Sports Report for Thursday, 9-21-2017


  • JV VB: Clinton 2 – Newberry 1… Back on Tuesday the Clinton volleyball teams hosted the Lady Bulldogs of Newberry and while I have not been able to find the varsity results I can tell you that the JV team did take a 2-1 win over Newberry… Clinton won the first set 25-17 but Newberry rebounded to take the second set 25-16… In the third and deciding set the Red Devils took a 15-10 win to secure the match win…. The volleyball teams are scheduled to be at Broome today.
  • Tennis: Clinton 6 – Newberry 0… Also back on Tuesday the Lady Red Devil tennis team hosted the lady Bulldogs of Newberry and good news here also as they took a 6-0 win… Elizabeth Jones, Mary Catherine Dailey, Geri Hill, Kaitey Threatt and Gracie Spangler all took wins in singles action… Only the #2 doubles team of Grace Johnson and Aaliyah Johnston played and they also defeated their opponents… For individual scores in the match, click here… The team is scheduled to play at Broome today.


Special Notes about Laurens at Dorman this Friday Night:

  • Fan Bus… There will be a fan bus headed to Dorman and it will leave from in front of the high school at 6:00 pm… The cost is $5.00 and this Does Not include the cost of the ticket to get into the game.
  • New Security Procedures at Dorman… All spectators who attend a game in Cavalier Stadium, both on the home side and visitors side, will go through a security screening involving metal detectors as they enter the stadium..  They have instituted the new screening procedure as a proactive measure in the interest of student and fan safety… To see more information about what you can and cannot bring into the stadium and about how the screening procedure will be handled, click here… They have also produced a short video giving you much of the same information and if you would like to see it, click here.

Middle School Athletics:

  • Hickory Tavern VB… On Tuesday the HT volley ball team was on the road taking on the teams from Mid-Carolina and Newberry Muddle Schools… The Lady Panthers did not fare very well as they lost to both schools in 4 sets… Set scores were 25-17, 25-15, 25-11 and 25-20.

Results From Last Saturday Night’s Main Events at the Laurens County Speedway

  • Limited… Billy Rushton picked up his second win in as many weeks… He took the lead in about the 4th lap and held on to take the win… Bryan Mullins finished second and Deano Long third.
  • SECA 604 Crates… Dillon Brown won the main event here and led wire to wire.
  • Monster Minis… Larry Teal turned back Philip Wilson to take the win and also claim the division championship for this season.
  • Thunder Bombers… Dale Evans won the main event here but Dusty Eaves wrapped up the division championship finishing third.
  • 602 Crates… Mart Patterson crossed the finish line first Chris Patterson crossing it next.
  • FWD… Mason Mack took the lead after a second lap restart and then fended off Joel Cabe who finished second.

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

  • Nationals 7 – Braves 3… The Washington Nationals continued their dominance over the Atlanta Braves last night in Atlanta by taking a 7-3 win over the Braves… All three of the Braves runs came of solo homers one each for Freddie Freeman (28), Kurt Suzuki (16) and Jace Peterson (2). 

Local High School Schedules

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 – Open Date, No Game

 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

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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