ROUNDUP: To win track and field glory at state championships | prepare sports

Berkeley County School District track and field athletes will go head-to-head with the best of the best at the state championships on May 19, 20 and 21.

Class A is scheduled for May 19th and Class AA for May 20th. Both meetings will be held at Lower Richland High School in Hopkins and begin at 5:00 p.m. Class AAAA competes at Spring Valley High School on May 20, also starting at 5 p.m

Class AAA is held at Lower Richland High on May 21st and starts at 9:00 am. Class AAAA competes May 21 from 9:00 am in Spring Valley

Last spring, Cane Bay’s Jaylen Boudreaux shone brightest among the local stars at the Class AAAAA meeting. Boudreaux won the 110-meter hurdles and 400-meter hurdles, setting a state record in the latter and shining on the anchor stretch for Cane Bay’s victorious 4×400 relay.

Stratford’s Dannielle Brown, a senior, is also back to defend a title after winning the shot put for the Knights.

Timberland athletes Jamaal McKinney and Da’Quawn Johnson won shot put and high jump titles last year. Both graduated.

Philip Simmons High School is the defending champion in Class AA for both boys and girls. Sprinter NaJhyrai Watson won three individual gold medals (100, 200, 400) last year to set the pace for the girls. She’s back to defend this week.

FOOTBALL

The Carolina Spartans semi-professional soccer team is hosting an American Football Alliance playoff game May 21 against the Lexington Jaguars of North Carolina.

Kick-off is at 6 p.m. at CCSD District 4 Stadium in North Charleston. Admission is $10 for children ages 6 and up. Advance tickets are $8 via email to [email protected]

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The 7-1 Spartans won the South Carolina region while the 1-6 Jaguars hail from the Mountain Region.

The Spartans-Jaguars winner will face the Union County Hornets or Kings Mountain Force in the second round.

Sixteen teams from South Carolina, North Carolina, Georgia, Tennessee, Alabama and Virginia will compete for the AFA Championship, which will be decided in Tuscaloosa, Alabama in June.

The Spartans will likely be at home in the second round if they win on May 21st.

BASEBALL

Five Berkeley County School District baseball players have earned berths on the SC Baseball Coaches Association All-State teams.

Berkeley’s Jackson Proctor and Miller McGuire made up the Class AAAAA roster, while Hanahan’s Aryan Patel received a Class AAA nomination.

Tripp Williams and Grayson Mitchell made up Philip Simmons’ Class AA team.

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The Hanahan High School baseball team stayed alive in the Grade AAA playoffs with a 10-3 win at Gilbert on May 14.

The Hawks (25-6) are scheduled to retire May 16 (as of press time) in Brookland-Cayce. The winner of that game would have to beat Oceanside Collegiate twice on May 18 to advance to the State Title Series.

Outfielder Mason Woznac and infielder Brick Nichols each accumulated two hits and three RBIs for the Hawks. Catcher Mason Brady added three hits. Woznac, infielder Ethan Walker, and outfielder Hunter Gomes each scored two goals.

Starter Nick Cappello drove 5⅔ innings to earn the win for Hanahan, allowing for three hits and two earned runs with six strikeouts.

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