Sports Report for Wednesday, 8-28-2019

Local Notes:


Clinton vs. Laurens

  • Volleyball: Laurens 3 – Clinton 0… The Raiders and the red Devils got together on the volley ball court at LDHS last night and when it was all said and done the Raiders took a 3-0 win over the Red Devils in varsity action… The set scores were 25-10, 25-15 and 25-18 with the Red Devils improving in each set… Now for more information on whom the outstanding players in the match were for the Raiders, click here. … The Raiders will be in action again on Thursday as they host the Union County Yellow Jackets in a JV – Varsity doubleheader starting at 5:30.
  • JV Volleyball: Laurens 2 – Clinton 0…Now in JV action prior to the varsity match, the Raiders took a 2-0 win over the Red Devils… Set scored were 25-15 and 25-15…Again for a little more information on this match from the Laurens perspective, click here.



LDHS: Raiders

  • Get Tickets Early for Clinton at Laurens Friday… Now I don’t think I need to tell you that Clinton and Laurens will start their football season this Friday as the Red Devils travel to KC Hanna Stadium for a 7:30 kickoff… As usual a big crowd is expected at the game and one way you can avoid the line at the ticket booth is to purchase your tickets ahead of time… I’d like to remind you that last school year the Raiders started offering their tickets online for athletic events… If you are interested in doing this click here for more information on how to do this or click here to go directly to the ticket purchase site. …. I’ll also try to find out if tickets are for sale anywhere in the community today.
  • Vote for the Raider and Red Devils to be the Game of the Week… WYFF TV has a featured Game of the Week each Friday night… The Clinton vs. Laurens game is one of three games being considered for that… It is up to the fans to vote for that… If you would like to have the game to be their Game of the Week you must vote by midnight tonight…. Click here to go to the WYFF TV website where you can do that… As of the time this morning I posted this, the Laurens vs. Clinton game had a slight lead over the Hillcrest at Mauldin game so be sure you vote to help keep it ahead of that game.



High School Football Scores and Standings

  • Thanks to you can now see last weekend’s scores for all games by classification… You can also see the standings in each region by classification… To see this information click here.


Pro Sports… For more information on the game(s) below click on their score.

  • Blue Jays 3 – Braves 1The Braves traveled up to Toronto yesterday to start a short 2-game series with the Blue Jays… The series started on a sour note for the Braves as the Blue Jays took a 3-1 win… The Blue jays simply outhit the Braves 10 -7 and the Braves had 3 errors which did not help their cause… Centerfielder Billy Hamilton was the only Brave to get more than 1 hit as he went 2 for 2 and walked twice
  • Drive 4 – GreenJackets 3The Greenville Drive actually won a game last night as they defeated the Augusta GreenJackets 4-3 at Flour Field… They scored 3 runs in the sixth inning and another in the seventh to go up 4-1 and then held on as the GreenJackets scored to in the eighth inning to make it 4-3… The Drive have just 2 home gamed left in their season tonight and tomorrow night so if you plan on seeing them at home you are running out of opportunities to do so.



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

  • Wednesday, 8-26-19… JV Football, Laurens at Clinton… 6pm
  • Friday, 8-30-19… Varsity football, Clinton at Laurens… Friday Night Insiders at 6:05 and live from KC Hanna Stadium about 6:35.


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
  • Clinton School District 56: To see the sports schedule for this week at CHS and CMS, click here.
  • Laurens Academy: To see 2019 Crusader volleyball schedule click here…. To see the 2019 Crusader varsity and middle school football schedules, click here


Countdown to Kickoff… The numbers of days left to the first football games are as follows;

  • Clinton at Laurens (8-30-19): 2
  • Laurens Academy host Northside Christian (8-30-19): 2
  • PC at Stetson, 8-31-19): 3
  • PC home opener vs. Jacksonville (9-14-19): 16
  • Clemson host Georgia Tech (Thursday, 8-29-19): 1
  • South Carolina vs. North Carolina in Charlotte (8-31-19): 3


This and That

Clinton Season Football Tickets on Sale… With football season just over a week away don’t forget that season football tickets are on sale for $45 each… The tickets can be purchased Monday – Friday between the hours of 8:30 am – 3:00 pm at the CHS Athletic office… With the season tickets you will get one parking pass… Senior Citizens (60 and older) can get their season ticket for $20 and that comes with the parking pass… To get to the athletic office, enter the campus at gate #3 and proceed to the parking lot in front of the main gym… Enter the building through the main gym door and the athletic office will be the first door on your left… If you have any further questions, Contact Mrs. Kathy Schumpert at 864-938-1981, or Athletic Director Louie Alexander at 864-938-1982… Go Big Red!


Laurens Raider Athletic Booster Club Selling Season Tickets and Athletic Passes… Now season football tickets are also on sale through the Laurens Raider Athletic booster Club… The traditional Century Club which cost $150 gets you two regular season tickets and a reserved parking spot plus two Home Athletic passes to any Raider regular season game in all the other sports… (Note: In all playoffs for any sport you will have to pay to get in as per SCHSL rules)… This year they are also offering a Gold Club level that cost $75 but you do not get the reserved parking spot or the two home athletic passes… They even offer a Green Club level for $25 which gets you a discount on Raider gear, a window decal and recognition in the football program… Those three items also come with the Century and Gold levels… For more information and to get the application for membership, click here.


Booster Club… A membership in the LA Booster Club offers free admission into home games of all sports (excluding play-off games.) Memberships are $75 per individual or $150 per family. They can be purchased at the ticket counter during home sporting events or by contacting Lisa Suttles in the school office. The phone number there is 682-2324


Fall Ball at the City of Laurens Parks and Recreation… Registration is now open at the City of Laurens Parks and Recreation Department for Fall Baseball… Ages 6-8 can register for coaches pitch while ages 9-11 can register for kids pitch baseball…. The cost is $40 for either and you can register at The Ridge on Exchange Drive daily… Registration closes August 30.



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