Sports Report for Monday, 2-26-18

Local Notes: 

CHS …We will have some results from Clinton baseball tomorrow 

Laurens Academy…

Lady Crusaders Win State Basketball Championship

  • Laurens Academy 48 – Patrick Henry 34… Last Saturday afternoon the Lady Crusader basketball team boarded the bus and headed back down to Sumter for one last time this season as they faced off against the Lady Patriots of Patrick henry Academy… When the final buzzer sounded it was the Lady Crusaders who were hunting for the scissors to cut down the nets as they took a 48-34 win but it was in doubt for a while in the third quarter… The Patriots scored the first two points of the game but the Crusaders responded by going on a 7-0 run… The Patriots then tied the game at 7-7 with 2:11 left in the first quarter and rattled off 8 points to make it 15-7 going into the second quarter and would never trail or be tied again…. At the half the Crusaders led 31-18 as their defense pressured the Patriots into at least 12 turnovers in the first half compared to their 5… The third quarter was almost a disaster for the Crusaders as the lid was on the basket and they had trouble buying a basket even as they took good shots… As a matter of fact they only made  one three-point basket and two free throws while the Patriots put 7 points on the board to make the score  36-25 going into the final quarter of play… The drought continued into early in the fourth quarter and one thing that helped to keep the Patriots at bay during that period is that the Crusaders dominated the boards on both ends of the court… With about 5:30 left in the game Coach Marlett made the decision to as he put it “rely on the defense and control the clock”… That they did as they forced the Patriots to foul them while chasing the ball… Ruthie Moore and Taylor Campbell both hit clutch baskets down the stretch and Campbell also was the recipient of most of the Patriot fouls going to the free throw line 9 times and making 7 of them…  Campbell led all scorers with 16 points and Moore was right behind with 15 points… Blair Quarles finished with 8 points, Jennifer Wu 7 and Regan Williamson 2.
  • Final Record… The Crusaders end their season with a 31-1 record losing only to a SCHSL Class-AAAAA Fort Mill 48-28 in a Christmas Tournament in late December… Over the last 4 years I do believe the team has won 95 games.
  • All-Tournament Team… Julia Kerber, Ruthie Moore & Taylor Campbell were named to the All-Tournament Team… Congratulations to them and the entire team!










Photos courtesy of Laurens Academy

Crusader Baseball

  • Patrick Henry 11 – Crusaders 1… The Crusader baseball team opened its season on the road last Friday as believe it or not they traveled to Patrick Henry to take on the Patriots… As Coach Luke Tollison told me they have a young team and expect to take a few lumps early in the season when they are playing some of the better teams in the state and that was the case last Friday as the Patriots took a 11-1 win in 5 innings… The game was tied 1-1 going into the bottom of the third inning when the Patriots struck for 5 runs then added 4 in the fourth and a single run in the fifth to end the game on the ten-run rule… Noah Moore singled in the third then stole second base… A fielder’s choice moved him to third base with two outs and he then scored on an error by the Patriots… The Crusaders had three hits with Will Tindal collecting two of them… To see the game’s box score click on the following: LA-2-23–Pat_Henry … To see the game’s scorecard click on the following: LA-SC-2-23–Pat_Henry


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… Baseball at Hammond Academy

 This & That:

  • 40th Annual Community Prayer Breakfast… The 40th Annual Community Prayer Breakfast will be taking place at Clinton HS March 5-9, 2018 and will start at 7:00 am each day… The event is being sponsored by the CHS /CMS FHA and the Clinton Family YMCA… There will be a different quest speaker each day and if you would like to learn who they are and a brief biography on each, click here… Breakfast will last from 7-7:40 am each day and is free to students and adults will pay $3.00 at the door if they plan to eat… There is no cost to anyone to hear the speaker and that will start at 7:50 am… If you have any questions, call Gene Simmons at the Clinton YMCA and their number is 833-1555… Make plans to come out to hear some great speakers.
  • Bus Driver Training Class… Laurens District 55 Transportation Supervisor Geoff Stephens announced recently that there will be a School Bus Driver Class for anyone interested in driving a school bus in Laurens School District 55… The class will be held Mach 5-8, 2018 at the School Bus Shop at 310 Fairgrounds Road… The class will start each morning at 8:30 and run until 2:30 each day… Now in order to attend the class you must pick up an application for the class from the District Transportation Office and turn it back in to the office BEFORE the class… The office is located on the campus of Laurens District 55 High School… Enter through the gates on the west side of LDHS (side closest to Brothers fast Stop / Hickory Tavern) and proceed around behind the buses where you will see the Transportation Office… If you have any questions contact Mr. Stevens at 682-9117.
  • 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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