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Hilton Head High’s Zao Estrada, who made history when she placed third in the SCHSL State Championships last winter, added to her impressive resume last week with a runner-up finish at the U.S. Marine Corps Junior and 16U National Championships in Fargo, North Dakota.
May River wrestlers claimed two individual state titles, and Hilton Head High’s James Levy claimed the gold he has long sought after two runner-up finishes Saturday at the SCHSL Wrestling Championships at Dreher High School. May River’s Eli Hall won his second consecutive state title, teammate Gabe Juarez joined him atop the podium, and Levy finally broke through in his third trip to the state finals to highlight a wildly successful day for Beaufort County wrestlers.
Nearly half of the Lowco area wrestlers who took the mat Saturday for the Class 4A and Class 3A Lower State qualifier meets are moving on to the state tournament. A total of 18 area wrestlers from five schools advanced to next Saturday’s SCHSL State Championships by placing in the top three in their weight classes at the Lower State qualifiers.
A total of 40 Beaufort County wrestlers from five schools will try to earn their spot in the state tournament Saturday at the Class 4A and 3A Lower State qualifiers.
The May River High School wrestling team reached a new stage in its growth into a state title contender this season. But the Sharks were reminded Saturday how much farther they have to go to meet the gold standard for South Carolina wrestling. Powerhouse Eastside steamrolled May River 43-30 — after forfeiting the final five … Continue reading HSWR: Powerhouse Eastside slams Sharks in state title bout
They were so close for so many years, but in their first season in Class 4A, May River’s wrestlers conquered the Lower State — at the expense of their rival Hilton Head High Seahawks. Now, the Sharks have a chance to topple a perennial state powerhouse and claim a state title in just their fifth year of existence.
May River racked up eight pins — including seven straight to close out the match — turning what started as a competitive dual into a 58-18 rout to punch the Sharks’ ticket to the Class 4A championship match.
May River’s dynamite squad made quick work of Hartsville in the Class 4A Lower State semifinals on Monday, defeating the Red Foxes 58-18 at home to set up a winner-take-all bout with the Hilton Head High Seahawks on Wednesday night.
Hilton Head High’s wrestlers earned another crack at their Lowco rivals, and this time, a date in the state championship match will be on the line.