Northwestern’s Dupree Hart was named first team preseason All-American by high school sports web site MaxPreps on Wednesday.
The 5-foot-7 rising senior was the only South Carolinian named to the first or second team. Hart, who scored 33 total touchdowns last season to help the Trojans to an undefeated 4A-Division II state title, broke NFL player A.J. Green’s state record for career receptions in 2013 and has Green’s record for career receiving TDs (62 for Green, 48 for Hart) firmly in sight this fall.
Hart has already committed to play baseball at the College of Charleston. He and the Trojans will open the defense of their state title on ESPNU with an Aug. 22 home game against Byrnes. View the rest of MaxPreps’ Preseason All-Americans here.
Russell plays in Under Armour All-America lacrosse game
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Fort Mill’s Mitch Russell played for the South team during the recent Under Armour All-America Lacrosse game, held in front of over 4,400 spectators at Towson University in Maryland last weekend. Russell, who will play for Duke University next spring, became the first area player to be selected for the prestigious all-star game and was the only player involved from the Carolinas.
Russell’s South squad dropped the North, 18-17.
Local lacrosse team playing in IMG National Championships
Fort Mill's Team Fury has become the first local lacrosse team to qualify for the IMG National Championship in Bradenton, Fla., set for November 21 to 23. Team Fury finished runners-up in the Shore Wars tournament in Virginia Beach, which qualified them for the national championship at IMG.
The squad includes: Tyler Ajemian, Zachary Turner, Jamison Turner, Chris Cost, Zach Skidmore, Josh Kenyon, Robert Bourbonnais, James Linn, Johnathon Patenaude, Will Denton, Jackson Lewis, Angus Ogborn, Kyle Shrik, Graham Jacobson, Harrison Cohen, Zach Terry, Nico Fano, Garrett Hawkins, Dillion Lanum, Ben Elia, Gabe Lavigne, Alex Lavigne, Mike Debbout, Mackenzie Larson, Nick Smith, Ryan Blanchard, Jake Zielger. Coaches are Cory Turner, Kevin Terry and Matt Curran