Upper State champ Flame fall short at state

The Pickens High School Lady Flame volleyball team

PICKENS — The Pickens High School Lady Flame volleyball team finished another historic season over the weekend, coming up short against North Myrtle Beach in the state championship match Saturday after wrapping up their 20th Upper State title last week.

The Lady Flame’s road began against York after receiving a bye in the first round of the playoffs. The Lady Flame came away with a win in three sets, 25-13, 25-9 and 25-17.

Leading the team with assists and serves against the Cougars was Kaylee Gillespie, who recorded 36 assists. She served 100 percent with four aces. Also serving 100 percent were Bailee Earnhardt and Jewell Porterfield.

Lexi Wierzbicki, Sydney Bolding, Abigail Durham and Olivia Dow led in

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