Sports Report for Tuesday, 11-6-2018

PC Notes:

  • Football: Gardner-Webb 38 – PC 20… Last Saturday the Blue Hose football team traveled to Gardner-Webb to take on the Runnin’ Bulldogs… G-W scored the first 21 points of the game which but PC in a hole they just could not climb out of as the Bulldogs went on to take a 38-20 win… G-W had 479 yards of total offense to PC’s 350 with their total offense just about equally split between rushing and passing… PC picked up most of its offense in the air as they had 218 of their 350 yards passing… Jordan Morgan had a 9 yard rushing TD for the Blue Hose late in the second quarter and their other scores came on passes from Jordan Morgan to Wesley Potter and DaShawn Davis in the fourth quarter… Now for more information about this game including a link to the stat package, click here… The Blue Hose will close out the home portion of their schedule this Saturday at noon as they host the Campbell Camels on Senior Day.
  • Men’s Basketball Starts Tonight… The Blue Hose men’s basketball team will kick off their season tonight as they travel to down I-26 to take on the College of Charleston… PC is returning four of five starters this season and has high hopes for another double-digit winning season… For more information about this game, the history of the series with the Cougars and also how you can watch and/or listen to the game click here… Tipoff is scheduled for 7:00 pm.

 

College Sports:

  • FBS AP Poll… In case you missed it, there was a little bit of shakeup in the FBS AP Poll after last Saturday’s action… The top 3 team remained the same and that is Alabama, Clemson, and Notre Dame in that order… With LSU losing to Bama they dropped from fourth down to ninth and Michigan moved up a spot to take their place at #4… Michigan is followed by Georgia and Oklahoma each moving up a spot to #5 & #6 respectively… West Virginia made the jump from #12 to # 7 and the top 10 is rounded out with Ohio State, LSU and Washington State… If you would like to see the entire top 25 in the AP Poll click here.
  • FCS Coaches Poll… Now the FCS Coaches poll still has the top two teams as North Dakota State at #1 and Kennesaw State as #2… Elon is the only team close to us that is in the top 10 as they are ranked #5… Last week Wofford was ranked #8 but their loss to Samford this past weekend dropped them down to #14… If you would like to see the entire top 25 in the FCS Coaches Poll click here.

 

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 www.wlbg.com.

 

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 mowings@laurenscounty.org 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 McCorey 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 is 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.

 

If you have any comments, suggestions, or want to reports scores, please contact me via email at: sports@wlbg.com or text me at 864-981-3470.