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Spring sports roundup: Wildcats fare well at BI meet
Diamond Redskins struggle
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Dillon Pittman scores during the Redskins' 10-2 loss to Benedictine. - photo by By Christie Howard

Wildcats at BI
The boys’ and girls’ track teams at Richmond Hill High School finished fourth and second, respectively, at last week’s Bradwell Institute Invitational.
Top finishers for the boys were Corey Jones, Michael Clark and Tanner Hicks. Jones won both the 1,600- and 800-meter runs. Clark won the 100-meter run and Hicks was third in the 3,200.
Other top finishers included Zach Jones, who finished fourth in the 1,600; Zarrius Walker, who placed fourth in the 800; Thomas Carlson, who was sixth in the 3,200; Justin Pegues, who finished fourth in the high jump; and Khori Roberts, who placed fourth in the triple jump and eighth in the 300-meter intermediate hurdles.
The relay team of Jones, Pegues, Carmelo Marin and Tanner Hicks took second in the distance medley relay while the team of Pegues, Quinn Webb, Avery Olds and Nasim Dubose placed seventh in the sprint medley relay.
Roberts, Webb, Walker and Jones also placed fourth in the 4x400 relay.
The Lady Wildcats were paced by Amanda Elliott, who won both the 1,600 and 800; Rachel Hammesfahr, who finished second in both the 1,600 and 3,200; Alexis Sena, who took fourth in 400; Emily Hollowell, who placed fourth in the 3,200; and Savannah Ashe, who placed sixth in the 100-meter hurdles.
Richmond Hill’s distance medley relay team of Nadia Gaines, Kiana Jackson, Alexis Arai and Hollowell placed first. The sprint medley relay team of Deneisha Fleming, Tommiyah Washington, Ariel Arocha and Ashe placed second and the 4x400 team of Sena, Fleming, Althea Awe and Anna Cabrera was fourth.
Boys team results: Camden 123, Statesboro 117.5, Bradwell 104, RHHS 72.5, Effingham County 71, Brunswick 70, Glynn Academy 23, McIntosh County Academy 22, Windsor Forest 17, Johnson 14, South Effingham 10, Bendictine 8.
Girls team results: Statesboro 91, RHHS 83, Camden 81, Bradwell 81, Brunswick 74, Glynn Academy 44, Effingham County 35, South Effingham 34, Johnson 32, McIntosh Academy 29, St. Vincent’s Academy 21, Windsor Forest 20, Groves 4

Redskins at SEB
Bryan County High School’s Quran George and Damion Dixon picked up first-place finishes at a track meet Thursday at Southeast Bulloch. George won the boys’ 100-hurdles; Dixon was first in the boys’ high jump.
Other top finishers included Lianna Schuman, who was third in the girls’ 100-hurdles; Desmon Bird was second in the boys’ 200; George was second in the 300-hurdles; Kaylee Perks was second in the girls’ discus; Schuman was second in the girls’ high jump; Nick Scott was second in the boy’s long jump and third in the shot put; and Lindsey Bowen was third in the 400;
Also placing fourth or better in their events for BCHS were Dominique Mock, Logan Harrell, Jeremy McClendon and Marissa Whitaker.
Also finishing in the top eight were Alli Thompson, Darron Jones, Shaliyah Fabin, Nikki Myers, Terry Hrdy, Jacob Richardson, Tre Smith, Darron Jones, Amy Rountree, Dijon Hamilton, Delanee McFarland, Nick Wilkerson, Alayna Williams, Kaylee Derks, Ysmine Crawford and Delanee McFarland.
Team scores were not available.

Wildcats win, lose
Richmond Hill High School’s baseball team fell to 8-8 overall after Thursday’s 12-8 loss to South Effingham.
Slade Walker was saddled with the loss for the Wildcats, one of four RHHS pitchers to take the mound. South Effingham’s Dalton Griffin got the win.
Justin Henle was 2-for-4 with two RBIs, Chaise Parker was 1-for-3 with two RBIs and Shane Buerster was 2-for-2 for the Wildcats, who had 10 hits but committed five errors.
The loss followed a 7-6 nonregion win Tuesday over visiting Camden County on Tuesday at RHHS. Peyton Carter drove in three runs against Camden County while Parker, Henle, Brian Eichorn and Chandler Newman had hits.
Dominic Montalto earned the win and Josh Lawhorn went 4-1/3 innings in relief.

— Staff report

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