High School Sports

Prep Roundup, Sept. 1

Beaufort Academy hosted its one and only home meet of the swimming season Wednesday at the Beaufort High School pool, notching victories over SCISAA opponents Hilton Head Christian Academy and Hilton Head Prep.

The host Eagles won the boys meet easily, tallying 131 points. Hilton Head Christian was second with 53 and Prep had 47.

Beaufort Academy's girls finished with 108 points. Hilton Head Christian had 72 and Prep scored 29.

Finn Koppernaes won the 200-yard freestyle and the 100 butterfly to lead the Beaufort Academy boys, who finished first in eight of the 11 races. Koppernaes also was on two of the Eagles' winning relay teams.

Charlie Guenther had a hand in two of the Hilton Head Christian boys' three first-place finishes, winning the 100 freestyle and 100 breaststroke.

Noah Corbitt was the top performer on the day for Hilton Head Prep, as he took second in the 100 butterfly and 100 backstroke.

Just like the boys team, Beaufort Academy's girls finished first in eight of the 11 events. Laura Roddey (50 free, 500 free) and Katherine Neal (200 free, 100 free) each won two individual events and were part of Beaufort Academy's two relay wins.

Ashley Weaver led Hilton Head Christian's girls, taking first in the 200 individual medley and the 100 breaststroke while leading off their winning 200 free relay team.

Abby Kandel was Hilton Head Prep's top girl, finishing third in the 100 breaststroke and fourth in the 50 free.

Boys Winners

200 Yard Freestyle - Finn Koppernaes (BA), 2:22.49

200 Yard I.M. - Drew Robinson (HHCA), 2:53.32

50 Yard Freestyle - Billy Dailey (BA), 25.82

100 Yard Butterfly - Finn Koppernaes (BA), 1:16.37

100 Yard Freestyle - Charlie Guenther (HHCA), 58.97

500 Yard Freestyle - Preston Suber (BA), 6:32.85

100 Yard Backstroke - Michael Bible (BA), 1:17.94

100 Yard Breastroke - Charlie Guenther (HHCA), 1:11.00

200 Medley Relay - Beaufort Academy (Bible, F. Koppernaes, Suber, Dailey), 2:06.46

200 Freestyle Relay - Beaufort Academy (Charles Sanford, John Mathai, Drummond Koppernaes, Grant Hetherington), 1:53.66

400 Freestyle Relay - Beaufort Academy (F. Koppernaes, Dailey, Bible, Suber), 4:24.06

Girls Winners

200 Yard Freestyle - Katherine Neal (BA), 2:23.97

200 Yard I.M. - Ashley Weaver (HHCA), 2:44.59

50 Yard Freestyle - Laura Roddey (BA), 29.79

100 Yard Butterfly - Lauren Ward (BA), 1:29.51

100 Yard Freestyle - Katherine Neal (BA), 1:02.32

500 Yard Freestyle - Laura Roddey (BA), 6:43.15

100 Yard Backstroke - Ashley Taylor (BA), 1:27.51

100 Yard Breastroke - Ashley Weaver (HHCA), 1:23.45

200 Medley Relay - Beaufort Academy (Casey Kahn, Kate Gray, Neal, Roddey), 2:22.51

200 Freestyle Relay - Hilton Head Christian Academy (Weaver, Sidney Cantwell, Audrey Robinson, Abbey Robinson), 2:04.57

400 Freestyle Relay - Beaufort Academy (Kahn, Roddey, Taylor, Neal), 4:44.01


Thomas Heyward Academy 3, Orangeburg Prep 0: The Rebels remained undefeated on the season, topping Orangeburg Prep by scores of 25-11, 25-17 and 25-19. The Rebels (6-0) return to action Tuesday at Charleston Collegiate.


  • Thomas Heyward Academy def. Orangeburg Prep, 25-18, 25-14
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