Sports Report for Tuesday, 2-23-2021

Local Notes:

Clinton HS:

  • Girls Soccer Host Dixie in Scrimmage… If you check the Clinton Red Devil athletic calendar which I always have a link to in the Local Sports Schedules section of my sports report each day, you will find that the JV and Varsity girls’ soccer teams are scheduled to host Dixie HS at 5:30 and 7:00 today in a pair of scrimmages.

Laurens HS:

  • Boys Soccer… Yesterday I mentioned that the Laurens Raider boys’ soccer team had lost to Clinton last Saturday by a score of 6-2 in a match played down at Emerald HS as part of the Emerald Cup… I now have some information as to who scored the two goals for the Raiders… They were Eric Velasquez and Nick Verdin… I can also report to you now that the Raiders played two other matches as part of their participation in the Emerald Cup over the weekend and those two matches were against Westside and Saluda… In both cases neither team was able to score as the matches wound up 0-0.
  • Varsity Baseball… Now according to the sports calendar for Laurens District 55 athletics (which I have a link to in the Local Sports Schedules section below) the Raider baseball team will host the JL Mann Patriots this afternoon at 5:30… You might want to go out and get a first look at the Raider baseball team as they take on someone other than themselves.


Laurens Academy:

  • Grant and Huck Make All-Region Teams… Late last week it was announced that two Laurens Academy Crusaders had made the SCISA Class A- Region I All-Region basketball teams…. Olivia Huck a freshman at Laurens Academy was named to the Girls’ All-Region Team… Meanwhile junior Diamonte Grant was named to the Boys’ All-Region Team… Congratulations to both of them on this honor and as their coaches will tell you one of the best things about them is they will both be back next year to help lead the Crusaders.
  • Baseball Schedule Notes… As you most likely know I have a link to the baseball and softball schedules for Laurens Academy below in my Local Sports Schedule section of my daily sports report… I received word that there are a couple of changes already this week in that schedule… The first is that the varsity baseball team will open its schedule tomorrow night down at Ben Lippen in Columbia not tonight… First pitch is still scheduled for 5:00 pm… Also Friday night’s game against Northside Christian has been moved to Northside and will not be the home opener for the Crusaders… First pitch at Northside is scheduled for 6:00 pm.

Basketball Playoff Brackets Available… Now I knows there are a few high school basketball junkies out there who like to keep up with the high school basketball playoffs even if “their school” is no longer in the playoffs…. Well I have tried to make that easy for you because if you go to www.wlbg.com and look down on the right side of our homepage you will find the Featured Sports section just below the section titled Mike’s Sports Report… If you look there you will find a posting titled SCHSL and SCISA Basketball Playoff Brackets… If you click on that title it will carry you to another page where I have a list of all the SCHSL classifications and then girls and boys below each class… Click on the one you are interested in and it will carry you to the SCHSL website where the latest information they have is posted…. I have also done something similar on the same page for the SCISA playoffs… This way you don’t have to search all over the internet for these, I have them in one place for you… Enjoy!


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 baseball schedules click here and to see the softball schedule click here.
  • PC Sports Calendar… To see the PC athletics sports calendar click here.

Ticket Information

  • Clinton HS… To purchase tickets for home contest at Clinton HS click here.
  • LDHS… To purchase tickets for home contest at LDHS 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.

DI College Baseball… For more information on any specific game(s) mentioned below, click on the score at the beginning

  • DI Baseball Scores… To see the latest DI baseball scores clock here…. You can sort by conference when you get there.
  • DI Rankings… To see the latest DI baseball rankings click here.

DI College Softball… For more information on any specific game(s) mentioned below, click on the score at the beginning

  • DI Baseball Scores… To see the latest DI softball scores click here…. You can sort by conference when you get there.
  • DI Rankings… To see the latest DI softball rankings click here.

FCS College Football… For more information on any specific game(s) mentioned below, click on the score at the beginning

  • FCS Football Scores… To see the latest FCS football scores click here…. You can sort by conference when you get there.
  • FCS Rankings… To see the latest FCS football rankings click here.


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

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.

NASCAR

  • NASCAR Schedule and Results… If you click here it will carry you to the NASCAR website where the Cup Series schedule and results are posted… Once you get there if you look near the top of the page you can change to the Xfinity schedule and results or the Camping World Truck Series schedule and results by clicking on the appropriate icon.
  • Driver Standings… If you click here it will carry you to the NASCAR website where the Cup Series driver standings are posted… Once you get there if you look near the top of the page you can change to the Xfinity driver standings or the Camping World Truck Series driver standings by clicking on the appropriate icon.
  • NASCAR TV Schedule… Now for those of you who like to watch the various NASCAR events, replays and other programing on TV, click here to go to the NASCAR website where this week’s TV schedule is posted.


This and That

  • Laurens Academy First Annual Headmaster Tournament… Laurens Academy is starting a new tradition this year as they will have their First Annual Headmaster Golf Tournament on Saturday, March 13th at Lakeside Country Club… Not only are they looking for teams but also Hole, Cart and Champion Sponsors… There will be contest such as longest drive and closest to the hole on a par 3 hole as well a 50/50 raffle, silent auctions and spectator games and contests… For more information about this tournament including how to register click here… The deadline to register is March 1st… If you still have questions after clicking on the preceding link, call Laurens Academy at 682-2324.
  • Laurens YMCA 17th Annual Golf for Kids… Once again this year the Laurens YMCA and PRTC are teaming up to hold their annual Golf for Kids Tournament at Lakeside Country Club on Saturday March 27th… This is one of their largest fundraisers for the Y’s Scholarship Program which provides scholarships for those youth unable to participate in Y programs due to financial hardships… In 2020 the Y awarded more than $94,200 in financial assistance… The format will be two-18 man teams with captains strategically pairing players based on handicaps… Tee off will be at 10:00 am on March 27th… For more information call the Y at 984-2626 and you can contact Brian Harlan by email at brian@lakelandsymca.org for more information.
  • 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

 

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