Laurens dropped a pair of Region 1-5A tennis matches. Woodmont defeated the Raiders 5-2 on Tuesday in Piedmont, and J.L. Mann captured a 7-0 win on Thursday at LDHS.

Will Adams, at No. 2 singles, won his match against the Wildcats and teamed with Murphy Rush to win the No. 1 doubles bracket.


J.L. Mann 7, Laurens 0

Singles: Will Henderson (M) defeated Murphy Rush 6-2, 6-2. Sean Miller (M) defeated Will Adams 6-2, 6-1. Miller Vogt (M) defeated Brooks Nelson 6-1, 7-5. Austin Helmer (M) defeated William Yates 6-1, 6-1. Daniel Choi (M) defeated David Hampton 6-4, 8-6.

Doubles:Herb Kneeland-Jack Davis (M) defeated Adams-Rush 8-6. Groves Williams-Aravnid Lakghman (M) defeated Blake Nelson-Ty Davis 6-0, 6-0.

Woodmont 5, Laurens 2

Singles: Daniel Romoser (W) defeated Murphy Rush 5-7, 6-4 (10-6). Will Adams (L) defeated Harrison Crawford 6-1 6-1. Justin Land (W) defeated Brooks Nelson 7-5, 3-6 (11-9). Kyle Tazuma (W) defeated William Yates 6-1, 6-2. Austin Belue (W) defeated David Hampton 6-4, 6-4.

Doubles: Rush-Adams (L) defeated Rosomer-Land 8-3. Thomas Tranthem-A.J. Hockaday (W) defeated Blake Nelson-Hampton Barker 3-6, 8-6 (10-8).


In Newberry, Clinton cranked out another 5-1 Region 3-3A victory. The Bulldogs were the victims of the Red Devils, who are 10-2 overall and 8-0 in region play.

Singles: Ike Waldron (C) defeated Cullum Byels 6-0, 6-2. Connor Donley (C) defeated Noah Longshore 6-0, 6-0. Anders Orr (C) defeated Ben Jennings 6-1, 6-0. Hayden Minor (C) defeated James Longshore 6-2, 6-0. Brandon Campbell (C) defeated Caleb Jennings 6-2, 6-0.

Doubles: Blaine Newton-Michael Jennings (N) defeated Eli Brewer-Hayden Stinson 6-1, 6-2.

Emerald visits Clinton on Monday.

Clinton picked up a pair of baseball victories at Woodruff, with the varsity team winning, 7-1, and the junior varsity, 11-1, over the Wolverines.

First baseman Konnor Richardson and pitcher Caleb Riddle had big nights for the Red Devils.

Richardson went 4-for-4, driving in runs with a third-inning single and a two-out, fourth-inning home run.

Riddle went the distance, allowing only four hits and an unearned run. He walked two and struck out five.

Blake Smith chipped in a pair of singles, and Riddle scored the first run after

Stetson Schubach took the loss, hurling 2-1/3 innings and allowing the first three Clinton (6-12, 3-5 Region 3-3A) runs. Jackson Schaum drove in the lone Woodruff run.

The Clinton junior varsity also defeated Laurens, 6-3, on Wednesday.

The LDHS junior varsity baseball team lost a two-hitter to T.L. Hanna on Thursday. The Yellow Jackets managed to score a run, while the Raiders, who had three hits, did not. Kalob Hamilton was a hard-luck loser on the mound.

Jordan Hudson pitched the Laurens “C” team to a 14-3 victory over Hanna on Thursday.

Parker Duncan’s early-second half goal gave Clinton boys’ soccer a decisive margin in its 2-0 Region 3-3A victory at Woodruff on Thursday night.

The Red Devils also scored on an own goal, deflected by a Wolverine player into his own team’s net, 25 minutes into the match.

It was the second of three games in consecutive nights.

The Red Devils were a bit thin, thanks to a late-season rash of injuries, but Clinton’s offense dominated possession, and keeper Hamp Barnes turned in a shutout.

Clinton (7-7, 4-4 region) visits Mid-Carolina on Friday – JV at 5, varsity at 7 – while the girls’ teams host the Rebels.

Kamryn Akins tossed a one-hitter, striking out 12, as Clinton (11-5, 4-5 Region 3-3A) defeated Woodruff 4-1 at home on Thursday night in softball.

The Red Devils collected eight hits – two apiece by Hunter Benson and Grayson Taylor – and including doubles by Akins and Savanna Campbell.

Woodruff took an eary lead with a third-inning run, but Clinton responded with a run in the fourth and three in the sixth.

Olivia Patton took the loss for the Wolverines.