Sports Report for Thursday, 9-5-2019

Local Notes:

LDHS Raiders:

  • JV Game Canceled… For those of you who have a JV football schedule and were planning on coming out to KC Hannah Stadium this afternoon to watch the Raiders take on Spartanburg, don’t… Spartanburg has canceled that game.


Middle School Athletics

Middle School Football Jamboree… Last night at KC Hanna Stadium the four middle schools in Laurens School District 55 played the Annual Middle School Jamboree where each team played a half of football in preparation for their seasons which start next week.

  • Sanders 22 – Gray Court-Owings 0… In the first half of football the Sanders Yellow Jackets took a 22-6 win over the GCO Tigers… Sanders had TD runs by Jamarvin Stevenson and Jerimiah Anderson… Their defense was able to keep the smaller GCO team in check and Deshawn Webb scooped up a GCO fumble and raced 93 yards for the other Sanders TD.
  • Laurens Middle 20 – Hickory Tavern 8… In the second half of football, the LMS Tigers took a 20-8 win over the HT Panthers… Noah Mosley had a long TD run for the Tigers to get them on the board first while KD Mosley and Trevalis Austin also had TD runs… The Panthers lone score came when Nick Fowler picked up a Tiger fumble and rumbled about 50 yard for the score with Maddox Holtzclaw adding the two-point conversion.


Results from the Laurens County Speedway Last Saturday Night… Checking on the winners in each of the divisions last Saturday night at the LCS you find:

  • Limited… Frank Coated took the win in the limited main event passing Josh Richeson late in the race to take the win… Richeson finished second and Austin Watkins third.
  • SECA 604 Crate… Dale Timms won the SECA 604 Crate main event for the second time in as many weeks taking the lead at the start of the race and never surrendering it… Brad Rachels stayed close behind all race long and finished second with Mike Akeson finishing third.
  • 4-Cylinder… Jeff Megurt started in row two in the 4-cylinder main event but that is not where he finished as he took advantage of misfortune of drivers in front of him to win the race with Phillip Wilson and Aaron Summit being the next two drivers across the finish line in that order… Ob note here Megurt’s tires were protested and the results of that protest were not immediately available
  • 602 Crate… Colt Smith took the win in the 602 Crate main event but it was not an easy win as he and Michel Smith battled it out early in the race… Morgan eventually crashed and Colby Cannon finished second and Nick Coleman third.
  • Thunder Bombers… In a caution filled Thunder Bomber main event, Dylan Chappell took the win holding the lead throughout the race… The next two drivers to get the checkered flag were Casey Lawson and Chris Lyons in that order.
  • FWD… Travis Jamieson held the lead early in the in the FWD main event but could not hold it as Mason Mack got by him to take the win with Jamieson finishing second and Jason Bishop took third.
  • Young Guns… Austin Brown won the Young Guns main event by more than 5 seconds over second place finisher T.J. Neal… Landen Davis finished third.



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.

  • Braves… The Braves were off last night and are currently in first place in the NL East leading the Washington Nationals by 7 games… That being said, the Braves get back into action tonight as they host the Nationals at sun Trust Park starting an important 4-game series with the Nationals.


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.

  • Friday, 9-13-19… Varsity football, Laurens at Hillcrest… Friday Night Insiders at 6:05 and live from Simpsonville about 6:35.


Laurens County TD Club

  • The Laurens County Touchdown Club meets every other Thursday at noon out at The Ridge the City of Laurens Parks and Recreation Headquarters on Exchange Drive…. If you would like to see the entire schedule and information on how to join the club, click here.
  • The next meeting is September 12 and in addition to the local high school coaches talking about their past and upcoming games, Tommy Spangler the Head Coach at PC will be the featured speaker.
  • If you would like to see video of the last club meeting, click here.


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


This and That

Run Hog Wild… The Laurens Family YMCA in conjunction with Self Regional Healthcare and Piedmont Orthopedic Associates of the Lakelands will be holding a 1 mile run on October 5, 2019 starting at 9 am… Proceeds will help the children of our community by going to the Laurens City Police for their Christmas in the City program and for the YMCA Youth Scholarship program… The cost is $15 if you don’t want a T-shirt and $25 if you do…  Registration the day of the race will start at 8 am at Laurens Middle School which is where the race will start… You can register at…. If you want to go ahead and fill out the registration form to bring on the day of the race or possibly drop by the Laurens YMCA, click here.


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