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Laurens’ softball eliminated from playoffs
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The Laurens Raiders’ 2018 postseason run came to a sudden end Saturday afternoon when Hanna scored four runs in the second inning and two more in the fifth, holding off a late rally to notch a 6-4 decision that eliminated the Raiders from the Class 5A, District II playoffs. Laurens, which had lost 4-1 the…

Clinton boys’ soccer nets home playoff game
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The Clinton boys’ soccer team had to go to overtime – and beyond – Friday afternoon in a tie-breaking game against the Chapman Panthers, but it was all worth it in the end. J.P. Snelgrove scored the winning penalty kick for the Red Devils as they knocked off Chapman, 4-2, in penalty kicks at Woodruff…

PC names Sharp as new women’s basketball coach
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Presbyterian College’s search for a new head women’s basketball coach is over. The college announced Tuesday afternoon that Alaura Sharp was the new leader of the program, coming over following a two-year stint as assistant coach and recruiting coordinator at Louisiana Tech. Sharp, the eighth head coach in program history, replaces Todd Steelman. He coached…

Clinton, Laurens announce college signings
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The last two days have seen a flurry of college signings at the two public high schools in Laurens County. Clinton had the busiest two-day stretch between itself and Laurens as three separate athletes signed national letters of intent for college. The flurry started Wednesday as Isaac MacMillan, a member of the boys’ tennis team,…

Raiders close tournament with loss
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The Laurens Raiders lost their second straight game to close out the Upstate Diamond Classic Friday, falling 9-2 against the host Mann Patriots in Greenville. Laurens tied the score at 2-all in the top of the fourth, benefiting from a two-run single by Kobe Williams. But the hit was one of only three hits in…

Errors doom Laurens’ baseball at Mann
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The Laurens Raiders’ baseball team got off to a good start to its spring break tournament Wednesday at Mann, knocking off Daniel 9-6, but did not have similar success during its second game Thursday as it fell to Seneca, 11-8. Seneca scored four runs in the first inning and six runs in the third, the…

BREAKING: Butch Clark to step in as interim softball coach
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Former Laurens Raiders’ Head Softball Coach Butch Clark, who retired following the 2017 season after nine years at the helm of the program, is stepping back in on an interim basis. The school made the announcement Tuesday morning after meeting with the team Monday afternoon before practice. Clark is stepping in for current head coach…

BREAKING: Steelman resigns as PC coach
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Todd Steelman has resigned as head coach of the Presbyterian College women’s basketball team after two years on the job. Steelman posted a record of 25-36 as the PC Head Coach, including a trip to the 2017 Big South Tournament semifinals. His Blue Hose were eliminated from this year’s tournament in a loss to High…

PC men ushered out of Big South Tournament
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The Presbyterian College men’s basketball team saw its stay in the Big South Tournament end after opening night. A nine-minute shooting drought and a poor shooting night from Reggie Dillard helped do in the No. 9-seeded Blue Hose, who suffered a 68-51 loss to eighth-seeded Charleston Southern. The loss ends PC’s season with a record…

LA girls capture state crown
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A year after coming up short of their championship dreams, the Laurens Academy girls polished off a 31-1 season with one of their finest hours. Taylor Campbell scored 16 points and Ruthie Moore added 15 as the Crusaders used a 20-7 run in the first half to pull away from the Patrick Henry Patriots, then…