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Laurens baseball wins playoff opener; Clinton falls
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The Laurens Raiders’ baseball team opened Class 5A playoff action Tuesday night with a hard-fought victory over the Hanna Yellow Jackets, 4-2, at Ed Prescott Field in Laurens. Meanwhile, in Camden, the Clinton Red Devils were pushed one loss from elimination in the Class 3A playoff bracket with a 5-0 loss in its opener. Laurens…

Laurens Academy names new head FB coach
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Laurens Academy Headmaster Todd Kirk announced the hiring of Andy McLeod as the new head varsity football coach Monday. McLeod takes over for Kirk, who said he is stepping away from the varsity job and will coach middle school football. McLeod has been the assistant head coach of Holly Hill for the past seven years,…

PC men’s tennis rallies, wins Big South Tournament
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The glass ceiling separating the Presbyterian College Blue Hose from its first-ever NCAA Tournament bid in any team sport has been broken. And, oh boy, did the Blue Hose earn it. Presbyterian, trailing 3-2 and down a break in the third set of the No. 6 doubles match, rallied back and won both the No.…

Mansour smashes records, wins Big South women’s golf title
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Presbyterian College junior women’s golfer Celia Mansour set a record for the lowest single round in Big South Tournament history Tuesday, then bettered it by setting tournament records for lowest total score and lowest score to par for 54 holes, winning the individual title at the tournament Wednesday in Ninety Six. Mansour, from France, shot…

PC men’s tennis earns record 6 conference honors
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The Presbyterian College men’s tennis team was honored by the Big South Conference Tuesday with six selections to its end-of-season honors list, the most in any season since moving to Division I in 2007, while¬†Diego Manzanas was named Scholar-Athlete of the Year for the second straight year. Senior Ben Kelley was named to the first…

Laurens basketball coaching search field narrows
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Laurens High’s search for a new boys’ head basketball coach has narrowed the field of potential finalists to four as the school announced Friday that Michael Morrison, Ryan Walker, Charles Wimphrie and Rico Salliewhite. Morrison is currently an assistant coach with Eastside High, and was formerly a player at Loyola University in Maryland. He is…

Nibert resigns as PC men’s basketball coach
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A fixture on the sidelines of Presbyterian College men’s basketball games for more than a quarter century has decided to call it a career. Gregg Nibert, the head coach of the Blue Hose program for 28 years who led the team to four NCAA Division II Tournament bids and an NAIA Tournament bid, who led…

PC men’s tennis wraps Big South title
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The Presbyterian College men’s tennis team won its second Big South regular-season title in four years Monday, scoring a 5-2 victory over the Winthrop Eagles at the Templeton Center in Clinton. Presbyterian, as a result, iced the No. 1 seed for the Big South Tournament, which begins next week in Winston-Salem, N.C. The Blue Hose…

Laurens football releases 2017 schedule
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The Laurens Raiders’ football team has announced its 2017 varsity schedule, and it will again feature the county championship as the season’s opening game. Laurens and Clinton will meet Aug. 25 at K.C. Hanna Stadium. Clinton won last season’s meeting with Laurens. After the game with Clinton, Laurens will go on the road to play…

Choice’s career ends in LMU loss
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Former Laurens Raider Luquon Choice has seen his college basketball career come to an end. Choice scored 17 points and had seven rebounds as the Lincoln Memorial Railsplitters fell to Northwest Missouri State, 79-67, in the NCAA Division II national semifinals Thursday night in Sioux Falls, S.D. The loss ends LMU’s season at 30-6. Choice…