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Softball State Champions

The varsity softball team won the 2021 SCISA AAA State Championship, the fourth title in eight years. The Region Champion Barons, who finished the season with a record of 20-7, won the championship by defeating Cardinal Newman two of the three games in the state tournament. Mrs. Teresa Alexander is the head coach for the Barons. 

Cutler Wins First at State Equestrian

Sophomore Coker Cutler won first place and a blue ribbon at the S.C. Independent School Assoc. State Equestrian Championship in the varsity intermediate over fences category. She also received a second place ribbon in the varsity intermediate on the flat competition.

Jones Athlete of the Week

Eighth-grader Molly Jones, a member of the varsity track & field team, was voted the Hines Furniture Athlete of the Week by the readers of The Sumter Item on April 22.

Scholastic Shooting Sports State Champions

Andi Grae Wingate, Ann Weathers Blankenship,
Madisen Galiano & Samantha Richards

The ladies shooting sports team swept the three S.C. Independent School Assoc. State Tournaments, winning the championship in skeet, sporting clays and trap. The team of Ann Weathers Blankenship, Samantha Richards and Andi Grae Wingate won for skeet and trap, and the team of Ann Weathers, Madisen Galiano and Andi Grae won for sporting clays.

At the sporting clays tournament Wilson Hall had the top shooters in four divisions, winning the Highest Overall (HOA): Ann Weathers - ladies junior varsity, James Hiott - mens junior varsity, Sam Louis Tisdale ‘21 - mens varsity, and Andi Grae - ladies varsity. Madisen tied for second place in ladies junior varsity. 

The team of James, Dominic Marro and Sam Louis was the runner up at the state trap tournament, and at the state sporting clays tournament was runner-up in the mens senior varsity division and placed third overall. The shooting sports team is coached by Mr. Brent Hiott.

Bateman Signs with Columbia International Volleyball

Senior Camryn Bateman signed to participate on the Columbia International University Volleyball Team. She had a signing ceremony, held in the Nash Student Center, attended by classmates, faculty and family.

 

 

Bozio Signs with St. Andrews Equestrian

Senior Jerica Bozio signed to participate on the equestrian team of St. Andrews University in North Carolina. She had a signing ceremony, held in the Nash Student Center, attended by classmates, faculty and family.

Jones Athlete of the Week

Junior Tyler Jones, a member of the varsity baseball team, was voted the Hines Furniture Athlete of the Week by the readers of The Sumter Item on April 8.

Stone Athlete of the Week

Sophomore Ellie Stone, a member of the varsity softball team, was voted the Hines Furniture Athlete of the Week by the readers of The Sumter Item on April 1. 

Hanley Athlete of the Week

Sophomore Dani Hanley, a member of the varsity softball team, was voted the Hines Furniture Athlete of the Week by the readers of The Sumter Item on March 18. 

Beasley Athlete of the Week

Senior Britton Beasley, a member of the varsity baseball team, was voted the Hines Furniture Athlete of the Week on March 6 by the readers of The Sumter Item. 

Lee, Tisdale & Wingate Sign with Clemson Shotgun Team

Seniors Mary Claire Lee, Sam Louis Tisdale, and Andi Grae Wingate signed to participate on the Clemson University Shotgun Team. The students had a joint signing ceremony, held in the Nash Student Center, attended by classmates, faculty, and family.

Co-Ed Bowling State Runners-Up

The co-ed bowling team won the runners-up trophy in the S.C. Independent School Assoc. State Bowling Tournament held at Gamecock Lanes in Sumter. Coached by Mr. Curtis Helms, the members of the co-ed team are Mackenzie Helms, Warren Jolicoeur, Storm Owens, Ga-In Shin and Victoria Singleton.

Winter Athletic Recognition

Boys Basketball
SCISA All-Star Team: Tate Sistare & Graham VanPatten
All-Region Team: Tate Sistare & Graham VanPatten

Girls Basketball
SCISA All-Star Team: Vivian Bryant, Becca Cromer & Andi Grae Wingate
All-Region Team: Vivian Bryant & Andi Grae Wingate

Ripley Recognized for 200th Victory

Mr. Rip Ripley, head coach of the varsity volleyball team, was recognized by the American Volleyball Coaches Association for his 200th career victory on September 22. He has been coaching volleyball for 10 years, the last six years at Wilson Hall. Mr. Ripley is the assistant athletic director, boys and girls track and field head coach, JV volleyball head coach, and varsity boys basketball assistant coach, and he teaches digital media.

Talley Earns 600th Victory

Mr. Eddie Talley, head varsity boys basketball coach, earned his 600th career victory on December 4. Mr. Talley has been coaching for 34 years, the last 27 at Wilson Hall. In addition to serving as a coach, Mr. Talley is the Assistant Headmaster, Lower School Head, and economics teacher.

Fall Athletic Recognition

   Boys Cross Country
All-Region Team: Connor Smith ‘23
   Girls Cross Country
Region Runner of the Year: Abby Bradley ‘25
All-Region Team: Abby Bradley ‘25, Molly Jones ‘25, Jordan McCart ‘22, Bailey McInerney ‘23 & Kaitlyn Smith ‘21 
Hines Furniture Athlete of the Week: Abby Bradley '25
   Football
All-Star Team: Michael Towery '21 & Graham VanPatten '21
All-Region Team: Michael Towery ‘21 & Graham VanPatten ‘21
Sumter Touchdown Club Defensive Player of the Week: Miller Jones '21
Sumter Touchdown Club Offensive Player of the Week: Graham VanPatten '21
   Boys Swimming
Region Swimmer of the Year: Syd Richardson '23
Hines Furniture Athlete of the Week: Syd Richardson '23
   Girls Tennis
All-Region Team: Carlie Fort ‘22 & Halle Stone ‘22
   Volleyball
American Volleyball Coaches Association Phenom Watch List: Lucy Matthews '22
Under Armour All-American Watch List: Abbie Beatson '21
SCISA Player of the Week: Abbie Beatson '21 & Lucy Matthews '22
All-Star Team: Camryn Bateman ‘21, Abbie Beatson ‘21 & Lucy Matthews ‘22
All-Region Team: Camryn Bateman ‘21, Abbie Beatson ‘21 & Lucy Matthews ‘22
Region Coach of the Year: Mr. Rip Ripley
Hines Furniture Athlete of the Week: Camryn Bateman '21

Beatson & Matthews Named to National Volleyball Lists

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.

Abbie Beatson

 

Lucy Matthews

 

Volleyball Team Earns National Recognition

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.

Winter Athletic Highlights

Co-Ed Bowling
State Runners-Up

JV Boys Basketball (11-2)
Region Champions

JV Girls Basketball (10-1)
Region Champions

B-Team Boys Basketball (12-2)

Fall Athletic Highlights

Girls Cross-Country (31-7)
5th in State
Region Champions

Boys Swimming (11-2)
3rd in State

Varsity Volleyball (26-6)
State Quarterfinalists
Region Runners-up

JV Football (5-2)
Region Runners-up

JV Volleyball (15-1)
Region Champions