2020 Miss SC 4-H

STATE 4-H QUEEN - This past weekend Laurens County 4-H hosted the 2020 South Carolina Miss 4-H Pageant, and   Saluda County 4-Her and resident, Allie Trotter, was crowned the 2020 Miss 4-H Queen! The contest had four divisions: business attire, 4-H project wear, formal attire, and onstage question.  Two of these divisions are aimed directly at 4-H.  The 4-H project wear division allowed the contestants to show off their 4-H project and their passion.  During the question division. Contestants were asked age-appropriate questions about 4-H and/or their 4-H experience.  The judges score the contestants on poise, stage presence, public speaking skills, personality, and confidence.  The pageant is held annually in an effort to raise funds for Laurens County 4-H.  All funds raised will go to support 4-H clubs, programs, and leadership opportunities in Laurens County 4-H. 


  Saluda High School Girls Varsity Basketball beat Abbeville High School 68-55 Tuesday, January 21
  The Lady Tigers improved their record to 11-1 overall and 4 - 1 in the region play with the win over the Lady Panthers. Kalisha Hill and Nadya Watson dominated play for both teams. Hill scored 30 points, 19 rebounds, 3 blocks, 2 assists and 1 steal. Watson scored 21 points, 16 rebounds, 2 blocks and 2 steals. Other scorers were Jessica Means (7), Kaylen Nick (5), Mya Carroll (2), Tiara Daniels (2), and Alexis Drafts (1)
  Saluda High School Girls Varsity Basketball beat Batesburg-Leesville High School 45-30 Friday, January 24. The Lady Tigers improved their record to 12- 1 overall and 5 - 0 in region play. The team was led by Kalisha Hill, Nadya Watson and Tiara Daniels. Hill scored 12 points, 17 rebounds, 4 steals, and 1 block. Watson added 10 points, 10 rebounds, 1 block, and 1 assist. Daniels also chipped in 10 points, 7 rebounds, and 1 assist. Other scorers were Mya Carroll (7), Jessica Means (4) and Auvia Holland (2).

  Saluda High School Boys Varsity Basketball beat Fox Creek High School 51-44 Thursday, January 16. The Varsity Boys defeated Fox Creek 51 to 44. The Tigers were lead in scoring by Senior Trey Bryant with 15 points, Senior Jervon Whitt with 9 points and Senior Dallan Wright with 9 points.   Saluda High School Boys Varsity Basketball fell to Abbeville High School 77-67 Tuesday, January 21. The Tigers were led in scoring by Senior Dallan Wright with 23 and Senior Trey Bryant with 21. The Tigers fall to 3-1 in region play.
  Saluda High School Boys Varsity Basketball beat Batesburg-Leesville High School 65-60 Friday, January 24.
  The Tigers were led in scoring by Freshman Zion Wright with 18, Sr. Dallan Wright with 13, Sr. Trey Bryant with 9, and So. Montrevious Baker with 9.

Annual Historical Society
Duck Hunt a Success

  It was a cloudy, overcast day that threatened rain, but the weather held on a crisp Saturday morning for fourteen registered duck hunters to venture out on a hunt.  The hunt was hosted by the Windy Hill Rod and Gun Club and the Randy Barnes Family.  The beaver ponds owned by the Randy Barnes Family are located at the head waters of Padgett Pond in Saluda County, which attract the ducks.
  The Duck Hunt ends with a mega-breakfast prepared by members of the Saluda County Historical Society.  Active historical society member, C. Gene Berry opens his home in a beautiful mountain-like setting for the breakfast. 
  The hunters harvested twenty-one beautiful ducks.  They returned with hearty appetites to enjoy the large trays of ham, bacon, sausage, eggs, biscuits, sausage gravy, yellow grits, fruit, jellies, pancakes, pastries, coffee and juices. 
Members enjoy seeing the hunters having a great time of fellowship and enjoying the delicious food.
  The photos were made before all the hunters returned; therefore, all hunters and all the ducks are not shown.
  The Saluda County Historical Society is most appreciative to Gene Berry for his work in preparation for the duck hunt (and the deer hunt held in November).  Members also appreciate the support of hunters for their donations, which go to fund the maintenance of the properties of the Saluda County Historical Society.  Thanks to the guides, the Barnes Family, historical society members and everyone that helps to make these benefits successful.