Sports Report for Tuesday, 12-19-2017

PC Notes:

  • W: PC 69 – NC Central 60… This past Sunday at the Templeton Center the Lady Blue Hose basketball team took a 69-60 win over the Lady eagles of North Carolina Central… Cortney Storey had a game-high 26 points to lead the Blue Hose to the win and during the game she scored the 1000th point of her career …For more information on this game, click here… PC improves to 2-7 on the season and will host the Spartans of the University of North Carolina Greensboro on Thursday in a noon contest at the Templeton Center.
  • Men… The men’s basketball team has been idle since last Thursday but that ends tonight as they travel to Blacksburg, Virginia to take on Virginia Tech in a 7:00 pm contest… They then will return hme on Thursday for a 2:00 pm contest with Piedmont.

Local Notes:


2017 Girls Tennis Awards… Last night the Lady Raider Tennis Team had their end of the year banquet and Coach Susan Youmans handed out letters and/or certificates to all the players… The Raider Spirit Award went to Skylar Douglas and Kaitlyn Price… Morgan Clark was named the Best First Year Player while Most Improved went to Anna Jenkins… The big winner last night was Kathleen Horner as she was named the the Team’s MVP and was also honored as an All-Region Player… Congratulations to all these winners especially Kathleen… Photo Courtesy of Scott Horner.

Laurens Academy… Last Saturday the Laurens Academy Crusader varsity basketball teams traveled to Newberry to participate in the Newberry Academy Hoop Fest.

  • G: LA 52 – OP 29… The lady Crusaders took on the Lady Knights of Oakbrook Prep Academy for the second time in as many days… As you may recall they defeat Oakbrook 46-38 the night before… Well on Saturday it was pretty much the same as the Crusaders took a 52-49 win over the Knights… The Crusaders enjoyed a 12-2 lead at the end of the first quarter and a 29-9 lead at the half and then went on to the one-sided win with the Crusader defense causing numerous turnovers by the Knights… Taylor Campbell led all scorers with 20 points and Ruthie Moore had 15… Blair Quarles was also in double-digits with 10 points… Regan Williamson added 6 points and Florence Mitchell had 1…
  • B: LA 46 – Wardlaw 42…  The Crusader boys’ team took on the Patriots of Wardlaw Academy and there is good news here also as the Crusaders took a 46-42 win… The Crusader led the contest 21-16 at the half and then held on to take the win… Joshua Moore had a game-high 17 points while both Noah Moore and Thomas Lowry had 12 points each… Dawson Foster had 3 points and Charlton McCall 2 to round out the scoring for the Crusaders.

 Middle School Basketball

Hickory Tavern at Gray Court-Owings… last night the HT Panthers boys team traveled to Gray Court to take on the GCO Tigers (The GCO girls team due to injuries and lack of players had discontinued their season so the boys game was the only game at GCO last night.).

  • HT 39 – GCO 37… The boys’ game proved to be a fast and furious one whose outcome was in doubt right up to the end but when the final buzzer sounded the Panther had taken a 39-37 win over the Tigers… The first quarter saw the Panthers race out to a fast lead as the score stood 14-7 Panthers after the first 6 minutes of play… The second quarter saw both teams play pretty even with the score standing 21-15 Panthers at the break… The Tigers came out in the third quarter and behind 10 points by Isiah Burnside forge ahead to a 32-29 lead going into the final 6 minutes of play… The Panthers defense stepped up in the fourth quarter holding Burnside to just 2 points and GCO as a team to just 5 points while the Panthers Josh Cureton scored 6 points in the quarter to lead the comeback…. Blake Nelson led the Panthers in scoring with 16 points while Cureton finished with 10… Preston Mahon had 5 points, Mason Hamby 4 and scoring 2 points each were Thomas Willis and Dylan Miller… For the GCO Tigers Isiah Burnside had a game-high 17 points… Tray Hunter Lamont Allen each had 5 points While Jarvel Evans & Tylan Lindsay had 4 each… Bee Cheeks rounded out the scoring for GCO with 2 points… The Panthers are now 7-2 overall on the season and 5-1 in conference play while the Tigers fall to 3-5 and 2-4 

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

  • Dec. 28, 29 & 30… Varsity girls will participate in Lowes Classic Tournament at Chesnee. 

Broadcast Notes

  • Raider Basketball Broadcast… Join us here Thursday, 12-21-17 at 6:00 pm as we bring you all the action as the Laurens Raiders host the Spartanburg Vikings 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:

  • 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.
  • Christians United Co-ed BasketballThe Laurens Family YMCA is starting a co-ed basketball league for church youth groups ages 13 – high school senior… Each team will have 6 members and play 4 vs. 4 games… The registration fee will be 4$0 and the games will start 1-9-18 and the deadline for registration is 12-30-17… Registration is done through the youth minister at each church… For more information call the Y at 984-2626.
  • Laurens Baseball Winter CampRaider Head Baseball Coach Tori Patterson has announced that there will be a hitting camp at the LDHS Hitting Facility on Saturday, 1-13-18… The camp will run from noon – 3:00 pm and is open to 5th thru 8th graders… In addition to Coach Patterson instructors will be current Raider Hitting Coach Allen Staton and another former Raider baseball player Thomas Jones who plays minor league baseball for the Marlins… The cost of the camp is only $25 and will be paid in cash at the start of the camp… The deadline to register is 1-5-18 to register click on the link below and once you have registered send the form to Coach Patterson by email to:… The link for the registration form is:


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