Sports Report for Thursday, 10-12-2017

Local Notes:


  • Tennis: Broome 4 – Clinton 2… back on Tuesday the Lady Red Devil tennis team hosted the Lady Centurions of Broome HS… The results are not what I like to report as Broome took a 4-2 win… Both the Clinton wins came in singles action where Elizabeth Jones and Mary Catherine Dailey defeated their opponents… For complete match details click here.


  • Tennis: Wade Hampton 5 – Laurens 1….Yesterday the Lady Raider tennis team hosted the Lady Generals of Wade Hampton… The Generals were just too strong for the Raiders as they took a 5-1 win… Katherine Horner picked up the Raiders only win as the #1 singles player… For more match details click here.


Results From Last Saturday at the Laurens County Speedway… Last Saturday night was the final night of racing at the Laurens County Speedway for this season… The division champions were: Billy Rushton (Limited), Chris Patterson (602 Crate), Mason Mack (Front-Wheel Drive) and Ray Storay (604 Crate) all wrapped up division championships Saturday night at the speedway.

  • Limited: Billy Rushton won the main event here thus claiming the season championship… Michael Smith finished second in the race and Frank Coates third which is also how they finished in the division for the season.
  • 602 Crate:  Billy Rushton also finished first in this division’s main event with Chris and Mart Patterson being the next two across the finish line… Chris Patterson as previously mentioned was the division champ.
  • FWD: Travis Jamieson crossed the finish line first in the FWD… Shawn Nichols took second and season champ Mason Mack third.
  • SECA 604 Crate: Jeff Robinson took eh checkered flag in the main event here with divisor champ Ray Storay coming in second… Steve Bowie finished third.
  • Thunder Bombers: Dusty Eaves won the main event, with Dan Lawson finishing second and Tinker Roberts ending third… Casey Lawson, who won the season points title, finished fourth.
  • Four-Cylinder: Larry Teal already clinched the division title, but finished the season in style by winning the final main event. Stacy Brock was second and Travis Sharpe 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: Mon. varsity host Anderson Christian @ 5pm, Tues. both teams host Richard Winn @ 5/6 pm. & Region Tournament begins Sat. Oct 14th.
  • MS Football travels to Timmerman @ 6pm on Thursday
  • Varsity Football travels to Richard Winn for 7:30 pm game. 

Broadcast Notes.

  • Raider Football Broadcast… Our next Laurens varsity football broadcast will be this Friday night when Laurens host Riverside on Senior Night… This will be the Raiders regular season home game… 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 20th and the featured speaker will be Tommy Spangler Head Football Coach at PC.
  • 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
  • Laurens County Chamber of Commerce Oyster Roast… The Laurens County Chamber of Commerce 10th annual College Football Fan Challenge Oyster Roast which will be on Thursday, November 9th out at the chamber’s office… It features all you can eat and drink and food service starts at 6 pm but the gates open at 5 pm… There will be steamed oysters, low country boil, chicken gumbo, as well as silent and live auctions… Tickets are $40 each and are on sale now… Contact Marlene Owings at 864-833-2716 or to purchase tickets, or inquire about sponsorship opportunities!
  • 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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