Category Archives: Wren Hurricanes


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Palmetto 34 Pendleton 33

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Powdersville 38 Walhalla 12

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Wren 37 Ridge View 34

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/

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/

Campbell, Hicks to be inducted SC Basketball Coaches Hall of Fame

By Mike Matthews

Fran Campbell and Lynn Hicks, coaches at Wren High School, will be inducted into the South Carolina Basketball Coaches Hall of Fame this Friday in Columbia. During their times at Wren, the varsity boys and girls basketball coaches have set the standard for excellence in athletics.

They have coached longer, won more games, and brought home more championships than anyone else (in any sport) in the history of Anderson School District One. Coach Campbell and Coach Hicks have each spent the last 33 years of their respective careers at Wren High School.

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.

Jones signs with Ole Miss

The number one college defensive recruit, D.J. Jones, announced on December 17 that he will play the rest of his college career at Ole Miss.

D. J. Jones signing announcement Wednesday

The number one college defensive recruit, D. J. Jones, will announce his intentions to sign with a major university this Wednesday, Dec. 17. The announcement and signing will take place at 12 noon at Total Fitness gym in Powdersville. Jones, a 6’2”, 310 lb. Defensive Tackle played highschool football with the Wren Hurricanes and was a Shrine Bowl player. In Junior College at East Mississippi Community College in Scooba, Miss., Jones had 49 tackles, 16 tackles for loss, 8 sacks, and a forced fumble in 2013. As a sophomore for the Lions this season, he had 22 solo tackles, 7 assists, averaged 2.4 tackles per game and had 4 sacks for 18 yards.

Down and dirty – Wren Flud Run

A mud runner crawls through the mud under an obstacle during the 3rd Annual Wren Flud Run mud run on Saturday. (Photo by Michael Lollis/

Palmetto – Wren Alumni “They still have it . . .”

Palmetto and Wren alumni football players were able to relive some of their “glory days” Saturday when they participated in an Alumni football game at Palmetto’s Mustang Stadium. Pictured – Wren’s Mike Mayor (89) sacks Palmetto quarterback Ryan Janssen (10) during the game. Find out who won and read about the game and some of the alumni players who participated in this week’s Journal on news stands now! (Or subscribe online and read about it on your computer, smart phone or Iphone.)

Wren vs. Easley featured by MaxPreps Rivalries series

The Wren vs. Easley High School football game Friday is being highlighted on the MaxPreps Rivalry series presented by the Army National Guard. The game will be one of only eleven rivalries featured out of 17,000 high school football teams in the nation. There will be pregame celebrations and an interactive game day experiences. The winner of the game will be awarded the Army National Gruard Rivalry Trophy.

Hurricanes ready for Mud FLUD run

The second annual Wren Hurricane Mud FLUD Run will be held on Saturday, June 1 beginning at 8 a.m. Participants will crawl through muddy ravines, ford a babbling stream, jump and climb over a multitude of obstacles, while going through through a ‘flud of mud.” Contestants will compete on the 3.1-mile course until the last team completes (or is carried off) the muddy obstacle-filled FLUD Run through Wigington’s Farm behind Wren High School. The event is being organized to raise funds for the Wren High School Athletic Program.

Wren at Eastside Friday in Baseball

The Wren Hurricanes defeated Dreher in baseball playoffs on Wednesday, May 1 by the score of 5-4.  They will play at Eastside on Friday, May 3.

Hurricanes win Region Championship

Wren shortstop Eli White (6) tags a B-HP runner out at second base during the Region Championship held at Fluor Field in Greenville on Monday night. The Hurricanes won the Championship 10-3. (Photo by Michael Lollis/

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