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LDHS at Easley hoops canceled
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Snowfall in areas of the Upstate has resulted in the cancellation of some athletic events scheduled for tonight, including the Region 1-5A basketball games between Laurens District High and Easley. From Laurens District High Athletic Director Tommy Spires: “Due to weather conditions in Pickens County and schools letting out early, the (LDHS) varsity basketball game (at…

Raider wrestling vying for region title
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A pair of victories this past Thursday night in a quad meet in Greenwood left the Laurens District High School wrestling team with a shot to win the Region 1-5A championship. A victory against Greenwood at Greenwood this Thursday would clinch the title for the Raiders (19-12 overall, 6-0 region). The match is set to…

LDHS coaching search reaches next phase
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The search for Chris Liner’s replacement as head football coach at Laurens District High School has been ongoing since soon after Liner’s departure for Greenwood in December. LDHS Athletic Director Tommy Spires said the application process for the vacant position ended Monday, and he hoped the search would move to its next phases quickly. He…

Laurens boys suffer tough loss to Woodmont, girls fall
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The Laurens Raiders boys’ basketball team fought back from a double-digit deficit Tuesday night at Woodmont, even taking a slim lead multiple times in the fourth quarter, but Woodmont’s Seth Wells made a basket with 4 seconds to go in regulation to eventually give the Wildcats a 64-62 victory. Laurens fell to 5-10 overall, 1-4…

LDHS coach Liner to take Greenwood reins
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Laurens District High School head football coach Chris Liner is leaving the helm of the Raiders after six seasons. Liner, a former Greenwood High assistant, is returning to the Eagles’ program as head coach. Former Eagles head coach Dan Pippin retired as football coach after the 2018 season. Greenwood finished 6-5 overall this past season…

Laurens varsity sweeps Easley
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The Laurens Raiders varsity basketball teams were back on the home court Tuesday, returning to region play with a doubleheader against Easley, and both teams came away with victories. The Laurens girls picked up a 44-33 victory over Easley, moving to 3-7 overall and 1-2 in Region 1-5A play. Laurens’ boys, meanwhile, fought back from…

Laurens drops Raider Rumble finale
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The Laurens Raiders girls’ basketball team suffered a second straight loss at its home tournament, the Raider Rumble, and finished in fourth place after a 55-46 loss to Union County Saturday afternoon. Raniya Jackson, who was named to the all-tournament team following the championship game, scored 17 points to lead Laurens. Aija Davis added 10…

Laurens girls drop Rumble opener; CHS boys fall to 0-2 at Chapin Tournament
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The Laurens Raiders girls’ basketball team was held to less than 10 points in three of the four quarters it played Friday night in the first round of the Raider Rumble Tournament, leading the team to a 40-27 loss against Pendleton in Laurens. Laurens’ loss drops the team into the consolation round Saturday at 3…

LDHS girls, CHS boys to play in holiday tourneys
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The holiday week will not be a quiet one for two area prep basketball teams, as the Laurens girls and Clinton boys both take part in in-season tournaments this week. Clinton’s boys start their appearance at the Chapin Christmas Tournament Thursday when they face North Charleston at 4:30 p.m. Depending on the result of the…

Laurens’ Martin earns defensive MVP honors at Shrine Bowl
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For his curtain call as a prep football player, Laurens’ Duane Martin sure picked a heck of a way to go out. Martin had eight tackles, broke up one pass, and recovered a fumble on special teams, all in helping South Carolina defeat North Carolina, 28-17, in the annual Shrine Bowl of the Carolinas Saturday…