Weather Postponements: Well the rainy weather caused several contest to be postponed yesterday.
CHS: The lacrosse team’s match with St. Joe was forced to be postponed and at this time I do not know the date of the make-up…. The baseball team also had to cancel yesterday and they will make up their game with Irmo today at Irmo… First pitch is scheduled for 5:30.
LDHS: The Raider baseball team suffered the same fate and their game with Emerald will be played at Ed Prescott Field today at 5:00 pm.
Local Sports Results:
- Wrestling: The Laurens Raider wrestling team had 2 representatives at the state Tournament in Anderson last weekend… Austin (Spanky) Crocker competed in the 195 pound weight class and Ryan Hughes in the 182 pound weight class… Crocker last his first mach to the eventual state champion from Cane Bay but rebounded to take his second match 8-3 before losing his third match 5-3… Ryan Hughes finished 3rd winning his 1st match but lost his second to the eventual state champ by a score of 3-1 in overtime… He then won the next 2 matches to place 3rd… The loss was only his second of the season… Congratulations to Austin, Ryan and Coach Sheffield on a great season.
- CAMB 58 – LA 47… The Crusader boys’ basketball team took on the Christian Academy of Myrtle Beach in the SCISA Class A Championship Game Saturday down in Sumter… The same 2 teams faced off last season in the championship game with CAMB taking the win… Unfortunately history repeated itself as the CAMB took a 58-47 win leaving the Crusaders to be the bridesmaid for the 2nd year in a row…. The Crusaders led 13-11 at the end of the 1st quarter but trailed 19-29 at the half… The Crusaders battled back to get within 4 at the end of the 3rd quarter but still trailed 34-36 going into the final period before losing 58-47… Chase Brewington and Matthew Urwick had 16 points to lead the Crusaders’ offense… Samuel Moore added 8, Ryan Holmes 4 and both Ryan Sneed and Robert Williams had 2 points each… Brewington and Urwick were selected to the State All-Tournament team… The Crusaders finish the season with an overall record of 26-6… Congratulations to the Crusaders on a great season!!
- SCISA All-Star Teams… Congratulations go out today to Chase Brewington, Matthew Urwick, Kayla Mitchell and Coach Travis Plowden at Laurens Academy… Brewington and Urwick have been named to the SCISA Boys All-Star Team while Mitchell was named to the girls’… Coach Travis Plowden was also named as the Head Coach of the SCISA team… The all-star teams will compete against a similar all-star team from Georgia… Those contests will take place on March 15th in Macon, Georgia…. Again congratulations to Coach Plowden and these fine young athletes!
- College Baseball Rankings… The 10-0 South Carolina Gamecocks coming off the 3-game sweep of Pickens County A&M (Clemson) this past weekend have climbed all the way to the #1 spot in 2 of the 4 major college baseball polls… In the USA Today Coaches’ Poll, Florida State, Virginia, Vanderbilt & Cal state Fullerton round out the top 5… Spots 6-10 are occupied by Oregon State, LSU, NC State, Oregon & Mississippi State… Clemson comes in as high 16 in one poll but 20 or below in others… The Tigers will be on the road taking on Western Carolina today at 4:00 pm while the Gamecocks start a 2-game series with Stetson in Columbia today at 4:00 and finish the series tomorrow at 4:00 also.
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