Category Archives: Sports

Adult coed volleyball leagues now forming

PICKENS — The Pickens Recreation Department is now holding registration for adult coed volleyball.

Players must be at least 21 years old, with an ID required. The registration fee will be $45 per in-city couple and $55 per out-of-city couple and is due at time of signup. Individual fees are

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Summer camp registration now open at Pickens Rec

PICKENS — Pickens Recreation Summer Day Camp 2018 is now being planned.

The camp will be eight one-week sessions starting in June. Weeks will be June 4-8, 11-15, 18-22 and 25-29, July 9-13, 16-20 and 23-27, July 30-Aug. 3 and Aug. 6-10. There will be no day camp from July 2-6.

Day camp will be held at the Pickens Recreation Center at 545 Sangamo Road in Pickens.

Camps will be for ages 6-12 (completed 5K kindergarten

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Liberty senior named SC wrestler of the year

LIBERTY — The Liberty High School wrestling program was well represented last week during the Senior All Star Wrestling Classic in Myrtle Beach.

Following the event, Red Devil senior Cole Murphy was named South Carolina wrestler of the year on Saturday.

Liberty senior standouts Murphy, Jacob Rogers and Lucas Bates all had wins that helped the North team win the event.


Liberty Rec 17U team to play for state title Friday

LIBERTY – The Liberty Recreation all-star 17 and under basketball team won the Western district championship on Saturday night.

The team, coached by Jacob Sexton, will play in the state tournament on Friday in Westminster against the winners of the other districts around the state.

The squad is the first Liberty 17-and-under team to win the all-

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Living Legend

Anthony named to state hall of fame

Legendary Pickens High School volleyball coach Peggy Anthony was honored on Sunday with an induction into the S.C. Coaches Association of Women’s Sports Hall of Fame. The 14th person inducted into the hall of fame, Anthony was pinned by 2017 inductee Sherry Haithcock, who coached alongside Anthony at PHS and also coached at Daniel High before serving as a longtime coach and athletic director at Liberty High. In addition to stints coaching basketball, track and cheerleading, Anthony was the head coach of the Lady Blue Flame volleyball coach for 26 years, leading Pickens to nine state championships and earning 18 region coach of the year honors, as well as three state coach of the year awards. Photos courtesy Nikki Anthony


County players sign with colleges

COUNTY — Pickens County is well known for producing top players on the gridiron. Notables like Rudy Hayes, Stanley Morgan and Tron Jackson, along with current NFL standouts Jarvis Jenkins, DeShawn Williams, Shaq Lawson and Deandre Hopkins all played their high school ball right here in Pickens County.

On National Signing Day Feb. 7, the next group of

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Daniel celebrates seven athletes on signing day

By Alex Maminakis
Courtesy The Journal

CENTRAL — In front of a packed gym at Daniel High School on Feb. 7, seven student-athletes announced their final decisions on where they’ll attend college.

Erica Chapman will play softball at Limestone, Carter Fricks will play baseball at Toccoa Falls College, John Martin will play soccer at Clemson, Palmer Story will play football at The Citadel, Drew Swinney and Jake Venables will play football at Clemson and Katie Whitfield will play golf at Bowling Green.

Venables and Whitfield signed their letters of intent in December and

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LHS wrestlers advance to 2A state tournament

LIBERTY — The Liberty High School wrestling team had four upper state champions and seven people advancing to the state tournament in Anderson.

Upper state champions during last weekend’s action were Jacob Rogers, Cole Murphy, Lucas Bates and Hunter Powell.

Runner-ups in their weight classes were Jack Brissey and Noah Kelly. McKinnon Stewart also advanced to the tournament, placing fourth in his weight class.

The tournament will run Friday evening and all day Saturday at the Anderson Civic Center. Additionally, the Red Devils finished the season as Class 2A upper state champions and state runners-up, losing a close match to Bamberg on Feb. 10.


Red Devils wrestling for Upper State title

LIBERTY — The Liberty High School Red Devil wrestling team advanced to the Upper State championship match with wins over Landrum 74-6 and North Central 51-30 on Saturday.

Winning two matches on the day for the Red Devils were Jack Brissey, Lucas Bates, Noah Kelly, Ajah Young, Hunter Powell,

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Baseball, softball registration open at Pickens Recreation

PICKENS — Baseball and softball registration is being taken now through Feb. 23 at the Pickens Recreation Center on Sangamo Road in Pickens.

The following coed age divisions are offered: instructional (age 4), tee ball/coaches pitch (5-6) and pitching machine (7-8).

Age divisions offered for boys’ baseball include minors (9-10), O-zone (11-12), boys (13-14) and majors (15-19), provided

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