Sports Report for Tuesday, 11-28-2017

PC Notes

  • Women’s BasketballDuke 79 – PC 45… Sunday the lady Blue Hose basketball team traveled to Duke to take on the #16 ranked Blue Devils and only trailed 36-28 but the Blue Devils held PC to just 17 points in the second half as they pulled away to a 79-45 win… For more information on the game, click here… PC is now 1-5 on the season and returns to action Friday when travel to Nashville to take on the Belmont Bruins.
  • Men’s BasketballPC 75 – Chicago State 73… Ethan Kay’s three-pointer with 28 seconds remaining gave the Blue Hose the lead, while Reggie Dillard’s block with a second to go helped preserve the win, as the Presbyterian College men’s basketball team rallied to the 75-73 win over Chicago State in its final game of the Battle 4 Atlantis Mainland Tournament Friday afternoon in Baltimore, Md.  Dillard led the Blue Hose with 20 points with Ethan Kay and Davon Bell finishing with 18 apiece…. For more details on this game, click here… PC is now 2-5 on the season and will host UNC-G at 7:00 pm tonight at the Templeton Center. 

Local Notes:


  •  Meet the Devils Tomorrow Tonight… The basketball edition of Meet the Devils will take place tonight 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!

 LDHS… The Raider sub-varsity teams played at Byrnes last night but the coaches did not get the results to me.

 Middle School Basketball… There were a few more games in the area but the coaches did not get the results to me…. If you see them, remind them to get them to me…. Email: or text at 981-3470

  • G: Hickory Tavern 54 – Southside Christian 9… Yesterday at HT, the Lady Panthers rolled to a 16-0 lead at the end of the first quarter and then went on to take a 54 to 9 win over SSC. The leading scorers for the Lady Panthers were Ranyia Jackson 24, Kimyah Foggie 16, Macayle Revis 6, Navia Blanding 4, and Morgan Richard 4… Hickory Tavern is 3-0 overall and 1-0 in the Little River Conference.
  • B: Hickory Tavern 33 – Southside Christian 23… In boys action, the Panthers trailed 21-18 at the half but held SSC scoreless in the third quarter as they came back to take a 33-23 win over SSC… The leading scorers for HT were Josh Cureton 16, Preston Mahon 9… The Panthers are 2 and 1 overall and 1-0 in Little River Conference

 College Notes:

  • FBS AP Poll… Well as you might expect with former #1 Alabama and #2 Miami (Fl.) losing last weekend there was a lot of shakeup in the FBS AP Poll… Former #4 Clemson checks in as the new #1 after their trouncing of South Carolina and #3 Oklahoma moves up to #2… Undefeated Wisconsin moves up a notch to #3 and auburn vaults all the way from #6 to #2 after they sent The Tide rolling back to the ocean in a very low state… Alabama did drop to #5… Sports 6-10 are occupied by Georgia, Miami (Fl.), Ohio state, Penn state and TCU…To see the balance of the top 25 in the AP Poll, click here… Wonder what the College Football Playoff rankings will look like later today? 

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… Address for school is: 1041 Harbor Drive West Columbia, SC 29169
  • 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 tonight 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.


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