With the individual state wrestling tournament now complete, the last event of the 2015-16 high school season will take place this weekend at North Myrtle Beach with the 28th annual North-South All-Star Classic.
The event has four teams competing — Upper and Lower State teams comprised of wrestlers from classes AAAA and A, and teams from classes AAA and AA.
Several Lowcountry grapplers have been selected to participate in the event, including four wrestlers who captured state championships last weekend. Competing on the Lower State’s AAAA/A all-star team are Burke’s Santarion Frasier, Caleb O’Quinn of Colleton County, Tanner Trephan and Maurice Phillips of Ashley Ridge, Christian and Caleb Rubin of Goose Creek, and AJ Alford and John Simpson of Fort Dorchester.
Frasier is flying high emotionally after becoming the first wrestler from Burke to win a state championship. He finished the season with a 46-0 record. Caleb Rubin also finished undefeated this season at 36-0 while Alford lost only once all season. Christian Rubin lost just twice during the season.
Bishop England’s Andrew Collins is a member of the AAA/AA Lower State all-star team.
The event will begin on Friday night and conclude on Saturday afternoon.
SCISA 4-A all-region
Charleston Collegiate boys basketball coach Jay Godbolt was selected as the SCISA Region 4-A coach of the year after leading his Sun Devils to a region and Class A state title this season.
Cathedral Academy’s Travon Hamilton was named as the region’s player of the year. Also named to the all-region team were Kegan Boone and Al Young of Charleston Collegiate, Greg Archie of Cathedral Academy, Mikey Smith of Ridge Christian and Sam Fletcher of Coastal Christian.
Area basketball coaches are asked to nominate players for The Post and Courier All-Lowcountry teams. Please send statistical information to firstname.lastname@example.org. A first-team, second-team and honorable mention list for boys and girls basketball will be announced, as well as the players of the year.
All-Star football coaches
The North-South all-star football game has selected its coaching staff for the 2016 game. Selected as part of the South all-star staff are current Baptist Hill head coach Marion Brown and Goose Creek assistant coach Joe Hauff.
Hanahan head coach Charlie Patterson also has been selected as an assistant coach on the 2016 Shrine Bowl all-star staff.
Both all-star games are played in December.
Berkeley coaching search narrows
Final interviews for the vacant Berkeley head football coaching position will be conducted this week with an announcement set for early next week, according to sources.
The selection committee has narrowed the list to a final three, which includes former head coach Jerry Brown and current Timberland head coach Art Craig. The school is seeking a replacement for Jeff Cruce, who was relieved of his duties in December.
Brown guided the program to three state championships during an 18-year run as the school’s head coach. He has led three different programs to state championships and has 258 career coaching victories.
Craig has built a Class AA powerhouse at nearby Timberland High, winning more games over the last 10 seasons than any other program in the Lowcountry.
Former Wando pitcher honored
Former Wando pitcher Jeff Gottesman, now a freshman at Bucknell University, was named the Patriot League Rookie of the Week for the team’s opening weekend against James Madison.
Gottesman pitched four shutout innings in relief, his first collegiate appearance, to secure a Bison victory. He allowed two hits and struck out five in the outing.