Sports Report for Thursday, 4-4-2019

Local Notes: 

CHS Red Devils:

  • Girls Soccer: Clinton 2 – Newberry 0… Last night the Lady Red Devil soccer team traveled to Newberry to take on the Lady Bulldogs… After a scoreless first half, the Red Devils had 2 second half goals as they took a 2-0 win over the Bulldogs… Emma Pinson and Abby Collins both scored a goal late in the match… For more details on this match click here… The team improves to 9-4 overall and 4-2 in region play.

 

 

LDHS: Raiders:

  • Softball: Ninety Six 8 – Laurens 3… The Raider softball team played host to the Wildcats of Ninety Six yesterday in non-region action… In varsity action the Wildcats defeated the Raiders by a score of 8-5… The Raiders outhit the Wildcats 11-7 but as it has been the case in recent games the error big struck the Raiders as they committed 7 errors in the game… Of the 8 runs scored by the Wildcats only 3 were earned as Rachel Delio struck out 6 and walked none in the loss… The Wildcats led 5-0 before the Raiders put a single run on the board in the bottom of the 4th inning and continued to score in each of the remaining innings including the 7th where they put 2 runs on the board but just could not climb out of the hole… Octavia Johnson, Kauree Munyan and Rachel Delio led the Raider offense getting 2 hits each…  For the game’s box score and some stats, click on the following: 4-3-19-3-LSB-NinetySix… For the games scorecard, click on the following: 4-3-19-3-LSB-NinetySix-SC… The team returns to action Friday (weather permitting) when they travel to Anderson to take on the Westside Rams.

 

  • Baseball… The Raider baseball team was scheduled to host the Wildcats of Ninety Sin in varsity action today at 6:00 pm at Ed Prescott Field… With the weather forecast for Friday not looking good Coach Tori Patterson as decided to postpone the game with Ninety Six today and instead host region foe JL Mann today instead of tomorrow… It will be a JV-Varsity doubleheader with the JV game starting at 5:30 and the varsity game about 7:30… I hope you can come out and root the Raiders on as they try to knock off the region leading Patriots but if not we do plan on bringing you the varsity game here on Real Radio 860 and 104.1 WLBG and streaming live on the internet atwww.wlbg.com.

 

  • Tennis: Greenwood 7 – Laurens 0… Back on Tuesday the Raider boys’ tennis team hosted Greenwood and unfortunately I have to report that the Eagles took a 7-0 win over the Raiders… The closest the Raiders came to picking up a win was in the #1 doubles match where Murphy Rush and Will Adams lost 5-8 in a pro set match… For more details on the match,  click here.

 

Laurens Academy Crusaders:

  • Softball at Home Today… Earlier this week the Laurens Academy Crusader softball team postponed their home opener with Richard Winn… That postponed JV-Varsity doubleheader will be made up today out at Laurens Academy with the JV game starting at 4:00 pm and the varsity starting as soon as the JV game is finished… Good luck to the Crusaders!

 

College Notes:

  • College Basketball Tournament Links… Now for you college basketball junkies out there, I have a posting in the Featured Sports section on our homepage that has the link to the four major postseason basketball tournaments that are of interest or have local teams playing in them… You can also click here to go to that posting…Enjoy!

 

Pro Baseball: Click on the score for any game(s) listed below to get more information on that game.

  • Braves 6 – Cubs 4… Last night the Atlanta Braves scored 4 runs in the 8th inning to take a come from behind 6-4 win over the Chicago Cubs at Sun Trust Park in Atlanta.
  • Drive… Now for you Greenville Drive fans out there don’t forget that the Drive open their season tonight at Flour Field hosting the West Virginia Power…. First pitch is at 7:05.

 

High School & Middle School Sports Schedules for this Week

  • Laurens School Dist. 55: To see the sports schedule for this week at LDHS and District 55 middle schools, click here
  • Laurens School District 56: To see the sports schedule for this week at CHS and CMS, click here.
  • Laurens Academy: To see 2019 Crusader baseball schedule click here…. To see the 2019 Crusader softball schedule click here.

 

Broadcast Notes…  The broadcast schedule for upcoming local sports is just below… Remember all local sports are streamed live on the internet at www.wlbg.com on our homepage where you need to click on the Listen Live button in the upper right area of the page.

  • BB- Thur., April 4 host JL Mann*, 7:30 

 

This and That 

Tickets on Sale for Laurens County Sports Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony… The Laurens County Sports Hall of Fame will induct five members into its third class on April 25, 2019… The induction ceremony will be held at The Ridge at Laurens at 6:30pm… Tickets for the induction banquet will go on sale on Monday, March 25 at the Clinton YMCA, Laurens YMCA and Farm Bureau in Laurens… Individual tickets are $25 and include a meal catered by Lee’s BBQ… For more information on the Laurens County Sports Hall of Fame, visit www.laurenscountysportshalloffame.com or email bdunlap@golaurens.com… For more information about the members being inducted, current remembers and the hall of fame itself, click here.

 

3rd Annual Kick for Kids Kickball Festival… The Bridging the Gap Advocacy organization along with the Laurens Family YMCA and the Laurens School District 55 will be having their 3rd Annual Kick for Kids Kickball Festival at the legendary Sanders Death Valley Football on Park Place off Farley Avenue on Saturday, April 27th… This event is a fundraiser to help promote awareness of bulling, domestic violence and hemophilia… The admission will be $1.00 and in addition to the kickball festival… Concessions will be available that include hotdogs, chips, drinks and Krispy Kreme donuts which will all be for sale… There will also be jump houses, corn hole games and door prizes… If you would like to enter a team (of up to 25) the cost is $50 until April 15th… After that the cost to enter jumps to $75 per team… To enter a team or if you have any questions contact Mr. Calvin Whitmire P.O. Box 644 Laurens, SC 29360 or (864) 200-1144 or whitmirejc@gmail.com

 

Girls Volleyball at the Ridge… The Laurens Recreation Department has begun its 2019 Volleyball registrations. The league is open to any female ages 7-14.  The cost is $60.  The last day to register will be April 24th with the first night of participation being April 29th at 5:30.  All practices and games will be held at The Ridge and will take place on Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays.  All players must provide their own knee pads.  For more information please visit the Ridge at 301 Exchange Drive or call 681-7275

 

 

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