Local schools place in the Class 5A Carlisle Cup

By Thomas Grant Jr.

Lexington County schools enjoyed athletic success this year with state titles in baseball and competitive cheer as well as state runners-up in the latter sport, golf and volleyball.

Lexington, Chapin, and River Bluff all placed in the top 10 of the Class 5A Carlisle Cup standings released by the South Carolina Athletic Administrators Association.

Lexington placed third with 830 points, trailing only Wando (1,030 points) and Dorman (860). The school crowned state champions in girls’ cross-country and competitive cheer and was runner-up in volleyball.

Chapin finished in fourth place with 780 points. The school finished runner-up in both boys’ and girls’ golf, placed third in competitive cheer and reached the semifinals in boys’ lacrosse, wrestling and softball.

In other awards, former Lexington head football coach and athletics director Perry Woolbright (now at Clover High School) was named AD of the Year in Region 4-5A. Former Irmo athletics director Ray Canady (now at American Leadership Academy charter school in Lexington) was named Region 5-4A AD of the Year.

Photo by Jacob Smith