Thursday, October 23, 2014
Authors Posts by wpub_admin

wpub_admin

348 POSTS 0 COMMENTS

The South Carolina Highschool League on Thursday afternoon released a statement in regards to the skirmish that happened after the Camden High/Dreher football game. The release stated that after reviewing and analyzing postgame footage as well as preliminary investigations by Camden and Dreher highschool administrators, the league has determined initial penalties for players from each schools football team. Players identified as taking part in the incident will have a minimum of a 1 game suspension starting with this week’s game with the possibility of additional penalties at a later date. Multiple infractions are still being investigated by the schools and the South Carolina Highschool League. Each school will participate in their regular season football games according to their schedule, however, team sanctions if any will be determined a later date. Skip Lax, the SCHSL assistant commissioner said both schools have been cooperative and helpful by providing results of their individual investigations. Lax said it was the assistance of the schools that the league was to able to identify the athletes that were involved.

This is the official statement received regarding the Camden/Dreher brawl from the League today. Just announced.

Columbia, SC- After review and analysis of post-game video footage as well as preliminary investigations by Camden High School and Dreher High School administrators, the South Carolina High School League has determined initial penalties for several players representing each school’s football team.

Players identified as taking part in the incident on last Friday evening will have a minimum of a one game suspension (starting with this week’s game) with the possibility of additional penalties at a later date. Multiple infractions are still being investigated by each school and SCHSL officials.

This Friday night each school will participate in their regular season football game according to their schedule, however, team sanctions (if any) will be determined at a later date.
“Both schools have been cooperative and helpful by providing the results of their individual investigations. It was with the assistance of the schools that we were able to identify the athletes that were involved,” states Skip Lax, SCHSL assistant commissioner.

The South Carolina High School League is committed to a thorough process when addressing these violations in accordance with the SCHSL Constitution and By-Laws. It is our goal to stress the importance good sportsmanship while representing any South Carolina high school athletic program. The actions displayed during last week’s incident will not be tolerated.

On Tuesday, Camden Businessman Dr. Ron Prestage entered a guilty plea to misdemeanor charges of having an unregistered firearm and unregistered ammunition in his possession as he entered a congressional office building in Washington DC on July 23rd. Presage was sentenced 30 days in jail suspended upon six months of unsupervised probation. Prestage will also pay $100 in court costs. Security revealed that Prestage had a loaded handgun in a holster inside a briefcase when he entered an office building to meet with South Carolina Legislators on July 23rd in DC. Prestage owns a Weapons permit in South Carolina, however it is not recognized in the District of Columbia. A U.S District Judge ruled that D.C’s complete ban is unconstitutional just 3 days after Prestage’s Arrest. Although bringing a handgun onto Capitol grounds remains illegal.

Doby’s Mill Elementary School students and parents participated in the Global Cardboard
Challenge Friday, October 3. Over 50 “racers” revved up their
engines, recycling cardboard boxes, paper towel tubes, and other recyclable
materials, to create their own “cars: to sit in and enjoy a “drive
-in” movie in the school gym. Of course, popcorn was served!

CC2

The South Carolina High School League, Camden High School and Dreher High School
are each actively taking part in the investigation of the unfortunate incident
that occurred after the football game between the two teams. We are counting on
each school’s full cooperation and participation in the matter and hope to
resolve this as soon as possible. The South Carolina High School League is
comprised of over 200 member schools who strive to uphold the historical
expectation that South Carolina high school athletes maintain an elevated level
of sportsmanship, scholarship and honor before, during and after all athletic
events. The Friday evening post-game behavior displayed by some of the athletes
is inexcusable and will not be tolerated. The safety of our students, coaches,
fans and community at large is of the utmost importance during any SCHSL
sporting event. We will bring this investigation to a conclusion once all
information has been received and accessed.

The Kershaw County School District (KCSD) “exceeded the state’s expectations” in data released today by the SC State Department of Education.

“This is outstanding news, and I commend all of our students and staff,” said KCSD Superintendent Frank Morgan. “I am very proud of the performance of our schools; they set the bar high for student achievement and continue to meet these extraordinary goals.”

The data released today was part of the federal Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) accountability data included in the state’s federal school report card.  The district earned a B—a rating of 86.1 overall—and the third highest score for a Midlands district.  KCSD ranked 19th out of 82 school districts statewide, and its score was seven-tenths of a point higher than the state average of 85.4.

Fifteen of the district’s 18 schools earned an A or B on their ESEA grades, indicating their performance exceeded or substantially exceeded the state’s expectations

Six schools—Baron DeKalb Elementary, Bethune Elementary, Blaney Elementary, Doby’s Mill Elementary, Midway Elementary and Mt. Pisgah Elementary—were named Reward Schools for Performance as one of the state’s highest performing Title I schools for 2013-14.  Mt. Pisgah Elementary was also named a Reward School for Progress, honoring it for being a Title I school that demonstrates the most substantial progress in either the “all students” group or in identified subgroups from one school year to the next.

Eight schools—Baron DeKalb Elementary, Camden Elementary, Camden High, Doby’s Mill Elementary, Lugofff-Elgin Middle, Mt. Pisgah Elementary, North Central High and Pine Tree Hill Elementary increased their ESEA scores from 2013.

Camden High School’s 22-point gain was the 6th highest increase of any Midlands school and advanced the school’s letter grade two levels. Mt. Pisgah Elementary, Pine Tree Hill Elementary and North Central High each increased a letter grade.

Four schools—Baron DeKalb Elementary, Doby’s Mill Elementary, Lugoff Elementary and Wateree Elementary—maintained their A grades from last school year. Other KCSD schools earning an A were Mt. Pisgah Elementary and North Central High.  Only 44 schools in the Midlands earned an A.

Baron DeKalb Elementary’s score of 98.8 was the fifth highest score of any Midlands area school.  Mt. Pisgah Elementary was only one-tenth of a point lower with a score of 98.7.

Four schools—Blaney Elementary, Camden Elementary, Camden Middle and Lugoff-Elgin Middle—maintained their B grades from last school year. Other KCSD schools earning a B were Bethune Elementary, Camden High, Midway Elementary, Lugoff-Elgin High and Pine Tree Hill Elementary.  Only 53 schools in the Midlands earned a B.

Jackson, North Central Middle and Stover Middle earned a C which indicates that the school’s performance meets the state’s expectations.  No KCSD school scored below a C.

Morgan said that KCSD’s positive marks on the federal accountability data follow recent good news with scores released for SAT, ACT and End-of-Course tests.  “We continue to show strong academic performance,’ he said.  “We have a lot to be proud of, but we will continue to strive for even greater results.”

This year’s report cards are based on how elementary- and middle-school students performed on the Palmetto Assessment of State Standards, and how high-school students performed on exit exam and end-of-course tests last spring.

Later this fall, the state will issue another report card to schools not tied to federal reporting.

Emergency crews from Lugoff Fire-Rescue were dispatched by Kershaw County E9-1-1 to respond to a commercial vehicle overturned with entrapment on SC 34 just west of Richardson Blvd. Tuesday morning around 4 AM. Lugoff crews arrived on the scene to find an overturned tractor-trailer CMV carrying cages of live turkeys scattered throughout the roadway. Lugoff crews began to stabilize the truck and extricate the driver who was trapped inside the cab. Other Lugoff crews landed the Life-Net medical helicopter which transported the driver to Palmetto-Richland Hospital after extrication and treatment by Kershaw Health EMS. The tractor-trailer was the only vehicle involved in the crash and the cause of the crash is under investigation by the SC Highway Patrol. Prestage Farms was transporting the turkeys from Cassatt, SC to Newberry, SC using the JB Hunt Trucking Company for the transport. Fire-Rescue crews left the scene after 8 AM. Prestage Farms quickly dispatched a clean-up crew to the scene to remove the debris as well as a wrecker service to tow away the vehicles. The Kershaw County Sheriff’s Department detoured traffic on SC 34 at Richardson Blvd. as well as Kellytown Road during the incident as the roadway had to be shut down. Lugoff Engine 10, Service 10, Battalion 1, and Engine 9 responded to the incident.

“This was a very serious crash involving a loaded commercial vehicle with an extended and difficult extrication for our crews as well as a very traumatic crash for the driver involved. We wish the driver all the best in his medical treatments. Our crews and other public safety agencies did an outstanding job handing this incident, especially with numerous live animals involved. I also applaud Prestage Farms for a very well-organized response by its crews to quickly contain and clean-up this difficult incident” Lugoff Fire Chief Dennis Ray stated.

20141021_055931

untitled

Wednesday in Middle School football the Camden Middle School War Eagles host Stover at Zemp Stadium. You can listen to all the action starting at 5:45.

Friday night in high school football North Central will host the Cheraw Braves kickoff is set for 7:30.

Friday night on Kool 102.7 at 7:00 its high school football as Lugoff Elgin host Ridge Veiw and on Startime 1590 at 7:00 the Camden High Bulldogs will host Richland Northeast.

Tonight on Kool 102.7 at 6:00 its sports talk with phil Kornblutt.