Sports Report for Tuesday, 1-22-2019

PC Notes:

  • Saturday, MBK: PC 71 – Longwood 64… Last Saturday afternoon the Blue Hose men’s basketball team hosted the Longwood Lancers in Big South action at the Templeton Center… Good news for PC fans as the Blue Hose took a 71-64 win over the Lancers… PC used a 12-0 run late in the game to pull away from the Lancers and then held on as Lancers mounted a late rally to come away with a 71-64 win over the Lancers… Adam Flagler had a game-high 21 points to lead the Blue Hose… For more information on this game, click here. 
  • Monday, MBK: PC 68 – USC Upstate 59… The PC men were back in action yesterday afternoon as they traveled to Spartanburg to take on the Spartans of USC Upstate… Once again the news is good for PC fans as the Blue Hose defeated the Spartans 68-59… PC jumped out to a 13-+0 lead at the start of the game but the Spartans battled back in and took a 5 point lead about midway through the first half… However PC responded and led 34-31 at the half and then went on to take the win… JC Younger led the Blue Hose with 19 points… For more information on this game, click here… PC moves to 12-9 overall and 4-2 in the Big South, while USC Upstate drops to 5-16, 0-6… The Blue Hose will be back in action Thursday night when they travel to Campbell. 
  • WBK: The Lady Blue Hose have been off for a week but will return to action tonight as they travel to Radford tonight for a 7:00 pm contest with the Highlanders… The game can be seen on ESPN+

 

Local Notes:

CHS:

  • Red Devils at Home Tonight… The Red Devil varsity basketball teams will host the Union County Yellow Jackets tonight starting at 6:00 pm

 

LDHS:

  • Raiders on the Road Tonight… The Laurens Raider varsity basketball teams will be on the road tonight as they travel too Greenville to take on the JL Mann Patriots starting at 6:00 pm.

 

LDHS Wrestling… Catching up on Raider wrestling over the past few days…Other Raiders took wins by forfeits and to see who they were and for details on this match, click here.

Thursday, 1-17-19 at Greenwood HS

  • Laurens 51 – Westside 25… Richard Rush, Brian Sheffield, Josh Shubert, Chase Teague, Trevor Neal, Robert Lawson, Nicholas Jones, Will Pontoon, and Andrew Shelton all took wins over their Ram opponent on the mats… To see if other Raiders took wins by forfeits and for details on this match, click here.
  • Laurens 51 – TL Hanna 27… Raiders who took wins over Yellow Jacket opponents on the mats were Brian Sheffield, Cody Emert, Josh Shubert, Myles Reppart, Robert Lawson, Nicholas Jones, Jeremy Leonard, Austin Doolittle and Will Pontoon… To see if other Raiders took wins by forfeits and for details on this match, click here.

Saturday, 1-19-19 at the Red Raider Duals at Greenville HS…. The Raiders had a very busy but successful day last Saturday as they defeated 4 of 5 opponents they faced to finish third in the event as a team…. If you click on the links provided below you will also see some photos of the Raiders.

  • Laurens 48 – Greenwood 29… Raiders who took wins on the mats against Eagle opponents were Trevor Neal, Austin Doolittle Will Pontoon and Andrew Shelton… Other Raiders took wins by forfeits and to see who they were and for details on this match, click here.
  • Laurens 66 – Wren 18… Raiders who took wins on the mats against Golden Hurricane opponents were Cody Emert, Robert Lawson, Austin Doolittle and Allen Llewellyn…  Other Raiders took wins by forfeits and to see who they were and for details on this match, click here.
  • Hillcrest 66 – Laurens 15… The only team the Raiders lost to last Saturday was the perennial powerhouse Rams of Hillcrest… Raiders who defeated ram opponents on the mats were Josh Shubert, Myles Reppart, and Will Pontoon… For complete match details click here.
  • Laurens 51 – Blue Ridge 27… Raiders who took wins against Tiger opponents were Josh Shubert, Myles Reppart, Will Pontoon, Andrew Shelton, Richard Rush, Brian Sheffield and Cody Emert… Other Raiders took wins by forfeits and to see who they were and for details on this match, click here.
  • Laurens 42 – Woodmont 36… Raiders who took wins against Wildcat opponents on the mats were Chase Teague, Richard Rush, Brian Sheffield and Josh Schubert…. Other Raiders took wins by forfeits and to see who they were and for details on this match, click here…. Congratulations to the Raiders on some fine wrestling the past few days!
  • Raiders Last Regular Season Home match Thursday… The Raider wrestling team will be hosting Greenwood this Thursday in the mini gym at LDHS… This will be their last home match of the regular season.

 

Laurens Academy:

Crusaders at Home Today… The Laurens Academy Crusader basketball teams will host New Covenant out of Anderson today…  Action starts at 4:00 pm with the middle school teams.

 

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

  • 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.

 

  • Raider Baseball Tryouts… Coach Patterson has announced tryout dates for those interested in trying to make one of 3 Raider baseball teams this season… High school students who want to try out for the varsity or JV squads need to come to Ed Prescott Field on Monday or Tuesday January 28th or 29th between the hours of 4-5;30 pm… New this year will be a C-Team which id for middle school students only… They should report to Red Prescott Field on Wednesday or Thursday between 4-5:30 pm… Everyone must turn in a current physical before being allowed to try out. They must bring with them appropriate equipment, as in gloves, cleats, etc… For more information or if you have questions contact Coach Patterson at 864-200-8654 or email him at: kjpatterson@laurens55.org.

 

  • Raider Softball Tryouts… Coach Smith has also announced that the rider softball team will be holding tryouts for the varsity & JV squads January 28th through January 30th… Tryouts will be at the LSHS softball field and again participants must have a current physical before being allowed to tryout… Also be sure to bring appropriate equipment, as in gloves, cleats, etc… If you have questions or for more information call Coach Smith at 864-684-0110.

 

  • 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

 

  • Hydra Softball Sign Ups… Registration for Hydra Softball will begin February 1st and continue until February 21st for girls ages 6-12 at the Hickory Tavern Park… Registration will be done on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6-8 pm and on Saturdays from 11 am – 2pm… The cost is only $45 per child… If you have questions or want more information contact Nichole Patterson at 864-907-1549 or email her at: m-mscrapmetal-halfdime@outlook.com

 

  • 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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