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The Hilton Head Island High School teams performed well in their season-opening meet in Charlotte, as the girls placed first in a powerful 28-team field and the boys took third out of 31 teams.

Faith Lifer and Sara Manesiotis had top-five finishes to help the Hilton Head High girls to victory.

Jack Manesiotis had a fourth-place finish to lead the Seahawks in the boys race. In a field of mostly North Carolina schools, Hilton Head High's boys had the highest finish of any South Carolina team.

The Seahawks run again next weekend in the Run for Ret in Sea Pines.

HHH girls (1st) -- 2. Faith Lifer 19:24; 4. Sara Manesiotis 19:31; 16. Emily Crick 20:12; 25. Abi Short 20:44; 34. Avery Fine 20:59; 56. Cayla Hennessey 21:42; 79. Grace Lifer 22:03.

HHH boys (3rd) -- 4. Jack Manesiotis 16:10; 11. Mackenzie Johnston 16:40; 20. Michael Brewer 16:59; 35. Jack Felix 17:29; 64. Spencer Wallace 17:57; 135. Chandler Bolthouse 19:02; 138. Alex Couch 19:06.

Run Wild Cross Country Invitational: Bluffton High School's girls captured first place in an eight-team field at Sesquicentennial State Park in Columbia, while the Bobcat boys placed third out of seven teams at the season-opening meet.

Bluffton's girls tallied 50 points, easily outdistancing Dutch Fork (65) and James Island (66) for the win. Brittany Fulton placed fourth in a time of 20 minutes, 46 seconds to lead three Bobcats in the top 10.

Anthony Vecchio's second-place finish in a time of 16:50 was tops for Bluffton's boys. Dutch Fork won the boys meet.

Bluffton's junior varsity girls took first place, while the JV boys were third.

The Bobcats compete again next weekend in the Run for Ret on Hilton Head Island.

Bluffton Girls (1st) -- 4. Brittany Fulton 20:46; 7. Madison Putich 21:59; 9. Vannica Williams 22:07; 14. Alex Bailey 22:46; 16. Allison Reinhardt 22:54; 25. Scottie House 23:48; 30. Greta Cappelmann 24:30.

Bluffton Boys (3rd) -- 2. Anthony Vecchio 16:50; 8. Harris Reeves 18:19; 19. Ryan Blizzard 19:13; 23. Landon House 19:29; 24. Joshua Tierney 19:31; 25. Brandon Jarosz 19:32; 41. Clark Sinclair 20:48.

Puma Kickoff: Battery Creek's boys placed fifth and Beaufort High took seventh in the season-opener at Daffin Park in Savannah. Kell High School, from the Atlanta area, won the 22-team meet.

BC boys (5th) -- 14. Mark Rennix 18:37; 16. Rhakeem Brown 18:43; 37. Raymond Wayne 19:35; 47. Demetrius Smalls 19:55; 68. Ronald Wayne 20:36; 134. Jimmy Partridge 23:27.

Beaufort High boys (12th) -- 7. Tim Aune 18:00; 42. Stephen Pasternak 19:45; 57. Taylor Mason 20:23; 79. McKie Cherry 20:59; 88. Luke Norton 21:19; 109. Kierlan Kelly 22:25; 112. Matthew Borne 22:27.

SWIMMING

Boys -- Bluffton 54, Hilton Head High 38; Girls -- Hilton Head High 73, Bluffton 21: Led by a pair of individual wins from Robert Skinner, the Bluffton boys held off Hilton Head High in their season-opening dual in Bluffton, while the Hilton Head High girls rolled to victory.

Fallon Kelley and Nicole Menzel each had two individual wins for the Seahawk girls, who only failed to finish first in one event -- the 200 medley relay.

Ryan Ley broke a six-year old school record in the 100 freestyle for Hilton Head High, and Charlie Bolgan added two individual wins.

Meet Results, at Bluffton

BOYS

50 free: 1 Charner Boney BLUF 25.34, 2 Griffin Copeland HHH 26.31, 3 Hart Powell HHH 27.08

100 free: 1. Ryan Ley HHH 50.88 (school record), 2. Charner Boney BLUF 59.63, 3. Griffin Copeland HHH 1:01.63

200 free: 1 Charlie Bolgan HHH 1:48.06, 2 Ryan Ley HHH 1:54.05, 3. Andrew Faciszewski BLUF 2:05.25

500 free: 1 Charlie Bolgan HHH 4:50.12, 2 Andrew Faciszewski BLUF 5:47.50, 3. Alex Reamy HHH 6:07.71

100 back: 1 Robert Skinner BLUF 58.56, 2 Jake Minasi BLUF 1:10.31, 3 Miles White BLUF 1:20.63

100 breast: 1 John Evans BLUF 1:21.03, 2 Patrick Calvo BLUF 1:24.90, 3 Austin McCloud HHH 1:34.31

100 butterfly: 1 Robert Skinner BLUF 56.62, 2 Jake Minasi, BLUF 1:11.50

200 IM: 1 James Hammond HHH 2:25.46, 2 John Evans BLUF 2:31.63, 3 Miles White BLUF 3:06.46

200 free relay: 1 HHH (Bolgan, Ley, Copeland, Hammond) 1:41.07; 2 BLUF (Skinner, Boney, Faciszewski, Minasi) 1:45.94

400 free relay: 1 HHH (Bolgan, Ley, Hammond, Copeland) 3:44.92; 2 BLUF (Faciszewski, Evans, Sebastian Bedon, Patrick Calvo) 4:10.41

200 medley relay: 1 BLUF (Minasi, Evans, Skinner, Boney) 1:59.93; 2. BLUF (Harrison Dixon, Drew O'Brien, Miles White, Stephen Wetmore) 2:03.76

GIRLS

50 free: 1 Fallon Kelley HHH 25.94, 2 Savannah Schepp BLUF 30.49, 3 Sammi Burns HHH 30.76

100 free: 1 Fallon Kelley HHH 55.53, 2 Cassie Ley HHH 56.79, 3 Hannah King BLUF 1:01.57

200 free: 1 Nicole MenzelHHH 1:54.87, 2 Josie Cuda HHH 1:56.48, 3 Camille Felix HHH 2:01.26

500 free: 1 Camille Felix HHH 5:19.41, 2 Mary Bolgan HHH 5:25.16, 3. Lilla Felix HHH 5:30.66

100 back: 1 Nicole Menzel HHH 1:03.97, 2 Madison Wall BLUF 1:08.97, 3 Corrine Willliams HHH 1:14.79

100 breast: 1 Cassie Ley HHH 1:12.88, 2 Hayley Dwyer BLUF 1:13.69, 3 Mackenzie Penale HHH 1:20.10

100 butterfly: 1 Josie Cuda HHH 1:02.22, 2 Amelia Rzeczycki HHH 1:03.10, 3 Madison Wall BLUF 1:04.77

200 IM: 1 Amelia Rzeczycki HHH 2:18.66, 2 Reed Penale HHH 2:35.08, 3 Kaitlyn Gill HHH 2:35.72

200 free relay: 1 HHH (Cuda, Kelley, Menzel, Ley) 1:44.36; 2 Bluffton (Wall, Dwyer, King, Vogel) 1:51.75

200 medley relay: 1 BLUF (Kassidy Beckel, Ashleigh Pangilinan, Danielle Faciszewski, Ali Shaw) 2:01.87; 2 HHH (C. Felix, Mary Bolgan, A Rzeczycki, L. Felix) 2:03.22

400 free relay: 1 HHH (Cuda, Kelley, Ley, Menzel) 3:47.57; 2 HHH (C. Felix, Bolgan, Rzeczycki, L. Felix) 4:01.06

Thomas Sumter Invitational: Hilton Head Christian Academy returned with a fourth-place finish in the boys' competition and a sixth-place showing from the girls.

Leading the Hilton Head Christian boys were Drew Lewis, Tristan Cummings and Ryan Naddy. Lewis notched a pair of third-place finishes (100-meter freestyle, 200 individual medley), Cummings placed fifth in the 200 IM and eighth in the 100 breaststroke, and Naddy had a pair of fourths (100 free, 100 backstroke). Also, the boys 200 medley relay team placed fourth.

For the girls, Reilly Toomer topped an eighth-place effort in the 100 back with a third-place finish in the 100 free. Abby Robinson placed third in the 100 breaststroke and fifth in the 100 butterfly. Another standout for the girls was Sydney Cantwell in the 200 IM and the 200 free relay.

FOOTBALL

Abundant Life 44, Jefferson Davis 34: The Cougars opened their schedule Friday night with a road win.

Abundant Life's Jarrett Owens passed for a pair of touchdowns and had a fumble return for a touchdown on defense. Markus Cadwell reached the end zone three times, running for two scores and hauling in an Owens pass for another.

Defensively, the Cougars were led by Ron Spikes and Logan Cunningham.

Abundant Life faces Beaufort Academy on Friday.

VOLLEYBALL

Hilton Head Prep goes 0-2: The Dolphins dropped back-to-back weekend outings against Porter-Gaud and Pinewood Prep. Porter-Gaud knocked off Hilton Head Prep on Friday night, 25-12, 25-15, 25-21, while Pinewood Prep outlasted the Dolphins in a marathon final game, 25-15, 25-18, 35-33.

Hilton Head Prep (1-2) returns to action at 5 p.m. Tuesday, hosting rival Hilton Head Christian Academy.

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