Sports Report for Thursday, 9-27-2018

PC Notes

  • Blue Hose Host Blue Raiders Tonight…  A quick reminder that the Blue Hose football team returns to action tonight as they host the Lindsey Wilson College Blue Raiders at 7:00 pm at Bailey Memorial Stadium… Linsey Wilson is located in Columbia, Kentucky and the Blue Raiders are 3-0 coming into tonight’s contest…  If you would like to learn more about the Blue Raiders click here and it will carry you to the team’s homepage on their website…  Now if you click here it will carry you to the PC posting that tells you all about the game… Tonight’s game is also Laurens County Day allowing anyone with a Laurens County ID free admission to the game…. If you get a chance go over and see if the Blue Hose can make it two wins in a row.

 

Local Notes

CHS  

  • Volleyball: Woodruff 3 – Clinton 0… Catching up on some Red Devil volleyball that I just got the results on yesterday, back on Tuesday the team hosted Woodruff and in varsity action the Wolverines took a 3-0 win… Set scores were 25-11, 25-11, & 25-6… In JV action prior to the varsity, Woodruff also took the win there by a score of 2-0… Set scores were 25-20 & 25-11.
  • Tennis: Clinton 5 – Woodruff 2… Now also on Tuesday the Lady Red Devil tennis team hosted the Woodruff Wolverines at the tennis courts on the campus of Clinton MS… Better news here as the Red Devils took a 5-2 win over the Wolverine… Mary Catherine Dailey, Gerri Hill, Gracie Spangler and Reese Gowan all took wins in singles action… In doubles action M.C. Daily and G. Spangler teamed up to defeat their opponents… For more details on this match, click here.

 

LDHS

  • Tennis: Greenwood 7 – Laurens 0… Catching up on some Lady Raider tennis action, back on Tuesday they traveled down to Greenwood to take on the Eagles in region action… The Eagles proved to be just a little too strong for the young Raider team as they took a 7-0 win… The team battled hard as McKenzie Little Becky Brownlee lost in tiebreakers… For more details on this match click here
  • Volleyball: Laurens 3 – Greenwood 2… Also on Tuesday the Raider volleyball teams traveled down to Greenwood to take on the Eagles… In varsity action the news is good for Raider fans as the Raiders took a 3-2 win… The Raiders took the first two sets by scores of 25-18 & 26-24… Greenwood then rebounded to take the next two sets by scores of 25-23 and 27-25… That forced the fifth and deciding set which the Raiders took by a score of 15-13… For comments from Coach Fleming and more details, click hereIn JV action the news is not as good as Greenwood prevailed by a score of 2-0… Set scores were 25-6 & 25-11… Again for more details and comments from Coach Fleming, click here.
  • Fan Bus to Westside this Friday Info… The Laurens District 55 Transportation Department will be taking a Fan Bus to Westside this Friday night… The bus will leave from in front of LDHS at 6:00 pm sharp… The cost for the ride will be $6.00… Once you get there you will still have to purchase you game ticket… Avoid the hassle and ride the bus!

 

Middle School Football

  • 8th Grade CMS 38 – HT 0… The 8th Grade Clinton MS Wildcats took a 38-0 win over the Panthers of Hickory Tavern last night at HT… Sorry no details.

 

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

  • Mets 3 – Braves 0…The Braves had their 6 game winning streak snapped last night as the Mets took a 3-0 win up in New York… Simply put the Braves were held to just 2 hits as Mets pitcher Jacob deGrom went 8 scoreless innings lowering his MLB-best ERA to 1.70… He also picked up his 100th career strikeout with his 10th strikeout on the final out of his start last night… The teams will conclude their 3-game series tonight in New York.

 

 

High School & Middle 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.

  • Thursday 9-27-18 – C-Team action as Laurens host Westside at KC Hanna Stadium about 5:30.
  • Friday – 9-28-18 – Varsity football Laurens at Westside, Friday Night Insiders about 6:06 and live about 6:35… If you carry your FM radio you will be able to hear our in-stadium transmitter on either 96.5 or 96.7 on your FM radio you will be able to hear our in-stadium transmitter on either 96.5 or 96.7 on you FM dial…. Should one of those not work we will try 88.9 or 87.9… We’ll just have to see which is best when we get there.

 

This and That:

  • 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, October 5th when the featured speaker will be Gary Patterson, ACC Official and Referee.
  • A Team of 1,000” Fundraising Campaign… Laurens District 55 High School (LDHS) with the support of Laurens County School District 55 (LCSD 55) is launching a Team of 1,000 athletic fundraising campaign. LDHS hopes to raise $55,000 to contribute towards the wishes of the athletic programs. Any funds raised will not supplant existing funding from LCSD 55 but we want to enhance the pride and possibilities inherent in our athletic programs… The funds raised will go toward ensuring adequate resources for travel to camps, scrimmages, and other activities that improve student-athlete performance but may stretch the regular season travel budget… The different coaches are compiling a “wish list” of items they would like to see the monies go toward… If you would like you to be a part of our Team of 1,000. Just a $55 gift from each member of our Team of 1,000 will help us reach our goal of $55,000. By donating to the Team of 1,000 fundraising campaign, you are helping the student-athlete experience; you are also joining many others in a commitment to athletic excellence in Laurens…. For more information on this including how you can join the team, click here… Please consider joining, I have.
  • 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.

If you have any comments, suggestions, or want to reports scores, please contact me via email at: sports@wlbg.com or text me at 864-981-3470.