Sports Report for Friday, 1-11-2019

PC Notes:

  • WBK: PC 81 – Longwood 66… Back on Tuesday night the Lady Blue Hose hosted the Longwood Lancers at the Templeton Center and the news is good for PC fans as the Blue Hose took an 81-66 win… PC jumped out to a 10-0 lead at the start of the game and then held off any attempt at a comeback by the Lancers… Shamani Stafford had a game high 21 points for the Blue Hose… For more information on this game, click here.
    WBK: High Point 79 – PC 40… The ladies were back in action last night as they traveled to High Point to take on the Panthers… The news is not as good here as it was in Tuesday’s game as the panthers took a 79-40 win… This time it was the Panthers who jumped out to a 12-0 lead at the start of the game and went on to take the win… Kacie hall led the Blue Hose with 13 points… For more information on this game, click here…. PC falls to 3-11 overall and 1-2 in Big South play and will be at home tomorrow as they host USC Upstate at 2:00 pm.
    MBK: High Point 74 – PC 58… The PC men’s team was also in action last night as they traveled to High Point to take on the Lancers… They did not do as well as the ladies did at High Point back on Tuesday as the Lancers took a 74-58 win… High Point took a 40-35 lead into the locker room at the half and then pretty much maintained that lead the rest of the way… Francois Lewis led the Blue Hose with 19 points… For more information on this game, click here… The Blue Hose are now 9-8 on the season and 1-1 in Big South play and will be on the road tomorrow as they travel to Radford for a 4:40 pm contest.

Local Notes:

CHS: The Clinton JV basketball teams hosted the Newberry Bulldogs last night

  • Girls: CHS 38 – NHS 6… The Lady Red Devil JV team rolled to a 38-6 win over the Lady Bulldogs… The leading scorers were Mia Smith with 6 points and Deasia Boyd with 5.
    Boys: NHS 49 – CHS 40… Now all I can tell you about the JV boys’ game is that Bulldogs turned the tables tasking a 49-40 win… The game was tied 35-35 early in the fourth quarter before the Bulldogs pulled away for the win….The varsity teams will travel to Newberry tonight.
  • LDHS: The Raider sub-varsity teams traveled to Greenwood last night to take on the Eagles
    Girls: GHS 21 – LDHS 19… In JV girls’ action, the Raiders lost a heartbreaker to the Eagles as Greenwood took a 21-19 come from behind win… The Raiders held the eagles scoreless in the third quarter and took a 17-8 lead into the final 6 minutes of play… Three the Eagles scored 13 points while holding the Raiders to just 2 points to take the win… Wymaya Givens led the Raiders with 10 points… Amareeyauna Anderson finished with 5 points and Mauri McDowell 4.
    9th grade boys: GHS 35 – LDHS 21… Sorry no details
    Boys: GHS 33 – LDHS 31… Sorry no details

Middle School Basketball:

  • Hickory Tavern Panthers at Laurens MS Tigers
    Girls: HT 32 – LMS 8… In girls’ action, the Panthers held the young Tigers scoreless in the first and third quarter and then went on to take a 32-8 win over the Tigers…Faith Jackson had a game-high 22 points to lead the Panthers… Syberia Boyd and Jaliyah Young each had 3 points for the Tigers.
    Boys: HT36 – LMS 16… In boys’ action the Panthers completed the sweep of the Tigers and avenged an earlier loss to the Tigers by taking a 36-16 win… The Panthers led 12-4 at the end of the first quarter and then went on to take the win outscoring the Tigers in every quarter… Jonas Holtzclaw led the Panthers with a game-high 9 points while the Tigers were led by Tra Austin and Kendrick Dickey who had 5 points each.

Broadcast Notes Remember sporting events are streamed live on the internet at
• 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.
• Tuesday, 1-15-19: Laurens Middle School and Sanders at LDHS… We will go live at about 5:00 pm.

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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