By CT McDonald


With the state government mandated school closings early this week because of the approaching hurricane, Irmo athletic teams were in a holding pattern until classes and activities resume, or until such mandates are lifted due to an improving weather outlook for the area — if there is one.

Lexington-Richland School District Five posted on Tuesday that all schools and offices would be closed “until further notice,” making it important for interested parties to stay in touch with social and other web media postings, as well as local media informational sources for updates on when school classes and activities will resume, to include rescheduled games and events.

Last week the Irmo varsity football team evened its record at 2-2 with the 28-14 win at Brookland-Cayce, with this week’s non-region home game against River Bluff now subject to postponement or cancelation.

Next week the Yellow Jackets are to take on Clover in the final game before starting Region 4-5A competition against Spring Valley on the road.

Also late last week, the Irmo girls cross country team placed second in the Bob Jenkins Coaches Classic event, the girls varsity tennis team lost to Brookland-Cayce 4-2, and the Irmo boys swim team took a 98-72 loss to Lexington.

But the Irmo girls swim team defeated Lexington 90-80 the same day that the girls varsity tennis team lost 6-0 to Lexington.

For now classes, games and other school activities are on hold as many in the state prepare for the approaching hurricane — Florence.

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