Sports Report for Wednesday, 10-23-2019

Local Notes:

CHS vs. Laurens: Yesterday at the Trails at Lake Rabon the Raiders and Red Devils got together for County Championship Cross Country Meet… Remember in cross country the low score wins.

  • Boys: Clinton 20 – Laurens 43… In the boys portion of the meet the Red Devils defeated the Raiders by a score of 20-43… The top runner for Clinton was James Anderson who finished second overall with a time of 18:39… Now to see how the other Red Devil runners did, click here… Sorry no details on individual Raider runners.
  • Girls: Clinton 26 – Laurens 31… Now the girls’ portion of the meet was a little closer but the Red Devils did win it by a score of 26-31… Elizabeth Reid led all runners finishing first with a time of 21:17 which was a personal best for her… Again if you would like to see how other Red Devil runners did click here… Once again I have no details on Raider runners… Congratulations to both Clinton teams.

 

LDHS Raiders:

  • Rowland Participates In Upper State Golf Tournament… The Raiders Anna Gray Rowland participated in the 5A Girls’ Golf Upper State Tournament on Monday… Her score was 104 which is a 3 stroke improvement over her score last year at the same course…. Congrats to Region 1 opponents TL Hanna who move on the state as a team and Sarah Boetler of JL Mann who is an individual qualifier for the state tournament…The 5A State Tournament in Monday and Tuesday next week at Mid- Carolina GC in Prosperity, SC.

 

 College Football Polls:

  • FBS… In case you missed it the latest FBS AP Poll had a little bit of shakeup in the top 10… Alabama and LSU remained in the top 2 spots in that order but Clemson dropped to #4 and Ohio State moved up a spot to #3… Oklahoma checked in at #5 followed by Penn State moving up to #6 as Wisconsin last week’s #6 dropped to #13… The balance of the top 10 is Florida, Notre Dame, Auburn and Georgia… To see the entire top 25 in the AP Poll, click here

 

  • FCS… Now the FCS Coaches Poll had almost no change in the top 10… The top 4 teams in order are North Dakota St., James Madison, South Dakota St. and Kennesaw St… Other than Kennesaw St at #4 from Georgia, the only other area team in the top 25 is Furman which this week is #14 down from #8 last week… To see the entire poll, click here.

 

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.

  • Washington 5 – Astros 4… Now for you casual baseball fans, the nationals took a 5-4 win over the Astros in Houston last night in game 1 of the World Series… The Astros outhit the Nationals 10-9 but the Nationals out homered the Astros 2-1… Game 2 is tonight and first pitch is scheduled for 8:07 and the game can be seen on FOX.
  • 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 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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