Sports Report for Thursday, 1-28-2021

Local Notes:

Yesterday’ Audio Sports Report… Well those of you who faithfully listen to my sports report on WLBG each morning probably noticed that yesterday’s sports report sounded a lot like the day before… Good reason for that, it was the same one… A technical problem with the computer that plays recorded material is to blame… Hopefully that problem was solved by this morning… If you would like to listen to what was supposed to play yesterday click here… Sorry about that!


Clinton HS:

  • JV Basketball Tonight… The Red Devil JV basketball teams will host the Broome Centurions tonight starting with the girls’ game at 6:00 pm.

Laurens HS:

Varsity Basketball… The Laurens Raiders hosted the Red Raiders of Greenville HS last night as they played their second game in as many nights after being idle for over a month.

  • Girls: Greenville 72 – Laurens 33…  In girls’ action, the Red Raiders came into the game with an 8-1 overall record and 3-1 in region paly and when they left they had added another win to that record as they took a 72-33 win over Laurens… Just like Tuesday night at Greer, Laurens had trouble getting their offense going as they fell behind 18-3 after 8 minutes of play… Greenville scored at least 12 points in each of the other three quarters while the best Laurens could do was score 11 points in the second quarter… After the game Coach Kelly said her team is just having trouble getting shots to fall and are not playing as well as they should be at this point of the season but that could be due to the team in inability to practice and play the last few weeks… … Greenville’s J’Adore Young led all players with 20 points… Laurens was led by Qua Fortson who finished with 19 points on the strength of 5 three-point goals she made… D. Grand finished with 6 points, Angel Johnson 4, Mycale Revis 2 and Amillion Evans 2… The Raiders fall to 0-5 on the season and 0-2 in region play.
  • Boys: Greenville 63 – Laurens 43… In the boys’ game, Greenville completed the sweep of Laurens as they took a 63-43 win… Laurens actually led 12-11 after the first quarter and only trailed Grenville 24-19 at the half… The third quarter saw Laurens come out cold as they only managed 4 points while Greenville put up 22 points to take a 46-23 lead into the fourth quarter and that was too much of a hole for Laurens to climb out of… As Coach Chavis commented afterwards, Greenville’s defense picked up the base in the third quarter all but cutting off Laurens inside game and when his team did get a good luck at the basket they just could not get the shots to fall… Greenville had two players in double-digits and was led by Prometheus Franklin’s 23 points all but 6 of which came in the second half… Laurens was led by Ty Jackson who finished with 12 points… Others putting points on the board for the Raiders were KD Mosley with 6 while Chase Jackson, Josh Cureton and Preston Mahon all finished with 5 points each… Zy Miller and JQ Fair both finished with 3 points while Collin Gambrell and Isaiah Burnside both chipped in 2 points… Laurens falls to 2-10 overall and 0-2 in region play
  • Up Next… The Raiders will take to the court tomorrow night when they host the Greenwood Eagles for 3 games… There will be a JV boy’s game starting at 5:15 followed by the varsity games… We do plan on broadcasting the varsity games here on Real Radio WLBG and will go live somewhere about 6:30.

Wrestling Tonight… A quick reminder that the Raider wrestling team will be holding their only home match tonight as they host Eastside and Greenville… The action starts at 6:00 pm so come on out and cheer on the Raiders if you can.

JV Basketball This past Tuesday… The Raiders hosted the Greer Yellow Jackets

  • JV Girls: Greer 36 – Laurens 28… In the first game of the evening, the Lady Raiders fell to the Yellow Jackets by a score of 37-29… The score was only 19-17 Greer at the half but the Yellow Jackets came out of the locker room hotter than the Raiders as they outscored the Raiders 15-5 in the third quarter… The Raiders tried to come back outscoring the Yellow Jackets 6-3 in the final 6 minutes of play but they just could not climb out of the hole… The Raiders were led in scoring by Mylayja Tomson who had 10 points… Others scoring for the Raiders were Myangel Walker with 5, Destiny Anderson 4, Shaniya Chinn 3 and with 2 points each you have Talayshia Williams, Nyri Allen and Olivia Brockman.
  • JV Boys: Laurens 36 – Greer 26…  Now the news is better where the boys are concerned as the Raiders defeated Greer 36 to 26 by outsourcing Greer 31-15 in the second half… Laurens started slow only shooting 5% in the 1st half but was able to pick it up in the 2nd half they wound up shooting 20% for the game… Greer shoot 23% for the game… Laurens was 70% from the charity strip hitting 16/23 shoots… Laurens outrebounded Greer 43 to 26… Both teams took care of the basketball as Laurens had 19 turnovers and Greer had 15. After the game Coach Coleman said he was happy with the resiliency of the team coming back from an 11-5 deficit at the half… Mike Wormley led the Raiders with 9 points…  Hunter Nabors finished with 7 points, Demar Massey 5, Jordon Roberts 3, Devon Red 3, Vijay Austin 3, Marco Barnes 2, Noah Mosley 2, Mason Aiken 1 and Owen Pridgen 1.

Laurens Academy: Yesterday Laurens Academy announced that all basketball games for the remainder of this week have been postponed… No makeup dates have been announced yet.


Local Sports Schedule: All schedules subject to change right up to game time due to COVID 19

  • School District 55: To see the sports schedule for this week at LDHS, click here.
  • School District 56:  To see the sports schedule for this week at CHS and CMS, click here
  • Laurens Academy: To see the varsity basketball schedules click here…. To see the middle school schedule click here.
  • Middle School Basketball… To see the master schedule for the Little River Middle School Conference basketball season click here,
  • PC Sports Calendar… To see the PC athletics sports calendar click here.

Ticket Information

Clinton HS

  • Home Games… Clinton HS has issued guidelines on how many people will be allowed into the main gym for contest (386) and other items pertaining to COVID 19 issues… To see those and more information about this click hereA couple of important things to point out are that no tickets will be sold at the door, they must be bought online… This applies to JV and varsity games and if you click on the link I provided above you will find where to purchase the tickets online… Also there are special codes to apply if you are the parent of a participating athlete to help ensure you get a ticket but you must purchase by 4:00 pm the day of the game to be sure you get a ticket(s)… There are several other things you need to know so again click here to go the CHS athletic website where all of this is explained… To go directly to the page where you purchase tickets click here.

 Laurens HS:

  • Home Games… LDHS has issued guidelines on how many people will be allowed into the main gym for contest (200) and other items pertaining to COVID 19 issues… To see those and more information about this click here… Two major things that should be noted… First ticket sales will be online starting on Monday of each week for games that week… A few tickets will be available at the offices of Angela Marlett and Chris Callahan State Farm…. To go directly to the page where you purchase tickets click hereSecondly home basketball games will be streamed live through the NFHS Network… You can join the NFHS Network monthly or annually…. For more information about that click here.


General College Notes:

Men’s Basketball… For more information on any specific game(s) mentioned below, click on the score at the beginning

  • Men’s Basketball Scores… To see the latest men’s basketball DI scores or check on upcoming games by clicking on the date you are interested in, click here.
  • Rankings… To see the latest AP men’s DI rankings once they start) click here.
  • COVID-19 & Schedule Changes… To see the latest schedule changes caused by the COVID 19 virus click here. 

Women’s Basketball… For more information on any specific game(s) mentioned below, click on the score at the beginning

  • Women’s Basketball Scores… To see the latest women’s basketball DI scores or check on upcoming games by clicking on the date you are interested in, click here.
  • Rankings… To see the latest AP women’s DI rankings once they start) click here.


Pro Sports: For more information on the game(s) below, click on the score at the beginning.

NFL

  • Schedule and Scores … To see the NFL schedule for the past week (until Wednesday each week) and then the upcoming games for this weekend (starting on Thursday) click here.

NBA

  • Scores… To go to the NBA website where they list the most recent scores click here and you can also find the box score for the games there also.
  • Schedule… To see the upcoming NBA schedule and TV availability if at click here.
  • Standings… To see the current NBA standings click here.


This and That

  • Spring Baseball & Softball Registration Now Open… The month of February is getting closer by the day so that means it’s time to sign up for baseball in the Laurens area and both baseball and softball in the Clinton area…. Clinton Area… The Clinton YMCA will have 5 age divisions of baseball starting with youth as young as 3 years old all the way up to 12…. There will be 3 divisions of softball for the girls… The deadline to register is Tuesday February 9th… For more information click hereLaurens Area… The Laurens YMCA will be having Teeball and Weeball for youth ages 3-6… The City of Laurens Parks and Recreation will have 3 age groups of Little league baseball (L3) for youth ages 7-12… The deadline to register is February 13th… For more information click here
  • 2021 Raider Baseball Tryouts… Coach Tori Patterson has now set the dates for Raider baseball tryouts and those dates are Monday and Tuesday February 1st and 2nd… Those wanting to tryout for the team will be expected to be there both days and you must have a current physical before you can participate… C-Team:  Is open to 7th and 8th graders and you need to be at Ed Prescott Field between 4:00-5:45 pm on those dates… JV and Varsity: Is open to 9th – 12th graders and you need to be at Ed Prescott Field between 5:45-7:30 pm… If there are any questions, please email Head Coach Tori Patterson at kjpatterson@laurens55.org.
  • Pick Your Promo for January at the Laurens YMCA… The Laurens Family YMCA which is part of the Lakelands YMCA group is having a Pick You Promo for the month of January… For January only you can join the Y with no joiner’s fee, no monthly fee and no contract or you can join the Y and get half off the monthly fee for January, February and March but you must sign up during January… If you have questions or want more details on this call the Y at 984-2626… If you have been thinking about joining the YMCA this is a great opportunity to do so don’t let it pass you by.
  • Tae Kwon Do Returns to Laurens YMCA… Tae Kwon Do classes are returning to the Laurens Family YMCA starting on October 5, 2020… These classes are for youth 7-15 years old and are $25 per month… Classes will be held each Monday from 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm… If you have more questions call the Y at 984-2626

 

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