Sports Report for Thursday, 2-1-2018

Local Notes:

LDHS

Raider Wrestling… The Raider wrestling team traveled to Westside HS this past Tuesday making up weather delayed matches with Westside and TL Hanna.

  • Laurens 54 – TL Hanna 29… In their match with the Hanna Yellow jackets, the Raiders took a 54-29 win… Raiders who took wins on the mats against opponents were Myles Reppart, Jeremy Leonard, Caleb Reid, Chris Jackson, Nathan Hamby and Damien Ladd… Now some other Raiders took wins by forfeits and if you would like to see who they were and complete match details, click here.
  • Westside 48 – Laurens 30… Now the news is not quite as good where the raiders match with the Westside rams is concerned as the Rams took a hard-fought 48-30 win over the Raiders… Raiders who took wins on the mats against opponents were Myles Reppart, Jeremy Leonard, Chris Jackson, Will Pontoon and Andrew Shelton… Now if you want to see complete match details, click here.

College Notes:

  • Men’s D-I AP Poll… This week’s Men’s D-! AP Collage Basketball Poll had very little shakeup in the top 10… Villanova and Virginia are still #1 & #2 respectively with 20-1 records… Purdue remains at #3 and Duke #$… Michigan State did move up from #6 to #5… Xavier moved up 2 spots from #8 to #6 while Kansas dropped from #5 to #7… Cincinnati, Arizona and Texas Tech round out the top 10 in that order…. Clemson dropped from #18 to #20… Now to see the entire top 25 in the poll, click here..
  • Women’s D-I AP Poll…. The top 5 in the Women’s D-I AP Poll remain unchanged from last week… That means that undefeated UConn is still #1 followed by undefeated Mississippi State at #2… Baylor, Louisville and Notre Dame round out the top 5… Spots 6-10 are occupied by Oregon, South Carolina Texas, UCLA and Florida State….To see the entire top 25, click here
  • Note… The top ranked UConn Huskies will be in Columbia tonight taking on the #7 ranked South Carolina Gamecocks in a contest that will be broadcast on ESPN starting at 7 pm.

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 AcademyFriday, 2-2 Crusaders travel to Newberry… Monday 2-5 Crusaders travel to Wardlaw to make up games that were postponed in mid-January due to weather. 

Broadcast Notes

  • Raider Basketball Broadcast… Join us here Tuesday, 2-6-18 at 6:00 pm as we bring you all the action as the Laurens Raiders host the Hillcrest Rams in a girls / boys doubleheader of varsity basketball at the LDHS main gym… This will be the Raiders final regular season home games and it will be Senior Night… 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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