Billy Rushton did double duty Saturday night at Laurens County Speedway, taking part in two main events – Limited and 602 Crate – and came away with twice the satisfaction as he won both main events.
The Laurens District 55 middle school volleyball teams tipped off the 2017 season last week at the LD55 Volleyball Jamboree at Hickory Tavern School.
The Presbyterian College football team (0-2) fell to 13th-ranked The Citadel (2-0), 48-7, on Saturday afternoon at Bailey Memorial Stadium in what proved to be PC’s home opener after the game was moved from Charleston earlier this week due to the threat of Hurricane Irma.
Five touchdowns and 255 yards on the ground are usually enough to satisfy a team. Mark Wise got it himself in Clinton’s 47-33 victory over Aiken at Wilder Stadium on Friday night.
In big games, it comes down to which team can make a play at the critical time to pull out the win. On Friday night, the Irmo Yellow Jackets made just that play to set up the winning touchdown to go ahead of Laurens 28-21 with less than a minute to play.
Local middle school/high school sports scoreboard from Thursday, Sept. 7:
Week Three of the Laurens County Football Show previews Laurens vs. Irmo, Clinton vs. Aiken, Laurens Academy vs. Andrew Jackson Academy and Presbyterian College vs. The Citadel.
Laurens District High School kicker Devon Hubner was named the GoLaurens.com/GoClinton.com Player of the Week for his play in the Raiders' 61-24 loss to Chapman on Friday night.
Local high school cross country teams kicked off the 2017 season at the Eye Opener meet in Spartanburg on Saturday.
As the 2017 racing season nears its conclusion at Laurens County Speedway, two drivers have put themselves in position to win their respective points titles.