Sports Report for Wednesday, 2-28-2018

PC Notes:

  • MBK: CSU 68 – PC 51… Last night the #9 seeded PC men’s basketball team traveled down Charleston to take on the #8 seeded Buccaneers of Charleston Southern in the opening round of the Big South Tournament… The Bucs and the Blue Hose split their two games during the regular season with each team taking a win on the others home court… The Bucs have been one of the hottest teams in the Big South winning 7 of their last 9 games… Well last night they continued that hot streak as they took a 68-51 win over the Blue Hose thus ending the Blue Hose season… The Bucs only led 25-16 at the half but opened up the second half with an 11-6 run over the first four minutes and PC was just not able to recover from that… Davon Bell led the Blue Hose with 23 points… For more information on this game, click here… The Blue Hose finish their season 11-21 overall.

Local Notes:


  • Chris Jackson Participates in State Wrestling Tournament… This past Friday and Saturday Laurens Raider Wrestler Chris Jackson participated in the State Wrestling Tournament in Anderson… He was one of the best 6 wrestlers in his weight class…  While Chris only wrestled in two matches this weekend losing both on decisions, he is still to be congratulated for making to the State Tournament and being one of the six best in the state… Congratulations Chris!
  • Maria Williamson Named SAC Astro Turf Player of the Week… Catching up with one the former Laurens Raider softball players, Coker College’s Maria Williams on was recently name SAC Astro Turf Player of the Week for her performance the week of Feb. 12-18… The first baseman helped lead the Cobras to a perfect 6-0 record with wins over Augusta, Alderson Broaddus, and Mount Olive. She batted a sensational .550, including a double and three home runs. The junior finished with 12 RBI, scoring five runs, and slugged a 1.050 percentage…On the season, the Laurens, S.C. native has 32 hits, 12 runs, three doubles, 5 home runs, 26 RBIs, and 3 walks… Maria is batting .571 with an on-base percentage of .583, and slugging .893… Her 5 home runs gives her exactly half of the Cobra’s 10 home runs on the season thus far… Congratulations to Maria & keep it up!


 College Notes

  • Men’s D-I AP Poll… There was some movement in the men’s Div. I AP Poll this week… Virginia and Michigan State remain #1 & #2 in that order but Xavier jumped from #4 to #3 swapping places with Villanova which last week was #3… Duke continues to hold down the #5 spot while Kansas jumped up two spots to #6… Gonzaga dropped a spot to #7 and Purdue moved up a spot to #8… North Carolina and Cincinnati check in at #9 and #10 in that order… For Tiger fans, Clemson dropped #15 to #18… To see the entire top 25 teams in the poll, click here.
  • Women’s D-I AP Poll… Now there was very little movement in the Women’s Div.-I AP Poll ion fact the top 5 this week are exactly the same as last week… Undefeated UConn and undefeated Mississippi State are “1 & #2 in that order… Rounding out the top five are Baylor, Louisville and Notre Dame… Oregon jumped to spots to come in at #6 this week and Texas dropped a spot coming in at #7… South Carolina dropped one spot coming in at #8 this week and UCLA moved up a spot coming in at #9… Oregon State jumped two spots to come in at #10 this week… To see the entire top 25 teams in the poll, 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 Academy… To see the Laurens Academy baseball schedule and results, click here.


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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