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The Laurens Raiders battled penalties, a special teams miscue and a lackluster rushing game in a 19-12 loss to the Spartanburg Vikings at Gibbs Field in Spartanburg on Friday night.

After a loss in Tuesday’s region opener with Hanna, Lady Raider Tennis bounced back strong to take a 7-0 victory against Westside in Anderson Thursday night.

The Laurens Raiders 9th grade and JV football teams were swept by the Spartanburg Vikings at K.C. Hanna Stadium on Thursday night.

Laurens Raiders girls golf finished just behind J.L. Mann Tuesday in a 234-236 loss at Lakeside Country Club.

The Laurens Middle Tigers fell 8–0 to Northside Middle Wednesday in a preseason exhibition in the Greenwood Jamboree. 

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.