Sports Report for Thursday, 1-17-2019

Local Notes:


  • Today: JV basketball teams travel to Woodruff starting at 6:00 pm


  • Today: Sub-varsity teams host Westside starting at 5:30…. The wrestling team will be in action at Westside starting 6:00 pm.


Laurens Academy:

  • Fall Award Winners at Laurens Academy… A few days ago I mentioned to you that Thomas Lowry had made the All-State SCISA 8-Man All-Star Team as named by the High School Sports Report (HSSR)… Since then I have learned that other athletes and a coach have been selected for similar honors by that organization… Kinsley Adams and Ruthie Moore were similarly named to the HSSR SCISA All-State Volleyball Team… The HSSR SCISA All-State Girls Cross Country Team had 4 Crusaders named to it… They were Audrey Noffz, Blair Quarles, Ruthie Moore and Julia Kerber… To go along with those four young ladies making the All-Star Team their coach Onika Kerber was named HSSR SCISA Class A Girls Cross Country Coach of the Year… They will be recognized at the HSSR Gala Awards Banquet in Columbia on February 10th… Congratulation to one and all!
  • Today: Middle School and varsity girls team travel to Cambridge Academy


 Middle School Basketball: Catching up on some middle school basketball action…

Tuesday: Hickory Tavern at Clinton Middle School.

  • Girls: HT 37 – CMS 35… The girls’ game was a close one with the panthers Mae Revis hitting the winning bucket with 22 seconds to lift the Panthers to a 37-35 win over the Wildcats… Faith Jackson led the Panthers with 21 points.
  • Boys: CMS 49 – HT 23… In the second game of the evening, the Wildcats turned the tables taking a 49-23 win over the Panthers… Madden Copeland led the Wildcats with 14 points while Wil Stewart chipped in 9 points… Tylan Fowler led the Panthers in scoring with 11 points.


Tuesday: Laurens Middle School at Sanders played at LDHS

  • Girls: Sanders 21- LMS 12…. The Lady Yellow Jackets jumped out to a 7-0 lead at the end of the first quarter and then went on to take a 21-12 win over the Lady Tigers… Amillion Evans led Sanders with 8 points while Aneveah Irby chipped in 5 pints… Porsha Shumpert, Osaviona Swindler and Alexys Crocker all finished with 2 points for the victors…. The Tigers were led by Syberia Boyd who had 5 points… Shy Gary finished with 4 points and Shanayi Chinn 3 to round out the scoring for the Tigers.
  • Boys: Sanders 33 – LMS 21… Sanders made it a sweep of the tigers by taking a33-21 win over the Tigers in the boys’ game… Sanders led 32-13 going into the final quarter of play where the Tigers outscored them 8-1 but it was too little too late… Trevon Kinard led the Yellow Jackets with 8 points and Gemire Darden finished with 6… Randal Cheeks and Trenton Duberry were the leading scorers for the Tigers with 6 points each.


Broadcast NotesRemember sporting events are streamed live on the internet at

  • 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.


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:


  • Laurens Area 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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