Hilton Head Prep winning this spring
By David Shelton
Hilton Head – Except for the varsity baseball team, the spring sports season at Hilton Head Prep is going quite well.
Before long, the SCISA state playoffs will arrive and Hilton Head Prep appears to have several teams ready to make a run at a state championship.
The baseball team, a state finalist last season, is suffering through some growing pains under coach Dobbie Green. The Dolphins, who lost most of their top players from last year’s team to graduation, sit at 5-9 overall as we enter the month of April.
However, other sports are progressing quite well.
The boys’ golf team has won six of its first eight events this season and junior Aidan McCloskey appears poised for a second consecutive all-state season. The other members of the top four in scoring include sophomore Tyden Wilson, freshman A.J. Gilpin and seventh-grader Jonathan Griz.
Evan White is the lone senior on the team this spring and the only other junior is Sam Warren. Rounding out the squad are sophomore Lucas Tomitz, and freshmen Ruoya Ma and J.T. Herman.
The boys’ tennis team is the defending SCISA AA state champion and this year’s team seems to have the potential of a repeat. The Dolphins are 5-2 entering April, having split matches with rival Hilton Head Christian already this spring.
The team has but one senior – Rodney Sturgis – but the major part of the lineup is comprised of underclassmen. Junior Marcus Ferreira plays number one singles and teams with brother Mangus Ferreira, a seventh-grader, as a doubles team.
Junior Evan Hryckiewicz, freshman Conrad Alford and eighth-grader Thor Pullon are regular members of the singles ladder.
The girls’ soccer team opened the season with two losses but enters April on a six-game winning streak and they seek their best season in several years.
Leading the way are seniors Catherine Sheehan, Ava Nixon, Cori Leonard and Alexis Voulgaropoulos.
The boys’ soccer team is 5-2 after seven outings, with one loss in region play coming to Hilton Head Christian. This year’s team has quality leadership from five seniors who bring a wealth of experience. The seniors include Waddy Brooks, Mac Orie, Ben Jackson, Josh Griz and Cole Frederick. The roster also includes 10 sophomores, four freshmen and an eighth-grader.