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NOTEBOOK: Daryl Jarvis out as C.A. Johnson basketball coach

C.A. Johnson's Daryl Jarvis on loss to Calhoun County

C.A. Johnson talks about his team's loss to Calhoun County, officiating in upper state title loss.
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C.A. Johnson talks about his team's loss to Calhoun County, officiating in upper state title loss.

Daryl Jarvis confirmed Friday he won’t be back as C.A. Johnson boys basketball coach.

Jarvis said the school informed him this week that they will not renew his contract after five years as coach.

“I’ve enjoyed my time there and working for the kids, community and C.A. Johnson,” Jarvis said Friday.

Jarvis went 62-51 and led the Green Hornets to their first state title in 25 years in 2014. This season, C.A. Johnson went 13-10 and advanced to the upper state final before losing to Calhoun County.

Following the game, Jarvis was critical of the officiating and also picked up one of the eight technical fouls assessed during the contest. He was told by school officials that his comments and actions during the game were detrimental to the school, team and officials. See video of his postgame remarks below.

C.A. Johnson talks about his team's loss to Calhoun County, officiating in upper state title loss.

Dutch Fork to play Independence

Dutch Fork football coach Tom Knotts said the Silver Foxes will play a home-and-home series with his former school Independence (N.C.) for the 2016-17 seasons.

This year, Dutch Fork will host Independence and travel to Charlotte next season.

It will be the first time Knotts will face Independence since leaving there and coming to Dutch Fork in 2010. He led Independence to six state titles and was 131-6 during his 10 seasons there.

Field set for Forest Acres Classic

Five teams from South Carolina and three from out of state will make up the Forest Acres Baseball Classic at A.C. Flora High.

The tournament will run from March 29 to April 1 and feature in-state teams Dutch Fork, Sumter, River Bluff, Lakewood and host A.C. Flora. The out-of-state teams will be Dematha Catholic (Md.), Leesville Road (N.C.) and Hanover High (Va.).

Fox Sports Radio 1400 will broadcast all games online at foxsportsradio1400.iheart.com and also available on the iHeartRadio app. Each night’s 6:30 game can also be heard on-air in Columbia on 1400 AM.

Eaves earns all-MEAC honors

Former Lower Richland guard Eric Eaves was named to the all-MEAC second team.

Eaves, a junior at South Carolina State, led the Bulldogs with 17.1 points a game and scored more than 20 points 12 times this season. S.C. State coach Murray Garvin was named MEAC Coach of Year.

S.C. State will play in the MEAC tournament, which begins next week in Norfolk, Va.

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