Sports Report for Monday, 4-7-2014

Local Sports Results:


CHS: The CHS soccer team traveled to Columbia on Friday and Saturday to participate in the Airport Select Invitational… This is a very prestigious tournament with some of the best teams participating…

  • Mauldin 3 – CHS 2… On Friday night the Red Devils took on the Maudlin Mavericks and fell by a score of 3-2… Madison Simpson and Dexter Simmons had the Clinton goals.
  • Swansea 3 – CHS 0…  In their first game on Saturday the Red Devils managed only 2 shots on goal to Swansea’s 14 and fell by a score of 3-0.
  • Bluffton 7 – CHS 0… In their last game on Saturday, Clinton’s offensive woes continued as they lost 7-0 to Bluffton…  Again the Red Devils managed only 2 shots on goal while Bluffton’s offense took 38..
  • For more details on these matches, click on the following: Clinton Soccer at Airport Select Invitational   The Red Devils will return to action tomorrow when they travel to Chester.




  • BB: GHS 7 – LDHS 2… On Friday night the Raider baseball team hosted the Greenwood Eagles in Region I-AAAA action at Ed Prescott Field… In the top of the 5th inning the lights went out at the field for 24 minutes and that is pretty much an analogy of the game as Greenwood took a 7-2 win over the Raiders… Greenwood tagged Laurens starter Tanner Adair for 4 runs in the first inning while their starting pitcher Gatlin Minick picked up the complete game win allowing the 2 earned runs on 6 hits while striking out 9 and walking just 1…. Cody Smiley pitched well in relief of Adair striking out 4 and walking 2 but did give up 3 earned runs on 6 hits… Adair and Hammer Walker led the Raider offense with  2 hits each…Form the game box score and statistics, click on the following: 14-4-4_LDHS_BB-Greenwood_stats 14-4-4_LDHS_BB-Greenwood_Scorecard  For the game scorecard click on the following:    The Raiders are now 8-4 on the season and 4-4 in region play and will travel to Hillcrest tomorrow for a 7:30 contest.
  • JV BB: LDHS 6 – GHS 4…  In the game prior to the varsity, the JV’s took a 6-4 win over Greenwood..  Thanks to one of the parents the box score and statistics and the scorecard can be seen by clicking on the following 2 links:4-4-14_JVBB-LDHS-Gwd_Stats and 4-4-14_JVBB-LDHS-Gwd_Scorecard


Laurens Softball… The Lady Raider softball team was in action at the Triple Crown Tournament in Aiken…. Good news for Raider fans as the team went 2-1 in pool play and then undefeated in bracket play to win the Gold Division Championship… Congratulation to the Lady Raiders… Information about each game can be found below.

  • LDHS 11 – Midland Valley 10… In the first game the Lady Raiders took an 11-10 win over Midland Valley in a shootout that went back and forth all night… The Raiders put 3 runs on the board in the top of the 7th when Michaela Smith led off being hit by a pitch and then Jordan Henderson, Bailey Gibbs and Tara Bond all recorded hits… Allison Foreback got the win… Click on the following for game statistics: 14-4-4_SB_LDHS-Midland_Valley_Stats
  • WKHS 10 – LDHS 8… In the 2nd game on Friday night, the Raiders got into another shootout this time with White Knoll… The Raiders fell behind early but fought back only to lose the game when WKHS but 4 runs on the board in the bottom of the 6th inning and Laurens was only able to manage 2 runs in the top of the 7th as WKHS took a 10-8 win… Allison Foreback went 3-4… Click on the following for game statistics: 14-4-4_SB_LDHS-White_Knoll_Stats
  • LDHS 6 – ILHS5… In the first game on Saturday, the Lady Raiders got back on the winning track as they took a 6-5 win over Indian Land… The Raiders broke a 5-5 tie in the top of the 7th inning when Tara Bond led off with a single and then scored when Maria Williamson later doubled… Laurens held on in the 7th to take the 6-5 win…. Bond, Williamson and Allison Foreback each had 2 hits… Logan Hill picked up the win… Click on the following for game statistics:14-4-5_SB_LDHS-Indian_Land_Stats
  • LDHS 2 – Blythewood 0… In the second game on Saturday, Laurens broke a scoreless tie with 2 runs in the bottom of the 6th inning to take a 2-0 win over Blythewood… Michaela smith and Maria Williamson led the inning off with back-to-back singles with Smith scoring on a Blythewood error… Baylee Brag grounded into a fielder’s choice that resulted in Williamson being forced out at second… Bragg then advanced to second on a passed ball and then scored on a single by Jordan Henderson… Allison Foreback picked up the win striking out 6 and walking none… Click on the following for game statistics: 14-4-5_SB_LDHS-Blythewood_Stats
  • LDHS 7 –EHS 1… In the final game on Saturday, the Lady Raiders faced off against region foe Easley for the Gold Division Championship… Laurens jumped on top 7-0 at the end of 3 innings and Logan Hill held Easley to just 1 run the rest of the way as the Lady Raiders took a 7-1 win in the championship game… Jordan Henderson led the Raider attack going 3-4 with 2 RBIs… Maria Williamson and Michaela Smith both went 2-4… Click on the following for game statistics: 14-4-5_SB_LDHS-Easley_Stats
  • The Raiders are now 14-4 on the season and 6-0 in region play…. They are scheduled to host (weather permitting) TL Hanna today in a JV-Varsity doubleheader… They are also planning on having their Cancer Awareness Game tonight in memory of cancer victims and honoring cancer survivors… Donations to Relay for Life will be accepted and luminaries will be on sale… Hope you can make it to the game but if you can’t, join Mike Hughes as he brings you all the action live starting about 7:30… And as usual, it will be streamed on the internet at


College Notes:

  • NCAA Div. I Basketball….  Well the NCAA’s march Madness has all but run its course as we are down to the final 2 and the championship game tonight at 9:00 on CBS… OK, how many of you really had Connecticut defeating the #1 seed Florida on you bracket to set up a showdown with a #& seed Kentucky?  Be honest now?


Local Sports Schedule:


  • JV baseball @ Emerald   6:00
  • Golf host Mid Carolina at Lakeside C.C.   4:00


  • Tennis host Easley @ Laurens City Parks   5:00
  • JV & varsity softball host TL Hanna   5:30 / 7:30   see below

 Laurens Academy:

  • Baseball host Southside Christian    7:00


Broadcast Reminder 


  • Today the Lady Raiders will be hosting TL Hanna in a JV-varsity doubleheader with the JV game starting at 5:30 and the varsity at 7:30…. WLBG will bring you the varsity action starting just before 7:30… That will also be the Cancer Awareness Game that was postponed from last Friday due to the weather… Player introductions will include the person(s) each player is dedicating the game in honor or memory of…  Anyone being honored as a cancer survivor can be on the field during player introductions… The players will be wearing special purple jerseys to bring awareness to all types of cancer…  There will be donation jars and all donations are going to the Laurens County Relay for Life.  Relay for Life luminaries will be available for purchase also.  There will be a candle lighting before the game.  One for those being honored and one for those being remembered… Please come out and support the girls as they shine the light on Cancer of all types and raise money for Relay for Life
  • Tomorrow the Lady Raiders will host the Hillcrest Rams in a very important region contest…. Again Real Radio 860 WLBG will bring you the varsity game starting about 7:30
  • On Thursday the Raider baseball team will travel to Clinton to take on the Red Devils in round 2 of the cross-county rivalry… Hope you can make it to the game but if you can’t you can catch all the action on Real Radio 860 WLBG and online at



  • Tomorrow  the Lady Red Devil softball teams will host Chester in Region 3-AAA action… The first pitch for the varsity game is scheduled for 7:00 pm… You can join the WPCC broadcast crew a few minutes before that for all the action on Sports radio 1410 WPCC… Remember you can also hear the action on the internet at



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