The culmination of a longtime dream came true for student-athletes across the country on Wednesday, the first day high school seniors in sports other than football could sign letters of intent to compete at the collegiate level next school year.
Hilton Head Christian Academy’s boys placed third behind state champions Jack Ussery and Levi Eidson, Hilton Head Prep’s Sterling Burd matched Ussery with two individual titles, and John Paul II’s Aubrey Porada captured a state crown to lead the Lowco contingent at the SCISA State Swimming Championships on Saturday at the North Charleston Aquatic Center.
Hilton Head High’s Blaise Minkler captured a pair of runner-up finishes to lead the Seahawks to a fourth-place showing and Bluffton finished seventh overall at the Class 4A Boys Swimming State Championships on Monday at North Charleston Aquatic Center.
May River’s Shelby Gourley captured a state title in the 100-yard breaststroke, and Hilton Head High and May River claimed top-four finishes in the team standings at the SCHSL Class 4A Swimming State Championships on Saturday at the North Charleston Aquatic Center.
Two Hilton Head Island High School student-athletes put pen to paper Wednesday night, signing their National Letters of Intent at the HHIHS gymnasium in front of friends and family. Swimmer Cameron Matousek signed with Nazareth College (N.Y.), and soccer star Abbie Lainhart chose to continue her career at Western Carolina University.