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Homeschool Hurricanes win national championship
The Hurricanes include head coach Jeff Faith (front row, from left), Micah Faith, Tylor Mascuana, Joe Hudson, Caleb Berg, TJ Duke, QZ Stephan, assistant coach David Roberson, (back row, from left) James Maier, Jacob Crosby, Camden Brower, assistant coach Baker McKay and Will Monahan. Assistant coach Ali McField isn’t pictured. - photo by Submitted

The Coastal Homeschool Athletic Association (CHAA) Hurricanes recently prevailed in the East Coast Homeschool Nationals at the beautiful Rocky Top Sports Complex in Gatlinburg, Tennessee.

The Hurricanes defeated Surry Homeschool of Mount Airy, North Carolina, in the Varsity Boys Division A championship game 58-55. Tylor Mascunana led the winners with 26 points, four rebounds and five steals. Joe Hudson and QZ Stephan also reached double figures in points, adding 10 and 11, respectively. 

Surry Homeschool struggled against the Hurricanes’ defense. Three steals and two blocks in the final period helped seal the victory.  

The Hurricanes defeated Heritage Christian Athletics of Cleburne, Texas, 68-66 to get into the championship game. In that contest, Micah Faith led the way with 25 Points, two assists, a steal and hit seven of eight shots from the free-throw line. Mascuana dropped in 15 points and Hudson added 16 after canning each of his four three-point attempts.

The CHAA is made up of student athletes living in Chatham, Bryan, Effingham and Bulloch counties, and surrounding counties in South Carolina who attend homeschool programs or public and private schools that do not offer sports or specific sports in their athletic departments. The league features eight-man football, boys and girls basketball, baseball, boys and girls golf, cheerleading, and boys and girls soccer.

The Hurricanes’ title is the second national championship in the last two years for the Coastal Homeschool Program.  The girls varsity won the Dvision A championship in 2021.  

The boys team is led by head coach Jeff Faith and assistants David Roberson, Baker McKay and Ali McField.