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LPD, LDHS basketball team get in the game with local youth

Photos by Jessica Hood Photography The basketball hoop on Bub Avenue had seen better days. The backboard was askew. The net was in tatters. The rim was bent. Its height was not necessarily ­ let’s say ­ official. But the neighborhood kids showed up every day anyway, shooting from the street to a hoop at…

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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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Woodmont volleyball too much for Laurens

Laurens Raiders’ volleyball head coach Erin Lake said the Woodmont Wildcats were the toughest serving team her squad had faced all season after their match on Thursday night in Laurens. She was right. Woodmont registered 15 team aces in the match to help fuel key scoring runs through the match and had two key scoring…

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Laurens VB wins first region match

Laurens returned home after being swept in a road tri-match Wednesday night, held at T.L. Hanna, and found the home court was much more satisfying for the Raiders. Laurens rallied from deficits in each of the three sets contested Thursday night against the Greenwood Eagles, pulling out a 25-15, 25-21, 25-22 victory that moved the…

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Wade Hampton girls’ tennis shuts down Laurens

Laurens girls’ tennis player Abby Davis watched a forehand from her opponent, Alexis Broderick, land inside the court for a winner and was so impressed by it she put her left hand to her racquet head in applause. Davis did that a number of times in her match Tuesday at Laurens High, while Broderick sparked what…

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