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Annual Coach Brock dinner set for Saturday
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The Coach Bobby Brock Legacy Group will hold its annual foundation dinner this weekend, Saturday, Jan. 21, at 5:00 p.m. at the First Baptist Church Family Life Center in Clinton. The evening of great food and fellowship is free to the entire community. Activities will begin on Friday, during the Clinton High School boys’ basketball…

Nelson to take assistant job at Mann
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Former Laurens High head baseball coach Dale Nelson is heading to Greenville, where he will become a new assistant baseball coach at J.L. Mann High School. Nelson left as head coach of the Raiders in December after an alleged incident where he used profane language toward a young baseball player at an open practice, and…

Laurens names Patterson as interim baseball coach
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Laurens District 55 High School has named Tori Patterson as the interim head baseball coach, the school announced Friday. Patterson takes over for Dale Nelson, who resigned his post last month. “Based on the expressed wishes of many of the student-athletes we determined that Coach Patterson provided the best opportunity for program continuity in the…

Reese to leave as PC Athletic Director
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Presbyterian College will begin a search for a new athletic director immediately after current AD Brian Reese was announced as the new AD at Lander University in Greenwood Wednesday. Reese will officially take over the post Tuesday. “Throughout his time at the College, Reese has played an important role as a member of PC’s leadership…

Laurens’ basketball postponed; full Friday slate off
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The Laurens Raiders’ varsity basketball doubleheader Friday night at Byrnes, originally moved up one hour due to the impending winter storm, was called off Friday morning. No make-up date was announced. Laurens joins Clinton and Laurens Academy with postponed doubleheaders for Friday night. Clinton (at Chapman) and Laurens Academy (vs. W.W. King) both postponed their…

Raider girls end Rumble with loss
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The Laurens Raiders girls’ basketball team was unable to take home the third-place trophy at its home Raider Rumble Thursday, falling 63-44 to Belton-Honea Path. BHP, leading 6-5 after a three-point play from Laurens’ Alexus Espinoza, ran off 22 of the next 24 points to put the game away. BHP led by as many as…

Raider girls reach 3rd place game
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The Laurens Raiders girls’ basketball team will play in the third-place game Thursday at the Raider Rumble following its 56-41 victory over Palmetto Wednesday night. Cali Heisey scored 24 of her 27 points in the second half, including 18 points in the fourth quarter, as the Raiders rallied from down 18-3 to advance to a…

Laurens, Clinton girls fall at Rumble
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It was a rough opening day for the Laurens Raiders and Clinton Red Devils at the Raider Rumble girls’ basketball tournament Tuesday as both teams failed to win any of the games they played. Laurens did pick up a forfeiture when Ware Shoals was unable to make it due to what was described as transportation…

Laurens swept by Spartanburg
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The Laurens Raiders’ varsity basketball teams were swept in a home doubleheader Friday against Spartanburg. In the girls’ game the Raiders scored the first nine points and led 23-9 near the midway point of the second quarter before the Vikings started their comeback, eventually rallying for a 52-49 victory. Ke’Ny-Ja Spurgeon led the Raiders with…

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…