Sports Report for Friday, 3-9-2018

PC Notes:

  • Lady Blue Hose Open Big South Tournament Play Today… The Lady Blue Hose basketball team will start their participation in the Big South Tournament Basketball Tournament up in Lynchburg, Va. this afternoon at 2:00 pm as they take on the High Point… The Blue Hose finished the season 9-9 record in Big South play and are seeded #5 while the High Point Panthers are a #4 seed… For more information about this match-up, click here
  • Baseball: The PC baseball team is 5-8 on the season and is coming off a 14-7 loss to North Carolina Central Wednesday at PC (click here to see details on the game)… The Blue Hose will now host Harvard in a 4-game series this weekend with the first game being today at noon and the second game this afternoon about 3:00 pm.
  • Softball: The Lady Blue Hose softball team was also in action Wednesday as they traveled to Georgia State and came up on the short end of a 3-0 score…. For details on this game, click here… The team will also be at home this weekend as they host Tennessee Tech in a 3-game series… The series will start tomorrow with a doubleheader in which the first pitch is scheduled for noon.

Local Notes:


  • Tennis: Clinton 7 – Blue Ridge 0…. The CHS boys’ tennis team played Wednesday as they hosted the Blue Ridge Tigers at the CMS Tennis Courts… It was a good day for the Red Devils as they took a 7-0 win over the Tigers… Isaac MacMillan, Ike Waldron, Tyler Trevino, Alexander Windsor and Anders Orr all took wins in singles action… The #1 doubles team of MacMillan and Waldron as well as the #2 doubles team composed of Kyler Simmons and Hayden Minor took wins over their opponents… For complete scoring details on the match, click here.



  • Softball: JL Mann 10 – Laurens 3… The Raider softball team had their first home game of the season last night as they hosted the Patriots of JL Mann…. The Raiders proved to be just too nice a host as the Patriots took a 10-3 win… They scored 3 runs in the first inning while the Raiders managed just 1 in the bottom of the inning…The Patriots then added 3 more runs in the third on a 3-run homer and 2 more in the fourth and the Raiders just did not have the offensive punch to respond… The Raiders managed just 6 hits on the night with 6 different Raiders getting a hit… For the game’s box score and some stats, click on the following: LDHS-SB-3-8-18-Mann… For the games scorecard, click on the following: LDHS-SB-3-8-18-Mann-SC…. The Raiders are back in action today as they travel the Riverside tor a doubleheader starting at 5:00 pm … One of the two games is the makeup for the rained out game this past Tuesday.
  • B-Golf: TL Hanna 165 – Laurens 211… The TL Hanna Yellow Jackets took a 165 – 211 win over the Laurens Raiders in golf at Lakeside CC on Wednesday… Collin Harlan was low scorer for the Raiders with a 51… Other Raider scores were Bailey Goode and David Hamptoon 53, Ryan Elledge 54.
  • Girls’ Track: Raiders Finish Fourth at Hillcrest… Also on Wednesday the Raider track teams opened their seasons at Hillcrest… The Lady Raider team finished fourth behind Hillcrest, Woodmont and Clinton… Freshman Jamya Chappell paced the ladies with a 2nd place finish in the 100m (13.07 secs)… For more information on this contest, click here.
  • Boys’ Track: Raiders Finish Third… The boys’ track team was also in action at Hillcrest on Wednesday and the news is a little better as they finished third in a five team field… Senior Josh Campbell won the Long Jump with a jump of 19’6″… For more information on this contest, 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.

 Broadcast Schedule… Below is the broadcast schedule for baseball and softball for the next several days on Real Radio 860 WLBG…  And as usual you can hear it live on the internet at… All are home games unless noted.

  • Friday, 3-9, Baseball vs Riverside @ 7:30 pm
  • Monday, 3-12, Baseball host Emerald @ 7:30 pm


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.
  • 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 and will start at 6:30 pm… Tickets to the ceremony are $25 each and are on sale at the Clinton and Laurens YMCA as well as Farm Bureau Insurance… 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!
  • 14th Annual GOLF FOR KIDS… The Laurens Family YMCA and Piedmont Rural Telephone Cooperative will be having their 14th Annual Golf for Kids on March 24th at the Lakeside Country Club… This is one of the YMCA’s major fundraisers for their Scholarship Program which helps those unable to participate in YMCA programs due to financial difficulties… Last year the YMCA awarded almost $50,000 in scholarships … Now if you are interested in the format, cost and starting time, click here to open a brochure that tells you all about the tournament or contact Brian Harland at 864-984-2626 or
  • Inaugural Raider Alumni Baseball Game Scheduled… The LDHS Raider baseball team will be holding their first ever alumni baseball game on Saturday, April 14th at Ed Prescott Field… Any alumni who wishes to participate needs to contact Coach Tori Patterson at 864-200-8654 or email…. The first pitch is scheduled for 11:1m… Now the night before (Friday, April 13th) they will have a meet and greet for the alumni players starting at 5:45 pm at the field.. Those alumni on hand will be recognized before the Raider baseball game against the Hillcrest Rams that starts about 7:30… So if you are an baseball alumni and want to meet up with other past players and have a little fun mark those dates on your calendar and contact Coach Patterson.

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