Sports Report for Monday, 9-18-2017

Local Notes:  Football results from last Friday night where none of the county teams faired very well.

CHS:

  • Abbeville 49 – Clinton 12… The Clinton Red Devil boarded the bus and traveled over to Abbeville to take on the #1 ranked Class AA Panthers… The Red Devils found out that the Panthers were the real deal as they scored on each of their first 7 possessions and had the ball when the game ended… The Panthers featured a quick strike offense that averaged just 4.4 plays in their 7 scoring drives with two of them being a single play and the longest one was their first drive of 9 plays… The panthers never punted the ball… Their quick strike offense had the ball only 16:24 seconds in the game while the Red Devils had the ball for 31:36… A fumble lost and 2 interceptions did not help the Red Devils cause… Clinton’s first TD came on a 1 yd. run by Mark Wise to cap a 6 play , 32 yard drive with 8:32 left in the first half to make the score 20-6 after the PAT failed… Clinton’s other score came with 0:50 left in the third quarter when Kris Holmes scored for 1 yard out capping a 19 play 71 yard drive with the PAT again failing…. To see the quick stats click on the following: CHS+vs+ABV+Quickie …. The Red Devils host Chesnee this Friday night at Wilder Stadium as part of Throw Back Night (see the This and That section below).

LDHS:

  • Boiling Springs 30 – Laurens 14… The Laurens Raiders meanwhile hosted the Boiling Springs Bulldogs ranked in the top ten in Class AAAAA football… The Bulldogs used a balanced attack that produced 403 net yds. Of offense 199 of which were rushing and 204 passing… The Raiders were held to 184 yds. of offense with 119 of them on the ground… For the second time in as many weeks the opponents’ defense keyed on Troy Dendy as he again was held to less than 100 yds. (77)… The Bulldogs scored the first 10 points of the game and the Raiders first score came with 4:13 left in the half as Dendy scored on a 12 yd. run finishing off a 61 yd. drive that took 9 plays and with the first of Devon Hubner’s PARs on the night the score stood 10-7 Bulldogs…Boiling Springs scored once more with 3 seconds left in the half to make it 17- 7 at the half… The Bulldogs scored twice in the second half before the Raiders got back on the board with 8:12 left in the game when Ryan Campbell hit Aaron McLeod on an 11 yard scoring strike to make it 30-14… (10 play – 58 yd. drive)… The Raiders threatened again and had the ball at the Boiling Springs 2 yard line with less than a minute to go and the officials said the Raiders did not on third and fourth down much to the surprise of all looking at the game…. Click on the following for complete stats on the game: Boiling Springs at Laurens Stats  … The Raiders travel to Dorman this Friday night for their last non-region game.

Laurens Academy:

  • Cathedral Academy 42 – Laurens Academy 12… The Laurens Academy Crusaders hosted the Generals of Cathedral Academy out of North Charleston last Friday and again the news is not good as the Generals took a 42-12 win… Will Tindal had all but 1 yard of the Crusaders’ 84 yards rushing and scored one of the Crusaders TDs… The other TD came on a pass from Thomas Lowry to Joshua Moore…. The Crusaders will travel to Curtis Baptist in Augusta, Ga. this Friday.

Ware Shoals:

  • Greenwood Christian 33 – Ware Shoals 20… The Ware Sholas Hornets built up a 20-6 halftime lead at Tommy Davis Field last Friday night only to see the Greenwood Christian Hawks and score 26 unanswered points in the second half to take a come from behind 33-20 win… All the Hornets’ points came through the air as quarterback Jermarius Goodman connected with Shon Lowe twice (70 & 10 yds.) and the other to Ben Webb (31 yds.)… The Hornets will travel to Crescent this Friday night to take on the Tigers.

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

Braves … The Braves had a 3 game series at home with the New York Mets and managed to win just of the 3 games.

  • Friday: Braves 3 – Mets 2… The Braves took their only win of the series Friday night as they defeated the Mets 3-2 behind the pitching od Sean Newcomb who went 5⅓ strong innings.
  • Saturday: Mets 7 – Braves 3On Saturday the Mets pitching limited the Braves batters to just 8 hits while they pounded out 11 in an 11-3 win over the Braves… Freddie Freeman did pick up his 27th homer of the season.
  • Sunday: Mets 5 – Braves 1… In the final game of the series yesterday, the Mets scored 2 in the first inning and 3 in the ninth and allowed the Braves only a single run in the seventh to close the series out with a 5-1 win…. The Braves are off 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: Tues. at Richard Winn 4:00/5:00, Thur. at Cambridge Acad. 4:00/5:00& Fri. & Sat. Varsity at Upward Tournament in Spartanburg. TBA
  • MS Football: Thur. 21 at Cambridge Academy 6:30
  • Varsity Football Fri. 9-22 at Curtis Baptist (Augusta, DA.) 7:30

 Broadcast Notes

  • Raider Football Broadcast… Our next Laurens varsity football broadcast will be this Friday night when Laurens travels to Dorman… We will start with our Friday Night Insiders program at 6:00 and then go live to Dorman 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 89.7 or 101.5 whichever I find is better 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 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 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!

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.