Sports Report for Thursday, 10-28-2021

Local Notes:

Clinton HS:

  • JV Football: Clinton 30 – Woodruff 0… The Red Devil JV football teams closed out its season last night at Wilder Stadium with a 30-0 win over the Woodruff Wolverines to finish their season undefeated… The first quarter saw the Red Devil drive to the Woodruff 2 yd. line but the drive stalled there… However the defense stepped up and trapped the Wolverine runner in the endzone for a safety as Clinton went up 2-0 … About midway through the second quarter the Red Devils got on the on a short run by Kelijah Byrd scored on a short run but the PAT failed and the score stood 8-0 Red Devils at the half… with 3:54 left in the third quarter Dirkus Clark blocked a Woodruff punt attempt and it was recovered by Anquavios Ryant at the Woodruff 49… A few plays later Rant carried it in from the 4 yd. line and Trey Cook added the 2-point conversion to make it 16-0 just before the end of the third quarter… Early in the fourth quarter Clinton’s Cayson Copeland had a 49 yd. punt return to set the Red Devils up at the Woodruff 3 yd. line… On the next play Copeland carried it for the score to make 22-0 Red Devils… Clinton’s last score came with about 30 seconds left in the game when Zane McClendon carried in from the 3 yd. line and Kenyon Butler added the 2-point conversion to make the final score 30-0 Red Devils… Congratulation to the Red Devils on an undefeated season!!
  • Tennis Team on the Road… A quick reminder that Red Devil girls’ tennis team will be on the road this afternoon (weather permitting) as they travel to BHP top take on the Bears in third-round action of the SCHSL AAA Tennis Playoffs… Go Big Red!
  • Tickets for Woodruff Football Game… As most all Red Devil football fans know, the Red Devils will be closing out their regular season this Friday night at Woodruff HS… There is a lot on the line where playoff seeding is concerned for both teams… With that said they are expecting a big crowd at Woodruff… Tickets will be available at the gate but you will most likely have to stand in a long line to get them… If you want to avoid that line at the gate, tickets can be purchased online for the game… If you would like to do that click here… Please note:  there will also be a small convenience charge for purchasing online tickets. Once you have purchased tickets, you will need to download the Ticketspicket app or have the tickets open on your email to use them to enter the game. Once you are at the gate, you will show the attendant your ticket and hit the tear ticket button to enter the game.

Laurens HS:

  • JV Football on the Road… Also a quick reminder that the Raider JV football team will travel to Greer tonight for their last game of the season… Go Raiders

Middle School Football

  • Clinton MS 18 – McCormick MS 6… Last night at Wilder Stadium in a game that took place before the JV football game, the CMS Wildcats took an 18-6 win over the McCormick Chiefs… Angelo Comer scored on a run of about 70 yds. for the Wildcats and another rushing TD came when Javen Cook carried it in from about 25 yds. out… The other score came on a pass of about 25 yds. from Chris Boyd to Trey Aikens.
  • Ware Sholas 32 – Laurens MS 8… In other middle school action yesterday at Laurens MS, the Ware Shoals Hornets took a 32-8 win over the Laurens MS Tigers… LMS got on the board first as they with 1:21 left in the first quarter on a 5 yd. TD run by Denari Lee Jackson … Jayce Campbell connected with Tyquarious Thompson for the 2-point conversion to put the Tigers up 8-0… However that lead did not last long as a long kickoff return by the Hornets gave them the ball at the LMS 10 yd. line… A penalty pushed them back to the 15 yd. line but on the next play Brayden Madden rushed for the TD and the 2-pooint conversion to tie the game 8-8… The Hornets scored again before the half on a 20 yd. pass from Brayden Madden to Jace Madden and the 2-point conversion was good to the Hornets up 16-8 at the half… The Hornets scored on their first possession of the second half when Braydon Rash carried it in from the 7 yd. line and Damarion Lomax added the 2-point conversion…The next Hornet score came in the third quarter when Rash picked off a Tiger pass for 20 yd. pick-six… Lomax added the 2-point conversion to make the final 32-8 Hornets.

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, 10-29-2021: Varsity Football, Greer at Laurens, 7:30

 

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




College Notes: [Read more…]

Sports Report for Wednesday, 10-27-2021

Local Notes:

Clinton HS:

  • Tennis: Red Devils 6 – Seneca 0… Yesterday afternoon in second round action of the Class AAA Playoffs on the courts at Clinton MS, the Red Devil girls’ tennis team made quick work of the Seneca Bobcats defeating them 6-0… Mary Catherine Dailey, Chandler Dailey, Gracie Spangler, Reese Gowan and Kimora Wesley all took dominating wins in singles action… The #2 doubles team composed of Gracie Wiggins and Libby Dailey also were victorious on the court… For a little more information on this match click here… The team is scheduled to travel to BHP (weather permitting) to take on the Bears tomorrow.
  • Schedule Changes… Now speaking of the weather, due to the expected bad weather tomorrow there are a couple of schedule changes… The CMS football game and the Red Devil JV football game which were both scheduled to be played tomorrow will now be played today… CMS will host McCormick at 5:00 pm and the JV team will host Woodruff at 7:00 pm.
  • Tickets for Woodruff Football Game… As most all Red Devil football fans know, the Red Devils will be closing out their regular season this Friday night at Woodruff HS… There is a lot on the line where playoff seeding is concerned for both teams… With that said they are expecting a big crowd at Woodruff… Tickets will be available at the gate but you will most likely have to stand in a long line to get them… If you want to avoid that line at the gate, tickets can be purchased online for the game… If you would like to do that click here… Please note:  there will also be a small convenience charge for purchasing online tickets. Once you have purchased tickets, you will need to download the Ticketspicket app or have the tickets open on your email to use them to enter the game. Once you are at the gate, you will show the attendant your ticket and hit the tear ticket button to enter the game.

Laurens HS:

  • Tennis: AC Flora 7 – Laurens 0… The lady Raider tennis team traveled down to Columbia yesterday for second round action in the Class AAAA playoffs to take on a strong AC Flora team… The Raiders saw their season come to an end as the Falcons took a 7-0 win over the Raiders… Sorry no other details available… Congratulations to Coach Lynn Todd and the team for making the playoffs for the first time in many seasons and winning their first-round match!
  • Todd named Touchdown Club Player of the Week… Yesterday it was announced that Laurens senior running back and linebacker Zy Todd was name the Laurens County Touchdown Club Player of the Week for his performance in the Raiders 19-14 win over White Knoll last Friday…  In the game he rushed for 142 yds. on 23 carries and in the Raiders final drive where they ran 8:05 off the clock to help preserve the win by keeping the ball away from White Knoll, he carried the ball the most and picked up chunks of needed yards to help the Raiders keep the drive alive… On defense his tough, hard-nose style allowed him to make 8 tackles one of which was for a loss… This is the second time Zy has been named the TD Club Player of the Week… He will be honored at the club’s meeting on November the 4th… By the way as a reminder both Zy Todd and Clinton’s Peyton Pitts have been named to the North Team for the Touchstone Energy Bowl also known as the North-South All-Star Game in Myrtle Beach on December 11th.

Middle School Football

  • Laurens Middle School will host Ware Shoals Middle School today at 5:00 pm.

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, 10-29-2021: Varsity Football, Greer at Laurens, 7:30

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




College Notes: [Read more…]

Sports Report for Tuesday, 10-26-2021

Local Notes:

Clinton HS:

  • Tennis at Home Today… The Red Devil girls’ tennis team will be hosting Seneca today at 5:00 pm on the courts at Clinton MS in second round action of the SCHSL Class AAA Playoffs… Good luck to the team!
  • Boys Capture Region Championship… Last Saturday the Red Devil Cross Country teams traveled down to the Oasis Farms in Greenwood to participate in the Region III- Class AAA Cross Country Championship Meet… Good news where the boys’ team is concerned as the Red Devils won the Region Championship for the third time in four years… Charlie Cody led the Red Devils finishing 4th overall with a time of 17:55… Because of their finishes in the meet, Cody, William Reid, Keenan Dominick and Hayden Stinson were all named to the All-Region Team….If you would like to see how the rest of the Clinton runners did click here… If you would like to see how all the runners from each school did click here.
  • Girls Capture First Region Crown… Now the news is equally as good where the Red Devil girls cross country team is concerned as they captured their first ever Region Championship by defeating Broome by a single point…  The team was led by Elizabeth Reid who finished 2nd overall with a new school record of 20:11… She and Dorothy Trent were named to the All-Region Team… Again if you would like to see how the rest of the Clinton runners did click here…  Also if you would like to see how all the runners from each school did click here. .. Congratulations to both Red Devil teams and as they say in Clinton…. Go Big Red!!
  • Tickets for Woodruff Football Game… As most all Red Devil football fans know, the Red Devils will be closing out their regular season this Friday night at Woodruff HS… There is a lot on the line where playoff seeding is concerned for both teams… With that said they are expecting a big crowd at Woodruff… Tickets will be available at the gate but you will most likely have to stand in a long line to get them… If you want to avoid that line at the gate, tickets can be purchased online for the game… If you would like to do that click here… Please note:  there will also be a small convenience charge for purchasing online tickets. Once you have purchased tickets, you will need to download the Ticketspicket app or have the tickets open on your email to use them to enter the game. Once you are at the gate, you will show the attendant your ticket and hit the tear ticket button to enter the game.

Laurens HS

  • Tennis on the Road Today… I want to wish the lady Raider tennis team good luck today as they travel to AC Flora in second round action of the SCHSL Class AAAA Tennis Playoffs… Go Raiders.

Laurens Academy

  • Crusaders Fall Short in Quest for State Title… The Laurens Academy volleyball team traveled down to Myrtle Beach this past weekend hoping to bring back the SCISA Class A Championship… Unfortunately they fell a little short of that goal… They won each of their first 4 matches by scores of 2-0 defeating Charleston Colligate, St. John’s Christian, Cambridge Academy and St. Elizabeth Ann Seton… That put them into the semifinals against Wardlaw and Wardlaw had to beat them twice to advance to the championship match… Wardlaw defeated the Crusaders 2-0 in the first match and 2-1 in the second thus knocking the Crusaders out of the tournament just short of their goal… Wardlaw lost to Newberry Academy 3-1 last night as Newberry took the title… Congratulations to the Crusaders on a great season that saw them go undefeated in region play!

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, 10-29-2021: Varsity Football, Greer at Laurens, 7:30

 

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




College Notes: [Read more…]

Sports Report for Monday, 10-25-2021

Local Notes:

Clinton HS:

  • Clinton 47 – Emerald 0… Last Friday down at Emerald HS the Red Devil football team rebounded from a heart breaking loss to Chapman the week before as they rolled to a 47-0 win over the Vikings… After the game with Chapman last Friday, Coach Fountain told me the Red Devils got off to a sluggish start against the panthers and that that they needed to get off to a faster start against the Vikings… Well the Red Devils did have to punt at the end of their first possession but after that the rest of their possessions ended in TDs… The Red Devils finished the night with 389 yds. of total offense to the Vikings 155… 263 yds. of Clinton’s offense came on the ground with Keividrick Richardson leading the Red Devils with 75 yds. on one carry that resulted in a TD… Bryson James and Jykorie Gary each had two rushing TDs… Davis Wilson finished the night completing 8 of 11 passing attempts for 126 yds. with 2 TDs… One was to Kadon Crawford and the other to Zechariah Johnston… The Red Devil defense had one interception Zechariah Johnston and a fumble recovery… To see the entire stat package including a play by play accounting of the game click here… The Red Devils will close out the regular season on the road this Friday night traveling to Woodruff to take on the Wolverines.

Laurens HS:

  • Laurens 19 – White Knoll 14… The Raiders were also on the road last Friday night as they traveled down to White Knoll HS to take on the Timberwolves in a non-region contest… While the Raiders may have not played their best football of the season they did manage to come back up I-26 with a 19-14 win… Laurens got on the board first on a 25 yd. field goal by Roberto Luna midway through the first quarter only to have the Timberwolves come back to take a 7-3 leads on a TD pass early in the second quarter… Nick Fowler connected with Jayden McGowan on a 64 yd. scoring strike just before the half to put Laurens up 10-7 going into the locker room at the half… White Knoll regained the lead on another TD pass late in the third quarter to go up 14-10… Early in the fourth quarter Zy Todd scored on a 9 yd. run to put the Raiders up 17-14… The Raiders iced the game when they had an 8 minute drive that ended on with an interception at the Whit Knoll 2 yd. line but on the next play from scrimmage the Raider defense got a safety as they tackled a Timberwolf in the endzone for a safety and after the Timberwolves kicked off to the Raiders with 56 seconds left in the game the “Victory Kneel” was the play call… To see the basic game stats as recorded by the Laurens statistician click here… To see the stats as recorded by Jeff Maple the White Knoll statistician which includes more detail and a play by play accounting of the game click here… The Raiders will be at home this Friday as they close out regular season play with a region game with the Greer Yellow Jackets which will have major playoff implications… It will, also be Senior Night and Homecoming.

Laurens Academy

  • Wardlaw 28 – Laurens Academy 16… In the final home game of the regular season last Friday night at Todd Kirk Field, the Wardlaw Patriots took a 28-16 win over the Crusaders… Don’t have much information on the game except that Clarence Bertoli had the two TDs for the Crusaders and that Garret Murphy and Cal Robertson connected for a pair of two-point conversions… The Crusaders finish out their regular season this Friday night on the road at Newberry Academy

Ware Shoals

  • Ware Shoals 14 – Whitmire 12… The ware Sholas Hornets traveled to Whitmire last Friday night and game home with a hard fought 14-12 win over the Wolverines… Myles Nelson and Dalton Boyter each had a rushing TD for the Hornets in the first half and then the game became a defensive struggle in the second half that saw the Hornets hold on to take the win… Both teams will make the playoffs but the win for the Hornets was the second region win of the season which will improve their playoff position… Whitmire will travel to Dixie this week while Ware Shoals host the #1 ranked Sabers of Southside Christian.

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, 10-29-2021: Varsity Football, Greer at Laurens, 7:30

 

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




College Notes: [Read more…]

Sports Report for Friday, 10-22-2021

Local Notes:

Clinton HS:

  • Tickets for Emerald Game … The Red Devils will be traveling down to Emerald tonight for a 7:30 contest with the 2-6 Emerald Vikings… Emerald Does NOT sell tickets at the gate and if you plan on attending you must buy your tickets ahead of time online… If you want to buy your tickets click here and it will carry you to the Emerald athletic website where you can purchase your tickets…. Go Big Red!
  • JV Football: Clinton 28 – Emerald 8… Last night the Red Devil  JV football team hosted the Emerald Vikings and its good news for Red Devil fans as they remain undefeated taking a 28-8 win over the Vikings… Sorry no other details at this time.
  • Tennis: Clinton 5 – Berea 0… According to other media sources the Red Devil tennis team took a 5-0 win over Berea in the opening round of the playoffs… I hope to have more information on the match early next week as well as who their opponent will be in the second round next week.
  • Volleyball: Powdersville 3 – Clinton 0… The news is not as good where the Red Devil volleyball team is concerned as they lost to the Powdersville Patriots at Powdersville last night in the opening round of the playoffs by a score of 3-0… If I get more information on this match I’ll bring it to you later.

Laurens HS:

  • Tickets for Game at White Knoll… The Raiders will be on the road traveling down to the Columbia area to take on the 1-7 White Knoll Timberwolves… White Knoll Does NOT sell tickets at the gate…You must buy your tickets online before getting to the game… If you click here it will carry you to the posting on their athletic website where you can purchase tickets.
  • JV Football: White Knoll 15 – Laurens 0… The Raider JV team hosted the White Knoll Timberwolves last night at KC Hanna Stadium and the Timberwolves were able to generate a little more offense as they took a 15-0 win… Their first score game in the first quarter when the ball sailed over the Raiders punter’s head into the endzone where he illegally kicked the ball resulting in a safety…The Timberwolves then drove down and scored early in the second quarter and kicked the PAT to make it 9-0 which was the halftime score… Early in the fourth quarter a short punt by the Raiders gave the Timberwolves the ball at the Raider 30and they scored 3 plays later but did not convert on a two-point attempt to make the score 15-0 Timberwolves… The Raiders just could not generate any offense as penalties at the wrong time and two pass interceptions killed their drives.
  • Tennis: Laurens 7 – Lancaster 0… The Raider girls’ tennis team hosted Lancaster yesterday in first round action of the Tennis Playoffs… Good news for Raider fans as they took a 7-0 win over the Lancaster Bruins… I hope to have more information on this match early next week… The team now advances to the second round of the playoffs traveling to Columbia next Tuesday to take on the top ranked AC Flora Falcons.
  • Volleyball: South Points 3 – Laurens 2… The Raider volleyball team also opened play in the first round of the playoffs traveling over to Rock Hill to take on the South Pointe Stallions… The Raiders won the first set 25-20 but the Stallions battled back taking the second set 23-25… The Stallions also took the third set 11-25 and then it was the Raiders turn to battle back as they took the fourth set 25-12 to tie the match 2-2… I hate to have to report that the Stallions took the fifth and deciding set by a score of 9-15 thus ending the Raiders season… Congratulations to Coach Harp and the team on a fine season finishing third in the region and battling hard all season long!

Laurens Academy

  • Middle School Football: Crusaders 44 – Wardlaw 28…Yesterday the Laurens academy Crusader middle school football season closed out its season taking a 44-28 win over the Patriots of Wardlaw Academy… Bradon Burke had 3 TD passes one each to Ethan Collins, Caleb Hardy and Landon James… Collins also had a rushing TD and Hardy had two rushing TDs… The Crusaders will have their final varsity home game of the regular season as they host Wardlaw and it will be Senior Night.
  • Volleyball Starts SCISA Tournament Play Today… I want to wish the Crusader varsity volleyball team Good Luck as they start their participation in the SCISA Class 1A Volleyball Tournament today down in Myrtle Beach… The Crusaders will take to the court at 1:30 today against Charleston Collegiate… If you would like to see the bracket for the tournament click here… When you go there be sure to scroll all the way down as the last page has general information about the tournament and the finals next week… Go Crusaders!

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, 10-22-2021: Varsity Football, Laurens at White Knoll 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 [Read more…]

Sports Report for Thursday, 10-21-2021

Local Notes:

Clinton HS:

  • Boys Cross Country Defeats Laurens 18-45… Tuesday out at Lakeside CC the Red Devil boys cross country team defeated the Laurens Raiders 18-45 (remember low score wins like in golf) to take the County Championship… Charlie Cody had the best time for the Red Devils finishing the course in 17:54 to take first place in the meet… To see how the rest of the Red Devil runners did click here for the posting on the CHS Athletic website which includes a picture of the team… The Raiders were led by Josue Garcia who finished third overall with a time of 18:16… To see how all the runners both Clinton and Laurens did in the meet click here
  • Girls Cross Country Edges Out Laurens 27-28… In the girls’ portion of the meet the Red Devils were also victorious but the score was much closer as the defeat the Raiders 27-28 to claim the County Championship… Elizabeth Reid finished first overall for the Red Devils with a time of 20:53… Again to see how the other Red Devil runners did click here to go to a recap of the meet on the CHS Athletic website… The Raiders were led by Ryleigh Bragg who finished third overall with a time of 24:02… Again to see how all the runners both Clinton and Laurens did in the meet click here
  • Boys Basketball Fundraiser at Dominos Tonight… Tonight between the hours of 4-8 pm Dominos in Clinton will be donating a 20% of their sales to the Red Devil boys’ basketball team… For more information about this click here
  • Today at CHS:
    • JV Football team will host the Emerald Vikings at 6:00 pm
    • Girls tennis team will host Berea in first round action of the SCHSL Playoffs at 5:00 pm
    • Girls volleyball team will travel to Powdersville in first round action of the SCHSL Playoffs
  • Tickets for Emerald Game … Now as all the true Red Devil fans know the team will be traveling to Greenwood Friday night to take on the Emerald Vikings… Emerald Does NOT sell tickets at the gate and if you plan on attending you must buy your tickets ahead of time online… If you want to buy your tickets click here and it will carry you to the Emerald athletic website where you can purchase your tickets…. Go Big Red!

Laurens HS:

  • Tickets for Game at White Knoll… I have done some checking on the White Knoll athletic website and it looks like they will be selling tickets online only and not at the gate… In case that is true if you click here it will carry you to the posting on their athletic website where you can purchase tickets.
  • Today at LDHS
    • JV football will host the White Knoll Timberwolves at6:30
    • Girls tennis team will host Lancaster at 5:00 pm  in first round action of the SCHSL Playoffs
    • Volleyball team will travel to South Pointe in first round action of the SCHSL Playoffs

Middle School Football… Last night at KC Hanna Stadium the four Laurens District 55 middle schools got together for a doubleheader of middle school football action.

  • Sanders 10 – Laurens MS 6… In the first game of the night the Sanders Yellow Jackets took a 10-6 win over the Laurens MS Tigers to claim the “City Championship… Sanders got on the board first at the start of the second quarter when LMS was attempting a punt deep in its own territory and the snap sailed over the punters head and out of the back of the endzone for a safety putting Sanders up 2-0 and that was the score at the half…Sanders scored again midway through the third quarter when Corie Lockaby picked of a Tiger pass and carried in for a 40 yard “pick-six” and Caydon Sorrow carried it in for the two-point conversion to make it 10-0 Sanders….The Tigers avoided the shutout by scoring on the first play of the fourth quarter Denari Lee-Jackson broke free on a 47 yd. TD run but the two-point conversion failed as the Yellow Jackets then hung on to take the 10-6 win.
  • Gray Court-Owings 30 – Hickory Tavern 8… In the second game last night the GCO Tigers defeated the HT Panthers 30-8 to win the “Country Championship”… The Panthers had trouble stopping the larger Tigers while they kept shooting themselves in the foot with fumbles and pass interceptions which stopped each of their drives except one… The Tigers led 24-0 at the half as they scored on TD runs by Nehemias Fernandez (2 yds.) and Dillon Isenburg (2 yds.) and a 19 yd. pass from N. Fernandez to Damien Fernandez… Damien Fernandez also had a pair of two-point conversions and Savion Styles had one after the three TDs in the first half… The Tigers final score came early in teh4th quarter when Nehemias Fernandez once again had a TD run this one being 75 yd. run to make the score 30-0…The Panthers avoided the shutout by driving 80 yds. and scoring with 1:35 left in the game on a 20 yd. run by Jose Acacitla and a two-point conversion by Mason Tinsley to make the final score 30-8 GCO.

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, 10-22-2021: Varsity Football, Laurens at White Knoll 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 [Read more…]

Sports Report for Wednesday, 10-20-2021

Local Notes:

Touchstone Energy Bowl

  • Pitts and Todd Named to North-South All-Star Roster…. In case you have not heard, the Shrine Bowl of the Carolinas will not be played again this year due to COVID concerns… I do believe they will be announcing a roster of players who would have made the squad at a later date… However the Touchstone Energy Bowl which we commonly call the North-South All-Star Game will be played on December 11 at Doug Shaw Stadium in Myrtle Beach… Wirth cancellation of the Shrine Bowl, that means the organizers of the North-south Game can pick the “cream of the crop” for their game… well here in Laurens County we had two players to make the North All-Star roster… From Clinton the big Red Devil tackle Peyton Pitts has made the roster… He has been a big part of the Red Devil success this year on both sides of the ball and has several area colleges looking at him… From Laurens Zy Todd has also made the roster… Todd is one of the Raider running backs and also plays linebacker on the Raider defense… Now for those of you who would like to see the entire roster for both the North Squad and the south Squad and want to know more about the Touchstone Energy Bowl click here… Congratulations to these two fine young men!

Clinton HS:

  • Tickets for Emerald Game … Now as all the true Red Devil fans know the team will be traveling to Greenwood Friday night to take on the Emerald Vikings… Emerald Does NOT sell tickets at the gate and if you plan on attending you must buy your tickets ahead of time online… If you want to buy your tickets click here and it will carry you to the Emerald athletic website where you can purchase your tickets…. Go Big Red!

Middle School Football

  • Broadcast Today from KC Hanna Stadium… A quick reminder that today at 5:00 pm we will be broadcasting a doubleheader of middle school football… At 5:00 pm the Sanders Yellow Jackets will take to the field against the Laurens Middle School Tigers for what some call the “City Championship”… Then a few minutes after that game is over the Hickory Tavern Panthers and the Gray Court-Owings Tigers will take to the field for the “Country Championship”… These games are always a lot of fun so if you get a chance come out and watch these future Raiders but if you can’t you can hear the games here on Real Radio WLBG and online at www.wlbg.com.

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.

  • Wednesday, 10-20-20: Middle School Football… Sanders vs. Laurens MS at 5:00 then Gray Court-Owings vs. Hickory Tavern about 6:30 all from KC Hanna Stadium.
  • Friday, 10-22-2021: Varsity Football, Laurens at White Knoll 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 [Read more…]

Sports Report for Tuesday, 10-19-2021

Local Notes:

Clinton HS:

  • Tennis: Chapman 5 – Clinton 1… Catching up with the Lady Red Devil tennis team, they faced off against the Chapman Panthers for the second time in as many days last Friday… As you may recall the Red Devils suffered their first loss of the season to Chapman on Thursday by a score of 6-0… On Friday they lost once again to the Panthers this time by a score of 5-1… Mary Catherine Dailey picked up the lone win for the Red Devils… For more information on this match click here.
  • Tennis: Clinton 6 – Broome 0… The tennis team was back in action yesterday as they hosted the Broome Centurions… Good news for Red Devil fans as the Clinton took a 6-0 win to cement a second place finish in the region… Mary Catherine Dailey (6-1, 6-0), Chandler Dailey (6-0, 6-00, Gracie Spangler (6-0, 6-0), Reese Gowan (6-0, 6-0) and Kimora Wesley (6-1, 6-0) all took one-sided wins in singles action… The #2 doubles team composed of Gracie Wiggins and Libby Dailey also won handily (6-1, 6-0)
  • Tennis Starts Playoffs Thursday… The Red Devils finished the season with an 8-2 overall and region record which means they finished second in the region behind Chapman… They will start their participation in the SCHSL Playoffs this Thursday hosting the #3 team from Region 2 which has yet to be determined… The match is scheduled to start at 5:00 pm on the courts at Clinton MS… Go Big Red!!

Laurens HS:

  • Roberts Selected TD Club Player of the Week… Yesterday it was announced that LDHS junior linebacker Jordon Roberts was selected as the Laurens County Touchdown Club player of the Week for his performance in the Raiders 69-10 win over Eastside last Friday… In the game last Friday he had 7 solo tackles 3 of which were for a loss and an assist… One of his tackles came on a fourth and short situation which stopped an Eastside drive and he also caused a fumble and broke up two passes…He also put a lot of pressure on the quarterback throughout the game and as the score would indicate he was also busy on special team as the long snapper on PATs…  Coach Daryl Smith commented that “Jordan is one of the hardest workers on the team and is a leader by example”… Jordan and last week’s winner Diamonte Grant will be honored this Thursday at the next meeting of the Laurens County Touchdown Clun at The Ride and the meeting starts at noon.
  • Tennis: Greenville 7 – Laurens 0… I need to do some catching up with the Lady Raider tennis team which hosted the Greenville Red Raider last Thursday in their last match of the regular season… Now all I have is the final score and it’s not what I like to report as Greenville took a 7-0 win… However there is good news concerning the team… For the first in recent history, the team finished second in the region and has made the playoffs which start Thursday… They will be hosting Lancaster and I’m not 100% sure but I think the match will start at 6:00 pm.

Middle School Football

  • Middle School Game to be Broadcast Tomorrow… If all goes as planned, we will be broadcasting the middle school football games that will be played at KC Hanna Stadium… At 5:00 pm Sanders and Laurens Middle School will take to the field followed by Gray Court-Owings.

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.

  • Wednesday, 10-20-20: Middle School Football… Sanders vs. Laurens MS at 5:00 then Gray Court-Owings vs. Hickory Tavern about 6:30 all from KC Hanna Stadium.
  • Friday, 10-22-2021: Varsity Football, Laurens at White Knoll 7:30

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




College Notes:

  • AP Top 25 Poll… The latest AP Top 25 College Football Poll had just one major change in it… Previously #2 ranked Iowa dropped to # 11 with their loss to 24-7 loss to Purdue last weekend… The top 5 are now Georgia, Cincinnati, Oklahoma, Alabama and Ohio State… Spots 6-10 are occupied by Michigan, Penn State, Oklahoma State, Michigan State and Oregon… To see the entire AP Top 25 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 [Read more…]

Sports Report for Monday, 10-18-2021

Monday, 10-18-21

Clinton HS:

  • Chapman 27 – Clinton 26… In a game that truly lived up to its billing as two heavy weight fighters hitting each other hard in the mouth and getting back up for more, the Clinton Red Devils found themselves on the wrong side of a final score this season as the Chapman Panthers defeated them 27-26 at Wilder stadium last Friday… Chapman scored first and the Red Devils answered with a 7 yd. TD run by Jykorie Gary… Chapin scored again in the first quarter to make it 14-7…. Chapman outscored Clinton 7-6 in the second quarter to lead 21-13 at the half… Clinton came out and answered with a TD in the third quarter and another at the start of the fourth quarter to make it 26-21 Red Devils… The “Big Play” of the game occurred with 7:15 left to play when it appeared the Red Devils had intercepted a Chapman pass at the goal line but when the players game up off the ground it was in the possession of a Chapman player… After a discussion amongst the men in stripes it was ruled a Chapman TD that proved to be the winning points of the game… As Coach Fountain commented after the game we had our chances and had opportunities for big plays they just made one more than we did… Clinton had 358 yds. of total offense (234 on the ground) while Chapman had 330 total yds. of offense (57 on the ground)… Jishun Copeland, Bryson James and Jykorie Gary all had a rushing TD each while Davis Wilson tossed a scoring pass to Justin Copeland… To see the complete stat package and a play by play accounting of the game click hereThe Red Devils travel to Emerald HS this Friday.

Laurens HS:

  • Laurens 69 – Eastside 10… The Laurens Raiders finally got back into action last Friday as they traveled to Eastside to take on the Eagles… The Raiders played like they were a team that wanted to take out their frustration for not playing the last two weeks as they took a dominating 69-10 win over the Eagles with a running clock in the fourth quarter… The Eagles received the opening kickoff and the Raider defense held them to 3 and out and Jayden McGowan returned the punt 68 yds. for the score and the rout was in… The Raiders scored 27 points in the first quarter and led 48-10 at the half… All the other Raider scoring occurred in the third quarter as the fourth quarter saw Raider subs play with the running clock… One of the Raider scores came when Isaiah Pearson scoped up an Eagle fumble and carried it to the house from 22 yards out…  Tye Roberson had a 1 yd. TD run and Zy Todd had a 51 yd. TD run… The remainder of the scores came on TD passes from James Rawl to Michael Mankaka (2), Cayson Elledge, and Jay Pulley… For a look at the stat sheet (which has a scoring error on it) click here…. See below for a quarter by quarter accounting of the game… Laurens will travel to White Knoll this Friday
  • How It Happened:
    • First Quarter… Laurens held Eastside to 3 and out and Jayden McGowan returned the punt 68 yds. for the score and with Roberto Luna’s PAT the Raiders led 7-0… The Eagles punted on their next possession and the Raiders went 51 yds. in 6 plays with the score coming on a 1 yd. run by Tye Roberson and with Luna’s PAT the score stood 14-0 Raiders… Eastside then fumbled on their first play from scrimmage and Isaiah Pearson scooped it up and carried it in from the 22 yd. line… A two-point attempt failed and the Raiders led 20-0 with 6:29 left in the quarter… Neither team could move the ball on their next possession… Laurens next score came on a 44 yd. pass play from James Rawl to Michael Mankaka with 1:20 left in the quarter… Luna again made the PAT to make the score 27-0.
    • Second Quarter… The Eagles started a drive late in the first quarter that ended with a 48 yard field goal to make the score 27-3… Laurens responded by going 80 yds. in 5 plays and scoring on a 40 yd. pass from Rawl to Jay Pulley and with Luna’s PAT the score stood 34-3… Eastside fumbled on the kickoff return and it was recovered by Carter Faulkner and with a personal foul on the Eagles the Raiders had the Eagle 14 yd. line and scored on a 13 yd. pass play from Rawl to Mankaka… Luna’s PAT made the score 41-3 with 5:58 left in the half… Eastside then went on a 67 yd. drive that ended with a 6 yd. TD pass from Cutter Woods to Nemo Thomas and with the PAT the score stood 41-10 Raiders with 1:05 left in the half
    • Third Quarter… The Raiders fumbled the ball on the eastside 16 to end their first possession in the third quarter… Three plays later Isaac Craig picked off an Eagle pass and the Raiders took over at the Eastside 28 yd. line… Two plays later Rawl connected with Cayson Elledge on an 11 yd. scoring pass and with Luna’s PAT the score stood 55-10 Raiders…    The Raiders held the Eagles on their next two possessions and got the ball back at the Raider 49 yd. line with 3:34 left in the quarter… Zy Todd broke loose on the first play and scored and with Luna’s PAT the score stood 62-10 Raiders… The Eagles got a good kickoff return but the Eagle quarterback was sacked and fumbled on the first play from scrimmage and it was recovered by Cayson Elledge at the Eagle 26 yd. line… Two plays later Zy Todd carried it in from 25 yds. out and again Luna was good with the PAT the score stood 69-10 Raiders with 2:12 left in the quarter.
    • Fourth Quarter… A running clock was used in the final quarter of play… An Eagle drive that started late in the third quarter came to an end in the fourth quarter when Jay Pulley intercepted and Eagle pass… The Raiders substituted freely and eventually punted the ball… The game ended with the Eagles at the Raider 42 yd. line.

Laurens Academy

  • WW King 42 – Laurens Academy 18… The Crusaders were on the road last Friday night as they traveled to WW King to take on the Knights… The news is not what I like to report as the Knights took a 30-6 lead at the half and then went on to take a 42-18 win over the Crusaders… All of the Crusader scores came on 3 TD passes from Garrett Murphy to Diamonte Grant, Cal Robertson and Clarence Bertoli… The Crusaders will host Wardlaw this Friday night in their last home game of the season and it will be Senior Night.

Ware Shoals

  • McCormick 49 – Ware Sholas 8… The Ware Sholas Hornets traveled down to McCormick last Friday night to take on the Chiefs and the Chiefs’ A’Chean Durant ran the opening kickoff back 70 yards for a score and the Chiefs never looked back as they took a 49-8 win over the Hornets… Durant finished the night with at least 3 more TDs and Omarion Key also scored for the Chiefs… The Chiefs’ defense got in on the scoring as it blocked a Hornet punt and then recovered it for a TD… Myles Nelson had the lone score for the Hornets.

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.

  • Wednesday, 10-20-20: Middle School Football… Sanders vs. Laurens MS at 5:00 then Gray Court-Owings vs. Hickory Tavern about 6:30 all from KC Hanna Stadium.
  • Friday, 10-22-2021: Varsity Football, Laurens at White Knoll 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 [Read more…]

Sports Report for Friday, 10-15-2021

Area High School GameTtonight:

  • Ware Shoals at McCormick… The Ware Sholas Hornets will travel to McCormick to take on the Chiefs…Ware Shoals is 2-4 on the season and coming off a 34-14 win over Calhoun Falls at home on Monday… The Chiefs are 2-3 and coming off a 28-0 win at Whitmire last week and their only other win of the season is a 49-6 win over Calhoun Falls… Hope the Hornets can sting the Chiefs!
  • Laurens Academy at WW King… The Crusaders board the bus tonight and travel to WW King to take on the Knights… The Crusaders picked up their First win of the season last Saturday when they defeated Jeff Davis 66-30at home to make their record 1-6 on the season…The Knights are 4-2 on the season and have defeated two opponents that the Crusaders lost to (Cathedral Academy and Palmetto Christian) while they and the Crusaders both lost to Richard Winn… Good luck to the Crusaders!
  • Chapman at Clinton… The 4-2 Chapman Panthers will pay a visit to Wilder Stadium tonight to take on the undefeated Clinton Red Devils… The implications of this game cannot be overstated as this will most likely be the toughest region opponent the Red Devils have faced and will face this season… The winner of this game will hold the high road to the region championship and their destiny in their own hands… Chapmans’ two losses have been to Byrnes 37-27 and to Brookland-Cayce 42-35… They are coming off a 52-3 trouncing of Emerald last week… The only thing I have left to say about this game is Go Big Red!!
  • Laurens at Eastside… The Laurens Raiders are looking forward to getting back into action tonight as they travel to eastside to take on the Eagles after having to not play varsity football due to COVID concerns… This will be the first region game for the 2-3 Raiders and the second region game for the 1-6 Eagles… They are coming off a 46-8 loss to Greenwood last week while the Raiders are coming off a 27-17 win over North Augusta two weeks ago… I hope you can make it to the game but if not we will start our football coverage about 6:05 this afternoon with the Friday Night Insiders program and then go live form Eastside about 6:40… Of course you can hear the game here on Real radio WLBG on 860 AM and 104.1 FM and streaming live on the internet at www.wlbg.com….Go Raiders!

Clinton HS:

  • JV Football: Clinton 28 – Chapman 0… The Red Devil JV football team traveled up to Chapman HS last night to take on the Chapman Panthers and the news is good for Red Devil fans as the team took a 28-0 win over the Panthers… Now I don’t have any other details on the game other than to tell you that the JV team like the varsity is undefeated so far in the season.
  • Tennis: Chapman 6 – Clinton 0… The Red Devil girls’ tennis team also traveled to Chapman yesterday and for the first time this season the Red Devils tasted defeat as Chapman took a 6-0 win… For more details on this match click here… The Red Devils will get a chance to get some revenge for their first loss of the season as the two teams take to the courts at Clinton Middle School this afternoon with the first volley scheduled for 4:00 pm instead of the usual 5:00 pm so they can clear that area before the football game between Chapman and Clinton at Wilder Stadium tonight at 7:30.
  • Cross Country Teams Finish Second at Palmetto Invitational The Red Devil cross country teams traveled to Williamston yesterday to participate in the Palmetto Invitational Meet… Both Red Devil teams fi9nisged second in the meet…  Charlie Cody led the Red Devil boys’ team finishing third overall in the meet and Elizabeth Reid led the girls finishing first overall in the meet…  For more details on the boys portion of the meet click here and for more information on the girls portion of the meet click here.

Laurens HS:

  • JV Football: Laurens 19 – Eastside 8… The Raider JV football team hosted the Eastside Eagles last night at KC Hanna Stadium… Good news for Raider fans as they took a 19-8 win over the Eagles thus picking up their first victory of the season… The game was scoreless until 3 seconds were left in the first half when Laurens got on the board on a 35 yd. TD pass from Roderick Payne to Kamari Cunningham… Hugo Avila kicked the PAT to make it 7-0 Raiders….The Raiders scored on an 8 yd. run by Javaye Suber but the PAT was missed and again in the 4th quarter on another pass from Payne to Cunningham this one a 41 yd. scoring strike… The PAT was missed and the Eagles got their only score on their next possession and added a two-point conversion to make the final score 19-8 Raiders.

Laurens Academy

  • Volleyball Teams Take Two From Richardt Winn… Last night the LA Crusaders volleyball teams hosted the Richard Winn Eagles in their last home matches of the regular season.
    • Middle school: LA 2 – RW 0… In middle school action the Crusaders took a 2-0 win over the Eagles… Set scores were 25-14 and 25-13… The team finished its season undefeated with a 12-0 marks and claimed the Region Championship… They will host the Middle School Region Tournament this Saturday out in the gym on Highway 49.
    • Varsity: LA 3 – RW 0… The varsity squad also took a win over the Eagles by a score of 3-0… Set scores were 25-21, 25-10 and 25-18… With the win the varsity team finishes its region schedule undefeated and also laid claim to the Region and Regular Season Championship… They have one more regular season match at Shannon Forrest next Tuesday before heading to Myrtle Beach as the #1 overall seed in the in the SCISA 1A Volleyball Championship Tournament… I’ll have more on that when the tournament schedule is announced. Congratulation to the Crusader volleyball teams!
  • MS Football: RW 54 – LA 46… The Crusader middle school football team also hosted the Richard Winn Eagles last night and the news is not as good as it was with the volleyball teams… The Crusaders fought hard but in the end the Eagles took a close 54-46 win over the Crusaders… Sorry no details on that game.

Middle School Football

  • Whitmire 26 – Sanders 0 (6)… The Sanders Yellow Jackets traveled to Whitmire yesterday for a middle school football game and the ride back may have seemed longer than the ride over for the Yellow Jackets as they lost to the Wolverines… Coach Ben Coleman says they lost 26-0 and had 2 TDs called back while another source says they lost 26-6… Either way they lost and I don’t have any other details.

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, 10-15-2021: Varsity Football, Laurens at Eastside, 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 [Read more…]

Sports Report for Thursday, 10-14-2021

Local Notes:

Clinton HS:

  • Tennis: Clinton 7 – Woodruff 0… Yesterday afternoon on the courts at Clinton Middle School, the Lady Red Devil tennis team took a 7-0 win over the Wolverines of Woodruff HS… Mary Catherine Dailey (6-3, 6-1), Chandler Dailey (6-0, 6-0), Gracie Spangler (6-1, 6-1), Reese Gowan (6-3, 6-2) and Kimora Wesley (6-2, 6-2) all took one-sided wins in singles action… The #1 doubles team composed of M.C. Dailey and C. Dailey also defeated their opponents (8-3) while the #2 doubles team Gracie Wiggins and Libby Dailey also won (6-4, 6-4)… The team is now 7-0 overall and in the region and will return to action today as they hit the road heading to Chapman to take on the Panthers at 5:00 pm.
  • Boys Cross Country Finishes First at Mid-Carolina… The cross country teams were in action on Tuesday as they traveled down to Mid-Carolina HS to participate in a three-way meet… Good news for Red Devil fans as the team finishes first ahead of Fairfield Central and Mid-Carolina… The top runner for the Red Devils was Charlie Cody who finished the course in 18:40 seconds… To see how the other Red Devil runners did click here.
  • Girls Cross Country Finishes Second at Mid-Carolina… In the girls portion of the meet on Tuesday, the Red Devils came in second behind Mid-Carolina but ahead of Fairfield Central… Elizabeth Reid led all runners with a time of 22:34… To see how the other Red Devil runners did click here.
  • Cross Country Back in Action Today… The Red Devil cross country teams will be back in action today as they take a short drive up to Williamston, SC to participate in the Palmetto Invitational…. If you get a chance go on up there and cheer them on… Go Big Red.
  • JV Football at Chapman Today…  A quick reminder that the undefeated Red Devil JV football team will also be on the road today as they travel to Chapman HS for a 6:30 contest with the Panthers…. Go Big Red!

Laurens HS:

  • Two Raider Team at Home Today… A reminder that the Raider girls tennis team will be at home taking on Greer starting at 5:00 pm and that the JV football team will be hosting the Eastside Eagles at 6:30..Go Raiders!

Laurens Academy

  • Volleyball Takes a Pair From Newberry… I need to do some catching up on volleyball action out at Laurens Academy on Tuesday that I received the scores on yesterday… On Tuesday the volleyball teams hosted the Newberry Academy Eagles and in middle school action the Crusaders took a 2-0 win… Set scores were 25-5 and 25-14… There is also good news where the varsity squad is concerned as they took a 3-1 win over the Eagles… The Crusader started out slow and dropped the first set 21-25 but then rebounded to win the next 3 sets by scores of 25-22, 25-23 and 25-14… The Crusaders will be back in action today as they host Richard Winn starting at 4:00 pm with the middles school match… It is also Senior Night out at Laurens Academy
  • Middle School Football at Home Today… The Crusader middle school football team will also be in action today according to their schedule as they also will be hosting Richard Winn at Todd Kirk Field with kickoff slated for 6:00 pm…. Good luck to the Crusaders in all these contest!

Middle School Football

  • Laurens MS 24 – Hickory Tavern 0… Yesterday afternoon the Hickory Tavern Panthers hosted the Laurens Middle School Tigers in middle school football up at Hickory Tavern… When the final horn sounded to end the game, the Tigers had taken a 24-0 win… The bottom line on this game was that the Panthers just could not consistently generate any offense (they had only 2 first downs in the game)  while the Tigers could as the defensive and offensive lines for the Tigers dominated their Panther counterparts… The Tigers scored the first time they got the ball on a 4 yd. TD run by Demai Lee-Jackson and Tiger quarterback Jace Campbell connected with Aiden McDowell for the two-point conversion… The Tigers score the second time they had the ball on a 4 yd. run by Logan Martin and again Campbell connected with McDowell for the two-point conversion to make it 16-0 which was the score at the half… On the first play from scrimmage in the second half, Lee-Jackson scored again on a 58 yd. run and this time Campbell found Brayden Patterson in the endzone for the two-point conversion to make it 24-0 which was the final score.
  • Sanders at Whitmire Today… A quick reminder that the Sanders Yellow Jackets are scheduled to travel to Whitmire for a 5:00 pm football game with the Wolverines…. Good luck to the Yellow Jackets!

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, 10-15-2021: Varsity Football, Laurens at Eastside, 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 [Read more…]

Sports Report for Wednesday, 10-13-2021

Local Notes:

Clinton HS:

  • Tennis: Clinton 7 – Emerald 0… Back on Monday the Red Devil girls’ tennis team hosted the Emerald Vikings on the courts at Clinton Middle School… Good news for Red Devil fans as the team took a 7-0 win over the Vikings to run their record to a perfect 6-0… The Vikings forfeited two singles matches and one doubles match… Mary Catherine Dailey, Chandler Dailey and Gracie Spangler all took wins on the courts over their opponents… Gracie Wiggins and Libby Dailey teamed up to form the #2 doubles team and they also defeated their opponents on the court… For more details on the match click here… The team will be back in action today at 5:00 pm when they host Woodruff HS for their last home match of the regular season and it will be Senior Night.

Middle School Football

  • Gray Court Owings vs. Ware Shoals… This game has been cancelled due to COVID problems with one of the teams
  • Laurens MS at Hickory Tavern… The Tigers of LMS will travel to Hickory Tavern today for a 5:00 pm game with the Panthers…  While I can’t broadcast the game due to the fact we do not have anyone to run the board back at the station (see our add in the This and That Section below), I do plan on going up to cover the game and will have details on the game tomorrow.
  • Sanders at Whitmire Tomorrow… The Sanders Yellow Jackets are scheduled to be on the road tomorrow as they travel to Whitmire for a 5:00 pm contest with the Wolverines

S.C. Prep Football Media Poll… The latest edition of the SC Prep Football Media Poll was released last night… The top 10 in each classification re listed below with first place votes in parentheses.

  • Class 5A: 1. Dutch Fork (17), 2. Fort Dorchester, 3. Gaffney, 4. T.L. Hanna, 5. Northwestern, 6. Spring Valley, 7. Sumter, 8. Dorman, 9. Lexington and 10. (tie) Cane Bay & Hillcrest… Others receiving votes: Spartanburg, Summerville, Chapin, Byrnes, Riverside
  • Class 4A: 1. A.C. Flora (17), 2. Greenville, 3. Myrtle Beach, 4. South Pointe, 5. Greenwood, 6. South Florence, 7. Beaufort, 8. York, 9. West Florence and 10. Irmo… Others receiving votes: May River, Indian Land, North Myrtle Beach, South Aiken, Greer
  • Class 3A: 1. Daniel (17), 2. Dillon, 3. Clinton, 4. Camden, 5. Chapman, 6. Gilbert, 7. Powdersville, 8. Lower Richland and Aynor and 10. Brookland-Cayce  … Others receiving votes: Chester, Hanahan, Strom Thurmond
  • Class 2A: 1. Abbeville (16), 2. Gray Collegiate (1), 3. Silver Bluff, 4. Marion, 5. Barnwell, 6. Timberland, 7. Saluda, 8. Christ Church, 9. Phillip Simmons and 10. St. Joseph’s… Others receiving votes: Wade Hampton, Andrew Jackson, Chesterfield, Cheraw
  • Class A: 1. Southside Christian (17), 2. Bamberg-Ehrhardt, 3. Lamar, 4. Baptist Hill, 5. Hannah-Pamplico, 6. Whale Branch, 7. Ridge Spring-Monetta, 8. (tie) Lake View & Dixie and 10. Denmark-Olar… Others receiving votes: Green Sea-Floyds, Great Falls, Blackville-Hilda, Calhoun County, C.A. Johnson

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, 10-15-2021: Varsity Football, Laurens at Eastside, 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 [Read more…]

Sports Report for Tuesday, 10-12-2021

Local Notes:

Laurens Academy:

  • Grant Named TD Club Player of the Week… As you may recall yesterday I reported that the Laurens Crusaders picked up their first win of the season last Saturday when they defeated Jefferson Davis 66-30 at Todd Kirk Field… Well because of his performance in that game, senior Diamonte Grant was chosen as the Laurens County Touchdown Club player of the Week… As he does each week Diamonte played both tight end on offense and defensive end on defense while also staying on the field on special teams… Last week he caught four passes for a total of 127 yards and two of his catches were for TDs… One of them was a 24 yard TD pass and the other a 47 yard TD pass… On defense he was credited with five tackles one of which was for a loss and also caused a fumble… Coach Todd Kirk commented about him “Each and every Friday night the Crusaders can depend on Grant…  Always physical at the point of contact and is always in the mix on just about every play… Diamonte is a quiet leader who leads the Crusaders by example… Diamonte is an amazing athlete who shows up big every Friday night for the Crusaders”… Diamonte will be honored at the next meeting of the Laurens County TD Club at noon on October 21st at The Ridge on Exchange Drive.
  • Homecoming…. One thing I failed to mention yesterday (because I did not have time) about the Laurens Academy football game last Saturday is  that it was also Homecoming and the Homecoming Queen and Class Princesses were crowned at halftime… Maggie Collins was crowned Freshman Princess, Lillie Davenport Sophomore Princess, Stella Smith Junior Princess and Payton Breen Senior Princess… Senior Elissa Hucks was crowned the 2021 Homecoming Queen. Congratulations to all these young ladies as well as the others who were in the Homecoming Court!

 

 

 

 

 


Ware Shoals

  • Ware Shoals 34 – Calhoun Falls 14… In a game that was delayed from Friday night due to a wet field, the Ware Shoals Hornets defeated the Calhoun Falls Flashes by a score of 34-14 at Tommy Davis Field… Ware Shoals scored the first time they got the ball and were never really stopped by the Flashes but were stopped a few times by penalties, fumbles and busted plays… Calhoun Falls was stopped on multiple occasions by the Hornets defense but they also had a problem in the penalty and busted play department… Ware Sholas led 22-14 at the half and then scored six points in each of the last two quarters to make the final 32-14… Hornet’s freshman Dalton Boyter had TD runs of 1 and six yards and also completed a TD pass of 23 yards… Jalen Coates also had a 17 yd. TD run for the Hornets and Justin Lomax had a 1 yd. TD run and a pair of two-point conversions… The Hornets are now 2-5 on the season and the win assured them of a spot in this year’s playoffs baring any disaster (COVID at the end of the season)…. They will travel to McCormick to take on the Chiefs in another region game this Friday night.

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, 10-15-2021: Varsity Football, Laurens at Eastside, 7:30

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




College Notes:

  • FBS AP Rankings… Well as you might expect after Alabama’s loss to Texas A&M last Saturday there was some shakeup in the top spots of the AP FBS Poll this week… Georgia moved up a spot and is now the new #1 team while Iowa also moved up a spot to #2, Cincinnati moved up two spots to #3, Oklahoma moved from #6 to #4 and Alabama dropped to #5… Spots 6 – 190 are now occupied by Ohio State, Penn State, Michigan, Oregon and Michigan State… Coastal Carolina continues to hold down the #15 spot same as last week… To see the entire top 25 in the AP Poll click here.
  • FCS Coaches Poll… Now for the real college football fanatics out there I’ll tell you that Sam Houston continues to hold down the top spot in the FCS Coaches Poll but there is a new #2 and that is Eastern Washington as long time #2 James Maddison lost to Villanova last Saturday 28-27… If you want to see the entire FCS 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 [Read more…]

Sports Report for Monday, 10-11-2021

Local Notes:

Clinton HS:

  • Clinton 47 – Broome 14… The Clinton Red Devils traveled up to Broome last Friday night to take on the Centurions and came home with a 47-14 win to run their record to 7-0…. The win helped to make up a lot of heartaches the Red Devils have had when playing Broome lately… The Red Devils sored TDs the first 4 times they touched the ball and carried a 27-7 lead into the locker room at the half… Broome scored one TD in the third quarter and then the Red Devils put 20 insurance points on the board in the fourth quarter… Clinton had 456 yards of total offense to Broome’s 328 with 352 yards of it coming on the ground while Broome had only 90 yards rushing… Jishun Copeland led the Red Devils with 105 yds. rushing and 1 TD while Jykorie Gary had 92 yds. rushing and 2 TDs… Jayden Robinson and Davis Wilson each had a rushing TD… Wilson completed 7 of 9 passes with no interception including a TD pass to Jayden Robinson… The Red Devil defense picked off 4 Centurion passes including a 25 yd. pick-six by Justin Copeland…. To see the complete stat package and play by play accounting of the game click here… The Red Devils will host the Chapman Panthers on Senior Night this Friday.

Laurens Academy

  • Laurens Academy 66 – Jeff Davis 30… The Laurens Academy Crusaders picked up their first win of the season Saturday afternoon as they defeated the Jeff Davis Raiders 66-30 in a game that was postponed until noon on Saturday due to a very wet Todd Kirk Field Friday… The Crusaders scored early and often as they opened the game scoring 22 unanswered points rolling to a 50-16 lead at the half and then went on to take the 66-30 win with a running clock in the second half… The Crusaders were led by their freshman quarterback Garrett Murphy who rushed for two TDs (20 & 3 yds.) and ran in 5 two-point conversions… He also had six TD passes… Clarence Bertoli who was back for his first game of the season coming off an injury caught 3 of (49, 43 & 38 yds. long) which were inside shuttle passes that he broke loose for the score on… Diamonte Grant caught 2 TD passes one of 47 yds. and the other 24 yds. long… Cal Robertson had the other TD pass which he broke for a 90 yd. score… He also caught a 2-point conversion pass from Murphy… The Crusader defense played well all day long and even scored when Jared Willard scooped up a Raider fumble and carried it to the house for a 51 yd. TD… The Crusaders are now 1-6 on the season and will travel to WW King this Friday night.

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, 10-15-2021: Varsity Football, Laurens at Eastside, 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 [Read more…]

Sports Report for Friday, 10-8-2021

Local Notes:

Clinton HS:

  • JV Football: Clinton 22 – Broome 6… The Red Devil JV football team hosted the Broome Centurions last night at Wilder stadium and they remain undefeated as they took a 22-6 win… Sorry no other details at this time… If I get some later I will pass them on to you.
  • Red Devils on the Road Tonight… A quick reminder that the Red Devil varsity football team will be on the road tonight taking on the Centurions… Broome comes into the contest with a 2-4 overall record and 0-1 in region play… Their two wins have been against Chesnee (48-41) and Robbinsville, NC 46-43… Their non-region losses have been to Powdersville (28-46), Indian Land (33-510 and Landrum 97-69)… Their region loss was to Emerald (28-41)… Of course the Red Devils come into the game 6-0 and 1-0 in the region… Go Big Red!

Laurens HS:

  • JV Football: Greenville 18 – Laurens 6… The Laurens Raiders hosted the Greenville Red Raiders last night at KC Hanna Stadium… The Raiders had trouble on special teams and with fumbles as they fell to the Red Raiders 18-6… Grenville’s first score came on a short 2yard run that was set up when the snap to the punter sailed over his head and he fell on it at the Raider 2 yd. line where Greenville cashed it in on the next play… The Raiders only score came with 44.3 seconds left in the first quarter when Nick Fowler carried it in from the 13 yard line and with the missed PAT the score stood 6-6… Greenville scored on their next drive and again in the third quarter when again a high snap sailed over the Raider punter’s head and gave Greenville a short field at the Raider 15 yard line where the Red Raiders again cashed it in on the next play to make the score 18-6 Greenville… The Raiders drove deep into Greenville territory early in the fourth quarter but a pass interception killed that drive and the Raider never really threatened again.
  • JV Volleyball: Eastside 2 – Laurens 0… The Raider volleyball teams closed out the home portion of their regular season last night hosting the Eastside Eagles… In JV action, the Eagles took a 2-0 win over the Raiders… Set scores were 25-16 and 25-20… Emma Liner had 15 kills for the Raiders and ZaKhia Davenport had 9 digs.
  • Varsity Volleyball: Laurens 3 – Eastside 1… Now the news is better where the varsity squad is concerned as they took a 3-1 win over the Eagles… The Raiders won the first two sets by scores of 25-20 and 25-19… The Raiders let their guard down a bit in the third set as the Eagles came back to take a 25-18 win… The fourth set was a close one with the Raiders trailing late in the match but they came back to take a 25-23 win to take the match… For the Raiders Callie Wzorek had 32 assist, 3 aces, 12 digs and 6 kills… Mattie Strange had 20 digs and 20 kills while Aubrey Wardell finished the match with 9 digs…The Raiders will travel to Greer next Thursday for their final regular season match.
  • Senior Night… Now since last night was the final home match of the regular of the season the Raiders took time to honor their four seniors before the match… The Raiders four seniors are Callie Wzorek (11), Micha Robertson (8), Anna Taylor (#2) and Mattie Strange (16)… Congratulations to these seniors and good luck in the future!
  • Raiders Idle Tonight… Just a quick reminder that the Raider varsity football team will be off tonight as they are dealing with COVID issues… If as goes as planned, the Raider will be traveling to Eastside nest Friday night.

Laurens Academy

  • Volleyball… Now I need to report two nights worth of volleyball involving the Laurens Academy Crusaders.
    • Tuesday… Back on Tuesday the Crusaders traveled to Richard Winn to take on the Eagles… It was a good night for the Crusaders as in middle school action they took a 2-0 win and the varsity made it a sweep of the Eagles as they took a 3-0 win… Sorry no other details.
    • Last Night… The Crusaders were back on the road last night as they traveled to WW King to take on the Knights…In middle school action, the Crusaders won 2-0… In varsity action e other piece of information I have about the varsity match is that the Crusaders took a 17-15 win over Knights which means that the two teams went a little longer battling to the wire as you normally stop at 15 but you have to win by 2 and it took a couple of extra volleys to win the set and match.. Way to go Crusaders!
  • Homecoming Tonight at Laurens Academy… A reminder that the Crusader varsity football team will be at home tonight taking on the Jefferson Davis Raiders… The Raiders come into tonight’s game with an 0-2 record as they have been dealing with COVID issues… The Crusades and the Raiders have played one opponent in common as they both lost to Holly Hill… Jeff Davis lost 62-6 while the Crusader lost to Holly Hill 60-0… By the way it is Homecoming tonight so come on out and cheer the Crusaders on to a win and see who is crowned Homecoming Queen.

Ware Shoals

  • Hornets at Home Tonight… The Ware Shoals Hornets will play host to the Calhoun Falls Charter School Flashes tonight at Tommy Davis Field… The Flashes have no wins on the season and the Hornets have one and it came at the start of the season when Ware Shoals traveled to Calhoun Falls for a non-region game and came home with a 24-12 win over the Flashes… Tonight’s game will be a region game… Go Hornets!

Middle School Football… There was some middle school football action around  the area yesterday and all I can tell you about the games is the final score.

  • Whitmire 40 – Hickory Tavern 0… The HT Panthers traveled to Whitmire yesterday and the news is not good for Panther fans as Whitmire took a 40-0 win
  • St Joe’s 22 – Sanders 0
  • WW King 34 – Laurens Academy 28… The Laurens Academy Crusader MS football team took on the Knights of WW King down in Saluda and the game went back and forth and down to the wire and I hate to have to report the Crusaders fell 34-28.

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, 10-15-2021: Varsity Football, Laurens at Eastside, 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 [Read more…]

Sports Report for Thursday, 10-7-2021

Local Notes:

Clinton HS:

  • JV Football at Home Today… A quick reminder that the Red Devil JV football team is also undefeated on the season and that they will be at home today (weather permitting) taking on the Broome Centurions at Wilder Stadium… Kickoff is scheduled for 6:00 pm and it also can be seen on the subscription based NFHS Network… For more information about that click here.

Laurens HS:

  • JV Game Broadcast Tonight…  Since there is no varsity football this week, we are planning on broadcasting the Greenville at Laurens JV football game tonight that is scheduled to kickoff at 6:30 tonight (weather permitting)… If you tune in about 6:05 we will also try to have some of the Friday Night Insider audio available and playing between then and the kickoff… By the way the game can also be seen on the NFHS Network and for more information about that click here… Go Raiders… Laurens Raiders that is!
  • Volleyball: Greenville 3 – Laurens 0… The Laurens Raider volleyball team played host to another set of Raiders Tuesday night as they took on the Greenville HS Red Raiders… The two teams meet previously in September up in Greenville and in varsity action the Red Raiders took a 3-0 win that night… Last night the Red Raiders once again took a 3-0 win over Laurens but the set scores were much closer… Greenville won by set scores 15-25, 22-25 and 20-25 all of which were much closer that the last time the two teams got together… Laurens actually tied the second set 22-22 before Greenville ran off 3 unanswered points to take the win… In the third set, Laurens got as close as 20-22 before Greenville ran of 3 points to take the set and the match… Coach Kelsey Harp noted the improvement in her team since the last time the two schools meet and how the Raiders never gave up and battled Greenville to the end.
  • JV Volleyball: Greenville 2 – Laurens 1… In JV action prior to the varsity match, Greenville was victorious by a score of 2-1… The Raiders started slow in the first set and fell 17-25… However they rallied and took the second set 25-23… The third and deciding set went to Greenville by a score of 15-10 as Laurens was as close as 11-9 before Greenville closed it out to take the win… The Raiders will have their last home match of the regular season today as they host the Eastside Eagles with JV action starting at 5:30 and varsity at 7:00… They will also honor their seniors before the varsity match…  By the way the game can also be seen on the NFHS Network and for more information about that click here

Laurens Academy. I need to do some catching up on some volleyball and middle school action out at Laurens Academy last Thursday.

  • Volleyball… The volleyball teams hosted Patriots of Wardlaw Academy… Now I don’t have much information but I can tell you that the middle school squad took a 2-0 win over the Patriots and the varsity squad also took a win by a score of 3-1… Way to go Crusaders…
  • Middle School Football… The middle school football team also hosted the Patriots of Wardlaw last Thursday and I hate to have to report that the news is not as good as it was in volleyball as the patriots took a 40-24 win… Sorry no other details on any of this

S.C. Prep Football Media Poll… Yesterday the latest S.C. Prep Football Media Poll was released Tuesday and there is not a whole lot of change in it… Three area schools continue to hold down #1 spots in 3 of the SCHSL Classifications… The following is the top 10 in each classification with the number of first place votes in parenthesis.

  • Class 5A: Dutch Fork (17), 2. Fort Dorchester, 3. Gaffney, 4. T.L. Hanna, 5. Northwestern, 6. Dorman, 7. Spring Valley, 8. Sumter, 9. Riverside and 10. Lexington… Others receiving votes: Chapin, Hillcrest, Goose Creek, Cane Bay, Spartanburg
  • Class 4A: 1. A.C. Flora (17), 2. Greenville, 3. Myrtle Beach, 4. South Pointe, 5. Greenwood, 6. South Florence, 7. Beaufort, 8. York, 9. West Florence and 10. Catawba Ridge…  Others receiving votes: Hartsville, Indian Land, May River, North Myrtle Beach, Irmo, South Aiken
  • Class 3A: 1. Daniel (17), 2. Dillon, 3. Clinton, 4. Camden, 5. Chapman, 6. Brookland-Cayce, 7. Gilbert, 8. Powdersville, 9. Lower Richland and 10. Aynor… Others receiving votes: Hanahan, Chester, Fairfield Central, Seneca
  • Class 2A: 1. Abbeville (17), 2. Gray Collegiate, 3. Silver Bluff, 4. Marion, 5. Barnwell, 6. Saluda, 7. Timberland, 8. Christ Church, 9. Phillip Simmons and 10. Wade Hampton… Others receiving votes: St. Joseph’s, Andrews, Andrew Jackson, Cheraw, Newberry
  • Class A: 1. Southside Christian (17), 2. Bamberg-Ehrhardt, 3. Ridge Spring-Monetta, 4. Lamar, 5. Hannah-Pamplico, 6. Whale Branch, 7. Baptist Hill, 8. Lake View, 9. Great Falls and 10. Dixie… Others receiving votes: Blackville-Hilda, Lewisville, Green Sea-Floyds, Carvers Bay, Denmark-Olar, Calhoun County

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.

  • Thursday, 10-7-21: JV Football, Greenville at Laurens, 6:30
  • Friday, 10-15-2021: Varsity Football, Laurens at Eastside, 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 [Read more…]

Sports Report for Wednesday,10-6-2021

Local Notes:

Laurens HS:

  • JV Game Tomorrow to be Broadcast…  Since there is no varsity football this week, we are planning on broadcasting the Greenville at Laurens JV football game that is scheduled to kickoff at 6:30 tomorrow… If you tune in about 6:05 we will also try to have some of the Friday Night Insider audio available and playing between then and the kickoff… Go Raider… Laurens Raiders that is!
  • Volleyball: Greenville 3 – Laurens 0… The Laurens Raider volleyball team played host to another set of Raiders last night as they took on the Greenville HS Red Raiders… The two teams meet previously in September up in Greenville and in varsity action the Red Raiders took a 3-0 win that night… Last night the Red Raiders once again took a 3-0 win over Laurens but the set scores were much closer… Greenville won by set scores 15-25, 22-25 and 20-25 all of which were much closer that the last time the two teams got together… Laurens actually tied the second set 22-22 before Greenville ran off 3 unanswered points to take the win… In the third set, Laurens got as close as 20-22 before Greenville ran of 3 points to take the set and the match… Coach Kelsey Harp noted the improvement in her team since the last time the two schools meet and how the Raiders never gave up and battled Greenville to the end.
  • JV Volleyball: Greenville 2 – Laurens 1… In JV action prior to the varsity match, Greenville was victorious by a score of 2-1… The Raiders started slow in the first set and fell 17-25… However they rallied and took the second set 25-23… The third and deciding set went to Greenville by a score of 15-10 as Laurens was as close as 11-9 before Greenville closed it out to take the win… The Raiders will have their last home match of the regular season Thursday as they host the Eastside Eagles with JV action starting at 5:30 and varsity at 7:00… They will also honor their seniors before the varsity match.

Laurens Academy. I need to do some catching up on some volleyball and middle school action out at Laurens Academy last Thursday.

  • Volleyball… The volleyball teams hosted Patriots of Wardlaw Academy… Now I don’t have much information but I can tell you that the middle school squad took a 2-0 win over the Patriots and the varsity squad also took a win by a score of 3-1… Way to go Crusaders…
  • Middle School Football… The middle school football team also hosted the Patriots of Wardlaw last Thursday and I hate to have to report that the news is not as good as it was in volleyball as the patriots took a 40-24 win… Sorry no other details on any of this

S.C. Prep Football Media Poll… Yesterday the latest S.C. Prep Football Media Poll was released and there is not a whole lot of change in it… Three area schools continue to hold down #1 spots in 3 of the SCHSL Classifications… The following is the top 10 in each classification with the number of first place votes in parenthesis.

  • Class 5A: Dutch Fork (17), 2. Fort Dorchester, 3. Gaffney, 4. T.L. Hanna, 5. Northwestern, 6. Dorman, 7. Spring Valley, 8. Sumter, 9. Riverside and 10. Lexington… Others receiving votes: Chapin, Hillcrest, Goose Creek, Cane Bay, Spartanburg
  • Class 4A: 1. A.C. Flora (17), 2. Greenville, 3. Myrtle Beach, 4. South Pointe, 5. Greenwood, 6. South Florence, 7. Beaufort, 8. York, 9. West Florence and 10. Catawba Ridge…  Others receiving votes: Hartsville, Indian Land, May River, North Myrtle Beach, Irmo, South Aiken
  • Class 3A: 1. Daniel (17), 2. Dillon, 3. Clinton, 4. Camden, 5. Chapman, 6. Brookland-Cayce, 7. Gilbert, 8. Powdersville, 9. Lower Richland and 10. Aynor… Others receiving votes: Hanahan, Chester, Fairfield Central, Seneca
  • Class 2A: 1. Abbeville (17), 2. Gray Collegiate, 3. Silver Bluff, 4. Marion, 5. Barnwell, 6. Saluda, 7. Timberland, 8. Christ Church, 9. Phillip Simmons and 10. Wade Hampton… Others receiving votes: St. Joseph’s, Andrews, Andrew Jackson, Cheraw, Newberry
  • Class A: 1. Southside Christian (17), 2. Bamberg-Ehrhardt, 3. Ridge Spring-Monetta, 4. Lamar, 5. Hannah-Pamplico, 6. Whale Branch, 7. Baptist Hill, 8. Lake View, 9. Great Falls and 10. Dixie… Others receiving votes: Blackville-Hilda, Lewisville, Green Sea-Floyds, Carvers Bay, Denmark-Olar, Calhoun County

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.

  • Thursday, 10-7-21: JV Football, Greenville at Laurens, 6:30
  • Friday, 10-15-2021: Varsity Football, Laurens at Eastside, 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 [Read more…]

Sports Report for Tuesday, 10-5-2021

Local Notes:

Clinton HS:

  • Wilson Chosen Laurens County TD Club Player of the Week… Yesterday it was announced that Clinton HS Senior Quarterback Davis Wilson was chosen as the Laurens County Touchdown Club Player of the Week for his performance in last Friday’s 56-21 win over Union County at Wilder Stadium… Last Friday he completed 5 of 7 passing attempts for 187 yards and also rushed for 54 yards on 6 carries… He is one of the key reasons that the Red Devils are averaging 44 points per game this season and are 6-0 on the season and 1-0 in region play… He and Jishun Copeland will be honored this Thursday at the noon out at The Ridge for the club’s next meeting… In addition to the local high school coaches talking about recent games the featured speaker will be former Clinton HS Athletic Director and Head Football Coach Keith Richardson.
  • Cross Country: Boys Win Last Home Meet…. Yesterday at Clinton HS the Red Devils held their last home meet of the season hosting Mid-Carolina and McCormick… In the boys portion of the meet the Red Devils finished first while McCormick finished third… The Red Devils were led by Charlie Cody finished 2nd overall with a time of 18:51 seconds with both Hayden Stinson and Keenan Dominick right on his heels finishing 3rd and 4th respectively with times of 18:58 and 19:00…. Several Red Devil runners had their best times of the season and to see how all the Red Devil runners finished click here.
  • Cross Country: Girls win Also… In the girls’ portion of the meet yesterday McCormick did not field a team so it was Clinton and Mid-Carolina facing off against each other… Good news for Red Devil fans as the Clinton defeated Mid-Carolina… Two Red Devil runners finished first and second overall and they were Elizabeth Reid (21:12 and Dorothy Trent (23:23)…    Again some of the Lady Red Devils finished with season best times and if you to find out who they were and see how the other Red Devil runners did click here.

Laurens HS:

  • Laurens Postpones Game at Greenville Friday Night… I guess by now most of you have heard that the Laurens Raiders will not be traveling to Greenville this Friday Night to take on the Greenville Red Raiders in region action… Just like last week the reason is a COVID problem in the Raider program… There is not an “outbreak” of COVID on the Raider varsity team but from unofficial sources it is only one positive case but many members of the team are in quarantine due to contact tracing… Those players are expected to be able to return to practice either this Friday or next Monday but that left the Raiders with not enough players to practice much less play… If all goes well, the Raiders next game will be a week from this Friday (10-15-21) when they travel to Eastside to take on the Eagles.
  • JV Game Still On… The Raider JV football team is scheduled to host Greenville this Thursday at 6:30 in KC Hanna Stadium… At this time that game is still scheduled to be played but of course that is subject to change… If we can get a roster and other information from Greenville HS we will try to broadcast that game here on Real Radio WLBG…. I’ll try to let you know for sure tomorrow.

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.

  • Thursday, 10-7-21: JV Football, Greenville at Laurens, 6:30
  • Friday, 10-15-2021: Varsity Football, Laurens at Eastside, 7:30

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




College Notes:

  • FBS AP Football Poll… The AP Poll for the college football FBS Division came out late Sunday night and in case you missed it Alabama and Georgia still hold down the top two spots in that order… Iowa jumped two spots from #5 to #3 with former #3 Oregon’s loss to Sanford last Saturday… Penn State still holds down #4 while Cincinnati moves up from #7 to #5… Spots 6-10 are occupied by Oklahoma, Ohio State, Oregon, Michigan and BYU… Coastal Carolina moved up a spot from #16 to #15 while Clemson dropped out of the top 25 in the poll… To see the entire AP Poll click here.
  • FCS Coaches Poll… Now for the real college football fanatics out there I’ll tell you that Sam Houston and James Mattison continue to hold down the top two spots in the FCS Coaches Poll… No South Carolina schools show up in the top 25 and if you would like to see the entire 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.

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Sports Report for Monday, 10-4-2021

Local Notes:

 Clinton HS:

  • Clinton 56 – Union 21…  The Clinton Red Devils opened up region play last Friday night with a bang as they took a 56-21 win over the Union County Yellow Jackets and in the process running their record to a perfect 6-0… The Red Devils scored 21 unanswered points in the first quarter and led 34-7 at the half as they cruised to a win… The Red Devils had a total of 433 yard of offense in the game with 246 of them coming on the ground… Union had 398 yards of offense with only 117 of them coming on the ground… Bryson James led the Red Devils in rushing with 62 yards scoring 3 TDs… Jishun Copland had 2 rushing TDs while Jayden Robinson and Jykorie Gary also carried it in one time for a score… Davis Wilson completed 5 of 7 passing attempts for 116 yards with no interceptions or TD… The defense also got in on the scoring as Taliek Fuller intercepted a Union pass and returned it 90 yards for a “pick six”… CJ Young also intercepted a Union pass and returned it 49 yards to the Union 27 yard line with 2:43 left in the game and from there the Red Devils ran out the clock after picking up a first down…. To see the complete stat package and a play by play accounting of the game click here… Clinton travels to Broome this Friday.

Laurens HS:

  • Greenwood at Laurens Postponed… The Raiders had to postpone their game with the Greenwood Eagles last Friday night due to COVID concerns… At this time no makeup date has been announced.

Laurens Academy

  • Richard Winn 52 – LA 12… The Laurens Academy Crusaders traveled down to Richard Winn last Friday to take on the undefeated Eagles… The news is not what I like to report as the Eagles remain undefeated taking a 52-12 win over the Crusaders… Bothe of the Crusader scores came on pass plays from Garrett Murphy to Cal Robertson… Diamonte Grant also had a number of pass receptions but none for TDs… Grant, Will Jones and Kyle Johnson were noted as having good games for the Crusaders.

 Ware Shoals

  • Dixie 17 – Ware Shoals 0…  Last Friday night at Tommy Davis Field in Ware Shoals it was a battle of Hornets as the Dixie Green Hornets took on the Ware Shoals Fighting (Purple) Hornets for the second time this season… The first meeting (a non-region game) about a month ago was in Due West and Dixie took a 16-0 win in that game basically because of Ware Shoals mistakes…. Well the visiting Hornets went home happy as they took a 17-0 win over the home team in what counts as a region game… Ware Shoals just could not get their offense going as they were plagued by turnovers (two fumbles and two interceptions) while Dixie was led by was led by Hunter Satterfield who had 143 yards rushing and a TD.

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, 10-8-2021: Varsity Football, Laurens at Greenville, 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.

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Sports Reports for Friday, 10-1-2021

Local Notes:

 Squealing on the Square Today and Tomorrow… Food sales will start today at noon, amusement rides at 4:00 pm and entertainment at 5:00 pm… For more information about Squealing on the Square including a list of events and their times plus tons of other information click here.


Clinton HS:

  • Tennis: Clinton 6 – Union 0… The CHS girls’ tennis team traveled to Union last night and its good news for Red Devil fans as the team took a 6-0 win over the Yellow Jackets… Mary Catherine Dailey (6-0, 6-0), Chandler Dailey (6-0, 6-0), Gracie Spangler (6-0, 6-0), Reese Gowan (6-1, 6-0) and Kimora Wesley (6-0, 6-0) all took wins in singles action… The #2 doubles team of Gracie Wiggins and Libby Dailey (6-0, 6-0) also defeated their opponents… The team is now 5-0 overall and in region play.
  • JV Football: Clinton 36 – Union County 14… The JV football team also traveled to union last night to take on the Yellow Jackets and the news is equally as good for Red Devil fans as the team took a 36-14 win over the Yellow Jackets… Kason Copeland led the Red Devils scoring 2 TDs… DJ Clarke, Lonnie Dobbins, Brett Young and Keliijah Byrd each had a rushing TD.
  • Clinton Host Union Tonight… As most of you already know the Red Devil varsity football team will host the Yellow Jackets tonight at Wilder Stadium with kickoff slatted for 7:30… The Red Devils will be trying to run their record to a perfect 6-0 while the Yellow Jackets come into the game looking for their first win as they are 0-3… The Red Devils will also be out to avenge last year’s 28-21 loss at Union… This is the first region game of the year if you can go on out and cheer the Red Devils on… Go Big Red.!

Laurens HS:

  • Volleyball: Laurens 3 – Greenwood 0… The Raider volleyball teams traveled down to Greenwood last night to take on the Greenwood HS Eagles… Good news where the varsity team is concerned as they took a 3-0 win over the Eagles… Set scores were 25-22, 25-20 and 25-18…  Mattison Strange had 9 kills and 9 digs for the Raiders while Haylie Cannon had 5 kills, Anna Taylor had 16 digs and Kamryn George had 4 aces.
  • JV Volleyball: Laurens 2 – Greenwood 1… The JV volleyball team got off to a slow start but dis comeback to defeat the Eagles 2-1… The Eagles took the first set 25-23 but the Raiders rebounded taking the next two sets by scores of 25-16 and 15-7 to take the win… For the Raiders Za’Khia Davenport had 6 aces and 6 kills, Cadie Wilson had 4 aces, Emma Liner had 6 kills and Ellen Reynolds had 17 assists and 4 aces.
  • JV Football: Greenwood 30 – Laurens 14… The Raider JV football team traveled to Greenwood last night to take on the Eagles and I hate to have to report the news is not as good as it was for the volleyball teams as the Eagles took a 30-14 win over the Raiders… Don’t know a whole lot about the game but I can tell you that one of the Raider scores came on a 45 yd. TD pass from Kamari Cunningham to Roderick Payne and the other came when Cunningham carried it in from about 8 yards out.
  • Homecoming Tonight at LDHS… A quick reminder that the Raiders will open region play tonight hosting the Greenwood Eagles and it will be Homecoming… The Eagles come into tonight’s game with a 4-1 record having lost only to defending Class 5A State Champion Dutch Fork 56-16 two weeks ago… The Eagles were off last week while the Raiders were picking up their second win of the season 27-17 down at North Augusta… I hope you can make it out tonight for Homecoming and to cheer the Raiders on but if you can’t we will start our coverage at about 6:05 with the Friday Night Insiders program her on WLBG and on the internet at www.wlbg.com.

Laurens Academy

  • Crusaders on the Road Tonight… The Laurens Academy Crusader football team gets back into action tonight as they travel to Richard Winn to take on the Eagles… The young Crusaders are still looking for their first win of the season while the eagles are undefeated at 5-0… Let’s hope the Crusaders can hand them their first loss!

Middle School Football

  • Sanders 22 – Hickory Tavern 8… Yesterday afternoon at the Middle School Football Field behind Laurens Middle School the Sanders Yellow Jackets hosted the Hickory Tavern Panthers in the first football game of the season for both teams… Both teams had their share of first game mistakes like penalties and fumbles but when the final whistle sounded Sanders had taken a 22-8 won over Hickory Tavern… sanders scored first with 6:30 left in the first half on a 28 yd. TD pass from Jacob Wilson to Corie Lockabe… Jamal Sullivan carried it in for eh two-point conversion to put sanders up 8-0… Sanders scored again with less than a minute to go in the half when Wilson and Lockabe connect on another TD pass this one from 18 yds. out… Another two-point conversion was good so Sanders led 16-0 at the half… Sanders last score came on their first possession of the second half when Wilson broke loose on a 47 yard TD run but the two-point conversion failed making the score 22-0… The Panthers finally got on the board with less than a minute left in the game when Tristan Buzbee broke loose for a 45 yd. TD run and Mason Tinsley carried in for the two-point conversion to make the final 22-8 sanders.

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, 10-1-2121: Varsity Football, Laurens host Greenwood for Homecoming, 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 [Read more…]