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Florence affects local sports

By DENNIS BRUNSON dennis@theitem.com
Posted 9/11/18

This week's South Carolina High School League athletic schedules for the schools in Sumter, Clarendon and Lee counties came to a screeching halt on Monday when Gov. Henry McMaster ordered the school districts in 26 counties to cancel classes in …

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Florence affects local sports

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This week's South Carolina High School League athletic schedules for the schools in Sumter, Clarendon and Lee counties came to a screeching halt on Monday when Gov. Henry McMaster ordered the school districts in 26 counties to cancel classes in preparation for the approach of Hurricane Florence.

Sporting events that were scheduled for Monday went on as scheduled. However, none of the local SCHSL schools - Sumter, Crestwood, Lakewood, Manning, Lee Central, East Clarendon and Scott's Branch - are expected to have any events for the rest of the week.

Also, the Sumter Middle School Conference football games scheduled for today and the volleyball games scheduled for Wednesday have been postponed.

Some of the five local South Carolina Independent School Association schools will still have sporting events today.

Wilson Hall will be in school today. Its varsity girls tennis team will play host to Florence Christian School today at 4 p.m. at Palmetto Tennis Center, while the junior varsity and varsity volleyball teams will play at Florence Christian today at 4 p.m.

The tennis team is supposed to travel to Columbia on Wednesday to face Hammond, but a determination on that much has not been made. Wilson Hall's junior varsity and B football games against Hammond have been moved to Monday.

A decision has yet to be made on the Barons' varsity football game against Hammond in Columbia on Friday, but the game will no be played any earlier than Friday, according to Wilson Hall athletic director Glen Rector.

Laurence Manning Academy was going to make decisions on its athletic schedule for the remainder of the week late on Tuesday morning.

Robert E. Lee Academy is to make a decision on its varsity football game against Williamsburg in Kingstree on Tuesday at noon. The game could be moved up to Wednesday or back to Monday.

REL will play varsity girls tennis and varsity volleyball matches today.

Thomas Sumter Academy was still weighing its options for its varsity football road game against Northside Christian on Friday.