High School Sports

Prep Notebook: Shuman, Dolphins settle in

Battery Creek football coach Jim Shuman did not get much time with his new team but said he was encouraged by the Dolphins' progress during spring practice.

Shuman, hired in March to replace Carlos Cave, installed his option offense and a base defense during spring workouts.

The Dolphins' time concluded with a scrimmage Friday.

"The big objective for spring for me was to make sure we get the athletes in the correct position they need to play for offense and defense," said Shuman, who came to Battery Creek from Wade Hampton. "And that went well."

Installing the offense was the priority over defense, Shuman said. He said he was impressed by the play of Leroy Jennette, who is in line to be the Dolphins' starting quarterback.

"He's doing a great job, working real hard," Shuman said. "He's kind of stuck out in my mind for how well he runs the option, never having done it before."

Shuman said 35 to 45 players participated in spring drills. He said numbers were limited while some players finished their season in track and field.


Thomas Heyward Academy's Ryan Day, Joe Laycock and Taylor Cowart did their best to keep their team in Saturday's SCISAA North-South all-star game at Orangeburg Prep, but the North squad prevailed, 9-3.

Day and Laycock each pitched one perfect inning for the South. Cowart went 2 for 2 with an RBI and a walk, and Laycock was 1 for 1 with a walk.


Hilton Head Prep's Chris Cardamone and Kathleen Blum and Hilton Head Christian's Josh Mousseau and Jessica Day were selected to play in the SCISAA North-South all-star soccer games, which were played Saturday at Heathwood Hall in Columbia.

Cardamone and Mousseau were also named to the boys all-region team for SCISAA Region 3-AAA, along with Prep's Ben Ranney and Tim Oschner and Hilton Head Christian's Blake Bishop. Ranney and Cardamone made the first team, and Oschner, Bishop and Mousseau made the second team.