Sports Report for Wednesday, 10-4-2017

Local Notes:


  • Tennis: Clinton 5 – Broome 2… Catching up on tennis action at CHS, the Lady Red Devils traveled to Broome back on Monday and came home with a 5-2 win over the Lady Centurions…. Elizabeth Jones, Mary Catherine Dailey and  Gerri Hill all took wins in singles action… The #1 doubles team composed of Jones and Dailey defeated their opponents as did the #2 doubles team composed of Grace Johnson and Aaliyah Johnston… For more details on the match, click here.

Laurens Academy… We need to catch up on some volleyball action.

  • Monday: LA 3 – Oakbrook 0… Match was at Oakbrook and middle school team also won 2-1
  • Tuesday… Yesterday the Crusader varsity squad hosted Anderson Christina in a pair of matches that were both best of three sets… In the first match the Crusaders took a 2-0 win with set scores of 25-10 and 25-11…The Crusaders were also victorious in the second match as they again won 2-0 with the first set score being 25-14 and all I can tell you about the second set in the second match is that they won it… They have a nice little winning streak going.


Results from the Laurens County Speedway Main Events Last Saturday Night:

  • 602 Crates… Billy Rushton took the win leading start to finish in a race that had several caution flags… Mart Patterson finished second and Chris Patterson third.
  • Limited… Deano long finished first also leading wire to wire… Billy Rushton finished second and Frank Coates third
  • FWD… Travis Jamieson started at the rear of the field but when the race finished he took the checkered flag… Mason Mack was the second driver to cross the finish line.
  • SECA 604 Crates… Dale Timms won the main event with Jeff Robinson taking second and Ray Storay finishing in third.
  • Thunder Bombers… For the third time in as many races, Dusty Eaves took the win in the Thunder Bombers main event… There were a lot of cautions in this race also… Bo Baker finished second and this season’s division winner Casey Lawson third
  • 4-Cylinder… Aaron Weed had appeared to win the main event in the Monster Minis Division, but when his car was ruled too light it gave the victory to Travis Sharpe…  Larry Teal was bumped up to second and Bubba Koab took third.
  • Dwarf…  B.J. Cochcroft won the main event in the Dwarf Division’s return to the speedway… Richard Hancock was second and Ray Hendrix was third. 

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. 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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