Message to the Dragon Nation from new Athletic Director
By Chris Parker
District Athletic Director
As I start the new role of District Athletic Director, I want to highlight the goals for our program and share my excitement for the 2015-16 year.
Pickens County athletics provide a supportive atmosphere where coaches challenge the intellectual and physical abilities of athletes and foster strength of character. The goals of the Pickens County athletic program are:
Damon Howell / Photo
Wayne Cooley moves giant rocks at the JeepFest obstacle course Tuesday afternoon. Several loads of marble were donated by Imerys and Blue Ridge Marble & Granite for Jeepers to crawl over during the three-day event.
The yearly off-road madness will roll into town next week with thousands of Jeep owners expected by the time the Sheriff’s JeepFest opens September 3 in Marble Hill.
Sean Mullett approaches the Twin Lakes aid station Saturday evening during a leg of the Leadville 100. Mullett had just finished the famed Hope Pass climb where he ascended 3,200 feet - twice.
Just before 5 a.m. Sunday morning while it was still dark and temperatures were dipping into the low 30s in Leadville, Colorado, Sean Mullett was running up a section of road called The Boulevard in what would be the last three miles of the famed 100 mile Race Across the Sky trail run that took him through 100 miles of extreme Colorado Rockies terrain - from elevations of 9,200 to 12,600 feet.
Junktiques, an antique store on Highway 515, held the winning ticket on the Pickens County Chamber of Commerce auto raffle Saturday.
Store owners, Marilyn Pitts and J.R. McCarthy opted for the $20,000 cash option, presented Monday at their store. Presenting them the check are Lexi Hardman and Regina Camp from the chamber of commerce (pictured above).
An early morning shot of Pickens County crews hydroseeding a patch of land on Highway 53 West on Tuesday, August 25. The hydroseeding concoction is a mixture of water, seed, fertelizer and ground up newspaper (which helps it stick to the ground). Crews were seeding the day after a hole was bored in the ground to access utility lines.