Laurens names 3 new coaches; Patterson gets baseball full-time

The Laurens Raiders’ athletic department wrapped up the search for two head varsity coaches Thursday, while also naming the replacement for another who left for personal reasons. Tori Patterson, who had been the interim head coach following the departure of Dale Nelson late last year, was named the permanent coach. Patterson led the Raiders to…

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Clinton boys’ tennis denied state title

The Clinton boys’ tennis team saw its state championship dreams end one victory short of the ultimate goal. Defending state champion Hanahan, in a match delayed three days due to weekend rain, overpowered Clinton in the Cayce Tennis Center ┬áto pick up a 6-0 victory and win the SCHSL Class 3A title Tuesday evening. Clinton…

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Dorman’s Walker named new LDHS boys’ basketball coach

The Laurens Raiders boys’ basketball program has a new head coach. Ryan Walker, the former assistant coach with the Dorman Cavaliers, was named as the new head coach of the Laurens Raiders Monday night during a school board meeting at the Laurens District 55 office. The decision was announced after an executive session period that…

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Clinton tennis advances to finals

The Clinton Red Devils boys’ tennis team advanced to the SCHSL Class 3A Championship match with a 6-0 victory over West-Oak Wednesday afternoon at home. Clinton (19-2) swept through all five singles matches without dropping a set, but had to rally back in the No. 2 doubles after losing the opening set to finish off…

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CHS tennis advances to semis

The Clinton boys’ tennis team advanced to the Class 3A semifinals with a 6-0 victory over Camden. Clinton swept all five singles matches, with three having to go a full three sets. Robert Powell (No. 2 singles), Ike Waldron (No. 3) and Tyler Trevino (No. 4) all won their matches in three sets, with Waldron…

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Raiders’ softball season ends at Byrnes

The Laurens Raiders’ softball season is over after a 3-0 District II final loss at Byrnes. Byrnes pitcher Kasey Widmyer went the distance, allowing just two hits and one walk, while striking out four. The Rebels’ offense was held to five hits by Laurens pitcher Rachel Delio, but five Raiders errors helped do the team…

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Duncan goal sends CHS soccer to second round

Patrick Duncan scored a goal in the 71st minute to break a 2-all tie, giving the Clinton Red Devils boys’ soccer team a 3-2 victory over Chester in the first round of the SCHSL Class 3A playoffs Tuesday night in Clinton. The victory was the first in the program’s history, and also came in the…

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Ginn slam sends Laurens softball to district final

C.J. Ginn made sure her last home softball game of the district playoffs was not the final game of her high school career. Ginn socked a grand slam in the bottom of the sixth inning, turning around what had been a 3-1 deficit against the Nation Ford Falcons and lifting the Raiders to a 5-3…

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Raiders, Red Devils ousted from baseball playoffs

Both the Laurens Raiders and Clinton Red Devils saw their 2017 baseball seasons come to an end Saturday afternoon. Clinton, playing its second game in less than 24 hours, could not turn back the Camden Bulldogs in an 11-4 loss in SCHSL Class 3A, District IV bracket. Camden scored seven runs in the bottom of…

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Copeland, Clinton baseball stay alive

The Clinton Red Devils’ baseball team got 6 2-3 innings from Aaron Copeland, and a RBI single from Caleb Riddle in the top of the fourth inning to help the Red Devils stay alive in the Class 3A, District IV playoffs with a 2-1 victory Friday at Pendleton. With the victory, Clinton will play at…

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