Led by standout football kicker Trevor Weldon (Miami) and basketball phenom JJ Hayes (Palm Beach Atlantic), eight Dolphin student-athletes officially signed their national letters of intent Wednesday at Hilton Head Prep’s gymnasium.
Throughout its storied Lowco history, Hilton Head Christian Academy has produced more than its fair share of memorable athletes. But few have meant more to the Eagles than five-time state champion Abby Peduzzi.
As the culture continues to evolve within the league and its schools, SCISA has an opportunity to embrace change, focus on transparency, organization, and legitimacy, and chart a different course for the future.
Throughout a high school sports season, there are special moments that stick with you as a journalist. The championship moments come to mind first, like Skylar Smith’s game-winning 3-pointer for Hilton Head Christian Academy or Tyler Haley’s clutch pass to McLeod Reichel to lead Beaufort High to a Lower State title. But the most rewarding moment of my work is seeing the culmination of dreams years in the making: the day where a lofty goal becomes an achieved reality.
A squad made up of players from high school throughout the Lowco captured a tournament title this weekend, as Low Country Volleyball Club’s 17 National team went undefeated to win the Palmetto Volleyball Association’s January Jam in Charleston on Saturday and Sunday.
LowcoSports.com’s Justin Jarrett and Wes Kerr get you up to speed on all the latest local sports news from around the South Carolina Lowcountry and interview key figures in the local sports scene each week on the LowcoSports Lowdown podcast. This week’s show includes news on postseason honors for Lowco football and volleyball stars, preseason hoops rankings and awards, and a check-in on a couple of former Lowco standouts playing in college. Plus, we have an excerpt from Wes’ Lowco Sitdown with Thomas Heyward standout and Francis Marion baseball signee Walker Taylor.
Makenna Mason was named the Class 4A Player of the Year and joined on the Class 4A All-State team by teammate Ady O’Grady, while seniors O’Grady and Kenzie Ryan were invited to play in the SCHSL Class 4A/5A Volleyball All-Star match on Saturday.
LowcoSports.com’s Justin Jarrett and Wes Kerr get you up to speed on all the latest local sports news from around the South Carolina Lowcountry and interview key figures in the local sports scene each week on the LowcoSports Lowdown podcast. This week’s show includes plenty of high school playoff news, a pair of college commitments for Lowco student-athletes, and updates on college football and hoops standouts from the Lowco. Plus, hear an excerpt of our Lowco Sitdown interview with longtime Cincinnati Bengals quarterback and former NFL MVP Ken Anderson.
After taking a two-set lead, it looked like Hilton Head High’s return to the state title match was a mere formality. But the Aiken Hornets stormed back on their home court Tuesday to stun the defending SCHSL Class 4A champs in five sets (17-25, 17-25, 25-18, 26-24, 15-7) and end the Seahawks’ back-to-back championship hopes.