Podcast: Interview with Jerome Singleton, SC High School League

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South Carolina High School League Commissioner Jerome Singleton presents the state-runnerup trophy to Fort Dorchester coach Deral Brown and Patriot captains Tyre Wright, Quandre Chisolm, Jacob Hutchinson and Joseph Hutchinson. (Roger Lee/Journal Scene)

Athletics competition is a big part of the K-12 education landscape in South Carolina. More than 84,000 young people participate in a wide array of boys’ and girls’ sports. SC High School League commissioner Jerome Singleton shares his thoughts on the role of athletics in public education and addresses trends in sports safety, physical conditioning and weight training, how choice within public school systems affects teams, and the growing tendency of athletes to specialize in one sport or skill.