Sports Report for Thursday, 10-4-2018

Local Notes… Catching up on some local results from earlier in the week that I just received the scores from:


  • Girls Tennis: Mid-Carolina 5 – Clinton 1… Back on Tuesday the Red Devil tennis team traveled down to Prosperity to take on the Lady Rebels of Mid-Carolina HS… Well the Rebels “prospered” a little more than the Red Devils as Mid-Carolina defeated Clinton 5-1… Reese Gowan picked up the only win for the Red Devils in singles action however the #2 doubles team composed of Mary Grace Johnson and Gracie Wiggins put up a great fight and lost in a tie-breaker… For more details on this match, click here… The team is back in action today as they host the Newberry Bulldogs starting at 5:00 pm.
  • Volleyball: Mid-Carolina 3 – Clinton 0… The Red Devil volleyball team made the trip down to Prosperity also on Tuesday and once again the Rebels took the win by a score of 3-0… set scores were 25-11, 25-15 & 25-12… JV: Sorry no report on how the JV team did… The teams will be back in action today as they host the Newberry Bulldogs.




  • Girls Tennis: Laurens 4 – Woodmont 3… The Lady Raider tennis team was in action on Tuesday as they hosted the Lady Wildcats of Woodmont HS at the LDHS tennis courts… Good news for Raider fans as the team took a 4-3 won over the Wildcats… McKenzie Little, Bella Youssef and Becky Brownlee all took wins in singles action… The #2 doubles team composed of Kelsie Little and Skylar Douglas took the fourth and deciding win for the Raiders… For more details on this match click here…. The team travels to JL Mann today.
  • Volleyball: Woodmont 3 – Laurens 0… The lady Raider volleyball team was also in action back on Tuesday as they traveled to Woodmont to take on the Wildcats… Unfortunately they did not do as well as the tennis team as the Wildcats took a 3-0 win over the Raiders… Set scores were 25-14, 25-9 & 25-10… JV: Woodmont 2 – Laurens 0… In JV action prior to the varsity match, the Wildcats defeated Laurens 2-0… Set scores were 25-9 & 25-16… The teams will be back in action today as they host the Patriots of JL Mann starting with the JV team at 5:30 and it is “Pink Out Night” as the Raiders have a Breast Cancer Awareness game.


Laurens Academy Schedule Notes

  • Volleyball:  Today’s volleyball matches at Wardlaw Academy today have been canceled due to a scheduling conflict… The varsity game has been rescheduled to Monday, October 15 at 4 PM. The middle school game will not be rescheduled
  • Cross Country… The Crusader cross country teams will for the first time ever be hosting a meet today out at the Laurens County Park located on Bridges Road starting at 5:00 pm.


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

  • Baseball… Well the tiebreaker and wildcard games are all finished now and the as the Rockies and the Yankees won the wildcard game to make it into league divisional series which begin tonight… The Rockies will travel to Milwaukie to face The Brew Crew today at 5:00 pm and the Braves travel to LA to take on the Dodgers tonight at 8:30… Now if you want to see the MLB Postseason schedule and results from completed games, click here… That will take you to MLB website where all that information is available… When you get there scroll down below the upcoming schedule to see the results of completed games.


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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