High School Sports

Prep Roundup, Sept. 16: Bluffton girls, Hilton Head boys win county cross country meet


Beaufort County meet: Hilton Head Island High School took the boys team title and Bluffton won on the girls' side in Saturday's meet at Honey Horn Plantation on Hilton Head Island.

The top ten runners in the boys race all hailed from Hilton Head High or Bluffton. The Bobcats' Josh Tierney was the county champion, finishing in a time of 17 minutes, 26 seconds.

Beaufort High's boys finished third and Hilton Head Prep was fourth.

The girls race was won by Hilton Head High's Faith Lifer in a time of 20:30, 21 seconds ahead of the second-place finisher, Hilton Head High's Carly McGlinn. Casey Witkowski finished third for county champion Bluffton.

Beaufort High, led by Alexandra Zapp's 10th-place finish, took third in the girls event. Hilton Head Prep was fourth.

Runners from Sea Pines Montessori also competed in the event.

Boys Team Scores

1. Hilton Head High 22, 2. Bluffton 33, 3. Beaufort High 94, 4. Hilton Head Prep 103

Boys Top 10 Individuals

1. Josh Tierney (Bluffton) 17:26

2. Colton Hennessey (HHH) 17:36

3. Sean McMahon (HHH) 17:45

4. Victor Jimenez (HHH) 18:10

5. Evans Beach (Bluffton) 18:21

6. Jack Beattie (HHH) 18:25

7. Noa Pagatpatan (HHH) 18:33

8. Nahuel Coronel (Bluffton) 18:47

9. Anthony Chissell (Bluffton) 19:00

10. Wesley Long (Bluffton) 19:01

Girls Team Scores

1. Bluffton 26, 2. Hilton Head High 30, 3. Beaufort High 74, 4. Hilton Head Prep 111

Girls Top 10 Individuals

1. Faith Lifer (HHH) 20:30

2. Carly McGlinn (HHH) 20:51

3. Casey Witkowski (Bluffton) 21:19

4. Lea Tierney (Bluffton) 21:30

5. Savannah Schepp (Bluffton) 21:37

6. Scottie House (Bluffton) 21:44

7. Rebeka Parent (HHH) 21:58

8. Madison Putich (Bluffton) 22:15

9. Ciara McMahon (HHH) 22:25

10. Alexandra Zapp (Beaufort) 22:31


Beaufort High meet: Bluffton's boys and Hilton Head High's girls were the winners in a three-team meet hosted by Beaufort High School. Bluffton's boys scored 67 points, 40 ahead of Hilton Head High. The Hilton Head High girls had 51 points, 10 better than Bluffton. Beaufort High's girls were third with 2 points.

Hilton Head Christian: Charlie Guenther swam a personal best to win the 100 breaststroke for the Eagles at Saturday's Pinewood Prep Invitational in Summerville. Hilton Head Christian, gearing up for the SCISAA state meet Oct. 13 in Augusta, saw all of its swimmers shave time off their best marks. The Eagles host a meet Tuesday at the Island Rec Center before.

HHCA results

Boys 100 breaststroke: 1. Charlie Guenther 1:10

Boys 50 free: Drew Robinson 27.16

Boys 100 butterfly: Charles Michael 1:14.07

Boys 100 free: Charlie Guenther 58.77; Drew Robinson 1:00.38

Boys 200 free relay: Cummings, Michael, Robinson, Guenther 1:52.02

Girls 50 freestyle: Audrey Robinson 29.55; Macee Tamminen 30.85

Girls 100 free: Audrey Robinson 1:05.54


Hilton Head Prep 6, Hilton Head Christian 3 (Friday): Hilton Head Prep remained undefeated, topping its rival at Hilton Head Beach and Tennis Resort. The Dolphins (4-0 overall, 3-0 region) play Pinewood Prep at 4 p.m. Tuesday in Summerville.

Singles: 1. Allie Burak (HHP) d. Madison Dillon 6-1, 6-1; 2. Kelly Dodd (HHP) d. Monica Bundy 6-1, 6-0; 3. Shannon O'Brien (HHP) d. Lindsey Lane 6-0, 6-0; 4. Ellie Czura (HHP) d. Kate Bennett 6-1, 6-1; 5. Katie Rankin (HHP) d. Catherine Campbell 6-3, 6-2; 6. Maddy Bauer (HHCA) d. Hannah Simpson 6-0, 6-1

Doubles: 1. O'Brien/Czura (HHP) d. Campbell/Meredith Inglis 8-1; 2. Carly Munn/Molly Lucci (HHCA) d. Simpson/Samantha Kriney 8-7; 3. Allison Foster/Caroline Eddy (HHCA) d. Alyssa Marotta/Cori Leonard 8-3