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Hartsville fall athletes enjoy great success

By David Shelton

Senior Writer

Hartsville – The fall sports season has been quite successful for the athletes at Hartsville High School. Not only has the football team been spectacular but athletes in other sports have made a name for themselves on the statewide scene.

The football team won the region 6-AAAA championship with a perfect record, including a 70-34 win over Myrtle Beach in the regular season finale on November 2nd. Hartsville is the top-ranked team in Class AAAA entering the state playoffs on November 9th against Crestwood.

Senior quarterback Tiyon Evans accounted for a school-record six touchdowns in the win over Myrtle Beach. Evans had four rushing scores, a touchdown pass and returned a kickoff for a touchdown. He closes the regular season with 103 career touchdowns. The Red Foxes put up 547 yards in total offense, including 415 yard on the ground. Evans had 132 passing yards and 154 rushing yards.

Evans has rushed for 826 yards and 14 touchdowns this season while passing for 1,001 yards and 10 scores. Dariyan Pendergrass has 647 yards rushing while June Bishop has rushed for 476 yards. Both went over the 100-yard mark in the win over Myrtle Beach.

Justin Abraham leads the team in tackles with 89 total hits while Kevon Haigler has 79 tackles. DeMonte Capehart has 12 tackles for loss and four sacks.

The girls golf team finished fifth in the Class AAAA state tournament with Emma Charles winning medalist honors with a 36-hole total 146.

McKinsey Bizzell (189), Lakyn Wilerson (200), Aryn Watson (200) and Kendall Howle (229) also participated in the state tournament.

The Hartsville girls tennis team reached the Class AAAA Lower State finals with a 15-1 record. The Red Foxes played Hilton Head on November 5th in the Lower State finals.

Larissa Berger plays number one singles while Keisler Cottingham is at number two. Chasity Robinson plays three singles and Emily Hudson plays four. Ina Marie Sullivan rounds out the singles ladder at number five.

In cross country, Seventh-grader Kaiti Nutt won the region 6-AAAA gold medal and finished second in the AAAA Lower State qualifier. She advanced to the Class AAAA state meet on November 10th and finished 11th, which was good enough to earn all-state honors.

Katherine Askins finished third in the region meet and advanced to the state meet, placing 55th overall. Aysun Lamp was 20th in the region meet, followed by Lauren Alvarez and Alexis Windham.

On the boys side, Logan Berger finished fifth in the region meet. Joshua West finished 17th and David Ropp was 24th. Ethan Jeppson and Jordan Lynch also ran in the region meet.

The volleyball team finished third in region six and advanced to the AAAA state playoffs. The Red Foxes were eliminated with a first-round loss to North Augusta.

 

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