Sports Report for Thursday, 3-1-2018

Local Notes:


  • C-Team baseball: Dorman 8 – Clinton 6… The Red Devil baseball C-team opened their season on Tuesday taking on Class AAAAA Dorman as part of the Green Wave Invitational up in Easley… The Cavaliers took an 8-6 win but the Red Devils did not go down without a fight… After falling behind 7-1 in 3 innings of play, the Red Devils rallied late to score 5 runs in the top of the 4th. In the inning, Davidson Pitts drove in 3 RBIs with a bases-clearing double. The Red Devils gave up one run in the bottom of the 4th, but were unable to generate any runs in the 5th inning before the 2-hour time-limit was reached.


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 in 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.
  • 2018 SEC Women’s Basketball Tournament… The SEC Women’s basketball Tournament kicked off yesterday with a couple of “play-in games… #13 seeded Arkansas defeated #12 seeded Vanderbilt 88-76 and #14 seeded Ole Miss defeated #11 seeded Florida 48-43… Undefeated Mississippi state comes in as the the #1 seed and defending champs South Carolina comes in as the #2 seed… Those two teams will not see action until tomorrow… Now if you would like to see the entire tournament schedule and results, I invite you to click here to go to the SEC website where that information is available.
  • 2018 ACC Women’s basketball Tournament… The ACC Women’s Basketball Tournament also started yesterday… The #15 seeded Clemson Tigers had to play #10 seeded Georgia Tech… Unfortunately for Tiger fans, the Yellow jackets took a 61-52 win over the Tigers to end the Tigers’ season… Now for more information like the tournament brackets and results 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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