Sports Report for Tuesday, 9-18-2018

PC Notes:

  • Football Adds Home game with Lindsey Wilson…. The Presbyterian College football team has added a game to its 2018 schedule as the Blue Hose will welcome in Lindsey Wilson College next Thursday, September 27th at Bailey Memorial Stadium. The game has been added to make up for last Saturday’s cancelation of the Blue Hose home opener against Stetson. Kickoff is set for 7:00 p.m. against the Blue Raiders…. The Blue Raiders are currently ranked #4 in the NAIA Football Coaches Poll.

Local Notes

Laurens Academy

  • Volleyball: LA 3 – Anderson Christian 0…. Yesterday the Laurens Academy Crusader volleyball teams hosted Lions of Anderson Christian in varsity and middle school action… Good news for Crusader fans as the Crusaders took a 3-0 win in varsity action and a 2-0 win in middle school action… The Crusaders will be back in action today as they host WW King.

College Notes

  • FBS Rankings… In case you missed it, late on Sunday the latest AP Poll for the FBS Division of College football came out and there was a small amount of shakeup in the top 10… Alabama still hold down the #1 spot but Clemson dropped to 3rd while Georgia took over the #2 spot… Spots 4 & 5 remain the same as last week and they are Ohio State and Oklahoma in that order…. LSU jumped all the way from #12 to #6 after beating former #7 Auburn… Spots 7-10 are occupied by Stanford, Notre Dame, Auburn and Washington… To see the entirety of the top 25 in the AP Poll, click here.
  • FCS Rankings… Taking a quick look at the FCS Coaches Poll we find that North Dakota St., James Maddison and South Dakota St hold down the top 3 spots in that order… Wofford is the only team on SC to make the top 10 and they come in tied for #6 with Eastern Washington… To see the entire poll, click here.

 

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

  • Cardinals 11 – Braves 6…    The Braves started a 3-game series with the St. Louis Cardinals last night in Atlanta on a less than stellar note as the Cardinals took an 11-6 win over the Braves… Both teams had 10 hits each but the big difference was that the Cardinals had 4 home runs to the Braves 1…. Freddie Freeman picked up his 23rd homer of the season in the 3rd inning with a man on… The Phillies also lost last night so the Braves magic number to clinch the NL East crown is down to 7 games..

 

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 www.wlbg.com.

  • 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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