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Laurens, Clinton fall, while LA wins second straight
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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…

SCHSL extends football regular season due to Florence
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For the third time in four years the South Carolina High School League has had to adjust its regular-season football schedule due to a hurricane. The SCHSL announced Tuesday that an extra week of the regular season will be added on Nov. 2, making up for any and all games that were lost last week…

PC football adds home game
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The Presbyterian College football team will have a 10th game after all as it added a contest with Lindsey Wilson College on Sept. 27. The game will be played at Bailey Memorial Stadium, starting at 7 p.m. PC scheduled the game to make up for the contest against Stetson, which was scheduled for Saturday, before…

Laurens, LA football win at home, while Clinton is shut out
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Thursday night provided an unusual three-game home football slate in Laurens County, and by the end of the night two of the three teams that took the field came away with victories. Laurens’ quarterback Ryan Campbell rushed for 96 yards and two touchdowns, running back Duane Martin added two touchdowns of his own, and the…

BREAKING: All Friday prep football games rescheduled
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All three Laurens County prep football games slated for Friday have now been moved to Thursday due to Hurricane Florence. The Laurens Raiders’ varsity football game against Wade Hampton and the Laurens Academy home game with W.W. King have both been rescheduled for Thursday at 7 p.m., while Clinton will play Wren Thursday night at…

Clinton routs Powdersville; Laurens, LA both fall
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The Clinton Red Devils’ football team picked up its first victory of the season Friday night, a victory that turned out to be the only one for the area varsity teams who were in action. Clinton’s Greg Sanders rushed for two touchdowns, Konnor Richardson threw three completions – two for touchdowns – that covered 113…

Laurens, Clinton football suffer rough losses
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Both the Laurens Raiders and Clinton Red Devils had a tough go of things Friday night, and each ended up on the wrong end of a one-sided result. Myrtle Beach attacked Laurens’ defense all night and pulled away to a 42-6 victory over the Raiders at K.C. Hanna Stadium. The loss moved Laurens’ record to…

Speedway fundraiser donates $11k for child’s funeral
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An almost impromptu fundraiser at the Laurens County Speedway Saturday night raised more than $11,000 to cover funeral expenses for a 1-year-old drowning victim. “We pulled it off in four days, and I can’t believe that, but it was a huge success,” said Brandi Hurley, who operates the Laurens County Speedway with husband Danny. Logan…

Todd edged out in Senior Am tournament
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Laurens golfer Walter Todd advanced to the second round of the United States Golf Association Senior Amateur Championship, in Eugene, Ore., before being eliminated Tuesday by Paul Simson of Raleigh, N.C., 1-up. Todd, who advanced to the second round with a 6 and 5 victory Monday over Dennis Smith of Layfayette, La., was 3-down with…

Raiders charge way to opening victory
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Following a scoreless first half Friday night, the Laurens Raiders’ football team roared to life with five rushing touchdowns – three by running back Shamare Dendy, two by quarterback Ryan Campbell – enough to lift the Raiders to a 34-14 victory over the rival Clinton Red Devils at Wilder Stadium. Campbell had a 42-yard scoring…