LA girls earn chance to defend state title

They’re back. The Laurens Academy Crusaders girls’ basketball team will play for the SCISA Class A Championship for the third straight season, and will go for back-to-back state titles, after routing Cathedral Academy, 51-22, in Thursday’s semifinal round at Wilson Hall in Sumter. The Crusaders advanced to play Dorchester Academy, which scored a 52-45 victory…

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LA girls rout Patrick Henry, return to semis

It was a rematch of last year’s SCISA Class A Girls’ Basketball Championship, but it wasn’t anything like last year’s game between Laurens Academy and Patrick Henry. This year’s was a blowout. LA’s defense held Patrick Henry to three field goals in the second half, Reagan Williamson hit five 3-pointers in the third quarter alone…

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PC men turn back Clemons, Campbell

The Presbyterian College men’s basketball team bounced back from its tough loss Wednesday at Winthrop with an impressive victory over Campbell Saturday at the Templeton Center, winning 76-71. The victory moved PC to 16-12 on the season, 8-5 in the Big South, and puts the Blue Hose back to within a half-game of Campbell and…

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Clinton boys exit tournament; LA girls advance

For the third straight year the Clinton Red Devils boys’ basketball team advanced to the second round of the SCHSL Class 3A Tournament. For the third straight year, too, the Red Devils didn’t advance to the third round of the state tournament. Clinton missed two field goal attempts in the final seconds of regulation, and…

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Laurens County Sports Hall announces Class of 2019

The Laurens County Sports Hall of Fame announced its 2019 Class Tuesday night, featuring a group of five new inductees – William Hill, Bill Hogan, Lonnie Pulley, Phil Rogers and Clovis Simmons. Hill was a three-sport athlete at Presbyterian, and was named to the All-Decade TEam. He was a starter in the 1959 Tangerine Bowl…

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Clinton boys pull upset of Chapman

The Clinton Red Devils boys’ basketball team pulled off a first-round upset in the SCHSL Class 3A Tournament Tuesday night, advancing to the second round of the state tournament for the second consecutive year. Clinton got 32 points from Ahmari Bates, including the final 12 points of the game for the Red Devils, sparking a…

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Clinton girls’ basketball team ousted in first round

The Clinton girls’ basketball team saw its 2018-19 season come to a disappointing end Monday night at Southside, losing 40-33 in Greenville. The loss sent Clinton’s record to a final mark of 17-6. Clinton went 13 minutes without a field goal from the first quarter through the entire second quarter, ending with 5 minutes, 55…

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PC softball wraps weekend with 2nd tie

The Presbyterian College softball team finished off its Blue Hose Invitational on a cold Sunday afternoon at home, picking up its second tie of the weekend. PC, trailing 9-1 through 3 1/2 innings, scored eight times in the bottom of the fourth, including a two-run single from Alyssa Batastini that tied the game, and the…

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PC men reach milestone, outlast Gardner-Webb in OT

The Presbyterian College men’s basketball team won its 15th game of the season Saturday night, the most in a single season since joining Division I in 2007, and gave fans at the Templeton Center quite a thrill in the process. PC scored the game’s final six points over the final 23 seconds of overtime, all…

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Sweep: LA grabs pair of regional championships

The Laurens Academy varsity basketball teams turned in an awesome Saturday at Greenwood Christian, each coming home with a Region 2-A Championship. The LA boys pulled off an upset of top-seeded Richard Winn, getting 20 points from Dawson Foster and 14 from tournament MVP Noah Moore as the Crusaders won 59-56. LA, which finished third…

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