MISS SMS PAGEANT - Saluda Middle School held its annual Miss Saluda Middle School pageant on Friday, March 18. Twenty-five girls competed for the title in casual wear, interview question and evening wear. Winners include: (l to r) Miss Eighth-Grade Natalie Rikard, Runner-Up Endia Johnson; Miss Congeniality Jakie Perez-Perez; Miss SMS Kari Leigh Miller; 7th Grade Runner-Up Brittany Hightower; Miss Seventh-Grade Miranda Fulmer; 6th Grade Runner-Up Alexus Nye; and Miss Sixth-Grade Katelyn Marshall.
Pictured left to right: South Carolina Legionnaire Cecil Bud Hennis, National Executive Committeeman; Al Butler, Commander American Legion Post 65, Saluda; South Carolina Department of American Legion 3rd place winner and recipient of a $500.00 scholarship, and Post 65 Legionnaire Dan Guy, Americanism Chairperson. Alex put his heart and soul into the competition and we are so proud of him for accepting this constitutional challenge.
Alex Aull Competes In State Oratorical Contest
The 77th Annual H.W. Dare Maness High School Oratorical Contest State finals were held at the South Carolina Department of American Legion Headquarters in Columbia, March 12, 2016.
Alex Aull represented Saluda American Legion Post 65 in the contest and won a $500 scholarship.
The purpose of The American Legion High School Oratorical Scholarship Program A Constitutional Speech Contest is to develop a deeper knowledge and appreciation of the Constitution of the United States on the part of high school students. Other objectives of the contest include the development of leadership skills, the ability to think and speak clearly and intelligently, and the preparation for acceptance of the duties and responsibilities, the rights, and privileges of American citizenship.
Alex, a senior and student body president at Saluda High School, is the son of Karen and Gregory Aull. Alex was presented The American Legion Certificate of Distinction: Alex Aull, is awarded this Certificate in appreciation of and recognition as the winner of the 2016 Quadrant Three High School Oratorical Contest presented by The American Legion Department of South Carolina.
SALUDA HIGH SCHOOL GIRLS VARSITY SOFTBALL - Saluda High School Varsity Softball beat Spartanburg 13-0 Saturday, March 19. The Lady Tigers beat Spartanburg Sat morning 13-0. Lakin Rita & Cameron Riley both had 2 hits while Sam Nichols had 3.
Saluda High School Varsity Softball beat Clinton High School 10-2 Saturday, March 19. Saluda won the Clinton Invitational Softball Tournament Saturday night by a score of 10-2. Dakota Bradham was the winning pitcher - she gave up 4 hits and struck our 8. On offense Star Ergle and Dorothy Hite led the way with 2 hits and 3 runs each. Eight grader Carmen Doubrava also had 2 hits.
Saluda High School Varsity Softball beat TL Hanna 12-7 Saturday, March 19, 2016 11:00 AM Saluda beat TL Hanna 12-7 Sat morning to earn a spot in the championship game later that night. Star Ergle led the way at the plate with 3 hits while Dakota Bradham had 2.
Saluda High School Varsity Softball fell to Abbeville High School 14-2 Tuesday, March 22.
SALUDA HIGH SCHOOL BOYS VARSITY BASEBALL - Saluda High School Varsity Baseball beat Abbeville 2-1 Tuesday, March 22. The Saluda Tigers grabbed their second region win of the year on Tuesday night with 2-1 victory over Abbeville High School. The Tigers received a great pitching performance from left-hander Slayter Waters. Waters threw all seven innings striking out three. The Tigers were led offensively by John Ruff, who delivered a clutch two out hit to drive in the second run of the game. The Tigers move to 8-1 overall and 2-0 in the region.
SALUDA HIGH SCHOOL BOYS VARSITY TENNIS - Saluda High School Boys Varsity Tennis beat Batesburg-Leesville High School 6-0 Tuesday, March 22. The boys tennis team swept their first region match of the year with wins at every position. The scores are as follows: Singles: #1 Artis McGraw 6-0 6-1; #2 Tra Culbreath 6-2 6-2; #3 Logan Edwards 6-1 6-1; #4 Adam Black 6-1 6-1; #5 William Yonce 6-1 6-0; Doubles: #2 Josh Cobbler & Zach Aull 8-0.
SALUDA HIGH SCHOOL COED VARSITY GOLF - Saluda High School Coed Varsity Golf beat Batesburg-Leesville High School 178-182 Monday, March 21. Grant Collins 40; Leason Horne 45; Coleton Long 46; Cale Enlow 47.
SALUDA HIGH SCHOOL GIRLS VARSITY SOCCER - Saluda High School Girls Varsity Soccer beat Newberry High School 5-0 Friday, March 18. The Saluda Girls Varsity soccer team defeated Newberry High School in a non conference match on Friday night. Bailey Will began the scoring with a strike that found the net off of an assist by Grace Hipp. Later in the first half, Belen Juarez struck twice and pushed the score to 3-0. Before the half ended, Ana Jaramillo added a goal from inside the six. During the second half Bailey Will added another goal for the Tigers. This concluded the scoring for the match as the Tigers pulled away for the win. Samantha Matthews added 3 saves and recorded her 4th consecutive shut out of the season behind a very stingy back line.