Laurens County Sports
Within the boundaries of Laurens County lie the athletics programs of Laurens District High School, Clinton High School, Laurens Academy and Presbyterian College.
Their sports are governed by the South Carolina High School League, the South Carolina Independent School Association and the National Collegiate Athletic Association.
Kids play in sports managed by YMCAs and parks-and-recreation departments.
Stock car racing is conducted from spring to autumn on red clay of Laurens County Speedway.
The county is home to Lakeside Country Club, Musgrove Mill Golf Club and Rolling S Golf Club.
Athletes who honed their crafts in the county play outside the county in both amateur and professional competition.
Laurens County Sports is dedicated to fulfilling and encouraging the athletes, coaches and enthusiasts of the county.
Electric City Sports
Anderson County is a breeding ground of South Carolina sports and a burgeoning area of economic strength. Anderson is the Electric City, but ElectricCitySports.com is dedicated to providing coverage of the entire county that fans can’t and won’t get anywhere else.
Within the boundaries of Anderson County lie eight public high schools – Belton-Honea Path, Crescent, T.L. Hanna, Palmetto, Pendleton, Powdersville, Westside and Wren – and Anderson University.
Stock car racing is conducted on the stern asphalt of Anderson Speedway. The county is home to nine golf courses. Recreational opportunities abound on the waterways that lap its shores.
Among the sports luminaries who honed their crafts and made their legends in the county and beyond are Jim Rice, Ben Taylor, Lou Brissie and Matthew Lecroy in major league baseball; Larry Nance in professional basketball; George Webster, Preston Jones and Shaun Ellis in pro football; and, of course, Hanna’s Coach Harold Jones and James “Radio” Kennedy.
Electric City Sports is dedicated to fulfilling and encouraging the athletes, coaches and enthusiasts of the county
Furman University’s athletics heritage is rich by anyone’s standards.
The Paladins played Wofford in the first intercollegiate football game played in the Deep South. The Terriers won it, 5-1, on December 14, 1889.
Stanford Jennings, David Whitehurst,
Sam Wyche and Jerome Felton are among many former Paladins who have excelled in the National Football League.
The Paladins have played in three FCS national championship games and won the title in 1988.
Frank Selvy, on February 14, 1954, became the only player ever to score 100 points in a
Division I basketball game. Selvy and Darrell Floyd led the nation in scoring.
Clyde Mayes was a first-round NBA draft pick.
Some of the LPGA’s greatest players – Beth Daniel, Betsy King and Dottie Pepper among them – are Furman grads. Daniel and King played on a national championship team. Brad
Faxon was a standout on the PGA Tour.
One of America’s greatest soccer stars, Clint Dempsey, played in college for the Paladins.
Furman offers more than a proud history, however. It is the current recipient of the
Commissioner’s Cup, awarded each year to the Southern Conference’s most successful
school in men’s sports.
Furman ATT stands for “Furman All the Time” and pays homage to the Paladins’ most famous call to battle from the cheerleaders’ perch.
Our mission is to celebrate the Paladins all the time.