Sports Report for Tuesday, 1-30-2018

PC Notes:

  • W: PC 76 – UNC-A 74… Last Saturday the Lady Blue Hose basketball team traveled up to Ashville to take on the Lady Bulldogs of UNC-Ashville… Good news for PC fans here as Cortney Storey made a game-winning layup with two seconds left to give the Blue Hose an exciting 76-74 win over the Bulldogs… Kacie Hall led the Blue Hose with her third 20-point effort in the last five games while Storey had 19 points… For more information on this contest, click here… The Blue Hose improver their conference record to 4-4 and overall record to 7-12 and will be back in action tonight as they host Charleston Southern in a 7:00 pm contest.
  • M: Liberty 81 – PC 66… Now the news is not as good where the men’s team is concerned as last Saturday the Liberty Flames took an 81-66 win over the Blue Hose at the Templeton Center… Liberty jumped out to a 35-20 lead at the half and the two teams played even in the second half as the Blue Hose could not cut into the Liberty lead… Reggie Dillard led the Blue Hose with a career and game-high 37 points… For more information on this contest, click here… PC falls to 9-14 overall and 2-8 in league play and will host Longwood Thursday night at 7 pm at the Templeton Center.

Local Notes:

LDHS

Sub-varsity Basketball…. The Raider sub-varsity basketball teams traveled to Wade Hampton last night to take on the Generals.

  • JV-G: WH 44 – LDHS 9… In the first game, the Generals JV girls team held the Raiders to just 2 points in the first half taking a 20-2 lead at the half and then went on to take a 44-9 win over the Raiders… Kierney Allen had 8 of the Raiders 9 points.
  • 9th Grade Boys… WH 33 – LDHS 24… The Raiders came out cold in the first quarter and at its end the Generals led 11-4… At the half the score stood 20-8… The Raiders held the Generals to just1 point in the third quarter but they could only muster 6 points themselves and never were able catch up as the Generals took a 33-24 win… Chase Jackson led the Raiders with 9 points… Shamare Dendy had 5 points, Nick Cook 3, Zack Messer 2, Dontavious Stevenson 2, JQ Fair 2, and Toney Pulley 1.
  • JVB: LDHS 32 – WH 30… The Raiders avoided the sweep last night as the JV boys took a 32-30 win… The Raiders outscored the Generals in each of the first 2 quarters and led at the half 20 -8…The Raiders had trouble scoring in the third quarter and when it was over their lead was down to 21-14… The Generals continued the comeback in the final 6 minutes of play but the Raiders held on to take the win… Amaija Hill led the Raiders with 9 points… Others scoring were Dra Copeland with 9 points, Tre Williams 5, Rob Gilliam 4 and CJ Austin 3.

Raider Football Awards… Last night the Raider football team held its award ceremony… To see some photos made at the ceremony click here… Those winning various awards were:

  • 9th Grade Most Improved… Cade liner and Stephen Franco
  • JV Most Improved… Austin James and Garrett Addy
  • Most Outstanding Offensive Lineman…. Zacchary Plaia
  • Most Outstanding Offensive Back… Troy Dendy
  • Most Outstanding Receiver… Deonte Smith & Aaron McLeod tied
  • Most Outstanding Defensive Lineman… Armani Todd
  • Most Outstanding Linebacker…. Tyrese Moses
  • Most Outstanding Defensive Back…. Braylen Williams
  • Most Valuable Player…. Braylen Williams
  • Raider Award… Santonio Cain
  • All-Region Players…. Zachary Plaia, Troy Dendy & Braylen Williams

Middle School

Mid-Carolina at Hickory Tavern

  • G: MC 34 – HT 24… The Lady Panthers of Hickory Tavern suffered their first defeat of the season at Mid-Carolina Middle last night. The final score was 34 to 24. The Panthers has 4 players foul out and finished the game with 4 players on the floor. The leading scorers for HT were Kimyah Foggie 9, Ranyia Jackson 8, Taylor Hiott 4, and Macayle Revis 2. The Lady Panthers had already clinched the #1 seed and regular championship title. Their overall record is 14-1 and 11-1 in the Little River. The Little River Conference tournament begins Feb 5th.
  • B: HT 31 – MC 25….Hickory Tavern Middle Boys defeated Mid-Carolina Middle 31-25 to secure the #2 seed in the upcoming Little River Conference Tournament. The leading scores for HT were Josh Cureton 10, Dylan Miller, 8, Thomas Willis 6, Preston Mahon 5, and Trevor Kitzmiller hit the final free throw to ice the game. The Panthers overall record is 11-4 and their Little River Conference record is 9-3.

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, 1-30-17 the Crusaders host Covenant Christian in their last home games of the regular season… Friday, 2-2 Crusaders travel to Newberry in the last games of the regular season.

 Broadcast Notes

  • Raider Basketball Broadcast… Join us here Tuesday, 1-30-18 at 6:00 pm as we bring you all the action as the Laurens Raiders host the Wade Hampton Generals 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): Thur. 2-1-18 when Laurens MS host Sanders. 

This & That:

  • Chicken Stew Sale for Joe Adair Outdoor Education Center… For those of you new to the area the Joe Adair Outdoor Education Center is a facility behind EB Morse Elem. School that is use by students and teachers of both the Laurens County School Districts 55 & 56 for just what the name implies… Each year they have 2 chicken stew fundraisers to help the center with maintenance of the center, supplies, or helping the center achieve its purpose….The next chicken stew will be available at the center on Friday, February 2nd and can be picked up between the hours of  10 am and 2 pm… The cost of the stew is $8 per quart and it is highly advisable that you preorder as last time they sold out of over 300 quarts and some walk-up orders could not be filled… You can preorder by emailing ccotney@laruens55.org or calling the Joe Adair Center at 984-5492 and leaving a message if no one answers…. Again all proceeded go to cover needs that the school districts budgets for the center do not cover…. Help them out if you can and treat yourself to some great chicken stew at the same time.
  • 50 Inning game This Saturday… The Raider baseball and softball teams will be holding their annual 50 Inning softball game this Saturday at the LDHS softball field starting at 10 am… They will divide into coed teams coached by Coach Satterfield and Coach Patterson who face off for the first time… It’s always a lot of fun and hot dog plates will be on sale for $5… The new baseball hats will also be available for $25… Come on out and support the Raider baseball and softball teams as they prepare for their soon starting seasons.
  • 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 is 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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