Sports Report for Tuesday, 12-4-2018

PC Notes:

  • WBK: Samford 75 – PV 54… The Lady Blue Hose basketball team traveled out to Birmingham Sunday to take on the Lady Bulldogs of Samford and the trip home wasn’t as pleasant as it could have been as Samford took a 75-54 win over PC… PC actually led 14-12 at the end of the first quarter but Samford outscored PC by 10 points in the second quarter and 13 in the third to pull away for the win…Tess Santos and Kacie Hall both led PC with 17 points each… For the stats on the game click here and for more info on the game click here… PC falls to 1-5 on the season and will host Georgia Southern Wednesday of next week at 5:00 pm as the first part of a double-header as the men will play at 7:30.
  • MBK: PC 75 – North Carolina A&T 70… On Saturday the PC men’s basketball team went up to Greensboro to on the Aggies of North Carolina A&T…  The Aggies led 39-36 at the half but PC came back to take a 75-70 win running their record to 4-4 on the season… Adam Flagler led the Blue Hose with 16 points… To see statistics on the game click here and to see the PC summary of the game click here… The Blue Hose have one more game before they break for exams and that will be tonight at the Templeton Center as they host Jacksonville in a 7 pm contest.


Local Notes:


  • Varsity Boys: Laurens 66 – Woodruff 53 – Doing a little catching up with the Raider boys basketball team in a game that occurred last Thursday at Dorman HS that I almost forgot about, there is good news for Raider fans as the team took a 66-53 win over the Woodruff Wolverines… The Raiders had a 36-19 lead at the half and then went on the win… Christian Anderson led the Raiders with 15 points.

Sub-Varsity Raiders… Last night the Raider sub-varsity teams hosted the Hillcrest Rams at the main gym.

  • JV Girls: Hillcrest 29 – Laurens 28… The Raider JV girls’ team lost a heartbreaker last night as Rams hit a last second shot to lift them to a 29-28 win… The game had been back and forth all night with the Raiders holding a slight lead at the end of each quarter except the last one which is the one that counts… Angel Johnson had a game-high 13 points to lead the Raiders in scoring… Nyre Calhoun added 4 while Maurie McDowell, Nya Anderson and Amarecyuna Anderson had 3 each and Navia Blanding rounded out the scoring with 2 points.
  • 9th Grade Boys: Hillcrest 35 – Laurens 32… In the 9th grade boys game the Raiders lost another close one as the Rams took a 35-32 win… The Raiders started slow but led 14-12 at the half only to have Hillcrest take the lead in the third quarter and then hold off the Raiders… Waldrick Burnside led the Raiders with 12 points.
  • JV Boys: Hillcrest 42 – Laurens 33… Hillcrest completed the sweep of the Raiders last night as they took a 42-33 win in JV boys’ action… The Raiders found themselves trailing 14-2 at the end of the first quarter and just could not climb out of that hole… Isiah Burnside led the team with 12 points.


Middle School Basketball:

LMS at HT… The Laurens MS Tigers traveled to Hickory tavern last night to take on the Panthers

  • Girls: HT 28 – LMS 5… In the first game last night at HT the lady Panthers used their press to help keep the young Lady Tigers scoreless until the third quarter of play as they rolled to a 28-5 win over the Tigers… It would be accurate to say that it was Faith Jackson 26- LMS 5 as she had all but 2 of the Panther points and did not play in the last quarter… Desiree Jennings had the Panthers other two points and Shanayi Chinn had 3 of the Tiger points and Katelyn Snipes the other two.
  • Boys: LMS 45 – HT 20… In the second game of the night the results were different as the Tigers took a 44-20 win over the Panthers… They outscored the Panthers 14-5 in the first quarter and then continued to pull away the rest of the game… Devon Redd led the Tigers 15 points and KD Mosley was also in double-digits with 11… Jay Pulley had 8 points, Noah Mosley and Kendrick Dickey both had 4 points and Trent Duberry 2 … For the Panthers Carter Faulkner had 10 points… Others scoring for HT were Trevor Kitzmiller and Jonas Holtzclaw each with 4 and Jamon Jackson with 2.

Mid-Carolina at CMS… The CMS Wildcats hosted the Mid-Carolina MS Rebels last night.

  • Girls: Mid-Carolina 23 – CMS 10… Mia Bar had 6 points to lead the Wildcats.
  • Boys: Sorry Coach Cooper has not reported the score to me, if you see him ask him to do so.

Sanders… According to my schedule Sanders was supposed to host Northside last night but Coach Dickey did not report the scores to me… Please ask him to do so.


Broadcast NotesRemember sporting events are streamed live on the internet at

  • Thursday, 12-6-18… The Clinton MS Wildcats will be traveling to Hickory Tavern to take on the Panthers in a double-header of middle school basketball… Join us a couple of minutes before 5:00 and as always you can also listen live at
  • Tuesday, 12-11-18… The Raider varsity basketball teams will be hosting the Westside Rams as they start their region schedule… We will go live just before 6:00 pm.
  • Friday, December 14-18… The Raider varsity basketball teams will be hosting the JL Mann Patriots as they continue region action… We will go live just before 6:00 pm.


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 … 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…. Banquet tickets can be purchased for$15 each and are available at the Chamber Office.
  • 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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