Area Sports

BREAKING: SCISA releases Class A volleyball brackets

  The Laurens Academy Crusaders’ volleyball team now knows its potential path to a Class A title. SCISA released the 2018 Class A Tournament brackets Wednesday morning, with the Crusaders selected as a No. 1 seed. LA will face No. 4 Conway Christian at 1:30 p.m., with a second match to follow against either No.…

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Laurens rolls to key victory; LA and Clinton fall

The Laurens Raiders’ football team picked up a key victory in their hopes to win a trip to the state playoffs next month. Laurens got three rushing touchdowns from Duane Martin, two rushing TDs from Shamare Dendy, and a passing touchdown from Ryan Campbell as the Raiders built a 28-0 lead in the second quarter…

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Area sports events canceled due to Michael

Clinton High School has announced all home and away sporting events for both Clinton High and Clinton Middle scheduled for Wednesday have been canceled due to the expected high wins from Hurricane Michael, and all events Thursday are also canceled because both District 55 and 56 will be closed due to the storm. All students…

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BREAKING: Football schedule changed for Thursday

Clinton High School announced changes to its middle school and JV football schedule due to the impending track of Hurricane Michael, with all games moved to Wednesday. Clinton’s 8th grade game with Whitmire has now been canceled, and the 7th grade team will play Southside Christian at 5 p.m. The JV team follows at 7…

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Raiders, Crusaders lose, Red Devils win

All three area prep football teams had their homecoming games Friday night, but only one came away with a victory. Laurens turned the ball over four times and gave up 34 unanswered points to the Woodmont Wildcats, resulting in a 34-20 loss that dropped the Raiders to 2-5 overall and 1-3 in the Region 1-5A…

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Raiders, Red Devils both suffer blowouts

The Laurens Raiders and Clinton Red Devils had long rides home from their road contests Friday night. Laurens held an early 14-10 lead on the Westside Rams before giving up 56 straight points in what eventually was a 66-21 loss that dropped the Raiders to 2-4 overall, 1-2 in Region 1-5A. Traye Smith led the…

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LA football game canceled

Laurens Academy’s varsity football game for Friday night at Clarendon Hall has been canceled. In an e-mail sent Friday morning, the school announced the move due to a combination of injuries and recent illness. LA’s next scheduled game is next Friday, Oct. 5, when it hosts Richard Winn.

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PC weathers Lindsey Wilson, wins 2nd straight

The Presbyterian College football team worked through a 64-minute weather delay Thursday night at Bailey Memorial Stadium, and took advantage of a good all-around performance as they knocked off Lindsey Wilson, 10-0, to move to 2-1 on the season. Quarterback John Walker completed 19 of 26 passes for 155 yards and a 7-yard touchdown to…

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Dunagan leaves as PC women’s tennis coach, heads to Furman

Former Presbyterian College women’s tennis coach Catherine Dunagan was announced Tuesday as the new assistant coach for the Furman women’s team. She will coach with head coach Adam Herendeen, who previously coached the men’s team at PC before joining the Paladins in 2016. Dunagan was head coach of the women’s team for the last seven…

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Laurens, Clinton fall, while LA wins second straight

Friday night was not a successful one for the Laurens or Clinton varsity football teams, but Laurens Academy sure isn’t complaining. Laurens fell 28-17 Friday night at Greenwood, falling to 2-3 overall and 1-1 in Region 1-5A. Running back Duane Martin rushed for 119 yards on 16 carries for the Raiders, while running back Shamare…

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