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The South Carolina Volleyball Coaches Association has released its preseason poll, and only two local teams are ranked: Bishop England is No. 1 in Class AA, and Wando is No. 5 in Class AAAA.

Dorman is the top choice in Class AAAA, Daniel is No. 1 in Class AAA, and Southside Christian heads up the Class A teams.

Meanwhile, The Lowcountry Volleyball Jamboree was held Monday night at Wando, and eight local teams participated.

Bishop England and Pinewood split (27-25, 21-25) while West Ashley swept Georgetown (25-16, 25-12). Wando and Ashley Hall split (25-19, 20-25) and Hanahan and Northwood Academy also split (24-22, 19-25).

Attention coaches

Coaches or their representatives should call in results of games as quickly as possible to ensure they appear in the next day's edition.

The numbers to call in game reports are 937-5586 or (800) 209-2609. Results can be e-mailed to

Also, football statistics will run on Fridays. Statistics must be called in by Wednesday at 937-5592 or by fax 937-5714 or 937-5579.

Finally, nominations for football players of the week must be made by noon Monday.

Call in nominations at 937-5592.

Reach Philip M. Bowman at