Sports Report for Tuesday, 10-29-2019

PC Notes:

  • Merrimack 24 – PC 21… The Blue Hose football team traveled up to East Andover, Mass. last Saturday to take on the Merrimack Warriors and the Blue Hose came up a little short as the Warriors took a 24-21 win in a game that went back and forth all afternoon… PC actually led 21-17 in the fourth quarter until the Warriors got the winning score with just 4:14 left in the game… PC travels to Hampton this Saturday to take on the Pirates with kickoff scheduled for 1:00 pm and the game will be televised on ESPN+.


Local Notes:

CHS Red Devils:

  • Tennis: Clinton 6 – Powdersville 0… The Lady Red Devil tennis team hosted the Powdersville Patriots in round 2 of the Class AAA tennis playoffs last night… Good news for Red Devil fans as Clinton defeated Powdersville 6-0… Mary Catherine Dailey (6-2 & 6-2), Chandler Dailey (7-6 & 6-3), Gracie Spangler (6-0 & 6-4), Reece Gowan (6-1 & 6-4) and Jerri Hill (6-2 & 6-1) all took wins in singles action… Only the #2 doubles team made up of Kaitey Threatt and Grace Johnson played and they also took a win over their opponents (6-2 & 6-1)…. With the win the Red Devils advance to round three which is scheduled to take place tomorrow on the courts at Clinton MS as the team takes on the Camden Bulldogs which defeated Chesnee 6-0 yesterday.
  • Boys Win Region Championship in Cross Country… The past Saturday the Clinton cross country teams traveled to the Oasis at Connie Maxwell for the Region III Class AAA meet… For the second time in as many years, the Red Devil boys team claimed the Region Championship finishing ahead of Woodruff, Emerald and Mid-Carolina in that order… Nick Perkins led the Red Devils finishing third overall in a time of 18:30… He along with Zac Bagwell, David Wilkie, Keenan Dominick and William Reid all made the All-Region Team… For more information on this, click here
  • Girls Finish Third… In the girls portion of the meet the Red Devils finished third behind Emerald and Woodruff but ahead of Mid-Carolina… Elizabeth Reid was the top runner for the Red Devils finishing the course in 21:57 which put her finishing in fourth place… She and Dorothy Trent made the All-Region Team… For more information on this click here.



LDHS Raiders:

  • Duane Martin and Coach Liner Honored…  The list of players and coaches who make up the 2019 Palmetto Champions All-Star Team has just been announced and the Laurens Raiders have both a coach and player who made that team… Coach Chris Liner was named the Class AAAAA Upper State Coach and senior running back / linebacker Duane Martin was named as one of the two Upper State backs… Rahajai Harris of Byrnes HS is the other… The Raiders are now 71- on the season and captured the Region I-AAAAA Championship last Friday in Liner’s sixth year as coach of the Raiders… Martin rushed for just short of 1000 yards last year and scored 15 TDs… His numbers are down somewhat this season as he saw limited duty on offense early in the season die to a leg injury suffered in a pre-season scrimmage… He has however been a leader on the Raider defense at linebacker and has been named to this year’s Shrine Bowl team as a linebacker…He is also one of 7 finalist for Mr. South Carolina Football this year and has committed to Louisville to play for the Cardinals next year…. Congratulations to both Duane and Coach Liner!  To see the entire 2019 Palmetto Champions All-Star Team, click here.


 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 SportsFor 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.

  • Tuesday, 10-29-19…. Middle school football sanders vs. Laurens MS at KC Hanna Stadium, 5:00 pm
  • Thursday, 10-31-19… JV football Easley at Laurens, 6:00 pm
  • 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


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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