Sports Report for Wednesday, 9-12-2018

Local Notes


Volleyball… The Raider volleyball teams were on the road last night as they traveled up to Greenville to take on the Patriots of JL Mann in region action.

  • V: Mann 3 – Laurens 0… In varsity action, the young Raiders had their hands full against the more experienced Patriots as the Patriots took a 3-0 win… Set scores were 25-7, 25-7 and 25-13…. The varsity is scheduled to be back in action tomorrow as they travel to TL Hanna for a tri-match with Hanna and Easley
  • JV: Mann 2 – Laurens 0… In JV action prior to the varsity, the Patriots took a 2-0 win over the Raiders… They won both sets by the same score of 25-18… The JVs are not scheduled to see action again until Thursday of next week when they host Wade Hampton.

Sub-Varsity Football Schedule Changes… The forecasted bad weather has caused some changes in the Raider football below the varsity level…. The JV football game with Wade Hampton at Wade Hampton has been moved to tonight at 6:00 pm…. The 9th grade football game with Spring Valley scheduled for tomorrow has been cancelled and will not be rescheduled…. As of this time, no change has been announced in the varsity football schedule but that is still subject to change.


Laurens Academy

  • Volleyball… Catching up on some volleyball action back on Monday when the Crusader volleyball teams hosted Shannon Forest…. In JV action Shannon Forrest took a 2-0 win… Then in varsity action the Crusaders took a 3-2 win avenging a loss to Shannon Forest earlier in the season… Sorry but I do not have any set scores on the matches but I understand the 5th set in varsity action was a real nail bitter.


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

  • Braves 4 – Giants 1… As you may recall, the Braves opened up a 3-game series with the Giants out on the left coast Monday night with a 4-1 win over the Giants… Well last night the Braves won game 2 of the series by the same 4-1 score… The Braves Mike Foltynewicz  picked up the complete game win scattering 6 hits while striking out 6 and walking 1… He held the Giants scoreless until the bottom of the 9th inning when he did give up the one earned run… The Braves pounded out 9 hits with 3 different Braves getting 2 hits each… Charlie Culbertson hit his 11th homerun of the season a 2-run shot in the 5th inning…  The teams will finish their series today with the first pitch scheduled for 3:45 pm EDT.


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 when the featured speaker will be Tommy Spangler, Head Coach of the PC Blue Hose football team..
  • 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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