Sports Report for Tuesday, 3-12-2019

PC Notes:

  • WBK: Radford 48 – PC 43… The lady Blue Hose basketball team closed out its regular season last Saturday hosting the Radford Highlanders at the Templeton Center… PC led going into the fourth quarter but Radford opened the quarter with a 11-0 run to go on to take a 48-43 win over the Blue Hose… Freshman Trinity Johnson scored a collegiate-best 24 points to lead the Blue Hose… For more information on this game, click here… Presbyterian College finishes the regular season at 6-23 (4-14 Big South) while Radford improves to 23-6 (17-1 Big South).
  • PC Opens Tournament Play Tonight…  PC will be the No. 9 seed in the upcoming Big South Tournament on Tuesday, March 12, and head to No. 8 seed Winthrop for a 7 p.m. game that will be aired on ESPN3.


Local Notes: 


  • C-Team & JV Baseball Defeat Greenwood… Last night the Raider C-team and JV squads hosted the Greenwood Eagles… Good news for Raider fans as the C-Team won 10-1…  Jack Yarbrough pitched a complete game giving up one unearned run…. Then the Raider JV team won 11-1 with Garrett Parker throwing 5 no-hit innings and Jackson Edwards came in and closed the door for the Raiders…. Congratulations to both teams!
  • Greenwood Softball game Rescheduled… As you may recall, the Laurens Raider softball team was scheduled to host the Greenwood Eagles last Friday in a JV-Varsity doubleheader but Mother Nature said NO as the games were rained out… Those games are now set to take place Thursday, March 28th… Don’t forget the Raider softball teams will be hosting Westside today and due to some circumstances beyond our control we will NOT be broadcasting the varsity game tonight.


 Laurens Academy:

  • Laurens Academy Home Opener Postponed… The Crusader baseball team was scheduled to have their home opener against Shannon Forest yesterday but the Crusader baseball field was still a little too wet do so they postponed it 24 hours… The game is now scheduled for today with first pitch set for 6:00 pm


College Notes:

  • Wofford 70 – UNC-G 58… Congratulations to the Wofford Terrier men’s basketball team as they took a come from behind 70 – 58 win over the Spartans of UNC-Greensboro to claim the Southern Conference Men’s Basketball Tournament Championship… They used a 20-3 run at the end of the game to become the first team since Davidson in 2008 to go undefeated in regular season Southern Conference play and win the tournament championship… They have now punched their ticket to the field that will make up what we lovingly call March Madness.


  • ACC Men’s Basketball Tournament Starts Today… The ACC Men’s basketball Tournament starts today up in Charlotte with 3 games on the schedule for today starting at noon with #12 Minami taking on #13 Wake Forest… Now the Clemson Tigers are a #9 seed in the tournament and will not see action until tomorrow at noon when they take on the #8 seeded North Carolina State Wolfpack…. The experts say Clemson is on the bubble for getting into the NCAA Tournament this year and needs to have a good showing in the tournament… Now if you would like more information on the tournament including the bracket, results, what channel the games will be broadcast on and other information, click here


  • SEC Men’s Basketball Tournament… Now the SEC Men’s Basketball Tournament being held up in Nashville does not start until tomorrow… The South Carolina Gamecocks are a #4 seed in the tournament and will not see action until Friday afternoon against an opponent to be determined by the results of games in the two earlier rounds… Most experts are saying that the gamecocks will NOT make the field competing for the national Championship Tournament unless they have a great run in the SEC Tournament… We shall see.


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.

  • BB- Fri., March 15,     Greenwood*    6:00
  • SB- Tues., March 19,   JL Mann*        6:00
  • SB- Fri., March 22,     TL Hanna*       7:30
  • BB- Fri., March 22,     Westside*        6:00
  • BB- Tues., March 26, Woodmont*     7:30
  • SB- Fri., March 29,     Wade Hampton*   7:30 


This and That 

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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