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Hilton Head Prep wins tennis title, second in golf

 

By David Shelton

Senior Writer

Hilton Head – As has been the case for several years, the Hilton Head Prep athletic department has produced state championship level teams again this spring.

The spring sports season for 2017 is drawing to a close and Hilton Head Prep already has won at least one state championship while just missing a second.

The boys’ tennis team continued their impressive run, capturing their fourth consecutive state championship with a 5-3 win over rival Hilton Head Christian in the SCISA AA state finals on May 5th.

The Dolphins capped an 11-3 season with a solid performance against a talented squad from HHCA. Hilton Head Prep’s top singles performer, Marcus Ferreira, won at number one singles. Number three singles Justin Perez won and combined with number two singles Rodney Sturgis to win at number two doubles.

Conrad Alford won at four singles and Evan Hryekiewicz won at number five singles. Thor Pullon played six singles for the Dolphin while Ferriera and Alford won at number one doubles.

The boys’ golf team came up three strokes short in its bid to win the AA golf championship in SCISA. The event was scheduled for 36 holes but was cut back to 18 holes due to bad weather on day one. One can only speculate if the Dolphins would have made a push with a second round.

Leading Hilton Head Prep’s effort were Jonathan Griz and A.J. Gilpin, who earned all-state honors with identical 74’s in their round. Aidan McClosky and J.T. Herman followed with 76’s and Evan White shot 81.

The boy’s and girls’ soccer teams qualified for the AA state playoffs and look to make a run at the championship.

 The boys’ team got their playoff run off on the right foot with a 3-1 upset of Northwood Academy on May 8th. The victory improved their record to 7-6 on the season.

Leading the way for the Dolphins are seniors Ben Jackson, Waddy Brooks, Mac Orie, Josh Griz and Cole Frederick.

The girls’ soccer team opened the playoffs against Pee Dee Academy on May 9th with a 12-4 record. The team won three straight matches to close the regular season on a roll.

The senior leadership on the girls’ team comes from Catherine Sheehan, Ava Dixon, Cori Leonard and Alexis Voulgaropoulos.

The very young baseball team finished with a 5-17 record, losing five games by a run. The three seniors on this year’s roster included Reese Irwin, Dorsey Barker and Ian Parker.

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