Weekly roundup: Bishop England wins Director’s Cup, a hole-in-one and NBA player giving back
Bishop England was awarded its 12th consecutive South Carolina Athletics Administrators Association’s Director’s Cup after another stellar school year of overall high school athletics.
The Battling Bishops won 2A state championships in volleyball, football, girls tennis, boys golf, boys soccer and girls track. They earned second place state finishes in baseball, girls basketball, girls lacrosse, boys track and boys swimming.
Academic Magnet came in third in 2A. In the 4A ranks, Wando was voted as runner up to Lexington.
Wando catcher Babe Thomas earned an invitation to play in the North/South All-Star baseball game in Myrtle Beach this past weekend.
The Warriors also send Michael Carpin, who played pitcher and first baseman for the District 6 4A state playoff finalists, to the South Carolina Select roster. Bishop England outfielder Zack Madden joins Carpin on the team, which will travel to UNC Charlotte, June 19-20, to play the North Carolina Select players.
Nick Ceva did what many golfers cannot accomplish in a lifetime: make a hole-in-one.
Ceva aced hole No. 7 at Patriots Point Golf Links during the 12th annual Mount Pleasant Junior Golf Open, but it wasn’t enough to win his 10-12 age division.
Seventy youth golfers, ages 8-18, from all over the state competed in the two-day event hosted by the golf course and Mount Pleasant Recreation Department last Tuesday and Wednesday.
Below are the age division winners with scores:
Ella Drew Dodd (44-45), Girls 8-9
Zach Adams (29-29), Boys 8-9
Gaby Martinel (47-51),Girls 10-12
Drayton Stewart (36-36), Boys 10-12
Annette Paxton (90-86), Girls 13-14
Kent Lawrence (73-69), Boys 13-14
Caitlyn Richardson (130-126), Girls 15-18
Bradley Lipsmeyer (73-73), Boys 15-18
Khris Middleton is giving back to the community where it all started.
The former Porter-Gaud School basketball standout and current NBA player with the Detroit Pistons will host the inaugural Khris Middleton Skills Academy basketball camp at Porter-Gaud, Friday-Sunday from 9 a.m.–4 p.m. The camp is open to youth ages 9-14 and focuses on basketball fundamentals. Campers receive lunch, beverages and prizes from sponsors like the Pistons and Nike. Proceeds benefit the Big Brothers Big Sisters of Carolina Youth Development Center.
“I wanted to choose an organization that gives children in the community the same guidance, exposure and opportunities I had as a child,” Middleton said in a news release.
“Big Brothers Big Sisters of Carolina is a great resource for kids that allows them to succeed and thrive.”
John Pearson, Porter Gaud boys basketball coach, serves as camp director.
For more information, including how to register a child, go online to www.KhrisMiddleton.net.
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