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Laurens Lady Raiders volleyball dropped its season opener Tuesday in a five-set loss to the Woodruff Wolverines on the road.

Having been blanked in all but one spot in last year’s opener with Hanna, Lady Raider Tennis counted its six games as a small victory in last night’s contest with the perennial region champ.

Laurens Raiders senior third baseman Cody Smiley committed to the Francis Marion University Patriots, Tuesday.

Deano Long had to fight through another challenge by Billy Rushton Saturday night in the Limited main event at Laurens County Speedway, but he was up to the challenge.

The Sanders Yellow Jackets opened the preseason with a 6–6 tie with Robert Anderson Middle Saturday in the Anderson District 5 jamboree at Westside High School.

Highlights from the Laurens Raiders' season opener against the Belton-Honea Path Bears Friday night in Honea Path.

Four turnovers and a 30-minute lightning delay were too much to overcome as the Laurens Raiders 9th grade football team dropped their season opener to the Belton-Honea Path JV Bears 21-2 on Thursday night at K.C. Hanna Stadium.

In a Week 1 slugfest, the Laurens Raiders and Belton-Honea Path Bears battled fatigue and turnovers but in the end it was the Bears who came out on top, 24-21 at BHP on Friday night.

The Presbyterian College football team’s season opener started off brightly—the visiting Blue Hose led Wake Forest 7-3 at the end of the first quarter—but a power outage and turnovers dimmed PC’s chances at an upset as the Demon Deacons handed the much-improved Blue Hose a 31-7 defeat at BB&T Field on Thursday night.

Union County dealt the Laurens Lady Raiders a season-opening loss at home Tuesday, taking a narrow 216-211 win at Lakeside County Club in Laurens.