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2017-2018 Head Coaching Vacancies Filled

Laurens, SC – May 18, 2017 – Laurens District High School (LDHS) is close to finalizing its roster of varsity head coaches for the 2017-2018 season. In addition to new boys’ basketball coach Ryan Walker, the Raiders needed to fill vacancies in baseball, softball, volleyball, and girls’ track. Three of the four positions have now […]

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Raiders Baseball Highlights ALL-REGION/ALL-COUNTY TEAMS

Seniors Ethan Jones, Jared Cvetko, and Morgan French along with Sophomore Jalen Bragg have been selected as members of the 2017 Region II AAAAA team. Laurens High School senior Jared Cvetko has been named the GoLaurens.com/GoClinton.com All-Laurens County Baseball Player of the Year for 2017. Cvetko joins Laurens head coach Tori Patterson atop the […]

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New Basketball Coach at LDHS

Laurens, SC – May 15, 2017 – Laurens District High School (LDHS) has been searching for a new coach for their boys’ basketball program for the 2017-2018 school year and beyond. Because of the overall quality of the candidates applying for the job, the process required a thorough examination of the candidates and three rounds […]

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Chavarria Named Region 2-AAAAA Soccer Coach of the Year

Coach Andrew Chavarria was recently named the Region 2-AAAAA Coach of the Year in Soccer. Chavarria took over the soccer program at Laurens District High School (LDHS) in 2016 and he has been working to increase the number of student-athletes participating in the program. According to Ed Murray, District Athletic Director, “Coach Chavarria has clearly […]

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The Coaching Code of Ethics

In the summer of 2016, one of the first things new District Athletic Director Ed Murray did was publish a Coach’s Handbook and a Student-Athlete Handbook. The purpose of these publications was to establish clear standards and expectations for everyone involved in athletics in Laurens County School District 55 (LCSD 55). One section of the […]

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Vote for South Carolina’s Top Record-Breaking Performance – Presented by VNN

This Spring, we’ve seen several state and school records fall across the network. Check out the athletes that enshrined themselves into the record books this season, and vote for the performance you think best deserves to be crowned top of South Carolina: Ty-Layshia West crushes her own school record with a throw of 42’10”. Batesburg-Leesville […]

Ethan Jones selected as North/South All-Star

Laurens Raiders Senior Ethan Jones has been selected by the South Carolina Athletic Coaches Association to the 2017 North/South All-Star Baseball Game. The event will be held May 23-25, 2017 at Lexington High School in Lexington, SC. Ethan Jones 2017 statistics: Batting Statistics: Batting Average: .352 (Team High) Doubles: 11 (Team High) Runs: 24 RBI: […]

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Event Recap: Week of April 29 – May 5

Saturday, Apr 29th Boys Varsity Baseball vs. T.L. Hanna L 4 – 5 SUMMARY Girls Varsity Softball vs. James Byrnes High School L 1 – 2 SUMMARY Sunday, Apr 30th No event results Monday, May 1st Girls Varsity Softball vs. Nation Ford High School W 5 – 3 SUMMARY Tuesday, May 2nd Boys Varsity Golf […]

Athletic Trainers Secure Additional AEDs

In an effort that took some time, athletic trainers Kayla Price and Tirzah Hopp were able to secure the donation of two additional automatic electronic defibrillators (AEDs) with mounting boxes for the Raider athletic department. The AEDs were the generous gift of the Laurens Rotary Club. Michael Seymour, president of Laurens Rotary Club, along with […]

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Which region’s high schools had the strongest NFL Draft? – Presented by VNN

The NFL Draft took place last week in Philadelphia. Held on the Rocky Steps at the Philadelphia Museum of Art, it was the first draft held entirely outdoors, and was the most attended in history with more than 250,000 people attending. Over three days, all 32 NFL teams chose players who they hope could be the future […]

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Laurens District 55 High School Boys Varsity Golf finishes 6th place

Tuesday, May 2, 2017 4:30 PM Place 6 Points 766 Meet Recap Raiders finish 6th at Region 2 – 5A Tournament. Patton Croker earns All-Region honors with a 7th place finish. Johnathan Finley finished tied for 10th place overall. Colby Patton of Hillcrest was the overall region champion and Individual Qualifier for Upper State with […]

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