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Knights Recognized as Best in the State in Class 1A

Knights Recognized as Best in the State in Class 1A

Jack Murphy (Class of 2023) has been chosen Class 1A Player of the Year by the South Carolina Baseball Coaches Association.

Jack batted nearly .700 and hit four of his eight home runs during the postseason in leading the Knights to the District 3 championship. He also was the Region 1 Player of the Year and a North-South All-Star selection.

Nina Brown (Class of 2024) has been recognized as South Carolina Coaches Association for Women's Sports Class 1A Girls Cross Country Runner of the Year.

Nina won the 1A state championship in November at Sandhills Research Center in Columbia, finishing in 19:52 -- eight seconds ahead of the previous year's winner.

Emily Normand (Class of 2023) had previously been announced as SCCAWS Class 1A Volleyball Player of the Year.

Nina and Emily will be among those recognized during the SCCAWS Player of the Year Luncheon at the Brookland Baptist Banquet and Conference Center June 17 in West Columbia.

Jack Murphy headlines the following list of SJCS athletes earning spring sports honors:

Class 1A Player of the Year: Jack Murphy
North-South All-Star Selection: Jack Murphy
All-State: Jack Murphy
All-Region: Henry Dryden, Jack Murphy, Trey Sanders, Noah Watts

North-South All-Star: Henry Hall
Class 1A Individual State Champion: Henry Hall
All-State: Henry Hall, Brennan Kelly
Region Champion: Brennan Kelly
All-Region: Brennan Kelly, Henry Hall

3A/2A/1A Individual Tournament: Whit Wilkins
Region Co-Player of the Year: Palmer Saad


All-Region: Grace Eilers, Alice Martin, Bridget Rorison
All-State: Second Team-Bridget Rorison
North-South All-Star: Summer LaPress

All-Region: Brendan Alvis, Logan Dodge, Mason Smith


Clash of the Carolinas: Daphney Reyes
All-Region: Caroline Getz, Reagan Grace, Lola Kelly, Taylor Scott

All-State: Reid Feldman, Patrick Kucaba, Joshua Linebaugh, Mateo Simon
Region Player of the Year: Patrick Kucaba
Region Co-Coach of the Year: Frank Kucinic
All-Region: Reid Feldman, Connor Flannigan, Joshua Linebaugh, Patrick Kucaba, Mateo Simon

All-Region: Avery Phillips, Bentley Thompson


Nina Brown: 800, 1600, 4x400, 4x800
Beatrice Hamilton: 800, 1600, 4x400, 4x800
Odette Brown: 800 (State Champion), 1600, 4x800
Danielle Launius: 3200, 4x800
Maja Wright: 100 hurdles, 400 hurdles, 4x400
Harper Greer: High Jump
Bijou Laguerre: 3200
Francie Thompson: 4x400
Maja Wright: 100 Hurdles
Odette Brown: 4x400
Beatrice Hamilton: 4x400
Francie Thompson: 4x400
Nina Brown: 4x400
Harper Greer: High Jump

Chris Johnson: 200
Chappell Martin: 3200