Highlanders News · Highlander Athletic Updates – March 20

Weekly Schedule: March 20-24

JV Tennis at Cardinal Newman – 4:30PM
JV/Varsity Baseball at Cardinal Newman – 4:15/6:30PM
Varsity Soccer v Cardinal Newman (Home) – 5:00/6:30PM

Boys & Girls Track & Field at Wilson Hall – 4:00PM
Boys JV/Varsity Soccer v Camden Military (Home) – 4:00/5:30PM

JV/Varsity Baseball at Florence Christian – 4:00/7:00PM
MS Lacrosse at AC Flora – 6:00PM

JV Tennis vs. Ben Lippen (Home) – 4:30PM
Varsity Soccer at Augusta Christian – 5:00/6:30PM

Boys & Girls Track & Field at Coaches Classic (Dutch Fork HS) – 9:00AM
Boys Soccer Alumni Match (Home) – 12:00PM
MS Lacrosse vs. Lexington Rec (Home) – 10:00AM

Make sure to vote for 2014 alumna A’ja Wilson for the 2018 Naismith Trophy!  Fans can vote once per day — use this link to help select her as the National Player of the Year!

Senior Brandon McCullough will sign with the defending NCAA DIII National Champion, Mount Union football program on Friday at 12:45PM in the Dining Commons!

It was a great week for the MS Lacrosse team, with two great wins!  On Wednesday, the Highlanders beat A.C. Flora 8-2 at home.  Michael Moran (4g,1a), Reid Avery (2g,1a), Ryan Shelley (2g), and Corey Hoff (1a) accounted for the scoring, while Ryan Shelley, Henry Scouten, and William Morris led the team in ground balls.  It was a good defensive effort all the way around, with the midfield, close defense and goalies, McIver Merritt and Lane Stanley, maintaining the shut-out for most of the game.

Saturday, in a rain-soaked game at Hammond, the middle school continued its strong season, winning 15-3.  Ten different players were involved in the scoring: Moran (4g,3a), Avery (3g,3a), Morris (2g, 1a), Jimmy Ruskell (2g), William Black (1g,1a), Pierce Avery (1g), Derek Lewis (1g), Hoff (1g), Shelley (1a), and Vincent Genovese (1a).  Jimmy Ruskell, Reid Avery, Scouten, and Shelley all picked up 5+ ground balls, and Shelley dominated the face-offs.

Heathwood is extending last year’s undefeated season and has beaten every middle school lacrosse team it’s faced since 2016.

The Varsity Lacrosse team opened up SCISA play last night against a tough Porter-Gaud team, falling at home to the Cyclones.  With the loss, the Highlanders fell to 1-2, after the huge season opening win over Camden Military, and will host Hammond on Monday in Highlander Stadium at 5:30PM.

The Varsity Golf team competed in their first home region play competition yesterday, hosting Hammond, Ben Lippen, Cardinal Newman, and Augusta Christian at Oak Hills.  The Highlanders, led by medalist Manning King, finished tied for 2nd, just behind first-place Hammond.

The team has competed thus far in Augusta at Westlake, and will be back in action on Monday at Northwoods CC.

The 2018 Track & Field season is underway, as the Highlander Girls and Boys teams have competed in a home meet last Wednesday, hosting Augusta Prep, Augusta Christian, and Palmetto Christian, among others, before competing in the Silver Fox Invitational this past Saturday.

All of the Highlanders continue to perform well, coming off of a sterling 2017 campaign, with several top marks — including consecutive personal best performances from Lane Clarkson in the pole vault with a 12′ 6″ mark on Saturday.

Both teams will compete in a multi-team meet in Sumter at Wilson Hall on Wednesday, and Saturday in the Coaches Classic at Dutch Fork HS.

The Highlander Baseball teams have gotten their seasons underway, with both teams returning to action tonight on the road at Cardinal Newman.

The JV team dropped their season opener on the road to a tough Ben Lippen team, but will look for a solid outing today against the Cardinal Newman middle school team.  The Varsity team currently holds a 2-4 record, with wins over Camden Military and Oakbrook Prep.  Last night, the Highlanders fell to Ben Lippen at home, despite RBI’s from Jalen Dawkins and Hayden Wrenn.  The team will travel to CN tonight for a key region matchup with the Cardinals!

The JV Tennis team won a huge match against the Falcons of Ben Lippen on March 13th, claiming wins in all 9 matches!  The Highlanders claimed singles wins from Emerson Rice, Thysen Jonell, Charles Willcox, Christopher Bradley, Jed Richardson, and Davies Roberts, as well as doubles victories from Rice/Jonell, Willcox/Davies, and Eliav Tchonev/Mac James.  Davidson Bradley, Madden Collins, and Gray Webber grabbed exhibition wins over the Falcons, as well.

The team will travel today to region foe Cardinal Newman for a key matchup today at 4:30PM.

The Highlander Soccer seasons are all underway, with each team continuing to improve early on in the 2018 season.  The JV Girls (1-0) opened their regular-season off with a 2-0 home win over Ben Lippen, shutting out the Falcons after strong scrimmage performances against AC Flora and Airport HS.  The JV Boys (0-2) have faced stiff competition as well, falling in close matches at home to Gray Collegiate Academy and Ben Lippen.  Both teams’ scheduled matches for 3/20 against Cardinal Newman have been postponed due to field conditions, while the JV Boys will host Camden Military on Wednesday at 4PM.

The Varsity Girls (1-3) dropped a tough decision in their region opener to Ben Lippen, falling on the road 2-0.  They will look to rebound at home tonight, hosting defending SCISA champion Cardinal Newman, before traveling to region foe Augusta Christian on Friday at 5PM.  The Varsity Boys (2-3) have had a challenging schedule, but grabbed a win in their region road opener, beating Ben Lippen 4-2 behind goals from Brandon McCullough, Morgan Iseman, Pritish Das, and Nebeyou Sneath.  The Highlanders will host defending state champion Cardinal Newman (Tuesday) and Camden Military (Wednesday), before traveling to Augusta Christian on Friday.  Saturday, the boys will host their Alumni Game, bringing back many of the former players to wear the Heathwood uniform.