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.
Hilton Head Prep’s Sterling Burd won the girls 200 and 500 freestyle titles for the fifth consecutive year, and Hilton Head Christian Academy’s Caleb Eidson also won two events with state-record times to highlight the local contingent of swimmers at the SCISA State Championships on Saturday.
Beaufort County established itself as a boys swimming hotbed Monday, as local teams captured the state title in seven of the 11 events and claimed three of the top eight spots and four of the top 12 in the team standings.
Hilton Head High’s girls placed second behind powerhouse Eastside, while May River came in fourth at the SCHSL Class 4A Swimming Championships on Saturday in Columbia.
Newcomer Lucy Beckham High School ended Hilton Head High’s reign over Region 7-4A swimming Saturday, edging the Seahawks for both the boys and girls team titles.
Swimmers from Hilton Head Aquatics and the Bluffton Fins swim team racked up the wins Saturday at the H2A Season Kickoff at the Island Rec Center.
Hilton Head High’s girls swept all 11 events while the HHIHS boys won eight of 11 events and the Seahawks swept the team dual scoring in a five-team swim meet at Island Rec Center on Saturday.
Hilton Head High’s swimmers swept the boys and girls titles in a three-team meet featuring local Region 7-4A rivals Saturday at Island Rec Center.
Three local swimmers won multiple events and two more claimed one individual title in the seven-team meet Hilton Head Christian Academy Invitational on Saturday at Island Rec Center.
While South Carolina’s private schools have begun football practice and still intend to play their first games later this month, the state’s public schools pushed back their start date again Wednesday.