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On Monday night, the Laurens Academy girls played a team made up of home-schooled players from Easley, aptly named Easley Home School. The Guardians (6-1) were no pushovers, and the Crusaders’ 55-37 victory was impressive.

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After her senior year at Laurens District High School, Octavia Johnson wants to play softball some more. She also wants to study special education and become a teacher and coach.

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Monday, Dec. 17 – basketball – Easley JV boys at Laurens, 7:45; Easley C boys at Laurens, 6:30; Easley JV girls at Laurens, 5:30; Palmetto Christian boys at Laurens Academy, 7:30; Southside at Laurens Academy girls, 6; Palmetto Christian JV girls at Laurens Academy, 5; Palmetto Christian mid…

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HILTON HEAD ISLAND – Laurens Academy’s long winning streak in girls’ basketball, dating back to early in the 2017-18 season, came to an end as Hilton Head Christian defeated the Crusaders 38-18 on Saturday.

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HILTON HEAD ISLAND – Laurens Academy remained undefeated in girls’ basketball, doubling up Hilton Head Prep on Friday behind 10 points from Blair Quarles.

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Laurens and J.L. Mann split Region 1-5A basketball games at LDHS on Friday night, with the boys winning 67-62 and the Patriots winning the girls’ game 72-50.

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Wright defeated the Sanders girls 32-23 in Abbeville. Wright led wire-to-wire but Sanders pulled to within two points in the fourth quarter on three-pointers by Porsha Shumpert and Halie Cannon. Shumpert and Osaviona Swindler, each with seven points.

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The Presbyterian College men’s basketball team hit a season-high 18 three-pointers and shot over 62 percent to run away with a 103-70 win over Virginia Military Institute in non-conference action Wednesday evening at Templeton Center.

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Laurens District High’s wrestling program played a pair of matches at Belton-Honea Path High School on Tuesday, falling in a razor-thin match to the host Bears and defeating Walhalla.

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Clinton High School home varsity basketball games scheduled for Wednesday night against Chapman have been postponed because the Inman school is still closed in the aftermath of Winter Storm Diego.