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Laurens, Clinton split doubleheader
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The Clinton Red Devils got a big defensive stop on the final play of the boys’ basketball game, getting a blocked shot as time ran out to give them a 49-46 victory Friday at Laurens, in the first half of a home-and-home between the two teams. The two schools will meet again Tuesday in Clinton.…

Raiders’ season ends in loss
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The Laurens Raiders’ football team had its 2016 season come to an end Friday night with a 35-17 loss to the Spartanburg Vikings, in the second round of the SCHSL Class 5A playoffs, at K.C. Hanna Stadium in Laurens. The loss ends Laurens’ season with a record of 6-6. Troy Dendy and D.Q. Floyd each…

PC names Spangler as new football coach
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Presbyterian College has a new head football coach – and it’s a familiar face for those who have followed the program. Tommy Spangler, who was head coach of the Blue Hose from 2001-06, and has been defensive coordinator for the team since 2013, was promoted to head coach of the program Tuesday by athletic director…

Clinton removes interim tag from Webb
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Andrew Webb is no longer the “interim head football coach” at Clinton High School. He’s now simply the head football coach. David O’Shields, Laurens District 56 Superintendent, made the announcement in a press release Tuesday afternoon. In the statement O’Shields said Webb had done all and more asked of him as interim coach, a title…

Nichols steps down as PC coach
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Presbyterian College is searching for a new head football coach. Harold Nichols, who finished his eighth season with the Blue Hose with a 31-7 loss at South Alabama Saturday night, resigned his post Sunday. In a statement on the Presbyterian College Blue Hose website, Nichols said, “I have truly enjoyed my time as the head…

Raiders open playoffs on right foot
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The Laurens Raiders’ football team took care of business in the first round of the SCHSL Class 5A playoffs Friday night, rolling past Woodmont 35-7 at K.C. Hanna Stadium. Laurens (6-5) scored touchdowns on the first two possessions of the second half, turning what had been a 14-7 lead into a 28-7 advantage that effectively…

Waldron signs with CSU
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Clinton High School girls’ tennis star Gracie Waldron announced her signing of a National Letter of Intent to attend and play tennis at Charleston Southern Wednesday morning at Clinton High. Waldron is a two-time Region 3-3A Player of the Year, a three-time all-region selection, an all-state selection and North-South All-Star selection this year, and took…

4 Raiders sign for college
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LAURENS – Anna Stevenson, Mattie Cantrell, Summie Carlay and Jalin Walker all realized their college dreams Thursday afternoon when she announced their official plans during a ceremony at Laurens High School. Stevenson will play volleyball at Auburn, while Cantrell will play softball at Anderson University. Carlay and Walker, who are graduating after the first semester…

Clinton girls’ tennis eliminated
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The Clinton Red Devils girls’ tennis team was eliminated from the SCHSL Class 3A playoffs Monday night, falling 4-2 against Mid-Carolina in Prosperity. The loss ends Clinton’s season with a record of 16-4. Elizabeth Jones (No. 2) and Gerri Hill (No. 5) each won their singles matches to account for the only two points Clinton…

CHS football rallies for OT victory
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CLINTON – The Clinton Red Devils had to go the extra yards – 10 of them, in fact – to pull out a victory in their final regular-season football game Friday night. Koko Richey scored two touchdowns, including one in overtime, and added a 2-point conversion in overtime as the Red Devils rallied from a…