BE athletes, artists win accolades

CHARLESTON—Bishop England High School wrapped up their school year in successful fashion. Both track teams, the baseball team, and girls’ lacrosse all competed for state titles.

The girls’ track team was the big winner, capturing the state title and making them champs for the 10th time in 13 years.

On the boys’ track team, Griffie Loy was a standout competitor, breaking the state record in the discus throw and propelling him to fifth in the nation. The team came in second at the state competition, finishing just behind Woodland.

The baseball team also earned runner-up spot, dueling Chesnee to game three in the series before falling 5-3 in a tight matchup.

The girls’ lacrosse team also played for the state championship, losing a nail-biter 15-14 to No. 1 seed JL Mann. Team players Elena Bosco, Isabel Burnett and Caitlin Greenho were selected for All-State first team; Taylor Kennington, Jordan Mitchell and Carolyn Roberts are All-State second team; and Taylor Rice and Cora Petyak made lower state.

Also, Caitlin Greenho, Taylor Rice and Cora Petyak were chosen as Academic-All Americans by U.S. Lacrosse. The honor is awarded to players who exhibit exemplary lacrosse skills, good sportsmanship on the field, high standards of academic excellence, and significant contributions of service to their schools and communities.

In golf news, Anna Raquel Robison signed a letter of intent to play NCAA Division II Women’s Golf for Erskine College, earning merit and athletic scholarships.

School artists were also in the spotlight. Laura Buescher won first place and a cash award at the High School Seniors Art Exhibit. Cali Artigues and Claire Gutshall took honorable mention at the North Charleston Arts Festival Youth Art Exhibit. And Andrew Ward earned a spot at the Summer Art Institute at Redux Art Studio.