Chapin and Swansea clinched spots in the state dual wrestling championships.
The Eagles defeated Cane Bay, 37-28, to win the Class 4A Lower State title, while the Tigers beat Hanahan, 43-24, for the Class 3A Lower State title Wednesday. The two teams advance to Saturday’s South Carolina High School League championships at Airport High School
Chapin (24-4) faces Eastside for the second consecutive year for the 4A title. Eastside defeated Chapin, 59-11, last year and is looking for its 13th state title. It will be the seventh title appearance for Chapin.
Swansea (19-8) gets defending state champion West-Oak in the 3A championship match. It is the Tigers’ first state title appearance since winning the Class 2A title in 2002. Swansea is going for its 11th state title in school history
The two teams met Dec. 14 with West-Oak winning.
River Bluff fell just short of making it three Midlands teams in the title match. Fort Dorchester defeated the defending state champion Gators, 41-26, in the 5A Lower State championship.
State Dual Schedule
Rock Hill 44, Byrnes 18
Fort Dorchester 41, River Bluff 26
Eastside 50, South Pointe 22
Chapin 37, Cane Bay 28
West-Oak 49, Indian Land 15
Swansea 43, Hanahan 24
Liberty 35, Andrew Jackson 30
Bamberg-Ehrhardt 64, Marion 18
At Airport High School
Bamberg-Ehrhardt vs. Liberty, 11 a.m.
Swansea vs. West-Oak, 1 p.m.
Chapin vs. Eastside, 3 p.m.
Fort Dorchester vs. Rock Hill, 5 p.m.