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Wilson Hall Varsity Football Information
Friday, Sept. 11, 2020 - Pinewood Prep @ 7:30 p.m.
Our administrative staff and Back to School team have done an incredible job getting school started with diligent guidelines while protecting the safety of our students and staff. We are extremely excited to be able to have school athletics again. We have opened some fall sports teams with cross-country, swimming, tennis and volleyball all underway. Each sport started with guidelines and attendance limitations. Swimming and cross-country have had events without any fans. Tennis parents must watch their tennis player from outside the gates of the Palmetto Tennis Center and we have limited attendance in volleyball matches so far. We have carefully created guidelines for football which are consistent with state regulations, school policies, and guidelines from the SCISA office.
The varsity football game against Pinewood Prep this week will be limited to immediate family and grandparents. A limited number of high school students, grades 9-12, will be allowed to form a drum line in the end zone (students must have school issued picture ID for entrance). Students in the drum line must wear a face mask at all times, spread out and stay in their assigned sections. Total attendance will be limited to 250 for each team. If you are a season pass holder, your pass must be presented for entry.
Siblings in the 8th grade and below who attend must stay with their parents. Parents must escort students 5th grade and below to the concession stand and restrooms.
Face masks will be required for entrance and moving around the stadium. It is recommended that face masks be worn in the bleachers. Face masks are required when exiting the stadium.
Fans standing at the fence must wear their face masks at all times due to their proximity to the players
Hand sanitizing stations are set up at the gates, concessions and restrooms.
Home fans should enter at the ticket booth. Cash admission will be accepted on one side of the ticket booth and Athletic Association passes on the other side. Please bring exact change for admission.
Admission for Varsity football games is $8 for adults and $4 for students.
Students in 9-12th grades must present their pictured school issued ID for entrance to the football game. Students who do not attend Wilson Hall or Pinewood will be not allowed to attend the football game. Only WH students will be allowed in the WH student sections.
Wilson Hall fans must stay on the home side of the field.
Visiting fans will enter the circle gate and must stay on the track heading only to the visiting side. You must stay on your side of the field at all times. A concession stand is set up on the visitor side.
Visiting restrooms are located on either side of the press box. The Brabham lobby restrooms will also be open for the visiting fans to use.
Every other row of the bleachers will be marked off. Please do not sit in those areas. We ask each family to distance from other families. Home team fans are welcome to bring their own chairs and set up in the scoreboard end zone area.
No run out tunnels will be allowed on the field.
Students must not move from one end zone to the other end.
Once the game is over, the two teams will go to their respective hash mark on the field. They will recognize their opponents then immediately leave the field. Fans are to leave the facility as soon as the game is over. Parents who wish to speak to their child after the game may go to the grass end zone area to briefly speak to their athlete before he heads to the locker room. Parents please stay off the track; the visiting fans will use the track to exit the circle gate. No fans will be allowed on the field at any time.
No outside footballs are to be brought into the stadium and no games will be played in the end zones.
No re-admittance this year. Once a patron leaves, she/he will not be allowed to return.
· MASKS MUST BE WORN AT THE CONCESSION STAND BY WORKERS AND PATRONS
· Two concessions stands set up one on each side of the field. WH fans are to use the concession stand on the home side of the field.
· Food items will be limited to prepackaged items.
· Drinks will be served in a can or plastic bottle.
· Hand sanitization will be set up at concessions.
· Children 5th grade and younger must be accompanied by an adult when going to the concession stand or restrooms.
· Outside coolers will not be allowed into the football stadium.
Senior Abbie Beatson and junior Lucy Matthews of the varsity volleyball team earned recognition from the American Volleyball Coaches Association as they were added to major watch lists. Abbie was selected to the 2020 Under Armour All-America Watch List, which recognizes the top senior volleyball players in the country. She was one of just 20 players from all of South Carolina on the list and one of just two S.C. Independent School Association athletes to be chosen. Lucy was named to the 2020 AVCA Phenom Watch List, which is a recognition of volleyball excellence for some of the top underclassmen in the country. She is one of 33 South Carolinians on the list, while being one of just two SCISA volleyball players to be selected. Mr. Rip Ripley is the varsity volleyball head coach.
The 2019 varsity volleyball team was recognized as an Academic All-American Team for the fifth consecutive year by the American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA), one of only four teams in South Carolina to receive the honor. The Barons were also selected as an Honor Roll team, the only team from South Carolina, for having one of the top 70 team grade point averages in the nation. The AVCA recognizes programs in high school and college that excel in the classroom as well as on the court. The Barons earned a team grade point average of 4.66 and completed 20 Advanced Placement and 10 honors courses. The team consisted of Camryn Bateman, Campbell Bauman, Abbie Beatson, Sarah Cain, Hayley Champion, Gracyn Coker, Madison DesChamps, Mary Jones, Annie Lauzon, Mary Claire Lee, Lucy Matthews, Sarah Sonntag and Andi Grae Wingate. The team was coached by Mr. Rip Ripley who was assisted by Mrs. Lucion Hall Scott.
The team of eighth-graders Ann Weathers Blankenship and Madisen Galiano and freshman Samantha Richards, members of the scholastic shooting sports team, won all three of the S.C. Independent School Association Girls State Championships. The team brought home state trophies for skeet, sporting clays, and trap, and Ann Weathers won the High Overall Shooter medal for all three competitions. Although they qualified to compete on the junior varsity level, the girls elected to move up to the varsity level competition. The team is coached by Mr. Brent Hiott.
Parker McInerney ‘20 signed a National Letter of Intent to join the air rifle team at The Citadel. Family, friends, students, faculty and former coaches watched the signing via a Zoom meeting.
Emily Anne Beasley ‘20 signed a National Letter of Intent to join the women's tennis team at the University of South Carolina Sumter. She had a signing ceremony, held in the Nash Student Center, attended by fellow students, faculty, coaches, and family.
Haley Roone McCaffrey ‘20 signed a National Letter of Intent to join the women's soccer team at Wofford College. She had a signing ceremony, held in the Nash Student Center, attended by fellow students, faculty, coaches, and family.
Molly Moss '20 signed a National Letter of Intent to join the women's cross-country team at Francis Marion University. She had a signing ceremony, held in the Nash Student Center, attended by fellow students, faculty, coaches, and family.
Baron Media Day spread school spirit to the lower school students as high school varsity-level athletes visited the classrooms of students in grades 1-5. Providing positive interaction between the older and younger students on campus, the athletes autographed team photos for the younger Barons and encouraged them to attend athletic events. Athletes represented the following teams: boys basketball, girls basketball, boys bowling, girls bowling, cheerleading, equestrian, boys sporting clays, and girls sporting clays. The activity was organized by Mr. Rip Ripley, Assistant Athletic Director.