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Roundup: Girls Tennis, Volleyball, JV Football, Swimming

Roundup: Girls Tennis, Volleyball, JV Football, Swimming

The SJCS boys and girls swim teams swept a quadrangular meet Thursday night, both defeating Fountain Inn, Greer Middle College and Daniel at Spaulding Farm Pool.

Each team had a pair of individual first-place finishers. Owen Byrd won the 200-meter freestyle and Evan Harman the 50 free for the boys, and Bella Stewart took first in the 200 individual medley and Odette Brown in the 50 free for the girls.

The boys won both the 200 medley relay (Byrd, Harman, Walker Simpson and Aidan Flaherty) and the 200 freestyle relay (Flaherty, Harman, Byrd and Connor Flannigan), and the girls won the 400 freestyle relay (Stewart, Brown, Elizabeth Weston and Riley Reed).

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SJCS 437, Fountain Inn 104
GMC 377, Fountain Inn 149
SJCS 355, Daniel 188
GMC 284, Daniel 241
Daniel 295, Fountain Inn 144
SJCS 369, GMC 187

GMC 217, Fountain Inn 58
Daniel 138, Fountain Inn 82
SJCS 209, Daniel 68
SJCS 234, Fountain Inn 46
SJCS 168, GMC 115
GMC 180, Daniel 94

Daniel 157, Fountain Inn 62
SJCS 201, GMC 72
SJCS 203, Fountain Inn 58
GMC 160, Fountain Inn 91
SJCS 146, Daniel 120
Daniel 147, GMC 104

Girls Tennis

The SJCS Varsity girls tennis team won on the road against Class 4A Eastside Thursday, 5-1.

Sydney Conroy, Charlotte Papps, Caroline Clayton and Kayce Charlton won singles matches for the Knights (3-1), and Bridget Houck and Evania Ayala were victorious at No. 2 doubles.

The Knights will play at home at 5:00 PM Tuesday against Powdersville.


No. 1-Julianne Larsen (E) d. Grace Eilers, 6-4, 2-6, 1-0
No. 2-Sydney Conroy (SJ) d. Chloe Gaines, 6-1, 6-4
No. 3-Charlotte Papps (SJ) d. Sophie Warren,6-3, 6-2
No. 4-Caroline Clayton (SJ) d. Stella Bishop, 6-0, 6-2
No. 5-Kayce Charlton (SJ) d. Lyric Arnold, 6-0, 6-1
No. 2-Bridget Houck/Evania Ayala (SJ) d. G Dent/L Ervin, 6-0, 6-1

JV Football

The Junior Varsity Knights fell behind early and lost on the road against Class 3A Daniel 27-6 on Thursday night.

The Lions scored on a 70-yard pass on the first play from scrimmage. The point-after kick gave Daniel a 7-0 lead.

The Knights moved into Daniel territory on their second possession, with the big play a 26-yard pass from Jack Stewart to Paul Norman, but the drive stalled.

The Lions scored a touchdown on their first possession of the second quarter. The Knights blocked the point-after try and trailed 13-0.

Though the Knights didn't score until late, the offense progressed throughout the game. Mack Rambo had multiple physical runs up the middle, John Campbell had a 26-yard run around end and Sam Patterson had a 7-yard run for a first down.

St. Joe's ended the first half with a big defensive stop. Jackson Campbell had a big hit resulting in a tackle for a loss, and Josh Lyons made a tackle at the line of scrimmage to hold the Lions on fourth down.

The Knights fumbled on their first possession of the second half, and Daniel took advantage of the good field position to score a touchdown, extending the lead to 20–0. The Lions added a touchdown later in the third quarter to make it 27-0.

Elliot Power provided a spark for the Knights with a 20-yard kickoff return. On the ensuing play, Stewart hit Brody Martin for a 62-yard touchdown pass, and it was 27-6.

The Knights held the Lions scoreless in the fourth quarter, with one defensive stand highlighted by Nick Passerrello's two tackles at the line of scrimmage and capped by Lyons' interception.


The SJCS Varsity volleyball team split a tri-match Thursday night, defeating Class 4A Riverside 2-0 (25-17, 25-21) and losing to defending 5A state champion Mauldin 2-0 (25-19, 25-14).

Against Riverside, Mendolia Anderson had nine kills and Lillie Hecker had eight kills and six digs. Grace Dumont had six kills and 20 assists; Tiffany Helmer had 11 digs and four assists; Ava Catherine Elder had four total blocks (one solo); and Emily Clark had two aces.

In the loss to Mauldin, Hecker had kills and two aces, and Dumont had five digs and 13 assists.

The Knights (3-2) will compete in the Porter-Gaud Tournament this weekend in Charleston.