Area Sports

Laurens-Clinton game time changed

The Laurens-Clinton varsity football game next Friday night will be starting later than expected. The annual Laurens County Championship Game, originally slated for 7:30 p.m. on Aug. 24, will be moved to 8 p.m. due to a new SCHSL rule this year. The rule states if the heat index (or wet bulb reading) is 92.1 degrees…

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Wilder Stadium to have new bag policy

Clinton High’s Wilder Stadium has a new clear bag policy in place for all of the upcoming events at the stadium this year. Starting with the home opener against the Laurens Raiders, the policy will be for those with bags larger than 4.5 inches x 6.5 inches. The policy bans all weapons, including pocket knives,…

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PC men’s soccer picked fourth

The defending Big South men’s soccer tournament champion Presbyterian College Blue Hose were selected to place fourth in the annual preseason rankings released Tuesday. Presbyterian, which won six regulation games a year ago and won two games on penalty kicks to capture the tournament title, received 54 points and one second-place vote – the highest…

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Laurens’ Majors eliminated from state playoffs

The Laurens Majors’ Little League All-Star Baseball Team won three straight elimination games to make it to the championship round Wednesday night, earning a rematch with the one team that beat them, but couldn’t get over the hump in the rematch – bringing the team’s postseason run to an end. Laurens left the bases loaded…

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Laurens’ Majors waits out pair of delays, stays alive again

The Laurens Majors Little League All-Star Baseball Team waited out a 40-minute lightning delay in the top of the sixth inning of Tuesday night’s state tournament game against Irmo in Taylors, then waited out a 27-minute delay in the bottom of the same inning when the lights – apparently on a timer for 10 p.m.…

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Laurens Majors pick up another mercy-rule victory

The Laurens Majors Little League All-Star Baseball Team picked up its second straight elimination-game victory Monday night in the state tournament. For the second straight game, too, Laurens did not need to go all six innings to get the job done. Laurens scored five runs in the first, and both four runs in the second…

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Laurens Majors stay alive, rally past Chester

The Laurens Majors Little League All-Star Baseball Team fell behind 2-0 and 3-2 in the first two innings Sunday morning, but rallied back with the last 11 runs of the game to pick up a 13-3, five-inning victory over Chester in the state tournament in Taylors. Laurens is scheduled to play Darlington, which eliminated Summerville…

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Laurens Majors go nine innings, ultimately drop state opener

The Laurens Majors Little League All-Star Baseball Team was pushed to the limit, and beyond, during its first game of the state tournament in Taylors Saturday. As a result, the team was also pushed to the brink of elimination. Laurens and host Northwood went about two-and-a-half hours Saturday and eventually played into the ninth inning…

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PC women’s basketball non-conference slate released

The Presbyterian College women’s basketball team released its 2018-19 non-conference schedule Friday, highlighted by a pair of games against teams from last season’s NCAA Tournament. The first of those two games will come at Tennessee on Nov. 11, which is the first game of the season for PC – and the first for new head…

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