Area Sports

PC soccer title dreams end in OT

The Presbyterian College men’s soccer team had its chance to defend its Big South Tournament title Sunday afternoon at Martin Stadium, but in a flash the dreams of a repeat were snuffed out. Campbell’s Gideon Betz scored off a rebound 8 minutes, 12 seconds into overtime to account for the golden goal as the Camels,…

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Laurens Raiders’ playoff run ends at Rock Hill

The Laurens Raiders’ football team put up a heck of a fight during Friday’s Class 5A Playoff opener against the Rock Hill Bearcats at District 3 Stadium, but when the offense couldn’t match Rock Hill’s scoring in the second half the Raiders simply ran out of gas. Rock Hill scored three unanswered touchdowns in the…

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PC men’s soccer returns to Big South final

The Presbyterian College men’s soccer team will play for its second straight Big South Tournament title after eliminating second-seeded Radford, 2-0, in Wednesday’s conference semifinal in Virginia. Third-seeded PC (8-11) advanced to the tournament final for the second straight year. Just like last year the Blue Hose eliminated Radford in the semifinal – also on…

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PC men’s soccer earns Big South recognition

The Presbyterian College men’s soccer team was honored by the Big South Conference Friday with the release of the postseason awards. Jordan Barbara was named to the conference’s first team, Marcos Kitromilides, Luca Ziegler and Jan Hoffelner were picked for the second team, Sergio Pinto and Victor Menudier were honorable mentions, and Ricardo Hernandez was…

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Laurens Academy closes football season with victory

In what was the final game of the season for the Laurens Academy Crusaders’ football team, things couldn’t have gone much better as the squad sent senior Dawson Foster out a winner. Sophomore quarterback Thomas Lowry threw four touchdown passes and ran for two other scores as the Crusaders scored the first 44 points of…

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Raiders ride the wave, earn playoff bid

The Laurens Raiders knew what they had to do Friday in 0rder to earn a state playoff berth – beat Easley. Laurens certainly did that, pulling away in the second half for a 42-12 victory over the Green Wave on a sloppy field at K.C. Hanna Stadium. The victory gave Laurens a 4-6 regular-season record,…

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Big South preseason basketball polls released

The Big South Conference held its annual media day festivities Tuesday in Charlotte, and with it came the announcement of the preseason polls and all-conference teams. Presbyterian’s men’s basketball team was picked ninth in the preseason vote, receiving 109 total points. Radford, which won last season’s conference tournament and advanced to the NCAA Tournament, was…

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Laurens names new varsity soccer coaches

The Laurens Raiders announced a pair of new varsity head soccer coaches Monday. Christina Earley was selected as the new girls’ coach, while Daniel Sorrow was tabbed to coach the boys. Earley, a former player at Spartanburg Methodist, helped lead that program to its first national championship appearance in program history. She has coached prior to…

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Raiders, Red Devils have rough night

The Laurens Raiders’ football team, even with a one-sided loss to the Hanna Yellowjackets Friday, know they will have a chance to win their way into the playoffs. Clinton’s Red Devils won’t have such a luxury. Laurens got two rushing touchdowns from Duane Martin and a rushing score from Ryan Campbell, but the Yellowjackets overpowered…

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LA football falls in Thursday night tilt

The Laurens Academy varsity football team took on an uncommon Thursday night assignment, playing at Wardlaw, but despite getting an early lead the Crusaders were unable to keep up with the Patriots in what turned out to be a 60-12 decision. The loss drops LA to 2-7 overall, 2-4 in the region standings. It is…

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