High School Sports Notes: Schedule changes and BE high school state swimming results

The South Carolina High School League announced several adjustments to its fall sports calendar including new football, volleyball and tennis championship dates. The changes are the result of the record-setting rain and devastating flood that affected most of the Palmetto State. An extra week has been added to the football, volleyball and girls tennis schedules to accommodate any make-up games that may be needed. “I wish to sincerely thank our member schools for the long hours and hard work over the past two weeks while reviewing options,” High School League commissioner Jerome Singleton said in a press release “Continued inclement weather created even more obstacles which prevented our regions from scheduling a feasible new schedule. Therefore, with the support of the executive committee, the 2015-16 fall sports season has a one week extension.” FOOTBALL The football state playoffs will now begin on Nov. 13 for all classes except Class 4-A. Postseason play starts on Nov. 20 for Class AAAA. Football State championship dates have also been pushed back a week: Class A - December 4. Class AA - December 5. Class AAA - December 12 Class AAAA—Dec. 12 VOLLEYBALL The volleyball state championship will now be held Nov. 14 at White Knoll High in Lexington. The last regular season contests will be held on Oct. 26 for Class A and Class AA and Oct. 27 for Class AAA and Class AAAA. The volleyball playoff schedule includes: Class AAAA - Oct. 29, Nov. 3, Nov. 5, Nov. 10. Class AAA - Oct. 29, Nov. 3, Nov. 5, Nov. 10. Class AA - Oct. 28, Nov. 2, Nov. 4, Nov. 10. Class A - Oct. 28, Nov 2., Nov. 4, Nov. 10 TENNIS The girls’ tennis state finals will be held ‘Nov 14. Postseason play will begin on Oct. 28 for Class AAAA, Oct. 29 for Class AAA and Nov. 2 for AA. Tennis playoff schedule: Class AAAA -- Oct. 28, Nov. 2, Nov. 4, Nov. 9. Class AAA - Oct. 29, Nov. 2, Nov. 4, Nov. 9. Class AA -- Nov. 2, Nov. 4, Nov. 9. The girls’ golf, cross country and cheerleading schedules remain the same. BE swimmers fare well The Bishop England swimming teams had impressive performances at the High School League State championships, which were held Saturday at the University of South Carolina natatorium in Columbia. The girl’s team finished fourth in the Class AAA team standings with 171. 5 points, while the boys finished in eighth with 171.5 points. Academic Magnet won the girls’ state title while Eastside won the boys’ crown. The Bishops’ best finish came in girls’ 200 freestyle relay as Erin Dukes, Maddie Schilling, Adevusa Emovon and Emma Pizzo claimed a silver medal. The girls’ 400 relay team finished in fifth place. For the boys, Carter Rose claimed fifth in the 100-yard butterfly while Cole Mummert was fifth in the 200-yard individual medley. Riverside won both the boys and girls titles in Class AAAA. The Wando boys took home the second-place trophy while the Warrior girls finished fifth.

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