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FILE - In this Dec. 30, 2011, file photo, Murray State head coach Steve Prohm talks to his team during a time out during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game against Eastern Illinois in Charleston, Ill. Look at the Top 25 rankings, and Murray State is right up there with Kentucky, Louisville and the rest of college basketball's elite. First-year coach Steve Prohm and athletics director Allen Ward are busy making sure they keep pace with a different standard. (AP Photo/ Stephen Haas, File)

Region 7-AA rarity Region 7-AA had a rare accomplishment this past football season when two member teams won state championships. Bishop England won the Division II-AA state title, while Timberland claimed the Division I-A crown.

The Bishops were crowned region champs when they stunned Timberland, 17-3.

Both teams are well represented on the Region 7-AA all-star team.

Bishop England led the way with nine all-region picks:

Andrew Bunch, Danny Croghan, Cameron Swails, Deangelo Stephenson, Glenn Lewis, Teck Tecklenburg, Brian James, Reed Fosberry and Griffie Loy.

Timberland's picks include Lee Mayes, Daquan Lucas, James Middleton, Bobby McNeil, Mike Wilson, Brian Moore and Dixon Ballentine.

Stone commits James Island catcher Ryan Stone committed to play baseball for the College of Charleston.

He batted .368 last spring and led the Trojans with five home runs. Stone, who also played for the Diamond Devils 17-U team, played well in the HIT with 11 hits and two homers in 19 at-bats.

He has a 4.3 GPA and plans to major biology at the College of Charleston and continue his education at MUSC majoring in pharmacy.

Southard signs with USC Berkeley High School equestrian rider Savanna Southard has signed a letter of intent with the University of South Carolina.

Southard is a veteran competitor in the area quarter-horse circuit and has won numerous riding championships over the course of her career, and the Gamecocks look for her to have an immediate impact on their team.

Kilburn honored Meredith Kilburn of Fort Mill High has been named the

Gatorade South Carolina Girls Cross Country Runner of the Year.

The senior raced to the Class AAA individual state championship with a time of 18:10, leading the Yellow Jackets to fourth place as a team. Also named Runner of the Year by SCRunners.com, Kilburn placed 42nd at the

Foot Locker South Regional championships in 18:16. She also captured first place at the Trojan Invitational, Furman Invitational, York County Championships, Region 4-AAA meet and Class AAA Upper State meet.

Kilburn has maintained a 5.07 weighted GPA in the classroom and ranks No. 2 in her graduating class. She is a member of her school's Beta Club chapter

and chemistry club, she has volunteered locally for many organizations

Stall tourney Stall High School will host the first Charleston County Wrestling Meet Jan. 20-21.

Friday's action will include duals and Saturday's will be individual.

Teams scheduled to compete include Stall, Wando, West Ashley, James Island, Academic Magnet, Military Magnet, Burke, Baptist Hill, St. John's, Garrett and North Charleston.