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

WELCOME TO THE 2019-2020 HARTSVILLE HIGH SCHOOL ATHLETICS SEASON

Weekly Schedule

Winter Sports Playoffs Update!

Men's Basketball @ AC Flora Wednesday 2-19-20 "First Round"

Congratulations to Women's Basketball All Region Selections

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

Two Wrestlers Make North/South All Star Match

Gabe Moore - 138lb

Senior Gabe Moore will compete at the North/South All Star Match for Hartsville

Jordan Lynch - 120lb

Senior Jordan Lynch will compete at the North/South All Star Match for Hartsville

Wrestling = Lower State Champions!

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Wrestling heads to the Lower State Championship

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Monday night Hartsville traveled to Dreher High School for the 3rd Round of the AAAA State Playoffs. With them were hopes of making school history by making it to the Lower State Finals. Hartsville built off of the momentum from Saturday by earning a hard fought victory over the #1 seeded Dreher Blue Devils 37-25. Hartsville will now travel to North Myrtle Beach on Wednesday night to compete for the Lower State Championship. Good luck to our Red Fox Wrestlers!

Wrestling Wins Big in South Aiken, moves on to 3rd Round!

Hartsville Wrestling has been on the move this season. Saturday was the start of the State Playoffs and the Red Foxes ended the regular season as the #2 seed from Region VI AAAA. Hartsville traveled to South Aiken to take on Midland Valley in the first round. Hartsville continued to prove why they are a force in the Lower State by defeating Midland Valley 64-15.

Immediately after defeating Midland Valley the Red Foxes took on Saturday's host South Aiken. After beating them in a tight match earlier this season the Red Foxes knew they needed to build on the momentum from earlier in the morning. Hartsville continued to thrive by defeating South Aiken 47-31. Logan Berger has had a record setting season for the Red Foxes. Logan is a tenth grader that finished as the State's Runner-Up last year as a freshman. Berger collected pins number 31 and 32 on Saturday to own the record for the most pins in a season. Hartsville improved their overall record to 31-5 on the season and will travel to Dreher Monday night for the 3rd Round of the AAAA State Playoffs.

Red Foxes end up on the wrong end of Rivalry Night

Boys Basketball Picks Up Region Win Over Wilson

Tuesday night was a little different for Red Fox basketball. Illness is taking a toll around our community and Coach English was not able to avoid the Flu. Coach Eric Bennett took over as the head coach heading into an intense match-up at Wilson High School. Cesare Edwards was the player of the game by controlling the paint and scoring 24 points. The Red Foxes increased their win column with a final score of 39-34.

Lady Red Foxes lose to a tough Wilson team

Tuesday Night started out strong for the Foxes. Jazolyn Pendergrass hit her first three shots sparking a battle with Wilson. Unfortunately Wilson made a big run right before half to slow the momentum of the Foxes. Loyal McQueen from Wilson proved to be the stand out player she is by leading the Tigers with 27 points. Wilson finished with the win and became Region VI Champions for 2020. The Lady Red Foxes will travel to take on their rivals in Darlington on Friday Night at 6:00pm. Good luck Lady Foxes.

Wrestling takes the Victory in Wednesday's Tri-Match

2019 Fall Sports All-Region, All-State, All-Star Game Recipients

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Volleyball:

All Region – Lauren Thomas

All Region – Kahill Funderburk

All Region and North/South All-Star – Madison Rhodes

Swim:

All Region, State Qualifier in the 50 Free and 100 Breast-Stroke – Courtney Andrews

Women’s Golf:

All-Region - Aryn Watson

All-Region – Lakyn Wilkerson


Cross-Country:

All Region – Kaiti Nutt

All Region – Katherine Askins

Football:

1st Team All Region Quarterback – Owen Taylor

1st Team All Region Running Back – J’shawn Anderson

1st Team All Region Offensive Line – Erc Brown Jr.

1st Team All Region Offensive Line – Chapman Parker

1st Team All Region Defensive Lineman – Keyshawn Dolford

1st Team All Region Linebacker – Bailey Carroway

1st Team All Region Defensive Back – Zyriq Thomas

1st Team All Region Defensive Back – Dylan Smith

1st Team All Region Specialist – Leland Saxton

2nd Team All Region Specialist – Chase Elssesler

1st Team All Region, All-State, Shrine Bowl Linebacker – Kevon Haigler

Region VI Defensive Player of the Year, All-State, Shrine Bowl Linebacker – Justin Abraham

Region VI Athlete of the Year – Dariyan “DP” Pendergrass

We would also like to recognize two Head Coaches:

Volleyball Head Coach – Billy Smith received the honor to Coach in the North/South All-Star Game

Football Head Coach – Jeff Calabrese was named Region VI Coach of the Year and The Morning News Coach of the Year

2019 Fall Sports Award Winners

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The Red Fox Athletic Department would like to thank our Corporate Sponsors, Parents, and Fans for their support throughout the Fall Season. We could not function without you!!

Congratulations to the Fall Student-Athletes on a wonderful Fall Season.

A Special Congratulations to Billy Smith (North/South All-Star Volleyball Coach), Jeff Calabrese (Region VI Coach of the year, Morning News Coach of the Year)

Women's Golf: Aryn Watson (Medalist), Abby Broach (Most Improved), Lakyn Wilkerson (Coach's Award), Alex Gardner (Coach's Award)

Volleyball: Natalie O'Neal (MVP), Emme Isgett (Most Improved), Madison Rhodes (Red Fox Award), Lauren Thomas (Red Fox Award)

Cross Country: Logan Berger (MVP Boys), Kaiti Nutt (MVP Girls), Katherine Askins (Coach's Award)

Swim: Courtney Andrews (Red Fox Award), Alexis Jepson (Most Dedicated), Andrew Faile (All-Star Award)

Competitive Cheer: Myli Bess (Rookie of the Year), Laney Askins (Spirit of the Red Fox), Alex Tucker (Most Spirited), Carlee Moore (MVP) - JV Cheer: Britt Brizuela (Coach's Award), De'mya Bishop (Rising Star)

Football: Owen Taylor (Offensive Player), Justin Abraham (Defensive Player), Leland Saxton (Special Teams), Kevon Haigler (Red Fox Award) - JV Football: Walter Hammond (Most Improved), Diante Kelly (Coach's Award)

Women's Tennis: Kaylee Blair (Red Fox Spirit), Anna Grace Wilkes (Coach's Award), Jordan Cothran (Most Improved), Esther Coward (Most Improved)

Daniel Coker Qualifies for the 2020 Junior Golf Can-AM

Daniel Coker is a senior at Hartsville High School and plays golf for the Red Foxes. Coker has been competing on the Junior Golf Tour which consists of various golf tournaments against some of the best in the State.

According to the South Carolina Junior Golf Association, Coker is ranked as one of the Top 8 Junior Golfers in SC, Top 4 for the graduating class of 2020. Just recently Coker received a tremendous honor by qualifying for the 2020 Junior Golf Can-Am.

The Junior Golf Can-Am is a weekend match between the Top 8 South Carolina Players versus the Top 8 Players from Ontario, Canada. This year's event will be held at the prestigious Wachesaw Plantation Club in Murrells Inlet on March 20-22. Throughout the weekend Coker will participate in the Junior Am on Friday, Can-Am banquet Friday night, Four-Ball Match Saturday, and Singles Match on Sunday.

In the 22 years of the Junior Can-Am, Daniel Coker is the first Hartsville Area Junior Golfer to ever qualify to play in the Can-Am. Congratulations to Daniel and Good Luck in March!

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

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Lady Foxes Basketball get into the Records Book

The Lady Red Foxes competed in two holiday tournaments over the Christmas Break. They finished Runner’s Up at both tournaments, The A&J Tournament at Marion High School and the District 9 Tournament at Morris College.

On December 20, 2019 against Conway the Lady Red Foxes tied a state record for made 3-pointers in a game by making 10 3-pointers. On the following night, against Marion, they broke that record and made 11 3-pointers. They made 11 again on December 27 against Lamar. This makes the Lady Red Foxes tied with Laurens and Estill on the State records list.

In the championship game of the A&J Tournament against Marion on December 21, 2019 Jazolyn Pendergrass tied a state record for 3-pointers in a game. She connected on 8 trey balls. On December 27th against Lamar she outdid herself by connecting on 9 3-pointers. She is now in a 6-way tie for 9 made threes in a game.

Later in the break, the middle school and junior varsity programs combined forces to practice together over the holiday break. The entire coaching staff from Middle School, JV, and Varsity programs worked with the players from both teams on skill development, fundamentals and some strategic game situations. It was a great success and went a long way in building unity throughout Hartsville.

Congratulations Coach Jeff Calabrese: Morning News Football Coach of the Year

Girl's Basketball continues to impress with a Runner-Up finish at the A&J Holiday Tournament!

Coach Johnson and the Lady Foxes continue to build on the momentum they have generated over the first month of the season. This past weekend the Lady Foxes participated in the A&J Holiday Tournament at Marion High School. Hartsville entered the tournament on a roll and it continued throughout the weekend. The Lady Foxes matched up against Conway in the semi-finals.

scnow.com/sports describes the win over Conway:

"Hartsville made quick work of Conway in a 59-22 rout as the Red Foxes cruised into the championship game. HHS outscored the Tigers 21-2 in the opening quarter and led 37-7 at the break.

Ameonta Sutton led the charge offensively with a game-high 19 points. She connected four three-pointers in the game.

Jazolyn Pendegrass followed with 16 points and also had four treys. She sank three of them in the second quarter.

“At the end of the day, it’s about trying to get better during the holiday break,” Red Foxes coach Justin Johnson said. “I thought in the third quarter, we started to play the kind of basketball we wanted to play. I wasn’t too happy about that first-half performance, but we’re starting to make steps in the right direction.” by J. Driggers - SCnow

Hartsville ended up losing to Marion in the Title game. However, Jazolyn Pendergrass was nothing short of amazing scoring 42 points in the defeat. Congratulations Lady Red Foxes on a strong tournament finish!

Lady Foxes sweep series against West Florence

Hartsville High School's girls basketball team found themselves in a tight battle Tuesday night against the West Florence Knights. Hartsville had a one point lead going into halftime.

The Lady Foxes have shown to be a second half team so far this season. The Third Quarter was dominated by the Foxes with them outscoring the Knights 18-7. The Red Foxes continued to put the pressure on West Florence which proved to be too much for the Knights.

Hartsville defeated the Knights 52-42 and are riding momentum going into the A&J Holiday Tournament in Marion beginning Thursday night.

Justin Abraham and Kevon Haigler Represent South Carolina in Shrine Bowl Saturday

Two of Hartsville's linebackers were selected to play for the South Carolina team in the Shrine Bowl on Saturday Dec. 20, 2019. Football players must be selected by the Head Coach of the South Carolina team and they are considered one of the best football players in the State.

Kevon Haigler is a senior linebacker that has recently committed to play football at Appalachian State University. Haigler played a key role in the Red Foxes Lower-State Runner-Up finish this year in AAAA football. Haigler was voted to be a team captain for the Red Foxes and will be a great asset for SC going into Saturday's game.

Justin Abraham is a senior linebacker that is a Georgia State University commit. Abraham served as the Red Foxes team captain the past two years. Justin was a star inside linebacker that played a vital role in the Red Foxes playoff run in 2019. Justin was recently featured in a news article highlighting his work with local community service organizations showing his role as a community leader throughout Hartsville.

Congratulations to these two Red Foxes as they join a prestigious class of athletes to play in the North Carolina vs. South Carolina Shrine Bowl. Coach Calabrese, Coach Feus, and Coach Murray were able to enjoy some time watching practice on Monday and Tuesday. Good Luck to Justin and Kevon! We are....Red Foxes!

A Special Thank You goes to Scott Huffer for providing our Varsity Basketball pictures above the arena doors!

Red Foxes football ends season in Lower State Final

Hartsville Athletes are more than just athletes: Justin Abraham is the perfect example

A special thank you to Gwendolyn Maddrix for allowing our student-athletes to be part of her amazing organization!

Women's Cross Country Top 15 at State Meet

Congratulations to our Women's Cross Country Team for having a strong showing in the State Championship Meet this past Tuesday in Camden. These ladies have had an amazing season and continued to impress the state as a few of the ladies recorded their personal best times at the State Meet. Hartsville finished in 15th Place against a talented group of runners. Congratulations on a wonderful season!

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!!

Top Ten Finish for the Red Regime

Hartsville High School's Red Regime capped off an amazing season with an 8th Place finish at the SCBDA State Championship this past Saturday in Chapin, SC. They performed very well against some amazing Bands. The Red Regime had recently finished 2nd at the Lower-State Championship the week before. The Red Regime had an amazing season and appreciate all of your continued Support throughout the season!

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!

We are....Red Foxes!

Shrine Bowl Selections are out!

Congratulations Justin Abraham and Kevon Haigler!!!

Blessing of the Helmets - Sponsored by HHS FCA

Hartsville High School teamed up with Pee Dee FCA to put on the 5th Annual Blessing of the Helmets. The event took place in "The Cage" after football practice on Wednesday night. The FCA organization recognized the Varsity, JV, and Middle School football teams and cheerleading squads. Special speakers included Barry Harley, Ron Howard, Brad Boob, Bootsie Griggs, and Daniel Henderson. It was a touching event that has seen significant growth in the past five years. HHS FCA would like to thank everyone involved and our community for being part of such a special occasion.


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