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PC names Steers as interim AD

By Nick Herman | January 27, 2017

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

By Nick Herman | January 26, 2017

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…

PC football releases 2017 schedule

By Nick Herman | January 25, 2017

The Presbyterian College football team, led by returning head coach Tommy Spangler, released its 2017 season schedule Wednesday, a schedule that features a program-record seven home games – including six straight in one stretch. PC opens at Wake Forest (Aug. 31) and at The Citadel (Sept. 9) before starting its homestand. PC will host Campbell…

Sinclair suspended indefinitely

By Nick Herman | January 24, 2017

Laurens High boys’ head basketball coach Ben Sinclair was suspended indefinitely following his actions at Friday’s game against the Greenwood Eagles. Sinclair was ejected after receiving his second technical foul of the game, the technical coming with 1 minute, 20 seconds left in the game, as Laurens lost 64-56 to the Eagles. Sinclair, after being…

Annual Coach Brock dinner set for Saturday

By Nick Herman | January 19, 2017

The Coach Bobby Brock Legacy Group will hold its annual foundation dinner this weekend, Saturday, Jan. 21, at 5:00 p.m. at the First Baptist Church Family Life Center in Clinton. The evening of great food and fellowship is free to the entire community. Activities will begin on Friday, during the Clinton High School boys’ basketball…

Nelson to take assistant job at Mann

By Nick Herman | January 17, 2017

Former Laurens High head baseball coach Dale Nelson is heading to Greenville, where he will become a new assistant baseball coach at J.L. Mann High School. Nelson left as head coach of the Raiders in December after an alleged incident where he used profane language toward a young baseball player at an open practice, and…

Laurens names Patterson as interim baseball coach

By Nick Herman | January 13, 2017

Laurens District 55 High School has named Tori Patterson as the interim head baseball coach, the school announced Friday. Patterson takes over for Dale Nelson, who resigned his post last month. “Based on the expressed wishes of many of the student-athletes we determined that Coach Patterson provided the best opportunity for program continuity in the…

Reese to leave as PC Athletic Director

By Nick Herman | January 11, 2017

Presbyterian College will begin a search for a new athletic director immediately after current AD Brian Reese was announced as the new AD at Lander University in Greenwood Wednesday. Reese will officially take over the post Tuesday. “Throughout his time at the College, Reese has played an important role as a member of PC’s leadership…

Laurens’ basketball postponed; full Friday slate off

By Nick Herman | January 6, 2017

The Laurens Raiders’ varsity basketball doubleheader Friday night at Byrnes, originally moved up one hour due to the impending winter storm, was called off Friday morning. No make-up date was announced. Laurens joins Clinton and Laurens Academy with postponed doubleheaders for Friday night. Clinton (at Chapman) and Laurens Academy (vs. W.W. King) both postponed their…

Raider girls end Rumble with loss

By Nick Herman | December 29, 2016

The Laurens Raiders girls’ basketball team was unable to take home the third-place trophy at its home Raider Rumble Thursday, falling 63-44 to Belton-Honea Path. BHP, leading 6-5 after a three-point play from Laurens’ Alexus Espinoza, ran off 22 of the next 24 points to put the game away. BHP led by as many as…