Clinton Ozone baseball takes second at Series

The Clinton 11-12 Dixie Youth All-Star baseball team came up just short of its championship dream at the Ozone World Series in Oxford, Ala., losing to the Alabama state tournament champion in the World Series final, 7-3, Thursday afternoon. The game was the second on the day for Clinton, which had eliminated Tennessee by a…

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SCHSL announces class realignment

The South Carolina High School League announced its bi-annual realignment plans Wednesday, which includes a shift for Laurens and a slight change for Clinton. Laurnes will move from Region 2-5A this year to Region 1-5A in 2018, and stay there through the 2019-20 academic year. In making the move, Laurens will shift into an eight-team…

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Laurens 11-12s eliminated from state tournament

The Laurens 11-12 Little League All-Star baseball team saw its postseason run come to a sudden end Wednesday night in the state tournament. Laurens saw an early 1-0 lead slip away as Tega Cay-Fort Mill scored twice in the fourth and twice in the fifth, then saw its sixth-inning rally come up just short in…

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Greenville takes scoring bonanza, puts Laurens on the brink

In a back-and-forth battle that went down to the final at-bat, the Greenville 11-12 Little League All-Star baseball team used a three-run sixth inning to turn back a spirited Laurens rally, pulling out a 15-14 victory in a winner’s bracket game in the state championship in Taylors. Laurens, having lost for the first time in…

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Laurens 11-12s win again, earn day off

The Laurens 11-12 Little League All-Star baseball team earned a welcome day off after winning its second straight game to open the state tournament Sunday in Taylors. Laurens used a six-run second inning and a three-run third to build a lead that Tega Cay-Fort Mill could not overcome, rolling to a 12-5 decision that puts…

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Laurens 11-12s open state tourney with victory

The Laurens 11-12 Little League Baseball All-Star team used a pair of five-run innings to open a lead the Darlington squad could not make up in Saturday’s opening round of the state tournament in Taylors, helping Laurens roll to a 14-5 victory. With the victory Laurens moves into Sunday’s winner’s bracket game against Tega Cay-Ft.…

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Clinton DY wins Ozone state tournament

The Clinton Dixie Youth 11-12 Ozone baseball team did it the hard way, but it got the job done. Clinton swept a pair of games Thursday against Sumter in the finals of the state tournament, winning 10-0 (in four innings) in Game 1 and 8-0 in Game 2, getting a combined no-hitter by Zach Fortman…

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Laurens 9-11s grab state title

The Laurens 9-11 Little League All-Star baseball team finished off an impressive three-game sprint through the state tournament Wednesday night, and by doing so it earned a trip to the Tournament of State Champions later this month. Laurens scored eight runs in the third inning and four runs in the fifth, including a walk-off single…

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Laurens 10-11 Stars force final showdown

The Laurens 10-11 All-Star baseball team will play a winner-take-all contest Wednesday night for a state championship after rolling to an 11-0, four-inning victory over host Northwood Tuesday night in Taylors. The victory came in a rematch of Sunday’s battle that saw Northwood win 8-3, and forces a rubber match Wednesday at 6 p.m. Laurens…

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Laurens 10-11s stay alive with blowout

The Laurens 10-11 Little League All-Star baseball team stayed in the state tournament Monday night with a 21-6, five-inning rout of Greenville in Taylors. Laurens advanced to a rematch with Northwood Tuesday, needing a victory to force a winner-take-all final Wednesday night between the same two teams. Laurens scored 10 runs in the top of…

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