Sports Report for Thursday, 9-23-2021

Local Notes:

Laurens HS:

  • Volleyball Falls at Eastside… Back on Tuesday the Raider volleyball team traveled up to Eastside to take on the Eagles… The news is not good for Raider fans as both team lost… The JV team lost 0-2… Set scores were 12-25 and 20-25… ZaKhia Davenport led the Raiders with 5 digs… In varsity action the Raiders lost to the traditionally strong Eagles by a score of 1-3… The Eagles took the first two sets by scores of 25-17 and 25-12 before the Raisers rebounded to take the third set by a score of 25-22… The Eagles closed out the match taking the fourth set 25-18… In the match Kamryn George had 9 kills and 3 blocks for the Raiders while Anna Taylor had 9 digs.
  • Volleyball Takes Two From Abbeville… The Raider volleyball teams were back in action last night and the news is better as both the varsity and JV teams took wins over the Abbeville Panthers…. In JV action the Raiders won 2-0… Set scores were 25-19 and 25-9… Cadie Wilson had 5 kills and 3 aces for the Riders while Ellen Reynolds was credited with13 assists… In varsity action the Raiders took a hard fought 3-2 win over the Panthers… The Abbeville won the first two sets by scores of 25-20 and 25-12… The Raiders then rebounded taking the next two sets by scores of 25-22 and 25-17…In the fifth and deciding set, the Raiders pulled out a 15-12 win to win the match… Kamryn George led the Raiders with 23 kills, 5 blocks and 12 digs… Callie Wzorek had a whopping 41 assists and 9 digs while Emma Liner had 6 kills and Aubrey Wardell had 11 digs.
  • 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.

Laurens Academy:

  • Halbert New / Old Baseball Coach at Laurens Academy… Yesterday Laurens Academy announced that Darryl Halbert will be returning to Laurens Academy to coach the Crusader baseball team… Coach Halbert was the Crusader baseball coach a few years ago before stepping away to spend more time with his family… Coach Halbert had a wonderful first stint at LA as he was able to lead the Crusaders to a state championship in 2011 and another state title appearance in 2016…  His teams always played with great purpose, class, and toughness… Coach Halbert has a time tested and disciplined approach to the game that produced winning teams throughout his career…  He and his wife Dawn have three children and two of them are Laurens Academy graduates… Coach Halbert would love to meet all baseball players in grades 5th-12th on September 28th at 6:00 at the LA library…  At that time he will have a meet and greet and information will be passed out to players… Congratulations to Coach Halbert and the Crusaders.
  • Volleyball Takes Two from Newberry…I need to do some catching up with the Crusader volleyball as they traveled down to Newberry Academy to take on the Eagles Tuesday night… In middle school action the Crusaders won 2-0 and the varsity squad was also victorious by a score of 3-1… Sorry no other details.

High School Football Scores, Schedules and Standings

  • Thanks to 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… 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:

  • 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 9 – D-backs 2Last night out in Phoenix the Braves made it 3 in a row as they took a 9-2 win over the Diamondbacks… They scored 3 runs in the first inning and then never trailed in the game… Freddie Freeman had 3 of the Braves 11 hits in the game… One of his hits (31) was a two-run homer in the 9th inning… His was not the only Braves homer in the game as Austin Riley (31) had a solo shot in the 3rd inning and Ozzie Albies (30) had a two-run homer in the 5th inning… The Braves Ian Anderson (8-5) picked up the win going 7 strong innings giving up 1 earned run on 2 hits while striking out 8 and walking on… The Braves will try to sweep the four-game series this afternoon with first pitch at 3:40 pm.
  • 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.


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


  • 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 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…. 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.



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