Sports Report for Tuesday, 10-31-2017

PC Notes

  • Kennesaw St. 28 – PC 0… The Blue Hose football team finished a seven-game homestand last Saturday on a sour note as the Kennesaw State Owls took a 28-0 win and improve their record to 7-1 / 3-0 while PC drops to 3-5 / 0-2… The Owls were the pre-season co-favorite to win the Big South this year and they certainly played that way Saturday as they churned out 397 yards of total offense (304 of it rushing) to PC’s 250 yards with only 132 of that rushing… PC got inside the Owl’s 25 yard line 3 times once down to the 10 but just could not punch it in….For more information and stats on the game, click here… PC travels to Monmouth for a 1 pm contest this Saturday. 

Local Notes:

CHS:

Cross Country… Last Saturday the Clinton cross country teams participated in the Upper State Championships and both the girls and boys teams finished well enough to qualify for the AAA Championships this Saturday in Columbia… Let’s catch up on how they did.

  • Girls Finish Seventh… The Lady Red Devil X-country team finished 7th to mark the first time in the program’s history that the team has qualified for the state tournament… Paige Threatt led the team finishing 12th overall with a time of 20 minutes and 57 seconds a personal best time for here… Now if you would like more details on this match alike what teams finished above and below the Red Devils and how the other Red Devil runners finished, click here.
  • Boys Finish Ninth… The Red Devil boys team finished ninth in the meet and again this was well enough for them to qualify for the state meet this Saturday for the first time since 2012… Eric Newton paced the Red Devils finishing 13th overall with a time of 17 minutes and 18 seconds… Again if you would like more details on this match alike what teams finished above and below the Red Devils and how the other Red Devil runners finished, click here…. Congratulations to both teams for the fine showing this past Saturday and also good luck to them this coming Saturay!

College Notes:

  • FBS AP Poll… Well after last weekend’s losses by a couple of top 5 teams a Jerry Lee Lewis song from the mid-sixties comes to mind… “Whole Lotta of Shakin’ Goin’ On” comes to mind as only last week’s #1 Alabama retains it ranking… Undefeated Georgia now claims the #2 spot followed by Ohio State, Wisconsin and Notre Dame all moving up to round out the top 5… Spots 6-10 are occupied by Clemson, Penn State, Oklahoma, Miami (Fla) and TCU… To see the entire top 25 in the AP Poll click here.
  • FCS Coaches Poll… Now there was hardly any change in the top 10 spots of the FCS Coaches Poll… The top 5 in order remain James Madison, North Dakota State, Jacksonville State, Central Arkansas and Sam Houston State… Wofford and Elon both climbed back into the top 1o at #9 & #10 respectively… Samford checks in at #15 and PC’s opponent this Saturday comes in at #24 while their opponent last week (Kennesaw State) is at # 25… To see the entire top 25in the FCS Coaches Poll, click here.

Pros:

  • World Series….. Game 6 of the series is tonight out in LA with first pitch scheduled for a few minutes after 8 pm ET… The Astros have a 3-2 lead in the best of 7 series and the game can be seen on Fox.

 

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… None noted

 Broadcast Notes.

  • Raider Football Broadcast… Our next Laurens varsity football broadcast will be this Thursday night when Laurens travels to Rock Hill to take on the Trojans in first round action of the Class AAAAA playoffs… We will go live to Rock Hill 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: 92.3, 87.9 or 101.5… And as usual you can hear it live on the internet at www.wlbg.com.

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 mowings@laurenscounty.org…. 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 bdunlap@golaurens.com
  • 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 ccotney@laruens55.org 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 mowings@laurenscounty.org 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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