Sports Report for Friday, 9-22-2017

PC Notes:

  • PC host Cumberland… The Presbyterian College football team plays host to NAIA member Cumberland on Saturday night at 7 p.m. in the third game of PC’s seven-home homestand… The Phoenix come into the game with a 4-0 record while PC is 1-2 on the season… The game can be seen on the Big South Network and if you want more information about this game, click here. .

Local Notes:

LDHS: Football… Last night the 9th grade & JV football teams hosted the Dorman Cavaliers in a doubleheader of action at KC Hanna Stadium

  • 9th Grade: Dorman 28 – Laurens 6… The Cavaliers scored on each of their first two possessions of the game last night in 9th grade action to take a 14 0 lead before Laurens could crack the scoreboard… The Raiders scored on a 12 yd. run by Shemare Dendy with 2:40 left in the first quarter and the extra point attempt failed…. This capped a 67 yd. drive in 8 plays… Dorman added another score to make the score 21-6 at the half and another on their first possession in the third quarter to make the final 28-6… Laurens got to the Dorman 11 late in the third quarter but could not get any closer…The raiders Keshard Davis did pick off a Dorman pass.
  • JV: Dorman 28– Laurens 0… The news is no better where the JV team is concerned as Dorman took a 28-0 win… Dorman scored 14 points in each of the halves as the Raider offense struggled to find consistency…. The Dorman defense held the Raiders to no first downs in the first half and only 4 in the second half.

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:

  • Westview 21 – Sanders 12… It was a tough loss for the Yellow Jackets… Westview scored one offensive touchdown in the first quarter and took a 7-0 lead… Sanders drove the ball right back down the field but Ty Roberson’s 53 yard touchdown was called back for a block in the back. In the second quarter, Westview scored off a Sanders fumble… Westview scored again in the 3rd quarter putting the game at 21-0… Sanders answered with a 40 yard run from Jaden McGowan… Then early in the 4th quarter McGowan scored again for a 30 yard TD… Both 2-pt. conversions failed… The defense was able to get the ball back and Sanders ran out of time… The Coach stated afterwards “I’m extremely proud of the team for fighting to stay in the game… Andrew Kuykendall stepped in quarterback in the second half and did a great job managing the offense after Isiah Pearson went down with an injury… Sanders face Northside next week on the road… Also Jaden McGowan had a fumble recovery, Grayson Talent finished the game with 7 tackles and a forced fumble and Michael Shaw finished the game with 8 tackles.
  • CMS-8 26 – JET 6… The CMS 8th grade Wildcats took a 26-6 win over the Johnston-Edgefield-Trenton eagles yesterday… Jykorie Gary had 3 TDs for the Wildcats and the Wildcats held the Eagles scoreless in the second half…. Coach Ryan Caughman said it was a total team effort.
  • CMS-7 44 – HT 14… Yesterday at Wilder Stadium the CMS 7th grade Wildcats took a 44 -14 win over the Panthers of Hickory Tavern… Scoring for CMS were the following: Devonte’ Anderson on a TD run, Justin Copeland TD run, Jayden Copeland TD reception, CJ Young TD reception, Bryson James TD run, Keividrick Richardson TD run… Scoring two point conversions were Jermihas Smith (3) and Justin Copeland (1)… Austin Copeland threw two TD passes… Austin Copeland, CJ Young, and Keividrick Richardson all intercepted a pass while Matt Dickson and Jay Martin recovered fumbles… For the Panthers Carter Faulkner scored both the TDs with Dakota Sudberry adding a 2-point conversion and Bruan Sheffield adding the other on a kick.
  • Wright MS 22 – LMS 14… The LMS Tigers dropped a home game last night to Wright MS by a score of 22-14… One Tigers scores came on a 30 yd. TD pass from James Rawls to Waldrick Burnside.
  • LA 34 – Cambridge Academy 0…. Sorry no other details.

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

  • Braves 3 – Nationals 2… The Braves avoided being swept in the final game of the 3-game series with the Nationals in Atlanta last as they took a 3-2 win… The Braves start their final home series of the season tonight as they host the Phillies.

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: Fri. & Sat. Varsity at Upward Tournament in Spartanburg. TBA
  • 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 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!

 

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