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23 Clemson football players test positive for COVID-19

By Eric Sprott

Courtesy The Journal

esprott@upstatetoday.com

CLEMSON — The news from the Clemson athletic department on Friday afternoon was less than encouraging regarding the COVID-19 pandemic.

The school said 23 football players are among 28 people in the athletic department who have tested positive for the coronavirus since returning to campus at the beginning of the month. The week before, just two football players tested positive, meaning there was a 21-case jump last week.

Whether the Clemson Community Peaceful Demonstration led by the Tigers the previous weekend had an effect on the jump is uncertain.

Along with the players, two football staff members and three athletes from other sports were found with the virus. In announcing three positive cases the previous week, the school said a member of the Clemson men’s basketball team had tested positive for the virus.

The school — which said it had completed 315 tests

Rogers scholarship golf tournament winners announced

PICKENS — Twelve teams participated in the 16th annual Charles F. Rogers Scholarship Award Golf Tournament at Southern Oaks Golf Club on June 20.

The event, which is held annually, raised money for scholarships that will be 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 17th year the scholarship has been presented in honor of the late Charles Rogers, a man who gave so much to Pickens High

Fall volleyball and soccer registration open at Pickens Rec

PICKENS — Fall soccer and volleyball registration are being taken now through July 24 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.

Volleyball age divisions are 7-9, 10-12, 13-14 and 15-17.

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

Rogers golf tourney scheduled Saturday

PICKENS — The 16th annual Charles F. Rogers Scholarship Fund Golf Tournament is scheduled for Saturday.

The tournament, which annually benefits a male and female senior basketball player from Pickens High School planning to attend a university, college or technical school, is set to kick off with a 2 p.m. shotgun start at Southern Oaks Golf Course.

The tournament will follow a captain’s choice format, and entry costs $75 per person or $300 per four-person team. Hole sponsorships are available for $100, $75 and $50, and prizes will be awarded for first,

Rogers golf tourney scheduled June 20

PICKENS — The 16th annual Charles F. Rogers Scholarship Fund Golf Tournament is scheduled for June 20.

The tournament, which annually benefits a male and female senior basketball player from Pickens High School planning to attend a university, college or technical school, is set to kick off with a 2 p.m. shotgun start at Southern Oaks Golf Course.

The tournament will follow a captain’s choice format, and entry costs $75 per person or $300 per four-person team. Hole sponsorships are available for $100, $75 and $50, and prizes will be awarded for first,

Fall volleyball and soccer registration open at Pickens Rec

PICKENS — Fall soccer and volleyball registration are being taken now through July 24 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.

Volleyball age divisions are 7-9, 10-12, 13-14 and 15-17.

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

Pickens Rec holding signups for football, cheerleading season

PICKENS — The city of Pickens Recreation Department and Pickens Youth Athletic Corporation are currently registering youth for the fall 2020 cheerleading and football season.

The deadline for registration is June 10. Parents can register their children at the Pickens Recreation Center on Sangamo Road in Pickens or find the registration form online at cityofpickens.com.

The following age divisions are offered: 6 years old/100 pounds; 7-8 years old/120 pounds; 9-10

Easley’s Senior League World Series canceled

By Jason Evans

Staff Reporter

jevans@thepccourier.com

EASLEY — Easley’s J.B. “Red” Owens Complex will not host an international tournament this summer for the first time in nearly 20 years after the 2020 Senior League Baseball World Series was canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Little League International President and CEO Stephen Keener announced the cancellation Thursday during a Facebook Live video.

“The devastating impact of this COVID-19 pandemic has reached every corner of our society and has

Pickens Rec holding signups for football, cheerleading season

PICKENS — The city of Pickens Recreation Department and Pickens Youth Athletic Corporation are currently registering youth for the fall 2020 cheerleading and football season.

The deadline for registration is June 10. Parents can register their children at the Pickens Recreation Center on Sangamo Road in Pickens or find the registration form online at cityofpickens.com.

The following age divisions are offered: 6 years old/100 pounds; 7-8 years old/120 pounds; 9-10

COVID-19 changes the game

On Sunday, South Carolina Gov. Henry McMaster announced that all schools statewide would be closing from March 16-31 to prevent the spread of the COVID-19 virus. With no school, high school athletics have also been shut down and with the South Carolina High School League cancelling all spring sports until April 5 on Monday, who really knows when or if high school sports will be allowed to come back this school year. With this decision, like any decision that affects and changes a great number of lives, there will be some form of derision.

I am no expert on disease and for that reason alone, I am not in a place to definitively say whether this ban is