Pickens squads win Western District

Two Pickens Recreation Department volleyball squads advanced to play in the SCAP State Volleyball Tournament at Myrtle Beach over the weekend, winning the Western District on Saturday, Nov. 19. Both the 9U and 12U squads beat Liberty and Easley to win the Western District title. Pickens’ 4U team also competed in Myrtle Beach, but no Western District tournament was held because there were no other 14U teams in the Upstate. The Pickens 12U Volleyball All-Stars, pictured on left include — back row, from left: Rylie Swett, McKenzie Daves, Tensley Gowens, Madison Smith, Caitlyn Nicholson, Aaliyah Martin and Anna Beth Duncan. Front row: Sarah Hendricks, Sierra Muse, alternate Olivia Wade, Kinsey Fowler, Kora Eggert and coach Eddie Wade. Absent: Shelby Parvis and coaches Jennifer and Jim Parvis. The 9U all-stars, pictured at right, include — back row: coaches Jaimon and Kelly Perry. Middle row: Breeanna Adams, Julia Thompson, Britain Dunn, Anna Claire Durham, Allison Hendricks and Lily Clarkson. Front row: Kylie Thornall, Sadie McKinney, Alexis Catlin, Kelsey Perry, Aven Slusser and Morgan Crawford.