Laurens YMCA and Laurens City Parks & Recreation Announce Agreement… Yesterday at Collyar Park Brian Harlan of the Laurens Family YMCA and Jason Pridgen of the City of Laurens Parks and recreation Department announced an agreement concerning youth baseball in the area…. For the last several years the YMCA has headed up the Dixie Youth Baseball program while the City of Laurens has done likewise with the Little League program… In the past youth had to decide which one of these programs they wanted to participate in… This spring the two organizations will operate a joint program… While many details are yet to be worked out, the agreement calls for the YMCA to continue to operate under the Dixie Youth banner and offer baseball to those ages 3-6 and also the middle school baseball program…. The City Parks and Recreation Department will offer baseball and softball for girls to youth ages 7-12 under the Little League banner… Harlan and Pridgen both stated that this idea has been discussed between the two directors for some time but until now they haven’t felt like it was the right time to proceed… Again there are a lot of details to be worked out but the framework is in place now for what should prove to be a giant step forward for youth baseball this spring.
JV Basketball… Catching up on some boys JV basketball
- LDHS 59- Woodmont 53… This game took place at Woodmont Tuesday night… Josh Greene had 15 points, Ty Foster 13 & Troy Dendy 11.
- LDHS 56 – Hillcrest 46… This game took place at Hillcrest last night (Wednesday)… Josh Green had 14 points and Carson Todd 10
Raider Wrestling… The Raider grapplers were in action at last Tuesday in a pair of matches at Hickory Tavern.
- LDHS 60 – Travelers Rest 18… Taking mat wins against opponents for the Raiders were Damien Ladd, Josh Hiott, Eric Diaz, Jesus Barcenas, Nick Delio and Jalik Dendy… For more information on this match, click here.
- Mauldin 46 – LDHS 24… The Raiders also wrestled with Mauldin that night and the news is not as good as Mauldin took a 46-24 win… Taking mat wins against opponents for the Raiders were Zarquel Castro, Jesus Barcenas and Jalik Dendy… For more information on this match, click here.
Raider Football Awards… Back on Monday night the Laurens Raider Football team held their annual awards banquet… All-County, All-Region, 9th grade and JV awards, and varsity awards were handed out after Coach Liner reflected on the recently completed season… Time does not permit me to mention all those recognized here but I will tell you that Thomas Jones was selected by the team as the MVP and the team also selected Linsey Bell for the Raider Award… To see a more complete account of the ceremony along with a few pictures, 2015 Football Awards click here
LOCAL SPORTS SCHEDULE:
Varsity basketball host Hillcrest
JV basketball @ Chapin
Middle School Basketball: Start at 5:00
CMS-W @ CMS-R
HT @ GCO
SMS @ LMS
Raider Basketball Broadcast… Join us here tonight at 6:00 pm as we bring you the action as the Laurens Raiders host the Hillcrest in a girls / boys doubleheader of varsity basketball… And as usual you can hear it live on the internet at www.wlbg.com
THIS & THAT:
Laurens YMCA Youth Basketball Registration… Registration will begin on Tuesday December 1st for youth basketball in the instructional league offered by the Laurens YMCA… This is a coed league where instruction will be given before the weekly games… There will be age appropriate groupings for youth ages 3-15.. The season will start January 7th and the 3-5 age group will play on Monday & Thursday starting at 5:45 an going to 6:30… After that the older groups will play until 7:30… The cost for members is $50 and for non-members $60… For more information contact the Josie Parker at 984-2626 or firstname.lastname@example.org…. By the way they can use coaches and volunteers.
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