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Laurens baseball coach resigns
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Laurens head baseball coach Dale Nelson announced his resignation from the post Thursday for personal reasons, according to Laurens District 55 Athletic Director Ed Murray. He will stay on at the school as a teacher. Nelson has been with the Laurens’ baseball program for more than 20 years, including time as a player, assistant coach…

Laurens hoops swept by Byrnes
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The Laurens Raiders’ varsity basketball teams each suffered tough defeats Tuesday night at home. Laurens’ girls gave up 10 straight points at the end of the first quarter and never trailed by less than 10 points for almost all of the final three quarters in a 59-43 loss. The loss stopped a three-game winning streak.…

Raiders score impressive sweep
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The Laurens Raiders’ varsity basketball teams picked up solid victories Friday night against visiting Woodruff. In the girls’ game, Laurens got 29 points from Cali Heisey and 14 points from Ke’Ny-Ja Spurgeon as the Raiders won their third straight game, 67-53, over the Wolverines. The victory moved the Raiders to 4-2 on the season. As…

Laurens sweeps basketball doubleheader from Clinton
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After splitting a doubleheader Friday night against the visiting Clinton Red Devils, the Laurens Raiders’ varsity basketball teams swept a road doubleheader at Clinton Tuesday night. Laurens’ boys rallied from 12 down toward the end of the third quarter ad used a 22-point fourth quarter to pick up a 62-55 victory over the Red Devils.…

Laurens football earns 6 all-region picks; Liner top coach
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The Laurens Raiders’ football team had six players named to the annual all-region team, which was announced Monday, while head coach Chris Liner was named the Region 2-5A Coach of the Year. Jalin Walker, Hunter Medlin, Summie Carlay, D.Q. Floyd, Taviar HIll and Braylin McBeth were all honored with selection to the all-region team. The…

Laurens, Clinton split doubleheader
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The Clinton Red Devils got a big defensive stop on the final play of the boys’ basketball game, getting a blocked shot as time ran out to give them a 49-46 victory Friday at Laurens, in the first half of a home-and-home between the two teams. The two schools will meet again Tuesday in Clinton.…

Raiders’ season ends in loss
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The Laurens Raiders’ football team had its 2016 season come to an end Friday night with a 35-17 loss to the Spartanburg Vikings, in the second round of the SCHSL Class 5A playoffs, at K.C. Hanna Stadium in Laurens. The loss ends Laurens’ season with a record of 6-6. Troy Dendy and D.Q. Floyd each…

PC names Spangler as new football coach
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Presbyterian College has a new head football coach – and it’s a familiar face for those who have followed the program. Tommy Spangler, who was head coach of the Blue Hose from 2001-06, and has been defensive coordinator for the team since 2013, was promoted to head coach of the program Tuesday by athletic director…

Clinton removes interim tag from Webb
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Andrew Webb is no longer the “interim head football coach” at Clinton High School. He’s now simply the head football coach. David O’Shields, Laurens District 56 Superintendent, made the announcement in a press release Tuesday afternoon. In the statement O’Shields said Webb had done all and more asked of him as interim coach, a title…

Nichols steps down as PC coach
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Presbyterian College is searching for a new head football coach. Harold Nichols, who finished his eighth season with the Blue Hose with a 31-7 loss at South Alabama Saturday night, resigned his post Sunday. In a statement on the Presbyterian College Blue Hose website, Nichols said, “I have truly enjoyed my time as the head…