Sports Report for Thursday, 10-19-2017

Local Notes:


  • VB: Clinton 3 – Laurens 0… Catching up on volleyball action between the CHS Red Devil and Laurens Raider that took place back on Tuesday, the Red Devils traveled to Laurens and took a 3-0 win over the Raiders picking up their second win over the cross-county rivals this season… Set scores were 25-17, 25-19 and 25-23.
  • JV VB: Clinton 2 –Laurens 1… In JV action prior to the varsity match last Tuesday, the Red Devils were again victorious this time by a score of 2-1… Clinton took the first set 25-23 but dropped the second set 25-9… The Red Devils then eked out a third set win by a score of 15-13.
  • Girls Cross Country Finishes Second in Region Meet… Also Back on Tuesday the Red Devils hosted the Region III-AAA cross country meet… In that meet the Lady Red Devil cross country team finished second behind Woodruff who took the top spot… If you want more information about this meet like the order of finish for all the region teams and the top 5 runners for the Red Devils, click here.
  • Boys Finish Third in Region Meet… Now in the region meet the boys cross country team finished third behind first place Broome and second place Woodruff… Again if you want to see more details on the meet, click here


LDHS… The Laurens Raider 9th grade and JV football teams played host to the Mauldin Mavericks in a double header of football action at KC Hanna Stadium yesterday.

  • 9th Grade: Mauldin 20 – Laurens 6 … In the first game of the evening the mavericks took a 20-6 win over the Raiders… Mauldin led the game 14-0 at the half then drove down the field in the opening possession of the second half and scored again to go up 20-0 as the extra point was missed… The Raiders managed to keep the Mavericks off the board the rest of the game but could only manage a single score themselves when Cole Mundy connected with Kavion Pulley on a 23 yd. scoring strike with 255 left in the game… The score capped a 75 yd. drive that took 15 plays… The Raiders record falls to 2-4 overall and 2-1 in region play.
  • JV: Laurens 22 – Mauldin 0… Now the news is better where the JV team is concerned as the Raiders took a 22-0 win… The Raiders first score came with 6:50 left in the second quarter when Jackson Mahon scored from one yard out to cap a 35 yard drive… Zach Miller then had the first of his two two-point conversion on the night…The Raiders did not score again until there was 4:20 left in the third quarter when Jvon Harris stepped in front of a Mauldin receiver at the Mauldin 10 yard line and picked off a pass and then carried it the 10 yards for the score… Miller again added the 2-point conversion making it 16-0 Raiders…  The Raiders final score came early in the fourth quarter (7:36) when Dre Peake who had a stellar night rushing for the Raiders broke into the end zone at the end of 3 yd. run… That capped a 69 yd. drive that took 10 plays… The Raider defense had a great game and in addition to Harris’ pick-6 Dre Peake also had an interception and Deonja Brown had a fumble recovery… The team improved its record to 5-3 overall and 3-1 in region play… Both teams will close out their season next Thursday when they host the Greenwood Eagles.

Middle School Athletics:

  • FB: HT 26 – Ware Shoals 20… Yesterday the Hickory tavern football team played host the Hornets from Ware Shoals… Good news for Panther fans as they took a 26-20 win over the Hornets… Carter Faulkner had the winning TD for the panthers and Brian Sheffield kicked 2 crucial PATs.

Pros: In Major League Playoff Action Last Night

  • Yankees 5 – Astros 0 – For details on this game, click here… The Yankees lead the series 3-2 and the next game will be at 8pm Friday in Houston.
  • Cubs 3 – Dodgers 2 – For details on this game, click here…  The Cubs stayed alive with in the series and the Dodgers now lead the series 3-1..  The next game is  tonight in Chicago at 8 pm on TBS

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: To be announces
  • MS Football: The Crusaders host the Richard Winn Eagles today at 5:30
  • Varsity Football: The Crusaders host the WW King Knights on Senior Night tomorrow at 7:30. 

Broadcast Notes.

  • Raider Football Broadcast… Our next Laurens varsity football broadcast will be this Thursday night when Laurens travels to Mauldin to take on the Mauldin Mavericks… We will start with our Friday (Thursday) Night Insiders program at 6:00 and then go live to Mauldin 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 to one of the following depending on which I find is best when I get there: 87.9, 107.7, 92.1 or 104.3… And as usual you can hear it live on the internet at
  • Fan Bus… There will be a fan bus headed to Mauldin and it will leave from in front of the high school at 6:00 pm… The cost is $5.00 and this Does Not include the cost of the ticket to get into the game.

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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