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Youth baseball players converge on Easley to decide world champion

By Bru Nimmons
Staff Reporter

bnimmons@thepccourier.com

EASLEY — The Senior League World Series, which pits the best 13- to 16-year-old baseball players from around the world against each other, is descending upon Pickens County once again.

The tournament, which is in its third year in Easley, will feature six international teams and six U.S. teams and will kick off Saturday at the J.B. “Red” Owens Complex.

The tournament’s championship game is set for a 2:30 p.m. first pitch Aug. 3 and is scheduled to be televised on ESPN2.

As of press time Tuesday, the international division’s qualifiers had all been chosen, while all United States division teams remained

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Soccer, volleyball signups now open

PICKENS — Fall soccer and volleyball registration is open now through July 26 at the Pickens Recreation Center on Sangamo Road.

The following coed age divisions are offered for soccer — 5-6, 7-8, 9-10, 11-12 and 13-15. For volleyball, age divisions are 7-9, 10-12, 13-14 and 15-17.

Birthdate cutoff for both sports is Sept. 1, 2019, and birth certificates are required at registration.

Following registration, a skills and evaluation day will be held for each age division. The registration fee of $45 for in-city residents and $55 for out-of-city residents provides a jersey to be kept.

Those interested in coaching or who need additional information are asked to call the recreation department at (864) 878-2296.

 

Soccer, volleyball signups now open

PICKENS — Fall soccer and volleyball registration is open now through July 26 at the Pickens Recreation Center on Sangamo Road.

The following coed age divisions are offered for soccer — 5-6, 7-8, 9-10, 11-12 and 13-15. For volleyball, age divisions are 7-9, 10-12, 13-14 and 15-17.

Birthdate cutoff for both sports is Sept. 1, 2019, and birth certificates are required at registration.

Following registration, a skills and evaluation day will be held for each age division. The registration fee of $45 for in-city residents and $55 for out-of-city residents provides a jersey to be kept.

Those interested in coaching or who need additional information are asked to call the recreation department at (864) 878-2296.

 

Lady Devils’ stellar season comes to end

The Liberty Lady Devils 10-and-under softball team saw its season come to a close last week as it finished just shy of an all-star championship against Iva. The Lady Devils, coached by Jody Booth, Scott Moore, Brian Swafford and Tia Swafford, went 13-0 during the regular season before moving on to all-star competition. Liberty opened all-star play with a 7-3 win over Seneca on June 16. The Lady Devils continued to show the winning pedigree they had shown all season when they took on Central/Clemson. Liberty took a 6-5 win in nailbiting fashion before moving on to the championship game on June 26. The team was escorted by friends, family and most importantly, the Liberty Police Department as it headed to Crescent High School for the championship game. The Lady Devils fought a hard fight, coming up short 3-0, but still received runner-up honors in the 10-and-under Dixie Angels division of the tournament.

Summer camps planned at SWU

CENTRAL — Southern Wesleyan University is offering sports camps throughout the summer.

Baseball — Fundamental Skills Camp: June 4-7 (Session One)/June 10-13 (Session Two) — 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Dr. Keith Connor Field

Each camper will receive a t-shirt and instruction involving the fundamentals of baseball. Campers should wear baseball-related clothing and bring any bat, helmet or protective gear they own. Bats/helmets will also be provided for use. Shorts may be worn, but are not recommended. This is a working camp, and all campers should expect to learn the fundamentals of baseball in hitting, fielding, base running and the mental aspect of the game. Registration details are online.

Also planned: Advanced Skills Camp and Baseball Prospect Camp.

Basketball — SWU Fundamental Basketball Camp, June 3-7, 8:30 a.m.-noon

The SWU Fundamental Basketball Camp, for ages 7-17, will be run by SWU head men’s basketball coach Nick Pasqua, and assistant coach Darius Carter. The camp will focus on all the fundamentals of

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All-star softball game set

LIBERTY — The Foothills Fellowship of Christian Athletes will host its first annual FCA Softball All-Star Game on Monday at 6 p.m. at Liberty High School.

The game will feature players from Anderson County vs. Pickens-Oconee County high schools. The format will be a seven-inning game with a short break after the fourth inning for a speaker to share with spectators about FCA. The rain date for the game is May 21.

Pickens County players set to participate are Daniel’s Logan Craig, Haylee Rice and Makayla Sexton, Easley’s Aubrey Lewis and Addison Pitts, Liberty’s Abbey Huff, and Pickens’ Abby Hayes and Beth Hyatt.

Admission is $10, and no passes will be accepted. The event is a fundraiser to help athletes from the three counties attend FCA camps this summer.

 

Plaque placed to honor Pickens legend Anthony

By Bru Nimmons
Staff Reporter

bnimmons@thepccourier.com

PICKENS — Pickens High School added the finishing touches to the Peggy Harden Anthony Gymnasium after placing a bronze plaque honoring the legendary coach outside the gym recently.

The plaque, which was made possible by a donation from Dillard Funeral Home, lists many of the coach’s incredible accomplishments over her career at Pickens.

“I’m so glad we could honor Mrs. Peggy,” Dillard employee C.B. Dunson said. “My wife won two state titles playing for her, and we’re just some of the many people she has impacted in this community.

“It is such an honor to share her legacy and show how much she means to Pickens.”

In her 26-year career at Pickens, Anthony brought home nine state volleyball championships, while coaching 28 All-State players, including

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County athletes sign to play at the next level

By Bru Nimmons
Staff Reporter

bnimmons@thepccourier.com

COUNTY — As the school year starts to come to a close, some of Pickens County’s top student-athletes are signing to continue their careers at the next level.

Easley High School had the largest group of students signing, as nine Green Wave athletes took the next step in their academic and athletic careers last week.

Southern Wesleyan University picked up a trio of Green Wave seniors, including All-State baseball pitcher Devyn Bond, softball star Aubrey Lewis and soccer standout Calista Turner. Erskine College also picked up four Easley athletes, as baseball pitcher Parker Casell, soccer standout Gabe Golden, volleyball team captain Kylie McKean and Class 5A state-qualifying

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Pickens Rec Report

By Cheri Anthony
Pickens Recreation Director

canthony@pickenscity.com

PICKEN — Our Diamond Day celebration was a great success, although the weather did end our day’s festivities a little earlier than planned. We want to thank all of our friends, relatives and visiting teams from Pendleton, Dacusville, Walhalla, Westminster and Central/Clemson who came to enjoy the day with us and supported this event.

During the noon festivities, our ninth annual PYAC Town Creek Speedy Ball Race was run. 524 colorful plastic balls raced down Town Creek in just less than eight minutes. We are immeasurably grateful to all the folks who sold and helped us with this fundraiser. The rec department was proud to award three sellers who went above and beyond. These participants were Nick Barone in first place, Ethan Mumma in second place and Anslie Abercrombie in third place. Winners of the Speedy Ball Race were as follows. First place and winner of the $150 cash prize was Ball No. 412, purchased by Ethan Mumma, second place and winner of a Ryobi portable electric pressure washer was Ball No. 24, purchased by Sadie Simmons, and third place and winner of a Ryobi cordless jet

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Scholarship golf tourney continues to be successful

PICKENS — Eleven teams participated in the 15th annual Charles F. Rogers Scholarship Award Golf Tournament, held at Southern Oaks Golf Club on April 27.

The event, which is held annually, raises money for scholarships awarded to Pickens High School basketball team members who plan to further their education. A senior from the varsity girls’ team and a senior from the varsity boys’ team will receive the scholarship awards in a few weeks.

This will be the 16th year the scholarship has been presented in honor of the late Charles Rogers, a man who gave much to Pickens High School as a player and coach for many years.

“This tournament honors the memory of Charles Rogers, and his legacy lives on through this award,” former Pickens girls’ basketball coach Butch Morris said. “It’s the least we can do for a man who gave his time and talents to Pickens High School, as well as our

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