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High School League releases proposed new classes and regions for sports

  • Monday, August 3, 2015

  • Updated Monday, August 3, 2015 1:37 pm

The S.C. High School League released its proposed new classes and regions on Monday morning.

The realignment, which includes the addition of Class 5A, is set to begin with the 2016-17 school year. Schools will now review the information and have the opportunity to appeal.

Under the proposal, two Georgetown County schools moved up a class. Waccamaw went from 2A to 3A, and Carvers Bay went from 1A to 2A.

Carvers Bay would be in Region VII-AA with Andrews, which remained in 2A.

The Bears and Yellow Jackets would battle Johnsonville, Kingstree, Latta, Marion and Mullins for region titles.

Almost all of Waccamaw’s 2A region moved up to 3A with it. Region VI-AAA would be Waccamaw, Dillon, Aynor and Loris, joined by Lake City, which was already 3A.

Georgetown remained in 3A, while most of its current region moved up to 4A.

Georgetown’s new Region VII-AAA would include Bishop England, Hanahan, Lake Marion, Manning and Timberland.

Georgetown’s former region foes St. James, Myrtle Beach, North Myrtle Beach and Wilson would move into VII-AAAA with Marlboro County.

The realignment will be approved later this year.

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