Athletic Postponement Due to Weather


  • Softball… The games at home with Greenwood have been postponed until next Wednesday at the same times… Some schedules show the Raiders hosting Westside next Wednesday (3-13) but that is an error…. The Raiders will host Westside on Tuesday, 3-12-19


  • Baseball…  The Raider baseball games at Wade Hampton have also been postponed… They will be made up on Wednesday, 3-27-19 with JV game starting at 5:00 pm and the varsity at 7:30.


Laurens Academy

  • Baseball… The Crusaders home baseball game scheduled for today with Richard Winn has been postponed and will be made-up on a date and time yet to be determined


Clinton HS… As of 4:00 pm today (Friday), we have received no word of any cancellations or postponements at Clinton HS… If we get new information we will update this posting.

Sports Report for Friday, 1-18-2019

PC Notes:

  • WBK: Gardner-Webb 65 – PC 58… Last Tuesday night the Lady Blue Hose basketball team hosted the Runnin Bulldogs of Gardner-Webb… PC rallied back from a double-digit deficit in the second half to take a late lead, but Gardner-Webb was able to hit timely threes and pick up a 66-58 win… Kacie Hall was the leading scorer for PC with 18 points… Now for more information on this game, click here… The Lady Blue Hose are now 4-12 on the season and 2-3 in Big South play while  Gardner-Webb improves to 9-7 and 3-1 in the Big South on the year…. The ladies will not be in action until next Tuesday when they travel to Radford.
  • MBK: PC 85 – Hampton 70… Now the news is better where the PC men’s’ basketball is concerned as on Wednesday night they took an 85-70 win over the Hampton Pirates at the Templeton Center… Davon Bell scored 22 points, while Adam Flagler finished with 21, to lead the PC to the win… For more information on this game, click here… PC improves to 10-9 overall and 2-2 in the Big South, while Hampton drops to 7-9, 2-1…. The Blue Hose will host Longwood at the Templeton Center tomorrow at 4:00 pm. 


Local Notes:

CHS… Last night the JV basketball teams traveled to woodruff to take on the Wolverines.

  • Girls: Clinton 24 – Woodruff 20… Alexis McGowan scored 7 points and Kamryn Atkins 5 to lead the Red Devils
  • Boys: Clinton 39 – Woodruff 33…. Jordan Davis led the Red Devils with 13 points…Some other scorers were Jalen Ruff with 6 points and both Ty Shelton and jay Cheeks finished with 5 points each.
  • Varsity at Home Tonight… The Red Devil varsity team will host Woodruff tonight starting at 6:00 pm.. These are crucial region games for the Red Devils so be sure to come on out and cheer the teams on!.


LDHS: The Laurens Raider sub-varsity teams hosted the Rams of Westside last night in the main gym at LDHS.

  • JV Girls: Laurens 22 – Westside 20 in OT… The Lady Raiders trailed 16-8 going into the 4th quarter but fought back to tie the game in the 4th quarter to send it into overtime… The overtime period saw both team go cold from the field but Westside fouled Laurens 5 times sending the Raiders to the free throws line for 10 foul shots in the OT… The Raiders had problems there as Angel Johnson attempted all of them only making 2 to lift the Raiders to the win… She was the leading scorer of the game finishing with 17 points.
  • JV Boys: Westside 25 – Laurens 16… Now the news is not as good where the JV boys are concerned as Westside took a 26-16 win… The Raiders actually led 8-4 at the end of the first quarter and then went cold as the rams carried a 10-6 lead into the locker room at the half… Westside then outscored the Raiders in each of the remaining quarters to take the win… Tony Pulley led the Raiders with 8 points.
  • 9th Grade boys:  The Laurens 9th grade boys also lost last night but the photo I took of the scorebook turned out to be unreadable and my old brain just does not remember the score… My bad.
  • Varsity at Westside Tonight… If you get a chance head over there to cheer the tams on as the boys will be taking on the #7 ranked in Class-AAAAA Rams.


Laurens Academy: The Laurens Academy Crusader varsity girls’ team and the middle school teams traveled down to Cambridge Academy in Greenwood last night to take on the Cougars… They do not have a varsity boys’ team.

  • Girls” LA 51 – CA 26… The Lady Crusaders jumped out to a 16-8 lead and then outscored the Cougars in each of the remaining quarters and rolled to a 51-26 over the Cougars… Blair Quarles led to Crusaders in scoring with 16 points and Ruthie Moore was right behind with 15… Morgan Marlett finishes in double-digits also with 11 points… Others scoring for the Crusaders were Florence Mitchell with 5 points and both Sara Grace Natiello & Emily Abercrombie finished with 2 points each… The Crusaders improve to 15-3 overall and 5-0 in region play…
  • Crusaders Back to Greenwood Today…  All the Crusader teams travel back to Greenwood tonight to take on the Greenwood Christian Hawks.



Middle School Basketball:

Northside Knights at Laurens Middle School Tigers.

  • Girls: Northside 21 – LMS 17… Sorry no scoring details.
  • Boys: Northside also defeated the Tigers but I an sorry I do not know the score.


Gray Court-Owings Tigers at Newberry MS Tigers.

  • Girls: NMS 29 – GCO 25… GCO trailed 24-15 at the end of the 3rd quarter and tried to comeback but fell as little short as NMS took a 29-25 win… Dayzhai Grant led GCO with 13 points and Krishana Billig had 8.
  • Boys NMS 41 – GCO 21…  The NMS boys competed the sweep of GCO as they took a 41-21 win… They jumped out to a 16-3 lead at the end of the first quarter and that put GCO in a hole they just could not climb out of… Jay Hunter led the GC Tigers with 6 points.


Sanders at Brewer… Sorry Coach Dickey did not send me the scores.


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2018 Holiday Basketball Tournaments for County Teams.

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Clinton Boys: Emerald City Classic at Emerald HS

Dec 26: Home team listed last

  • 3:00 1. Calhoun Falls- Clinton
  • 4:30 2. Mid-Carolina- Greenwood
  • 6:00 3. McCormick – Ninety-Six
  • 7:30 4. Ware Shoals – Emerald

Dec 27

  • 3:00 5. Loser 1- Loser 2
  • 4:30 6. Loser 3- Loser 4
  • 6:00 7. Clinton- Mid-Carolina
  • 7:30 8. Winner3-Winner 4

Dec 28

  • 3:00 9. Loser 5-Loser 6
  • 4:30 10. Winner 5- Winner 6
  • 6:00 11. Clinton 62 – Emerald 59 in OT
  • 7:39 12. Winner 7- Winner 8

Clinton Girls: Carolina Invitational at Cane Bay HS

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Laurens Academy Girls: Lowes Roundball Classic at Chesnee HS.

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Laurens Boys: Bennie Bennett Holiday Basketball Tournament at Clover HS

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Laurens Girls: Hosting Lady Raider Rumbel

  • Pool A: Laurens, Carolina & Riverside… Ninety Six dropped out Thursday morning and has not been replaced
  • Pool B: Hillcrest, Lugoff-Elgin, McCormick & Union County

Thursday, 12-27-178

  • 10: 30…Pool B: Hillcrest 57 – McCormick 29
  • 11:50… Pool B: Union 26 – Lugoff-Elgin 18
  • 1:10… Pool A: Carolina 46 – Riverside 40
  • 3:50… Pool B: Union 33 – McCormick 13
  • 5:10… Pool B: Hillcrest 60 – Lugoff-Elgin 26
  • 6:30… Laurens 69 – Carolina 27

Friday, 12-28-18

  • 3:30… Pool B: McCormick 30 –  Lugoff-Elgin 22
  • 4:50… Pool B: Hillcrest 37 –  Union 30
  • 6:10… Laurens 56 – Riverside 35

Saturday, 12-29-18

  • 10:15… Union vs. Carolina for 5th and 6th place
  • 11:35… Riverside vs. McCormick for 3rd & 4th place
  • 12:55…. Hillcrest vs. Laurens for Championship





The Raider Baseball program will be hosting a one-day baseball camp on January 19, 2019 from 11:00am-2:00pm. This camp will be held in the Main Gym at Laurens High School, as well as our indoor batting facility. The camp fee is $30/camper. If you have more than one child participating, each additional camper will be $20. This camp is being offered to anyone who is in 1st-8th grade. Campers will get the opportunity to practice and learn basic baseball fundamentals from the Raider Baseball coaches and players. Campers should be dressed in proper baseball attire; baseball pants, hat, etc. Depending on the weather, we may do some on-field activities so campers should be prepared to go outdoors (cleats and extra layers to stay warm). We look forward to having a great group of baseball players who are eager to learn and who want to get better with the help of your Raider Baseball coaches and players. Please complete the form below and bring it with you to camp, along with the camp fee. We will be accepting cash ONLY. Please arrive to camp no later than 10:30am to register. Registration will take place in the Main Gym. Please email Coach Patterson prior to camp if your child(ren) plan to attend; we would love to get a headcount.


Camper’s Name:

Age:                                                     Grade:

Parent/Guardian Name:

I give my child permission to attend the Laurens Baseball Winter Camp. I give all coaches permission to supervise and instruct my child during the camp.

Signature: __________________________________          Date: JANUARY 19, 2019

Emergency Contact Name & Number:

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If you have any question or concerns, please call or email Head Coach Tori Patterson.

Email-                           Cell- 864-200-8654

SC Basketball Coaches Polls as of 12-11-2018


Class 5A

  1. Dorman; 2. Nation Ford; 3. Blythewood; 4. Berkeley 5. Sumter; 6. Lexington; 7. River Bluff; 8. Northwestern; 9. Spartanburg; 10. (tie) Fort Mill Conway

Class 4A

  1. Ridge View; 2. Westwood; 3. Lakewood; 4. Wilson; 5. Greenville; 6. Wren; 7. Hartsville; 8. Darlington; 9. Myrtle Beach; 10. Orangeburg Wilkinson

Class 3A

  1. Keenan; 2. Ridgeland-Hardeeville; 3. Georgetown; 4. Manning; 5. Edisto; 6. Union County; 7. Bishop England; 8. Southside; 9. Strom Thurmond ; 10. Pelion

Class 2A

  1. Gray Collegiate; 2. North Charleston; 3. Lee Central; 4. Oceanside Collegiate; 5. Greenville Tech; 6. Carvers Bay; 7. Silver Bluff; 8. Burke; 9. Southside Christian; 10. Calhoun County

Class A

  1. Great Falls; 2. Hunter Kinard Tyler; 3. High Point Academy; 4. Ridge Spring Monetta; 5. Hemingway; 6. Williston Elko; 7. Timmonsville; 8. North; 9. Creek Bridge; 10. Bethune Bowman


Class 5A

  1. Spring Valley; 2. Goose Creek; 3. Dorman; 4. Fort Dorchester; 5. TL Hanna; 6. Sumter; 7. Woodmont; 8. Nation Ford; 9. Clover; 10. Lexington

Class 4A

  1. North Augusta; 2. Westwood; 3. South Pointe; 4. Wilson ; 5. Greenville ; 6. Lower Richland ; 7. Darlington; 8. Ridge View; 9. Orangeburg Wilkinson ; 10. Myrtle Beach

Class 3A

  1. Bishop England; 2. Clinton; 3. Marion; 4. Manning; 5. Camden; 6. Woodruff; 7. Emerald; 8. Lake City9. Union County; 10. Newberry

Class 2A

  1. Gray Collegiate; 2. Phillip Simmons ; 3. Christ Church; 4. Lee Central; 5. Andrew Jackson; 6. Brashier Middle College; 7. Chesterfield; 8. Landrum; 9. Saluda; 10. Buford

Class A

  1. Scott’s Branch; 2. High Point Academy; 3. McCormick; 4. Timmonsville; 5. Green Sea Floyds; 6. Lake View; 7. Blackville-Hilda; 8. Estill; 9. Ridge Spring Monetta; 10. Military Magnet

Laurens Family YMCA Cookies and Cocoa PJ Party with Santa

2018 Laurens Family YMCA 19th Reindeer Run Information

Laurens County Sports Hall of Fame Announces First Inductees

The Laurens County Sports Hall of Fame will induct eight members into its first class on March 30, 2017. The induction ceremony will be held at The Ridge at Laurens at 6:30pm. The process of selecting the inaugural class of the Laurens County Sports Hall of Fame began in the summer of 2016. Nominations were taken from Sept. 15 until Oct. 31. Once nominations were complete, the nominating committee, made up of eight individuals from Laurens County, narrowed the field of 64 nominations down to 16 finalists. The 16 finalists were then taken to the anonymous three-person selection committee that picked the eight finalists that will make up the inaugural class. To be eligible for the Laurens County Sports Hall of Fame, nominees must have lived in Laurens County for five years and must be 10 years out of high school.

“We have a great group for our first class of inductees,” said Billy Dunlap, president of the Laurens County Sports Hall of Fame. “It is a who’s who of individuals that have been involved in the sports landscape of Laurens County for the past century. I think the committees did a great job of selecting a first class that we can all be proud of.”

Members of the inaugural class of the Laurens County Sports Hall of Fame are: 

  • Keith Richardson – Head football coach at Clinton High School from 1969-1992. Won six state championships with a career record of 239-57-2.
  • Chrissy Floyd – Led Laurens District High School to two basketball state championships in 1998 and 1999. Four-time All-ACC player for Clemson. Second leading scorer in Clemson women’s basketball history and named to the ACC’s 50-year anniversary team in 2002.
  • J.D. Fuller – Clinton High School football standout from 1975-1979. Led Red Devils to state championships in 1977 and 1978. Three-year starter at the Univ. of South Carolina. All-time leading tackler at USC and named #6 best football player in the history of Gamecock football by The State newspaper in 2015.
  • Cally Gault – Head football coach at Presbyterian College from 1963-1984 with a record of 127-102-8. Five-time South Carolina coach of the year. Received the Order of the Palmetto in 1984.
  • King Dixon – Football standout at Laurens High School from 1951-1954. Running back at the Univ. of South Carolina from 1956-1958. MVP of the USC football team 1956-1958. Athletic Director at USC from 1988-1992.
  • Chick Galloway – Major League baseball player from Clinton. Played for the Philadelphia Athletics from 1919-1927 and Detroit Tigers in 1928. Listed on AL MVP ballot for three years. In 1922, batted .324 with 185 hits and led AL in games played with 155.
  • Barry Atkinson – Athletic trainer at Laurens District High School from 1981-present. Worked with nine state championship teams at LDHS. First trainer inducted into the SC Athletic Coaches Assoc. Hall of Fame.
  • Kevin Long – Led Clinton Red Devils to a football state championship in 1972. First running back in Univ. of South Carolina history to run for 1,000 yards in a season. Played running back for the New York Jets of the NFL for five seasons and the Chicago Blitz and Arizona Wranglers of the USFL.

Tickets for the induction banquet will go on sale on Monday, Feb. 6. Individual tickets are $25 and includes a meal catered by Lee’s BBQ.

For more information on the Laurens County Sports Hall of Fame, visit or email