Jeff Nelson, new head coach for the Pickens Dragons, is ready for the upcoming season and to continue the momentum from an 11-1 record last season.
“Everybody expects you to be good. You gotta play and you gotta practice with that intensity and that pride of where you were,” said Nelson. “We gotta play with that kind of intensity that is going to get us back to that region championship again.”
Intensity is an important aspect to the game for Coach Nelson.
“I’m very intense, and I want that to spill over to the staff and then onto the kids…something that I’ve prided myself on as a defensive coach is getting all the kids moving towards the football, everyone wanting to be in on the play,” said Nelson.
The Dragons have an exciting season ahead of them, and you can watch the full interview with Coach Nelson below!
FYN learned this morning the head coach of Pickens County Dragons, Coach Chris Parker, has made a decision to step down. He has plans to remain as the District Athletic Director as indicated in his release below. Coach Parker had a winning season this year which made history for the Pickens County Dragons. TeamFYNSports will interview Coach Parker soon to discuss the future goals for the program. TeamFYNSports and the entire FYN staff wish Coach much success in his continuing role with these young athletes and the Pickens School system.
It was a beautiful day for softball as the Dragonettes of Pickens High School opened up their 2018 season by hosting the Lady Indians of Lumpkin Co. on Monday. The afternoon started right after school as the Junior Varsity took the field in game one on the day. The Lumpkin JV took a 5-0 win over the home team. The scoreboard did not reflect the hustle and determination the Dragonettes JV displayed in that game.
The main event for the day brought the Varsity Dragonettes to the field hosting the Lady Indians. Lumpkin Co. scored early and often putting up 1 in the first, 5 in the third and 2 each in the fourth and fifth innings. The defense for Pickens had a few opening day jitters committing 5 errors in the game. The Lady Indians put 10 runs on the board with 5 of them being unearned. Robinson, the pitcher for Lumpkin allowed no runs on 2 hits with her teammates behind her having zero errors in the 6 inning game.
Sarah Morris in the circle for Pickens, was charged with 5 earned runs on 7 hits in the loss. In relief, Charley Hulsey game in in the 5th inning giving up a hit and striking out 1. Ellie Abner and Chloe McPhersone both had a single to comprise the 2 hits for the Dragonettes on the day. Next up for Pickens will be an away game at Union on Tuesday starting at 5:30pm.
Monday May 21st was an exciting day for outgoing senior Lizzie Haughwout and her teammates of Pickens High School Soccer. Haughwout put the pen to paper and signed her National Letter of Intent to lace up her cleats and play soccer for Coach Alizira Sisman and the Fillies of ABAC(Abraham Balwin Agricultural College).
Haughwout has played soccer from a young age starting in youth leagues, through middle school and the last four years as a Dragon. She plays probably the toughest position on the field. The Goalkeeper doesn’t like to do a lot but when they do it is physical and their focus has to be spot on.. Lizzie is coming off an injury to her labrum in her right shoulder but is expected to fully recover and get back in the keepers box soon. Haughwout will be an excellent fit for the Fillies both on and off the field. She will major in Pre-Veterinarian studies and plans to get her degree and become a fully licensed Vet after ABAC.
Best of luck to Lizzie Haughwout at ABAC and in her future beyond college.
Host #BKP sits down with PCHS head coach Chris Parker and his seniors to talk AAAA Region 6 football, graduation and life after Friday night.
BKP sits down with Coach Parker and RJ Casey to talk Dragon Football.
Coach Parker sits down with BKP and RJ to discuss last week’s game and the upcoming game against Ridgeland.
Coach Chris Parker breaks down the Pepperell game and looks ahead to the North Hall game.