Hanahan wrsetler J.J. Johnson earns All-American status
Hanahan High wrestler J.J. Johnson earned All- America status for the second year in a row.
The Hanahan junior placed second in the 113-pound division at the National High School Wrestling Tournament in Virginia Beach.
He went 5-1 during the event.
“He went up there ready to wrestle,” said Hanahan coach Ray Adkins. “He had a lot of success, but it shouldn’t be surprising. He’s had a great high school season, and that was the perfect way to end it — as an All-American.”
Johnson is the only local high school wrestler to earn All-America status. He was 48-1.
Under the radar
Bishop England football player Deangelo Henderson hasn’t attracted a lot of attention from recruiters just yet, but that will change as the 2013 National Signing Day nears.
“Northern Illinois is interested,” said Bishops coach John Cantey. “But after I get more film out, he will have a lot of interest.”
Henderson had a big year on both sides of the ball to help Bishop England win the Division II-AA state title. He rushed for 106 yards and caught 21 passes for 347 yards. He had 38 tackles on defense and picked off six passes.
The 5-10, 160-pound Henderson is having an impressive track season. He has the best times in the Lowcountry in the 200- and 400-meter dashes with respective times of 21.99 and 50.05 seconds.
Craven to Newberry
Goose Creek’s Seth Craven, one of the anchors of the offensive line that opened holes for the Gators’ high-octane offense, signed with Newberry.
Craven played tackle and was a three-year starter. He was second team All-Lowcountry and second team all-state.
Summerville pitcher/infielder Tripp Knowles signed to play at USC Sumter.
Knowles will primarily be used as a pitcher next year. He changed his pitching motion to throw submarine-style, and the results have been positive.
He has been used as a middle reliever this spring.
Compiled by Philip M. Bowman