Sports Report for Friday, 3-22-2019

PC Notes:

  • MBK: PC 73 – Seattle Univ. 68… Wednesday night the PC men’s basketball team traveled out to Seattle, Washington to take on the Redhawks of Seattle University an opening round game of the Tournament…  The Blue Hose led by as many as 11 in the second half and withstood a late Redhawk rally as PC picked up its first Division I postseason win with a 73-68 over the Redhawks… Cory Hightower led a trio of Blue Hose in double-figures with a career-high 18 points and 10 rebounds…. For more information on the game, click here…. The win propels the Blue Hose into a second round game of the CIT… They will be traveling to Moon Township, Pa. just outside of Pittsburg this Sunday for a game with the Colonials of Robert Morris University… The tip-off is set for 1:00 pm and the game can be seen at… Now if you would like more information on Robert Morris, PC and the game, click here…. Good luck to the Blue Hose!
  • Baseball: Davidson 4 – PC 1… The Blue Hose baseball team traveled up to Davidson this past Tuesday to take on the Wildcats… Unfortunately the Wildcats took a 4-1 win over the Blue Hose… For more information on this game, click here… The Blue Hose are home this weekend for a Big South series as they welcome in Gardner-Webb for a three-game series beginning on this afternoon at 3 p.m. on ESPN+. All three games of this series will be shown on ESPN+
  • Softball: This past Wednesday the PC softball team split a pair of games with Western Carolina… For information about those games, click here… The Blue Hose will return to Big South action this weekend with a three-game series against Hampton in Clinton… PC will play a doubleheader beginning at 1:00 p.m. against the Lady Pirates on Saturday. That will be followed by a single game on Sunday at 12:00 p.m.


Local Notes:


  • Tennis… The Red Devil tennis team has been busy earlier this week as they took on Newberry on Monday and Union County on Tuesday… Good news for Red Devil fans as they won both matches by the same score, 5-1… To see details on the Newberry match, click here….  To see the details on the Union County match click here… The team is having a great season so far as they are 5-0 overall and 2-0 in region play.
  • Golf… On Monday the Red Devil golf team hosted Mid-Carolina and Newberry at Lakeside CC… Mid-Carolina finished 1st shooting 156 while Clinton came in 2nd with a 169… Newberry finished with a score of 2010 to finish third…. Phoebe Carlos had the low score for the Red Devils with a 40… For more details on how the other Red Devil golfers and also those for the other two teams did, click here.



  • Softball: Hillcrest 8 – Laurens 1… The Raider softball team traveled to Simpsonville last night to take on the always tough Rams of Hillcrest HS… The Rams took an 8-1 win over the Raiders though they only outhit the Raiders 6-4… You see the Raiders has a bad case or “error-itis” last night as they committed 8 errors which more often than not contributed to the Rams scoring… The Rams put 4 runs on the board in the 1st and 4th innings while the Raiders single run came in the 3rd… Cassie Plaia and Octavia Johnson each had a double to lead the Raiders at the plate… Rachel Delio took the loss but only 2 of the Rams 8 runs were earned… For the game’s box score and some stats, click on the following: 3-21-19-3-LSB-Hillcrest… For the games scorecard, click on the following: 3-21-19-3-LSB-Hillcrest-SC… The Raiders are back in action tonight as they host the TL Hanna Yellow Jackets in a JV-Varsity doubleheader.


  • Tennis: JL Mann 7 – Laurens 0… The Raider boys’ tennis team traveled to JL Mann on Tuesday and unfortunately they came up on the short end of a 7-0 score… For more details on this match click here.
  • Raider Golf Team Finishes Second in Three Way Match… The Raider boys’ golf team hosted Westside and Wade Hampton at Lakeside CC this past Tuesday… Wade Hampton won the match shooting a 158 while Laurens finished 2nd shooting a173 and Westside 3rd with a 203… Bailey Goode was co-match medalist with a 37… For more information on how the other Raider golfers did, click here.


College Notes:

  • College Basketball Tournament Links… Now for you college basketball junkies out there, I have a posting in the Featured Sports section on our homepage that has the link to the four major postseason basketball tournaments that are of interest or have local teams playing in them… You can also click here to go to that posting…Enjoy!


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 22, Westside* 6:00 then may join SB in progress vs. TL Hanna
  • 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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