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Battery Creek’s Forehand inks track scholarship

Recent Battery Creek graduate Gari “GiGi” Forehand is officially committed to the track and field program at Newberry College, a decision she sealed last week at with her mother and coaches present.

Photo courtesy of Tyrone Pierce Forehand (seated, left) signs her letter of intent alongside her mother Eydie Moody, Battery Creek principal Chad Cox and track coach Tyrone Pierce.

Gov. McMaster visits Berkeley Hall for Players Amateur

Adding to an intriguing final round at the Players Amateur, Gov. Henry McMaster made an appearance at the Berkeley Hall clubhouse Sunday evening.

Dan Hunt/Beaufort Today Gov. Henry McMaster speaks at the clubhouse Sunday at Berkeley Hall Club.

Rainey draws influence from RBC Heritage champ

Given South Carolina’s golf history, it was no surprise there were some state connections in the field at last week’s Players Amateur.

Dan Hunt/Beaufort Today Will Rainey hits an iron from the 18th fairway at Berkeley Hall.

Governor McMaster visits Berkeley Hall clubhouse

Adding to what was an already intriguing final round at the Players Amateur, South Carolina Governor Henry McMaster made an appearance at the Berkeley Hall clubhouse on Sunday evening.

Dan Hunt/Beaufort Today Governor Henry McMaster speaks to the clubhouse at North Berkeley.

Knowles tops Nimmer in playoff, claims Players Amateur championship

Fans who stuck around Berkeley Hall’s North Course through a three-and-a-half-hour weather delay Sunday were rewarded with a dramatic a finish to the Players Amateur.

Courtesy of Angela McSwain/Heritage Classic Foundation Phillip Knowles pumps his fist after sinking his tournament-clinching par putt.

Nimmer, Humphrey share lead before final round at Players Amateur

The young golfers competing in the Players Amateur at Berkeley Hall Club have received the full Lowcountry-in-July experience from a weather standpoint through three days.

Courtesy of Angela McSwain/Heritage Classic Foundation Bluffton’s Bryson Nimmer rolls one up the hill on 18 during Friday’s second round.

Kentucky’s Musselman leads Player Amateur after two rounds

Friday’s round at the Players Amateur from Berkeley Hall Club is in the books and the contenders are starting to emerge for a coveted sponsor’s exemption in the 2018 RBC Heritage.

Angela McSwain/Heritage Classic Foundation Musselman sinks his last putt on 18 during Friday’s round.

Ogletree, Rainey lead Players Amateur through one round

Most of the field is still in the mix after day one of the Players Amateur at Berkeley Hall Club.

Dan Hunt/Beaufort Today Georgia Tech sophomore Andy Ogletree, who is tied for the lead, takes his final putt of the day Thursday.

Players Amateur tees off Thursday

Berkeley Hall Club’s North Course will welcome some of the world’s premier amateur golfers this week for the 18th annual Players Amateur, with a sponsor exemption into the 2018 RBC Heritage on the line for the winner.

Beaufort Today file photo Bluffton native Bryson Nimmer, seen here chipping at last year’s tournament, will look to bring the Players Amateur title back to Beaufort County this week.

Ospreys one series away from state playoff berth

The Beaufort Ospreys will try to take a step forward in their new era of local American Legion baseball as they take on Horry County in the second round of the Lower State playoffs.

Dan Hunt/Beaufort Today Osprey players fist-bump after scoring a pair of runs against Lexington in a June game.

NFL defenders Parker, Poe host local skills camp

Kansas City Chiefs free safety Ron Parker returned home to Beaufort over the weekend to host his third annual amateur skills camp at Beaufort Middle School.

John Paul II athletics enjoying increased numbers

Less than four years after opening its doors, John Paul II Catholic School is enjoying increased enrollment and participation in athletics.

Photo courtesy of John Paul II Catholic School The Golden Warriors played 11-man football for the first time last season, having previously played an 8-man version after the school opened in 2013.

Cummings revisits gold medal performance, talks upcoming schedule

The two-time reigning junior world weightlifting champion had just resumed his training schedule at CrossFit Beaufort.

Dan Hunt/Beaufort Today C.J. Cummings sits by his platform between sets during a workout.

NFL defensive end Taylor helps out at Beaufort football camp

The Beaufort High football program wrapped up its 15th annual youth football camp Friday. The elementary and middle schoolers who attended were in for a big surprise — literally — in the form of 6-foot-7, 276-pound NFL defensive end Devin Taylor.

Region’s top teams join fight against cancer

For many, Beaufort’s Dragonboat Race Day is about sharing a relaxing day on the water with friends and neighbors in the name of fighting cancer.

Michelle Flores/Beaufort Today Dragonboat racers take to the water Saturday in downtown Beaufort.

S.C. High School League announces changes for 2017-18 school year

The South Carolina High School League’s executive committee announced changes for the 2017-18 school year last week.

Dragonboat Race Day crowns champions

Much to the delight of paddlers and spectators, Beaufort’s Dragonboat Race Day went on with almost perfect weather and no hiccups Saturday at Henry C. Chambers Waterfront Park.

Michelle Flores/Beaufort Today Dragonboat races were held Saturday at Henry C. Chambers Waterfront Park.

Beaufort Academy hosts volleyball skills camp

Thirty-one girls from several area schools attended the Skills and Scrimmage Girls Volleyball Camp last week under the direction of Beaufort Academy coach Donna Patrick.

Photo courtesy of Donna Patrick The camp at Beaufort Academy drew 31 volleyball players from Lowcountry schools.

Ospreys drop doubleheader against Lexington

The Beaufort Ospreys suffered their first losses of the season in a non-league doubleheader Saturday against Lexington.

Dan Hunt/Beaufort Today Lexington players greet Josh Senter at home plate after his third home run.

Saturday marks 5th annual Beaufort Dragonboat Race Day

The fifth annual Dragonboat Race Day at Henry C. Chambers Waterfront Park is set for Saturday, with the first group of racers taking off at 8 a.m. and events continuing through 4 p.m.