Category Archives: Sports

Woodmont to induct five into Athletic Hall of Fame

The Woodmont High School Athletic Hall of Fame will honor their 4th class induction during the home basketball game with J. L. Mann High School this Friday, Jan. 20. The five inductees in this year’s class (Class of 2016) are Shane Godfrey, Ricky McCombs, Michael Sanders, Sandy Cash, and Cindy Cash. The start time for the double-header of games is 6 pm.

Former Clemson player proud of the Tigers

National Champions

By Stan Welch – Monday night marked the first National Championship the Clemson Tigers had won in thirty five years. But for one Williamston resident, memories of Clemson football go back much farther than that.

Donnie Bunton, 81, watched every minute of Monday’s game with Alabama. He had lots of thoughts about the game, but he also had bowl memories of his own. In 1957, Bunton was the center and linebacker on a Clemson Tigers team that traveled to the Orange Bowl, where they were defeated by a squad all the way from Colorado.

Mustang Stadium Field named for Dale Martin

C. Dale Martin Field

Former Anderson School District One Football Coach and Administrator Dale Martin was recognized during halftime ceremonies of the Palmetto Mustangs vs. Pendleton 3A playoff game Friday (Nov. 18). Martin (center), accompanined by wife Carol and family members, was recognized Friday during the Palmetto High Playoff game. Palmetto High Assistant Principal Mike Kelly (left) Superintendent David Havird (2nd from left) and School Board member Dr. Doug Atkins (right) joined in honoring Martin with a plaque recognizing him “For his years of service to Palmetto High School and the Palmetto Comunity.” A permanent marker will be placed in the area of the north end zone designating the field as the C. Dale Martin Field.

PALMETTO MUSTANGS PREGAME PREVIEW

Editors note: Journal sports writer Mike Matthews suffered health problems over the weekend and was unable to provide a Pregame Preview and other information on the Palmetto vs. Pendleton playoff game in time for publication in the print edition of The Journal this week.  We have posted it here:
 
Palmetto  vs.  Pendleton
First-Round Game  in  the  State  3-A  Playoffs !!!
This Friday  Night    Mustang  Stadium    7:30
(Come  Join  ‘U’S  As  We  Celebrating The  Naming  Of  The  Football  Field  In  Honor  Of Coach  Dale  Martin !!)
 
Palmetto  is  8-2  and  seeded  second  in its  playoff  bracket;  Pendleton  is  5-5  and  the third-seed.
Pendleton  had  won  nine straight  over  Palmetto before  the  Mustangs  beat  the Bulldogs,  31-14,  in  this  year’s  second  game.  The  Bulldogs  lead  the  series,  17-16.

SIDELINE SHADOW

High Schools:

Palmetto 34 Pendleton 33

(Tougher Than ‘U’ Think !!)

Powdersville 38 Walhalla 12

(On To The Next Round !!)

Wren 37 Ridge View 34

Martin to be recognized during halftime of Palmetto Playoff game

Former Anderson School District One Football Coach and Administrator Dale Martin will be recognized during halftime ceremonies of the Palmetto Mustang vs. Pendleton 3A playoff game this Friday, Nov. 18. The Anderson School District One Board of Trustees recently announced that the Palmetto High Football Field will be named in honor of Martin.

Martin worked in public education for 34 years and in School District One as a teacher, coach, assistant prinicpal and principal He also served on the Anderson One School Board from the late 1980s until 2006 and He currently represents the District on the Anderson County Board of Education.

Martin coached at Palmetto High School in the late 60s and 70s and was the head football coach at Palmetto when the Mustangs won the State 3A Championship in 1970. He also put a lot of time, energy and effort into the football field at Palmetto.

Powdersville Boys Cross Country State Champions

The Powdersville Boys Cross Country Team made history by becoming the school’s first athletic team to win a state championship. They won the 3A Cross Country Title on Saturday at the State Cross Country Meet held at the Sandhill Station in Columbia. Team members are from left: front – Jordan Parish, Jacob Moore, Mason Parish, Connor Vaughn. Back – Coach Libby Holliday, Francisco Del Valle, Cameron Matthews, Josh Moore, Brendan McManamon, Noah Brock, and Kollin Campbell. (Photo by Mike Gowan)

Cross Country – Palmetto Girls win State

The Palmetto Girls Cross Country Team won the 3A State Championship at the State Meet in Columbia on Saturday. Pictured from left are kneeling, Hannah Beach and Madison Crumley. Back – Coach Micah Roberts, Olivia Rish, Morgan Roberts, Allison McCauley, Joeli Hayden, Gisela Avila, Avery Nelms, Alli Land, Madison Sell, Savannah Fields, and Coach Megan Saville. (Photo by Mike Gowan)

Wren Homecoming court

Wren held homecoming during halftime ceremonies last Thursday against Eastside. The Homecoming court included: Savannah Burkett, Bethany Gibson, Karli Morris, Macy Smith, Brayden Trammell, Bailey Wood, Adrienne Santos, Carley McKinney, Savannah Huff, Reagan Fleming, LeAnne Davison, Krista Gordon, Bailey Hayne, and 2015 Wren Homecoming Queen Carrie Moore. (Photo by Michael Lollis/www.lollisphotography.com)

Wren homecoming queen

Krista Gordon was crowned Wren Homecoming Queen 2016 during halftime ceremonies at last Thursday’s game. Pictured from left are: 2015 Wren Homecoming Queen Carrie Moore, Wren Principal Nicole Boseman; 2016 Wren Homecoming Queen Gordon, and her father Mike Gordon. (Photo by Michael Lollis/www.lollisphotography.com)

Palmetto High Football Field to be named for Dale Martin

The Anderson School District One Board of Trustees announced Tuesday that the Palmetto High Football Field will be named for former coach and administrator Dale Martin. Martin worked in public education for 34 years and in School District One as a teacher, coach, administrator and long time board member.

He coached Palmetto’s football team when they won the State 3A Championship in 1970. He also put a lot of time, energy and effort into the football field at Pelmetto, according to Superintendent David Havird. Martin is a member of the Palmetto High School Hall of Fame. He currently represents the District on the County Board of Education.

Martin will officially be recognized during halftime ceremonies at the November 18 playoff game.

South Carolina – Georgia football game scheduled for Sunday

The Georgia at South Carolina football game scheduled for Saturday night in Columbia has been moved to Sunday at 2:30 p.m. ET due to Hurricane Matthew, it was announced Thursday. The game will air on the SEC Network.

“Due to the potential impact of the hurricane on Columbia and the surrounding area, it is in the best interest of safety to play the game on Sunday rather than Saturday night,” SEC Commissioner Greg Sankey said. “I appreciate the cooperation of the schools who worked closely to make the appropriate operational adjustments in order to accommodate this change in the schedule.”

AU vs USC college softball game at Palmetto High canceled

The college softball game at Palmetto High School between the University of South Carolina and Anderson University softball scheduled for Sunday, Oct. 9th has been canceled due to Hurricane Matthew.

Anderson Area Touchdown club honors players, coaches

The Anderson Area Touchdown Club will honor the following players and coach on Friday, September 9th at their weekly meeting. Offensive – Shaw Crocker, Palmetto High; Defensive – Lummie Young, Westside High; Offensive Lineman – Cadavius Gary, Belton-Honea Path High; Defensive Lineman – EJ Humphrey, Powdersville High; Coach – Robert Mustar, Powdersville High. Speaker will be legendary Danny Ford, former head coach of the Clemson Tigers and the 1981 National Championship team.

Area youth recreation program undergoing changes

By David Meade

The future for youth recreation for the Pelzer -Williamston (Palmetto area) program has been the topic of considerable discussion and angst recently, especially in Pelzer. The Town of Pelzer has been struggling with a strained financial situation and considering whether they could continue to fund a recreation program that was losing $23,000, while at the same time looking into providing services, primarily police protection, for a new town with no tax base.

The towns of Pelzer and Williamston have provided separate recreation programs for area children that combined under the same director two years ago. The Pelzer-Williamston recreation program has approximately 330 participants.

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