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Beaufort County programs boast solid scores in Carlisle Cup

Area high schools posted solid scores in this year’s Carlisle Cup, an annual award that ranks programs on overall athletic success within each classification.

Beaufort High placed 17th out of 42 schools competing in Class AAAA, Battery Creek was 24th among 44 schools in Class AAA and Whale Branch was 20th out of 42 schools in Class AA.

Each school had at least one team that made some noise at the state level.

At Beaufort, baseball and softball claimed district championships. Battery Creek finished runner-up in the wrestling tournament and had several individual state champions. The Whale Branch boys basketball team was one of the top teams in the Lower State.

In track and field, all three schools had an individual state champion.

Beaufort’s Savionna Glover wrapped up an illustrious career with a title in the triple jump. Battery Creek’s Jonathan Witt and Tyrone Washington claimed championships in the 100- and 400-meter hurdles, respectively. Whale Branch’s Cameron Wilson took home gold in the shot put.

In southern Beaufort County, Hilton Head Island took the Class AAAA boys and girls track titles. A boys cross country state title and postseason appearances from 20 of the school’s 22 varsity programs helped the Seahawks earn their seventh consecutive Carlisle Cup.

“What we’re seeing, year in and year out, is evidence of an ongoing commitment to excellence,” superintendent Jeff Moss said. “Seahawk Nation sets the bar high, and they continue to live up to their lofty expectations for athletic and academic excellence.”

The other first-place finishers in the state were Wando (Class AAAAA), Bishop England (AAA), St. Joseph’s (AA) and Lewisville (A).

In Class AAA, Bluffton High finished second and May River was seventh in its inaugural year.