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Fall sports pushed back again

By Bru Nimmons
Staff Reporter

bnimmons@thepccourier.com

COUNTY — After setting schedules recently for the return of fall sports, the South Carolina High School League has once again made changes to its sporting calendar in response to the continued effects of the COVID-19 outbreak.

During an executive committee session held last Wednesday, Aug. 3, the SCHSL board unanimously approved a new plan that pushes the coming season back further in sports including competitive cheer, cross-country, football and volleyball, while girls’ golf, swimming and girls’ tennis will remain on the

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Sorting out the schedules

High school football slates nearly set

By Bru Nimmons

Staff Reporter

bnimmons@thepccourier.com

COUNTY — With the South Carolina High School League’s changes to the fall sports calendar last week, Pickens County high school football teams are beginning to finalize their updated schedules for the shortened season.

The season, which is slated to begin on Sept.11, will feature a seven-game schedule starting with region opponents, followed by four weeks of playoffs, ending with the state championship on Nov.

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 provides a jersey. The fee is $45 for in-city residents and $55 for out-of-city residents. Birth certificates are required at registration. Birthdate cut-off for each sport is Sept. 1, 2020.

Anyone interested in coaching or who needs more information is asked to call the recreation department at (864) 878-2296.

 

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