State High School League Boasts One of Best Terms

Membership Exceeds That of Last Year – Boys’ Championship Basket ball Tournament to Be Held at University, February 24-26.

The South Carolina High School league has had one of it’s best years druing the session 1937-38, according to Charles M. Lockwood, secretary and treasurer. The membership today exceeds that of last year by nine. The membership at present is 146 and beds fair to exceed 200. A large number of new schools have enrolled this year. The districts are competing for the largest enrollment.

Preparations are being made in the different districts for basketball tournaments and for debate eliminations. The University of South Carolina will hold the boys’ state tournament to declare the state champions in classes A, B, and C, on February 24, 25 and 26. The girls’ state tournament will be held at a place to be announced later.

Schools that have joined the league recently are; Piedmont, Gray Court-Owings, Ridgeway, Mt. Croghan, Hardeeville, Bowman, Silverstreet, Sherwood, Taylor, Lochart, Sumter, Blaney, Smoaks, Johnsonville, Dacusville, Scranton, Union, Paris, Williamston, Hemingway, Midway, Lake Swamp, Pinewood, Nichols, Grays, Neeses, Prospect, Berkeley, Cameron, Bethany, Lynchburg, Green Sea and Dunbarton.

District presidents of the league are: C. I. Chipley, Fountain Inn: O. B. Cannon, Newberry; R. O. Derrick, Lexington; E. H. Hall, Great Falls: Philip T. Kelly, Dalzell: C. A. Timbes, Gresham; J. P. Trucluck, Lake City: T. B. Stevenson, Walterboro, and M. M. Player, Williston.

M. G. Patton of St. George is president and E. B. Stoudemire of Walhalla is vice president.

January 16, 1938  State (published as The State)  Columbia, South Carolina
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