Sports Report for Tuesday, 1-14-2020

PC Notes: For more information on the following game(s) click on the score at the start of the posting.

  • W: Winthrop 61 – PC 54… Last Saturday the Lady Blue Hose basketball team traveled up to Rock Hill to take on the Winthrop Eagles… The Blue Hose jumped to an early lead as they led 36-24 at the half and still led 48-41 at the start of the fourth quarter… However the eagles went on a 12-2 run at the start of the final quarter and outscored the Blue Hose 20-6 in that quarter to take a 61-57 comeback win… Kacie hall led the Blue Hose with a game-high 21 points… The Blue Hose fall to 4-10 overall and 0-5 in Big South play… They are on the road again today as they travel to Garner-Webb to take on the Runnin Bulldogs in a 4:00 pm contest that can be seen on ESPN+
  • M: PC 77 – High Point 62… The men’s basketball team was also in action last Saturday and the news id better for PC fans as they won their fourth game in a row taking a 77-62 win over the High Point Panthers in Clinton… The Blue Hose shot over 50% in the second half to break open a 5-point game at the half (31-26) and hit 6 three-pointers down the stretch to take the win… Zeb Graham had a game-high 19 points to lead the Blue Hose in scoring… The team is now 6-10 overall and 3-0 in Big south play and will be on the road this Thursday as they travel to Longwood to take on the Lancers in a 7:00 pm contest that can be seen on ESPN+.
  • Other Sports in Action… Now some other sports are in season at PC and to find out what is going on with them go to www.cobluehose.com.

 

Local Notes: 

CHS Red Devils: The Red Devil varsity basketball teams will be on the road tonight taking on the Mid-Carolina Rebels down in Prosperity, SC

 

LDHS Raiders:

Wrestling… We need to do some catching up with the Raider wrestling team so let’s do that now.

  • Thursday, 1-19-20… Last Thursday the Raiders hosted the Easley Green Wave and the Woodmont Wildcats in duals action at the main gym at LDHS… Laurens 42 – Easley 36… Taking wins over their opponents on the mats for the Raiders were Kole Lawson. Austin James, Colby Bridges, Cody Emert, Joshua Schubert, Robert Lawson and Zachery Neal… To see more detail on the match and who took wins by forfeit, click here… Laurens 45 – Woodmont 33…. Taking wins over their opponents on the mats for the Raiders were Zachary Neal, Austin James, Colby Bridges, Stetson Dawson, Pedro Juan and Brian Sheffield… To see more detail on the match and who took wins by forfeit, click here.
  • Saturday, 1-11-20… This past Saturday the Raiders were in action at the West 0ak Invitational… Following is a list of Raiders who took wins on the mats, how many matches they won by how many matches they wrestled… Nathan Lindsey 2-4, Pedro Juan 3-5, Lucas Tatham 2-4, Brian Sheffield 3-5, Cody Emert 2-4, Joshua Schubert 3-5, Myles Reppart 3-5, Robert Lawson 2-5, Zachery Neal 2-4, Breshad Williams 2-4, Christopher Hosteller 3-5, Kole Lawson 2-4, and Austin James 2-4… Now for more detail on exactly how the Raider wrestlers did, click here… The team travels up to Wade Hampton this Thursday.

 

 Basketball…  The Raider varsity basketball teams travel up to Woodmont tonight and the sub-varsity teams will host Woodmont tomorrow night. 

 

Laurens Academy Crusaders: The Laurens Academy Crusader basketball teams will be at home tonight as they host the Greenville Hurricanes starting with middle school girls at 4:00 pm.

 

Middle Schools: The only score I received for last night’s action I below…. Please ask the coaches to get eh results to me.

GCO at Whitmire

  • G: Whitmire 27 – GCO 7… Jada Wright scored 3 points for the Tigers while both Madison Blume and Montana Stoddard had 2 points each

 

College Sports:

  • FCS Nation Championship Game… Well for those few sports fans who woke up from a comma this morning or were abducted by aliens yesterday, I’ll briefly mention that the LSU Tigers took a 42-25 win over the Clemson Tigers last night in the College Football Championship and that is why some of you Clemson friends are not as bright and chipper as they usually are… I also hated to see the final score as I was hoping the South Carolina Tigers would come out on top making it trophies in a row… LSU quarterback and Heisman Trophy winner Joe Burrow had a better game overall than Clemson’s Trevor Lawrence… He went 31/49 for 463 yards and 5 TDs against Clemson’s defense while Lawrence went 18-37 for 234 yards and no TDs… He just didn’t seem as sharp as he usually does and that may be in part because the LSU defense played better than most people expected and Clemson’s defense was less effective than usual… The question now is can the Clemson Tigers start the streak over and make it back to the “Big game” again next year? For those of you who did come out of the coma or just got back from your abduction, click here to go to the NCA website where you can see much more information (probably more than you want) about this game.

 

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.

  • Thursday, January 16th when the Clinton MS Wildcats host the Yellow Jackets of Sanders MS in a doubleheader of basketball action starting at 5:00 pm with the girl’s game.
  • Tuesday, January 21st when the Raiders host the TL Hanna Yellow Jackets in a double-header of varsity basketball action starting at 6:00 pm with the girls’ game.

 

PC, High School & Middle School All Sports Schedules

  • Laurens School District 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 2019-2020 Crusader basketball schedule and results, 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 

Little League Baseball (L3)… Registration is now open for L3 baseball at the City of Laurens Parks and Recreation headquarters The Ridge… L# will be for youth ages 7-12 and the cost will be $60…. There will be 3 age groupings which include Coaches Pitch, Minors and Majors… Registration is set to close on Saturday February 1… Register at The Ridge during normal business hours and if you want more information call them at 681-7275… You can also find more information on their website…. To go there click here.

 

Tee Ball and Softball at the Laurens YMCA…. Registration is now open for Tee Ball and Softball at the Laurens Family YMCA… Tee Ball is for youth ages 3-6 and softball is for young ladies ages 7-9… The cost for either is $60 and registration will close March 1st… Stop by the YMCA to register during their normal business hours and if you have any questions call them at 984-2626

  

Youth Baseball, Youth Softball and O-Zone Baseball Registration Open at the Clinton YMCA… Registration is now open at the Clinton YMCA for youth baseball and softball from ages 3 all the way to 11 years old… Registration will cost $50 for YMCA members while non-member registration is $65. A $10 discount will be provided for each additional child in the same family and Financial Assistance is available to families as well…. The deadline to register is Tuesday, February 11th and you can register at the Y during their normal business hours… For more information call the Y at 833-155 or see below:

  • Co-ed instructional baseball will be offered for youth ages 3-6 divided into at least 3 age groupings.
  • Baseball for youth 7-10 will be organized into 2 appropriate competitive divisions.
  • Softball for young ladies 7-12 in 3 appropriate competitive age groupings will also be offered… For more information about youth softball, youth baseball or co-ed baseball (all mentioned above), click here.
  • O-Zone baseball is also offered for youth ages 11-12 years old and is more like high school baseball than any of the other age groupings mentioned above… For more information about O-Zone baseball click here.

 

If you have any comments, suggestions, or want to reports scores, please contact me via email at: sports@wlbg.com or text me at 864-981-3470.