Sports Report for Monday, 11-5-2018

Local Notes:

CHS: The CHS cross country teams were in action this past Saturday at the SCHSL Sate Championship Meet in Columbia… Checking up on how they did you find…

  • Boys Finish 14th… The Red Devils boys’ cross country team finished 14th in the meet out of 20 teams competing… Bishop England finished first and region for Woodruff finished just ahead of the Red Devils in 13th place…. Region foe Emerald finished 19th… The Red Devils were led by Rick Newton who finished 34th overall running the course in 17:37… The top runner in Class AA was Colin Baker of Academic Magnet who ran the course in 14:49… To see how the other Red Devil runners did and comments from Coach Atkinson, click here….  If you would like to see complete details on how all 140 runners in the meet did and details on the order of finish for all the teams present, click here.
  • Girls Finish 16th… The Lady Red Devil team finished a couple of spots lower than the boys as they finished 16th out of 20 teams there… Seneca finished first with region foes Woodruff finishing 13th and Emerald 14th… The Red Devils were led by Paige Trent who finished 47th out of 137 runners with a time of 21:54… Maggie Rhodes of Woodruff finished first overall for the third consecutive year this year running the course in a time of 18:48 seconds… To see how the other Red Devils runners did and comments for the coached click here… If you would like to see complete details on how all 140 runners in the meet did and details on the order of finish for all the teams present, click here.


LDHS: The Laurens Raider as a team did not qualify for the State Meet ion either the boys or girls portion of the meet… However:

  • Boys… One Laurens Raider did qualify to participate in the boy’s portion of the meet… That young man was ninth grader Evan Price who finished 15th overall with a time of 16:22…. That finish allowed him to earn a spot on the All-State Team… The top finisher was Dolan Owens of James Island who finished the course in 15:40…. Dorman finished first as a team and region foes TL Hanna and JL Mann came in 4th and 5th respectively while Wade Hampton finished 11th…. For complete details on the meet, click here.  Congratulation to Evan on a fine showing!
  • Girls… The Raiders did not have a female athlete to qualify for the State Meet which was won by Dorman with region for JL Mann coming in third… Katie Pou of Nation Ford finished first overall with a time of 18:23…If you happen to be interested in the AAAAA Meet and would like to see complete details click here.

Information for All Classes…. If you are really into cross country and are interested into all the classification results click here to got to the website where they have links to all the classes.


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:

  • 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 16th when the club will have its annual Carolina –Clemson Meeting where the guest speakers will be Langston Moore Sideline Reporter for USC and Woody McCovey Associate AD for Football Operations at Clemson University.
  • Youth Basketball & Cheerleading Registration Open at Clinton YMCA… Registration is now open for youth basketball and cheerleading at the Clinton Family YMCA until December 11th… Age groups will be 5 – 6, 7 – 8, 9 – 10, 11 – 12, 13 – 15 and ages 9 – 12 for Girls in ‘Youth Basketball’ and for grades K – 6 in Cheerleading…. Team assignment Fall-out will be on Tuesday, December 18th for all age groups and cheerleading… Something new this year i8s that the first 100 basketball participants that register and pay by the December 11th deadline will receive a FREE Spalding indoor/outdoor regulation basketball upon registration…. For more information about age cut-off dates, cost, fall-out date, game & practice locations, equipment provided and scholarships click here or contact the YMCA at 833-1555.
  • 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.
  • 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.


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