Sports Report for Monday, 9-10-2018

Local Notes… Checking on local high school results from last Friday night:


  • CHS: 47 – Powdersville 0… The Red Devil football team boarded the bus and headed up to Powdersville to take on the Patriots and I am sure the mood on the bus coming home was a lot better than the week before as the Red Devil took a 47-0 win over the Patriots to pick up their first win of the season… The Red Devil rushing attack found its footing against the Patriots as it amassed 242 yards and Konnor Richardson added another 113 through the air… Meanwhile the Red Devil defense pitched the shutout holding the Patriots to just 19 yards on the ground and 1133 on the ground… The defense set the tone at the beginning as Elijah Campbell intercepted a Patriot pass at the Red Devil 27 yard line and 6 plays later Konnor Richardson threw the first of his two TDs on the night this one a 61 yard scoring strike to Titus Hood and with Sam Tiller’s PAT the Red Devils were up 7-0 with 8:16 on the clock in the first period and the rout was on… The Red Devils would go on to score on their next possession, twice in the second and third quarters and once in the final quarter… Richardson’s second TD pass was a 37 yarder to BJ Bluford… Greg Sanders had 84 yards rushing and TDs while JyKorie Gary had 34 yards and 1 TD… Now for more information on the game click here to see to see a quick version of the game stats and scoring summary and click here to see a play-by-play accounting of the game… The Red Devils will host the undefeated Wren Golden Hurricanes this Friday.



  • Hillcrest 42 – Laurens 24… The Laurens Raiders and the Hillcrest Rams battled each other last Friday night and except for a fumble returned for a TD during the Raiders first possession, the Raiders pretty much dominated the Rams in the first half as they led 17-14 at the end of the half… Each team scored a TD in the third quarter to make it 24-20 going into the final 12 minutes of play…. Those last 12 minutes were disastrous for the Raiders as the Rams score scored 22 unanswered points to take a 42-24 win… For 3 quarters the Raiders dominated the statistics except for the one fumble at the start of the game and they did lose another fumble which gave the Rams a short field to setup their second TD in the fourth quarter… Duane Martin led the Raiders ground attack with 102 yards on 20 carries and a TD… Shamare Dendy and Ryan Campbell also had rushing TDs for the Raiders… Devon Hubner also made his only field goal attempt of 20 yards… … Now for more information on the game click here to see to see a quick version of the game stats and scoring summary and click here to see a play-by-play accounting of the game… The Raiders fall to 1-3 and will host the wade Hampton Generals this Friday night as they start region action.


Laurens Academy

  • St John’s 66 – LA 12… The Laurens Academy Crusaders had to board the bus before noon last Friday to make the long trip down to the Monks Corner area to take on the St Johns Cavaliers… The ride back home probably seemed longer than the one going down as the Cavaliers took a 66-12 win… The Crusaders two scores came on a QB keeper by Thomas Lowry and the other on a long TD pass from Lowry to Cal Robertson… The Crusaders will host the King Academy Crusaders at Todd Kirk Field this Friday night.


Ware Shoals

  • Greenwood Christian 46 – WS 28…. The Ware Sholas Hornets hosted the Greenwood Christian Hawks at Tommy Davis Field last Friday night… The hawks jumped out to a 40-14 lead at the half and then went on to take a 46-28 win over the Hornets… The Hawks ground game amassed 338 yards with Brett Durham getting 163 of them on 6 carries… The Hornets managed only a net of 68 yards with Jermarius Goodman getting 78 yards on 7 carries. The Hornets Ben Webb had 173 yards passing with 2 TDs… His TD passes were to Evan Bridges and Goodman… Goodman also had a 54 yard TD run… The Hornets fall to 0-4 and will host Camden Military this Friday.


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

Braves … The Braves finished their 4-game series with the Diamondbacks out in Arizona over the weekend… As you may recall they started the series last Thursday with a 7-6 win over the D-backs in 10 innings.

  • Friday: D-backs 5 – Braves 3… On Friday the D-backs bounced back to take a 5-3 win over the Braves in a game where both teams had 9 hits each… The Braves trailed 4-1 going into the 8th inning where they scored 2 runs to cut the D-backs lead to one but could get no closer.
  • Saturday: Braves 5 – D-backs 4 (10)… On Saturday the Braves assured themselves of at least a split of the 4-game series as they took a 5-4 win in 10 innings… The game was tied 3-3 at the end of the 9th and the Braves scored 2 runs in the top of the 10th and then held on to take the win as the D-backs scored 1 in the bottom of the 10th and had the tying run thrown out at eh plate on a great defensive play by Dansby Swanson.
  • Sunday: Braves 9 – D-backs 5… Yesterday the Braves took a come-from-behind 9-5 win over the D-backs to take the series win 3-1… The Braves trailed 4-3 going into the top of the 9th inning when they plated 6 runs to break the game open… The Braves had 4 homers in the game with 3 of them coming in the crucial 9th inning… Lucas Duda had a pinch-hit in the inning, Johan Camargo and Ender Inciarte a 2-run homer… Ronald Acuna Jr. had a 2-run homer in the 6th… The Braves head to San Francisco to start a 3-game series with the Giants tonight.



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 – 9-14-18 – Varsity football Wade Hampton at Laurens, Friday Night Insiders about 6:06 and 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 21st where the featured speaker will be Tommy Spangler , Head Coach of the PC .
  • 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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