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SCHSL realignment proposal affects each local high school

By DENNIS BRUNSON
dennis@theitem.com
Posted 12/20/19

The South Carolina High School League released its reclassification proposal for the 2020-22 school years, and all seven of the high schools in Sumter, Clarendon and Lee counties will be affected in some way.

Sumter High will remain in 5A, but it …

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SCHSL realignment proposal affects each local high school

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The South Carolina High School League released its reclassification proposal for the 2020-22 school years, and all seven of the high schools in Sumter, Clarendon and Lee counties will be affected in some way.

Sumter High will remain in 5A, but it will be part of the 5-team Region VI. It will be the only school not located in Horry County as the others are Carolina Forest, Socastee, Conway and St. James.

Crestwood and Lakewood would drop from 4A to 3A and be a part of Region VI along with 3A holdover Manning. The other teams in the 6-team region would be Camden, Lake City and Marlboro County.

Lee Central would remain in 2A but would become part of a lower state region after having been part of upper state Region IV for the past several years. The proposal has Lee Central in Region VII along with Andrews, Kinsgtree, Latta, Marion and Mullins.

East Clarendon, after two years in 2A for the first time ever, would drop down to 1A in this proposal. It would in Region IV along with fellow Clarendon County school and 1A holdover Scott's Branch. The other schools in the region would be Carvers Bay, C.E. Murray and Hemingway.