Sports Report for Tuesday, 11-7-2017

PC Notes:

  • Monmouth 42 – PC 21… The PC football team was on the road last Saturday as they traveled up to West Long Branch, NJ to take on the now #22 ranked Monmouth Hawks… PC scored first and then the two teams traded scores and the game was tied 14-14 going into the locker rooms at halftime… The wheels kind of came off the bus for PC in the third period as the Hawks scored 21 unanswered points to go on to a 42-21 win over the Blue Hose… PC had 346 yards of total offense to Monmouth’s 402 and the Blue Hose defense intercepted 3 Hawk passes… For more details and stats on this game, click here to go to the PC website where that information is available.

Local Notes:


Girls Cross Country Finishes 14th… The Lady Red Devil cross country team was in action at the State Championships on Saturday and the team finished 14th… The top runner for the Red Devils was Paige Trent who finished 22… To see how the other teams finished in the meet and how the other Clinton runners did, click here


Boys Cross Country Finishes 18th… The boys’ cross country team was also in action at the State Met and they did not do quite as well as the ladies as they finished 18th… The top runner for them was Eric Newton who finished 23rd… Again to see how the other teams finished and how the other Clinton runners did, click here

College Notes:

  • FBS AP Poll… The latest FBS AP Poll did have some shakeup in the top 10 this week… Alabama and Georgia remain the top two in that order… Notre Dame jumped from fifth to third and Clemson moved up from sixth to fourth… Oklahoma jumped from eighth to fifth and Wisconsin dropped from fourth to sixth… The balance of the top 10 is Miami (Fla.), TCU, Washington and Auburn… To see the entire top 25 in the AP Poll click here
  • FCS Coaches Poll… In the FCS Coaches Poll James Madison continues to hold down the #1 spot but Jacksonville State moved up a spot to take over the #2 spot as North Dakota State lost last weekend… Two area teams moved up a spot as Wofford is now #8 and Elon is #9… Samford comes in at #14 and PC’s opponent last Saturday Monmouth comes in at #22 and Western Carolina cracked the top 25 coming in at #25… To see the entire poll, click here.

This & That:

  • LDHS ROBOTZ Garage Fundraiser… The Laurens High ROBOTZ Garage Team is raising funds to help with expenses as they travel to completions later in the spring… You can help them by dining at Zaxby’s of Laurens Tuesday, November 7th where a potions of the proceeds will be donated to the team… The hours that they are asking you to dine there are between 5:00 – 8:00 pm… Please make plans to help out this team that has been very successful over the last several years…. To learn more about the ROBOTZ Garage team as to what they, who is involved, local industries that support them and their competitions, click here to listen to an interview with Rob Sheffield about the team.
  • 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 17th and it will be Clemson – Carolina Day… The featured speakers Don Munson Voice of the Clemson Tigers and Clyde Wrenn USC Director of High School Relations… This is always a great meeting so make plans to attend!
  • 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.
  • Youth Basketball in Laurens… Youth basketball registration through the City of Laurens and the Laurens Family YMCA is now open… If your child is ages 3-6 or 13-15 they will register at the Laurens YMCA and they must do so by 1-2-2017… If you child is ages 7-12 they will register at the City of Laurens Parks and Recreation offices located at The Ridge… Registration for these ages closes Dec. 1, 2017… The fee at either facility is $40 per child… Specific information for each league will be given out at the time of registration… If you have any questions you call the City of Laurens Parks and Recreation office at 681-7275 of the Laurens YMCA at 984-2626.
  • Youth Basketball and Cheer at Clinton YMCA… The Clinton Family YMCA is offering open registration for ‘Youth Basketball’ and Cheerleading for six (6) playing divisions and Cheer through the December 12th registration deadline…. To see complete information such as age groupings, fall-out dates, fees and who to call if you want more information, click here.


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