Sports Report for Wednesday, 12-26-2018

PC Notes

  • WBK: PC 71 – College of Charleston 65… Last Friday the Lady Blue Hose basketball team traveled down I-26 to the coast to take on the College of Charleston Cougars… Good news for PC fans as PC took a 71-65 win over the Cougars to pick up their second win of the season… PC was led by Kacie Hall who had her collegiate-best 30 points in the game… For more information about this game, click here… The team will be back in action Friday when they travel to the University of Georgia to take on the Bulldogs in a 2:00 contest.
  • MBK: Dayton 81 – PC 69… The men were in action last Saturday as they traveled to Dayton, Ohio to take on the Dayton Flyers… Dayton got off to a fast start and led 45-17 at the half… PC would try to come back and cut the lead to 77-63 with about 3 minutes left to play but could get no closer…  Adam Flagler and Francois Lewis led PC with 20 points apiece… For more information on this contest, click here… PC is now 6-7 on the season and will travel to Jacksonville for a 2:00 pm contest this Sunday.

Local Notes:

Area Teams Start Participation in Holiday Tournaments Tomorrow… The Clinton boys and girls’ varsity basketball teams, the Laurens varsity boys and girls’ basketball teams as well as the Laurens Academy varsity girls’ basketball team will start participation in different holiday basketball tournaments around the area… Below is a list of the tournament, opening games and times for each team in their respective tournament and I’ll have full brackets tomorrow

  • CHS Girls… Carolina Invitational at Cane bay HS, Clinton vs Timberland HS at 3:30 pm.
  • CHS Boy… Emerald City Classic at Emerald HS, Calhoun Falls vs. Clinton at 3:00 pm
  • Laurens Girls… Hosting the Raider Rumble at LDHS, Ninety Six vs. Laurens at 2:30
  • Laurens Boys… Clover Holiday Tournament at Clover HS, Archbishop Alter (Ohio) vs. Laurens 4:00 pm
  • Laurens Academy Girls… Lowe’s Roundball Classic at Chesnee HS, LA vs. Chesnee at 10:00 am.


College Basketball Rankings: The latest college basketball rankings came out Monday and in case you missed them because of all that goes on around Christmas let’s review them.

  • Men’s D-I AP Poll… There was some shakeup in the men’s AP Poll as former #1 Kansas fell to #5 with a loss… Teams 1-4 are now Duke, Michigan, Tennessee and Virginia… Spots 6-10 are occupied by Nevada, Gonzaga, Michigan State, Florida State and Virginia Tech… To see the entire top 25 in the AP Poll click here.
  • Women’s D-I AP Poll… The top 3 spots in the women’s AP Poll remain unchanged as UConn, Notre Dame & Louisville hold them down in that order… Last week’s #5 Maryland comes in at 3$ while Oregon rounds out the top 5… Spots 6-10 are occupied by Stanford, Baylor, Mississippi State, North Carolina State and Tennessee… South Carolina checked in at #5… To see the entirety of this 25 team poll click here.


Broadcast NotesRemember sporting events are streamed live on the internet at

  • Friday, 1-4-19: Laurens Raider varsity teams host the Wade Hampton Generals in Region I-AAAAA action…. We will go live a couple of minutes before 6:00 pm.
  • Tuesday, 1-8-19: Laurens Raider varsity teams host the Woodmont Wildcats in Region I-AAAAA action…. We will go live a couple of minutes before 6:00 pm.
  • Friday, 1-11-19: Laurens Raider varsity teams host the Greenwood Eagles in Region I-AAAAA action…. We will go live a couple of minutes 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 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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