The boys track and field teams from Stratford High School and Berkeley High School were the top squads from the Berkeley County School District in the 11th annual Cane Bay Invitational on Saturday.
Over 40 boys and girls teams converged on Cane Bay.
The Knights amassed 77 points to place second in the team standings behind champion Wando High School with 102 points. The Stags finished with 72 points in third place. Cane Bay’s boys were ninth with 34 points.
The Philip Simmons girls were seventh with 42 points, followed closely by Cane Bay in eighth at 41 points. Goose Creek was 10th with 25.5 points. Blythewood won the girls title with 83 points, 6.5 points ahead of runner-up Wando. Woodland was third with 74 points.
DJ Chisolm led the Berkeley boys, winning pair of individual events and helping out in a pair of winning relays (4x100 and 4x400). Chisolm won the 200-meter dash (22.10) and long jump (23-08) and ran a leg in the 400-meter relay (41.80) and 1600-meter relay (3:27.47).
Berkeley’s Tre Morrison took first in the 400-meter dash and competed on both winning relays. Jaquon Williams was another winner for the Berkeley boys, reaching the top of the podium in the 110-meter hurdles (15.68).
Antwan Coats was also on both winning relays for the Stags. Jeremiah Mack was on the 4x100 and Marcel Jackson was on the 4x400.
Stratford’s Owen Smith (400 hurdles, 60.08) and Philip Simmons’ Noah Ward (1600 meters, 4:24.47) were more boys winners from the Berkeley County School District.
Girls individual winners from the district were Philip Simmons’ Hailey Meyers (1600 meters, 5:18.90), Goose Creek’s Ameya Gant (high jump, 5-02) and Berkeley’s Karmen Taylor (discus, 128-01).
Stratford boys soccer 2 Hanahan 1
Saif Quzah and Jordan Ray each scored goals to lift Stratford to a 2-1 win over Hanahan in a boys soccer match on Friday. Esteban Aranda assisted on both goals.
The Knights return to Region 7-AAAAA action on Tuesday at Berkeley.
Palmetto Hurricanes 34 Carolina Spartans 19
The Carolina Spartans, who play home football games at Cainhoy Elementary, dropped to 1-4 on the season with a 34-19 loss to the visiting Palmetto Hurricanes on Saturday in a semi-pro football game.
Quarterback Ricky Thornley led the Spartans with three touchdown passes. Receiver Jarret Jiles hauled in two touchdown passes and finished with four grabs for 103 yards. Jeremy Little hauled in Thornley’s other touchdown pass.
Sean Winns made two interceptions for the Spartans defense and Tre Young added another pick.
Palmetto, from Columbia, got 150 yards rushing and two touchdowns from running back Shawn Copeland.
The Spartans are on the road Saturday and return home on April 13.
Stratford baseball 6 Summerville 5
Stratford scored an unearned run in the bottom of the eighth inning to edge Summerville 6-5 in a non-region baseball game on Friday.
The Knights (10-5) rallied from a 4-1 deficit after two innings to edge the Green Wave.
Stratford forced extra innings with a run in the bottom of the seventh. The Knights loaded the bases with two outs and Vito Dorio was plunked by a pitch to score Cody Kinard.
Dorio, Josh Davis and Blake Marrs had two hits apiece to power the Knights at the plate. Dorio drove in a pair and Davis and Kinard scored twice.
Kinard got the final two outs in the top of the eighth to earn the victory from the bump. Knights starter Jaden Maynor threw 7.1 innings, scattering seven hits. He allowed one earned run and struck out four batters while walking three.
Berkeley softball 9 Stratford 4
Berkeley handed Stratford it second straight Region 7-AAAAA softball loss on Friday, edging the Lady Knights 9-4 in Moncks Corner.
Payton Cox and Caitlyn Williams had two hits apiece for Stratford, while Payton Lee drove in a pair of runs.
Berkeley pitcher Gracie Decuir scattered nine hits and struck out 13 batters.
James Island softball 2 Goose Creek 1
Goose Creek dropped a Region 7-AAAAA softball game at James Island on Friday.
Kylie Smith knocked in the Lady Gators’ only run.
Defense shines in CSU football scrimmage
The Charleston Southern defense controlled the tempo on Saturday in CSU’s second spring football scrimmage.
Rising senior linebackers Edward King and J.D. Sosebee were both active early. King made an early tackle for loss, while Sosebee came up with a hit to end the first drive of the day.
Jarrod Stanley, Zach Hayden and Hombre Kennedy all recorded interceptions on the day, while Ramero Rock and Jahid Beamon were active behind the line of scrimmage. Linebacker Evan Cruz also came up with several key hits on third-down plays.
“I think the defense has done a great job all spring,” CSU coach Autrey Denson said. “We have high expectations for those guys around here because of the work they’ve done over the last few seasons. They did a great job of just playing the game and took advantage of their opportunities.”
The Buccaneers’ spring practice schedule continues over the next two weeks. The CSU spring football game is set for 1 p.m. on April 13 at Buccaneer Field.
Ashley Ridge baseball 7 Cane Bay 6
Ashley Ridge handed Cane Bay’s baseball team a second straight loss by one run.
The Foxes edged Cane Bay 7-6 in a non-region game.
Kristofer Blanco and Trey Ricker had two hits each for the Cobras, who lost to Stratford 4-3 on Wednesday. Tyler Pruitt drove in a pair of runs.