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PC-Citadel football game moved to Clinton
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Hurricane Irma, which is continuing to move through the Atlantic and is likely to hit the United States this weekend, has forced the Presbyterian-Citadel football game Saturday from Charleston to Clinton. The game will be played Saturday at noon, and will be at Bailey Memorial Stadium. The change means Presbyterian will now play seven straight…

This week in area football
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Four teams, four tough losses. Last week was one to forget for all of the Laurens County varsity football teams as well as Presbyterian College. All four teams suffered lopsided defeats. Now the four look to bounce back as two of the four hit the road this coming week against various out-of-region (or out-of-conference) competition.…

Laurens County teams both suffer one-sided losses
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It was a rough night for both the Laurens and Clinton varsity football teams Friday. Laurens fell for the first time this season as the Raiders were roughed up by No. 1 Chapman, 61-24. Running back D.J. Twitty rushed for 145 yards and four touchdowns, and the Panthers scored five touchdowns in a span of…

Wardlaw Academy football rolls past LA
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The Laurens Academy Crusaders’ football team took to the field a day earlier than normal for its second game of the year, but the Wardlaw Patriots proved far too tough to stop in a 62-0 victory at Todd Kirk Field. Wardlaw (2-0) scored on each offensive series except the last one – which was stopped…

This week in area football
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The 2017 prep football season is underway, and for the county’s three area teams the question is how will they use this week’s game to either maintain their momentum, or turn things around. Laurens hits the road this week when it takes on defending Class 3A champion Chapman, while Clinton welcomes Greer to town for…

Dendy’s 2 touchdowns help Laurens thwart Clinton
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Laurens High running back Troy Dendy scored two touchdowns in the first half and finished the game with 180 yards rushing as the Raiders opened the 2017 prep football season with a 24-18 victory over the rival Clinton Red Devils Friday night at K.C. Hanna Stadium. Dendy scored on a 14-yard touchdown run on the…

Clinton Ozone baseball takes second at Series
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The Clinton 11-12 Dixie Youth All-Star baseball team came up just short of its championship dream at the Ozone World Series in Oxford, Ala., losing to the Alabama state tournament champion in the World Series final, 7-3, Thursday afternoon. The game was the second on the day for Clinton, which had eliminated Tennessee by a…

SCHSL announces class realignment
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The South Carolina High School League announced its bi-annual realignment plans Wednesday, which includes a shift for Laurens and a slight change for Clinton. Laurnes will move from Region 2-5A this year to Region 1-5A in 2018, and stay there through the 2019-20 academic year. In making the move, Laurens will shift into an eight-team…

Laurens 11-12s eliminated from state tournament
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The Laurens 11-12 Little League All-Star baseball team saw its postseason run come to a sudden end Wednesday night in the state tournament. Laurens saw an early 1-0 lead slip away as Tega Cay-Fort Mill scored twice in the fourth and twice in the fifth, then saw its sixth-inning rally come up just short in…

Greenville takes scoring bonanza, puts Laurens on the brink
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In a back-and-forth battle that went down to the final at-bat, the Greenville 11-12 Little League All-Star baseball team used a three-run sixth inning to turn back a spirited Laurens rally, pulling out a 15-14 victory in a winner’s bracket game in the state championship in Taylors. Laurens, having lost for the first time in…