BE tennis, volleyball and cross country team pursue state titles
The beat goes on for the Bishop England High School volleyball and girls’ tennis teams in pursuit of yet more state championships.
The Bishops’ volleyball team will go after its 18th straight state championship, first at the Class AAA level, when they play Camden at 2:30 p.m. Saturday at White Knoll High School. A championship would extend the Bishops’ current national record of consecutive state crowns.
They advanced with an impressive 25-12, 25-14, 25-10 triumph at Bluffton Monday night.
The tennis team will go after its sixth straight state title, and first at the Class AAA level, when they play Mid-Carolina at noon Saturday at the Cayce Tennis Center.
The Bishops’ netters advanced with an impressive 6-0 victory over Waccamaw in Monday night’s Lower State championship at Snee Farm Country Club. The triumph gave the Bishops a 17-0 record heading into the season finale. Waccamaw closed out the season with a 10-9 mark.
The Bishop England tennis team’s victory was even more impressive because No. 1 singles player Jenna Vroman was sick and missed the match. She is expected to play Saturday.
Camryn Deames played No. 1 singles Monday night and crushed Kate Drosieko, 6-0, 6-1. Emily Elliott, Lilly Woods, Eleanor Campbell and Mackenzie Penton all cruised to easy wins in singles play.
Drue Ranson and Crista Vroman teamed up in doubles to give the Bishops another victory.
In the volleyball showdown, senior all-state and player of the year candidate Emma Lawrence had a big effort – as usual. She helped the Bishops take control of the match with eight kills in the second set as the Bishops swept the Bobcats for the second time this season.
Clara Park and Reagan McKinley both had strong serving games while Anna Warren led a strong effort from players off the bench.
Meanwhile, the Bishop England boys’ and girls’ cross country teams fared well at the Class AAA state cross country championships, which were held Saturday at the Sandhills Research Center in Columbia. The Bishop boys finished second in the team standings to Powdersville. Powdersville outscored BE 103-136. Waccamaw was third with 149.
Bishop England’s Sam Boykin finished as the state runner-up in the AAA boys’ race with a time of 16.53. Logan Desciak was 14th overall and Aidan Richter was 18th. Johnny Busche was 22nd and Daniel Infante was 80th.
Hanahan’s Noah Ward was ninth in the individual standings and earned all-state honors along with Boykin and Desciak.
Bishop England’s girls finished seventh in the AAA team standings with 204 points.
Palmetto High School in Williamston won the girls’ title with 41 points. Seneca was second with 116 and May River third with 119.
Kennedy Jordahl led the Bishop girls with a time of 20:56, which was good for 17th place.