Sports Report for Monday, 9-11-2017

Local Notes:


  • Red Devils Pick Up First Win… The Clinton Red Devils picked up their first win of the season as they defeated the Aiken Green Hornets 47-33 at Wilder Stadium last Friday night mainly because they were much “Wiser” than Aiken… Of course by “Wiser” I mean Mark Wise who had 255 net yds. and scored 5 TDs on the night in a game was not as close as the score sounded… The Red Devil defense set up the first score as Jerimiah Boyd intercepted Aiken’s first play from scrimmage to give the Red Devils the ball at the Aiken 26 yd. line and 3 plays later Wise picked up the first of his 5 TDs on the night on a 9 yd. run… Wise’s other TD runs were of 13, 56, 45 and 2 yds…. Kris Holmes and Darien Bailey had the other TDs for the Red Devils… Aiken scored 2 of their TDs in the last couple of minutes in the game when the outcome was no longer in doubt… For stats on the game, click on the following: CHS+vs+AHS+Quick … For a play by play narrative of the game click on the following: CHS+vs+AHS+Play+by+Play  …   The Red Devils travel to Aiken next Friday to take on the Panthers.


  • Irmo Scores in Last Minute to Defeat Raiders… The Irmo Yellow Jackets scored with 48 seconds in the contest to take a 28-21 win over the Laurens Raiders in a game that Irmo just made one more big play than the Raiders did in a back and forth game… A lot of folks had wondered how the Raiders would play after the spanking they received at Chapman the week before… They played well enough to tie the game twice and actually take the lead 14-7 early in the third quarter… The Irmo defense was geared to stop the run and Troy Dendy as evidenced that the Raiders had only 58 net yards rushing and Dendy was held to just 77 yards with 2 TDs… Ryan Campbell responded leading the Raider passing attack to get 213 yards as he went 20 of 37 with 1 interception and 1 TD a 47 yd. strike to Dendy… Aaron McCloud led all receivers with 7 catches… Duane Martin was named the Town of Gray Court player of the game by WLBG as he seemed to be all over the field on defense. .. For the complete stat package on the game, click on the following: Laurens+at+Irmo+Game+Packet… The Raiders host Boiling Springs this Friday night at KC Hanna Stadium.

Laurens Academy:

  • Laurens Academy Falls to the Confederates… The Laurens Academy Crusaders were on the road last Friday night taking on the Confederates of Andrew Jackson… The final score was AJ 44 and LA 18 with all the scoring coming in the first half… The Crusaders relied on their passing attack to generate their offense as the ground game was only able to garner 20 yards while Thomas Lowery went 8-18 throwing for 221 yards and 3TDs all to Will Tindal… On defense Kenny Langston had 11 tackles to lead the Crusaders while Cal Robertson caused a fumble and Joshua Moore recovered it… The Crusaders return home to Todd Kirk Field this Friday to host Cathedral on Grandparents Day.

Ware Shoals

  • Hornets Pick Up First Win of Season… The Ware Shoals Hornets picked up their first win of the season last Friday night at Tommy Davis Field as they defeated Great Falls 20-6… The Hornets jumped out to an early lead scoring 2 TDs in the first quarter.. The defense scored the first one as Christian Walker blocked a GF punt which Will Calvert scooped up and ran in for a TD… The Hornets scored again later in the first quarter as their quarterback Jermarius Goodman carried the ball in from 1 yard out… The Hornets defense scored again in the second quarter on a pick-six by TyDreke Carroll… GF scored late in the game to make the final 20-6… The Hornets host Greenwood Chritian this Fiday night at Tommy Davis Field.


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

  • Braves … The Breves finished their 4 game series with the Marlins over the weekend As you may recall they took a 6-5 win on Thursday… On Friday the Marlins rebounded to take a 7-1 win… However the Braves took Saturday’s game by a score of 6-5 and Sunday’s game 10-8… They are off tonight and will start a series in DC with the Nationals tomorrow night
  • Drive … The Greenville Drive and the Charleston RiverDogs completed their best of their series for the SAL Southern Division Championship over the weekend… To remind you, the Drive took game one down on the coast last Wednesday night… Friday night the RiverDogs evened the series by taking a 2-1 win at Flour Field… In the deciding game on Saturday there is good news for Drive fans as they shutout the RiverDogs by a score of 5-0 to capture the division title… The Drive will face off against the Kannapolis Intimidators, a Chicago White Sox affiliate, in the South Atlantic League Championship Series beginning on Monday night in Kannapolis… The Drive will look to continue their success against Kannapolis, as they posted a 7-2 record against the Intimidators in the regular season series… First pitch in the opener is scheduled for 7:05 PM. 


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: , Anderson Christian (6pm), Thur. host Newberry Acad. (4/5pm)
  • MS Football: Thur. 9-14 Newberry Academy at home 6:30
  • Varsity Football Fri. 9-15 host Cathedral Academy and its Grandparents Day kickoff at 7:30


Broadcast Notes

  • Raider Football Broadcast… Our next Laurens varsity football broadcast will be this Friday night when Laurens host Boiling Springs… 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 95.7… And as usual you can hear it live on the internet at

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…. The next meeting will be Friday, September 22nd and the featured speaker will be Penn Wagers ACC replay official.
  • 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 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
  • 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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