Laurens

Laurens survives opening scare; Clinton ousted

The Laurens Raiders’ football team opened its quest for an SCHSL Class 5A championship Friday night, and in doing so nearly saw its outstanding season come to a sudden end. However, running back Duane Martin didn’t let that happen. Martin rushed for 231 yards and four touchdowns to help spark Laurens to 466 rushing yards…

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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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Laurens’ Martin nominated for Mr. Football award

Laurens Raiders’ running back/linebacker Duane Martin picked up another honor Wednesday night when he was announced as a finalist for the state’s Mr. Football award. Martin was nominated with Dutch Fork wide receiver Jalin Hyatt, Saluda quarterback Noah Bell, Chapman quarterback MIkele Colasurdo, Byrnes running back Rahjai Harris, and Daniel quarterback Tyler Venables. Through five…

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Clinton boys’ runners take 3rd at Emerald meet

The Clinton High boys’ cross country team turned in a solid performance at an open meet, held at Emerald, finishing in third place with 82 points. All of the top five scoring runners – and the top eight runners for the Red Devils – finished with personal bests. Nick Perkins led Clinton with a time…

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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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Clinton girls’ tennis shuts out Woodruff

The Clinton girls’ tennis team remained undefeated in Region 3-3A play Tuesday, pitching a 7-0 shutout over host Woodruff. Clinton swept through the five singles matches, with the No. 1, 2, 3, and 4 singles matches featuring a 6-0 set. Chandler Dailey, at No. 2 singles, won her match by a 6-0, 6-0 score over…

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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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PC women’s soccer pushes win streak to 3

The Presbyterian College women’s soccer team won its third straight game Wednesday night, and in doing so continued its recent run of success in overtime games. Carolay Ospina scored a golden goal in the 96th minute, helping break a 1-all tie and give the Blue Hose a 2-1 victory over Charleston Southern at the CSU…

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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 girls’ tennis stings Union County

The Clinton Red Devils girls’ tennis team opened Region 3-3A play Tuesday afternoon at home, and came away with a 6-1 victory over the Union County Yellow Jackets. Clinton is now 2-1 overall, 1-0 in the region. Clinton swept all five singles matches and won the No. 1 doubles contest. The only match Clinton lost…

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