Sports Report for Wednesday, 10-17-2018

Local Notes

Clinton at Laurens Volleyball… The Clinton volleyball teams traveled to Laurens Monday night for round 2 of the County Championship… As you may recall the Raiders took wins in JV and varsity action earlier in the season at CHS.

  • JV: Laurens 2 – Clinton 0… The Raider JV squad started the evening off with a 2-0 win over the Red Devils by set scores of 25-13 and 25-17… With the win the JVs completed the sweep of the Red Devils on eh season… For comments from Coach Fleming click here.
  • Varsity: Laurens 3 – Clinton 0… In varsity action the Raiders completed the sweep of the Red Devils by taking a 3-0 win… The Raiders won the first two sets by scores of 25-17 and 25-10… After a poor second set the Red Devils showed they were not ready to quit as they actually led early in the third set and battled all the way to the end before losing to the Raiders by a set score of 25-23… For more details on the match and comments from Coach Fleming, click here… It was the last home match of the season and the Raiders honored their lone senior Myranda Reppart.
  • Photos: To see a short slideshow of photos taken at the varsity match click here.



  • JV Football: Newberry 12 – Clinton 6 in OT…As you may recall, the Red Devil JV football game with Newberry last Thursday night at Wilder stadium was postponed due to Hurricane Michael… Well that game was made-up Monday night in Clinton and I hate to have to report that the Bulldogs took a 12-6 win in overtime… Danny Kinard got the Red Devils on the board first with a rushing TD in the first quarter… Both teams battled it out and Newberry tied the game 6-6 in the fourth quarter… Newberry then score in overtime to take the win… Clinton is now 4-3 on the season and 1-2 against region opponents… They will travel to Emerald for a 6:00.
  • Tennis: Clinton 6 – BHP 0… Also on Monday night the Red Devil girls’ tennis team traveled to BHP to take on the Bears… The rise back was a happy one as they took a 6-0 win over the Bears… Mary Catherine Dailey, Gerri Hill, Gracie Spangler, Kaitey Threatt, and Reese Gowan all took wins in singles action for the Red Devils… Only one of the doubles team played and that was the #2 doubles team made up of Mary Grace Johnson and Gracie Wiggins and they also took a win over their opponents… For more match details click here… With the win the team’s record stands at 8-4 overall and 5-2 in region play.



  • College Recruiting Simplified… Today LDHS is hosting an informative meeting for all Parents and Student Athletes on the NCAA recruitment process. We are inviting all student athletes and their parents in grades 8-12 to join us in the Lecture Theater at 6:30 on Wednesday, Oct. 17th. This is a very important meeting for those parents and student athletes who have the goal of playing at the next level…. Click here to see a brochure with more information about this.
  • Tennis: Laurens 5 – Easley 2… Monday the Raiders hosted the Easley Green Wave in their last home match of the season and it is good news as the Raiders took a 5-2 win over the Green Wave… Taking wins for the Raiders in singles action were Anna Jenkins, Abby Davis, Bella Youssef and Becky Brownlee…The #2 doubles team composed of Kelsie Little and Skylar Douglas also took a win over their opponents… The #1 doubles team Anna and Abby Jenkins just missed taking a win as they fell 8-10 in a tie-breaker… For more details on this match and comments from Coach Youmans click here.


Laurens Academy

  • Volleyball… The Crusaders volleyball teams closed out their regular season last night as the middle school team took a 2-0 win over Oakbrook Prep while the varsity took a hard fought 3-1 win on Senior Night


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

  • MLB Results…. To see how other teams did last night and to see the complete postseason schedule and results, click here.


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

  • Today – 10-17-18 – Gray Court –Owings vs. Clinton Middle School 8th grade team at Clinton… We will start about 6:30.
  • Thursday – 10-17-18 – Laurens 9th grade and JV teams as the host TL Hanna at KC Hanna Stadium… Kickoff is slated for 5:30.
  • Friday – 10-19-18 – Laurens travels to TL Hanna to take on the Yellow Jackets in an important region contest if the Raiders want to make the playoffs.… Friday Night Insiders about 6:06 and live about 6:35… If you carry your FM radio you should be able to pick up our in-stadium transmitter on one of the following frequencies: 96.5, 88.9 or 89.7… I will have to see which is best when I get there but try them in that order.


This and That:

  • Joe Adair Outdoor Education Chicken Stew Fundraiser… It’s once again time to order your chicken stew (milk based) to help support the Joe Adair Outdoor Education Center… The center is used by students from both Laurens Districts 55 & 56 at all age levels… With school funds being stretched thinner and thinner each year the proceeds of this sale go to help maintain and improve the center and its popular walking trails… The strew will be $8.50 per quart and will be available for pickup from 10am until its gone on Friday, November 2nd… The stew sold out the last time they offered it so I strongly advise you pre-order the stew by calling the center at 864-984-5492 or emailing the center’s director Clay Cotney at :…. Don’t let this chance to pick up some good food and help out a very worthwhile cause pass you by.
  • 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 19th when the featured speaker will be Hunter Reid Associate AD / SID at Furman University. .
  • 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.


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