Performers of the week
Deborah Fields, Whale Branch volleyball -- With 13 kills and one ace, Fields led Whale Branch to a 23-25, 25-16, 25-14 win over East Clarendon in the second round of the Class 1-A state playoffs on Wednesday.
Justine Wilson, Bluffton tennis -- Wilson pulled out a tough 6-3, 5-7, 10-5 win over Camden's Maggie Wehunt in No. 5 singles, helping the Bobcats earn their first tennis playoff win in school history on Thursday.
Judy Slow, Hilton Head High volleyball -- Slow had a match-high 20 kills in the Seahawks' 25-16, 25-14, 25-15 win over St. James on Thursday in the second round of the Class 3-A playoffs.
ELEVEN AREA ATHLETES EARN 'HIGH SCHOOL HEISMAN' AWARD
Eleven area student-athletes were named this week as school winners of the Wendy's High School Heisman award, which recognizes high school seniors "based on their academic achievements, community service involvement and athletic accomplishments."
The winners from local schools were: Battery Creek's Spencer Butler and Brittany Della Valle, Beaufort High's Marian Hohenwarter and Edward Johnson, Hilton Head Christian's Josh Beste and Lauren Ziegler, Hilton Head High's Hayden Lovette and Madeleine Mayer, Hilton Head Prep's Kate Brunori and Matt Layman, and Thomas Heyward's Logan Mock.
State finalists will be announced at 5 p.m. today, and state winners will be named Nov. 5. From Nov. 8-22, 12 national finalists will be announced, and the national winners will be unveiled at a banquet Dec. 10 in New York City.
HHH TENNIS MATCH MOVED TO TODAY
The Hilton Head High girls tennis team's march for its fourth consecutive Class 3-A state championship will begin today when the Seahawks host Darlington at 3:30 p.m.
The first round playoff match was originally scheduled for Thursday afternoon, but the teams pushed the match back one day due to the threat of rain.
The Seahawks are the No. 1 seed in the Lower State after winning Region 7-AAA.