As we embark on a new year, and hopefully one that has little in common with the one we’re casting out, let’s take a moment to remember 2020, flaws and all, including links to some of our most popular stories of the year.
Whale Branch’s Jerry Hatcher was named the Coach of the Year and Jaylen Reeves was picked as the Co-Player of the Year on the All-Region 7-1A team announced last month. The Warriors placed nine players on the all-region football team and two more on the all-region volleyball squad.
Runners from May River and Beaufort High dotted the All-Region 7-4A cross country teams, with runners from Hilton Head High and Bluffton also earned all-region honors.
Legendary Hilton Head High cross country coach Bill Wrightson died Wednesday after a battle with cancer. LowcoSports sends its condolences to the Wrightson family and the hundreds of men and women who have lost their coach and mentor.
The early signing period for sports other than football began Wednesday, and a number of student-athletes from around the Lowco made their college plans official by signing national letters of intent.
USCB’s Tewodros Eckstein became the first conference champion in the history of the Sand Shark men’s cross country program when he claimed the men’s title at the Sun Conference Cross Country Championship on Saturday in Ave Maria, Fla.
Hilton Head High’s girls came up one point short of a Class 4A cross country title on Thursday in Columbia, losing by the narrowest of margins to new Region 7-4A rival James Island at the SCHSL Cross Country Championships at Sandhill Research Center.
Beaufort High’s boys and Hilton Head High’s girls won their races, and three other boys teams and two additional girls teams from the Lowco also qualified for the SCHSL Class 4A Cross Country Championships at the state qualifying races Friday in Chapin.
Hilton Head High’s girls finished second and May River’s boys were third Saturday at the Sandhills Cross Country Invitational, held on the same site as the SCHSL State Championships next month.
Bluffton’s girls came in second behind James Island, and May River’s Anya Arroyo was the individual runner-up at the Region 7-4A cross country meet Wednesday at Habersham.