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Colleton County wraps up fall with postseason play

By David Shelton

Senior Writer

Walterboro – Colleton County High School’s girls cross country team was able to experience competition at the highest level by earning a place in the 2018 Class AAAA state championship meet on November 3.

Colleton County earned the chance by finishing fourth in the Lower State qualifier. The Cougars ended up finishing 13th in the final team standings at the state meet, earning valuable experience for a young team.

Freshman Sierra Obenhaus was the team’s top finisher at the state meet, finishing 39th overall. She finished 14th at the Lower State meet and was seventh in the region 7-AAAA meet.

Junior Grayson Altman was the top runner at the lower state meet, finishing 13th. She placed 96th in the state meet.

Junior Abigail Altman was 58th at the state meet after placing 22nd in the lower state qualifier and 13th at the region meet. Senior Kensley Dantzler was 29th at lower state and 59th at the state meet while sophomore Kayla Dantzler was 32nd at the lower state meet and 65th in the state finals. Eighth-grader Stacey Bennett is another up and comer to watch develop over the next few years.

The boys team finished fourth in the region meet and did not qualify for the state meet. Sophomore Blaine Cook was the team’s top runner, finishing 25th at the region meet. Other runners included Wyatt O’Quinn, Hans Gabriel, Evan Stroble, Nathan Erwin and Tyler Scites. Stroble and Scites are eighth-graders while Erwin is a freshman.

Colleton County’s football team qualified for the AAAA Lower State playoffs, finishing the regular season at 3-7 but earning third-place in the region seven standings.

The Cougars are set to open the postseason at Lower Richland on November 9th.

Shykeim Chisolm closed the regular season with a strong showing against May River, scoring three touchdowns. He finished the regular season with more than 800 yards rushing and 13 touchdowns.

Trakell Murray also has been a productive offensive performer this fall. Murray has more than 700 yards rushing and more than 300 receiving yards and seven total touchdowns.

One of the key leaders defensively has been defensive back Jackson Morelli, who has more than 50 tackles and three interceptions this season. Sophomore Jalen Levine has made an impact on both sides of the ball.

Senior offensive lineman Lane West was selected to play in the Touchstone Energy North-South all-star game on December 15th in Myrtle Beach. West will be a part of the South all-star team.

The volleyball team failed to make the playoffs and bid farewell to six seniors this fall. The seniors were Savannah Reid, Laura Lucas, Amiyah Robinson, Emelia Crosby and Dakari Grant.

Wrapping up the girls tennis season, Megan Dewitt played one singles for the team this fall, with Emma Kate Bell playing two singles. Abigail Lee played three and Kendall Bell played four. Rush Blackshear played five singles and Lo’vea Goodwin played the six singles spot.

Working in doubles were DeWitt and Lee at number one, Emma Kate Bell and Cooper Corbett at number two, with Jasmine Williams teaming with Zahara Ellison at three doubles.

 

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