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James Rawl

Laurens quarterback James Rawl Jr. announced via social media his commitment to play football at Anderson University.

Under former Furman and Mercer head coach Bobby Lamb, the Trojans will begin football in 2024.

Rawl figures to be part of Lamb’s 1st recruiting class. The entire class will red-shirt next year and be 2nd-year freshmen when the 1st season begins.

Clinton slipped past Belton-Honea Path, 4-3, in a tightly contested girls tennis match on Wednesday at the Clinton Middle School courts.

Clinton (2-1) hosts Woodruff on Thursday.

CLINTON 4, BELTON-HONEA PATH 3

# 1 Singles    Mary Catherine Dailey defeated M. LeCroy    6 – 4, 6 – 1

# 2 Singles    Chandler Dailey lost to J. Callahama  4 – 6, 6 – 0, 7 – 10

# 3 Singles    Gracie Spangler defeated E. Brown    6 – 4, 6 – 0

# 4 Singles    Elizabeth Dailey defeated M. Brown   7 – 5, 6 – 4

# 5 Singles    Carley MacMillan lost to R. Games  3 – 6, 7 – 5, 5 – 10

# 1 Doubles  M C Dailey & C Dailey defeated M. LeCroy & Callahama 6 – 2, 6 – 0

 # 2 Doubles   Becca King & Peyton Nabors lost to E. Knight & T. Bell  6 – 0,     6 – 1

In Greer, Riverside blanked Laurens, 6-0, on Wednesday.

Kelsie Little, the Raiders’ No. 1 player, took the Warriors’ top line to a 3rd-set tiebreaker, falling, 14-12.

Clinton (4-0) has risen to 4th in the S.C. Prep Media poll, trailing, in order, Daniel, Dillon and Powdersville, which takes on 9th ranked Belton-Honea Path this week.

Four other Region 4-3A schools – Chester, Union County, Emerald and Woodruff – received votes in the poll.

Laurens Academy split four volleyball games in the Northside Christina tournament in Columbia, defeating Northside Christian and Providence Home School while dropping matches to Chapin and Wilson Hall.

The Crusaders improved to 12-4 on Tuesday by winning a 5-set match versus Shannon Forest. The scores were 19-25, 25-21, 24-26, 25-11 (16-14).