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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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Pickens Rec Report

By Cheri Anthony
Pickens Recreation Director

canthony@pickenscity.com

Our Diamond Day celebration was a great success! The weather started a little shaky for us in the morning, but the entire day’s festivities played out as planned. We want to thank all of our friends, relatives and visiting teams from Pendleton, Easley and Powdersville who came to enjoy the day with us and supported this event.

During the noon festivities, our eighth annual PYAC Town Creek Speedy Ball Race was run. 319 colorful plastic balls raced down Town Creek in just under 10 minutes. We are immeasurably grateful to all

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EHS grad dazzles for Gamecocks

By Bru Nimmons
Staff Reporter

bnimmons@thepccourier.com

COLUMBIA — Facing the fearsome bats of the 19th-ranked LSU Tigers would be a challenge for any collegiate pitcher, but for Easley High School graduate Logan Chapman, it was just another step in a successful freshman season at the University of South Carolina.

Chapman, who signed with the Gamecocks after being named the South Carolina Baseball Gatorade Player of the Year in 2017, dominated the Tigers on the mound to the tune of 6.2 shutout innings and six strikeouts in an11-0 win on Friday to open a weekend sweep.

But the Gamecocks have come to expect that kind of play from the freshman. Chapman, who currently leads the team in ERA and has a spotless 3-0 record through nine starts, started the season as the

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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 through rising

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QBs highlight Clemson spring game

By Alex Maminakis
Courtesy The Journal

alex@upstatetoday.com

CLEMSON — There were fireworks early in Clemson’s spring game on Saturday afternoon, likely a preview of what’s to come for the Tigers this fall.

In the annual Orange and White scrimmage at Memorial Stadium, the Orange team beat the White squad 28-17 in front of an announced crowd of 55,000 fans.

The main attraction? The quarterbacks.

“Those guys, they can go anywhere in the country and they can win,”

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Blue Flame volleyball players earn statewide recognition

COLUMBIA — The All-State High School Sports Report Banquet was held in Columbia in February.

Pickens High was well represented. Lexi Wierzbicki and Sydney Bolding were both named to the 2017 HSSR-SCHSL All-State Volleyball Team. Ali Pace was named to the 2017 HSSR All-Rookie Team.

Juniors Wierzbicki and Bolding led the 2017 Class 4A Upper State champion Lady Flame in kills and blocks. Together they recorded 526 kills and 158 blocks. Wierzbicki led the team in digs with

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Owens takes over PHS girls’ hoops

PICKENS — Pickens High School officials announced this week that Rikki Owens will be the school’s new head girls’ basketball coach.

Owens, who also took the reins of the powerhouse Blue Flame volleyball program last season, “has a passion for women’s athletics and young people,” according to a news release from the school.

A special education teacher at Pickens Middle School, Owens graduated with honors from Easley High School, where she lettered in volleyball, basketball and softball. On the hardwood, Owens starred as a four-year letterman under Easley High School Athletic Hall of Fame coach Steve Beasley.

In her first season in charge of the Pickens volleyball program, Owens led the Lady Blue Flame to an Upperstate championship and an appearance in the Class 4A state championship game. Owens has also served as coach of the Pickens Middle School girls’ basketball team.

“Rikki has a passion for women’s sports,” PHS athletic director Chad Smith said. “She is a fantastic ball coach that makes everyone around her better. She truly fulfills our PHS athletic motto, which is ‘As Iron Sharpens Iron, So One

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 through rising seventh-graders) and

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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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