Clinton’s boys and girls both finished second in a cross country meet hosted by the Red Devils on Tuesday.
In the boys’ competition, won on an individual basis by Sam Shaminski of Broome at 17:45, the Centurions also won the team competition with 33 points to the Red Devils’ 39. Mid-Carolina was third with 87 points, followed by Woodruff with 94 and Chapman with 114.
Finishing near the front for Clinton were William Reid, 3rd at 18:16; Daniel Wyatt, 7th at 19:40; Connor Donley, 8th at 20:04; Hayden Stinson, 10th at 20:26; Joey Ardelt, 11th at 20:44; Hayden Minor, 12th at 20:45.2; and Sam Gearhart, 13th at 20:45.8.
Woodruff won the junior varsity boys’ meet, led by first-place Samuel Blake at 22:54. The Wolverines ahd 23 points to 52 for Clinton, 65 for Chapman and 97 for Mid-Carolina.
Top CHS finishers were Gray Walsh, 4th at 23:43; Chris Fortman, 7th at 2:58; Jose Martinez, 13th at 27:19; Keegan Fortman, 15th at 29:02; Elliott King, 22nd at 33:27; and William Wyatt, 25th at 35:37.
Led by Maggie Rhodes, who ran 20:54, Woodruff won the girls’ meet with 28 points. Clinton scored 58, Mid-Carolina 66, Chapman 86 and Broome 114.
Leading the Red Devils were Elizabeth Reid, 4th at 22:24; Dorothy Trent, 8th at 24:17; Erin Donley, 12th at 26:07; Hope Conaway, 15th at 27:07; and Maren Vondergeest, 20th at 28:53.
Four of the five participants are members of Region 3-3A, the lone exception being former member Mid-Carolina.
COVID-19 concerns led Laurens Academy to postpone its scheduled volleyball matches on Thursday against Cambridge Academy. Several players are being tested for the coronavirus, and the school decided to postpone the middle-school and varsity matches out of caution.
Laurens’ scheduled golf match against Greenville was postponed from Wednesday to Thursday. Tee-off at Lakeside Country Club is now set for 4:30.
Summie Carlay, a former Laurens Raider, is finishing off his football eligibility at The Citadel after choosing to be a graduate transfer from the University of South Carolina.
When the Bulldogs open their short, 4-game season on Saturday night at South Florida, Carlay will be at right tackle, where he is lasted as an alternate with redshirt junior Thomas Crawford. Carlay, who is listed at 6-5, 295 on the roster, wears No. 68 at The Citadel.
His younger brother Wesley is a redshirt freshman in the defensive line. Wesley Carlay wears No. 96.
Yet another former Raider is preparing for a big season, this one in volleyball.
Senior Anna Stevenson, who began her career at Auburn, is one of three Cardinals to be named preseason All-Atlantic Coast Conference along with Aiko Jones and Tori Dilfer.
Stevenson, a middle blocker, was second team All-ACC last year. Louisville opens its season at home Sept. 25-26 against Notre Dame.
The Cardinals are the preseason No. 2 pick in the ACC volleyball race.