Sports Report for Tuesday, 12-26-2017

Local Notes: Well there was no local sports action since last Thursday night but I do need to catch up on a few items that I did not get to just before the Christmas break.

CHS… Last week they had their annual Fall Sports Banquet at CHS… Each of the fall sports had winners of local awards and some of them had members making All-Region Teams… Below is a list of the award winners by sport.


  • JV Volleyball Hustle Award:  Alora Cash
  • Varsity Volleyball Sportsmanship:  Ashlyn Abercrombie
  • Varsity Volleyball MVP:  Alyssa Abercrombie
  • Volleyball All Region:  Alyssa Abercrombie

Girls Cross Country

  • Sportsmanship:  Maren Vondergeest
  • MVP:  Paige Trent
  • Record Breaker:  Paige Trent 21:32 Course Record
  • All Region:  Paige Trent, Dorothy Trent, Erykah Richard

Boys Cross Country

  • Sportsmanship:  Billy Hogarth
  • MVP:  Zac Bagwell
  • Record Breaker:  Eric Newton 17:32 Course Record

Girls Tennis

  • Sportsmanship:  Kaitey Threatt
  • MVP:  Elizabeth Jones
  • State Singles Tournament:  Elizabeth Jones
  • North/South Coach:  Clovis Simmons
  • All Region:  Elizabeth Jones, Mary Catherine Dailey

JV Football

  • Hustler Award:  Zay Cook & Austin Caughman

Varsity Football

  • Sportsmanship:  Cam Nichols
  • Gayle Ellis Award:  Brandon Demery
  • Most Improved:  Kyler Simmons
  • Best Blocker:  Kody Varn
  • Best Defense:  Tquan Cromer
  • MVP:  Mark Wise
  • All-Region: Jishon Payne, Kris Holmes, Mark Wise, and Kody Varn

Varsity Football Players of the Week:

  • Sam Tiller- Laurens, Mid Carolina
  • Konnor Richardson- Laurens
  • Tquan Cromer- Laurens, Greer, Chapman
  • Kody Varn- Laurens
  • Brooks Seawright- Greer
  • Mark Wise- Aiken, Woodruff
  • AJ Peake- Aiken
  • Zay Bennett- Aiken
  • Kris Holmes- Abbeville, Chesnee, Woodruff
  • Rasheed SMith- Aiken
  • Elijah Campbell- Newberry
  • Jamarcus Cook- Newberry, Woodruff
  • Jishon Payne- Chesnee, Mid Carolina
  • Brandon Demery- Mid Carolina
  • Kyler Simmons- Woodruff
  • Titus Hood- Broome
  • Vonta Bluford- Chapman
  • Dawson Green- Chapman
  • Vilo Boyd- Chesnee
  • Quin Copeland- Chesnee
  • Darian Bailey- Chesnee
  • Layne Cunningham- Seneca
  • Harmon Davenport- Seneca
  • Jaylin Wyatt- Seneca


Wrestling… last week the Raider wrestling team traveled to Ninety Six HS for a tri-match with the Wildcats and the Emerald Vikings

  • Laurens 60 – Ninety Six 21… Raiders who took wins on the mats against opponents were: Murphy Rush, Damien Ladd, Myles Reppart, Jeremey Leonard, Caleb Reid, Omaury Jalick Dendy, Christopher Jackson, and Nathan Hamby… Now some of the Raiders may have taken wins by forfeit and if you would like to see who they were and complete scoring details about the match, click here
  • Emerald 51 – Laurens 30…  Raiders who took wins on the mats against opponents were: Caleb Reid, Will Pontoon and Nathan Hamby… Now some of the Raiders may have taken wins by forfeit and if you would like to see who they were and complete scoring details about the match, click here

Middle School Basketball

Hickory Tavern … Last Wednesday the HT Panthers traveled to Simpsonville to take on the Southside Christian Sabers.

  • G: HT 31 – SSC 19… The Lady Panther ran their record to a perfect 10-0 by taking a 31-19 win over the Lady Sabers… The leading scorers for HT were Kamyah Foggie 17, Ranyia Jackson 12, Macayle Revis 4.
  • B: SSC 39 – HT 16… Now the news is not as good where the boys’ team is concerned as the Panthers had one of their poorer shooting nights of the season and SSC took a 39-16 win… Scoring for the Panthers were Preston Mahon 7, Josh Cureton 5, Dylan Miller 2, Blake Nelson 1and Trevor Kitzmiller 1. The Panthers are 7-3 overall and 5-2 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

Monday (12-21-17) Middle school teams and varsity boys host Oakbrook Prep starting at 4:00 pm.

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

Broadcast Notes

Raider Basketball Broadcast… Join us here Tuesday, 1-16-18 at 6:00 pm as we bring you all the action as the Laurens Raiders host the Riverside Warriors 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

Middle School BasketballOur next few middle school broadcast will be (starting about 5:00 pm and streamed on the internet at

  • Mon. 1-8-18 when Sanders host Laurens MS
  • Thur. 1-11-18 when Hickory tavern host Clinton MS White
  • Wed. 1-17-18 when Hickory tavern host Clinton MS Red
  • Thur. 2-1-18 when Laurens MS host Sanders.

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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