Sports Report for Wednesday, 11-7-2018

Local Notes:


  • Winter Sports Meet the Devils (CMS and CHS Basketball Teams)… On Monday November 26th at 6:00 pm the winter version of Meet the Devils will place in the CHS Main Gym… This will be the first opportunity for Red Devil fans to meet the players and coaches of not only the basketball teams at CHS but also the coaches and players of the CMS Wildcat teams… Go ahead and make plans to come on out that Monday.
  • Fall Sports Athletic Banquet… The following night on Tuesday November 27th CHS will be having its Fall Athletic banquet also at 6:00 pm but in the CHS Auditorium instead of the gym… There is a $2 per person fee for the banquet except for the athletes who get in free… Again go ahead and make plans to come out and celebrate the fall athletes who are standouts in their sport.



  • Fan Bus to Rock Hill… There will be a fan bus going to Rock Hill this Friday for raider fans who don’t want to make the drive over… The bus will be leaving from in front of the high school at 5:45 and the cost to ride will be $5… Once you get to the game you will still have to purchase your game ticket… If you drive over yourself it will cost more than $5 in gas (unless you have an electric or hybrid car) so this is a way not only to save some money but have a little fun with other Raider fans also.


College Sports:

  • M-BK: College of Charleston 85 – PC 73… The Blue Hose men’s’ basketball team kicked off its season last night traveling down to the coast to take on the Cougars of the College of Charleston… Midway through the second half the Blue Hose found themselves down by 10 points and di rally to cut the Cougars lead to just 1 but the College of Charleston hit some key buckets to stem the PC rally and went on to win the game 85-73… PC’s 6’9”forward Francois Lewis led the Blue Hose with 21 points… A significant factor in the Cougars win was their control of the boards as they out rebounded PC 48-30 including a 22-8 rebounding margin on the offensive boards… For more information on this game including a link to more statistics, click here… The team will be back in action Saturday as they travel to Tennessee Tech.
  • M-BK: South Carolina 65 – USC- Upstate 52… The USC gamecock men’s team also opened their season last night as they hosted USC Upstate… Upstate jumped out to a quick 9-2 lead but then the Gamecocks went on a 20-0 run and went on to win 65-52… South Carolina freshman Keyshawn Bryant had a game-high 21 points to lead the Gamecocks… For more information about this game including a link to game stats, click here.
  • M-BK: Clemson 100 – Citadel 80… The Clemson Tigers men’s basketball team also opened their season last night up in Clemson and for the 34th straight season they won their season opener as the defeated The Citadel 100-80… Marcus Reed led Clemson with 20 points and 13 rebounds… For more information about the game, 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


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 McCorey Associate AD for Football Operations at Clemson University.
  • Laurens YMCA Cocoa & Cookies With Santa and Reindeer Run… On Friday, December 7th the Laurens Family YMCA will be holding its Cookies and Cocoa PJ Party with Santa… The event will start at 5:00 pm and run until 9:00 pm…The cost is $7 per person and for more information about this event, click here…On Saturday the 19th Annual Reindeer Run will take place starting at 9:00 am and a Fun Run will start at 9:45… There are registration discounts for registration by November 20th and also registration discounts based on the size of teams… To find out the specifics of that information, how to register and other details click here… If you need more information about either of these call the Laurens Family YMCA at 864-984-2626
  • 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.


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