2019 FFA Recognition

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On April 10th, FFA members and Agricultural Educators from across the state contributed hundreds of flats of spring bedding plants to landscape the grounds of the state house and governor’s mansion.
  The plants were grown by students enrolled in agricultural education courses in secondary schools and technology centers across the state.
  The Presentation of Flowers is an annual project of the SC FFA Association and the SC Association of Agricultural Educators.   Aaron Wood, Assistant Commissioner for Agency Operations and Dennis Haigler, Horticulturalist with the Division of General Services, accepted the plants on behalf of the state.
  Fifteen students from the Saluda High FFA Chapter were in attendance.

left to right - Blaine Horsley, Kelly Wertz, Quinten Miller

Saluda FFA Competes In SC
FFA Livestock Evaluation CDE

  (Clemson, SC) – Members of the Saluda FFA Chapter traveled to Clemson, April 5th, to compete in the State Livestock Evaluation Career Development Event.
  Career Development Events (CDEs) build on what is learned in agricultural classes and encourage members to put their knowledge into practice. Students were required to demonstrate their knowledge and understanding of the livestock industry, genetics and reproduction of livestock, and selection of animals for different scenarios – animals include beef cattle, swine, sheep, and goats.
  Team members from Saluda included: Kelly Wertz, Blaine Horsley, and Quinten Miller.  Former Saluda FFA Livestock Evaluation team member Wyatt Doolittle coached the team.  Amanda N. Crouch is the agriculture teacher and FFA advisor for the Saluda Chapter. 
  South Carolina agricultural education serves more than 12,000 students across the state. Students receive instruction in one of five different pathways within the Agriculture, Food, and Natural Resources career cluster. The South Carolina FFA Association is comprised of over 7,000 members across the state. The mission of the SC FFA Association is to develop premier leadership, personal growth, and career success through agricultural education.

Saluda High
Spring Sports

   Saluda High School Var-sity Softball beat Abbeville High School 5-0 Tuesday, April 9.
  Dakota Bradham threw a gem on Wednesday for Saluda Lady Tigers Varsity, allowing zero runs and besting Abbeville by a score of 5-0Saluda Lady Tigers Varsity notched four runs in the fourth inning. Saluda Lady Tigers Varsity put the pressure on, lead by singles by Carmen Doubrava and Bradham and a sacrifice fly by Victoria Dorsey.Bradham earned the victory in the pitcher’s circle for Saluda Lady Tigers Varsity. She lasted seven innings, allowing eight hits and zero runs while striking out 11.Madison Crouch went 2-for-3 at the plate to lead Saluda Lady Tigers Varsity in hits.    Saluda High School Varsity Softball beat Batesburg-Leesville High School 6-2 Thursday, April 11.Saluda Lady Tigers Varsity snatched the lead late in the game in a 6-2 victory over Batesburg-Leesville on Friday. The game was tied at two with Saluda Lady Tigers Varsity batting in the top of the tenth when Abby Gentry singled on a 1-1 count, scoring one run.Saluda Lady Tigers Varsity got on the board in the second inning. An error scored one run for Saluda Lady Tigers Varsity.In the top of the fifth inning, Saluda Lady Tigers Varsity tied things up at two.Dakota Bradham led the Saluda Lady Tigers Varsity to victory on the rubber. She allowed five hits and two runs over eight innings, striking out six. Kaylee Long threw two innings in relief out of the bullpen. Long recorded the last six outs to earn the save for Saluda Lady Tigers Varsity.Jayla Barr took the loss for Batesburg-Leesville. She allowed six hits and five runs over ten innings, striking out eight and walking one.Saluda Lady Tigers Varsity totaled six hits. Long and Gentry each managed multiple hits for Saluda Lady Tigers Varsity. Long went 3-for-5 at the plate to lead Saluda Lady Tigers Varsity in hits.
  Saluda High School Varsity Baseball fell to Batesburg 1-0 Wednesday, April 10.Both teams were strong on the pitcher’s mound on Wednesday, but Batesburg-Leesville Panthers was just a little bit stronger at the plate in a victory over Saluda Tigers on Wednesday. Noah Bell started the game for Saluda Tigers and recorded 21 outs.A single by Jonah McCary in the first inning was a positive for Saluda Tigers.Chase Rikard led things off on the hill for Batesburg-Leesville Panthers. He lasted eight innings, allowing three hits and zero runs while striking out 14 and walking zero.Bell led things off on the mound for Saluda Tigers. He went seven innings, allowing zero runs on one hit and striking out 13. Cade Gentry threw one-third of an inning out of the bullpen.McCary went 2-for-3 at the plate to lead Saluda Tigers in hits.
   Saluda High School Varsity Baseball fell to Batesburg 11-0 Thursday, April 11.. Saluda Tigers fell behind early and couldn’t come back in an 11-0 loss to Batesburg-Leesville Panthers on Thursday. Batesburg-Leesville Panthers took the lead on an error in the first inning.The Saluda Tigers struggled to contain the high-powered offense of Batesburg-Leesville Panthers, giving up 11 runs.Batesburg-Leesville Panthers got things started in the first inning when an error scored one run for Batesburg-Leesville Panthers.A single by Jacob McCary in the second inning was a positive for Saluda Tigers.Brett Mcewen led things off on the hill for Batesburg-Leesville Panthers. He surrendered zero runs on one hit over five innings, striking out three and walking zero.TJ Fallaw led things off on the mound for Saluda Tigers. He lasted three innings, allowing two hits and three runs while striking out one. Gage Rinehart and Cade Gentry entered the game as relief, throwing one inning and one inning respectively.McCary went 1-for-1 at the plate to lead Saluda Tigers in hits.Kolby Craps led Batesburg-Leesville Panthers with two hits in three at bats. Batesburg-Leesville Panthers was sure-handed and didn’t commit a single error. LJ Todd made the most plays with 11.