Sports Report for Friday, 2-19-2021

Local Notes:

Clinton HS:

  • Red Devil Boys Soccer Opens Season This Weekend…The Red devil boys’ soccer team will be participating in the Emerald Cup down at Emerald HS in Greenwood today and tomorrow… They are scheduled to take on Saluda HS tonight at 6:30 pm and then take on at least Emerald and Bluffton at time tomorrow to be announced… As is the case more often than not these days, fans wishing to attend need to buy their tickets online and to do that click here to go to the Emerald website where tickets can be bought… Go Big Red!!

Laurens HS:

  • 50 Inning Game Tomorrow… Each year the Raider softball and baseball teams get together and split into coed squads and face off in a 50 inning one-pitch softball game… This is always a lot of fun to watch and helps raise money for the teams to help pay for things that the normal school athletic budget just doesn’t cover… They will have concessions and the action will start at 10:00 am with a break for lunch… If you get a chance come on out and support the Raider squads.

Laurens Academy:

  • Lady Crusaders Start Playoffs This Afternoon… A quick reminder that the Lady Crusader basketball team had made the SCISA Class A Playoffs and they will start their participation this afternoon at 4:30 down at Wilson hall in Sumter taking on Low Country Prep… Now if you would like to see the entire Class A Girls Bracket click here… Couple of other notes… The bracket shows the Crusader’s game tomorrow starting at 6:30 pm but an email from Tiffany Tarver Laurens Academy’s SID says that the correct time is 4:30 pm… Also a note about attendance… School sites should be under 40% occupancy by SCISA policies (restricting every other bleacher/restricting the area behind each bench)…  Typical state tournament attendance for an individual game is under 150 fans…  Tickets will be for one game and then the gym will be cleared… Ticket prices will be: Adults: $10 / Students: $5… FACE MASKS are REQUIRED to be worn at ALL times by fans…. Good Luck to the Crusaders.
  • Laurens Academy First Annual Headmaster Tournament… Laurens Academy is starting a new tradition this year as they will have their First Annual Headmaster Golf Tournament on Saturday, March 13th at Lakeside Country Club… Not only are they looking for teams but also Hole, Cart and Champion Sponsors… There will be contest such as longest drive and closest to the hole on a par 3 hole as well a 50/50 raffle, silent auctions and spectator games and contests… For more information about this tournament including how to register click here… The deadline to register is March 1st… If you still have questions after clicking on the preceding link, call Laurens Academy at 682-2324.


FCS College Football Starts This Weekend… I’m going to be the first to admit that it sounds funny talking about college football games this time of the year but in this COVID 19 world we live in that is the case for the NCAA FCS Division… Their season starts for a large number of schools this weekend…. Some games of note for area teams are:

  • Southern Conference … Saturday at 1:00 pm Mercer at Wofford and also Saturday at 2:00 pm Western Carolina at Furman.
  • Others… PC is not scheduled to open its season until March 6th when they travel to Gardner-Webb… The Citadel opens its season February 27th at Mercer… Down in Newberry, the Wolves open their season on March 6th as they host Tusculum.
  • Look Below… be sure to look below in the General College Notes area of my Sports Report each day for the FCS College Football section that has links to the most recent score (as well as past scores and upcoming schedule) and also the FCS rankings.


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, click here.
  • School District 56:  To see the sports schedule for this week at CHS and CMS, click here
  • Laurens Academy: To see the baseball schedules click here and to see the softball schedule click here.
  • PC Sports Calendar… To see the PC athletics sports calendar click here.


General College Notes:

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

  • 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.
  • COVID-19 & Schedule Changes… To see the latest schedule changes caused by the COVID 19 virus 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 women’s DI rankings once they start) click here.

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

  • DI Baseball Scores… To see the latest DI baseball scores clock here…. You can sort by conference when you get there.
  • DI Rankings… To see the latest DI baseball rankings click here.

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

  • DI Baseball Scores… To see the latest DI softball scores click here…. You can sort by conference when you get there.
  • DI Rankings… To see the latest DI softball rankings click here.

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

  • FCS Football Scores… To see the latest FCS football scores click here…. You can sort by conference when you get there.
  • FCS Rankings… To see the latest FCS football rankings click here.


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

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.

NASCAR

  • NASCAR Schedule and Results… If you click here it will carry you to the NASCAR website where the Cup Series schedule and results are posted… Once you get there if you look near the top of the page you can change to the Xfinity schedule and results or the Camping World Truck Series schedule and results by clicking on the appropriate icon.
  • Driver Standings… If you click here it will carry you to the NASCAR website where the Cup Series driver standings are posted… Once you get there if you look near the top of the page you can change to the Xfinity driver standings or the Camping World Truck Series driver standings by clicking on the appropriate icon.
  • NASCAR TV Schedule… Now for those of you who like to watch the various NASCAR events, replays and other programing on TV, click here to go to the NASCAR website where this week’s TV schedule is posted.


This and That

  • Spring Baseball Registration Extended… The Laurens YMCA will be having Teeball and Weeball for youth ages 3-6… The City of Laurens Parks and Recreation will have 3 age groups of Little League baseball (L3) for youth ages 7-12… The deadline to register was February 13th but that deadline has been extended to February 20th with mandatory skill evaluation for L3 on the 21st… For more information and who to contact if you have more questions click here
  • Laurens Academy First Annual Headmaster Tournament… Laurens Academy is starting a new tradition this year as they will have their First Annual Headmaster Golf Tournament on Saturday, March 13th at Lakeside Country Club… Not only are they looking for teams but also Hole, Cart and Champion Sponsors… There will be contest such as longest drive and closest to the hole on a par 3 hole as well a 50/50 raffle, silent auctions and spectator games and contests… For more information about this tournament including how to register click here… The deadline to register is March 1st… If you still have questions after clicking on the preceding link, call Laurens Academy at 682-2324.
  • Laurens YMCA 17th Annual Golf for Kids… Once again this year the Laurens YMCA and PRTC are teaming up to hold their annual Golf for Kids Tournament at Lakeside Country Club on Saturday March 27th… This is one of their largest fundraisers for the Y’s Scholarship Program which provides scholarships for those youth unable to participate in Y programs due to financial hardships… In 2020 the Y awarded more than $94,200 in financial assistance… The format will be two-18 man teams with captains strategically pairing players based on handicaps… Tee off will be at 10:00 am on March 27th… For more information call the Y at 984-2626 and you can contact Brian Harlan by email at brian@lakelandsymca.org for more information.
  • 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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