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Dayton rallies to fly by Blue Hose, 63-43

Visiting Presbyterian got out to a fast start in the first quarter Saturday at Dayton, but the Flyers scored nine touchdowns and two safeties over the next two-plus quarters en route to a 63-43 Pioneer Football League victory, For the first 14 minutes of game time, PC looked poised to redeem itself after last week’s…

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Raiders rebound with 27-17 win at North Augusta

Laurens picked up a much-needed victory at North August Friday night in the Raiders’ final non-region contest before the Region 2-4A schedule begins next Friday night (Oct. 1). LDHS topped the host Yellowjackets 27-17 behind a pair of fourth-quarter touchdowns that sealed the victory. The Raiders, who scheduled the trip to North Augusta after a…

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Laurens man dies from injuries suffered in Sept. 15 wreck

A Laurens man involved in an automobile crash just over a week ago succumbed to his injuries Friday at Prisma Greenville Memorial Hospital. Laurens County Chief Deputy Coroner Patti Canupp identified the victim as Todd Snover, 74. According to the South Carolina Highway Patrol, the accident occurred on Sept. 15 around 1:40 p.m. on Welcome…

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Red Devils storm back in 41-20 win over Newberry

Newberry put Clinton in an unfamiliar position with an early Bulldogs lead, but the Red Devils rallied in a big way Friday night at Wilder Stadium. Clinton, ranked No. 3 in Class 3A, had not trailed in a game this season and stormed back after trailing the Bulldogs by a touchdown with five unanswered touchdowns…

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Halbert returning to coach Crusaders baseball

Laurens Academy has hired a familiar face as its head baseball coach. Darryl Halbert, who led the Crusaders to a state title in 2012, will return to the LA dugout, the school announced Wednesday afternoon. Halbert replaces one of his former players, Luke Tollison, who resigned following the 2021 season citing the desire to spend…

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Laurens reaches out to PC students with downtown event

‘The beginning of a beautiful friendship?’ About 100 Presbyterian College found their way by car or by trolley Friday night to downtown Laurens. The welcome-back-to-school event was put on in collaboration between PC and the City of Laurens as a way to expose the students to their neighboring city. “I thought it was a smashing…

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Clark defeats Tollison for District 3 county council seat

Democrat Shirley Clark will represent the residents of District 3 on Laurens County Council. Clark won Tuesday’s Special Election, collecting 309 votes to Republican Scott Tollison’s 107. “I just kept getting out there, doing the same things I did in July (during the Democratic Primary),” Clark said. “I was talking to people and telling them…

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Campbell shuts out Blue Hose, 72-0

BUIES CREEK, N.C. – A step up in competition proved disastrous Saturday for Presbyterian as former Big South rival Campbell dominated the Blue Hose 72-0 Saturday at Barker-Lane Stadium. After rolling over a pair of non-NCAA Division I opponents averaging more than 70 points per contest to begin the head coach Kevin Kelley era at…

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Gators bite Raiders in triple overtime

LEXINGTON – A game-tying fourth-quarter drive coupled with a Laurens goal-line stand inside the Laurens 1-yard-line went for naught Friday night as host River Bluff outlasted the Raiders 21-14 in triple overtime. For Laurens (1-3) the Gators became the latest to snatch victory from the jaws of defeat this season. The Raiders suffered a pair…

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Red Devils tame Tigers 49-7 for homecoming

Spurred by four defensive scores – two interception returns for touchdowns and a pair of safeties – Clinton easily dispatched homecoming opponent Blue Ridge 49-7 Friday night at Wilder Stadium. With the victory, the Red Devils improved to 4-0 on the season as they head into their Region 3-3A schedule. For the second straight week,…

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