We have a successful and competitive athletic program that competes in the SCISA 1A division and offers a variety of sports. Students may begin participating on middle school athletic teams in the 6th grade and varsity athletic teams in the 9th grade. Summer sports camps are available for younger students.


Upcoming Events

  1. Basketball vs. Richard WInn

    January 24 @ 4:00 pm
  2. Basketball vs. WW King

    January 25 @ 4:00 pm
  3. Basketball vs. Anderson Christian

    January 28 @ 4:00 pm


Advertising space on LA athletic fields and courts are available. Contact Joani Stribling or Coach Plowden for more information.

LA Booster Club

A membership in the Booster Club offers free admission into home games of all sports (excluding play-off games). Memberships are $75 per individual or $150 per family. They can be purchased at the ticket counter during home sporting events or by contacting Joani in the school office.


Travis Plowden is entering his 11th year at Laurens Academy and this will be his 8th as Athletic Director. He is a 2005 graduate of North Greenville University with a degree in history. The first three years of his coaching career were spent at Wardlaw Academy. In 2008 he made the move to Laurens and continued his career at LA. Coach Plowden has been an assistant coach in many sports but has focused mostly on basketball and golf. Since 2012 he has been the varsity boy’s basketball head coach. He teaches several history classes during the day and he is as passionate in the classroom as he is on the court. Coach Plowden met his wife Emily at Laurens Academy and they married in 2012.

Contact Travis Plowden

"I like the fact that my teachers and coaches are free to share their faith through Bible study and prayer. Beginning the day with prayer and devotion time in the locker room is a great privilege. I have been an FCA leader and spend regular Bible study time with other leaders and Coach Plowden."

Noah Moore, junior
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Tonight the Crusaders will host New Covenant from Anderson. All of our teams play and JV Girls starts the fun at 4:00!

Last night Sr Ruthie Moore scored her 2,000 career point! Congratulations Ruthie on this unique and difficult accomplishment! We are proud of the fantastic career you have had at LA!

Varsity Finals from last night at Greenwood Christian.

LA 42 GWC 10

LA 52 GWC 40

All four teams play at home Tuesday (1/22) vs New Covenant. JVG will tip at 4:00.

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The Booster Club will hold its annual Chili Cook-off on Friday, January 25th. Prizes will be awarded to the top three entries. Samples will be for sale in the gym lobby during the varsity basketball games beginning at 6:15. If you would like to enter your best chili recipe or would like additional information, please contact Joani. Friday night will also be "Black Out" so please be sure to wear your favorite black attire. ... See MoreSee Less

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The Little Lady Crusaders basketball camp was a big success as always! Thanks for everyone who participated and volunteered their Saturday morning. #StartEmYoungRaiseEmRight #CrusaderStrong ... See MoreSee Less

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Congrats to Ruthie for scoring her 2000th point last night at Greenwood Christian! Congrats! 🏀 🙌🏼 ... See MoreSee Less

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Start em’ young, raise em’ right! #crusaderkids ... See MoreSee Less

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Congratulations to Sr Noah Moore who scored his 1000th point right in the middle of a furious comeback to beat Anderson Christian! It was good night at LA. #CrusaderStrong🛡⚔️🏀💪 ... See MoreSee Less

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