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James Island cross country qualifies for state meet

 

By David Shelton

Senior Writer

James IslandJames Island Charter High is sending both its boys and girls cross country teams to the Class AAAAA state championship meet on November 4th in Columbia.

The teams earned their spots in the state meet after solid qualifying efforts in the lower state meet. The girls team finished second in the team standings while the boys were fifth.

Sophomore Gabi Lehr was the top runner for the girls team, finishing 10th at lower state. She also placed seventh in the region 7-AAAAA meet.

Eighth-grader Ella Kieler was 11th at lower state and 11th in the region meet while freshman Ryann Thompson was 13th at lower state after finishing 19th at the region qualifier.

Sophomore Eve Alexander was sixth in the region meet and 14th at lower state while freshman Lyla Trainum was 14th in the region meet and 15th at lower state.

From the boys team, sophomore Darren Frasier was fifth in lower state and fifth in region 7-AAAAA. Junior Owen Morillo was seventh at the region meet and 10th in the lower state, while sophomore Sam Lamar was 13th at the region meet and 25th in the lower state qualifier.

Rounding out the scoring were freshman Hudson Graham and senior Alex Sanderson. Graham was 30th at lower state while Sanderson finished 49th.

Volleyball posts strong season

James Island’s volleyball team had a great season, finishing 36-13 overall and 12-2 in region 7-AAAAA. The Trojans posted playoff wins over Spring Valley and West Florence before losing to Lexington in the lower state semi-final round.

This year’s team had a solid mixture of seniors and underclassmen and should be a region contender next season.

Among the top senior performers was Hailey Ryan, who led the team with 421 kills and 570 digs, Ryan also posted 50 aces.

Senior setter Ashlynn Moseley had 490 assists to go with 145 kills and 237 digs. Senior Meadows Welch added 138 kills and 78 blocks and senior Meredith Eldredge had 409 digs.

Junior Alexis Schueller had 178 kills and 350 digs this season. Junior Jessica Tillman added 188 kills and 219 digs while junior Grayson Skinner contributed to 49 blocks at the net.

Sophomore setter Anna McClure tallied 572 assists to go with 41 aces.

Football finishes 1-9

 The football team struggled through a tough season, finishing with a 1-9 record. Senior running back Jermaine Alston was a bright spot offensively, rushing for 1,000 yards and 11 touchdowns. Junior DQ Vinson and sophomore Gunnar Nistad shared time at quarterback and combined for nearly 1,500 passing yards and 12 touchdowns.

The team leader defensively was senior linebacker Germonta Brisbane, who had more than 110 tackles this season.

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