Sports Report for Thursday, 12-6-2018

Local Notes:

TD Club Awards Annual Banquet Last Night  

Antigha Challenges Athletes… The Laurens County Touchdown Club held its Annual Awards Banquet last night out at The Ridge the City of Laurens Parks and Recreation Headquarters… The featured speaker was Tobi Antigha the former PC standout wide receiver who now plays in the Canadian Football League… He told the story of how hid goal growing up in Tampa, Florida was to play for the pros…. After graduating from PC no pro teams showed interest in him but just as he had done at PC he decided to continue to train hard and not give up his dream… After two years out of football his hard work and sacrifice payed off as he was given his shot in the CFL and he made it… He told all in attendance not to give up their dream but to keep striving and do what it takes to make it happen.

All-County Team… After Toby finished the All –County team was announced… It is made up of 4 Laurens Academy Crusaders, 8 Clinton Red Devils and 13 Laurens Raiders… The Members of the team are:


  • QB – Thomas Lowry, SOPH, Laurens Academy
  • RBDuane Martin, JR, Laurens.
  • RBJordan Woodruff, JR, Laurens
  • WRWill Tinsley, SR, Laurens
  • WR – Charlton McCall, JR, Laurens Academy
  • TEDiamonte Grant, FR, Laurens Academy
  • OL – Reles Littleton, SOPH, Laurens Academy
  • OLTy Davis, SR, Laurens
  • OLJordan Austin, SR, Laurens
  • OL Austin James, JR, Laurens
  • OLJacob Hall, JR, Clinton
  • AthleteCam Nichols, SR – Clinton









  • DLJamarcus Cook, SR, Clinton
  • DLConner Owens, JR, Laurens
  • DLWesley Carlay, SR, Laurens
  • DLArmani Todd, SR, Laurens
  • DL – Exodus Jones, SR, Clinton
  • DL – Marcus Chalmers, SOPH, Clinton
  • LB – Jackson Mahon, JR, Laurens
  • LBGarrett Addy, JR, Laurens
  • LB – Austin Caughman, JR, Clinton
  • DB – Dra Boyd, SR, Laurens
  • DB JyKorie Gary, FR, Clinton



  • K Devon Hubner, SR, Laurens
  • P Sam Tiller, SR, Clinton


Coach and Player of the Year

  • Coach: Chris Liner… The Raiders this year made it to the Class AAAAA playoffs only to be eliminated by a heavily favored Rock Hill team who the Raiders played toe to toe with for 3 quarters… Two of the team’s losses this year in the regular season were to teams that will be playing in championship games this year (TL Hanna and Myrtle Beach).
  • Player: Duane Martin… The LDHS junior rushed161-973 and scored 15 TDs…. He also caught a 75 yard pass for a TD and is a two-way player that also played linebacker… He became dominant as the season wore on and is tough, fast, a physical runner and tackler.

Video of Presentation of All-County Team… To see a video of the awards portion of the banquet where they announced the winners and why they were chosen, click here.


Broadcast Notes… Remember 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:

  • 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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