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Clinton removes interim tag from Webb

By Nick Herman | November 22, 2016

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

By Nick Herman | November 20, 2016

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

By Nick Herman | November 18, 2016

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

By Nick Herman | November 16, 2016

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

By Nick Herman | November 10, 2016

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

By Nick Herman | November 8, 2016

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

By Nick Herman | November 4, 2016

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…

Clinton tennis ousts Woodruff, reaches semis

By Nick Herman | November 2, 2016

The Clinton Red Devils girls’ tennis team is one victory away from a return to the state championship round. Clinton advanced to the SCHSL Class 3A semifinals with a 4-2 victory Wednesday night against visiting Woodruff. The victory marked the third this season for the Red Devils against their Region 3-3A rivals. Gracie Waldron (No.…

Clinton tennis advances to quarters

By Nick Herman | November 1, 2016

SENECA – The Clinton Red Devils girls’ tennis team advanced to the quarterfinals of the SCHSL Class 3A playoffs Monday, picking up a 4-3 victory over the Seneca Bobcats. Gracie Waldron and Elizabeth Jones teamed up to win the No. 1 doubles match that clinched the victory for the Red Devils. Each player also won…

Laurens defense turns tables in region opener

By Editor | October 5, 2016

  By Nick Herman [email protected] SIMPSONVILLE –¬†Troy Dendy may have scored the winning points, but the Laurens Raiders’ defense won the game Friday night. The Raiders forced seven turnovers, including a pick-6 in the first half, and got a 3-yard touchdown run from Troy Dendy late in the fourth quarter as they knocked off the…