Sports Report for Wednesday, 11-27-2019

Local Notes:

CHS Red Devils:

  • B: Clinton 48 – Palmetto 35… last night at CHS the Lady Red Devils defeated the Palmetto HS Mustangs 48-35 in the championship game of the Zaxby’s Shootout… Both teams started lowly as the score was only 9-5 Clinton at the end of the first quarter but the Red Devils offense picked up in the second quarter scoring 12 points while the defense did its job holding the Mustangs to just 1 point as the Red Devils took a 21-7 lead into the locker room at the half… The Red Devils defense had a large part in the 13 turnovers committed by the Mustangs in the first half… The Red Devils also “owned the boards” as they out rebounded the Mustangs 25-10 in the first half… The Red Devils pulled away in the third quarter outscoring the Mustangs 21-11 thus taking a 42-17 lead into the final quarter… The Mustangs did outscore the Red Devils 18-6 in the final quarter as Coach Gardner cleared the bench to give everyone playing time… The Red Devils were led by Tinique Austi9n who finished with a game-high 17 points and was the only Red Devil to score in double-digits… De’Shanti Watts and Terriauna Bennett both finished with 8 points while Taneal Evans had 6, Payton Price-Walker 5, with both Dana Kinard and Serenity Baker rounding out the Red Devil scoring with 2 points each… The Red Devils will be in action next Monday as they travel to Brashier Middle College for a doubleheader of girls and boys basketball.



 LDHS Raiders:

  • B: Raiders 58 – Centurions 40… The Laurens Raider boys’ team picked up its first win of the season yesterday and the first for new Head Coach Josh Chavis as the Raiders took a 58-40 win over the Broome Centurions at the Impact Sports Invitation at SCA… The Raiders wasted little time getting ahead as they outscored the Centurions 17-3 in the first quarter and increased the lead to 32-9 at the half… The offensive tempo slowed down a bit in the third quarter for the Raiders as they managed only 10 points to Broome’s 8… Broome did seem to catch fire in the final quarter as they outscored the Raiders 23-16 to get closer making the final score 58-40… Just like in Monday’s game with Mauldin, Dee Foster led the Raiders in scoring this time with 29 points 12 of which came in the final quarter where Broome tried to come back… Preston Mahon scored 8 points while both JQ Fair and Leonard Williams finished with 7 points each… Dra Copeland and Nigil Owens rounded out the Raider scoring with 4 points each… The Raiders return to action today at 1:30 at Spartanburg Christian Academy against a team that was to be determined by other action yesterday.


 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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