Sports Report for Tuesday, 1-23-2018

PC Notes:

  • M: Winthrop 81 – PC 68… The PC men’s basketball team hosted the Winthrop Eagles last Sunday afternoon at the Templeton Center… The Eagles had a 28-8 run about halfway through the second half that lifted them to an 81-68 w\in over the Blue Hose… Davon Bell and Ethan Kay paced the Blue Hose with 15 points each… PC drops to 8-11 overall and 1-7 in Big South play and will travel to Charleston Southern tomorrow for a 7:30 pm game.
  • W: Radford 93 – PC 55… Last Saturday the Lady Blue Hose traveled to Radford, Va. to take on the Radford Highlanders…. The trip back most likely seemed long for PC as the Highlanders used a 33-6 run that started in the first quarter and continued into the second quarter to take a 93-55 win over the Blue Hose… Cortney Storey led PC with 20 points… PC drops to 5-12 on the season and 2-4 in conference play and will be back in action tonight when they host the Winthrop Eagles in a 7:00 pm contest at the Templeton Center.

Local Notes:

LDHS Basketball… The Laurens Raider sub-varsity teams played host to the Hillcrest Rams last night in the main gym at LDHS.

  • JVG: Hillcrest 42 – Laurens 6… In the first game the Lady Rams jumped on top 19-0 at the end of the first quarter and then went on to take a 42-6 win over the Lady Raider JV team… Nyre Calhoun and Jamaya Chapell each had 3 points for the Raiders…
  • 9th B: Laurens 49 – Hillcrest 42… The news is better for Raider fans where the 9th grade boys’ team is concerned as the Raiders took a 49-42 win over the Rams… The Raiders only led by a point (25-24) at the half but outscored the Rams 15-10 and went on to take the win… Kavion Pulley led the Raiders in scoring with 17 points and Sean Miller was also in double digits with 13 points… Shamare Dendy finished with 6 points, Rashun Kennedy 5, Toney Pulley 4, Nick Cook 2 and JQ Fair 2.
  • JVB: Laurens 47 – Hillcrest 42… In the final game of the evening the Raider boys JV team took a 47-42 win over the Rams… It was a tight game in the first half with the Raiders leading 19-18 going into the locker room  at the half and sealing the win in the fourth quarter where they made enough free throw to take the win…Amaija Hill led the Raiders in scoring with 15 points and was the only Raider in double-digits… Rob Gilliam had 8 points, CJ Austin 7 points, Jamir Booker 6, Jackson Mahon 5 and Tre Williams 3.

LDHS Wrestling… The Raider wrestling team was in action this past Saturday as they traveled to Greenville HS to participate in the Red Raider Rumble where they took on 5 different teams and defeated 3 of them

  • Laurens 58 – Greenville 12… Raiders who took wins on the mats against their opponent were Zachery Miller, Myles Reppart, Chase Teague, Robert Lawson, Caleb Reid and Christopher Jackson… Other Raiders may have taken wins by forfeits and to see who they were and the match scores for each Raider wrestler click here.
  • Laurens 57 – Wade Hampton 15… Raiders who took wins on the mats against their opponent were Murphy Rush, Zachery Miller, Zharquel Castro, Robert Lawson, Jeremy Leonard, Austin Doolittle, Allen Llewellyn, Will Pontoon and Nathan Hamby… Other Raiders may have taken wins by forfeits and to see who they were and the match scores for each Raider wrestler click here.
  • Laurens 54 – Daniel 21… Raiders who took wins on the mats against their opponent were Myles Reppart and Nathan Hamby… Other Raiders did have wins by forfeits and to see who they were and the match scores for each Raider wrestler click here.
  • BHP 58 – Laurens 24… Raiders who took wins on the mats against their opponent were Zharquel Castro, Christopher Jackson and Nathan Hamby… Other Raiders may have taken wins by forfeits and to see who they were and the match scores for each Raider wrestler click here.
  • Stratford 49 – Laurens 24… Raiders who took wins on the mats against their opponent were Murphy Rush, Robert Lawson, Caleb Reid and Will Pontoon… Other Raiders may have taken wins by forfeits and to see who they were and the match scores for each Raider wrestler click here.

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 AcademyTuesday 23rd Crusaders host Anderson Christian, Thursday 25th host Cambridge Academy and Palmetto Christian and Friday 26th Crusaders travel to WW King 

Broadcast Notes

  • Raider Basketball Broadcast… Join us here Friday, 1-26-18 at 6:00 pm as we bring you all the action as the Laurens Raiders host the Mauldin Mavericks 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 www.wlbg.com.
  • Middle School BasketballOur next few middle school broadcast will be (starting about 5:00 pm and streamed on the internet at www.wlbg.com): Wed. 1-24-18 when Hickory Tavern host Clinton MS Red and Thur. 2-1-18 when Laurens MS host Sanders. 

This & That:

  • Clinton YMCA Youth Baseball and Girls Softball… Registration is now open for youth baseball and girls softball at the Clinton YMCA… Co-ed instructional baseball ia open to youth ages 3-6 in two different groupings… Youth ages 7-12 will be playing regulation baseball in 3 different age appropriate groupings that have their own special rules… Girls’ softball will be available for young ladies 7-13 in two different age groups with their own special rules… Registration for all of these will close on Tuesday, 2-13-2018… Now for more information as to cost, age divisions, fallout dates and more you contact the YMCA at 833-1555 or click here to open a PDF document with more information.
  • City of Laurens and Laurens Family YMCA Youth Baseball & Softball… Youth Baseball and Softball Registrations are now underway at the City of Laurens Parks and Recreation Department headquarters The Ridge and at the Laurens YMCA…   The Cost is $60 and depending on your age you will either register at The Ridge or at the Laurens YMCA… Ages 3-6 will register at the YMCA for Wee Ball and Tee Ball… Ages 7/8 Coaches Pitch, 9/10 Minors and 11/12 Majors will register at the Ridge…. 13-15 Will Register at the YMCA…  Cost includes uniform and insurance…The deadline for registration is February 8th… Skill evaluations for ages 7-12 will be February 10th at Laurens City Park… For more information contact the Laurens City Parks & Recreation Dept. at 864-681-7275 or the Laurens Family YMCA at 864-984-2626.
  • 2018 Laurens County Sports Hall of Fame Inductees Announced…  The Laurens County Sports Hall of Fame will be inducting into their second class on March 22, 2018 at The Ridge the city of Laurens Parks and Recreation Department headquarters. The five who will enter the hall this year are Ricky Foggie, Bobby Ivey, Kinard Littleton, Sam Owns and Truman Owens… Now for more information about each of these worthy inductees, a reminder of who was in last year’s class, information about how they were selected and ticket information for the induction banquet, click here…. Congratulations to them all!

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