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James Island volleyball off to great start

By David Shelton
Senior Writer

James Island – The James Island High volleyball team is off to a solid start this season, a year after a region runner-up finish and solid playoff run.
The Trojans are in a new region this fall after realignment, now competing in region 7-AAAAA with powerhouse Wando, Goose Creek, Berkeley, Stratford and Cane Bay. In the early portion of their region slate, James Island is 4-1 with the loss coming to Wando. The Trojans are 16-5 overall as of late September.
This year’s team is led by four seniors, along with several contributing underclassmen. Senior Alexis Schueller leads the team in kills with 138 while posting 35 service aces and 141 defensive digs.
Senior Jessica Tillman has 132 kills with a team-high 211 digs while senior Grayson Skinner has 94 kills and 29 blocks. Senior Abby Seinsheimer is a key defender with 103 digs.
Junior Haley Anderson has tallied 64 kills and 25 blocks while sophomore Katie Tillman has recorded 57 kills. Junior setter Anna McClure has 410 assists to go with 36 aces and 114 digs. Junior Gracie Floyd has 103 digs and freshman Mary Randall Rogers has 93 digs and 73 assists.
In football, after an 0-2 start the Trojans managed back-to-back wins before losing to Stratford on September 28 to fall to 2-3 on the season.
Senior quarterback DQ Vinson has passed for more than 700 yards in the first half of the season. Junior Ron German leads the team with right at 400 yards rushing. The top pass-catcher has been senior Rodney Hamilton with 24 receptions for 361 yards and three touchdowns. Sophomore Jaden Scott has 16 catches for 192 yards in the first five games.
On defense, the leading tacklers have been Dontavius Walker and Jerrell Jones, each with 19 tackles. Tyler Gibbs has 17 tackles while Robert Brown and Major Chestnut have 15 tackles each.
The cross country teams are looking forward to competing in the Class AAAAA state championship meet in early November.
Expected to contend for the individual state title in the boys meet is Dolan Owens, a senior who missed last season with an injury. Owens already has posted the second fastest time in the state overall and has the top time in Class AAAAA.
Joining Owens as top runners on the boys team are Darren Frasier, Owen Morillo and Patrick Shue. Battling for a spot in the top five are Hudson Graham, Daniel Hilliard and Sam Lamor.
On the girls team, top runners include Hannah Vroon, Amelia Carson, Gabi Lehr, Eve Alexander, Ryann Thompson and Katelyn Hessent.


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