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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.


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.


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.

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)

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.

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.

Palmetto Coach Doug Shaw to assist in North-South All-Star game

By David Meade

The 2015 North-South All-Star Football Game will be played this Saturday, Dec. 12, at Doug Shaw Memorial Stadium at Myrtle Beach High School. Palmetto Mustangs Head Football Coach Doug Shaw, Jr. will be one of five assistant coaches on the North Coaching Staff. Palmetto’s Blake Owens, Offensive Lineman #52 and Wren’s Bailey Rogers, Defensive Back #10 will also be playing for on the North Squad. Palmetto’s Cheerleaders will also be attending the event.

Shaw will be coaching in his hometown football stadium, Doug Shaw Memorial Stadium, which is named for his father. The stadium is home to the Myrtle Beach High School Seahawks. Built in 1968, the stadium seats 4,500 spectators, 3,500 on the home side and 1,000 on the visitors’ side and has a capacity of 6,500. The stadium is named for Doug Shaw, Sr., the long-time coach of the Myrtle Beach High School Seahawks football team, who died suddenly Nov. 11, 1994 at age 52.

Palmetto, Powdersville moving to same conference in 2016

Anderson School District One Superintendent David Havird announced Tuesday that Palmetto High School and Powdersville High School will be in the same conference in 2016-18. Palmetto will remain 3A while Powdersville will move up to 3A. The schools will compete in a new conference known as AAA Region II along with Berea, Carolina, Emerald and Southside.

Wren will move up to AAAA Region I competing with Belton-Honea Path, Daniel, Greenville and Pickens.

The District One Board approved the following personnel recommendations:

Anderson Area Touchdown Club to highlight coaches

This football season, the Anderson Area Touchdown Club is starting its 34th year of honoring the high school football players and coaches from the eight Anderson County public high schools.

The first of thirteen meetings will be held August 28th at the Anderson County Library. All head coaches from the eight high schools will be recognized including: Belton-Honea Path Coach Russell Blackston, Crescent Coach Jeff Murdock, Hanna Coach Bruce Ollis, Palmetto Coach Doug Shaw, Jr., Pendleton Coach Paul Sutherland, Powdersville Coach Robert Mustar, Westside Coach Scott Earley, and Wren Coach Jeff Tate.

Mike Muth Scholarship Fund celebrates 20th anniversary

Benefactors and recipients of the Mike Muth Basketball Scholarship Fund came together Saturday at the Williamston Municipal Center for a banquet celebrating the 20th anniversary of the scholarship initiative that has helped 30 Palmetto High School graduates attend college.

The scholarship fund was established in 1994 shortly after Muth’s death, to provide financial assistance to college-bound students who played basketball at Palmetto High. Muth was a standout basketball player at Palmetto High School in the early 1960s and went on to play for Furman University on scholarship.

Town Council recognizes Palmetto Cheerleaders

Williamston Town Council recognized the Palmetto High Competition Cheerleaders with a resolution congratulating them for their 2nd place finish in the SCHL 3A State Championship Competition in Greenville. A video of the runner-up performace was shown during the presentation.

Palmetto Reindeer Run Dec. 13

The Palmetto High Mustang Soccer Teams will hold a 5K Reindeer Run on Saturday, December 13th, beginning at 8 am. Participants in the Costume Contest can dress as their favorite Christmas character or show their best Reindeer outfit. Prizes will be awarded for the best costumes!

The course begins and ends above the new Palmetto High School track located at 804 North Hamilton Street in Williamston. Registration begins at 7 am race day. 5K Awards will include Overall male and female winners Awards will be announced 15 minutes after the end of the race at the registration table.

Mustangs AAA State Runner-Up

Palmetto High School Competition Cheerleaders celebrate their second place finish in the South Carolina Highs School League State AAA Cheer Competition held Saturday at the Bons Secour Wellness Arena in Greenville. Chapin High School claimed the AAA crown, winning their South Carolina-record 10th state title in competitive cheerleading.

Palmetto Band Boosters taking fruit orders

The Palmetto Mustang Regiment Marching Band has had a very productive year. “We have shown continued improvement this year that has resulted in many awards,” said 2014 – 2015 Band Booster Club President Chris Ellison. “We have placed first in one competition and placed very high in several others. Our drum major and drum line won best in class and also we won best musical presentation.”

Palmetto High will be competing in the AAA Upstate Competition this Saturday, Oct. 18 at 12:15 at James F. Byrnes High School in Duncan.

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