Prep performers of the week


Marian Hohenwarter, Beaufort High tennis -- During a 7-0 win over Stratford, Hohenwarter won her No. 1 singles match 6-3, 6-2 and teamed with Morgan McNeal to win the Eagles' No. 1 doubles match.

Charlotte Loper, Bluffton tennis -- In an important Region 7-AAA win against Berkeley, Loper set the tone in the top singles spot with a 6-4, 6-0 victory.

Rachel Mangin, HHCA swimming -- The freshman won the 50 freestyle and took second in the 100 freestyle at the Eagles' home meet last weekend, and she has high hopes of strong finishes in both events at Saturday's SCISAA State Swimming Championships.



Beaufort High School senior Deja Jackson is still early in the process of deciding where she will attend school next year and which sport she will play.

She is being recruited for track and field -- she throws shot put and discus -- and is also receiving interest for her basketball skills. Jackson is in no hurry to rush her choice.

"As of right now, it's not really set in stone as to whether I'll play basketball or track," she said. "It's just whichever one gives me the best offer."

Jackson, also a member of the volleyball team, took an official visit to Louisiana-Lafayette this past weekend. She plans to take an official visit to Clemson University once the Tigers' indoor track season begins.

The schools are her top two, she said. But there are other options. Jackson said she has received interest from Campbell University in North Carolina and from Lehigh University in Bethlehem, Pa.

Jackson has a tentative visit to Lehigh scheduled for Nov. 6-7.

"I'm just thinking whether I can really see myself at that school," she said. "I don't want to lose a visit."


Hilton Head High will host a Dig Pink Breast Cancer Awareness volleyball match against Bluffton High School and Hilton Head Prep on Oct. 14.

All profits from the match will benefit the Side-Out Foundation, which was established by volleyball supporters in 2004 to fight the war against breast cancer.

Fans who attends the match are encouraged to wear pink. Tickets are $7. Other donations may be made during the tri-match.


Hilton Head Christian Academy will honor its 2010 SCISAA Class 3-A state championship baseball team at halftime of tonight's home game against Palmetto Christian. The Eagles beat Northwood Academy in the three game championship series to win the school's first SCISAA Class 3-A title in any sport.