LDHS Raider Pink Out

Diamond L-med

On October the 18th at the varsity football gave vs. Hillcrest, LDHS will be holding a Raider Pink Out Event in support of Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

We are asking everyone in the community to wear pink to the game to show their support.  The school will be selling t-shirts to honor this event. All orders must be received on or before Oct. 7, 2013. Payments must be in the form of cash or money order. This form along with payment may be delivered or mailed to LDH.

Click on the following to open the order form: LDHS Pink Out Order Form

2013 Lady Raider Tennis Results

Diamond L-medLady Raider Tennis Results 2013

Contributed by Coach David Corley



Lady Raiders Fall in Opening Round of 4-A Play-offs 

The LDHS Lady Raider Tennis Team fell to Irmo High School in the opening round of the state play-offs Tuesday night but played well in the loss and established a basis for next year’s season. 

“This is our fourth straight playoff trip,” Coach David Corley said, “but it’s time for us to take the next step.  Our two seniors [#1 Sara Kalyn Croker and #2 Brittany Horner] have really had a successful run at LDHS; I hope our younger girls will take the challenge to move us to the next level.  We have some really good players coming back next year – and they’ve tasted victory and defeat this year.  They’ll have to choose [Read more...]

Laurens County Touchdown Club Meeting 8-30-13


The Laurens County Touchdown Club held its first meeting of the season on Friday, 8-30-2013. Coach Harold Nichols of Presbyterian College, Coach Scott King of Clinton High and Coach Greg Lawson of Laurens High were the featured speakers.

For more information about the Laurens County Touchdown Club including the upcoming meeting and speaker schedules as well as how to join, click on the following link: Laurens County TD Club Information.

Below are two video links to the meeting speakers. If not visible, click on read more

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Crusaders Win Seaon Opener

8-23-13   Crusaders 34 – Hawks 24 

The Laurens Academy Crusaders opened their season in Greenwood on Friday night with a 34-24 win over the Greenwood Christian Hawks… The Crusaders have dropped back to 8-man football this year and it appears that Coach Tyler VanHook has his offense pretty much geared up for that and ready to go. 

The Crusaders got on the board at the 9:08 mark of the first period on an 11 yard pass from Ryan Holmes to Robert Williams that was set up when the Crusader defense recovered a Hawk fumble. The PAT failed and the score stood 6-0. The Hawks tied the game 6-6 three minutes later on a 21 yard run by Noah Hinzman. 

The Crusaders responded with a 55 yard drive that ended with Holmes again connecting with Williams or a 10 yard TD. Holmes then added a 2 point conversion to make it 14-6 with 18.1 seconds left in the first period.  The Hawks answered and another score (again by Hinzman) in the second period to make it 14-12. 

On their next possession, the Crusaders went 63 yard in 6 plays and scored on a 21 yard pass from Holmes to Caleb Greene. The extra point failed so the score with 8:33 left in the half was 20-12 Crusaders. 

The Hawks fumbled on their next possession and Hunter Elwood fell on the ball to set up the Crusader score which came with 4:34 left in the half with Holmes carrying it in from the 11. A 2-point conversion made it 28-12. 

The Hawks then drove into Crusader territory but  Adam Spoone fell on a Hawk fumble to end the drive and the Crusaders drove deep into Hawk territory but the half ended before they could score. A side note, the game was suspended in the first half due to lightning in the area for about 40 minutes.  

The Hawks received the kickoff to open the second half and returned it to the Crusader 18 where they scored 2 pays later but not being able to add the extra point so the score stood 28-18 Crusaders with 11:35 left in the 3rd period. 

Bothe teams then swapped possessions and on their 2nd possession of the second half the Hawks held the Crusaders forcing them to punt from the Hawks 39 yard line.   The Hawks mishandled the punt and Matthew Urick recovered the ball setting the Crusaders up on the Hawks nine yard line. On the first play, Williams scored but the extra point failed making the score 34-18 with 7:19 left in the 3rd period. 

The Hawks next drive was stopped when Williams intercepted a Hawk pass but the Crusaders could not capitalize. The Hawks last score came with 8:31 left in the contest making the score 34-24. Peyton Robertson also had a fumble recovery in the final period after which the Crusaders simply ran the clock out. 

After the game Coach Tyler VanHook was obviously happy to start the season off with a win but noted that there were still areas that needed improvement. He mentioned that conditioning was one of them as the Crusaders slowed down late in the game. 

The Crusaders will be on the road again this Friday as they travel to Mullins to take on Pee Dee Academy.

2013 Laurens County Touchdown Club Information

A stellar slate of speakers highlights the 2013 season for the Laurens County Touchdown Club as they kick off the season on Friday, August 30 at Lakeside Country Club.

The club, whose aim is to “promote a spirit of cooperation and organization through a common interest, FOOTBALL,” recognizes college and high school football players for their on-field achievements and accomplishments.

The kickoff meeting will be held at noon, Aug. 30 at the Lakeside Country Club and will feature Presbyterian College Head Coach Harold Nichols, Clinton High School Head Coach Scott King, Laurens District 55 High School Head Coach Greg Lawson and Laurens Academy Head Coach Tyler Vanhook as guest speakers.

At each meeting, players of the week for CHS, LDHS, LA and PC will be recognized for their achievements on the field.

The Touchdown Club will host eight meetings total this year. The remaining schedule of speakers includes:

September 13– Robbie Caldwell, Assistant Coach, Clemson University

September 27 – Gary Paterson, ACC Football Official

October 11 – Jerome Singleton, Commissioner of the SCHSL

October 25 – Mike Ayers, Head Coach of the Wofford Terriers

November 8 – Kyle Kallander, Commissioner of the Big South Conference

November 22 – Will Merritt Clemson Color Commentator and “Voice of the Gamecocks” Todd Ellis

December 4– (Annual Banquet) Coach Danny Ford, Coach of Clemson 1981 National Championship Football Team


Single Membership  ($150) – includes all meals and one banquet ticket.

For more information, contact Marlene Owings at 864-833-2716 or by email: mowing@laurenscounty.org.

Interview With Coach King After BHP Scrimmmage on 8-13-13


On Tuesday 8-13-2013, Clinton High School hosted Belton – Honea Path in a preseason football scrimmage. These are comments made by Clinton head Coach Scott King after the scrimmage. It includes the Clinton scrimmage schedule for the rest of the week.


Interview With Coach Lawson After Scrimmage on 8-10-2013

Laurens District 55 High School participated in scrimmage on Saturday 8-10-13. Below is a short interview done with Coach Lawson after that scrimmage. It also includes comments about the upcoming scrimmage and practice schedule.




2013 Pre-Season Football Scrimmage Schedule for County Schools


Clinton High School 

8-9      Fri.      @ Greenwood                     6:30

8-13    Tu.      BHP                                     6:00

8-15    Th.      Chesnee @ Woodruff         6:00

8-16    Fri.      JV vs. Strom Thurmond @ CHS

8-16    Fri.      Var. vs. Strom Thurmond @ CHS

8-20    Tu.      Ninety Six                            6:00


Laurens Academy 

8-16    Fri.      Richard Winn           6:30


Laurens Dist. 55 High School 

8-10    Sat.     Multi Team Scrimmages                           10:00

8-13    Tu.      @ Union (Blythewood & Blue Ridge)        6:00

8-15    Th.      Chapman @ Woodruff                   about  6:45

8-16    Fri.      JV vs. Dorman @ CHS                             6:00

8-16    Fri.      Var. vs. Dorman @ CHS                about  6:45

8-21    Wed.   Newberry (Paid Scrimmage $3:00)           6:30


The Clinton Family YMCA has expanded it youth flag football age groups to include 4 – 6 year olds along with the traditional 7 – 9 and 10 – 12 year old age groups and has expanded its cheerleading groups include grades K – 6.

Registration is being taken through Thursday, August 22 for the YMCA’s flag football and cheerleading program.  Registration is daily at the YMCA reception desk during the office business hours of 8:30 am – 9 pm weekdays, 9 am – 6 pm Saturdays and 2 – 5 pm on Sundays.

Team fall-out for team assignments, practice and game schedules is for the registered participants on Monday, August 26.  All teams and cheerleaders will practice twice weekly and play games on Tuesday and Thursday afternoons at the Presbyterian College intramural complex.

Football players will receive a full color and numbered team football jersey while cheerleaders will receive cheerleading shirts and pom-poms and part of their registration.  All players and cheerleaders will receive the fallout dates and times upon registration.

Registration is $40 for YMCA members inside the City of Clinton city limits and $45 for members ‘outside’ of the city limits. Participants will pay $55 for non-members inside the city limits and $60 for non-members outside the side limits of the City of Clinton.  Pre-registration is required by the August 22nd deadline to avoid a late penalty fee.   Financial aid and assistance is available for persons wishing to play YMCA flag football or football cheerleading.  For additional details and information call Brian Shealy, YMCA program director at 833 – 1555.


Laurens YMCA Personal Defense Academy


 Korean Martial Arts/ Self Defense Academy

Register NOW through September 6

Registration Fee: $25 monthly

Ages 6– Adult

Instructor: David Mason

Practice: Monday Evenings 5:45– 6:45

*Brand New Townsend Room

Instructor: David Mason

Season Begins SEPTEMBER

 Call the Laurens YMCA at 984-2621 for more information.