Sports Report for Monday, 3-1-2021

Local Notes:

Clinton HS I do have some information on a couple of preseason scrimmages involving a couple of teams at CHS.

  • C-Team Baseball: Clinton 20 – Whitmire 0… Thursday of last week the Red Devils C-Team baseball team traveled over to Whitmire and I can pretty much promise you that the short ride back went even quicker than normal because Coach Josh Bridges and the team came home with a 20-0 win in 5 innings… If you want to see more details on the game click here to see the box score sent to me by Coach Bridges.
  • Girls’ Soccer: Clinton 10 – Abbeville 2… Also last Thursday the Red devil girls’ soccer team traveled to Abbeville to take on the Panthers in a pre-season scrimmage… Once again I imagine that the ride home was a happy one as the Red Devils took a 10-2 win over the Panthers… For more information on this scrimmage click here.

Laurens HS:

  • Soccer: Laurens 3 – Greer Middle College Charter HS 2… The raider boys’ soccer team hosted Greer Middle College HS last Thursday and the Raiders came out on top by a score of 3-2… For more information on this scrimmage match click here…. Weather permitting the Raiders are scheduled get their season started today when they host the Saluda Tigers at 7:00 pm… Please look below for important ticket information.

Laurens Academy:

  • Northside Christian 5 – LA 2… The weather in the Columbia area was not as wet as it was this area last Friday so the Laurens Academy baseball team boarded the bus and did travel down to the Columbia area to take on the Northside Christian Crusaders… The final score was 5-2 with the Crusades winning but the part I hate to report is that it was the Northside Christian Crusaders who had the 5 runs… Coach Tollison confirmed the final score for me and the information I am about to give you comes from the Northside Christian scoring of the game… LA got on the board first as Cal Robertson singled to start the game and was later driven in by Jordan Hudson…. LA left the bases loaded in the bottom of the first when the third out was recorded…  Northside Christian then plated 3 runs in the bottom of the third inning to go up 3-1 mostly by playing small ball… They plated another run in the bottom of the fourth inning to make it 4-1… LA picked up its final run in the top of the sixth inning when Jonas Smith was driven in by Kyle Thompson… Northside Christian picked up an insurance run in the bottom of the sixth inning on a bases load walk… Again according to the Northside scoring of the game, it looks like both teams had six hits with no one on either team having more than 1 hit… It also looks like Cal Robertson took the loss giving up 4 runs only 1 of which was earned in 3⅔ innings on 6 hits while striking out 3 and walking 3… Thomas Lowry pitched in relief… For the games’ box score click here.
  • Today’s Game Rescheduled… The Crusaders were scheduled to have their home opener today hosting Oconee Christian… That game has been postponed due to the fact that the Crusaders’ field is still a little too wet to play on… It has been rescheduled to April 20th… Weather permitting the Crusaders will travel to Spartanburg Christian tomorrow for a middle school / varsity doubleheader starting at 4:30.

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… Clinton HS has released information and guidelines concerning fan attendance at all home athletic contest this spring…  To see their press release concerning this click here… One of the things mentioned is the option to buy season tickets for each individual spring sport and the fact that tickets must be bought online ahead of time and that  no tickets will be sold at the gate.  To purchase tickets for home contest at Clinton HS click here.
  • LDHS… Laurens District 55 HS has released information and guidelines concerning fan attendance at all home athletic contest this spring… To see their press release concerning this click here…  One item in the release is that tickets must be purchased ahead of time online and will not be sold at the gate… 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.