Sports Report for Thursday, 11-22-2018

Local Notes:

CHS:

  • 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.

 

LDHS:

  • Irmo 65 – Laurens 43… The Laurens Raider boys’ basketball team traveled up to Spartanburg yesterday to finish their participation in the 2018 Sports Impact Invitational at SDS…. The Raider played Irmo for third place in the tournament… The score was 27-22 at the half in Irmo’s favor but in the third quarter Irmo started pulling away as they scored 18 points to the Raiders 6 and then went on to take a 65-43 win over the Raiders… As Coach Walker put it, the raiders ran out of gas in the second half… Dra Copeland led the Raiders with 14 points… Others scoring for the Raiders were Dee Foster 8, Amaiji Hill 7, J.Q. Fair 5, Leonard Williams 4, Christian Anderson 3 and Jordan Woodruff 2 ….  Leonard Williams made the All-Tournament team… Congratulations to him!

 

College Sports:

  • FBS AP Poll… In case you missed it, there was no change in this week’s FBS AP Poll in the top 6 teams… The top 6 continue to be Alabama, Clemson, Notre Dame, Michigan, Georgia and Oklahoma in that order… Washington State did move up a spot from #8 to #7 and both UCF and LSU are tied for #8… Ohio State checks in at #10… To see the entire AP Poll click here.
  • College Football Playoff Poll… The committee that determines who will be playing for the FBS Championship at the end of the season also came out with new rankings earlier this week… Their top 6 are exactly the same as the AP Poll (Alabama, Clemson, Notre Dame, Michigan, Georgia and Oklahoma in that order)… Now if you would like to see their entire top 25 ranking click here.
  • FCS Coaches Poll… Now for those of you who are real college football junkies I’ll tell you that in the FCS Coaches Poll the top 2 teams continue to be North Dakota State and Kennesaw State… Wofford did move up from #14 to #12 this week after defeating PC last Saturday…  To see the entire FCS Coaches Poll click here.

Pros

Falcons Play Tonight… A quick reminder for you Atlanta falcon fans out there that tonight at 8:20 the Falcons will be in New Orleans to take on the Saints… If you want to try to stay awake and watch it after eating all that turkey today, it can be seen on NBC, Channel 4 WYFF TV out of Greenville.

 

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 Wednesday night December 5th when they have their annual awards banquet… At that time they will announce the All-County Team, Coach of the Year and Player of the Year… The featured speaker will be Toby Anttigha who is a PC graduate and a second year player in the Canadian Football League.
  • 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 www.laurenscountysportshalloffame.com… 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.

 

If you have any comments, suggestions, or want to reports scores, please contact me via email at: sports@wlbg.com or text me at 864-981-3470.