Sports Report for Thursday, 11-28-2019

Local Notes:

LDHS Raiders:

  • B: SCA 67 – Laurens 50… The Laurens Raider boys’ basketball team closed out their participation in the Impact Sports Invitational at SCA yesterday by taking on the host Spartanburg Christian Academy Warriors… The Raiders actually led 14-12 at the end of the first quarter but the Warriors led 33-32 at the half in a half of basketball where the teams went back and forth… In the second half, the Warriors pulled away from the Raiders to take a 63-50 win over the Raiders… The Raiders were led in scoring by JQ Fair and Leonard Williams who had 9 points each… Dee Foster who scored over 25 points a game in the first two games was held to just 8 points while Preston Mahon had 7, Chase Jackson 6, Dra Copeland 5, Joshua Cureton 3, Nigil Owens 2 and Blake Nelson rounded out the Raiders scoring with 1 point… The Raiders fall to 1-2 on the young season and will next see action on Tuesday of next week when they host the Hillcrest Rams in a doubleheader of varsity boys and girls basketball starting with the girls’ game at 6:00 pm… We do plan on brining you those games here on Real Radio WLBG.


 All-County Team Announced:

  • One week from last night (December 4th) the Laurens County Touchdown Club will be holding its Annual Awards Banquet where the All-County Team, Coach of the Year and Player of the Year honored … The guest speaker will be Sam Wyche former NFL Head Coach… The banquet will start at 7:00 pm and be held at The Ridge…. Now in advance of the banquet those who will be honored were announced yesterday.
  • Coach of the Year… Laurens Raider football Coach Chris Liner was named the Coach of the Year… Liner who just completed his sixth year leading the Raiders led his team to a 10-2 record this year winning the Region I-AAAA Championship with a perfect 7-0 region record… The Raiders also won the region championship back in 2016 and Coach Liner was also coach of the year last year.
  • Player of the Year… There is also a repeat at player of the year as Laurens Raider Duane Martin won that honor again this year… Last year Duane rushed for 939 yards and 15 TDs on 161 carries while this year an early season knee injury and defensive duties kept hos rushing attempts down to just 103 carries and 712 yards with 14 TDs… He has 67 tackles to lead the Raider defense… Duane has also been selected to play as a linebacker in this year’s Shrine Bowl and is one of 7 finalist for the Mr. Football award in South Carolina and has committed play football at Louisville next year.
  • All-County Team… Clinton has a total of 7 players on the team. Laurens Academy 4 and LDHS 12…The following were named to All-County Team:

Kimon Quarles, Jr., RB, Clinton

Shyquan Kinard, Jr., FB-LB, Clinton

Greg Sanders, Sr., FB-DL, Clinton

Jykorie Gary, So., DB, Clinton

Austin Caughman, Sr., ILB-SS, Clinton

Jacob Hall, Sr., LT-DL, Clinton

Darian Grant, Sr., LG-DL, Clinton

Thomas Lowry, Jr., QB-DB, Laurens Academy

Diamonte Grant, So., TE-DE, Laurens Academy

Cal Robertson, So., WR-LB, Laurens Academy

Reles Littleton, Jr., OL-DL, Laurens Academy

Mark McGowan, Sr., CB, LDHS

Duane Martin, Sr., FB-LB, LDHS

Jackson Mahon, Sr., LB, LDHS

Lindin Gault, Sr., OLB-S, LDHS

Garrett Addy, Sr., DE-LB, LDHS

Ryan Campbell, Sr., QB, LDHS

Zy Todd, So., RB, LDHS

Braedon Smith, Jr., OL, LDHS

Austin James, Sr., OL, LDHS

Cole England, Jr., OL, LDHS

Dee Foster, Sr., WR, LDHS

 Juan Cervantes, Sr., P, LDH


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.
  • Schedule for all Sports at PC… If you would like to see the upcoming schedule for all sports at PC as well as results from recent contest in all sports, click here.


This and That 

Youth Basketball and Cheerleading at the Clinton YMCA… Registration is also open at the Clinton YMCA for both youth basketball and cheerleading… Youth basketball will be for youth ages 5-12 in 6 appropriate age groupings… Registration will close December 9th and the cost is $50 for Y members and $65 for non-members and financial help is available… Now for more information about this you can click here to open up document about youth basketball and cheerleading by the Y or call them at 833-1555… Register at the Clinton YMCA during normal business hours.


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.


Youth Basketball at the Laurens YMCA… Youth basketball registration is under way at the Laurens Family YMCA for youth 3-6… The cost is $40 and registration will close on January 12, 2020… You can register at the YMCA during normal operating hours and if you have any questions call them at 984-2621


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