Sports Report for Tuesday, 11-13-2018

PC Notes:

  • FB: Campbell 34 – PC 6… The Blue Hose football team hosted the Campbell Camels last Saturday afternoon on Senior Day… The Blue Hose were not able to send their 12 seniors out with a win as Campbell took a 34-6 win… Campbell scored the first and second time they had the ball to go up 13-0 10:52 left in the first quarter… PC’s only score came with 24 seconds left in the first half after they recovered a Campbell fumble on their own 38 yard line and then drove down the field in 9 plays to score on a 5 yard run by Jordan Morgan…. The PAT was blocked… Campbell went on to add a TD in the second and third quarter to make the final score 34-6 and drop PC to 2-7 on the season while they improved to 6-4 on the season…. Campbell as you might expect dominated the stats and had 446 total yards of offense to PC’s 176 yards… To see all the stats on the game click here…. For the Blue Hose wrap-up of the game, click here… The Blue Hose close out their season this Saturday as they travel to Spartanburg to take on Wofford.
  • Men’s Soccer Big South Championship Game: Campbell 1 – PC 0… On Sunday the PC men’s soccer team hosted Campbell in the Big South Championship game… It was a defensive affair as Campbell took the title scoring a lone goal in the 99th minute of the match to take a 1-0 win… For more information on this match, click here. 


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.


College Football Rankings Sports:

  • FBS AP Poll… The FBS AP Poll had no changes in the top 7 places this week when compared to last week… Spots 1-7 are once again held by Alabama, Clemson, Notre Dame, Michigan, Georgia, Oklahoma, and West Virginia… Washington State moved up from 10 to #8 while Ohio State and LSU each moved down a spot to occupy spots 9 & 10 respectively… To see the entire top 25 in the AP Poll click here.
  • FCS Coaches Poll… For the real college football junkies out there, I’ll briefly tell you that the FCS Coaches Poll this week also had very little change… the top two spots continued to be held down by North Dakota State and Kennesaw State in that order… Elon was ranked #5 last week but dropped to 12th this week after losing to now #16 ranked Towson… Wofford is the only team from the state of South Carolina who made the top 25 in the poll and the Terriers checked in at #14 again this week…. To see the entire top 25 in the 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.


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.
  • The Laurens County Sports Hall of Fame is Now Accepting Nominations for the Class of 2019… The 2019 induction ceremony will be held on Thursday, April 25 at 6:30pm at The Ridge at Laurens. This ceremony will feature the third class of inductees in the Laurens County Sports Hall of Fame… Nominations for the 2019 class opened on November 1, 2018 and will remain open until December 15, 2018… Nomination forms are available at… For more information about the criteria a person must meet to be considered, present members of the Hall of fame and who to contact for more information, click here.
  • 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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