Sports Report for Thursday, 10-31-2019

Schedule  & Changes to Schedules

  • Red Devil Tennis… The CHS girls third round playoff tennis match vs Camden High School that was scheduled for yesterday will be played tomorrow (Friday, November 1st) at 1 pm at the CMS Courts (3rd Round playoff match) because of inclement weather yesterday and anticipated rain today…The winner of the match will play Chapman High School at Chapman on Monday, November 4th in the SCHSL Upper State Semi-finals
  • Middle School Football… The Hickory Tavern at Gray Court-Owings middle school football game that was scheduled for yesterday has been postponed until 5:00 pm Monday, November 4th at Gray Court-Owings
  • Today Schedule… If any of the athletic events scheduled for today are postponed or cancelled I’ll but something up announcing that in the Local News section on our homepage at


Local Notes:

LDHS Raiders:

  • Raider Ranked Eighth in Class AAAAA… The latest ranking came out for the different classes in football a little earlier this week and the Raiders broke into the top 10 for the first time this season… The 7-1 Raiders are now #8 behind Dutch Fork, Dorman, Fort Dorchester Byrnes, Sumter, Clover and Carolina Forest… Gaffney and River Bluff check in at 9 and 10 respectively.. Other class top 10 rankings in order from 1 to 10 are…
  • Class AAAA… Myrtle Beach, Daniel, South Pointe, Eastside, Wren. Hartsville, Greenville, AC Flora, BHP and Wilson
  • Class AAA… Chapman, Aynor, Gilbert, Dillon, Camden, Wade Hampton (H), Chester, May River, Union County and Strom Thurmond.
  • Class AA… Abbeville, Barnwell, Southside Christian, Oceanside, Andrew Jackson, Timberland, Saluda, Bamberg-Ehrhardt, Gray Collegiate and Andrews.
  • Class A… Wagner Salley, Green Sea-Floyds, Lamar, Blackville Hilda, CE Murray, Branchville, Lake View, Hunter-Kinard-Tyler, Whitmire and Ride Springs-Monetta


Laurens Academy Crusaders:

  • Last weekend the Laurens Academy Crusader volleyball team participated in the SCISA Class 1A Volleyball Tournament in Myrtle Beach… The Crusaders started their participation on Friday with a 2-0 win over Curtis Baptist… I believe they then lost #1 seed Beaufort Academy giving them their first loss in the double-elimination tournament… On Saturday they defeated region foe Cambridge 2-0 to advance to final 4 where they lost to Beaufort Academy to end their run in the tournament… Congratulation to the Crusaders on a season that saw them win the region tournament an finish in the top four in the state.


 Pro Sports… For more information on the game(s) below click on their score.

  • Nationals 6 – Astros 2… The Washington Nationals are this season’s baseball champions as they took a 6-2 win over the Astros in Houston last night winning the series 4 games to 3… This World Series was one for the record books in a couple of different ways… First it was the first series win for the Nationals in the history of the club since they have been in DC… Secondly all the wins by both teams came on the road… Never before in the history of the Fall Classic has that happened… The Nationals were training 2-0 going into the top of the seventh inning where they put 3 runs on the board on two homers and then went on to take the win… The Nationals pitcher Stephen Strasburg was named the series MVP and was the first pitcher to claim the MVP honors since 2014 and the 29th overall.


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, 10-31-19… JV Football Easley at Laurens, 6:00 pm
  • Friday, 11-1-19… Varsity football, Laurens at Easley… 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
  • Friday, 11-8-19… The Raiders will host a first round playoff game against an opponent yet to be determined…. We will go live to KC Hanna Stadium about 6:30… No Friday Night Insiders.


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 at The Ridge… The City of Laurens and PRTC are once again this year sponsoring Boo in the Park to be held October 31st… Due to the predicted heavy rains the event has been moved and will now take place inside the The Ridge the City of Laurens Parks and Recreation headquarters… Overflow parking will be at the Laurens Little League Park and a shuttle will operate between there and The Ridge… 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!