Benefit Tournament

Bass Tournament To
Benefit Trooper Edwards

  A bass tournament  scheduled for September 29th 2018, on Lake Greenwood from safe light ‘til 2:30 pm will benefit a SC State Trooper who has been diagnosed with a brain cancer (Glioblastoma Grade 4).
  Trooper Tim Edwards of Saluda had an MRI in April 13th where a tumor the size of a golf ball was discovered in his brain and had surgery to remove it on April 16th. It took a week to get the diagnosis and is now getting regular chemo treatments and radiation treatments. The bill for just the chemo treatments is more than $25,000.00.
  Trooper Edwards  started his career in 1989 with the SC Highway Patrol. In his service he worked in the Abbeville / Greenwood Post and in now is in the Saluda / Edgefield / McCormick Post. He is married to Wendy Rushton Edwards and they have two sons. Brody, who is 22 years old, has been accepted for the next SC Highway Patrol Class and Logan, 18 years old,  a gradudate of Saluda High School and now at the College of Charleston.
  This tournament will be out of Lake Greenwood State Park and is being worked by fellow state troopers, SCDNR officers, other law enforcement officers, the SC Troopers Association, family, friends and co-workers. Trooper Edwards is a member of Patrol Troop 2 which consists of the SC counties Abbeville, Edgefield, Greenwood, Laurens, McCormick, Newberry and Saluda.
  This should be a great tournament to be a part of. Please if you can’t fish consider a donation and no amount is too small. At the weigh-in there will be raffles, silent auctions and food. (Food provided at no cost to our anglers.) A bank account has been set up at South State Bank in Saluda, SC. Entries and donations can be made payable to Trooper Edwards Benefit Tournament and sent to 109 Linda Street, Saluda, SC 29138. Non-profit tax number is 83-0639695. (To give a clear record of attendance the deadline for entry is September 24, 2018.)
  We hope you will join us to make this a successful event. Please pass this information along to anyone you know who may want to take part. Thank you for your consideration and hope to hear from you soon.
  After the weigh-in the Troopers will be cooking hotdogs. The winners of our raffle will be announced, the winners of the bass tournament will be presented with their checks and finally the winners of each silent auction will be announced and presented with their products. If you can’t fish the tournament please come about 2pm and take part in the raffle, silent auctions and hotdogs. We will be setup at the shelter next to the boat ramps at Greenwood State Park.
  You will find tournament flyers at The Hardware Store and Crouch’s Hardware in Saluda. Raffle tickets can be purchased from Saluda City Officers, Saluda County Deputies and local Highway Patrol Officers.
  For more information contact Phil Morris at 864-993-0346: email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


Persimmon Hill Championship

Winners in the recent Persimmon Hill Men’s Championship were,  L to R, Super Seniors - Wyman Shealy, runner-up Bob Nelson (not pictured); Seniors First Flight - Frank Herlong, runner-up Frank Bethea  (not pictured); Seniors Champion - Mark Crawford, runner-up Jimmy Gillian  (not pictured); Championship Flight - Brad Yon, runner-up Red Corley  (not pictured). Not pictured are championship first flight winner Wally Yonce and runner-up Dray Wannamaker. Making the presentations was Eddie Strom, far right.


Attends Alaina Coates Clinic

  Saluda native Joey Ouzts, was invited to attend Alaina Coates Basketball Clinic on Saturday September 8th 2018 because Alaina Coates  wanted to recognize him for being the first person to introduce her the game of basketball at Friarsgate Rec Center, Irmo SC. Alaina then went on to play AAU (Amateur Athletes Union) with the Carolina Crush Basketball also Coached by Joey Ouzts.
  Alaina was recruited by University of South Carolina women’s basketball where she played 4 years. Coates went No. 2 overall to the Chicago Sky in the 2017 WNBA draft.  
  Overall the basketball teaching Coach Ouzts told Alaina during the camp he’s proud of all of her accomplishments, but he’s most proud of her Character she has. Character counts the most in life.
  Also in attendance to the camp was Auvia Holland of Saluda South Carolina, the daughter of Maralyn Holland, and other members of the Carolina Crush AAU Basketball team from around the state.
  Interested in AAU Basketball 2019: please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., instagram: crushbasketball2018, Phone: 803-792-7222
  Pictured from left to right: Coach Joey Ouzts, Auvia Holland and Alaina Coates.