A number of local lacrosse players earned awards from the S.C. High School Lacrosse Coaches Association recently.
Fort Mill’s Mitch Russell made first team all-state attack, while Nation Ford’s Nate Whyte was a first team all-state defenseman on the boys’ side. Wyatt Phillips (Fort Mill) also earned all-state as a long pole midfield specialist and Nation Ford goalie Matt Quill picked up an all-state selection, too.
Russell was named the state’s Attackman of the Year, as well as the state’s overall Player of the Year. Whyte took home Defenseman of the Year honors. Quill was Goalie of the Year.
Fort Mill’s Victoria Richardson gave the Yellow Jackets’ lacrosse program a clean sweep of the Attacker of the Year awards, winning the honor for the girls. She earned a first team all-state nod, while teammate Kirsten Terry made the second team for attackers. Fellow Yellow Jacket Claire Frase was a first team selection at midfield. Caroline Lewis also garnered a first team nod at defense, and Rosalie Hawkins gave Fort Mill a first team All-State goalie, too.
Football juniors pick up more scholarship offers: Mason Rudolph and Zeek Rodney continue to get scholarship offers. Rudolph, the Northwestern quarterback who threw for over 40 touchdowns and just seven interceptions this past fall as a junior, added an offer this week from Louisville, according to recruiting analyst Phil Kornblut. He already has offers from Oklahoma State, Mississippi, Virginia Tech and LSU.
South Pointe’s Rodney received offers from Marshall, Boston College and Appalachian State, to go with the two he already had from Charlotte and South Carolina State. Rodney had 27 sacks this past fall as a junior for the Stallions and was named the state’s Defensive Player of the Year by the High School Sports Report.
Marching band golf tournament June 11: The Rock Hill High School Marching Band will hold its annual golf tournament Tuesday, June 11 at Tega Cay Golf Club. The tournament is a four-man captain’s choice event with prizes for hole-in-ones, longest drive and closest shot to the pin. The fund-raiser costs $350 per team, $400 for corporate teams and $100 for individuals. Email Bruce Andrews at email@example.com with questions or for more information.
Middle School Softball
Oakridge 10, York 2
Westminster Catawba Christian 159, Gaston Christian 184: Westminster Catawba bested Gaston Christian by 25 strokes in Tuesday’s golf match. Kyle Nyman was the low man for WCCS, carding a 1-over 37. William Noblett added a 39 and Sam Greene a 40. Mary Catherine and Sim Greene each shot 43.