Beaufort High School's boys tennis team finished off a perfect Region 8-AAAA season to claim the region title and the top seed in the upcoming playoffs with a 6-0 win over Fort Dorchester on Tuesday.
The Eagles (12-2, 6-0 Region 8-AAAA) dropped only one set in the six matches. Malcolm Kates didn't lose a game at No. 1, taking the individual region title and earning a spot in the state singles tournament for the second year in a row.
James Bachety and Hunter Pylant also completed the region schedule with perfect singles records.
The Eagles will host the No. 4 seed from Region 6-AAAA in the first round of the Class 4-A playoffs on Tuesday.
Singles: No. 1 Malcolm Kates def. Conner Clayton 6-0, 6-0; No. 2 James Bachety def. Patrick McArdle 6-1, 6-1; No. 3 Hunter Pylant def. Sam McCallum 6-0, 6-0; No. 4 Anthony Williams def. Jay DiPaula 2-6, 7-6 (7-5), 11-9; No. 5 Alex Angus def. Dustin Wade 6-4, 6-1.
Doubles: No. 2 Rohan Desai/Daniel Lange def. Diandre Cobbs/Bentrail Marbly 6-0, 6-0.
VARSITY BOYS GOLF
SCISAA Class 3-A state tournament: Hilton Head Prep finished in third place, and Hilton Head Christian took fifth in the two-day event at Quail Creek Golf Club in Conway.
The Dolphins followed their first-round score of 307 with a 299 on Tuesday. Tyler Williams led the way with a 74, followed by George Hirsch, Kyle Eichelsbacher and Tim Godshalk with matching 75s.
The Eagles shot 316 to go with their first-round of 319. J.D. Lehman, Bryson Nimmer, Kyle Weaver and Matt Lehman all shot 79.
Bluffton 4, Hilton Head High 2: Despite losing the top two singles matches, the Bobcats finished off a season sweep of their rivals to finish the regular season with a perfect record in Region 7-AAA play. The Bobcats (14-2, 8-0 Region 7-AAA) open the playoffs by hosting Region 5-AAA runner-up Hartsville on May 5.
Singles: No. 1 Carsten Fisher (HHH) def. Spencer Sasko 6-4, 6-2; No. 2 Mitchell Brockmann (HHH) def. Chris Davis 6-4, 6-1; No. 3 Richard Snyder (B) def. Mike Shaw 6-0, 6-3; No.4 Davis Rosenblum def. Roman Battistelli 6-3, 6-7 (5), 10-8; No. 5 Aaron Newland def. Ian Buckalew 7-6 (5) 6-4.
Doubles: No. 2 Zach Rardon/Diego Garcia def. Max Schremmer/Ian Schnekle 6-2, 6-2.
Hilton Head Prep 15, Hilton Head Christian 0 (3 innings): Patrick Andrews threw three no-hit innings and went 2 for 2 with three RBIs to lead the Dolphins past their rivals.
Prep scored 10 runs in the second for an 11-0 lead and added four in the third to invoke the mercy rule.
John Sheehan carried the Dolphins at the plate, going 4 for 4 with a triple and four RBIs. Dylan Powell was 1 for 1 with a double and four RBIs, Randy Young was 1 for 2 with an RBI and two runs, and J.T. Marbut was 1 for 1 with three runs.
Prep (11-8, 5-3 SCISAA Region 3-AAA) hosts St. Andrew's at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday.
Thomas Heyward 2, Patrick Henry 1: Joe Laycock laid down a squeeze bunt to score Ryan Day with the go-ahead run in fifth inning, and Zack Newton and Will Richardson combined to shut down Patrick Henry.
Newton went 5 1-3 innings for the win, and Richardson worked the final 1 2-3 for the save.
The Rebels had only three hits.
Thomas Heyward (16-5) hosts First Baptist at 7 p.m. Thursday in a game that will determine the SCISAA Region 1-AA title.
VARSITY BOYS SOCCER
Hilton Head High 5, Battery Creek 0: Will McCarty scored two goals, and Robbie Iulo, Edwin Hernandez and Cesar Bazan added one apiece for the Seahawks.
Hilton Head High's Mike Ritterbeck made two saves for the shutout.
Battery Creek keepers William Lopez and Miguel Mejia combined for 17 saves.
The Seahawks (12-5-1, 7-0 Region 7-AAA) has clinched the No. 1 seed in the playoffs, but it needs a win at home against Bluffton on Tuesday to win the region outright.
Battery Creek (6-4, 3-4) hosts Beaufort Academy at 7 p.m. today.
VARSITY GIRLS SOCCER
Beaufort High 3, Bluffton 2: Kaile Vuyk scored two goals and Sydney Boggs added one to lead the Eagles to a non-region win in their final tune-up before a showdown at Summerville on Thursday.
Claire Martin and Grayson Lambert had assists for Beaufort High, and keeper Kayla King made five saves.
The Eagles (9-3) look to finish off a perfect Region 8-AAAA campaign when they travel to Summerville at 7 p.m. Thursday.
VARSITY TRACK AND FIELD
Region 8-AAAA meet at Summerville: Beaufort High's boys ran away with the team title, scoring 141 points to finish 49 points ahead of Summerville and Fort Dorchester, which tied for second with 92 points.
Summerville edged the Eagles 129-128 for the girls title.
The top four finishers in each event qualified for the Class 4-A state qualifier May 7 at Spring Valley High School.
Beaufort High qualifiers:
Long jump: D'Vonta Cohen, 3rd; Tyrone Holmes, 4th.
100 meters: Cohen, 1st.
4x100 relay: (Desmond Howard, Akeem Smalls, Randy Thomas, Cohen), 2nd.
4x800 relay: (Ruben Francis, Tim Aune, Joshua Skanes, Terae Davis), 2nd.
400 meters: Smalls, 1st; Howard, 2nd.
1,600 meters: Darrin Sawn, 3rd; Mark Rennix, 4th.
400 hurdles: Henry Jenkins, 1st; Devante Green, 4th.
110 high hurdles: Jenkins, 2nd; Thomas, 3rd; Green, 4th.
Triple jump: Theodore Aiken, 1st; Martin Washington, 2nd; Parrish Holmes, 3rd.
4x400: (Howard, Smalls, Thomas, H. Jenkins), 1st.
3,200 meters: Aune, 1st.
800 meters: Rennix, 3rd; Davis, 4th.
High jump: Washington, 1st; Holmes, 4th.
Pole vault: Peter Curtiss, 3rd.
4x100 relay: (Stephanie Pollock, Veneshia Holmes, Latoya Smalls, Tiffany Roberts), 1st.
4x800 relay: (Madison Maddox, Kennithia Screen, Bre-Anna Heyward-White, Leah Glover), 1st.
4x400 relay: (Geneshia Holmes, V. Holmes, Pollock, Aaliyah Smalls), 1st.
Shot put: Deja Jackson, 1st; Ashley Dantzler, 4th.
100 hurdles: Alexia Neal, 1st; ReJean Jones, 3rd; Latoya Smalls, 4th.
Discus: Jackson, 2nd; Dantzler, 4th.
Pole vault: Madeline Aune, 2nd.
Long jump: V. Holmes, 3rd; Zari Crosby, 4th.
800 meters: Maddox, 4th.
Triple jump: Tiffany Robins, 3rd; Crosby, 4th.
400 hurdles: Neal, 1st; Smalls, 2nd; Bria Dasher, 4th.
High jump: Glover, 2nd; Ebony Watson, 4th.
100 meters: Pollock, 1st.
200 meters: Pollock, 2nd.
400 meters: V. Holmes, 3rd; Heyward-White, 4th.
JV BOYS SOCCER