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Shamrocks News · SCHSL Fall 2017 Key Dates – Presented by VNN


Even though it’s only halfway through Summer, we’ve compiled a handy reference guide to the key dates coming for this Fall season from the SCHSL 5-Year Sports CalendarFeel free to bookmark!

(Note: These dates are listed as tentative by the SCHSL, so be sure to double-check before making any major arrangements.)

Dead Week – July 23-27

1st Practice Fall Sports – July 28

1st Scrimmage – Football – August 3

1st Scrimmage – Fall Sports – August 4

Wk 0 Football – August 18

Wk 1 Football – August 25

1st Contest Swimming – August 14

1st Contest Girls Golf, Volleyball, Girls Tennis – August 21

1st Contest Cross Country – August 28

States- Fall Sports – November 4

States – Competitive Cheer –  November 18

 

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Shamrocks News · Should High School Basketball Players Be Able to Declare for the NBA Draft? – Presented by VNN


lebron-dunkAs Americans, we tend to fall in love with our rising stars who are breaking out on the national stage at a young age.  At 18, all eyes were on Patrick Kane as he started his professional hockey career with the Chicago Blackhawks. Nobody blinked twice when MLB’s Bryce Harper was selected to the National League All-Star team at 19.  Likewise, there were no calls for the U.S. Men’s National Team to pump the brakes on budding soccer star Christian Pulisic when he scored his first goal for the Stars & Stripes at the young age of 17.

Yet, in basketball, most of the top high school talent is required to follow the controversial “one & done” trend. As the rule goes, an athlete needs to be at least 19 years old to be eligible for the NBA Draft, forcing all hopeful pros into at least one year in college or a European League. The policy, instituted in the NBA CBA in 2005, was aimed at yielding more developed and matured players as draft options, instead of seeing teams draft solely on raw talent and potential, and stashing those prospects away on their bench.

Over the last decade, this rule has been a nonstop point of discussion and debate. Many appreciate the importance this rule places on attending higher education, and further developing professional skills. In addition, many college programs can benefit from knowing that the prospects they are recruiting will indeed commit to a school, rather than decide to forgo college altogether. Conversely, however, many have questioned whether forcing the likes of Andrew Wiggins, Ben Simmons and Anthony Davis to go to college for a year is really thmaxresdefaulte right path for top-level talent. The careers of Tracy McGrady, Kevin Garnett, Kobe Bryant, and LeBron James might say no. In addition, the one-and-done phenomenon sees many top players in and out of a college faster than you can say “Karl-Anthony Towns,” rendering a college game that is often focused more on individual showcases and annual ‘big names,’ rather than cheering for programs that see players develop over 3 or 4 years. This controversy is especially relevant, as current NBA Commissioner Adam Silver recently stated at the beginning of this year’s NBA Finals that “We all agreed we need to make a change . . . It’s one of those issues we need to come together and study. … My sense is, It’s not working for anyone.” (read more on Silver’s statement) Such a change could be to do away with the rule altogether, or amend it to have caveats, such as requiring those who choose to go to college to stay at least 2 years or those who choose to turn professional out of high school to spend a year in the G-League.

So, what do you think? Should the NBA change their age requirement and allow basketball players to turn professional fresh out of high school?

Should the NBA Allow High School Athletes to Declare for the Draft?

Yes! High Schoolers should be able to be drafted.
No. High Schoolers should be required to go to college first before playing in the NBA

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Shamrocks News · Vote for South Carolina’s Top Record-Breaking Performance – Presented by VNN


This Spring, we’ve seen several state and school records fall across the network. Check out the athletes that enshrined themselves into the record books this season, and vote for the performance you think best deserves to be crowned top of South Carolina:

Ty-Layshia West crushes her own school record with a throw of 42’10”.

Ty-Layshia West crushes her own school record with a throw of 42’10”

Batesburg-Leesville High School, Batesburg, SC

Shot Put / 42’10” / South Carolina Coach’s Classic

Three Records Fall at the Lower State Championship – Maggie Massey / 100M Hurdles, Javin Holston / 100M and 200M, Deandre Lambert / 400M

Strom Thurmond HS, Johnston, SC

100M Hurdles / 15.62, 100M / 10.65, 200M / 22.32, 400M / 51.24

Noah Ward Breaks School 1600M Record

Noah Ward Tri County Champion and Breaks School Record

Hanahan High School, Hanahan, SC

1600M / 4:29.07 / Tri-County Meet of Champions

Zaria Nelson Shatters School Discus Record

Zaria Nelson Shatters School Discus Record

James Island Charter High School, Charleston, SC

Discus / 120′ / Tri-County Championship

Vote for South Carolina’s best record-breaking performance!

Zaria Nelson Shatters School Discus Record
Three Records Fall at the Lower State Championship (Strom Thurmond HS)
Ty-Layshia West crushes her own school record with a throw of 42’10”
Noah Ward Breaks School 1600M Record

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Shamrocks News · Which region’s high schools had the strongest NFL Draft? – Presented by VNN


The NFL Draft took place last week in Philadelphia. Held on the Rocky Steps at the Philadelphia Museum of Art, it was the first draft held entirely outdoors, and was the most attended in history with more than 250,000 people attending. Over three days, all 32 NFL teams chose players who they hope could be the future of their franchise.

In the next few pages, check out all the players drafted by their hometown high school, and vote for the region you think has grown the strongest draft class!

Voting closes on Sunday, May 14th at 3pm EST / 12pm PST.

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Shamrocks News · Best of the Best: South Carolina’s Top Sports Story of the Month – Presented by VNN


This month’s top story from across South Carolina comes from James Island Charter High School in Charleston, where Zaria Nelson shattered the 28-year-old discus school record with a throw of over 120 feet! 

Nelson Shatters School Record!

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Shamrocks News · All Teams Schedule: Week of April 24 – April 30


Here’s a preview of this week’s events for Eau Claire High School, April 24 – April 30

MONDAY

April 24, 2017

6:00 PM Boys Varsity Baseball
@ Fairfield Central High School
SCHEDULE

TUESDAY

April 25, 2017

No events happening

WEDNESDAY

April 26, 2017

No events happening

THURSDAY

April 27, 2017

No events happening

FRIDAY

April 28, 2017

No events happening

SATURDAY

April 29, 2017

No events happening

SUNDAY

April 30, 2017

No events happening

Notes

Nothing more to add at this time. Make it the best week ever!


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Boys Varsity Track, Girls Varsity Track · South Carolina Track and Field Records – Presented by VNN


As the Spring Season hits full swing, state records start falling.

How do you match up against the best of the best?

Here’s the full list of South Carolina’s State Track and Field State Meet Records, courtesy of the SCHSL and the Palmetto’s Finest Record Book:

SCHSL Boys Track and Field – Palmetto’s Finest Record Book (Records Begin on Last Page)

SCHSL Girls Track and Field – Palmetto’s Finest Record Book (Records Begin on Last Page)

 

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Shamrocks News · All Teams Schedule: Week of April 17 – April 23


Here’s a preview of this week’s events for Eau Claire High School, April 17 – April 23

MONDAY

April 17, 2017

No events happening

TUESDAY

April 18, 2017

No events happening

WEDNESDAY

April 19, 2017

6:00 PM Boys Varsity Baseball
vs. Lower Richland High School
SCHEDULE

THURSDAY

April 20, 2017

No events happening

FRIDAY

April 21, 2017

6:00 PM Boys Varsity Baseball
@ W J Keenan High School
SCHEDULE

SATURDAY

April 22, 2017

No events happening

SUNDAY

April 23, 2017

No events happening

Notes

Nothing more to add at this time. Make it the best week ever!


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Shamrocks News · All Teams Schedule: Week of April 3 – April 9


Here’s a preview of this week’s events for Eau Claire High School, April 3 – April 9

MONDAY

April 03, 2017

No events happening

TUESDAY

April 04, 2017

No events happening

WEDNESDAY

April 05, 2017

No events happening

THURSDAY

April 06, 2017

5:30 PM Boys Varsity Baseball
@ North High School
SCHEDULE

FRIDAY

April 07, 2017

No events happening

SATURDAY

April 08, 2017

No events happening

SUNDAY

April 09, 2017

No events happening

Notes

Nothing more to add at this time. Make it the best week ever!


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Shamrocks News · All Teams Schedule: Week of March 27 – April 2


Here’s a preview of this week’s events for Eau Claire High School, March 27 – April 2

MONDAY

March 27, 2017

No events happening

TUESDAY

March 28, 2017

No events happening

WEDNESDAY

March 29, 2017

6:00 PM Boys Varsity Baseball
@ W J Keenan High School
SCHEDULE

THURSDAY

March 30, 2017

7:00 PM Boys Varsity Baseball
vs. Columbia High School
SCHEDULE

FRIDAY

March 31, 2017

7:00 PM Boys Varsity Baseball
@ C A Johnson High School
SCHEDULE

SATURDAY

April 01, 2017

No events happening

SUNDAY

April 02, 2017

No events happening

Notes

Nothing more to add at this time. Make it the best week ever!