Battery Creek High School has promoted varsity girls basketball coach Sarah Hayes to fill its athletic director position vacated by Wayne Alston’s departure earlier this month.
Nearly one-third of the varsity boys basketball coaching positions in Beaufort and Jasper counties have turned over since the end of the season, and three of the four open positions were filled close to home.
Battery Creek claimed its first softball state title with a 2-1 win over visiting Union County in the Class 3A state championship Wednesday night.
Battery Creek is one win away from claiming the school’s first softball state title after a 2-1 win at Union County in the opening game of the Class 3A state championship series Monday.
Led by three individual champions, two runners-up, and two third-place relay teams, May River’s boys track and field team claimed the first team state championship in the school’s three-year history Saturday in Columbia.
Battery Creek’s softball team is two wins away from a state championship.
May River’s track and field team had a strong showing at the Class 3A Lower State Qualifier on Saturday at Waccamaw High School, as the Sharks had 13 individuals and three relay teams punch their tickets to this weekend’s state meet.
Battery Creek’s softball team is back in the Class 3A Lower State championship game, and this time the Dolphins are in the driver’s seat. Alexis Ortiz threw a three-hit shutout and went 2-for-2 with a double and a homer to lead the Dolphins to a 4-0 win over visiting Hanahan on Monday. McKenzie Young went 3-for-4 with a triple and a run, Emily Crosby was 2-for-4 with a double and an RBI, and Margaret Schubert drove in a run for the Dolphins. Ortiz continued her dominant postseason run, striking out five and walking three in her fourth shutout in five playoff games. Ortiz has allowed one run, 10 hits, and four walks with 54 strikeouts in 32 postseason innings. The Dolphins (19-8-1) will host either Aynor or Hanahan for the Lower State title Friday. The visiting team will need to defeat Battery Creek twice to advance.
Schedule and results for local teams in the SCHSL boys soccer playoffs.
Schedule and results for local teams in the SCHSL girls soccer playoffs.