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St. Joseph’s captures state titles
GREENVILLE—The baseball and soccer teams at St. Joseph’s Catholic School nabbed the 1A state championships for the third consecutive year.

The boys’ soccer team crushed Charleston Charter School 10-0 in the state final at River Bluff High School in Lexington on May 24. Christopher Heijjer, Josh Bertelsman, Brennan Koslow, Ryan Bertling, Alex Luzzatti and Gene Langan, all seniors, led the Knights to a 20-4-1 record and helped outscore their opponents in the three final games 30-0. Their only losses in the season were against Class AAAA teams.

The varsity boys’ baseball team defeated Latta High 3-2 on May 21 in the most competitive game of the tournament. The team finished the playoffs with an 8-0 record and outscored their opponents 59-4. On an individual basis, Brennan Koslow was named 1A Region Soccer Player of the Year and signed to play with Niagara University in New York. He is the son of Susie and Michael Koslow of Simpsonville and a member of St. Mary Magdalene Church.

In baseball, Alex Malsch, a senior, earned the title of 1A Region Baseball Player of the Year and signed to play at Wofford College in Spartanburg. He is the son of John and Phyllis Malsch of Greer and a member of Our Lady of the Rosary Church.

St. Anne soars to global finals
SUMTER—A group of third-graders from St. Anne won first place in the elementary division of the Destination Imagination regional tournament held in Flat Rock, N.C. The girls, who call themselves the St. Anne Polka Dot Panthers, won the DaVinci Award for creativity and advanced to the Global Finals in Knoxville, Tenn., where they competed against more than 8,000 students from 45 states, seven Canadian provinces and 13 other countries. As the only team from South Carolina, they had the honor of carrying the state flag in the opening ceremonies.

Nativity joins Memory Walk
JAMES ISLAND—Students in seventh and eighth grade at Nativity School joined Bishop Gadsden residents, families and employees in the annual Memory Walk to benefit the
Alzheimer’s Association. The school raised $175 through ice cream sales and a dress down day and donated it to the Alzheimer’s Association in honor of the residents of the retirement community.

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