Smith to hold meet-and-greet Friday; Laurens SB to host free clinics

New Laurens High softball coach Michaela Smith, will be holding a meet-and-greet Friday at 6 p.m. The meet-and-greet will be held inside the main Laurens High gymnasium. The meeting is primarily for those who are rising seventh- through 12th-grader girls interested in playing softball next season, all are welcome to attend. Smith is also slated…

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BREAKING: Laurens names new softball, volleyball coaches

Laurens High announced a pair of varsity coaching changes for the upcoming school year, involving both the volleyball and softball programs. Former Laurens Raider Michaela Smith returns to Laurens as the new softball coach. She replaces Haley Satterfield, who was the coach last season. Smith, a Class of 2015 Laurens High graduate, is foregoing her…

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Bailes shines at LCS, wins Carolina Clash SLM

It may be a different year, but the results for Ross Bailes during Tuesday night’s Laurens County Shrine Race were the same as they have been three times before. Bailes was dominant from start to finish during Tuesday night’s Carolina Clash Super Late Model Division main event at Laurens County Speedway, rolling to victory over Rambo Franklin, who finished…

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BREAKING: PC names Williams as softball coach

Presbyterian College’s search for a new softball coach is over after athletic director Danny Sterling announced Morehead State Head Coach David Williams was named to the same post. Williams replaces Britne Stubbs, who was let go after a 2018 season that saw the team win just four games. She spent the previous four years at…

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LCS gearing up for return of Shrine Race

This coming Tuesday, Laurens County Speedway will come alive with its biggest race of the year – and the most meaningful. The Speedway will play host to the Shrine Race, an event that raises money for the Greenville Shriner’s Hospital for Children. A year ago the event raised $25,000 for the hospital, and this year…

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Clinton athletics announces coaching changes

Clinton High Athletic Director Nickie Templeton announced a number of coaching shifts last week, as well as the return of a former athletic director to the department. David Barnes was announced as the new assistant athletic director, taking over for Ryan Cavanaugh. The latter left that post to take over the head coaching role with…

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HT basketball coach to take Woodruff job

Jon Jansen, who has helped lead the Hickory Tavern Middle School Girls’ Basketball team to the last three Little River Conference Tournament titles and a 40-4 record over those three years, will be leaving to take on the head coaching job next year with the Woodruff varsity girls. Jansen announced the decision in a Twitter…

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Late West-Oak goal stuns CHS soccer

Clinton’s second straight trip to the playoffs, and second straight year with a home playoff game, came to a disappointing end Tuesday night. West-Oak scored off a rebound in the 76th minute of Tuesday’s first-round Class 3A playoff opener, and the Red Devils’ season ended with a 1-0 loss at Wilder Stadium. The loss dropped…

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Stubbs out as PC softball coach

The head coaching tenure of Britne Stubbs with the Presbyterian College softball program came to an end Monday, two days after the team finished a 4-42 season with a victory over Radford. Stubbs spent five years with the Blue Hose, four as the team’s head coach. Her best year was her first (2015), when the…

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