High School Sports

Prep Roundup, March 24: Hilton Head High girls win Airport soccer tournament


Airport Tournament: The Hilton Head Island High School girls soccer team captured the championship of the Airport tournament, going 4-0 in the two-day event, which was shortened by bad weather in Columbia on Saturday.

The Seahawks defeated Fort Dorchester, 7-0, and Chapin, 4-0, on Friday in a pair of dominating wins.

Because of the poor conditions Saturday, the semifinals of the tournament were limited to 30 minutes. The Seahawks gave up a fluke goal to Webster Grove of St. Louis, but scored with less than a minute remaining to send the game to a penalty kick shootout. The Seahawks won that, 4-2, to advance to the championship against Augusta Prep.

The teams didn't play a full game in the final, instead going directly to a shootout. Hilton Head High defeated Augusta Prep 5-2 on kicks.

"They did a great job. We really limited them, pretty much, to no shots on goal," Seahawks coach Ernie Suozzi said, referring to Friday's shutouts. "And if it had been a dry day, the last two games would have been the same way."

The Seahawks, who improved to 11-1 if Saturday's two games are counted, host Berkeley on Tuesday.

JV: Beaufort Academy 2, Hilton Head Christian Academy 0 (Friday)


JV: Beaufort Academy 3, Hilton Head Christian Academy 0 (Friday)


Hilton Head Island High 19, West Ashley 2: The Seahawks coasted to a win, led by Kirsten Wartko's seven goals and Jessica Morris' five.

Katy Bautista added three goals and an assist, Carson Kendrick had a goal and an assist, and Abby Ogden, Jazzie Morgan and Townsend Crout had a goal apiece. Tristyn Sheaffer and Mary Piper Martel each had an assist.

Michelle Dayton made two saves in goal for the Seahawks (5-5), who host a pair of out-of-state teams this week. Westfield (N.J.) visits Hilton Head High at 4 p.m. Monday, and the Seahawks play Miami Valley (Ohio) at 4 p.m. Tuesday at Barker Field.


Northwood Academy 6, Hilton Head Christian Academy 5: Alec Ambrosic went 2 for 2 with two RBIs and a run, and also pitched a complete game for the Eagles, but it wasn't enough for the win.

Ambrosic gave up nine hits, but only two earned runs, while striking out six.

Alex Cooler and Luke Higgs went 2 for 3, with Higgs scoring two runs for Hilton Head Christian (4-5 overall, 1-2 region), which plays at Hilton Head Prep on Tuesday.


Colleton County 7, Bluffton 6, 11 innings (Friday): In a game that was tied at 4-4 after seven innings, both teams scored once each in the ninth and 10th innings before Colleton County won it with a run in the 11th.

Extra innings were played under the international tiebreaker rule, with a runner on second base to start each half of an inning.

Courtney Smith took the loss, pitching all 11 innings and striking out 15.

Morganne Parker hit two doubles and scored two runs, and Mikyla Houghlin went 3 for 5 with two RBIs for Bluffton (7-1 overall, 1-1 Region 8-AAAA), which put the ball in play 40 times in its 46 at-bats. The Bobcats had 10 hits.

Bluffton hosts Summerville at 7 p.m. Monday.