Sports Report for Tuesday, 8-29-2017

PC Notes:

  • Football… The Blue Hose football team will open up its season this Thursday as they travel up to Winston-Salem to take on the Wake Forest Demon Deacons… Kickoff is slated for 6:30 and you can watch the game on the ACC Network Extra if you subscribe to that or know someone who does… Of course it marks the first game under the new / old head coach Tommy Spangler as he takes over the team for the second time in his career… To see the PC posting about this game with lots of other interesting information, click here. 

Local Notes: I have a lot of catching up on scores from late last week and since then. 

CHS:

  • Tennis: Christ Church 6 – Clinton 0…Last Thursday the Red Devil girls’ tennis team faced off against a traditional tennis powerhouse Christ Church Episcopal… It looks like Christ Church is loaded again as they took a 6-0 win over the Lady Devils… For more information on the match, click here.
  • Volleyball… The Red Devil volleyball teams will be hosting BHP today with the JV teams taking the court at 5:30 and the varsity about 7 pm… Go Big Red!

LDHS:

  • Girls’ Tennis… The Lady Raider tennis team participated in the 221 Eye Opener up in Spartanburg County this past weekend.
  • Laurens 4 – Gaffney 3… After losing to perennial power Southside Christian in the opening round of the Highway 221 Eve-opener Tournament the Raiders travelled to Dorman High School for a 2nd round matchup with the Gaffney Indians. In tight matches, Kathleen Horner, Kathryn Tribble, and McKenzie Little played well to wins in singles action… With the match split with each time securing 3 wins each, the #1 doubles to the court for the chance to win. The doubles duo of Horner/Tribble played clean and kept their opponents off balance for a win that sent the Raiders into a 3rd round match up with Woodruff…. For more information on this match, click here.
  • Laurens 4 – Woodruff 4… In the 3rd round of the Highway 221 Eye-opener Tournament the Lady Raiders took the courts against a familiar foe playing the Woodruff Wolverines… The match started with Tribble was awarded a win after Cairnes became ill, giving the Raiders an early 1-0 lead… From that point forward, it became a repeat of near yearly matches against Woodruff… The girls grinded for long tough points and worked hard to gain points… The Raiders fell behind on the match score 1-3 before Horner and Little were above to each battle back from 1st set losses to pull out desperately needed wins in 3rd sets… The match hinged on the #1 doubles of Horner and Tribble… For the 2nd straight match Horner/Tribble picked up the win to give the Raiders a 4-3 win and the championship of Pool B… Kathleen Horner/Kathryn Tribble/McKenzie Little each received a game ball for their excellent play throughout the tournament with Kathleen Horner being named to the All-Tournament Team.

Laurens Academy:

  • Volleyball: Shannon Forest 3 – Laurens Academy 0… The lady Crusader volleyball team was in action last night as they traveled to Shannon Forest…It was not a good night for the Crusaders as Shannon Forrest took a 3-0 win… The set scores were; 25-14, 25-12 and 25-17… The lady Crusaders return to action tonight as they travel to Anderson Montessori for a 5pm varsity only match.Laurens County TD Club… Once again the Laurens County TD Club has a full slate of very interesting speakers lined up for its meetings every other week during the football season out at The Ridge starting at noon on Fridays… each week the local coaches will recap the games their teams have played since the last meeting and the talk about the game that night… There are several levels of sponsorship available and of course you can just come on the day of the meeting for a small fee… Now for a complete list of speakers and other information about the club, click here… If you still have questions, contact Marlene Owings at 864-833-2716 or by email at mowings@laurenscounty.org…. The next meeting will be Friday, September 9th and the featured speaker will be Clay Hendrix Head Football Coach at Furman University coaches as the speakers.

Pro Sports     For more information on each game, click on the score at the start.

  • Phillies 6 – Braves 1… The Braves started a 3-game series with the Phillies in Philadelphia last night on a sour note as the Phillies took a 6-1 win… The game was tied 1-1 going into the bottom of the 6th inning when the Phillies struck for 2 runs and then went on to take the win…
  • DriveThe Drive had the night off last night but return home to Flour Field tonight to start a series with the Rome Braves… The Drive are 34-29 in the second half of their season and are just 4.5 games behind the Charleston RiverDogs who lead the SAL Southern Division with a record of 39-24… As you may recall, the Drive finished first in the SAL Southern Division in the first half of the season.

 Local Sports Schedule:

  • 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: Volleyball

  • Tuesday 8-29 at Anderson Montessori 5 varsity only
  • Thur. 8-31 host WW King 4/5
  • MS Football: Thur. 8-31 host WW King 6:30
  • Varsity Football Fri. 9-1 host Wardlaw 7:30

 Broadcast Notes

  • Raider Football Broadcast… Our next Laurens varsity football broadcast will be this Friday night when Laurens travels to Chapman… We will start with our Friday Night Insiders program at 6:00 and then go live to KC Hanna Stadium about 6:35 with Doug Holiday calling the game and King Dixon adding his analysis of the game… Mike Hughes will report from the sideline…Our FM in-stadium transmitter will be set on 95.5, 104.1 or 87.9 whichever I find is best when I get there… And as usual you can hear it live on the internet at www.wlbg.com.
  • JV Broadcast… Join us here Thursday as we bring you JV Football action from KC Hanna Stadium as the Raiders host the Panthers in JV football action… We will go live about 7:30.

This & That:

  • Red Devil Season Football Tickets on Sale …. Season football tickets for Red Devil football are now on sale at CHS. .  During the summer dates we will sell season tickets Monday through Thursday from 8:30-1:30 in the athletics office located in the main gym…  When school starts back on August 17th tickets will be sold 8:30-1:30 Monday through Friday…  Please enter through the main entrance of the gym, and Kathy Schumpert’s office is to the left and first office on the left (beside the men’s restroom in the gym lobby).  Kathy will also have membership forms for you to sign up with the CHS Booster Club as well…  Season Tickets will be $45 for one season ticket and one parking pass…  It will be $90 for two season tickets and one parking pass…  If you are a senior pass holder, you may purchase a parking pass for $20…  Parking spaces are limited, so they will be issued on a first come first serve basis… All senior pass holders must come to pick up a new senior pass this year!!!!  Senior passes will be printed each year starting with this up and coming school year…  All seniors may pick up their new senior pass in the athletics office and may come during the hours listed above…  All seniors must be prepared to show an ID to Kathy Schumpert…  In order to receive a senior pass, an individual must be at least 65 years old or older… If you need to make arrangements for an alternate time to pick up season tickets or senior passes, please call Kathy Schumpert at 864-938-1981 or Nickie Templeton at 864-938-1982.
  • Fall Baseball at the City of Laurens Parks & Recreation Department… Registration is now underway for fall baseball at the City of Laurens Parks and Recreation Department at their main office out at The Ridge… There will be “Coaches Pitch” for ages 6-8 and “Kids Pitch” for ages 9-1… Now registration for either is only $40 and registration closes Thursday, August 31… There will be a mandatory skills evaluation on Tuesday September 5…. For any questions about new bat rules or registration questions call The Ridge at 681-7275.
  • Fall Weeball / Tee Ball at the Laurens family YMCA… Now there are also fall baseball opportunities for those ages 3-6 as the Laurens family YMCA has their Weeball & tee ball program… Again the ost is $40 and registration ends August 31… Practice will begin on September 5th at Collyar Park. Please register at the Laurens Family YMCA and call them if you have any questions at 984-2626.
  • Clinton YMCA Better Together 50th Anniversary Celebration… The Clinton YMCA celebrated their 50th year in operation this past June… To help celebrate this milestone the YMCA is offering a way that current members can get 20% off their membership for a year by  referring a new member who also gets the same 20% off for a year… This special celebration offer can be taken advantage of for the remainder of the calendar year… For complete details call the Clinton YMCA at 833-1555 or simply click on the following which has all the details, click here … Don’t let this opportunity to save on Y memberships pass you by and help celebrate the YMCA’s 50th year!

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.