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Sports Roundup: Raiders enter volleyball, tennis playoffs

• Chapman thwarts Red Devils for region title … again • Laurens Academy volleyball finishes off perfect 12-0 region season • Clinton’s Peyton Pitts, Laurens’ Zy Todd headed to all-star game   Laurens volleyball, tennis set for postseason The Raiders are readying for playoff matchups this week. The Laurens District High volleyball and girls tennis…

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Panthers escape Clinton with 27-26 victory

A battle of Class 3A heavyweights lived up to the billing Friday night, but Chapman escaped Wilder Stadium with a 27-26 win over previously unbeaten Clinton and the inside track to the Region 3-3A title. The Red Devils battled back from a one-time 21-7 first-half deficit to take their first lead of the game in…

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Rawl, Todd lead offensive explosion in Raiders’ return

TAYLORS – Quarterback James Rawl threw for five touchdowns, and Zy Todd ran for 104 yards and a pair of scores to lead Laurens to a 69-10 win at Eastside Friday night. The Region 2-4A victory came after a two-week layoff for the Raiders (3-3 overall, 1-0 region) brought on by COVID-19 cases and quarantines…

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LA scores big with 66-30 homecoming victory

The seventh time was the charm for Laurens Academy. The Crusaders notched a homecoming victory Saturday afternoon, rolling over Jefferson Davis Academy 66-30 at Todd Kirk Field. The game had been postponed from Friday night due to rainy conditions, but LA had waited an agonizing seven weeks to pick up a victory, but didn’t have…

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Raiders set to return after unwanted break

Laurens got back to practice at near full force Monday. Now, the Raiders just have to make it to Friday night. COVID-19 positive tests and quarantines forced LDHS to cancel its last two scheduled varsity football games, which were region contests against Greenwood and Greenville. The outbreak and quarantines entirely decimated two position groups, forcing…

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Morehead State makes early lead over PC stand up

A slow start Saturday afternoon against Morehead State doomed Presbyterian to his third straight loss as the Eagles escaped Bailey Memorial Stadium with a 38-30 victory. PC spotted the Eagles a 17-0 first-quarter lead and were never able to fully recover despite a late fourth-quarter scored that cut a once comfortable Morehead State lead to…

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No. 3 Red Devils slosh past Centurions, 47-14

SPARTANBURG – Visiting Clinton got two touchdowns apiece from sophomore Jaden Robinson and senior Jykorie Gary as the Red Devils defense held off a third-quarter comeback attempt Friday night at Broome for a 47-14 Region 3-3A victory Friday night. CHS intercepted highly touted Broome quarterback Dylan Ramirez four times, including one that Justin Copeland returned…

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COVID-19 forces Raiders to cancel second straight game

Laurens District High School has been forced to cancel its varsity football game for the second straight week due to COVID-19 protocols within the program. About significant percentage of the Raiders’ roster has either tested positive for COVID-19 or has been quarantined. Those numbers include two entire position groups, forcing the cancellations against Greenwood this…

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Red Devils stay perfect, 56-21 over Union Co.

Clinton, ranked No. 3 in Class 3A, made a statement in its first Region 3-3A contest Friday night, defeating Union County 56-21 at Wilder Stadium. The Red Devils (6-0 overall, 1-0 region) got three first-half touchdown runs from Bryson James, jumping out to a 21-0 first-quarter lead and sailing to their first win over the…

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Blue Hose QB Huff enters NCAA Transfer Portal

Presbyterian quarterback Tyler Huff announced on Twitter Wednesday that he has entered the NCAA Transfer Portal and has left the Blue Hose football team. Huff, a junior from Orange Park, Florida, was PC’s starting quarterback during the spring season and led the Pioneer Football League in total offense with 278.5 yards per game, but he…

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