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Saluda County 2014 Fireman of the Year

  David Nichols, from the Hollywood Fire Department, was named Saluda County’s 2014 Fireman of the year at the annual dinner held January 12th at the Saluda Fire Department.
  David was a charter member of the first group that formed the Hollywood Volunteer Fire Department. From 1984 to December 2014, David has been an outstanding fireman. He was instrumental in establishing the first protection for the Hollywood Community. He has been an interior fireman for nearly 30 years. Davis has continued to take additional fire training, CPR, and first aid to better serve his department. David was voted in as fire department secretary on December 1, 1987 and has served in this position for 27 years. As Secretary, he was required to maintain department reports and report them to the state fire marshal’s office. He has done an outstanding job!
  David has also been of the Hollywood’s leading fundraisers. He sells tickets for events, helps cook burgers for the turkey shoots, and can be found washing pots and pans and mopping the floor after the fundraising suppers. He is always willing to lend a helping hand in any way he can.
  Over the past 30 years, David has upheld a high standard of work ethic, a great attitude and been committed to responding regularly to the community’s fire needs.
  David has decided to retire from firefighting after 30 years and even though he is retiring, he has plans to continue to support the Hollywood Fire Department by working at the fundraisers.
  State Farm-Kelly White Agency would like to thank all Saluda County Firemen for their time and service to our communities.
  Pictured presenting the award to David Nichols is State Farm Agent, Kelly White.

Lady Knights Stand 9-2 After Tough Win
By: Gerald Doolittle

  Batesburg-Leesville, S.C. - Last week the W.W. King Academy varsity girls of Coach Dennis Gibson won two games to up their season record to 9-2 going into their battle this week with top ranked and undefeated (15-0) Richard Winn Academy.
  Last Tuesday the Lady Knights avenged one of their losses with a 31-16 win over the Greenwood Christian Lady Hawks. In that game, Elizabeth Parrish and Megan Corley led the attack with 15 and 12 points. Nicki Boone and Morgan Bartley scored 3 and 1.
  The Lady Knights forced the Lady Hawks into 28 Texanna Miller and Boone followed with 3 each.
  The 42-36 win over the Lady Lions of Anderson Christian was a very physical game with 45 fouls being called.  The Lady Lions had three players foul out and three others had four fouls.   The Lady Knights had Parrish foul out of the game in the third quarter, and Price finished the game with four.
  After Parrish left the game, the other Lady Knights rose up to the task as Corley scored 6 of her 8 game points.  Price came through with 5 of her 11 game points, and Nicki Boone scored 4 of her 9 points in the fourth quarter.   The Lady Lions on two occasions had cut the Knight lead to two points.
  Parrish had scored 14 points before fouling out.  She only needs 11 more career points to reach the 1000 point mark of her career.
  This week the varsity boys of Coach Daniel Bartley hope to break out of a seven game losing streak as they battle Richard Winn, Mead Hall, and Anderson Christian.
  Last week turnovers and poor shooting led to a 59-35 defeat at Greenwood Christian and a 74-43 loss to Anderson Christian.
  Caleb Fulmer had another good offensive week scoring a total of 32 point.   He continued his good season at pulling down rebounds with a total of 27 last week. Dupre McDaniel scored 20 points last week and pulled down 12 rebounds and recorded 6 more blocked shots.
  Last week the middle school boys team put themselves in a position to make the middle school tournament this year with a 38-22 win over Anderson Christian. The top four teams in the region make the tournament. With the win over Anderson Christian the young Knights will carry a 3-2 region record into this week with region games against Richard Winn and Anderson Christian.
  Zac Berry led the charge in the win scoring 28 points and pulling down 26 rebounds.  He also had 4 steals and had 2 blocked shots.
  Joe Sauls added 3 points followed by Quintin Miller, Davis Cromer, and Matt Holmes with 2 each.  Point guard Reid Watson added a free throw.
  Emme Buzhardt and Kris Griffith each scored 6 points in the middle school girls 24-4 win over Greenwood Christian last week.  Alex Mitchell scored 4 points followed by Carlee Holsonback, Ashlyn Dowling, and Heather Johnson with 2 points each.   
  The Lady Knights controlled the boards with 51 rebounds. Griffith led the way with 15 followed by Buzhardt with 12 and Johnson with 10.
  This week all four teams will host Richard Winn on Tuesday.  On Thursday the varsity teams will travel to Mead Hall and on Friday the varsity teams and middle school boys will travel to Anderson Christian.