Oceanside boys’ lacrosse team clinches state title victory over Bishops
The Bishop England boys’ lacrosse team couldn’t take a bite out of the Oceanside Academy Landsharks’ winning machine.
The Landsharks remained undefeated against South Carolina High School League foes in its brief history with a 16-5 victory over the Battling Bishops in the Class AAA state championship last Saturday at Irmo High School.
The Landsharks have been eligible in SCHSL play for two years and won their second straight crown. Bishop England, meanwhile, was denied its second state title since the High School League sanctioned the sport in 2010. The Bishops won their first and only crown in 2017 and finished the season with an 11-4 record.
Oceanside was in control early, taking a 4-2 lead after the first stop, and expanded the lead to 8-4 at halftime to end the Bishops’ eight-game winning streak.
Dennis Treasurer led the Bishops with two goals. Ben Kinsinger tallied a goal and assist while Michael Long accounted for the other goal. Harris Hubbard handed out two assists.
PSHS/BE/HHS TRACK AND FIELD
The Philip Simmons High School boys’ and girls’ track and field teams dominated the Region 6-AAA championships, which were hosted April 27 by the Iron Horses.
The boys’ team, behind Noah Ward’s three first-place finishes, topped Timberland 139-98. Seventh-grader Hailey Meyers led the Iron Horse girls with three gold medals to help the team to a 166.5-107.5 victory over Timberland.
Ward won the 800-, 1,600- and 3,200-meter runs as did the talented Meyers.
R.J. Watson had a big effort for the boys with victories in the 400-meter dash and long jump. Peyton Woolridge won the pole vault, while Carter Ensley won the discus. The 4x400-meter relay team also cashed in on the gold with a first-place finish.
Meyers was one of three Iron Horse girls to claim multiple victories. Ella Bachmann won both hurdle events, and Najhyrai Watson won the 100- and 200-meter dashes. Sydney Barton won the 400 dash, Layla Johnson the high jump. The 4x400-meter relay team also claimed first place,
The Bishop England girls’ track and field team won the Region 7-AAA title Monday with a 139-118 victory over Waccamaw. Hanahan was third with 115.
In the boys’ meet, Waccamaw claimed first with 177 points. Manning was second with 131 and BE was third with 106. Hanahan held down fourth place with 52 points.
In the girls’ meet, the Bishops claimed six gold medals. Katie Brooks (high jump), Grace Hotchkiss (pole vault), Emma Albano (shot put and discus) and Patricia George (800-meter run). The Bishops’ 4x400-meter relay team also claimed gold.
John McAvoy and Logan Desciak led the Bishop boys with victories in the pole vault and 800 run, respectively.
Hanahan’s Matthew Murray won the discus, while Amanai Smith and Hanna Johnson had the top efforts for the Hawk girls, winning the 100-meter hurdles and 1,600-meter runs, respectively.
The Class AA and AAA state qualifiers will be held Saturday. The track and field season culminates May 10-11 with the State Track and Field Championships at Spring Valley High School.