- CHS Spring Sports Award Program… Recently CHS held their Spring Sports Awards Ceremony where they honor those athletes in spring sports that not only picked up awards such as MVP, sportsmanship, etc. in their spring sport but also All-Region or better honors in their sport…. The male and Female Athlete of the Year was also announced and those honors went to Cynthia McHam (volleyball, basketball & track) and Derrick Mitchell (football, basketball and soccer)… If you are interested in seeing the entire list of recipients click on the following which will open up a PDF document listing all those honored:CHS All-Sports Spring Sports Awards-All Region III 3A …. There were also a couple of coaches that garnered Region Coach of the Year Awards and they are listed also… Congratulations to all these winners.
- Caughman Named Assistant AD… Also recently it was announced that Ryan Caughman has been named Assistant AD to fill the spot opened by the promotion of Nickie Templeton to the AD position… Coach Caughman is a Clinton native who graduated from Thornwell in 1997 and Anderson College in 2001 with a BA in Social Studies and Secondary Education… He returned to Thornwell as a teacher and coach from 2002 until 2005… He then worked at Spartanburg HS until he came to CHS as a social studies teacher in 2007… He has been coach football at Bell Street Middle and at Clinton Middle School… He will continue to coach the 7th grade football team at CMS next year as he assumes his new duties at CHS… He is married to the former Crystal farmer of Clinton and they 3 children… Congratulations to Coach Caughman
State Champs Recap… Let’s take a moment to recap some of the state champions in a few of the sports that might be of interest to Laurens and Clinton fans as the local teams lost to them at some point in the post-season or to someone they defeated…
- AAA Baseball… BHP claimed the crown defeating St. James in two straight games.
- AAA Softball… CHS region foe Union County made it to the finals but lost their bid for a third straight AAA championship as Hartsville beat them in 3 games.
- AAAA Baseball… As you may remember the Raiders were knocked out of postseason play by Northwestern who was layer eliminated in the Upper State Championship series by region foe TL Hanna… Hanna lost to JL Mann in the upper state championship game and then Mann lost to Summerville winning just one of the three games in the state finals AAAA
- AAAA Softball… Gaffney knocked the Lady Raider softball team out of the playoff but they did not make out of the district themselves… The two teams in the finals were Byrnes and Stratford and Stratford won the championship in 3 games.
- AAA Soccer… The Red Devil boy’s soccer team was knocked out of the playoffs by Walhalla but they did not make out of the next match as Eastside knocked them out… The state championship eventually went to Chapin who defeated Myrtle Beach for the title.
- AAA Tennis… Chapin who defeated the Red Devils in postseason play eventually lost to AC Flora who played Hanahan for the Championship who defeated Flora 4-2 to bring home the big trophy.
- Giants 4 – Braves 0… The Giants and Braves were scoreless for 5 innings last night down in Atlanta but the Giants 1 run in the 6th and 3 in the 8th to take a 4-0 win over the Bravos… The same two teams will play again tonight at 7:05 in Atlanta.
- Drive11 – RiverDogs 3… The Greenville Drive took an 11-3 win over the Charleston RiverDogs last night up at Flour Field… The teams will complete their current series tonight at 7:05 in Greenville and then the Drive hit the road for a while.
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