LA continues roll, 62-14 over Northside

Laurens Academy won its third straight game with a 62-14 SCISA 8-man football victory Friday night over Northside Christian in Lexington. LA (3-2) scored touchdowns on offense, defense, and special teams and rolled up 42 points in the first half after scoring 52 points over the first two quarters a week earlier at Cathedral. LA…

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Eagles thwart LDHS in Smith’s debut

GREENWOOD – Greenwood scored 28 unanswered points over the final three quarters en route to a 35-7 season-opening victory over Laurens Friday night at H.W. Babb Stadium. The win was the first for former LDHS head coach Chris Liner as head coach at his alma mater, Greenwood, and spoiled the Raiders head-coaching debut of Daryl…

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Red Devils outlast Vikings in OT, 32-26

Senior running back Kimon Quarles scored on a 7-yard run in overtime to lift Clinton to a 32-26 victory over a stubborn Emerald team Thursday night at Wilder Stadium. The game was an unexpected season opener for both teams, whose scheduled opponents – Union County (CHS) and Broome (Emerald) – temporarily halted football activities due…

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Pedestrian struck, killed in Hickory Tavern

A pedestrian was struck and killed by a vehicle Tuesday night on Neely Ferry Road in Laurens near the Hickory Tavern community. Michael Bagwell, 20, of Laurens was reportedly walking northbound on Neely Ferry Road near Covenant Road when he was hit by a Jeep Cherokee traveling northbound as well just after 8 p.m. According…

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2 COVID-19 deaths reported in Laurens County

Five new positive cases and two deaths attributed to COVID-19 were reported in Laurens County Tuesday by the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control. The two deaths, which occurred on Saturday, were among 30 across the state and both were identified as elderly or age 65 and older. Fifty-six people in Laurens County…

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Plan B: Clinton unexpectedly hosts Vikings

With little more than a week before Clinton High School’s 2020 football season was to begin, COVID-19 threw a wrench into the Red Devils’ plans. Due to a confirmed positive COVID-19 test within the program at Union County, the Yellow Jackets shut down football activities through at least Sept. 29, leaving CHS without a Week…

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Reunited: Raiders to visit Liner, Greenwood

The start of the 2020 high school football season may have been delayed by a few weeks, but Laurens District High School won’t have to wait any longer to get reacquainted with former head coach Chris Liner. The two rivals will face off at 7:30 p.m. Friday night at Greenwood’s J.W. Babb Stadium. Liner, who…

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Laurens woman drowns in Anderson pond

A Laurens woman who ran a local soup kitchen and advocated for struggling neighborhoods drowned Saturday in Anderson County. Toni “Angel” Summers, 56, reportedly fell into a retention pond near Piedmont on Highway 17 while fishing there with friends. According to reports, Summers had been removed from the pond when EMS workers arrived and was…

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LDHS baseball, football legend remembered

Former Pirates’ top pick died after month-long battle with COVID-19 Charles Peterson, who is permanently etched in local sports legend thanks to an amazing catch and a baseball career that enamored Major League scouts, died Sunday in Columbia. He was 46. His death came after a three-week battle with COVID-19. He was admitted to the…

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Clinton High football opener changed due to COVID

The Clinton High School football team’s season opener next week will still happen, but it will be against a different opponent. Union County, the Red Devils’ scheduled opponent for Sept. 25, ceased all football activities through at least Sept. 27 due to a confirmed positive case of COVID-19 within the program. With the Yellow Jackets…

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