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Clinton boys advance to quarterfinals
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The Clinton boys’ basketball team advanced to the state quarterfinals of the SCHSL Class 3A Tournament Friday night, using a 10-1 run to pull away from Pendleton to grab a 53-42 victory at Clinton High. Jalen Carter had 13 points and Zay Hurley added 12 points, for Clinton. Hurley and Vilo Boyd each had two…

Clinton boys advance in state tourney
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The Clinton Red Devils boys’ basketball team advanced through the first round of the SCHSL Class 3A Tournament Tuesday night, getting 20 points from Jalen Carter and 18 from Kiah Young in the Red Devils’ 80-70 victory over Indian Land at Clinton High. Clinton (19-3) advanced to Friday’s second-round match with Pendleton, which eliminated Emerald…

LA girls capture region tourney title
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The Laurens Academy Crusaders girls’ basketball team, playing Richard Winn in the region tournament finals for the third straight year, finally turned the scoreboard in its favor Saturday afternoon at Newberry Academy. Laurens Academy (23-3) got 17 points from Ruthie Moore, and Taylor Campbell scored seven of her nine points in the fourth quarter –…

Reeder signs with Alderson Broaddus
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Clinton High School football player Donte Reeder announced his decision to sign a National Letter of Intent and continue his career at Alderson Broaddus University Thursday. Reeder made the announcement during a morning assembly in the school’s auditorium. Reeder later said he’s angling toward a potential education major, and would like to come back to…

Clinton boys capture region title
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The Clinton Red Devils boys’ basketball team won the Region 3-3A title Tuesday night after a 56-53 victory over Woodruff. The victory moved Clinton to 17-3 overall and 9-0 in region play. Clinton takes on Chapman in the regular-season finale Wednesday night before opening state tournament play on Tuesday. And, with the Region 3-3A title,…

LA girls finish perfect in region as Moore hits milestone
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The Laurens Academy girls’ basketball team finished off a perfect regular season in region play with a 74-14 rout of rival Newberry Academy at Laurens Friday night, and in doing so saw star scorer Ruthie Moore reach a milestone as she topped the 1,000-point plateau for her prep career. Moore tied Taylor Campbell for game-high…

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…