled colorectal cancer for the past five years.
Cisco Ferre, 16, of Hilton Head Island, was the top overall finisher in the 5-kilometer run, clocking a time of 16 minutes, 45 seconds. Michelle LaFleur of Savannah was the top female finisher, coming in at 17:33.
More than $2,000 was raised and will be presented to the Mayo Clinic, a leading research hospital in developing strategies to detect, prevent and cure colorectal cancer.
H2A SWIMMERS FINISH FIRST AT MAY BREAKOUT
Five Hilton Head Aquatics swimmers brought home first-place medals from the Carolina Aquatics May Breakout long course meet held last weekend in Columbia, led by Emily Hammond.
Hammond had eight top-10 finishes in the over 15 age group, including wins in the 400 and 1500 freestyle.
Noah Corbitt won three events -- the 100, 200 and 400 freestyle -- among his nine top-10 finishes in the 13-14 age group. Clayton North had 10 finishes in the top 10, including a victory in the 13-14 division's 200 individual medley.
Chloe Corbitt also had three wins -- the 400 freestyle, 400 IM and 200 butterfly -- in the 11-12 age division.
Tommy Hughson had a win in the 9-10 400 freestyle.