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Update for SHS Spring Sports
for the Month of March

Varsity Baseball –
Brent Wilder

  The month of March started out extremely busy as the Tigers hosted the first annual Saluda Invitational Pre-Season Tournament.  The Tigers finished 2-1 in the tournament defeating Whitmire and Wagener-Salley and losing to Union County High.  The Tigers then played a four game week with three non-region games and its first region game.  The Tigers finished the week 2-2, losing to Strom Thurmond and Dixie, while defeating Ridge Spring-Monetta and Newberry (Region).  The next week was tough as the Tigers dropped two region games, one to #2 ranked Mid-Carolina and one to Abbeville in extra innings.  The team bounced back the next week beating region rival Ninety Six on the road and Ware Shoals at home in a non-region game before losing a tough game at Batesburg-Leesville.  The Tigers ended the month with a 6-6 overall record, 2-3 region record, and 4th place in the region.  The Tigers have been led offensively by seniors Alex Rogers and Jeffrey Miller and on the mound by Sam Adams and Hunter Coleman.
 JV Baseball
The month of March was not friendly to the very young JV baseball team.  With as many as 10 sophomores playing Varsity, the JV has had to rely on many middle school and freshman players.  Saluda played Newberry, Mid-Carolina, Strom Thurmond (twice), and Batesburg-Leesville in March and finished 0-5.  Sophomores Ravon Richardson and Jess Werts, along with freshman Slayter Waters, have played well offensively.  
Softball – Joey Lawson
  The season has been a learning experience for the girls as well as myself. During this transition period, the girls are learning and understanding my expectations and how I would like things done. I am learning about their skill level, determination and commitment level. We are excited about the future of Saluda High School softball.   
Varsity Softball
  During the regular season we have overcome some challenges. We have a region record of 4-2 which puts us in 2nd place. As we head into the stretch run, we are in a good position to challenge for a playoff spot if we take care of business.

JV Softball
  The JV softball team has had an outstanding start to the season with a 9 – 1 record. The girls have 4 games remaining in the season.
Boy’s Soccer –
Colin Crumpton
  Varsity Boys Soccer- Finished the month 5-1 (2-1 in the region). Entered the top 10 ranking according to eurosportscoreboard.com and has remained there for three straight weeks (went back and forth between #9 and #10).
  JV Boys- Finished the month 3-1. Team is made up mainly of 8th graders which is a good thing for the future of the program.
Girl’s Soccer –
Kayla Duncan
  Girls soccer is currently 5-2 beating Airport 7-0, Newberry 3-0, Mid Carolina 5-1, Dixie and Ninety Six 5-0. We fell 2-1 in double overtime to Riverbluff and Lost 7-1 to Batesburg-Leesville. We have 5 games left in the season.
Track – Ed Chariker
and Johanna Bodenhamer
  In 2014 the Saluda Boys and Girls track teams have enjoyed a successful campaign so far this year.  The girls and boys have ran meets at Chapin (scrimmage) Emerald, Mid-Carolina, and Ridge Spring.  Teams that they have competed against are as follows: Pelion, River Bluff, Dixie, McCormick, Abbeville, Strom Thurmond, Newberry, Wagener Salley, Midland Valley, North, and Calhoun County.  The girls record is currently 11 wins – 4 losses.  The Boys are 15-0.  With two meets left before region (@Chapin 4/9  and @ Gilbert 4/24), both teams have worked extremely hard to be in this position.
Golf –
Wayne Lohrenz
  3/19 Won Batesburg-Leesville 198 and Ninety Six 177 Saluda 166 (2-0 Region)
  3/20 vs. MidCarolina Loss 169-162 (2-1 Region)
  3/26 vs. Newberry Won 161-211 (3-1 Region)
  3/31 vs. Ridge Spring Won 168-243 (4-1 Region)
Boy’s Tennis –
Hampton Leary
  Saluda High School tennis had a great month of tennis! The team went 4-0 in region play. We are currently leading the division by one game. We beat Batesburg 7-0, Mid Carolina 4-2, and beat Newberry twice 6-0. Our players are very dedicated and love the game of tennis. We are led by our seniors Andrew Cheriker and Jackson Pou. Their senior leadership have gone a long way this month with great practice habits and excellent game play.


TIGER BASKETBALL PLAYERS RECOGNIZED - L to R, #10 Maurice Howard, Region 2-AA Player of the Year, Region 2-AA All-Region., 2A All-State, All-Lakelands, High Sports Report All-State. #20 Star Ergle, Region 2-AA All-Region, 2nd Team All-Lakelands, High Sports Report All-State.