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  • (PHOTO COURTESY OF GOFLASHWIN.COM) Members of the Chapin girls' lacrosse team.
  • (PHOTO BY THOMAS GRANT JR. | CHRONICLE) River Bluff head coach Gordie Howe speaks with his players during the April 10 contest versus Lexington.


The road to W.C. Hawkins Stadium for the S.C. High School League Championships starts Tuesday for 7 Chronicle Country teams.

Undefeated Region 5, District 3 champion Chapin will begin its quest for a 3rd consecutive state title match appearance at Cecil Woolbright Field against Blythewood. The Lady Eagles will have homefield throughout the Lower State playoffs and, with a win, would face either host team Carolina Forest or Dutch Fork in the next round Thursday.

Second-seed Lexington will host St. James Tuesday and would either travel to top-seed Wando or play host to Spring Valley with a win on Thursday.

The boys’ playoffs start Tuesday with Region 5, District 3 champion and top seed River Bluff opening against Spring Valley in The Swamp. The Gators will have homefield advantage through the Lower State bracket.

The winner will face either St. James or last year’s Lower State champion Dutch Fork in the second round.

Lexington will also open at home Tuesday against Socastee with the winner facing either Wando or Chapin in the next round.

The Class 5A championships will take place April 26 at 4 p.m. (girls) and 6:30 p.m. (boys) on the campus of Irmo High School.



(Tuesday’s Matches)



Spring Valley at River Bluff

Dutch Fork at St. James

Socastee at Lexington

Chapin at Wando



Blythewood at Chapin

Dutch Fork at Carolina Forest

St. James vs. Lexington

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