Sports Report for Thursday, 10-10-2019

Local Notes:

Laurens and Clinton

  • Volleyball: Laurens 3 – Clinton 0… Last night at CHS the Red Devil and Raider volleyball teams faced off for second time this season… Just like the first meeting at LDHS earlier in the season the Raiders took a 3-0 win over the Red. Devils…The Raiders took the first set by a score of 25-19 but the Red Devils led briefly early in the set at 8-7… The second set went to the Raider by the same 25-19 score and again the Red Devil battled but could get no closer than 1 point at 12-11… The final set went to the Raiders y a score of 25-18 and the Red Devils tied the match at 12-12 before the Raiders pulled away to take the win… JV: Laurens 2 – Clinton 0… In JV action the Raiders also won by a score of 2-0 just like they did earlier at LDHS… Set scores were 25-17 and 25-23 as the Red Devils fought back in the second set… The Red Devils travel to Newberry today for a Varsity-JV doubleheader while the Raiders close out their season tonight hosting Westside on Senior Night.


 CHS Red Devils:

  • Tennis: Clinton 6 – Mid-Carolina 0… Back on Tuesday the Lady Red Devil tennis team hosted the Mid-Carolina Rebels and improved their season record to 8-1 and their region record to a perfect 7-0 as they defeated the Rebels 6-0… Taking wins in singles action were Mary Catherine Dailey, Chandler Dailey, Gracie Spangler, Reese Gowan, and Jerri Hill… Only the #2 doubles team of Kaitey Threatt and Grace Johnson played and they also defeated their opponents… For more information on this match, click here.
  • Cross Country… Also Tuesday the Tuesday the Red Devil Cross Country teams traveled to Greenwood in an open meet at Emerald HS…. Boys Finish Third… The Red Devil boys’ squad finished third out of 10 teams there… The top runner for Clinton was Nick Perkins who finished 11th with a time of 18:26 which is personal and seasons best to date… By the way the Laurens finished 7th in the meet… To see how the other Red Devil runners and teams in the meet did, click here…. Girls Finish Fifth… The girls’ squad did well but not as good as the boys as they finished 5th… The top runner for the Red Devils was Elizabeth Reid who finished 10th with a time of 22:32 which is her personal best time…The Laurens Raider girls finished 7th… To see how the other Red Devil runners and teams in the meet did, click here.



LDHS Raiders:

  • Raiders Duane Martin Named as Finalist for South Carolina Mr. Football Award… Late yesterday afternoon the seven finalists for this year’s South Carolina Mr. Football Award were announced and Laurens senior running back and linebacker Duane Martin is one of the finalists… As you may recall a couple of weeks ago Duane was named to this year’s South Carolina Shrine Bowl as a linebacker and he is a Louisville commit… In making the announcement former Clinton HS coach Keith Richardson was quick to point out that athletic talent was far from the only criteria used in selecting the finalist… Academic performance in the classroom, team leadership, school leadership and involvement as well as community involvement are used to select the finalist and the eventual winner… The other six finalist are Luke Doty quarterback at Myrtle Beach HS and south Carolina commit, Jalin Hyatt a receiver from Dutch Fork HS, Noah Bell quarterback from Chapman HS, Mikele Colasurdo quarterback from Saluda, Byrnes running back  Rahjai Harris, and Tyler Venables who plays quarterback and defense at Daniel HS… Venables is committed to Clemson where his father Brent is the defensive coordinator for the Tigers… The winner of the south Carolina Mr. Football Award will be announced at the halftime of the Touchstone Energy North-south game December 14 in Myrtle Beach… Congratulations to Duane!!
  • Tennis: Woodmont 5 – Laurens 2… back on Tuesday the Lady Raider tennis team traveled up to Woodmont HS to take on the Wildcats…The Wildcats were not the nicest host in the world as they took a 5-2 win. Bella Youssef and McKenzie Little recorded thee only wins for the Raiders in singles action… For more details on this match, click here.
  • Fan Bus… There will be a fan bus headed to Woodmont and it will leave from in front of the high school at 6:45 pm… The cost is $5.00 and this Does Not include the cost of the ticket to get into the 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.

  • Cardinals 13 – Braves 1… In game 5 of the division series last night in Atlanta, the Braves saw their season come to a crashing halt as the Cardinals scored 1o run in the first inning and then went on to take a 13-1 win thus eliminating the Braves from the playoffs.
  • Brian McCann Retires…  After the game last night Braves’ catcher Brian McCann announced he is retiring… McCann played for Houston when they won the World Series in 2017… He is a seven-time All-Star and a six-time Silver Slugger over his 15 year MLB career with the Astros, Yankees and the Braves.
  • Post season Schedule…. To see what else happened in the MLB playoffs or what the schedule is, click here it will carry you to the MLB website where they have the entire post season schedule in the form of interactive brackets… Once you get there, simply click on the series you are interested in and it will open up giving you the results and complete schedule for that series including location, starting times and where it can be seen on TV…, Enjoy!


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, 10-10-19… Middle school football as Laurens MS travels to Wilder Stadium in Clinton to take on the Clinton MS Wildcat 8th grade football team… 5:00 pm.
  • Friday, 10-11-19… Varsity football, Laurens at Woodmont… Friday Night Insiders at 6:05 and live from Woodmont about 6:35…. Raider football can always be heard on the internet at


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 October 10th and in addition to the local high school coaches talking about their past and upcoming games, Mike Ayers, former Head Coach at Wofford 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

Laurens Homecoming Parade… On Friday, October 18th the Raiders will be hosting JL Mann and it will be Homecoming for the Raiders and their fans… Keeping that in mind there will be a Homecoming Parade on Monday, October 18 and it will start at 6:00 pm… It will start at corner of West Main and Pinehaven Street and continue down West Main in front of the Capital Theater and around the square at the Court House… The parade will than proceed to the Laurens School District 55 offices on Hillcrest Drive where it will end… The event will include the LDHS official homecoming court and floats featuring the high school’s diverse range of sanctioned clubs and sports…. The theme of this year’s parade is “The Oscars.”



Raider Softball Chicken Stew Fund Raiser… The Laurens Raider softball team is selling chicken stew to help raise funds for equipment travel and other expenses that are not fully covered by district funds… The stew will be cooked on Friday, November 1 and will be ready for pick up the next day (Saturday, November 2)… The stew will be $8 per quart and to order yours see any member of the Raider softball team either varsity or JV players… You can also contact Coach Smith to order your stew… Her email address is:… Don’t wait too long to order yours, I already have!


 Laurens County Chamber of Commerce College Football Fan Challenge Oyster Roast… Go ahead and mark your calendar for Thursday, November 7th because that is when the Laurens County Chamber of Commerce will be holding the 2019 version of their College Fan Oyster Roast… As in the past the menu will include steamed oysters, low country boil chicken gumbo and various liquid refreshments… There will also be college football celebrities there and they will be conducting both live and silent auctions… The gates will open out at the chamber offices at 5:00 pm and food will be served at 6:00 pm… For more information on this event and for tickets, call Marlene Owings at the chamber at 833-2716 or contact her via email at:… See you there!




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