Sports Report for Friday, 1-17-2020

PC Notes: For more information about any of the PC games below, click in the score at the beginning.

  • WBK: PC 56 – Gardner-Webb 53… last Tuesday the Lady Blue Hose basketball team traveled up to Gardner-Webb to take on the Runnin Bulldogs… They used a 7-0 run over the last 3:30 of the game to take a 56-53 comeback win… Tionna Carter led PC with a career-high 13 points… The Blue Hose are now 5-10 overall and 1-0 in Big South play… PC will host Campbell tomorrow at 2:00 pm.
  • MBK: PC 74 – Longwood 67Last night the Blue Hose men took a 74-67 win over the Longwood Lancers up in Virginia… They did it by shooting almost 60% from the field and made 10 three-pointers in the game… Corey Hightower led PC with 16 points… The Blue Hose improve to 7-10 overall and 4-0 in Big South play… They also will be at home tomorrow as they host Radford tomorrow at 4;00 pm right after the women’s game with Campbell.

 

Local Notes:

CHS Red Devils: The Red Devil JV basketball teams traveled down to Newberry last night to take ion the Bulldogs.

  • GJV: CHS 32 – NHS 24… The Red Devil JV girls’ team ran its record to 10-0 as they took a 32-24 win over the Bulldogs… Nikejah Boyd led the team with 10 points while both Zaria Tucker and Anna Litzenberger each scored 8 points.
  • JVB: NHS 42 – CHS 39… Now the news is not as good where the JV boys are concerned as the Bulldogs took a 42-39 win over the Red Devils… Clinton actually led 17-7 at one point but the Bulldogs came back to take the win… Sorry no scoring details on the game.

 

LDHS Raiders: The Raider sub-varsity teams hosted the Greenwood Eagles last night in the main gym at LDHS.

  • GJV: LDHS 32 – GHS 9… In the JV girls’ game, the Raiders held the Eagles scoreless in the first half while they put 18 points on the board and then went on to take a 32-9 over the Eagles… Amillion Evans led the Raiders with a game-high 9 points… Angel Johnson had 8 points and Osaviona Swindler had 6… Samaurai McDowell-Williams, T’Keyah Berry, Nya Anderson and Janyiah Jones all finished with 2 points while Wymaya…Givens rounded out the scoring with 1 point.
  • Freshman Boys: GHS 47 – LDHS 41… In freshman boys’ action, the Eagles took a 47-41 win over the Raiders… The Eagles led 15-11 at the end of the first half and the Raiders outscored them 17-15 in the third quarter to make it 30-28 Eagles going into the final 6 minutes of play… However the Raiders could get no closer as the Eagles outscored them by 4 points in the final quarter… TyQua Johnson led the Raiders with 20 points… KD Mosley finished with 7 points, Demar Massey 6, Jordan Roberts 4, Michael Wormley 2 and Travon Hunter 2
  • JVB: GHS 25 – LDHS 23… In the final game of the evening, the Raiders lost a heartbreaker as the Eagles  took a 25-23 win… The Raiders carried a 14-7 lead into the locker room at the half and still led 18-14 going into the fourth quarter but the Raider offense cooled in the final 6 minutes of play scoring only 5 points while the Eagles scored 11 to take the 25-23 comeback win over the Raiders… The Raiders were led in scoring by Waldrick Burnside who had 10 points…  Isaiah Craig finished with 4 points, Chris Graham 3, Travon Hunter 3, Van Butler 2 and Tye Robertson 1

 

Middle School Basketball

Hickory Tavern Panthers hosting Glenview MS Yellow Jackets out of Anderson

  • Girls: HT 38 – GMS 16… Faith Jackson led all scorers with 26 points… Destiny Anderson had 10 points and Nevaeh Montgomery 2
  • Boys: GMS 50 – HT 37… Sorry no scoring details.

 

Gray Court-Owings at Ware Shoals

  • Girls: WSMS 14 – GCO 8… The Lady Tigers of GCO lost to the Lady Hornets by a score of 14-8… Madison Blume, Jada Wright, Ciana Mumford and Montana Stoddard each scored 2 points for the Tigers.
  • Boys: GCO 35 – WSMS 24… Now the news is better where the boys are concerned as the Tigers took a 35-24 win over the Hornets…Jonathan Shubert led the Tigers scoring 13 points… Terry Cunningham finished with 10, Jaylen Simpson 10 and Jireh Brown 2.

 

Sanders at Clinton MS

  • Girls: CMS 45 – Sanders 8… The Sanders Yellow Jackets simply had trouble with the Wildcat defense as they had more turnovers than points as the Wildcats took a 45-8 win over the Yellow Jackets… Jordan Hill had 12 points to lead the Wildcats in scoring while Marcey Campbell was also in double-digits with 10 points. … Sanders was led in scoring by MyAngel Walker who had 5 points.
  • Boys: CMS 44 – Sanders 23… In the final game at CMS last night, the Wildcats completed the sweep of the Yellow Jackets by taking a 44-23 win… The score was 10-8 Wildcats at the half but the Yellow Jackets just could not keep up with the Wildcats scoring pace in the second half… Davontay Cunningham had a game-high 11 points to lead the Wildcats in scoring and Tushawn Richardson was also in double-digits with 10 points… Jamari Cullen was the only Yellow Jacket in double-digits with 10 points.

 

Laurens MS hosted Northside MS Knights out of Greenwood

  • Girls: LMS 23 – NMS 18… In girls’ action, the LMS Tigers took a 23-18 win over the Northside Knights… The Tigers led 11-8 at the half and then held off a Knight rally in the fourth quarter to take the win… Akacia Smith led the Tigers in scoring with 15 points… Jaliyah Young scored 4 points, and Syberia Boyd 2…
  • Boys: Sorry no score reported to me… If you see the coach, ask him to do so please.

 

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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.

 

 

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Sports Report for Wednesday, 1-15-2020

Local Notes:

CHS Red Devils: Last night the Red Devil varsity basketball teams traveled down to Prosperity, SC to take on the Mid-Carolina Rebels.

  • G: CHS 40 – MCHS 24… In girls’ action, the Red Devils once again relied on their defense to enable them to take a 40-24 win over the Lady Rebels… Clinton held the Rebels to just one point in the second quarter to take a 19-6 lead at the half and then went on to outscore the Rebels 21-18 in the second half to take the win… De’Shanti Watts scored 18 points to lead all scorers and Tinique Austin was also in double-digits with 13 points…. Also scoring for the Red Devils you have Payton-Price-Walker with 6 points and Taneal Evans with 3 points… The team is now 13-3 overall and 2-0 in region play.
  • B: MCHS 57 – CHS 54… Close but not close enough is a phrase you often hear and that described the boys’ game last night at Mid0Carolina as the Rebels took a hard fought 57-54 win over the Red Devils… At the end of each quarter there was no more than 3 points difference between the two teams with the Rebels slightly leading after each quarter of play… The score was 43-42 Rebels going into the last 8 minutes of play but the Red Devils just could not get over the hump to take the win… The Rebels’ Shelton Brooks led all scorers with 24 points and two other Rebels had 12 points each… Clinton was led in scoring by Jadden Copeland, who finished with 18 points, and Jordan Davis who scored 11… Both Kimon Quarles and Davis Wilson finished with 6 points while Konnor Richardson had 5, Austin Copeland 4, Wil Stewart 2, and Wilson Wages 2… The Red Devils fall to 1-15 overall and 0-2 in region play… The Red Devils will host Newberry this Friday night.

  

LDHS Raiders: The Raider varsity basketball teams traveled up to Woodmont HS last night in a pair of region games.

  • G: WHS 53 – LDHS 30… In the first game at Woodmont, the Wildcats took a 53-30 win as the lady Raiders continue to have trouble getting their offense moving at top speed… The Wildcats outscored the Raiders by at least 5 points in every quarter and went to the locker room at the half with a 25-12 lead and the Raiders really never threatened in the second half… Raniya Jackson was the only Raider in double-digits with 15 points… MK Moore finished with 5 points while CaDayzhia Grant, Nadia Anderson, Lamoria Allen and Ashanti Conway all finished with 2 points each… Asia Davis and Qua Fortson rounded out the Raider scoring with 1 point each… The lady Raiders are now 3-9 on the season and 1-4 in region play.
  • B: WHS 64 – LDHS 62… The Wildcats completed the sweep of the Raiders last night by taking a 64-62 win in varsity boys’ action that saw the Raiders comeback bid fall just short… The Wildcats carried a 34-25 lead into the locker room at the half but the determined Raiders came back out and by the time the third quarter was over the game was tied 43-43… The game went back and forth in the fourth quarter with Dee Foster hitting a three-point shot with about 15 seconds left to tie the game… The Wildcats came back down the floor and hit a jumper with 2 seconds left and then tipped a Raider full-court pass out of bounds as time expired to hold on and take the win… Dee Foster had a game-high 22 points to lead the Raiders in scoring while Dra Copeland finished with 13 points… The balance of the Raiders scoring came from Leonard Williams 6, Chase Jackson 6, Nigil Owens 5 and Preston Mahon 2… The Raiders fall to 5-10 on the season and 1-4 in region action. .. The varsity teams travel to Greenwood Friday night for more region action.

 

 Laurens Academy Crusaders:  The Laurens Academy Crusaders hosted the Greenville Hurricanes last night out at the LA gym on Highway 49.

  • G: LA 40 GH 32… In varsity girls’ action the Crusaders took a come from behind 40-32 win… The Hurricanes led 19-14 at the half but the Crusaders narrowed that to 24-22 Hurricanes going into the final 8 minutes of play… There the Crusaders outscored the Hurricanes 18-8 to take the win… The Crusaders were led in scoring by Regan Williamson who had a game-high 17 points & Blair Quarles who finished with 15 … Olivia Huck and Payton Breen both scored 4 points to round out the Crusaders scoring… The Crusaders are now 12-4 on the season.
  • B: LA 58 – GH 53… In another hard-fought game, the varsity boys’ team took a 58-53 win with the Crusaders holding off the Hurricanes in the fourth quarter to take the win…  The Crusaders led 32-20 at half and 42-31 going into the final 8 minutes of play.… In the fourth quarter the Hurricanes outscored the Crusaders 22-16 as the Crusaders hit some clutch free throws down the stretch to take the win…  Diamonte Grand had a game-high 24 points to lead the Crusaders with Caio Rita scoring 14 points and Luke Kerber 11 to give the Crusaders 3 players scoring in double-digits… Cal Robertson finished with 7 points and Clarence Bertoli to round out the Crusader scoring… Crusaders are now 9-8 on the season and will host Anderson Christian Thursday.

 

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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.

 

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Sports Report for Monday, 1-13-2020

Local Notes: 

Liner Headed to Greenwood… Early Friday afternoon it was announced that Coach Chris Liner will be leaving Laurens District 55 High School and heading back to Greenwood High School to be the head football coach at his alma mater next season…Coach Liner just finished his sixth season as leader of the Raiders and the Raider just completed their best year under his leadership… They went 9-2 winning Region I-5A Championship with a 7-0 record… They lost to Byrnes in the second round of the playoffs. He was also named the Class 5A Coach of the Year for his team’s performance… In his six years at Laurens…  In his six years at Laurens his teams had a combined record of 34-35 and were also the Region Champions in 2016… Before coming to Laurens, Coach Liner spent six years at the helm of the Ninety Six Wildcats where his teams went 43-26… Prior to that, he worked as an assistant at Greenwood for 11 years under Shell Dula… Greenwood’s gain is a great loss for the Raiders as not only is Greenwood getting a great coach but an even better man… To see a press release about this from Laurens District 55, click here.

 

 

CHS Red Devils: Last Friday night the Red Devils started region play as they hosted the Union County Yellow Jackets.

  • G: CHS 45 – UCHS 35… The Lady Red Devils started the game off a little on the cold side last Friday night as the Yellow Jackets carried a 21-16 lead into the locker room at the half… One problem for the Red Devils in the first half was that they only made 4 of 12 free throws in the first 16 minutes of play… The Red Devils came out of the locker room hot and outscored Union 20-5 to take the lead and then went on to a 45-35 win… Free throws were still a problem for the Red Devils in the second half as they only made 10 of 35 free throw attempts… The Red Devils had two players scoring in double-digits as DeShanti Watts led all scorers with 16 points and Tinique Austin finished with 15… Payton Price-Walker finished with 8 points while Taneal Evans, Asia Boyd and Serenity Baker all scored 2 points…. The Red Devils are now 12-3 on the season and 1-0 in region play.
  • B: UCHS 60 – CHS 34… Now the news is not as good for Red Devil fans where the boys are concerned as the Yellow Jackets took a 60-34 win over the Red Devils… The score was 6-6 after the first 8 minutes of play and 21-14 Union at the half… Union outscored the Red Devils by 6 in the third quarter and put the game away in the fourth quarter outscoring the Red Devils 20-7… Coach Romines commented how Union was a much taller team than the Red Devils overall and their defense caused the Red Devils many problems that resulted in a high turnover rate for the Red Devils… He was still proud of his team’s effort but Union was just better Friday night… Union’s Ladarius Jeffries was the game’s leading scorer with 25 points and was the only Yellow Jacket in double-digits… The Red Devils also had only one player in double-digits and that was Kimon Quarles who finished with 11 points… Jadden Copeland scored 9 points, CK Vance 7, Wil Stewart 3, Danny Kinard 2 and Konnor Richardson 2… The Red Devils fall to 1-14 overall and 0-1 in region play… They will travel down to Prosperity tomorrow to take on the Mid-Carolina Rebels in region action.

 

 

LDHS Raiders: The Laurens Raiders traveled up to Wade Hampton HS to take on the Generals in region action.

  • G: WHHS 54 – LDHS 27… The Lady Raider basketball team was riding a 2-game winning streak coming into last Friday’s game but the Raider offense went AWOL last Friday never scoring over 8 points in a quarter while the Generals scored at least 11 points each quarter as they rolled to a 54-27 win over the Raiders… The Generals had 2 players scoring in double-digits while the Raiders had none… MK Moore and Raniya Jackson both scored 5 points to lead the Raiders in scoring… CaDayzhia Grant and Macayle Revis both finished with 4 points each, Lamoria Allen 3, Aija Davis 2, Qua Fortson 2, and Nadia Anderson 2… The Lady Raiders fall to 3-8 overall and 7-3 in region play.
  • B: WHHS 66 – LDHS 57… The Generals completed the sweep of the Raiders last Friday night by taking a 66-57 win over the Raider varsity boys… As they have been for most of their games this season, the Raiders gave good effort but came up just a little bit short… The Raiders actually led 31-25 at the half but the Generals came back out in the third quarter on fire as they outscored the Raiders in the quarter to lead by 1 (42-41) going into the final 8 minutes of play… In those final 8 minutes they again outscored the Raider to make the final 66-57… The Raiders’ Dee Foster had a game-high 22 points to lead the Raiders in scoring and Dra Copeland was also in double digits with 12 points… Both Josh Cureton and Leonard Williams finished with 8 points each, Preston Mahon 5, and Chase Jackson 2… The Raiders fall to 5-9 overall and 1-3 in region play… The Raiders will be on the road tomorrow traveling up to Woodmont HS to take on the Wildcats.

 

  

Laurens Academy Crusaders: The Laurens Academy Crusaders do travel down to Batesburg last Friday to take on the Knights of WW King Academy

  • G: LA 57 – WWKA 17… The Lady Crusaders had both their offense and defense running on all cylinders as they took a dominating 57-17 win over the Knights… The Knights never scored over 6 points in a quarter and actually were held to just 3 points in the second and fourth quarters… The Crusaders scored at least 10 point in every quarter and at the most 18 (in the first)… Regan Williamson outscored the Knights as she had 24 points and Olivia Huck was also in double-digits with 10… Blair Quarles finished with 9, Payton Breen 6, SG Natiello4, Rylee Ballard 2 and Emily Settles 2…. The team is now 11-4 on the season and 3-0 in region play.
  • B: LA 50 – WWKA 42…The news is also good for Crusader fans where the varsity boys’ game is concerned as the Crusaders defeated the Knights 50-42… The Crusaders led 20-14 at the half and stretched that to 31-20 by the end of the third quarter… The Knights did try to come back in the fourth quarter outscoring the Crusaders 22-19 but the Crusaders made enough free throws (7 of 11) down the stretch to preserve the win… Diamonte Grant led the Crusaders in scoring with 18 points making five three-point goals and Caio Rita was close behind with 17…. Thomas Lowry finished with 7 points, Colton McGee 3, Cal Robertson 2, Luke Kerber 2 and Clarence Bertoli 1… The Crusaders even their season record at 8-8 and go to 3-0 in region play… The Crusaders will be back in action tomorrow as they host the Greenville Hurricanes.

 

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Sports Report for Friday, 1-10-2020

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

  • Men’s basketball At Home Tomorrow… The Blue Hose men’s basketball team has been idle all week but that ends tomorrow as they host High Point University… Tipoff is scheduled for 4:00 pm and I hope you can make it over but not it can be seen on ESPN+
  • Women’s Basketball on the Road Tomorrow… The Lady Blue Hose have also been idle since their loss to the Hampton Pirates back on Monday night and they also get back into action tomorrow… They will board the bus and head up to Rock Hill to take on the Winthrop Eagles at 2:00 pm tomorrow… That game will also be aired on ESPN+

 

Local Notes: 

CHS Red Devils: The Red devil JV basketball teams traveled over to Union County HS last night for a region game with the Yellow Jackets.

  • GJV: CHS 40 – UCHS 29… In the first game the Red Devil girls’ JV team took a 40-29 win to run their record to 8-0… Mia Barr led the Red Devils with 12 points while Anna Litzenberger finished with 8 points as did Zaria Tucker.
  • BJV: CHS 57 – UCHS 39… Now the red devil boys’ JV team completed the sweep of the yellow jackets by taking a 57-39 win to run their record to 5-2… Sorry but that is all the details I have on the game.
  • Varsity Host Union County Tonight… The Red Devil varsity teams will be hosting the Union County Yellow Jackets tonight starting at 6:00 pm as they open up region play.

 

Laurens Academy Crusaders: The Laurens Academy Crusaders went down to Greenwood last night to take on the Greenwood Christian Academy Hawk in non-region action.

  • G: GCA 43 – LA 39… In varsity girl’s action, a poor first quarter for the Crusaders that saw them score only 5 points while the Hawks scored 11 wound up costing the Crusaders as they fell to the Hawks by a score of 43-39… After the first quarter the two teams played even until the last one where the Crusaders outscored the Hawks 14-12 but that was just not enough to make up for the first quarter deficit… Blair Quarles had a game-high 16 points to lead the Crusaders and Reagan Williamson was also in double-digits with 13 points… Olivia Huck finished with 6 points, SG Natiello 2 and Payton Breen 2… The Crusaders are now 10-4 on the season.
  • B: LA 56 – GCA 42… Now there is better news where the boys are concerned as the Crusaders took a 56-42 win over the Hawks… The Crusaders only led 26-23 at the half but they came back out in the third quarter and outscored the Hawks 15-6 to take a lead they would only add to in the fourth quarter… The Crusaders were led in scoring by Caio Rita who led all scorers with 23 points… Luke Kerber was also in double-digits as he finished with 10 points… Diamonte Grant scored 9 points, Clarence Bertoli 7, Andrew Codington 3, Thomas Lowry 2 and Cal Robertson 2… The team is now 7-8 on the season.
  • Crusaders at Home Tonight… The Crusaders original schedule showed them on the road tonight traveling to WW King for a region game but according to an email with the Crusaders schedule for this week that has been changed to a home game.

 

Middle Schools:

Hickory Tavern Panthers at the Gray Court-Owings Tigers.

  • HT 41 – GCO 11In girls action it was the Faith Jackson Show as she scored 29 of the HT Panthers 41 points as the Panthers took a 41-11 win over the Tigers… The Panthers used their press to take a 21-7 lead at the half and continued it pretty much the rest of the game and actually held the Tigers scoreless in the third quarter in route to the win… Destiny Anderson finished with 10 points for the Panthers and Elinda Redrick scored 2… Jada Wright was the leading scorer for the Tigers as she finished with 5 points… Kathreen Billig, Madison Landrith, Ciana Mumford and Iesha Mack each had 2 points for the Tigers…
  • B: GCO 38 – HT 35… In the boys game, the Tigers turned the tables as they took an exciting 38-35 win over the Panthers … The game was close all the way with GCO leading 11-6 at the end of the first quarter and keeping just about that margin the whole night long,,, The Panthers never gave up and did get to within a point late in the game but the Tigers hot the clutch shots when needed… For the GCO Tigers Terry Cunningham had a game-high 16 points and Jaylen Simpson was also in double-digits with 14 points… Andrew Aguilar finished with 4 points, Johnathan Shubert 2 and Jermaine Cheeks 2… Maddox Holtzclaw was the only Panther in double-digits as he scored 11 points… Mason Aiken finished with 7 points as did Jaymon Jackson while Austin Rice rounded out the Panther scoring with 2 points.

 

Sanders MS at Laurens MS

  • G: LMS 29 – SMS 17The LMS Lady Tigers jumped out to a 14-6 lead at the end of the first half and then continued to outscore the Yellow Jackets in the second half as the Tigers went on to take a 29-17 win over the Yellow Jackets… Olivia Brockman scored 10 points to lead the Tigers in scoring… Syberia Boyd finished with 8 points, Talaysia Williams 5, Akacia Smith 3, Anika Patterson 2, Jaliyah Young 1…. Sorry no scoring details from Sanders.
  • Boys ???… Sorry neither of the boys’ coaches sent me the results from their game… If you don’t hear the results from you son or daughter’s game here ask the coaches why they are not sending them to me… They all have my contact information.

 

 

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Sports Report for Thursday, 1-9-2020

Local Notes: 

LDHS Raiders: he Raider sub-varsity teams hosted the Generals of Wade Hampton HS last night

  • JVG: WHHS 32 – LDHS 26… In JV girls’ action, the Generals took a hard fought 32-26 win over the Raiders. The Raiders led 5-3 at the end of the first quarter but the Generals outscored the Raiders 13-2 in the second quarter to take a 16-7 lead at the half… The Raiders came out in the third quarter and found their offense again as they 14 points on the board to take a 21-20 lead into the final 6 minutes of play… However the Raider offense cooled down the stretch while the Generals got hot as they outscored the Raider 12-5 to take the win… Amillion Evans had a game high 14 points to lead the Raiders in scoring… Kamryn George finished with 6 points, Osaviona Swindler 3, Wymaya Givens 2 and Samaurai McDowell-Williams 1.
  • Freshmen Boys: WHHS 40 – LDHS 39… In the second game featuring the freshman boys teams, the Raiders lost a heartbreaker as they fell to the Generals 40-39… The Generals led 15-13 after the first quarter bit the Raiders came back to take a 26-21 lead at the half… The Raiders still led 31-28 at the end of the third quarter but the Generals kept chipping away at the Raider lead and took the lead very late in the game… The Raiders just could not get the winning basket to fall as the Generals held on to take the win… The Raiders had 2 players score in double-digits as TyQua Johnson had a game-high 22 points and KD Mosley finished with 15… Jay Hunter scored the Raiders other 2 points.
  • JVB: WHHS 38 – LDHS 35… The Generals completed the sweep of the Raiders last night by taking a hard-fought 38-35 in the JV boys game… The Raiders led 10-9 at the half but the the Generals took a 21-18 lead into the final quarter of play… The Generals opened up their lead to as much as 6 points in the final quarter but the Raiders came back to cut it to 3 points with 30 seconds left to play but just could get no closer… The Raiders were led in scoring by Waldrick Burnside who finished with 13 points and was the only Raider in double-digits… Dylan Miller finished with 6, Travon Hunter 6, Van Butler 4, Dorian Gibson 3, Chris Graham 2 and Isaac Craig 1.
  • Raider Wrestlers at Home Tonight… The Raider wrestling team only has one home-date this season and that is tonight as they host Woodmont and Easley… Why don’t you come on out and cheer the Raider grapplers on starting at 6:00 pm.

 

  

Laurens Academy Crusaders: The Crusader basketball teams will be traveling down to Greenwood Christian tonight to take on the Hawks

 

Middle Schools:

Whitmire Wolverines at Hickory Tavern Panthers

  • G: WMS 36 – HT 26… In girls’ action, the Panthers’ offense struggled shooting a very low percentage from the field as they fell to the Wolverines 36-26…The Panthers trailed 21-11 at the half and had too many turnovers and missed shots in the second half to keep them from getting back in the game… Faith Jackson scored 20 of the Panthers 26 points and was the leading scorer in the game… Destiny Anderson, Emma Senerchia and Rebecca Simmons each scored 2 points for the Panthers.
  • B: WMS 41 – HT 36… In the final game at HT last night the Wolverines completed the sweep of the Panthers by taking a 41-36 win… The Panthers had a good first half as they carried a 22-18 lead into the locker room at the half… However the second half saw the Panthers have trouble with turnovers as their offense cooled while the Wolverines stayed hot as the Wolverines came back to take the win…. The Panthers had two players score in double-digits as Mason Aiken finished with 14 points and Tylon Fowler 10… Rounding out the scoring for the Panthers Maddox Holtzclaw finished with 6 points, Jaymon Jackson 4 and Jayvon Lindsey 2.

 

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Sports Report for Wednesday, 1-8-2020

Local Notes:

CHS Red Devils: The Clinton Red Devils played host to the Powdersville Patriots last night in their last non-region games of the season.

  • G: CHS 46 – PHS 25… In the first game the Lady Red Devils used a good defense and all around great team effort to take a 46-25 win over the Patriots… The Red Devils only led 11-10 after 8 minutes of play but stretched that to 25-17 at the half… The Red Devils defense then limited the Patriots to just 4 points in each of the last two quarters while they scored 9 in the third and 12 in the fourth to take the win… No Patriot player scored over 6 points while DeShanti Watts led all scorers with 17 points and Tinique Austin was also in double-digits with 11 points… Also scoring for Red Devils were Asia Boyd with 6 points, Taneal Evans 4, Grayson Taylor 4, Dana Kinard 2, and Payton Price-Walker 2… The Red Devils finish the non-region portion of their schedule with an 11-3 record.
  • B: PHS 64 – CHS 43… Now turning to the boys’ game, to borrow a line from the tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens, for the Clinton boys it was the best of times and it was the worst of times… The best of times was the first half where the Red Devils played very well and led the Patriots 27-22 at the half… The worst of times was the second half where the Patriots outscored the Red Devils 42-16 to take a 64-43 win over the Red Devils… The Red Devils simply had problems generating any offense in the second half and the Patriots Draylen Burton scored 19 of his game-high 31 points in the second half… Coach Eddie Romines said afterwards that the second half was not an indication of how much his young team has improved over the course of the season… The Red Devils only had 1 player scoring in double-digits and that was Davis Wilson who finished with 12 points… Others scoring for the Red Devils were Wil Stewart with 9 points, Konnor Richardson 9, Jadden Copeland 6, CK Vance 3, Austin Copeland 2 and Justin Copeland 2… The Red Devils will open region play this coming Friday night when they host the Union County Yellow Jackets.

 

LDHS Raiders: The Laurens Raiders got back into region action last night as they hosted the Easley Green Wave… Both of the girls and boys teams were 0-2 in region play so someone was going to pick up their first region win last night.

  • G: LDHS 44 – EHS 33… In the first game of the evening the Lady Raiders made it 2 wins in a row as they defeated the Lady Green Wave 44-33… The Green Wave actually led 6-5 at the end of the first quarter but the outscored them 15-7 in the second quarter to make it 20-13 at the half and then went on to take the win… The Raider defense forced the Green Wave into over 20 turnovers in the game while the Raiders had less than half of that number… Neither team shot the ball very well and in the end the Raiders did something they do not usually do – they held the ball for about 2 minutes forcing Easley to foul if they wanted to get the ball back… MK Moore led all scorers with 15 points getting 12 of them in the first half as the built their lead… Qua Fortson finished with 7 points, Lamoria Allen 6, CaDayzhia Grant 5, Aija Davis 4, Nadia Anderson 4, Ashanti Conway 2 and Mackenzie Ward 1.
  • B: LDHS 51 – EHS 49… Now the boys game was not a game for Raider fans weak of heart as the game was close all the way but in the end the Raiders did prevail by a score of 51-49 to pick up their first region win also as the Raiders swept the Green Wave… The Green Wave led 22-20 at the half and the third quarter saw the Raiders tie the game at 37-37 as Dra Copeland hit a 3-pointer just before the buzzer sounded to end the quarter… The fourth quarter was more of the same as the two teams battled but Chase Jackson hot a 3 pointer to put the Raiders up 50-49 with 12.8 seconds left and Dee Foster added a free throw a few seconds later to put the Raiders up 51-49 and then held on as Easley missed their final attempt to tie or win…. Dee Foster had a game-high 19 points to lead the Raiders in scoring… Chase Jackson finished with 13 points and Leonard Williams 10 to give the Raiders three player scoring in double-digits… Dra Copeland had 4 points, Preston Mahon 3 and Josh Cureton 2…. The Raiders will travel to Wade Hampton this Friday night to take on the Generals.
  • NOTE: The Raider sub-varsity teams will be hosting Wade Hampton tonight starting at 5:30 as the Raider wrestlers will be hosting a match tomorrow night.

 

  

Laurens Academy Crusaders: The Laurens Academy Crusaders got back into action last night as they traveled to Cambridge Academy to take on the Cougars

  • G: LA 30 – CA 23… The Lady Crusaders improved their record to 10-4 overall and 2-0 in region play as they defeated the Lady Cougars 30-23 in a hard fought game… Both teams scored 9 points in the first quarter and the Crusaders did outscore the Cougars 5-2 in the second quarter to take a 15-11 lead at the half and then went on to take the win… The Crusaders Olivia Huck had a game-high 11 points to lead the team in scoring… Others scoring were Blair Quarles 8, Regan Williamson 7, SG Natiello 2 and Payton Breen 2.
  • B: LA 65 – CA 39… In the final game the Crusader boys took a 65 – 39 win over the Cougars… The Crusaders charged out to a 23-8 lead at the end of the first quarter and then outscored the Cougars in each of the three remaining quarters except the last where the Cougars outscored them 13-11 but it was way too little way too late… Cal Robertson had a game-high 16 points 10 of which came in the big first quarter for the Crusaders… Diamonte Grant was also in double-digits with 10 points… Other putting points on the board for the Crusaders were Caio Rita with 8 points, Thomas Lowry 8, Luke Kerber 7, Clarence Bertoli 6, Colton McGee 5, Hunter Mullinax 3 and Sunny Li 2… The Crusader teams will return to Greenwood Thursday night to take on the Greenwood Christian Hawks.

 

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Sports Report for Monday, 1-6-2020

Local Notes:

CHS Red Devils: Last Friday night the Red Devils traveled down to White Knoll HS to take on the Class-5A Timberwolves.

  • Girls: CHS 31 – WKHS 28 in OT… The varsity girls’ game was a relatively low-scoring affair but when it was over the Red Devils had taken a 31-28 win over the Timberwolves but they had to go to overtime to do it… The Red Devils had small leads at the end of each of the first two quarters of play and led 19-14 going into the final 8 minutes of play… That is where the Timberwolves staged a comeback and outscored the Red Devils 13-8 hitting a three-point shot at the buzzer to tie the game 27-27 at the end of regulation… In the overtime neither team made a field goal and the Wolves only hit 1 of 4 free throws attempted while the Red Devils made 4 of 10 to take the win… Coach Gardner was quick to praise the defensive effort and rebounding of his team… The Red Devils were led in scoring by Tinique Austin who scored 8 points… Others scoring were Grayson Taylor 7 Taneal Evans 5, Payton Price-Walker 4, De’Shanti Watts 4 and Dana Kinard 3.
  • Boys: WKHS 86 – CHS 47… Now the news is not as good where the boys are concerned as the Red Devils ran into a pack of very hungry Timberwolves who defeated the Red Devils 88-47… The Wolves never scored less than 17 points in a quarter while the best quarter the Red Devils were only able to score 15 points… The big quarter for the Timberwolves was the third where they outscored the Red Devils 30-14… Coach Romines said that he was proud of the Red Devils playing hard as they have all season long even when behind but there were just too many turnovers by the Red Devils and the Timberwolves were good… The Timberwolves had 5 players scoring 10 points or more while the Red Devils had only Jadden Copeland scoring in double-digits with 15 points… Others scoring for the Red Devils were Wil Stewart with 7, Kimon Quarles 6, C.K. Vance 5, Konnor Richardson 5, Austin Copeland 3, Davis Wilson 3 and Justin Copeland 3… The Red Devils fall to 1-11on the season and will host Southside Christian tonight.
  • JV Scores… Check back tomorrow for JV scores.

 

LDHS Raiders: The Laurens Raiders were at home last Friday night as they hosted the Bears of BHP.

  • Girls: LDHS 41 – BHP 39… In the first game of the night the Lady Raiders picked up their second win of the season as they defeated the Lady Bears 41-39 barley holding on to do so… The Raiders jumped out to a 15-4 lead after the first quarter of play and held on to that lead until the fourth quarter when the Bears chipped away and took the lead 32-31 with 6:13 left to play and the game went back and forth from that point on… With the game tied 39-39 27.9 seconds left to play Qua Fortson canned two free throws to give the Raiders the lead and they held on as the Bears could not get one of several shots to fall before the buzzer sounded… Fortson had a game-high 16 points for the Raiders… Lamoria Allen finished with 6 points, Aija Davis 5. CaDayzhia Grant 4, Raniya Jackson 2, Nadia Anderson 2 and Ashanti Conway 2… The Raiders are now 2-7 overall on the season.
  • Boys: LDHS 73 – BHP 50… The Raiders completed the sweep of the Bears by taking a 73-50 win in boys’ action…. The Raiders jumped out to a 15-8 lead at the end of the first quarter and a 31-21 lead at the half… The Raiders continued to outscore the Bears in the second half putting 25 points on the board in the final 8 minutes of play while holding the Bears to just 17 points… Dee Foster had a game-high 17 points scoring all but 2 of them in the second half… Also scoring in double-digits for the Raiders were Leonard Williams with 13 points, Josh Cureton 12 and Chase Jackson with 10… Dra Copeland finished with 7 points Nigil Owens 5, Preston Mahon 3, JQ Fair 2, Blake Nelson 2 and Isaiah Burnside 2… The Raiders improve to 4-8 on the season and will be back in action tomorrow as they hoist the Easley Green Wave in region action.
  • JV Scores… Check back tomorrow for JV scores.

Raider Wrestling… The Raider wrestling team was in action this past Friday and Saturday as they participated in the Bearcat Invitational up in Rock Hill… Raider wrestlers who took at least one win on the mats were;

  • Seth Montjoy (120) – 1 of 3
  • Josh Shubert (138) – 5 of 7 to finish 7th in his weight class
  • Myles Reppart (145) – 2 of 4
  • Robert Lawson (152) – 1 of 3 matches
  • Chris Hosteller (182) – 1 of 3
  • Kole Lawson (220) – 1 of 3
  • Austin James (285) – 2 of 4
  • To see more details on how all the Raider wrestlers did click here.

 

Laurens Academy Crusaders: The Laurens Academy Crusaders get back into action tomorrow as they travel to Cambridge Academy to take on the Cougars.

 

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Sports Report for Friday, 1-3-2020

PC Notes: For more information on any game(s) listed below click on the score in bold type.

  • M: PC 79 – UNC-A 77… The Blue Hose men’s basketball team hosted the Bulldogs of UNC-Asheville last night at the Templeton Center… The Blue Hose led 33-29 at the half but the Bulldogs came back to take the lead with about 2 minutes left to play… Over those last two minutes the Blue Hose outscored the Bulldogs 11-5 and with 0.2 seconds left on the clock PC’s Chris Martin made a layup that lifted the Blue Hose to a 79-77 win over the Bulldogs… Cory Hightower led the Blue Hose in scoring with 18 points and also had 8 rebounds… The Blue Hose are now 4-10 on the season and 1-1 in Big South Play as this was their conference opener…. They will be back in action tomorrow as they travel to Gardner-Webb for a 3:00 pm contest that can be seen on ESPN+ and heard on the Blue Hose Radio Network.
  • W: Radford 54 – PC 42… back on Tuesday night the PC women’s basketball team traveled up to Radford to take on the Highlanders and despite a game-high 15 points and 6 steals by Trinity Johnson the Blue Hose fell to the highlanders by a score of 52-42… The game was close most all the way but the Highlanders put it away in the fourth quarter outscoring the Blue Hose 21-13… The Blue Hose fall to 4-7 overall and 0-2 in Big South play and will be back in action tomorrow as they host the Longwood Lancers in a 2:00 pm contest at the Templeton Center that can be seen on ESPN+ if you can’t make it over.

 

Local Notes: Well a couple of high schools get back into action tonight so lets’ tell you what I know about their schedules. 

CHS Red Devils:

  • Red Devils Travel to White Knoll HS … The Red Devils start 2020 on the road as they travel down to White Knoll to take on the Timberwolves… The best information I could find shows their boys’ team has a 10-5 record to date and the girls a 6-4 record… By the way the schedule I have also shows the Red Devil JV teams playing down their starting at 2:00 pm this afternoon before the varsity games starting at 6:00 pm… If you want to follow the teams down the address for the school is 5643 Platt Springs Road, Lexington, SC 29073… Go Big Red!

 

 

 LDHS Raiders:

  • Raiders Host the BHP Bears… Now the Laurens Raiders will be hosting the bears of BHP in varsity action tonight at LDHS… The BHP boys’ team comes into tonight’s contest with a 5-8 record and the girls are 3-8 according to the best information I can find… We are planning on brining you those game here on Real Radio WLBG and streaming live at WLBG.com.
  • JV Teams on the Road… Now the Raider JV teams (no freshman ball game) will be traveling over to BHP tonight to take on the Bears starting with the JV girls at 5:30.
  • Raider Wrestlers Headed to Rock Hill… The Raider wrestling team will be headed to Rock Hill to take part in the Bearcat Invitational both today and tomorrow… Good Luck to all the Raider teams tonight and tomorrow!

 

 

Laurens Academy Crusaders: The Crusaders do not resume their basketball schedule until next Tuesday when they travel to Cambridge Academy… Speaking of the Crusaders they were glad to see Ruthie Moore back home over the holidays and it was nice to have her come back and work out at practice with the girls.

 

Pro Sports:

Sam Wyche Passes Away… Yesterday it was announced that former NFL player and coach Sam Wyche had passed away due to cancer… Sam played quarterback at Furman from 19963 to 1965 and played in the Continental Football League in 66 and 67 before joining the Cincinnati Bengals in 1968 and later played for the Washington redskins and Detroit Lions… After coach some college football he returned to the NFL as an assistant and head coach… He served as head coach for the Bengal and Tampa Bay Buccaneers… In the early and mid-2000’s he served as a volunteer coach for Pickens HS… In 2016 Sam received a heart transplant… For more information on his career I suggest you just google his name there are several places you can find it…. Local high school football fans may remember that back on 12-4-2019 he was the featured speaker at this past season’s Laurens County TD Club’s Annual Awards Banquet… If you would like to see the video of the banquet including his remarks, click here… You can also see it in a posting in the Featured Sports section on the WLBG homepage in a posting about the TD Club… Wyche was 74 and lived in Pickens.

 

NFL: The NFL regular season wound up this past weekend and the playoffs are starting this weekend so let’s do a little catching up

  • Panthers… The Panthers finished last in the NFC South with a 5-11 record… cam Newton was hurt most of the season but that might have been a good thing… Two weeks before the season ended the Panthers fired Ron Rivera their head coach since 2011 (a mistake???)…. He was named the new head coach of the Washington Deadskins (Redskins) this who finished with a worse record than the Panthers (3-13)… Look for them to improve.
  • Atlanta Falcons… The falcons finished the season 7-9 which earned them second place in the NFC South behind the New Orleans Saints but not good enough to make the playoffs… Sorry guys at the House of Pizza!
  • Final Standings… Now if you would like to see the final standings for the entire NFL, click here
  • Postseason Schedule… Now the playoffs do start this weekend as they have what they call Wildcard Weekend on Saturday and Sunday… If you would like to see the entire playoff schedule all the way up to the Super Bowl on February 2nd, click here.

 

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Sports Report for Thursday, 1-2-2020

Local Notes: The high schools are still on the Christmas break and other than practice not a lot going on other than practices… That will change tomorrow so check back in the morning and I’ll let you know who will be in action tomorrow… Hint: look below at Broadcast Schedule and where schedules for local schools are located.

College Sports:

Bowl Game Results from Yesterday:

  • Citrus Bowl: Alabama 35 – Michigan 16… In this game Michigan put up a good fight leading 16-7 early in the second quarter and 16-14 at the half but the Tide rolled in the second half scoring 21 unanswered points to take the 35-16 win. .. For more information click here.
  • Outback Bowl: Minnesota 31 – Auburn 24…. Meanwhile down in Tampa Minnesota and Auburn got together in the Outback Bowl… Both teams scored 10 points in the first quarter but in the second quarter Minnesota outscored Auburn 14-7 to lead 24-17 at the half… Both teams offense slowed down in the second half only scoring one TD each as Minnesota held on to take a 31-24 win…. For more details click here.
  • Rose Bowl: Oregon 28 – Wisconsin 27… In arguably the best game of the day from the average football fan’s point of view occurred in the Rose Bowl out in Pasadena yesterday where Oregon and Wisconsin faced off… The game was close all the way with Wisconsin leading in most statistical categories like total offense (322 yards to 204) but still lost in a thriller 28-27 to the Ducks… One reason contributing to this was the fact that Wisconsin fumbled 3 times and lost them all…. Sorry Nick Herman… For more details click here.
  • Sugar Bowl: Georgia 26 – Baylor 14… And finally in case you did not stay up to finish watching it last night, the Sugar Bowl was won by Georgia which defeated Baylor 26-14… The Bulldogs led 19-0 at the half and held on as Baylor outscored them 14-7 in the third quarter but held them scoreless the rest of the way… For more information on this game click here.
  • Upcoming Bowl Games… Now there are 5 more bowl games left not counting the College Football Playoff National Championship Game on January 13th… Two of those bowl games are today the Birmingham Bowl and Citrus Bowl… For more information on these, other upcoming bowl games and results from those already completed, click here.

Pro Sports:

NFL: The NFL regular season wound up this past weekend and the playoffs are starting this weekend so let’s do a little catching up

  • Panthers… The Panthers finished last in the NFC South with a 5-11 record… cam Newton was hurt most of the season but that might have been a good thing… Two weeks before the season ended the Panthers fired Ron Rivera their head coach since 2011 (a mistake???)…. He was named the new head coach of the Washington Deadskins (Redskins) this who finished with a worse record than the Panthers (3-13)… Look for them to improve.
  • Atlanta Falcons… The falcons finished the season 7-9 which earned them second place in the NFC South behind the New Orleans Saints but not good enough to make the playoffs… Sorry guys at the House of Pizza!
  • Final Standings… Now if you would like to see the final standings for the entire NFL, click here
  • Postseason Schedule… Now the playoffs do start this weekend as they have what they call Wildcard Weekend on Saturday and Sunday… If you would like to see the entire playoff schedule all the way up to the Super Bowl on February 2nd, click here.

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Sports Report for Wednesday, 1-1-2020

College Sports:

College Basketball… Well with local high school sports not starting back until Friday I thought I’d check on how some of the Clemson and South Carolina basketball teams are doing in both the men’s and women’s ranks.

Clemson

  • Men… The Clemson Tiger men’s basketball team is 6-7 on the season and on a 2-game losing streak… Last Sunday they hosted the Yale Bulldogs in their final mon-conference game… The Bulldogs shot 42.6% from the field to the Tigers 31.0% in route to a 54-45 win over the Tigers… They also out rebounded the Tigers also 35-27… Yesterday afternoon the Tigers started their ACC schedule as they hosted the Miami Hurricanes… Both teams scored 26 points in the first half and 36 in the second half so at the end of regulation the score was tied 62-62… In the overtime the Hurricanes outscored the Tigers 11-6 to take a 76-68 win… The final stats were all but equal except for Miami making one more field goal & free throw plus two more three-pointers than the Tigers… The Tigers will host NC State Saturday at 4:30 pm and the game can be seen on the ACC Network…To see the entire Tiger schedule and results click here.
  • Women… The Clemson women’s basketball team is now 5-8 on the season and 1-1 in ACC play and they are coming off a big win at Notre Dame this past Sunday… The Tigers took a 71-55 win to break their 58-game home winning streak… This was also the first home defeated in conference play by the fighting Irish since joining the ACC back in 2013… Kendall Spray was a big part of the win as she made 8 of 14 three-point attempts and finished with a season-high 24 points… Kobi Thornton also scored 23 points for the Tigers… The Lady Tigers return to action tomorrow night as they host #7 ranked Louisville in a 7:00 pm contest at Littlejohn Coliseum… You will have to subscribe ACC Network Extra to see the game without going to it… To see the entire Tiger schedule and results click here.

 

South Carolina

  • Men… The Gamecock men’s basketball team is currently 8-5 on the season and coming off a pair of games where they looked fantastic in one and not so hot in the other… Back on Sunday the Gamecocks traveled to Virginia to take on the then #9 ranked Cavaliers… The Gamecocks upset the Cavaliers by a score of 70-59 handing the Cavaliers their second loss of the season… The Gamecocks shot 51% from the field to the Cavaliers 44%… Jair Bolden led the Gamecocks with a game-high 22 points…. On Monday the Gamecocks hosted the Hatters of Stetson University and fell by a score of 63-56… The Hatters had a 33-26 lead going into the locker room at the half and maintained it throughout the second half… The major difference in scoring in the game was the fact that the Hatters made 7 three-point goals while the Gamecocks managed only 4… The Gamecocks are off until next Tuesday when they host the Florida Gators in their first SEC game… To see the entire Gamecocks’ schedule and results, click here.
  • Women… The Lady Gamecocks are 12-1 on the season and currently ranked #4 in the nation in the AP Poll… Their only loss was back in late November when they lost to then ranked #17 Indiana 71-57 in a tournament in St. Thomas… They have since defeated then #2 ranked (now #6) ranked Baylor in the same tournament… Their last game was back on December 22nd when they defeated South Dakota 73-60 at home… They will be back in action tomorrow as they open SEC play hosting the Kentucky Wildcats in a 7:00 pm contest that can be seen on the SEC Network… To see the entire Gamecocks’ schedule and results, click here.

 

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Sports Report for Tuesday, 12-31-2019

PC Notes:

  • M: PC 81 – KC 56… Back on Sunday afternoon the PC men’s basketball team played host to the Kentucky Christian Knights at the Templeton Center… PC broke open a 10-point game at the half, outscoring Kentucky Christian, 41-26 in the second to take the 81-56 win in non-conference action…  Ben Drake led the Blue Hose with 14 points, with Owen McCormack pacing the team on the boards with nine rebounds… The Blue Hose improved their record to 3-10 overall and if you would like more information on this game click here… The Blue Hose will be back in action Thursday as they host the Bulldogs of UNC-Asheville in their Big South Conference opener… Tip-off is slated for 7 p.m., and will air live on ESPN+ and the Blue Hose Radio Network.
  • W: UNC-A 54 – PC 39… The Lady Blue Hose basketball team was in action last Saturday as they traveled up I-26 to Asheville to take on the UNC-Asheville Bulldogs in their Big South Conference opener… The news here is not as good as they fell 54-39 to the Bulldogs… The Bulldogs led 24-19 at the half and then pulled away outscoring PC 15-4 in the third quarter and going on to take the win… Trinity Johnson led the Blue Hose with 13 points, while Asheville’s Zip Scott shared game-high honors with 13 points… The Blue Hose fall to 4-6 overall and 0-1 in Big South play and if you want more information on this game click here… The team is back in action today as they travel to Radford for a 2:00 pm game that can be seen on ESPN+.

 

 

College Sports:

  • Men’s Basketball AP Poll… Well there was some shakeup in the NCAA Men’s basketball AP Poll as some of the top 5 teams in last week’s poll lost… Gonzaga remains at #1 but Duke moved up from #4 to #2… Kansas also moved up 2 spots from #5 to #3 as did Oregon jumping from #6 to #4… Ohio State #2 last week fell to #5… Sports 6 – 10 are occupied by Baylor, Louisville (which last week was #3), Auburn, Memphis and Villanova… Now if you would like to see the entire top 25 teams in the poll, click here.
  • Women’s Basketball AP Poll… Now unlike the men’s AP Poll, the women’s AP Poll had no changes this week when compared to last week in the top 20 teams… Spots 1-5 are still occupied by UConn, Oregon, Oregon State, South Carolina and Stanford… Spots 6-10 are held down by Baylor, Louisville, Florida State, NC State and UCLA… If you would like to see the entire poll, click here… An interesting side note, UConn is ending this decade where it started it 10 years ago – #1 in the AP Poll… Over the last 10 years the huskies have won 5 national Championships, lost only 17 games and been in the top 5 of the AP Poll every week.
  • College Football Bowl Games… Now a quick reminder for all you college football bowl junkies out there that if you click here it will carry you to the NCAA website where the complete bowl schedule an results are located… You can find the results of the four bowl games yesterday and the schedule for the five bowl games today… There is even information about the Clemson vs. LSU Championship game coming up on Tuesday, January 13th and about the future sites and dates of the future championship games.

 

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Sports Report for Monday, 12-30-2019

Local Notes: 

CHS Red Devils: The Red Devil boys’ basketball team completed their participation in the 2019 Claw Classic at Chapin HS over the weekend.

  • Friday: Dreher 67 – Clinton 32… On Friday the Red Devils took on another bunch of devils the Dreher Blue Devils in their second game of the tournament… Unfortunately for Clinton fans the Blue Devils downed the Red Devils by a score of 67-32… According to Coach Eddie Romines Dreher used a full court press the entire game and the Red Devils just had trouble scoring points due to it… The Red Devils only managed 10 points in the first quarter and 2 in the second while Dreher 29 points on the board in the first half… In the third quarter the Red Devils were able to score in double-digits as they put 14 on the board but Dreher put up 19… The Blue Devils held Clinton to just 6 points in final 8 minutes of play…. Jadden Copeland led the Red Devils in scoring with 9 points and Jalen Ruff was close behind with 8… Wilson Wages finished with 4 points, Wil Stewart 3 points while Justin Copeland Danny Kinard and Austin Copeland all finished with 2 points… Ty Shelton and Konnor Richardson rounded out the Red Devil scoring with 1 point each.
  • Saturday: Pelion 54 – Clinton 39…. The Clinton Red Devils completed their participation in the 2019 Claw Classic at Chapin HS early Saturday afternoon taking on the Pelion Cougars… Again as in recent games, the young Red Devils struggled to get their offense going as they scored only 12 points in the first half while the Cougars scored 25 and then went on to take a 54-39 win over the Red Devils… The Red Devils were led in scoring by Jadden Copeland who finished with 13 points and Austin Copeland who scored 10 points… Other scoring for the Red Devils were Jalen Ruff and Kimon Quarles who both finished with 5 points, Will Stewart 3, Wilson Wages 2 and Konnor Richardson 1.

 

 LDHS Raiders: The 5th Annual Lady Raider Rumble was held at LDHS Friday and Saturday.

    • Friday: Pendleton 40 – Laurens 27… In their first game in the tournament on Friday night the Raiders took on the Bulldogs of Pendleton HS… The Raiders were only able to score 9 points in the first half due to a high number of turnovers that more often than not resulted in Bulldog points… The Bulldogs scored 10 points in each pf the first two quarters and led 20-9 going into the locker room at the half…. The Raiders did play better in the second half as they outscored the Bulldogs by two points in each of the last two quarters but the hole they dug for themselves in the first half was just too deep foe them to climb out of… Raniya Jackson had a game-high 11 points for the Raiders and was the only Raider scoring in double-digits… Qua Fortson finished the night with 5 points, Nadia Anderson 4, MK Moore 3 and rounding out the Raider scoring were Lamoria Allen and Macayle Revis who both finished with 2 points.
    • Saturday: Union County 55 – Laurens 46… In the first game on Saturday in the tournament, the Raiders faced off against the Union County Yellow Jackets who were defeated by Southside 42-29 on Friday night… The Raiders played better in this game than the night before but in the end the Yellow Jackets defeated the Raiders 55-46… In the first half the Raiders the Raiders were able to minimize their turnovers when compared to other games this season and were also able to score from the field and from the free throw line and led 28-25 at the half… In the third quarter the Raiders had trouble with the Union press caused more Raider turnovers than in the first half and the Yellow Jackets led 37-33 going into the final 8 minutes of play… The Raider offense did improve in the fourth quarter but the Yellow Jackets still outscored them 18-13 to pull away to the win… Raniya Jackson led the Raiders in scoring as she finished with 15 points and Aija Davis finished with 10 points… Lamoria Allen and MK Moore both finished with 6 points while Nadia Anders on scored 5 and Ashanti Conway 2
    • Southside Wins Tournament… In the final game of the afternoon the Southside Tigers defeated the Pendleton Bulldogs 36-25 to win the Lady Raider Rumble Championship… The story in this game was turnovers as the Tigers’ press gave the Bulldogs as they had over twice the number of turnovers than Tigers… The All-Tournament team was announced after the last game and Laurens’ Raniya Jackson was named to that team… Two Pendleton players Karsen Cheek and Somaria Webb were also names to the team… The Southside Tigers place 3 players on the team and they were Quayla Nolan, Chavaria Grant and Anaya Mohammad who was named the Tournament MVP.

 

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Sports Report for Friday, 12-27-2019

PC Notes:

  • Men’s Basketball… The Blue Hose men’s basketball team returns to action Sunday as they host the Knights of Kentucky Christian… The Knights come into the contest with a 3-13 record while PC is 2-10 on the season… Tipoff is scheduled for 2:00 pm and it can be seen on ESPN+.
  • Women’s Basketball… The Lady Blue Hose basketball team will be back in action tomorrow as they travel up I-26 to take on the Lady Bulldogs of UNC-Ashville… The Bulldogs come into the contest with a 6-3 season record while the Blue Hose are 4-5… Since December of 2006 the teams have met 27 times with the bulldogs leading the series 15-12…. The game is scheduled for 2:00 pm and I believe it can be seen on ESPN+ also.

 

Local Notes:

CHS Red Devils:

  • Cougars 64 – Red Devils 46… Yesterday afternoon the Clinton Red boys’ varsity basketball team traveled down to Chapin to start their participation in the 2019 Claw Classic… Their opponents were the Cougars of North Charleston HS… The Cougars carried a 31-21 lead into the locker room at the half outscoring the Red Devils by two points in the first quarter and eight in the second quarter… The Red Devils showed their determination as they came out in the third quarter and outscored the Cougars by 4 points (14-10) to make the score 41-35 going into the final eight minutes of play… The Cougars responded in the fourth quarter by scoring 23 points to the Red Devils 11 making the final 64-46… The game’s leading scorer was the Cougars Darjawuan Brown who had 27 points… Wil Stewart was the only Red Devil scoring in double-digits as he finished with 10 points… Jalen Ruff scored 8 points while Austin Copeland, Jadden Copeland and Konnor Richardson all finished with 6 points… CK Vance scored 4 points while Kimon Quarles, Ty Shelton, and Wilson Wages rounded out the Red Devil scoring with 2 points each.
  • Today… The Red Devils continue play today in the Claw Classic as they face the Dreher HS Blue Devils at 3:00 pm at Chapin HS… Dreher lost to Batesburg-Leesville yesterday just prior to the Red Devils game… According to MaxPreps Dreher come into the game with a 4-9 record averaging 47.8 points per game while giving up 50.7 points per game… I’m pulling for the Red Devils to send the Blue Devils home even “Bluer” than when they came… Go Big Red!

 

 LDHS Raiders:

  • Lady Raider Rumble Starts Today… A quick reminder that the 5th Annual Lady Raider Rumble will start tonight at LDHS and will feature 4 teams… In addition to the Lady Raiders the other 3 teams will be Pendleton, Southside and Union County… Action will start tonight night at 6:30 as Union County takes on Southside and will be followed about 8:00 pm by the Raiders taking on Pendleton… The tournament will continue on tomorrow at 3:00 pm with the two losers of tomorrow night’s games facing off and then following that at about 4:30 the two winning teams will play for the championship… Good Luck to the Raiders.

  

College Sports:

College Semi-Final Bowl games Tomorrow… The information below is about the two college semi-final games for you casual college football fans… The true ones already know it by heart.

  • LSU vs. Oklahoma – Peach Bowl… 4 pm on ESPN… LSU favored by 5 points.
  • Clemson vs Ohio State – Fiesta Bowl – 8:00 pm on ESPN… Ohio St favored by 2 points.

 

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Sports Report for Thursday, 12-26-2019

Local Notes:

CHS Red Devils:

  • Red Devil Boys Basketball Team in Holiday Tournament… The Red Devil boys’ varsity basketball team will start its participation in the 2019 Claw Classic starting today at 4:30 down at Chapin HS… Their opponent will be the Cougars of North Charleston HS a Region 6-AA school… The best information I could find is that the Cougars come into the game today with a 4-4 record and are averaging 65.5 points per game while giving up 66.3 points per game… The Red Devils are scheduled to play again tomorrow at a time to be determined by whether they win or lose today… They will play the winner or loser of the Batesburg-Leesville vs. Dreher game which takes place at 3:00 pm today just before the Clinton game… There are a total of 8 teams in the tournament with the other 4 teams being Fort Mill, Columbia, Pelion and the host Chapin… Go Big Red!

 

 LDHS Raiders:

  • Lady Raider Rumble Starts Tomorrow… The 5th Annual Lady Raider Rumble will start tomorrow at LDHS and will feature 4 teams… In addition to the Lady Raiders the other 3 teams will be Pendleton, Southside and Union County… Action will start tomorrow night at 6:30 as Union County takes on Southside and will be followed about 8:00 pm by the Raiders taking on Pendleton… The tournament will continue on Saturday at 3:00 pm with the two losers of tomorrow night’s games facing off and then following that at about 4:30 the two winning teams will play for the championship… Good Luck to the Raiders.

  

College Sports:

  • Division-I Men’s Basketball AP Poll… This week’s Division-1 Men’s AP College basketball Poll did have some shake-up in the top 5 teams… Gonzaga moved up a spot to #2 while Ohio State climbed 3 spots to move for #5 to #2… Louisville remained at #3 and Duke #4 while last week’s #1 Kanas fell to #5… Spots 6-10 are occupied by Oregon, Baylor, Auburn, Memphis and Villanova… If you would like to see the entire top 25 listed in the poll, click here.
  • Division-I Women’s Basketball AP Poll… There was also some movement in the top 5 of the Women’s Division-I AP Poll as last week’s #1 Stanford dropped to #5 after losing their first game of the season… The 4 teams that were below them all moved up a spot meaning that UConn is now #1, Oregon #2, Oregon State #3 and South Carolina #4… Spots 6-10 are occupied by Baylor, Louisville, Florida State, NC State and UCLA… To see the entire poll click here.
  • NCAA College Football Bowl Games… Now I know there are a few of you college football junkies who like to watch every bowl game you can so I will make it easy for you to see the bowl game schedule including date, times, opponents and where it can be see on TV… If you click here it will carry you to the NCAA website where they have a list of all bowl games… If the game has already taken place, it will have the results and stats of the game…. Enjoy!

 

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Sports Report for Tuesday, 12-24-2019

PC Notes:

  • M: Michigan 86 – PC 44…. Last Saturday the Blue Hose men’s basketball team traveled up to Ann Arbor, Mich. To take on the #14 ranked Wolverines of Michigan… The Wolverines quickly scored the first 7 points of the game and led 38-15 as the teams went to the locker room at the half… That hole was just too much to climb out of as Michigan took an 86-44 win over the Blue Hose…. Owen McCormack had a career-high 10 points to lead the Blue Hose… For more informatio0n on this game, click here… The Blue Hose will return home this Sunday as they host Kentucky Christian in a 2:00 pm contest at the Templeton Center.
  • W: PC 74 – Brevard 45… The PC women’s basketball team was also in action last Saturday as they played host to the Brevard College Tornados… The news is better here as the Lady Blue Hose raced out to a 27-16 lead at the half and pulled away further in the last two quarters to take a 74-45 win… Trinity Johnson led the Blue Hose in scoring with 18 points… For more information on this game click here… The team will be on the road this Saturday as they travel up to UNC-Ashville for a 2:00 pm contest with the Bulldogs.

 

Local Notes: 

LDHS Raiders: Catching up on some sub-varsity basketball scores from last Thursday night when the Raiders hosted the JL Mann Patriots…

  • JVG: Mann 28 – Laurens 23… The Raider JV girls’ team fell to the Patriots by a score of 28-23… The Raiders had trouble getting baskets from the field as they only managed 12 points from there as 11 of their points came off free throws… They held the Patriots to just 1 point in the final quarter but just could not get the shots to fall to make up the difference… Amillion Evans led the Raiders in scoring with 12 points.
  • 9th Boys: Laurens 43 – Mann 15… Now the news is better where the Raider freshman boys are concerned as both their offense and defense was clicking last Thursday as they rolled to a 43-15 wiin over the Patriots… The Patriots were held to just 1 point in the second quarter and never scored over 7 points in a quarter…. TyQua Johnson led the Raiders with a game-high 17 points and KD Mosley was also in double digits with 11 points.
  • JVB: Mann 48 – Laurens 37… In the final game last Thursday the Patriot JV boys team took a 48-37win over the Raiders…. The Patriots outscored the Raiders 13-2 in the second quarter to take a 14-9 lead into the locker room at the half…. The Raiders tried to come back in the second half but just could not get over the hump… Waldrick Burnside was the only Raider in double-digits with a game-high 15 points.

Duane Martin Named Defensive MVP for South Carolina in Shrine Bowl… Congratulations to Laurens Duane martin for being named to Defensive MVP for South Carolina in last Saturday’s Shrine Bowl which was won by South Carolina 28-17 over North Carolina… He had eight tackles, a fumble recovery on special teams and a pass breakup which earned him the honor… Heck if they would have let him he might even have scored a TD or 2 as a running back… Oh well… Duane is now headed to Louisville where I believe they are not thinking about using him on defense… They might change their mind… Congratulations to Duane on capping a stellar high school career with this award!

 

College Sports:

NCAA College Football Bowl Games… Now I know there are a few of you college football junkies who like to watch every bowl game you can so I will make it easy for you to see the bowl game schedule including date, times, opponents and where it can be see on TV… If you click here it will carry you to the NCAA website where they have a list of all bowl games… If the game has already taken place, it will have the results and stats of the game…. Enjoy!

 

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Sports Report for Monday, 12-23-2019

Local Notes: 

CHS Red Devils: On Saturday the Lady Red Devil varsity basketball team traveled to Charlotte, NC to play a game in the She Got Game Classic being held at Olympic HS… Their opponents were the Cavaliers of Durham Academy.

  • G: Clinton 34 – Durham 21… The Red Devils once again used their tenacious defense to hold the Cavaliers scoreless in the first quarter and by the time the first half ended they had a 19-6 lead and then rolled on to a 34-21 win… Tinique Austin led the Red Devils with at least 11 points and was named the game’s MVP… The Red Devils improve to 8-3 on the season.

 

LDHS Raiders: The Raider boys’ varsity team travelled to Gaffney last Friday and Saturday to participate in a tournament at Gaffney HS.

  • Friday: Northwestern 57 – Laurens 55… On Friday afternoon the Raiders took to the court taking on the Trojans of Northwestern HS… Now I don’t’ have a lot of details on this game other than to tell you that the Trojans hit a pull up jumper with 8 seconds left in the game to lift them to a 57-55 win over the Raiders… Dee Foster did get off a 3-point shot at the buzzer but just could not get it to go in.
  • Saturday: Gaffney 45 – Laurens 41… On Saturday the Raiders took on the host Gaffney Indians… This was another tough battle for the Raiders as they fell by a score of 45-41to the Indians… The game was tied 8-8 after the first 8 minutes of play and the Raiders only trailed 17-15 at the half… The Raiders came out of the locker room after the half and Dee Foster made 5 three pointers in the third quarter to give the Raiders a 30-29 lead going into the final quarter of play… However Dee and the Raiders went cold in the fourth quarter while the Indians picked up their offense outscoring the Raiders 16-11 to take the win… Foster led all scorers with 19 points and was the only Raider scoring in double-digits… Dra Copeland finished with 8 points, Leonard Williams 7, Josh Cureton 4 and both JQ Fair and Preston Mahon scored 2 points each… The Raiders fall to 3-8 on the season.

 

 Laurens Academy Crusaders: Friday and Saturday both Laurens Academy varsity basketball teams participated in a holiday tournament taking place in Newberry at Newberry Academy and Newberry College.

Friday:

  • G: LA 43 – Greenwood Christian Hawks 26… In their game on Friday, the Lady Crusaders took a 43-26 win over the Greenwood Christian Hawks defeating them for the second time this season… The Crusaders took a 10-7 lead at the end of the first quarter and then outscored the Hawks in each of the remaining quarters except the last where both teams scored 9 points… The Crusaders had two players scoring in double-digits as Blair Quarles finished the game with 22 points and Olivia Huck 11… Others scoring for the Crusader were Payton Breen with 4 points while Regan Williamson, Rylee Ballard and Emily Suttles all finished with 2 points.
  • B: Jeff Davis Academy 47 – LA 41… Now the news is not as good where the varsity boys are concerned as they fell Friday night to the Raiders of Jefferson Davis Academy by a score of 47-41… The Crusaders trailed 20-15 at the half and di cut into that lead in the third quarter as the Raiders only led 35-32 going into the final 8 minutes of play but the Raiders hit enough free throws down the stretch and the Crusaders did not as the Raiders took the win… Caio Rita had a game-high 19 points to lead the Crusaders in scoring and was the only Crusader in double-digits… Diamonte Grant finished with 8 points, Thomas Lowry 6. Clarence Bertoli 5 and Cal Robertson 3.

Saturday

  • G: LA 47 – SF 18… In girls’ action on Saturday it was Crusaders vs. Crusaders as the Laurens Academy Crusaders took on the Shannon Forrest Crusaders… The LA Crusaders had a 13-6 lead after 8 minutes of play and then did not allow the SF Crusaders to score more than 6 points in each of the remaining 3 quarters as Laurens Academy took a 47-18 over Shannon Forest… Blair Quarles had a game-high 20 points to lead all scorers and Olivia Huck was also in double-digits with 14… SG Natiello finished the game with 4 points and Regan Williamson 3… Rylee Ballard, Elissa Hucks and Payton Breen rounded out the Crusader scoring with 2 points each… The Lady Crusaders are now 9-4 on the season.
  • B: LA 60 – PCAG 32… On Saturday the Crusader boys’ team faced off against the Lions of Palmetto Christian Academy out of Greenwood and the news here is good as the Crusaders took a 60-32 win over the Lions… At the end of the first quarter the Crusaders led 16-11 and in the second quarter their defense stepped up holding the Lions to just 5 points as they raced out to a 31-16 lead at the half… The Crusaders outscored the Lions 9-8 in the third quarter and pulled away further in the fourth quarter outscoring them 20-8 to take the win… The Crusaders had three players scoring in double-digits as Caio Rita had a game-high 20 points, Thomas Lowry 14 and Diamonte Grant 11… Andrew Codington finished with 6 points, Clarence Bertoli 4, Colton McGee 3 and Hunter Mullinax 2… The Crusaders are now 5-8 on the season and will return to action on Tuesday, January 7, 2020 when they travel to Cambridge Academy.

 

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.

  • Friday, January 3rd when the Raiders host the BHP Bears 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 Dist. 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 

Youth Basketball at the Laurens YMCA… Youth basketball registration is under way at the Laurens Family YMCA for youth 3-6… The cost is $40 and registration will close on January 12, 2020… You can register at the YMCA during normal operating hours and if you have any questions call them at 984-2621

 

The Laurens County Sports Hall of Fame is now accepting nominations for the Class of 2020… The 2020 induction ceremony will be held in April at The Ridge at Laurens… This ceremony will feature the fourth class of inductees in the Laurens County Sports Hall of Fame… Nominations for the 2020 class open on December 1, 2019 and will remain open until December 31, 2019,, The Laurens County Sports Hall of Fame is open to all Laurens County residents, past and present, with certain criteria… fir more information on those criteria, current members, nomination forms go to www.laurenscountysportshalloffame.com.. There is also a little more information in their press release which you can see if you 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.

 

Sports Report for Friday, 12-20-2019

PC Notes:

  • M: Jacksonville 81 – PC 58… the Blue Hose men’s basketball team got back into action Wednesday night as they played host to the Jacksonville Dolphins… The Dolphins canned thirteen three-point shots as they defeated PC 81-58… Chris martin led PC with a career-high 19 points…. For more information on this game, click here… The team will be back in action tomorrow as they travel to No. 14 Michigan for a noon tipoff… The game will be televised on the Big Ten Network.
  • Women’s Basketball… The Lady Blue Hose get back into action after the exams tomorrow as they play host to the Brevard College Tornados in a 2:00 pm contest at the Templeton Center… The two teams have met twice before with PC winning both of them the last one in 2015… The game can be seen on ESPN+

 

Local Notes:

SCHSL Reclassification:

  • The South Carolina High School League released the results of the Reclassification Committee that puts all the member schools into one of 5 classes and the regions within classes… All of the preliminary assignments are subject to appeals by the member schools and I am sure there will be some… All appeals must be into the SCHSL by mid-January and appeals will be heard in late January and ruled on… To see a timeline for this process click here.
  • Clinton… Now that being said the Clinton Red Devils will remain in Region III Class AAA and will be joined in that region by Broome, Chapman, Emerald, Union County and Woodruff… Mid-Carolina moved to Region IV Class AAA while Newberry moved down to Region IV Class AA
  • Raiders… The Laurens Raiders will move down to Class AAAA and be in Region II along with Eastside, Greenville, Greenwood and Greer… TL Hanna and Woodmont remained in Region I AAAAA while Wade Hampton moved to Region II AAAAA… Easley and Pickens dropped down to Class AAAA also and will be in Region I.
  • Other Info… Now if you would like to see the entire preliminary classification and regions for all the SCHSL schools click here… Now all the reclassification was done on the basis of the schools 45 day enrolment this year for grades 9-11 only (seniors were not included)… If you would like to see how the schools are ranked according to enrollment from the largest (Wando) to the smallest (Midlands Stem Charter) click here… Out of the 220 member schools Laurens ranked #60 and Clinton ranked #105.

 

CHS Red Devils: The Clinton Red Devils hosted the Chapman Panthers last night in non-region action.

  • G: Clinton 50 – Chapman 30… The Lady Red Devils ran their record to 7-3 on the season as they took a 50-30 win over the Panthers… The first half was close as the Red Devils only led 25-21 at its end… The second half belonged to the Red Devils as their defense held the Panthers to just 9 second half points while they scored 25 to pull away to the win… Tinique Austin had a game-high 18 points and De’Shanti watts scored 14… Taneal Evans, Payton Price-Walker and Serenity Baker all finished with 4 points each… Rounding out the scoring Dana Kinard, Asia Boyd and Grayson Taylor all finished with 2 points each.
  • B: Chapman 74 – Clinton 49… Now I wish the news was better but I have to report that the Panthers took a 74-49 win in the boys’ game… The Panthers came out in the first quarter and ran out to a 23-9 win over the Red Devils and continued to outscore the Red Devils by at least 3 points in each of the three remaining quarter to take the win… Jadden Copeland led all scorers with 25 points all of which came in the last 3 quarters… Konnor Richardson finished with 7 points, Kimon Quarles & Austin Copeland 6 each, Wilson Wages & Jalen Ruff 2 each and Justin Copeland 1…. The Red Devils fall to 1-7 on the season.

 

LDHS Raiders: The Laurens Raiders travelled to Greenville last night to take on the JL Mann Patriots in region action.

  • G: Mann 56 – Laurens 35… In the first game at Mann, the Lady Raiders came out cold scoring only 4 points in the first quarter and 8 in the second quarter while the patriots put 33 points on the board to take a 21 point lead into the locker room at the half… The two teams then played even in the second half as the Patriots took a 56-35 win over the Raiders…. Qua Fortson was the only Raider scoring in double-digits as she finished with 13 points… MK Moore and Ashanti Conway both finished with 6 points, CaDayzhia Grand had 4, Raniya Jackson 3, Nadia Anderson 2 and Macayle Revis 1… The Raiders fall to 1-5 overall and 0-2 in region play.
  • B: Mann 61 – Laurens 42… Mann completed the sweep of the Raiders by taking a 61-42 win in the boys’ game… Mann only led 18-11 at the end of the first quarter but the Raiders couldn’t buy a basket in the second quarter as they were held to just 5 points in the quarter so Mann took a 38-18 lead into the locker room at the half… Coach Chavis said the Raiders played much better in the second half but the hole was just too deep to climb out of… Leonard Williams finished with 13 points to lead the Raiders in scoring and Dee Foster finished with 11… The Raiders fall to 3-6 overall and 0-2 in the region.

 

 

 

 Before Christmas Tournament Schedules:

  • Clinton Girls… The Lady Red Devils will be participating in the She Got game Classic held at Olympia HS in Charlotte, NC… On Saturday they will play Durham Academy at 4:00 pm and on Sunday they will play an opponent TBD at 4:00 pm…. Go Big Red!
  • Laurens Boys… The Raider boys’ team will travel to Gaffney HS today to start participation in a holiday tournament… They will play Northwestern HS today at 5:30 and then play again tomorrow at 2:30 if they lose today’s game and 5:30 id thy win… Their opponent will be the loser or winner as the case may be of the York vs. Gaffney game today… Good Luck to the Raiders!
  • Laurens Academy Girls… The Lady Crusaders will be participating in a tournament held down in Newberry today and tomorrow… Today they will take on Greenwood Christian in a 7:30 contest at Newberry College… Tomorrow they will take on Shannon Forest at Newberry Academy with tipoff set for 4:30 pm.
  • Laurens Academy Boys… The Crusader boys will also be involved in the same tournament at Newberry today and tomorrow… Today the will play Jefferson Davis in a 7:30 pm contest held at Newberry Academy… The return to action tomorrow taking on PACG at Newberry College with a start time scheduled to be 6:30… Good luck to both Crusader teams!

 

 

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Sports Rport for Thursday, 12-19-2019

Local Notes:

Basketball Schedule for Today

  • Chapman at Clinton – varsity at 6:00 pm
  • Laurens at JL Mann – varsity at 6:00 pm
  • JL Mann at Laurens – sub-varsity teams start at 5:30
  • Whitmire MS at Gray Court-Owings – middle school starts at 5;00 pm

 

Middle Schools:

Westview Titans at Laurens MS Tigers

  • G: WMS 22 – LMS 15… The Lady Tigers jumped out to an 11-6 lead at the half but their offense went cold in the second half as the second half as the Titans outscored them 16-4 to take a 22-15 win… The Tigers were led in scoring by Olivia Brockman who scored 5 points… Others scoring d=for the Tigers were Akacia Smith 4, Peyton Bush 4, and Talayshia Williams 2… The Tigers fall to 3-2 on the season.
  • LMS 46 – WMS 39… In boys’ action, the Tiger turned the tables by taking a 46-39 win over the Titans… TJ Sullivan led the team in scoring with 13 points and Tee Austin was also in double-digits with 11 points… Dee watts finished with 6 points, Tyjay Jones 5, Hunter Nabors 4, Noah Mosley 3 and both Jashiah Williams and Isaack Simpson finished with 2 points … The Tigers are now 3-2 on the season.

 

Hickory Tavern Panthers at Whitmire Wolverines

  • WMS 35 – HTMS 17… The Lady Panther came up on the short end opf a 35-27 score losing to the Wolverines… All the Panther scoring was done by Faith Jackson who had 17 points and Destiny Anderson who finished with 10.
  • Boys… Now I don’t know the score or any details but my sources tell me that the Hickory Tavern boys’ team also lost to the Wolverines… If I get more details I’ll bring them to you later.

 

 

Sanders at Northside… Sorry no word from Coach Dickey on how Sanders did at Northside…If you see him remind him to get the results to me please.

 

College Sports:

  • Men’s DI AP Basketball Poll… In case you missed it earlier this week the NCAA DI men’s AP basketball poll had a good pit of shakeup in it… Kansas moved up a spot to be the new #1 while Gonzaga jumped all the way up from #6 to #2… last week’s #1 Louisville dropped to #3 while Duke jumped from #7 to #4… Rounding out the top 5, Ohio State which was #3 last week checked in at #5 this week… To see the entire top 25 listed in the poll, click here.
  • Women’s DI AP Basketball Poll… Unlike the men’s poll, the women’s poll this week stayed exactly th same as last week… In order the top 5 teams are Stanford, UConn, Oregon, Oregon State and south Carolina… To see the entire top 25 listed in the poll, click here.

 

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