Sports Report for Thursday, 1-7-2021

Local Notes:

Clinton HS:

  • Boys: Ben Lippen 71 – Clinton 59… The Red Devil boys’ varsity team hosted the Falcons of Ben Lippen a private school out of Columbia last night at CHS… The Falcons are a private school out of Columbia that competes in the South Carolina Independent School Association and came into the contest with an 8-3 record… When they boarded the bus last night to head back down I-26 to Columbia they left with a 9-3 record as they took a 71-59 win over the Red Devils… The Falcons came off the bus and established their game quickly as they raced out to a 45-25 lead at the half… The Falcons hit 5 three-point shots in the first half and missed only 1 of 13 free throws in half… The Red Devils could only counter with 2 three-point shots and their free throw shooting percentage was worse than the Falcons…    Coach Eddie Romines commented afterwards that the team did not play well in the first half but played much better in the second half… That was evident as the Red Devils outscored the Falcons 12-10 in the third quarter and 22-16 in the final 8 minutes of play but just could not climb out of the hole they found themselves in at the half… The Falcons’ Belton Portuguese had a game-high 26 points and Clayton Hunt was close behind with 21… The Red Devils did have two players score in double-digits as Austin Copeland finished with 18 points and Wilson Wages finished with 15 points all of which came from the three-point range… Others scoring for the Red Devils were Kimon Quarles and Taliek Fuller with 8 points each, Justin Copeland 5, Jamon Golden 3 and James Anderson 2…. The Red Devils are now 1-3 on the season.
  • CHS Basketball Schedule… well there have been some changes in the Red Devil basketball schedules for this week… For information on home game tickets see the Ticket Information section below
    • Thursday, 1-7-21… On Thursday the Red Devil JV teams will be hosting the Union County Yellow Jackets in a girls/boys doubleheader starting with the girls’ game at 6:00 pm.
    • NOTE SCHEDULE CHANGE HERE: Thursday, 1-7-21… The Red Devil varsity basketball teams will be on the road to Union County HS to take on the Yellow Jackets with girls’ action starting at 6:00 pm…. This schedule change is due to the anticipation of bad weather tomorrow.

Laurens HS:

  • 2021 Raider Baseball Tryouts… Coach Tori Patterson has now set the dates for Raider baseball tryouts and those dates are Monday and Tuesday February 1st and 2nd… Those wanting to tryout for the team will be expected to be there both days and you must have a current physical before you can participate… C-Team:  Is open to 7th and 8th graders and you need to be at Ed Prescott Field between 4:00-5:45 pm on those dates… JV and Varsity: Is open to 9th – 12th graders and you need to be at Ed Prescott Field between 5:45-7:30 pm… If there are any questions, please email Head Coach Tori Patterson at kjpatterson@laurens55.org.

Local Sports Schedule: All schedules subject to change right up to game time due to COVID 19

  • School District 55: To see the sports schedule for this week at LDHS and District 55 middle schools, click here.
  • School District 56:  To see the sports schedule for this week at CHS and CMS, click here
  • Laurens Academy: To see the varsity basketball schedules click here…. To see the middle school schedule click here.
  • Middle School Basketball… To see the master schedule for the Little River Middle School Conference basketball season click here,
  • PC Sports Calendar… To see the PC athletics sports calendar click here.

Ticket Information

Clinton HS

  • Home Games… Clinton HS has issued guidelines on how many people will be allowed into the main gym for contest (386) and other items pertaining to COVID 19 issues… To see those and more information about this click hereA couple of important things to point out are that no tickets will be sold at the door, they must be bought online… This applies to JV and varsity games and if you click on the link I provided above you will find where to purchase the tickets online… Also there are special codes to apply if you are the parent of a participating athlete to help ensure you get a ticket but you must purchase by 4:00 pm the day of the game to be sure you get a ticket(s)… There are several other things you need to know so again click here to go the CHS athletic website where all of this is explained… To go directly to the page where you purchase tickets click here.


College Notes:

Football… For more information on any specific game(s) mentioned below, click on the score at the beginning

  • Football Bowl Schedule Information and Results… To see the schedule of upcoming college football bowl games that includes opponents, dates, times and TV information click here… You can also find the results of bowl games already played there also

Men’s Basketball… For more information on any specific game(s) mentioned below, click on the score at the beginning

  • Covid-19 Football Update… The COVID-19 virus continues to causes changes in the men’s basketball schedule for this week… If you want to keep up with the schedule changes click here to go to the NCAA website where they post the latest on information on the subject
  • Men’s Basketball Scores… To see the latest men’s basketball DI scores or check on upcoming games by clicking on the date you are interested in, click here.
  • Rankings… To see the latest AP men’s DI rankings once they start) click here.

Women’s Basketball… For more information on any specific game(s) mentioned below, click on the score at the beginning

  • Women’s Basketball Scores… To see the latest women’s basketball DI scores or check on upcoming games by clicking on the date you are interested in, click here.
  • Rankings… To see the latest AP men’s DI rankings once they start) click here.


Pro Sports: For more information on the game(s) below, click on the score at the beginning.

 NFL

  • Schedule and Scores … To see the NFL schedule for the past week (until Wednesday each week) and then the upcoming games for this weekend (starting on Thursday) click here.

NBA

  • Scores… To go to the NBA website where they list the most recent scores click here and you can also find the box score for the games there also.
  • Schedule… To see the upcoming NBA schedule and TV availability if at click here.
  • Standings… To see the current NBA standings click here.


This and That

  • Pick Your Promo for January at the Laurens YMCA… The Laurens Family YMCA which is part of the Lakelands YMCA group is having a Pick You Promo for the month of January… For January only you can join the Y with no joiner’s fee, no monthly fee and no contract or you can join the Y and get half off the monthly fee for January, February and March but you must sign up during January… If you have questions or want more details on this call the Y at 984-2626… If you have been thinking about joining the YMCA this is a great opportunity to do so don’t let it pass you by.
  • Tae Kwon Do Returns to Laurens YMCA… Tae Kwon Do classes are returning to the Laurens Family YMCA starting on October 5, 2020… These classes are for youth 7-15 years old and are $25 per month… Classes will be held each Monday from 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm… If you have more questions call the Y at 984-2626

 

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