Sports Report for Friday, 11-2-2018

PC Notes:
Football on the Road at Gardner-Webb… The Blue Hose football team will be on the road tomorrow headed up to Boiling Springs, NC to take on the Running Bulldogs of Gardner-Webb… Gardner-Webb comes into the contest with a 2-6 record and is coming off a 35-7 win over Campbell last Saturday… Of course the Blue Hose are 2-5 and coming off the 24-14 loss to Monmouth last Saturday… The kickoff is slated for 1:30 and it is not that far up to Boiling Springs so why don’t you make plans to follow the team… If you can’t you can catch the game on the Blue Hose Network, watch it on ESPN+ or keep up with it using live stats at 

Local Notes: 


Cross Country Teams Headed to State Meet Tomorrow… Congratulations and good luck to the Red Devil cross country team as they qualified for the State AAA Cross Country Championship Meet in Columbia tomorrow… They qualified at the Upper State Meet las Saturday.

  • Boys Finish Sixth… The CHS boys cross country team finished sixth last Saturday and were led by Eric Newton who finished 8th overall with a time of 18:00… For more information about the Upper State Meet last Saturday including the order of finish by other teams and which Red Devils runners qualified for the meet and their time, click here.
  • Girls Finish Ninth… The Lady Red Devil cross country team also qualified for the State Meet tomorrow by finishing 9th… They were led by Paige Trent who finished 16th overall with a time of 22:16… Again for more information about last Saturday’s girls portion of the Upper State Meet and how the other Lady Red Devils did, click here… Good Luck to all the Red Devils tomorrow and Go Big Red!


 High School Football… Local high school football is taking a break this weekend as many of the schools from the mid-state on down to the coast use this weekend to makeup games that were postponed due to Hurricane Florence and have an impact on the playoffs… Early next week after the games are finished I’ll be posting up links to the SCHSL playoff brackets for each classification.


High School & Middle School 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.


Raider Football Broadcast… Our next Laurens varsity football broadcast will be either Thursday night 11-8-18 or Friday 11-9-18 when Laurens travels to Rock Hill to take on the Bearcats of Rock Hill in first round action of the Class AAAAA playoffs… We will start about 6:35 with Doug Holiday calling the game and Mike Hughes adding his analysis of the game… Coach Rob Sheffield will report from the sideline…Our FM in-stadium transmitter will be set to one of the following depending on which I find is best when I get there: 95.7 or 101.9… And as usual you can hear it live on the internet at 


This and That:

  • Joe Adair Outdoor Education Chicken Stew Fundraiser… It’s once again time to order your chicken stew (milk based) to help support the Joe Adair Outdoor Education Center… The center is used by students from both Laurens Districts 55 & 56 at all age levels… With school funds being stretched thinner and thinner each year the proceeds of this sale go to help maintain and improve the center and its popular walking trails… The strew will be $8.50 per quart and will be available for pickup from 10am until it’s gone on Friday, November 2nd… The stew sold out the last time they offered it so I strongly advise you pre-order the stew by calling the center at 864-984-5492 or emailing the center’s director Clay Cotney at :…. Don’t let this chance to pick up some good food and help out a very worthwhile cause pass you by.
  • Raider Softball Chicken Stew Fundraiser… The Laurens Raider softball teams are also having a chicken stew fundraiser to help pay for things that the school budget just does not cover… The chicken stew will be $7.00 per quart and you MUST place your order by 11-2-18… The stew will be ready for pickup on 11-10-18… You can order your stew from any softball player (varsity or JV) and if you have trouble finding one can order it through Coach Smith… Her email address is  or you can call / text her at 864-684-0110.
  • Oyster Roast… Get your college football fan gear together and grab your tickets for the 11th Annual College Football Fan Challenge Oyster Roast put on by the Laurens County Chamber of Commerce on Thursday, November 8th… It’s all you can eat and drink and the gates open at 5:00 PM, food served at 6:00 PM at the Chamber Facility… Tickets are $40 per person includes steamed oysters, low country boil, chicken gumbo, silent auction and live auction… Tickets are on sale now and you can call or visit the Chamber to get your tickets today… You can also order your tickets online by clicking here… For more information contact Marlene Owings at or 864-833-2716
  • The Laurens County Touchdown Club has a full set of meetings scheduled to help celebrate high school football in Laurens County… The Club meets every other Friday at The Ridge with the meetings starting at noon… For more information about the TD Club including schedule, how to join and videos of the past meetings click here… The next meeting will be Friday, November 2nd when the featured speaker will be Brent Thompson Head Football Coach at The Citadel.
  • A Team of 1,000” Fundraising Campaign… Laurens District 55 High School (LDHS) with the support of Laurens County School District 55 (LCSD 55) is launching a Team of 1,000 athletic fundraising campaign. LDHS hopes to raise $55,000 to contribute towards the wishes of the athletic programs. Any funds raised will not supplant existing funding from LCSD 55 but we want to enhance the pride and possibilities inherent in our athletic programs… The funds raised will go toward ensuring adequate resources for travel to camps, scrimmages, and other activities that improve student-athlete performance but may stretch the regular season travel budget… The different coaches are compiling a “wish list” of items they would like to see the monies go toward… If you would like you to be a part of our Team of 1,000. Just a $55 gift from each member of our Team of 1,000 will help us reach our goal of $55,000. By donating to the Team of 1,000 fundraising campaign, you are helping the student-athlete experience; you are also joining many others in a commitment to athletic excellence in Laurens…. For more information on this including how you can join the team, click here… Please consider joining, I have.
  • Laurens Family YMCA 2018 – 2019 Sports Schedules… The Laurens Family YMCA has released the schedules for signing up for different sports during the 2018-2019 sports seasons… To see the entire list of sports, ages for participation, sign-up dates, cost and when the season begins click here… If you have any other questions call the Y at 984-2626… At this time there is no registration for any sports… The next registration will be for basketball and it will start December 1st.


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