A region championship and a second round game in the 5A playoffs made for a successful 2016 season for the Laurens Raiders. That success has also set the bar higher for the Raiders as the 2017 season begins in just a few weeks.
Luke White and Wil Stewart combined for a no-hitter to lead the Clinton All-Stars to an 8-0 win over Greer on Tuesday night in the Dixie Youth Ozone State Tournament in Hartsville.
After losing earlier in the day on Monday to Greer 6-5, the Clinton 11-12 All-Stars stayed alive in the Dixie Youth double elimination tournament, defeating Delmae 8-0. Because of rain on Sunday, Clinton was forced to play two games Monday.
A Bryan Mullis lead of just less than a half second with four laps to go in the main event of the Limited Division at Laurens County Speedway Saturday night turned out to be just big enough to hold off a charging Billy Rushton, and as a result Mullis took home the checkered flag in what was the final main event of the night.
The Clinton 11-12 All-Stars opened Dixie Youth state tournament play in Hartsville on Saturday morning with a 6-0 win over Hilton Head behind a dominant pitching performance from Luke White.
Laurens native and Miami Marlins minor leaguer Thomas Jones picked up three hits in four games during his fourth week of the 2017 season with the Batavia Muckdogs of the New York-Penn League.
The Laurens Parks and Recreation Dept. is offering three sports camps for the remainder of the summer.
The Laurens 9-11 All-Stars reeled off their third straight win on Wednesday night to capture the SC Little League state championship in Taylors.
The Laurens Little League 9-11 All-Stars will play for the SC Little League state championship on Wednesday night against Northwood Little League in Taylors at 6pm.
Laurens Middle School will host a football meeting for the 2017 season on Thursday, July 20 at 6pm at the LMS football field.