Sports Report for Tuesday, 10-17-2017

PC Notes:

  • Charleston Southern 7 – PC 0…  Last Saturday at Bailey Memorial Stadium the Blue Hose and the Charleston Southern Buccaneers hooked up in a real defensive battle which went to the Bucs as they scored a TD late in the 4th quarter to take a 7-0 win over the Blue Hose… PC fumbled at its own 15 yard line with 5:44 left in the game and it took only 4 plays for the Bucs to score what proved t be the winning TD…. For more information on this game, click here….   PC now takes a break from its seven-game homestand with an off week this week. The Blue Hose are back in action on October 28, hosting Kennesaw State at 2:30 p.m. Bailey Memorial Stadium on Homecoming. 

Local Notes:


  • Girls Tennis: Clinton 4 – Greer 3… Last Thursday the Lady Red Devil tennis team hosted the Lady Yellow jackets of Greer HS in a non-region match… Good news for Red Devil fans as the team took a 4-3 win over Greer… Taking wins in singles action were Elizabeth Jones, Gerri Hill and Gracie Spangler… The fourth win came when Jones and Dailey teamed up to form the #1 doubles team and defeat their opponents… The team winds up the regular season with a 6-7 overall record and 5-5 in region play… The Red Devils will open post-season play today as they travel to Walhalla in first round AAA playoff action.
  • Region X-Country Championships Today at CHS… The Red Devil Cross Country teams will be hosting the Region III-AAA Championships today… I am sure the teams would appreciate the Red Devil Nation coming out and cheering them on… The schedule is as follows; 4:30 Girls on the Run ½ Course Race, 4:45 Girls on the Run Awards, 5:00 Senior Day Ceremonies, 5:10 Girls XC Championship Begin and 5:45 Boys XC Championship Race Begins


  • Girls Tennis: Greenwood 6 – Laurens 1… The Lady Raider tennis team finished their season last Friday when they traveled to Greenwood to take on the Eagles… The Eagles proved to be too strong for the Raiders as they took a 6-1 win… The Raiders lone win came in the #3 singles match where Abby Davis defeated her opponent… For more information on this match including comments from Coach Horner and Coach Youmans click here… The young Raider team finished the season with a 2-10 overall record and 0-9 in region play    and Kathleen Horner and Kathryn Tribble came to the end of their high school career.

Laurens Academy… Last weekend the Laurens Academy Crusader Volleyball teams were in action in their region tournaments.

  • Middle School… The Crusader MS volleyball team captured the tournament championship to go along with their regular season championship… In the tournament, they defeated Cambridge Academy 2-0 and then defeated Richard Winn 2-0 in the championship match… Emily Abercrombie and Sara Grace Natiello were both named to the MS All-Tournament Team.
  • Varsity… The varsity squad went into the tournament with a #1 seed because they like the middle school team won the regular season title… Well they also captured the Tournament title by defeating Newberry Academy 2-0 and then took a 2-0 win over WW King for the Tournament Championship… Katelyn Shuttles made the Al-Tournament Team while Taylor Campbell was named the Tournament MVP…  Campbell and Shuttles were also named to the All-Region Team while Taylor Campbell captured Region Player of the Year… Coach Shannon McGee was also named Region Coach of the Year… Congratulations to all the Crusaders!!




Sports Schedules for this Week

LDHS: To see the sports schedule for this week at LDHS and District 55 middle schools, click here

CHS: To see the sports schedule for this week at CHS and CMS, click here.

Laurens Academy:

  • Volleyball: To be announces
  • MS Football: The Crusaders host the Richard Winn Eagles at 5:30
  • Varsity Football: The Crusaders host the WW King Knights on Senior Night at 7:30. 

Broadcast Notes.

  • Raider Football Broadcast… Our next Laurens varsity football broadcast will be this Thursday night when Laurens travels to Mauldin to take on the Mauldin Mavericks… We will start with our Friday (Thursday) Night Insiders program at 6:00 and then go live to Mauldin about 6:35 with Doug Holiday calling the game and Mike Hughes adding his analysis of the game… Coach Rob Sheffield will report from the sideline…Our FM in-stadium transmitter will be set to one of the following depending on which I find is best when I get there: 87.9, 107.7, 92.1 or 104.3… And as usual you can hear it live on the internet at
  • 9th Grade & JV Broadcast… Join us here Thursday as we bring you 9th Grade JV Football action from KC Hanna Stadium as the Raiders host the Mauldin Mavericks in a doubleheader of 9th grade & JV football… We will go live between about 5:30 for the 9th grade game and then the JV game will follow about 15 minutes after the 9th grade game finishes (about 7:30)… And as usual you can hear it live on the internet at

This & That:

  • Laurens County TD Club… Once again the Laurens County TD Club has a full slate of very interesting speakers lined up for its meetings every other week during the football season out at The Ridge starting at noon on Fridays… Each week the local coaches will recap the games their teams have played since the last meeting and the talk about the game that night… There are several levels of sponsorship available and of course you can just come on the day of the meeting for a small fee… Now for a complete list of speakers and other information about the club, click here… If you still have questions, contact Marlene Owings at 864-833-2716 or by email at…. The next meeting will be Friday, October 20th and the featured speaker will be Tommy Spangler Head Football Coach at PC.
  • Laurens County Sports Hall of Fame Accepting Nominations for 2018 Class… The Laurens County Sports Hall of Fame is now accepting nominations through October 31st for their second class, the Class of 2018… Those selected will be inducted March 27, 2018 in a 6:30 pm ceremony at The Ridge… But first you the general public must nominate those you think are worthy and fall into the set criteria for inclusion in the hall… For more information about who is in the hall already, criteria those nominated have to meet and other information about the hall, click here… Nomination forms are available at www.laurenscountysportshalloffame.comFor any questions about the Laurens County Sports Hall of fame, contact Billy Dunlap at
  • Laurens County Chamber of Commerce Oyster Roast… The Laurens County Chamber of Commerce 10th annual College Football Fan Challenge Oyster Roast which will be on Thursday, November 9th out at the chamber’s office… It features all you can eat and drink and food service starts at 6 pm but the gates open at 5 pm… There will be steamed oysters, low country boil, chicken gumbo, as well as silent and live auctions… Tickets are $40 each and are on sale now… Contact Marlene Owings at 864-833-2716 or to purchase tickets, or inquire about sponsorship opportunities!
  • Clinton YMCA Better Together 50th Anniversary Celebration… The Clinton YMCA celebrated their 50th year in operation this past June… To help celebrate this milestone the YMCA is offering a way that current members can get 20% off their membership for a year by  referring a new member who also gets the same 20% off for a year… This special celebration offer can be taken advantage of for the remainder of the calendar year… For complete details call the Clinton YMCA at 833-1555 or simply click on the following which has all the details, click here … Don’t let this opportunity to save on Y memberships pass you by and help celebrate the YMCA’s 50th year!


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