Notebook: This week’s top events, Oct. 8

October 8, 2013 

SWIMMING

SCISA season wraps at Augusta on Saturday

The S.C. Independent Schools Association closes its season with the championships for all classifications at the Augusta Aquatics Center on Saturday.

While First Baptist has been a top performer in Class 3A through the season, Ben Lippen and Porter-Gaud are in position to challenge.

Key to the meet for the Falcons boys are the relays. The 400-yard freestyle relay squad is led by Joseph Wise and Kellen Walker, and the 200 freestyle and 200 medley teams include Luke Shoemaker, who is a leader in the 200 freestyle and a contender in the 200 individual medley races.

Hammond’s Zac Lipsitz and Ben Lippen’s Matthew Fadel will compete for the 100 backstroke title. Lipsitz also is a top seed in the 200 IM.

Katie Money is a top performer for the Ben Lippen girls in the 100 breaststroke and 50 freestyle. She is a front-runner for the title, while Kylie Walker should medal in the 100 freestyle.

CROSS COUNTRY

Lexington hosts Body Shop Athletics Invitational on Saturday

Twenty-six teams from the Midlands to the Lowcountry are slated to compete in the first Body Shop Athletics Invitational at Lexington this weekend.

Among the squads in the running are Summerville, Stratford, Bishop England, Heathwood Hall, Hammond and a contingent representing the Carolina Homeschool Association.

The meet begins at 9 a.m. with the varsity race, and the girls race follows at 9:40 a.m.

VOLLEYBALL

Cardinal Newman at Camden vs. Irmo

In the Dig Pink fundraising event, SCISA leader Cardinal Newman challenges Irmo and the SCHSL Class 3A No. 6 Camden Bulldogs on Wednesday.

The Cardinals (20-3) are undefeated in SCISA competition, and topped Irmo 2-0 in their Sept. 23 meeting. These squads are a few of the local teams participating in the annual Dig Pink National Breast Cancer Awareness Rally this month.

Breast cancer survivors in attendance will be honored, and spectators are encouraged to wear pink to the match. Donations can be made at the match or at Side-Out.org.

Akilah Imani Nelson

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