Sports Report for Monday, 9-25-2017

Local Notes:


  • Clinton 35 – Chesnee 6… A lot of folks wondered how the Clinton Red Devils would play last Friday night against the Chesnee Eagles after their one-sided loss to the Abbeville Panthers the week before and especially on a night where they were honoring two former state championship teams… Well they answered that question right off the bat as they took the opening kickoff and drove 59 yards for a TD with Kris Holmes carrying the ball in from the 1 yd. line and with Sam Tiller’s kick jumped on top 7-0 and never trailed as they went on to take a 35-6 win over the Eagles…. In fact Clinton scored each of the first three times they had the ball and took a 21-0 lead into the locker room at the half…. The Red Devils scored on their first possession of the second half their last one of the game… Chesnee got on the board after the Red Devils mishandled a punt return and gave the Eagles a a short field as they recovered at the Clinton 19 and scored on the first play from scrimmage… Clinton had 355 yards of total offense to Chesnee’s 121 and 291 of Clinton’s yards were on the ground…. Mark wise had a 130 yards rushing while Kris Holmes had 100 and scored 3 TDs… Konnor Richardson went 2-5-0 for 64 yard and 1 TD to Dawson Green… Vilo Boyd had an interception which eventually led to Clinton’s last TD… Click on the following links for some stats on the game; CHS+vs+Chesnee+Quickie , CHS+vs+Chesnee+Individual   The Red Devils start region play this Friday as they host the defending AAA Champion the Chapman Panthers.


  • Dorman 48 – 20… It was a night where special teams generated more yards of offense than the Raider offense itself as the Raiders fell 48-20 to the Dorman at Dorman last Friday night…. Dasion Mosley returned the opening kickoff 82 yards for a TD but the extra point was missed to put Laurens up 6-0 with just 13 seconds taken off the game clock… The Cavaliers responded by scoring twice go up 14-6 before Mosley again returned a kickoff 81 yards to the Dorman 6… Troy Dendy then carried it in on the next play and Devon Hubner added the PAT to make it 14-13 Dorman with seconds left on the clock in the first quarter… Dorman scored twice more in the second quarter before the Raiders got on the board on a 46 yard pass from Ryan Campbell to Deonte Smith… Hubner’s PAT made it 28-20 and the Raiders never scored again…. The Raiders had only 112 yards of offense while Dorman rolled uo 558 yards… The Raiders did have 205 yards of kickoff return yards… For complete stats on the game, click on the following: Laurens+at+Dorman+GAME+PACKET  The Raiders open region play this Friday as they host the Hillcrest Rams.

Crescent 40 – Ware Shoals 6… Sorry no details

Laurens Academy… Had the night off and did not play.

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

Braves… The Braves hosted the Phillies over the weekend in their last home games of the season.

Sports Schedules for this Week

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: Mon. Sept 25th host Greenwood Christian (5:00 / 6:00), Tuesday 26th at WW King (4:00 / 5:00), Thur. 28th at Newberry (4:00 / 5:00).
  • MS Football: Thur. 29th at Newberry Academy 5:00
  • Varsity Football Fri. 29th at Newberry Academy 7:30


Broadcast Notes

  • Middle School Football Broadcast…. Join us here Wednesday at 5:00 pm as we bring you all the action live from Wilder Stadium as the 8th Grade Wildcats of CMS host the Hickory Tavern Panthers 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 Hillcrest… We will start with our Friday Night Insiders program at 6:00 and then go live to KC Hanna 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 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, October 6th and the featured speaker will be Ali FountLeRoy former Communications Director and LDHS softball player.
  • 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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