Sports

Spring Varsity Sports Finish up the First Half of Their Seasons

BY: GILL GRINER

Baseball:

The Patriot baseball team has had a good first half to their season.  After nine games, they have a 6-3 record overall and a 3-2 region record.  So far, they have split with Thomas Heyward, lost once to Holly Hill and Dorchester, beaten Jefferson Davis, St. John’s Christian, Clarendon Hall, and Bethesda.  The team is optimistic about the future of the season, and will have a chance to rematch and split with its two region losses.  Making the playoffs is the current goal of the team.

Softball:

The Patriot softball team has had less success, having lost every game so far.  The team is young and looking to improve as the season goes on.

Golf:

Despite losing their home course when Penny Branch shut down, the Patriot golf team has had a stellar early season.  Now, they play from Hilton Head Lakes golf course, and they have an 8-6 record overall and an undefeated 3-0 record in their region.  They are looking to be competitive again this year in the region, and possibly state, tournament.

Upcoming Games:

Baseball:

Tue. Apr. 4 *Dorchester Away 6:00 pm

Wed. Apr. 5 Bethesda Home 6:00 pm

Thur. Apr. 6 Coastal Hurricanes Home 5:00 pm

Tues. Apr. 11 Wardlaw Home 6:00 pm

Thurs. Apr. 13 *Jefferson Davis Home 6:00 pm

Tue. Apr. 25 *St. John’s Home 6:00 pm

Softball:

Mon. Apr 3 Colleton Prep Home 5:30

Tues. Apr 4 *Dorchester Away 7:00

Tue. Apr 11 John Paul II Home 5:00

Thur. Apr 13 *Jefferson Davis Home 6:00

Tues. Apr 25 St. John’s Home 6:00

Mon. May 1 Dorchester Home 6:00

Tues. May 2 Colleton Prep Away 5:30

Fri. May 5 Wardlaw Away 5:30

Golf:

Mon. Apr. 3 Charleston Collegiate Home 3:30 pm

Tue. Apr. 4 *Dorchester Away 3:30 pm

Thurs. Apr. 6 Coastal Christian Away 3:30 pm

Thurs. Apr. 13 Calhoun Academy Away 3:30 pm

April 14-21 Spring Break

Tues. Apr. 18 Colleton Prep Home 3:30 pm

Cross School

Thurs. Apr. 20 *Region Tournament @Holly Hill 3:30 pm

 

Gamecocks Make First Ever Final Four

BY: TYLER MOREHEAD

This year’s NCAA basketball tournament has certainly lived up to the name of March

Thornwell celebrates during a game against Duke. The Gamecocks defeated Duke during the tournament to reach the Sweet Sixteen.

Madness with many upsets and two teams, Gonzaga and South Carolina, reaching the Final Four for the first time ever. The University of South Carolina Gamecocks so far have been the most surprising in the tournament and are considered by many to be the Cinderella story of the tournament. Led by SEC player of the year Sindarius Thornwell, the Gamecocks have upset many higher ranked opponents and now nobody doubts the ability of their players or of head coach Frank Martin who is known for his temper and use of colorful language.

 

Bracket Busters

BY: ALEX JONES

The past couple of weeks have been hectic and nerve-racking for many college basketball teams, but it has also been hectic for the millions of people who have made brackets for the tournament. Each year, millions of people will make brackets to try to correctly pick

Out of 70 million brackets completed, only 657 brackets contain the correct Final Four teams.

each game in the tournament. If someone gets the entire bracket right, then he or she will win a free trip to see the final four games for the next year. Many people around Patrick Henry Academy tried their best to get the whole bracket right. Unfortunately, nobody did. As a matter of fact, nobody in the whole country got the whole bracket correct. Only 657 people got the Final Four correct this year. Here at Patrick Henry, many online groups were created to compete against each other. The best completed bracket was by senior Alex Jones. His bracket, in the 98th percentile in the country, is currently 200,000th in the country. Jones was in a group with seniors Timothy Kowalewski, Reeves Altman, juniors Hunter Spielman, and sophomore Kennedy Fairey. Currently leading the pack is Alex Jones. He only made four total brackets while others in the group made around 25 brackets.  What is causing many people to struggle with the bracket are all the upsets during March Madness.  The surprising home state team, the South Carolina Gamecocks, busted millions of people’s brackets. It’s fair to say that most of the 657 people who have the Final Four probably live in South Carolina due to the Gamecocks being the Cinderella of the tournament.

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