Area Sports

LA makes SCISA playoffs with dominating win

The Laurens Academy girls basketball team got a delayed victory at Anderson Christian Tuesday night that put the Crusaders in familiar territory – the SCISA Class A state playoffs. With the 45-28 win, which was spurred by Payton Breen’s 16-point performance and 15 from Elissa Hucks, the Crusaders also delivered head coach Jason Marlett’s 150th…

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SCHSL meeting to decide fall sports options

The South Carolina High School League’s Executive Committee was to meet today (Wednesday) to consider plans for the fall sports season. According to a story in the Spartanburg Herald-Journal written by Jed Blackwell, COVID-19 related precautions continue this spring and into the fall. Those precautions could include the cancellation of “open season” period for fall…

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‘Mozart’ turns in 21st-century classic, takes title

• LDHS grad Lamonzeia Mosley finds new path in football with esports “Mozart” turned in a 21st-century classic. Lamonzeia Mosley, known in esports circles by the gametag “Mozart,” won the New England Collegiate Conference Madden NFL Xbox One championship competing for Newberry College’s neophyte esports team in late December. “I’m always looking for new opportunities,…

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PC announces attendance policy, baseball slate

Presbyterian College and Athletic Director Rob Acunto announced Friday the spring 2021 policies for spectator attendance at home athletic events. To maximize the health and well-being of PC student-athletes, coaches, officials, and event staff, these guidelines go into effect immediately and continue until further notice. For indoor sports, only participants and gameday personnel will be permitted…

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Raiders return to court for flurry of games

The next two weeks will be busy on the court for the Laurens District High varsity basketball teams. After postponing their entire January schedule leading up to Friday night due to COVID-19 concerns, the Raiders were to resume competition in Region 2-4A Tuesday, hoping to squeeze in eight conference games in 16 days. “We’ve got…

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Weekend work: Blue Hose finish off sweep of Spartans

In baseball, it would be called a two-game weekend set. In basketball for Presbyterian College and the rest of the Big South Conference, it’s a new normal. PC completed a two-game sweep of USC Upstate Sunday with a 66-53 victory in Spartanburg. That win followed up a 60-50 win on Saturday. The Big South announced…

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Raiders standout England commits to Citadel

Decorated Laurens District High offensive lineman Cole England became the first Raider to announce his college commitment this past week, choosing The Citadel over several suitors. “They were really the first to reach out to me, and they showed me that I’m a guy they really want,” England said. “I think I can fit in…

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Simmons retiring after 43 years at Clinton YMCA

The New Year will bring a new title to Clinton YMCA CEO Gene Simmons: Retiree. Simmons announced his pending retirement in August, and is to make it effective on Friday, Jan. 1. He has worked with the Clinton YMCA since June of 1977 and has served as CEO for the past 40 years. “I’m going…

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Woodruff downs LDHS in Raiders’ delayed opener

On Friday, there was no disappointing group text from Laurens District High girls basketball coach Aianna Kelly to her team. There was no familiar frustration of preparing for a game only to have it canceled or postponed at the final hour. This time, the Woodruff girls basketball team made the trip down Highway 221, and…

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Blue Hose men’s basketball halted due to COVID-19

Presbyterian College men’s basketball has paused all team activities after a member of the program tested positive for COVID-19. As a result of this positive test, the Blue Hose have canceled the team’s next three scheduled games.  The Wofford game Sunday, Dec. 6, has been canceled, while the Gardner-Webb series scheduled for Dec. 9-10, in…

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