Sports Report for Friday, 10-25-2019

PC Notes:

  • PC Travels to Merrimack Tomorrow… The Blue Hose football team will be on the road tomorrow as they travel up to North Andover, Mass. To take on the Merrimack Warriors… The Warriors come into the game with a 3-4 season record while PC is still looking for its first win… The kickoff is scheduled for 1:00 pm and it can be seen on NEC Front Row… To go to the PC football schedule page where there are links to live stats, radio, and NEC Front Row click here.


Local Notes:

Varsity Football Schedule for Tonight… All games start at 7:30

  • Clinton at Emerald… The Vikings are 1-7 on the season and 0-3 in region play… The Red Devils are 3-5 on the season and 1-2 in the region after the heartbreaking 14-13 loss last week to Newberry… A win tonight would improve the Red Devils playoff situation as they and Mid-Carolina are tied for fourth in the region with 1-2 records.
  • Laurens Academy host Wardlaw… The Laurens Academy Crusaders will play their final regular season home game tonight as they host the Wardlaw Patriots… The Crusaders will have their hands full as Wardlaw comes in with a 6-1 season record…. If you can’t make it over to Todd Kirk Field, listen to the Laurens Raider broadcast here on WLBG tonight and we will keep you posted as the scores are text to us.
  • TL Hanna at Laurens… This is a BIG game for the Raiders as the Raiders are 5-0 in region play and the Yellow Jackets are 4-1… They are the only region team that has 1 loss as all the others have 2 or more… If the Raiders win tonight they are the Region Champions no matter what happens at Easley next week… It is also Senior Night as the Raiders honor not only football seniors but also band and cheerleading seniors…. It is also Youth Appreciation Night and there are more details about that below in the This and That section.


CHS Red Devils:

  • JV Football: Clinton 60 – Emerald 12… Last night the Red Devil JV football team hosted the Emerald Vikings at Wilder Stadium…. To say it was a good night for the Red Devils might be an understatement as they took a 60-12 win over the visitors… Keiwan Farrow had 3 rushing TDs for the Red Devils while Jishun Copeland had 2 rushing TDs and RT Corely had 1 rushing TD… Justine Copeland had a 55 yard punt return for a score and also caught a 60 yard TD pass… Wilson Wages and CJ Young each caught a 60 yard TD pass… After the game Coach Glenn commented “It was a pleasure to see everyone on our team contribute in the win. Our kids played physical and made plays, we played solid on defense and made big plays throughout the night. We will continue to get better so that we can finish our season strong next week vs. Woodruff’… The Red Devils are now 8-1 on the season.


LDHS Raiders:

  • JV Football: Laurens 25 – TL Hanna 21… The Raider JV football team was on the road last night as they traveled to TL Hanna to take on the Yellow Jackets… The ride back was a happy one as the Raiders defeated the Yellow Jackets 25-21 in a hard fought contest… The Raiders got on the board first on a 6 yard run by Gemere Darden that was set up by a 60 yard pass from James Rawl to Waldrick Burnside… The kick failed so the score stood 6-0 Raiders… The Raiders made it 12-0 later in the first quarter when Darden again carried it in this time from 5 yard out… Hanna got on the board in the first quarter on a pick-six to make it 12-7 Raiders… Hanna took the lead by scoring first in the second quarter making it 14-12… Before the half ended Rawl connected with Cayson Elledge on and 80 yard scoring strike to make it 18-14…. Hanna went back on top 21-18 early in the third quarter but the Raiders came back later in the third quarter when Rawl and Elledge again connected this time on a 24 yard TD pass and Brian Sheffield added the PAT to make it 25-21… The Raiders then kept the Yellow Jackets off the board to take the win… Cayson Elledge also had an interception in the second half to help preserve the win. 


Laurens Academy Crusaders: 

  • Volleyball in State Tournament Starting Today… The Crusader volleyball team will be traveling down to the Myrtle Beach Sports Center today to start their participation in the SCISA Class 1A Volleyball Tournament… They will be playing Curtis Baptist today at 1:30 in the double-elimination tournament…. Now if you would like to see the tournament bracket click here and be sure to scroll down to the “lower bracket” where you will find the Crusaders listed… Good Luck to the Crusaders! 


Middle School:

    • Laurens MS 28 – Brewer MS 27The LMS Tigers traveled down to Greenwood yesterday to take on the Brewer MS Bulldogs… It was a close game but when the final horn sounded the Tigers had taken a come from behind 28-27 win to improve their record to 5-2 on the season… In the first quarter Hunter Nabors completed the first of his 4 TD passes on the night as he connected with Travija Austin on a 60 TD yard and TJ Sullivan made it 8-0 on with a 2-point PAT run… Nabors next TD pass was to KD Mosley for 55 yards… The Bulldogs had scored a couple of times and led 15-14 at the half… Nabors third TD pass came in the third quarter when he again connected with T. Austin this time on a 35 yard strike… At the end of the third quarter Brewer still led 20-27… The Tigers last TD came in the fourth quarter when Nabors completed his fourth TD pass this one a 30 yard pass to Jasiah Williams to make it 27-26 Bulldogs… The all-important 2-point conversion came when Nabors connected with KD Mosley in the end zone to go ahead 28-27… Hugo Avila had at least two big sacks in the game one of them late in the fourth quarter to help preserve the Tigers win.
    • Northside MS 28 – CMS 8th Grade 0…Now back on Wednesday the CMS-8th grade team traveled down to Greenwood to take on the Northside MS Knights… As Coach Austin Caughman said after the game “We got our tails kicked from the opening kickoff to the final whistle… Give Northside Credit, they were focused and ready to play and whooped us on both lines of scrimmage” as Northside took a 28-0 win to drop the 8th Grade Wildcats to 5-2 on the season.
    • Ware Shoals 40 – GCO 14… Also back on Wednesday the GCO Tigers traveled to Ware Shoals to take on the Hornets… The Tigers started out well as they were able to move the ball in the first quarter and actually had an 8-0 lead on a TD pass from Terry Cunningham to Bill Cheeks plus the 2-point conversion… By the time the half rolled around ware Shoals led 14-8… The second half was all ware Shoals as they used their passing attack and went on to take a 40-14 win… The Tigers only score in the second half came Gonzalo Morales punched in another score after Jayden Mahaffey recovered a Hornet fumble… Afterwards Coach Hinson commented “A.D. Pulley played well from his offensive guard position as well as Jaylin Simmons…Defensively we were by Jayden Mahaffey and Gonzalo Morales from their Linebacker positions… We cleaned up our fumble problem and were able to move the ball at times… Ware Shoals used a well-designed passing attack to pull away from our boys in the second half.” 



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.

  • 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


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 November 1st and in addition to the local high school coaches talking about their past and upcoming games, Shap Boyd the incoming Head Football Coach at Erskine College
  • 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 15 and will be ready for pick up the next day (Saturday, November 16) at the hickory Tavern Fire department… 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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