Sports Report for Thursday, 9-10-2020

Local Notes:

CHS Red Devils:

  • Cross Country … Last Tuesday the Red Devil cross country teams hosted a meet with Chapman, Mid-Carolina and Woodruff all participating in addition to the Red Devils…. Remember in cross country the lower score wins similar to golf.
    • Boys… In JV boys action Clinton finished second with 52 points behind Woodruff who had 23 points… Gray Walsh was the top runner for the Red Devils JV team finishing 4th with a time of 22:54… In varsity action the Red Devils also finished second just 6 points behind Broome… William Reid finished third to pace the Red Devils with a time of 18:16… For more information about the boys portion of the meet showing how other Red Devil runners did click here.
    • Girls… In the girls varsity portion of the met the Red Devils once again finished second with 58 points while Woodruff won the meet with 28 points… Elizabeth Reid had the best time for the Red Devils finishing 4th with a time of 22:24… For more information on the girls’ portion of the meet click here… The Red Devil cross country teams will be back in action tomorrow when they travel to Hillcrest to take part in the Tiger Classic… Because of Covid restrictions, only 8 runners can participate per school and NO Spectators are allowed.
  • Also Today… The tennis team will host Emerald at 5:00 pm and the volleyball teams will be on the road to Union County

Laurens Raiders:

  • Volleyball… The Raider volleyball teams opened their season back on Tuesday traveling to Greenwood to take on the Eagles in a region contest.
    • Varsity: Raiders 3 – Eagles 2… In varsity action the Raiders won a close one as they took a 3-2 win… The Raiders won the first two sets by scores of 26-24 and 25-23… The Eagles rebounded taking the next two sets by scores of 27-25 and 25-17… In the third and deciding set, the Raiders took a 17-15 win to win their first match of the season… Rebekah Smith had 23 kills, 2 aces, and 10 service errors to lead the Raiders
    • JV: Eagles 2 – Raiders 0… In JV action prior to the varsity match the news is not as good as the Eagles took a 2-0 win… Set scores were 25-17 and 25-15… For more information on this match click here… The Raiders will be back in action today as they host the Greenville Red Raiders with JV action starting at 5:30 and the varsity at 7:00.
  • Tennis: Eagles 4 – Raiders 3… Also on Tuesday the Lady Raider tennis team was in action as they hosted the Eagles of Eastside HS in region action… In singles action Anna Jenkins and Bella Burraffato both defeated their opponents…  In doubles action the #2 team of Skylar Douglas and Casey Partee also took a win… For more information on this match click here… The team will be back in action today at 5:00 pm as they travel to Greenwood to take on another set of Eagles.
  • Also Today… The Lady Raider golf team will host Greenville at Lakeside Country Club (4:30)

Laurens Academy Crusaders:

Today… The Crusader volleyball teams host Cambridge Academy with middle school action starting at 5:00 pm and the middle school football team host Cambridge Academy in their first game of the season at 6:00 pm.

Broadcast Notes…  Below is a list of dates, kickoff times and teams that we plan on broadcasting live sports on Real Radio WLBG… And as usual you can hear it live on 860AM, 104.1 FM and the internet at

  • Friday, September 11: 7:00, Clarendon Hall at Laurens Academy
  • Friday, September 25: Laurens at Greenwood. Will go live about 6:35

Local Sports Schedule:

  • LDHS: To see the sports schedule for this week at LDHS and District 55 middle schools, click here
  • CHS: To see the sports schedule for this week at CHS and CMS, click here
  • Laurens Academy: To see the schedule for varsity football click here…. To see the schedule for middle school football click here…. To see the schedule for varsity and middle school volleyball click here.


Pro Sports:

Braves… For more information on the game(s) below, click on the score at the beginning.

  • Braves 29 – Marlins 9… Yesterday I mentioned to you that the Atlanta Braves were going to try to avoid being swept by the Miami Marlins last night in the last game of their 3-game series… Well boy did they avoid the sweep as they pounded out 23 hits (7of them homers) and scored a franchise record 29 runs in a 29-9 rout of the Marlins… The Braves fell behind early giving up 2 runs in the top of the second inning but responded by putting 11 runs on the board in the bottom of the inning and then went on to score multiple runs in each of the following innings except the bottom of the 8th… Adam Duvall had 3 homers for the Braves (one a grand slam) while Travis d’Arnaud, Ozzie Albies, Freddie Freeman and Ronald Acuna Jr. each had a homer… The Braves start a long road trip tonight as they travel to Washington DC to take on the Nationals… I wonder if Falcons will score that many in their season opener Sunday against the Seahawks.


  • MLB Schedule… To see the scores from yesterday around MLB and the games today click here….Once you get there you have several options to see the scores of past games and the schedule past today.
  • MLB Standings… If you would like to see the regular season standings for all the divisions in MLB click here.


  • This Weeks TV Schedule for NASCAR… If you are one of the true NASCAR fans who likes to watch what they have available on TV this week click here to go to the NASCAR website where their TV schedule is located


  • Scores and Schedule… If you want to check on the latest NBA scores and the schedule, click here to go to the posting on the NBA website where you can do that.


  • NFL Kicks Off Tonight… If you see some folks walking around with big smiles on their face today it might be because they are NFL fans and the NFL season kicks off tonight…The Houston Texans will be on the road taking on the Kansas City Chiefs… Kickoff is scheduled for 8:20 pm and it can be seen on NBC.
  • Schedule and Scores … To see the NFL schedule for the current week and scores (if any) click here.

This and That

  • Booster Club Applications Available… There is a posting now on the CHS Athletic website concerning the CHS Booster Club… In these days of COVID-19 and the possibility of reduced revenues to high school and middle school athletics caused by the pandemic, school athletic budgets will be most likely strained and the help and support of booster clubs will become even more important… To that end the CHS Booster Club invites you to join them this season… If you click here it will carry you to the CHS Athletic website where there is another link to the booster club application… Please think about helping them to make “Go Big Red” a reality.


  • Fall Baseball… The City of Laurens Parks and Recreation Department is now accepting registrations for fall baseball for youth ages 6-11… Divisions will include Coaches Pitch, Minors Kids Pitch and Majors Kids Pitch…  Age and ability will be the deciding factor for division placement… The cost is $40 and you can register your child at The Ridge daily between the hours of 9:00 am and 5:00 pm… There will be a skills evaluation on Sept. 14 and practices will start on the 15th… For more information please call them at 681-7275 of email them at LaurensPRD@yahoo.comRegistration will close on September 11th.


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