Sports Report for Friday, 8-24-2018

PC Notes

  • Football Fan Day Tomorrow… The PC football team will be hosting its annual Fan Appreciation Day tomorrow at Bailey Memorial Stadium… Now the gates will open at 9:45 and fans will be able to pick up schedule posters and then have the players sign them… The team will take the field for practice about 11:00 am… For more information about this event including a letter to the fans form Coach Tommy Spangler, click here.

 

Local Notes

Clinton vs. Laurens… There were some athletic contests yesterday where the Red Devils and Raiders got together so let’s check on those

  • VB: Laurens 3 – Clinton 1… The Raider volleyball teams traveled over to Clinton yesterday and in varsity action the Raiders took a 3-1 win… Clinton took the first set 25-16 but the Raiders rebounded to tie the match by taking a 28-26 win in the second set… Laurens then went on to take the next two sets by scores of 25-12 and 25-14 to claim the match win… For more details on this match, click here
  • JV-VB: Laurens 2 – Clinton 1… In JV action prior to the varsity match the Raiders were also victorious as they took a 2-1 win over the Red Devils… Laurens took the first set my a narrow 25-23 margin only to have Clinton come back and take the second set by and equally close score of 27-25… The third and deciding set was also hard fought but the Raiders prevailed by 15-10 margin… Click here for a quick recap of the match.
  • JV Football: Laurens 26 – Clinton 18… The game was back and forth as both tams gave their fans something to cheer for and something to moan over… Clinton QB Davis Wilson had a 52 yard rushing TD and competed two TD passes one to Nyker Sims and the other to Zechariah Johnston… He also had a couple of interceptions including a pick-six that Cade Liner took 37 yards to the house with 2:22 left in the contest which all but iced the game for the Raiders… Danny Kinard had a strong night rushing for the Red Devils and the Red Devils never gave up almost completing a TD pass as the game clock hit 0:00… For the Raider their quarterback Cole Munday also had a good night running the Raider offense… He had a TD pass to Haydon McGowan for the Raiders first score and the two-point conversion after that score was a run by Zy Todd… Munday also had a long rushing TD where he faked off just about everybody (including me) into thinking he had handed the ball off up the middle and then carried it to the outside and down the sideline for the score… It was a great opening game for both teams and lets’ hope that bodes well for tonight’s varsity contest.

CHS

  • Clear Bag Policy… Please remember that there is a clear bag policy for tonight’s football game at CHS… If you have any type of bag that is larger than a clutch purse it must be clear… Also remember tonight’s game kicks off at 8:00 pm.

LDHS

  • Century Club Memberships Now on Sale… Century Club memberships for the coming school year are now on sale for Laurens County School District 55… This is the only way to get season football tickets for the upcoming season…  As a member you will receive two reserved seat football regular season tickets (for playoff games you will have to pay for the tickets – SCHSL Rules – but you will sit in your regular seat) , a reserved parking spot for the Century Club lot directly in front of KC Hanna Stadium. You will also receive two athletic passes, which allow you to attend all other regular season (NOT PLAYOFF) athletic contests (excluding varsity football) free of charge… As a Century Club member you may also purchase additional reserved seats football season tickets for $30 per seat… For those fans that enjoy tailgating before to each football game, The Century Club will continue offering the Touchdown Tailgate Zone… The Touchdown Tailgate Zone membership includes all of the privileges of a regular Century Club membership PLUS an additional reserved parking space and an area for you, your family, and friends to tailgate prior to each Raider home football game. The cost of the Touchdown Tailgate Zone is just an additional $50. Spaces are limited so act fast… For an application and mailing instructions, click here… For questions or more information contact Jim Iacuone at 681-3630 or jiacuone@laurens55.org.

Laurens Academy

  • Crusaders Volleyball Postponed Yesterday… Due to a water line break at Laurens Academy the school had to be closed thus causing the postponement of their home volleyball matches with Wardlaw… The Crusaders will be out of school today and return Monday but the football game in Summerville is still on… Go Crusaders!

 

High School 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 fall sports schedules for each sport this season at Laurens Academy click on their name that follows: Varsity Football, Middle School Football and Volleyball.

 

Broadcast Schedule…  Below is the broadcast schedule 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.

  • Friday – 8-24-18 – Varsity football Laurens at Clinton, live about 7:15
  • Friday – 8-31-18 – Varsity football Myrtle Beach at Laurens, live about 6:35

 

Pros … For more information on these games, click on their scores.

  • Braves 5 – Marlins 0…  The Atlanta Braves started a 4-game series with the Miami Marlins down in Florida last night on a very positive note as they took a 5-0 win over The Fish… Most of the Braves runs came on homers as Charlie Culbertson (10), Ronald Acuna Jr.(21) and Ender Inciarte (8) all had round trippers for the Braves… Sean Newcomb went 6 strong innings for the Braves picking up the win giving up only 2 hits and 3 walks while striking out 8.
  • Drive 6 – RiverDogs 0The Greenville Drive traveled down to the coast to start a series with the Charleston RiverDogs and they also started the series on a positive note as they took a 6-0 win over The Dogs… They outhit the RiverDogs 11-3 with 2 of their hits being homers.

 

Countdown to KickoffThe numbers of days until the following teams open their season

  • Laurens at Clinton… (8-24-18)… 0
  • Laurens Academy at Faith / Christian… (8-24-18)… 0
  • PC at Austin Peay… (9-8-15)… 15
  • PC host Stetson… (9-15-18)… 22
  • Clemson host Furman… (9-1-18)… 8
  • South Carolina host Coastal Carolina… (9-1-18)… 8

 

This and That:

  • Laurens City Parks and Recreation Fall Ball… Registration is now open for fall baseball through the City of Laurens Parks and Recreation offices… There are 2 categories available… Coaches Pitch for Ages 6-8 and Kids Pitch for ages 9-11… Cost is $40… Registration is at their offices The Ridge located at 301 Exchange Drive and registration will close August 31st… For more information call 681-7275 or visit http://www.laurensrecreation.com/
  • Clinton-Newberry Tennis Association Mixed Double Tournament This Saturday… The Clinton-Laurens-Newberry Tennis Association will hold its annual Mixed Doubles Round Robin Tournament Saturday, August 25th, at Laurens City Park from 9:00 to 12:00…Each player will play three sets with a different mixed doubles partner, against different mixed doubles competition…. There will be two divisions: (1) 2.5 & 3.5 and (2) 3.5 & 4.0… Play will be limited to 20 participants, so be sure to sign-up early… The fee is only ten dollars per player… However, please register before the deadline… (Donations to our non-profit organization will, of course, be appreciated.)… Prizes will be awarded to winners in both divisions… To sign-up, email Martha (mbjwilder@gmail.com), Subject Line: August Round Robin Registration, or call Martha (864-340-1888) with your name, your phone number, and the division you wish to play in by the deadline, Thursday, August 23rd
  • The Laurens County Touchdown Club has a full set of meetings scheduled to help celebrate high school football in Laurens County… The Club meets every other Friday at The Ridge with the meetings starting at noon… For more information about the TD Club including schedule, how to join and videos of the past meetings click here… The next meeting will be Friday, August 24th where the featured speakers will be the local high school coaches.
  • Free Softball Clinics on Mondays… Don’t forget that LDHS softball Coach Michaela Smith will conducting free softball clinics for girls in grades 2-6 on Monday nights to help the young ladies in District 55 improve their softball skills and learn the proper fundamentals in a fun environment… Come to the LDHS softball field starting at 7pm and the clinics will conclude about 8:00 pm…. Clinics are scheduled to run each Monday from now through at least the end of August
  • Laurens Family YMCA 2018 – 2019 Sports Schedules… The Laurens Family YMCA has released the schedules for signing up for different sports during the 2018-2019 sports seasons… To see the entire list of sports, ages for participation, sign-up dates, cost and when the season begins click here… If you have any other questions call the Y at 984-2626… The current sports you can sign up for now are fall soccer and flag football… Early registration ended August 10th but you can still register until August 27th it will just cost you a little more to do so.

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.