Sports Report for Wednesday, 9-5-2018

Local Notes


  • Tennis… The Red Devil tennis team will be hosting eh Broome Centurions today at 5:00 pm at the courts on the campus of CMS… Go Big Red!


Volleyball… The Raider volleyball teams hosted the Westside Rams in region action yesterday at the LDHS gym.

  • V: Westside 3 – Laurens 2… In varsity action, Westside took a hard fought 3-2 win over the Raiders… Laurens won the first set 25-15 but the Rams came back and took the next two sets by scores of 25-17 and 25-15… The Raiders fought back to take the fourth set by a score of 25-19… In the fifth and deciding set the rams took a 15-12 win to claim the match win… Foe comments from Coach Fleming click here.
  • JV: Westside 2 – Laurens 0… In JV action the Rams took a 2-0 win… set scores were 25-15 and 25-17… Again for comments from Coach Fleming click here… The Raider volleyball teams will be back in action tomorrow when they host the Woodmont Wildcats.

Military Appreciation Night at K.C. Hanna Stadium… This Friday night the Raider football team will be honoring veterans and active duty military as they host the Hillcrest Rams… They will recognize this special group in pregame ceremonies and as part of this veterans and active duty military can get in to the game free with proper ID… For more information and specifics on this, click here. Also a reminder that you can avoid the lines at the ticket booth for all Raider sporting events by purchasing your tickets online…  In order to do that click here or go to, select “MORE” from the menu options at the top of the page and buy tickets in advance.


Laurens Academy… The Crusader volleyball teams hosted the Eagles of Richard Winn Academy in region action.

  • V: LA 3 – RWA 1… In varsity action the Eagles took the first set by a score of 25-18… However the Crusaders fought back and won the next three sets by scores of 25-13, 25-22 and 25-16 to take the match 3-1… The win allowed the Crusaders to remain in first place in the region.
  • MS: LA 2 – RWA 0… The news is just as good where the middle school team is concerned as they took a 2-0 win over the Eagles… Not sure what the set scores were but they remain undefeated in region play… The Crusaders will travel to Anderson Montessori for matches’ tomorrow.


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

  • Red Sox 5 – Braves 1…   The Boston Red Sox made it two in-a-row over the Braves in Atlanta last night as they took a 5-1 win… The Red Sox simply outhit the Braves 8-4 and the Braves only run came on a Kurt Suzuki homerun (10) in the second inning… The two teams will close out the series this afternoon as the Braves have to get away early to board a plane and start a road trip out west tomorrow.


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

  • Thursday – 9-6-18 – Middle school football as LMS travels to HT, live about 5:00 pm
  • Friday – 9-7-18 – Varsity football Hillcrest at Laurens, live about 6:35


This and That:

  • Clinton Family YMCA Youth Soccer… Registration is now open for youth soccer at the Clinton Family YMCA… The YMCA will offer the following age groups/playing divisions: 3 – 5, 6 – 8 and 9 – 12… Registration fees are $50.00 for Y members; and $65.00 for Non-members… Financial Aid and assistance is available… The YMCA will not deny anyone the opportunity to participate in its youth sports activities…. Registration will close September 24th and there will be no late registration…For more information, click here or call the Y at 833-1555
  • 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 September
  • 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… Registration will open September 17th for Fall Teeball and Fall Softball… Registration for both will end on October 21st and there will be NO late registration…. Again for cost and age groupings click on the link above.

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