Sports Report for Friday, 10-19-2018

PC Notes

  • Football at Charleston Southern… The Blue Hose football team boards the bus tomorrow and travels down I-26 to North Charleston to take on the Buccaneers of Charleston Southern… Both teams come into the game with 2-3 records and PC is coming off the 1-point loss to Hampton last Saturday at home while the Buccaneers are coming off a win over Virginia Lynchburg by a score of 58-6… Kickoff is scheduled for 6:00 pm and it’s not that far to drive down to see the Blue Hose play… If you can’t make it you can always listen to the game on the Blue Hose Network, watch it on ESPN+ or keep up with the game’s live stats at


Local Notes  

Area Football Tonight:

  • Clinton… The Red Devils are at home tonight for a very important game hosting the Emerald Vikings… The reason it is so important is that Clinton must win to get into the playoffs and if they lose they are out… Both teams come into the game with identical 2-6 overall records and 1-2 in region play… Emerald is coming off a 52-14 loss to the Woodruff Wolverines at Woodruff and Clinton is coming off the loss last week at Newberry… Hope the Red Devil fans will come out to cheer the team on.
  • Laurens… The Laurens Raiders are on the road tonight traveling to Anderson to take on the undefeated Yellow Jackets of TL Hanna… Hanna comes into tonight’s game ranked #3 in the state in Class AAAAA…. Hanna has defeated very opponent this year by at least 3 TDs and more often than not by more than that… Laurens will have to play a near perfect game tonight to defeat the Yellow Jackets and have to get a couple of breaks… 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.



  • JV Football: Clinton 28 – Emerald 6… This game took place in Greenwood and again I do not have any other details at this time.


LDHS… The Raider 9th grade team and the JV team hosted the Yellow Jackets of TL Hanna last night at KC Hanna Stadium.

  • 9th: Hanna 35 – Raiders 0… In 9th grade action TL Hanna scored the first time they got the ball and by the half they had a 28-0 lead and then went on to take a 35-0 win over the Raiders… The Raider offense simply could not get on track all night and Hanna made very few mistakes.
  • JV: Laurens 12 – Hanna 7… Now there is better news where the JVs are concerned as they took a 12-7 win over Hanna… Unlike the 9th grade game Hanna did make several mistakes and had several turnovers and penalties that hurt them… The Raiders two scores came in the first half when Jeramiah Miller scored a 4 yard TD and KK Hamilton scored a 2 yard TD both set up by Hanna mistakes… Keshard Davis had a pass interception for the Raiders and Cole England had a fumble recovery… TJ Norris had a key sack on 4th down to help stop a Hanna drive.


Laurens Academy

  • Wardlaw 60 – LA 12… The Laurens Academy Crusader traveled to Wardlaw last night to take on the Patriots who have a traditionally strong football program that won the SCISA championship last year and were 6-2 coming into last night’s game… The Crusaders got on the board first on a 30 yard pass play from Thomas Lowry to Charlton McCall to go up 6-0… That would be the last time they led as the Patriots led 14-6 at the end of the first quarter and 36-12 at the half as they went on to take a 60-12 win over the Crusaders… The Crusaders other score was a second TD pass with about 4 minutes left in the first half when Lowry again connected with McCall… The Crusaders close out their regular season next Friday at home against a team made up of players from Newberry Academy, Cambridge Academy and Palmetto Christian Academy.



Middle School Football

  • Brewer 21 – Sanders 0…. The game was in Laurens and I have no further details at this time.
  • Laurens MS 36 – Northside MS 8… This game took place in Greenwood and again I do not have any other details at this time.


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

  • Boston Claims AL Crown… The Boston Red Sox defeated the Houston Astros 4-1 last night and punched their ticket to the World Series starting next week… They took the best of 7 series 4 games to 1…
  • The Dodgers Can Clinch Tonight… Meanwhile the Dodgers lead the Brewer 3 games to 2 and can clinch the NL Championship tonight with a win up in Milwaukie… For more information on either of these click the link below.
  • 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 – 10-19-18 – 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 it’s 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.