Sports Report for Friday, 3-5-2021

Local Notes:

Clinton HS:

  • Girls Soccer: Clinton 3 – Cambridge Academy 2… Yesterday the Red Devil varsity soccer team hosted the Cougars of Cambridge Academy which traditionally has been a powerhouse in SCISA Class A soccer… Good news for Red Devil fans as  Clinton took a 3-2 win over the Cougars… Morgan Benson and Rese Gowan scored first half goals for the Red Devils but the Cougars scored two in the second half to time the game… Reese Gowan scored the game-winning goal with about two minutes left in the match… For more information on this match and comment from Coach Benson click here… The team is now 2-0 on the young season.
  • Boys Soccer: Clinton 2 – Saluda 0… Back on Wednesday the Red Devil boys soccer team hosted the Hornets of Dixie HS… Good news for Red Devil fans as the team ran its season record to 4-1 on the season by taking a 2-0 win… Clinton’s goals were scored by Zeke Case and William Watts… For more information on this match click hereNOTE… The Red Devils were scheduled to play Mid-Carolina today but that match has been canceled and will not be rescheduled.
  • Varsity Baseball… The Red Devil varsity baseball team will start its participation in the Peach Ridge Tournament down at Strom Thurmond HS tomorrow at 11:00 am as they take on the Saluda Tigers… The tournament will continue on into next week and I’ll have more about that Monday…. If you would like to see the other teams in the tournament and the tournament schedule for today and tomorrow click here… For ticket and other information concerning the game tomorrow click here.
  • C-Team Baseball… The baseball C-team is scheduled to travel down to Greenwood HS today to take on the Eagles in what they are calling the Lakelands Preseason Tournament… First pitch is scheduled for 5:00 pm according to the Greenwood HS athletic website… The Laurens Raider athletic website says that Clinton and Laurens will get together tomorrow at noon at Greenwood HS in more tournament action….  Tickets for this contest are sold online only and none will be sold at the gate… For information on how to purchase tickets for the game and other requirements concerning fans who will be there click here

 Laurens HS:

  • Varsity Baseball… The Raider varsity baseball team will start its participation in the SCBA Sandlapper Shootout Preseason Baseball Tournament down at Gilbert HS today… They will take on Gilbert at 10:00 and and then play Rock Hill at 12:30 pm… They will have a couple of more games in the tournament early next week… I cannot find anything online about purchasing tickets ahead of time and I even checked the Gilbert HS website to try to find out… So I guess you can carry your cash and masks and head down to support the Raiders and pay for tickets there.
  • C-Team Baseball… According to the Raider athletic website the baseball C-team will also be participating in the preseason tournament at Greenwood HS tomorrow… It looks like they are taking on Clinton at noon and then playing Greenwood at 2:00 pm… Tickets must be bought before you get there online and to do that click here…  If you click here it will carry you to a posting on the Clinton HS athletic website where they have more information concerning what fans are expected to do and not do at this tournament.
  • Varsity Softball in Action Tomorrow… The Raider varsity softball team will also be in action tomorrow as they travel up to Hillcrest HS to take part in the Lady Ram Snowball Classic (minus the snow I think)… They will play JL Mann at 10:30 am, Boiling Springs at 1:00 pm and Hillcrest at 4:00 pm… The championship game is scheduled for 5:30 and let’s hope the Raiders will be playing in it… Now I do not have any information on whether or not you have to buy tickets online ahead of time and I did check the Hillcrest HS website where they sell tickets online but this event was not listed there… I suggest you carry your masks and cash with you…. Now for more information about the tournament including what teams are in the two pools (brackets), all game times, length of games and how the two teams will be chosen for the championship game click here.

Laurens Academy:

  • Varsity baseball: LA 7 – Spartanburg Christian 4… The Crusader baseball teams traveled up to Spartanburg Christian Academy yesterday to take on the Warriors… Good news for Crusader fans as the varsity took a 7-4 win to make their season record 1-2… Sorry but that is all I can tell you about the game at this point… If I get more details on the game I’ll pass them along to you later.
  • MS baseball: Spartanburg Christian 9 – LA 8… Now I don’t have any other details on this game other than the score and to tell you that the team is now 1-1 on the season.
  • Schedule Change… The Crusaders were scheduled to play the Warriors at home today in their home opener but the field at Laurens Academy is still too wet to play on (at the bottom of a hill you know) so today’s games will be played back up at Spartanburg Christian with the middle school starting at 4:30 and the varsity following at 6:30… Go Crusaders!

ACC Women’s Basketball Tournament

  • Clemson 68 – Notre Dame 63… The Lady Tigers took a 68-63 win over the Fighting Irish of Notre dame last night up in Greensboro… For more information on the game click here.
  • Tournament Bracket… The win allows the Tigers to advance to today’s quarterfinal where they will be taking on #3 seeded Georgia Tech tonight at 8:30… To see the tournament bracket to find out how the other teams did click here.

SEC Women’s Basketball Tournament

  • Gamecocks Play Tonight… A reminder for the Gamecock fans out there that #2 seeded South Carolina will be taking on #7 seeded Alabama tonight in the SEC Women’s Basketball Tournament at The Well up in Greenville with tipoff scheduled for 6:00 pm… To see the entire bracket for the tournament which includes links to the scores of all the completed games click here.

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 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

 

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