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Laurens Majors suffer first loss
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The Laurens Majors Little League All-Star baseball team will have to win three games in three days if it hopes to win a state championship. Laurens held a 4-1 lead through the first inning before Northwood rallied with the final seven runs – including a five-run fourth inning – as it handed Laurens an 8-4…

Clinton DY baseball team eliminated
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The Clinton AAA Dixie Youth baseball team’s hopes of winning a state championship came to an end Tuesday evening – an ending that was swift and sudden. Pineview scored nine runs in the top of the sixth inning Tuesday night, erasing a 9-8 Clinton lead in the process, and eliminating Clinton from the state tournament…

Phoebe Carles captures Girls’ SC Junior Match Play title
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Clinton’s Phoebe Carles had to go the extra mile – and the extra hole – but by doing so she won the South Carolina Girls’ Junior Match Play Championship at Berkeley Country Club. Carles won on the 19th hole against Anna Grace Brock of Greenwood. It is the first time Carles has won the tournament,…

Clinton names McCarthy as baseball coach
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Clinton High’s search for a new baseball coach is over – and in filling the spot they stayed in house. Clinton announced the hiring of Sean McCarthy as the new head varsity baseball coach Wednesday. McCarthy, who was formerly the head softball coach and has been an assistant with the varsity football and girls’ basketball…

Blue Hose basketball camp draws closer
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Presbyterian College’s women’s basketball program is hosting a kid camp for kids in the first through sixth grades on August 5-6. The camp is co-ed and free of charge to all who take part. It will run each day from 9 a.m. to noon, and concessions will be sold during the camp. To register for…

Laurens’ Walker resigns as boys’ basketball coach; Chavis takes over
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Laurens will have a new boys’ head varsity basketball coach next season. Ryan Walker resigned his post with the Raiders to take a job at North Myrtle Beach High School, according to district athletic director Ed Murray. The announcement was made in a release Thursday. Walker leaves the Raiders’ program after two years as the…

PC and the Blowfish
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Summer break for college baseball players isn’t just for working on their tans or summer jobs. For some, summer gives players a chance to continue working on their games. Four Presbyterian College baseball players know this very well. Zacchaeus Rasberry, Jimmy Marcelli, Ashby Smith and Grayson Stoneking all have taken the trip down I-26 to…

Collins takes Carolina Clash main at Shrine Race
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Kenny Collins had a memorable night at Laurens County Speedway Tuesday night, winning the Carolina Clash main event during the evening’s Shrine Race. Collins set a Carolina Clash record for qualifying at LCS to win the pole position, posting a time of 14.405 seconds. Franklin came close to taking t he pole from Collins, finishing in…

Clinton names new athletic director
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Clinton High has found its successor to Nickie Templeton, announcing Louie Alexander as the school’s new athletic director Thursday. He takes over for Templeton, who is leaving for a job at Woodmont High as assistant principal. Alexander was an assistant AD and AD at Whitmire High School prior to becoming AD and head football coach…

Laurens CP falls in district final, but qualifies for state
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Sunday’s District 1 Final may not have gone the way the Laurens Coaches Pitch baseball team would’ve wanted, but the team knows it wasn’t the last game it will play this month. Laurens, despite falling 12-2 to Wren in the district final at the Greenwood YMCA, advanced to the state tournament by reaching the district…