Sports Report for Monday, 10-2-2017


  • Chapman 48 – Clinton 18…. On Homecoming Night last Friday night the Clinton Red Devils faced off against the state’s #1 ranked Chapman Panthers and while the final score was 48-18 the Red Devils did play the Panthers closer than the final score appears but mistakes in the second half proved to be costly for the Red Devils…Chapman led 6-0 at the end of the first quarter and Clinton tied the game 6-6 about midway through the second quarter… Both teams scored again in the second quarter to make it 13-12 Chapman with 1:34 left to play in the half… Chapman managed to score again just before the half to make it 20-13 going into the locker room at the half…Chapman had the first possession in the second half and scored to make it 27-12… Clinton answered with a 90 yard kickoff return by Tquan Cromer to make it 27-18… After that, the wheels came off the bus for the Red Devil offense as they turned the ball over three times (2 fumbles and an interception) in most cases giving Chapman a short field to work with as they fell by a final score of 48-18… Kris Holmes (126) and Mark Wise (113) both finished with over 100 yards and each scored a TD…. For a summary of the basic stats on the game, click on the following: CHS+vs+Chapman+Quickie… For a play by play summary of the game, click on the following: CHS+vs+Chapman+Play+by+Play…. Clinton travels to Mid Carolina next Friday to take on the Rebels.


  • Hillcrest 39 – Laurens 6… The Laurens Raiders hosted the Hillcrest Rams last Friday night at KC Hanna stadium and the Rams put 39 unanswered points on the board in the first half of play and then went on to take a 39-6 win over the Raiders… To be honest the Rams dominated the line of scrimmage on both sides of the ball especially in the first half as the raiders seemed to have no answer… The Rams had 218 yards rushing to the Raiders 66 as the Rams seemed to be in backfield on many plays before the Raiders could get going… The Rams also had 253 yards of passing offense to the Raiders 51 as Ryan Campbell was often throwing on the run…. The Raiders scored in the fourth period when Will Tinsley returned a Ram punt to the Ram 27 and 3 plays later Duane Martin scored from 5 yards out… The 2-point conversion failed…. To see a complete stat package on the game, click on the following: Hillcrest+at+Laurens+GAME+PACKET …. The Raiders remain at home this Friday as they host Wade Hampton for Homecoming.

Laurens Academy:

  • Crusaders 64 – Eagles 63… The Laurens Academy Crusaders traveled down to Newberry Academy last Friday night to take on their arch rivals the Eagles… The bus ride back was most likely noisy as the Crusaders picked up their first win of the season by defeating the Eagles 64-63 in game where the Crusaders had to come from behind… The Crusaders did it their old fashion way with a passing attack in which Thomas Lowry went 29-47-1 for 451 yards and 8 TDS… He also had a rushing TD… Wil Tindal caught 5 of the TD passes… Kenny Langston led the defense with 26 tackles and Diamonte Grant had 2 of the 4 Crusader interceptions on the night… For more stats on the game, click on the following: Laurens+Acadmey+Stats+v.s.+Newberry+Academy… The Crusaders host Jeff Davis Academy for Homecoming this Friday night.


Whitmire 26 – Ware Shoals 20…. Sorry no details. 

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: Tues. at Oakbrook Prep 4/5 pm, Tues. Oct 3rd host Anderson Christian 6 pm & Thur. host Wardlaw 4 / 5 pm.
  • Middle School Football: Thur. Oct. 5th host Wardlaw 6:30
  • Varsity Football Oct. 6th host Jefferson Davis Academy 7:30

 Broadcast Notes.

  • Raider Football Broadcast… Our next Laurens varsity football broadcast will be this Friday night when Laurens host Wade Hampton… 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 Mike Hughes adding his analysis of the game… Coach Rob Sheffield 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.
  • 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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