Sports Report for Monday, 9-4-2017

Local Notes:

CHS:

  • Greer 41 – Clinton 0… Last Friday night the Red Devils hosted the Greer Yellow Jackets who were coming off a 42-7 loss to Byrnes the week before and were looking to take their frustration out on someone and that someone just happened to be the Red Devils as Greer took a 41-0 win at Wilder Stadium… Greer took the opening kickoff and marched down the field in 4 plays and scored on a 46 yd. run by Dre Williams and with the PAT went up 7-0… From there Greer never looked back… The Greer defense never let the Red Devils get any closer than the Greer 22 in the second quarter where they intercepted a Red Devil pass then drove down the field to score their third touchdown with just 32 seconds left in the half 21-0… Greer had 360 yards of total offense in 45 plays with 208 of it coming on the ground… The Red Devils managed 192 yards of offense on 52 plays all of it on the ground as Konnor Richardson went 0-5 with the one interception… Kris Holmes netted 48 yards on 20 carries while Mark Wise netted 74 yards on 16 carries… The Red Devils will host Aiken this Friday night at wilder Stadium… For a look at more statistics on the game, click on the following: CHS vs Greer Quickie

LDHS:

  • Chapman 61 – Laurens 24… The Laurens Raiders loaded the bus and traveled up too Inman last Friday night to take on the undefeated and defending Class-AAA State Champions the Chapman Panthers … The Raiders found out quickly why Chapman is ranked #1 in AAA right now as they took a 61-24 win over the Raiders… The Raiders kicked off to Chapman to start the game and marched down the field but the Raider defense stiffened and held the Panther on 4th down at the Raider 15 yard line… On the first play from scrimmage the Raiders fumbled and Chapman recovered at the Raider 24 yard line then immediately hit a 24 yard scoring pass for the first of their 9 TDs on the night… Laurens responded by driving downfield and getting a 23 yd. field goal fro Devon Hubner 10 make it 7-3… Chapman scored again just before the end of the first period to go up 14-3… Laurens scored next on a 34 yard run by Dwayne Martin and made it 14-10… After that it was all Chapman ad the Raiders would not score again until the fourth quarter when Chapman had pretty much iced the game… Dwayne Martin had another TD run of 6 yds. In the fourth quarter and Laurens other score in the fourth quarter was on a 5 yd. run by Carado Ray with Hubner making all the PATS he attempted on the night… As you might imagine led in most all statistics… They had 530 total yards of offense to the Raiders 265… The rushing yards were pretty equal with Chapman getting 261 to the Raiders 244… The passing yardage was one-sided as the Panthers had 269 to the Raiders 21… The Raiders lost 3 fumbles and had 1 interception… Troy Dendy had 129 yards rushing for the Raiders but Chapman’s DJ Twitty led all rushers with 145… For a look at the complete stat package for the Raiders click on the following:  Laurens+at+Chapman-stats… The Raiders travel to Irmo this Friday night.

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

Braves… The Braves finished their 4 game series with the Cubs in Chicago over the weekend and as you may recall they started the series on Thursday with a 6-2 loss to the Cubs.

  • Friday: Cubs 2 – Braves 0… The Cubs pitching held the Braves to just 4 hits as they took a 2-0 win over the Braves in a low scoring affair.
  • Saturday: Cubs 14 – Braves 12… On Saturday the two teams combined to get 29 hits and 26 runs with Braves getting 17 of the hits but the only problem is that the Cubs had 14 runs to the Braves 12… Both teams had 3 homers with one of the Cubs being a grand slam.
  • Braves 5 – Cubs 1… Yesterday the Braves did manage to lock the closet where the Cubs keep the brooms as they avoided the sweep by taking a 5-1 win… The Braves managed 8 hits to the Cubs 5 with Nick Markakis going 2-3 with an RBI and Rio Ruiz went 2-4 with 3 RBIs… The Braves return home tonight and the first team into Sun Trust Park will be the Texas Rangers.

Drive… The Drive traveled to Ashville last Friday night to take on the Tourist in a 4-game series which is their last series of the regular 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: Thursday, 9-7 Cambridge Academy at home, MS 4:00 / Var. 5:00
  • MS Football: Thur. 9-7 Cambridge Academy at home 6:30
  • Varsity Football Fri. 9-8 at Andrew Jackson 7:30

 

Broadcast Notes

  • Raider Football Broadcast… Our next Laurens varsity football broadcast will be this Friday night when Laurens travels to Irmo… We will start with our Friday Night Insiders program at 6:00 and then go live to Irmo 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 101.7, 98.9, 103.5 or 107.1 whichever I find is best when I get there… And as- usual you can hear it live on the internet at www.wlbg.com.

 

This & That:

  • 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.
  • Fall Soccer at the Clinton YMCA… Registration is now open at the Clinton Family YMCA for fall soccer… It is open to youth ages 3-12 and will be divided into three age appropriate groups. The deadline to register is September 25th Now for more information like what the age groupings are, when practice starts, where it will be held, cost and other information click here or call the Clinton YMCA at 833-1555
  • Flag Football at the Laurens YMCA… Registration in now open thorough October 1st for flag football at the Laurens YMCA… Registration is open to youth ages 3-14 and the cost is $50 for YMCA members and $60 for non-members… Practices will begin at 5:45 on October 2nd and games and practices will be on Mondays and Thursdays… For more information call the Laurens YMCA 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!

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