Sports Report for Tuesday, 1-15-2019

PC Notes:

  • WBK: PC 70 – USC Upstate 54… Last Saturday the Lady Blue Hose basketball team hosted the Lady Spartans of USC Upstate… Good news for PC fans as Salina Virola recorded her third double-double of the season with a career-high 22 points and 10 rebounds to lead the PC to a 70-54 win… For more information on this game, click here… PC is now 4-11 on the season and 2-2 in Big South play… The ladies will host Gardner-Webb tonight at 6:00 pm at the Templeton Center.
  • MBK: Radford 79 – PC 77… Last Saturday the PC men’s’ basketball team was also in action as they traveled to Radford to take on the Highlanders… The news is not as good here as it was for the ladies as Radford took a 79-77 win… The PC trailed by double-digits in the second half but came up just short… Francois Lewis paced the Blue Hose with 16 points… For more information on this game, click here… The Blue Hose fall to 9-9 overall and 1-2 in conference play and will host Hampton tomorrow at 7:00 pm in the Templeton Center.

 

Local Notes:

CHS: Last night the CHS JV basketball teams traveled to Greenwood to take on the Emerald Vikings.

  • Girls: Clinton 45 – Emerald 25…  In the first game at Emerald, the Lady Red Devils rolled to a 45-25 win over the Vikings… Devonia Walker led the Red Devils with 8 points.
  • Boys: Clinton 59 – Emerald 44… The JV boys took a 59-44 win over the Vikings to make it a sweep last night… Danny Kinard led the Red Devils with 19 points while Jordan Davis finished with 10 points and Kaleb Richardson 8. .

Varsity Host Emerald Tonight… The Red Devil varsity teams will host Emerald tonight in important region games… The Lady Red Devils come into tonight’s contest ranked #2 in Class-AAA while the Lady Vikings come in ranked #8.

 

 

LDHS:

Basketball: The Raider sub-varsity teams hosted the Yellow Jackets of TL Hanna last night in the main gym at LDHS.

  • JV Girls: Hanna 34 – Laurens 2… In JV girls’ action, the Lady Raiders forgot how to shoot the ball as Hanna held them scoreless in the first held and then went on to rout the Raiders 34-4.
  • 9th Grade Boys: Laurens 37 – Hanna 29…  In the 9th grade boys’ game the news is better for Raider fans as the team took a 37-29 win over the Yellow jackets… The Raiders led 20-14 at the half and then went on to hold off Hanna in the fourth quarter… Isaac Craig led the Raiders with 12 points and Roderick Burnside finished with 10.
  • JV Boys: Hanna 34 – 21… In the final game of the evening the two JV teams battled almost even in the first half and the Raiders actually led 16-14 going into the locker room at the half… However the third quarter was a nightmare for the Raiders as they could not get a basket to fall while Hanna scored 13 points in the quarter and went on to take a 34-21 win over the Raiders… Isaiah Burnside led the Raiders with 8 points.

Varsity at TL Hanna Tonight… The Raider varsity basketball teams will be on the road tonight as they travel to TL Hanna…The Hanna boys are currently ranked #10 in Class-AAAAA.

Wrestling

Thursday, 1-11-19… The Raiders traveled to Wade Hampton HS for a tri-match with the Generals and the JL Mann Patriots

  • JL Mann 64 – Laurens 15… Will Pontoon & Richard Rush both took wins on the mats against their opponents… To see if other Raiders took wins by forfeits and full match details, click here.
  • Laurens 57 – Wade Hampton 12… Austin Doolittle, Will Pontoon, Andrew Shelton, Brian Sheffield, Cody Emert, Josh Shubert, Chase Teague, Myles Reppart, and Robert Lawson all defeated opponents on the mats… To see if other Raiders took wins by forfeits and full match details, click here

 Blue Devil Invitational… This past weekend the Raider wrestling team was in action down in Columbia at Dreher HS as they participated in the Blue Devil Invitational… As a team the Raiders finished 12th out of 31 teams that participated… Congratulation to Will Pontoon as he took first place in the 220 pound weight class… To see a picture of Will and to see how the other Raiders did in the match, click here.

 

Middle School Basketball:

Hickory Tavern at Mid-Carolina

  • Girls: Mid-Carolina 28 – Hickory Tavern 26… The Lady Panthers lost a tough one by a score of 28-26… They had a chance to tie it at the final buzzer but just could not get the shot to fall…Faith Jackson led the Panthers with 19 points.
  • Boys: Mid-Carolina 45 – Hickory Tavern 35… Mid-Carolina completed the sweep of the Panthers by taking a 45-35 win in the boys’ game… Carter Faulkner led the Panthers with 12 points.

 

Broadcast NotesRemember sporting events are streamed live on the internet at www.wlbg.com.

  • Tuesday, 1-15-19: Laurens Middle School and Sanders at LDHS… We will go live at about 5:00 pm.
  • Friday, 1-25-19: Laurens Raider varsity teams host the Easley Green Wave 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

  • Laurens School Dist. 55: To see the sports schedule for this week at LDHS and District 55 middle schools, click here
  • Laurens School District 56: 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… The Crusaders will host Anderson Christian today starting at 4:00 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: Kjpatterson@laurens55.org
  • 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.
  • Clinton YMCA Youth Baseball, Softball & O-Zone Baseball Registration Open… Registration for all levels of baseball including O-Zone baseball and girls’ softball is now open through Tuesday, 2-12-19… For information such as age levels for each type of baseball and softball, cut off dates for determining age, fall-out dates, cost, financial aid information and who to call if you have more questions, see our posting in the Featured Sports section on the right-lower side of our homepage at
  • 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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