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Thank You and Goodbye

(6/6/2022 / TRHS Webmaster)

For the past 15 years it has been my privilege to manage the TRHS Website. In my very first post on 6/15/2007 I wrote, "We hope to make this site your first stop for the latest news and information about the Devildogs!" That has been my goal from the very beginning and I hope that I was able to succeed. Much has changed in the past 15 years including the rise of social media and I have certainly learned a lot through this experience.

Certainly the most popular feature has been the photo galleries. By my best count I have posted just over 1800 galleries over the years. I had to remove about 600 of them this year due to changes in software but there are still over 1200 online. I've worn out a few cameras in the process but learned so much about photography and had so many great experiences. I've photographed huge successes such as the Ladies' Tennis State Championship in 2013 and the Devildogs' first win at Greer in football. I've also been there for heartbreaking losses. I've tried my best to cover all aspects of life as a Devildog whether it is in athletics, the Arts, FFA, and scholastic achievements. Through it all I have been able to get to know my students better and gotten to know students I never had the chance to teach. I've also had the chance to work with students as they took photos and gotten help from them when I was unable to be at an event.

I want to express my sincere thanks to so many people. I'm grateful that Lou Lavely asked me to accept the position and for his support as I made the changes I felt were needed. I am also thankful to Daniel Bruce for his support over the past three years as we've expanded the social media components. I've worked with a great staff that provided me with ideas and stories as well as provided encouragement. Most of all I am thankful for the students and parents and their enthusiasm for viewing the galleries and following the news on the site.

As I enter a new stage of my life in retirement it is appropriate that I turn over the duties to Emily Dorr, a former student. I hope you will provide Emily your support as she takes over this responsibility. While I will no longer be on staff I remain a part of the Devildog family and am sure I will once again roam the sideline in the coming months. Until then, thank you and goodbye (for now.) -- Rick Veazey

Class of 2022 Holds Commencement Exercises

(6/1/2022 / TRHS Webmaster)

The Class of 2022 completed their high school careers on Wednesday morning with the Commencement Ceremony returning to Timmons Arena on the Furman campus for the first time since 2019. Julian Howard was the Salutatorian and McKenna Hammack was the Valedictorian of the class. Congratulations to all our graduates!

The link below to the Google Drive Graduates with Diplomas goes to a folder with full-sized photos that can be downloaded. They are 5x7 format photos.

For more information on the photos taken by Images linked below please see their website at www.images-sc.com.

Class of 2022 Graduation Photo Gallery

Graduates with Diplomas (A-G and Honor Grads) Photo Gallery

Graduates with Diplomas (H-W) Photo Gallery

Graduates with Diplomas on Google Drive (Full Sized)

Class of 2022 Graduation Photos by Images

Ward and Stroud Sign Letters of Intent

(6/1/2022 / TRHS Webmaster)

Ward and Stroud Signing

Congratulations to Tristan Stroud and Alex Ward for committing to continue their athletic careers at the next level. Tristan has signed with Erskine to compete in Track and Field and Alex has signed with Presbyterian College to play football. We are so excited that these two have joined our other seniors who have signed to continue playing sports at the next level. We are so proud of both of you and look forward to seeing what you do in the future. Go Devildogs!

Important Graduation Venue Information

(5/29/2022 / TRHS Webmaster)

Graduation Info

Please read this important information from Bon Secours Wellness Arena and Timmons Arena in preparation for Greenville County Schools’ graduation ceremonies.

Doors will open to guests one hour before the ceremonies at Bon Secours Wellness Arena and Timmons Arena. Doors close 10 minutes after the official graduation start time. Late arrivers will not be granted access.

All guests, including infants, must have a ticket.

Metal detectors or wands will be used at both Bon Secours Wellness Arena and Timmons Arena. Please allow yourself enough time for this process.

Only clear bags are allowed at both Bon Secours Wellness Arena and Timmons Arena. This includes diaper bags and camera bags as well. All bags must be clear or you will be asked to return the bag to your vehicle. No exceptions.

Balloons are not allowed at Bon Secours Wellness Arena or Timmons Arena.

Important Graduation Information

High School Graduation Livestream Options

Yearbook Day 2022 at TRHS

(5/27/2022 / TRHS Webmaster)

The Traveler Yearbook

Yearbook Day 2022 was held on Friday morning starting with the seniors watching the senior slideshow. This year's yearbook was dedicated to Mr. Rick Veazey who is retiring after 20 years of teaching at TRHS including the last 15 as Webmaster. The 2022 edition of The Traveler was then given out to those that purchased yearbooks. The theme this year is "Connected." Seniors concluded their morning with brunch and time to sign yearbooks, take photos at a photo wall, and celebrate together. Graduation will be on Wednesday, June 1st at 8am in Timmons Arena on the Furman campus.

After lunch the underclassmen were able to pick up their yearbooks and enjoy the afternoon with a variety of activities including basketball, an inflatable slide, hanging out and signing yearbooks, and buying food from a food truck or concession stand. In another popular event, Mrs. Batson, Mr. Hawkins, and Mr. Laye took turns on a dunking booth. Underclassmen will take their exams next week after the Memorial Day weekend. See the TRHS calendar for more information.

Senior Sendoff and Yearbook Day Photo Gallery

Underclassmen Yearbook Day Photo Gallery

Jamison Named Employee of the Month for May

(5/25/2022 / TRHS Webmaster)

Employee of the Month

Congratulations to Mrs. Bianca Jamison, Employee of the Month for May. Mrs. Jamison previously taught at TRHS and returned this year as an Assistant Principal. She is pictured above receiving gift cards from sponsors Chase Rathbone from George Coleman Ford and Steve Borklund from State Farm Insurance. They also received gift cards from Shortfield's.

Chorus Presents Spring Concert

(5/17/2022 / TRHS Webmaster)

Chorus

The TRHS Choral Program presented a Spring Concert on Tuesday night. The Varsity Choir sang a variety of songs and was joined by the Northwest Middle 8th Grade Chorus singing "We Don't Talk About Bruno."

Spring Choral Concert Photo Gallery

Rollins to Compete at State 4A Golf Championships

(5/15/2022 / TRHS Webmaster)

Congratulations to senior Andreas Rollins on qualifying for the 2022 AAAA State Boys' Golf Championship Tournament. He will be competing on Monday and Tuesday at the Forest Lake Club in Columbia. Good luck, Andreas!

Drew and Reece Named ACE Award Winners for TRHS

(5/12/2022 / TRHS Press Release)

Tuesday night the Coaches for Character ACE awards ceremony recognized two students from each middle and high school in Greenville County. The two students selected as ACE award recipients for TRHS were Addie Drew and Isaac Reece. Join us in congratulating these two outstanding students for all they have accomplished at TRHS. Also, thank you to the guest speakers, former Clemson Tiger football players Darien Rencher and Christian Wilkins, for their words of encouragement to all the award winners from every school.

Senior Awards Night 2022

(5/12/2022 / TRHS Webmaster)

Student of the Year

The Class of 2022 took the stage Thursday night to celebrate their Awards Night. Lauren Epps was named "Student of the Year" by the faculty. The seniors will take their exams Wednesday, May 25th, and Thursday, May 26th, and have a special Senior Sendoff and Yearbook day on Friday, May 27th. Graduation will take place at Timmons Arena on the Furman University Campus at 8am on June 1st.

Senior Awards Night Photo Gallery

Bands Present Spring Concert

(5/10/2022 / TRHS Webmaster)

Band Seniors

The TRHS Band program presented a Spring Concert on Tuesday night in the Patricia Hunt Auditorium. The TRHS Jazz Band opened the concert with five selections featuring various soloists. Also on the program was a clarinet solo and percussion trio. The Early Bird Band played John Chance's "Variations on a Korean Folk Song." The full Symphonic Band ended the program with four selections ending with an arrangement or "Down in the River" by former Golden Regiment director and Furman marching band director Jay Bocook. The seven seniors in the band were recognized following the performance.

Jazz Band and Solo/Ensemble Photo Gallery

Symphonic Band Photo Gallery

Graybill Wins First Place Award

(5/9/2022 / TRHS Webmaster)

Eliza Graybill won first place in 3D Sculpture at the Greenville County High School Exhibition this weekend held at Greenville Center for Creative Arts. Congratulations Eliza! Also displaying artwork from TRHS were C. J. Hawkins, Maggie Ledford, Lindsay Green and Leah Cole. See the photo gallery below to view their work. Great work artists!

Artwork Display Photo Gallery

Softball Forces Extra Innings; Falls to Indian Land

(5/7/2022 / TRHS Webmaster)

The Lady Devildog Softball team hosted Indian Land in a 4A Playoff Elimination game on Saturday afternoon. The ladies took a 3-0 lead in the bottom of the 2nd inning scoring all 3 runs with two outs but the visitors answered in the top of the 3rd with 6 runs. Indian Land led 8-4 in the final inning but the Lady Devildogs scored 4 in the bottom of the 7th inning to tie the game. Neither team scored in the 8th inning. Indian Land scored three runs in the 9th to lead 11-8. The Lady Devildogs scored quickly in the bottom of the inning but were unable to score again and saw their season come to an end.

Softball vs Indian Land Photo Gallery Part 1

Softball vs Indian Land Photo Gallery Part 2

Spring Sports Season Winding Down

(5/6/2022 / TRHS Webmaster)

Devildog spring sports entered into the playoff phase of their seasons last week. The boys' tennis team won the Region 1 Championship and received a bye in the first round of the playoffs. A loss to Greenville ended their season last Thursday. The boys' soccer team fell to Dreher on the road Monday night in a first round playoff game.

The boys' baseball team and girls' soccer team both won their Region 1 Championships. The baseball team hosted York in an elimination game on Thursday night. The Devildogs took an early lead but the game went to extra innings with York tying the game late and then scoring three runs in the top of the eighth inning for a 8-5 win. The Lady Devildog senior soccer players played their final game on Thursday night as they lost 3-0 to Catawba Ridge, last year's Upper State Champions, in a second round playoff game at home.

The Lady Softball team will host Indian Land in an elimination game on Saturday afternoon at 3pm. The boys' golf team will compete in the Upper State Tournament on Monday and the track and field teams will next Friday and Saturday in a State Qualifier Tournament.

Girls' Soccer vs Catawba Ridge Photo Gallery

Baseball vs York Photo Gallery

Staff Recognitions for March and April

(5/4/2022 / TRHS Webmaster)

Employees of the Month

Congratulations to Mrs. Lori Mason, Mr. Harrison Thornton, and Mrs. Emily Scott. Mrs. Mason teaches English and was named Employee of the Month for March. Mr. Thornton is in his first year as Director of Bands for TRHS and is the Teacher of the Month for April. Mrs. Scott is a Counselor and the Employee of the Month for April. They are pictured above receiving gift cards from sponsors Chase Rathbone from George Coleman Ford and Steve Borklund from State Farm Insurance. They also received gift cards from Shortfield's.

Golf Team Headed to Upper State; Two Named All-Region

(5/3/2022 / TRHS Webmaster)

Golf Team

Congratulations to the Devildog Golf Team. They are headed to the AAAA Upper State Qualifier to be held in Greenwood on May 9th. Andreas Rollins and Cooper Bolt (3rd and 4th from the left in the photo above) also received All-Region honors for Region 1. Good luck, Devildogs!

Devildog Tennis Team Wins Region; Hosts Playoff Game

(4/28/2022 / TRHS Webmaster)

Tennis Team

After losing the top 5 players from last year's team, this year's players stepped up in a big way to secure a fifth consecutive region title. The team went 5-1 in region play and boasts the region player of the year, Aiden Green. Aiden (back row, 2nd from left) went undefeated in region play and will compete at the state singles tournament in Columbia later next month. Tyler Alford (back row 2nd from right) also won honors by making the all region team with a region record of 4-2. The team will host Greenville on Thursday 4/28 at 5 o'clock so come out and support your team!

Fine Arts Department to Present 'Little Women: The Musical'

(4/27/2022 / TRHS Webmaster)

Little Women Cast

Travelers Rest Performing Arts department presents Little Women on Saturday, April 30 at 6PM and Sunday, May 1 at 2PM. The show follows the adventures of the March sisters: Jo, Meg, Beth and Amy March and their experience growing up in Civil War America. Tickets are $3 for students and $5 general admission. Come on out and support our Performing Arts department.

Scenes from 'Little Women'

'Little Women' Poster

Soccer Celebrates Senior Night

(4/26/2022 / TRHS Webmaster)

Soccer Seniors

The Devildog Soccer teams held their senior night ceremony between the girls' and boys' games on Tuesday night. After losing 1-0 to Easley earlier this season the two teams faced off again with a share of the Region 1 championship on the line. Easley scored in the first half to take a 1-0 lead. Addie Hawkins kept the Lady Devildogs' hopes alive scoring a goal with just over eight minutes left in the game. Junior Ashley Rose Wilson just missed a goal in penalty time with the shot just inches above the crossbar and the teams went to overtime. Hawkins scored again in the second overtime period and the Lady Devildogs held on to win 2-1 and claim a share of the Region Championship. The teams will play again on Thursday at 6pm to determine who will receive the #1 seed in the AAAA State Playoffs which begin next week. The game will be in Chico Bolin Stadium.

In the boys' game the Devildogs scored a pair of goals in the second half to match Easley and send the game into overtime. The game remained tied after overtime sending it to a Shootout. The Devildogs gave Easley their first region loss of the season with the 5-4 shootout win.

Girls' Soccer vs Easley Photo Gallery

Soccer Senior Night Ceremony Photo Gallery

Prom 2022 Held at the Younts Convention Center

(4/24/2022 / TRHS Webmaster)

Prom Royalty

Prom 2022 was held on Saturday night, April 23rd on the Furman University campus in the Younts Convention Center. Holly Crain and Jacari Hellams were voted Prom Queen and King.

Prom 2022 Photo Gallery

Prom 2022 Senior Walk Photo Gallery

Jacob Named Teacher of the Month for March

(4/13/2022 / TRHS Webmaster)

Teacher of the Month

Congratulations to Mrs. Amy Jacob, Teacher of the Month for March. Mrs. Jacob teaches Special Education and is pictured above receiving gift cards from sponsors Cole Smith from George Coleman Ford and Steve Borklund from State Farm Insurance.

Two Devildogs Receive GCS Scholarships

(4/11/2022 / TRHS Webmaster)

GCS Golf Scholarships

Congratulations to TRHS Seniors Addison Powers and Thomas Looper. They will each be receiving a $1500 Foundation Scholarship for the Greenville County Schools Golf Scholarship. The GCS Golf Foundation was able to fund 31 scholarships using the proceeds from last October’s golf tournament. The recipients of this year’s Foundation Scholarships were recognized at a luncheon on Friday, April 8 at M.T. Anderson.

Shenton Named GCS Work-based Learning Student of the Year

(4/4/2022 / GCS Press Release)

Chris S

Each year Greenville County Schools selects one outstanding student engaged in Work-based Learning who exemplifies representation while applying academia to real life, real work and real world situations. Selected this year was Christian Matteo Shenton who is an Automotive Technology student at Enoree Career Center. Chris attends Travelers Rest High School and works at BMW as a Rising Scholar apprentice and Jiffy Lube as a service technician.

Congratulations, Chris!

Track and Field Teams Host Home Meet

(3/31/2022 / TRHS Webmaster)

Pole Vault

The Devildog Track and Field teams hosted their first home meet of the season on Wednesday afternoon. Visiting teams from Eastside, Walhalla, and Riverside competed in the event. It was a busy afternoon on campus with the baseball team hosting Easley and the softball teams hosting Walhalla. The Lady Devildog softball team jumped out to an 8-0 lead in the first two innings and defeated the Lady Razorbacks 15-4 in five innings. The Devildog baseball game went to extra innings tied 1-1 but they lost 4-1 in eight innings.

Home Track Meet Photo Gallery

Varsity Softball vs Walhalla Photo Gallery

Spirit Week Ends; Spring Break Begins

(3/17/2022 / TRHS Webmaster)

Spirit Week Check

For the past week the Student Council has led the TRHS student body in a variety of Spirit Week activities to raise money for the Greenville Non-Profit A Child's Haven, a 501(c)(3) organization that treats children with developmental delays as a result of limited resources, abuse, or neglect. On Thursday afternoon students participated in the final buy-out of the week at the end of the day. At the end of the block students learned that a total of $25,626.88 was raised. A check was then presented to representatives of A Child's Haven.

Spring Break has now begun and classes will resume on Monday, March 28th.

Spirit Week Check Presentation Photo Gallery

Devildog Seniors Sign Letters of Intent

(3/17/2022 / TRHS Webmaster)

Senior Devildogs

Several Senior Devildogs signed letters of intent on Thursday afternoon to continue their athletic careers. Family and friends gathered in the gym after school to celebrate their achievements.

Kennedy Fennell signed with Brevard College to play softball. Griffin Gillespie signed with Charleston Southern to run Cross Country and Track. Cooper Bolt and Nikki Strandell signed with North Greenville to play golf. Jacari Hellams signed with Livingstone College and Jacob Tankersley signed with Limestone University, both to play football. Caleb McKitrick signed with Lander University to play baseball and James Deadwyler signed with Anderson University to play soccer. Tori Goldsmith will sign later to cheer at Anderson University.

Congratulations to all of these students and their families.

Winter 2022 Signing Ceremony Photo Gallery

Hickey Named Miss TRHS 2022

(3/5/2022 / TRHS Webmaster)

Miss TRHS

Junior Abigail Hickey was named Miss TRHS 2022 on Saturday afternoon. On Saturday evening Tori Goldsmith was named Miss Senior, Madison Willis was named Miss Junior, Elizabeth McNeill was named Miss Sophomore, and Riley Hartin was named Miss Freshman. Full Results:

Seniors

  • Miss Senior - Tori Goldsmith
  • 1st Runner-up, Best Eyes, and Best Smile - Taylor Smith
  • 2nd Runner-up, Photogenic Award, and Best Hair - Meccia Wyatt
  • 3rd Runner-up and Director's Award - Lauren Epps
  • Miss Congeniality - Lola Burrell

Juniors

  • Miss Junior, Miss Congeniality, and Best Smile - Madison Willis
  • 1st Runner-up - Hallie Bishop
  • Photogenic Award and Best Hair - Makenzie Clayton
  • Best Eyes - Jordan Dixon

Sophomores

  • Miss Sophomore, Photogenic Award, Best Eyes, and Best Smile - Elizabeth McNeill
  • 1st Runner-up - Lydia Lang
  • 2nd Runner-up, Director's Award, and People's Choice - Kaitlyn Watson
  • 3rd Runner-up - Ella Cox
  • Director's Award - Caroline Harris
  • Miss Congeniality - Milla Doughtery
  • Best Hair - Kaelyn Simpson

Freshmen

  • Miss Freshman - Riley Hartin
  • 1st Runner-up and Ad Winner - Carly Anderson
  • 2nd Runner-up - Juliana Florence
  • 3rd Runner-up - Addy Bowers
  • Director's Award and Miss Congeniality - Peyton Roselli
  • Photogenic Award, Best Hair, Best Eyes, and Best Smile - Carson Tilley

Miss TRHS Class Beauties 2022 Introductions and Casual Wear Photo Gallery

Miss TRHS Class Beauties 2022 Former Wear Photo Gallery

Miss TRHS Class Beauties 2022 Results Photo Gallery

Lancaster Named as New Devildog Football Coach

(3/1/2022 / TRHS Webmaster)

The Travelers Rest High School Athletic Department and Principal are excited to announce the hiring of Dr. Michael Lancaster as the new Varsity Head Football Coach. Coach Lancaster is a graduate of Spartanburg High School and Clemson University.

Mr. Lancaster has been the Assistant Head Coach at Dorman High School for the past 7 years and has been coaching at Dorman for the last twenty-two years serving as the Offensive Coordinator and the Offensive Line Coach. Overall Mr. Lancaster has been a part of 3 State Championship teams, two with Dorman and one with Daniel. In his coaching career he has also won 11 Region Championships, and had 7 State Finals appearances. His extensive coaching experience has prepared him for his new role at Travelers Rest High School.

Travelers Rest High School Principal Daniel Bruce stated, "We are pleased to announce Coach Michael Lancaster as the new football coach of Travelers Rest High School. He has a proven track record of being a part of multiple championship programs during his career. In addition, Coach Lancaster has experience building positive relationships with parents and the community. We are fortunate to have Coach Lancaster join our school and the city of Travelers Rest."

In addition, Travelers Rest High School Athletic Director Erin Keen stated, "We are excited about bringing Coach Michael Lancaster in to lead our Football program. He brings a wealth of experience and knowledge to our football program. His passion for leading young men on the field and in the classroom is contagious. Our student-athletes are fortunate to have him as their new head coach."

When asked about his new position, Coach Lancaster stated, "My family and I are so excited to be coming to a special community like Travelers Rest. We are looking forward to building strong relationships with the players, students, teachers, families, and stakeholders of the 'Devildog Nation'. A special thanks to Mr. Bruce and Coach Keen, who have seen fit to give me this opportunity to be the next head football coach at TRHS and I look forward to the future because the best is yet to come."

Coach Lancaster has an overall record of 277-107 as a coach. We are excited to welcome him to the Travelers Rest family. There will be a Meet and Greet on Wednesday night at 6:00pm in the Media Center. Bring the family and please help spread the word!

Photos from the Introduction of Coach Lancaster

Theatre Students Win Awards

(2/27/2022 / TRHS Webmaster)

TR Theatre proudly represented our troupe at the Palmetto Dramatic Association festival earning an Excellent rating for the One-Act performance of “That's Not How I Remember It.” Andrew Addis, Barry, earned a Superior rating in acting. Congratulations to our extremely hardworking students and our theatre program!

"That's Not How I Remember It" Dress Rehearsal Photos

Two Devildog Wrestlers Qualify for State

(2/20/2022 / TRHS Webmaster)

Congratulations to seniors Dylan Coker and Jacob Tankersley for qualifying for the SC Individual Wrestling Championship Tournament to be held Friday and Saturday. Coker finished 2nd in the 132 pound class at Upperstate. Tankersley finished 4th in the 220 pound class. Good luck, Devildogs!

Devildogs Ground Eagles to Advance in Playoffs

(2/18/2022 / TRHS Webmaster)

The Devildog basketball team hosted Greenwood on Thursday night in the first round of the AAAA Playoffs. They got off to a quick start taking an 18-4 lead after the first quarter of play. The Devildogs built a 33-13 lead at half. The Devildogs outscored the Eagles 24-10 in the third quarter on their way to a 67-33 win to advance to the second round. The Devildogs will host Lancaster on Saturday night at 7pm in Joe Small Gymnasium. Photos from the game courtesy of Lex Andrews are linked below.

Boys' Basketball vs Greenwood Photo Gallery

Boys' Win Region; Girls' Fall on Senior Night

(2/11/2022 / TRHS Webmaster)

The Devildog Basketball team got off to a fast start against Easley on Thursday night scoring 12 unanswered points in the first four minutes of the game to lead 12-0. They then went scoreless for eight minutes and trailed 14-12 before breaking the scoring drought. Easley led 20-18 at the half. In the second half the Devildogs regained the lead and led 32-26 entering the final quarter. They would hold on to win 48-44 and claim a share of the Region 1 Championship for the second year in a row and will host a first round playoff game next Thursday night.

In the opening game, the Lady Devildogs and Easley matched baskets throughout the first half. The teams were tied 5-5 after one quarter and tied 11-11 at the half. Easley took a lead in the second half went on to claim a 34-26 win ending the Lady Devildogs' season. Winter sports senior athletes and senior Student Council members were recognized after the girls' game.

Girls' Basketball vs Easley Photo Gallery

Senior Night Ceremony Photo Gallery

Boys' Basketball vs Easley Photo Gallery

BETA Club Members Qualify for Nationals

(2/7/2022 / TRHS Webmaster)

This past weekend, the TRHS Beta Club attended the South Carolina Senior Beta Club Convention in Myrtle Beach, SC. The following students placed in the top 3 of their respective competitions and have the opportunity to compete at the National Convention this summer in Nashville, Tennessee:

  • 1st Place Black & White Photography Div. 1 - Yohann Barraza
  • 2nd Place Poetry Div. 1 - Ashlyn Kern
  • 2nd Place Jewelry Div. 1 - Caleb Graybill
  • 2nd Place Language Arts 10th Grade - Rian Sharp
  • 2nd Place Engineering - Addie Hawkins, CJ Hawkins, Collin Riddle, Case Riddle
  • 3rd Place Onsite Drawing Div. 1 - Lilly Hollis
  • 3rd Place Performing Arts- Solo, Duo, Trio - Andrew Addis and Maggie Ledford

Devildog Anglers Win State Championship

(2/7/2022 / TRHS Webmaster)

Congratulations to Hunter Dill and Austin Short on winning the TBF/SAF/MLF State Championship on Lake Hartwell this past Saturday 2/5. They weighed in 5 fish for total of 14 pounds. They Won by 2 1/2 pounds which qualifies them to fish the Nationals that will take place this June in Alabama at Lake Pickwick. Congratulations to you both and we wish you the best of luck this June.

Three Devildogs Inducted into TRHS Athletic Hall of Fame

(2/4/2022 / TRHS Webmaster)

Megan Smith Zapf, Tony Anderson and Andrew Brown were inducted into the Travelers Rest High School Athletic Hall of Fame on Friday, February 4, 2022, in a ceremony held between the Devildog girls’ and boys’ basketball games against Walhalla High School.

Megan Smith Zapf (Class of 2002) was a multiple sport athlete earning Varsity letters and awards in women’s basketball and women’s soccer. Tony Anderson (Class of 1969) was a four-sport athlete earning multiple Varsity letters and awards in football, basketball, baseball, and track. Andrew Brown (Class of 2015) was a multiple sport athlete earning Varsity letters and awards in basketball, baseball, and track.

Girls' Basketball vs Walhalla Photo Gallery

Athletic Hall of Fame Ceremony Photo Gallery

Athletic Hall of Fame Full Press Release

Wrestling Results

(2/1/2022 / TRHS Webmaster)

Congratulations to our Devildog Wrestlers for recent results.

Girls State:

  • Angie Knepp - CHAMPION for the second time.

Middle School State:

  • Lucas Tankersley - CHAMPION at 205lbs (First MS State Champion in school history)
  • Jackson Mclees 5th place at a LOADED 88 lbs Wgt class.

Middle School Region:

  • Brett Allen - Champion
  • Brady Sewell - Champion
  • John Matt Stevens - Champion
  • Xay Hagerman - Champion
  • Jordan Williams - 2nd
  • Riley Broderick - 2nd
  • Pierson Kraning - T1st
  • Preston Gerreaux - T1st
  • Nate Bagwell - 2nd

JV Region:

  • Noah Mills - Champion
  • Luke Mckitrick - 2nd
  • Barret Icenhour - 2nd

Varsity Region placers and Upperstate Qualifiers:

  • 132 lbs - Dylan Coker - Champion
  • 138 lbs - Brent Eudy - 3rd
  • 152 lbs - Yohan Barraza - 4th
  • 182 lbs - Mitch Knepp - 2nd
  • 195 lbs - Ace Evett - 3rd
  • 220 lbs - Jacob Tankersley - 2nd
  • 285 lbs - Dereon Collins - 4th

'The Traveler' Wins Awards

(1/26/2022 / TRHS Webmaster)

The 2020-2021 edition of The Traveler titled A Matter of Perspective has won a FIRST-PLACE award with Special Category Awards for Best Theme, Best Use of Color, and Best Division Pages in the American Scholastic Press Association's (ASPA) Annual yearbook competition. The ASPA claimed The Traveler "shows excellence in the fields of page design, writing, theme, and contains elements/sections of a truly memorable yearbook that will be treasured for years to come." The editors of the yearbook are graduated, students: Rionnelee Peace, Kimberly Lightle, and Emma Ellison.

Friday will be an eLearning Day for All Students; Buildings Closed

(1/20/2022 / TRHS Webmaster)

Greenville County Schools will have an eLearning day tomorrow, Friday, January 21. Schools and office buildings will be closed and all activities, including athletic events and field trips, are canceled.

This decision was made after the District’s ICE (Inclement Conditions Evaluation) Team went out this afternoon and determined that there are numerous areas of hard-packed, frozen roads throughout the county making certain areas impassable for vehicles and buses. Road temperatures remain low, and forecasts call for freezing temperatures from 4 am on Friday to noon on Saturday, which can cause refreezing, black ice, and unsafe travel conditions across the county for students and staff.

Because we are an approved eLearning district, this day will not have to be made up and instruction will be provided through Google Classroom. Students will complete eLearning assignments later if they are unable to participate due to power outages, lack of internet service, or other barriers.

Once operations resume, school personnel will begin rescheduling events as appropriate. In the meantime, GCS District personnel will continue to monitor conditions across the county and compare forecast models to determine when in-person school can safely resume. Please check local media, the district website, and the district’s social media for the latest information on school closings or delays.

Inclement Weather Plan Information for Parents

Thursday will be an eLearning Day for All Students; Buildings Closed

(1/19/2022 / TRHS Webmaster)

Greenville County Schools on eLearning tomorrow. All activities are canceled. Facilities closed.

Greenville County Schools will have an eLearning day tomorrow, Thursday, January 20. Schools and office buildings will be closed and all activities, including athletic events and field trips, are canceled. This decision was made after the District’s ICE (Inclement Conditions Evaluation) Team did a thorough assessment and found a significant amount of ice remains on the roads surrounding the majority of schools and on secondary and neighborhood roads across the entire county. Additionally, there are substantial amounts of ice on school campuses despite the hard work of our maintenance crews over the last two days, which make conditions hazardous for students and staff.

Because we are an approved eLearning district, this day will not have to be made up and instruction will be provided through Google Classroom. Students will complete eLearning assignments later if they are unable to participate due to power outages, lack of internet service, or other barriers.

Once operations resume, school personnel will begin rescheduling events as appropriate. In the meantime, GCS District personnel will continue to monitor conditions across the county and compare forecast models to determine when in-person school can safely resume. Please check local media, the district website, and the district’s social media for the latest information on school closings or delays.

Inclement Weather Plan Information for Parents

Wednesday will be an eLearning Day for All Students; Buildings Closed

(1/18/2022 / TRHS Webmaster)

Greenville County Schools on eLearning tomorrow. All activities are canceled. Facilities closed.

Due to a significant amount of ice and snow on the roads surrounding the majority of schools and on secondary and neighborhood roads throughout the county, along with forecasts for extremely low temperatures tonight, all Greenville County Schools will have an eLearning day tomorrow, Wednesday, January 19. This means schools and office buildings will be closed and all activities, including athletic events and field trips, are canceled.

Because we are an approved eLearning district, this day will not have to be made up and instruction will be provided through Google Classroom. Students will complete eLearning assignments later if they are unable to participate due to power outages, lack of internet service, or other barriers. Once operations resume, school personnel will begin rescheduling events as appropriate. In the meantime, GCS District personnel will continue to monitor conditions across the county and compare forecast models to determine when in-person school can safely resume. Please check local media, the district website and social media for the latest information on school closings or delays.

Inclement Weather Plan Information for Parents

Tuesday will be an E-Learning Day for All Students; Buildings Closed

(1/17/2022 / GCS News Release)

Greenville County Schools on eLearning tomorrow. All activities are canceled. Facilities closed.

Due to unsafe travel conditions and forecasts for extremely low temperatures, all Greenville County Schools will have an eLearning day tomorrow, January 18. This means schools and office buildings will be closed and all activities, including athletic events and field trips, are canceled.

Because we are an approved eLearning district, this day will not have to be made up and instruction will be provided through Google Classroom. Students will complete eLearning assignments later if they are unable to participate due to power outages, lack of internet service, or other barriers. Once operations resume, school personnel will begin rescheduling events as appropriate. In the meantime, GCS District personnel will continue to monitor conditions across the county and compare forecast models to determine when in-person school can safely resume. Please check local media, the district website, or our social media pages for the latest information on school closings or delays. The Inclement Weather Instructional Plan can be viewed at the link below.

Inclement Weather Plan Information for Parents

Rapid Tests Now Accepted

(1/12/2022 / TRHS Webmaster)

We will accept verification of those negative test results at the school starting Wednesday, January 12. However, students must receive district-issued quarantine guidance through the school BEFORE they submit verification of at-home rapid-test results. Students who have no symptoms can take an at-home test on or after Day 4 of quarantine, and if they get a negative test result, they can come back to school on Day 6 of quarantine.

To return to school, you must submit the DHEC-required Attestation Form found at the link below. You can do this by bringing the form into the front office, or you can email it to wobruce@greenville.k12.sc.us. Parents will receive specific dates and steps for submitting those results will be sent to you in the district-issued guidance provided by the school at the start of quarantine. Again, please note that students must receive district-issued quarantine guidance through the school BEFORE they submit verification of at-home rapid-test results.

Details about this process can also be found on the district website at the link below.

DHEC Attestation Form

Rapid Test Information on GCS Website

Varsity Basketball Games Canceled

(1/5/2022 / TRHS Webmaster)

Tonight's varsity girls' and boys' basketball games with Wade Hampton have been canceled.

Winter Break Begins

(12/17/2021 / TRHS Webmaster)

Winter Break has officially begun as students completed the half-day. The TRHS Chorus and Band presented a program of traditional holiday favorites this morning for their classmates in preparation for the break.

Classes will resume on January 3rd, 2022 with exams scheduled for January 11th-13th.

Fine Arts Program Photo Gallery

Chorus Presents Winter Concert

(12/14/2021 / TRHS Webmaster)

The TRHS Choral Program presented a Winter Concert on Tuesday night along with the 8th grade choir from Northwest Middle School. The program included several traditional holiday favorites and audience participation. The program ended with three pieces sung by the combined choirs.

Chorus Winter Concert Photo Gallery

Gillespie Breaks Cross Country Record

(12/10/2021 / TRHS Webmaster)

Record Holders

The baton was officially passed on Thursday night when Terry Paden (TR class of '83) met Griffin Gillespie (class of '22) for the first time. Terry Paden ran cross country for Coach Dana Cash and set the school cross country record in 1982 at the state championship meet with a time of 16:03 (5:09 mile average). He finished 5th that day and got all-state honors. The record had stood for 39 years until this year when Gillespie broke the record at the Woodmont Invite with a time of 15:46 (5:04 mile average). Both individuals will have their names on the track/cross country record board as #1 and #2, and they are the standard bearers for TR distance running.

Band Presents Winter Concert

(12/10/2021 / TRHS Webmaster)

The TRHS Band Program presented a Winter Concert on Thursday night along with the bands from Northwest Middle School. The program included "Nessun Dorma" by Puccini, Packer's "We Wish You a Merry Christmas, and Leroy Anderson's popular "Sleigh Ride."

Band Winter Concert Photo Gallery

Jones Named Teacher of the Month

(12/8/2021 / TRHS Webmaster)

Employee of the Month

Congratulations to Mr. Jeremy Jones, Teacher of the Month for December. Mr. Jones teaches Agricultural Science and is pictured above receiving gift cards from sponsors Carlos Kilgore from George Coleman Ford and Steve Borklund from State Farm Insurance. Shortfield's also is a sponsor and provided a gift card.

'The Game's Afoot' Presented by TR Theatre

(12/6/2021 / TRHS Webmaster)

The TR Theatre presented "The Game's Afoot or Holmes for the Holidays" on December 4 at 2 & 6:30pm. A Broadway star invited his fellow cast members to his Connecticut castle for the holidays but when one of the guests was stabbed, the festivities quickly turned dangerous. Congratulations to the cast and crew on a wonderful show!

Act 1 Dress Rehearsal Photos

Act 2 Dress Rehearsal Photos

Lady Devildogs Win Home Opener Against Berea

(12/3/2021 / TRHS Webmaster)

Girls' Basketball vs Berea

The Lady Devildog basketball team hosted Berea in their first home game of the season on Friday night looking for their first win on the season. Neither team had much luck in the first quarter with Berea scoring the first basket of the game half way through the first quarter. The Lady Devildogs trailed 5-2 at the end of the quarter and were finally able to tie the game late in the half. Berea hit the final basket of the first half to lead 18-16.

The Lady Devildogs took the lead with 3:10 left in the third quarter and held Berea scoreless for the rest of the quarter leading 33-21 entering the final quarter. Berea cut into the lead but the Lady Devildogs held on to win 43-37.

The ladies will travel to Berea on Tuesday for a rematch.

Girls' Basketball vs Berea Photo Gallery

Six Students Awarded ACFT Awards

(12/2/2021 / TRHS Webmaster)

Law Enforcement Students

Six TRHS students received a US Army Achievement Award for the ACFT (Army Combat Fitness Test.) These students are recognized by the Army Recruiting Office as being the best as demonstrated through discipline, teamwork, commitment and the physical abilities to achieve and exceed US Army standards.

  • Isaac Bagwell and Ava Gowan were chosen as best male and female of 1st block/Law Enforcement 1.
  • Catherine Hawkins and Brent Eudy were chosen as best male and female of 3rd block/Law Enforcement 2.
  • Levi Cole and Brianna Sullivan were chosen as best male and female of 4th block/Law Enforcement 1.

Hawkins and Eudy earned the top scores in all events beating all students and exceeding the US Army standards. Congratulations, Devildogs!

Devildogs Hold Off Generals

(11/23/2021 / TRHS Webmaster)

Basketball vs WHHS

The Devildog boys' basketball team hosted Wade Hampton on Tuesday night in the Greenville County Basketball Tournament. The Devildogs got off to a quick start scoring the first 13 points of the game. Wade Hampton closed the gap but trailed 21-13 after the first quarter.

Both teams had problems scoring in the second quarter but the Devildogs held a 28-20 lead at halftime. The Devildogs extended their lead in the third quarter to 15. Early in the final period the Devildogs led by 17 but the Generals stormed back and trailed by only four with under a minute left in the game. The Devildogs held on to claim a 68-62 win and advance to the Championship Game at 4:30 on Wednesday at Eastside High School.

Boys' Basketball vs Wade Hampton Photo Gallery

Boys' Basketball vs Dorman Photo Gallery

Four Devildogs Sign Letters of Intent

(11/19/2021 / TRHS Webmaster)

Fall 2021 Signees

Four Devildog seniors signed letters of intent on Thursday afternoon to continue their athletic careers next year. Gracie Carver signed with Erskine College for Track and Field. Jacob Brown signed with North Greenville university for Basketball and for Volleyball. Hunter Dill signed with Drury University to be a part of the Fishing team. Elizabeth Armstrong signed with Reinhardt University for Soccer.

Congratulations, Devildogs!

Fall 2021 Signing Ceremony Photo Gallery

FFA Hosts Chico Bolin Car Show

(11/13/2021 / TRHS Webmaster)

Car Show

The TRHS FFA hosted the Chico Bolin Car Show on Saturday as a fund raiser for the FFA program. Trophies were awarded in several categories and food and drinks were available for purchase. Entertainment was provided by Ester Rose and the Main Street Band.

Thank you to all that came out. Special thanks to those that donated to the raffle and to the vendors - Firehouse Dogs, Carolina Snowball Factory, and Timm's Mobile Detailing. All funds that were raised will go to help our students participate in FFA events at the local state and national levels.

FFA Chico Bolin Car Show Photo Gallery

TRHS Bands Present Veterans' Day Concert

(11/12/2021 / TRHS Webmaster)

TRHS Band

The TRHS Bands presented a Veterans' Day Concert on Thursday night in the Patricia Hunt Auditorium. The early bird band opened the concert with "Folk Dances" by Shostakovich and then was joined by the entire band for the remainder of the program. The bands presented Erickson's "Balladair", Carmen Dragon's arrangement of "America the Beautiful", and "Armed Force Salute" by Lowden.

Veterans' Day Concert Photo Gallery

Bowers and Veazey Named Employee and Teacher of the Month

(11/11/2021 / TRHS Webmaster)

Employees of the Month

Mrs. Mary Beth Bowers was named Employee of the Month and Mr. Rick Veazey was named Teacher of the Month for November. Mrs. Bowers is the TRHS Secretary and Mr. Veazey teaches math and is the TRHS Webmaster. They are pictured above receiving gift cards from sponsors Carlos Kilgore from George Coleman Ford and Steve Borklund from State Farm Insurance. Shortfield's also is a sponsor and provided gift cards.

Delgado Honored in the Employee Spotlight Program

(11/5/2021 / TRHS Webmaster)

Ioana DelgadoCongratulations to TRHS Spanish teacher Ioana Delgado for being honored by the Greenville County Schools Employee Spotlight Program. Delgado is one of 10 employees selected.

The district page states, "Because of the efforts of Ioana Delgado, the Spanish curriculum at Travelers Rest High has become richer and more diverse. She searches for authentic resources that not only include content, but also show different views of the language and culture of the countries in which it is spoken. She has developed a pacing guide that is used in several GCS schools, and she has better prepared Spanish 1 students for the rigors of higher-level Spanish courses, including improved performance on the College Board and IB examinations."

Full Story on the GCS Website

Student Council Hosts 'Trunk or Treat'

(10/29/2021 / TRHS Webmaster)

Trunk or Treat

The Travelers Rest High School Student Council held its first Trunk or Treat on Thursday from 5 to 7. Due to bad weather, it had to be moved to the porch at the doors to the Commons. Even though the weather was not good, there was a higher than expected turn out. The event was for young children from the TR community to come to the school they will one day attend and receive some sweets. Student Council students were lined up to give candy to a great number of wonderfully costumed participants. The TR Fishing Team was also present to let the kids try their hand at fishing for treats. The pumpkins from the TR Pumpkin Decorating Contest were on display. Wicked Week T-Shirts were being sold for anyone wishing to join the weekly celebration the TR Students enjoyed in the days leading up to Halloween.

Trunk or Treat Photo Gallery by Mr. Nolen

Tennis Team Beats Eastside; Advances in Playoffs

(10/27/2021 / TRHS Webmaster)

Girls' Tennis Team

The Lady Devildog tennis team advanced to the third round of the 4A State Playoffs with a 4-3 win over Eastside on Tuesday. Addy Bonesso, Kassie Suddeth, and Gibson Wyatt won their singles matches in straight sets. The #1 doubles team of Bonesso and Charlotte Weikle also won in straight sets to clinch the win. They will host Greenville on Wednesday afternoon at 5pm in the quarterfinals. Congratulations and good luck, ladies!

Blue Flame Burns Devildogs on Senior Night

(10/23/2021 / TRHS Webmaster)

Football vs Pickens

The Devildogs hosted Pickens on Friday night with Fall Sports seniors recognized before the game. The Blue Flame took advantage of Devildog turnovers recovering a bad snap and scoring with 8:42 left in the first quarter. They then scored on a pick six to lead 14-0 with 7:32 left in the quarter. The Devildogs answered with a TD later in the quarter. Pickens scored in the second quarter to lead 21-7. The Devildogs scored on their next series and then stopped Pickens on a 4th down and scored quickly to tie the game 21-21 just before halftime.

At halftime the TRYA teams and cheerleaders were recognized. Pickens controlled the ball much of the third quarter scoring with just over three minutes left in the quarter to lead 28-21. The Devildogs turned the ball over on downs at the Pickens 16 yard line late in the quarter. Pickens scored with 8:56 left in the game and led 35-21. Travelers Rest answered quickly to score and pull to within a touchdown. Pickens kicked a field goal with a little over a minute left in the game to lead 38-28. The Devildogs scored quickly but the extra point hit the upright and Pickens led 38-34. Pickens recovered the onside kick attempt but were unable to pick up a first down giving the Devildogs one last chance with 35 seconds left in the game. Pickens held on for the 38-34 win. The Devildogs are now 4-4 on the season and 1-2 in region play. They will travel to Easley to complete their regular season next Friday night.

Senior Night Ceremony Photo Gallery

Varsity Football vs Pickens Photo Gallery

Golden Regiment Halftime Performance Photo Gallery

Strandell Finishes 1st at Upper State Tournament

(10/22/2021 / TRHS Athletic Dept.)

strandell

Congratulations to Nikki Strandell who finished 1st in the Upper State Golf Qualifier this past Monday with a score of 78. With that finish, she has qualified as an individual for the State Golf Tournament Monday and Tuesday this coming week. Please join the entire Devildog Family in wishing Nikki Good Luck. In last year’s tournament she was All State with an 8th place finish. She hopes to improve on that this year at the Crescent Pointe Golf Club in Bluffton next week. Good Luck Nikki!

Chorus Students Sing in District Honor Choir

(10/22/2021 / TRHS Staff)

District Honor Choir

On Thursday, 8 singers from TRHS chorus traveled to Wade Hampton HS to take part in the annual District Honor Choir event. The clinician, Dr. Walker from University of South Carolina, rehearsed the 140 singers throughout the morning and afternoon, working on 5 pieces, including the challenging 2021 All-State audition piece, "Hallelujah, Praise the Lord" by G.F. Handel. Other songs included Namibian folk song "O kaana kameme" and "On My Dreams" by Jocelyn Hagan based on the W.B. Yeats poem. The TRHS students enjoyed singing alongside and making friends with singers from 14 GCS high schools. The day's activities culminated in a performance for cameras only - a digital recording was made and will be uploaded to the district website and YouTube upon finalization. Congratulations to Isaiah Dodgens, Lillian Hough, Janna Martin, Alyvia Pakkala, Kelsie Plumblee, Mahaila Reynolds, Payton Rosselli, and Ciera Washington on a job well done!

Lady Devildogs Fall to Irmo in 5 Sets

(10/21/2021 / TRHS Webmaster)

Volleyball Team

The Lady Devildog volleyball team hosted Irmo on Thursday night in a first round playoff game. The ladies scored the first five points of the first set and went on to win that set 25-16. The second set was much closer but Irmo took it with a 27-25 score. The Lady Devildogs lost the third set but bounced back to win the fourth set 25-19 and force a deciding fifth set. Irmo took control early and ended the Lady Devildogs' season with a 15-7 score. Congratulations to the team on a great season.

Volleyball vs Irmo Photo Gallery

Girls' Tennis Wins Region Championship

(10/20/2021 / TRHS Webmaster)

Girls' Tennis Team

The Lady Devildog tennis team split their two matches with Pickens during the regular season so the teams played at Berea on Tuesday afternoon to determine the top seed for the 4A Playoffs. Addy Bonesso, Charlotte Weikle, Kassie Suddeth, and Payton Anderson won their matches in straight sets to secure a 4-3 victory and give the ladies a first round bye in the playoffs. They will host the winner of the Indian Land vs Eastside match on Tuesday, October 26th at 5pm.

Volleyball Holds Senior Night and Prepares for Playoffs

(10/15/2021 / TRHS Webmaster)

Senior Night Volleyball

The Lady Devildog volleyball teams finished their regular seasons last night with both the JV and varsity teams finishing 6-2 in region matches. Seniors Autumn Edge, Emily Olsen, and Britni Rogers were recognized between the JV and varsity matches for their Senior Night Ceremony. The JV team won in straight sets in the first match of the night.

In the varsity match the ladies lost the first two sets but then won the last three sets to take the match. With the win the team finished 6-2 on the season with their only losses coming to Pickens, the Region 1 champions. They will host a first round playoff game next Thursday night against Irmo at 6pm. The last time the Lady Devildog volleyball team hosted a playoff game was in 2011 when they defeated Seneca to advance to the second round.

JV Volleyball vs Easley Photo Gallery

Varsity Volleyball vs Easley Photo Gallery

Plemons Named Employee of the Month

(10/13/2021 / TRHS Webmaster)

Employee of the Month

Dr. Lori Plemons was named Employee of the Month for October. She is pictured above with Steve Borklund from State Farm Insurance. Dr. Plemons teaches Sports Medicine and Medical Terminology. George Coleman Ford is also a sponsor and provides a gift certificate as well. Congratulations and thank you to our sponsors.

Devildogs Fall to Rams

(10/11/2021 / TRHS Webmaster)

Football vs Westside

Due to last week's weather the Devildogs hosted the Westside Rams in their first region game of the season on Monday night. The Devildog defense recovered a fumble and the offense took advantage as Caleb Mills tossed the ball to Matthew Conner who then passed the ball to Jacari Hellams for a touchdown. Westside would answer on their next possession and tie the game at 6-6. They would score two more times in the first quarter to lead 19-6 entering the second quarter. The Rams scored again early in the second quarter to stretch their lead to 26-6.

Westside led 32-20 with ten minutes left in the fourth quarter. They would hold the Devildogs scoreless for the rest of the game on their way to a 48-20 win. The Devildogs move to 3-3 on the season and 0-1 in the region. They will travel to Walhalla on Friday night.

At halftime, the Golden Regiment performed their competition show, "Studio Sessions." This was the first performance at home in their new uniforms. They will compete at BHP High School on October 23rd in the Upper State Championship.

Varsity Football vs Westside Photo Gallery

Golden Regiment Halftime Performance Photo Gallery

Devildogs vs Westside Game Moved to Monday Night

(10/8/2021 / TRHS Webmaster)

Football Game Moved

Tonight's Varsity Football game against Westside has been postponed until Monday at 7:00 pm. If you have already purchased tickets on GoFan, they will be moved to that date.

TRHS Holds College Application Day

(10/7/2021 / TRHS Webmaster)

TRHS Swim Team

In collaboration with the SC Commission on Higher Ed. and the SC Department of Ed., TRHS hosted their 12th College Application Day. CAD took place on Tuesday, October 5th for our Senior class. With the help of your student's guidance department, as well as college admissions representatives, we were able to help 69 students through the college application process. Although COVID may have brought different levels of uncertainty over the past year and a half, it was encouraging to see students looking forward to their next chapter and helping them through this process.

College Application Day Photo Gallery

Swim Teams Repeat as Region 1 Champions

(10/1/2021 / TRHS Webmaster)

TRHS Swim Team

The TRHS Swim teams competed on Thursday night at the Westside Aquatic Center in the SC Region 1 4A Championship meet. Both the Boys' and Girls' teams won the Region 1 Championship for the second consecutive year. Congratulations to the coaches and athletes on another amazing season.

Some of the notable accomplishments at the Region 1 Meet:

  • The teams had 34 personal best times in the meet.
  • The girl's team finished 1st in 9 of the 11 events
  • The boy's team finished 1st in 5 of the 11 events
  • We had two females swimmers finish 1st in all four events they were entered
  • Our boys and girls team finished 1st in 5 of the 6 relays
  • 7 athletes have qualified for the STATE MEET
  • 11 swimmers named All-Region

Girls Individual Event Champions

  • 200 Yard Medley Relay: LJ Friedl, Lucy Chastain, Jasper Baldwin, Keeley Barrett
  • 200 Yard Freestyle: Lucy Chastain
  • 200 Yard IM: LJ Friedl
  • 50 Yard Freestyle: Lydia Lang
  • 100 Yard Butterfly: Jasper Baldwin
  • 500 Yard Freestyle: Jasper Baldwin
  • 200 Yard Freestyle Relay: Jasper Baldwin, Lydia Lang, AR Wilson, LJ Friedl
  • 100 Yard Breaststroke: Lucy Chastain
  • 400 Yard Freestyle Relay: Lucy Chastain, Keeley Barrett, AR Wilson, Lydia Lang

REGION 1 4A Female Co-Swimmers of the year:

  • Jasper Baldwin - Finished 1st in all 4 events entered and scored 30 pts.
  • Lucy Chastain - Finished 1st in all 4 events entered and scored 30 pts.

Region 1 4A All-Region Female Swimmers:

  • Jasper Baldwin, Lucy Chastain, LJ Friedl, Lydia Lang, Ashley Rose Wilson, and Keeley Barrett.

Male Individual Event Champions

  • 200 Yard Freestyle: Michael Hawkins
  • 200 Yard IM: Wyatt Friedl
  • 100 Yard Freestyle: Logan Misztal
  • 200 Yard Freestyle Relay: Wyatt Friedl, Julian Howard, Baine Forrester, Logan Misztal
  • 400 Yard Freestyle Relay: Wyatt Friedl, Julian Howard, Michael Hawkins, Logan Misztal

REGION 1 4A All-Region Male Swimmers

  • Wyatt Friedl, Logan Miztal, Michael Hawkins, Julian Howard, and Baine Forrester

Region Swim Meet Photo Gallery

Devildogs Win Dog Bowl

(9/25/2021 / TRHS Webmaster)

Football vs Berea 2021

Travelers Rest and Berea failed to play their rivalry game last year due to the shortened season. They had faced each other every year since 1964 and six of those years played twice. The Dog Bowl resumed on Friday night at Berea.

The Devildogs scored on a run by Deon Johnson with 7:36 left in the first quarter and led 7-0. The Devildog defense held Berea scoreless throughout most of the first half forcing three turnovers. A.J. Rains scored with 9:15 left in the first half to extend the Devildog lead to 14-0. Late in the first half the Devildogs were called for a pair of personal foul penalties and were forced to punt. A booming punt by Bryson Aiken was called back and Berea took advantage of their field position to score with 2:01 left in the half and cut the lead to 14-6. The Devildogs moved down the field before the half but a fumble ended the drive.

Berea quickly scored on an 81 yard screen pass to start the second half and trailed by two. Later in the third quarter The Devildogs took over on the Berea 33 after a snap went over the head of the Bulldog punter. The Devildogs called a play they had been working on in practice with Mills tossing a pass back to Jacari Hellams who then passed the ball to Rains for a touchdown. The Devildogs stretched their lead to 31-12 late in the third quarter. Berea scored on a pass and picked up a two point conversion and the teams entered the final quarter with the Devildogs leading 31-20.

Berea pulled to within six points with a touchdown in the fourth quarter and trailed 34-28. The Devildogs were able to rely on their running game to pick up key first downs and keep Berea's offense off the field. A touchdown with four minutes left in the game put the Devildogs on top 40-28 and they would hold on to win. With the victory the Devildogs maintain possession of the "Dog Bowl" for the third straight time. The Devildogs are 4-2 since 2015 when Ray Gould began coaching the team. The Devildogs will travel to Eastside next Friday night for their final non-region game and will host Westside on October 8th in a Region 1 game.

Football at Berea Photo Gallery

Campbell and Goldsmith Named Homecoming King and Queen

(9/13/2021 / TRHS Webmaster)

2021 Homecoming Court

On Friday night the 2021 Homecoming Ceremony was held before the football game. Seniors Cameron Campbell and Tori Goldsmith were named Homecoming King and Queen. The class princesses were Carson Tilley (Freshman), Ava Gillespie (Sophomore), Avery Stephens (Junior), and Haley Gosnell (Senior). The senior class won the Homecoming Week competition.

Homecoming Ceremony Photo Gallery

Devildogs Rout Tigers for Homecoming Win

(9/11/2021 / TRHS Webmaster)

Football vs BRHS 2021

The Devildogs hosted Blue Ridge for this year's Homecoming game and came away with a historic win. The Devildogs scored the most points they have ever scored against the Tigers and improved to a 36-17 record versus Blue Ridge all-time. Caleb Mills connected with Christian Nielsen for a pair of touchdown passes and Deon Johnson scored four touchdowns in the second half to lead the Devildogs to victory. The 62-7 victory was also the Devildogs' largest margin of victory against the Tigers. The Devildog defense set up the offense all night with multiple turnovers including recovered fumbles, interceptions, a blocked punt by Alex Ward, and a safety after a bad snap by the Tigers.

The Devildogs won the opening toss and chose to receive the ball. AJ Rains scored the first TD of the night giving the Devildogs a 6-0 lead. Nielsen scored his first touchdown with a little over three minutes left in the first quarter and the Devildogs led 12-0. Mills passed to Jacari Hellams for a two yard touchdown with 8:16 left in the first half and the Devildogs led 19-0. Blue Ridge answered on their next possession and scored cutting the lead to 19-7. Mills completed a second touchdown pass to Nielsen in the final seconds of the first half and the Devildogs led 25-7.

The Devildogs put the game away early in the second half with Deon Johnson rushing for a touchdown on the Devildogs' first possession of the second half. The Devildog defense recovered a fumble and Johnson scored a second touchdown on the next play giving Travelers Rest a 39-7 lead with 8:55 left in the third quarter. Mills found McKibbens in the end zone later in the quarter and the Devildogs led 46-7 entering the final period. Deon Johnson scored on the first play of the fourth quarter from the 2 yard line. A bad snap with five minutes left in the game gave the Devildogs a safety. Johnson rushed 20 yards for a touchdown in the closing seconds of the game and the Devildogs came away with a 62-7 win. They will have a bye next week and travel to Berea on September 24th.

Before the game the Homecoming Court was presented and Cameron Campbell and Tori Goldsmith were named Homecoming King and Queen. The Senior class won the Homecoming competition with the Juniors finishing in second place.

Homecoming Ceremony Photo Gallery

Football vs Blue Ridge 1st Half Photo Gallery

Football vs Blue Ridge 2nd Half Photo Gallery

Homecoming Activities Continue

(9/10/2021 / TRHS Webmaster)

Homecoming Parade

After a year's absence the annual TRHS Homecoming Parade was held on Thursday night. Each class had a different decade as their theme. The freshmen class brought back the 90's while the sophomores had a 50's theme (complete with the 1957 Homecoming Queen in the procession.) The juniors took us "Back to the Eighties" and the seniors brought us "That 70's Float" complete with a live band.

Homecoming activities will continue with a pep rally on Friday, the Homecoming Ceremony before the game against Blue Ridge, and a Homecoming Dance on Saturday night from 8 until 11pm.

Homecoming Parade Photo Gallery

Homecoming Pep Rally Photo Gallery

Notification of COVID-Positive Cases Through Backpack

(9/6/2021 / TRHS Webmaster)

Covid Notification Change

Effective Monday, September 13, schools will begin using Backpack to notify parents when a COVID-19 positive case has been identified in their child’s classroom.

The new Backpack notification process, which interfaces with PowerSchool, will allow principals to automatically distribute an email to parents of all students in a particular classroom. This process will be much faster and more efficient than our previous Phone Messenger notification system.

If you have not done so already, please set up a Backpack account using the steps outlined here. Once a parent sets up a Backpack account, the final step requires verification of identity and proof of custody. Parents should contact their child's school to confirm how the school would like to receive verification documents. TRHS parents can provide the verification documentation using the Backpack Activation form at this link.

Please note that parents whose children are identified as "close contact" will still receive a phone call from a school staff member.

Devildogs Fall to Riverside in Season Opener

(8/21/2021 / TRHS Webmaster)

Football

The Devildog varsity football team hosted Riverside tonight. The Warriors got off to a quick start completing picking up a couple of quick first downs and then completing a long pass setting up a score on their drive to take a 7-0 lead. The Devildogs failed to pick up a first down on their first drive and another deep pass completion gave Riverside a 14-0 lead with a little over 4 minutes left in the first quarter. The Devildogs put together a drive late in the first quarter and AJ Rains pulled in a pass from Caleb Mills to cut the lead to 14-7. Riverside scored again in the second quarter and led 20-7 at the half on their way to a 42-20 win. The Devildogs will host John's Creek (GA) next Friday night.

Football vs Riverside Photo Gallery

Fall Sports Ticket Information

(8/18/2021 / TRHS Athletic Director)

Fall sports season is upon us, and games will be starting soon including Friday’s football game vs. Riverside. I wanted to remind everyone of a few things.

  • First of all we do still have our Clear Bag Policy in place. Please understand that if you do not have a clear bag, you will be asked to return it to your vehicle.
  • Secondly, tickets are currently being sold online for our Football game on Friday. Tickets are $6.00 online plus a $1.00 processing fee. Tickets will be sold at the gate for cash only, and those tickets will also be $7.00. I do encourage everyone who plans to attend ANY of our sporting events to purchase their tickets online to avoid any long lines. Even though there will be a box office at the gate, we will not have multiple windows open to purchase tickets using cash, so the line could be long.
  • This year we will be honoring Golden Circle and District passes. If you are sitting on the Travelers Rest side, we would like to encourage you to go to the lower gate to use your passes. You must have your district ID or your Golden Circle pass in hand.
  • All fans who purchase tickets will enter through the upper gate near the ticket booth.
  • We will still be encouraging social distancing while in the stadium, but there are not any marked off spaces to sit in like last year.

Along with the start of football season, we also have Volleyball, Tennis, Cross Country, Swim, and Golf starting up either this weekend or next week. Our administration would like to encourage you to come out and support all of our Devildog Sports teams this season. We look forward to a successful sports season this year, and we all appreciate your support!!!

Two TRHS Students Named BMW Rising Scholars

(8/11/2021 / TRHS Webmaster)

Travelers Rest High School students Caden Louk and Chris Shenton have been selected for the BMW Rising Scholar program. Only eight students from Greenville County Schools were selected. This program will allow them to work at BMW this year part-time and then upon graduation they will move into the Tech Scholar program with GTC to complete their Associate’s Degree in their area of study. These will be paid positions and if they qualify for LIFE scholarship there is no cost for college. Following their education at GTC they will be full-time BMW employees! On a side note, these students were allowed to invite their family to the signing, a plant tour and a hot lap at the performance center. It was a great day!

Student Council Hosts Freshmen Orientation

(8/5/2021 / TRHS Webmaster)

Dog Training

The TRHS Student Council welcomed the Class of 2025 as they held this year's "Dog Training" Freshmen Orientation. Incoming freshmen and sophomores that attended virtually last year were invited to spend the morning learning what it means to be a Devildog. They got to meet the Student Council members, Principal Bruce, and Assistant Principal Thomason. Student Council members led tours of the school and the students also had the chance to learn about some of the clubs on campus. Welcome Class of 2025!

Freshmen Orientation Photo Gallery

Welcome Back Letter from Mr. Bruce

(8/1/2021 / Principal Bruce)

Dear Travelers Rest Devildog Parents and Students,

I hope you are excited about the 2021-22 school year that is just around the corner. I am thrilled and excited about the new opportunities that are in store for Travelers Rest High School this year. I look forward to working with you and your student on one of the most important tasks ever – educating our future leaders.

There will be several new changes at Travelers Rest High School this year. I believe that change is a good thing when we focus on what is best for our students and the community. Also, I believe we cannot succeed unless we work together and focus on our students – especially during these unique times. To help you prepare for the school year's opening, please take note of the information in the Welcome Back Letter at the link below.

Welcome Back Letter from Mr. Bruce (PDF file)