Sports Report for Tuesday, 10-22-2019

PC Notes:

  • Kennesaw State 55 – PC 10… The Presbyterian College football team fell to #4 Kennesaw State as the visiting Owls picked up a 55-10 victory in Big South action last Saturday afternoon at Bailey Memorial Stadium. Linebacker Colby Campbell set a PC D1 record for tackles in a game with 20… Presbyterian hits the road next weekend as the Blue Hose travel to Merrimack for a 1 pm kickoff in North Andover, Mass.

 

Local Notes:

CHS Red Devils:

  • Tennis… The Lady Red Devil tennis team closed out its regular season this past week with a pair of wins… On Wednesday they hosted the Woodruff Wolverines in their final region match and defeated the Wolverines by a score of 6-1…The win gave them a final region record of 10-0 and naturally that means they finished first in  the region… For more details on this match click here… The following day on Thursday they traveled to Broome to take on the Centurions in their final match of the regular season… The Red Devils were once again victorious as they took a 6-0 win over the Centurions giving them a final regular season record of 13-2… For more information on this match click here… The Class AAA tennis playoffs begin tomorrow and the Red Devils will be hosting the Warriors of Indian Land HS on the courts at CMS starting at 5:00 pm… Go ahead and make plans to attend tomorrow and support the team as thy start what I hope will be a long run in the playoffs… Go Big Red!
  • Boys Cross Country… Last Thursday the red devil cross country teams hosted the Mid-Carolina Rebels in a home meet… Good news for the boys as they defeated Mid-Carolina 20-43 (low score wins)… Zack Bagwell led the team finishing second with a personal best time of 18:30.55… Now to see how the other Red Devil runners did, click here for more information on this meet.
  • Girls Cross Country… Now in the girls’ portion of the meet, the Lady Red Devils finished second with Mid-Carolina taking a 23-32 win… Elizabeth Reid had the best time for the Red Devils as she ran the course in 21:56 which was also a personal best time for her… To see how the other Clinton runner did, click here.
  • Cross Country in Action Today… Weather permitting, the cross country teams are scheduled to get back in action this afternoon at 5:00 pm out at Lake Rabon as they take part in the Laurens Count Championship meet.

 

LDHS Raiders:

  • Tennis: Laurens 5 – Easley 2… Last Thursday the Lady Raider tennis team concluded their regular season with a 5-2 win over Easley at Easley… Sorry but I don’t have any details on the match… Now the Raiders did qualify for the playoffs and they will travel to Mauldin tomorrow for a first round match with the Mavericks who finished first in their region… The match starts at 5 pm so go up and cheer them on if you have a chance.

 

 Laurens Academy Crusaders:

  • Crusader Varsity Volleyball Wins Region Tournament… This past Saturday the Crusader volleyball team showed it has continued to improve as the #3 seeded Crusaders win the region tournament down at Richard Winn… They took an upset win over Cambridge Academy and then WW King to win the tournament…  Madison Sherman made the All-Tournament Team and Kaitlyn Suttles was named to the All-Region Team as well as the Region Tournament MVP
  • Middle School Wins Region Tournament…   The Crusader Middle school team also won their portion of the region tournament finishing the season with a 19-1 record… Olivia Huck was named the Tournament MVP and Olivia Suttles was named to the Region Tournament Team… Congratulations to both teams and these fine young ladies!!

 

High School Football Scores and Standings

  • Thanks to scfootballstats.com 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.

  • World Series…. The nationals and the Astros start the World Series tonight with the Astros hosting the first game. First pitch is scheduled for 8:08 pm and it can be seen on FOX… To check on the series schedule and results, click here

 

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

  • Friday, 10-18-19… Varsity football, TL Hanna at Laurens… 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 www.wlbg.com

 

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: mesmith@laurens55.org… 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: informationowings@laurensounty.org… See you there!

 

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