Press Conference Announcing Chris Liner as New Head Football Coach at LDHS

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In a press conference on Tuesday, 1-28-2014 at LDHS, Athletic Director Mark Freeze introduced Chris Liner as the new head football coach at LDHS…  Liner comes to LDHS from Ninety Six High School where he has spent the last 6 seasons as head football coach for the Wildcats… He has compiled a 43-26 record while there guiding his team to the playoffs each year… This past season his team went 9-3 and made it into the 3rd round of the playoffs… Prior coming to his tenure at Ninety Six, the Greenwood native served as an assistant at Greenwood High… He is married to Meredith Buchanan a Laurens native and they have 2 children, Emma age 7 and Cade age 10…  Below is video of the press conference in 2 parts.

Liner Press Conference Part 1

Liner Press Conference Part 2

2013 Laurens County Touchdown Club Annual Banquet


The Laurens County Touchdown Club held their annual banquet on Wednesday, 12-4-2013 at Lakeside Country Club. At the meeting the All-Laurens County Football Team was announced… Coach Danny Ford former Clemson University head football coach was the featured speaker and helped to make the awards. The following are videos shot at the banquet. The first has the part of the banquet where the All-County Team was announced. The second has that portion of the ceremony where the Player of the Year Tanner Adair of LDHS and the Coach of the Year Scott King of CHS were announced.



Kiley Frazier Signs With Newwberry



On Wednesday December 4, 2013 Kiley Frazier a senior at Clinton High School signed a letter of intent to play basketball at Newberry College. Kiley will be finishing high school at the end of December and will enroll at Newberry in the spring. She plans on majoring in nursing at Newberry. This is a short interview done with her and her father Coach Todd Frazier after the signing. 

Clinton vs. Laurens Girls Basketball Photos, 11-26-13


These are photos taken at the Clinton vs. Laurens girls’ basketball game that took place on 11-26-2013 at BHP. Laurens won the game 46-33 surviving a 4th period rally by Clinton.

Smiley Signs With Francis Marion

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On Tuesday 11-19-2013 LDHS senior Cody Smiley signed a letter of intent to continue his education and play baseball with the Francis Marion Patriots… Cody is a .402 career hitter with the Raiders and batted .388 last season with 33 hits… In the 3 years he has played on the varsity, Cody has struck out only 8 times and just once during the past season… Cody has been a member of the All-Region 1-AAAA team the past 2 seasons…. He hopes to be able to crack the Patriots lineup next year as a third baseman… Below is an interview done with Cody after the signing:    


Allison Oxner Signs to Play Softball at Berry College


Yesterday CHS senior Allison Oxner signed a letter of intent to attend Berry College just outside Rome, Georgia and play softball for the Vikings…. Oxner batted .350 last season for the Lady Red Devils collecting 20 hits in 57 at-bats… She also had 3 RBIs and 13 walks… She also represented the Red Devils on the all-region team last season… She also played tennis for CHS… She has high hopes of being able to start in centerfield for the Vikings…Below is an interview done with her after the signing.

Area Youth Basketball and Cheerleading Opportunities for Winter 2013 – 2014


The Clinton and Laurens YMCA are both now registering youth for their respective winter basketball programs. Also the City of Laurens Parks and Recreation is registering for their youth basketball program. See below for more information.


Clinton YMCA: Registration for basketball and cheerleading at the Clinton YMCA will close on December the 12th and for all the information you need to know about how to register, age groups, season schedule and cost click on the following: Clinton YMCA Basketball & Cheerleading 2013 – 14


 Laurens YMCA: Registration for basketball at the Laurens YMCA will close on December the 15th and for all the information you need to know about how to register, age groups, season schedule and cost click on the following: Laurens YMCA Basketball 2013-14


City of Laurens Parks & Recreation Basketball:  The City of Laurens Parks and Recreation Department is also registering youth for their youth basketball program… There will be 3 age appropriate groups available…  The cost is $30 and the deadline to register is December 2nd… Registration can be done at their office at the Little River Park during normal business hours… For more information call 681-7275 or email



Two CHS Athletes Sign Letters of Intent

On Thursday 11-14-2013 two Clinton High School senior athletes signed letters of intent to continue their education and sports careers at two in-state universities

Hunter Nichols signed to continue his education at Furman University and play golf. Below is an interview done with him after the IMG_4454signing. His parents are Rachel and Nick Nichols






Okevius Conway signed to continue his education at the University of South Carolina and play baseball. Below is an interview done withIMG_4457 him after the signing. His parents are Rachel and Anthony Conway.

Laurens will Travel to North Augusta


Diamond L-medAccording to the South Carolina High School League web site, #14 Laurens will be on the road next Friday night to face #3 North Augusta.

Check back later for more details on this.

Click on following for  complete bracket that Laurens is in:  Class AAAA Division II bracket

Click on following for complete “Big 16″ AAAA bracket: Class AAAA Division I bracket




Tanner Adair Selected to 2013 North – South All-Star game



Laurens District 55 High School senior defensive lineman Tanner Adair was selected for the 2013 Touchstone Energy Cooperative Bowl. He will be one of eight-eight athletes who have been chosen to play in the 66th annual all-star game on December 14th in Myrtle Beach.  

On learning of Adair’s selection to the roster Laurens Coach Greg Lawson commented on what an honor to be picked to this team and he was proud of Tanner for what he has accomplished both on field and off the field. He also noted that Tanner was a total team player who led by example not only on the field at game time but also at practice and in off-season workouts. He further pointed out that in an eight-tem region like ours (Region 1-AAAA) with lots of all-star caliber players in it that he was only one of three from the region to be selected. 

Congratulations to Tanner!


Below is the text of the press release with completer information about the game as well as the complete roster: 


COLUMBIA, S.C. — A select group of South Carolina’s top football players will participate in the 2013 Touchstone Energy Cooperatives Bowl. Eighty-eight athletes will represent their schools Dec. 14 in Myrtle Beach for the 66th annual all-star game.

The players divide equally into two groups — 44 players comprise the respective North and South squads.

“We have an outstanding collection of student-athletes this year,” said Keith Richardson, co-director of the Touchstone Energy Cooperatives Bowl. “We have a lot of talented football players on these two rosters. And just as vital, so many of these young men have displayed exceptional character off the field as well.”

There were more than 300 nominations forwarded to the all-star selection committee. The list narrowed  to a final roster of 88 athletes Monday morning in Columbia (rosters included below).

“One of our top priorities in the selection process is ensuring every region of South Carolina is represented in this game,” said Shell Dula, executive director of the South Carolina Athletics Coaches Association. “We’ve always maintained the philosophy that this event represents the entire state, and I believe the diverse group of players who were selected reflects that goal.”

On Sunday, December 8, all 88 players report to Myrtle Beach. Twice daily practices for each team begin the following morning and continue through Friday afternoon.

“It’s a busy week for the coaches and players,” says Richardson. “But we strive to make this a memorable event for the athletes. This is their opportunity to showcase their skills and gain recognition for their hard work and dedication.”

“We know how important football is to so many of the communities we serve,” said Mike Couick, president and CEO of The Electric Cooperatives of South Carolina. “We’re honored to have the opportunity to recognize all the outstanding young men participating in this year’s game.”

  • The 2013 Touchstone Energy Cooperatives Bowl takes place at Doug Shaw Memorial Stadium  in North Myrtle Beach on December 14 at noon.
  • Fans unable to attend can watch the game streamed live at (A production of Horry Telephone Cooperative).
  • A live radio broadcast of the game can be heard on many affiliates of the South Carolina Radio Network.
  • Advance tickets for the game can be purchased online for $15 online:
  • Tickets will be available at the gate on game day for $20.
  • Created by the South Carolina Athletics Coaches Association in 1947, the all-star game is in its 66th consecutive year.
  • During halftime of the Touchstone Energy Cooperatives Bowl, the five finalists for South Carolina’s Mr. Football award will be recognized. The 2013 recipient will be announced at that time.



The Electric Cooperatives of South Carolina, Inc. is the state association of independent, member-owned electric cooperatives.  More than 1.5 million South Carolinians in all 46 counties use power provided by electric cooperatives.  Together, the co-ops operate the state’s largest electric power system with more than 70,000 miles of power lines across 70 percent of the state. More information is available at




Head Coach: David Gutshall, Dorman

Assistants: Jerry Jackson, C.A. Johnson; Phil Magdic, Greenville; Michael Mayer, Indian Land; Scott McLeod, Chapin; John Mooreland, York; Scout Tommy Bobo, Dorman

Trainers: Scott Ganucheau, Indian Bluff, Student Trainer Daniel Hevelow, York



Name                       Position   Height / Weight    School                           Coach      

2    Dre Massey                 QB      6’0        175        Mauldin                              Lee Taylor

3    Jaquavious Mackey      DB      5’10      165        Northwestern                     Kyle Richardson

4    T.J. Foster                   WR     6’2        175        Union                                 Steve Taneyhill

5    Hyleck Foster               RB      6’0        190        Gaffney                             Dan Jones

6    Quan White                  WR     6’1        185        Christ Church                    Don Frost

8    Jalen Williams              LB       5’11      220        Bythewood                         Dan Morgan

9    Compton Walker           DB      6’0        185        Fairfield Central                 Demetrius Davis

10  Daryl Shamlee              DB      6’1        170        Ridge View                        Raymond Jennings

11  Eric Cheek                   DB      6’2        180        Dixie                                  Travis Harris

12  Mason Sanders            WR     6’6        210        Boiling Springs                  Rick Tate

14  Tyreik Lyles                 DB      6’0        190        Byrnes                               Bobby Bentley

15  TraviousWigfall            DB      6’0        185        Ridge Spring Monetta     Heath Corley

17  Shuler Bentley              QB      6’0        190        Byrnes                               Bobby Bentley

20  Tyriek Bell                   DB      6’1        195        Westwood                          Rodney Summers

21  Quez Nesbitt                RB      5’7        160        Greer                                 Will Young

22  Ryan Moore                 RB      5’11      205        York                                  Bobby Carroll

23  Manny McCord             WR     5’10      170        Indian Land                        Michael Mayer

24  Zykiesis Cannon           DB      6’1        185        Carolina                             Reuben Wright

32  Carter White                 DB      6’2        175        Chapin                               Justin Gentry

36  Aaron Peak                  DB      5’10      185        Blythewood                        Dan Morgan

38  Tre’shaun Sanderlin      RB      5’10      190        Boiling Springs                  Rick Tate

50  Eric Boggs                   LB       6’2        230        Belton-Honea Path         Russell Blackston

51  Jordan Hawthorne        DL       6’0        245        Greenville                          Phil Magdic

52  Cameron Stepp            OL       6’4        260        Chesnee                            Lynn Fleming

53  Raydonn McCloud        OL       6’4        320        Northwestern                     Kyle Richardson

54  Mauric James              OL       6’3        275        Camden                             Jimmy Neal

56  Josh Harlan                  LB       6’0        190        Spring Valley                     Miles Aldridge

59  Josh Massey                LB       5’11      185        South Pointe                      Strait Herron

62  Rolland Nall                  OL       6’5        275        Greer                                 Will Young

63  David McDaris             OL       6’3        255        Mauldin                              Lee Taylor

64  Harrison Terry              OL       6’1        270        Ridge View                        Raymond Jennings

67  Caleb Brannon              OL       6’0        290        Dorman                         David Gutshall

72  Zaavier Blyther-Wright  OL       6’4        270          Richland Northeast       Jay Frye

74  Ian Fabian                    OL       6’4        280        Hillcrest                         Greg Porter

76  Isaiah Cullum               DL       6’6        270        Batesburg Leesville        Jerry Brown

78  Cedric Herrin                DL       6’1        335        Saluda                           Doug Painter

80  Jon Croft Hollingsworth K         5’10      155        Greenwood                    Gene Cathcart

81  Anthony Johnson          WR     6’3        170        South Pointe                  Strait Herron

82  Michael Knox               WR     6’3        195        C.A. Johnson                 Jerry Jackson

84  Riley Hilton                  TE       6’3        220        Nation Ford                    Michael Allen

88  Jonathon Jackson        DL       6’1        200        Dorman                         David Gutshall

92  Joseph Adair               DL       6’3        220        Laurens                        Greg Lawson

98  Tyrell Fleming              DL       6’2        225        Daniel                            Randy Robinson

99  Michael Peppers           LB       6’1        230        Daniel                            Randy Robinson





Head Coach: Barry Harley, Gilbert

Assistants: Kevin Crosby, Bamberg Ehrhardt; Steve Hall, Conway; Daryl King, Lake View; Carlisle Koonts, Hartsvile; Jimmy Noonan, Wando, Scout Eddie Corley, Gilbert

Trainers: Byron Millwood, Gilbert, Student Trainer Kathryn Chapman, Myrtle Beach



#           Name          Position     Height    Weight        School                     Coach

2 Ikeem Coles WR 5’9 168 Conway Chuck Jordan
3 Trevor Pedersen WR 5’8 165 Wando Jimmy Noonan
4 Omar McRae DB 5’9 175 Goose Creek Chuck Reedy
5 Bobby Ruff DB 6’2 180 West Ashley Bobby Marion
6 Anthony Blue DB 5’10 175 Dillon Jackie Hayes
9 Travis Loadholt DB 6’1 195 Swansea Chad Leaphart
10 Jauveer Hammonds DB 5’7 170 Strom Thurmond Lee Sawyer
11 Will Hunter QB 6’2 190 Lexington Josh Stepp
12 Mitch Spires QB 6’1 185 Gilbert Barry Harley
15 Dramel Coleman DB 6’0 190 Aiken Brian Neal
17 David Kennedy P/K 5’11 175 Summerville John McKissick
20 Tresvon Coakley RB 6’2 215 St. Johns Brad Bowles
21 Erick Wright DB 6’0 163 Sumter Reggie Kennedy
23 Dontez Rogers DB 6’0 185 Hartsville Jeff Calabrese
24 Jordan Ward LB 6’0 210 Georgetown Bradley Adams
32 Oceanez Fluitt WR 6’2 200 C E Murray Brian Smith
36 Jourdan Johnson RB 6’1 218 Stratford Ray Stackley
38 Khalil Lewis RB 5’11 190 Hilton Head Island P.J. Payne
50 Kenyatta Dunbar LB 6’0 185 Strom Thurmond Lee Sawyer
51 Quavon Bellamy LB 5’9 230 Loris Jamie Snider
52 Will Holbrook LB 6’0 210 South Aiken Jeremy West
53 Daryus Gillispie DL 6’0 185 Marlboro County Dean Boyd
54 Cecil Smith LB 6’2 221 Stratford Ray Stackley
56 Ronheen Bingham DL 6’2 198 Marlboro County Dean Boyd
58 Anderson Owens DL 6’1 275 Lake Marion Chris Carter
59 Laquan Haigler LB 6’0 190 Hartsville Jeff Calabrese
60 Devin Johnson OL 6’1 260 Swansea Chad Leaphart
62 Gage Smith OL 6’3 288 Gilbert Barry Harley
63 Gyasi Jibri Yeldell OL 6’2 245 Silver Bluff Al Lown
64 Maurice Williams OL 6’3 280 North Augusta Dan Pippen
67 Christian Taylor OL 6’5 340 White Knoll Dean Howell
70 Arkerlious Williams DL 6’2 190 Johnsonville Lewis Lineberger
72 Tyrae Simmons OL 6’4 265 Ridgeland Hardeeville Blake Raley
74 Kentrell Seabrook DL 6’2 250 Beaufort Mark Clifford
76 Brett Toth OL 6’7 275 West Ashley Bobby Marion
78 Josh Hutchinson OL 6’7 175 Dutch Fork Tom Knotts
80 Corey Rawlings WR 6’1 180 Fort Dorchester Steve Laprad
81 Jordan Barnes WR 6’2 184 Goose Creek Chuck Reedy
82 Stephen Baggett TE 6’5 225 Beaufort Mark Clifford
84 Sean Smith TE 6’6 225 Summerville John McKissick
88 Terrell Green WR 6’6 193 Hanahan Charlie Patterson
92 Mike Taylor DL 6’2 240 Allendale Fairfax Eddie Ford
98 Lavares Singleton DL 5’10 260 Bamberg Ehrhardt Kevin Crosby
99 Omar Staley DL 6’4 250 Dutch Fork Tom Knotts