Sports Report for Friday, 11-29-2013

Local sports:

The PC men’s’ basketball team made a quick trip to Cancun, Mexico last Tuesday and Wednesday to appear in the Triple Crown Cancun Challenge… Unfortunately the Blue Hose dropped both games but in both they rallied after falling behind by double-digits early… On Tuesday they lost 45-67 to Bowling Green after getting the lead to within single digits in the second half… It was much the same story on Wednesday as they lost to Georgia Southern 66-76… The Blue Hose did get the lead down to 3 points but could get no closer… They will be back in action next Tuesday in Greensboro. 


High School Football Playoffs Schedule for Today

  • Class A: The Class A schools will crown 2 champions today at Benedict College in Columbia…. Division II: Hunter-Kinard-Tyler vs. Timmonsville at noon… Division I: Christ Church vs. carvers bay at 3:00 pm.
  • Class AA Division II: Upper state Chesnee host Batesburg-Leesville … Lower state Silver Bluff host Bamberg-Earhart.
  • Class AA I: Upper state Cheraw host Fairfield-Central… Lower state Dillon host Timberland.
  • Class AAA: Upper state Daniel host Chapman…. Lower state Myrtle Beach host Marlboro County
  • Class AAAA II: Stratford host South Pointe and Northwestern host North Augusta
  • Class AAAA I: Byrnes host Dutch Fork and Summerville host Sumter


Middle School Athletics

  • The middle school basketball season will kick off Monday with all the teams in the Little River Conference in action… The complete season schedule is now available online along with results and standings…. Check the Featured Sports  

NFL: In case you were out shopping yesterday or did not stay up late last night, the NFL scores from yesterday were:

  • Detroit Lions 40 – Green Bay Packers 10: Detroit first win on Thanksgiving since 2003
  • Dallas 31 – Oakland 24: Three touchdowns by running back DeMarco Murray helped the Cowboys come back from a 14-point deficit to beat the Raiders.
  • Baltimore 22 – Pittsburg 20:  This was a very bruising game in which the Steelers scored all their point in the second half and the Ravens held on for the win.


College Notes: Lots of big games in College football tomorrow:

  • Furman (7-5) the Southern Conference Champion will travel to SC State (9-3) the MEAC Co-Football Champion in a first round FCS Championship Series game… Will be on ESPN3 at 1:00
  • Bethune-Cookman (10-2) at Coastal Carolina (10-2) … Will be on ESPN3 at 1:00
  • Top 25 FBS games of Note: #1 Alabama at #4 Auburn, #2 Florida State at Florida (Seminoles should skin the water lizards), #19 Texas A&M at #5 Missouri (big interest here for Gamecock fans- Go Aggies!),  # 22 UCLA at USC and of course
  • #6 Clemson at # 10 South Carolina… There is not much that I could add to all the hype that is going on around this game… 111th meeting between the 2 schools, Clemson holds a substantial lead in the overall series but Carolina has won the last 4, Arguably the 2 best quarterbacks that the 2 schools have ever had will be in control… Boyd has never beaten Carolina and Shaw has never lost a t home and Carolina has a 17 game winning streak at Williams Brice… First time both schools have been ranked in the top 10 when they meet and BCS bowl game implications are on the line in front of a national audience on ESPN2…. Oh well just another college football game on a typical Saturday in the state of South Carolina… Only thing I can add is Go Gamecocks!

 Local Sports Schedule: None this weekend

 This & That:

  • Laurens County Touchdown Club… The final meeting of the Laurens County Touchdown Club for this season will be the Annual Banquet on Wednesday December 4th at Lakeside Country Club … During this meeting the All-County Team will be announced as well as Coach of the Year and Player of the Year…  The featured speaker will be will be Danny Ford former coach of the Clemson Tigers.. … Tickets for the banquet may still be available for $15 each… Call Marlene Owen at 833-2716 for more information.
  • Laurens YMCA Reindeer Run… The Laurens YMCA will hold the 14th Annual Reindeer Run on Saturday, December 14, 2013.  The event will feature a 5K walk/run and a kid’s 1-mile fun run… For more information about it including a link to the registration site, click on the following link: Laurens YMCA Reindeer Run Info 

FYI / Community Interest:

Clinton YMCA:

  • Basketball & Cheerleading: Registration is now open for Youth Basketball and Cheerleading which will start December 19th… There will be age appropriate groupings for youth ages 5-12 in basketball and for grades K5-6th grade for cheerleading…  You can register at the reception desk during normal Y business hours… Pre-registration is required and you must register by Thursday December 12th… Click on the following link for much more information about the basketball and cheerleading programs or call the Y at 833-1555.: Clinton YMCA Basketball and Cheerleading 2013-14
  • Laurens YMCA: Basketball:  Registration is now open for youth basketball at the Laurens YMCA… The season will begin January 6th, 2014 and the registration deadline is December 15th… There will be age appropriate groups for youth ages 3 – 15… You can register at Member Services during normal business hours or contact Josie Parker at… For more complete information click on the following: Laurens YMCA Basketball 2013-14
  • City of Laurens Parks & Recreation Basketball:  The City of Laurens Parks and Recreation Department is also registering youth for their youth basketball program… There will be 3 age appropriate groups available…  The cost is $30 and the deadline to register is December 2nd… Registration can be done at their office at the Little River Park during normal business hours… For more information call 681-7275 or email


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