Sports Report for Wednesday, 9-27-2017

Local Notes:


  • X Country – Boys… The Red Devil boys cross country team was in action yesterday and finished second in a 4 team field… The top runners for the Red Devils were Billy Hogarth, William Scott, Nick Perkins, Justin Nobles & Josh Bryant… Now for more details on this meet including team scores and personal times, click here.
  • X-Country Girls… The girls’ cross country team was also in action yesterday and they finished first in a three team field… The top runners for the Red Devils were Paige Trent, Dorothy Trent, Jakota Webb, Ava Machione and Erykah Richard… Again for more meet details click here.


  • Tennis: Greenwood 5 – Laurens 2… The Lady Raider tennis team hosted the Greenwood Eagles yesterday and they were just too nice as host as Greenwood took a 5-2 win… Taking wins for the Raiders in singles action were Kathryn Tribble and Bella Burrafato… To see more match details, click here.

Laurens Academy: The Laurens Academy Crusader volleyball teams traveled down to WW King to take on the Knights yesterday and the news is pretty good for Crusader fans

  • MS: LA 2 – Knights 0… The Middle School team won 2-0 with set scores 25-22 and 25-19
  • Varsity: LA 3 – Knights 0… The varsity team completed the sweep of the Knights by taking a 3-0 win… Set scores were 25-11, 25-11 and 25-9… Congratulations to both teams.

Middle School Athletics:

  • VB: Merriwether 2 – LMS 0…. The LMS volleyball team traveled to the North Augusta area yesterday to take on the Merriwether MS Mustangs… The ride back most likely seemed a little long as the Mustangs defeated the Tigers 2-0… Set scores were 25-6 and 25-21.

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

Mets 4 – Braves 3… The Atlanta Braves blew a 3-0 lead over the Mets in New York last night as the Mets scored the winning run in the bottom of the 9th inning… About the only bright spot in the game is that Ender Inciarte became the first Brave player since 1996 to get 200 hits in a 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: 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.
  • 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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