Sports Report for Friday, 2-24-2017

PC Notes:

  • Men’s BK: Radford 59 – PC 57… Last night the Blue Hose men’s basketball traveled to Radford for their last road game of the regular season… Radford led 30-20 at the half and PC mounted a comeback in the second half that fell 2 points short as Radford held on to take a 59-57 win… For more information on this contest, click here… The team will finish its regular season tomorrow when they host the Winthrop Eagles in a 4:30 pm contest at the Templeton Center.
  • Women’s BK: Campbell 50 – PC 42… The Lady Blue Hose basketball team travelled to Campbell last Tuesday night and led at the half but could not hold it as the camels came back to take a 50-42 win… Cortney Storey led the Blue Hose in scoring as she often does putting 13 points on the board… For more information on this contest, click here… The team returns home tomorrow and host High Point in a 2 pm game.
  • Softball…. The team has been idle this week but that ends today as they travel to Charleston, SC to participate in the Willie Jewell’ Invitational… To see their schedule for this weekend, click here.
  • Baseball… The baseball team lost to Furman on Tuesday 6-0 but defeated Wofford 6-1 on Wednesday both of which I covered on the following morning’s sports report… Well today they at 2 pm they start a 3-game series with Stony Brook at the PC Baseball Complex… The game on Saturday is also at 2 pm while the game on Sunday is at noon. 

Local Sports Results:

LDHS:

Wrestling… Last Saturday the Raider wrestling team hosted the Upper State AAAAA Individual Tournament… After all was said and done the Raiders had one wrestler to qualify for the state tournament starting today at the Anderson Civic Center… Shokeil Moses finished fourth in the 195 lbs. division and was the lone Raider to qualify… I want to congratulate him and wish him luck in the tournament…. Below is a video of two of Shokeil’s matches from last Saturday at LDHS.

 

CHS:

Red Devils Play For Upper State Championship Tomorrow… Well I think just about anyone who pays any attention to sports at all in the area already knows that the Clinton Red Devil boys’ basketball team will be playing the Southside Tigers tomorrow at 3:30 at the Bon Secours Wellness Arena in Greenville for the Class-AAA Upper State Championship… The last time the Red Devils boys made it to the upper state finals was in March, 2003 when they lost to Lugoff-Elgin 70-63… This will be a battle of #1 vs. #2 as the Tigers are ranked #1 in AAA basketball while the Red Devils are ranked #2… Southside comes into the contest with a 25-1 record losing only to AAAAA Wade Hampton 54-50just before Christmas… They finished #1 in Region II-AAA… They are averaging 68.5 points per game while giving up just 51.2 points per game… CHS will host a “Super Saturday Clinton fan Train sendoff for the team… This will include tailgating with hot dogs for the first 100 people, car decorating and other activities… For complete information about all of this, click on the following: Super Saturday Fan Tain Information   …. By the way it goes without saying that they wasnt as much Red Devil Red there as possible… Go Big Red!

 

Laurens Academy:

LA 53 – Holly Hill 47… The Lady Crusaders faced off against the Lady Raiders of Holly Hill Academy last night down in Sumter in one of the semi-final games of the SCISA Class A Tournament…. Well there is good news for Crusader fans as they defeated the Raiders 53-47 to punch their ticket to the championship game against Dorchester Academy tomorrow at 2:30 in the Sumter Civic Center… The Crusaders opened up a 12-7 lead by the end of the first quarter but the Raiders rebounded to outscore the Crusaders 20-10 in the second quarter to lead the Crusaders 27-22 at the half… The Crusaders came out of the locker room and picked up their offense and defense to regain the lead and led by 2 (35-33) going into the final 8 minutes of play… The Crusaders sealed the win in the fourth quarter from the free throw line as they made 12 of 16 free throws in the quarter with Taylor Campbell going 8-8 on the line down the stretch… Ruthie Moore led the Crusaders with a game-high 30 points and Taylor Campbell finished with 14… Blair Quarles added 6 points and Regan Williamson 3… Good Luck to the Crusaders tomorrow and here’s hoping they bring home the Big Trophy!

Clinton and Laurens Open Baseball Season Today… The Red Devil and Raider baseball teams open up their season today as they start their participation in the Battle of the Upstate Tournament which this year is being played at 4 different sites… Both will be playing at Ed Prescott Field today with the Laurens taking on Woodruff at 5 pm and Clinton battling Emerald at 7:30… Laurens will play again tomorrow at 11 am while Clinton will not play again until Monday… To see the entire tournament schedule, click on the following: Battle of the Upstate

 

Local Sports Schedule:

  • LDHS: To see the sports schedule for this week at LDHS, click here
  • CHS: To see the sports schedule for this week at CHS, click here
  • Laurens Academy: See above. 

This & That:

  • Allen Staton Baseball Camp… Allen Staton and Thomas Jones will be holding a baseball camp next Saturday (2-25-17) where campers will receive group and personal instructions from both of these professional baseball players… Infield and outfield mechanics as well as hitting instruction will be available… The camp will be limited to the 40 campers between the ages of 9-12 so don’t delay… Registration is $50 and you can sign up at the City of Laurens Parks And Recreation offices at The Ridge… The camp will be held at the Laurens City Park between the hours of 9-12.
  • 39th Annual CHS / CMS FCA Community Prayer Breakfast… Once again this year the Clinton Family YMCA is teaming up with the Clinton HS and Clinton MS FCA to have their 39th Annual Community Prayer Breakfast… This series of four breakfast meetings will start on Monday, March 6th and conclude Thursday, March 10th … The breakfast will start each morning at 7:15 in the CHS cafeteria and the cost for adults is $3 per day participate in the breakfast portion of the meeting… The meeting will then will move to the CHS main gym at 8 am for the featured speaker each of the four days… For more information as to who the speakers are each day click here… Middle school and high school age students are encouraged to attend at no cost to them… For more information, call the Clinton YMCA at 833-1555

 

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