Each of the three high schools in Clarendon County will have all of their fall sports programs doing workouts for the upcoming season come Monday.
Manning, East Clarendon and Scott’s Branch had conditioning and weightlifting workouts for football begin in June when the South Carolina High School League said it was OK to do so under strict protocol because of the coronavirus pandemic. East Clarendon has continued with workouts since starting in early June. Manning and Scott’s Branch stopped their football workouts, but have since restarted them.
Along with football, Manning has its girls tennis team working out. Workouts for cross country and volleyball are scheduled to begin on Monday.
The volleyball program will actually be a restart for Manning. The school hasn’t had a volleyball team in around 15 years, according to athletic director and football head coach Reggie Kennedy. Darren Mazyck, who already coaches the school’s girls basketball team, is the volleyball head coach.
East Clarendon has had workouts for its cross country and girls tennis teams as well. Volleyball workouts will begin on Monday.
Scott’s Branch will have workouts for volleyball and competitive cheer begin on Monday.
Manning originally began workouts for football on June 15. The workouts were stopped on June 26 when coronavirus cases began to spike. However, Manning began workouts again on Aug. 3.
Scott’s Branch had almost three weeks of football workouts before shutting them down because of the spike. Athletic director and football head coach Rodney Barr said workouts resumed on Wednesday.