Sports Report for Tuesday, 11-5-2019

PC Notes:

  • Hampton 43 – PC 17… The Blue Hose football team traveled up to Hampton, Va. last Saturday to take on the Hampton Pirates… With 6:32 left in the third quarter the Blue Hose scored to make it 20-17 Pirates but that would be the last time PC would score as the Pirates went on to take a 43-17 win over the Blue Hose… For more information on this game, click hereThe Blue Hose come home to Bailey Memorial Stadium this Saturday to take on the Runnin Bulldogs of Gardner-Webb University… Kickoff is scheduled for 1:00 pm and the game can be seen on ESPN+.

 

Local Notes:

CHS Red Devils:

  • Tennis: Clinton 4 – Camden 3… Yesterday I told you that back on Friday the Lady Red Devil tennis team took a 4-3 win over the Camden Bulldogs on the courts at Clinton MS… At that time I did not have any details on the match but I do now… Mary Catherin Dailey, Reese Gowan and Jerri Hill all took wins in singles action… The #1 doubles team composed of M.C. Dailey and Chandler Dailey took the 4th and deciding win over their opponents that allowed the Red Devils to advance to the Upper State Finals yesterday… For even more information about this match, click here.
  • Tennis: Chapman 5 – Clinton 1… Yesterday the team traveled up o Chapman to take on the Panthers with the Upper State Championship… The Panthers came into the match yesterday as their region champion and finished last season as runner-up to Bishop England last year for the state title… Well I don’t have any details yet but I can tell you that the panthers took a 5-1 win over the Red Devils thus ending Clinton’s season… Clinton ends the season with a final record of 16-3 overall and 10-0 in region play… Congratulation to Coach Simmons and the team on a great season!

 

 

LDHS Raiders:

  • Information Concerning Friday’s Playoff Game at Laurens… Well by now most of you know that the Laurens raiders will be hosting the Blythewood Bengals this Friday night at KC Hanna Stadium… I’ll have more information about the Bengals later in the week… School District 55 wants me to remind you of certain things related to all playoff games that are different for the game due to SCHSL rules…. First admission will be $8.00… Further the only passes that will be accepted at the gate will be those issued by the SCHSL… Century Club, District ID, or any other passes will not be accepted and you must by a ticket to get into the game… However, Century Club reserved parking will be honoredIf you would like to avoid the line at the ticket booth this Friday you can purchase your tickets online… If you would like to do that, click here… There is a small convenience fee added to the price of the ticket but remember you can skip the line at the ticket both if you do this…. Also the district would like to remind you of the “Clear bag” procedure now in affect at all Raider athletic events… To see more about this click here.

 

High School Football Scores and Standings

  • Thanks to scfootballstats.com you can now see last weekend’s scores for all games by classification… You can also see the standings in each region by classification… To see this information click here.

 

College Sports.

  • AP FBS Rankings… In case you missed the latest FBS Associated Press football rankings I’ll tell you that there was no change in the top 5… They continue to be LSU, Alabama, Ohio State, Clemson and Penn State… There was some change in spots 6-10 as Georgia moved up two spots to #6, Oregon remains at #7, Utah moves up a spot to #8 as did Oklahoma who moved up to #9… Florida dropped from #6 to #10 with their loss to Georgia last Saturday… To see the entire top 25 in the poll, click here
  • FCS Coaches Poll… Now in the FCS Coaches Poll the top 3 teams remain the same and they are North Dakota State, James Madison and Weber State… Furman did move up from #13 last week to #10 this week and Wofford checked in at #23… To see the entire top 25 in this poll, 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 www.wlbg.com on our homepage where you need to click on the Listen Live button in the upper right area of the page.

  • Friday, 11-8-19… The Raiders will host Blythewood in a first round playoff game at KC Hanna Stadium…. We will go live to KC Hanna Stadium about 6:30… No Friday Night Insiders… Raider football can always be heard on the internet at www.wlbg.com

 

Laurens County TD Club

  • The Laurens County Touchdown Club meets every other Thursday at noon out at The Ridge the City of Laurens Parks and Recreation Headquarters on Exchange Drive…. If you would like to see the entire schedule and information on how to join the club, click here.
  • The next meeting is November 7thand in addition to the local high school coaches talking about their past and upcoming games, Shap Boyd the incoming Head Football Coach at Erskine College
  • If you would like to see video of the past club meetings, 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
  • Clinton School District 56: To see the sports schedule for this week at CHS and CMS, click here.
  • Laurens Academy: To see 2019 Crusader volleyball schedule click here…. To see the 2019 Crusader varsity and middle school football schedules, click here

 

 

This and That

Raider Softball Chicken Stew Fund Raiser… The Laurens Raider softball team is selling chicken stew to help raise funds for equipment travel and other expenses that are not fully covered by district funds… The stew will be cooked on Friday, November 15 and will be ready for pick up the next day (Saturday, November 16) at the hickory Tavern Fire department… The stew will be $8 per quart and to order yours see any member of the Raider softball team either varsity or JV players… You can also contact Coach Smith to order your stew… Her email address is: mesmith@laurens55.org… Don’t wait too long to order you stew, I already have!

 

Laurens County Chamber of Commerce College Football Fan Challenge Oyster Roast… Go ahead and mark your calendar for Thursday, November 7th because that is when the Laurens County Chamber of Commerce will be holding the 2019 version of their College Fan Oyster Roast… As in the past the menu will include steamed oysters, low country boil chicken gumbo and various liquid refreshments… There will also be college football celebrities there and they will be conducting both live and silent auctions… The gates will open out at the chamber offices at 5:00 pm and food will be served at 6:00 pm… The tickets are $40 each and to purchase tickets or for more information on this event, call Marlene Owings at the chamber at 833-2716 or contact her via email at: informationowings@laurensounty.org… See you there!

 

2019 Reindeer Run… The 2019 version of the Laurens YMCA Reindeer Run will take place on 12-14-19… The 5K race will start at 9:00 am and the Fun Run for ages 1-12 will start at 9:05… There is discount for early registration ($25) which will end November 22nd and will be $30 after that… There are also team discount available… You can register at the YMCA or online at: www.active.com… There is more information on the flyer for the event that you can see if you click here.

 

 

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