Sports Report for Wednesday, 9-6-2017

Local Notes: 

SC High School Football Media Poll… First place votes are in parenthesis.

  • 5A: 1. Fort Dorchester (14). 2. Dutch Fork. 3. Byrnes. 4. T.L. Hanna. 5. Conway. 6. Greenwood. 7. Spring Valley. 8. Sumter. 9. Boiling Springs. 10. Gaffney. Receiving votes: Westside, Spartanburg, Summerville, Irmo, White Knoll.
  • 4A: 1. South Pointe (14). 2. Hartsville. 3. North Myrtle Beach. 4. Belton-Honea Path. 5. North Augusta. 6. South Aiken. 7. Greer. 8. Ridge View. 9. Greenville. 10. Berkeley. Receiving Votes: Chapin, Eastside, Beaufort, Orangeburg-Wilkinson.
  • 3A: 1. Chapman (13). 2. Dillon (1). 3. Newberry. 4. Strom Thurmond. 5. Timberland. 6. Fairfield Central. 7. Brookland-Cayce . 8. Chester . 9. Gilbert. 10. Seneca. Receiving Votes: Powdersville, Broome, Manning, Palmetto.
  • 2A: 1. Abbeville (14). 2. Bamberg-Ehrhardt. 3. Barnwell. 4. Carvers Bay. 5. Cheraw. 6. Lee Central. 7. Chesterfield. 8. Andrews. 9. Batesburg-Leesville. 10. Latta. Receiving votes: Southside Christian, Buford, Liberty, Woodland, Saluda, Chesnee.
  • 1A: 1. Lamar (12). 2. Hemingway. 3. St. John’s. 4. Lewisville (2). 5, Lake View. 6. Williston-Elko. 7. C.E. Murray. 8. Cross. 9. Wagener-Salley. 10. Hannah-Pamplico. Receiving votes: Bethune-Bowman, Baptist Hill, Branchville, Dixie.

Laurens County Speedway Results… The racing season at the LCS is fast drawing to a close so let’s take a quick look back at the results from the main events from last Saturday night (First, second & third):

  • Monster Minis… (Larry Teal, Casey Lawson & Bradley Lambert)… Larry Teal crossed the finish line first but after the race but after the race a protest was lodged concerning his tires… If his tires prove to be illegal after inspection this week, Casey Lawson will get the win and Bradley Lambert will finish second.
  • Thunder Bombers… (Dan Lawson, Casey Lawson & Justin McJunkin)… The Thunder Bombers was another division where the first one across the finish line in the main event did not win as Dylan Chappell’s car was disqualified after the race when a protest was upheld… Dan Lawson who finished second picked up the win.
  • Limited… (Brian Mullins, Billy Rushton & Frank Coates)… Brian Mullins and Billy Rushton battled it out for the lead for about half the race but Mullins pulled away for the win.
  • SECA 604 Crate… (Dillon Brown, Jeff Robinson & Taylor Puckett)… Dillon Brown started on the pole and never looked back as he led wire to wire.
  • 602 Crate… Billy Rushton, Chris Patterson & Mart Patterson)… Billy Rushton took the win starting on the pole and when the checkered flag dropped he was over 2 seconds ahead of second place finisher Chris Patterson.
  • FWD… (Travis Jamieson, Mason Mack & Jason Lambert)… Travis Jamieson and Mason Mack had a fierce battle in this race with Jamieson coming out on top at the end.

College Sports:

  • FBS College Football Poll….The latest FBS college football AP Poll came out yesterday and in case you missed it I’ll tell you that the top two teams, Alabama and Ohio State remain atop the poll in that order… After that there were some changes… The Clemson Tigers moved from #5 to #3 and the balance of the top five are Penn State and Oklahoma who all moved up… Spots 6-10 are occupied by USC (west coast pretender version), Washington, Michigan, Wisconsin and Florida State who was #3 last week… Now if you would like to see the entire AP FBS Poll, click here.
  • FCS Coaches Poll… Now for those of you would like to know about the FCS Coaches Poll I will tell you that the top 5 are almost the same this week as last… James Madison is still #1 with North Dakota State close behind at #2… Spots 3-5 are occupied by Sam Houston State, South Dakota State and Jacksonville State…. A couple of teams from South Carolina an close by also made the top 25…. Wofford comes in at #10, The Citadel comes in at #13, Chattanooga #14 and Charleston Southern #18… To see the entire top 25 in the Coaches Poll, click here.

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

  • Braves… The Braves game with the Texas Rangers in Atlanta last night was postponed due to weather… They will play a doubleheader today.
  • Drive… The Greenville Drive will start post-season play tonight as they travel to Charleston to take on the RiverDogs in a best of three series for the SAL Southern Davison Title… The two teams will play again Friday at Flour Field and the “if needed” game will be Saturday at Flour Field.

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

  • Middle School Football Broadcast…. Join us here Thursday at 5:00 pm as we bring you all the action live from Hickory Tavern as the Panthers take on the Gray Court-Owings in middle school football action…. And as usual you can hear it live on the internet at www.wlbg.com.
  • 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, 198.9, 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.
  • Throw Back Night at CHS… On Friday September 22, the Clinton Red Devils will honor the 1977 and 1987 State Championship teams during “Throwback Night” in their game versus Chesnee… All members and coaches of the two championship teams are invited to attend… Special jerseys will be worn that replicate the 1977 state championship uniforms and will have a commerative patch that honor both teams… All team members are encouraged to email Coach Webb at andrewwebb@lcsd56g.com if you plan on attending… After the game, all team members and coaches are invited to go to the high school to eat “Friday Night Chicken” in the school cafeteria with the team… The throwback uniforms will be available to purchase for $50… The State Champion members will have the first opportunity to buy the jersey, and then they will go on sale to the public. Go Big Red!
  • 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.
  • Laurens County Sports Hall of Fame Accepting Nominations for 2018 Class… The Laurens County Sports Hall of Fame is now accepting nominations through October 31st for their second class, the Class of 2018… Those selected will be inducted March 27, 2018 in a 6:30 pm ceremony at The Ridge… But first you the general public must nominate those you think are worthy and fall into the set criteria for inclusion in the hall… For more information about who is in the hall already, criteria those nominated have to meet and other information about the hall, click here… Nomination forms are available at www.laurenscountysportshalloffame.comFor any questions about the Laurens County Sports Hall of fame, contact Billy Dunlap at bdunlap@golaurens.com
  • 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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