Sports Report for Thursday, 5-30-2019

Local Notes:   


  • Spring Football Game Start Time Changed… Due to the excessive heat and some SCHSL polices on temperature and humidity rules, the start time for tonight’s spring game at CHS has been changed from 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm… Also be sure you note that do to the construction at Wilder Stadium the game will be played on the practice field on the campus of CHS… Now there are no bleachers there so this is a BOC event (bring your own chair)… There will be NO PARKING allowed along the edges of the road in that area so plan on parking in the auxiliary gym parking lot, the bus ramp parking lot and the gravel parking lot… Be sure to come on out and see what Coach Fountain and the team have been working on… Go Big Red!




  • Raider Girls Golf… The LDHS Lady Raider golf team began spring practice on Monday, May 6 2019. Practice and they have been from 4:30 PM until 6:30 PM at Lakeside Country Club on Monday, Tuesday and Thursday until May 30. No golf experience is necessary but proper golf attire is required… Any girl who lives in District 55 and is a rising seventh grader (current 6th grader) or above may play for the team… There are will be no try-outs or cuts to form the team… If you have any further question please contact Head Coach, Jim Iacuone at or (864)681-3630.



 Main Event Results From Laurens County Speedway Last Saturday Night

  • 4-Cylinder…. The 4-Cylinder race was the Richard Johnson Memorial Race and Tim Bristol took the $1200 prize for winning the race… Matt Gilbert finished second and Kevin Cooper third.
  • Limited: Frank Coates took the top spot in the Limited Division main event in a race had several cautions…. Deano Long and Tony Quarles were the next two across the finish line.
  • SECA 604 Crate… Unlike the Limited main event, there were no cautions in the SECA 604 Crate and Dale Timms took the win with Brad Rachels finishing second and Michael Akeson third.
  • FWD… Travis Jamieson took advantage of some hard bumping going on going on between the front runners in the race to take the win with Billy Medlin and Seth Smith being the next two drives to get the checkered flag.
  • 602 Crate… Rod Tucker looked like he was going to win this race but had engine problems toward the end of the race thus allowing Colt Smith to take the win… Travis Morgan finished second and Parris Simons third.
  • Thunder Bombers… After two unsuccessful attempts to get this race started, Dan Lawson took the lead and led wire to wire… Randy Cantrell had a shot to overtake Lawson near the end of the rave but could not pull it off to take second and Scott Pulley finished third.
  • Young Guns… In this race another driver finished first leading from the green flag to the checkered flag and that was Austin Brown… Now the next two drivers to see the checkered flag wave for them were Zak Brown and T.J. Neal.


Pro Sports    For more information on any of the following games, click on their score.

  • Nationals 14 – Braves 4… Last night down in Atlanta, the Nationals took the Braves to the woodshed and gave them a spanking as they took a 14-4win over the Braves… The Nationals had scored all 14 of their runs by the 5th inning and did not allow the Braves to get on the board until the 7th inning where the Braves scored all 4 of their runs…. The Braves got all 4 of their runs on a grand slam homerun (7) by rookie Austin Riley… The nationals win the 2-game series 2-0 and the Braves will have today off before starting a 3-game series with the Tigers in Atlanta tomorrow.
  • Drive… The Drive had the night off last night and they are finally returning to Flour Field tonight to start a series with the Delmarva Shorebirds…. The Drive will come into tonight’s game with a 23-29 record which puts them 5th in the SAL Southern Division 5 games behind the division leading Charleston RiverDogs.


This & That:

Raider Volleyball… The Raider volleyball team started spring practice yesterday… Coach Erin Lake would like for any young lady who is in the 7th – 12th grade next year and is interested in joining the Raiders to contact her… If you click here it will carry you to the LDHS Athletic Site where there is a posting about this and a link to a form you can fill out and submit online to contact Coach Lake about your interest in Raider volleyball.


Raider Baseball Camp

The Raider Baseball Program will be hosting a 4-day camp, June 24th-27th. This camp is offered to young boys and girls, ages 7-12. While at camp, your son/daughter will learn basic baseball fundamentals; including base running, hitting, catching, throwing, and specific position fundamentals. Our goal for this camp is to serve youth baseball players in our county that want to become better players. We feel like it is our duty to give back to the community that has grown and shaped so many of our Raider Baseball players, past and present. We look forward to working with our youth and hope to see all of you on June 24th. Registrations will take place every morning beginning at 8am. Snacks and water will be provided. Players should wear proper baseball attire every day; baseball pants, hat, and cleats. If a player does not have appropriate baseball attire, please have them dress in clothes that they can get dirty in and tennis shoes. The cost is $45 per player / $55 for Siblings. A Google Form link is provided below if your children plan to attend, in order for us to get a head count… For more information or if you have questions contact Coach Patterson by email at     Click on following to register: LINK: Baseball Camp



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