Sports Report for Monday, 11-25-2019

Local Notes:

CHS Red Devils:

  • Zaxby’s Pre-season Shootout Starts Today… Once again this year the Lady Ted Devil basketball team is hosting a pre-season basketball tournament the Zaxby’s Shootout… In addition to Clinton, the other teams participating will be Batesburg Leesville, Brashier Middle College and Palmetto… The action starts at 6:00 pm today when Brashier MC and Palmetto take to the court and then about 7:30 Clinton and Batesburg Leesville will face off against each other… The losers will play again tomorrow at 6:00 and the winners at 7:30… If you get a chance why don’t you come out and watch some good girls’ basketball and see the Red Devils as they take to the court for the first time… Go Big Red!


LDHS Raiders:

  • Raider Boys Hit the Court Today… The Laurens Raider boys’ basketball team will also start its season today under new Head Coach Josh Chavis as they once again participate in the Impact sports Invitational at Spartanburg Christian Academy… In addition to the Raiders and the host Spartanburg Christian Academy the other teams involved in the three-day tournament are Boiling Springs, Broome, Mauldin, Seneca and region foe TL Hanna… Now the Raiders and the Mauldin Mavericks will start the tournament this afternoon at 4:00 pm and if they win they will play again tomorrow at 7:00 pm and if they lose they will play at 4:00 pm tomorrow against the winner or loser of the Broome vs. Irmo game tonight at 7:00 pm… I am sure the Raiders would love to have their fans come out and cheer them on as thy open their season… The address for Spartanburg Christian Academy is 8740 Ashville highway, Spartanburg, SC 29316… Go Raiders!


 Laurens Academy Crusaders: Last Friday the Laurens Academy Crusaders played their home openers of the basketball season… The varsity boys and the middle school girls took on the Upstate Bearcats while the varsity girls took on the Dixie HS Hornets.

  • G: Crusaders 54 – Hornets 11… The Lady Crusaders jumped out quickly to take an 18-0 lead at the end of the first quarter of play and went on to take 38-4 lead at the half as they then used a running clock in the second half as the Crusaders pulled away to a 54-11 win… The Crusader defense was just too strong as the Hornets had trouble getting the ball close to the basket… Blair Quarles had a game-high 23 points to lead the Crusaders… Two other Crusaders scored in double-digits as Reagan Williamson had 13 points and Olivia Huck 10… Others putting points on the scoreboard for the Crusaders were Payton Breen 4 while both SG Natiello Rylee Ballard had 2 points each… The team is now 2-1 on the season.
  • B: Crusaders 55 – Bearcats 43… In the last game of the evening the Crusader boys took a 55-43 win over the Upstate Bearcats… The game started out like the Crusaders might be going to run away with the game much as the girls had done as they had a 20-3 lead after one quarter of play but only led 27-10 at eh half… At the start of the third quarter the Bearcats scored the first 8 points before the Crusaders regrouped to take a 42-30 lead by its end… After that both teams scored 13 points in the fourth quarter as the Crusaders took the win… Ciao Rita had a game-high 24 points to lead the Crusaders and Diamonte Grand also scored in double-digits with 14 points… Others scoring for the Crusaders were Thomas Lowry with 7 points while both Thomas Lowry and Luke Kerber finished with 5 points each… The Crusaders are now 2-1 on the season.
  • Middle School and Next… Only the MS girls played last Friday and they lost to the Upstate Bearcats… All four Crusader teams will be back in action starting today at 4:00 pm with MS girls at 4:00 as thy host the Wardlaw Patriots.


Laurens County TD Club.

  • The next meeting is December 4th when they will be holding their Annual Awards banquet where the All-County Team, Coach of the Year and Player of the Year will be announced. … The guest speaker will be Sam Wyche former NFL Head Coach… The banquet will start at 7:00 pm and be held at The Ridge.
  • 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 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.


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


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