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Perry Orth (pictured) and another former USC quarterback, Stephen Garcia, will hold a football camp at Summerville High School on June 7-8. (File/AP Photo/Jonathan Bachman)

Former South Carolina quarterbacks Perry Orth and Stephen Garcia will hold a two-day quarterback camp at Summerville High School in June.

The camp is set for June 7-8 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day and will include seven hours of instruction, three hours of film study and coverage recognition, and two hours of leadership coaching and recruiting advice.

Orth’s company, QB1 athletics, has been hosting camps all spring and will continue through the summer. The cost of the camp is $200 if registered by May 31 and $220 the day of the camp. More information and registration can be obtained by emailing qb1.athletics@gmail.com. Lunch and t-shirt is provided.

SCBCA all-state

Five area baseball players were selected all-state by the S.C. Baseball Coaches Association. Earning recognition in Class AAAAA are Josh Church and Kyle Watkins of Ashley Ridge. Cane Bay’s John Sendziak was selected for the Class AAAA team, while Bishop England teammates Geoffrey Gilbert and Leo Albano were AAA picks.

SCISA 3-AAA all-region baseball

First Baptist senior Max Walker was tabbed as the SCISA Region 3-AAA player of the year as selected by the league’s coaches. First Baptist head coach King Walker was the coach of the year after guiding the Hurricanes to the region title.

Cody Roberts, Chad Harle and Taylor Sawyer of First Baptist were all-region selections. Porter-Gaud’s selections were Moravia Johnson and William Rama. Representing Pinewood Prep were Connor McSwain, Sammy Casey, Daniel Hair, Cody Waite and Gabe Crowder, while Russell Lewis of Northwood Academy rounded out the list.

Northwood Academy signings

A handful of Northwood Academy athletes recently made their college intentions official at a signing ceremony conducted at the school.

Track and field star Raena Burns will run track at Winthrop next school year. Burns won two gold medals in the 2017 state track and field meet on May 6.

Basketball player Jailah Melvin and football player Nolan Lytchfield will be attending Wingate. Melvin played point guard last season and helped lead the girls’ program to a third straight state championship. She was a three-year starter at Northwood. Lytchfield passed for more than 1,500 yards last season.

Defensive back/wide receiver Cameron Roberts accepted a walk-on opportunity at The Citadel and basketball player Dante Jackson is headed to Methodist College. Roberts was a two-sport star at Northwood, also playing point guard on the basketball team. He leaves as the school’s career leader in interceptions.

Jackson also played football and basketball. He and Roberts played in the SCISA North-South all-star game in November.

Placekicker Kip Lewis is walking on at The Citadel while punter Caleb Anderson is walking on at Liberty University. Both specialists were among the best in SCISA this season.

Softball player Cassie Haines signed with John Wesley University in High Point, North Carolina.

Jerry Brown lands at Wade Hampton

Former Berkeley head football coach Jerry Brown has accepted the position of head football coach and athletic director at Wade Hampton High School in Hampton.

Brown, who led Berkeley to three state titles and has won state championships at three different high schools (Batesburg-Leesville and Spring Valley) will assume duties in June. He spent last season coaching at Northside Christian School in Lexington County.

Wade Hampton finished 7-4 last season.

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