High School Sports

High school roundup: legendary Rock Hill wrestling coach Barnes inducted into SCACA Hall of Fame

Former Rock Hill High School wrestling coach Jim Barnes has been inducted into the South Carolina Athletic Coaches Association Hall of Fame. Barnes joins the hall as a member of the six-person 2015 class that will be inducted during the 23rd annual awards banquet on July 26 at TD Convention Center in Greenville.

Barnes coached for 31 years at Union, Airport, Rock Hill and Lewisville high schools, as well as a stint in Charlotte at E.E. Waddell, compiling a 415-23 record and winning 17 state championships.

Barnes won his first three state titles from 1976 to ’78 at Airport, even beating Rock Hill one year. He later took the Bearcats’ job and after losing to Summerville in the 1982 state championship, won the Bearcats’ second title the following year. That kicked off a run of 13 4A wrestling titles for Rock Hill in the next 18 years, all coached by Barnes, a member of the National Wrestling Hall of Fame.

He’ll be joined by:

Chip Atkins: Boys’ basketball coach for 35 years at Jackson, Allendale-Fairfax, Barnwell and Lower Richland high schools.

Ben Freeman: Football coach and athletic director who worked 30 years at Denmark-Olar, Fairfield Central and Pelion high schools.

Chuck Hartman Jr.: Boys’ golf coach for 26 years at Central High School in Pageland.

Cay Kessler: Volleyball and softball coach for 23 years at Airport High School.

Carl Williams: Boys’ basketball coach for 34 combined years at Booker T. Washington, A.C. Flora, Richland Northeast and Lower Richland high schools.


Fort Mill 1, Byrnes 0: The Yellow Jackets got outstanding pitching coupled with a great defensive play and edged the Rebels in a Class 4A elimination game Monday at Duncan.

Bella Roy pitched a complete game, allowing only two hits and striking out 10. The key defensive play came from Kennedy Wolf, whose great catch robbed Byrnes of a two-run homer. Cassie McInerny drove in the only run in the fourth inning.

Fort Mill travels to Laurens Wednesday and must win both games to remain alive.


South Pointe 7, Dreher 5: The Stallions toppled the Blue Devils in the Class 3A playoffs. South Pointe will take on Seneca Wednesday in an elimination game.

Girls’ Soccer

Indian Land 9, Mid-Carolina 0: The second-seeded Warriors routed the Rebels in the opening round of the Class AA playoffs.

Kelsey Long led the scoring parade with three goals. Katherine Kilroy, Abby Curry, Kailee Erwin, Brianna Bishop, Summer Bishop and Bailey Penegar each added one goal for the Warriors.

Indian Land, which led 5-0 at intermission, outshot Mid-Carolina 35-2.

The Warriors improved to 15-3-3 with the victory.


J.L. Mann 5, Northwestern 0

Dorman 5, Clover 1

Mauldin 3, Nation Ford 0

South Pointe 5, Chapman 3


Camden 4, Chester 3: The Bulldogs scored in the top of the eighth to edge the Cyclones in a Class 3A playoff game at Chester.

Chester broke on top 2-0 after four innings, but Camden rallied to tie it 3-3 after six frames.

After a scoreless seventh inning, Camden won in the eighth inning.

The Cyclones face the winner of the Walhalla-Blue Ridge game in an elimination game on Wednesday.

Boys’ Golf

Lancaster wins Region 3-3A boys’ golf tournament: The Bruins placed three on the All-Region team en route to claiming the region title at Chester Golf Club on Monday.

Lancaster’s team score of 324 was three strokes better than second-place South Pointe. Clinton was third at 341, while Broome finished fourth at 361. Union County finished fifth at 386.

Individual Results

Lancaster - B. Hinkle** 75, B. Evans* 80, M. Long* 82, M. Williams 87.

South Pointe - C. Taylor* 77, W. Reid* 82, E. Edwards 84, A. Johnson 84.

Clinton - Z. Davis* 78, H. Fisher* 79, M. Mann 85, K. Gustafson 99.

Broome - C. Tucker 89, W. Davis 90, D. Foster 91, S. Wyatt 91.

Union County - C. Seymore 95, N. Small 96, R. Pittman 97, C. Henderson 98.

**denotes medalist

*denotes All-Region


Gaffney claims Region 3-4A boys’ golf crown: The Indians put three players on the All-Region team led by medalist Zack Gordon and won the region championship at Springfield Golf Club in Fort Mill.

Gaffney, Clover, Rock Hill and York qualified for the Upper State tournament.

In addition to Gordon, Gaffney’s Zach Bostic and Seth Taylor made the All-Region team. Clover’s Andrew White, who was only three stroles off the individual pace, was also named to the team.

Nolan Wood of Nation Ford was also on the team. He also qualified as an individual for the Upper State tournament. Rock Hill’s Coble Panetti and Ryan Seco of Fort Mill rounded out the All-Region team.

Team scores

Gaffney - 609, Clover - 623, Rock Hill - 646, York - 658, Nation Ford - 662, Northwestern - 665, Fort Mill - 675

Individual scores

Gaffney - Zack Gordon 144, Zach Bostic 153, Seth Taylor 154, Ross Joliff 161, Cody Transou 162.

Clover - Andrew White 147, Nathan Boepple 155, Jake Rowe 160, Austin Walker 161, Bryce Allen 174.

Rock Hill - Coble Panetti 157, Zach Reuland 162, Kevin Dittmar 165, Nick Mayfield 168.

York - Austin Hall 159, Tucker Laney 160, Chayce Blackwell 169, Damon Heath 172, Landon Joye 175.

Nation Ford - Nolan Wood 156, Will Close 162, Reed Strawhorn 169, Will Howell 175.

Northwestern - Miles Baldwin 161, Charlie Duncan 169, Peyton Smith 169, Payne Gettys 171, Thomas Gettys 177.

Fort Mill - Ryan Seco 158, Austin Hite 164, Tyler Patterson 174, Cam Marshall 183.