Sports Report for Monday, 10-23-2017

Local Notes:


  • Broome 35 – Clinton 19… Last Friday the Red Devils traveled to Broome to take on the Centurions in Region III-AAA action and for a little over 3 quarters the 3 quarters the Red Devils hung in there with the Centurions as the score stood 21-19 Centurions with 7:38 left in the game… However on the first play from scrimmage after the kickoff after the Clinton score that made it 21-19, Broome scored on a 78 yard run by Jarius Jeter and with the PAT took a 28-19 lead and then added another score on a 60 yard run to take a 35-19 win over the Red Devils… Broome finished the night with 343 yards rushing to Clinton’s 187 with Jeter getting 237 of those yards and scoring 3 TDs… Kris Holmes had 78 yards for the Red Devils and Mark Wise 77 and scored the Red Devils lone rushing TD… Konnor Richardson threw for 106 yards and 2 TDs one to Dawson Green and the other to Tquan Cromer…  For more stats on the game, click on the following: 10-20-17-CHS+at+Broome+Quickie …. For a play by play account of the game, click on the following: 10-20-17-CHS+at+Broome+Plays … The Red Devils are now 3-6 on the season and 1-3 in region play and will close out their season on the road this Friday as they travel to Woodruff in a game they need to win if they want to make it into the playoffs.


Laurens Academy:

  • WW King 64 – L.A. 44… Last Friday night the Laurens Academy Crusaders hosted the Knights of WW King in their final home game of the regular season… The Knights jumped out to a 48-22 lead at the half and try as they might the Crusaders just could not catch up as the Knights took a 64-44 win…. Most of the Crusaders TDs came through the air as Thomas Lowery went 29 of 49 for 358 yards and threw 4 TD passes… All 4 of the TD passes were to Joshua Moore who had 13 catches for 206 yards… Lowery also accounted for the other 2 Crusader TDs as he had 61 yards rushing and on 7 carries and scored twice running the ball… Kenny Langston led the Crusader defense with 10 tackles while Diamonte Grant was right behind with 9 and a fumble recovery… To see more stats on the game click on the following: 10-20-17 WW King at LA… Last Friday was also Senior Night as the Crusaders honored their two seniors Joshua Moore and Will Tindall… The 1-7 Crusaders will close out their regular season this Friday night as they travel to Columbia to take on Northside Christian Academy.


MLB… Well the teams are now set for this year’s fall classic the World Series of MLB and in case you missed it they will be the Astros and the Dodgers… Sorry Elmo no Yankees this year.

  • Dodgers 11 – Cubs 1… Last Thursday the Dodgers punched their ticket by taking an 11-1 win over the Cubs to win the series 4 games to 1… For more information on that game, click here.
  • Astros 7 – Yankees 1… Last Friday the Astros took a 7-1 win over the Yankees out in Houston to tie the ALCS at 3 games each and force a winner take all game 7… For more details on this game, click here.
  • Astros 4 – Yankees 0… On Saturday the Astros clinched the series by taking a 4-0 win over the Yankees thus sending them home to pack up their pinstripes until next spring… Again if you want more details, click here… The world Series starts tomorrow out in LA and I’ll have more details tomorrow.

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:

  • Varsity Football: Friday the Crusaders travel to Northside Christian in Columbia for their last regular season game starting at 6:30.

Broadcast Notes.

  • Raider Football Broadcast… Our next Laurens varsity football broadcast will be this Friday night when Laurens travels to Greenwood to take on the Eagles… We will start with our Friday Night Insiders program at 6:05 and then go live to Greenwood 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: 95.7 or 101.9… And as usual you can hear it live on the internet at
  • Middle School Football Broadcast…. Join us here Wednesday at 6:00 pm as we bring you all the action live from the KC Hanna Stadium as the Sanders Yellow Jackets take on the LMS Tigers in middle school football action…. And as usual you can hear it live on the internet at
  • 9th Grade & JV Broadcast… Join us here Thursday as we bring you 9th Grade JV Football action from KC Hanna Stadium as the Raiders host the Greenwood Eagles in a doubleheader of 9th grade & JV football… We will go live between about 5:30 for the 9th grade game and then the JV game will follow about 15 minutes after the 9th grade game finishes (about 7:30)… 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, November 3rd and the featured speaker will be Buddy Pough Head Football Coach of the South Carolina State Bulldogs.
  • 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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