9U district champs

Due to statewide COVID-19 restrictions, there was no SCAP State Volleyball Tournament this year, but that didn’t stop the Western District SCAP agencies from participating. Adapting to precautionary safety protocols, four departments had teams vie for the 9U volleyball district title. The Pickens all-star team started off the tournament by defeating Liberty on Nov. 14. Earlier in the day, Westminster defeated Clemson-Central. The wins by both teams set up the championship match. Both teams came out strong, but Pickens had a late surge to win the district title. Coach Kelly Perry said Pickens had a very supportive group of parents who traveled to Westminster to cheer on the girls. Pictured standing, from left, are assistant coach Angie Durham, Ellison Tolley, Bailey Perry, Addison Mitchum, Makenna Valdivia, Cadie Westbrook and head coach Kelly Perry. In front are Kolbi Wilson, Caroline Durham and Maycee Seder.