Sports Report for Thursday, 10-18-2018

Local Notes


  • Volleyball… On Tuesday the Red Devil volleyball teams concluded their season on the road taking on the Woodruff Wolverines in region action…. Varsity: Woodruff 3 – Clinton 0… in varsity action the Red Devils fell to the Wolverines 3-0… Set scores were 25-13, 25-11 & 25-19… The lady Red Devils finish their season with a 3-14 record overall and 1-8 in region play… JV: Woodruff 2 – Clinton 0… In JV action prior to the varsity, Woodruff was also victorious as they took a 2-0 win… Set scores were 25-10 & 25-11… The JVs finish the season with a 4-12 overall record and 3-7 in region.
  • Tennis: Clinton 4 – Union 3… On Tuesday the Red Devil girls tennis team traveled to Union to take on the Yellow Jackets in region play… The Yellow Jackets defeated Clinton earlier in the season 4-3 in Clinton so the Red Devils were looking for revenge… Well they got it as Clinton took a 4-3 win that went down to the wire… Mary Catherine Dailey and Reese Gowan both took wins in singles action… Dailey and Gracie Spangler teamed up to form the #1 doubles team and they defeated their opponents… The #2 doubles team of Mary Grace Johnson and Gracie Wiggins defeated their opponents in a tie-breaker to give the Red Devils the win… For more details on this match click here.

Red Devils Host Region Track Meet… On Tuesday the Red Devil cross country teams hosted the Region III-AAA track meet.

  • Boys Win Region… Congratulations go to the Red Devil bots cross country team as they finished first… The Red Devils were led by Eric Newton who finished first overall with a time of 17:47… He along with Nick Perkins, Billy Hogarth and Zac Bagwell earned spots on the All-Region Team… For more information on the boys’ portion of the meet and comments from Coach Atkinson click here.
  • Girls Finish Fifth… The Lady Red Devils had some injuries and had only 4 runners who were able to finish the race so they placed 5th…  Zoey Carlos had the best time for the Red Devils finishing 19th with a personal best time of 26:54… For more information on the girls’ portion of the meet click here.
  • Teams Host Laurens Today… The Red Devils will host the Laurens Raiders today in round 2 of the County Championship starting at 5:00 pm



  • Volleyball: Laurens 3 – Ware Shoals 0… The Laurens Raider volleyball team closed out its season on Tuesday night as the varsity squad travelled to Ware Shoals to take on the Hornets… Good news for Raider fans as they defeated the Hornets 3-0… Set scores were 25-17, 25-15 and 25-21… For more information and comments from Coach Fleming click here…  The team finished its season with an overall record of 9-18 and 5-16 in region play… The JV team did not play and it finished its season Monday night with a 2-0 win over Clinton which brought their final record to 4-22-1 and region record to 2-19


Middle School Football

  • 7th Grade Wildcats 24 – Granard MS 16… In the first of two middle school football games last night at Wilder Stadium the CMS 7th grade team defeated Granard MS 24-16 to run their season record to 5-0… The Wildcats led 16-0 on at the half as Jy Leak had a pair of TDs and two-point conversion on passes.
  • Leak scored again in the 3rd quarter and Tavares Young added the 2-point conversion… The visitors then came back in the 4th quarter and mounted two drives scoring twice to make the game close but the Wildcats were able to run the clock out after the second score to preserve the win.
  • 8th Grade Wildcats 52 – GCO 0… In the second game last night at Wilder Stadium the CMS 8th grade team played host to the Tigers of Gray Court-Owings… There is good news here for the home fans as the Wildcats took a 52-0 win to run their season record to 5-0 also… The Wildcats struck early and often as they led 44-0 in a game that was shortened in the second half by a running clock…Zee Livingston had 3 rushing TDs for the Wildcats while Devante Anderson, Bryson James and Seth Edge each had a rushing TD… Jackson Martin also had a 30 yard Pick-Six for the Wildcats.


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 – 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.