Sports Report for Friday, 11-9-2018

PC Notes:

  • PC Football Host Campbell on Senior Day… The Blue Hose football team will close out the home portion of its regular season tomorrow as they host Campbell… It is also Senior Day and the Blue Hose will honor their 10 seniors tomorrow… The kickoff is slated for noon and the game can be heard on the PC Football Network and you can see it on ESPN+… Live stats are available at
  • Schedule for Other Sports This Weekend… Now there are other sports taking place this weekend involving PC teams and if you would like to check out the schedule, click here….  One in particular I would like to mention is men’s soccer… They will be hosting Campbell in the Big South Championship Game on Sunday at 2:00 pm… For more about this match, click here… Good luck to the Blue Hose! 


Local Notes:

LDHS: Raiders Travel to Rock Hill Tonight: The Laurens Raiders are the only county team to make it into the playoffs and they will travel over to Rock Hill tonight to take on the Rock Hill HS Bearcats in first round action.

  • Records… The Bearcats come into tonight’s game with a 7-2 overall record and finished first in Class AAAAA – Region 3 with a 4-0 record under 5th year Head Coach Bubba Pittman…. Laurens comes into tonight’s game with a 4-6 record and finished 5th in Region I – AAAAA…. Rock Hill’s two losses were against Sumter (33-23) in their first game of the season and to Chester (36-14) in their third game of the season… Both of those teams are undefeated going into the playoffs… If you would like to see their entire schedule and results click here.
  • Stats… Rock Hill comes into the game averaging 32.8 pts/game while giving up 18.7 pts/game… The Raiders on the other hand average 26.5 pts/game while giving up 31.8 pts/game…. The Bearcats have a 4-2 season record against teams that made the playoffs while the Raiders are 0-5 against playoff teams.
  • 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 which will cost $8.
  • Directions and Ticket Cost…  If you are driving over to the game, District 3 Stadium address is 210 S. Cherry Rd. Rock Hill, SC…. Enter that in your GPS and / or smart phone and you should get there with no problem…. As mentioned earlier, the ticket price will be $8 and only SCHSL passes will be accepted for admission to the game… Both of those facts are set by SCHSL Rules not the school.
  • Raider Football Broadcast…  If you can’t make it over you can always catch the game here on Real Radio 860 WLBG and streaming live on the internet at… We will start about 6:405 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: 87.9, 101.5, 88.1 or 89.5


First Round Playoff Results from Last Night

Class AA:

  • Southside Christian 35 – Silver Bluff 7
  • Abbeville 54 – Andrew Jackson 13
  • Central 28 – Landrum 0

Class AAA

  • Union County 56 – Chesnee 13
  • Indian Land 29 – Crescent 14

Class AAAA

  • York 49 – Orangeburg-Wilkerson 24
  • Daniel 49 – Eastside 20


  • Northwestern 54 – Boiling Springs 35
  • Dorman 52 – Greenwood 0



  • 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.


Pros … For more information on these games, click on their scores.

  • Steelers 52 – Panthers 21… In case you missed it last night, the Pittsburg Steelers took a 52-21 win over the Carolina Panthers last night up in Pittsburg… The Panthers are now 6-3 on the season while the Steelers are now 6-2-1


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. 


This and That:

  • 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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