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Laurens County Sports Hall announces 2018 class
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The Laurens County Hall of Fame announced its 2018 class, featuring five new inductees. Former Laurens Raiders’ football star Rickey Foggie, former head coach Bobby Ivey, Clinton High baseball standout Kinard Littleton, and officials Sam and Truman Owens were all tabbed by the three-person selection committee for induction on March 22. The ceremony will take…

PC women rally past Furman in OT
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The Presbyterian College women’s basketball team wrapped up non-conference play Saturday afternoon with a thriller, getting a team-high 24 points from senior Cortney Storey – including the game-winning free throws with 1.2 seconds to go in overtime, as the Blue Hose picked up a 76-75 victory over the Furman Paladins at the Templeton Center. PC…

Laurens’ boys win tournament
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The Laurens Raiders boys’ basketball team won the Emerald City Classic Championship Friday night, getting 12 points and six boards from tournament MVP Chandler Todd to help lift the Raiders to a 72-67 victory over the host Emerald Vikings. Christian Anderson also had 17 points, seven assists and three steals to help the Raiders, who…

Holiday hoops continue for county teams
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The┬áLaurens Academy girls’ basketball team, along with both the boys’ and girls’ basketball teams at Clinton and Laurens, returned to the court Thursday for holiday tournament play. Laurens Academy opened the day with its first loss of the season, a 48-22 defeat at the hands of Fort Mill, at the Lowe’s Roundball Classic in Chesnee.…

Area teams open holiday hoops
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The Laurens Raiders and Clinton Red Devils’ basketball teams opened holiday tournament play Wednesday afternoon. In Laurens, the Clinton girls opened the Raider Rumble by knocking off Belton-Honea Path, 39-33. De’Shanti Watts led Clinton with 21 points, including nine points in the fourth quarter to help deny the Bears’ last-gasp comeback hopes. Clinton later played…

LDHS girls knock off Spartanburg; boys lose
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LAURENS – Cali Heisey scored 10 of her 21 points in the second quarter, while teammate Qua Fortson scored 15 points and hit 6 of 8 free throws in a 2:41 stretch in the fourth quarter to help the Raiders knock off Spartanburg 54-51, Thursday night in Laurens. Laurens (4-5) trailed by as much as…

LA baseball names Tollison as new coach
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LAURENS – Former Laurens Academy baseball player and assistant coach Luke Tollison has been named the new head coach of the Crusaders, replacing former head coach Darryl Halbert. LA Athletic Director Travis Plowden said Halbert formally resigned the post two months ago, ending a nearly 20-year career that saw him coach at LA and Southside…

Reindeer Run ready for Saturday return
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Reindeer Run is coming to town. The annual Reindeer Run will make its holiday trek through downtown Laurens Saturday as runners take on the 5K course, while others will go through the 1K run/walk. The race entirely takes place on West Main Street, heading west toward Laurens Middle School before turning back toward downtown. It…

Clinton’s Wise, Webb take top TD Club honors
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Clinton High School’s football team took the top honors at the annual Laurens County Touchdown Club season-ending banquet Wednesday night at The Ridge in Laurens. Clinton running back Mark Wise was named the County Player of the Year at the banquet, while Red Devil head coach Andrew Webb was named the Coach of the Year…

Laurens sweeps basketball doubleheader from Clinton
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LAURENS – The Laurens Raiders’ basketball teams each picked up victories Friday night over the rival Clinton Red Devils in Laurens. Laurens won 50-36 in the girls’ game, while the boys picked up a 58-52 victory in the nightcap. In the girls’ game the Raiders jumped out to a 12-3 lead and held the Red…