P.O. Box 668
Saluda, SC 29138
 
Phone 864 445-2527
Fax 864 445-8679
Email sentinel@saludasc.com

 


 

Little River Fest August 30
 
  The annual Little River Fest wil be held Sat., Aug. 30, from 1-7 p.m. at Big Man’s Little River Marina on Hwy. 391.
  Featured will be food, games for the kids, and free entertainment.
  Ken Martin fom Z 93.1 FM The Lake will be broadcasting live, and Steele Justice will provide entertainment.
  For information, call i803 532-4770.
 

 
Knights Prepare To Defend Title
By: Gerald Doolittle

 

 
  Batesburg-Leesville, S.C. -The last few days the W.W. King Academy Knights of Coach Zach Matthews have been working hard on getting themselves ready for the 2014 football season with the set goal of defending their 2013 SCISA 8-Man Championship.
  Coach Matthews and staff must figure a way to deal with the loss of Price Carpenter and Blake Sauls who scored 38 touchdowns between them last season. Also, they have already lost one player to season ending injury during pre-season drills. Sophomore Jonathan Griffith is lost for the year with a shoulder injury.  This trio accounted for 3700 total offense last season and 371 tackles on defense.
  The Knights will have eight seniors to build their hopes on this year.   Among those will be quarterback Alex Berry who scored 19 touchdowns in 2013.  Berry rushed for 883 yards and completed 75 of 120 passes for 1324 yards and 15 touchdowns. In the champ-ionship game he scored six touchdowns and threw for another to help the Knights crush Wardlaw 58-20.  In that game he had 283 total offensive yards.
  Seniors Caleb Fulmer and Corbie Long will be the main targets for Berry in the Knights passing attack.   Last year Fulmer had 36 receptions for 549 yards and 9 touchdowns.  Long had 9 receptions for 123 yards.
  Senior Conner Fox is looking forward to playing again, after his season ending foot injury in game three last year.  Fox was on the way to a good year with 151 yards rushing, 51 yards in receptions and one 20 yard return.
  Patrick Corley, Will Shealy, Alan Rikard and Will Trotter are the other four seniors that will hold down the offensive and defensive lines.   
  Corley led SCISA last year with 241 total tackles.  He also had 2 interceptions, 2 quarterback drops and 2 fumble recoveries.  Trotter and Shealy had 41 and 22 tackles.
  Junior Logan Stone hopes to improve on his 132 tackles this season.  Stone also recorded 9 quarterback drops and had 4 fumble recoveries.  Fulmer also hopes to improve on his 107 tackles that included 4 quarterback drops and 3 fumble recoveries.
  Junior Wyatt McDonald will again be a valuable asset to the Knight attack on offense, spelling Berry at times from the quarterback position and being a target for Berry in the passing attack.   McDonald, last year, rushed for 457 yards and 4 touchdowns and had 5 receptions for 61 yards and a touchdown.   He had 170 yards in returns, of which 155 were on pass interceptions.   McDonald completed 20 of 41 passes for 411 yards and 9 touchdowns.
  Rounding out the Knights roster are Sophomores Lane Bedenbaugh, Chris Fincher, and Ben Buzhardt; Freshmen Jackson Parrish and Michael Ziolhowski; and Eight Grader Zac Berry.
  Last Friday night the Knights traveled to Laurens Academy for the pre-season jamboree. The Knights defeated Wardlaw 12-0 in quarter two and were defeated by a much improved Richard Winn team in quarter three 15-14.
  For the two quarters Berry completed 6 of 10 passes for 126 yards for 2 touchdowns and rushed the ball 5 times for 68 yards and a touchdown.  McDonald completed 2 of 3 passes for 68 yards and a touchdown.  Fulmer had four receptions for 59 yards and two touchdowns. Fox scored a touchdown of     70 yards on a reception from Berry.
  This Friday night the Knights will open the 2014 season with a home game against the Patrick Henry Patriots.  This will also be Lettermen’s Night where all our alumni football players are encouraged to come out. They will be recognized during half-time. All Knight fans are urged to come out in full force to spark the Knights to a victory.
 

 
Tigers - WS Tie
In Jamboree

By WILSON SENN
Special Correspondent

 
  Two costly holding penalties negated Saluda High touchdowns this past Thursday in the opening game of the 2014 Greenwood High Jamboree which ended in a scoreless tie with Ware Shoals.
  On a Ware Shoals’ third-and-15, Saluda’s Anton Coleman returned the interception 45 yards for the touchdown. After the penalty was enforced, the Tigers were held to a three-and-out. The Hornets gained 30 yards before being forced to punt on a fourth-and-19.
  On Saluda’s second play of their next possession, sophomore Malik Brooks scampered 76 yards on a beautiful touchdown run but once again, a yellow flag had been thrown near the line of scrimmage for another holding penalty.
  Saluda’s biggest play after the penalty came two plays later when quarterback Forrest Winn  connected with Denasjee Posey for a 28-yard reception. Ware Shoals punted with 14.8 seconds left in the 20 minute game as the game ended one play later after a 13 yard sack on Winn.
 In the other scores of the evening,  Ninety Six shut-out McCormick 28-0, Emerald defeated Newberry 7-0, while the host Eagles defeated Abbeville, 16-6.
 

 
New Saluda High
Athletic Website
 
  The SHS Athletic Dept. is in the process of building a new athletic website.
  If you have browsed the old athletic website, you may have noticed that some team links are inactive or still has last year’s schedules posted.
  It is my goal to have all of the fall schedules loaded to the new website by the end of next week. There is currently a glitch with the Varsity Football Schedule and Roster link.  In the near future, we hope to have a direct link from the old athletic website to the new website.
  At this time, take a minute to check out the new website at:
saludatigersathletics.com
  A few things to view and do now:
  1. Sign up for Alerts - announce-ments from coaches that can be sent to you via text message or email
  2. Follow us on Twitter  ”@SaludaAthletics”
  3. Follow us on Facebook “Saluda Athletics”
JEANETTE WILDER
Athletic Director