Sports Report for Wednesday, 1-9-2019

Local Notes:

CHS:  The Clinton Red Devils played host to the Mid-Carolina Rebels last night in Region III – AAA action.

  • Girls: Clinton 51 – Mid-Carolina 42… The Lady Red Devils got back on the winning track last night taking a 51-42 win over the Lady Rebels after falling to Union last Friday night……Coach Gardner said he was proud of the way the team responded to the loss to Union with better intensity and focus last night… Clinton outscored the Rebels in each of the first three quarters to carry a 39-26 lead into the final 8 minutes of play where the Rebels outscored the Red Devils 16-12 but it was too little too late… De’Shanti Watts had a game-high 15 points to lead the Red Devils while Tinique Austin and Terriauna Bennett both finished with 10 points each… Taneal Evans had 9 points and Savannah Campbell 7.
  • Boys: Mid-Carolina 72 – Clinton 71 in 3OT… in boys’ action, Clinton lost a heartbreaker as the Rebels took a 72-70 win in 3 overtimes…  The Red Devils carried a 34-23 lead into the locker room at the half and still led 46-43 going into the fourth quarter… The Rebels kept chipping away and when the buzzer sounded to end the fourth quarter the game was tied 58-58… The teams battled evenly until the third overtime where the Rebels outscored the Red Devils by 1 to take the win… Coach Romines said afterwards that “MC has a good team but we let this one slip through our fingers tonight… We will learn from it and get better”… JD Payne led all scorers with 33 points and Ahamari Bates was close behind with 26… PJ Bluford, Sam Tiller and Konnor Richardson all finished with 4 points each…. The Red Devils will be on the road this Friday night as they travel to Newberry to take on the Bulldogs.


LDHS: The Laurens Raiders hosted the Woodmont Wildcat in Region I-5A action last night at LDHS

  • Girls: Woodmont 59 – Laurens 38… The Lady Wildcat came into last night’s game ranked #6 in SCHSL Class 5A and had an overall record of 13-1…When the final buzzer sounded they were 14-1 as they used their tight pressure defense to take a 59-38 win over the Raiders… They forced the Raiders into numerous turnovers and rushed shots… They led 32-11 at the half and never looked back… Qua Fortson was the only Raider in double-digits with 13 points… Raniya Jackson finished with 9 points, Hanna Wiles 8, Ashanti Conway 3, Nadia Anderson 3 and both Paula Abrams and Aija Davis finished with 1 point each…
  • Boys: Laurens 56 – Woodmont 47… The news is better for Raider fans where the boys are concerned as they took a 56-47 win over the Wildcats… The Raiders led 15-12 after 8 minutes of play and 30-24 at the half… The two teams played about even in the second half as each time the Raiders made a run the Wildcats would hit a couple of shots to keep within reach but the Raiders never let them get over the hump… Dee Foster led all scorers with 22 points while Christian Anderson added 12 points on four three-point shots… Leonard Williams finished with 8 point as did Shamare Dendy… J’Von Harris added 4 points and Jordan Woodruff 2… The Raiders will host the Greenwood Eagles this Friday night in region action.


Laurens Academy: The Laurens Academy Crusaders traveled down to Batesburg yesterday to take on the Knights of WW King in region action.

  • Girls: LA 48 – WW King 31… In girls’ action, the Lady Crusaders took a 48-31 win over the Lady Knights… The Crusaders rolled to a 15-6 lead after the first quarter and then led 28-20 at the half and then went on to take the win by outscoring the Knights 20-11 in the second half…  Ruthie Moore had a game high 21 points to lead the Crusaders and Jennifer Wu was also in double-digits with 15 points… Blair Quarles & Florence Mitchell each had 4 points each while Morgan Marlett & Payton Breen finished with 2 points each… The Lady Crusaders are now 12-3 on the season and 2-0 in region play
  • Boys: LA 58 – WW King 26… Sorry no scoring details…. The Crusaders will host the Newberry Academy eagles this Friday night.

Broadcast NotesRemember sporting events are streamed live on the internet at

  • Thursday, 1-10-19… Middle school basketball as Hickory Tavern travels to Laurens Middle School starting at 5:00 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.
  • 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:
  • Youth Baseball Registration… Registration is now open for youth baseball through the Laurens Family YMCA and the City of Laurens Parks and Recreation Department… Ages 3-6 will register at the Laurens YMCS, Ages 7-8 Coaches Pitch as well as 9-10 Minors and 11-12 will register at The Ridge the Laurens Parks and Recreation headquarters… Ages 13-15 will register at the Laurens YMCA…The cost is only $60 and that includes uniforms and insurance … Don’t let this pass you by as registration closed Thursday, February 7th.
  • 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.


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