Sports Report for Wednesday, 9-22-2021

Local Notes:

Clinton HS:

  • Clinton Rises to #3 in Latest SC High School Football Media Poll… Late last night the latest SC High School Football Media Poll Football was released and the Clinton Red Devils have climbed the #3 spot in Class AAA… They are behind Daniel and Dillon and all three teams are undefeated at this point in the season… Below is the top 10 in each of the SCHSL classification with the number of first place votes they received in parenthesis.
    • Class 5A… 1. Dutch Fork (14), 2. Fort Dorchester, 3. Gaffney, T.L. Hanna, 5. Northwestern, 6. Chapin, 7. Ridge View, 8. Riverside, 9. Woodmont, 10. Dorman… Others receiving votes: Sumter, Mauldin, Goose Creek, Lexington, Ashley Ridge, Spring Valley, Spartanburg
    • Class 4A… 1. A.C. Flora (12), 2. Myrtle Beach (1), 3. South Pointe (1), 4. Greenville, 5. West Florence, Greenwood, 7. South Florence, 8. Catawba Ridge, 9. Beaufort, 10. Indian Land… Others receiving votes: North Myrtle Beach, York, Hartsville, Irmo, Lancaster
    • Class 3A… 1. Daniel (14), 2. Dillon, 3. Clinton, 4. Camden, 5. Chapman, 6. Aynor, 7. Brookland-Cayce, 8. Gilbert, 9. Powdersville, 10. Lower Richland… Others receiving votes: Fairfield Central, Seneca, Keenan, Chester
    • Class 2A… 1. Abbeville (13), 2. Gray Collegiate (1), 3. Marion, 4. Silver Bluff, 5. Barnwell, 6. Saluda, 7. Timberland, 8. Andrews, 9. Wade Hampton, 10. Phillip Simmons… Others receiving votes: Andrew Jackson, Christ Church, St. Joe’s, Landrum, Woodland, Newberry
    • Class A… 1. Southside Christian (14), 2. Bamberg-Ehrhardt, 3. Whale Branch, 4. Lamar, 5. Lake View, 6. Blackville-Hilda, 7. Ridge Spring-Monetta, 8. Lewisville, 9. (tie) Great Falls, 9. (tie) Baptist Hill, 9. (tie) Hannah-Pamplico… Others receiving votes: Dixie, Wagener-Salley, Carvers Bay, Denmark-Olar, Johnsonville

Laurens HS:

  • Ticket Information for North Augusta Game … The varsity is scheduled to travel to North Augusta Friday night for a 7:30 contest with the Yellow Jackets… North Augusta has let us know that there will be NO TICKET SOLD AT THE GATE and you must purchase your tickets ahead of time online… To go to the webpage where North Augusta sells their tickets click here… Further they want Raider fans to know  Please make sure to note that visitors should enter on the visitor side of the stadium closest to the school and NOT the home gate on Knobcone Ave. No fans are allowed on the field before, during, or after the game.
  • Fan Bus to North Augusta – Maybe… Last week the Laurens District 55 Transportation Office offered a fan bus to River Bluff but no one took advantage of it… This week they will offer one if there is enough interest in it… If you wish to ride down to North Augusta Friday night call the Transportation Office at 682-9117 and let them know you would like to ride down… They will put your name and phone number on a list and call you back if enough people call to justify having one.

High School Football Scores, Schedules and Standings

  • Thanks to scfootballstats.com you can now see last weekend’s scores for all games by classification… You can also see the standings in each region by classification… To see this information click here

Broadcast Schedule: Below is a list of dates, times and teams that we plan on broadcasting live on Real Radio WLBG… And as usual you can hear it live on 860AM, 104.1 FM and the internet at www.wlbg.com… All of the following are weather and COVID dependent and are varsity games… If it is a varsity football game, coverage will begin about 6:05 pm with the Friday Night Insiders program.

  • Friday, 9-17-21: Varsity Football, Laurens at North Augusta, 7:30

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




College Notes:

  • FBS AP Poll… The latest AP Poll for the FBS division of college football had a little bit of shakeup in the top 10… Alabama and Georgia are still # 1 and # 2 respectively but Oregon and Oklahoma swapped spots as Oregon moved up a spot to #3 while Oklahoma dropped a spot to #4… Iowa continues to hold down #5… Spots 6-10 are held by Penn State (up from #10), Texas A&M (up from #7), Cincinnati, Clemson (down from #6) and Ohio State (down from #9)… Coastal Carolina also dropped a spot from #16 to #17… To see the entire AP top 25 click here.
  • FCS Coaches Poll… The top two teams in the FCS Coaches Poll continue to be Sam Houston and James Madison… There are no South Carolina teams in the top 25 as Furman which was ranked #24 last week dropped out of the poll after its 45-7 loss to NC State last Saturday… To see the entire Coaches Poll click here.
  • College Football Schedule and Scores… If you click here it will carry you to the NCAA web site where they have college football scores and schedules available… Once you get there you can select the week and football division you want to look at… Other filters are also available such at top 25 and by conference.



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

Major League Baseball

  • Braves 6 – D-backs 1In case you did not stay up to see it last night, the Atlanta Braves took a 6-1 win over the Arizona Diamondbacks out in Phoenix last night… The Braves scored two runs in the first inning when Austin Riley hit his 30th homer of the season driving in Freddie Freeman… After that the Braves never trailed outhitting the D-backs 9-7 but were aided by 3 D-back errors… The long ball played a large part in the Braves scoring as Ozzie Albies (29) had a two-run homer in the 3rd inning and Jorge Soler (24) had a solo homer in the 5th inning…
  • Greenville Drive… Their season has concluded.
  • MLB Scores and Schedules… To see the latest scores and daily schedule for all of MLB click here.
  • MLB Standings… To check on the division standings for all of MLB click here.

NFL

  • Schedule…To see the NFL schedule for this week and results after the games are finished 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.



This & That:

  • 2021 Raider Football 2nd Annual Golf Tournament… There will be a golf tournament at Lakeside CC on 10-23-21 to benefit the Raider Football program to by equipment and help pay for camps… The cost is $400 per team… For more information about the tournament including sponsorship opportunities cost of mulligans click here… To register or if you have any other questions contact Corey Graydon at 864-871-0099 or Bubba Rawl at 864-304-3042…. Go Raiders!

 

  • Board Operator Position(s) Open… If you ever wondered how the “magic works” to get sports on the air here on WLBG or wanted to be part of the WLBG crew now is your chance… We at WLBG are looking for a person or persons to run the board at the station during our broadcast of athletic events… If you want more information and think you might be interested in email me at sports@wlbg.com or text me at 864-981-3470 and I’ll get back to you as soon as possible (but not while I am on the air… LOL).

 

  • Single Game Football Tickets on Sale at CHS… Information has been released concerning the purchase of individual contest tickets for home contest at Clinton HS and Clinton MS… The preferred method of sale for all athletic contests at both schools will still be online but a few tickets for varsity football will be offered for sale at 4 local businesses… There will also be a very few tickets for sale at the ticket booth the day of the contest… For more information on this I encourage you to click here to go to the CHS Athletic website where there is a posting that gives you much more information about this including price, the businesses where the varsity football tickets can be purchased,  procedure to purchase online tickets and much more… Please check it out… Go Big Red!

 

  • Single Game Football Tickets, Parking and KC Hanna Stadium Info… For information on purchasing single game tickets at LDHS along with parking information as well as safety practices in place for KC Hanna Stadium, click hereGo Raiders!

  

  • Laurens County TD Club… Once again the Laurens County TD Club has a full slate of very interesting speakers lined up for its meetings every other week during the football season out at The Ridge starting at noon on Thursdays… There are several levels of sponsorship available and of course you can just come on the day of the meeting for a small fee… Now for a complete list of speakers and other information about the club, click here… If you still have questions, contact Marlene Owings at 864-833-2716 or by email at mowings@laurenscounty.org…. The next meeting will be Thursday, September 23rd and in addition to the local coaches the featured speaker will be Al Richard former Clinton HS and Clemson University standout.

  

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.