Sports Report for Thursday, 7-18-2024

Local Notes

Coaching News…. Catching up on some area coaching news:

  • Laurens HS
    • Travis Langford Selected for SCBCA Hall of Fame… Former Laurens Raider as well as Ware Shoals and Hickory Tavern basketball Travis Langford was one of 4 basketball coaches to be selected by the South Carolina Basketball Coaches Association to be inducted into their Hall of Fame this year… Coach Langford coached at Ware shoals in the early 80’s where he was assistant on the boys’ team and later head coach of the girls…. He is mostly remembered for his tenure at Laurens High School… Starting in 1997 his Lady Raider made it to the Upper State Finals 5 consecutive years and again in 2001… His teams also won 5 region titles in 1984, 1998, 1999, 2000 and 2008… The State Championship was also captured by the Raiders in 1998, 1999 and 2001… He was voted the Region Coach of the Year on multiple occasions and won other state-wide awards… He has even came out of retirement a few years ago to help coach basketball at Hickory Tavern for a short period of time… He will be honored by the association on July 23 at their banquet in Greenville… For more information on him and the others who will be inducted that night click here… Congratulations to Coach Langford!
    • Daryl Smith Lands in Saluda… As you may or may not recall, former Laurens HS football coach Daryl Smith was named as the head football coach at Thornwell Charter Schools… Also as you may recall, since then Thornwell has decided not to field a varsity football team this upcoming season due to lack of interest… That fact caused Coach Smith to step down as the coach of the Saints… Caught up with him recently and I am glad to report that he is now the defensive coordinator for the Saluda Tigers… That title is one that he held prior to coming to Laurens and when he first came to Laurens… Good Luck to him and the Tigers!

 

  • Thornwell Charter… The Thornwell Saints also made a couple of hires just before the end of the school year so let’s remind you of those.
    • Justin Dawkins… Coach Justin Dawkins will be guiding the Saints Boys basketball program this season as he takes over coaching the varsity boys… Dawkins is leaving School District 55 where he has been coaching various levels of basketball where most recently he was the varsity boys’ assistant coach… He also has AAU coaching experience… He has also done well in the classroom as a teacher where he won a Golden Apple Award and the National Citizenship Education Teacher Award in 2023… He will be teaching math and science to grades 4 and 5 at Thornwell… Click here to see the Thornwell announcement.
    • Michael Hogan… The Saints will also have a new girls basketball coach this season… Coach Hogan has years of experience mostly in the lower part of the state and some of that was in sports other than basketball… He most recently coached basketball at Fox Creek… He actually began teaching social studies back in February at Thornwell… Good Luck to Coach Hogan and Coach Dawkins!

 

  • Ware Shoals
    • Christopher Dodson Hired as AD (Again)… Also recently Christopher Dodson was named the Athletic Director at Ware Sholas HS… As you may or may not recall, Dodson was named as the new Athletic Director and Head Football Coach at Ware Sholas over a year ago but had the AD title removed in May of 2023 because of self-reported violation of SCHSL rules which caused the Hornet football team to suffer sanctions last year… At that time he lost the AD title but continued on as football coach… Chad Roper was hired as the AD and baseball coach… Recently Roper resigned to return to BHP… Because of his work and dedication to the Hornet athletic program over the past year, Coach Dodson had the AD title added back to his job description… Click here for more information about this… Good Luck to him and the Hornets!

Clinton HS

  •  CHS Athletic Booster Club… It’s not too early to think about joining the CHS Athletic Booster Club for next season… To learn more about the booster club and its benefits, click here… That will carry you to a form where more information is available and you can also print out and use that form to join the booster club… They really do help all the sports put the “Go” in Go Big Red!



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 College Football

  • Swinney Explain Not Moving South Carolina Game to Friday… As you may recall a few days ago I mentioned that ESPN and the ACC asked Clemson to move the South Carolina game this year from Saturday to Black Friday (Nov. 29) and Clemson turned down that request much to the consternation of ESPN and the ACC…  In a news conference this past Tuesday Dabo Sweeny explained why that decision was made and to me it made sense… Basically he said that Saturday games in the Valley were special and a huge recruiting tool and that is something he did not want to miss out on plus it would be a hassle for recruits and their families…. Also he mentioned that to ask students to come back to campus the day after Thanksgiving was asking a lot as they would miss time with family and friends… He also was thinking of the Clemson businesses which really count on the revenue from a full day of football related sales… That might not be the case on Friday as some folks might be off on the Black Friday Shopping Tradition… All makes sense to me… Click here to go to an article in the Greenville News and what he actually said.

 

SEC Football Media DaysStarting Monday and going through Thursday, in Dallas Texas at Omni Hotel, the SEC will be holding its annual Football Media Days where the commissioner and all the football coaches will talk about the upcoming football season where the SEC welcomes Texas and Oklahoma to the conference… The activities will start at 10 am ET and it can be seen on the SEC Network… Monday commissioner Greg Sankey spoke first then coaches from LSU, South Carolina, Ole Miss and Vanderbilt will take center stage… To see not only the schedule for each day click here. .. Remember the event can be seen live each day on the SEC Network…. If you miss it there, you can also click here where there is a list of the attendees and links to some quotes by each of the.

  • Thursday, 7-18… The teams / coaches that are due to speak today are: Arkansas / Sam Pittman, Texas A&M / Mike Elko, Auburn / Hugh Freeze and Kentucky / Mike Stoops that order
  • Wednesday, 7-17… The teams / coaches that are due to speak today are: Alabama / Kalen DeBoer, Mississippi state / Jeff Lebby, Florida / Billy Napier and Texas / Steve Sarkisian in that order
  • Tuesday, 7-16… The teams / coaches that are due to speak today are: Georgia / Kirby Smart, Tennessee / Josh Heupel, Oklahoma / Brent Venables and Missouri / Eli Drinkwitz in that order.
  • Shane Beamer… If you would like to hear Shane Beamer’s remarks click here



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Sports Report for Wednesday, 7-17-2024

Local Notes

Coaching News…. Catching up on some area coaching news:

  • Laurens HS
    • Travis Langford Selected for SCBCA Hall of Fame… Former Laurens Raider as well as Ware Shoals and Hickory Tavern basketball Travis Langford was one of 4 basketball coaches to be selected by the South Carolina Basketball Coaches Association to be inducted into their Hall of Fame this year… Coach Langford coached at Ware shoals in the early 80’s where he was assistant on the boys’ team and later head coach of the girls…. He is mostly remembered for his tenure at Laurens High School… Starting in 1997 his Lady Raider made it to the Upper State Finals 5 consecutive years and again in 2001… His teams also won 5 region titles in 1984, 1998, 1999, 2000 and 2008… The State Championship was also captured by the Raiders in 1998, 1999 and 2001… He was voted the Region Coach of the Year on multiple occasions and won other state-wide awards… He has even came out of retirement a few years ago to help coach basketball at Hickory Tavern for a short period of time… He will be honored by the association on July 23 at their banquet in Greenville… For more information on him and the others who will be inducted that night click here… Congratulations to Coach Langford!
    • Daryl Smith Lands in Saluda… As you may or may not recall, former Laurens HS football coach Daryl Smith was named as the head football coach at Thornwell Charter Schools… Also as you may recall, since then Thornwell has decided not to field a varsity football team this upcoming season due to lack of interest… That fact caused Coach Smith to step down as the coach of the Saints… Caught up with him recently and I am glad to report that he is now the defensive coordinator for the Saluda Tigers… That title is one that he held prior to coming to Laurens and when he first came to Laurens… Good Luck to him and the Tigers!

 

  • Thornwell Charter… The Thornwell Saints also made a couple of hires just before the end of the school year so let’s remind you of those.
    • Justin Dawkins… Coach Justin Dawkins will be guiding the Saints Boys basketball program this season as he takes over coaching the varsity boys… Dawkins is leaving School District 55 where he has been coaching various levels of basketball where most recently he was the varsity boys’ assistant coach… He also has AAU coaching experience… He has also done well in the classroom as a teacher where he won a Golden Apple Award and the National Citizenship Education Teacher Award in 2023… He will be teaching math and science to grades 4 and 5 at Thornwell… Click here to see the Thornwell announcement.
    • Michael Hogan… The Saints will also have a new girls basketball coach this season… Coach Hogan has years of experience mostly in the lower part of the state and some of that was in sports other than basketball… He most recently coached basketball at Fox Creek… He actually began teaching social studies back in February at Thornwell… Good Luck to Coach Hogan and Coach Dawkins!

 

  • Ware Shoals
    • Christopher Dodson Hired as AD (Again)… Also recently Christopher Dodson was named the Athletic Director at Ware Sholas HS… As you may or may not recall, Dodson was named as the new Athletic Director and Head Football Coach at Ware Sholas over a year ago but had the AD title removed in May of 2023 because of self-reported violation of SCHSL rules which caused the Hornet football team to suffer sanctions last year… At that time he lost the AD title but continued on as football coach… Chad Roper was hired as the AD and baseball coach… Recently Roper resigned to return to BHP… Because of his work and dedication to the Hornet athletic program over the past year, Coach Dodson had the AD title added back to his job description… Click here for more information about this… Good Luck to him and the Hornets!

Clinton HS

  •  CHS Athletic Booster Club… It’s not too early to think about joining the CHS Athletic Booster Club for next season… To learn more about the booster club and its benefits, click here… That will carry you to a form where more information is available and you can also print out and use that form to join the booster club… They really do help all the sports put the “Go” in Go Big Red!

 




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 College Football

 SEC Football Media DaysStarting Monday and going through Thursday, in Dallas Texas at Omni Hotel, the SEC will be holding its annual Football Media Days where the commissioner and all the football coaches will talk about the upcoming football season where the SEC welcomes Texas and Oklahoma to the conference… The activities will start at 10 am ET and it can be seen on the SEC Network… Monday commissioner Greg Sankey spoke first then coaches from LSU, South Carolina, Ole Miss and Vanderbilt will take center stage… To see not only the schedule for each day click here… Remember the event can be seen live each day on the SEC Network…. If you miss it there, you can also click here where there is a list of the attendees and links to some quotes by each of the.

  • Wednesday, 7-17… The teams / coaches that are due to speak today are: Alabama / Kalen DeBoer, Mississippi state / Jeff Lebby, Florida / Billy Napier and Texas / Steve Sarkisian in that order
  • Tuesday, 7-16… The teams / coaches that are due to speak today are: Georgia / Kirby Smart, Tennessee / Josh Heupel, Oklahoma / Brent Venables and Missouri / Eli Drinkwitz in that order.
  • Shane Beamer… If you would like to hear Shane Beamer’s remarks click here



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Sports Report for Tuesday, 7-16-2024

Local Notes

Clinton HS

 CHS Athletic Booster Club… It’s not too early to think about joining the CHS Athletic Booster Club for next season… To learn more about the booster club and its benefits, click here… That will carry you to a form where more information is available and you can also print out and use that form to join the booster club… They really do help all the sports put the “Go” in Go Big Red!




College Football

 SEC Football Media DaysStarting Monday and going through Thursday, in Dallas Texas at Omni Hotel, the SEC will be holding its annual Football Media Days where the commissioner and all the football coaches will talk about the upcoming football season where the SEC welcomes Texas and Oklahoma to the conference… The activities will start at 10 am ET and it can be seen on the SEC Network… Monday commissioner Greg Sankey spoke first then coaches from LSU, South Carolina, Ole Miss and Vanderbilt will take center stage… To see not only the schedule for each day click here.

  • Tuesday, 7-16… The teams / coaches that are due to speak today are Georgia / Kirby Smart, Tennessee / Josh Heupel, Oklahoma / Brent Venables and Missouri / Eli Drinkwitz in that order.
  • Shane Beamer… If you would like to hear Shane Beamer’s remarks click here



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Sports Report for Monday, 7-15-2024

Local Notes

Clinton HS

  • Catching Up with Clinton HS Sports Awards… Ove the next several days I will be attempting to bring to you the names of student-athletes who won various awards at the Clinton HS Sports Awards Ceremony held just before school let out this year.
    • Girls Basketball: As a reminder the Lady Red Devils went19-6 overall this past season and won the region with a perfect 8-0 region record… They won their first round playoff game defeating Southside 43-18 but lost their second round game to West Oak 47-39 at home.
      • AAA Girls Basketball All-State Team… Mylayja Thompson
      • Region IV Player of the Year…  Mylayja Thompson
      • ALL-Region IV Team… Mylayja Thompson, Ry’Daijia Mars, McKenzie Clark and Bryanna Belton.
      • Region IV Coach of the Year…  John Gardner
      • Local team Awards… To see the master list of student-athletes who won the “local” team awards, click here. This list will include JV team awards.

 

    • Boys Basketball: As a reminder the Ted Devil boys’ basketball team was under the direction of 1st year head coach Dontavious Glenn… They finished 17-8 overall and 8-0 in region play winning the region… The Red Devils fell to Southside 49-46 in first round of the playoffs.
      • AAA Boys Basketball All-State Team… Tushawan Richardson
      • Region IV Player of the Year…  Tushawan Richardson
      • ALL-Region IV Team… Tushawan Richardson, Devin Swindler and Kadon Crawford.
      • Region IV Coach of the Year…  Dontavious Glenn
      • Local team Awards… To see the master list of student-athletes who won the “local” team awards, click here. This list will include JV team awards.

 

  •  CHS Athletic Booster Club… It’s not too early to think about joining the CHS Athletic Booster Club for next season… To learn more about the booster club and its benefits, click here… That will carry you to a form where more information is available and you can also print out and use that form to join the booster club… They really do help all the sports put the “Go” in Go Big Red!

 




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College Football 

SEC Football Media DaysStarting today and going through Thursday, in Dallas Texas at Omni Hotel, the SEC will be holding its annual Football Media Days where the commissioner and all the football coaches will talk about the upcoming football season where the SEC welcomes Texas and Oklahoma to the conference… The activities will start at 10 am ET and it can be seen on the SEC Network… Today after commissioner Greg Sankey speaks, LSU, South Carolina (12:35) will take to the podium followed by a lunch break… Afterwards Ole Miss and Vanderbilt will take center stage… To see not only the schedule for today but also the days to come and the players the coaches are expected to bring, click here.




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Sports Report for Friday, 7-12-2024

Local Notes

Clinton HS

  • Catching Up with Clinton HS Sports Awards… Ove the next several days I will be attempting to bring to you the names of student-athletes who won various awards at the Clinton HS Sports Awards Ceremony held just before school let out this year.
    • Girls Basketball: As a reminder the Lady Red Devils went19-6 overall this past season and won the region with a perfect 8-0 region record… They won their first-round playoff game defeating Southside 43-18 but lost their second-round game to West Oak 47-39 at home.
      • AAA Girls Basketball All-State Team… Mylayja Thompson
      • Region IV Player of the Year…  Mylayja Thompson
      • ALL-Region IV Team… Mylayja Thompson, Ry’Daijia Mars, McKenzie Clark and Bryanna Belton.
      • Region IV Coach of the Year…  John Gardner
      • Local team Awards… To see the master list of student-athletes who won the “local” team awards, click here. This list will include JV team awards.

 

    • Boys Basketball: As a reminder the Ted Devil boys’ basketball team was under the direction of 1st year head coach Dontavious Glenn… They finished 17-8 overall and 8-0 in region play winning the region… The Red Devils fell to Southside 49-46 in first round of the playoffs.
      • AAA Boys Basketball All-State Team… Tushawan Richardson
      • Region IV Player of the Year…  Tushawan Richardson
      • ALL-Region IV Team… Tushawan Richardson, Devin Swindler and Kadon Crawford.
      • Region IV Coach of the Year…  Dontavious Glenn
      • Local team Awards… To see the master list of student-athletes who won the “local” team awards, click here. This list will include JV team awards.

  

  • CHS Athletic Booster Club… It’s not too early to think about joining the CHS Athletic Booster Club for next season… To learn more about the booster club and its benefits, click here… That will carry you to a form where more information is available and you can also print out and use that form to join the booster club… They really do help all the sports put the “Go” in Go Big Red!



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 College Baseball

  • South Carolina Baseball Team Adds and Loses Through Transfer PortalSince Pail Mainieri took over the Gamecock baseball program a few weeks ago there has been a lot of movement into and out of the Gamecock baseball team through the transferee portal… The most recent count show 11 additions and 8 leaving… Most notably two Clemson baseball players have announced their intents to “change sides” in the rivalry… Nathan Hall and Nolan Nawrocki are the Tigers headed to South Carolina… I strongly suspect that Monty Lee’s staying at South Carolina as associate head coach has something to do with that…. Click here to go to an article in the State Newspaper which list those coming to and leaving the Gamecocks.

College Football

  • Clemson Refuses to Move Date of South Carolina Game…. Some of you may have missed the story about Clemson refusing to move the South Carolina game from Saturday, Nov. 30 to Friday, Nov. 29 in prime time… The ACC and ESPN requested that the Tigers do that and Clemson refused… The ACC and ESPN offered the Tigers several incentives to do that but they said no… Their refusal more than likely has something to do with the lawsuit filed by Clemson against the ACC over exclusive media rights that the ACC has over the Tigers (and all other ACC schools) athletics… Personally, I think that Dabo’s wife and the other coaches wives told them they better not do that and mess up their Black Friday shopping day…LOL… For more information on why Clemson (and Florida State) are suing the ACC, click here.
  • Update on Clemson vs. ACC Lawsuits… Clemson lost its appeal to have a countersuit filed by the ACC against it in a North Carolina court… To read more about that click here…. My opinion, the only ones who will come out smelling like roses in this whole mess are the lawyers… surely Clemson, the ACC and fans will not.



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Sports Report for Thursday, 7-11-2024

Local Notes

Clinton HS

  • Catching Up with Clinton HS Sports Awards… Ove the next several days I will be attempting to bring to you the names of student-athletes who won various awards at the Clinton HS Sports Awards Ceremony held just before school let out this year.
    • Boys Basketball: As a reminder the Ted Devil boys’ basketball team was under the direction of 1st year head coach Dontavious Glenn… They finished 17-8 overall and 8-0 in region play winning the region… The Red Devils fell to Southside 49-46 in first round of the playoffs.
      • AAA Boys Basketball All-State Team… Tushawan Richardson
      • Region IV Player of the Year…  Tushawan Richardson
      • ALL-Region IV Team… Tushawan Richardson, Devin Swindler and Kadon Crawford.
      • Region IV Coach of the Year…  Dontavious Glenn
      • Local team Awards… To see the master list of student-athletes who won the “local” team awards, click here. This list will include JV team awards.

 

    • Volleyball… The CHS volleyball team had a rebuilding year and did not do as well as some had hoped far… They did manage to split their 2-match series with Laurens losing 3-0 at home but taking a 3-2 win at Laurens.
      • All-Region IV Team… Savannah Miller and Sophia Sullivan.
      • Local team Awards… To see the master list of student-athletes who won the “local” team awards, click here. This list will include JV team awards.

 

  • CHS Athletic Booster Club… It’s not too early to think about joining the CHS Athletic Booster Club for next season… To learn more about the booster club and its benefits, click here… That will carry you to a form where more information is available and you can also print out and use that form to join the booster club… They really do help all the sports put the “Go” in Go Big Red!

 




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 College Baseball

  • South Carolina Baseball Team Adds and Loses Through Transfer PortalSince Pail Mainieri took over the Gamecock baseball program a few weeks ago there has been a lot of movement into and out of the Gamecock baseball team through the transferee portal… The most recent count show 11 additions and 8 leaving… Most notably two Clemson baseball players have announced their intents to “change sides” in the rivalry… Nathan Hall and Nolan Nawrocki are the Tigers headed to South Carolina… I strongly suspect that Monty Lee’s staying at South Carolina as associate head coach has something to do with that…. Click here to go to an article in the State Newspaper which list those coming to and leaving the Gamecocks.

College Football

  • Clemson Refuses to Move Date of South Carolina Game…. Some of you may have missed the story about Clemson refusing to move the South Carolina game from Saturday, Nov. 30 to Friday, Nov. 29 in prime time… The ACC and ESPN requested that the Tigers do that and Clemson refused… The ACC and ESPN offered the Tigers several incentives to do that but they said no… Their refusal more than likely has something to do with the lawsuit filed by Clemson against the ACC over exclusive media rights that the ACC has over the Tigers (and all other ACC schools) athletics… Personally, I think that Dabo’s wife and the other coaches wives told them they better not do that and mess up their Black Friday shopping day…LOL… For more information on why Clemson (and Florida State) are suing the ACC, click here.
  • Update on Clemson vs. ACC Lawsuits… Clemson lost its appeal to have a countersuit filed by the ACC against it in a North Carolina court… To read more about that click here…. My opinion, the only ones who will come out smelling like roses in this whole mess are the lawyers… surely Clemson, the ACC and fans will not.



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Sports Report for Wednesday, 7-10-2024

Local Notes

Clinton HS

  • Catching Up with Clinton HS Sports Awards… Ove the next several days I will be attempting to bring to you the names of student-athletes who won various awards at the Clinton HS Sports Awards Ceremony held just before school let out this year.
    • Volleyball… The CHS volleyball team had a rebuilding year and did not do as well as some had hoped far… They did manage to split their 2-match series with Laurens losing 3-0 at home but taking a 3-2 win at Laurens.
      • All-Region IV Team… Savannah Miller and Sophia Sullivan.
      • Local team Awards… To see the master list of student-athletes who won the “local” team awards, click here. This list will include JV team awards.

 

    • Boys Cross Country… As a reminder the boys cross country team won the region this past fall for the third year in a row…  They continued their season qualifying for the State Meet where they finished a very respectable fifth out of 16 teams at the meet.
      • AAA Boys All-State Team… William Reed finished 12th overall and earned him a spot on the All-State Team.
      • Boys Region Runner of the Year… William Reed
      • All Region IV Team… William Reed
      • Region IV Coach of the Year… Lee Atkinson.
      • Local team Awards… To see the master list of student-athletes who won the “local” team awards, click here.
    • Girls Cross Country…  The girls’ cross country team also had a good showing last season finishing second behind Woodruff… They fell a little short of qualifying for the State Meet.
      • All-Region Team… Skyler Collins and Melissa Brewer were named to the All-Region IV Team based on their performance in the Region Meet.
      • Local team Awards… To see the master list of student-athletes who won the “local” team awards, click here.

  

  • CHS Athletic Booster Club… It’s not too early to think about joining the CHS Athletic Booster Club for next season… To learn more about the booster club and its benefits, click here… That will carry you to a form where more information is available and you can also print out and use that form to join the booster club… They really do help all the sports put the “Go” in Go Big Red!



College Sports: For any game mentioned below, click on the score for more details if available.

 College Baseball

  • South Carolina Baseball Team Adds and Loses Through Transfer PortalSince Pail Mainieri took over the Gamecock baseball program a few weeks ago there has been a lot of movement into and out of the Gamecock baseball team through the transferee portal… The most recent count show 11 additions and 8 leaving… Most notably two Clemson baseball players have announced their intents to “change sides” in the rivalry… Nathan Hall and Nolan Nawrocki are the Tigers headed to South Carolina… I strongly suspect that Monty Lee’s staying at South Carolina as associate head coach has something to do with that…. Click here to go to an article in the State Newspaper which list those coming to and leaving the Gamecocks.

College Football

  • Clemson Refuses to Move Date of South Carolina Game…. Some of you may have missed the story about Clemson refusing to move the South Carolina game from Saturday, Nov. 30 to Friday, Nov. 29 in prime time… The ACC and ESPN requested that the Tigers do that and Clemson refused… The ACC and ESPN offered the Tigers several incentives to do that but they said no… Their refusal more than likely has something to do with the lawsuit filed by Clemson against the ACC over exclusive media rights that the ACC has over the Tigers (and all other ACC schools) athletics… Personally, I think that Dabo’s wife and the other coaches wives told them they better not do that and mess up their Black Friday shopping day…LOL… For more information on why Clemson (and Florida State) are suing the ACC, click here.



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Sports Report for Tuesday, 7-9-2024

Local Notes

Clinton HS

  • Catching Up with Clinton HS Sports Awards… Ove the next several days I will be attempting to bring to you the names of student-athletes who won various awards at the Clinton HS Sports Awards Ceremony held just before school let out this year.
    • Boys Cross Country… As a reminder the boys cross country team won the region this past fall for the third year in a row…  They continued their season qualifying for the State Meet where they finished a very respectable fifth out of 16 teams at the meet.
      • AAA Boys All-State Team… William Reed finished 12th overall and earned him a spot on the All-State Team.
      • Boys Region Runner of the Year… William Reed
      • All Region IV Team… William Reed
      • Region IV Coach of the Year… Lee Atkinson.
      • Local team Awards… To see the master list of student-athletes who won the “local” team awards, click here.
    • Girls Cross Country…  The girls cross country team also had a good showing last season finishing second behind Woodruff… They fell a little short of qualifying for the State Meet.
      • All-Region Team… Skyler Collins and Melissa Brewer were named to the All-Region IV Team based on their performance in the Region Meet.
      • Local team Awards… To see the master list of student-athletes who won the “local” team awards, click here.

 

    • Girls Tennis…  As a reminder the girls’ tennis team finished the season with a 13-2 record and went 6-0 in region play to win the Region Championship… The fell to BHP 6-0 in the third round of the playoffs.
      • All-Region Players: Chandler Dailey, Libby Dailey, Kimora Wesley and Carley MacMillan
      • Region IV Payer of the Year: Chandler Dailey
      • Region IV Coach of the Year: Clovis Simmons.
      • NOTE: Both Chandler and Libby Dailey qualified for the SCHSL Girls Singles Tennis Tournament and both won at least 2 matches in that tournament.
      • Local team Awards… To see the master list of student-athletes who won the “local” team awards, click here

 

  • CHS Athletic Booster Club… It’s not too early to think about joining the CHS Athletic Booster Club for next season… To learn more about the booster club and its benefits, click here… That will carry you to a form where more information is available and you can also print out and use that form to join the booster club… They really do help all the sports put the “Go” in Go Big Red!



College Sports: For any game mentioned below, click on the score for more details if available.

 College Baseball

  • South Carolina Baseball Team Adds and Loses Through Transfer PortalSince Pail Mainieri took over the Gamecock baseball program a few weeks ago there has been a lot of movement into and out of the Gamecock baseball team through the transferee portal… The most recent count show 11 additions and 8 leaving… Most notably two Clemson baseball players have announced their intents to “change sides” in the rivalry… Nathan Hall and Nolan Nawrocki are the Tigers headed to South Carolina… I strongly suspect that Monty Lee’s staying at South Carolina as associate head coach has something to do with that…. Click here to go to an article in the State Newspaper which list those coming to and leaving the Gamecocks.

College Football

  • Clemson Refuses to Move Date of South Carolina Game…. Some of you may have missed the story about Clemson refusing to move the South Carolina game from Saturday, Nov. 30 to Friday, Nov. 29 in prime time… The ACC and ESPN requested that the Tigers do that and Clemson refused… The ACC and ESPM offered the Tigers several incentives to do that but they said no… Their refusal more than likely has something to do with the lawsuit filed by Clemson against the ACC over exclusive media rights that the ACC has over the Tigers (and all other ACC schools) athletics… Personally, I think that Dabo’s wife and the other coaches’ wives told them they better not do that and mess up their Black Friday shopping day…LOL… For more information on why Clemson (and Florida State) are suing the ACC, click here.



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 Atlanta Braves… For more information on the game(s) below, click on the scores.

  • Braves 5 – D-backs 4 (11)… The Atlanta Braves started a 4-game series with the D-backs out in Arizona last night taking a come-from behind 5-4 win in 11 innings… The Braves took the early lead scoring a single run on a solo homer by Austin Riley (12) in the first inning… The D-backs took the lead scoring 3 runs in the 6th inning to go up 3-1 and the score stayed that way until the ninth inning… In the ninth, Eddie Rosario who just rejoined the Braves had a 2-out single to set the stage for Sean Murphy to tie the game with his fifth homer of the season… After holding the D-backs in the bottom of the inning, Ozzie Albies drove in Zack Short in the top of the tenth inning to take a 4-3 lead only to have the D-backs score a run in the bottom of the inning to tie the game… In the eleventh inning, Marcell Ozuna had a sacrifice fly to drive in Austin Riley with what would prove to be the winning run as the Braves held the D-backs scoreless in the bottom of the inning.
  • Season Schedule… If you would like to see the Braves season schedule, click here… It should also show where the game will be televised if it is televised.
  • Standings… To see the MLB Standings click here… Once you get there you will see the standing by league (American or National) and also by division.

 


Greenville Drive

  • Up Next… The Greenville Drive were off last night and will travel to Rome, GA to start a 6-game series with the Emperors tonight… The Drive are 8-7 in the South Atlantic League Southern Division in the second half (34-47 on the entire season) 2.5 games behind division leading Bowling Green in the second half.
  • ScheduleIf you wish to see the Greenville Drive schedule and results of completed games, click here.

NASCAR

  • Alex Bowman Wins Rain Shortened Chicago RaceFor some strange reason NASCAR seems to think they can set up a street race in Chicago and not have problems… For the second year the weather played havoc with the Cup Series Race as it rained more than it did not… The race Sunday was scheduled for 75 laps but was cut to 58 laps to get the race done by 8:20 pm CDT… I guess they needed that much time to get the streets ready for Monday work traffic… In the end, Alex Bowman held off Tyler Redick by 2.863 seconds… Hus last win was 80 races ago and this win puts him in the NASCAR Cup Series Playoffs…  Click here to go to the NASCAR website where there is much more about this including the final race results.
  • StandingsKyle Larson continues to hold down the top spot in the Cup Series Driver Standings with 672 points while Chase Elliott is in second with 660 points… The rest of the top 5 are Tyler Redick (648), Denny Hamlin (629) and Martin Truex Jr. (601)… Click here if you would like to see the entire driver standings and once at the NASCAR site you can also click on links to see the standings in Xfinity and Truck Series using tabs in the upper right corner of the posting.
  • Schedule This WeekThis week the Cup Series, Xfinity Series and Truck races will be held up at Pocono… The Truck Series Race will be Friday at 5:30 pm EDT and can be seen on FX1… The Xfinity Race will take place at 3:00 pm EDT Saturday and can be seen on USA and the Cup Series race at 2:30 pm EDT Sunday and it will be carried on USA also. …To see the schedule for practices and races click here.
  • NASCAR on TV this Week… NASCAR has several things being televised this week including race practices and qualifying, the race itself and assorted other things… To see the TV schedule for each day of the week click here.



This & That:

 Summer Camps at Clinton YMCA… All of the summer sports camps through the Clinton YMCA have now concluded.

 

Basketball Camp…. The LDHS varsity basketball staff and players in association with the City of Laurens Parks and Recreation Department will be conducting a basketball for youth age 9 through 8th grade July 22-25… The camp hours will be from 5:30 pm to 8:00 pm each day… This will be an excellent opportunity for the young player to improve their skills and basketball knowledge form experienced coaches… The first 3 days (Monday-Wednesday) the camp will take place at The Ridge and the last day (Thursday) the action will move to LDHS… You may register for the camp at The Ridge and if you have any questions contact them at 681-7275.

 

 

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

Sports Report for Monday, 7-8-2024

Local Notes

Clinton HS

  • Catching Up With Clinton HS Sports Awards… Ove the next several days I will be attempting to bring to you the names of student-athletes who won various awards at the Clinton HS Sports Awards Ceremony held just before school let out this year.
    • Girls Tennis…  As a reminder the girls’ tennis team finished the season with a 13-2 record and went 6-0 in region play to win the Region Championship… The fell to BHP 6-0 in the third round of the playoffs.
      • All-Region Players: Chandler Dailey, Libby Dailey, Kimora Wesley and Carley MacMillan
      • Region IV Payer of the Year: Chandler Dailey
      • Region IV Coach of the Year: Clovis Simmons.
      • NOTE: Both Chandler and Libby Dailey qualified for the SCHSL Girls Singles Tennis Tournament and both won at least 2 matches in that tournament.
      • Local team Awards… To see the master list of student-athletes who won the “local” team awards, click here

 

  • CHS Athletic Booster Club… It’s not too early to think about joining the CHS Athletic Booster Club for next season… To learn more about the booster club and its benefits, click here… That will carry you to a form where more information is available and you can also print out and use that form to join the booster club… They really do help all the sports put the “Go” in Go Big Red!



College Sports: For any game mentioned below, click on the score for more details if available.

 College Baseball

  • South Carolina Baseball Team Adds and Loses Through Transfer PortalSince Pail Mainieri took over the Gamecock baseball program a few weeks ago there has been a lot of movement into and out of the Gamecock baseball team through the transferee portal… The most recent count show 11 additions and 8 leaving… Most notably two Clemson baseball players have announced their intents to “change sides” in the rivalry… Nathan Hall and Nolan Nawrocki are the Tigers headed to South Carolina… I strongly suspect that Monty Lee’s staying at South Carolina as associate head coach has something to do with that…. Click here to go to an article in the State Newspaper which list those coming to and leaving the Gamecocks.

College Football

  • Clemson Refuses to Move Date of South Carolina Game…. Some of you may have missed the story about Clemson refusing to move the South Carolina game from Saturday, Nov. 30 to Friday, Nov. 29 in prime time… The ACC and ESPN requested that the Tigers do that and Clemson refused… The ACC and ESPM offered the Tigers several incentives to do that but they said no… Their refusal more than likely has something to do with the lawsuit filed by Clemson against the ACC over exclusive media rights that the ACC has over the Tigers (and all other ACC schools) athletics… Personally, I think that Dabo’s wife and the other coaches wives told them they better not do that and mess up their Black Friday shopping day…LOL… For more information on why Clemson (and Florida State) are suing the ACC, click here.



Pro SportsFor more information on the game(s) below, click on the scores.  [Read more…]

Sports Report for Friday, 7-5-2024

Local Notes

Clinton HS

  • Catching Up with Clinton HS Sports Awards… Ove the next several days I will be attempting to bring to you the names of student-athletes who won various awards at the Clinton HS Sports Awards Ceremony held just before school let out this year.
    • Girls Tennis…  As a reminder the girls’ tennis team finished the season with a 13-2 record and went 6-0 in region play to win the Region Championship… The fell to BHP 6-0 in the third round of the playoffs.
      • All-Region Players: Chandler Dailey, Libby Dailey, Kimora Wesley and Carley MacMillan
      • Region IV Payer of the Year: Chandler Dailey
      • Region IV Coach of the Year: Clovis Simmons.
      • NOTE: Both Chandler and Libby Dailey qualified for the SCHSL Girls Singles Tennis Tournament and both won at least 2 matches in that tournament.
      • Local team Awards… To see the master list of student-athletes who won the “local” team awards, click here

 

    • Region and State Football Awards… As a reminder the Red Devils went 10-3 overall in football this year and 4-0 in region play.
      • AAA Football All-State: Zay Johnson, Kadon Crawford and Keegan Fortman
      • Region Player of the Year: Kadon Crawford
      • All Region Team: Clayton Lewis, Rion Gordon, Nyse Boyd, Ares Jones, Brett Young and Zay Johnson
      • Region Coach of the Year: Corey Fountain
      • Local team Awards… To see the master list of student-athletes who won the “local” team awards, click here.
  • CHS Athletic Booster Club… It’s not too early to think about joining the CHS Athletic Booster Club for next season… To learn more about the booster club and its benefits, click here… That will carry you to a form where more information is available and you can also print out and use that form to join the booster club… They really do help all the sports put the “Go” in Go Big Red!

Laurens HS   

  • Raider Youth Football Camp… Last week the Raider football coaches and senior Raider players hosted a youth football camp at KC Hanna Stadium… I went up there on Wednesday and talked with Coach Porter about the camp and took a few photos… Click here to go to a short video with the conversation I had with him followed by a few photos taken of some of the participants having a lot of fun.



College Sports: For any game mentioned below, click on the score for more details if available.

 College Baseball

  • South Carolina Baseball Team Adds and Loses Through Transfer PortalSince Pail Mainieri took over the Gamecock baseball program a few weeks ago there has been a lot of movement into and out of the Gamecock baseball team through the transferee portal… The most recent count show 11 additions and 8 leaving… Most notably two Clemson baseball players have announced their intents to “change sides” in the rivalry… Nathan Hall and Nolan Nawrocki are the Tigers headed to South Carolina… I strongly suspect that Monty Lee’s staying at South Carolina as associate head coach has something to do with that…. Click here to go to an article in the State Newspaper which list those coming to and leaving the Gamecocks.

College Football

  • Clemson Refuses to Move Date of South Carolina Game…. Some of you may have missed the story about Clemson refusing to move the South Carolina game from Saturday, Nov. 30 to Friday, Nov. 29 in prime time… The ACC and ESPN requested that the Tigers do that and Clemson refused… The ACC and ESPM offered the Tigers several incentives to do that but they said no… Their refusal more than likely has something to do with the lawsuit filed by Clemson against the ACC over exclusive media rights that the ACC has over the Tigers (and all other ACC schools) athletics… Personally, I think that Dabo’s wife and the other coaches’ wives told them they better not do that and mess up their Black Friday shopping day…LOL… For more information on why Clemson (and Florida State) are suing the ACC, click here.



Pro SportsFor more information on the game(s) below, click on the scores.  [Read more…]

Sports Report for Thursday, 7-4-2024

Local Notes

Clinton HS

  • Catching Up With Clinton HS Sports Awards… Ove the next several days I will be attempting to bring to you the names of student-athletes who won various awards at the Clinton HS Sports Awards Ceremony held just before school let out this year.
    • Girls Tennis…  As a reminder the girls’ tennis team finished the season with a 13-2 record and went 6-0 in region play to win the Region Championship… The fell to BHP 6-0 in the third round of the playoffs.
      • All-Region Players: Chandler Dailey, Libby Dailey, Kimora Wesley and Carley MacMillan
      • Region IV Payer of the Year: Chandler Dailey
      • Region IV Coach of the Year: Clovis Simmons.
      • NOTE: Both Chandler and Libby Dailey qualified for the SCHSL Girls Singles Tennis Tournament and both won at least 2 matches in that tournament.
      • Local team Awards… To see the master list of student-athletes who won the “local” team awards, click here

 

    • Region and State Football Awards… As a reminder the Red Devils went 10-3 overall in football this year and 4-0 in region play.
      • AAA Football All-State: Zay Johnson, Kadon Crawford and Keegan Fortman
      • Region Player of the Year: Kadon Crawford
      • All Region Team: Clayton Lewis, Rion Gordon, Nyse Boyd, Ares Jones, Brett Young and Zay Johnson
      • Region Coach of the Year: Corey Fountain
      • Local team Awards… To see the master list of student-athletes who won the “local” team awards, click here.
  • CHS Athletic Booster Club… It’s not too early to think about joining the CHS Athletic Booster Club for next season… To learn more about the booster club and its benefits, click here… That will carry you to a form where more information is available and you can also print out and use that form to join the booster club… They really do help all the sports put the “Go” in Go Big Red!

Laurens HS   

  • Raider Youth Football Camp… Last week the Raider football coaches and senior Raider players hosted a youth football camp at KC Hanna Stadium… I went up there on Wednesday and talked with Coach Porter about the camp and took a few photos… Click here to go to a short video with the conversation I had with him followed by a few photos taken of some of the participants having a lot of fun.



College Sports: For any game mentioned below, click on the score for more details if available.

 College Football

  • Clemson Refuses to Move Date of South Carolina Game…. Some of you may have missed the story about Clemson refusing to move the South Carolina game from Saturday, Nov. 30 to Friday, Nov. 29 in prime time… The ACC and ESPN requested that the Tigers do that and Clemson refused… The ACC and ESPN offered the Tigers several incentives to do that but they said no… Their refusal more than likely has something to do with the lawsuit filed by Clemson against the ACC over exclusive media rights that the ACC has over the Tigers (and all other ACC schools) athletics… Personally, I think that Dabo’s wife and the other coaches’ wives told them they better not do that and mess up their Black Friday shopping day…LOL… For more information on why Clemson (and Florida State) are suing the ACC, click here.
  • 2024-25 College Football Dates Announced… On June 19th the NCAA announced the dates, times and TV viewing for the expanded college football playoffs this upcoming season… If you have forgotten how they plan to choose the 12 teams that will be in the expanded playoffs click here… The first round of the playoffs will start on Friday, December 20, 2024 and the National Champion will be crowned on January 20, 2025 in Atlanta… To see the entire listing of dates and what bowl games will be involved, click here.



Pro SportsFor more information on the game(s) below, click on the scores.  [Read more…]

Sports Report for Wednesday, 7-3-2024

For information about Laurens Freedom Fest tonight click here.

Local Notes

Clinton HS

  • Catching Up with Clinton HS Sports Awards… Ove the next several days I will be attempting to bring to you the names of student-athletes who won various awards at the Clinton HS Sports Awards Ceremony held just before school let out this year.
    • Girls Tennis…  As a reminder the girls’ tennis team finished the season with a 13-2 record and went 6-0 in region play to win the Region Championship… The fell to BHP 6-0 in the third round of the playoffs.
      • All-Region Players: Chandler Dailey, Libby Dailey, Kimora Wesley and Carley MacMillan
      • Region IV Payer of the Year: Chandler Dailey
      • Region IV Coach of the Year: Clovis Simmons.
      • NOTE: Both Chandler and Libby Dailey qualified for the SCHSL Girls Singles Tennis Tournament and both won at least 2 matches in that tournament.
      • Local team Awards… To see the master list of student-athletes who won the “local” team awards, click here

 

    • Region and State Football Awards… As a reminder the Red Devils went 10-3 overall in football this year and 4-0 in region play.
      • AAA Football All-State: Zay Johnson, Kadon Crawford and Keegan Fortman
      • Region Player of the Year: Kadon Crawford
      • All Region Team: Clayton Lewis, Rion Gordon, Nyse Boyd, Ares Jones, Brett Young and Zay Johnson
      • Region Coach of the Year: Corey Fountain
      • Local team Awards… To see the master list of student-athletes who won the “local” team awards, click here.
  • CHS Athletic Booster Club… It’s not too early to think about joining the CHS Athletic Booster Club for next season… To learn more about the booster club and its benefits, click here… That will carry you to a form where more information is available and you can also print out and use that form to join the booster club… They really do help all the sports put the “Go” in Go Big Red!

Laurens HS   

  • Raider Youth Football Camp… Last week the Raider football coaches and senior Raider players hosted a youth football camp at KC Hanna Stadium… I went up there on Wednesday and talked with Coach Porter about the camp and took a few photos… Click here to go to a short video with the conversation I had with him followed by a few photos taken of some of the participants having a lot of fun.



College Sports: For any game mentioned below, click on the score for more details if available.

 College Football

  • 2024-25 College Football Dates Announced… On June 19th the NCAA announced the dates, times and TV viewing for the expanded college football playoffs this upcoming season… If you have forgotten how they plan to choose the 12 teams that will be in the expanded playoffs click here… The first round of the playoffs will start on Friday, December 20, 2024 and the National Champion will be crowned on January 20, 2025 in Atlanta… To see the entire listing of dates and what bowl games will be involved, click here.



Pro SportsFor more information on the game(s) below, click on the scores.   [Read more…]

Sports Report for Tuesday, 7-2-2024

Local Notes

Clinton HS

  • Catching Up with Clinton HS Sports Awards… Ove the next several days I will be attempting to bring to you the names of student-athletes who won various awards at the Clinton HS Sports Awards Ceremony held just before school let out this year.
    • Region and State Football Awards… As a reminder the Red Devils went 10-3 overall in football this year and 4-0 in region play.
      • AAA Football All-State: Zay Johnson, Kadon Crawford and Keegan Fortman
      • Region Player of the Year: Kadon Crawford
      • All Region Team: Clayton Lewis, Rion Gordon, Nyse Boyd, Ares Jones, Brett Young and Zay Johnson
      • Region Coach of the Year: Corey Fountain
      • Local team Awards… To see the master list of student-athletes who won the “local” team awards, click here.
  • CHS Athletic Booster Club… It’s not too early to think about joining the CHS Athletic Booster Club for next season… To learn more about the booster club and its benefits, click here… That will carry you to a form where more information is available and you can also print out and use that form to join the booster club… They really do help all the sports put the “Go” in Go Big Red!

Laurens HS   

  • Raider Youth Football Camp… Last week the Raider football coaches and senior Raider players hosted a youth football camp at KC Hanna Stadium… I went up there on Wednesday and talked with Coach Porter about the camp and took a few photos… Click here to go to a short video with the conversation I had with him followed by a few photos taken of some of the participants having a lot of fun.



College Sports: For any game mentioned below, click on the score for more details if available.

 College Football

  • 2024-25 College Football Dates Announced… On June 19th the NCAA announced the dates, times and TV viewing for the expanded college football playoffs this upcoming season… If you have forgotten how they plan to choose the 12 teams that will be in the expanded playoffs click here… The first round of the playoffs will start on Friday, December 20, 2024 and the National Champion will be crowned on January 20, 2025 in Atlanta… To see the entire listing of dates and what bowl games will be involved, click here.



Pro SportsFor more information on the game(s) below, click on the scores.  [Read more…]

Sports Report for Monday, 7-1-2024

Local Notes

Clinton HS

  • CHS Athletic Booster Club… It’s not too early to think about joining the CHS Athletic Booster Club for next season… To learn more about the booster club and its benefits, click here… That will carry you to a form where more information is available and you can also print out and use that form to join the booster club… They really do help all the sports put the “Go” in Go Big Red!

Laurens HS   

  • Raider Youth Football Camp… Last week the Raider football coaches and senior Raider players hosted a youth football camp at KC Hanna Stadium… I went up there on Wednesday and talked with Coach Porter about the camp and took a few photos… Click here to go to a short video with the conversation I had with him followed by a few photos taken of some of the participants having a lot of fun.



College Sports: For any game mentioned below, click on the score for more details if available.

 College Football

  • 2024-25 College Football Dates Announced… On June 19th the NCAA announced the dates, times and TV viewing for the expanded college football playoffs this upcoming season… If you have forgotten how they plan to choose the 12 teams that will be in the expanded playoffs click here… The first round of the playoffs will start on Friday, December 20, 2024 and the National Champion will be crowned on January 20, 2025 in Atlanta… To see the entire listing of dates and what bowl games will be involved, click here.

 Pro SportsFor more information on the game(s) below, click on the scores.  [Read more…]

Sports Report for Friday, 6-28-2024

Local Notes

Clinton HS

  • CHS Athletic Booster Club… It’s not too early to think about joining the CHS Athletic Booster Club for next season… To learn more about the booster club and its benefits, click here… That will carry you to a form where more information is available and you can also print out and use that form to join the booster club… They really do help all the sports put the “Go” in Go Big Red!

Thornwell Spring Sports Awards… Catching up with some post-season awards at Thornwell:

  • Baseball
    • Region Sportsmanship Award
    • All-Region Players: Sam Robertson & Zachary Crowe
    • Team Awards:
      • Most Valuable Player – Sam Robertson
      • Saint Award – Parker Workman
      • Silver Slugger Award – Zachary Crowe
  • Softball
    • Region Sportsmanship Award
    • All-Region: Camden Nelson & Kayleigh Porter
    • Team Awards:
      • Defensive Player of the Year – Camden Nelson
      • Most Improved – Brittney Rowe
      • Offensive Player of the Year – Madi Landrith
      • Most Valuable Player – Madi Porter
  • JV Softball Awards
    • Most Improved – Mya Nichols
    • Defense – Taylin Brown
    • Offense – KK Watts
    • MVP – Karson Waters

 



College Sports: For any game mentioned below, click on the score for more details if available.

 College Football

  • 2024-25 College Football Dates Announced… On June 19th the NCAA announced the dates, times and TV viewing for the expanded college football playoffs this upcoming season… If you have forgotten how they plan to choose the 12 teams that will be in the expanded playoffs click here… The first round of the playoffs will start on Friday, December 20, 2024 and the National Champion will be crowned on January 20, 2025 in Atlanta… To see the entire listing of dates and what bowl games will be involved, click here.

 Pro SportsFor more information on the game(s) below, click on the scores.  [Read more…]

Sports Report for Thursday, 6-27-2024

Local Notes

Clinton HS

  • CHS Athletic Booster Club… It’s not too early to think about joining the CHS Athletic Booster Club for next season… To learn more about the booster club and its benefits, click here… That will carry you to a form where more information is available and you can also print out and use that form to join the booster club… They really do help all the sports put the “Go” in Go Big Red!

Thornwell Spring Sports Awards… Catching up with some post-season awards at Thornwell:

  • Baseball
    • Region Sportsmanship Award
    • All-Region Players: Sam Robertson & Zachary Crowe
    • Team Awards:
      • Most Valuable Player – Sam Robertson
      • Saint Award – Parker Workman
      • Silver Slugger Award – Zachary Crowe
  • Softball
    • Region Sportsmanship Award
    • All-Region: Camden Nelson & Kayleigh Porter
    • Team Awards:
      • Defensive Player of the Year – Camden Nelson
      • Most Improved – Brittney Rowe
      • Offensive Player of the Year – Madi Landrith
      • Most Valuable Player – Madi Porter



College Sports: For any game mentioned below, click on the score for more details if available.

 College Baseball

  • Final Baseball Coaches Poll… Now that the college baseball season is over the final USA Today Coaches Poll has been released… As you might expect Tennessee checks in at #1 and Texas A&M #2… The other 6 teams that made it to Omaha to participate in the Baseball College World Series filled out the next 6 spots in order are Kentucky, Florida State, North Carolina, Florida, Virginia, and NC State coming in at #8… The Clemson Tigers (44-16) finished the best they could not making it to Omaha at #9… Other area teams finishing in the top 25 included Georgia at #10 and East Carolina at #16… To see the entire poll click here.

College Football

  • 2024-25 College Football Dates Announced… On June 19th the NCAA announced the dates, times and TV viewing for the expanded college football playoffs this upcoming season… If you have forgotten how they plan to choose the 12 teams that will be in the expanded playoffs click here… The first round of the playoffs will start on Friday, December 20, 2024 and the National Champion will be crowned on January 20, 2025 in Atlanta… To see the entire listing of dates and what bowl games will be involved, click here.



Pro SportsFor more information on the game(s) below, click on the scores.   [Read more…]

Sports Report for Wednesday, 6-26-2024

Local Notes

Clinton HS

  • CHS Athletic Booster Club… It’s not too early to think about joining the CHS Athletic Booster Club for next season… To learn more about the booster club and its benefits, click here… That will carry you to a form where more information is available and you can also print out and use that form to join the booster club… They really do help all the sports put the “Go” in Go Big Red!



College Sports: For any game mentioned below, click on the score for more details if available.

 College Baseball

  • Final Baseball Coaches Poll… Now that the college baseball season is over the final USA Today Coaches Poll has been released… As you might expect Tennessee checks in at #1 and Texas A&M #2… The other 6 teams that made it to Omaha to participate in the Baseball College World Series filled out the next 6 spots in order are Kentucky, Florida State, North Carolina, Florida, Virginia, and NC State coming in at #8… The Clemson Tigers (44-16) finished the best they could not making it to Omaha at #9… Other area teams finishing in the top 25 included Georgia at #10 and East Carolina at #16… To see the entire poll click here.
  • Baseball College World Series
    • Monday: Tennessee 6 – Texas A&M 5… Monday night out in Omaha he Tennessee Volunteers defeated the Texas A&M Aggies 6-5 to win the College Baseball World Series… This was the first ever national title in the program’s history… The Volunteers led 6-1 after 7 innings of play and to their credit the Aggies did not give up as they scored 2 runs in the 8th inning and 2 in the 9th to make the final 6-5… Both teams had 13hits and one of the big differences in the game is that the Volunteers had 2 homers in the game and the Aggies had none… Tennessee finishes with a 60-13 record and becomes the first SEC to win the SEC regular season title, SEC Tournament title and the MCWS in the same season… In addition to clicking on the score at the start of this section, you can also click here to go to the Tennessee website and their take on the game.
    • Complete Bracket… If you would like to see the complete bracket for the CWS, click here… It will carry you to a posting on the NCAA website where the brackets are located and once there you can click on the games you are interested in and it will open up to give you dates, times, TV viewing opportunities and also scores of completed games… Enjoy

College Football

  • 2024-25 College Football Dates Announced… On June 19th the NCAA announced the dates, times and TV viewing for the expanded college football playoffs this upcoming season… If you have forgotten how they plan to choose the 12 teams that will be in the expanded playoffs click here… The first round of the playoffs will start on Friday, December 20, 2024 and the National Champion will be crowned on January 20, 2025 in Atlanta… To see the entire listing of dates and what bowl games will be involved, click here.



Pro SportsFor more information on the game(s) below, click on the scores.  [Read more…]

Sports Report for Tuesday, 6-25-2024

Local Notes

Clinton HS

  • CHS Athletic Booster Club… It’s not too early to think about joining the CHS Athletic Booster Club for next season… To learn more about the booster club and its benefits, click here… That will carry you to a form where more information is available and you can also print out and use that form to join the booster club… They really do help all the sports put the “Go” in Go Big Red!



College Sports: For any game mentioned below, click on the score for more details if available.

 College Baseball

  • Baseball College World Series
  • Saturday: Texas A&M 9 – Tennessee 5The Championship Series of the College Baseball World Series started Saturday night out in Omaha with the Texas A&M Aggies takin a 9-5… The Aggies scored 2 runs in the top of the 1st inning and then broke the game open in the 3rd inning where they put 5 runs on the scoreboard to make the score 7-1 and went on to the 9-5 win by outhitting the Volunteers 13-12… A&M also out-homered the Volunteers 2-1 and Tennessee also had 3 errors in the game which aided the A&M scoring in that only 7 of the runs scored by the Aggies was earned.
  • Sunday: Tennessee 4 –Texas A&M 1… Sunday the Tennessee Volunteers showed they were still a force to be reckoned with as they took a 4-1 over the Aggies of Texas A&M to force a deciding game 3 in the College world Series… The Aggies used a solo homer in the 1st inning to take a 1-0 led and the game stayed 1-0 until the top of the 7th inning when the Volunteers scored 2 runs on a 2-run homer and then added 2 more runs in the 8th inning on another 2-run homer and then kept the Aggies off the scoreboard the rest of the way taking the 4-1 win… The Tennessee win forces a game-3 in the best of 3 series tonight at 7:00 pm EDT with the winner taking home the BIG trophy.
  • Monday: Tennessee 6 – Texas A&M 5… Last night out in Omaha he Tennessee Volunteers defeated the Texas A&M Aggies 6-5 to win the College Baseball World Series… This was the first ever national title in the program’s history… The Volunteers led 6-1 after 7 innings of play and to their credit the Aggies did not give up as they scored 2 runs in the 8th inning and 2 in the 9th to make the final 6-5… Both teams had 13hits and one of the big differences in the game is that the Volunteers had 2 homers in the game and the Aggies had none… Tennessee finishes with a 60-13 record and becomes the first SEC to win the SEC regular season title, SEC Tournament title and the MCWS in the same season… In addition to clicking on the score at the start of this section, you can also click here to go to the Tennessee website and their take on the game.
  • Complete Bracket… If you would like to see the complete bracket for the CWS, click here… It will carry you to a posting on the NCAA website where the brackets are located and once there you can click on the games you are interested in and it will open up to give you dates, times, TV viewing opportunities and also scores of completed games… Enjoy

College Football

  • 2024-25 College Football Dates Announced… On June 19th the NCAA announced the dates, times and TV viewing for the expanded college football playoffs this upcoming season… If you have forgotten how they plan to choose the 12 teams that will be in the expanded playoffs click here… The first round of the playoffs will start on Friday, December 20, 2024 and the National Champion will be crowned on January 20, 2025 in Atlanta… To see the entire listing of dates and what bowl games will be involved, click here.

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Sports Report for Monday, 6-27-2024

Local Notes

Clinton HS

  • CHS Athletic Booster Club… It’s not too early to think about joining the CHS Athletic Booster Club for next season… To learn more about the booster club and its benefits, click here… That will carry you to a form where more information is available and you can also print out and use that form to join the booster club… They really do help all the sports put the “Go” in Go Big Red!

Laurens HS

  • Raider Football Camp… The Laurens Raider football team and coaches will also be conducting a camp this summer starting on Monday, June 24th and ending on Thursday, Thursday, June 27th… This camp is for youth who will be in grades 2 – 9 this next school year… The camp will be held at KC Hanna Stadium between the hour of 8:00 am and 11:30 am…  The cost is $50 per camper and you can pay for the camp online by clicking here… For a little more information about this camp click here… If you still have questions about the camp email Coach Greg Porter at: gsporter@laurens55.org


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 College Baseball

  • Baseball College World Series
  • Saturday: Texas A&M 9 – Tennessee 5The Championship Series of the College Baseball World Series started Saturday night out in Omaha with the Texas A&M Aggies takin a 9-5… The Aggies scored 2 runs in the top of the 1st inning and then broke the game open in the 3rd inning where they put 5 runs on the scoreboard to make the score 7-1 and went on to the 9-5 win by outhitting the Volunteers 13-12… A&M also outhomered the Volunteers 2-1 and Tennessee also had 3 errors in the game which aided the A&M scoring in that only 7 of the runs scored by the Aggies was earned.
  • Sunday: Tennessee 4 –Texas A&M 1… Sunday the Tennessee Volunteers showed they were still a force to be reckoned with as they took a 4-1 over the Aggies of Texas A&M to force a deciding game 3 in the College world Series… The Aggies used a solo homer in the 1st inning to take a 1-0 led and the game stayed 1-0 until the top of the 7th inning when the Volunteers scored 2 runs on a 2-run homer and then added 2 more runs in the 8th inning on another 2-run homer and then kept the Aggies off the scoreboard the rest of the way taking the 4-1 win… The Tennessee win forces a game-3 in the best of 3 series tonight at 7:00 pm EDT with the winner taking home the BIG trophy.
  • Complete Bracket… If you would like to see the complete bracket for the CWS, click here… It will carry you to a posting on the NCAA website where the brackets are located and once there you can click on the games you are interested in and it will open up to give you dates, times, TV viewing opportunities and also scores of completed games… Enjoy

College Football

  • 2024-25 College Football Dates Announced… On June 19th the NCAA announced the dates, times and TV viewing for the expanded college football playoffs this upcoming season… If you have forgotten how they plan to choose the 12 teams that will be in the expanded playoffs click here… The first round of the playoffs will start on Friday, December 20, 2024 and the National Champion will be crowned on January 20, 2025 in Atlanta… To see the entire listing of dates and what bowl games will be involved, click here.



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Sports Report for Friday, 6-21-2024

Local Notes

Clinton HS

  • CHS Athletic Booster Club… It’s not too early to think about joining the CHS Athletic Booster Club for next season… To learn more about the booster club and its benefits, click here… That will carry you to a form where more information is available and you can also print out and use that form to join the booster club… They really do help all the sports put the “Go” in Go Big Red!

Laurens HS

  • Raider Football Camp… The Laurens Raider football team and coaches will also be conducting a camp this summer starting on Monday, June 24th and ending on Thursday, Thursday, June 27th… This camp is for youth who will be in grades 2 – 9 this next school year… The camp will be held at KC Hanna Stadium between the hour of 8:00 am and 11:30 am…  The cost is $50 per camper and you can pay for the camp online by clicking here… For a little more information about this camp click here… If you still have questions about the camp email Coach Greg Porter at: gsporter@laurens55.org



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 College Baseball

  • Baseball College World Series … The Baseball College World Series is now down to just two teams Tennessee and Texas A&M… These two teams will start a best of three series tomorrow night at 7:30 pm EDT and it can be seen on ESPN… Game 2 will be Sunday at 2:00 pm EDT and it can be seen on ABC (Channel 13 out of Ashville)… If a third game is needed it will be Monday night at 7:00 pm EDT on ESPN… The only thing I can tell you for sure is that an SEC team will win the National Championship… What is that they say- “It Just Means More”?
  • Complete Bracket… If you would like to see the complete bracket for the CWS, click here… It will carry you to a posting on the NCAA website where the brackets are located and once there you can click on the games you are interested in and it will open up to give you dates, times, TV viewing opportunities and also scores of completed games… Enjoy

College Football

  • 2024-25 College Football Dates Announced… On June 19th the NCAA announced the dates, times and TV viewing for the expanded college football playoffs this upcoming season… If you have forgotten how they plan to choose the 12 teams that will be in the expanded playoffs click here… The first round of the playoffs will start on Friday, December 20, 2024 and the National Champion will be crowned on January 20, 2025 in Atlanta… To see the entire listing of dates and what bowl games will be involved, click here.



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