PMB's Top 10
PMB's Top 10Here's how The Post and Courier's Phil Bowman ranks the top 10 high school football teams in the Lowcountry:Rk Last Team Comment 1. 1. Goose Creek Gators are 38-2 the past three years 2. 3. Wando Warriors ready to pass the playoff test 3. 4. Timberland Wolves should roll after having week off 4. 3. Bluffton Bobcats begin Division II-AAAA playoffs on road 5. 5. Stratford Knights put up good fight against Gators 6. 6. Hanahan Hawks might be most underrated team in state 7. 7. Bishop England Bishops clash with Silver Bluff on Nov. 23? 8. 8. Summerville Wave puts five-game winning streak on the line 9. NR. Cross Trojans' offense was off the charts last week10. NR Cane Bay Cobras have long trip to face South Pointe
The South Carolina High School League confirmed over the weekend that Wando's Alexis Glover is the all-time winningest volleyball coach in state history.
Glover entered the 2012 season 12 victories behind Peggy Anthony of Pickens, who posted a 730-154 record from 1977-2002. Wando went 23-8 this season to give Glover a 745-261 record, meaning she will appear in the next edition of Palmetto's Finest, the official record book of the High School League.
“It's an honor,” Glover said. “I played on Kathy Blackman's first team at Bishop England and she retired with 500 wins. I remember when I first started coaching I thought to myself, 'When I get to 500 wins, I know I have made it.' Well, I guess I have made it.”
Glover began her coaching career at Spartanburg in 1981 and returned to the Lowcountry to coach Wando in 1985. She has led the Warriors to five state finals and one state championship in 1993.
She said it was an honor to be on a list that includes three coaches from the Lowcountry: Summerville's Teresa Kendle is No. 4 on the list and Blackman is No. 8.
“All of the coaches on the list are pioneers and icons,” Glover said. “You have coaches like Barbara Wilkes (North Central) and Cheryl Brown (Ninety Six) who started the sport and helped it grow. Back in the 1970s, you didn't play as many matches as you do today. The coaches in the 1970s were really restricted because you played 16, 18 games, 20 if you made it to the state championship.”
Glover plans to coach five or six more years. If she continues on her pace, she could reach 900 career victories.
Davis wins Heisman
Summerville's Carson Davis and Spartanburg's Kathryn Funk have been named South Carolina Wendy's High School Heisman Award winners.
Davis is a swimmer for the Green Wave and placed in the top 10 in two freestyle events at the state meet.
He has a 4.8 GPA and is No. 3 in his class of 582. He is the student body vice president and is a member of the National Honor Society as well as the Spanish and math honor societies.
“It's quite an honor,” said Davis who plans to attend either the University of South Carolina or the College of Charleston. “I was pretty surprised.”
Funk is a golfer who led the Vikings to the region championship.
Created in 1994 by Wendy's and the Heisman Memorial Trust, the Wendy's High School Heisman Award recognizes outstanding high school seniors nationwide who excel in athletics, academics and community leadership.
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