Sports Report for Friday, 11-16-2018

PC Notes:

  • WBK: UNCW 63 – PC 48… Back on Wednesday the PC women’s basketball team traveled to Wilmington, N.C. to take on the UNC-W Seahawks… The Seahawks opened the game with a 15-4 run and then went on to take a 63-48 win… Junior Ericka Blackwell-Boyden scored 12 points to lead PC and share game-high honors with a pair of Seahawks….. For more information about this game, click here… The team will be back in action tonight as they host Wofford in a 6:00 pm contest at the Templeton Center.
  • MBK: PC 102 – Boyce 49… Yesterday afternoon the PC men’s basketball team hosted the Boyce College Bulldogs out of Louisville, KY…. For the second came in a row the Blue Hose broke the century mark as they took a 102- 49 win over the Bulldogs… PC took a 50-32 lead into the locker room at the half and then outscored the Bulldogs 52-17 in the second half… PC had 5 players in double-digits with Adam Flagler leading the team with a game-high 14 points… For more information on this game, click here… The Blue Hose are on the road this weekend as they travel to #24 Marquette tomorrow for a 1 pm game and then on to UCLA on Monday night for an 11:00 pm game with the Bruins.
  • Football at Wofford Tomorrow… The Blue Hose football team will close out its season tomorrow as they travel up I-26 to take on the Wofford Terriers… Kickoff is slated for 1:30 and it’s not that far up there so go up if you can but if not the game can be heard of the Blue Hose Network, seen on ESPN+ and live stats will be available at


Local Notes:


  • Three Sign at CHS… Yesterday morning at CHS three student athletes signed letters of intent to continue their education and athletic careers…. Hunter Benson and Paige Trent both signed with North Greenville University… Paige signed to run cross country and track while Hunter signed to play softball… Chelsea Hill was the third Red Devil to sign and she signed to play soccer at Converse College…  After the signings the media interviewed all three of these young ladies and if you would like to see a short video of those interviews and some photos click here…. Congratulations to all three of these fine young adults!.


  • Meet the Raiders Tonight… Tonight at 6:00 pm in the main gym at LDHS they will be a Meet the Riders event where the fans will get to see this season’s Raider basketball teams at all levels… There will be a 3-point contest, a free throw contest and more… Admission will only be $2.00… So come on out and meet the Raiders tonight.

High School Football Playoffs Resume Tonight… The second round of the SCHSL Playoffs start tonight and the only team in Clinton’s region that won last week was Union County and they will be hosting Indian Land tonight… The only team from Laurens’s region still in the hunt for the championship is TL Hanna and they will be hosting Northwestern… If you would like to see the complete schedule for tonight’s games, click on each classification below to the schedule for that class.


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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