The Spring Valley Lady Vikings won last night against Blythewood, with a score of 20-39. They'll head into the Region 4-5A Qualifier with a record of 4-0 against region opponents. There were several highlights from the race including a top 5 finish from Caitlin Aycock (2nd place overall, new lifetime PR of 20:52), Ava Phelps (3rd place, new PR of 21:01), Madison McEachern (4th place, new PR of 21:18), Emily Smoak (5th place) and Molly Westfall (6th place). Additional notable PR's on the team were obtained by Elena Holfelner, Brea Grace Lambert and Ayanna Johnson.
On Wednesday the Vikings traveled to Blythewood for a region match up. The varsity won the meet with a score of 18-40. Fernando Castro finished 1st with a PR of 16:27. Tyler Shuler was 2nd in 17:08, Jack Stacy was 4th in 17:19, Joey Massaro was 5th in 17:45, Ethan Taylor was 6th in 17:50, Andrew Polson was 8th in 18:03, and Blake Wild was 11th in 18:42.
The JV also won the meet with a score of 15-50. David Conroy was 1st, Henry Pettis was 2nd, Anderson Walker was 3rd, Hamilton Howard was 4th, and Shyam Ganesh Babu was 5th.
The girls traveled to Charleston on Saturday for the AAAAA State Championships. The meet was very fast and competitive, but our Vikings had some amazing swims and best times. The girls finished 16th in the state overall. Top finishers and scorers were: 200 Medley Relay (Anna Todd, Ellis Murray, Ann Ryan Alexander, Elizabeth Johnson), Ann Ryan Alexander (13th 100 Fly, 20th 500 Free), Elizabeth Johnson (15th 50 Free, 19th 100 Free), Ellis Murray (21st 100 Back, 28th 100 Breast), 200 Free Relay (19th Marta Tremolada, Madisson-Rhea Jones, Charlotte Winchip, Simron Tippabhatla), and the 400 Free Relay (Anna Todd, Ellis Murray, Ann Ryan Alexander, Elizabeth Johnson).
The boys followed the girls and swam Monday for their AAAAA State Championships. This was another competitive meet, and our boys finished up with 6th place overall! Top finishers and scorers were: 200 Medley Relay (2nd- Ethan Ho, Joseph Frye, Rhett Moore, William Johnson), Ethan Ho (9th 200 Free, 5th 100 Back), Joseph Frye (10th 200 IM, 8th 100 Breastroke), Rhett Moore (6th 100 Fly, 5th 500 Free), Pedro Robertson (25th 100 Fly), Patrick Quirk (28th 100 Free, 29th 100 Back), William Johnson (22nd 50 Free, 26th 100 Free), Connor Swayne (28th 100 Breastroke), 200 Free Relay ( 17th- Asa Arnold, Andrew May, Isaiah Grant, William Johnson) and 400 Free Relay (5th- Ethan Ho, Patrick Quirk, Joseph Frye, Rhett Moore).
The Spring Valley Lady Vikings along with teams from Blythewood, Ridge View, Northwestern and Rock Hill traveled to Chester Golf Club in Chester, SC to participate in the 18 hole region qualifier golf tournament. The Lady Vikings were on fire on their first 9 holes, shooting a team low 9 of 166. The back 9 played a bit tougher for the Lady Vikings, but they managed a total team score of 365, which was good enough to secure second place in the region playoffs behind a strong Blythewood team posting an under par team score of 287. Northwestern (400) and Rock Hill (459) edged out Ridge View (464) for the other two Upper State spots.
Three Lady Vikings were named all-region players: Senior Millie Spivey, who also led the team as low medalist with her career best 18 hole round of 82, junior Maddie Webster and freshman Elaine Craig. Other Lady Vikings contributing to overall team score were junior Lauren Williams and senior Tayelor Morgan.
The Lady Vikings will now move on to play in the Upper State Championship tournament that will be held Monday October 19th at Chester Golf course.
The Spring Valley Varsity football lost a tough battle with Blythewood high school 21-17 this past Friday night. The Vikings were lead on offense by quarterback DeQuandre Smith who is 18 for 27 for 273 yards and one touchdown. Ty’Sean Osby had six receptions for 153 yards and one touchdown. Evan Javis had 1 reception for 24 yards and a TD. Thomas Roberts had 5 receptions for 68 yards. Nick Solomons had a good game on the offensive line. PJ Ulengchong had a 20 yard field goal.
The defense was led by David Squires who had 8 tackles, 1 sack and 1 fumble. Justin Nelson had 5 tackles and 1 tackle for loss. Trey Peterson had 2 tackles for loss. John Javis and Josh Skelton had good games. Jameer Reed had an a incredible game on special teams having 4 tackles.
The Vikings travel to #1 ranked Dutch Fork this Friday in a non region game at 7:30 at Dutch Fork.