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Local girls have great showing at USAV national championship

DETROIT — The 14U Elite Pickens team of the Carolina One Volleyball Club known as “Fire” won four of their last five matches at the 2018 USAV Girls Junior National Championship in Detroit, Mich., June 25-28.

After a slow start on Monday, Fire played excellent volleyball against powerful teams, battled hard in very close contests and represented our area very well.

“I felt we should have been 4-1 in pool play, but we didn’t have it together and didn’t play our usual game, eliminating us from contention,” head coach Peggy Anthony said.

Fire lost to Maryland Juniors 15-25, 21-25; East Coast (Drexel, Pa.) 27-25, 19-25, 11-15; Rockwood Thunder (Eureka, Mo.) 16-25, 23-25, and to the No. 1-seeded team, the East Valley Juniors (Tempe, Ariz.)16-25, 12-25, but defeated North Juniors (St. Paul, Minn.) 25-18, 25-12.

“After our team meeting on Wednesday, we refocused, settled down, got our unity and confidence back, and played awesome,” Anthony said. “I am extremely proud of the fight and heart they showed from then on. They were

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Soccer, volleyball signups now open

PICKENS — Fall soccer and volleyball registrations are being taken now through July 20 at the Pickens Recreation Center on Sangamo Road in Pickens.

For soccer, the following coed age divisions are offered: 5-6, 7-8, 9-10, 11-12 and 13-15.

For volleyball, the following age divisions are offered: 7-9, 10-12, 13-14 and 15-17.

Following registration, a skills/evaluation day will be held for each age division in each sport.

The registration fee provides a jersey to be kept. The fee is $45 for in-city residents and $55 for out-of-city residents.

Birth certificates are required at registration, and birthdate cut-off is Sept. 1, 2018.

If you are interested in coaching or need additional information, call the recreation department at (864) 878-2296.

 

Soccer, volleyball signups now open

PICKENS — Fall soccer and volleyball registrations are being taken now through July 20 at the Pickens Recreation Center on Sangamo Road in Pickens.

For soccer, the following coed age divisions are offered: 5-6, 7-8, 9-10, 11-12 and 13-15.

For volleyball, the following age divisions are offered: 7-9, 10-12, 13-14 and 15-17.

Following registration, a skills/evaluation day will be held for

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PCYMCA Piranhas win Pickens home swim meet

PICKENS — The Pickens County YMCA Piranhas Swim Team churned up the waters recently by winning a home swim meet against four other Upstate YMCAs.

“Our Pickens Piranhas Swim Team is one big family,” said Lindsay McKever, swim team assistant coach. “Parents and swimmers are all involved in the swim meet and have lots of fun.”

Rachel Rahn, a student at Anderson University who still swims for the Piranhas, also helped coach the team at the home meet.

Pickens put 37 swimmers in the pool at the meet, and almost all swimmers improved times. Some of the biggest improvements were Will Blakely, Katelynn Phelps, Mia Yousey and Rebekah

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Liberty athletes make impact in Georgia-SC all-star baseball game

HART COUNTY, Ga. — The first-ever Fellowship of Christian Athletes Georgia vs. South Carolina Senior All Star Baseball Classic was held Thursday, June 7, at Hart County High School.

Hoped to become an annual affair, the event was hosted by Lake Hartwell FCA.

This year, the South Carolina teams were all chosen from the

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Davit named new PHS soccer coach

PICKENS — Pickens High School athletic director Chad Smith recently announced that Jon Davit has been named the head coach of the Blue Flame varsity soccer team.

Davit recently moved to Pickens County from Chicago, where he has been a full-time professional youth coach for more than

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Jones introduced as new Easley basketball coach

By Bru Nimmons
Staff Reporter

bnimmons@thepccourier.com

EASLEY — Friday evening opened a new era of Easley High School boys’ basketball, as Mike Jones was named the head coach of the Green Wave in front of members of the Easley community.

Jones was selected following a lengthy search due to his 25 years of collegiate coaching experience at the NCAA Division I, NCAA Division II, NAIA and NJCAA levels.

Prior to taking the Easley job, Jones was the head basketball coach at Tusculum College

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Smith signs to play at Chas. Southern

By Bru Nimmons
Staff Reporter

bnimmons@thepccourier.com

CENTRAL — The Daniel High School football program sent its latest player to the collegiate ranks last week as Bryson Smith signed with Charleston Southern University as a preferred walk-on.

Smith, a star wideout the past two seasons for the Lions, fielded a number of offers before coming down to Charleston Southern and Palmetto Prep.

“I was set to go to Palmetto Prep, but once I got the CSU offer I

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Volleyball clinic planned next month at Pickens Rec

PICKENS — A volleyball clinic is scheduled at the Pickens Recreation Gymnasium at 545 Sangamo Road in Pickens on June 11-13.

The clinic will help support the Caroline One 14 Elite Pickens squad (known as FIRE) at the USAV Girls Nationals in Detroit later in June. The clinic director will be Peggy Anthony, head coach of FIRE, and assistant director will be Bekah Cortez, the assistant coach. All 10 players will volunteer as instructors.

After gym expenses, all proceeds will go to the team to offset costs of

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Rec football, cheer signups now open

PICKENS — The Pickens Recreation Department and Pickens Youth Athletic Corporation are currently registering youth for the fall 2018 cheerleading and football season.

Deadline for registration is June 6. Parents can register their children at the Pickens Recreation Center on Sangamo Road in Pickens or online at cityofpickens.com.

The following age divisions are offered: 6 years old/100 pounds; 7-8

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