Sports Report for Thursday, 2-14-2019

Local Notes: 

Laurens Academy:

Crusaders start State Tournament Action This Weekend… Both Laurens Academy Crusader varsity basketball teams are coming off winning their region tournament last weekend and will start their participation in the SCISA Class A State Basketball Playoffs this weekend.

  • Girls: The # seeded Crusader girls will take on Clarendon Hall tomorrow at 6:30 in Gym B at Heathwood Hall in Columbia…  To see the entire Class A girls’ playoff bracket for the tournament click on the following: 2019 SCISA Class A Girls State Basketball Play-offs
  • Boys: The #2 seeded boys will take to the court for the first time on Saturday at noon also at Heathwood hall in Gym B as the face off against Dorchester Academy… To see the entire Class A boys’ playoff bracket for the tournament click on the following: 2019 SCISA Class A Boys State Basketball Play-offs
  • Featured Sports: The brackets can also be found in a posting in the Features Sports section on our homepage at


SCHSL Basketball Brackets… If you would like to see the all the playoff brackets for all the different classification in the SCHSL look down the right side of our home page in the Features Sports Section and you will find a posting with links to all the brackets… Also you can click here to go to the same posting… Enjoy!


SCHSL Girls Class AAA Playoff Games Involving Clinton Region Foes.

  • Emerald defeated Broome 65-25; host Fairfield-Central tonight who defeated Powdersville 38-31
  • Woodruff defeated Chesnee 65-32 and travels tonight to Keenan who defeated West Oak 69-25
  • Chapman defeated Union County 52-50.on Tuesday so Union is out.


Final Regular Season SCBCA Top 10 Polls… The Final regular season Top 10 Poll for all the SCHSL basketball classifications was released the other day… In Class 5-A the Dorman boys and Goose Creek girls are ranked #1… In Class-4A the top spots belong to the Ridgeview boys and North Augusta girls… In Class AAA the Keenan boys and Bishop England girls are at the top…. At least one of Laurens and Clinton’s region foes are ranked in the top 10… If you would like to see who they are click on the following which will be the entire top 10 for each of the five different classes for both the boys and girls: SC Basketball Coaches Polls 2-11-19


College Notes: Taking a look at the latest AP Poll for men and women’s Division I basketball:

  • Men… The AP Poll had a little bit of shakeup this week but the top 2 continue to be Tennessee and Duke… If you would like to see the entire AP poll click here.
  • Women… Baylor and Louisville continue to hold down the top spot in the women’s poll… UConn is at #4 and South Carolina #11… If you would like to see the entire poll, click here.


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 2019 Crusader baseball schedule click here…. To see the 2019 Crusader softball schedule click here.


This and That:

  • 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:

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