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James Island High School

James Island wrapping up successful spring

 

By David Shelton

Senior Writer

 James Island – As of May 8th, no spring sports from James Island Charter High were still involved in state playoff competition.

But, the athletic program had another successful spring sports season with several teams qualifying for the class AAAAA state playoffs.

The only athletes still participating in the postseason are in track where a handful of athletes have qualified for the Class AAAAA state track and field championships on May 12-13 at Spring Valley High School.

James Island’s 4x800 relay team will be going for gold at the state meet after winning the lower state qualifier on May 6th. The unit of freshman Carson Tillman, sophomore Dolan Owens, junior Basil Alfaro and senior Joe Riddell will be among the favorites at the state finals.

Owens also qualified for the state finals individually, placing third in the 800-meter qualifier to earn a spot in the finals.

One athlete from the girls’ team, Zavia Nelson, also qualified for the state finals in the discus. She finished fourth at the AAAAA qualifier.

The boys’ soccer team finished the regular season in second-place in region 7-AAAAA, earning a spot in the lower state playoffs. The Trojans opened the playoffs with a 10-2 win over Irmo but lost a tough second round heartbreaker to Socastee, 3-2.

The girls’ soccer team also finished second in region seven and opened their playoff run with a 2-1 win over Irmo, followed by a 2-0 second round win over Dutch Fork. The season ended in the third round after a 2-0 loss to Lexington.

The baseball team finished the regular season at 12-10 and earned a playoff bid. The Trojans, however, lost 7-1 to Lexington and 5-2 to South Florence to bow out quickly in the double-elimination district tournament.

Senior Patrick Dizon batted .388 on the season to lead the team. Vince Bodison (.367, 18 RBI) and Bo Owens (.365, 18 RBI, 15 SB) also were among the offensive leaders this season.

Jackson White and Bobby Alexander each recorded three pitching wins while Cole Finkelstein and Jaxon Weatherford added two wins each on the mound.

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