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Bluffton runs past Whale Branch

First-year coach John Houpt got a well-rounded, disciplined effort from Bluffton High in the team’s home opener Friday, a 51-22 rout over visiting Whale Branch.

Scott Schroeder/For Beaufort Today Bluffton running back Josh Staples scores a touchdown in the second quarter of Friday’s game.

Bluffton runs past Whale Branch

First-year coach John Houpt got a well-rounded, disciplined effort from Bluffton High in the team’s home opener Friday, a 51-22 rout over visiting Whale Branch.

Scott Schroeder/For Beaufort Today Bluffton’s Jermaine Patterson scores the first touchdown Friday against Whale Branch on an 11-yard pass from Hunter Eldridge.

Bluffton runs past Whale Branch

Scott Schroeder/For Beaufort Today - Bluffton running back Josh Staples scores a touchdown in the second quarter of Friday's game.

Battery Creek outlasts Calhoun County in overtime

Battery Creek saw its 22-7 fourth quarter lead slip away against Calhoun County Friday night but rallied in overtime for a 29-22 homecoming victory.

Sue Jarrett/For Beaufort Today - Jordan Wilson (10) and Elijah Dean tackle Calhoun County’s Raquarious Greene in the first half.

Dan Hunt/Beaufort Today - Battery Creek hoists the Border Bowl Trophy.

Beaufort survives May River’s upset bid with 9-7 win

The Beaufort Eagles survived a nail-biter on the road against May River Friday night by a score of 9-7.

Sue Jarrett/For Beaufort’s Kagel Coke intercepts a pass off the hands of May River’s Cal Shanks. Coke returned the pick for a score.

Beaufort Academy wins second straight

Beaufort Academy won its second game in a row Friday, something they were unable to do in all of 2016, by doubling up Northside Academy, 52-26.

Beaufort Academy hires Livesay to coach boys hoops

Beaufort Academy announced Wednesday that it has completed its search for a boys basketball coach and has hired Nate Livesay to fill the role.

Courtesy of Beaufort Academy - Nathan Livesay.

Ambulance on pit road nearly ruins NASCAR’s race

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — It was hardly NASCAR’s finest moment when an ambulance clogged the entrance to Richmond’s pit road in a freak incident that could have ruined the regular-season finale.

County cancels all school-related events

The Beaufort County School District has cancelled all school-related events, including athletic events and field trips, for the remainder of the week due to the potential arrival of Hurricane Irma, a press release from the district announced.

Beaufort-Whale Branch matchup rescheduled for Thursday; Battery Creek game canceled

The Beaufort County School District announced Wednesday evening that all area football games originally scheduled for Friday will instead be played Thursday evening due to the threat of Hurricane Irma.

High school scoreboard

HIGH SCHOOL SCOREBOARD

May River tops Whale Branch

May River used a two-headed running tandem to pull away from Whale Branch Friday, defeating the Warriors 22-6 for the team’s first win of the 2017 season.

Barb Farley/For Beaufort Today - Whale Branch running back Irvin Mulligan is wrapped up by a May River defender in the first half.

Beaufort wins battle up front, defeats rival Bluffton

For the first time since 2013, Beaufort High defeated its rival Bluffton, doing so by a score of 41-21 at home Friday.

Sue Jarrett/For Beaufort Today - Kyleik Middleton evades the Bluffton defense on his way to the end zone.

Battery Creek volleyball splits pair of matches in Savannah

Battery Creek volleyball traveled Thursday evening to Savannah to face some solid competition in Savannah Country Day and Richmond Hill.

Dan Hunt/Beaufort Today Battery Creek shakes its opponents’ hands after beating Richmond Hill in two sets.

Freshman leads Beaufort tennis into 2017 season

Beaufort, a consistent state playoff team under coach Dave Riedmayer, gets its tennis season underway this week.

Beaufort Today file photo McKenzie Daniel, left, poses with her state tournament medal alongside Bluffton’s Rachel Riley.

Beaufort cornerback starting to receive college interest

Beaufort High cornerback Reggie Jones Jr. is one of the most intriguing college prospects in the area.

Beaufort Today file photo Reggie Jones Jr., left, breaks up a pass against Colleton County last season.

High school scoreboard

HIGH SCHOOL SCOREBOARD

Clarendon Hall tops Beaufort Academy

Beaufort Academy dropped its home opener, 46-28 against Clarendon Hall Friday night to fall to 0-2 in the young season.

Whale Branch suffers one-point loss to Hilton Head Island

Whale Branch almost opened its season with an upset victory over SCHSL Class AAAA Hilton Head Island, but fell 22-21 in the final minutes Friday.