Fall Sports Updates

November 4, 2017

Congratulations to the GSSM’s Boys cross country team -- the first State Team Championship win in the history of the school!

November 4, 2017

Congratulations to the GSSM Eagles Boys Cross Country Team on winning the Single A State Championship!  Official times are posted below:

1. 42 Gov.'s School ( 18:23 1:31:53 3:41)
1. 1 BRENDAN MCMANAMON M 11 1A 16:13
2. 4 AUSTIN GEER M 11 1A 18:15
3. 7 MICHAEL BERTRAM M 11 1A 18:37
4. 11 KOLLIN CAMPBELL M 11 1A 18:54
5. 19 RICHARD SANDVOSS M 11 1A 19:54
6. ( 30) NOAH KLIMKOWSKI M 11 1A 21:07
7. ( 38) LANDON NELSON M 12 1A 21:57

Our guys and coaches proved that hard work, teamwork, and discipline can win championships. It was a gutsy performance and had the crowd cheering. A big thank you to all the parents who came out to support our runners!  

All of Team GSSM are proud of our student athletes. We are Academic and Athletic Champions - Go Eagles!

October 28, 2017

Great day for our Girls XC team, they are on their way to the State Championship with the boys. Congratulations to runners and their coaches!

October 25, 2017

Two of our teams are out of the Championship hunt. Our Ladies Tennis and Volleyball fell tonight. Both fought tough matches and we tip our hats to our South Side Christian for tennis and Dixie for volleyball they bested us tonight.

We will assess the seasons, our strengths and weaknesses and come up with training plans to do better, that is what champions do.

Teams and coaches you did our school proud, you fought hard and deep into the playoffs keep your chins up, I am proud of you all.

Your seasons have ended; take two weeks off. Your pre-season starts, and after that, we will chase more championships.

Boys and Girls cross country are still in the hunt for a State Championship. XC we are all pulling for you - be tough, be fast.

You only get better when you work smarter and harder-  that goes for school, sports and life.  We will do just that. - Coach O'Connor

October 24, 2017

The GSSM girl's tennis team won their first round playoff match against Fox Creek High School 6-0 Tuesday night.


  1. Thandi Nixon (GSSM) d Katie Smith (FCHS) 6-0 6-0
  2. Emily Fast (GSSM) d  Katelyn Roberts (FCHS) 6-1 6-0
  3. Allison Troup (GSSM) d Vanessa Franco (FCHS) 6-0 6-0
  4. Abbi Fralick (GSSM) d Tana Cagle (FCHS) 6-1 6-0
  5. Kathleen Tatusko (GSSM) d Neely Gregory (FCHS) 6-1 6-0

Olivia Free & Lilli Skeie (GSSM) d Mia Dickens & Taylin Jarrett (FCHS) 6-3 6-0

October 23, 2017

The Lady Eagles Volleyball Team ventured to Ridge Spring - Monetta High School tonight in the 2nd round of the A State Playoffs. Undaunted by a long bus ride and bad weather, the Lady Eagles stayed poised and focused. Led by Mikey Pennell in the opening set, the Eagles quickly raced to a steady lead. A loud RSM house got the score close, but the Lady Eagles took set 1 by the score of 25-19. Stepping up to the line to serve in set two, the Lady Eagles sped for a quick 8-1 lead, and never looked back, capping set two by the score of 25-10. 

In the last chance for RSM to take set three from your Eagles, Tori Botzis shot a ball down the line which gave the Lady Eagles the edge and the serve to get the final point and eliminate RSM from playoffs with a set three win 25-22. 

Your Lady Eagles have now advanced to the State Quarterfinals (upper state semifinals) where they will play the winner of Dixie vs Hunter-Kinard-Tyler. Stay tuned for a follow up email to see who your Lady Eagles will face next. A great job was done tonight by all the players, managers, and coaches. Shoutout to Ray, Coach O'Connor, and Josh for coming out to support your team. Keep pushing forward Eagles and show your Eagle spirit.

October 19, 2017

Volleyball: Your Lady Eagles defeated Whitmire 3-0 to advance to the 2nd round of the 1A State Playoffs. Whitmire was never a problem for your Lady Eagles, as we aced them 28 times, a season record and maybe a school record, tonight in a 25-8, 25-10, 25-7 victory. The win puts your Lady Eagles on the road to face #2 Ridge Spring - Monetta on Monday at 6 pm at their house. The team will be departing around 3 pm on Monday so be sure to wish them luck when you see them. Thank you to all who came out tonight and supported your Eagles.

October 18, 2017

Both cross country teams ran very well this evening at our regional cross country championship. The boys brought home some more hardware as they were first in the region. Additionally, all five of the boys were named all region runners. They are:

  • Brendan McManamon
  • Austin Geer
  • Michael Bertram
  • Richard Sandvoss
  • Kolin Campbell

The boys' next race will be their final meet of the year at Sandhills on 11/4 for the state championship.

The girls fought very well this evening and finished second in the region as they were narrowly beaten by Lewsville. Two girls were recognized as all region runners. They are:

  • Caitlin McDade
  • Isabel Finnegan

The girls next race will be the state qualifying meet at Sandhills on 10/28 where they will compete against other A and AA schools for the chance to go to the state championship on 11/4.

Finally, an individual achievement; Brendan McManamon broke the course record, which he set earlier this season, this evening, and became the first runner to ever run a sub 16:00 at McBee.

Not only did our Boys Cross Country team bring home a Region championship, our ladies brought home second and will run again to qualify for State. Our boys are State bound. Great job both teams and coaches.


Our girls tennis team defeated Cheraw and secured another Region Championship and will continue their drive for a state championship.

The GSSM girl's tennis team defeated the Cheraw Braves 6-0 Tuesday night.


  1. Thandi Nixon (GSSM) d. Charlotte Hurst 6-0, 6-0
  2. Emily Fast (GSSM) d Bailey Pace 6-0, 6-0
  3. Allison Troup d Emily Beck 6-0, 6-0
  4. Abbi Fralick d Emily Arnold 6-1, 6-2
  5. Kathleen Tatusko d Kylie Rainwater 6-1, 6-3


Olivia Free & Lilli Skeie d Connor Scott & Shamya Short 6-0, 6-1

We finished 5-0 overall & 4-0 in the region.

Wednesday evening our Volleyball team moves to the quarter finals with a home stand, game starts at 6 tailgate will begin at 5. Thank you to all the Faculty and Staff that will attend.

Our kids excel in the classroom and the world of athletics please come watch them in any athletic event.

Coaches and teams keep up the hussel we are all proud of you.

October 17, 2017

Volleyball: First off, thank you all for the enormous support of your Lady Eagles in tonight's Senior Night game. Each of you made such a positive impact on the team and it showed in their playing. Your Lady Eagles sent 4A Hartsville home with a 3-0 loss. Your Lady Eagles had an overwhelming showing,  including 18 service aces on the night, over 30 assists, and over 20 digs. Your Lady Eagles ride this momentum into playoffs on Wednesday where #2 GSSM faces #5 Whitmire at home at 6 pm. We hope to see you there!

Swimming: A big CONGRATULATIONS To Darby Porter.

200 IM - 3rd place- seed time 2:20. 37- Final 2:16.14- Difference of 4.23 min and 100 
Breast stroke -  2nd place - seed time - 1:12.81  final time - 1:10.49 - difference - 2.32

Congratulations and good job to everyone for making best times: 

200 yard Medley relay - Elise Pyon, Darby Porter Chloe Moore and Maddie Teddrick
Seed- 2:08.16        Final- 2:06.17            Difference- 2 minutes

200 free relay- Elise Pyon, Phoebe Capps, Nina Krasnoff and Kaitlyn Cimney
            Seed                    Final- 2:06.34             Difference

400 free relay- Maddie Teddrick, Kaitlyn Cimney, Chloe Moore and Darby Porter
            Seed- $:09.44      Final- 4:07.03              Difference- 2.41

Maddie Teddrick- 50 free- seed- 28.32        Final- 28.02        Difference- 1/2 sec.
                            100 free- seed- 1:02.53    final-  1:02.48     Difference- .05

Chloe Moore-       100 Fly- seed- 1:11.58        Final- 1:09.07    Difference- 2.51   

October 13, 2017

Last night was a great one for our Lady Eagles! The GSSM Girls Tennis Team defeated McBee 6-0.

1. Thandi Nixon(GSSM) d. Hannah Horton(MHS) 6-0 6-0
2. Emily Fast(GSSM) d. Grace Todd(MHS) 6-0 6-0
3. Abbi Fralick(GSSM) d. Shaniya Thomas(MHS) 6-2 6-0
4. Kathleen Tatusko(GSSM) d. Kailee Mullis(MHS) 6-1 6-0
5. Lilli Skeie(GSSM) d. CC Johnson(MHS) 6-0 6-1

2. Olivia Free & Nishi Patel(GSSM) d. Kenzie Griggs & Jayna Mitchell(MHS) 6-1 6-0

October 12, 2017

Last night’s loss to Marlboro was unpleasant; losing is never an enjoyable event. This game and the game Monday evening will have no impact on our run for an Upper State Championship and a shot at a State Championship. Tonight's game and Monday's game are non-region and are not Class Single A games. We are playing them as developmental games to work our athletes and give them time to practice under the pressure of real game conditions. That being said, we still want to win.

Our ladies this evening were working hard, and I am proud of them. As a two-year school, we have to get our players time in the games, and we do that. The only way to get better is to get out there and try. Any athlete that gives their all, that shows up and hustles, and contributes to the team is a winner. The score board says who won the game, but it does not show the heart of a competitor. Every Eagle that steps out to play is a competitor and a winner.

October 11, 2017

Congrats again to our Lady’s Volleyball team as they clinched a spot in the Upper State playoffs! We will host the first round of the tournament, which begins October 18th. 
Cross Country
We have a lot of runners who qualified for Regionals and will compete to earn their spot at the Upper State meet as well. Those that qualified for Regionals are as follows:
Brendan McManamon
Austin Geer
Michael Bertram
Richard Sandvoss
Noah Klimkowski
Kollin Campbell
Landon Nelson
Caitlin McDade
Isabel Finnegan
Brynn Wilkinson
Sienna Brent
Mandy Schreiner
Shirley Mathur
Bella Valadez
The Regional meet is this Tuesday, October 17th, at McBee. The Upper State meet is October 28th, and the State meet is November 4th. 
Here's a list of people that are signed up for state and their events:
Chloe: 100 fly and 500 free
Darby: 200 IM and 100 Breast
Maddie: 50 and 100 free

Medley relay: Elise, Darby, Chloe, Maddie
200 free relay:  Elise, Anna, Nina, Kaitlyn
400 Free relay: Maddie Chloe Kaitlyn, Darby

The State Swim Meet is Saturday, October 14th at the University of South Carolina.
And finally, our Lady’s Tennis team will finish up their regular season next week as Region Champions and automatically move on to the Upper State tournament, which we will host the first round of on October 23rd.

October 10, 2017

Our Lady Eagles battled a tough McBee team that took us to game 5 and gave their all. In the end our girls found the strength within to open their hearts and bring the win home. One of our players dislocated her shoulder in the 4th set and came back in to help secure the win in the 5th. Our whole team showed heart and courage. One of the truely fine things about sports is you can see a person in a different light. That kid in your class that may be quiet may just be a fierce competitor and team leader on the playing fields. Effort, heart and teamwork are things that are learned when you suit up and play the game. Our kids are feirce competitors you should see the light in their eyes when they play. Well done coach and team, now lets make a run at State. 

October 4, 2017

After a hard night of running, the GSSM cross country team came back to school with second place overall for boys and fourth place overall for girls.  Even though we were up against 5A schools, we still had a pretty good night.  Brendan got 1st in our boys race and Caitlin got 2nd in our girls race Congratulations to everyone who ran!

October 3, 2017

The GSSM girls tennis team defeated the Cheraw Braves 6-0 at Cheraw tonight. Our scores were as follows:

  1. Thandi Nixon d. Callie Bryant 6-3 6-1
  2. Emily Fast d. Charlotte Hurst 6-0 6-0
  3. Abbi Fralick d. Bailey Pace 6-1 6-2
  4. Allison Troup d. Emily Beck 6-0 6-0
  5. Kathleen Tatusko d. Emily Arnold 8-2 (Pro-set)

#2 Doubles Olivia Free & Nishi Patel d. Kylie Rainwater & Connor Scott 9-7 (Pro-set)

Our next match will be Monday, October 9, 2017, at Hannah Pamplico.

September 30, 2017

Darby Porter made state for 2 events, Plus we have a few with consideration Qualifying times that may be going.

North Myrtle Beach Results

Girls medley Relay- 6th
Girls 400 free relay  (Maddie Teddrick, Chloe Moore, Kaitlyn Cimney, and Darby Porter)  1st       4:09.44
Darby Porter  200 IM -   1st    2:21.66
Darby Porter  100 Br. -   1st    1:12.81
Chloe Moore  500 free-  4th    6:06.66             100 back-  10th     1:13.98
Maddie Teddrick  50 Free  28.88                     100 free -  8th     1:03.06
Kaitlyn Cimney    100 free-  1:06.54                100 back-    1:18.91
Olivia Hilferty      100 fly-    1:13.72                  100 free-  1:04.04
Chasity Waldron  50 free    39.66
Elise Pyon     50 free    29.11
Austin Taylor   50 free    28.50
Anna Kadau   50 free  32.63
Hunter Smith   50 free   34.55
Leighton O'Dell   50 free  38.29
John Besser    50 free   40.62
Phoebe Capps 1:11.98
Nina Krasnoff  100 free-   1:04.06
Girls 200 free relay(Elise, Olivia, Anna, Nina)    2:06.61
Boys 200 free relay (Austin, Leighton, John, Hunter)    1:54.86

Darby Porter - 100 Breast and 200 IM- Automatic girls medley relay- consideration                                                                          
Maddie Teddrick - 50 free and 100 free- consideration                                        
Elise Pyon - 50 free consideration                                                                      
Olivia Hilferty - 100 free - consideration                                                                
Chloe Moore - 500 free and 100 back - consideration                                            
Nina Krasnoff - 100 free- consideration

 Improved Times:

Austin Taylor
Hunter Smith
Phoebe Capps
Chloe Moore

Girls 200 free relay
Darby Porter

September 26, 2017

Your Lady Eagles went on the road and resumed region play as they faced a tough McBee team. McBee came out hot in the first set but your Eagles didn't back down from the challenge and won the tough earned set 26-24. McBee didn't take that well and came back to sneak set 2, 25-19, from your Lady Eagles. That's all our ladies needed. Set 3 went our way 25-21, and McBee ran out of steam. Undaunted, your ladies took set 4, 25-13, sealing a 3-1 victory and a region win. This win puts your Lady Eagles in second place behind Lewisville, who your Lady Eagles face Thursday. Great job tonight ladies, managers, and Coach Kennen. Give your ladies a high five tonight and tomorrow!

September 25, 2017

The Lady Eagles volleyball team took down crosstown rival Hartsville High School, a 4A school in the area. Sweeping the Foxes 25-14, 25-19, and 25-12, the girls were led with a phenomenal effort by every girl on the team. Great job Lady Eagles! Your Lady Eagles continue region play tomorrow (9/26) at McBee at 6pm. Be sure to give the team a high five and wish them good luck tomorrow!

September 24, 2017 

Today the Lady Eagles volleyball team fought their hearts out at the Carolina Challenge Volleyball Tournament at North Central High School and earned a spot in the GOLD division finals, earning a higher seed than some 3A and 4A high schools. The Lady Eagles took a tough loss to 5A Sumter, 25-23, 25-20 in the first match of our heat. The Lady Eagles fought back and took one of two sets from cross-town rival Hartsville High (who we play Monday and who finished way below us in the seeding), and took one of two sets from 2A Buford (who went on to be the number 2 seed in the gold division finals). The Lady Eagles may have fallen in the first round of the finals, but they put they never gave up and gave schools much larger than us a mere taste of what we are. Great job today Lady Eagles! Keep pressing forward!

September 21, 2017

Great day for our teams!

Girls Tennis defeated Mcbee 5-1 and Girls Volleyball sent cross town rival Emanuel home with a loss. Way to go Eagles!

September 20, 2017:

Sumter Swim Team Results:

1st Place Winners

Chloe Moore 100 back - 1:14.12
Darby Porter 100 breast - 1:13.57

2nd Place Winners

Medley Relay - 2.08.16
Darby Porter 200 IM - 2:20.37

3rd Place Winners

Chloe Moore 500 free - 6:02.84
Free Relay A - 1:57.96

4th Place Winners

Olivia Hilferty 100 fly - 1:13.50
Maddie Teddrick 100 free - 1:03.77
Nathan Burt 100 free - 1:02.55

6th Place Winners

Nina Krasnoff 200 free - 2.41
Maddie Teddrick 50 free - 28.67

Best times (approximate time dropped)                                                            

Darby porter  200 IM - 1 sec    100 back -1 sec
Rachel  Eisenhart 50 - 2 1/2
Nathan Burt- 50 free -1 sec   100 free -1 sec
Olivia Hilferty 100 fly -3 sec
Chloe Moore    500 free -2 sec


Olivia 100 free  1:12.49
Phoebe  100 free  1:13.30
Nina   100free   1:16.30
Hunter   1:16.50 
Leighton   100 back 1:56

September 19, 2017:

Lady Eagles Volleyball

Our Lady Eagles Volleyball team dropped a hard fought match to Lewisville.  A tip of the hat to the Lewisville team and coaches they came in hungry and took home the win.  Coach Kennen and our girls will learn from this and use the lessons as fuel for future victories.  

Eagle Cross Country

Eagle Cross Country teams both took 1st place defeating Chesterfield, Cheraw, Lewisville, and McBee.  Special mention for Mr Brendan McManamon, he set a course record this evening.  Great job to both teams and coach Rhodes and Coach Jackson.

Eagles Swimmers

Eagles swimmers did well this evening, Darby Porter took 1st place in 100 breast stroke and 2nd place in the 200 IM, team results will be posted later. Well done swimmers and Coach Andrews.

Swim Results

1st Place Winners                                                                                   
Chloe Moore 100 back- 1:14.12 
Darby Porter 100 breast-  1:13.57 

2nd place winners
Medley relay -2:08.16
Darby Porter- 200 IM- 2:20.37                     

3rd place winners
Chloe Moore- 500 free- 6:02. 84
Free relay A- 1:57.96

4th place winners
Olivia Hilferty- 100 fly- 1:13. 50 
Maddie Teddrick 100 free- 1:03.77
Nathan Burt  100 free-  1:02.55
6th place winners
Nina Krasnoff 200 free- 2:41
Maddie Teddrick 50 free- 28.67

Best times (approximate time dropped)
Darby porter  200 IM - 1 sec    100 back -1 sec                                            
Rachel  Eisenhart 50 - 2 1/2 
Nathan Burt- 50 free -1 sec   100 free -1 sec
Olivia Hilferty 100 fly -3 sec 
Chloe Moore 500 free -2 sec      

Olivia 100 free  1:12.49
Phoebe 100 free  1:13.30
Nina 100free   1:16.30                                                                          
Hunter 1:16.50                                                          
Leighton 100 back 1:56

September 19, 2017:

The Lady Eagles Tennis Team pounded out the win and sent Hannah Pamlico High School home with a loss last night.  Great job girls and Coach Waldrop.  If you get the chance come see them play they have another home match Thursday.  Tuesday we have a home Volleyball game, swim and XC are away, please come out and see your classmates and students compete for Team GSSM!

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