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Laurens hoops swept at Mauldin
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It was a tough night for the Laurens Raiders’ varsity basketball teams Friday as both the boys and girls were swept by the Mauldin Mavericks. The Laurens boys led by five at the half after a 12-0 run, but the Mavericks responded with a 22-10 spurt in the third quarter that gave them the lead…

Thursday wrap: PC men fall, LA girls win
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The Presbyterian College men’s basketball team lost its 10th straight game Thursday night, falling 73-47 against UNC Asheville at the Templeton Center in Clinton. Reggie Dillard scored 15 points and Darius Moore added 13 for the Blue Hose, who fell to 4-16 overall and 0-9 in the Big South. PC plays host to Longwood Saturday.…

PC names Steers as interim AD
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Presbyterian College’s athletic department has a new leader – at least, for the short term. The college named Edward W. Steers of Charleston as its interim athletic director Friday. The announcement from Presbyterian states the selection was done in advance of a national search to find a permanent replacement for Brian Reese, who left the…

Sinclair resigns as Laurens coach
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Laurens High boys’ varsity basketball coach Ben Sinclair submitted his resignation letter Thursday night, he said in a text to the Laurens County Advertiser. Sinclair had been the coach of the Raiders since taking over for Mark Freeze after he resigned following the 2012-13 season. Sinclair had been suspended indefinitely following last Friday’s basketball game…

PC football releases 2017 schedule
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The Presbyterian College football team, led by returning head coach Tommy Spangler, released its 2017 season schedule Wednesday, a schedule that features a program-record seven home games – including six straight in one stretch. PC opens at Wake Forest (Aug. 31) and at The Citadel (Sept. 9) before starting its homestand. PC will host Campbell…

Sinclair suspended indefinitely
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Laurens High boys’ head basketball coach Ben Sinclair was suspended indefinitely following his actions at Friday’s game against the Greenwood Eagles. Sinclair was ejected after receiving his second technical foul of the game, the technical coming with 1 minute, 20 seconds left in the game, as Laurens lost 64-56 to the Eagles. Sinclair, after being…

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…