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Raiders open playoffs on right foot
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The Laurens Raiders’ football team took care of business in the first round of the SCHSL Class 5A playoffs Friday night, rolling past Woodmont 35-7 at K.C. Hanna Stadium. Laurens (6-5) scored touchdowns on the first two possessions of the second half, turning what had been a 14-7 lead into a 28-7 advantage that effectively…

Waldron signs with CSU
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Clinton High School girls’ tennis star Gracie Waldron announced her signing of a National Letter of Intent to attend and play tennis at Charleston Southern Wednesday morning at Clinton High. Waldron is a two-time Region 3-3A Player of the Year, a three-time all-region selection, an all-state selection and North-South All-Star selection this year, and took…

4 Raiders sign for college
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LAURENS – Anna Stevenson, Mattie Cantrell, Summie Carlay and Jalin Walker all realized their college dreams Thursday afternoon when she announced their official plans during a ceremony at Laurens High School. Stevenson will play volleyball at Auburn, while Cantrell will play softball at Anderson University. Carlay and Walker, who are graduating after the first semester…

Clinton girls’ tennis eliminated
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The Clinton Red Devils girls’ tennis team was eliminated from the SCHSL Class 3A playoffs Monday night, falling 4-2 against Mid-Carolina in Prosperity. The loss ends Clinton’s season with a record of 16-4. Elizabeth Jones (No. 2) and Gerri Hill (No. 5) each won their singles matches to account for the only two points Clinton…

CHS football rallies for OT victory
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CLINTON – The Clinton Red Devils had to go the extra yards – 10 of them, in fact – to pull out a victory in their final regular-season football game Friday night. Koko Richey scored two touchdowns, including one in overtime, and added a 2-point conversion in overtime as the Red Devils rallied from a…

Clinton tennis ousts Woodruff, reaches semis
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The Clinton Red Devils girls’ tennis team is one victory away from a return to the state championship round. Clinton advanced to the SCHSL Class 3A semifinals with a 4-2 victory Wednesday night against visiting Woodruff. The victory marked the third this season for the Red Devils against their Region 3-3A rivals. Gracie Waldron (No.…

Clinton tennis advances to quarters
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SENECA – The Clinton Red Devils girls’ tennis team advanced to the quarterfinals of the SCHSL Class 3A playoffs Monday, picking up a 4-3 victory over the Seneca Bobcats. Gracie Waldron and Elizabeth Jones teamed up to win the No. 1 doubles match that clinched the victory for the Red Devils. Each player also won…

Laurens defense turns tables in region opener
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  By Nick Herman sports@lcadvertiser.com SIMPSONVILLE – Troy Dendy may have scored the winning points, but the Laurens Raiders’ defense won the game Friday night. The Raiders forced seven turnovers, including a pick-6 in the first half, and got a 3-yard touchdown run from Troy Dendy late in the fourth quarter as they knocked off the…

Musgrove Mill to host ACC men’s golf tournament
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  By Nick Herman sports@lcadvertiser.com CLINTON – The top men’s golfers in the Atlantic Coast Conference will play next April’s conference tournament in Clinton. Musgrove Mill Golf Club was announced Tuesday as the new site for the 2017 ACC Men’s Golf Championship, which is slated for April 21-23, 2017. The news came in a statement posted…

Laurens Academy football game moved to Monday
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  By Nick Herman sports@lcadvertiser.com LAURENS – The Laurens Academy varsity football game at Jefferson Davis Academy slated for Friday has been tentatively changed to Monday at 6:30 p.m. Jefferson Davis is located in Barnwell County, which is one of the many counties near the Atlantic coast that have closed school for the remainder of the…