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Winter Sports come to a close for Baron Athletics


 By Rip Ripley

Special to the HSSR

Sumter - The Wilson Hall womens Sporting Clay teams capped off a tremendous winter season winning two state championships in Trap and Sporting Clays.  The team comprised of Freshman Samantha Richards and 8th Graders Ann Weather Blankenship and Madisen Galiano took home the SCISA crown at the February championships in Edgefield, SC.  Blankenship was also awarded the award for High Overall Shooter in her division.


The Varsity Girls basketball team led by Coach Glen Rector finished the season with a record of 16-7.  They were co-region champions, region tournament runners-up and made it to the State quarterfinals in the SCISA tournament.  Senior Haley Roone McCaffrey was named region player of the year and Senior Madison Elmore made the all-region team.   Both players were selected for the SCISA-GISA All-star game.  Junior Andi Grae Wingate and Senior Dubose Alderman were selected for the SCISA North-South all star game, played on March 7.  Coach Glen Rector was selected as the Region Coach of the Year.


For the Varsity Boys, under coach Eddie Talley, they finished the season with back to back wins over Florence Christian before losing in the region tournament to eventual state runner-up, Trinity Byrnes.  They finished the season with a record of 6-14.  Junior Graham Van Patten was selected to the all-region team, and he along with juniors Evan Hoffman and Miller Jones will represent the Barons in the SCISA North-South all star game on March 7.  


In Equestrian, the Barons were awarded Reserve Champion at a recent show at Tally Ho in Timmonsville, SC.  7th Grader Josie Jackson has advanced to the IEA Zone 4 Finals in Alabama later this month.  



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