Sports Report for Wednesday. 9-13-2017

Local Notes: 

Results from the Laurens County Speedway Main Events Last Saturday Night. (First, second & third)

  • 602 Crates… Billy Rushton, Mart Patterson & Chris Patterson… Billy Rushton picked up the win leading from the start to the finish… The real battle was for second where Mart Patterson edged out Chris Patterson.
  • Limited… Billy Rushton, Deano Long & Frank Coates… Billy Rushton took two wins last Saturday night as he also won the Limited main event… This win was not as easy as he did not take the lead until about two-thirds of the way into the race when he got past second place finisher Deano Long.
  • SECA 604 Crates… Jeff Robinson, Brad Rachels & Goose Calvert… After several restarts due to wipeouts, Jeff Robinson managed to pull away for the wire to wire win.
  • FWD… Mason Mack, Travis Jamieson & Clay Crowder… Mason Mack did not take the lead at the start but he did get the lead early and then went on to the win.
  • Thunder Bombers… Dan Lawson, Casey Lawson & Scott Pulley… Dan Larson led from start to finish as he pulled away from the pack in the last 5 laps or so.
  • Monster Minis… Philip Wilson, Nick Coleman … This was a two-car race where Philip Wilson pulled away and lapped Nick Coleman and took the win.


  • Cheerleading Kiddie Camp… The LDHS cheerleaders will be holding the 2017 Cheerleading Kiddie Camp this coming Saturday at the school’s mini gym… The camp is open to ages 4-12 and will run from 9am until noon… The camp cost is $30 per child with $5 discounts for siblings… Camper should wear tennis shoes, shorts, t-shirt and bring a labeled water bottle… The campers will get a Camp T-shirt and will perform during the 3rd quarter of the September 29th game with Hillcrest… For more information, please email Coach Hall at or Coach Harris at… For an application to the camp and more details, click on the following: LDHScheercamp

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

  • Braves 8 – Nationals 0… Well this goes into the category as not enough and too late but the Braves defeated the division champions the Washington Nationals 8-0 last night up in DC… The Braves pounded out 14 hits to the Nationals 9 but two of Atlanta’s hits were homers… Freddie Freeman had a 3-run shot in the 3rd inning and Ozzie Albies had a solo homer in the 7th.
  • Drive 8 – Kannapolis 7 (13)… In game one of the best of five series for the SAL Championship, the Greenville Drive defeated the Kannapolis Intimidators 8-7 in 13 innings up in NC… The Game was tied 6-6 at the end of nine innings and it was not until the top of the 13th inning that the Drive struck for 2 runs one off an RBI double by Bobby Dalbec and the other off an Intimidator error which prove to be costly… Kannapolis did not go quietly as they picked up a run in the bottom of the inning before the Drive could retire the side and take the win… Game 2 is in Kannapolis tonight. 

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: 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

  • Middle School Football Broadcast…. Join us here Thursday at 5:00 pm as we bring you all the action live from Wilder Stadium as the CMS Wildcat 7th grade team takes on the Gray Court-Owings in middle school football action…. And as usual you can hear it live on the internet at
  • 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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