Sports Report for Thursday, 1-11-2018

Local Notes:


  • Friday night is YMCA night and Principal’s Honor Roll Night.  The YMCA girls’ basketball players will play during half time of the girls’ game, and the oldest boys’ basketball teams for the YMCA will play during half time of the boys game…  The YMCA cheerleaders will sit with the CHS Cheerleaders and will cheer with them.  All YMCA coaches, players, and cheerleaders will get in free at the game with the passes issued to them from CHS Athletics...  All players, coaches, and cheerleaders should also wear their shirt…. Additionally, we will celebrate all students in the district that made PRINCIPAL’S HONOR ROLL FOR FIRST SEMESTER.  All principals will have passes for eligible students prior to Friday’s game…  Students with these passes will get in free… All students will be recognized on the court IN BETWEEN THE GIRLS AND BOYS GAME this Friday night.

LDHS… The Laurens Raider sub-varsity teams hosted the Mauldin Mavericks last night to make-up games that were postponed from Monday night.

G-JV: Mauldin 43 – Laurens 6… Jakayla Young had 3 points for the Raiders, Kiereny Allen 2 and Zineyrea 1.

  • 9th B: Mauldin 38 – Laurens 36… The Raider 9th grade boys’ team lost a close one by a score of 38-36… The two teams played a tight game that was tied 28 all going into the fourth quarter… The Raiders were down by 2 with about 30 seconds left when they missed a shot that would have tied the game… The Raiders had only 1 team foul so when they fouled Mauldin would simply get the ball back… By the time the Raiders had fouled enough to put Mauldin in the bonus, time had run out… Coach Jacob Freeze said afterwards “Looked a lot better and improving each game…. Shamare Dendy led the Raiders with 15 points… Kavion Pulley finished with 6 points, Zack Messer 5, JQ Fair 4 Toney Pulley 2, Donatavious Stevenson 2 and Sean Miller 2
  • B-JV 49 – Mauldin 34… In the final game last night, the Raider JV boys took a 49-34 win over the Mavericks to avoid the maudlin sweep… The two teams battled about even for the first three quarters as Laurens only led 33-28 going into the final quarter of play… The Raiders iced the game by outscoring the Mavs 16-6 in the final 6 minutes of play… Amaija Hill led the Raiders with a game-high 17 points and Dra Copeland was also in double digits with 11 points… Others putting points on the board for the Raiders were CJ Austin with 7 points, Tre Williams 5, Jamir Booker & Aiden Pridgen 3 each, while Jackson Mahon and Nigil Owens had 1 each… The Raider sub-varsity teams will host Wade Hampton today starting at 4:30.

Laurens Academy… Due to the number of student athletes out sick, the basketball games scheduled for tonight with PAC & St. Joseph’s… These games will not be rescheduled.

Middle School Basketball

Hickory Tavern at Newberry Middle School (Tigers)

  • B: NMS 37 – HT 34 in OT… In boys’ action, the Panthers led 20-5 at the half but NMS Tigers came back to tie the game at 32-32 at the end of regulation and then were outscored 5-2 in overtime as the Tigers claimed a 37-34 win… The leading scorers for HT were Preston Mahon with 11, Josh Cureton 10, Blake Nelson 9, and Thomas Willis 4… The Panthers are 7-4 overall and 4-3 in the Little River Conference.
  • G: HT 41 – NMS 23… The news is better where the Lady Panthers are concerned as they took a 41-23 win but it was not as easy as it sounds… The teams were stalemated in a 12-12 tie at the half but the Panthers came back out in the third quarter outscoring the Tigers 14-5 and then went on to the win… The leading scorers for HT were Ranyia Jackson 23, Kimyah Foggie 11, Macayle Revis 3, and Taylor Hiott 2… The Lady Panthers are 11-0 and 7-0 in the Little River Conference. Great job girls
  • NOTE… The Panthers will host the CMS White Wildcats today starting at 5:00 pm and we plan on brining you that action here on Real Radio 860 WLBG and streaming live on the internet at

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 AcademyThursday games canceled due to illness at LA and Friday Crusaders travel to Greenwood Christian

 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

  • 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.

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