Sports Report for Tuesday, 1-1-2019


Happy New Year!

PC Notes:

  • WBK: Georgia 83 – PC 59… Last Friday the Lady Blue Hose basketball team traveled down to Athens to take on the University of Georgia Lady Bulldogs… The Bulldogs jumped out to a 24-5 lead at the end of the first quarter and extended it to 57-15 at the half… To their credit, the Blue Hose outscored the Bulldogs 44-36 in the second half but it was too little too late…. Junior Kacie Hall led the team with 18 points… The Blue Hose fall to 2-8 while Georgia improves to 9-4… For more information on this game, click here… The Blue Hose will be back in action tomorrow night as they travel to Furman to take on the Lady Paladins…. This will be the last non-conference game of the season for the Blue Hose and if you would like background information on this game, click here.
  • MBK: PC 72 – Jacksonville 67… On Sunday the men’s basketball team traveled down to Jacksonville University to take on the Dolphins… The Blue Hose took the lead about half way through the first half and never trailed again as they took a 72-67 win over the Dolphins… The Dolphins tried to comeback late in the game and pulled to within 1 (63-62) with 3:30 left in the game but PC would not allow them to get any closer as they held on for the 72-67 win… Davon Bell led the Blue Hose with 15 points… For more information on this game, click here… PC moves to 7-7 overall, while Jacksonville drops to 7-8 on the season… The men will also close out their non-conference schedule tomorrow night as they head to SC State for a 7:00 pm contest with the Bulldogs… For more background information including how to listen to the game, click here.


Local Notes: No local sports results as the high schools are still on Christmas break… The sport break will end on Friday when the teams get back into action.


College Notes:

Division-I AP College basketball Polls…. The latest Division-I College basketball AP Polls came out yesterday so let’s take a quick look at them

  • Men… I’ll tell you right up front that where the men’s poll is concerned there was no change in the top 10 when compared to last week… Duke, Michigan, Tennessee, Virginia & Kansas still make up the top 5 in that order…. Spots 6-10 are held by Nevada, Gonzaga, Michigan State, Florida State & Virginia Tech… Now as you might expect there was some shakeup in spots 11-25 and if you want to see the entire poll to see what that was, click here.
  • Women… What I just said about there being no change in the men’s top 10 can also be said about the women’s top 10 in the AP Poll… UConn, Notre Dame, Louisville, Maryland, & Oregon still make up the top 5 in that order… Stanford, Mississippi State, Baylor, NC State and Tennessee also still hold down spots 6-10… Again there was movement below the top 10 spots including South Carolina moving up from #25 to #23… To see the entire top 25 in the poll click here.

College Football Bowl Games Today

  • Outback Bowl… Mississippi State vs. Iowa, noon on ESPN2
  • Citrus Bowl… Kentucky vs. Penn State, 1:00 pm on ABC
  • Fiesta Bowl… LSU vs, UCF, 1:00 pm on ESPN
  • Rose Bowl… Washington vs. Ohio State, 5:00 pm on ESPN
  • Sugar Bowl… Texas vs. Georgia, 8:45 pm on ESPN.


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:


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