Sports Report for Friday, 1-4-2019

PC Notes:

  • MBK: PC 72 – SC State 70… The PC men’s basketball team traveled down to Orangeburg Wednesday to take on the SC State Bulldogs… PC Had a 39-32 lead at the half but the Bulldogs kept chipping away and cut the PC lead to one three times in the final three minutes of play but Davon Bell had two baskets in the final two minutes of play as well as Corey Hightower getting a layup and a blocked shot in the same time period to lift PC to an exciting 72-70 win… For more information on this game, click here… PC is now 8-7 on the season and will open Big South play tomorrow when they host USC Upstate at 4:00 pm at the Templeton Center.
  • WBK: Furman 76 – PC 68… The Lady Blue Hose basketball team was also in action on Wednesday as they traveled to Furman to take on the Paladins… The news here is not as good as it was for the men as Furman took a 76-68 win over the Blue Hose… It was a back and forth game all night with each team getting hot streaks but in the end Furman sank 12 free throws in the final 92 seconds to take the win…. For more information on this contest, click here… PC travels to Campbell tomorrow for a 2:00 pm game to open Big South Conference play.

 

Local Notes:

CHS:  The Clinton JV teams hosted the Union County Yellow Jackets last night in the main gym at CHS.

  • Girls: Clinton 27 – Union 13… In girls action the Red Devils took a 27-13 win over the Yellow Jackets…  Asia Boyd led the Red Devils with 9 points and Mia Smith chipped in 5.
  • Boys: Clinton 36 – Union 34… The JV boys completed the sweep of Union by taking a 36-34 win… Clinton had a 20-13 lead at the half but Union kept chipping away and only trailed 25-21 going into the fourth quarter… The Red Devils managed to hang on to take the win and were led by Danny Kinard and Kaleb Richardson who both had 9 points.
  • Varsity at Union Tonight…. The red Devil varsity basketball teams will make the trip over to Union tonight to open region play as they take on the Union County Yellow jackets… It’s not that far over there and I am sure they would appreciate their fans traveling over to cheer them on… Good Luck to the Red Devils and Go Big Red!

 

LDHS:

Wrestling… The Raider wrestling team hosted region foes Woodmont and Easley last night in the main gym at LDHS.

  • Woodmont 42 – Laurens 21… The Woodmont wildcats doubled up the score on the Raiders as they took a 42-21 win over the Raiders…Jeremy Leonard, Brian Rush and Brian Sheffield all managed to take wins over their wildcat opponents… For more details on this match, click here.
  • Easley 45 – Laurens 16… The Raiders also had a tough night against the Easley Green wave as the Green Wave took a 45-16 win over the Raiders… Will Pontoon, Brian Sheffield and Cody Emert were the Raiders who took wins on the mats… For more details on this match, click here. .. The Raider wrestlers will be back in action this Saturday as they travel up to West Oak HS to participate in the West Oak Invitational… Good luck to the Raiders.

Sub-Varsity Basketball… The Raider sub-varsity basketball teams got back into action last night as they traveled up to Woodmont to take on the Generals… I text all the coaches last night trying to get results and the only one that got them to me the JV girls coach Ben Coleman… If you see the other coaches ask them to pass them on to me please.

  • JV Girls: Wade Hampton 21 – Laurens 20…  The Raider JV girls’ team lost a heartbreaker last night as the Generals sunk a 3-point shot at the buzzer to lift them to a 21-20 win over the Raiders… The game was close all night and was tied at the half 11-11 and the Raiders did have a one point lead going into the final six minutes of play where the Generals made the winning shot at the buzzer.. Angel. Johnson led the Raiders with 8 points and Wymaya Givens chipped in 4. Others scoring for the Raiders were Amareeyuna Anderson 3, Nya Anderson and Jamya Chappell with 2 a piece and Navia Blanding with 1… The team will be back in action Monday afternoon at Woodmont at 5:30.
  • Raiders At Home Tonight… The Raider varsity teams will be hosting the wade Hampton Generals tonight starting at 6:00 pm… we plan on bringing you those games here on Real Radio 860 WLBG and streaming live on the internet at wlbg.com

 

Laurens Academy: The Laurens Academy Crusader basketball teams will all be in action tonight as they travel down to Winnsboro to take on the Richard Winn Eagles… Good luck to the Crusaders!

 

Broadcast Notes… Remember sporting events are streamed live on the internet at www.wlbg.com.

  • 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:

  • Clinton 1977 & 1978 State Championship Teams To Hold Reunion…. Players from the 1978 Clinton High School State Championship Football Team will celebrate their 40th anniversary of winning the 3A State Championship on Saturday, January 26, 2019 at the House of Pizza in downtown Clinton SC at 2:00 pm… Also, Clinton High’s 1977 undefeated 3A State Championship Football Team is also invited to celebrate the only teams in Clinton High Football history and the first team in Laurens County Football history to win back to back State Championships… The 1977 team was also the #1 team in the State (all classification including 4A and what’s now called 5A)…If you are a former player from the 1977 and/or the 1978 team(s), please plan to attend and RSVP Dale Adams at 864 377-1536 or Keith Wooten at 864 980-7828 or Anthony Henderson at 864 684-8246 or JD Fuller at 803 466-3343… If you know members of these two teams, please pass this information on to them.
  • 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: Kjpatterson@laurens55.org

 

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