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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…

Younger buzzer-beater lifts PC
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J.C. Younger hit a running jump shot as time expired Tuesday, giving the Presbyterian College men’s basketball team a 74-72 victory over North Carolina-Greensboro at the Templeton Center in Clinton. Younger took an inbound pass from Reggie Dillard with 1.2 seconds to go and, while just inside the 3-point line, got off the winning shot…

Hernandez sends PC soccer to NCAAs
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Ricardo Hernandez sent the Presbyterian College men’s soccer team to the Big South Tournament final with a game-winning goal in a shootout. Now he’s sent the Blue Hose to heights they’ve never reached before. Hernandez made the game-winning goal in the shootout as PC made its final four goals to clinch the shootout, 4-3, against…

Campbell inks with Newberry College
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Laurens Academy girls’ basketball player Taylor Campbell made her college intentions clear Wednesday, signing a National Letter of Intent to attend and play at Newberry College. Campbell said Newberry College beat out other schools that included Covenant, North Georgia, Queens and Wingate, but after her visit Campbell came away convinced that Newberry was the place…

Clinton’s upset bid falls short
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The Clinton Red Devils’ football team rallied from an early 10-0 deficit in the first half of Friday’s Class 3A playoff opener against Seneca, and had the top-seeded Bobcats on the verge of an upset loss – but the Red Devils just couldn’t hold on at the finish. Seneca’s Shantravis Holden rushed for a 7-yard…

Raiders’ football season ends
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The Laurens Raiders’ football team saw the 2017 season come to a swift end Thursday night in the first round of the SCHSL Class 5A playoffs as Northwestern rolled to a 58-7 rout in Rock Hill. Laurens ends the season at 3-8. Northwestern quarterback Dustin Noller threw for 281 yards and four touchdowns to lead…

Clinton clinches playoff spot; Laurens drops finale
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The Clinton Red Devils’ football team knew if it won its last game of the regular season Friday night, a playoff spot would be its reward. Mark Wise made sure the team earned its postseason berth, rushing for 244 yards and three second-half touchdowns as the Red Devils pulled away from Woodruff, 42-21, to finish…