Sports Report for Wednesday, 11-6-2019

Local Notes:

CHS Red Devils:

  • Tennis: Chapman 5 – Clinton 1… Yesterday I told you that on Monday the Lady red Devil tennis team saw their season come to an end as they lost in the upper state finals to Chapman at Chapman by a score of 5-1… I also told you that as of the tome I published yesterday’s sports report that I did not have any details on that match other than the final score… Details of that match are now available and I can tell you that Mary Catherine Dailey took the lone win for the Red Devils as the #1 singles player defeating her opponent but it took 3 sets to do it… Jerri Hill came close to taking a win but she fell to her opponent in 3 sets…For more information on this match, click here…. Again congratulations to Coach Simmons and the team on a great season that saw them go 16-3 overall and 10-0 in region play taking the Region III-AAA Championship.
  • Information Concerning Friday’s Playoff Game at Camden… School District 56 has released some information concerning the Red Devil’s first round playoff game at Camden … By SCHSL rule, the admission will be $8:00 and only SCHSL issued passes will be accepted… They also want Red Devil fans to know that the visitor side is on the east side of Zemp Stadium and that you need to be sure to enter on that side because if you enter on the wrong side you cannot get to the proper side once inside the stadium… The information they released also contains directions to the stadium and where you should park… To see the complete press release that includes all this information and more, click here… Go Big Red!



LDHS Raiders:

  • Information Concerning Friday’s Playoff Game at Laurens… Well by now most of you know that the Laurens Raiders will be hosting the Blythewood Bengals this Friday night at KC Hanna Stadium… I’ll have more information about the Bengals later in the week… School District 55 wants me to remind you of certain things related to all playoff games that are different for the game due to SCHSL rules…. First admission will be $8.00… Further the only passes that will be accepted at the gate will be those issued by the SCHSL… Century Club, District ID, or any other passes will not be accepted and you must by a ticket to get into the game… However, Century Club reserved parking will be honoredIf you would like to avoid the line at the ticket booth this Friday you can purchase your tickets online… If you would like to do that, click here… There is a small convenience fee added to the price of the ticket but remember you can skip the line at the ticket both if you do this…. Also the district would like to remind you of the “Clear bag” procedure now in affect at all Raider athletic events… To see more about this click here…. Go Raiders



College Football Playoff Rankings:

  • The College Football Playoff Committee released its first version of the top 25 teams that would be considered for the 4 spots in the upcoming FBS Playoffs… If the season were to end today the top 4 teams that would be playing are Ohio State, LSU, Alabama and Penn State… The Clemson Tigers are ranked #5 and the Georgia Bulldogs #6 and as it stands now, they are the “first two teams out”… Tiger fans should not worry too much as we still have a few weeks to go before this gets “set in stone”… As a matter of fact after this weekend it will change as undefeated LSU and undefeated Alabama play each other which I would bet will cause the loser to drop… If you would like to see the top 25 as the committee sees it, 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.


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, 11-8-19… The Raiders will host Blythewood in a first round playoff game at KC Hanna Stadium…. We will go live to KC Hanna Stadium about 6:30… No Friday Night Insiders… 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 7th 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 

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!


2019 Reindeer Run… The 2019 version of the Laurens YMCA Reindeer Run will take place on 12-14-19… The 5K race will start at 9:00 am and the Fun Run for ages 1-12 will start at 9:05… There is discount for early registration ($25) which will end November 22nd and will be $30 after that… There are also team discount available… You can register at the YMCA or online at:… There is more information on the flyer for the event that you can see if you click here.


If you have any comments, suggestions, or want to reports scores, please contact me via email at: or text me at 864-981-3470.