Sports Report for Friday, 11-17-2017

PC Notes

  • Football has Final Game Tomorrow… The Presbyterian College football team wraps up the 2017 season tomorrow hosting Gardner-Webb at 1 p.m. at Bailey Memorial Stadium in a game that can be seen on the Big South Network… PC will honor its seniors prior to the game…. PC comes into the game 3-7 / 0-4 while the Running-Bulldogs come in 1-9 / 0-4… For more background information on the game, click here.
  • MBK: NC State 86 – PC 68… The Blue Hose men’s basketball team traveled up to Raleigh last night to take on NC State and actually led 44-36 at the half but the Wolfpack went on a 28-9 run at the start of the second half and then went on to take an 86-68 win over PC… Reggie Dillard led the Blue Hose with 23 points and 7 rebounds… For more information on this game, click here… PC (1-2) heads to VMI for a 1 pm game tomorrow.
  • Soccer: UNC-Wilmington 1 – PC 0 (OT)…  The Blue Hose men’s soccer team traveled to UNCW yesterday to take on the Seahawks in first round action in the NCAA Men’s Soccer Tournament and the two teams battled to a 0-0 tie at the end of regulation… In the first minute of overtime the Seahawks were able to score of a corner kick thus taking a 1-0 win and advancing in the tournament… Now for more information on this match a recap of the PC’s season, click here. 

Local Notes:

Round 3 of High School Playoffs Tonight…  A quick reminder of some area playoff games tonight in the upstate area:

  • 5-A: Greenwood at Dorman and Gaffney at Hillcrest
  • 4-A: Greenville at Greer and Eastside at South Pointe
  • 3-A: Palmetto at Chapman and Emerald at Fairfield-Central
  • 2-A: Cheraw at Abbeville and Lee Central at Saluda
  • 1-A: Lewisville at Ridge-Spring Moneta and Lamar at Williston-Elko

College Notes:

College Basketball Scores From Last Night

  • W: South Carolina 66 – Clemson 36… For the Gamecock perspective on this game, click here…. For the Clemson take on the game, click here.
  • M: Illinois State 69 – South Carolina 65… The Red Birds handed the Gamecocks their first loss of the season, for more details click here.
  • M: Clemson 81 – Ohio 76… For more information on this game, click here.



  • This Week… This Sunday at 3:00 pm the final race of the season will take place down at the Homestead-Miami Track in Florida… After last week’s race at Phoenix, the field of 8 in the hunt for the Monster Energy Cup Championship was narrowed down to 4…  There will be a new champion this year because Jimmie Johnson last year’s winner is not among the four finalists who are Kevin Harvick, Kyle Busch, Martin Truex, Jr. and Brad Keselowski… Will be interesting to see which one of those four finishes ahead of the other there and if the other drivers try to play “spoiler” during the race… NBC will carry the race Sunday.

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 Mauricus “Moe” Brown played receiver for the South Carolina Gamecocks from 2006-09 when he caught 85 passes for 1,124 yards and four touchdowns…Brown serves on the University of South Carolina’s Board of Visitors and is the immediate-past president of the university’s Association of Letterman, having served as captain of the football team as a student.… 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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