Sports Report for Friday, 11-3-2017

PC Notes

  • PC Football on the Road Tomorrow… After seven straight home games the Blue Hose find themselves on the road tomorrow as they travel to West Long Beach, NJ to take on the Monmouth Hawks… The Hawks come into the game 7-1 overall and 2-0 in Big South play… Monmouth is coming off a 23-20 win at Charleston Southern last week and are ranked in the top 25 of the BCS Coaches Poll… The game can be seen on ESPN3 with the kickoff slated for 1 pm. 

Local Notes:

CHS:

  • Red Devils Travel to Seneca Tonight… Last Friday’s 41-21 win over Woodruff by the Clinton Red Devils allowed them to punch their into the Class-AAA playoffs which start tonight as the Red Devils travel to Seneca to take on the Bobcats… Seneca won their region with a 7-3 overall record and 4-0 in region play… They average 31.6 points per game on offense while their defense gives up 15.8 points per game… If you would like to see their schedule this year and results, click here… Yesterday I also did a brief interview with Coach Andrew Webb about the game with Woodruff last week and about the upcoming game tonight and if you would like to hear that interview, click here to link to where it is… Good Luck to the Red Devils tonight and Go Big Red!

LDHS:

  • Northwestern 58 – Laurens 7… Note to Laurens Raider teams in the future: avoid playing Northwestern at District 3 Stadium in Rock Hill if at all possible… As you may recall the Raiders traveled to Rock Hill and District 3 Stadium in November of 2015 to take on the Trojans of Northwestern in the opening round of the Class-4A playoffs and lost by a score of 46-7… Well last night they returned to Rock Hill to take on the Trojans in the opening round of the Class-5A playoffs and the Trojans again were victorious as they 58-7 win over the Raiders…  The Raiders hung in there with the Trojans for a quarter as the Trojans only led 10-0 after the opening 12 minutes of the game…. The second quarter proved to be the quarter where the Trojans took control of the game as they scored 28 unanswered points to go up 38-0 at the half … The Raiders lone score came with 2:34 left in the game when Chris Jackson capped an 80 yard drive in 14 plays with a 1 yard TD run and Devon Hubner added the PAT…. The Raiders managed just 198 yards of total offense to the Trojans 464 with 334 of the Trojans’ yards coming through the air… Chris Jackson was the leading rusher for the Raiders with 47 yards and Ryan Campbell threw for 73 yards… To see the complete package of game statistics and a play by play account of the game, click on the following: 11-2-17_Laurens_at_Northwestern_Stats … The Raiders finish the season 3-8 on the season.

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

 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.
  • 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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