Sports Report for Friday, 12-28-2018

PC Notes:

  • PC Basketball Teams Back in Action Today and Sunday… The PC basketball teams have been off this week for the holidays but that all ends today as the Lady Blue Hose travel to Athens to take on the University of Georgia today in a 2:00 pm contest that can be seen on the SEC Plus Network while the men travel to Jacksonville University on Sunday for a 2:00 pm contest… That game can be seen on ESPN +   

Local Notes:

Holiday Tournament Information… To see the brackets on each of the holiday tournaments mentioned below click here.


  • Girls: Clinton 45 – Timberland 35…  The Lady Red Devils kicked off their participation in the Carolina Invitational at Cane bay HS with a 45-35 over the Timberland Wolves … The Red Devils did not play their best basketball of the season in the first half as Timberland 16-14 at the half… However the Red Devils came back out in the second half and outscored the Wolves in each of the last two quarters to take the win…    Terriauna Bennett led the Red Devils in scoring with 13 points and De’Shanti Watts was right behind her with 12 points… Savannah Campbell had 8 points, Tinique Austin 7 and Taneal Evans 3… Clinton advances in the winner’s bracket to take on Stratford today at 5:00 pm.
  • Boys: Mid-Carolina 68 – Clinton 48… The news is not as good where the boys are concerned as region foe Mid-Carolina took a 68-48 win over the Red Devils in second round action of the Emerald City Classic in Greenwood last night… The Red Devils played well in the first half and only trailed 28-20 going into the locker room at the half… The Rebels only outscored the Red Devils by one in the third quarter but put the game away in the fourth by “winning the quarter” 25-14… As Coach Romines said afterwards, “We had too many turnovers in the second half. We hustled but Mid-Carolina was just the better team tonight”… JD Payne led the Red Devils in scoring with 24 points while Ahamari Bates was also in double-digits with 16 points… Others scoring for Clinton were Davis Wilson with 5 and PJ Bluford with 3… The Red Devils will play at 6:00 pm today as they take on region foe Emerald for 3rd place in the tournament.



  • Girls: Laurens 69 – Carolina 27… The Lady Raider basketball team was scheduled to play 2 games in the Lady Raider Rumble yesterday at LDHS but Ninety Six pulled out of the tournament at the last minute thus causing the Raiders to have only one game and some schedule changes in the tournament as a whole… Good news for Raider fans as the Raiders held the Lady Trojans of Carolina Academy scoreless in the first quarter and then went on to take a dominating 69-27 win… The Raider pressure defense gave the Trojans trouble all night long and the Raiders played unselfish ball on offense… Qua Fortson had a game-high 21 points to lead the Raiders… Hannah wiles added 10 points, Lamoria Allen 9, Raniya Jackson 7, Precious Grant 6, Paula Abrams 5, Aija Davis 4, Ashanti Conway 3 and both Kenaja Burnside & MK Moore had 2 each… The Raiders will play again today about 6:10 as they take on the Riverside Warriors… To see other scores from the tournament and the revised tournament schedule click here then scroll down.
  • Boys: Archbishop Alter 65 – Laurens 46… The Raider boys were also in action in a tournament over at Clover HS yesterday and unfortunately they fell to the Knights of Archbishop Altar out of Kettering, Ohio by a score of 65-46… The Raiders came out a little sluggish and trailed 13-6 at the end of the first quarter… They picked it up in the second quarter but still trailed 27-19 at the half… The Knights came out in the third quarter and outscored the Raiders 22-11 and then went on to take the win… The Raiders were led by Christian Anderson who had 15 points and Dee Foster who had 13… Leonard Williams added 6 points, Dra Copeland 5, Josh Ricks 5 and Ced McDowell 2… The Raiders will take on Newberry today 2:30.


Laurens Academy: The Lady Crusaders started their participation in the Lowe’s Roundball Classic at Chesnee HS yesterday.

  • LA 43 – Chesnee 22… The Crusaders had to take on the home standing Chesnee Eagles in their first game of the tournament yesterday… Good news for Crusader fans as they took a 43-22 won over the eagles… The first half was dominated by the Crusaders as they took a 15-5 lead at the end of the first quarter and then extended it to 29-11 at the half… Both teams cooled off in the second half but Chesnee did not outscore the Crusaders in either of the last 2 quarters… The Crusaders were led by Ruthie Moore who was the game’s leading scorer with 17 points… Blair Quarles was the only other Crusader in double-digits with 11 points… To see which other Crusaders scored in the game, click hereDoing that will carry you to the tournament’s website to a posting that has all the results from yesterday… The Crusaders will be back in action today at 4:00 pm as they take on the Fort Mill Yellow Jackets.


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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