Sports Report for Tuesday, 1-22-2019

PC Notes:

  • Saturday, MBK: PC 71 – Longwood 64… Last Saturday afternoon the Blue Hose men’s basketball team hosted the Longwood Lancers in Big South action at the Templeton Center… Good news for PC fans as the Blue Hose took a 71-64 win over the Lancers… PC used a 12-0 run late in the game to pull away from the Lancers and then held on as Lancers mounted a late rally to come away with a 71-64 win over the Lancers… Adam Flagler had a game-high 21 points to lead the Blue Hose… For more information on this game, click here. 
  • Monday, MBK: PC 68 – USC Upstate 59… The PC men were back in action yesterday afternoon as they traveled to Spartanburg to take on the Spartans of USC Upstate… Once again the news is good for PC fans as the Blue Hose defeated the Spartans 68-59… PC jumped out to a 13-+0 lead at the start of the game but the Spartans battled back in and took a 5 point lead about midway through the first half… However PC responded and led 34-31 at the half and then went on to take the win… JC Younger led the Blue Hose with 19 points… For more information on this game, click here… PC moves to 12-9 overall and 4-2 in the Big South, while USC Upstate drops to 5-16, 0-6… The Blue Hose will be back in action Thursday night when they travel to Campbell. 
  • WBK: The Lady Blue Hose have been off for a week but will return to action tonight as they travel to Radford tonight for a 7:00 pm contest with the Highlanders… The game can be seen on ESPN+

 

Local Notes:

CHS:

  • Red Devils at Home Tonight… The Red Devil varsity basketball teams will host the Union County Yellow Jackets tonight starting at 6:00 pm

 

LDHS:

  • Raiders on the Road Tonight… The Laurens Raider varsity basketball teams will be on the road tonight as they travel too Greenville to take on the JL Mann Patriots starting at 6:00 pm.

 

LDHS Wrestling… Catching up on Raider wrestling over the past few days…Other Raiders took wins by forfeits and to see who they were and for details on this match, click here.

Thursday, 1-17-19 at Greenwood HS

  • Laurens 51 – Westside 25… Richard Rush, Brian Sheffield, Josh Shubert, Chase Teague, Trevor Neal, Robert Lawson, Nicholas Jones, Will Pontoon, and Andrew Shelton all took wins over their Ram opponent on the mats… To see if other Raiders took wins by forfeits and for details on this match, click here.
  • Laurens 51 – TL Hanna 27… Raiders who took wins over Yellow Jacket opponents on the mats were Brian Sheffield, Cody Emert, Josh Shubert, Myles Reppart, Robert Lawson, Nicholas Jones, Jeremy Leonard, Austin Doolittle and Will Pontoon… To see if other Raiders took wins by forfeits and for details on this match, click here.

Saturday, 1-19-19 at the Red Raider Duals at Greenville HS…. The Raiders had a very busy but successful day last Saturday as they defeated 4 of 5 opponents they faced to finish third in the event as a team…. If you click on the links provided below you will also see some photos of the Raiders.

  • Laurens 48 – Greenwood 29… Raiders who took wins on the mats against Eagle opponents were Trevor Neal, Austin Doolittle Will Pontoon and Andrew Shelton… Other Raiders took wins by forfeits and to see who they were and for details on this match, click here.
  • Laurens 66 – Wren 18… Raiders who took wins on the mats against Golden Hurricane opponents were Cody Emert, Robert Lawson, Austin Doolittle and Allen Llewellyn…  Other Raiders took wins by forfeits and to see who they were and for details on this match, click here.
  • Hillcrest 66 – Laurens 15… The only team the Raiders lost to last Saturday was the perennial powerhouse Rams of Hillcrest… Raiders who defeated ram opponents on the mats were Josh Shubert, Myles Reppart, and Will Pontoon… For complete match details click here.
  • Laurens 51 – Blue Ridge 27… Raiders who took wins against Tiger opponents were Josh Shubert, Myles Reppart, Will Pontoon, Andrew Shelton, Richard Rush, Brian Sheffield and Cody Emert… Other Raiders took wins by forfeits and to see who they were and for details on this match, click here.
  • Laurens 42 – Woodmont 36… Raiders who took wins against Wildcat opponents on the mats were Chase Teague, Richard Rush, Brian Sheffield and Josh Schubert…. Other Raiders took wins by forfeits and to see who they were and for details on this match, click here…. Congratulations to the Raiders on some fine wrestling the past few days!
  • Raiders Last Regular Season Home match Thursday… The Raider wrestling team will be hosting Greenwood this Thursday in the mini gym at LDHS… This will be their last home match of the regular season.

 

Laurens Academy:

Crusaders at Home Today… The Laurens Academy Crusader basketball teams will host New Covenant out of Anderson today…  Action starts at 4:00 pm with the middle school teams.

 

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Sports Report for Monday, 1-21-2019

Local Notes:

CHS:  The Red Devils hosted the Woodruff Wolverines last Friday night in Region III-AAA play.

  • Girls Woodruff 40 – Clinton 27… For the second game in a row the Lady Red Devils’ offense has not been up to recent standards as they fell to the Lady Wolverines 40-27… One of Clinton’s key players De’Shanti Watts has been out with an injury and the lack of her offensive input has been noticeable plus the Red Devils were hit by the “bug” that is going around this week. … Clinton only trailed 9-7 at the end of the first quarter and 19-15 at the half but the Wolverines continued to outscore the Red Devils in the third and fourth quarters in route to the win… Afterwards Coach Gardner said “Tough loss but great effort… A tough week as we fight through adversity… Can’t wait to see this team get healthy and finish strong”… Terriauna Bennett was the only Red Devil scoring in double-digits with 12 points… Savannah Campbell finished with 9 points while Taneal Evans and Payton Price-Walker both finished with 3 points each…The Red Devils are now 14-3 on the season and 2-3 in region play.

 

  • Boys: Clinton: 49 – Woodruff 48… WARNING: If you are a Red Devil basketball fan who has a heart condition you might want to be sure to bring along your nitroglycerin or other heart medications if you are going to a Red Devil boys’ basketball game… The reason I say that is for the second game in a row they have pulled out a nail-biting 1 point win as they defeated Woodruff last Friday night by a score of 49-48… The Red Devil played very well in the first three quarters as they led 42-29 going into the final 8 minutes of play… However in the fourth quarter the Red Devils caught a bad case of the turnover bug as they committed 7 of them as many as they had in the previous three quarters… The turnovers and a hot Woodruff offense almost let the Wolverines come all the way back but they had a shot to win at the end but the Red Devils got the stop and the win…. JD Payne led the Red Devils with 16 points and Ahmari Bates who had 13… PJ Bluford finished with 7 points, Konnor Richardson 6, Sam Tiller 4 and Davis Wilson 3… The Red Devils improve to 5-11 on the season and 2-3 in region play…. The varsity teams will host Union County tomorrow night.

 

LDHS: The Raider varsity basketball teams were on the road last Friday as they traveled to Anderson to take on the Westside Rams in region action.

  • Girls: Westside 59 – Laurens 51… The Lady Raiders had one of their best offensive games as of late last Friday at Westside and Qua Fortson led all scorers with 21 points but it was not enough as the Rams took a 59-51 win over the Raiders… The Raiders only trailed by 4 points (40-36) going into the  fourth quarter where the rams outscored them 19-15 hitting 5 of 7 free throws down the stretch while the Raiders only made 5 of 10… As Coach Allen said afterwards “we need to capitalize on the turnovers and limit our unforced turnovers… We must box out, rebound and make more layups and free throws”… Fortson was the only Raider in double-digits and other scoring for the Raiders were Lamoria Allen with 9 points, MK Moore 7, Kenaja Burnside 6, Ashanti Conway 3, Asia Davis 2. Hanna Wiles 2 and Raniya Jackson 1… The Raiders are now 5-13 on the season and 1-7 in region play.

 

  • Boys: Westside 59 – Laurens 55… In the boys’ game at Westside last Friday night the Raiders took on the #7 in Class-AAAAA ranked Rams…. The Raiders gave them all they wanted and actually led 20-17 at the half… The two teams battled about even in the second half but when the buzzer sounded at the end of the fourth quarter the score stood 49-49 sending the game into overtime… In the overtime the rams outscored the Raiders 10-6 to take a 59-55 win… The shot of the scorebook Coach Walker shows that Dra Copeland finished with 20 points and Christian Anderson 17… Shamare Dendy finished with 9 points, Jordan Woodruff 4 and both Dra Copeland and Leonard Williams 2 each… That only totals to 54 points so someone else had another point… The Raiders fall to 9-10 on the season and 4-4 in region play…. The Raider varsity boys’ team travels to York HS today to participate in the MLK Showcase and both varsity teams return to action tomorrow traveling to JL Mann to take on the Patriots.

 

 

Laurens Academy: The Laurens Academy Crusaders traveled to Greenwood last Friday night to take on the Greenwood Christian Hawks in non-region action.

  • Girls: LA: 42 – GC 10… In varsity girls’ action, the Lady Crusaders rolled to a 42-10 win over the Lady Hawks… The Crusaders jumped out to a 14-2 lead after the first 8 minutes of play and then continued to outscore the Hawks in each of the next two quarters and going on to take a 42-10 win… Neither team scored in the fourth quarter as the Crusaders played their bench… Blair Quarles had a game-high 16 points and Ruthie Moore finished with 15 points… Hanna Stribling and Florence Mitchell finished with 4 points each while Morgan Marlett rounded out the Crusader scoring with 3 points… The Lady Crusaders are now 16-3 on the season.

 

  • Boys: LA 52 – GC 40… In the final game of the night, the Crusader boys also took a win defeating the Hawks 52-10… The Crusaders trailed 11-7 at the end of the first quarter but made up that difference in the second quarter as the game was tied 21-21 going into the locker room at the half… The Crusaders came back out in the second half and outscored the Hawks 31-19 to take the win… The Crusaders had the two leading scorers in the game and they were Charlton McCall who scored 18 points and Dawson Foster who finished with 15 points… Thomas Lowry and Noah Moore finished with 7 points each while Cal Robertson scored 3 and Diamonte Grant 2…. The Crusaders are now 11-7 on the season… The Crusaders will be hosting New Covenant out of Anderson tomorrow.

 

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Sports Report for Thursday, 1-17-2019

Local Notes:

CHS:

  • Today: JV basketball teams travel to Woodruff starting at 6:00 pm

LDHS:

  • Today: Sub-varsity teams host Westside starting at 5:30…. The wrestling team will be in action at Westside starting 6:00 pm.

 

Laurens Academy:

  • Fall Award Winners at Laurens Academy… A few days ago I mentioned to you that Thomas Lowry had made the All-State SCISA 8-Man All-Star Team as named by the High School Sports Report (HSSR)… Since then I have learned that other athletes and a coach have been selected for similar honors by that organization… Kinsley Adams and Ruthie Moore were similarly named to the HSSR SCISA All-State Volleyball Team… The HSSR SCISA All-State Girls Cross Country Team had 4 Crusaders named to it… They were Audrey Noffz, Blair Quarles, Ruthie Moore and Julia Kerber… To go along with those four young ladies making the All-Star Team their coach Onika Kerber was named HSSR SCISA Class A Girls Cross Country Coach of the Year… They will be recognized at the HSSR Gala Awards Banquet in Columbia on February 10th… Congratulation to one and all!
  • Today: Middle School and varsity girls team travel to Cambridge Academy

 

 Middle School Basketball: Catching up on some middle school basketball action…

Tuesday: Hickory Tavern at Clinton Middle School.

  • Girls: HT 37 – CMS 35… The girls’ game was a close one with the panthers Mae Revis hitting the winning bucket with 22 seconds to lift the Panthers to a 37-35 win over the Wildcats… Faith Jackson led the Panthers with 21 points.
  • Boys: CMS 49 – HT 23… In the second game of the evening, the Wildcats turned the tables taking a 49-23 win over the Panthers… Madden Copeland led the Wildcats with 14 points while Wil Stewart chipped in 9 points… Tylan Fowler led the Panthers in scoring with 11 points.

 

Tuesday: Laurens Middle School at Sanders played at LDHS

  • Girls: Sanders 21- LMS 12…. The Lady Yellow Jackets jumped out to a 7-0 lead at the end of the first quarter and then went on to take a 21-12 win over the Lady Tigers… Amillion Evans led Sanders with 8 points while Aneveah Irby chipped in 5 pints… Porsha Shumpert, Osaviona Swindler and Alexys Crocker all finished with 2 points for the victors…. The Tigers were led by Syberia Boyd who had 5 points… Shy Gary finished with 4 points and Shanayi Chinn 3 to round out the scoring for the Tigers.
  • Boys: Sanders 33 – LMS 21… Sanders made it a sweep of the tigers by taking a33-21 win over the Tigers in the boys’ game… Sanders led 32-13 going into the final quarter of play where the Tigers outscored them 8-1 but it was too little too late… Trevon Kinard led the Yellow Jackets with 8 points and Gemire Darden finished with 6… Randal Cheeks and Trenton Duberry were the leading scorers for the Tigers with 6 points each.

 

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Sports Report for Wednesday, 1-16-2019

 

CHS:  The Red Devil varsity basketball teams hosted the Emerald Vikings last night in Region III-AAA action.

  • Girls: Emerald 70 – Clinton 29… In the first game, the #2 ranked Red Devils faced off against the #8 ranked Vikings… In the game last night the Red Devil offense had trouble getting on track while the Vikings came out hot and rolled to a 70-29 win over the Red Devils… The Vikings scored in double-digits in each of the four quarters while the most the Red Devils could score was 9 points in the first and third quarters… Coach Gardner commented afterwards that his team “missed opportunities early… (He was) excited to some players step up and play hard due to injuries”…  Emerald’ Dijah Moore led all scorers with 24 points… Clinton was led by Terriauna Bennett who had 9 points… Savannah Campbell finished with 7 points, Tinique Austin 5, Aaliyah Johnston 4, and both Taneal Evans & Latoria Johnson finished with 2 points each… The Lady Red Devils are now 14-2 on the season and 2-2 in region play.

 

  • Boys: Clinton 62 – Emerald 61… Now the news is better where the boys are concerned as the Red Devils took a nail-biting 62-61 win over the Vikings… The Red Devils actually led at the end of each quarter and carried a 49-40 lead into the fourth quarter… The Vikings did not give up and actually tied the game with less than 20 seconds left to play 61-61…  The Red Devils had a couple of miscues late in the game that the Vikings could not cash in on… The Red Devils came down the court and JD Payne was fouled with 1.5 seconds left in the game and went to the free throw line made the front end of a one and one but missed the second shot which Emerald rebounded… They tried a long last-second shat which was off the mark giving the Red Devils the win… Afterwards Coach Eddie Romines commented “It’s nice to get a region win! It was a true team effort!   We had some guys come off the bench and contribute and our starters played pretty good too!   We had a few unforced turnovers in the fourth quarter that allowed Emerald to cut into our lead… Emerald has a good team… I give them credit for fighting back. However, the end result was we got our first region win!”… Payne finished the night with 23 points to lead all scorers… Konnor Richardson finished with 12 and Ahmari Bates 11 to give the Red Devils three players in double-digits… Titus Hood and Sam Tiller finished with 6 points each while PJ Bluford rounded out the scoring with 4 points… The Red Devils improve to 4-11 on the season and 1-3 in region play… The Red Devil varsity teams will be back in action Friday as they host the Woodruff Wolverines.

 

 LDHS: The Laurens Raiders traveled over to Anderson last night to take on the TL Hanna Yellow Jackets in Region I-AAAAA action.

  • Girls: Hanna 66 – Laurens 28… As of late, the Lady Raiders have had trouble scoring and that was the case again last night against the #10 ranked Lady Yellow Jackets rolled to a 66-28 win over the Raiders … Hannah led 19-5 at the end of the first quarter and were never really threatened after that… Qua Fortson, Raniya Jackson and Asia Davis all scored 5 points to lead the Raiders… Ashanti Conway, Kenaja Burnside and Lamoria Allen finished with 3 points each, Hanna Wiles 2 and Nadia Anderson 1…

 

  • Boys: Hanna 87 – Laurens 71… In boys’ action, the Yellow Jackets took a come from behind win over the Raiders… The Raiders led 21-19 at the end of the first quarter and 44-39 going into the locker room at the half… However the Yellow Jackets came out hot in the third quarter taking advantage of some Raider defensive miscues and outscored the Raiders 28-11 putting them up 67-55 going into the final 8 minutes of play… In those final minutes the Raiders were forced to foul and Hanna made 6 of 8 free throws to ice the game… Christian Anderson led the Raiders with 25 points and Dee Foster finished with 20 points… Jordan Woodruff had 12 points, Leonard Williams 7, Shamare Dendy 3, Dra Copeland 2 and Josh Ricks 2… The Raiders season record is now 9-9 and region record 4-3… The Raiders will be traveling back to Anderson this Friday night to take on the Westside Rams where the girls are ranked #9 in Class-AAAAA and the boys #10.

 

Laurens Academy: The Laurens Academy Crusaders hosted the Anderson Christion School Lions.

  • Girls: LA 62 – ACS 5… The Lady Crusaders were able to rest their starters after the first half last night as they led 37-0 going into the locker room at the half and then went on to a 62-5 win over the Lady Lions in what is safe to say was a game where the crusaders simply outmatched the Lions… Ruthie Moore finished with 19 points and Jennifer Wu 12 all of which were scored in the first half… Emily Abercrombie finished with 10, Sarah Grace Natiello & Morgan Marlett 6 each and Hannah Stribling 3… Blair Quarles, Lindsey Burroughs and Payton Breen all scored 2 points…. The Crusaders are now 14-3 on the season and 4-0 in region play.

 

  • Boys: LA 54 – ACS 44… There is also good news where the boys’ varsity team is concerned as the Crusaders took a 54-44 win but had to come from behind to do it… The Crusaders trailed at the end of each of the first three quarter and trailed by 4 (39-35) going into the last 8 minutes of play where they outscored the Lions 19-5 to take the win… In the pivotal fourth quarter, the Crusaders hit 12 of 14 free throws with Dawson Foster going 6 for 6 from the charity stripe and added 7 more points from the field…  Noah Moore led all scorers with 22 points while Foster finished with 17… Charlton McCall added 8 points, Diamante Grant 5 and Luke Kerber 2….The Crusaders are now 10-7 on the season and 4-2 in region play… The Crusader will be in action on Thursday as they travel to Cambridge Academy… Cambridge does NOT have a varsity girls’ team.

 

Middle School Basketball: I’ll have some middle school basketball scores from last night tomorrow.

 

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Sports Report for Tuesday, 1-15-2019

PC Notes:

  • WBK: PC 70 – USC Upstate 54… Last Saturday the Lady Blue Hose basketball team hosted the Lady Spartans of USC Upstate… Good news for PC fans as Salina Virola recorded her third double-double of the season with a career-high 22 points and 10 rebounds to lead the PC to a 70-54 win… For more information on this game, click here… PC is now 4-11 on the season and 2-2 in Big South play… The ladies will host Gardner-Webb tonight at 6:00 pm at the Templeton Center.
  • MBK: Radford 79 – PC 77… Last Saturday the PC men’s’ basketball team was also in action as they traveled to Radford to take on the Highlanders… The news is not as good here as it was for the ladies as Radford took a 79-77 win… The PC trailed by double-digits in the second half but came up just short… Francois Lewis paced the Blue Hose with 16 points… For more information on this game, click here… The Blue Hose fall to 9-9 overall and 1-2 in conference play and will host Hampton tomorrow at 7:00 pm in the Templeton Center.

 

Local Notes:

CHS: Last night the CHS JV basketball teams traveled to Greenwood to take on the Emerald Vikings.

  • Girls: Clinton 45 – Emerald 25…  In the first game at Emerald, the Lady Red Devils rolled to a 45-25 win over the Vikings… Devonia Walker led the Red Devils with 8 points.
  • Boys: Clinton 59 – Emerald 44… The JV boys took a 59-44 win over the Vikings to make it a sweep last night… Danny Kinard led the Red Devils with 19 points while Jordan Davis finished with 10 points and Kaleb Richardson 8. .

Varsity Host Emerald Tonight… The Red Devil varsity teams will host Emerald tonight in important region games… The Lady Red Devils come into tonight’s contest ranked #2 in Class-AAA while the Lady Vikings come in ranked #8.

 

 

LDHS:

Basketball: The Raider sub-varsity teams hosted the Yellow Jackets of TL Hanna last night in the main gym at LDHS.

  • JV Girls: Hanna 34 – Laurens 2… In JV girls’ action, the Lady Raiders forgot how to shoot the ball as Hanna held them scoreless in the first held and then went on to rout the Raiders 34-4.
  • 9th Grade Boys: Laurens 37 – Hanna 29…  In the 9th grade boys’ game the news is better for Raider fans as the team took a 37-29 win over the Yellow jackets… The Raiders led 20-14 at the half and then went on to hold off Hanna in the fourth quarter… Isaac Craig led the Raiders with 12 points and Roderick Burnside finished with 10.
  • JV Boys: Hanna 34 – 21… In the final game of the evening the two JV teams battled almost even in the first half and the Raiders actually led 16-14 going into the locker room at the half… However the third quarter was a nightmare for the Raiders as they could not get a basket to fall while Hanna scored 13 points in the quarter and went on to take a 34-21 win over the Raiders… Isaiah Burnside led the Raiders with 8 points.

Varsity at TL Hanna Tonight… The Raider varsity basketball teams will be on the road tonight as they travel to TL Hanna…The Hanna boys are currently ranked #10 in Class-AAAAA.

Wrestling

Thursday, 1-11-19… The Raiders traveled to Wade Hampton HS for a tri-match with the Generals and the JL Mann Patriots

  • JL Mann 64 – Laurens 15… Will Pontoon & Richard Rush both took wins on the mats against their opponents… To see if other Raiders took wins by forfeits and full match details, click here.
  • Laurens 57 – Wade Hampton 12… Austin Doolittle, Will Pontoon, Andrew Shelton, Brian Sheffield, Cody Emert, Josh Shubert, Chase Teague, Myles Reppart, and Robert Lawson all defeated opponents on the mats… To see if other Raiders took wins by forfeits and full match details, click here

 Blue Devil Invitational… This past weekend the Raider wrestling team was in action down in Columbia at Dreher HS as they participated in the Blue Devil Invitational… As a team the Raiders finished 12th out of 31 teams that participated… Congratulation to Will Pontoon as he took first place in the 220 pound weight class… To see a picture of Will and to see how the other Raiders did in the match, click here.

 

Middle School Basketball:

Hickory Tavern at Mid-Carolina

  • Girls: Mid-Carolina 28 – Hickory Tavern 26… The Lady Panthers lost a tough one by a score of 28-26… They had a chance to tie it at the final buzzer but just could not get the shot to fall…Faith Jackson led the Panthers with 19 points.
  • Boys: Mid-Carolina 45 – Hickory Tavern 35… Mid-Carolina completed the sweep of the Panthers by taking a 45-35 win in the boys’ game… Carter Faulkner led the Panthers with 12 points.

 

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Sports Report for Monday, 1-14-2019

Local Notes:

CHS: The Red Devil varsity basketball teams made the trip down to Newberry last Friday night to take on the Newberry Bulldogs in region action.

  • Girls: Clinton 58 – Newberry 43… In girls action the Red Devils took a 58-43 win in what Coach John Gardner called a good team win on the road and a game that the Red Devils controlled from the start… The Red Devils held a 20-13 lead after 8 minutes of play and then went on and outscored the Bulldogs in every quarter except the third where both teams scored 6 points to take the win… De’Shanti Watts had a game-high 28 points to lead the Red Devils… Other scoring for Clinton were Terriauna Bennett with 10, Taneal Evans & Savannah Campbell 8 each, Tinique Austin 5 and Payton Price 4… The Red Devils are now 14-1 overall and 2-1 in region play.
  • Boys: Newberry 75 – Clinton 50… In the second game at Newberry, the #5 in Class AAA ranked Bulldogs took a 75-50 win over the Red Devils… Newberry only led by 7 (35-28) at the half but the Red Devil offense went cold in the third quarter scoring only 9 points while the Bulldogs put 22 on the board putting the Red Devils in a hole thy just could not climb out of…. Afterwards Coach Eddie Romines commented “Offensively Newberry played an almost near perfect 2nd half and we struggled on offense in the 2nd half…. In spite of the loss, I’m proud of my guys for never quitting…They played hard the entire game, Newberry was just the better team tonight”… The Red Devils were led by JD Payne who had a game-high 14 points… Ahmari Bates and Sam Tiller finished with 8 points each, PJ Bluford & Elijah Campbell 5 points each while Davis Wilson, Juan Lawson and Konnor Richardson had 2 points each with Theo Speaks rounding out the Red Devil scoring with 1 point…. The Red Devils are at home tomorrow hosting the Emerald Vikings.

LDHS: The Laurens Raiders hosted the Greenwood Eagles last Friday in Region I-AAAAA action

  • Girls: Greenwood 52 – Laurens 33… The Lady Raiders continue to struggle as they fell to the Lady Eagles 52-33… The Raiders actually led 11-9 after 8 minutes of play but just over halfway through the second quarter the Eagles took the lead and led 22-17 at the half and then went on to take the win holding the Raiders to just 1 point in the third quarter… The Raiders generated little to no offense from the paint and three-point shots just would not fall for them… Qua Fortson was the only Raider in double digits as she finished with 14 points… Others scoring for the Raiders were Raniya Jackson with 5 points, MK Moore & Aija Davis 4 points each, Ashanti Conway 3, Kenaja Burnside 2 and Nadia Anderson 1.
  • Boys: Laurens 61 – Greenwood 60… Now if you were not there for the boys’ game you missed one whale of a game as the Raiders came back from being down 47-34 with 7:06 left in the fourth quarter to take a 61-60 win over the Eagles that had the gym rocking… The Raiders kept chipping away at the Greenwood lead and with 3:11 left in the game Greenwood still led 56-50… The Raider defense kept the Eagles scoreless until 16 seconds were left in the game and by then the Raiders taken the lead and that pulled them to within one point with the Raiders leading 59-58… Dee Foster then canned a pair of free throws to make it 61-58 and the Eagles came down and scored to cut the lead back to one 61-60 with 10 seconds left… Greenwood managed to get the ball back for a last second shot to time the game which missed as well as a rebound shot which also failed as the Raiders claimed that rebound for the win… Christian Anderson and Dee Foster led the scoring for the Raiders as they both scored 13 points… Leonard Williams finished with 9 points, Shamare Dendy 8, Dra Copeland & JQ Fair 5 each, Josh Ricks 4 while both J’Von Harris and Ced McDowell finished with 2 points each… The Raiders are now 9-8 on the season and 4-2 in region play… The Raiders start a 3-game road series tomorrow with the first game being in Anderson at TL Hanna as the take on the Yellow Jackets.

Laurens Academy: The Laurens Academy Crusaders traveled down to Newberry last Friday night to toke on their arch-rival the Eagles of Newberry Academy.

  • Girls: LA 43 – Newberry 15… The Lady Crusaders continue to roll and remain undefeated in region action as they took a 43-15 win over the Lady Eagles… The Crusaders held the Eagles scoreless in the first period and at the half had a 26-4 lead as they steamrolled to the victory… Ruthie Moore led all scorers with 28 points and was the only Crusader in double-digits… Jennifer Wu finished with 6 points, Morgan Marlett 4, Emily Abercrombie & Blair Quarles 2 and Florence Mitchell 1… The team is now 13-4 on the season and 3-0 in region play.
  • Boys: Newberry 35 – LA 31… The news is not as good where the boys are concerned as the Crusaders lost a heart breaker as the Eagles took a come-from –behind 35-31 win… The Crusaders led 20-18 at the half and stretched their lead to 28-21 going into the fourth quarter where the Eagles outscored them 14-3 to take the win… Noah Moore was the only Crusader in double-digits as he finished with 11 points… Dawson Foster finished with 9 points, Charlton McCall 6, Thomas Lowry 3 and Like Kerber 2… The Crusaders will host Anderson Christian tomorrow starting with middle school action at 4:00 pm.

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Sports Report for Friday, 1-11-2019

PC Notes:

  • WBK: PC 81 – Longwood 66… Back on Tuesday night the Lady Blue Hose hosted the Longwood Lancers at the Templeton Center and the news is good for PC fans as the Blue Hose took an 81-66 win… PC jumped out to a 10-0 lead at the start of the game and then held off any attempt at a comeback by the Lancers… Shamani Stafford had a game high 21 points for the Blue Hose… For more information on this game, click here.
    WBK: High Point 79 – PC 40… The ladies were back in action last night as they traveled to High Point to take on the Panthers… The news is not as good here as it was in Tuesday’s game as the panthers took a 79-40 win… This time it was the Panthers who jumped out to a 12-0 lead at the start of the game and went on to take the win… Kacie hall led the Blue Hose with 13 points… For more information on this game, click here…. PC falls to 3-11 overall and 1-2 in Big South play and will be at home tomorrow as they host USC Upstate at 2:00 pm.
    MBK: High Point 74 – PC 58… The PC men’s team was also in action last night as they traveled to High Point to take on the Lancers… They did not do as well as the ladies did at High Point back on Tuesday as the Lancers took a 74-58 win… High Point took a 40-35 lead into the locker room at the half and then pretty much maintained that lead the rest of the way… Francois Lewis led the Blue Hose with 19 points… For more information on this game, click here… The Blue Hose are now 9-8 on the season and 1-1 in Big South play and will be on the road tomorrow as they travel to Radford for a 4:40 pm contest.

Local Notes:

CHS: The Clinton JV basketball teams hosted the Newberry Bulldogs last night

  • Girls: CHS 38 – NHS 6… The Lady Red Devil JV team rolled to a 38-6 win over the Lady Bulldogs… The leading scorers were Mia Smith with 6 points and Deasia Boyd with 5.
    Boys: NHS 49 – CHS 40… Now all I can tell you about the JV boys’ game is that Bulldogs turned the tables tasking a 49-40 win… The game was tied 35-35 early in the fourth quarter before the Bulldogs pulled away for the win….The varsity teams will travel to Newberry tonight.
  • LDHS: The Raider sub-varsity teams traveled to Greenwood last night to take on the Eagles
    Girls: GHS 21 – LDHS 19… In JV girls’ action, the Raiders lost a heartbreaker to the Eagles as Greenwood took a 21-19 come from behind win… The Raiders held the eagles scoreless in the third quarter and took a 17-8 lead into the final 6 minutes of play… Three the Eagles scored 13 points while holding the Raiders to just 2 points to take the win… Wymaya Givens led the Raiders with 10 points… Amareeyauna Anderson finished with 5 points and Mauri McDowell 4.
    9th grade boys: GHS 35 – LDHS 21… Sorry no details
    Boys: GHS 33 – LDHS 31… Sorry no details

Middle School Basketball:

  • Hickory Tavern Panthers at Laurens MS Tigers
    Girls: HT 32 – LMS 8… In girls’ action, the Panthers held the young Tigers scoreless in the first and third quarter and then went on to take a 32-8 win over the Tigers…Faith Jackson had a game-high 22 points to lead the Panthers… Syberia Boyd and Jaliyah Young each had 3 points for the Tigers.
    Boys: HT36 – LMS 16… In boys’ action the Panthers completed the sweep of the Tigers and avenged an earlier loss to the Tigers by taking a 36-16 win… The Panthers led 12-4 at the end of the first quarter and then went on to take the win outscoring the Tigers in every quarter… Jonas Holtzclaw led the Panthers with a game-high 9 points while the Tigers were led by Tra Austin and Kendrick Dickey who had 5 points each.

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Sports Report for Thursday, 1-10-2019

Local Notes:

CHS:

  • JV Basketball at Home Today… The Red Devil JV basketball teams will be at home today hosting the Newberry Bulldogs… The girls’ game starts at 6:00 pm.

LDHS:

  • Sub-Varsity Basketball at Greenwood Today… The raider sub-varsity basketball teams will be traveling to Greenwood today to take on the Eagles… The JV girls will start the action at 5:30…

 

Laurens Academy:

Updates on basketball action Tuesday at WW King

  • Varsity boys: LA 57 – WW King 23… The Crusaders jumped out to a 32-17 lead at the half and then put the game out of reach by outscoring the Knights 17-2 on the third quarter and then going on to take a 57-23 win…. Noah Moore led the Crusaders with 15 points 9 of them from beyond the 3-point line… Dawson Foster finished with 14 points, Charlton McCall 10, Cal Robertson 6, Diamante Grant 5 and Sunny Kin 2… The Crusaders will travel to Newberry Academy tomorrow to take on the Eagles.
  • MS Boys: LA 22 – WWK 19… Sauls 12, Miller  2, Gross  5

 

  • Lowry Makes All-State Team… Recently the High School Sports Report announced its picks to the SCISA Eight-Man All-Star Football Team… Laurens Academy quarterback Thomas Lowry was named to that team… Thomas threw for just shy of 2000 yards this past season with 23 touchdowns… He also rushed for just over 1000 yards and scored 12 times on the ground… He also played some defense for the Crusaders… As you may recall Thomas was also named to the All-Laurens County Football team this season as quarterback… Congratulations to Thomas on this honor

 

Middle School Basketball:

Newberry MS at Hickory Tavern last night.

  • Girls: HT 37 – Newberry 30 in OT… Faith Jackson had 23 points to lead the Panthers.
  • Boys: Newberry 57 – HT 32… Carter Faulkner had 9 points for the Panthers.

 

Tuesday: Newberry at Gray Court-Owings

  • Girls: Newberry 28 – GCO 23… Now on Tuesday night Newberry MS and GCO made up their games postpones earlier in the season… In girls’ action Newberry took a hard-fought 28-23 win… Newberry led 18-14 at the half and GCO cut that to 23-21 going into the fourth quarter… Newberry outscored GCO 5-2 in the fourth quarter to make the final 28-23… Dayzhia Grant led the Tigers with 14 of GCO’s 23 points.

 

Tuesday: Clinton MS at Mid-Carolina.

  • Girls: Mid-Carolina 25 – CMS 15… Sorry no scoring details
  • Boys: CMS 50 – Mid-Carolina 21… Sorry no scoring details.

 

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Sports Report for Wednesday, 1-9-2019

Local Notes:

CHS:  The Clinton Red Devils played host to the Mid-Carolina Rebels last night in Region III – AAA action.

  • Girls: Clinton 51 – Mid-Carolina 42… The Lady Red Devils got back on the winning track last night taking a 51-42 win over the Lady Rebels after falling to Union last Friday night……Coach Gardner said he was proud of the way the team responded to the loss to Union with better intensity and focus last night… Clinton outscored the Rebels in each of the first three quarters to carry a 39-26 lead into the final 8 minutes of play where the Rebels outscored the Red Devils 16-12 but it was too little too late… De’Shanti Watts had a game-high 15 points to lead the Red Devils while Tinique Austin and Terriauna Bennett both finished with 10 points each… Taneal Evans had 9 points and Savannah Campbell 7.
  • Boys: Mid-Carolina 72 – Clinton 71 in 3OT… in boys’ action, Clinton lost a heartbreaker as the Rebels took a 72-70 win in 3 overtimes…  The Red Devils carried a 34-23 lead into the locker room at the half and still led 46-43 going into the fourth quarter… The Rebels kept chipping away and when the buzzer sounded to end the fourth quarter the game was tied 58-58… The teams battled evenly until the third overtime where the Rebels outscored the Red Devils by 1 to take the win… Coach Romines said afterwards that “MC has a good team but we let this one slip through our fingers tonight… We will learn from it and get better”… JD Payne led all scorers with 33 points and Ahamari Bates was close behind with 26… PJ Bluford, Sam Tiller and Konnor Richardson all finished with 4 points each…. The Red Devils will be on the road this Friday night as they travel to Newberry to take on the Bulldogs.

 

LDHS: The Laurens Raiders hosted the Woodmont Wildcat in Region I-5A action last night at LDHS

  • Girls: Woodmont 59 – Laurens 38… The Lady Wildcat came into last night’s game ranked #6 in SCHSL Class 5A and had an overall record of 13-1…When the final buzzer sounded they were 14-1 as they used their tight pressure defense to take a 59-38 win over the Raiders… They forced the Raiders into numerous turnovers and rushed shots… They led 32-11 at the half and never looked back… Qua Fortson was the only Raider in double-digits with 13 points… Raniya Jackson finished with 9 points, Hanna Wiles 8, Ashanti Conway 3, Nadia Anderson 3 and both Paula Abrams and Aija Davis finished with 1 point each…
  • Boys: Laurens 56 – Woodmont 47… The news is better for Raider fans where the boys are concerned as they took a 56-47 win over the Wildcats… The Raiders led 15-12 after 8 minutes of play and 30-24 at the half… The two teams played about even in the second half as each time the Raiders made a run the Wildcats would hit a couple of shots to keep within reach but the Raiders never let them get over the hump… Dee Foster led all scorers with 22 points while Christian Anderson added 12 points on four three-point shots… Leonard Williams finished with 8 point as did Shamare Dendy… J’Von Harris added 4 points and Jordan Woodruff 2… The Raiders will host the Greenwood Eagles this Friday night in region action.

 

Laurens Academy: The Laurens Academy Crusaders traveled down to Batesburg yesterday to take on the Knights of WW King in region action.

  • Girls: LA 48 – WW King 31… In girls’ action, the Lady Crusaders took a 48-31 win over the Lady Knights… The Crusaders rolled to a 15-6 lead after the first quarter and then led 28-20 at the half and then went on to take the win by outscoring the Knights 20-11 in the second half…  Ruthie Moore had a game high 21 points to lead the Crusaders and Jennifer Wu was also in double-digits with 15 points… Blair Quarles & Florence Mitchell each had 4 points each while Morgan Marlett & Payton Breen finished with 2 points each… The Lady Crusaders are now 12-3 on the season and 2-0 in region play
  • Boys: LA 58 – WW King 26… Sorry no scoring details…. The Crusaders will host the Newberry Academy eagles this Friday night.

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Sports Report for Tuesday, 1-8-2019

PC Notes:

  • WBK: Campbell 51 – PC 46… The Lady Blue Hose traveled up Buies Creek, NC last Saturday to take on the Campbell Camels in the Big South opener for PC… PC led 13-8 at the end of the first quarter but Campbell outscored the Blue Hose in the second quarter 20-6 to take a 28-19 lead into the locker room at the half… PC outscored the Campbell 27-23 in the second half but they just could not get any closer… Kacie hall led the Blue Hose in scoring with 16 points… For more information on this game, click here… PC drops to 2-10 on the season and 0-1 in Big South play while Campbell goes to 9-3 on the season and 1-0 in conference play… The team will be back in action tonight as they host Longwood in a 6 pm contest at the Templeton Center… For background information on tonight’s game, click here.
  • MBK: PC 64 – USC Upstate 61… The PC men’s team also opened up Big South play last Saturday as they hosted the Spartans of USC Upstate at the Templeton Center… Better news here for PC fans as PC took a 64-61 win… The Blue Hose had 3 players in double-digits as François Lewis finished with 16 points, Corey Hightower 13 and Adam Flagler 10… For more information on this game, click here… Presbyterian College wins its third in a row to improve to 9-7 overall and 1-0 in the Big South, while USC Upstate falls to 5-11, 0-1 on the year…. The Blue Hose travel to High Point Thursday for a 7:00 pm tip-off against the Panthers. 

 

Local Notes:

CHS:  The Red Devil JV teams traveled down to Prosperity last night to take on the Mid-Carolina Rebels.

  • Girls: Mid-Carolina 28 – Clinton 23… In girls action the red Devils had over 20 turnovers and missed too many layups thus allowing the Rebels to take a 28-23 win… Alexis McGowan finished with 7 points and Grayson Taylor had 5 points to lead the Red Devils.
  • Boys: Sorry no results reported.

 

LDHS: The Laurens Raider sub-varsity teams traveled to Woodmont last night for 3 contests with the Wildcats.

  • JV Girls: Woodmont 30 – Laurens 16… In the JV girls’ game the Wildcats took a 30-16 win over the Raiders… The Wildcat only led 11-9 at the half but outscored the Raiders in the third and fourth quarters to take the win… Angel Johnson led the Raiders with 7 points… Navia Blanding finished with 4 points, Jamya Chappell 3 and Cederia Bailey 2.
  • 9th Grade: Laurens 45 – Woodmont 35… Waldrick Burnside led the scoring for the Raiders with 11 points.
  • JV Boys: Laurens 42 – Woodmont 35… Isaiah Burnside led the Raiders in scoring with 19 points.

 

Wrestling… The Raider wrestling team traveled to West Oak HS to participate in the West Oak Invitational last Saturday… As a team the Raiders finished they finished 8th  out of 16 team there with 86 points… Individually Austin James finished second in his weight class and Will Pontoon finished fourth in his…. For more details on this match click here.

 

Middle School Basketball:

The Gray Court-Owings Tigers hosted the Mid-Carolina Rebels last night.

  • Girls: Mid-Carolina 36 – GCO 22… The Rebels held the Tigers scoreless in the first quarter and then went on to take a 36-22 win over the Tigers… Dayzhia Grant led all scorers as she had all 22 of GCO’s points.
  • Boys: Sorry no results reported.

 

College Notes:

Congratulations to the Clemson Tigers and their fans as the Tigers put an old fashioned fanny whipping on Alabama winning the FBS National Championship last night by a score of 44-16… To go to the Clemson Athletic website where they have most everything you might want to know about the game last night, click here.

 

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Sports Report for Monday, 1-7-2019

Local Notes:

CHS:  The Clinton Red Devils traveled to Union County HS to open up the region portion of their schedule against the Yellow Jackets last Friday and the Red Devil boys’ team hosted Lexington HS at PC on Saturday

  • Girls: Union 48 – Clinton 35… After a couple of close call earlier in the season, the Lady Red Devils lost for the first time this season as the Yellow Jackets took a 48-35 win… Clinton led 9-8 at the end of the first quarter as neither team showed a lot of offense… Union stepped up their offense in the second quarter and led 21-18 at the break… The Red Devils came out even colder in the third period as Union outscored them 12-5 and then went on to take the win… Coach Gardner commented afterwards “(it was a) 6-8 point game most of the second half… Couldn’t get over the hump… Had a reality check on the intensity and focus it takes to win region games… Excited to see how this team responds next (this) week”… The Red Devils were led in scoring by De’Shanti Watts and Terriauna Bennett led the scoring for the Red Devils with 13 and 12 points respectively… Savannah Campbell finished with 8 points and Taneal Evans 2… The Red Devils are now 11-1 on the season and 0-1 in region play.
  • Boys: Union 76 – Clinton 68… In the second game of the evening the Yellow Jackets completed the sweep of the Red Devils by taking a 76-68 win in boys’ action… The game was close for the first three quarters with Union holding a 32-29 lead at the half but the Red Devils fought back to 50-49 lead at the end of the third quarter… In that crucial fourth quarter the Yellow Jackets outscored the Red Devils 27-18 with 15 of those 27 points coming from the free throw line where they went 15 of 22 in the final 8 minutes of play… Union’s Ladarius Jeffries stung the Red Devils often scoring 39 of their 76 points… Clinton was led by JD Payne who scored 27 points and Ahamari Bates who had 24… PJ Bluford had 5 points while Davis Wilson and Qua Quarles finished with 2 each… One piece of good news for the Red Devils is that Konnor Richardson played for the first time this season after suffering an arm injury in football… He finished with 8 points.
  • Boys: Lexington 64 – Clinton 39… On Saturday night the Red Devil boys’ team hosted the Lexington Wildcats in the Templeton Center at PC… Lexington’s Coach Bailey Harris has been coaching the Wildcats for 32 years and played college basketball at PC… The Wildcats came into the game undefeated with a 16-0 record and ranked in the top 10 of SCHSL Class-AAAAA… When the Wildcats boarded the bus to head home they were still undefeated as they took a 64-39 win over the Red Devils… The Red Devils played well only trailing by 6 at the end of the first quarter (14-8) and 7 (31-24) at the half… In the third quarter Clinton cut the Lexingto9n lead to 5 (37-32) with 2:46 left in the quarter but that is when the Red Devils went cold and did not score again until 5:22 mark of the fourth quarter… In that time the Wildcats scored 14 unanswered points to put the Red Devils in a hole they just could not climb out of… Ahamari Bates and JD Payne led the Red Devils in scoring with 15 and 14 points respectively… Sam Tiller finished the night with 4 points, Kimon Quarles & Konnor Richardson 2 each while Davis Wilson and Elijah Campbell each sank 1 free throw… The Red Devils are now 3-9 on the season and the Red Devil varsity teams will be in action tomorrow night as they host region foe Mid-Carolina.

 

LDHS: The Laurens Raiders got back into region play Friday night as they hosted the Wade Hampton Generals.

  • Girls: Wade Hampton 49 – Laurens 38… In girls’ action the Generals took a 49-38 win as the Laurens offense just could not get started for 3 quarters… Wade Hampton led 38-21 going into the fourth quarter and led by as many as 20 at one point in the second half… The Raiders’ defensive pressure caused the Generals to turn the ball over 21 times in the second half but it was not until the fourth quarter that the Raiders started getting points off of those turnovers and cut the lead to 5 at one point but just could not get over the hump… Qua Fortson was the only Raider in double-digits with 16 points…Raniya Jackson finished with 7 points, Lamoria Allen 5, Aija Davis 4, MK Moore 3, Paula Abrams 2 and Hanna Wiles 1… The Raiders fall to 5-9 overall on the season and 1-3 in region play.
  • Boys: Wade Hampton 53 – Laurens 51… The Raider boys’ team lost a heartbreaker Friday night as the Generals took a 53-51 win… The two teams fought almost to a draw throughout the game but the Raiders did enjoy a slight lead at the end of the first two quarters and led 39-36 going into the final quarter of play… The Generals fought back to tie the game 47 all with 3:26 left to play and the teams swapped leads a couple of times until the game stood tied at 50-50 with less than a minute to play… Down that final stretch the Generals were able to make 2 more free throws than the Raiders but the Raiders had a chance to tie the game with less than 2 seconds left to play but the officials said that Dra Copeland simply lost the ball as he went up for a shot and was not fouled…. Dee Foster led the Raiders with 14 points… Amaiji Hill finished with 9 points, Leonard Williams 7, Shamare Dendy 5, Dra Copeland 4, Jordan Woodruff 4 and Josh Ricks 2… The Raiders are now 7-8 overall on the season and 2-2 in region play… The Raider varsity teams will host the Woodmont Wildcats tomorrow night in games that can be heard here on Real Radio 860 and streaming on the internet at wwww.wlbg.com

 

Laurens Academy: The Laurens Academy Crusaders traveled down to Winnsboro Friday night to take on the Richard Winn Eagles in region action.

  • Girls: LA 51 – RW 22… After suffering a couple of losses in the Lowe’s Classic over the holidays to much bigger SCHSL Class 5A schools, the Lady Crusaders got back on the winning track last Friday night as they took a 51-22 win over the Eagles… The score stood 22-11 going into the locker room at the half and the Crusades came back out in the third quarter and pretty much put the game away as they outscored the Eagles 21-4 in the third quarter… Ruthie Moore led all scorers with a game-high 19 points… Regan Williamson and Blair Quarles were also in double-digits with 10 points each… Jennifer Wu scored 8 points, Sarah Grace Natiello had 2 and both Emily Abercrombie and Florence Mitchell had a single point each… The Crusaders are now 11-3 overall and 1-0 in region play.
  • Boys: RW 48 – LA 33… The news is not as good where the varsity boys are concerned as the Eagles took a 48-33 win over the Crusaders… The game started out almost even as the score was 10-8 Eagles at the end of the first quarter… At the half the score stood 23-18 RW but the Eagles came out in the third quarter and outscored the Crusaders 17-4… The Crusaders did not fold as they outscored the Knights in the final 8 minutes of play 11-8 but it was too little too late… The Crusaders were led in scoring by Noah Moore who had a game-high 13 points… Dawson Foster & Charlton McCall each had 9 points and Diamante Grant rounded out the Crusaders scoring with 2 points… The Crusaders are now 8-6 overall and 2-1 in region play…. The Crusader teams will be back in action tomorrow as they travel to WW King to take on the Knights

 

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Sports Report for Friday, 1-4-2019

PC Notes:

  • MBK: PC 72 – SC State 70… The PC men’s basketball team traveled down to Orangeburg Wednesday to take on the SC State Bulldogs… PC Had a 39-32 lead at the half but the Bulldogs kept chipping away and cut the PC lead to one three times in the final three minutes of play but Davon Bell had two baskets in the final two minutes of play as well as Corey Hightower getting a layup and a blocked shot in the same time period to lift PC to an exciting 72-70 win… For more information on this game, click here… PC is now 8-7 on the season and will open Big South play tomorrow when they host USC Upstate at 4:00 pm at the Templeton Center.
  • WBK: Furman 76 – PC 68… The Lady Blue Hose basketball team was also in action on Wednesday as they traveled to Furman to take on the Paladins… The news here is not as good as it was for the men as Furman took a 76-68 win over the Blue Hose… It was a back and forth game all night with each team getting hot streaks but in the end Furman sank 12 free throws in the final 92 seconds to take the win…. For more information on this contest, click here… PC travels to Campbell tomorrow for a 2:00 pm game to open Big South Conference play.

 

Local Notes:

CHS:  The Clinton JV teams hosted the Union County Yellow Jackets last night in the main gym at CHS.

  • Girls: Clinton 27 – Union 13… In girls action the Red Devils took a 27-13 win over the Yellow Jackets…  Asia Boyd led the Red Devils with 9 points and Mia Smith chipped in 5.
  • Boys: Clinton 36 – Union 34… The JV boys completed the sweep of Union by taking a 36-34 win… Clinton had a 20-13 lead at the half but Union kept chipping away and only trailed 25-21 going into the fourth quarter… The Red Devils managed to hang on to take the win and were led by Danny Kinard and Kaleb Richardson who both had 9 points.
  • Varsity at Union Tonight…. The red Devil varsity basketball teams will make the trip over to Union tonight to open region play as they take on the Union County Yellow jackets… It’s not that far over there and I am sure they would appreciate their fans traveling over to cheer them on… Good Luck to the Red Devils and Go Big Red!

 

LDHS:

Wrestling… The Raider wrestling team hosted region foes Woodmont and Easley last night in the main gym at LDHS.

  • Woodmont 42 – Laurens 21… The Woodmont wildcats doubled up the score on the Raiders as they took a 42-21 win over the Raiders…Jeremy Leonard, Brian Rush and Brian Sheffield all managed to take wins over their wildcat opponents… For more details on this match, click here.
  • Easley 45 – Laurens 16… The Raiders also had a tough night against the Easley Green wave as the Green Wave took a 45-16 win over the Raiders… Will Pontoon, Brian Sheffield and Cody Emert were the Raiders who took wins on the mats… For more details on this match, click here. .. The Raider wrestlers will be back in action this Saturday as they travel up to West Oak HS to participate in the West Oak Invitational… Good luck to the Raiders.

Sub-Varsity Basketball… The Raider sub-varsity basketball teams got back into action last night as they traveled up to Woodmont to take on the Generals… I text all the coaches last night trying to get results and the only one that got them to me the JV girls coach Ben Coleman… If you see the other coaches ask them to pass them on to me please.

  • JV Girls: Wade Hampton 21 – Laurens 20…  The Raider JV girls’ team lost a heartbreaker last night as the Generals sunk a 3-point shot at the buzzer to lift them to a 21-20 win over the Raiders… The game was close all night and was tied at the half 11-11 and the Raiders did have a one point lead going into the final six minutes of play where the Generals made the winning shot at the buzzer.. Angel. Johnson led the Raiders with 8 points and Wymaya Givens chipped in 4. Others scoring for the Raiders were Amareeyuna Anderson 3, Nya Anderson and Jamya Chappell with 2 a piece and Navia Blanding with 1… The team will be back in action Monday afternoon at Woodmont at 5:30.
  • Raiders At Home Tonight… The Raider varsity teams will be hosting the wade Hampton Generals tonight starting at 6:00 pm… we plan on bringing you those games here on Real Radio 860 WLBG and streaming live on the internet at wlbg.com

 

Laurens Academy: The Laurens Academy Crusader basketball teams will all be in action tonight as they travel down to Winnsboro to take on the Richard Winn Eagles… Good luck to the Crusaders!

 

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Sports Report for Thursday, 1-3-2019

Local Notes:

CHS:

  • JV Teams at Home Tonight… The Red Devil JV basketball teams resume action tonight as they host region foe Union County starting at 6; 00 pm.

 

LDHS:

  • Wrestling… This past weekend the Laurens Raider wrestling team traveled down to Hilton Head to take part in the Coastal Clash… There were 21 teams there with 300 wrestlers registered for the event from not only South Carolina but also Georgia and Virginia… As coach Rob Sheffield put it “This is a big annual tournament that gave our wrestlers experience in a large tournament similar to the Up-State Tournament we will be hosting at the end of the season… The Raiders as a team finished 14th but one of the Raiders finished first in his weight class… That Raider was senior Will Pontoon… Two other Raiders did better than most at the tournament as Stetson Dawson finished 6th overall and Andrew Shelton finished 7th…  Now for more details on how all the Raiders did and a photo of Will, click here… Congratulations to Will and the rest of the team for a good showing.
  • Wrestling in Action at Home Tonight…  The Raider wrestling team will be back in action tonight as they host Easley and Woodmont in region action… The wrestlers should take to the mats about 6:30… Come on out and support the Raiders!
  • Sub-Varsity Teams Travel to Wade Hampton Tonight… The Raider JV teams and 9th grade boys’ team will be traveling to Wade Hampton today with the JV girls starting off the action at 5:30.

 

College Notes: While we have the time before local basketball gets back into full swing, let’s check on Clemson and South Carolina basketball teams and recap how they are doing

Clemson

  • Men… The Clemson Tiger men’s team is 10-3 on the season under Brad Brownell who is in his 9th year as head of the program… The Tigers start ACC play this Saturday as they travel to Durham to take on the #1 Duke Blue Devils… Tipoff is at 8:00 pm and it will be carried on ESPN
  • Women… The Lady Tiger basketball team is 9-4 on the season under first year head coach Amanda Butler… Last year they finished the season with an 11-19 record… They will be back in action tonight as they host Syracuse at Littlejohn Coliseum as they open ACC play… Tipoff is at 7:00 pm and it can be seen on ESPN.

South Carolina

  • Men… The South Carolina Gamecocks men’s team is 5-7 on the season under Frank Martin who is in his 7th year at South Carolina… The gamecocks will be in action this Saturday as they travel to Gainesville to take on the Florida Gators as they open SEC play… The game is scheduled to start at 7:00 pm and can be seen on ESPN2.
  • Women… The Lady Gamecocks are 8-4 on the season under 11th year head coach Dawn Staley… The team starts SEC play tonight as they travel to College Station, Texas to take on Texas A&M… Tipoff is at 9:00 pm and it can be seen on the SEC Network.

 

Broadcast Notes… Remember sporting events are streamed live on the internet at www.wlbg.com.

  • Friday, 1-4-19: Laurens Raider varsity teams host the Wade Hampton Generals in Region I-AAAAA action…. We will go live a couple of minutes before 6:00 pm.
  • Tuesday, 1-8-19: Laurens Raider varsity teams host the Woodmont Wildcats in Region I-AAAAA action…. We will go live a couple of minutes before 6:00 pm.
  • Friday, 1-11-19: Laurens Raider varsity teams host the Greenwood Eagles in Region I-AAAAA action…. We will go live a couple of minutes before 6:00 pm.

 

High School & Middle School Sports Schedules for this Week

  • LDHS: To see the sports schedule for this week at LDHS and District 55 middle schools, click here
  • CHS: To see the sports schedule for this week at CHS and CMS, click here.
  • Laurens Academy: To see the 2018-2019 Crusader basketball schedule click here.

 

This and That:

  • Clinton 1977& 1978 State Championship Teams To Hold Reunion…. Players from the 1978 Clinton High School State Championship Football Team will celebrate their 40th anniversary of winning the 3A State Championship on Saturday, January 26, 2019 at the House of Pizza in downtown Clinton SC at 2:00 pm… Also, Clinton High’s 1977 undefeated 3A State Championship Football Team is also invited to celebrate the only teams in Clinton High Football history and the first team in Laurens County Football history to win back to back State Championships… The 1977 team was also the #1 team in the State (all classification including 4A and what’s now called 5A)…If you are a former player from the 1977 and/or the 1978 team(s), please plan to attend and RSVP Dale Adams at 864 377-1536 or Keith Wooten at 864 980-7828 or Anthony Henderson at 864 684-8246 or JD Fuller at 803 466-3343… If you know members of these two teams, please pass this information on to them.
  • Laurens Family YMCA 2018 – 2019 Sports Schedules… The Laurens Family YMCA has released the schedules for signing up for different sports during the 2018-2019 sports seasons… To see the entire list of sports, ages for participation, sign-up dates, cost and when the season begins click here… If you have any other questions call the Y at 984-2626… Registration is now open for youth basketball for ages 3-6… The cost is $40 per child and registration will close 1-6-2019 with the season starting the next day.
  • Baseball Winter Camp… The Raider Baseball program will be hosting a one-day baseball camp on Saturday, January 19, 2019 from 11:00am-2:00pm… This camp will be held in the Main Gym at Laurens High School, as well as our indoor batting facility… The camp fee is $30/camper. If you have more than one child participating, each additional camper will be $20. This camp is being offered to anyone who is in 1st-8th grade. Campers will get the opportunity to practice and learn basic baseball fundamentals from the Raider Baseball coaches and players… For more information about his camp including what to bring, where to come to register that day, time to be there, who to contact for more information as well as the application form you will need to fill out, click here… Please email Coach Patterson if you plan on coming so they will know how many to expect…. His email address is: Kjpatterson@laurens55.org

 

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 Wednesday, 1-2-2019

Local Notes:

CHS

  • Clinton 1977& 1978 State Championship Teams To Hold Reunion…. Players from the 1978 Clinton High School State Championship Football Team will celebrate their 40th anniversary of winning the 3A State Championship on Saturday, January 26, 2019 at the House of Pizza in downtown Clinton SC at 2:00 pm…  Also, Clinton High’s 1977 undefeated 3A State Championship Football Team is also invited to celebrate the only teams in Clinton High Football history and the first team in Laurens County Football history to win back to back State Championships…  The 1977 team was also the #1 team in the State (all classification including 4A and what’s now called 5A)…If you are a former player from the 1977 and/or the 1978 team(s), please plan to attend and RSVP Dale Adams at 864 377-1536 or Keith Wooten at 864 980-7828 or Anthony Henderson at 864 684-8246 or JD Fuller at 803 466-3343…  If you know members of these two teams, please pass this information on to them.

 

College Notes:

Yesterday’s Bowl Games… In case you missed some of the scores from yesterday’s college bowl games I thought I would give you a quick recap of them here… If you click on the name of the bowl and the score at the start of each of the following, it will carry you to the NCAA posting where a recap, box scores, scoring, team stats and play-by-play of the game are available.

  • Outback Bowl: Iowa 27 – Mississippi State 22… Iowa carried a 17-0 lead into the locker room at the half and then held on to take a 27-22 win over Miss. State… An interception in the end zone helped preserve the win for the Hawkeyes who had 199 yards of total offense and -15 yards rushing
  • Citrus Bowl: Kentucky 27 – Penn State 24… The Kentucky Wildcats carried a 27-7 lead into final quarter of play and then they had to hold on to take a 27-24 win over the Nittany Lions of Penn State… Running back Benny Snell Jr. had 144 yards rushing and 2 TDs to lead the Wildcats and in the process became Kentucky’s career rushing leader.
  • Fiesta Bowl: LSU 40 – UCF 32… In the Fiesta Bowl the University of Central Florida Knights took and early 14-10 lead at the end of the first quarter but the LSU Tigers outscored them 24-10 in the second and third quarters to come back and take a 40-32 win… LSU quarterback Joe Burrow had 394 yards passing and 4 TDs to lead the Tigers
  • Rose Bowl: Ohio State 28 – Washington 23… Ohio state carried a 28-3 lead into the fourth quarter of the Rose Bowl yesterday but then had to hold on as the Washington stormed back scoring 20 points to make the final 28-23… The Buckeyes recovered an onside kick to seal the win… The win sent Urban Myers into retirement with an 83-9 record at Ohio State with one national championship.
  • Sugar Bowl: Texas 28 – Georgia 21… Now for those of you who did not stay up past midnight to see the end of the final bowl game yesterday, Texas took a 28-21 win over the Georgia Bulldogs in the Sugar Bowl… Texas quarterback Sam Ehlinger rushed for 64 yards on 21 carries but scored 3TDs for the Longhorns… He also threw for 169 yards to be the game’s MVP.

Conference Records in Bowl Games So Far… Doing a quick check of how the D-I football conferences are doing in bowl games this season you find that the SEC has a 6-5 record and the AC has a 5-5 record… If you are the true college football junkie who likes to keep track of this sort of thing, click here and it will carry you to a posting that shows the bowl record of each of the D-I conferences and who the winners and losers were in each conference…. Enjoy.!

 

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Sports Report for Tuesday, 1-1-2019

 

Happy New Year!

PC Notes:

  • WBK: Georgia 83 – PC 59… Last Friday the Lady Blue Hose basketball team traveled down to Athens to take on the University of Georgia Lady Bulldogs… The Bulldogs jumped out to a 24-5 lead at the end of the first quarter and extended it to 57-15 at the half… To their credit, the Blue Hose outscored the Bulldogs 44-36 in the second half but it was too little too late…. Junior Kacie Hall led the team with 18 points… The Blue Hose fall to 2-8 while Georgia improves to 9-4… For more information on this game, click here… The Blue Hose will be back in action tomorrow night as they travel to Furman to take on the Lady Paladins…. This will be the last non-conference game of the season for the Blue Hose and if you would like background information on this game, click here.
  • MBK: PC 72 – Jacksonville 67… On Sunday the men’s basketball team traveled down to Jacksonville University to take on the Dolphins… The Blue Hose took the lead about half way through the first half and never trailed again as they took a 72-67 win over the Dolphins… The Dolphins tried to comeback late in the game and pulled to within 1 (63-62) with 3:30 left in the game but PC would not allow them to get any closer as they held on for the 72-67 win… Davon Bell led the Blue Hose with 15 points… For more information on this game, click here… PC moves to 7-7 overall, while Jacksonville drops to 7-8 on the season… The men will also close out their non-conference schedule tomorrow night as they head to SC State for a 7:00 pm contest with the Bulldogs… For more background information including how to listen to the game, click here.

 

Local Notes: No local sports results as the high schools are still on Christmas break… The sport break will end on Friday when the teams get back into action.

 

College Notes:

Division-I AP College basketball Polls…. The latest Division-I College basketball AP Polls came out yesterday so let’s take a quick look at them

  • Men… I’ll tell you right up front that where the men’s poll is concerned there was no change in the top 10 when compared to last week… Duke, Michigan, Tennessee, Virginia & Kansas still make up the top 5 in that order…. Spots 6-10 are held by Nevada, Gonzaga, Michigan State, Florida State & Virginia Tech… Now as you might expect there was some shakeup in spots 11-25 and if you want to see the entire poll to see what that was, click here.
  • Women… What I just said about there being no change in the men’s top 10 can also be said about the women’s top 10 in the AP Poll… UConn, Notre Dame, Louisville, Maryland, & Oregon still make up the top 5 in that order… Stanford, Mississippi State, Baylor, NC State and Tennessee also still hold down spots 6-10… Again there was movement below the top 10 spots including South Carolina moving up from #25 to #23… To see the entire top 25 in the poll click here.

College Football Bowl Games Today

  • Outback Bowl… Mississippi State vs. Iowa, noon on ESPN2
  • Citrus Bowl… Kentucky vs. Penn State, 1:00 pm on ABC
  • Fiesta Bowl… LSU vs, UCF, 1:00 pm on ESPN
  • Rose Bowl… Washington vs. Ohio State, 5:00 pm on ESPN
  • Sugar Bowl… Texas vs. Georgia, 8:45 pm on ESPN.

 

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Sports Report for Monday, 12-31-2018

Local Notes:

CHS:  Both Clinton Varsity teams were in action this weekend in holiday tournaments.

Boys… As a reminder the boys’ basketball team had been playing in the Emerald City Classic in Greenwood… They started last Wednesday with a 69-47 win over Calhoun Falls… On Thursday they fell to Mid-Carolina 68-48.

  • Friday: Clinton 62 – Emerald 59 in OT… The Red Devils then faced the host Emerald Vikings in a game for 3rd place on Friday… Great news here for Red Devil fans as Clinton took an exciting 62-59 win in overtime…The Red Devils overcame a slow start that saw the Vikings take a 12-4 lead at the end of the first 8 minutes of play but as Coach Romines put it ”We kept plugging away and gutted out a hard fought win”… Clinton led 20-19 at the half and 35-30 going into the 4th quarter of play where Emerald fought back to tie the game 51-51 and send the game into overtime… Clinton scored 11 points in the overtime led by JD Payne and Ahamari Bates who scored all of the Red Devil points in the overtime… The also led the team in scoring as Payne finished with 28 points and bates 20… PJ Bluford and Qua Quarles both finished with 5 points while Davis Wilson and Elijah Campbell both chipped in 2 points each.

 Girls… The Lady Red Devil basketball team also was in action as they were down at Cane Bay HS finishing out their participation in the Carolina Invitational.

  • Friday: Clinton 44 – Stratford 34… Friday the Red Devils punched their ticket to the championship game by defeating the SCHSL Class Stratford Knights by a score of 44-34… Clinton started a little slow as they trailed 11-9 at the end of the first quarter but came back to lead 21-20 at the half… Clinton iced the game in the final 8 minutes of play where they outscored the Knights 13-5… The Red Devils were led by De’Shanti Watts who had 17 points and Tinique Austin who had 13… Dana Kinard finished with 7 points, Taneal Evans 5 and Terriauna Bennett 2.
  • Saturday: Clinton 53 – Cane Bay 52…  Saturday the Red Devils had to take on the home Cobras of Cane Bay HS for the championship… The game went back and forth all night with Clinton going up by 10 in the 3rd quarter … The Cobras fought back to take the lead in the 4th and the Red Devils found themselves down by 6 with just under a minute to play… The Red Devils kept fighting and Taneal Evans hit a floater at the buzzer to lift the Red Devils to a 53-22 win and the Tournament Championship and maintaining their unblemished record at 12-0… De’Shanti Watts led the Red Devils with 20 points and Savanah Campbell was also in double-digits with 17 points… Evans finished with 8 points, while both Terriauna Bennett and Tinique Austin each finished with four points…
  • All-Tournament Team… Savannah Campbell and Terriauna Bennett were named to the All-tournament team… De’Shanti Watts was named the Tournament MVP averaging 16 points per game 20 in the championship game… Congratulation to these young ladies and the team for winning it all! Go Big Red!!

 

LDHS:

Boys… The Raiders finished out their participation in the tournament at Clover on Friday and Saturday… As a reminder they lost to a team out of Ohio 65-46 on Thursday.

  • Friday: Newberry 61 – Laurens 57… On Friday the Raiders took on the Newberry Bulldogs and got off to a slow start in the first half as Newberry took a 25-21 lead into the half… The Raiders tried to come back in the second half but just could not get over the hump… Christian Anderson led the Raiders with 22 points while Leonard Williams and Shamare Dendy each had 11… Dee Foster scored 6 points, Jordan Woodruff & Amaiji Hill 4 each and both Dra Copeland and J’Von Harris had 3 points.
  • Saturday: Laurens 60 – Matanzas 44… On Saturday the Raiders defeated Matanzas (a team out of Florida) by a score of 60-44 to take 7th place in the tournament… Sorry no scoring details.

 Girls… The Lady Raiders finished hosting the Lady Raider Rumble last Friday and Saturday and as a reminder they took a 69-27 win over Carolina Academy on Thursday.

  • Friday: Laurens 56 – Riverside 35… On Saturday the Raiders picked up another win as they defeated Riverside 56-35… The Raiders led 18-5 at the end of the first quarter and were never really threatened after that… Qua Fortson led the Raiders with a game-high 22 points… Lamoria Allen was also in double-digits with 10 points… Ashanti Conway finished with 9, Nadia Anderson 5, Paula Abrams 4 while MK Moore, Aija Davis and Precious Grant all had 2 points.
  • Saturday: Hillcrest 53 – Laurens 26… The win on Friday propelled the Raiders into the championship game against the Rams of Hillcrest… To put it simply, the Rams came out hot and the Raiders did not as the Rams took a 53-26 win over the Raiders… The Rams outscored the Raiders 11-3 in the first quarter and never looked back… Hanna Wiles led the Raiders in scoring with 5 points… Kenaja Burnside, Lamoria Allen and MK Moore each had 4 points… Paula Abrams and Qua Fortson finished with 3 points each, Raniya Jackson 2 and Ashanti Conway 1.

 

Laurens Academy: The Lady Crusader basketball team finished up its participation in The Lowe’s Roundball Classic at Chesnee HS over the weekend…. As you may recall they took a 43-22 won over Chester on Thursday.

  • Friday: Fort Mill 41 – LA 18… On Friday the Crusaders took on the Fort Mill Yellow Jackets a team that plays in SCHSL Class-AAAAA in a David vs. Goliath situation… This time Goliath won as Fort Mille took a 41-18 win…. The jumped out to an 11-1 lead at the end of the first quarter and were never really challenged as the Crusaders suffered thorough a bad night offensively as they got off some good shots but could not get them to drop… Ruthie Moore led the Crusaders with 9 points… Blair Quarles, Morgan Marlett, Hannah Stribling and Jennifer Wu each had 2 points and Regan Williamson added 1.
  • Saturday: Gaffney 52 – LA 43… On Saturday the Crusaders took on another SCHSL Class – AAAAA school the Gaffney Indians… The score was closer in this game but the Indians still won by a score of 52-43… The Indians outscored the Crusaders 19-12 in the first quarter and then after that the two teams played almost to a draw… Ruthie Moore had a game-high 16 points to lead the Crusaders in scoring and was named to the Lowes Classic All-Tournament Team… Jennifer Wu was also in double-digits with 10 points… Regan Williamson and Blair Quarles scored 6 points each and Florence Mitchell 5… The Crusaders finished 4th in the tournament.

 

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Sports Report for Friday, 12-28-2018

PC Notes:

  • PC Basketball Teams Back in Action Today and Sunday… The PC basketball teams have been off this week for the holidays but that all ends today as the Lady Blue Hose travel to Athens to take on the University of Georgia today in a 2:00 pm contest that can be seen on the SEC Plus Network while the men travel to Jacksonville University on Sunday for a 2:00 pm contest… That game can be seen on ESPN +   

Local Notes:

Holiday Tournament Information… To see the brackets on each of the holiday tournaments mentioned below click here.

CHS:

  • Girls: Clinton 45 – Timberland 35…  The Lady Red Devils kicked off their participation in the Carolina Invitational at Cane bay HS with a 45-35 over the Timberland Wolves … The Red Devils did not play their best basketball of the season in the first half as Timberland 16-14 at the half… However the Red Devils came back out in the second half and outscored the Wolves in each of the last two quarters to take the win…    Terriauna Bennett led the Red Devils in scoring with 13 points and De’Shanti Watts was right behind her with 12 points… Savannah Campbell had 8 points, Tinique Austin 7 and Taneal Evans 3… Clinton advances in the winner’s bracket to take on Stratford today at 5:00 pm.
  • Boys: Mid-Carolina 68 – Clinton 48… The news is not as good where the boys are concerned as region foe Mid-Carolina took a 68-48 win over the Red Devils in second round action of the Emerald City Classic in Greenwood last night… The Red Devils played well in the first half and only trailed 28-20 going into the locker room at the half… The Rebels only outscored the Red Devils by one in the third quarter but put the game away in the fourth by “winning the quarter” 25-14… As Coach Romines said afterwards, “We had too many turnovers in the second half. We hustled but Mid-Carolina was just the better team tonight”… JD Payne led the Red Devils in scoring with 24 points while Ahamari Bates was also in double-digits with 16 points… Others scoring for Clinton were Davis Wilson with 5 and PJ Bluford with 3… The Red Devils will play at 6:00 pm today as they take on region foe Emerald for 3rd place in the tournament.

 

LDHS:

  • Girls: Laurens 69 – Carolina 27… The Lady Raider basketball team was scheduled to play 2 games in the Lady Raider Rumble yesterday at LDHS but Ninety Six pulled out of the tournament at the last minute thus causing the Raiders to have only one game and some schedule changes in the tournament as a whole… Good news for Raider fans as the Raiders held the Lady Trojans of Carolina Academy scoreless in the first quarter and then went on to take a dominating 69-27 win… The Raider pressure defense gave the Trojans trouble all night long and the Raiders played unselfish ball on offense… Qua Fortson had a game-high 21 points to lead the Raiders… Hannah wiles added 10 points, Lamoria Allen 9, Raniya Jackson 7, Precious Grant 6, Paula Abrams 5, Aija Davis 4, Ashanti Conway 3 and both Kenaja Burnside & MK Moore had 2 each… The Raiders will play again today about 6:10 as they take on the Riverside Warriors… To see other scores from the tournament and the revised tournament schedule click here then scroll down.
  • Boys: Archbishop Alter 65 – Laurens 46… The Raider boys were also in action in a tournament over at Clover HS yesterday and unfortunately they fell to the Knights of Archbishop Altar out of Kettering, Ohio by a score of 65-46… The Raiders came out a little sluggish and trailed 13-6 at the end of the first quarter… They picked it up in the second quarter but still trailed 27-19 at the half… The Knights came out in the third quarter and outscored the Raiders 22-11 and then went on to take the win… The Raiders were led by Christian Anderson who had 15 points and Dee Foster who had 13… Leonard Williams added 6 points, Dra Copeland 5, Josh Ricks 5 and Ced McDowell 2… The Raiders will take on Newberry today 2:30.

 

Laurens Academy: The Lady Crusaders started their participation in the Lowe’s Roundball Classic at Chesnee HS yesterday.

  • LA 43 – Chesnee 22… The Crusaders had to take on the home standing Chesnee Eagles in their first game of the tournament yesterday… Good news for Crusader fans as they took a 43-22 won over the eagles… The first half was dominated by the Crusaders as they took a 15-5 lead at the end of the first quarter and then extended it to 29-11 at the half… Both teams cooled off in the second half but Chesnee did not outscore the Crusaders in either of the last 2 quarters… The Crusaders were led by Ruthie Moore who was the game’s leading scorer with 17 points… Blair Quarles was the only other Crusader in double-digits with 11 points… To see which other Crusaders scored in the game, click hereDoing that will carry you to the tournament’s website to a posting that has all the results from yesterday… The Crusaders will be back in action today at 4:00 pm as they take on the Fort Mill Yellow Jackets.

 

College Bowl Game List… Now for you college football junkies who want to know what has been the results of football bowl games played to date, which ones are left to be played, who is playing in them, when, time and broadcast information, click here.

 

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Sports Report for Thursday, 12-27-2018

Local Notes:

CHS:

  • Clinton 69 – Calhoun Falls 47… Well I must have looked at the bracket dates with one eye closed (the good one) as the Red Devil boys’ basketball team started their participation in the Emerald City Classic last night down in Greenwood taking the Calhoun Falls Charter School Flashes…. Good news for Red Devil fans as they took a 69-47 win over the Flashes… Clinton led 14-10 after the first 8 minutes of play and extended that 30-14 at the half… The Flashes tried to make a comeback in the third quarter as they outscored Clinton 23-16 but the Red Devils reversed that in the fourth quarter by outscoring the Flashed 23-10 to make the final 69-47… Ahamari Bated had a game-high 28 points to lead the Red Devils and JD Payne was also in double digits with 17 points… PJ Bluford finished with 9 points, Kimon Quarles 6, Javier Boyd 4, Elijah Campbell 3 and Sam Tiller 2… The Red Devils return to action today at 6:00 pm as they take on region foe Mid-Carolina at Emerald HS.
  • CHS Girls… Carolina Invitational at Cane Bay HS, Clinton vs Timberland HS at 3:30 pm

 

LDHS

  • Laurens Boys… Clover Holiday Tournament at Clover HS, Archbishop Alter (Ohio) vs. Laurens 4:00 pm
  • Laurens Girls… Hosting the Raider Rumble starting today at LDHS… The Raiders first game will be against Ninety Six at 2:30…They then will take on Carolina HS in the final game of the night scheduled to start about 8:00.

 

Laurens Academy:

  • Laurens Academy Girls… Lowe’s Roundball Classic at Chesnee HS, LA vs. Chesnee at 10:00 am

 

Note… To see the brackets for all the tournaments above, click here

 

College Bowl Game List… Now for you college football junkies who want to know what has been the results of football bowl games played to date, which ones are left to be played, who is playing in them, when, time and broadcast information, click here.

 

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Sports Report for Wednesday, 12-26-2018

PC Notes

  • WBK: PC 71 – College of Charleston 65… Last Friday the Lady Blue Hose basketball team traveled down I-26 to the coast to take on the College of Charleston Cougars… Good news for PC fans as PC took a 71-65 win over the Cougars to pick up their second win of the season… PC was led by Kacie Hall who had her collegiate-best 30 points in the game… For more information about this game, click here… The team will be back in action Friday when they travel to the University of Georgia to take on the Bulldogs in a 2:00 contest.
  • MBK: Dayton 81 – PC 69… The men were in action last Saturday as they traveled to Dayton, Ohio to take on the Dayton Flyers… Dayton got off to a fast start and led 45-17 at the half… PC would try to come back and cut the lead to 77-63 with about 3 minutes left to play but could get no closer…  Adam Flagler and Francois Lewis led PC with 20 points apiece… For more information on this contest, click here… PC is now 6-7 on the season and will travel to Jacksonville for a 2:00 pm contest this Sunday.

Local Notes:

Area Teams Start Participation in Holiday Tournaments Tomorrow… The Clinton boys and girls’ varsity basketball teams, the Laurens varsity boys and girls’ basketball teams as well as the Laurens Academy varsity girls’ basketball team will start participation in different holiday basketball tournaments around the area… Below is a list of the tournament, opening games and times for each team in their respective tournament and I’ll have full brackets tomorrow

  • CHS Girls… Carolina Invitational at Cane bay HS, Clinton vs Timberland HS at 3:30 pm.
  • CHS Boy… Emerald City Classic at Emerald HS, Calhoun Falls vs. Clinton at 3:00 pm
  • Laurens Girls… Hosting the Raider Rumble at LDHS, Ninety Six vs. Laurens at 2:30
  • Laurens Boys… Clover Holiday Tournament at Clover HS, Archbishop Alter (Ohio) vs. Laurens 4:00 pm
  • Laurens Academy Girls… Lowe’s Roundball Classic at Chesnee HS, LA vs. Chesnee at 10:00 am.

 

College Basketball Rankings: The latest college basketball rankings came out Monday and in case you missed them because of all that goes on around Christmas let’s review them.

  • Men’s D-I AP Poll… There was some shakeup in the men’s AP Poll as former #1 Kansas fell to #5 with a loss… Teams 1-4 are now Duke, Michigan, Tennessee and Virginia… Spots 6-10 are occupied by Nevada, Gonzaga, Michigan State, Florida State and Virginia Tech… To see the entire top 25 in the AP Poll click here.
  • Women’s D-I AP Poll… The top 3 spots in the women’s AP Poll remain unchanged as UConn, Notre Dame & Louisville hold them down in that order… Last week’s #5 Maryland comes in at 3$ while Oregon rounds out the top 5… Spots 6-10 are occupied by Stanford, Baylor, Mississippi State, North Carolina State and Tennessee… South Carolina checked in at #5… To see the entirety of this 25 team poll click here.

 

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Sports Report for Monday, 12-25-2018

Local Notes:

LDHS:

Wrestling… Back on Thursday of last week the Raider wrestling team traveled to Chester to participate in the Chester Quad. Note: You will also find a couple of photos if you click on the links mentioned below.

  • Laurens 42 – Cheater 36… One of the teams that the Raiders took the mats against was the Northwestern Trojans and the Raiders defeated them 42-36… Raiders taking wins on the mats against their opponents were Robert Lawson, Will Pontoon, Austin James, Richard Rush, Cody Emert, Josh Shubert and Trevor Neal…. Some Raiders did take wins by forfeits and if you would like to see who they were and complete match details, click here.
  • Union 51 – Laurens 30… The Raiders did not do quite as well against the Union County Yellow Jackets as Union took a 51-30 win… Will Pontoon, Austin James, Brian Sheffield, Cody Emert and Robert Lawson were all able to defeat their opponents on the mats… For complete match details click here
  • Chester 42 – Laurens 27… The third team the Raiders faced was the home team, the Chester Cyclones… The Cyclones defended their home mats well as they took a 42-27 win over the Raiders… Raider who defeated a Cyclone on the mats were Will Pontoon, Andrew Shelton, Josh Shubert and Trevor Neal… For complete match details and to see which Raider took a win by forfeit, click here.
  • Raiders Travel Hilton Head… On Friday and Saturday of this week the team will be traveling to Hilton Head to participate in the Coastal Clash.

 

Laurens Academy: The Laurens Academy Crusader boys’ varsity team was involved in a holiday tournament down in Newberry this past Friday and Saturday.

  • Friday: Northside Christian Academy 65 – LA 35…  The Crusaders took on another set of Crusaders the Northside Christian Academy Crusaders out of Lexington, SC…  LA lost this game 65-35…. Sorry no scoring details.
  • Saturday: LA 38 – South Aiken 37… Now the news is better where the Saturday game is concerned as the Crusaders took a come from behind 38-37 win over South Aiken Baptist School… SA led 10-6 at the end of the first quarter but the Crusaders rebounded in the second quarter and took a 19-12 lead into the locker room at the half… SA would come out in the third quarter and outscore the Crusader to tie the game 26-26 going into the final 8 minutes of play… The Crusaders took the lead with about 3 minutes left to play and then held on as they had problems scoring the last 3 minutes… Caleb Leverette of SA was high scorer in the game with 23 points… The Crusaders were led by Noah Moore who had 18 points and was the only Crusader in double-digits… Charlton McCall and Dawson Foster had 7 points each, Thomas Lowry 4 and Diamonte Grant 2…. The Crusaders are now 8-5 on the season.

 

Two Athletes Sign Letters of Intent… Last Friday I mentioned the Savannah Campbell at CHS and Octavia Johnson had both recently signed letters of intent to continue their education and athletic careers recently and that there was more information about this and a link to short interviews and photos with each of them on my sports report at wlbg.com. … We had a website problem most of the day on Friday and you may have tried to go there to find out more and could not see my posting… Well it is there now and I have repeated that information here… Sorry about the problems last Friday.

  • CHS: Savannah Campbell Signs with Erskine… This past Wednesday in the auditorium at CHS senior Savannah Campbell signed a letter of intent to continue her basketball career and education at Erskine College playing for the Flying Fleet… Savannah is getting a “full ride” not only because she is an outstanding athlete but an outstanding student and person as pointed out by her coach John Gardner… If you would like to see a short interview done with Savannah after the signing and a few phots, click here… Congratulation to Savannah!
  • LDHS: Octavia Johnson Signs with Allen University… Late last week LDHS senior Octavia Johnson signed a letter of intent to continue her education and softball career at Allen University next season for the Yellow Jackets… Johnson coming into her senior season she has a career batting average of .326 with 37 runs batted in and has scored 42 times herself… Last year she hit .395, had 3 homers and 26 runs batted in… If you would like to see a short interview done with Octavia after the signing and a few phots, click here… Congratulations to Octavia.

 

College Bowl Game List… Now for you college football junkies who want to know what has been the results of football bowl games played to date, which ones are left to be played, who is playing in them, when, time and broadcast information, click here.

 

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