Sports Report for Tuesday, 11-27-2018

PC Notes: Let’s do some catching up on PC basketball

  • WBK: Vanderbilt 78 – PC 43… Last Sunday the Lady Blue Hose traveled up o Nashville to take on the Lady Commodores of Vanderbilt and the Commodores outscored PC 23-11 in the first quarter and then went on to take a 78-43 win over PC… The Commodores had 3 players scoring in double digits only Kacie Hall did so for the Blue Hose as she had 12… For more information on this game, click here… Presbyterian College falls to 1-4, while Vanderbilt improves to 3-4…. PC will be back in action this Sunday when they travel to Birmingham, Alabama to take on Samford in a 3:00 pm contest.
  • Men’s basketball at Home Tomorrow… The PC men’s basketball has been off now for a little over a week… That all ends tomorrow as they host the Terriers of St Francis Brooklyn at 7:00 pm in the Templeton Center… This will be the first time the two teams have met and if you want more information about the game, the two teams and where you can catch the game in case you can’t make it over click here. 


Local Notes:


  • 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 Laurens Raider varsity basketball teams will be hosting the Hillcrest Rams tonight 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.
  • Freshman and JV Teams at Hillcrest last Night9th Grade Boys: Hillcrest 47 – Laurens 38…. JV Boys: Laurens 46 – Hillcrest 31… Toney Pulley led the Raiders in the win with 15 points and 5 rebounds… JV Girls: Hillcrest 43 – Laurens 38… Angel Johnson led the Raiders with 21 points.


Laurens Academy:

  • Basketball on the Road Tonight … The Crusader basketball varsity teams get back in action tonight as they travel down to Augusta Ga. to take on Curtis Baptist Crusaders


Middle School Basketball… Today: CMS at GCO at 5:00 pm


College Sports:

Basketball Rankings

  • Men’s DI AP Poll… Since last week’s #1 Duke lost this past Wednesday to former #3 Gonzaga the two teams have swapped places in the Men’s DI Basketball AP Poll… The poll this week has the top 5 as Gonzaga, Kansas, Duke, Virginia and Nevada… Spots 6-10 are occupied by Tennessee, Michigan, Auburn, Michigan State and Kentucky… The Clemson Tigers dropped out of the top 25 in the AP Poll and if you would like to see the entire top 25 in the poll click here.
  • Women’s DI AP Poll… Now turning to the DI AP Poll for the ladies you will find there was no change this week in the top 10… Spots 1-5 continue to be occupied by Notre Dame, UConn, Oregon, Baylor and Louisville… Spots 6-10 still have Mississippi State, Maryland, Stanford, Oregon State and Texas in that order… South Carolina checked in at #18… To see the entire top 25 of the poll 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
  • 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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