Sports Report for Friday, 3-8-2019

PC Notes:

  • MBK: Radford 84 – PC 76… The Blue Hose men’s basketball team took on the #2 seeded Radford Highlanders in the second round of the Big South Basketball Tournament in Buies Creek, NC yesterday… The Blue Hose found themselves trailing by14 midway through the second half and were able to cut that lead down to 3 in the last couple of minutes of the game but could get no closer as the Highlanders took an 84-76 win over the scrappy Blue Hose… For more information on this game, click here… The Blue Hose end their season with an 18-15 overall record while Radford improved to 21-10.


  • WBK: Gardner-Webb 67 – PC 62… The Lady Blue Hose were in action on Wednesday as they traveled up to Gardner-Webb to take on the Runnin Bulldogs… The two teams were tied 15-15 at the end of the first quarter but the Blue Hose found themselves trailing 30-22 at the half… That proved to be the difference in the game as the Blue Hose outscored the Bulldogs in the second half but came up a little short as Gardner-Webb took a 67-62 win… For more information on this game, click here… PC will close out its regular season tomorrow as they host Radford at the Templeton Center with tipoff scheduled for 2:00 pm.

Local Notes: 


  • Baseball: Clinton 9 – Broome 1… The Red Devil baseball team finally got to play a home game last night but because of field conditions at the baseball field on the campus of CHS, they had to plat at their old home field The Sponge on the campus of CMS… There they hosted the Broome Centurions… Clinton got on the board first plating 2 runs in the bottom of the first inning and led 3-1 going into the bottom of the sixth inning where they broke the game open scoring 6 runs and going on to a 9-1 win… Griffin Fuller led the Red Devils at the plate as he went 4 for 4 with a triple a double and 2 singles… Kimon Quarles, Blake Smith and Chance Ewell each had 2 hits for the team… Ewell picked up the win pitching 6 strong innings giving up the 1 earned run while striking out 7 and walking 2… For the game’s box score and some stats, click on the following: 3-7-19-CBB-Broome… For the games scorecard, click on the following: 3-7-19-CBB-Broome-SC.



  • Baseball: Laurens 9 – Emerald 2… The Laurens Raider baseball team boarded the bus late yesterday afternoon and travelled down to Greenwood to take on the Emerald Vikings… I have a feeling that the ride home seemed short as the Raiders defeated the Vikings 9-2… The Raiders got on the board first in the 4th inning when they plated 4 runs and the Vikings plated 2 in the bottom of the inning to take a 4-2 lead… After that it was all Raiders as the scored single runs in the 5th & 6th innings and added 3 insurance runs in the 7th… The Raiders picked up those 9 runs on 6 timely hits and were aided by 3 Viking errors and 6 walks… Jalen Bragg and Kobe Williams each had 2 of the Raiders 6 hits… Eric Jones picked up the complete game win for the Raiders…. For the game’s box score and some stats, click on the following: 3-7-19-LBB-Emerald… For the games scorecard, click on the following: 3-7-19-LBB-Emerald-SC… Weather permitting; the team is scheduled to travel to Greenville tonight to take on the Wade Hampton Generals.

 College Notes:

Big South Men’s basketball Tournament… If you would like to see the complete bracket, scores and other information about the Big South Men’s basketball Tournament, click here


SEC Women’s Basketball Tournament… Now the SEC Women’s Basketball Tournament started yesterday at the Bon Secours Wellness Arena with a couple of first round games… If you would like to see the bracket, results and other information for this tournament click here… All games are being televised on the SEC Network… A reminder for you Gamecock fans out there, the #2 seeded gamecocks will not play until tomorrow at 6:00 pm when they take on the winner of the Arkansas vs. Georgia game tonight.


ACC Women’s Basketball Tournament… The ACC Women’s Basketball Tournament also kicked off yesterday in Greensboro with a trio of first round games… The #7 seeded Clemson Tigers will be in action tonight at 6:00 pm as they take on #10 seeded Virginia Tech who defeated Wake Forest 85-63 yesterday… If you would like to see the tournament bracket, scores and other information including how to view the games, click here.


Southern Conference basketball Tournaments… The Southern Conference Women’s basketball Tournament is starting today up in Asheville and the men’s will start tomorrow also up in Ashville… If you information abbot both of these tournaments, 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.


Broadcast Notes…  The broadcast schedule for upcoming local sports is just below… Remember all local sports are streamed live on the internet at on our homepage where you need to click on the Listen Live button in the upper right area of the page.

  • Friday (3-8): Raider softball host Greenwood at 7:30 


This and That

2019 Clinton YMCA Prayer Breakfast… The Clinton YMCA will be having its 41st Annual Prayer Breakfast March 4-8 at the Broad Street Methodist Church staring each day at 7:00 am… They would like to encourage all students and adults to attend this free series of inspiration speakers…. To see a list of the speakers for each day and more details, click here:


Hydra Softball Sign Ups… Registration for Hydra Softball has been extended until March 9th 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:


Youth Soccer at the Laurens YMCA… Registration is now open for youth soccer at the Laurens Family YMCA for youth ages 3-15… The cost is $50 for Y members and $60 for non-members… Registration will close March 31st… For more information call the Y at 984-2626.


2019 Raider Baseball Alumni Game and Weekend… This year’s Laurens Raider Alumni Baseball game / Weekend will be held on April 5th and 6th at Ed Prescott Field… Raider baseball alumni will be admitted free to the Raider baseball games on Friday, April 5th when the Raiders host JL Mann in a JV-varsity doubleheader starting at 5:00 pm with the JV game… Those present will be recognized before the varsity game at 7:30… Then on Saturday, April 6th the Alumni Game will start at 11:30 with team assignments and batting practice starting at 10:00 am… Now for more information about this event including how to register for it, cost and other activities planned, click hereRegistration should be back into Coach Patterson by March 22nd… If you have any further questions email Coach Patterson at or You can also reach him at 864-200-8654


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