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T.L. Hanna’s girls’ swim team finished 9th at the state meet, improving on performances of 17th, 25th and 16th in the previous three seasons.

This time they started fast and kept overachieving all night. The Jackets qualified in nine events and placed in the top 20 in eight of them.

The Hanna boys’ cross country team took 1st place amid rainy conditions at the Coaches Classic meet, hosted by Hillcrest in Simpsonville.

Jack McGahey finished 11th, Jude Lazarus 16th and Ben Marshall 19th.

The girls settled for 2nd in the prestigious meet. Madison Timms was 5th individually and Georgia McGahey was 7th.

Also in Simpsonville, the Hanna varsity cheerleaders enjoyed their best showing of the season, finishing 2nd in the Hillcrest Cheer Classic.

Rain has many consequences regarding outdoor sports, one of which is that Belton-Honea Path took on Wren twice on the same day in girls’ tennis and won both, 5-2.

The Bears got points in the opener from Maggie LeCroy, Jessica Callaham, Emily Brown, Natalie Brown and the No. 1 doubles team of LeCroy and Callaham. Though the scores were slightly different, the same results occurred in the nightcap.

BHP also swept West Oak.

The Region 1-3A title is on the line at Daniel on Tuesday.

Four Belton-Honea Path golfers earned All-Region 1-3A and the Bears swept to the team title with a score of 335.

The all-region honorees are Emalyn Davis, Kate Gunnels, Sarabeth McClellan and Julia Gilreath.

Powdersville won every game in every flight in its Region 2-3A tennis match at home versus Blue Ridge.

The perfect slate of winners were Ryann Roth, Sydnee Barrett, Alison Reca, Kendall Boyd, Isabel Parisi & Kate Ellis and the doubles teams Anna Cate Brooks-Tam Tran and Baylee Brown-Abby Merritt.

Led by Katie Kline, who finished 2nd in the 200 freestyle, Wren scored 98 points and finished 13th the state swim meet.

Kline earned 42 points for the team in her individual events and earned all-state designation.

The Wren cheer squad took 1st in the BHP Bear Invitational.

Crescent picked up a road volleyball sweep of Christ Church on Monday, winning both JV and varsity matches against the Cavaliers.