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In today's hectic, always-on-the-go world, having a car is essential for transportation around the city. It's hard to imagine life without a car. Without them, you wouldn't be able to make it to work, the grocery store, the laundromat, or important events like your children's sports events. Having a vehicle is a necessity these days because we use them so much, but many car owners don't make strides to protect their investment or what might be inside that investment.

Aside from purchasing an extended warranty for your car, one of the best ways to protect your car is with professional vehicle window tinting in Hanahan, SC. What a warranty won't do, however, is boost curb appeal, reduce sun glare, block harmful radiation, protect your valuables, and provide privacy 24-hours a day.

At Troop Films LLC, we specialize in the finest ceramic window tints and certified paint protection films in South Carolina. We have been installing tints and paint protection film for several years and are always improving our techniques. As true window tinting experts, we have had the pleasure of working on so many different types of vehicles - from multi-million-dollar sports cars to junkers barely worth a grand. Doing so has allowed owner and certified installer Stephon Troop to refine his window tinting game and master techniques like clear bra installation. Today, he has a full-service team behind him, ready and waiting to serve loyal customers just like you.

Unlike some of our competitors, we take meticulous steps to ensure we provide the best work possible on your vehicle. We don't believe in taking shortcuts just to save a few cents. Instead, we go the extra mile to ensure all our customers are satisfied, whether it's completing special request projects or simply taking the time to ensure our work is done right. Whether you own a vintage Ferrari or a busted-up Ford, we aim to provide the highest quality car window tinting around.

When we say we're detail-oriented, we mean it. Here are just a few reasons why customers choose Troop Films for their car window tinting in South Carolina:

  • We remove vehicle parts like blinker covers to ensure dirt and grime aren't trapped.
  • We use computers to make sure your tint or coating is installed properly and precisely.
  • We remove emblems and badges so that we can wrap underneath them, giving your car more protection.
  • We wrap all edges of our ceramic window tints, so your job is seamless, and your tint remains effective year-round.

Curious about how we protect so many cars in South Carolina and the metro Hanahan area? Expertise, customer service, and affordable prices are just the start. Our excellence starts at the top - here are a few words from Troop Films owner, Stephon Troop.

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Stephon and his wife, both originally from the chilly state of Pennsylvania, moved to Hanahan, SC, for the warm beach weather and friendly Lowcountry residents.

Though Stephon now has many years of car window tinting under his belt, his training was completed under one of the best car window tint installers in the United States. Installing window tints, paint protection films, and ceramic coatings alongside during this time helped Stephon learn all the techniques and tricks needed to succeed. After training up north, Stephon continued to learn in Texas, where he became a certified paint protection and window tint installer. Since that time, Stephon has mastered even more car protection techniques to offer his customers a comprehensive list of services.

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Car Window Tinting
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Here is a simple truth: not all vehicle window tinting services are equal. Sure, you could spend a few bucks on a DIY window tinting kit, but going this route almost guarantees trouble. From unsightly fading to film bubbles, these offer the bare minimum in protection. With subpar quality, these kits also peel very quickly, causing you to spend more money to re-apply or have your tint professionally installed.

Speaking of window tinting services, few companies in South Carolina combine professional applications with the highest quality window tint film available. That's what sets Troop Films apart from other window tinting businesses - quality film, expert application, meticulous attention to detail, and the best customer service available.

Unlike some of our competitors, we use SunTek ceramic window tinting film, which is among the best in the industry. This technologically advanced product line provides outstanding, top-of-the-line films. With ceramic technology, infrared rejection and solar performance are enhanced, resulting in a non-metal construction that doesn't cause interference with portable or onboard electronic devices.

Our SunTek ceramic tint options come in a range of nine darkness levels. Each shade of tint has an ultra-attractive appearance, is non-reflective, and helps prevent color changes. With this fantastic film, you, your passengers, and your vehicle's interior are protected from 99% of UV rays from the sun. With outstanding infrared and heat rejection properties, your vehicle's interior comfort remains cooler and more comfortable all year long.

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Most Common Reasons to Tint
Your Vehicle's Windows

Here are just a few of the most common reasons why South Carolina vehicle owners choose Troop Films for window tinting:

Privacy

Privacy

When we ask our customers why they want to tint their windows, privacy is often first on their list. When you begin to think about it, it makes sense. Why allow other drivers to invade your privacy when you can keep prying eyes off of your identity and personal belongings? It's not unreasonable to want privacy for you and your family while you're driving. You never know who you will pull up next to at a red light, and with our vehicle window tinting services in Hanahan, SC, they don't have to know you either.

Style

Style

There's something inherently cool about having your windows tinted. Even if you're not trying to impress anyone with your car, having your windows tinted helps give it a refined, modern look, which enhances curb appeal. If you're getting tired of the way your car or truck's exterior looks, spice it up a little and bring it into Troop Films for professional window tinting. We think you will be happy with the results.

Comfort

Comfort

Have you ever sat down in your vehicle in the middle of summer, after it's been sitting outside all day? It feels like your car has turned into an oven. Sometimes, it can get so hot in your car that it's hard to grip the steering wheel. As you probably already know, summers in South Carolina can be brutal. When the temperatures heat up in the Lowcountry, your vehicle traps most of that heat, causing interior temperatures to reach unsafe levels. But when you have your windows tinted with Troop Films, your car will stay cooler in the spring and summer. With ceramic film, glare from headlights and streetlights is also reduced, meaning you can see easier without having to strain your eyes. More comfort and more safety - what's not to love?

Health and Safety

Health and Safety

When you think about car window tinting, most folks don't think about the health and safety benefits involved. But when it comes to you and your passengers, safety should be top of your list. High temps in your vehicle, usually caused by UV rays, are a safety concern not only for your skin and eyes but for your car's safety mechanisms. This is especially true for your airbags, which can be damaged and left inoperable when interior temperatures are high enough. Obviously, that's a huge safety risk.

Fading Dashboard

Fading Dashboard

Over time, your vehicle's dashboard will take a beating when your car is left out in the sun. The combo of harmful UV rays and high heat can ruin dashboard materials, leaving them cracked, faded, and in need of repair. Fixing your dashboard can be a costly endeavor. However, doing so can be avoided with high-quality ceramic tints from Troop Films.

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Benefits of Vehicle Window Tinting
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If you're still on the fence about ceramic window tinting for your vehicle, consider
the following benefits of our SunTek films:

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  • Unrestricted Communications - some window films contain traces of metals, which can cause interference with devices. Our metal-free films won't interfere with your cell phone, GPS, satellite radio, or other electronic devices that you use while driving.
  • Resistant to Color Changes - Our technologically-advanced window films are scientifically created to give you an attractive, non-reflective appearance without color fading.
  • Limited Lifetime Warranty - You read that right - when you buy window tints from Troop Films, your products are covered by the manufacturer against peeling, adhesive failures, changes in color, cracking, and delamination. Some restrictions do apply.
  • Precise Installation - When you work with Troop Films, you can have peace of mind knowing your window tint will be applied seamlessly and accurately. That's because we have access to core pattern-cutting software that trims your window film tightly. With our precise installation, you can rest easy knowing your tint will fit the make, model, and year of your vehicle like a glove.

The Ultimate Protection: Car
Window Tinting and Paint
Protection Film in Hanahan, SC

They say the first cut is always the deepest, and that's certainly true when it comes to your vehicle. Few things are as frustrating as getting out of your car, only to realize that a stray rock has dented your favorite car or truck. Dents and scratches from road debris like rocks and even acids from bugs all take their toll on your vehicle's overall appearance and value. Along with UV rays, "road rash" from winter salt, sand, rocks, pebbles, branches, and more will compromise your vehicle's integrity and can mean lower resale value.

If you're looking for total protection from heat and UV rays as well as road debris, we recommend car window tinting in Hanahan, SC along with our paint protection film application. Paint protection film, also called your vehicle's clear bra, provides a shield of protection from road rash, preserves your car's paint job, increases its longevity, and can increase its resale value. Paint protection film is very useful for everyday use, especially if you're driving on the highway or simply want to protect your favorite car. Clear bras are also helpful for work vehicles, which often receive dents and scratches due to the nature of their work.

At Troop Film, our SunTek paint protection film is among the highest quality films in the industry. Common application areas include:

  • Vehicle Paint
  • Door Handles
  • Headlights
  • Rear Fenders
  • Front Bumpers
  • Mirrors
  • Hoods
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Our paint protection films are completely reinvented products that merge the hydrophobicity of ceramic with premium, self-healing paint protection film. Common benefits of having your vehicle protected with paint film include:

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Endurance

Your car's finish will stay flawless and fresh with our car protection films, which shield against salt, rocks, insects, and other debris.

02

Resistance

Our HydroResist top-coat protection boosts your vehicle's stain resistance by limiting dirt and water accumulation on your protection film's surface.

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Self-Healing

It sounds too good to be true, but our films really do heal themselves by using the heat from the sun or your vehicle's engine.

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Look Great

Our paint protection films are available in high gloss and matte finishes, leaving your car with outstanding optics and clarity.

Have Questions? We've Got Answers!

In addition to the highest-quality car window tinting products, our customer service team excels at answering any questions you may have. We're here to help in any way and can even help determine which kind of protection is best for your vehicle. Call, text, or fill out the inquiry form on our website. Before you know it, your car will be super-stylish and even safer to drive with the help of Troop Films LLC.

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2 city-wide school supply drives accepting donations

The city of Charleston will be accepting school supply donations until Aug. 3. Local nonprofit I Serve with Joy will also be accepting school supply donations until Aug. 24. Both efforts offer designated drop-off points throughout the Charleston area.The city will give out the donations it receives during its annual Back to School First Day Festival at the Gaillard Center and the South Carolina Aquarium 1-4 p.m. on Aug. 7.“The festival is about community partnerships and is a way for the community to celebrate education a...

The city of Charleston will be accepting school supply donations until Aug. 3. Local nonprofit I Serve with Joy will also be accepting school supply donations until Aug. 24. Both efforts offer designated drop-off points throughout the Charleston area.

The city will give out the donations it receives during its annual Back to School First Day Festival at the Gaillard Center and the South Carolina Aquarium 1-4 p.m. on Aug. 7.

“The festival is about community partnerships and is a way for the community to celebrate education and show the students and families that we care about their education and want them to be successful,” said Mindy Sturm, director of the Mayor’s Office for Children, Youth & Families.

First Day Festival is a longstanding event the city started in 2003 to celebrate the new school year by providing families with supplies and information they need in preparation for the year. Attendees can enjoy food from the Lowcountry Food Bank and free admission to the aquarium.

“It’s a fun day where families can come together and receive free school supplies and take part in the free farmers market that the Lowcountry Food Bank provides,” Sturm said. “We will have about 75 community groups and organizations there with information to hand out about resources and services in the community.”

The community is invited to be part of the event by hosting a school supply drive or donating at the designated drop off points. For a full list of drop off locations visit bit.ly/CHSFirstDayFestival.

Local nonprofit I Serve With Joy is offering another opportunity to donate school supplies for the 2022-2023 school year with its first annual Back 2 School Drive held through Aug. 24.

I Serve with Joy connects local charities with businesses that are passionate about helping underprivileged students. The organization will accept backpacks and supplies at various drop off locations until Aug. 24 to fill over 250 backpacks with supplies that will then be donated to school giveaways across South Carolina.

I Serve With Joy has several drop-off locations in Hanahan, North Charleston, downtown Charleston and Summerville. Visit iservewithjoy.org for a full list of donation locations and more information

First Day Festival donation drop-off locations: Aug. 3 deadline

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Berkeley County products help North Charleston win world series title

North Charleston’s Dixie Majors baseball team captured the 2022 World Series title with a 10-7 win over Louisiana on July 27. The win marked the 10th World Series title for North Charleston’s program, all under the direction of Kenny Wilkinson.“Really proud of this group of guys,” said Wilkinson, a member of the Charleston Baseball Hall of Fame. “We had 18 guys and honestly all 18 contributed in some way to our success. As a group, they did their part and did what was asked of them. They were an unselfish...

North Charleston’s Dixie Majors baseball team captured the 2022 World Series title with a 10-7 win over Louisiana on July 27. The win marked the 10th World Series title for North Charleston’s program, all under the direction of Kenny Wilkinson.

“Really proud of this group of guys,” said Wilkinson, a member of the Charleston Baseball Hall of Fame. “We had 18 guys and honestly all 18 contributed in some way to our success. As a group, they did their part and did what was asked of them. They were an unselfish group. A real pleasure to coach.”

North Charleston went 6-1 in the tournament, reeling off five straight wins after its only loss.

Caleb Singleton, Doom Dennis and Aryan Patel each had two hits and a RBI in the championship game. Singleton had multiple hits in the team’s last three games of the tournament.

Singleton and Patel are Berkeley County products, having played at Goose Creek High School and Hanahan High School.

The roster also includes Berkeley High School graduates Eric Green and Jesse Free.

“We swung the bats really well all week and we got production up and down the lineup,” Wilkinson said.

Nick Vaughn was the winning pitcher, notching his second victory of the tournament. Jacob Crabb earned the save in the title game. Crabb also had a win earlier in the tournament.

“We used all eight pitchers, a few of them multiple times, and they all did a great job,” Wilkinson said.

North Charleston grabbed control early in the game with a four-run second inning before Louisiana used a three-run homer in the third to close the gap to 4-3.

Three runs in the fourth pushed North Charleston’s lead to 8-3. After Louisiana scored twice in the fifth, North Charleston tacked on three runs in the bottom of the inning. Louisiana scratched for two in the sixth but Crabb shut the door in the seventh to secure the win.

“This team just battled all week,” Wilkinson said. “Every time they got knocked down, they got up and answered the bell. This is not an easy tournament to win. Our guys really deserve a lot of credit.”

This year’s tournament was played in Nashville, Tennessee. North Charleston will host the 2023 World Series next summer.

TIDBITS: CSU releases women’s soccer schedule

Charleston Southern’s women’s soccer team will play two exhibition games before becoming the first CSU team to see action this fall. Admission for all home games is free.Charleston Southern was 6-8-1 overall and 5-5 in the Big South last season.The Bucs travel to Georgia Southern at 2 p.m. on Aug. 13 and host West Chester at 10 a.m., on Aug. 15 in preseason matches before opening at home at 2 pm., against Brewton-Parker on Aug. 18, the first of nine home contests this season.CSU travels to Mercer for a 1 p.m....

Charleston Southern’s women’s soccer team will play two exhibition games before becoming the first CSU team to see action this fall. Admission for all home games is free.

Charleston Southern was 6-8-1 overall and 5-5 in the Big South last season.

The Bucs travel to Georgia Southern at 2 p.m. on Aug. 13 and host West Chester at 10 a.m., on Aug. 15 in preseason matches before opening at home at 2 pm., against Brewton-Parker on Aug. 18, the first of nine home contests this season.

CSU travels to Mercer for a 1 p.m., start in its next game.

See complete schedule below:

Aug. 13 – at Georgia Southern (exh.) – 2 p.m.

Aug. 15 – West Chester (exh.) – 10 a.m.

Aug. 18 – Brewton-Parker – 2 p.m.

Aug. 21 – at Mercer – 1 p.m.

Aug. 24 – South Carolina State – 3 p.m.

Aug. 31 – at Coastal Carolina – 7 p.m.

Sept. 4 – Jacksonville – 1 p.m.

Sept. 7 – at College of Charleston – 6 p.m.

Sept. 13 – at The Citadel – 3 p.m.

Sept. 18 – Wofford – 3 p.m.

Sept. 21 – at Gardner-Webb* -- 7 p.m.

Sept. 24 – at USC Upstate* -- 4 p.m.

Sept. 28 – UNC Asheville* -- 3 p.m.

Oct. 1 – at Presbyterian* -- 7 p.m.

Oct. 8 – High Point* -- 1 p.m.

Oct. 12 – Campbell* -- 3 p.m.

Oct. 15 – at Radford* -- 7 p.m.

Oct. 22 – Longwood* -- 1 p.m.

Oct. 26 – at Winthrop* -- 6 p.m.

Nov. 3 – Big South Championships Semifinals – TBA

Nov. 6 – Big South Championships Final – TBA

* Big South game

CSU women release fall tennis slate

The Charleston Southern’s women’s tennis team has a busy fall planned as it prepares to defend the Big South title in the spring.

The Bucs compete in eight tournaments in September and October.

Complete fall schedule below:

Sept. 10-12 – Florence Wild Card Tournament – Florence

Sept. 16-18 – CSU Invitational – Charleston

Sept. 26-29 – Hilton Head 25K Tournament – Hilton Head

Oct. 1-9 – ITA All-American Championships – Cary, N.C.

Oct. 8-9 – Coastal Carolina Hidden Dual – Conway

Oct. 10-14 – Florence 25K Tournament – Florence

Oct. 13-17 – ITA Carolina Regional – Winston-Salem, N.C.

Oct. 28-30 – College of Charleston Invitational – Mt. Pleasant

Lott, McCorkle, Perrecone, Dyson earn SoCon academic recognition

Three former Berkeley County School District student-athletes now competing at The Citadel were named to the Southern Conference’s spring Academic All-Conference Team.

Travis Lott (baseball, Stratford), Emma McCorkle (rifle, Hanahan) and Robert Perrecone (outdoor track and field, Cane Bay) represent the Bulldogs.

Also, former Hanahan softball player McKenzie Dyson earned the academic honor for East Tennessee State.

To be eligible for the academic all-conference team, student-athletes must carry at least a 3.3 cumulative grade-point average at the conclusion of the spring semester and were required to compete in at least one-half of their teams’ competitions during the recently concluded campaign.

Curtains come up on football season

The curtains are being pulled back on the high school football season for Berkeley County School District programs.When the sun comes up on July 29, South Carolina High School League programs will be able to push open locker room doors and head out to the practice field for the first time officially. Temperatures are always high, as are expectations. Everybody is still 0-0 and optimistic about what could be.The final Berkeley County program playing last fall figures to be productive in the success department this season, too. T...

The curtains are being pulled back on the high school football season for Berkeley County School District programs.

When the sun comes up on July 29, South Carolina High School League programs will be able to push open locker room doors and head out to the practice field for the first time officially. Temperatures are always high, as are expectations. Everybody is still 0-0 and optimistic about what could be.

The final Berkeley County program playing last fall figures to be productive in the success department this season, too. The Philip Simmons Iron Horses return a talented group from a squad that won 11 games and reached the third round of the Class AA playoffs in 2021. They return multiple all-state players.

“We have a lot of kids back who played meaningful snaps,” Philip Simmons coach Eric Bendig said. “We have to make sure they know seasons like last year just don’t happen. You don’t just get a trophy for showing up. Since we’ve been here we’ve been cultivating a culture in the program that you have to earn what you want. If we want to continue our success, we’ve got to put in the work.”

Bendig’s bunch captured its first region title last fall and is in a tough new region along with Hanahan and Beaufort. The Iron Horses move up to Class AAA.

Their all-state players coming back are sophomore defensive lineman Devontay McNeil, junior defensive lineman Bryce Smalls and senior kicker/punter Griffin Gore. Smalls and McNeil amassed 179 total tackles combined and recovered five fumbles apiece. On special teams, Gore was successful on 51 extra points and seven field goals with 38 touchbacks and a 39.6 per-punt average.

The Hanahan Hawks handed Philip Simmons its only setback in the regular season last year and return their own gifted group for veteran coach Art Craig, who has more than 230 wins in 20-plus seasons.

Hanahan averaged more than 34 points per game in 2021 en route to an 8-3 finish and appearance in the second round of the Class AAA playoffs. Junior running back Kevon Rivera is a bruiser and sophomore quarterback Jaden Cummings throws a good ball.

“The biggest thing is with our older guys learning how to take ownership of the team,” Craig said. “When they see things and correct them, and do it by example, that’s how you take the next step. A lot of these guys are going into their third year in the program. There is an expectation level there. They’re starting to understand it a little bit. We want to take it up to another level.”

At Goose Creek High School, the Gators are working on a three-year Region 7-AAAAA winning streak. They’re aiming to make it four straight this fall after going unbeaten against region foes and advancing to the second round of the Class AAAAA playoffs last year.

Gators quarterback Drew Moore, a senior, will be one of two third-year starting quarterbacks in the county. Timberland’s Kylen Brown, a junior, is the other.

Moore, a Mercer commit, passed for more than 2,500 yards and 27 touchdowns as a junior and 1,717 yards and 18 touchdowns as a sophomore.

In the backfield, the Gators graduated two-time region player of the year Demetri Simmons.

“The last couple years, teams geared up to stop Demetri,” Gators coach Jason Winstead said. “It opened up a lot of things for Drew. Now, the goal is going to be to stop Drew. He’s going to have to be patient and take what teams give us. He’ll have to let the plays come to him until we learn to run the football better.”

Across the City of Goose Creek, the Stratford Knights are aiming to build on a 2021 campaign that saw them win a playoff game for the first time in seven years.

Coach Dennie McDaniel’s bunch figures to challenge Goose Creek’s supremacy in the region.

Knights quarterback Jalen Barry returns along with four all-region players.

One thing is for certain. Stratford will be battle-tested when region play rolls around. A look at the non-region slate reveals a brutal stretch over the first several weeks of the season.

“We’ve always played the same people over and over again,” McDaniel said. “I just wanted to branch out and get some teams from Columbia and the Pee Dee area that we haven’t seen before. It’s definitely some stiff competition. I’ve had some people ask me what I’m doing setting up a tough schedule like that.

“We want to be an elite team, not just in the Lowcountry but in the state. To get to that level, you have to play good people. It’s a tall task but we’re using that as a battle cry going into the season.”

Cane Bay is in the conversation to challenge Goose Creek for the region crown, too. The Cobras bring back three all-region players, including leading rusher TJ Wright and offensive lineman Kameron Durant, an East Carolina commit.

Like the Gators and Knights, Cane Bay finished up 2021 in the second round of the Class AAAAA playoffs. On the ground, the run-heavy Cobras figure to be as efficient an offense as there is in the Lowcountry.

“I feel like this group has potential,” Cane Bay coach Russell Zehr said. “We’ve got some good guys back on the offensive line. That’s always the biggest thing with us. I think we have enough speed to take advantage of that. Doesn’t matter how fast you are if you can’t block.”

Berkeley is eyeing a return to normalcy in its second season as part of Jerry Brown’s second stint. The Stags finished 2-6 last season but did make the playoffs before falling to eventual Lower State finalist Fort Dorchester in the first round.

Brown previously guided the Stags for 18 seasons and brought home three state championships in 1994, 1996 and 2009. He also has state titles at Spring Valley (1988) and Batesburg-Leesville (2014).

With his track record, there is reason to believe the Stags will be much-improved in 2022.

Teams can scrimmage for the first time Aug. 4. Locally, the Moncks Corner Lions Club jamboree is set for Aug. 12 at Berkeley High School.

Every BCSD team kicks off the regular season in Week 0 on Aug. 19.

Week 0 games include Berkeley at Timberland, Goose Creek vs. South Florence, Stratford vs. Avon, Ohio in Orlando, Cane Bay at Beaufort, Hanahan vs. Georgetown, Philip Simmons at Andrews and Cross at Calhoun County.

In SCISA, St. John’s Christian hosts Kings Academy and Northwood Academy heads to Greenwood Christian.

Hanahan Invitational Tournament to feature more than 30 high school baseball teams

More than 30 high school baseball teams from multiple states will compete for titles in the 52nd annual Hanahan Invitational Tournament set for April 11-14.The tournament has two divisions named for former Hanahan High Hawks baseball coaches, Tom Hatfield and Bill Steadman. Hatfield started the HIT in 1970 as a way to get a few local teams together for games during spring break. Steadman followed Hatfield at HHS and the tournament eventually swelled into a premier spring break stop as more teams from outside South Carolina accepted in...

More than 30 high school baseball teams from multiple states will compete for titles in the 52nd annual Hanahan Invitational Tournament set for April 11-14.

The tournament has two divisions named for former Hanahan High Hawks baseball coaches, Tom Hatfield and Bill Steadman. Hatfield started the HIT in 1970 as a way to get a few local teams together for games during spring break. Steadman followed Hatfield at HHS and the tournament eventually swelled into a premier spring break stop as more teams from outside South Carolina accepted invitations to visit the Lowcountry.

States represented in the 2022 HIT are South Carolina, North Carolina, Virginia, Ohio and New York. Another squad will make its way into town from Washington, D.C.

“We do have some strong teams coming in,” Hanahan coach Brian Mitchell said. “We know locally we have some great teams but we have our hands full trying to win it. The team from D.C. is the team to beat. Their head coach is something like 316-80. They’re loaded. There is some quality baseball coming to town. We’re going to have to hunker down and play well.”

Eight of the local clubs are ranked inside the top 10 of their respective classifications by the South Carolina Baseball Coaches Association.

Last spring, Summerville High School rallied from a five-run deficit to edge Blessed Trinity from Roswell, Ga., with a run in the bottom of the seventh. It was the difference in the Green Wave’s 8-7 victory in the championship game. The 2021 field was smaller due to COVID concerns.

Summerville went on to capture the Class AAAAA Lower State title in 2021.

“It’s a good gauge to see how you’re playing going into the end of the season,” Mitchell said. “If you do well in the HIT, you’re going to go on and do well in the playoffs.”

Host sites for the first two days of the tournament are Hanahan, Goose Creek, James Island, Ashley Ridge, Summerville, West Ashley, Bishop England and Wando. Semifinal sites will be determined later. Hanahan will host the championship games on April 14.

There is also a junior varsity division, which was won by the host school last spring. Fifteen of the 17 squads set to compete are from the Charleston area.

52nd annual HIT schedule

(Monday, April 11)

Steadman Division

At Hanahan

2 p.m. – Timberland vs. May River

5 p.m. – Game 1 winner vs. Ocean Lakes, Va.

7:30 p.m. – Hanahan vs. Olympic, N.C.

At James Island Charter

5 p.m. – Lucy Beckham vs. Reagan, N.C.

7:30 p.m. – Stratford vs. James Island

At Goose Creek

2 p.m. – Beaufort vs. Cane Bay

5 p.m. – Game 1 winner vs. Oceanside

7:30 p.m. – Goose Creek vs. St. John’s (D.C.)

At Ashley Ridge

2 p.m. – Bamberg vs. Woodland

5 p.m. – Game 1 winner vs. Ardrey Kell, N.C.

7:30 p.m. – Ashley Ridge vs. Ben Lippen

Hatfield Division

At Summerville

5 p.m. – Pinewood Prep vs. Hickory, Va.

7:30 p.m. – Hickory Grove, N.C. vs. Summerville

At West Ashley

5 p.m. – Hilton Head vs. Randleman, N.C.

7:30 p.m. – Catawba Ridge vs. West Ashley

At Bishop England

5 p.m. – Fort Dorchester vs. Providence, N.C.

7:30 p.m. – St. Edwards, Ohio vs. Bishop England

At Wando

5 p.m. – Philip Simmons vs. Mamaroneck, N.Y.

7:30 p.m. – Nansemond River, Va. vs. Wando

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