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HHCA has successful fall sports campaign

By David Shelton

Senior Writer

Hilton Head – The fall sports season has officially ended at Hilton Head Christian School and several teams enjoyed solid successes during the 2018 campaign.

The volleyball team made another run at a state title, this time reaching the state finals against Spartanburg Christian. Unfortunately, the run ended with a 3-0 loss in the championship match but the Eagles finished with a 36-7-1 record. The team recorded playoff wins over Carolina Academy, Pee Dee Academy, Shannon Forest, Palmetto Christian and The King’s Academy.

Senior Sydney DeSimone finished the season with 446 kills, 54 blocks and 572 defensive digs. Junior Lauren Qualls recorded 273 kills, 98 aces and 359 digs while freshman Ady O’Grady tallied 201 kills, 77 blocks and 183 digs.

Sophomore Dior Shelton had 58 blocks and 94 hills while senior Julia Wilder had 460 digs. Senior setter Cortney Gray had 512 assists.

The swim program competed in the SCISA state swimming championships in October. Both programs are annually state championship contenders and this year was no exception.

The boys team came away as the state runner-ups in the team standings while the girls team finished third in the team standings.

On the boys side, Caleb Eidson came away with a pair of championship gold medals, winning the 50-yard freestyle as well as the 200-yard individual medley. Jack Ussery placed fifth in the 500-yard freestyle race and was sixth in the 200-yard freestyle. Camdeyn Masse finished fifth in the 200-yard freestyle.

Sterling Burd won a pair of gold medals for the girls team, taking first in the 100-yard butterfly and the 200-yard individual medley. Grace Milton earned a pair of silver medals with runner-up finishes in the 100-yard freestyle and the 100-yard backstroke.

Nika Cummings finished third in the 200-yard free and placed sixth in the 100-yard breaststroke. Elliott Lentz was fourth in the 50-yard freestyle and sixth in the 100-yard freestyle.

The cross country teams also participated in statewide competition at the SCISA state championship meet in late October.

For the girls team, Devon Yarde was the top finisher on the team in third-place overall, earning all-state honors. Also participating in the state meet were Ava Hahn, Jemimah Sanders, Nika Cummings and Mary Canter Buck.

The top finisher for the boys team was Isaiah Anderson in 61st-place. Other state meet runners included Wyatt Mitchell, Will Hobart, Dawson Taylor, Ashton Tolerton, Jack Mau and Avery White.

The football team earned a spot in the state playoffs but lost their first-round matchup with Florence Christian, 49-19. The Eagles finish with a 6-4 record.

Daniel Harrington passed for 173 yards and rushed for 65 yards in the finale.

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