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Roundup: Girls Tennis, Volleyball, Swimming, Football

Roundup: Girls Tennis, Volleyball, Swimming, Football

The SJCS Varsity girls tennis team won four of five singles matches and swept the doubles to beat visiting Spartanburg Christian 6-1 on Thursday.

The Knights, who improved to 6-1, will host Christ Church at 4:30 PM Tuesday.


No. 1-Addie Stroud (SC) d. Grace Eilers, 6-3, 6-2
No. 2-Sydney Conroy (SJ) d. Emily Robinson, 6-2, 6-0
No. 3-Charlotte Papps (SJ) d. Megan Stroud, 6-3, 6-2
No. 4-Caroline Clayton (SJ) d. Olivia Dinicola, 4-6, 6-4, 1-0
No. 5-Kayce Charlton (SJ) d. Regan Sezu, 6-2, 6-0
No. 1-Papps/Conroy (SJ) d. A. Stroud/M. Stroud, 8-5
No. 2-Evania Ayala/Bridget Houck (SJ) d. Maddie/Sarah, 6-2, 6-0



The SJCS boys and girls won two of three in a quadrangular meet at Gower Estates Pool on Thursday.

Both teams beat Hillcrest and Woodmont and lost to J.L. Mann, one of the top Class 5A programs in the state. The Mann boys have won nine state championships, including three of the past four years, and the Mann girls have three state titles.

The Knights had three individual winners in the girls meet: Bella Stewart in the 50-meter freestyle; Odette Brown in the 100 free; and Elizabeth Weston in the 100 backstroke. For the boys, Evan Harman took first in the 100 free.

Next week, the Knights will have another quad meet against Christ Church, Eastside and Southside Christian at 5:30 PM Monday at Greenville Country Club; and then they'll compete in the Greenville County meet at 12:30 PM Saturday, September 16 at the Greenville Aquatic Center.

Click HERE for complete results.


SJCS 185, Woodmont 74
J.L. Mann 184, Woodmont 75
J.L. Mann 158, SJCS 120
Woodmont 126, Hillcrest 91
SJCS 196, Hillcrest 54
J.L. Mann 195.50, Hillcrest 54.50

SJCS 180, Woodmont 89
J.L. Mann 182, Woodmont 87
J.L. Mann 156, SJCS 122
Woodmont 130, Hillcrest 117
SJCS 174, Hillcrest 86
J.L. Mann 186, Hillcrest 74




The SJCS Varsity volleyball team swept past host High Point Academy 3-0 (25-15, 25-14, 25-18) on Thursday night.

For the Knights, Grace Dumont had 11 kills, 11 digs and 29 assists, and Lillie Hecker had 11 kills, 18 digs and five aces.

Ava Catherine Elder had seven kills and four total blocks; Mendolia Anderson had seven kills; Tiffany Helmer had 15 digs; and Emily Clark had 10 digs.

The Knights (9-4-1) will play at Dorman and at Christ Church next Wednesday and Thursday, respectively, with both matches scheduled for 7:00 PM.

JV Football

The Junior Varsity Knights lost a hard-fought game against visiting Seneca on Thursday night, 24-19.

The Knights (2-1) marched down the field on their opening possession with multiple 10-plus-yard runs by Mack Rambo, Jack Stewart and John Campbell. Stewart scored from 2 yards out on a quarterback sneak. Brodie Martin kicked the point after, and it was 7-0.

Seneca answered with a touchdown but failed on a two-point conversation attempt, and the Knights still led 7-6.

The Knights held the Bobcats on their next drive, highlighted by a 7-yard sack by Jackson Campbell. Charlie Sanders and Braden Hahne teamed to bring down the ball carrier at the line of scrimmage and force a turnover on downs.

Seneca scored to take a 12-7 halftime lead, and the teams traded turnovers to start the third quarter.

St. Joe's had consecutive first-down runs by Jackson Campbell, Rambo and Sam Patterson. Stewart kept the ball on an 8-yard run to score his second touchdown of the night, and the Knights moved back in front, 13-12.

After Seneca regained the lead, John Campbell, with a key block from Quinn Walsh, scored on a 5-yard run to give the Knights a 19-18 advantage.

J.B. Meadors made two stops in a row to force the Bobcats to punt. After trading possessions, the Bobcats scored a touchdown late in the fourth quarter and then held on.

MS Football

The Middle School Knights (1-2) struggled against visiting R.C. Edwards on Thursday, losing 52-0.

The Knights still produced their share of highlights. Finn Potisek had a pass breakup that helped to halt a drive, and Weston Ward made a good defensive play to prevent a two-point conversion in the first quarter, which ended with the Panthers ahead 14-0.

Ward made another special teams tackle, and Potisek had another pass breakup in the second quarter. The Knights tried to keep a drive alive after a sack on first down. Mason Ludolph ran for 5 yards, and Sam Winburn gained 7, but the Knights came up short on fourth down. St. Joe's trailed 38-0 at halftime.

The Knights received the third-quarter kickoff, and Luke Jones brought it out to the SJCS 48-yard line, but the Knights failed to convert on fourth down. After R.C. Edwards scored to make it 44-0, Joseph Baldassarra made a tackle to stop the two-point try. Matthew Morass returned the kickoff to the SJCS 37. However, a deflected pass led to an interception.

In the fourth quarter, the Knights forced a turnover on downs and took over at their 49 with 6:25 left. This time, a fumble ended the St. Joe's drive. The Panthers added another score, and the final was 52-0.

**After a bye week, both teams will play at Southside Christian on Thursday, September 21, the Middle School at 5:00 PM and the JV at 7:00.