Sports Report for Thursday, 1-16-2020

Local Notes:

LDHS Raiders: Last night the Raider sub-varsity teams hosted the Wildcats of Woodmont HS.

  • Freshman Boys: LDHS 33 – WHS 24… In freshman boys’ action, the Raiders took a 33-24 win over the Wildcats… The Raiders jumped out to a 16-7 lead at the half and then weathered a Wildcat comeback in the third quarter as the score stood 22-18 Raiders going into the final 6 minutes of play… The Raiders outscored them 11-6 down the stretch even though they only made 5 of 9 free throws in the final quarter… TyQua Johnson led the Raiders in scoring with 12 points… Other scoring for the Raiders were KD Mosley with 8 points, Jay Hunter 6, Gemire Darden 4 and Michael Wormley 3.
  • JVB: WHS 34 – LDHS 24… Now the news is not as good for Raider fans where the JV boys are concerned as the Wildcats took a 34-24 win over the Raiders… The story in this game was the first quarter where the Wildcats held the Raiders scoreless in the first quarter while they put of 12 points that the Raiders in a whole they just could not climb out of… Travon Hunter and Waldrick Burnside led the Raiders with 7 points each… Van Butler had 5 points and Chris Graham had 1 with 1 Raider point unaccounted for.
  • JV Girls… Sorry no score reported to me.


Middle School: Catching up on some middle school basketball scores from last Monday night:

  • Sanders at Edgewood: Girls: EMS 32 – Sanders 12 and Boys: EMS 31 – Sanders 27… Sorry no scoring details available


College Notes:

  • Men’s AP D-I Basketball Poll… Earlier this week the men’s D-I College Basketball AP Poll came out and Gonzaga still checked in at # 1… Baylor moved up two spots to #2 while Duke dropped a spot to #3… Auburn and Butler rounded out the top 5 in that order… sports 6-10 were occupied by Kansas, San Diego State, Oregon, Florida State and Kentucky… Now I promise there will be some shakeup when the poll comes back out on Sunday night because on Tuesday night Clemson defeated #3 Duke 79-72 at home and then last night Alabama defeated #4 Auburn 83-64 while the South Carolina Gamecocks defeated #10 Kentucky 81-78 on a 3-point shot at the buzzer in Columbia… #5 Butler was also knocked off by Seaton Hall last night 78-70… To see the entire men’s AP Poll click here.
  • Women’s AP D-I Basketball Poll… Over the season there has not been a whole lot of shakeup in eh top 190 in the women’s AP Poll but that is not the case this week… South Carolina moved all the way from #4 to #1 this week while Baylor also moved up from #6 to #4… Stanford moved up 2 spots to #3 while last week’s #1 UConn dropped to #4 and Louisville rounded out the top 5… Spots 6-10 are occupied by Oregon (formerly #2), UCLA, Oregon State (formerly #3), NC State and Mississippi State… To see the entire AP Women’s 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 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.


Baseball / Softball 50 Inning Game… You need to go ahead and mark Saturday, February 8th on your calendar because that is when the Raider baseball and softball teams will be holding their Annual 50 Inning Coed Softball Game… This is a fundraiser that the teams have done for several years to help raise funds for items that the district’s athletic budget just can’t cover… I’ll have more details about this later but go ahead and mark your calendar now.


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