Clinton cross country sweeps Laurens

The Clinton cross country teams swept both the boys’ and girls’ Laurens County Championship over Laurens Tuesday at Lake Rabon. Clinton’s girls edged Laurens, 26-31, while the boys picked up a 20-43 decision. In the girls’ meet, Clinton was topped by Elizabeth Reid, who was first overall in 21 minutes, 17 seconds. Dorothy Trent followed…

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Laurens routs J.L. Mann, nears region crown

The Laurens Raiders’ football team is right where it wants to be – at home, one victory away from a Region 1-5A championship. Laurens is in that position following Friday night’s 42-14 rout of the J.L. Mann Patriots at K.C. Hanna Stadium. The Raiders moved to 6-1 overall, 5-0 in the region – and remains…

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CHS tennis finishes perfect region slate

The Clinton Red Devils girls’ tennis team will enter the state tournament on a high after finishing off its region season with a perfect record following a 6-1 victor over Woodruff at home. Mary Catherine Dailey (No. 1 singles), Chandler Dailey (No. 2), Gracie Spangler (No. 3), Reese Gowan (No. 4) and Jerri Hill (No.…

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LA volleyball sweeps past Richard Winn

The Laurens Academy volleyball team had the right formula for victory Tuesday night at home, sweeping its way to a victory over Richard Winn. Set scores were 25-18, 25-19, 25-18. Payton Breen had nine kills, eight digs, three blocks and an ace, to lead the Crusaders, Madison Sherman followed with nine sets, six kills, four…

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Foster TD helps Raiders take huge step

The Laurens Raiders’ football team is alone in first place in Region 1-5A after a thrilling road victory over the Woodmont Wildcats Friday night. Dee Foster caught three passes for 77 yards, including a 7-yard touchdown pass from Ryan Campbell with 15 seconds left in regulation, giving the Raiders a 28-24 victory over the Wildcats…

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Laurens’ volleyball ends season with victory

The Laurens Raiders’ volleyball team brought the 2019 season to an end Thursday night when it took on Westside and sent home its fans – and players – on a high note. Laurens rallied from down two sets to one Thursday at home and notched its sixth victory of the season – and second straight…

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Laurens’ Martin nominated for Mr. Football award

Laurens Raiders’ running back/linebacker Duane Martin picked up another honor Wednesday night when he was announced as a finalist for the state’s Mr. Football award. Martin was nominated with Dutch Fork wide receiver Jalin Hyatt, Saluda quarterback Noah Bell, Chapman quarterback MIkele Colasurdo, Byrnes running back Rahjai Harris, and Daniel quarterback Tyler Venables. Through five…

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Clinton boys’ runners take 3rd at Emerald meet

The Clinton High boys’ cross country team turned in a solid performance at an open meet, held at Emerald, finishing in third place with 82 points. All of the top five scoring runners – and the top eight runners for the Red Devils – finished with personal bests. Nick Perkins led Clinton with a time…

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Craig punt return TD boosts Laurens

The Laurens Raiders’ football team used its offense and, especially, its defense to stay in the game Friday night against the Westside Rams at K.C. Hanna Stadium, but it was special teams that ended up providing the big blow. Isaac Craig returned a punt 66 yards for a touchdown with 2 minutes, 9 seconds left in…

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Laurens girls’ tennis tops Westside

The Laurens Raiders girls’ tennis team continued its impressive play in Region 1-5A this season, picking up a 6-1 victory over Westside Thursday in Laurens. The victory moved Laurens to 6-4 in region play, 6-5 overall. Abby Davis (No. 1 singles) led a sweep of the singles matches for the Raiders, winning her match in…

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