Sports Report for Thursday, 11-7-2019

Local Notes:

CHS Red Devils:

  • JV Football Wrap Up… With the JV football team having its final game of the season canceled one week ago they finished the season with an 8-1 and 4-0 in region play… Three only loss was to the Laurens raiders in the first game of the season where they led 12-0 going into the fourth quarter only to have the Raiders pull out a 13-12 win in the last minute of the game… They were the only region team to go undefeated in region play… For comments from Coach Glenn and to see the team photo, click here… The future looks bright for Red Devil football… Go Big Red!


LDHS Raiders:

  • JV Football Wrap Up… Now the future also looks bright for the Laurens Raiders as the JV team finished its season with a 7-1 record… Their only loss was to Hillcrest in the second game of the season where they lost 20-0 in a game that the Raider coaching staff feels like they could have won… They went 6-0 in region play and their final game of the season last week with Easley was cancelled due to weather… Another piece of evidence that the future is bright is that several of the JV players participated in the varsity game at Easley last Friday and Cayson Elledge caught a long TD pass and Gemere Darden scored on a 5 yard run…


 College Basketball:

  • D-I Men’s AP Poll… Well as the true college basketball fans the season opened up Tuesday night and I thought we would take a quick look at the preseason D-I Men’s AP Poll… The top 5 team in order are Michigan State, Kentucky, Kansas, Duke and Louisville…. Spots 6-10 are occupied by Florida, Maryland, Gonzaga, North Carolina and Villanova… To see the entire top 25 in the AP Poll, click here.
  • D-I Women’s AP Poll… Now giving equal time to the ladies, the top 5 team in the women’s AP Poll are Oregon, Baylor, Stanford, Maryland and UConn… Spots 6-10 are occupied by Texas A&M, Oregon State, South Carolina, Louisville and Mississippi State… To see the entire top 25 in the AP Poll, 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!


Youth Basketball at the Ridge… Youth basketball registration in now underway at The Ridge the City of Laurens Parks and Recreation Headquarters on Exchange Drive… Youth basketball is for ages 7-12 and the coat is only $40… You can register daily at The Ridge from now until November 23rd…. If you have any questions, call them at 681-7275.


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.