Sports Report for Tuesday, 10-2-2018

PC Notes

  •… Now last Friday I told you that the PC football team had taken a 10-0 win over the Blue Raiders of Lindsey Wilson College at Bailey Memorial Stadium the night before to run their record to 2-1 on the season… Well other sports are also in season at PC like men & women’s soccer, men and women’s cross country, men and women’s golf and volleyball… If you want to keep up with these sports or find out about anything and everything related to PC athletics there is only one web address you need to know and that is the schools official athletic website.


Local Notes…. Catching up on some local scores from last week that I did not get in time to get on last Friday or have time for yesterday:


  • JV Football: Union 16 – Clinton 6… Last Thursday night at Wilder Stadium the Red Devil JV football team hosted the Union County Yellow Jackets… Union scored 8 points in each of the first two quarters and then held on to take a 16-6 win… The Red Devils got on the board with a 70 yard TD run by Danny Kinard in the third quarter… Zek Johnson had a big night on defense as he was able to pick of a Yellow jacket pass… Coach Glenn commented afterwards “We came up short tonight, and we were not able to execute in the 2nd half of the ball game when we needed big plays. Although we lost our kids never gave up. We will have to come back next week and make improvements on areas where we made mistakes on tonight”… The team is now 32 on the season and will be on the road this Thursday as they travel to Mid-Carolina for a 6 pm contest
  • Volleyball: Mid-Carolina 3 – Clinton 0… Last Wednesday the Red Devil volleyball squads traveled down to Prosperity to take on the Mid-Carolina Rebels… In varsity action, the Rebels took a 3-0 win… The Red Devils kept the set scores close but still lost by scores of 25-21, 26-24 and 25-18… JV: Union 2 – Clinton 0… Set scores were 25-22 and 25-8
  • Tennis: Union 4 – Clinton 2… Last Thursday the Lady Red Devil tennis team hosted the Yellow Jackets of Union County HS and the Red Devils did not quite have enough bug spray as Union took a 4-2 win…The Red Devil wins came when Mary Catherin Dailey and Reese Gowan defeated their opponents in singles action… For more details on this match click here.



  • Tennis: Laurens 7 – Westside 0… In girls’ tennis action last Thursday at LDHS, the Raiders took a 7-0 win over the Westside Rams… Anna Jenkins, Abby Davis, McKenzie Little, Bella Youssef and Becky Brownlee all took wins in singles action… McKenzie Little and Rose Tumblin teamed up to form the #1 doubles team and took a win over their opponents as did the #2 doubles team made up of Kelsie Little and Skylar Douglas… For more details on this match and comments from Coach Youmans, click hereThe team host Woodmont today at 5 pm at the LDHS tennis courts.
  • Volleyball: Westside 3 – Laurens 0… Last Thursday the Raider volleyball teams traveled to Anderson to take on the Westside Rams in region action… The Rams proved to be a little too tough for the Raiders as they took a 3-0 win… Set scores were 25-18, 25-18 and 25-21… For comments from Coach Fleming click here…. JV: Westside 2 – Laurens 0… In JV action prior to the varsity match the Rams took a 2-0 win… Set scores were 25-15 & 25-15… Again to see comments about this match from Coach Fleming click here.


Laurens Academy

  • Cross Country Follow-Up… Last Friday I reported that the Crusader girls’ cross country team took first place the day before in a meet in Greenwood… I now have more information about that meet… Remember it is like golf in that low score wins…. Girls: The girls team finished first with 24 points while Greenwood Christian was 2nd with 47 points, Dixie took third (62) and Cambridge Academy was fourth (95)… Blaire Quarles had the best time for the Crusaders running the course in 23:34…. Boys: The boys also finished fifth with 206 points with Greenwood Christian winning with 22 point followed by Dixie (36), Ware Shoals (83) Newberry Academy (175), Crusaders (206) and Palmetto Christian (310)… Jonas Smith had the best time for the Crusaders running the course in 21:03… To see more details on how the other Crusaders ran in the meet, click on the following:
  • Cross Country Note: The Crusader cross country teams will host a meet for the first time ever at the Laurens County Park this Thursday starting at 5 pm.



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

  • Friday – 10-5-18 – Laurens varsity football Laurens host Woodmont and it is Homecoming at LDHS… 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 95.7 on your FM dial.


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 October
  • 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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