May River’s Ryan Humel and Roderick Grant and Battery Creek’s Syncere Atkins won individual titles to lead the local wrestling contingent at the Class 3A Lower State Championships, which wrapped up Saturday at May River High School.
Host May River had seven wrestlers advance to the championship semifinals and Battery Creek put five through to the semifinals on the first day of the Class 3A Lower State Championship on Friday.
Local players and coaches swept the top honors in the All-Region 8-3A voting released this week.
May River’s wrestling team breezed into the Class 3A Lower State semifinals with a 51-12 home win over Pelion on Saturday. E.J. Seman, Chad Hadden, Bennie Jenkins, Rodney Romero, Anthony Nelson, Wyatt Banfield, Kaleb Foulk, Ryan Humel, Terry Fields, Roderick Grant and Kailin Prescott-Ferguson picked up wins for the Sharks. Battery Creek won its first round match, defeating Loris 54-27, but lost to top-seeded Gilbert 53-18 in the second round. May River will travel to Lake City on Monday with the winner hosting the Lower State final Wednesday.
May River’s boys assured themselves of at least the No. 3 seed from Region 8-3A with a 94-58 home win over Battery Creek on Friday.
May River’s girls clinched at least a share of the Region 8-3A title with a 35-27 home win over Battery Creek on Friday.
Ridgeland-Hardeeville’s boys ran their winning streak to 10 games with a 77-48 win at Battery Creek on Tuesday.
Ridgeland-Hardeeville’s girls kept alive their hopes of hosting a first-round playoff game with a 42-38 win at Battery Creek on Tuesday.
May River’s wrestling team claimed the team title at the Beaufort County Championship on Saturday at Hilton Head Island High School.
The Whale Branch boys completed the season sweep of crosstown rival Battery Creek with a 58-37 home win Saturday.