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High School Notebook: NW’s Dupree Hart named Mr. Baseball

Indian Land’s Kaitlyn Rodman recently became the first Warrior athlete to compete in the New Balance Nationals track and field competition.
Indian Land’s Kaitlyn Rodman recently became the first Warrior athlete to compete in the New Balance Nationals track and field competition. Photo courtesy of Chris Cuviello

Northwestern’s Dupree Hart was named South Carolina’s Mr. Baseball over the weekend by the High School Sports Report. Hart shared the award with Belton-Honea Path’s Jake Crawford.

Hart, who signed with College of Charleston, excelled at shortstop and as the Trojans’ leadoff hitter. The High School Sports Report also named Hart its 4A player of the year for the state, after he hit .476 with two home runs, 29 RBI, drew 18 walks and stole 15 bases.

Chester’s Trent Autry was a finalist for the award.

▪ Indian Land’s Kaitlyn Rodman competed in the New Balance Nationals track and field meet Friday in Greensboro, N.C., finishing 27th overall in the junior high school mile run. Rodman ran her mile in 5:40.04, placing sixth in her heat. Rodman, who finished third in the state in the 1600 meters at the 2A state championship meet, is the first Indian Land High School athlete to compete in the prestigious event.

▪ Former Northwestern Trojan standout Julisa Tindall will compete in the USA Track and Field National Championships June 25 to 28 in Oregon. Tindall capped an excellent sophomore season at College of Charleston by winning the Colonial Athletic Association’s high jump championship.

▪ Another former Trojan track and field athlete, Zach Taylor, finished 13th overall in the decathlon at the NCAA track and field championships two weeks ago. Taylor, competing for Mississippi State, won the 100-meter dash and finished third in the 1500 meters to score the bulk of his points in the competition that involves 10 different events over a two-day span.

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