Sports Report for Tuesday, 3-2-2021

Local Notes:

All Region Teams… With the season being over for all the local high school varsity basketball teams it is time to announce who has made the carious all-region teams for the three high schools in the region.

  • Clinton, Region II Class AAAGirls: De’Shanti Watts and Tinique Austin both made the All-Region team for the Red Devils… De’Shanti finished her senior season averaging 13.3 points per game and12.8 rebounds per game… She also finished her career with over 1000 points and this was the fourth time she made the all-region team… Meanwhile Tinique averaged 9.2 points per game and 13.3 rebounds per game… This was the second time that the junior has been named to the all-region team… Boys: Sophomore Wil Stewart was the only Red Devil to make the boys’ all-region team.
  • LDHS, Region II Class AAAA… The Laurens Raiders had two players to make the Region II Class AAA All-Region Teams….Girls: The Lady Raiders junior Qua Fortson was named to the all-region team… She averaged 12.3 points per game, 2.7 rebounds per game and 2 assist per game… Boys: Josh Cureton was the lone Raider to make the boy’s all-region team… The junior 7 points per game and 8 rebounds per game and defensively averaged 3 blocks per game.
  •  Laurens Academy… Now as a reminder I have already informed you of the Laurens Academy Crusaders who made the SCISA Class A Region I All Region Team… In case you forgot they were Olivia Huck a freshman at Laurens Academy junior Diamonte Grant were named to the all-region teams…  Congratulations to all these players from out area high schools.

Clinton HS:

  • Girls Soccer… Weather permitting the JV and varsity soccer teams open their season today hosting the Newberry Bulldogs… JV action is scheduled to start at 5:30 with varsity at 7:00 pm… Please see the ticket information section below if you plan to attend.
  • JV Baseball Scrimmage… The Red Devil JV baseball team was scheduled to host Saluda tomorrow… According to a tweet that was reposted by Clinton Baseball that scrimmage has been rescheduled for today at 6:00 pm…

Laurens HS: The Raider varsity soccer teams kicked off their season yesterday with a pair of victories against Saluda at home.

  • Girls: Laurens 7 – Saluda 1… The only other details I have on this are that Coach Christina McAbee posted a comment saying “Lady Raiders worked well together! Making great passes and offensive plays 6 players scored!”
  • Boys: Laurens 3 – Saluda 2… The Raider boys’ team jumped out to a 2-0 lead at the end of the first half of play and then held on to take a 3-2 win over the Tigers… Jose Roberto Luna scored 2 of the Raider goals and Bryan Diaz had the other one… Diaz also had 2 assist in the match while Douglas Velasquez has 6 saves in goal.

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.

Ticket Information

  • Clinton HS… Clinton HS has released information and guidelines concerning fan attendance at all home athletic contest this spring…  To see their press release concerning this click here… One of the things mentioned is the option to buy season tickets for each individual spring sport and the fact that tickets must be bought online ahead of time and that  no tickets will be sold at the gate.  To purchase tickets for home contest at Clinton HS click here.
  • LDHS… Laurens District 55 HS has released information and guidelines concerning fan attendance at all home athletic contest this spring… To see their press release concerning this click here… One item in the release is that tickets must be purchased ahead of time online and will not be sold at the gate… To purchase tickets for home contest at LDHS 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

  • 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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