Sports Report for Tuesday, 12-18-2018

PC Notes:

  • MBK: PC 87 – Trinity Baptist 44… Last Saturday afternoon the PC men’s basketball team hosted the eagles of Trinity Baptist out of Jacksonville, Fla…. PC jumped out to a 19-3 lead after 7 minutes of play and then rolled on to an 87-44 win… Adam Flagler led the team with 13 points and 13 different Blue Hose scored in the game… For more information on the game, click here… The team is now 6-5 on the season and will head to Butler tonight to take on the Bulldogs…. For notes on tonight’s game, click here.
  • Women’s Team on the Road Today… The lady Blue Hose have been off since last Wednesday but that break ends today as they travel to Davidson to take on the Wildcats at 11:00 am this morning… For more information on this game, click here.


Local Notes:


Raider Sub-Varsity Teams Host Easley… Last night the Raider Sub-varsity teams hosted the Easley Green Wave

  • JV Girls: Laurens 24 – Easley 11… The Lady Raider JV squad got in the win column as they defeated Easley 24-11… The Raiders led 7-5 at the half and broke the game open in the 3rd quarter outscoring the Green wave 13-4… Angel Johnson led the Raiders with 10 points…. Mauri McDowell had 6, Wymaya, Givens Jamya Chappell and Cederia Bailey had 2 points each and rounding out the scoring was Nyre Calhoun and Navia Blanding with 1 each. The Lady Raiders will be back in action January 3rd as they take on Wade Hampton.
  • C-Team Boys: Laurens 48 – Easley 30… The 9th grade boys also chalked up a win as they defeated Easley 48-30… Waldrick Burnside led the Raiders with 27 points.
  • JV Boys: Laurens 34 – Easley 28… The Raiders completed the sweep of the Green Wave as the JV boys took a 34-28 win… Kavion Pulley was the leading scorer for the team with 11 points…. Let’s hope the Raider varsity teams can do the same thing tonight at Easley.


Raider Wrestlers in Action Saturday… The Raider wrestling team had a full day of heavy competition this past Saturday as they traveled to Fort Mill to take part in the Mill Town Duals.

  • Fort Mill 68 – Laurens 9… Against the home team the Fort Mill Yellow Jackets which are ranked #3 in the state in Class AAAAA, the Raiders lost 68-9… Will Pontoon and Cody Emert were the only Raiders to take wins on the mats… For more information on this match click here.
  • Spartanburg 43 – Laurens 42… The Raiders also took on the Spartanburg Vikings and when they finished the teams were tied 42-42… They then went to the tie-breaking rules and Spartanburg won 43-42 on most first points scored in the match… Will Pontoon, Murphy Rush, Brian Sheffield and Myles Reppart all took wins over opponents on the mats… Some Raiders took wins on forfeits and to find out who they were as well as other details of the match click here
  • York 50 – Laurens 30… The Raiders also took on the #4 in Class AAAAA ranked York Cougars and fell by a score of 50-30… Will Pontoon, Andrew Shelton, Stetson Dawson and Murphy Rush all took wins over their opponents…  Some Raiders took wins on forfeits and to find out who they were as well as other details of the match click here
  • Broome 69 – Laurens 15… The Raiders took on another ranked opponent and that was the Broome Centurions who are ranked #4 in Class AAA… The Centurions showed they deserved the ranking as thy took a 69-15 win over the Raiders… Raiders who defeated their opponents on the mats were Will Pontoon and Josh Shubert… Some Raiders took wins on forfeits and to find out who they were as well as other details of the match click here

Raiders in Action Tomorrow… The Raiders will travel down to Irmo tomorrow to take on not only the Irmo Yellow Jackets but also the Spring Valley Vikings.


Middle School Basketball:

Gray Court-Owings Tigers at Hickory Tavern taking on the Panthers.

  • Girls: HT 41 – GCO 12…. Mae Revis had 117 points and Faith Jackson 16 for the Panthers… For the Tigers of GCO Dayzia Grant had 6 points, Maleyah Allen 2 and Montana Stoddard 1.
  • Boys: HT 51 – GCO 35… Tylan Fowler had 9 points to lead the winners while Carter Faulkner had 7 and Mason Hamby 6…. The Tigers were led by Jamarius Hunter with 9 points.

Laurens MS Tigers traveled to Saluda to take on their Tigers

  • Girls: Saluda 42 – LMS 18… The Saluda Tigers had 1 player who scored all but 12 of their points while the LMS Tigers were led by Syberia Boyd who scored 9 points… Peyton Bush, Shy Gary, Kaetlyn Shipes and Jaliyah Young all had 2 points each while kali Spurgeon rounded out the Tigers scoring with 1 point.
  • Boys: LMS 55 – Saluda 25… Better news where the boys are concerned as LMS took a 55-25 win over Saluda…Devon Redd led the LMS Tigers with 24 points… Jay Pulley had 11 points, Jordan Roberts 3, KD Mosley 11, Tenton Duberry 2 and Nick Woodruff 4.


Broadcast NotesRemember sporting events are streamed live on the internet at

  • Thursday, Hickory Tavern at Sanders…. We will go live just about 5:00 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 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… Registration is now open for youth basketball for ages 3-6… The cost is $40 per child and registration will close 1-6-2019 with the season starting the next day.
  • Baseball Winter Camp… The Raider Baseball program will be hosting a one-day baseball camp on Saturday, January 19, 2019 from 11:00am-2:00pm… This camp will be held in the Main Gym at Laurens High School, as well as our indoor batting facility… The camp fee is $30/camper. If you have more than one child participating, each additional camper will be $20. This camp is being offered to anyone who is in 1st-8th grade. Campers will get the opportunity to practice and learn basic baseball fundamentals from the Raider Baseball coaches and players… For more information about his camp including what to bring, where to come to register that day, time to be there, who to contact for more information as well as the application form you will need to fill out, click here… Please email Coach Patterson if you plan on coming so they will know how many to expect…. His email address is:
  • 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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