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Wilson Hall girls tennis finishes season in state semifinals

By Justin Driggers

Consulting Editor

Sumter – The Wilson Hall girls tennis team once again finished the season among the top four SCISA AAA programs in the state.

The Lady Barons fell to eventual state champion Ashley Hall in the semifinals at Palmetto Tennis Center by a 6-0 score to end the season 11-4 overall.

Wilson Hall defeated Hammond 5-2 in the opening round. Top singles player Emily Anne Beasley won her match over Adieline Lundy 6-0, 6-3 while Shelby Guldan defeated McKenzie Turner 6-2, 6-1.

Carly Allred and Halle Stone also got singles victories for the Lady Barons while Beasley and Lizzy Davis combined on doubles victory that sealed the match. Davis and No. 5 player Bella Land also played well in singles.

In other fall sports news, the Wilson Hall football team saw its season come to an end with a 37-0 loss to top-seeded and undefeated Hammond in the first round of the playoffs.

The Barons were led this season by Wise Segars at quarterback, who threw for more than 500 yards and rushed for more than 200 with a combined touchdown total in double digits.

Nathan Harris also had more than 500 yards rushing while Landon Van Patten was among the top receivers.

The defense was led by Mitchell Matthews with more than 75 tackles along with Campbell deHoll and Jagger Hebert.

The WH volleyball team finished the season with an 11-19 overall record and a 4-4 mark in region play. The Lady Barons fell to First Baptist and Trinity-Byrnes at the state tournament.

Sydney Jarecki and Madison Sliwonik finished first in kills with 143 and 98, respectively. Cameron Duffy was next with 86. Camryn Bateman was tops in assists with 230 and Abbie Beatson led the way with 268 digs.

At the state cross country meet, the WH girls finished seventh overall and the boys were tenth. Junior Emily Reynolds (22:24.65) was the top finisher on the girls side with eighth-grader James Hiott (19:44.25) finishing highest on the boys side.

The Lady Barons won their region meet while the boys placed second. Junior Molly Moss was the top finisher at the region meet for WH.

Finally, the Wilson Hall boys swim team placed fourth at state while the girls finished 11th and the girls golf team finished the year with an eighth-place showing at the state tournament.

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