SCHSL Volleyball, Girls Tennis & Swim State Finals Update

Tammie Newman, Director of Communications/Public Relations                                     tnewman@schsl.org  /  803.896.0417

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                                                             Monday, September 24, 2018

After careful consideration of all ‘moving parts’ of Hurricane Florence’s aftermath, it is apparent we must make additional changes to the 2018-19 fall sports schedules.  With several South Carolina school districts remaining closed, the SCHSL is extending the volleyball and girls tennis seasons for an additional week as well as altering some swim deadlines.

Please note the following changes:

Volleyball and Girls Tennis Update:

Both Volleyball and Girls Tennis State Finals will be held on November 10, 2018.

Volleyball and Girls Tennis Press Conference will now be held November 7, 2018. The press conference will be available on Facebook Live starting at 9 am.

Swim Update:
Member schools with swim teams in AAAA and AAAAA Region 6 and AAA Region 7 will be allowed to compete until October 2 for the purpose of submitting times for the state finals.

Please stay tuned to www.schsl.org to review the brackets for each sport and classification as we will update as needed.  The state final dates and venues for Cross Country, Competitive Cheer, Girls Golf, and Swim will remain as scheduled; there are no changes.             

Reminder: Region matches take priority over non-region matches and tournaments.

Commissioner Jerome Singleton states, “The schools most affected by flooding and unable to practice or compete have expressed a strong desire to continue their season with the aid of an additional week and/or schedule considerations. It is our hope to serve the best interest of the membership as a whole with consideration to those schools who have had their schedules revamped due to no fault of their own. We are fortunate to have a membership of team players supporting one another during this trying time. Thank you to everyone working to keep our students fully engaged in academics and athletics.”

The League Office will continue to monitor issues due to Hurricane Florence and make any adjustments as necessary. Please do not hesitate to contact us at 803.798.0120 for clarification or questions you may have.  Again, your support and willingness to add these adjustments to your calendar while assisting member schools who are working through weather related issues is very much appreciated.