Laurens 9-10 advances to state

The Laurens 9-10 Little League baseball team rallied from down 4-3 in the top of the sixth inning, scoring seven runs against Greenwood-Abbeville to pick up a 10-4 victory in the final game of the district tournament at J.B. Red Owens Complex in Easley. With the victory Laurens clinched a berth in the state tournament,…

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Laurens 9-10 opens district with rout, falls in Game 2

The Laurens 9-10 Little League All-Star baseball team opened district tournament play Monday night with a 15-1, four-inning victory over host Easley at the J.B. Red Owens Complex. Laurens scored 10 runs in the first inning, sending 16 batters to the plate, drawing eight walks and picking up three hits in the process. Tournament play…

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Mitchell takes Carolina Clash main to highlight Shrine Race

Enoree’s Zack Mitchell was too quick for the rest of the Carolina Clash Super Late Model Division drivers during Tuesday night’s Laurens County Shrine Race at Laurens County Speedway, winning the pole position and the main event in the feature division on the night. Jeff Smith finished second, defending champion Ross Bailes was third, Dennis…

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PC names new athletic director

Presbyterian College announced Monday that Danny Sterling was hired as the new athletic director. He replaces Brian Reese, who left in January for the AD post at Lander University. Sterling joins PC after previously being the athletic director of the University of Virginia’s College at Wise. In his post at Wise, Sterling ran a department…

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PC baseball falls short of tourney title

The Presbyterian College baseball team came up just short of a Big South Tournament title Sunday in Lexington, losing 9-2 to Radford in the tournament final. The loss ends PC’s season with a record of 32-29 – marking the team’s first winning season since going to Division I. After exchanging runs in the fourth inning,…

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PC names Kerns as new basketball coach

Dustin Kerns was named the new Presbyterian College head men’s basketball coach Tuesday morning, and was to be officially introduced at 2:30 p.m. press conference at the Harper Center for the Arts, located on PC’s campus. Kerns, who has been the associate head coach at Wofford for four years, replaces Gregg Nibert as PC’s coach.…

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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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