HARTSVILLE HIGH ATHLETICS

Athletics Director - Barry Harley Office: (843) 857-3804 barry.harley@darlington.k12.sc.us

Asst. Athletics Director - Brad Boob Office: (843) 857-3822 bradford.boob@darlington.k12.sc.us

Covid-19 Return To Play - Fall Sports Workouts will move to Phase 1.5 on Monday Aug. 3

Darlington County School District has developed a plan in line with the SCHSL to continue summer workouts for Fall Sports only on Aug. 3, 2020 by moving to Phase 1.5. The workout will follow a variety of restrictions and will include daily screenings of student-athletes and coaches. Please contact your head coach for more specific details

Fall Sports to begin Summer Workouts - Please Contact your Coach for more details

Must turn in Participation Waiver before starting workouts with your team

Football: Jeff Calabrese - jeffrey.calabrese@darlington.k12.sc.us - 843-858-0883

Volleyball: Billy Smith - william.smith@sonoco.com - 843-858-1712

Girl's Tennis: Andy Cottingham - jacottingham@gmail.com - 843-639-1770

Cross Country: Randell Ewing - randellewing@aol.com - 843-858-1515

Girl's Golf: David Coker - pinpointembr@aol.com - 843-861-2624

Swim: Jennifer Andrews - jennlynnA78@yahoo.com

Parent/Athlete Covid-19 Participation Waiver

HARTSVILLE HIGH COVID-19 Parent letter-prescreen.pdf

New Athletic Sports Physical: Required for 2020-2021

2020-Physical-Form (New).pdf

Spring Sports Senior Spotlights

There is never a time where coaches or administrators are prepared for a season to come to an end the way this spring has ended. We know the cancellations are warranted due to the global pandemic. However, it does not make it any easier to miss out on the games, practices, relationships, and memories that athletics bring every season. We are especially heart-broken for our Senior Student-Athletes. Our coaches and athletic administrators have teamed up to recognize the Spring Sports Senior Class! Thank you for your dedication to Red Fox Athletics and we will be forever thankful for the role you have played at Hartsville High School!

HHS Softball Seniors!

#5 Emily Woodham

Third base

6 years

Defense award

"Slump? I'm not in a slump. I'm just not hitting." - Yogi Berra

And a special thank you to Coach Will Kimberly for all he has done for me

#4 Gracie Jordan

Left fielder

4 years

I love to be around my teammates and outside of softball I enjoy going hunting and fishing with others. I will be going to Florence Darlington Technical College to earn my degree in nursing and continue my career playing softball.

#25 Kaylee Caudell

1st Base

6 years

Awards: Offensive Player; Most Improved

"All you need is faith, trust and a little pixie dust."

#21 Blaze MacArthur

1b/outfield

6 years

All region, High school sports report all state and leadership award, 2019 state champion.

"play every game like your last"

#12 Taylor Atkinson

Right field

4 years

Awards: Sportsmanship award in 2015, JV MVP in 2018, and state championship in 2019.

“whatever results you get, learn and grow from it and move on to the next one.” -Dabo Swinney.

#22 Abi Stokes

Middle Infield/Pitcher/Outfielder

5 years

2018 SCnow player of the year, 2015 and 2019 offensive MVP, All-state, All-region, 2019 State Champion.

Softball is more than just a game to me it’s a way of life. It helps your learn from your mistakes and gives you a forever family with your teammates.

#2 Jasmin Makayla Bates-Lynch

Right field

4 years

As for my college plans, I plan on going to USC Aiken to study Nursing.

“When life throws you curveballs, grab a bat and swing.”

HHS Men's Soccer Seniors!

#16 Josh West

Position: Forward

Josh was set to end his stellar career after coming off a solid freshman year, followed by a sophomore and junior campaign where he received all region honors. He was selected to the Cardinal Newman all-tournament team last year. Josh is one of the hardest working players I have ever coached, and always did it with a smile on his face. Josh will be headed to the Citadel next year.

#11 Luis Perez

Position: Forward

Luis was a first year player for the varsity team this year. He was set to give us strong minutes as his body type was a difficult match-up for defenses. Luis always had a positive approach to whatever was thrown his way. He was hard working, and would fight for his teammates to the very end.

#5 Benji McIntosh

Position: Defender

Benji was a first year varsity player for us this year, after leading the JV team as a team captain last season. Benji was a quick student of the game, and went from no minutes to substantial minutes in a very short time frame. He was poised to give us good minutes this year. This was directly related to his ability to absorb what he was taught, and his relentless work ethic. Benji will be headed to school at USC next year.

#12 Connor McConkey

Position: Center/Midfielder

Connor transferred from out of state his junior year and immediately found his place in the starting line-up. Connor had the ability to take information from a previous match or practice and put it into play at the exact right moment. He has a high soccer IQ, great skill set, but is one of the best examples of what a student athlete is supposed to be. Connor was honorable mention all-conference as a junior, team captain as a senior, and will be continuing his playing career at Mars Hill University.

#10 Moroni Araujo

Position: Outside/Midfielder

Moroni has been around the program for four years, but played and contributed on the varsity team for two years. Moroni made great strides in his short time with us. He was giving us limited minutes as a junior, to starting his senior year. He has a fantastic work rate, always eager to help the team, and kept a positive attitude in all situations. Moroni has been given a preferred walk-on opportunity at Brevard College and is looking forward to a chance to play at the next level.

#3 Jonathan Burr

Position: Center/Midfielder

Jon Burr has been a four year player on the varsity team. He led the team in assists last year, and was set to move in the central piece of our midfield this year. Everything went through Jon, and he commands a presence on the field. He has signed to play at the next level with Coker University. Jon has a great work rate, fantastic footskills, and the ability to find space when there isn't much to be found.

#99 John Henderson

Position: Goalkeeper

John is one of the neatest stories I have been a part of in my coaching career. John started with our JV program and could not complete a full lap around the field without stopping. He worked harder than everyone around him, made the varsity team as a sophomore, played limited minutes as a junior, then earned a starting job his senior year. John is the product of what hard work and dedication can accomplish, and it will carry him far in his life. He will be headed to school at Davidson College next year.

#14 Isaac Brito

Position: Defender

Isaac is a two year varsity player. Isaac was asked to step in to a starting role this year. He was a quick study and was never afraid to ask a question. He was one of those players that if he ever made a mistake, he never made the same one again. He developed into one of the strongest, toughest defenders we had this brief season. We were expecting his growth and development to be a big part of our success in the second half of the season. Isaac will be attending the University of SC, and they could not have gotten a better representative of what a Red Fox should be.

#13 West Driggers

Position: Midfield

West was a two year varsity member and had worked his way in to the starting line 11 this year. He played several positions for us, but had settled in to the outside back and midfield positions. He had one of the highest fitness levels of anyone on the team. West was never afraid to stick his nose in. He will be headed to Clemson University in the Fall and you can expect good things from him.

#7 Santiago Perlaza

Position: Midfield

Santiago was new to the program this year. He came to us after having a solid sophomore year with the JV program. He has decided to graduate early so we only had his services for a brief time. We enjoyed his good nature and great attitude. His great work ethic will take him far in all his future endeavors.

HHS Men's Golf Seniors!

Daniel Coker

Daniel had a tremendous career at HHS with 6 varsity letters and 3 time All Region selection and 1 - POY award. He was poised to become a 4 time All Conference performer this year and was definitely going to contend for POY.

He was selected to the Can Am Games this Spring and was going to represent our State vs the Ontario Canada team before the virus stopped us. He will be attending Anderson University in the fall on a golf scholarship.

Daniel is a great leader for this young team and always tries his best to be a good example on and off the course to his younger teammates. Good luck Daniel!

Mac Waldrop

We were delighted to have Mac join our team this year and were looking forward to seeing him progress. Season was unfortunately cut short but Mac showed tremendous promise so far during the year and was going to be a big contributor for our team. He is going to play tennis at USC-Sumter in the Fall. Good luck to Mac.

Dalton Jefferson

4 year participant in golf

Dalton is a fine young man that is a hard worker and enjoys being out at the course. He has been an integral part of our team for many years. His plans after school are to become a lineman and train at Horry Georgetown Technical College.

Good luck to Dalton! I have really enjoyed having Dalton on our team!

HHS Track and Field Seniors!

Prestin Hearne

Prestin made a lot of progress as a track athlete this season. This young man also matured before my eyes. Sometimes I called him Kid Rock because of his long hair. He was becoming a rock star thrower for the Red Foxes throwing well and earning points for the team in shot and discus. But he wanted to run too! At the Chesterfield meet we put together two 4x100m relay teams and Prestin took advantage of this chance. Here you see him doing a great job taking the handoff from his teammate Tristan. I will miss Prestin very much and hope nothing but the best for him in his future.

Inamarie Sullivan

Ina is a fierce competitor both in XC and Track. In XC this year, she helped the Red Foxes make to the state finals. On the track team, Ina was one of the toughest young ladies on the team. She competed in the 4x800 relay, 800M, and 4x400M relay. She truly is a Red Fox made of iron! Her leadership amongst the girls will be missed. Ina plans to continue her academic and athletic career at Francis Marion University.

Justin Abraham

Justin ran the 4x100M, 200M, threw the shot put and discus for the Red Foxes this year. Justin is an amazing young man who is mature beyond his years. When I first met Justin I knew he was something special. He will be greatly missed by all of us. He’s going on to do great things. He will attend Georgia State University next year and has signed to play football there. Check out this picture of Justin going full beast mode in the 4x100M relay at a meet in Chesterfield on March 12, 2020.

Dylan Smith

Dylan proved to be an excellent leader amongst the boys on the track team this year. Dylan proved to be an iron man running three tough events. Dylan's specialty is the 800M run. Dylan competed in the 800M, 4x800M, and the 4x400M. At the Chesterfield Meet on March 12, 2020 Dylan and his teammates nearly set a new school record in the 4x800M relay. I am proud to say that Dylan will continue his education at the Citadel next year. Dylan you will be greatly missed by your coaches and teammates.

Katherine Askins

Katherine has been the face of the track and cross country teams for many years. Katherine has competed in multiple state championships and even balanced track and soccer simultaneously all the while managing to excel in the classroom. In her last meet in Chesterfield on March 12, 2020, Katherine set a new personal best in the 3200M run, breaking the 13 minute mark for the first time. What was more impressive was that the 3200M run was her 3rd event of the night. Katherine is an amazing student athlete. She led our team stretches every day and always came to practices and meets with a great attitude. Katherine, you will be greatly missed next season by your coaches and teammates.

Shaquania Small

Shaquania decided to join the track team for the first time this year. She came to Coach Humphrey with little understanding of the sport and quickly learned that she belonged on the team. Shaquania's maturity proved to be very valuable amongst the girls on the track team. She ran the 4x100M, 100M, 200M, and competed in the long jump. Shaquania always had the best attitude no matter the circumstances. Coach Humphrey always admired her attention to detail. Shaquania listened and learned each day and helped the younger girls when they needed it. Shaquania plans to continue her education by attending Florence-Darlington Tech next year. She will be greatly missed by all of her teammates and coaches.

Eric Brown Jr.

Eric is the type of student-athlete that a coach wants every athlete to aspire to be like. Eric is the most mature young man I’ve ever coached. There was never a moment where Eric ever questioned anything he was asked to do. Eric is a true leader and everyone became a better person just by being around him. There is no doubt that Eric was on a path to competing in the state championship this year. At the very first meet of the season in Camden Eric threw the discus an outstanding 142 feet. He also threw the shot put 45’9” that day winning both events! Eric has a bright future ahead of him. Eric has signed to continue his education and athletic career at South Carolina State playing football there. Eric Brown you will be greatly missed by Coach Humphrey and all of your coaches and teammates.

Amir Coe

Amir came out for track this year for the first time. He became a thrower for the Red Foxes throwing both the shot put and discus. Amir’s quiet demeanor is admirable as he is also a tenacious competitor. Amir was steadily making progress getting better and better at throwing each day. He placed in the top ten at the Camden invitational this year which fielded a lot of good throwers. Amir you will be greatly missed my all of his coaches and teammates. We hope nothing but the best for you in your future

Tyrek Mills

Tyrek was one of the first guys I was introduced to after becoming the Head Coach. His work ethic is unmatched and often times I asked him to help me coach the younger members of the team. About a week before the start of the season Tyrek pulled his hamstring and wasn’t able to compete in the season opener. Even after the injury, he still came to practice and helped me direct the sprinters in practice. Tyrek was scheduled to return to competition on March 21st. Unfortunately on March 15th schools were shut down. As his coach I knew what he must have felt that day. Tyrek has been blessed with a great amount of speed and agility and plans to attend Missouri Valley college to continue his education and athletic career. Tyrek, I want you to know I will greatly miss you and your leadership. I can’t wait to hear about all of the great things you will do in your future!

Ikia McCullough

2020 was Ikia’s first year throwing for the Red Foxes. When she came out for track she didn’t have much experience with the sport but quickly became a leader amongst the girls. Ikia was throwing the shot put nearly 30ft when the season was cut short. Ikia plans on continuing her education by attending Coker University in the fall. Ikia, we wish you nothing but the best in your future.

Elijah Thaggard

Elijah decided to run track for the first time this year. He had no idea what type of event he belonged in when he started but the first time I saw him run I decided he would focus on the 400M run. Elijah placed in the top five in the 400M event in both the Camden Invitational and the Chesterfield Meet this season. Elijah was also becoming our top male high jumper. In addition to that, at the Chesterfield meet on March 12th, Elijah ran the 4x400M Relay helping the boys team win and achieve a time of 3:39. Elijah is one of the most coachable young men on the team. He never doubted the workouts or questioned anything he was asked to do. He gave it his all every day. Here in this picture you can see Elijah leading the field in the 400M race. Elijah your coaches and teammates wish you nothing but the best in your future.

Lydia Curtis

Lydia was new to track this year. She came out to join the team as a thrower. Lydia came to practice every day and always made practice a more enjoyable experience. Lydia is the type of person that everyone can get along with. Her dedication to getting better and better each day is admirable and had an impact on her teammates. Lydia threw both the shot put and discus for the Red Foxes this year. Lydia you will be greatly missed by both your teammates and coaches and we wish you nothing but the best in the future.

Jaivon Hough

Jaivon was likely the fastest man on the Red Fox team in the 100M dash. Jaivon has run track many years for the Red Foxes and has been a major contributor to the sprinter team. JHough as called by his teammates and coaches ran the 100M, 200M, and 4x100M relay. He played a major part in the boys team winning the Camden Invitational Meet this year. JHough always sought to get better and better with each race and practice. His speed and determination will be missed by all. The first time I met Jaivon we had a great discussion about his goals for this season and it let me know he was ready to win. I will miss Jaivon as will his teammates and coaches. We wish you the best of luck in the future!

Ananda Addison

Ananda started the season as the most experienced thrower on the girls team. Coach Humphrey looked at her experience as very much valuable because she was the only girl thrower on the team that had competed in track before. Ananda threw both the shot put and the discus for the Red Foxes this year. Ananda’s maturity proved to be very valuable for the girls team and she played a major part in helping the girls score points in the throws in the first two meets. Ananda has meant a lot to the Red Foxes athletic programs over the last few years and she will be greatly missed by her teammates and coaches. Best of luck to you Ananda in the future!

Kyle Rowzee

Kyle started this track season with a lot of unknowns. His athleticism fit the sport of track very well but what events he would run were not apparent at first. However, Coach Humphrey and Kyle found that Kyle could cover the hurdles very well. Kyle was determined to lead the team in the 400M Hurdles this season. In practices his determination to perfect the hurdles showed up every day. Kyle your hard work and determination is something that I wish every track athlete possessed. You will be missed by your teammates and coaches and we wish you nothing but the best in the future!

HHS Women's Soccer Seniors!

#1 Alex Gardner

Position: Goalkeeper/Striker

Alex has played as our goalkeeper for four years. Every year she has improved drastically. She is never the one to give up. Even after a possible concussion. We will greatly miss Alex. It’s been a great 4 years.

#2 Sarah Teal

Position: Fullback/Midfielder

Sarah worked hard on and off the field. Her first question off the field would be, “If I’m doing something wrong, how can I fix it?” She was one of our most coachable players. Sarah has been with us for 4 years and will be missed greatly.

#4 Maklon Gainey

Position: Midfielder

Maklon is a very coachable player. She always wanted to stay after practice to work on individual skills. She cheered her teammates on no matter what. She was with us for 4 years and we will greatly miss her.

#5 Kayleigh Dibble

Position: Defender

Kayleigh has been a brick in our defense. Nothing can get by her. She is so sweet off the field but will put a stop to anybody trying to take a shot at the goal. Do they have to graduate after 4 years? She will be missed greatly.

#8 Tiyonna Dolford

Position: Fullback/Striker

Tiyonna is a very hardworking individual. Even though we had her for one year, she showed mounds of progress. She was a joy to be around and we will miss her deeply.

#9 Marelyn Reyes

Position: Striker/Midfielder

Marelyn or Nugget as she is called by the girls has been an asset on our team for 3 years. She is the only person on our team to have “individual rules”. She can play almost any position you ask her to play. She is a firecracker on and off the field. We will miss her greatly.

#11 Katherine Askins

Position: Wing

Katherine or KAT has been with us for 3 years. She has been a very hardworking young lady with a great work ethic. She has done both soccer and track in the spring normally leaving track practice to jump right into soccer practice. We will miss her greatly!

#12 Laney Askins

Position: Defender/Midfielder

Laney has played for us for 2 years. She has been a joy to coach always very polite and smiling every day. She is very coachable and a hard worker. She played on defense mostly and made a great partnership with Kayleigh Dibble. She will be greatly missed.

#4 Olivia Roemhildt

Position: Striker/Wing

Olivia (Liv for short) bless her heart she took a wrong turn leaving Nebraska and ended up in little old Hartsville. It has been great for us though, she hit it off with the girls from the start and was a great quick and tricky player from that added a bit of technical ability to our squad. She will be greatly missed.

#18 Alexis Bryant

Position: Fullback/Midfield

Alexis has played with us for 2 years. She is our smallest defender but has a heart the size of an elephant. She reads the field like the back of her hand. She can stop anybody from dribbling past her. We will greatly miss her.

#20 Amelia Harless

Position: Midfielder/Defense

Amelia (Mil for short) has played with us for 2 years. She was a cheerleader to the girls on and off the field. She was never seen with a frown on her face, always a smile. She wanted to learn and listened to every word we told her. She will be missed greatly.

HHS Baseball Seniors!

# 7 Tate Hawkins

Outfielder

"Fierce competitor who loves being a Red Fox. Has played multiple positions during his career."

#10 Rylan Howle

Infielder

"Great kid who has done everything asked of him by the staff. Played multiple positions during his Red Fox career."

#8 Tyler Lawhon.

First Base/Pitcher

"Passionate player who has pitched and played first base during his career."

#5 Mykal Mack

Infielder/Pitcher

"Been the go-to pitcher the last two years with the program. When not pitching has anchored the middle infield."

#17 Connor Strickland

First Base

"Dedicated player who loved being a part of the program. Has contributed at 1b and a designated hitter."

#14 Daniel Tedeschi(GSSM)

Pitcher

"1st year with the program but was working his way into the pitching staff. A joy to be around."

Wrestling hardware is coming back to Hartsville

Hartsville Wrestlers continue to build on their record breaking season. This weekend, Feb. 28-29, Hartsville sent six wrestlers to the individual state championships in Anderson, SC: Danchez McNeal, Jordan Lynch, Logan Berger, Alex Hunt, Luke Phillips, and Richard Williamson. Friday started off strong as three of the six wrestlers won their first match of the weekend.

Saturday is known as Championship day. Danchez and Alex ended their season finishing among the top 8 wrestlers in their weight class. Luke and Richard pushed on to compete in the 3rd/4th place match. Luke had a tough match that went back and forth through the three periods. Luke came up a few points short and placed 4th in his weight class. Richard had some intense moments throughout his match as well. Richard suffer a reversal that led to his opponent landing hard on his mid-section. Richard ended up losing and suffered fractured ribs after the hard fall. Richard finished his season 4th in his weight class.

Jordan Lynch was up next competing for the State Championship. Jordan found himself in an absolute battle as they traded off take-downs and escapes. Jordan locked in midway through the second and gained control of the match. It looked that Jordan had his man pinned but time ran out at the end of the second period extending the match to the third and final period. Jordan was able to maintain control and beat his opponent 10-7 to take home the 4A State Championship at the 115 lb weight class. Jordan is a senior that has finished runner-up the past two seasons and is now a STATE CHAMPION. Jordan will compete in the Senior North/South Match later this month.

Logan Berger was Hartsville's last wrestler of the season. Logan was going into a tough match where his opponent had a record of over 40 wins and only 5 losses. Logan did not back down and came out aggressive right from the start. Logan showed his wrestling experience by controlling every move. Logan took the lead with a takedown at the end of the first. The second was all Logan as he threatened to end the match a couple of times. As time was about to expire, Logan rolled his opponent to his shoulders and pinned him to take home the 4A State Championship at the 132 lb. weight class. Logan set the record this year for the most pins in a season for HHS and is now a STATE CHAMPION as a sophomore.

Congratulations to Coach Lynch, his staff, and all Red Fox Wrestlers on an amazing season!

Wrestling Finishes as State Runner-Up: First Time in School History


Notable Season Accomplishments:

Logan Berger - School Record Most Pins in a Season

Jordan Lynch - School Record Most Career Wins

Jordan Lynch and Gabe Moore selected for the North/South All Star Match

First Time in School History - Lower State Champions and State Runner-Up

Wrestling = Lower State Champions!

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Four Student-Athletes Celebrate Signing Day at HHS

Mac Waldrop - Tennis

USC Sumter

Justin Abraham - Football

Georgia State University

Eric Brown Jr. - Football

South Carolina State University

Kevon Haigler - Football

Appalachian State University

Four Red Foxes sign to play at the college level

Daniel Coker - Men's Golf - Anderson University

Blaze MacArthur - Softball - Queens University of Charlotte

Gracie Jordan - Softball - Florence Darlington Tech

Abigayle Stokes - Softball - Lander University

Endzone Foxes Club makes donation to HHS Athletics

Pictured above: HHS Cheerleaders, Assistant Athletics Director Brad Boob, Principal Corey Lewis, Director of Endzone Foxes Tracee Auman, Athletics Director Barry Harley

Hartsville Athletics wants to say thank you to the Endzone Foxes Club for a wonderful donation on Friday Night Nov. 1. The Endzone Foxes are loyal Red Fox fans that purchase an annual membership each football season. The membership includes meals on Friday nights and special seating in Kelleytown Stadium. The ultimate purpose for the Endzone Foxes is to support Hartsville High School Athletics. Each year the club gives a donation to the athletic department which goes a long way for the student-athletes at Hartsville High. A special thank you to the Director of the Endzone Foxes, Tracee Auman and Assistant Directors Caitlyn Tochiki and Gail Campbell for organizing all of the festivities throughout the season.

If you would like to join the Endzone Foxes next season please contact Tracee Auman by email: tracee.auman@darlington.k12.sc.us

We would love to see the organization grow! Not to mention, the food is amazing! Thank you again to the ENDZONE FOXES!!

Red Foxes Partner with Bethlehem Therapeutic Riding Stables

Nathan Barr and Cesare Edwards volunteered on Saturday with Bethlehem Therapeutic Riding Stables at Tally Ho Equestrian Center. Nathan and Cesare are members of the Red Fox basketball team.

Throughout the past year, Red Foxes have volunteered their time to help Special Needs Children complete their physical therapy on horseback. Red Fox student-athletes go on Saturday mornings to help clean trails, escort horses, and provide physical labor for anything that is needed. The children have loved seeing their faces and it has made a major impact in the lives of our athletes. Some of the children are in wheelchairs and are needed to be lifted onto the horses. The horses take the children through trails around the stables which helps them build muscle needed for physical therapy.

"It is a blessing being a part of this wonderful program," claimed Coach Brad Boob. "Our athletes have learned so much in strength and perseverance since joining this amazing organization."

Thank You to Our Amazing Community

A Special Thank You goes to Debbie Talbert and Jamie Hodges (Carolina Bank) along with Phillip Hodges (IGA on 15) for providing drinks for the football team! We could not function without community leaders like you!

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