Sports Report for Wednesday, 3-7-2018

Local Notes:

CHS

  • Varsity Baseball Today… Because of the rain and wet fields, the game with BHP that was to be played at CHS has been rescheduled for today at 6:00 pm… Come on out and support the Red Devils in their home opener!

LDHS

  • Golf… Laurens 204 – Clinton 222… This past Monday the Raider and Red Devil boy’s golf teams played each other and the Raiders took a 204 – 222 win over the Red Devils… Scores for Laurens were Collin Harlan 47, Bailey Goode 48, Preston Mahon 53, and Ryan Elledge 56. Collin Harlan was the match medalist.. The last few holes were played basically in the dark because the time doesn’t change until this weekend. The Raiders play today taking on TL Hanna at Lakeside.
  • TennisBHP 4 – Laurens 3… The Raider boys’ tennis team opened their season at home on Monday taking on the BHP Bears… It was a close match but BHP took a 4-3 win… Andrew Dominick, Murphy Rush and Will Adams all took wins for the Raiders… Now for more details on the match and comments from the coach, click here.

Laurens Academy

  • Crusaders participate in North-South All-Star Games… Last Saturday Blair Quarles (Soph.), Ruthie Moore (Jr.) and Taylor Campbell (Sr.) represented Laurens Academy playing in the SCISA North-South All-Star Game at Wilson Hall in Sumter, SC… Also Coach Jason Marlett served as coach for the North Ladies Team… According to Coach Marlette all three of the Lady Crusaders had significant roles in helping the North team take a 54-45 win over the South… Joshua and Noah Moore also represented the Crusaders playing in the Boys’ North-South All-Star Game… Noah finished the game with 11 points and Joshua 13 but unfortunately their North team fell in a nail-bitter 84-83 to the Sout team… Congratulations to all five of these Crusaders and Coach Marlette for being chosen to the team!

 

College Notes

  • ACC Men’s Basketball Tournament… The ACC Men’s Basketball Tournament kicked off yesterday up at the Barclay Center up in Brooklyn, NY… Virginia, Duke, Miami and Clemson are the top 4 seeded teams in that order… That means those teams will not be in action until Thursday… To find out about how Boston College, Notre Dame and Syracuse took wins and just about anything you might want to know about the tournament (including the brackets if you scroll down far enough) click here to go to the ACC website where the information is located.
  • SEC Men’s Basketball Tournament… The SEC Men’s Basketball Tournament begins today at the Scottrade Center in St. Louis, MO… The top 4 seeds are Auburn, Tennessee, Florida and Kentucky in that order… South Carolina comes in as a #11 seed and will have to face #14 seed Ole Miss tomorrow in the second game of the day starting about 8:30 or so… For more information (including brackets) about the tournament click here to go to the SEC posting where you will find it.

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… To see the Laurens Academy baseball schedule and results, click here.

 Broadcast Schedule… Below is the broadcast schedule for baseball and softball for the next several days on Real Radio 860 WLBG…  And as usual you can hear it live on the internet at www.wlbg.com… All are home games unless noted.

  • Thursday, 3-8, Softball vs. JL Mann @ 6 pm
  • Friday, 3-9, Baseball vs Riverside @ 7:30 pm
  • Monday, 3-12, Baseball host Emerald @ 7:30 pm

 This & That:

  • Travel Basketball Workouts….Any student, girl or boy, in the 2nd-6th grades interested in playing travel basketball to please come to workouts for the SC Upstate Heat this Thursday, March 8 at LDHS main gym… Workouts will be 5:30-6:45 for the 2nd-6th graders and 6:15-7:30 for 7th-11th graders.
  • 40th Annual Community Prayer Breakfast… The 40th Annual Community Prayer Breakfast will be taking place at Clinton HS march 5-9, 2018 and will start at 7:00 am each day… The event is being sponsored by the CHS /CMS FHA and the Clinton Family YMCA… There will be a different quest speaker each day and if you would like to learn who they are and a brief biography on each, click here… Breakfast will last from 7-7:40 am each day and is free to students and adults will pay $3.00 at the door if they plan to eat… There is no cost to anyone to hear the speaker and that will start at 7:50 am… If you have any questions, call Gene Simmons at the Clinton YMCA and their number is 833-1555… Make plans to come out to hear some great speakers.
  • 2018 Laurens County Sports Hall of Fame Inductees Announced… The Laurens County Sports Hall of Fame will be inducting into their second class on March 22, 2018 at The Ridge the City of Laurens Parks and Recreation Department Headquarters and will start at 6:30 pm… The five who will enter the hall this year are Ricky Foggie, Bobby Ivey, Kinard Littleton, Sam Owns and Truman Owens… Now for more information about each of these worthy inductees, a reminder of who was in last year’s class, information about how they were selected and ticket information for the induction banquet, click here…. Congratulations to them all!
  • 14th Annual GOLF FOR KIDS… The Laurens Family YMCA and Piedmont Rural Telephone Cooperative will be having their 14th Annual Golf for Kids on March 24th at the Lakeside Country Club… This is one of the YMCA’s major fundraisers for their Scholarship Program which helps those unable to participate in YMCA programs due to financial difficulties… Last year the YMCA awarded almost $50,000 in scholarships … Now if you are interested in the format, cost and starting time, click here to open a brochure that tells you all about the tournament or contact Brian Harland at 864-984-2626 or brian@laurensymca.org

If you have any comments, suggestions, or want to reports scores, please contact me via email at: sports@wlbg.com or text me at 864-981-3470.