Sports Report for Monday, 11-26-2018

High School Football Playoff Results… Round 3 of the SCHSL Playoffs took place last Friday and some of our area schools moved on to round 4 which will be the Upper and Lower State Championships coming up this Friday night… Region 1-5A champ TL Hanna defeated Dorman and will host Byrnes this Friday night…. Region III–3A Champ Union County defeated Chapman and will travel to Chester to take on the undefeated Cyclones this Friday…. Abbeville and Dixie also took wins… If you want to see all the scores from around the state by classification click here… Also don’t forget that if you look in the Featured Sports section on our homepage at wlbg.com you will find a post that links you to the SCHSL brackets by classification… You can also go there if you click here. 

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.
  • 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.

 

LDHS:

  • 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 WLBG.com. 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.

 

Laurens Academy:

  • Basketball… The Crusader basketball varsity teams get back into action tomorrow when they travel down to Augusta Ga. to take on Curtis Baptist Crusaders

 

College Sports:

  • Clemson 56 – South Carolina 35… Congratulation to the Clemson Tigers and their fans as they won the Palmetto Bowl by taking a 56-35 win over the South Carolina Gamecocks last Saturday night up at Clemson… The Tigers simply out manned the Gamecocks but the Gamecocks made it interesting as they scored more points against Clemson than any other team this season… Clemson had a total of 744 yards of offense to the Gamecock’s 600… For the Clemson take on the game, click here…. For the South Carolina take on the game 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.
  • 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 Laurensprd@yahoo.com.
  • 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.