Laurens Academy

Foster TD helps Raiders take huge step

The Laurens Raiders’ football team is alone in first place in Region 1-5A after a thrilling road victory over the Woodmont Wildcats Friday night. Dee Foster caught three passes for 77 yards, including a 7-yard touchdown pass from Ryan Campbell with 15 seconds left in regulation, giving the Raiders a 28-24 victory over the Wildcats…

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Craig punt return TD boosts Laurens

The Laurens Raiders’ football team used its offense and, especially, its defense to stay in the game Friday night against the Westside Rams at K.C. Hanna Stadium, but it was special teams that ended up providing the big blow. Isaac Craig returned a punt 66 yards for a touchdown with 2 minutes, 9 seconds left in…

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Pair of Martin TDs lift Laurens by Greenwood

In a battle of two bend-but-don’t-break defenses Friday night, it was Laurens’ Duane Martin to snapped the Greenwood defense. Martin rushed for two touchdowns in the fourth quarter, a 1-yard run and a 28-yard run, and had 105 yards as the Raiders moved to 3-1 on the season and 2-0 in Region 1-5A with a…

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LA volleyball turns back Wardlaw

There may not have been a championship at stake, as has been the case when Laurens Academy and Wardlaw have met in competition many times over the years, but the Crusaders still walked away from Thursday night’s volleyball match with a new spring in their step. Madison Sherman had 12 sets, 12 kills, six aces…

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Raiders open region slate on a high, rout Wade Hampton

The Laurens Raiders’ offense turned in one of its finer performances in recent years Friday night against the Wade Hampton Generals, using an overpowering rushing attack to roll to a 54-26 victory in Greenville to open the Region 1-5A slate. Laurens (2-1 overall) gained 428 of it 520 yards of offense on the ground, rushing…

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Clinton rolls to season’s first victory

The Clinton Red Devils’ football team picked up the first victory in head coach Corey Fountain’s tenure with the squad Friday night, washing out Powdersville in a 31-0 rout at Wilder Stadium in Clinton. Kimon Quarles rushed for 93 yards on 12 carries, Greg Sanders rushed for 80 yards and two touchdowns, and both Shyquan…

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LA volleyball drops five-setter to King

The Laurens Academy Crusaders’ varsity volleyball team put on a heck of a show Tuesday night against W.W. King, bouncing back from a set down on two occasions to eventually force their region battle to a winner-take-all fifth set in Laurens. W.W. King, as it turned out, had just a little bit extra when it…

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No school Monday for districts, LA, and delay for City of Clinton

Schools in Laurens County School District 56 and District 55 will be closed Monday due to potential of more sleet and ice from Winter Storm Diego. Laurens Academy also announced its decision to be closed Monday. Mid-afternoon Sunday, Superintendents David O’Shields from District 56 and Dr. Stephen Peters from District 55 held a conference call with Newberry  County School District…

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