High School Sports

Prep Roundup, March 29: Bluffton boys tennis team remains unbeaten

Beaufort High's Alex Angus hits the ball back to Bluffton High's Aaron Newland during their match on Thursday afternoon at Bluffton High School. Angus won the No. 1 singles match, but Bluffton won the match as a team.
Beaufort High's Alex Angus hits the ball back to Bluffton High's Aaron Newland during their match on Thursday afternoon at Bluffton High School. Angus won the No. 1 singles match, but Bluffton won the match as a team. Delayna Earley


Bluffton 5, Beaufort High 1: Bluffton remained undefeated with the victory, improving to 7-0 and 5-0 in Region 8-AAAA. The Bobcats host Savannah Country Day on April 9.

"We have a lot of balance, every position can win," Bluffton coach Bob Brown said. "We played consistent the whole way through. Beaufort's a good team. We had too much for them. We pressured them at every position."

Singles: 1. Alex Angus (BFT) def. Aaron Newland 6-2, 6-3; 2. Richard Snyder (BLF) def. Nubian Jean Charles 6-4, 6-1; 3. Davis Rosenblum (BLF) def. Jack Louw 7-5, 6-2; 4. Dakota Story def. Rohan Desai 6-2, 6-3; 5. Morgan Philoxene def. B. Ferry 6-1, 7-5.

Doubles: 2. Matthew Bornstein/Diego Garcia (BLF) def. Daniel Lang/Skyler Bursch 6-1, 6-1.

Hilton Head Island 6, Hanahan 0: Hilton Head High improved to 5-1 and 5-0 in Region 8-AAA with the victory. The Seahawks host Hilton Head Prep on April 8.

Singles: 1. Roman Batistelii def. Tyler Holsenberg 6-0, 6-1; 2. Steven DeVincentis def. Blaine Vinson 6-1, 6-1; 3. Brad Malool def. Nick Briggs 6-0, 6-2; 4. Ian Schenkel def. Sotea Vong 6-4, 7-5; 5. Sam Rothwell def. Mac Meyer 6-2, 6-0.

Doubles: 2. Matt Feldman/Mitchell Brockman def. Jacob Magrone/Zach Montgomery 7-6, 6-3.


Hilton Head Prep 1, Beaufort Academy 0: Hilton Head Prep eighth-grader Abby Kandel scored in the 30th minute at Beaufort Academy and held on to hand the Eagles their first loss of the season. Eighth-grader Emily Lacombe had nine saves for Prep, which improved to 5-3.

Beaufort Academy goal keeper Charlotte Delfosse finished with six saves.

"They scored on a really pretty deflection," Eagles coach David Byrne said. "It was pretty much unstoppable."

The teams split last season. Beaufort Academy (6-1) will travel to Hilton Head Prep for the Eagles' final regular season game. The Eagles next play at Hilton Head Christian on April 9.

Hilton Head Prep plays host to St. Andrews on April 1.

Calvary Day 9, Battery Creek 3: Calie Caulder, Kristen Vigil and Carolina Vido scored goals for Battery Creek, which slipped to 4-3. The Dolphins play at Burke on April 9.

Beaufort High 3, Bluffton 0: Molly Murphy scored two goals to lead Beaufort High. Anna Smith added a goal for the Eagles, who improved to 3-2 in Region 8-AAAA.

Goal keeper Kayla King finished with eight saves for Beaufort High, which travels to Porter Gaud on April 2.


James Island 2, Beaufort High 1: Host James Island scored the go-ahead goal midway through the second half to hand the Eagles their second loss.

Josh Vellucci scored for Beaufort High in the 13th minute, his 17th goal of the season, to give the Eagles the early lead. But James Island got the equalizer before halftime.

Beaufort High (7-2) travels to Bluffton tonight for a Region 8-AAAA match.

JV: James Island 4, Beaufort High 0

Battery Creek 6, Calvary Day 2: Jon Saullo and Oscar Tierrablanca each scored two goals for the Dolphins, who improved to 5-3.

Caleb Campbell and Matt Striver each added goals for Battery Creek. Miguel Meija finished with six saves in the net. William Lopez added three assists for the Dolphins, and Tierrablanca had two assists,

The Dolphins play at Burke on April 9.


Thomas Heyward Academy 6, Pinewood Prep 5 (8 innings): The Rebels picked up their second big win in as many nights, defeating Pinewood in the eighth inning with an international tiebreaker.

Taylor Ernestine scored the winning run on a throwing error after stealing third. Freshman Morgan Peeples drove in two runs for Thomas Heyward. Ernestine scored three runs and went 2 for 4 at the plate.

Selice Daley pitched all eight innings for Thomas Heyward to earn the win. The freshman allowed five hits, four earned runs and struck out 12.

Thomas Heyward (9-5) was coming off a big win Thursday against Colleton Prep. The Rebels play Bluffton on April 5 at Richard Gray Sports Complex.

Whale Branch 26, Bethune-Bowman 10: Jessica Shipley (3-0) went four innings, giving up three hits and earning four strikeouts for the Warriors' (4-4, 4-1 Region 5-A) win on the mound, while going 2 for 2 with a a double, four BBs, four steals, two RBIs and four runs.

Tiare Courtney went 2 for 3 with a grand slam homer, five RBIs and runs galore. Kenyada Moultrie (1 for 3, BB, sac. fly, 2 runs), Cassie Lewis (2 for 3, 2B, 2 RBIs, 3 runs) and Tanasia Campbell (1 for 2, 3 BBs, 4 SBs, 3 runs) contributed, as well.

The Warriors are back in action April 5 against Wagener-Salley, 6:45 p.m., in Triple Cown Tournament in Aiken.


Hilton Head Prep 5, Pinewood Prep 3: Jake Martin's third-inning grand slam propelled the Dolphins to victory.

Hilton Head Prep trailed 2-0 before Martin's shot, one of only three hits for Hilton Head Prep. Martin also pitched the final 2 2-3 innings, striking out six.

Greg Warren started for Prep and lasted 4 1-3. He allowed two hits and struck out five. John Sheehan and Tyler Fox each had a hit and scored for the Dolphins.

Hilton Head Prep improved to 9-2 and plays at Northwood Academy on April 2.

Whale Branch 18, Bethune-Bowman 1 (3 innings): Malik Fields struck out nine and allowed two hits in three innings to improve to 2-0.

Warriors senior Dee Delaney was 3 for 4, with a home run, double triple and four RBIs. Ryan Green was 2 for 2 with two runs driven in for Whale Branch. and Emmanuel Wright double twice and drove in a run for the Warriors.

Whale Branch improved to 4-4 and 4-1 in Region 5-A. The Warriors play at Terry Parker (Jacksonville, Fla.) on April 4.

Hilton Head Christian Academy 9, Coastal Hurricanes 2: Logan Toomer pitched five innings and allowed two runs to earn the win. Caleb Workman drove in three runs, Andy Ballard added an RBI and Luke Higgs hit a triple to help lead the Eagles. Ryan Barrett And Alex Ambrosic also had hits for Christian Academy, which improved to 5-6. The Eagles play at St. Andrews on April 2.

Thomas Heyward Academy 13, St Andrew's 0 (5 innings): Ryan Day pitched all five innings, striking out 10 and allowing one hit to earn the win.

Evan Duncan was 2 for 3 with 2 RBIs, Conner Driscoll was 2 for 2 with a run driven in and JD Tuten tripled and drove in four runs for the Rebels.

Middle School: Hilton Head Island 16, Robert Smalls 1


Hilton Head Christian 150, Hilton Head Island High 160, Bluffton 191: Hilton Head Christian won the tri-match at Crescent Pointe. The Christian Academy plays April 2 in a region match hosted by Porter-Gaud on Kiawah Island.

Hilton Head Christian -- Bryson Nimmer 36, R.J. Bartolomucci 36, Jonathan Schuble 38, JD Lehman 40

Hilton Head High -- Andrew Orischak 36, Troy Hoisington 40, Gavin Lindstrom 41, Brooks Moody 43

Bluffton -- Brandi Hammonds 44, Bradley Rindt 44, Jordan Sims 50, Henry Lopez 53