Sports Report for Thursday, 9-13-2018

Local Notes

Hurricane Florence Causes Athletic Schedule Change… The ever-changing weather forecast concerning Hurricane Florence has caused a multitude of athletic schedule changes in both the high school and college ranks… Space here does not permit me to give you a fill listing but I have created a posting in the Local News Section of the WLBG homepage at … If you would like to go to that posting to see what we have up, click here…. All there of the local high schools will be playing tonight with Raiders and Crusaders Academy kicking off at 7:00 pm and the Red Devils will kick off at 7:30.



  • Another Schedule Note from CHS… The volleyball games and tennis match scheduled for today have been postponed.
  • Volleyball: Union 3 – Clinton 1… Catching u with the Red Devil volleyball team, they traveled to Union on Tuesday for a region match with the Yellow Jackets… Union took the first two sets by scores of 25-12 nd 25-17 before the Red Devils rebounded to take the third set 25-22… However they could not maintain the momentum as Union took the fourth set by a score of 25-10 to take the match win.
  • JV VB: Clinton 2 – Union 1… Now the news is better where the JV team is concerned as they took a 2-1 win over Union… They dropped the first set 25-16 but rebounded to take the next two sets by scores of 25-18 and 15-9



  • JV Football: Laurens 7 – Wade Hampton 6… The Raider JV football team traveled to Wade Hampton last night to take on the Generals… Good news for Raider fans as the team but 7 points on the board in the first quarter and then made it hold up as they took a 7-6 win over the Generals… On the first play of the game Keshard Davis picked off a General pass at about the 50 yard line… A pass from Nick Humphries to Jayden McGowan moved the ball to the Generals 1 yard line and from there Jerimiah Fuller carried it in for the TD with Brian Sheffield adding the Pat to make it 7-0… The Generals got their TD in the 2nd quarter but the Raider defense held on the PAT which would prove to be the difference in the game… For more details in the game click here….  The Raiders are now 2-1 on the season.
  • Another Schedule Note from LDHS… The girls’ golf match with TL Hanna has been postponed… The volleyball tri-match with TL Hanna and Easley will take place today but the matches have been moved from TL Hanna to Easley…. The girls’ tennis match with TL Hanna at home today will play as scheduled.
  • Tennis: Woodmont 5 – Laurens 2… Catching up with the Raider girls tennis team in scores that I just received yesterday, on Thursday 9-6-18 they travelled to Woodmont and fell to the Wildcats by a score of 5-2… McKenzie Little and Bella Youssef both took wins in singles action… For more details on this match, click here.
  • Tennis: JL Mann 7 – Laurens 0… In another tennis match that I just received the score of yesterday, the Raiders hosted an always strong JL Mann tennis team on Tuesday of this week and fell by a score of 7-0…For details on the match, click here.


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

  • Braves 2 – Giants 1… The Braves completed their 3-game series with the Giants out in San Francisco yesterday with a 2-1 win thus giving them a series sweep…. Tyler Flowers had a pinch-hit infield single in the top of the 9th inning to drive in what would prove to be the winning run…  The Braves now lead the NL East by 7 ½ games and their magic number to clinch the division is now down to 10… The Braves have tonight off before coming home to host the Nationals.


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 

  • Tonight – 9-13-18 – Varsity football Wade Hampton at Laurens, Friday Night Insiders about 5:36 and live about 6:05.

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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