Sports Report for Wednesday, 10-16-2019

Local Notes:

CHS Red Devils:

  • Tennis: Clinton 6 – Emerald 0… On Monday the Lady Red Devil tennis team hosted the Vikings of Emerald HS… The Red Devils continue to keep their region record perfect at 9-0 as they took a dominating 6-0 win over the Vikings losing only 2 games in the entire match… Mary Catherine Dailey, Chandler Dailey, Gracie Spangler, Reese Gowan and Jerri Hill all took wins in singles action… Only the #2 doubles team made up of Kaitey Threatt and Grace Johnson played and they soundly defeated their opponents also… To see the set scores for the match, click here. The team is now 10-2 on the season.
  • Volleyball: Emerald 3 – Clinton 0… Also on Monday the Red Devil volleyball teams hosted the Emerald Vikings… Now in varsity action all I have is the final score and I have to report that the Vikings took a 3-0 win over the Red Devils… I have no information on how the JV squad did.
  • Cross Country Rescheduled… The Red Devil cross country teams were supposed to host their final home meet of the season yesterday but due to the threat of rain that meet has been postponed until tomorrow (Thursday)… Again this is the final home meet of the season so seniors will be recognized… That will take place at 5:15 followed by the girls starting at 5:30 and the boys at 6:10.


High School Football Rankings…. Taking a quick look at the South Carolina Sports Report top 10 rankings in each of the SCHSL classifications you find:

  • Class AAAAA: 1. Dutch Fork, 2. Byrnes, 3. Fort Dorchester, 4. Dorman, 5. Sumter, 6. Clover, 7. Carolina Forest, 8. T.L. Hanna,  9. Gaffney and 10.  River Bluff
  • Class AAAA: 1. Myrtle Beach, 2. Daniel, 3. South Pointe, 4. Wilson , 5. AC Flora, 6. BHP, 7. Greenville,8. North Myrtle Beach, 9. Wren and 10Travelers Rest.
  • AAA Rankings: 1. Dillon, 2. Chapman, 3. May River, 4. Chester, 5. Gilbert, 6. Camden, 7. Wade Hampton (H), 8. Southside, 9. Strom Thurmond and 10 Aynor Cheraw… Newberry checks in at # 11 and Union County #15
  • Class AA: 1. Abbeville, 2. Barnwell, 3. Timberland, 4. Oceanside Collegiate, 5. Southside Christian, 6. Bamberg-Ehrhardt, 7. Saluda, 8. Andrew Jackson, 9.  Woodland and 10. Mullins.
  • Class A: 1. Green Sea Floyds, 2. Lamar, 3. Wagener-Salley, 4. Lake View, 5. CE Murray, 6. Branchville, 7. Ridge Spring-Monetta, 8.Denmark-Olar, 9. Baptist Hill and 10. Blackville-Hilda… Calhoun Falls checks in at 15 and Whitmire 16.


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.

  • MLB Post Season Schedule…. To see what else happened in the MLB playoff 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, 10-17-19… Middle school football, Gray Court-Owings at Hickory Tavern at 5:00 pm
  • Friday, 10-18-19… Varsity football, JL Mann at Laurens for Homecoming… Friday Night Insiders at 6:05 and live from KC Hanna Stadium 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 25th and in addition to the local high school coaches talking about their past and upcoming games, Jack Childress one of the better college football officials 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 Appreciation Night at KC Hanna Stadium… Laurens District 55 High School football team is hosting Youth Appreciation Night Friday, October 25, 2019, before the Raiders football game against TL Hanna at KC Hanna Stadium… All youth and youth coaches wearing a jersey or cheer uniform from the City of Laurens Recreation League, or the YMCA Recreation League will be admitted free into the game… For more information about this including what gates to enter and parent tickets, click here.


Boo in the Park… The City of Laurens and PRTC are once again this year sponsoring Boo in the Park to be held October 31st at the Laurens Amphitheater… This is a free event that is an alternative to Trick or Treating in a safe environment… There will be a costume contest and a movie…Age limits to participate in the trick or treating and the costume contest are youth 10 and under.


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 you stew, 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… The tickets are $40 each and to purchase tickets or for more information on this event, call Marlene Owings at the chamber at 833-2716 or contact her via email at:… See you there!


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