Sports Report for Thursday, 11-30-17

Local Notes

CHS… Yesterday the Red Devils hosted the High Point Academy Grizzlies out of Spartanburg

  • G: Clinton 46 – HPA 39… The Lady Red Devils picked up their first win of the young season to run their record to 1-2 as they defeated HP 46-39… The Red Devils took a 12-5 lead at the end of the first quarter and then went on to take the win behind a game-high 24 points by DeShanti Watts… Afterwards Coach Gardner commented “(we) played really well and controlled the game throughout… Continuing to get better… Got good minutes from some new faces.”…  Savanah Campbell was also in double digits with 14 points… Terriauna Bennett had 6 points and Ashlyn Abercrombie added 2.
  • B: Clinton 68 – HPA 55… The story in the boy’s game is pretty much the same as the Red Devils took a 22-10 lead after the first 8 minutes of the game and then went on to take a 68-55 win over the Grizzlies to even their season record at 2-2… JD Payne led the Red Devils with 22 points but also scoring in double-digits were Jahleed Cook 15, Zay Bennett 13 and Zay Hurley 10… Also scoring were Ty Priestley 4 and Vilo Boyd 4… The Red Devils travel to Laurens for round 1 of the County Championship this Friday..


Wrestling … Catching up on the Raider wrestling team was in action Tuesday as they traveled to Byrnes HS to take on the Revels and the Riverside Warriors in a tri-match.

  • Byrnes 60 – Laurens 15… Laurens lost the match to Byrnes by a score of 60-15… Taking wins on the mats for the Raiders were Miles Reppart, Braylen Williams, and Nathan Hamby… For complete match details, click here.
  • Laurens 63 – Riverside 18… Now there is better news where the match with region foe Riverside is concerned as the Raiders took a 63-18 win over the Warriors… Taking wins on the mats for the Raiders were Lucas Tatham, Damein Ladd, Myles Reppart, Robert Lawson, Braylen Williams, Caleb Reid, Christopher Jackson, Will Pontoon and Nathan Hamby… Again for more match details click here.

Middle School Basketball

LMS: Wednesday, 11-29

  • G: Westview 44 – LMS 31… Nadia Anderson: 10 pts, Johndelyn Grant: 7 pts, Angel Johnson: 6 pts, Cederia Bailey: 4 pts, Samauria Williams: 2pts, Nya Anderson: 2 ptsSeason Record: 1-1
  • B: LMS 36 – Westview 24… 19 pts, Waldrick Burnside: 6 pts,  Jay Pulley: 3 pts, Zy Todd: 3 pts, Isaiah Craig: 3 pts, Isaac Craig: 2pts.. Season Record: 2-0… Next Game Dec. 4th @ McCormick

Hickory Tavern – Tuesday, 11-28

  • B: HT 36 – Woodruff 31… Hickory Tavern defeated Woodruff Middle 36 to 31… The leading scorer was Josh Cureton with 18 points… The Panthers are 3 and 1 overall and 1-0 in the Little River Conference.
  • G: HT 30 – Woodruff 27… Hickory Tavern defeated Woodruff MS 30 to 27… The leading scorer for the Lady Panthers was Ranyia Jackson with 20 points… HT is 4 – 0 overall and 1-0 in the Little River action.

LMS: Monday, 11-27

  • G: LMS 34 – Northside MS 12… Leading the Tigers was Johndelyn Grant with 12 points.. Nadia Anderson-11, Angel Johnson-5, Cederia Bailey- 6.
  • B: LMS 38 – Northside MS 33…Waldrick Burnside: 15pts 7rebounds, Redd: 10pts, Jay Pulley: 6pts 4assists, Isaah Craig: 4pts, Isaac Craig: 3pts and Zy Todd: 1pt 8rebounds

Hickory Tavern – Monday, 11-27

  • G: HT 54 – Southside Christian MS 9… Hickory Tavern defeated Southside Christian Middle 54 to 9… The leading scorers for the Lady Panthers were Ranyia Jackson 24, Kimyah Foggie 16, Macayle Revis 6, Navia Blanding 4, and Morgan Richard 4.
  • B: HT 33 – Southside Christian MS 23… Hickory Tavern defeated Southside Christian Middle 33 to 23… The leading scorers for HT were Josh Cureton 16, Preston Mahon 9.

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

  • 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 Friday, 12-8-17 at 6:00 pm as we bring you the action as the Laurens Raiders travel to Clinton in a girls / boys doubleheader of varsity basketball at the CHS 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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