A 24-0 wrestling season that included the Class AAAA state championship just got better for Summerville coach Kenny Walker. He was recently named the state's wrestling coach of the year by the South Carolina Athletic Coaches Association.
"It's my first time to be recognized by my peers, so it's quite an honor," Walker said. "This means a lot to me."
Walker has been head coach at Summerville for eight years and has a 167-9 record, while leading the Green Wave to five state titles, including two straight.
Region 6-AA handed out its sportsmanship awards to athletes who represented their school and region in a positive manner. The athletes were selected by a panel of administrators and athletic directors.
Those honored included: Randall Scarborough, Academic Magnet; Andre Moyd, Andrews; Reese Havens, Bishop England; Oliver Young, Burke; Cristin Kent, Garrett Tech; Ben Carnell, Hanahan and Rose Connor, Stall.
Academic Magnet competes in Region 6-A in major sports such as football and basketball, but competes in 6-AA in minor sports such as swimming and golf that aren't contested in 6-A.
The athletic program recognized for displaying the highest level of sportsmanship in 2004-2005 was Garrett under the direction of athletic director Bill Kerr.
SCISA Region I-AAAA baseball champion Northwood Academy had five players make the all-conference team: Blake Whitney, Chris Solomon, Nick Bushyager, T.J. Hamon and Chad Eagerton.
The rest of the all-star team includes Josh Nobles, Chris Wiley and Sean Sweeney of Pinewood Prep, Hutson Dodds and Steven Bailey of Porter-Gaud and Heath Gunther of First Baptist.
CASEY TO SEWANEE
James Island's Jordan Casey is headed to Sewanee to play tennis and compete in track and field. Jordan earned nine varsity letters in tennis, track and field, and cross country competing for the Trojans, winning the tennis MVP four times and the track MVP this spring.
She is the class valedictorian and has been awarded the Georgia Wilkins Merit Scholarship.
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