Tigers Win Awards

Saluda High
School Scores

  The Saluda High girls finished the regular season 17-1 and won the region championship with a 10-0 record. The girls opened the play-offs Tuesday at home against Southside Christian. The Saluda boys are also in the play-offs and  opened at home Wednesday, also against Southside Christian.
  Following are the girls recent games:
  Saluda High School Girls Varsity Basketball beat Ninety Six High School 56-33 Tuesday, February 4.
  The Lady Tigers improved their overall record to 14 - 1 and region record to 7 - 0 with the victory over the Lady Wildcats on Tuesday night. Kalisha Hill set the pace for the team scoring 24 points, 6 rebounds and 5 steals. Jessica Means added 11 points, 5 rebounds, 2 assists and 1 steal. Auvia Holland also had an impressive night making 5 of 8 from the field and scoring 10 points in the outing. Mya Carroll and Nadya Watson rounded out the scoring for the Lady Tigers. Carroll played a very balanced game on both sides of the ball chipping in 7 points, 3 rebounds, 8 assists, and 4 steals. Watson added 4 points, 7 rebounds, 3 blocks and 1 steal.
  Saluda High School Girls Varsity Basketball beat Fox Creek High School 47-30 Friday, February 7.The Lady Tigers improved their record to 15 - 1 overall and 8 - 0 in the region with the win over the Lady Predators. The leading scorer for the team was Kalisha Hill with 13 points, 2 rebounds and 2 steals. Nadya Watson chipped in 9 points and 8 rebounds. Other scorers were Mya Carroll (8) , Jessica Means (8), Tiara Daniels (5), Kaylen Nick (2) and Auvia Holland (2). Saluda High School Girls Varsity Basketball beat Abbeville High School 76-30 Tuesday, February 11. The Lady Tigers improved their overall record to 16 -1 and region record to 9-0 with a win over the Lady Panthers. The team was led by Kalisha Hill with 26 points, 11 rebounds, 1 block and 3 steals. Mya Carroll chipped in 12 points, 8 rebounds 1 steal, and 4 assists. Nadya Watson added 10 points, 13 rebounds, and 2 steals. Other scorers were Jessica Means (9), Tiara Daniels (6), Auvia Holland (6), Maria Brooks (4), Shania Brown (2) Kaylen Nick (1)  Saluda High School Girls Varsity Basketball beat Batesburg-Leesville High School 58-40 Thursday, February 13The Lady Tigers finished the regular season with a record of 17 - 1 overall and 10 - 0 in the region with a win over the Lady Panthers last night. Congratulations to the Lady Tigers for earning the title of Region 2 - AA Champions in back-to-back seasons! The team was paced by Kalisha Hill with 21 points, 16 rebounds, 1 block, 3 steals, and 1 assist. Nadya Watson added 14 points, 7 rebounds and 1 block. Other scorers were Tiara Daniels (7), Mya Carroll (5), Jessica Means (4), Auvia Holland (4), and Kaylen Nick (3).

Dr.Herlong Publishes
Book of Poetry

Former students of Dr. Bela Herlong well remember the “Twenty Day Assignment.”  For twenty days, the student’s daily task was to write something — anything. 
  No one would read it except Mrs. Herlong, as they called her, and she would not critique it, only check that it was done.  Former students may not know that Mrs. Herlong was also writing during those twenty days and on many other days as well.  Now all the poems she wrote then plus many she wrote later when she was no longer teaching are gathered in one book, A Certain View:  The Poetry of Bela Herlong—A Life in Parts.
  Dr. Herlong’s poetry includes private poems she has never shared before as well as public poems many have heard her read at showers, birthdays, reun- ions, and other gatherings.  This collection reveals not only her private thoughts but also reflects her love for her students, for her friends and neighbors, and for Saluda County itself, where she has lived her entire life and where she taught at Saluda High School for over forty years.
  “Writing was always central to Mama’s teaching,” said Madaline Herlong, Dr. Herlong’s daughter.  “She believed that putting our thoughts and feelings into words gave us the ability to see our own selves in a way.  And because as a teacher she felt her most important goal was not to fill someone with facts but to help the student grow into full selfhood, writing became an important tool in her classroom.  Reading these poems has been a powerful experience for me because now I can see her doing exactly what she wanted all her students to do—expressing herself, learning about herself, celebrating life.”
  The books are available for purchase as the Saluda County Museum for  $10.00.  This price covers the cost of printing plus a bit extra which will be donated to the museum, an organization Dr. Herlong has supported with her time and talents since her retirement.