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CHS boosters cancel annual golf tourney
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The Clinton High School Athletic Booster Club has reluctantly had to cancel its biggest fundraiser and signature event, the annual golf tournament at Musgrove Mill Golf Club. The tournament is typically a kickoff for the new school year and its athletic seasons. Booster Club director Buddy Bridges said it builds camaraderie and “come together” as…

Summie Carlay to join brother Wesley at The Citadel
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Former Laurens District High School standout offensive lineman Summie Carlay announced on Twitter Tuesday that he will transfer from the University of South Carolina to The Citadel. Carlay will join his younger brother, Wesley Carlay, who is completing his freshman year at the Citadel and plays on the defensive line for the Bulldogs. Summie Carlay, 6-5, 285…

Quarles ready for hoops, rodeo with Flying Fleet
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When Blair Quarles leaves for Erskine College in the fall for her freshman year, she won’t be going alone. Quarles, who graduates this year from Laurens Academy, signed this past week to play basketball and compete in rodeo for at Erskine. The Flying Fleet rodeo team will be in its second year of competition with…

Nibert takes top post at Spartanburg Day
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Former Presbyterian College head basketball coach Gregg Nibert is returning to the bench as a head coach. Nibert, who led the Blue Hose for 28 years and is the program’s all-time winningnest coach, is to take over as head coach at Spartanburg Day School. The school announced the hire via social media late Monday. “I’m…

CHS’ Simmons honored; Raiders release schedule; 2 athletes sign
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Clinton High School tennis coach Clovis Simmons will be inducted into the South Carolina Athletic Coaches Association Hall of Fame this year, the SCACA announced Monday. The honor comes a year after Simmons was inducted in the Laurens County Sports Hall of Fame. Simmons has coached the boys and girls varsity tennis teams for the…

Gamecocks’ Carlay enters transfer portal
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Former Laurens District High standout offensive lineman Summie Carlay recently entered the NCAA’s transfer portal and will transfer from the University of South Carolina. Both GoGamecocks.com and TheBigSpur.com reported the move earlier this week. Carlay, 6-5, 285 pounds, is listed in the portal as a graduate transfer and will have two years of eligibility remaining.…

LDHS to replace Allen as girls hoops coach
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Laurens District High School is looking for a new girls basketball coach following the resignation of Yoneko Allen. Allen, an acclaimed player for the Raiders, returned to her alma mater and took over as head coach, but the team never enjoyed the success it did when Allen was in uniform herself. “We’re taking applications, and…

SCHSL makes no call on spring sports, to meet again
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The South Carolina High School League executive committee met via conference call Thursday afternoon, but did not come to a definitive decision as to what to do about the remainder of the spring sports seasons for its member schools. All spring sports and practices have been suspended due to the COVID-19 virus. Schools are closed…

Big South cancels remainder of spring schedules
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The Big South Conference announced on Wednesday evening that it is canceling all regular-season competition, conference championships and athletics activities that are required or that include coach involvement, through the remainder of the 2019-20 season due to the ongoing concerns surrounding the spread of the COVID-19 virus. The decision was made by the league’s Council of Chief Executive…

PC makes changes to spring calendar
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Presbyterian College announced on Wednesday changes to its schedule and operations in response the COVID-19 pandemic. • Spring Break for the campus of the College of Arts and Sciences has been extended through Sunday, March 22. • No classes for undergraduate students will be held on campus from Monday, March 16 to Friday, March 20. •…