Sports Report for Thursday, 11-15-2018

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.


High School Football Bowl Game Notes

  • Shrine Bowl: The 82nd Shrine Bowl of the Carolinas is coming up on December 15th at Wofford College… As most of you know this is a major fund-raiser for the Shriners as they continue to support not only the Shriners Hospital for Children in Greenville but also 21 other similar hospitals across the nation… The game will kickoff at 1:00 pm… If you are interested in going you can by your tickets ahead of time and for information about that click here… The rosters have been released for both the North Carolina and South Carolina teams… IF you are interested in seeing the North Carolina roster click here… Now there were no players from Laurens County who made the squad but there are players from schools that were on both Clinton and Laurens played this year… Emerald’s Like Deal made it onto the squad as did Zacch Pickens and Alex Meredith of TL Hanna to name just a few… Other area teams such as Abbeville, BHP, Hillcrest, Dorman and others are on the squad… check it out by clicking here to see the entire South Carolina roster.
  • North-South All-Star Game… The Touchstone Energy Cooperative North South Football Game will also be played on December 15th but the kickoff will be at noon… This is a change in the original date of December 8th and it was changed due to the SCHSL playoffs being rescheduled to December 8th because of Hurricane Florence… The change of date also caused a change of site as Doug Shaw Stadium in Myrtle Beach was unavailable on the 15th… The game has been moved to Brooks Stadium on the campus of Coastal Carolina… The rosters for this contest are also available… Now once again there are no players from Lauren County on the north squad… There are players on the north roster from teams that are in the regions with both Clinton and Laurens as well as other areas teams…. To see the entire North All-Star Roster, click here… If you happen to be interested in who is on the South All-Star Roster click here… For more information about the contest including purchasing tickets ahead of time, click here.


College Sports: For more information on these games, click on their scores

  • MBK: Clemson 74 – Sam Houston State 59… The Clemson Tiger basketball team ran their record to 3-0 on the young season last night as they took a 74-59 win over the Bearkats of Sam Houston State at Littlejohn Coliseum… The Tigers pulled away from the Bearkats in the middle of second half when they went on a 12-0 run holding Sam Houston scoreless for almost 3 minutes… Marcquise Reed led the Tigers and finished with a game-high 26 points… The Tigers will be back in action on Monday when the play Akron in a tournament in the Cayman Islands
  • WBK: Clemson at South Carolina Tonight… The Lady Tiger basketball team will be on the road tonight traveling down to Columbia to take on the #10 ranked Lady Gamecocks of South Carolina… The tipoff is scheduled for 6:30 and the game can be seen on the SEC Network.


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.
  • Laurens Academy: To see the 2018-2019 Crusader basketball schedule 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 McCorvey 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
  • 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.
  • 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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