Sports Report for Friday, 10-27-2017

PC Notes:

  • PC host Kennesaw State… After taking a week off, the Blue Hose football team gets back into action tomorrow afternoon as they host Kennesaw State in a 2:30 pm contest… Not only is it a Big South Conference game but it is also Homecoming… The Blue Hose will have their work cut out for themselves as the Owls come into the contest with a 6-1 record and have a high powered offense that is averaging 333 yards per game on the ground… Now for more background information on this game, click here to go to the posting at where you can find all the details.

Local Notes:


  • Tennis: Woodruff 4 – Clinton 1… Yesterday I told you that the lady Red Devil tennis team was supposed to play Woodruff in the third round of the AAA Tournament but no one had sent me the score in time to get it on yesterday’s sports report… Well I know have the results of that match up a Woodruff on Wednesday and I must say that the Wolverines ended the Red Devils season by taking a 4-1 win… Mary Catherine Dailey picked up the Red Devils only win as the #2 singles player but a couple of others were close…. For complete match details, click here… Woodruff as you may know is in the same region as the Red Devils and finished second in the region while Clinton finished third in the region… Woodruff advances to play Mid-Carolina for the upper state crown on Monday… Mid-Carolina is in the same region with Clinton and Woodruff and they finished first in the region…  The reason I point this out is to simply say the Red Devils are in a tough region when it comes to girls tennis…  If you would like to look back at their schedule and results for this season, click here.
  • JV FB: Clinton 42 – Woodruff 34… The JV team finishes the season 5-0 in region play… Sorry no details on scoring… To see the team’s schedule and result, click here.


LDHS… The Raider 9th grade and JV football teams closed out their season last night at KC Hanna Stadium as they hosted the Greenwood Eagles

  • 9th Grade: Greenwood 27 – Laurens 6… In the first game last night, the Greenwood Eagles took a 27-6 win over the Raiders… Greenwood used their running game to take a 14-0 lead at the half and the Raiders only score with 1:08 left in the third quarter When Shemare Dendy capped a 55 yard drive with a 1 yard run to make the score 14-6… Greenwood scored twice in the fourth quarter to make the final score 27-0… To see the schedule and results for the Raiders, click here.
  • JV: Laurens 32 – Greenwood 7… Now the news is better for Raider fans where the JV team is concerned as the Raiders took a 32-7 win over the Eagles… The Raiders scored the first time they had the ball as they drove 50 yards with Jackson Mahon carrying it from 1 yard out to make it 6-0 as the two-point conversion failed… Greenwood went 3 and out and after the punt the Raiders drove 43 yards for their second score with 6:54 left in the half… Again Mahon carried in from 1 yard out and Lindin Gault converted the 2-point PAT and the Raiders led 14-0 … The Raiders scored again with less than a minute left in the half when Zachary Miller carried it in from 5 yards out and the score stood 20-0 at the half… The Raiders’ first score of the second half came with 1:23 left on the clock in the third quarter when Mahon connected with Mark McGowan on an 11 scoring pass to make it 26-0 Raiders…. Zachary Miller closed out the Raider scoring early in the fourth quarter on an 8 yard run to make it 32-0… Greenwood avoided the shutout by scoring with 26.3 seconds left in game and getting the PAT to make the final 32-7… Again if you want to see the teams schedule and the result for the JV squad, click here.

Middle School Athletics:

  • FB: GCO 12 – HT 6 in OT… last night the Hickory Tavern Panthers traveled to Gray Court to take on their arch rivals the Gray Court-Owings Tigers… This was the second time the two teams met on the gridiron this season as they played a non-region contest at HT which the Panthers won 8-0… Well yesterday the Tigers turned the tables and took a 12-6 win in overtime… GCO scored first as Hunter Brewington connected with Caleb Franklin on a 15 yard scoring strike in the second quarter to put the Tigers up 6-0… The panthers tied the game as time was running out in the first half as Austin Roach hit Dale Hostetler on a scoring pass… Neither team scored in the second half so the teams went into overtime with GCO getting the ball first…The Tigers scored on the second play in OT as Isaiah Burnside carried it in from the 5… The panthers then got their crack at it but were not able to score which then led o a celebration by the Tigers.

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:

  • Varsity Football: Friday the Crusaders travel to Northside Christian in Columbia for their last regular season game starting at 7:30. 

Broadcast Notes.

  • Raider Football Broadcast… Our next Laurens varsity football broadcast will be this Friday night when Laurens travels to Greenwood to take on the Eagles… We will start with our Friday Night Insiders program at 6:05 and then go live to Greenwood 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: 95.7 or 101.9… 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, November 3rd and the featured speaker will be Buddy Pough Head Football Coach of the South Carolina State Bulldogs.
  • 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
  • Joe Adair Outdoor Education Fundraiser… The Joe R. Adair Outdoor Education Center is having a chicken stew fundraiser to raise money for maintenance of the center, supplies, or helping us achieve our purpose… The center is a great educational resource used by students of all ages in both Laurens School Districts 55 & 56 … The stew is $7.50 per quart and will be available at the center between 10 am and 3pm on Friday, November 3rd… You can preorder by emailing or calling the Joe Adair Center at 984-5492
  • 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!
  • 18th Annual Laurens Family YMCA Rein Deer Run… The 18th Annual Laurens Family YMCA Rein Deer Run is coming up on Saturday, December 9th… A few things have changed for this year and I want to make sure you are all aware of it… If you click here, you will open a flyer that has registration information, registration fee, sponsor levels and other information including the fact that you need to register by November 17th to avoid late registration fees… You will notice, a parent can complete a registration form AND register his/her children for the fun run on the same form… Also there are discounts for teams… New this year will be inflatables for those children that register for the fun run, a Dress like a Reindeer Costume Contest and a drop box to benefit the Toy Drive for the Laurens City Police…. Again click here for more information or call the YMCA at 984-2626
  • Breakfast with Santa… The Laurens family YMCA is also having Breakfast with Santa again this year on Saturday, December 16th… The tickets for this event will again be $5 and everyone entering MUST have a ticket… This covers the cost of breakfast, photo with Santa and lots of games, crafts and activities… Tickets will go sale at the front desk of the YMCA on November 1st… New This Year will be a Merry Market… They will have several small businesses set up “markets” for last minute Christmas gift purchasing… If you or someone you know that may be interested in participating in the Merry Market, please have them contact the YMCA at 984-2626… That is the number to call for more information about the event in total or click here to open up a flyer about the event.
  • 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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