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Local teams set for postseason push

By John Clayton | April 29, 2022

The postseason for the county’s high schools are now in focus with Region 3-3A baseball champion Clinton hosting the opening round and Laurens, the No. 3 seed from Region 2-4A, heading to Westside. The Red Devils tennis team, a 4-2 victor over Seneca Thursday, is also set to host its third-round playoff match against Wren…

Red Devils dispatch Panthers in 11 for region title

By John Clayton | April 27, 2022

Clinton scored four runs in the 11th inning to to come away with a 6-2 win over Chapman and claim the Region 3-3A championship Tuesday night at Woodruff. The two teams split their two regular season meetings, forcing the one-game playoff to determine the region champion and the top seed for the upcoming Class 3A…

PC announces ’22 football schedule

By John Clayton | April 20, 2022

Presbyterian College released its 11-game 2022 football schedule Tuesday, as the Blue Hose begin play under first-year head coach Steve Englehart with a five home games. The 2022 PC schedule begins with a trip to Austin Peay of the Ohio Valley Conference in Clarksville, Tennessee on Sept. 3. The next week, the Blue Hose open…

Dees’ Day: Laurens native runs Boston Marathon for Dad

By John Clayton | April 20, 2022

Famed Heartbreak Hill was behind Laurens native Kristyn Dees Monday, but the Boylston Street finish line was a mile and a seeming eternity away. That’s when the tears began to flow for Dees. “I started crying when I hit the 25-mile mark,” said Dees of her final stretch in the Boston Marathon. “Everything just hit…

Clinton’s Pitts takes PWO offer from Tigers

By John Clayton | April 13, 2022

Clinton offensive lineman Peyton Pitts announced Friday on Twitter that he is committing to play football at Clemson. Pitts accepted a preferred walk-on offer from the Tigers over scholarship offers Southern Conference member VMI and several NCAA Division II schools, including North Greenville, Limestone, Carson-Newman and Lenoir-Rhyne. “Thank you to my parents and family for…

PC ends season with 2OT loss to Camels

By John Clayton | March 3, 2022

CHARLOTTE, N.C. – The Presbyterian College men’s basketball season came to an end Wednesday night with a 75-72 double overtime loss to Campbell in the opening round of the Big South Conference Tournament. Campbell backup guard Milos Stajcic banked in a 3-pointer from the top of the key with one second left on the clock…

Austin, Grant lead All-County basketball teams

By John Clayton | March 2, 2022

Diamonte Grant, Laurens Academy’s high-scoring senior forward, and Tinique Austin, a force inside for Clinton High, have been named Laurens County Basketball Players of the Year. The Coaches of the Year are Eddie Romines of the Clinton boys and Jason Marlett of the Laurens Academy girls. The all-county teams are a joint project of LaurensCountySports.com…

Blue Hose advance, to face top seed Camels

By John Clayton | March 2, 2022

CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Jade Compton and Paige Kindseth combined for 45 points as the Presbyterian Blue Hose rallied to defeat the Winthrop Eagles 65-60 Tuesday afternoon in the first round of the Big South Conference Tournament at Bojangles Coliseum. Trailing by six with 2:45 left in the third quarter, PC went on an 11-2 run…

Crusaders’ playoff run halted by Cathedral

By John Clayton | February 23, 2022

Laurens Academy couldn’t overcome a sluggish first quarter and were eliminated from the SCISA Class A boys basketball playoffs with a 53-46 loss to Cathedral Academy Tuesday in Orangeburg. The Crusaders were held to 2 points in the first quarter on 1-for-10 shooting and were never able to rally all the way back despite cutting…

LA advances, Raiders fall in state tourneys

By John Clayton | February 19, 2022

Laurens Academy survived its opening-round opponent in the SCISA Class A state tournament Saturday afternoon. Meanwhile, Laurens District High School was sent packing in the second round of the Class 4A tournament by defending state champion South Pointe. South Pointe 75, Laurens 28 South Pointe took a step toward defending its Class 4A state title…