Sports Report for Thursday, 8-30-2018

Local Notes

Clinton High School

  • VB: Ninety Six 3 – CHS 1… In Varsity volleyball action at CHS, the Wildcats of Ninety Six took a 3-1 win over the Red Devils… The Wildcats took the first set by a score of 25-19 but the Red Devils rebounded to take the second set by a score of 25-16… However the Red Devils could not keep the momentum going as the Wildcats took the next two sets by identical scores of 25-16 to win the match 3-1… Clinton will host Broome on Thursday, Aug. 30. JV plays at 5:00; varsity will play at 7:00. GO BIG RED


Laurens High School

Girls Golf…  We need to do some catching up with the Lady Raider golf team which has played two matches this week.

  • JL Mann 198 – LDHS 270… Back on Monday the team traveled up t Greenville to take on the JL Mann Patriots… The news is not what I like to report here as the Patriots took a 198 – 170 win over the young Raiders… Scores for Laurens: Anna Gray Rowland 61, Bailey Carder 66, Bryson Cruickshanks 71, Emma Garrett 72.
  • Greenwood 188 – LDHS 232… The Raiders hosted the Greenwood Eagles on Tuesday at the Lakeside CC in their first home match of the season… Once again I have to report that the Raiders lost this time by a score of 188 to 232… Scores for Laurens: Anna Gray Rowland 58, Bailey Carder 50, Bryson Cruickshanks 63, Madison Wilson 61… The team travels to Cobb Glen CC in Anderson today to take on TL Hanna…. Good Luck to the Raiders!

Girls Tennis: Wade Hampton 6 – LDHS 0… The Lady Raider tennis team opened up its season back on Tuesday as they traveled up to Greenville to take on the Lady Generals of Wade Hampton… The Raiders have a very young team this season and it showed as they fell to the Generals 6-0… Now for details on this match as well as comments from Coach Susan Youmans, click here… The team has its first home match of the season as it host the Greenwood Eagles today starting at 5:00 pm at the tennis courts on the campus of LDHS… Good Luck to the Raiders!


Middle School

Jamboree Results… The four Laurens District 55 middle schools held their annual jamboree at KC Hanna Stadium yesterday where they all played a half of football each.

  • LMS 38 – GCO 0…  The first half of football pitted the Laurens Middle School Tigers against the Gray Court-Owings Tigers… After last night’s contest the LMS Tigers might want to consider changing their name to the LMS Lightning as they scored on the scored on their first two offensive plays from scrimmage in route to a 38-0 win over GCO… On the first play after the opening kickoff Cayson Elledge scampered 60 yards for the TD with only 14 seconds off the game clock to make it 6-0 as the extra point failed… LMS held GCO on their first possession and took over on downs at the GCO 49 yard line… On the first play James Rawl hit Cayson Elledge with a 40 yard TD pass and again the extra point failed making it 12-0 with 5:34 left in the first quarter… Try as they might, the GCO Tigers just could not get their offense going against the bigger and quicker LMS Tigers though it was not form a lack of effort… Rawl threw another TD pass to Sion Hunter and another to … Devon Redd ad and Jayden Goodwin each had TD runs for LMS.
  • HT 14 – Sanders 6… The second half of football at KC Hanna yesterday saw the Hickory Tavern Panthers take a 14-6 win over the sanders Yellow Jackets… sanders got the ball first and drove to the HT 37 before turning it over on downs… Five plays later Carter Faulkner carried the ball in for the score form 40 yards out… The PAT failed and the Panthers led 6-0 with 6:37 left in the first quarter…. Sanders then fumbled on their next possession giving the Panthers the ball at the Sanders 48 yard line…  Five plays later Isaac Adams bulled the ball in from the 12 yard line… The two point conversion was good on a pass from mason Hamby to Nick Fowler to make it 14 0… Sanders never quit and they did get on the scoreboard on a 60 yard run by Ty’Kevious Kennedy with about 40 seconds left in the contest to make the final 14-6.

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

  • Rays 8 – Braves 5… The Braves and the Tampa Bay Rays not only battled each other last night but also the weather as rain caused the game to be stopped for a while but they did get the game in and when the final out was registered early this morning the Rays had taken an 8-5 win over the Braves to earn a split of the two-game series… The Rays only outhit Atlanta by 1 (12-11) but two of their hits were homers while only one of Atlanta’s was a round-tripper… Johan Camargo had a 3-run homer in the first inning his 14th homer of the season…. The Braves will make up a rained out game with the Cubs tonight in Atlanta.
  • Rome Braves 3 – Drive 2 (11)… The Greenville Drive and the Rome Braves continued their series last night down in Georgia with a pitchers’ duel that went 11 innings… The score was tied 1-1 at the end of 9 innings and remained that way until the 11th inning… The Drive picked up a single run in the top of the 11th only to have the Baby Braves come back and put two on the board in the bottom of the inning… The two teams will close out the 4-game series tonight down in Rome.


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

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


This and That:

  • 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 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
  • 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
  • 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, September 7th where the featured speaker will be Shell Dula, Executive Director of the SC Athletic Coaches Assoc.
  • 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


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