Sports Report for Wednesday, 9-18-2019

Local Notes:

 Laurens County Speedway Results… Taking a look at the winners in each of the divisions main events last Saturday night at the LCS you find:

  • Limited… Deano Long finished first in the Limited main event taking advantage of contact between two other drivers late in the race that sent them to the back of the field and forced a restart late in the race… Jimmy Taylor finished second and Frank Coates secured the division championship finishing third.
  • FWD… The main event in the FWD division was a stop-and-start affair from the very beginning, as it took four attempts to start the race before a single lap was recorded…. Once they did get it started Travis Jamieson took the lead and never surrendered finishing first with Seth Smith and Darien Norwood being the next two drivers to see the checkered flag in that order.
  • SECA 604 Crate…. Dale Timms and Bryan Mullins battled each other in the all race long in the SECA 604 Crate main event and in the end it was Timms who took the win with Mullins finishing second… Brad Rachels took third.
  • 4-Cylinder… Matt Gilbert took the win in the 4-Cylinder main event leading from start to finish… Scott Nelson tried to catch him in the last few laps but had to settle for second and Wayne Powers took third.
  • Thunder Bombers… Lee Higdon took the checkered flag apparently taking first in the Thunder Bomber main event but a post-race inspection revealed he had bad tires and was disqualified…. That gave Brandon Satterfield the win with Scott Pulley finishing second and Shane Lollis third.
  • 602 Crate… Colt Smith who captured the 602 Crate season championship last week took the lead in this week’s main event in the first lap and went on to win the race… Colby Cannon was second and Chris Patterson was 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.

  • Phillies 5 – Braves 4… The Braves scored 2 runs in the first inning to take an early lead in their series opener with the Phillies in Atlanta last night but the Phillies scored 5 runs in the fourth inning and then went on to take a 5-4 win over the Braves… In the fifth inning the Phillies had 2 homeruns one by Rhys Hoskins and another by Jose Pirela to take the lead….Adeiny Hechavarria homered for the Braves in the eighth inning and Adam Duval also homered in the ninth inning.


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.

  • Thursday, 9-19-19… JV football, Wade Hampton at Laurens… 6:00 pm
  • Friday, 9-20-19… Varsity football, Laurens at Wade Hampton… Friday Night Insiders at 6:05 and live from Greenville 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 26 and in addition to the local high school coaches talking about their past and upcoming games, Buddy Pough the Head Coach at South Carolina State will be the featured speaker.
  • If you would like to see video of the past club meetings, 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

Youth Soccer at Clinton YMCA… Registration is now open at the Clinton Family YMCA for Youth Soccer for youth ages 3-12 divided into 3 appropriate age groupings (3-5, 6-8 & 9-12)… The cost is $55 for YMCA members and $75 for non-members… The YMCA will not deny anyone the opportunity to participate in its

youth sports activities…. Interested participants are encouraged to register well before the Monday, September 23rd deadline… For additional information and interest call the Clinton YMCA at 833-1555…. You can also click here to get more information about youth soccer at the Clinton YMCA.


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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