High School Sports

Prep Roundup, May 9: HHH, Bluffton golfers advance

Hilton Head High's boys golf team finished second and Bluffton High School was sixth at the Class 3-A Lower State tournament Monday at Darlington Country Club, which means both will advance to next week's state tournament at Black Bear Golf Club in North Myrtle Beach.

Led by Tate Hoisington's 74, the Seahawks posted a team score of 306 and finished seven shots back of champion St. James on a tightly-packed leaderboard. Bluffton, led by Wesley Long's 75, finished at 310.

Qualifying team scores: St. James 299, Hilton Head High 306, Chapin 307, North Myrtle Beach 307, Camden 308, Bluffton 310, A.C. Flora 312, Dreher 312.

HHH scores: Tate Hoisington 74, Chris O'Donnell 76, Brooks Moody 77, Yannie Reynecke 79, Troy Hoisington 88.

Bluffton scores: Wesley Long 75, Shane Fox 76, Alec Weary 79, Pierce Brehany 80.


Hilton Head High 13, Lakewood 0: Emily Crick scored three goals and two other players added two each as the Seahawks whipped the visitors in their Class 3-A playoff opener.

Natalie Mlodzinski and Cayla Hennessey chipped in two goals apiece for the Seahawks, who advanced to play Myrtle Beach on Wednesday.

Bluffton 2, Crestwood 0: The Bobcats opened with a pressing offense and kept the pressure on for the entire match, knocking off the host Lady Knights to advance in the Class 3-A playoffs.

A scoreless first half changed at the 37:20 mark when Bobcats senior Erica Watkins kicked a hard ball from about 5 feet away, slamming it past Crestwood keeper Patrice Edwards.

Bluffton added to its lead in the second half as junior midfielder Alex Bailey scored at the 52:30 mark.

Bobcats coach Mike Manning said he was excited that his team recorded its first-ever playoff win.

"We've been playing since the school opened in 2004, and we've never won a playoff game before today," he said.

Said senior Erica Watkins: "This is pretty big; we've made history!"


Pinewood Prep 7, Hilton Head Prep 3 (Sunday): The Dolphins came up one win short of the SCISAA Class 3-A semifinals for the second year in a row, falling to the No. 2 seed Panthers in the deciding game of their best-of-3 series.

It was the final game for three Prep seniors -- Patrick Andrews, Matt Layman and Chris Kaiser. Andrews was 2 for 3 with a double, Layman was 1 for 3 with a home run and two RBIs, and John Sheehan was 2 for 4.

Prep finishes with a 15-10 record.


SCISAA state meet (Saturday): Drew Davis hit 81 of 100 targets to lead Hilton Head Christian Academy at the meet in Camden.

Kerry Davis hit 63 targets, and Ryan Cash hit 59 for the Eagles, who finished 13th.

Hilton Head Christian's junior varsity team was 14th.