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Miles named Big South Scholar-Athlete of the Year

By Nick Herman | March 7, 2017

Presbyterian College guard Janie Miles was named Big South Scholar-Athlete of the Year Tuesday, part of the season-ending women’s basketball awards announced leading up to this week’s Big South Tournament. Miles, a junior on the PC roster, had her first double-double this year when she posted 15 points and 11 rebounds at East Carolina in…

Clinton basketball picks up host of honors

By Nick Herman | March 3, 2017

The Clinton boys’ basketball team was honored by Region 3-3A voters as head coach Silas Romines was named Coach of the Year, while three players made the all-region team – including Region Player of the Year Jalen Carter. Carter averaged 15.1 points, 8.7 rebounds and 1.5 blocks per game for the Red Devils, who won…

LA girls, Clinton boys both come up short

By Nick Herman | February 25, 2017

The Laurens Academy girls and Clinton boys both saw their hopes of state basketball championship glory come to an end Saturday. Laurens Academy, in the SCISA Class A Championship Game at the Sumter Civic Center, was on the receiving end of a 17-7 run by Dorchester Academy in the second half that helped spark the…

LA girls outlast Holly Hill, advance to SCISA Championship Game

By Nick Herman | February 23, 2017

The Laurens Academy Crusaders girls’ basketball team is one victory away from a state championship. Ruthie Moore scored 30 points and Taylor Campbell scored eight of her 14 points in the fourth quarter (all of which came from the foul line), as the Crusaders eliminated the Holly Hill Raiders Thursday, 53-47, in the semifinal round…

Clinton boys return to Upper State finals

By Nick Herman | February 21, 2017

The Clinton Red Devils boys’ basketball team is one victory away from its first-ever state championship game appearance. Tymori Tribble scored 24 points to lead four players in double figures, and the Red Devils used a 9-0 run in the fourth quarter to pull away and eliminate Berea in the SCHSL Class 3A Tournament Tuesday,…

LA girls reach SCISA semis

By Nick Herman | February 20, 2017

The Laurens Academy Crusaders girls’ basketball team used a 12-0 scoring run from the end of the second quarter through the middle of the third quarter to effectively put away the Beaufort Academy Eagles Monday night in Sumter, advancing to the SCISA Class A semifinals with a 55-34 victory at Wilson Hall. Laurens Academy advanced…

Clinton boys advance to quarterfinals

By Nick Herman | February 17, 2017

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

By Nick Herman | February 14, 2017

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

By Nick Herman | February 11, 2017

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

By Nick Herman | February 9, 2017

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…