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Three Raider Wrestlers Compete in AAAA State Championships… On Friday and Saturday (February 27-28, 2015) three LDHS raider wrestlers were in competition at the SCHSL AAAA Wrestling Individual Finals at the Anderson Civic Center… Evan Osborne competed in the 182 pound class, Stevens Johnson in the 220 and Austin (Spanky) Crocker in the 195 pound class… For Osborne and Stevens the results are not what they would have liked as they lost both matches in which they competed… For Crocker the news is better as he won his first 2 matches and then lost a close 3-1 decision to finish second… First congratulations to all 3 Raiders for even qualifying for the tournament and to Crocker for finishing second… Now wresting is not over for Crocker and Johnson as they will be competing this week in the North/South All-Star Wrestling Classic in North Myrtle Beach this coming Friday and Saturday… Good luck to them.
Upper State Wrestling…LDHS was the scene of the 2015 Upper State Wrestling Qualifier for the fourth year in-a-row this weekend (February 20-21, 2015) and three of the ten Raiders who participated in the completion finished high enough to qualify for the state tournament at the Anderson Civic Center this Friday and Saturday…. Austin (Spanky) Crocker led the Raiders finishing first in the 195 lb. class getting a measure of revenge as he defeated a wrestler from Rock Hill who was the only wrestler to defeat Crocker this season… Evan Osborne finished third in the 182 lb. class and Stephens Johnson fourth in the 220 lb. class to also qualify for the trip to Anderson this weekend… Congratulations to not only these three wrestlers but all the Raiders who competed this weekend as well as Head Coach Rob Sheffield, Assistants Jawon Stephens & Joseph Kemp… Congratulations also to all the volunteers who made the tournament a success!… For complete match details on how all 10 Raiders did, click here… For a video interview with Coach Sheffield and the three qualifiers see below… It will also contain matches involving these three Raiders.
2-7-15… The Laurens Raider wrestling team Westwood in the first round of the AAAA playoffs on Saturday… Unfortunately Westwood defeated the Raiders 46-27 eliminating them from the team competition…. Those Raiders that were able to take wins on the mats last Saturday were Austin Cain, Evan Osborne, Austin Crocker, and Cameron Beaudin…. For complete match details, click here.
1-31-15… The Laurens Raider wrestling team traveled to Woodmont last Saturday to participate in the Region I-AAAA Wrestling Tournament… There is quite a bit of good news coming out of the tournament as three Raiders captured first place in their weight class and made the All-Region Team… They were Evan Osborne (182), Austin Crocker (195), and Stephens Johnson (220)… Also finishing in the top 5 of their weight-class and advancing to Upperstate (hosted by LDHS on 2/20 and 2/21) were Zarquel Castro (4th at 113), Cameron Beaudin (3rd at 120), Austin Wayman (5th at 126), Luke Sanchez (4th at 132), Josh Hiott (3rd at 138), Austin Cain (3rd at 170), and Bradley Owen (5th at 285)…. Austin (Spanky) Crocker was also selected as the Most Outstanding Wrestler from Weight Classes 152-185…. Congratulations to all these wrestlers… As a team Laurens finished 4th in the region which means the team will travel to Westwood this Saturday in the first round of tam competition…. Good Luck to the Raiders… To see complete details on the Raiders participation in the region tournament, click here.
1-28-15… Laurens 66 – Greenwood 12… The Raider wrestling team hosted the Greenwood Eagles in the mini gym at LDHS on Senior Night and it was a very good night for the Raiders as they defeated the Eagles 66-12… Those Raiders that were able to defeat their opponent on the mats were Zarquel Castro, Cameron Beaudin, Cameron Banks, Josh Hiott, Tyler Hogan, Jordan McCall, Austin Cain, Evan Osborne, Spanky Cocker and Stevens Johnson… This makes the Raiders 16-15 on the season in head-to-head completion… For complete match details, click here.
1/ 23-24/15… The Raiders wrestlers traveled to Sumter on Friday and Saturday January 23rd & 24th to participate in the Gamecock Duals… The Raiders managed to wrestle 8 different times during those two days and went 4-4 in matches… Those Raiders that actually defeated their opponents on the mats at least 4 times over the weekend were Luke Sanchez 4, Josh Hiott 5, Cameron Beaudin 5, Matt Donnelly 4, Austin Cain 6, Spanky Crocker 6 and Zarquel Castro 4…. The Raiders are now 15-15 in head-to-head completion.
- Stratford 45 – Laurens 33… One of the teams that Laurens faced was from Stratford HS and they defeated the Raiders 45-33… Raiders who were able to take wins on the mats were Luke Sanchez, Josh Hiott, Cameron Beaudin & Matthew Donnelly… For complete match details, click here.
- Sumter 51 – Laurens 24… The Raiders also faced off against the host team Sumter HS which always has a strong program… Sumter took a 51-24 win over the Raiders… Raiders who were able to defeat their opponent on the mats were Matthew Donnelley, Austin Cain, Austin Crocker and Zarquel Castro… For complete match details, click here.
- Laurens 50 – Lake City 26… The Raiders had better luck against Lake City as they took a 50-26… Zarquel Castro, Cameron Beaudin, Matthew Donnelley, Luke Sanchez, Josh Hiott, Austin Crocker, Stevens Johnson and Bradley Owen all defeated their opponent on the mats… For complete match details, click here.
- Laurens 36 – Central Academy of Technology & Arts 30… The Raiders took a close win in their match with C.A.T.O.A. as they won 36-30… Raiders who were able to take wins on the mats were Matthew Donnelly, Josh Hiott, Austin Cain, Evan Osborne, Austin Crocker & Zarquel Castro… For complete match details, click here.
- Central Academy of Technology & Arts 48 – Laurens 24… The Raiders faced off with C.A.T.O.A over the weekend and this time the tables were turned as C.A.T.O.A took a 48-24 win… … Raiders who were able to defeat their opponent on the mats were Josh Hiott, Austin Cain & Shokeil Moses… For complete match details, click here.
- Bluffton 48 – Laurens 34… Laurens also fell to Bluffton over the weekend by a score of 48-34… Austin Cain, Stevens Johnson, Bradley Owen, Austin Crocker, Cameron Beaudin and Josh Hiott all defeated their opponent on the mats… For complete match details, click here.
- Laurens 48 Conway 36… The Raiders were able to take a win over Conway by a score of 48-36… Raiders who were able to take wins on the mats were Austin Cain, Austin Crocker, Stevens Johnson, Cameron Beaudin and Luke Sanchez… For complete match details, click here
- Laurens 43 – Lake City 27… The Raiders also took on Lake City twice during the weekend and the results were about the same as Laurens posted a 43-27 win… Austin Crocker, Shokeil Moses, Lamount Hill, Zarquel Castro, Cameron Beaudin, Luke Sanchez and Josh Hiott all defeated their opponent on the mats… For complete match details, click here.
1-21-15… The Raider wrestling team hosted Greenville and Easley in Region 1-AAAA action and took wins over both teams.
- Laurens 64 – Greenville 18… Taking win on the mat for the Laurens Raiders were Luke Sanchez, Austin Cain, Austin Crocker, Stevens Johnson, Zarquel Castro & Cameron Beaudin… For complete match details, click here.
- Laurens 60 – Easley 18… raiders who were able to defeat Green wave opponents on the mats were Tyler Hogan, Austin Crocker, Stevens Johnson, Zarquel Castro, Cameron Beaudin, Matthew Donnelley & Luke Sanchez… Again for more information on this match, click here.
- The Raiders are now 11-11 in head-to-head competition on the season.
JV-Middle School Wrestling… On Saturday (1-17-2015) seven Laurens JV/Middle School wrestlers competed in the Upstate Sectional Qualifying Tournament at Hillcrest High School… The Raider wrestlers we attempting to earn their way to the Carolina Invitational Wrestling tournament this Saturday at Lexington High School… The Carolina Invitational is the ‘unofficial” JV/Middle School state wrestling championships… Will Pontoon (MS 162) finished third, Will Hampton (MS 86) finished 2nd, Andrew Shelton (MS Heavyweight) finished 2nd, and Jalik Dendy (JV 220) finished first – and all qualified to wrestle next week… Also competing for the Raiders were Kyle Kresch (MS 154), Ben Parsons (MS 185), and Bralyn Williams (JV 132)… To wrestle today, all of these guys had to finish in the top six of their weight-class at the Area 1 Qualifying Tournament which was held on December 20th at BHP High School…. Congratulations to all these athletes!
1-7-15… The Raider wrestling team traveled to Greenwood yesterday and faced off against Woodmont & Hillcrest
- Woodmont 36 – LDHS 33… The Raiders lost a very tight match to the Woodmont Wildcats by a score of 36-33… Taking victories on the mat for the Raiders were Evan Osborne, Spanky Crocker, Stevens Johnson, Lamount Hill, Cameron Beaudin, Austin Wayman and Like Sanchez… For complete match details, click here.
- Hillcrest 47 – LDHS 21… The Raiders also took to the mats to take on the always strong Hillcrest Rams… The Rams showed they are a force to be reckoned with again this year as they took a 47-21 win over the Raiders… The Raiders who defeated a Ram opponent on the mats were Spanky Crocker, Stevens Johnson, Zarquel Castro and Cameron Beaudin… For complete match details, click here. The Raiders record is now 7-9 on the season.
1/2-3/15… The Raider wrestling team was in action up at the Bearcat Invitational in Rock Hill this past Friday and Saturday… They were 1 of 25 teams from South and North Carolina participating in this major event… Austin (Spanky) Crocker had a very good weekend as he finished first in the 195 pound weight class… Stephens Johnson finished 5th in the 220 pound class winning 4 of 6 matches wrestled… Josh Hiott finished 6th in the 138 pound class and Evan Osborne 7th in the 182 pound class… For complete details on the Raiders participation in this event, click here… Congratulations to Austin and the other Raiders for finishing well against some tough competition.
12-20-14… On Saturday December 20th the Raider wresting was back in action as they traveled to Iva to participate in the Crescent Duals where they competed with Ninety Six, TL Hanna & Crescent.
- Laurens 54 – Ninety Six 6… The Raiders defeated the Wildcats of Ninety Six by a score of 54-6… Raiders claiming win on the mats against the Wildcats were Austin Cain, Stevens Johnson, Evan Osborne, Lamount Hill, Zarquel Castro & Austin Wayman… For more complete match details, click here.
- Crescent 57 – Laurens 18…. In action against the home team, Laurens did not do as well as Crescent took a 57-18 win… Evan Osborne, Austin Crocker & Cameron Banks were the only Raiders to defeat their opponents in their matches…. Again for more match details, click here
- Laurens 39 – TL Hanna 36… Laurens also took a victory over TL Hanna at Crescent defeating by a score of 39-36… Austin Cain, Evan Osborn, Stephens Johnson, Luke Sanchez, & Matthew Donnelly all defeated their opponents… Again for more match details, click here
- TL Hanna 40 – Laurens 33… Laurens and Hanna found time to face off a second time and this time Hanna turned the tables taking a 40-33 win… Raiders who defeated their opponent in this match were Evan Osborn, Stephens Johnson, Luke Sanchez & Austin Cain… For more complete match details, click here. This makes the Raiders 7-7 on the season.
12-19-14… On Friday the 19th of December, the Laurens Raider Wrestling team hosted Clover and Riverside at the LDHS gym…
- Clover 45 – Laurens 30… In head to head competition with Clover, the Raiders came up on the short end of a 45-30 score… Raiders taking victories on the mat against Clover were Luke Sanchez, Ben Pemberton, Austin Cain, Evan Osborne & Stevens Jonson… For more match details, click here….
- Riverside 51 – Laurens 30…. The Raiders did not fare much better against Riverside as Riverside took a 51-30 win over the Raiders… Zarquel Castro, Luke Sanchez, Matthew Donnelly & Evan Osborne all picked up win on the mat… For more match details, click here… The two loses make the Raiders 5-5 on the season.
12-17-14… The Raiders were also in action again on Wednesday as they hosted Irmo and Spring Valley… Good news here as the Raiders took victories over both teams… Laurens 42 – Irmo 27… Matthew Donnelly, Ben Pemberton, Austin Cain, Evan Osborne & Austin Crocker all took wins over Irmo opponents… For compete match details, click here…. Laurens 41 – Spring Valley 21… The Raiders were able to prevail against Spring Valley because Stevens Johnson, Zarquel Castro, Cameron Beaudin, Luke Sanchez, Matthew Donnelley, Austin Cain, Evan Osborne & Austin Crocker were able to defeat their opponents on the mat.
The Raiders are 5-3 on the season.
12-16-14… On Tuesday 12-16-14 the Raider wrestling team traveled to Mauldin HS for a three-way match with the Mustangs and the Travelers Rest Bulldogs… Laurens defeated TR 45-30 with Jordan McCall, Evan Osborne, Lamount Hill, Luke Sanchez, & Matthew Donnelley all taking mat victories…For complete match details, click here…. Mauldin 42 – Laurens 30…. Taking matt victories in the 42-30 loss to maudlin were Evan Osborne, Austin Crocker, Stevens Johnson, Luke Sanchez & Matthew Donnelly…. For complete match details, click here
The Raiders are 3-3 on the season.
12-13-14… The Raider wrestling team participated in the Ram Invitational at Hillcrest High School on Saturday 12-13-14… The team had 4 individuals who placed in the top 3 for their weight classes… Placing second in their weight classes were Cameron Beaudin in the 120 lb. class and Austin Crocker in the 195 lb. class…. Finishing 3rd in their respective classes were Stevens Johnson in the 220 lb. weight class and Austin Cain in the 170 lb. weight class… Congratulations to these wrestlers… For complete match details, click here.
12-9-2014 … The wrestling team at LDHS was in action Tuesday night… They traveled to Dorman for three-way match with Dorman and Spartanburg…. The Raiders went 1-1 in the match as they defeated Spartanburg 54-21 but fell to Dorman 72-12… Austin Crocker and Stevens Johnson took mat victories in the loss to Dorman and in the win over Spartanburg to lead the Raiders… The Raiders are now 2-2 on the season
For more complete match details about the win over Spartanburg, Click Here
For more match details about the loss to Dorman, Click Here
12-3-2014… On this date the Raiders traveled to Byrnes High for a 3-way meet with the Rebels and the Union County Yellow Jackets in the first matches of the season… The Riders defeated Union County 40 33 with Evan Osborne, Austin Crocker, Stevens Johnson, Cameron Beaudin, Luke Sanchez, Josh Hiott and Austin Cain actually taking mat wins… The news was not quite as good in head-to-head completion with Byrnes as the Rebels took a 48-33 win… Ben Pemberton and Stevens Johnson took victories on the mat in this match.
For more complete match detail about the win over Union County, Click Here
For more complete match detail about the loss to Byrnes, Click Here