Baxter’s Blitz

Who can we trust to run the show?

scvarsity@sc.rr.comFebruary 11, 2013 

THREE BILLS WERE proposed in December to the S.C. State Senate and House education committees that targeted the South Carolina High School League.

Those bills were voted on in sub-committees last week and were passed to move on for discussion before the General Assembly.

If passed, any one of these bills will drastically alter the way the state’s high school sports are regulated. In essence, prep sports would be managed by the state government.

This is a very bad idea.

We’ve had enough problems with the education budget without adding another arm to their required functions.

This organization is not suited for governing scholastic athletics.

Call your state representative’s offices and flood their inboxes with emails expressing your displeasure with this witch hunt against the SCHSL.

Midlands playoff basketball teams favored

The Irmo Yellow Jackets boys and the Dutch Fork and Lower Richland girls are headed to the playoffs as major contenders in their respective divisions.

Nationally ranked Irmo will start off with Clover in round one on Wednesday, but likely will not be tested until the semifinals.

The Lady Foxes will begin with rival Irmo and also will not be challenged until the semifinals.

Lower Richland will face Southside and will see a touch matchup by the third round quarterfinals.

Recruiting never over

Recruiting fans are going to have a lot of fun this year keeping on top of updates, as the Class of 2014 will rival the best class the state has ever had.

Here are the top prospects from each of the next two classes:

Class of 2014:

1. Christian Miller, LB, Spring Valley

2. Donnell Stanley, OL, Latta

3. Dexter Wideman, DL, Saluda

4. Jacob Park, QB, Stratford

5. Kevin Crosby, DE/LB, Bamberg-Ehrhardt

Class of 2015:

1. Shameke Blackshear, DE, Bluffton

2. Albert Huggins, DL, Orangeburg-Wilkinson

3. Michael Barnette, DL, Woodland

4. Zack Bailey, OL, Summerville

5. Daniel Thompson, QB, Boiling Springs

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