Sports Report for Thursday, 12-27-2018

Local Notes:


  • Clinton 69 – Calhoun Falls 47… Well I must have looked at the bracket dates with one eye closed (the good one) as the Red Devil boys’ basketball team started their participation in the Emerald City Classic last night down in Greenwood taking the Calhoun Falls Charter School Flashes…. Good news for Red Devil fans as they took a 69-47 win over the Flashes… Clinton led 14-10 after the first 8 minutes of play and extended that 30-14 at the half… The Flashes tried to make a comeback in the third quarter as they outscored Clinton 23-16 but the Red Devils reversed that in the fourth quarter by outscoring the Flashed 23-10 to make the final 69-47… Ahamari Bated had a game-high 28 points to lead the Red Devils and JD Payne was also in double digits with 17 points… PJ Bluford finished with 9 points, Kimon Quarles 6, Javier Boyd 4, Elijah Campbell 3 and Sam Tiller 2… The Red Devils return to action today at 6:00 pm as they take on region foe Mid-Carolina at Emerald HS.
  • CHS Girls… Carolina Invitational at Cane Bay HS, Clinton vs Timberland HS at 3:30 pm



  • Laurens Boys… Clover Holiday Tournament at Clover HS, Archbishop Alter (Ohio) vs. Laurens 4:00 pm
  • Laurens Girls… Hosting the Raider Rumble starting today at LDHS… The Raiders first game will be against Ninety Six at 2:30…They then will take on Carolina HS in the final game of the night scheduled to start about 8:00.


Laurens Academy:

  • Laurens Academy Girls… Lowe’s Roundball Classic at Chesnee HS, LA vs. Chesnee at 10:00 am


Note… To see the brackets for all the tournaments above, click here


College Bowl Game List… Now for you college football junkies who want to know what has been the results of football bowl games played to date, which ones are left to be played, who is playing in them, when, time and broadcast information, 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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