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Ginn slam sends Laurens softball to district final
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C.J. Ginn made sure her last home softball game of the district playoffs was not the final game of her high school career. Ginn socked a grand slam in the bottom of the sixth inning, turning around what had been a 3-1 deficit against the Nation Ford Falcons and lifting the Raiders to a 5-3…

Raiders, Red Devils ousted from baseball playoffs
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Both the Laurens Raiders and Clinton Red Devils saw their 2017 baseball seasons come to an end Saturday afternoon. Clinton, playing its second game in less than 24 hours, could not turn back the Camden Bulldogs in an 11-4 loss in SCHSL Class 3A, District IV bracket. Camden scored seven runs in the bottom of…

Copeland, Clinton baseball stay alive
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The Clinton Red Devils’ baseball team got 6 2-3 innings from Aaron Copeland, and a RBI single from Caleb Riddle in the top of the fourth inning to help the Red Devils stay alive in the Class 3A, District IV playoffs with a 2-1 victory Friday at Pendleton. With the victory, Clinton will play at…

Laurens softball takes playoff opener
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The Laurens Raiders’ softball team got a complete-game victory from Rachel Delio, and a key RBI-single from Mattie Cantrell in the fifth that proved to be more than enough as the Raiders topped Westside, 2-0, in the first game of the district playoffs in Laurens. Delio gave up just two hits and struck out four…

Laurens baseball wins playoff opener; Clinton falls
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The Laurens Raiders’ baseball team opened Class 5A playoff action Tuesday night with a hard-fought victory over the Hanna Yellow Jackets, 4-2, at Ed Prescott Field in Laurens. Meanwhile, in Camden, the Clinton Red Devils were pushed one loss from elimination in the Class 3A playoff bracket with a 5-0 loss in its opener. Laurens…

Laurens Academy names new head FB coach
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Laurens Academy Headmaster Todd Kirk announced the hiring of Andy McLeod as the new head varsity football coach Monday. McLeod takes over for Kirk, who said he is stepping away from the varsity job and will coach middle school football. McLeod has been the assistant head coach of Holly Hill for the past seven years,…

PC men’s tennis rallies, wins Big South Tournament
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The glass ceiling separating the Presbyterian College Blue Hose from its first-ever NCAA Tournament bid in any team sport has been broken. And, oh boy, did the Blue Hose earn it. Presbyterian, trailing 3-2 and down a break in the third set of the No. 6 doubles match, rallied back and won both the No.…

Mansour smashes records, wins Big South women’s golf title
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Presbyterian College junior women’s golfer Celia Mansour set a record for the lowest single round in Big South Tournament history Tuesday, then bettered it by setting tournament records for lowest total score and lowest score to par for 54 holes, winning the individual title at the tournament Wednesday in Ninety Six. Mansour, from France, shot…

PC men’s tennis earns record 6 conference honors
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The Presbyterian College men’s tennis team was honored by the Big South Conference Tuesday with six selections to its end-of-season honors list, the most in any season since moving to Division I in 2007, while¬†Diego Manzanas was named Scholar-Athlete of the Year for the second straight year. Senior Ben Kelley was named to the first…

Laurens basketball coaching search field narrows
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Laurens High’s search for a new boys’ head basketball coach has narrowed the field of potential finalists to four as the school announced Friday that Michael Morrison, Ryan Walker, Charles Wimphrie and Rico Salliewhite. Morrison is currently an assistant coach with Eastside High, and was formerly a player at Loyola University in Maryland. He is…