South Carolina High School League changes rules for sports transfers

Freshman students at Fox Creek High School are now eligible to play sports, after getting some help from the South Carolina High School League.
Freshman students at Fox Creek High School are now eligible to play sports, after getting some help from the South Carolina High School League.

AIKEN COUNTY, S.C. (WJBF) – 10 freshman students at Fox Creek High School are now eligible to play sports, after getting some help from the South Carolina High School League.

By definition all 9th graders at the school are considered transfer students, because Fox Creek is a charter school.

That means the principal at the students’ former school must sign a release for them to play sports or they have to sit out a year

The principal denied their requests, but the S.C.H.S.L. granted hardship waivers for the kids.

Each transfer is approached on a case by case basis.

“I think the executive committee at the high school league made a great decision on behalf of those students and families and we wish them the best,” Aiken County Superintendent Dr. Sean Alford told WJBF NewsChannel 6.

The waiver allows those student to play in sub-varsity competition.

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