Sports Report for Tuesday, 12-5-2017

PC Notes:

  • M: PC 73 – NC A&T 70… Last Saturday Davon Bell hit a 3-pont shot with just 0.4 seconds left on the clock to give PC a 73-70 win over the Aggies of North Carolina A&T… For more information about this game, click here… The men return to action tonight as they host the Bulldogs of South Carolina State in a 7:00 pm contest at the Templeton Center.
  • W: Belmont 90 – PC 48… The news is not as good where the Lady Blue Hose basketball team is concerned as they fell to Belmont 90-48 in Nashville last Friday… For more information on this game, click here… The ladies are back on the road tonight as they travel to North Carolina to take on the Lady Tarheels in a 6:00 pm contest tonight.

Local Notes:


  • CMS Night at CHS … Tonight at the Clinton High School basketball games, it will be Clinton Middle Night, and it is a RED out!!  We will be announcing to all CHS students that CMS students are welcome to join the students in the student section and learn what it is like to be a CHS student in our basketball student section!!  All CMS students will get in free tonight with passes distributed at CMS …The students must have those passes with them at the gate, or they will have to pay to enter…. CMS Teachers, Students, and all Staff come the Red Devils as the host the Emerald Vikings… JV boys start at 5:00, Varsity girls start at 6:00, and Varsity boys start around 7:30…. By the way they want everyone to wear RED

LDHS… The Laurens Raider sub-varsity teams hosted the Spartanburg Vikings last night in the main gym at LDHS.

  • 9th Grade Boys: Spartanburg 35 – Laurens 27… In a game that saw the Vikings take an 8-4 lead at the end of the first quarter only to have the Raiders fight back and take a 17-9 lead at the half, the Vikings 9th grade boys team came back in the second half to take a 35-27 win over Laurens…  Shamare Dendy led the Raiders in scoring with14 points… To see more details on this game and comments from Coach Jacob Freeze, click here.
  • JV Boys: Laurens 51 – Spartanburg 45 (OT)… Now the news is better where the JV boys are concerned as the Raiders ran their record to 2-1 on the young season with an exciting 51-45 win over the Vikings in overtime… The Raiders had an 18-13 win at the half only to have the Vikings come back and tie the game at 43-43 on a 3-point shot just before time ran out… Amaija Hill keyed the Raider win scoring 5 of the team’s 7 points in the OT and led the team with 17 points… Now for much more on this game and comments from Coach Adams Dean click here.
  • Girls JV… Sorry Coach Patterson did not report the scores. 

Laurens Academy… The Laurens Academy Crusaders hosted the Northside Christian Academy Crusaders out of Lexington in basketball action last night.

  • G: LA 54 – NCA 32… In varsity girls’ action, LA took a 54-32 win over NCA to run their record to 6-0… As has been the case in most their games, they came out and took a 19-5 lead at the end of the first quarter and never looked back… The Crusaders had 2 players scoring in double-digits as Taylor Campbell had 19 points and Regan Williamson 14… Ruthie Moore and Jennifer Wu had 7 points each, Florence Mitchell 5 and Julia Kerber 2.
  • B: NCA 57 – LA 16… In boys’ varsity action the news is not as good as the Crusaders suffered through one of their coldest shooting games in quite some time as NCA took a 57-16 win dropping the Crusaders to 2-4 on the young season… NCA took an 11-4 lead at the end of the first 8 minutes of play then proceeded to build on it and keeping the Crusaders off the board in the final quarter… Noah Moore led the Crusaders with 10 points while Joshua Moore had 4 and Thomas Lowry 2… The Crusaders host Oakbrook Prep today starting with the middle school girls at 4:00 pm.

Middle School Basketball

Hickory Tavern at Clinton MS White

  • B: HT 36 – CMS-W 27.. The Panthers took a 36-27 win over the White Wildcats in boys’ action breaking open a close game by outscoring the Wildcats 11-1 in the final quarter… The leading scorers for Hickory Tavern were Preston Mahon 15, Blake Nelson 11, and Joshua Cureton 10… The Panthers are 4-1 overall and 2-0 in the Little Rivers Conference.
  • G: HT 39 – CMS-W 26… The Lady Panthers led 22 to 10 at halftime. Leading scorers for HT were Ranyia Jackson 20, Navia Blanding 1, Macayle Revis 6, Taylor Hiott 2, Kimyah Foggie 10… The Lady Panthers were led in rebounding by Navia Blanding with 14 rebounds….The Lady Panthers are 5-0 overall and 2-0 in the Little River Conference.

 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

  • Tuesday (12-5)… host Oakbrook Prep… All teams… 4:440
  • Friday (12-8) … host Newberry Academy… all teams… 4:00

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 would have registered at the City of Laurens Parks and Recreation offices located at The Ridge… Registration for these ages closed 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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