Sports Report for Monday, 11-27-2017

Local Notes:

High School Football Finals Pairings Set… well after last Friday night the SCHSL State Championship pairings have been set and both Clinton and Laurens have two teams that were on their schedule this last season in the finals… Last week’s results by classification are as follows

  • Class 5A… Dorman (12-2, defeated Gaffney 14-10) will face Dutch Fork (12-2, defeated Fort Dorchester 24-14)…The game will be at noon this Saturday at Williams Brice Stadium.
  • Class 4A… South Pointe (14-0, defeated Greer 67-21) will face Hartsville (13-1, defeated Berkley 37-20)… The game will be at 6:30 pm this Saturday at Williams Brice Stadium.
  • Class 3A… Chapman (14-0, defeated Emerald 48-14) will face Dillon (14-0, defeated Brookland-Cayce 42-7)… The game will be at 3:00 pm this Saturday at Williams Brice Stadium.
  • Class 2A… Abbeville (13-1, defeated Saluda 20-15) will face Bamberg-Ehrhardt (13-1, defeated Barnwell 23-3)… The game will be at 5:00 pm this Friday at Benedict College.
  • Class A… Lamar (13-0, defeated Ridge Springs-Monetta 35-14) will face Baptist Hill (10-1, defeated CE Murray 54-13)… The game will be at 5:00 pm this Friday at Benedict College


  • Meet the Devils Tomorrow Night… The basketball edition of Meet the Devils will take place tomorrow night in the main gym at CHS starting at 6:00 pm… All CMS teams, JV teams, and varsity teams and coaches will be introduced…   GO BIG RED!.


  • Sub-Varsity teams Start Season Tonight… The Laurens JV basketball teams and 9th grade boys’ team will be playing at Byrnes tonight starting at 5:30


  • Panthers 35 – Jets 27… In case you missed it yesterday the panthers took a 35-27 won over the Jets in New York… For game stats, click here.

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

  • Tues. (11-28) – at Covenant Christian starting at 4:00
  • Thur. (11-30) – host Greenwood Christian starting at 4:00
  • Fri. (12-1) – varsity boys & girls at Shannon Forrest starting at 6:00

Raider Basketball Broadcast… Join us here Tues. (11/28) at 6:00 pm as we bring you the action as the Laurens Raiders host Byrnes in a girls / boys doubleheader of varsity basketball at the LDHS main gym… And as usual you can hear it live on the internet at

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 Wednesday night, December 6 when the Awards banquet will take place…   Danny Morrison former President of the Carolina Panthers will be the featured speaker. And the club will name the All-County Team, Coach of the Year and Player of the Year. The banquet starts at 7:00 pm.
  • 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.

If you have any comments, suggestions, or want to reports scores, please contact me via email at: or text me at 864-981-3470.