High School Sports

South Pointe moves into poll

A double dose of history involving Herald-area soccer teams has fans from around the state buzzing.

And it's about two of South Carolina's newest high schools, with each being ranked in this week's Class AAAA top-15 polls.

South Pointe's boys, in just their second varsity season since the school opened three years ago, moved into the scsoccer.com coaches poll at No. 13 after going 2-0 last week.

The Stallions moved to 8-0, beating Rock Hill 2-1 and Lancaster 3-0. Rock Hill (6-1) made its debut in the poll last week but dropped out this week. The Bearcats' record is better than five of this week's ranked teams. They play at rival Northwestern at 7 p.m. today.

Nation Ford, Fort Mill's second high school, opened this year. The Lady Falcons (6-1-1) earned their first-ever ranking this week at No. 15 after beating Rock Hill 6-2, York 6-0 and Clover 1-0.

Northwestern's boys (7-1) held onto the No. 4 spot after going 3-0. Fort Mill's girls (5-2-2) won a pair of games and are No. 8.

• COACHES CLASSIC: Northwestern's Mary Kate DuBard won the 3,200-meter run on Saturday at the Coaches Classic Meet at Columbia's Lower Richland High School and set a school record.

DuBard, who signed with Georgia Tech last week, had a time of 10:56.70 and broke the mark set by Angelina Blackmon in 2004. DuBard was also involved in a close race with Blackmon's sister, Tiayonna, who runs for Fort Mill. Blackmon won the 1,600 at 5:09.10. DuBard was second at 5:09.80.

Fort Mill's Ashley Potts won the 100 and 400 hurdles. Northwestern's Emily Smith (5-6) won the high jump. Fort Mill's girls won the 3,200 relay. Rock Hill was second in the 400 relay.

Rock Hill's Erika Owens was second in the 100 as was Chester's Micah Wessinger in the 800.

Boys winners were Rock Hill's Johnathan Meeks in the 400 (50.5), Northwestern's Patrick Cunningham in the 400 hurdles (56.65) and South Pointe's Breon Jackson in the triple jump (45-02). Jackson was second in the high jump.

• ENZO: Northwestern super junior Enzo Martinez moved closer to becoming the state's career goals leader.

Martinez scored 14 goals last week, including five in a 7-3 win over Fort Mill. Martinez, who has 283 career points, has scored 116 goals in three years, 23 this season. He is closing in on former Andrew Jackson standout Kyle Izzard, who scored 141 goals.

Led by Martinez, the Trojans have outscored the opposition 48-8.

• SOUTH POINTE AWARDS: South Pointe High School recently handed out awards.

The girls basketball team won the Region 3-AAAA title, went 26-3 and made it to the Class AAAA Upper State championship game. Tiana Hemphill and Chelsea Douglas were named co-MVPs.

The boys basketball team (18-7) finished second in the region and made it to the third round of the playoffs. Stephon Gilmore was named MVP.

The wresting team was third in the region and made it to the second round of the playoffs. The MVP was Ra'mon Truesdale, who led the team in wins.

• SOFTBALL POLL: Indian Land held onto the No. 1 spot in Class A and Chester stayed at No. 5 in Class AAA in the South Carolina Softball Coaches poll.