VARSITY CROSS COUNTRY
Region 7-AAA meet: The Hilton Head High cross country teams dominated the Region 7-AAA meet at Cane Bay, with the Seahawk girls posting a perfect score of 15 and the boys narrowly missing with a 17.
Faith Lifer, Carley McGlinn, Ciara McMahon, Savannah Schepp and Esther Anderson took the top five spots for Hilton Head High's girls, earning all-region honors in the process.
Bluffton's girls finished second, led by all-region runner Scottie House, who placed sixth. Alexis Miller was the top runner for Battery Creek -- which finished fourth in the team standings -- placing 16th.
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Alex Couch led the way for Hilton Head High's boys, finishing just ahead of teammate Jack Manesiotis to win the race. Colton Hennessey was third, Sam Beattie was fifth and Noa Pagatpatan was sixth. All earned all-region honors.
Bluffton's Joshua Tierney broke up the Hilton Head High boys, placing fourth to earn an all-region spot. Bluffton's Demetrius Smalls grabbed the last all-region selection, finishing seventh.
Erik Barbosa had a top-10 finish for Battery Creek, taking ninth with a time of 18 minutes, 38 seconds. The Dolphins finished fifth out of six teams on the boys side.
The Class 3-A teams run in the Lower State qualifier a week from Saturday in Columbia.
Girls Scores -- Hilton Head High 15, Bluffton 44, Cane Bay 80, Battery Creek 102, Lake Marion 141
Girls All-Region -- 1. Faith Lifer (HHH) 20:13, 2. Carley McGlinn (HHH) 20:18, 3. Ciara McMahon (HHH) 20:23, 4. Savannah Schepp (HHH) 20:53, 5. Esther Anderson (HHH) 20:56, 6. Scottie House (Bluffton) 21:03, 7. Lindsay Manning (Cane Bay) 21:30.
Boys Scores -- Hilton Head High 17, Bluffton 47, Cane Bay 92, Berkeley 111, Battery Creek 112, Lake Marion 182
Boys All-Region -- 1. Alex Couch (HHH) 17:29; 2. Jack Manesiotis (HHH) 17:33; 3. Colton Henessey (HHH) 17:33; 4. Joshua Tierney (Bluffton) 18:01; 5. Sam Beattie (HHH) 18:01; 6. Noa Pagatpatan (HHH) 18:16; 7. Demetrius Smalls (Bluffton) 18:21
Region 8-AAAA meet: Beaufort High's girls placed third and the boys squad finished fourth at Wednesday's region meet.
Madison Maddox led the way for Beaufort, earning an all-region honor by placing ninth in the girls race with a time of 22 minutes, 58 seconds.
Brandon Pratt was Beaufort's top boy, finishing 11th.
The Eagles are scheduled to run again at the Oct. 29 Lower State qualifier at at John's Isand.
Girls Scores -- Summervillle 21, Ashley Ridge 42, Beaufort High 78, Fort Dorchester 97, Colleton County 143
Beaufort High girls -- 9. Madison Maddox 22:58, 14. Alex Zapp 24:06, 17. Rebecca Fisher 24:34, 18. Kristen Rowell 24:39, 20. Savannah Lehhnert 24:48
Boys Scores -- Fort Dorchester 33, Summerville 40, Ashley Ridge 57, Beaufort High 109, Colleton County 141
Beaufort High boys -- 11. Brandon Pratt 18:47, 21. Braham Gideon 20:03, 23. Forrest Kimbrell 20:25, 24. Ciaran Cordial 20:40, 30. Austin Mix 21:56
SCISAA Region 3-AAA meet: Hilton Head Prep's Sarah Garratt was the region champion, finishing first in the girls race in Charleston with a time of 19 minutes, 25 seconds. Her victory helped the Dolphins take third in the girls team standings.
Hilton Head Prep's boys also took third place, led by Collins Richardson (18:48) and Franklyn Bakala (18:49).
Ashley Hall won the girls team title, while Porter-Gaud won the boys side.
Hilton Head Prep's runners now prepare for the SCISAA state meet, which will be held Oct. 29 at Heathwood Hall in Columbia.
HHP boys -- Collins Richardson 18:48, Franklyn Bakala 18:49, Jackson Richard 19:26, Jake Post 19:54, Ryan Cadden 20:15
HHP girls -- 1. Sarah Garratt 19:25, Abby Kandel 21:10, Marian Matney 21:36, Maren Czura 21:45, Laurel Woerheide 21:47
VARSITY GIRLS TENNIS
Hilton Head High 5, Cane Bay 2: The Seahawks improved to 9-2 overall and 7-0 in Region 7-AAA, with only next week's meeting with rival Bluffton standing in the way of a perfect region mark. Hilton Head High plays at Bluffton at 3:30 p.m. Monday in its regular season finale.
Singles: No. 1 Dakota Brown (CB) def. Sabrina Drammis 6-4, 6-0; No. 2 Brooke Buzby (HHH) def. Allison Hager 6-0, 6-0; No. 3 Logan Danzell (HHH) def. Ashley Robinson 6-0, 6-0; No. 4 Megan Farrell (HHH) def. Megan Hareison 6-1, 6-0; No. 5 Kate Cram (HHH) def. Caily Allen 6-0, 6-0
Doubles: No. 1 Brown/Hager (CB) def. Emma Stanton/Shannon Short 8-3; No. 2 Krista Ray/Sarah Wood (HHH) def. Kristina Barrs/Alex Thompson 6-2, 6-2
Beaufort High 4, Ashley Ridge 2: The Eagles stayed unbeaten in Region 8-AAAA, winning three matches in third-set tiebreakers. Beaufort (15-3 overall, 6-0 region) plays at Colleton County today.
Singles: No. 1 Chelsea Bellomy (B) def. Shannon Moses 6-2, 4-6, 10-6; No. 2 Charlotte Bellomy (B) def. Stephanie Alfaro 6-1, 6-3; No. 3 Ali Herrera (AR) def. Shaye McAulliffe 6-2, 6-3; No. 4 Kelsey Butler (B) def. Mattie Kratzert 3-6, 6-0, 10-8; No. 5 Alicia Bobvillan (AR) def. Addie Everidge 7-5, 6-4
Doubles: Zoe Brais/Austen Stoddard (B) def. Lexi Swick/Lauren Smith 4-6, 6-1, 10-6
Branchville 3, Whale Branch 1: The Warriors fell to Branchville, which earned Region 5's top seed for the Class 1-A playoffs. Branchville won by scores of 25-15, 25-9, 18-25 and 25-13.
Deborah Fields led the Warriors (13-1 region) with 11 kills. Vanessa Scott -- who was an all-state selection -- finished with four aces and nine kills. Jamie Whalen added four kills, Kenyada Moultrie had three kills and two aces, and Danielle Scott came up with three digs. Monique Bing set for 27 assists.
Vanessa Scott, Whalen, Fields and Bing were named all-region for the Warriors, who open the playoffs at home at 6 p.m. Monday against an opponent to be determined.
MIDDLE SCHOOL FOOTBALL