The senior girls were in eighth grade the last time Laurens Academy had a softball team.
This year the Crusaders are fielding both varsity and junior varsity team. It’s back to the basics for head coach Shannon Reynolds and assistant coach Megan Huck, but the girls are committed and eager to learn.
It will be the senior class legacy to build the foundation for this program for many years to come. Both teams will play in their first game of the season this Friday at Greenwood Christian.
Lauren District High swept sub-varsity baseball games against Greenwood on Monday, with the “C” team winning 10-1, behind Jack Yarbrough’s complete game on the hill, and the JVs winning 11-1 behind superlative pitching from Garrett Parker and Jackson Edwards.
Westview defeated the Laurens “D” (middle-school) boys’ soccer team on penalty kicks after the two teams played a scoreless regulation.
The Raiders’ golf team brought up the rear in a three-way meet with T.L. Hanna and Woodmont, hosted by the Yellow Jackets. LDHS shot 197 as a team.
Individual scorers were: Bailey Goode 43, Collin Harlan 48, Jason Rogers 49 and Preston Mahon 57.