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Laurens split a pair of basketball games on Tuesday night vs. Woodruff. The Raiders (1-3) lost 48-36 to the Wolverines (3-3) in the girls’ game; however, the Raiders (1-6) won the boys’ game over Woodruff by a score of 57-45.

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CLEMSON -- Presbyterian’s upset special was right on time until the final minutes, at which point Clemson, led by 17 points from Amari Robinson, at last took control to defeat the Blue Hose 48-42 at Littlejohn Coliseum on Sunday afternoon.

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Next Friday, when Laurens buses down to Clinton for a brace of basketball games, the Raiders are likely to find renewed vigor.

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Presbyterian took no prisoners when outmanned Bob Jones University arrived at Templeton Center and participated in a 90-61 slam-dunk seminar conducted by the Blue Hose on Friday night.

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Derrick Moore knows how to deliver a motivational speech. His leadership, passion, energy  and experience have inspired athletes for 24 years, and earlier this year he was named as the football program’s Executive Director of Character and Player Development at the University of South Carolina.

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POWDERSVILLE -- The Laurens High School Wrestling team (3-2) stormed the Powder Keg gymnasium Wednesday night to defeat the Powdersville Patriots (0-1), 42-40, in a non-region dual meet.

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Those not among the few hundred who watched Presbyterian defeat UNC Greensboro in women’s basketball Wednesday night might want to take notice.

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Three high schools -- Laurens District High School, Clinton High School and Laurens Academy -- field football teams in Laurens County. The last plays the game eight players at a time.

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CENTRAL -- Clinton High School has much to gain and more to learn from a disaster in the Class 3A playoffs Friday night.

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CINCINNATI, Ohio -- Presbyterian ran into way too much Cincinnati Thursday night in its visit to the Ohio River-banked city.

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Clinton High School’s football team can’t control the fact that its Friday-night opponent, Daniel, is the reigning Class 3A champion. The Red Devils can’t control that Daniel is 11-0, or that quarterback Trent Pearman is one of the state’s best, or that he’s thrown for 33 touchdowns and been…

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It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas in Clinton. Everybody’s wearing red except Presbyterian College fans, who are seeing red.

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Rayshon Harrison, off his game on opening night at Clemson, scored a career-high 32 points as Presbyterian bounced back at Templeton Center on Friday night with a 73-72, overtime victory over the Virginia Military Keydets.

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HOPKINS – Clinton’s 48-34 2nd-round playoff victory over Lower Richland was more than a play, but that play is going to be etched in the mind of Red Devil fans for quite some time.

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CLEMSON -- Presbyterian outplayed Clemson in the 1st half and stayed close for half the 2nd, but poor 3-point shooting was the chief culprit in the Tigers’ 64-53 victory on Tuesday night at Littlejohn Coliseum.

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EASLEY -- With a kickoff temperature of 45 degrees, Laurens made the homestanding and higher-seeded Easley Green Wave even colder in a 56-13 mismatch in the 1st round of the Class 4A football playoffs on Friday night.

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The old saying “defense wins championships” was on display at Bailey Memorial Stadium on Saturday as the Stetson Hatters defeated the Presbyterian College Blue Hose 56-14.

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WOODRUFF -- Angry skies hung over W.L. Varner Stadium, and Woodruff’s legendary coach probably wasn’t too happy in the hereafter as Clinton raced past the Wolverines, 39-17, Friday night.