Category Archives: Wren Hurricanes

Campbell, Hicks to be inducted into SC Basketball Coaches Hall of Fame

By Mike Matthews

Fran Campbell and Lynn Hicks, coaches at Wren High School, will be inducted into the South Carolina Basketball Coaches Hall of Fame this Friday in Columbia. During their times at Wren, the varsity boys and girls basketball coaches have set the standard for excellence in athletics. They have coached longer, won more games, and brought home more championships than anyone else (in any sport) in the history of Anderson School District One.

Coach Campbell and Coach Hicks have each spent the last 33 years of their respective careers at Wren High School.

School Board previews athletic facility designs

By David Meade

During their regular monthly meeting Tuesday, Anderson School District One Board members approved the 2016-17 calendar, heard an update on the local option sales tax and previewed designs for two new athletic facility projects the tax is funding. Scott Powell of Craig Gaulden & Davis presented architect schematic designs for the planned Palmetto High School Muli-purpose facility and the Wren High Weight Room/Locker Room facilities. Powell said the projects are in the design phase and they are working on about one year out so that it can be ready for fall 2017.

Wren High Band trumpets at Williamston parade

Wren horns at Williamston Christmas Parade

Wren Band at Piedmont parade

Palmetto Coach Shaw to assist at North-South All-Star game

By David Meade

The 2015 North-South All-Star Football Game will be played this Saturday, Dec. 12, at Doug Shaw Memorial Stadium at Myrtle Beach High School. Wren’s Bailey Rogers, Defensive Back #10 and Palmetto’s Blake Owens, Offensive Lineman #52 will also be playing for on the North Squad. Palmetto Mustangs Head Football Coach Doug Shaw, Jr. will be one of five assistant coaches on the North Coaching Staff. Shaw will be coaching in his hometown football stadium, Doug Shaw Memorial Stadium, which is named for his father.

Wren Hurricane Mud “FLUD” run May 30

On Saturday, May 30th at 8am, local residents can witness friends, neighbors and family members crawling through muddy ravines, fording through a babbling stream, jumping and climbing over a multitude of obstacles, while straining to see through a ‘flud of mud’…until participants emerge triumphantly from the fourth annual, Wren Hurricane Mud “FLUD” Run.

D.J. Jones signs with Ole Miss

Former Wren player

The number one college defensive recruit, D.J. Jones, announced on December 17 that he will play the rest of his college career at Ole Miss. Jones, a 6’2”, 310 lb. Defensive Tackle played high school football at Wren High School and was a Shrine Bowl Player. In Junior College at East Mississippi Community College in Scooba, Miss., Jones had 49 tackles, 16 tackles for loss, 8 sacks, and a forced fumble in 2013. As a sophomore for the Lions this season, he had 22 solo tackles, 7 assists, averaged 2.4 tackles per game and had 4 sacks for 18 yards. Pictured with Jones are his father Dave and mother Patricia. Asked how he chose Ole Miss after verbally committing to Florida State, he said Ole Miss continued to recruit him after almost everyone else gave up after  he verbally committed to the Seminoles.

Wren Homecoming Queen crowned

2013 Wren Homecoming Queen Logan Finley crowns Shelby Brown 2014 Wren Homecoming Queen during halftime ceremonies of the football game on Friday night. The Homecoming King was quarterback Kelly Bryant, also a 2014 Mr. Football finalist. (Photo by Michael Lollis/

Clemson Basketball Coach to speak to AATC

Clemson Head Basketball Coach Brad Brownell will be the guest speaker at the weekly meeting of the Anderson Area Touchdown Club on Friday, October 3rd at the Anderson County Library (300 North McDuffie Street) beginning at 12 noon. Coach Brownell came to Clemson in 2010 and has a successful basketball program with a .561 record.

Players reconginzed at the meeting on Friday, September 26th meeting were: Co-Offensive – Kelly Bryant, Wren High School; Austin Pruitt, Crescent High School; Defensive – Austin Beacham, Powdersville High School; Lineman – Evan Vaughn, Belton-Honea Path High School; Coach – Jeff Murdock, Crescent High School.

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