On Saturday, Carolina Forest’s girls golf team claimed the Region VI-5A title with a team score of 364. Socastee finished second with a 388.
Spencer was named Region VI-5A Player of the Year, joined by teammates Niki Roberson, Jacki Brown and Jade Prince on the all-region team. Socastee’s Lawson Devers and Alisa Berindea also made the team.
Aynor’s result at the Lower State tournament on Monday allowed it to earn a region title, finishing fifth overall.
The Blue Jackets’ Mary Kate Richardson earned Region VI-3A Player of the Year honors, joined by teammate Rachael Wilkinson on the all-region team. Georgetown placed the most players on the team, as Caroline Smith, Taylor Strickland and Karlie Thompkins earned a spot. Loris’ Chessa Lee rounded out the squad.
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Honors continue to flow to Aynor, however, as girls golf coach Patrick Wilkinson was named a coach for this year’s North-South all-star tournament. He will be joined by Hilton Head Island’s Rawn Grant on the coaching staff.
News and notes…
Continuing a solid 2016 campaign, the Waccamaw boys and girls cross country teams placed well at last Saturday’s Sandhills Invitational in Columbia. The Warriors girls team finished ninth out of 35 teams, while the boys varsity squad was 10th of 39 squads. … Carolina Forest’s Jasmine Jones accepted a gymnastics scholarship from Bowling Green University last week. … Myrtle Beach varsity volleyball player Lauren Arnold is headed to Belmont Abbey College after accepting a scholarship from the school last week. … A bevy of area football players were made their way to college campuses this past weekend. Conway offensive lineman Gunner Britton and Myrtle Beach junior varsity quarterback Luke Doty was at Clemson for their game with N.C. State. North Myrtle Beach kicker Andrew Smith probably made the longest journey of them all, paying a visit to Gainesville, Fla., and the University of Florida to see the Gators face off against Missouri. Meanwhile, Conway wide receiver Willie Brantley was at Newberry for the Wolves’ tilt with Carson-Newman. … Wake Forest was in town earlier this week to see the Conway offensive line combo of Britton and Raiqwon O’Neal. O’Neal is expected to take a visit this weekend to Appalachian State.