Sports Report for Monday, 10-30-2017

Local Notes:


  • Clinton 41 – Woodruff 21… The Clinton Red Devil football team knew what they had to do to clinch a playoff spot last Friday and that was very simply defeat the Woodruff Wolverines in Woodruff a very tough place to play… Well they not only defeated the Wolverines but did so in a convincing matter as they took a 41-21 win to punch their ticket to a game this Friday night in Seneca against the Bobcats… The Red Devil offense was their best defense as they pounded out 491 yards of total offense 459 of which were on the ground and the Red Devils had kept the ball for 31:02 of the game while the Wolverines had it only 16:58.. The Red Devils never punted in the game and scored every time they had the ball except once in the second quarter and at the end of the game as they had the ball when the game ended… Clinton had 2 running backs get over 100 yards as Mark Wide led the rushing attack with 244 yards and 3 TDs while Kris Holmes added 180 yards and scored once… Konnor Richardson only threw twice but completed both of them to Elijah Campbell for 32 yards total and one of them was for a TD on a fourth and thirteen from the Woodruff 14 to produce the game’s first score… As you would expect the Red Devils dominated the statistics in the game and if you want to see a quick summary of them, click on the following: CHS+vs+Woodruff+Quickie …. If you want to see a play by play account of the game, click on the following: CHS+vs+Woodruff+Play+by+Play… I’ll have more about Seneca as the week goes along but for now if you want to see the complete Class AAA playoff bracket, click here.


  • Greenwood 34 – Laurens 11… The Raiders went into last Friday night’s game in Greenwood hoping to make it 3 wins in a row against the Eagles but the Eagles quarterback Dre Yarborough would have none of that as he alone rushed for 302 yards and 2 TDs while throwing for 78 yards and a TD as the Eagles took a 34-11 win over the Raiders… Greenwood finished with a total of 512 yards of offense while the Raiders managed just 172 yards 11o of which came off the passing arm of Ryan Campbell… The Raiders were able to drive the ball well at times but just could not finish the drives with points… The Eagles led 31-0 before the Raiders got on the board with 15 seconds left in the third quarter when Campbell connected with Will Tinsley for a 14 yard scoring pass… Campbell hit Deonta Smith in the end zone for the 2-point conversion… The Raiders other score was a 33 yard field goal by Devon Hubner with 1:17 left in the game… For the complete stat package on the game, click on the following:  10-27-17 Laurens at Greenwood Stats … The Raiders will now head to Rock Hill this Thursday for a 7:30 contest in the first round of the Class AAAAA playoffs with the Northwestern Trojans…. To see the entire Class AAAAA bracket, click here.

Laurens Academy:

  • Northside Christian 54 – LA 24… The Laurens Academy Crusaders closed out their season this past Friday night as they traveled to Lexington to take on the Northside Christian Crusaders… Northside took a 38-8 lead after the first quarter and then went on to take a 54-24 win over LA… LA managed 332 yards of total offense with just 61 of them coming on the ground all by Thomas Lowery and scoring once … Lowery also completed 25-37 passes for 271 yards and one interception… Charlton McCall and Joshua Moore each caught a TD pass… Will Tindal led the defense with 7 tackles…. For more stats on the game, click on the following: 10-27-17 LA at Northside Christian


  • World Series Game 5: Astros 13-12 (10)…  It was a wild and wooly affair in Houston last night as homeruns were flying all over the place… In the end the Astros took a 13-12 win over the Dodgers to take a 3-2 lead in the best of 7 series… For more information on the game, click here… The series now moves back to LA for game 6 tomorrow at 8 pm.

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… None noted

 Broadcast Notes.

  • Raider Football Broadcast… Our next Laurens varsity football broadcast will be this Thursday night when Laurens travels to Rock Hill to take on the Trojans in first round action of the Class AAAAA playoffs… We will go live to Rock Hill 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: 92.3, 87.9 or 101.5… 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
  • Joe Adair Outdoor Education Fundraiser… The Joe R. Adair Outdoor Education Center is having a chicken stew fundraiser to raise money for maintenance of the center, supplies, or helping us achieve our purpose… The center is a great educational resource used by students of all ages in both Laurens School Districts 55 & 56 … The stew is $7.50 per quart and will be available at the center between 10 am and 3pm on Friday, November 3rd… You can preorder by emailing or calling the Joe Adair Center at 984-5492
  • 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!
  • 18th Annual Laurens Family YMCA Rein Deer Run… The 18th Annual Laurens Family YMCA Rein Deer Run is coming up on Saturday, December 9th… A few things have changed for this year and I want to make sure you are all aware of it… If you click here, you will open a flyer that has registration information, registration fee, sponsor levels and other information including the fact that you need to register by November 17th to avoid late registration fees… You will notice, a parent can complete a registration form AND register his/her children for the fun run on the same form… Also there are discounts for teams… New this year will be inflatables for those children that register for the fun run, a Dress like a Reindeer Costume Contest and a drop box to benefit the Toy Drive for the Laurens City Police…. Again click here for more information or call the YMCA at 984-2626
  • Breakfast with Santa… The Laurens family YMCA is also having Breakfast with Santa again this year on Saturday, December 16th… The tickets for this event will again be $5 and everyone entering MUST have a ticket… This covers the cost of breakfast, photo with Santa and lots of games, crafts and activities… Tickets will go sale at the front desk of the YMCA on November 1st… New This Year will be a Merry Market… They will have several small businesses set up “markets” for last minute Christmas gift purchasing… If you or someone you know that may be interested in participating in the Merry Market, please have them contact the YMCA at 984-2626… That is the number to call for more information about the event in total or click here to open up a flyer about the event.
  • 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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