Sports Report for Friday, 11-23-2018

PC Notes: Well let’s do some catching up on men and women’s basketball action at PC.

Men…The PC men’s team was on the road for two games in the last 6 days

  • Marquette74- PC 55… Last Saturday they travelled up to Milwaukee, Wis. To take on the #24 ranked Golden Eagles of Marquette… The game was tied at the half but the Golden Eagles used a late run in the second half to pull ahead and take a 74-55 win… Freshman Adam Flagler led PC with 20 points scoring 12 of them from 3-point range… For more details on this game, click here.
  • UCLA 80 – PC 65… This past Tuesday the Blue Hose traveled out to the left coast to take on the #17 ranked Bruins of UCLA… In this contest PC trailed 41-19 at the half but outscored the Bruins 46-39 in the second half cutting the Bruins lead to just 3 at one point before falling 80-65… Again Adam Flagler led the attack scoring a career-high 29 point and 21 of them came from behind the 3-point line… For more details on this game, click here….PC is now 3-3 on the season and returns to action next Wednesday when they take on St. Francis Brooklyn in a 7 p.m. contest at Templeton Center.

Women… The Lady Blue Hose have also played 2 games (both at home) since we last mention them.

  • PC 61 – Wofford 50… Last Saturday the lady Blue Hose hosted the Wofford Terriers at the Templeton Center… PC scores 12 unanswered points to start the game and then went on to take a 61-50 win… Junior Kacie Hill led the team with 16 points, 9 rebounds and 6 assist…. For more details on this game, click here
  • SC State 57 – PC 48… Now the news is not as good in the second game which took place this past Tuesday as PC fell to the Bulldogs of SC State by a score of 57-48… Bria Gibbs led the Blue Hose with 23 points and 13 rebounds… For more details on this game, click here… The team’s record now stands at 1-3 on the young season and will return to action this Sunday when they travel to Nashville to take on Vanderbilt in a 3:00 pm contest.


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.
  • Basketball… The Red Devil varsity basketball teams will be back in action Wednesday of next week when they travel to Chapman to take on the Panthers with the girls’ game starting at 6:00 pm.



  • Basketball… The Laurens Raider varsity basketball teams will be hosting the Hillcrest Rams next Tuesday night and we plan on bringing that game here on Real Radio 860 WLBG and also streaming live on the internet at Hope you can make it to the games but if not join Dr. Rhett Harris and myself here a couple of minutes before 6:00 pm for all the action.


SCHSL Football Playoffs… The SCHSL playoffs have reached the upper and lower state championship levels… Laurens region foe TL Hanna remained undefeated as they took a 68-7 win over Northwestern… Clinton’s region foe Union County also advanced by defeating Indian Land 55-14… Other area teams that advanced in the playoffs by winning last week were Abbeville and Dixie… Now if you would like to see the schedule for tonight click on the classification below you are interested in.


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:

  • Basketball Registration Deadline Extended at City of Laurens PRD… The City of Laurens Parks and Recreation Department has extended their deadline to register for youth basketball until Saturday December1st… Youth basketball is open to those who are 7 to 11 years old… You can register at The Ridge the Park and Recreation Headquarter at 318 Exchange Drive… If you want more information call them at 681-7275 or email them at
  • 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… 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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