The Wando boys soccer team placed four players on the Class AAAA all-state team released this week by the South Carolina High School Soccer Coaches Association.
Representing Wando are Erik Clark, Hunter Greer, Christian Jablonski and Trent Rieflin.
Fort Dorchester had two players on the squad: Wesley Eads and Devin L’Amoreaux. Joe Amon of Summerville and Kyle Egbert of Ashley Ridge also made the team.
Academic Magnet and Bishop England both had three players make the boys Class AA team.
Academic Magnet’s picks are Brady Allardice, Wyatt Ball and Mack Koewler. The Bishops’ picks are Matthew DeMarco, Ross Rogers and Joseph Terry. Burke’s Damion Brown made the Class A team.
Nora Bishop and Rachel Torlay of Wando were the only local players to make the Class AAAA girls team.
Defending state champion Academic Magnet had three girls make the Class AA-A team: Emily Gossen, Kallie Peurifoy and Baker Walls.
Bishop England’s Molly Moriarity and Rachel Still made the team.
Brown to be honored
The Burke High School athletic booster club will honor longtime boys basketball coach Earl Brown with an appreciation dinner at 7 p.m. Saturday at the school’s gym.
Brown, who turned 65 in April, spent 43 years as a basketball coach, including 39 as a head coach. He had been at Burke since the early 1980s. In December, he became only the third coach in state history to reach 700 career victories and finished with 717 wins.
Brown concluded his career with a 54-game region winning streak. He received coach of the year honors 15 times and was also region football coach of the year twice.
For more information or to purchase tickets, call Patricia Lilly at 364-9904 or Oliver Rivers at 425-3677.
Raven Saunders became the first Burke athlete in more than a decade to win state championships in two track events.
She won gold medals in both the discus and shot put on Saturday during the Class A meet at Harry Parone Stadium at Spring Valley High School. Her effort of 131 feet, 4 inches, was the longest throw of the day for all classifications. She put the shot 42-1 to win the gold.
She won the state title in the shot put last spring with a put of 40-10.
The Pinewood Prep baseball team and the Northwood Academy softball team both played in the SCISA state championships this week, and there is a connection.Pinewood baseball coach Phil Tobin is the brother of Northwood softball coach Becky Ellison.
Follow Phil Bowman on Twitter: @pandcphil.
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