Sports Report for Tuesday, 11-14-2017

PC Notes

  • Football: Liberty 47- PC 28… The Blue Hose football team (3-7, 0-4) traveled to Lynchburg, VA to take on the Liberty Flames (6-4, 2-2) last Saturday and fell to the Flames by a score of 47-28… Liberty jumped out to a 24-7 lead at the end of the first quarter and extended that to 33-7 at the half… The Blue Hose did outscore the Flames 14-7 in the third quarter but could get no closer as both teams put 7 on the board in the final quarter… Liberty managed 628 yards of total offense to PC’s 452 and Torrance Marable had 126 yards rushing on 23 carries… Will Brock had a career-high 297 yards passing for PC as he went 16-33 and 2 TDs … For more information and stats on this game, click here… PC closes out the season this Saturday as they host Garner-Webb in a 1:30 contest
  • PC Wins Big South Championship in Men’s Soccer… Up in High Point last Sunday, Connor Behrend saved the fifth penalty kick attempt by High Point to secure the first Big South Championship for the Presbyterian College men’s soccer team Sunday afternoon in High Point, N.C.  The Blue Hose (6-8-5) overcame missing their first PK attempt, winning, 4-3, after tying 0-0 in regulation and two overtimes, to advance to the NCAA Tournament… For more information on this match, click here… PC found out yesterday that their opening match in the NCAA Tournament will be this Thursday (11-16-17) as they travel to UNC-Wilmington to take on the Seahawks… For more background information on this matchup, click here. 

Local Notes:


Snelgrove Signs with USC-Union… Yesterday morning in the auditorium at CHS, senior soccer player Jack Snelgrove signed a letter of intent to continue his education and soccer career next year at USC-Union playing for the Bantams… Jack is not only a standout in soccer but also in the classroom as he currently has a 4.5 GPA and will  most likely enter USC-Union next year with enough college credit to be a sophomore… He is also in the top 20 in the senior class… Below is a link to a short video interview done with Jack after the signing which has a couple of photos at the end…  Congratulations to Jack!

College Notes:


  • FBA AP Poll… Well after both #2 Georgia and #3 Notre Dame lost last weekend you knew there would be some shakeup in the top 10 of the AP Poll and there was… Alabama remains at the top spot but #4 Clemson did not move up to #2… Instead last week’s #7 Miami (FL) who defeated Notre dame moved up to #2 and last week’s #5 Oklahoma jumped ahead of Clemson to #3… Wisconsin did move up a notch from #6 to #5… Spots 6-10 are occupied by Auburn, Georgia, Ohio State, Notre Dame and Oklahoma State… To see the entire top 25 in the AP Poll, click here… I’m curious to see what the new College Football Playoff Rankings will be today.
  • FCS Coaches Poll… There was very little change in the top 10 of the FCS Coaches Poll and undefeated James Madison continues to hold down the top spot… Wofford is now tied with North Carolina A&T for #7… Samford moved up a spot to #13, Elon dropped from #9 to ##15 and Furman cracked the top 25 for the first time this season coming in at #24… To see the entire top 25 in the FCS Coaches Poll, click here.


College Basketball Scores… To see more details on each of these games, click on their score.


Panthers 45 – Dolphins 21… The Panthers go to 7-3 with the win at home last night… For stats on the game, click here

 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 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!
  • 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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