By CT McDonald


Brookland-Cayce’s girls tennis team recently completed the season as the top seed out of Region 5-3A and kicked off the playoffs last week, along with two other BCHS teams that made it to the postseason games.

The Bearcats, a lower state No. 1 seed, defeated Loris 4-3 in Round One last week to advance to this week’s second round at home against Bluffton, the No. 2 seed from Region 8-3A and first round winner over Hanahan. With some stormy weather in the area on Monday, the second round games were postponed until Tuesday, and were yet to get under way at this writing.

The winner of Tuesday’s match will have advanced to Wednesday’s third round against the winner of the Wacamaw/Manning match, another top seed versus No. 2 seed contest.

Following the midweek third round, the girls tennis state semifinal round is set for Monday, with the state finals at the Cayce Tennis Center on Saturday, November 4.

Brookland-Cayce’s varsity volleyball team also qualified for the playoffs at No. 3 out of Region 5-3A, just behind Strom Thurmond and Gilbert. Competing as a No. 3 lower state seed in last week’s first round, the Bearcats took a 3-0 loss at Aynor when the Blue Jackets won it 15, 26-24, 18.

During the regular season, Brookland-Cayce recorded wins against White Knoll, Chapin, Pelion, Greenwood, South Pointe, Edisto and Swansea, and split wins with District Two rival Airport.

And the BCHS swim teams completed their season October 17 in the 3A state finals, with the girls team finishing at No. 16 and the boys at No. 8. Other 3A midlands area teams to make it to the state finals were the Mid-Carolina girls, who finished at No. 12, and the Mid-Carolina boys at No. 14 and the Newberry boys at No. 16.