Highlanders Receive Early-Season Honors

Thursday, September 6, 2018

The beginning to the 2018-19 academic year has seen several of our Athletic teams and athletes earn strong performances, both on campus and throughout the area and state!  For two athletes, these performances have been recognized by different media outlets, earning accolades for both!

Rondarius Porter ('22) was named Midlands Player of the Week by The State Newspaper following the Varsity Football team's 13-12 overtime win in Week 2 over Wilson Hall in Sumter!  Porter helped limit the Barons to just two touchdowns over the course of the game, collecting 13 tackles, 3 tackles for loss, and 2 sacks.  He is currently ranked in the top 5 in the midlands in sacks for the season. 

Jais Ward ('24) earned the SCRunners.com/MileSplit SC Girls Performance of the Week, after claiming the Skyhawk Invitational individual title.  In just her first competition as a Varsity runner, Ward ran a blazing 19:24 to continue the tradition of Highlander Girls runners claiming the title on the Hammond campus.  She continues her terrific work from the offseason, which included a 4th place finish at the Junior Olympic National meet.