Sports Report for Wednesday, 11-20-2019

Local Notes:

CHS Red Devils: The Red Devil cross country teams traveled to Camden yesterday to participate in the SCHSL State Championship Meet.

  • Boys Finish in 14th Place… The Red Devil boys’ cross country team finished in 14th place in the Class-AAA portion of the meet… The team had 4 of their members post personal best times of the year to lead the Red Devils… They were Zac Bagwell who finished the course in 18:01 coming in 56th overall, James Anderson who finished 58th in 18:04, Nick Perkins who finished 60th in 18:05 and David Wilkie who finished 70th in 18:28… To see how other Red Devil runners finished, how other teams finished and comments from Coach Atkinson, click here.
  • Girls Finish 16thThe Lady Red Devil cross country team finished 16th at the meet… The Red Devils were led by Elizabeth Reid who finished 40th overall with a time of 21:28… Dorothy Trent finished 50th running the course in 23:16 which was a personal best for her and Gabi Carlos finished 83rd in 21:49 which was also a personal best for her… Again to see how other Red Devil runners did, how other teams finished and comments from Coach Atkinson click here… Congratulations to both teams for just qualifying for the state meet and a fine showing there… Go Big Red.


College Sports:

  • College Football Playoff Rankings… Well the committee that ranks the FBS football teams for the upcoming playoff released its latest top 25 last night and there no change in the top 7 teams… In order they are LSU, Ohio State, Clemson, Georgia, Alabama, Oregon and Utah… Rounding out the top 10 are Penn State which moved up 2 spots to #8, Oklahoma which moved up 1 spot to #9 and Minnesota which dropped 2 spots to # 10… If you would like to see the entire top 25 rankings, click here.
  • DI Men’s Basketball AP Poll… The men’s DI AP Poll had most of the top 10 teams moving up at least one spot after last week’s #1 Kentucky lost and dropped all the way to #9 in this week’s poll… The top 10 in the men’s poll now has Duke ranked #1 followed by Louisville, Michigan State, Kansas and North Carolina rounding out the top 5… spots 6-10 are occupied by Maryland, Virginia, Gonzaga, Kentucky and Ohio State… To see the entire AP Poll for this week click here.
  • DI Women’s AP Poll… Taking a look at the Women’s AP Poll this week the top 4 spots remain unchanged… They are occupied by Oregon, Baylor, Stanford and UConn… South Carolina moved up a spot and now is ranked #5… Spots 6-10 are occupied by Texas A&M, Oregon State, Louisville, Maryland, Mississippi State and UCLA… To see the entire AP Poll for this week click here


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 21st and in addition to the local high school coaches talking about their past and upcoming games, it will be the annual Carolina – Clemson day.
  • 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.
  • Schedule for all Sports at PC… If you would like to see the upcoming schedule for all sports at PC as well as results from recent contest in all sports, click here.



This and That 

Youth Basketball at the Ridge… Youth basketball registration in now underway at The Ridge the City of Laurens Parks and Recreation Headquarters on Exchange Drive… Youth basketball is for ages 7-12 and the cost is only $40… You can register daily at The Ridge from now until November 23rd…. If you have any questions call them at 681-7275.


Youth Basketball at the Laurens YMCA… Youth basketball registration is under way at the Laurens Family YMCA for youth 3-6… The cost is $40 and registration will close on January 12, 2020… You can register at the YMCA during normal operating hours and if you have any questions call them at 984-2621


Youth Basketball and Cheerleading at the Clinton YMCA… Registration is also open at the Clinton YMCA for both youth basketball and cheerleading… Youth basketball will be for youth ages 5-12 in 6 appropriate age groupings… Registration will close December 9th and the cost is $50 for Y members and $65 for non-members and financial help is available… Now for more information about this you can click here to open up document about youth basketball and cheerleading by the Y or call them at 833-1555… Register at the Clinton YMCA during normal business hours.


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:… There is more information on the flyer for the event that you can see if you click here.


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