Weekly roundup: Wrestling upset, football camp set, hoops action

  • Tuesday, February 5, 2013

The Wando wrestling team enjoyed a successful individual regional meet, this past Wednesday. Five Warriors earned first place in their respective weight classes. Team members include (from left) Hunter Allen, assistant coach Notte, Alex Cullen, Aaron Anderson-Roalofs, Ben Crutchfield, head coach Schneider and Brennan Medders. [Photo Provided]


The Wando wrestling team, a No. 1 seed in the 4A state playoffs, lost to No. 4 seed Ashley Ridge, this past Friday night. The Warriors were upset by a 29-27 margin.

The other 4A Region 7 seeds, No. 2 Stratford and No. 3 Goose Creek, also lost Friday.

Five Warriors won first place honors in the individual regional tournament, this previous Wednesday night.

Sophomore Alex Cullen (120 pounds), junior Ben Cruthfield (126), senior Brenna Medders (195), senior Aaron Anderson-Roalofs (220) and junior Hunter Allen (285) all claimed the top spots in their respective weight classes.

Last year, the Hawg Tuff! football camp only catered to linemen. This year, every position is invited.


Third-12th graders are invited to attend the Hawg Tuff! All Football Positions Camp, March 2 at Stratford High School. Stratford coach Arthur Jashienski is hosting the event with help from other coaches, including Wando, Cane Bay, Goose Creek, West Ashley, Wingate University and more.

The cost is $50, which includes 6 1/2 hours of instruction, lunch and a camp T-shirt. Registration begins at 8 a.m. All instruction is contact-free. It is emphasized that this is a teaching camp involving shields, dummies and other aids.

Participants are encouraged to bring tennis shoes, in case it rains and players are taught indoors. Campers can visit www.hawgtuff.net for more information and to pre-register.

Hawg Tuff! camps began 21 years ago with a goal of providing instruction to offensive linemen at a fraction of the cost of bigger camps. More than 20,000 players have attended camps from all over the country.

The original camps have since expanded to include all positions. Campers are divided into three groups: middle school and under, junior varsity and varsity. Groups receive instruction in run and pass fundamentals and techniques.



The Wando girls basketball team lost to region foe Goose Creek, this past Friday, 52-41. The Warriors led by six at halftime, before the Gators outscored Wando 27-2 in the third period.

Rachel Torlay scored 13 points to lead the Warriors. Wando dropped to 12-7 overall and 3-3 in Region 7. Goose Creek improved to 18-4 and 5-2.

The Wando boys basketball team also suffered a third-quarter letdown en route to its loss to Goose Creek, this past Friday night.

The Gators outscored the home team 21-9 in the third quarter on their way to winning 62-54. Goose Creek clinched at least a share of the region title with West Ashley.

Wando dropped to 14-9, 4-2, while Goose Creek improved to 17-4, 6-1. Game stats were not available.

Both Wando boys and girls teams played Stratford Tuesday after the Moultrie News went to press.

Bishop England

Twelve different players scored for the Bishop England girls basketball team Friday night, as the Battling Bishops defeated Garrett Tech, 67-22.

Anna Penninger (11), Ann Marie Corder (10) and Michele Boykin (13) reached double figure scoring totals for the 17-3, 12-0 Bishops.

Bishop England led 45-4 at halftime, after holding Garrett scoreless in the first quarter.

The Bishop England boys basketball team edged Garrett Friday night, 61-56. With the win, the Bishops climbed back to .500 at 10-10 overall and 7-5 in Region 6 action.

The usual duo of Jacob Vecchiolla and B.J. Grevey led the way, as Vecchiolla poured in 22 points and Grevey added 16.

Like their female counterparts, the Bishops boys team used a strong defensive effort to put them in front the whole game. Garrett only managed five points in the first quarter.

Both Bishop England boys and girls teams hosted Woodland Tuesday after the Moultrie News went to press.

Palmetto Christian

The Palmetto Christian Academy girls basketball team honored its senior class Friday night against Calhoun Academy. And, the Eagles did it right with a 44-37 victory.

Calhoun tried to slow down the Eagles with a box-and-1 defense on Palmetto Christian's leading scorer Corey Caulder. Calhoun also mixed in a triangle-and-2 defensive scheme against Caulder and guard Lizzie Wilson.

It kept it close, but Caulder still managed to score 16 points for the 17-5, 9-0 Eagles. Julia Strout had 12 points and 10 rebounds, and Annie Pascutti had 10 rebounds and nine points.

Senior forward Gabe Hogan made sure his senior night didn't go awry, Friday night against Calhoun Academy. Hogan scored 31 points and grabbed a season-high 13 rebounds to lead the Palmetto Christian Academy boys basketball team to a 58-39 win.

J.T. Waters added 11 assists and scored eight points. The Eagles moved to 15-6 overall and 9-0 in SCISA 2A Region 2 play.

Both Palmetto Christian boys and girls teams traveled to South Aiken Baptist Tuesday after the Moultrie News went to press.

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