Sports Report for Tuesday, 10-23-2018

PC Notes

  • Charleston Southern 41 – PC 7… The Blue Hose football team traveled down to North Charleston last Saturday to take on the Buccaneers of Charleston Southern… PC scored the first time they had the ball going 61 yards in 10 plays and scoring on an 8 yard pass from John Walker to DaShawn Davis…However that would be the last time PC would score as the Buccaneers pulled away to a 41-7 win… For more information on this game including links to game statistics, click here… PC returns home for Homecoming this Saturday as they host Monmouth at 2:30 pm.

 

Local Notes

CHS

  • Tennis: Clinton 4 – Mid-Carolina 2… Catching up with the Lady Red Devil tennis team last Thursday they hosted the Mid-Carolina Rebels hoping to avenge a loss to the Rebels earlier in the season… Well that is just what they did as Clinton took a 4-2 over the rebels… Gerri Hill, Gracie Spangler, Kaitey Threatt and Reese Gowan accounted for the 4 Red Devil wins in singles action… With the win, the Red Devils finish 2nd in Region III-AAA… The team will be back in action tomorrow as they host a first round playoff match with Chesnee at 5:00 pm on the courts on the campus of CMS.
  • JV Football Update… Last Friday I told you that the Red Devil JV football team had taken a 28-6 win over Emerald in Greenwood on Thursday night but I did not have any scoring details… Well I can now tell you that Danny Kinard, Kaleb Richardson and Davis Wilson all had a rushing TD in the game… Zek Johnson also scored a TD on a pass reception from Davis Wilson an also caught a 2-point conversion … Kinard also added a 2-point conversion on the ground… Afterwards Coach Glenn said “Our kids played hard and gave great effort tonight… We were able to execute and make plays when we needed them made… I’m extremely proud of the way they were able to bounce back after a tough loss Monday night, they came out hungry for a win”.

 

Laurens Academy

  • Crusaders Volleyball in State Tournament… The Laurens Academy Crusader volleyball team was down in Myrtle Beach participating in the SCISA Class-A Volleyball Tournament… The Crusaders took on Conway Christian in the 1st round on Friday and defeated Conway 2-0 by set scores of 25-12 & 25-13… In the 2nd round they faced Beaufort Academy and defeated Beaufort 25-21 in the first set… However Beaufort came back and took the next two sets by scores of 26-24 & 25-18 to drop the Crusaders into the losers’ bracket… The Crusaders then took a 2-0 win over Charleston Collegiate by set scores of 25-9 & 25-5… The win put the Crusaders back in the winners’ bracket where they faced off against Wardlaw… The Crusaders won the first set by a score of 25-22… However the Crusaders could not maintain the momentum and dropped the next two sets by the same score 25-15… That eliminated the Crusaders from the tournament but they are still to be congratulated on a great season that included the Region Championship!

 

Middle School Football Follow-up… Last Friday I reported some scores to you from game that took place on Thursday but no details…. Well I now have some details.

  • LMS 36 – Northside 8 at Northside… Scoring for LMS was as follows… 12 yard TD pass from James Rawl to Cayson Elledge with the point conversion coming on a pass by the same pair… 1 yard TD run by Devon Redd… 26 yard TD pass from Rawl to Redd with Jay Pulley adding the 2-point PAT… Noah Mosley had a 20 yard TD run with Rawl connecting with Redd for the 2-point conversion… And finally an 80 yard scoring strike from Rawl to Pulley… Coach Graydon commented afterwards “I am proud of our guys especially on defense… We were flying around having fun causing turnovers and delivering the hit… We are getting better every week and playing as a team”…  LMS will play Sanders this Thursday at 5:00 pm at KC Hanna Stadium.

 

Pros … For more information on these games, click on their scores.

World Series Starts Tonight…The Dodgers travel to Boston tonight for game one of the World Series and it can be seen on FOX with first pitch scheduled for 8:09 pm…To see how other teams did last night and to see the complete postseason schedule and results, click here.

 

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Sports Report for Monday, 10-22-2018

 

CHS

  • Emerald 34 – Clinton 19… The CHS Red Devil football team hosted the Emerald Vikings in a must win game last Friday night at Wilder Stadium if they wanted to get into the playoffs… Clinton took the lead quickly as on the second play from scrimmage Darien Bailey broke off a 70 yard TD run to but the Red Devils up 6-0 with 11:51 left in the opening quarter… The PAT failed… That would be the last time Clinton led as Emerald drove 75 yards in 4 plays and went up 7-6… Emerald intercepted a pass ending Clinton’s next possession and then converted that into 7 points to go up 14-6 and then went on to take 34-19 win ending the Red Devils playoff hope… The Red Devils lost 2 fumbles and had 3 passes intercepted in the game and the Vikings were able to 3 of those Clinton turnovers into points… Emerald lost 2 fumbles but the Red Devils were only able to convert one of them into points… That occurred in the second quarter when the Red Devils recovered at the Viking 13 yard line and 3 plays later Titus Hood scored from 13 yards out but the 2–point conversion failed to make the game 14-13 Vikings…The Vikings then scored 20 unanswered points before the Red Devils scored the last TD of the game on an 87 yard pass play from Navill Watson to Elijah Campbell… Emerald had 483 yards of offense on 51 plays (440 of them rushing) while the Red Devils had 422 yards of offense on 63 plays with 280 of them rushing…To see a short version of the stats on the game click here… To see a play-by-play accounting of the game click here… The Red Devils will close out their season this Friday night hosting the Woodruff Wolverines.

 

LDHS

  • TL Hanna 56 – Laurens 24… The Laurens Raiders traveled to Anderson to take on the #3 ranked and undefeated TL Hanna Yellow Jackets that have now won 20 of their last 21 games… Hanna returned the opening kickoff to the Raider 34 and scored 4 plays later… The Raiders then tried a pass off a fake punt that missed the intended receiver and Hanna took over at the Raider 39 and scored 4 plays later to go up 14-0… The night continued much the same as Hanna led 35-3 at the half with the Raiders only score coming on a 27 yard field goal by Devon Hubner and the final score was 56-24 Hanna… The Raiders next score came at the end of an 80 yard drive early in the 4th quarter as Dyane Martin scored on a 40 yard run and Hubner’s PAT made it 42-10 Hanna… The Raiders scored twice more in the last quarter on a 10 yard run by Duane Martin and a 19 yard run by Ryan Campbell… The Yellow Jackets had 454 yards of total offense to the Raiders 340… To see a short version of the stats on the game click here… To see a play-by-play accounting of the game click here…Now the Raiders will host the Easley Green Wave this Friday on Senior Night with a playoff spot at stake… The winner is sure to make it into playoffs while the loser must hope against the long slim odds of making it as an at-large team.

 

  • Friday Night Scores… To see more scores from around the area and state from last Friday night, click here.

 

Laurens Academy

  • Crusaders Volleyball in State Tournament… The Laurens academy Crusader volleyball team was down in Myrtle Beach participating in the SCISA Class A Volleyball Tournament… The Crusaders took on Conway Christian in the 1st round on Friday and defeated Conway 2-0 by set scores of 25-12 & 25-13… In the 2nd round they faced Beaufort Academy and defeated Beaufort 25-21 in the first set… However Beaufort came back and took the next two sets by scores of 26-24 & 25-18 to drop the Crusaders into the losers’ bracket… The Crusaders then took a 2-0 win over Charleston Collegiate by set scores of 25-9 & 25-5… The win put the Crusaders back in the winners’ bracket where they faced off against Wardlaw… The Crusaders won the first set by a score of 25-22… However the Crusaders could not maintain the momentum anf dropped the next two sets by the same score 25-15… That eliminated the Crusaders from the tournament but they are still do be congratulated on a great season that included the Region Championship!.

 

Pros … For more information on these games, click on their scores.

MLB Results…. To see how other teams did last night and to see the complete postseason schedule and results, click here.

 

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Sports Report for Friday, 10-19-2018

PC Notes

  • Football at Charleston Southern… The Blue Hose football team boards the bus tomorrow and travels down I-26 to North Charleston to take on the Buccaneers of Charleston Southern… Both teams come into the game with 2-3 records and PC is coming off the 1-point loss to Hampton last Saturday at home while the Buccaneers are coming off a win over Virginia Lynchburg by a score of 58-6… Kickoff is scheduled for 6:00 pm and it’s not that far to drive down to see the Blue Hose play… If you can’t make it you can always listen to the game on the Blue Hose Network, watch it on ESPN+ or keep up with the game’s live stats at gobluehose.com.

 

Local Notes  

Area Football Tonight:

  • Clinton… The Red Devils are at home tonight for a very important game hosting the Emerald Vikings… The reason it is so important is that Clinton must win to get into the playoffs and if they lose they are out… Both teams come into the game with identical 2-6 overall records and 1-2 in region play… Emerald is coming off a 52-14 loss to the Woodruff Wolverines at Woodruff and Clinton is coming off the loss last week at Newberry… Hope the Red Devil fans will come out to cheer the team on.
  • Laurens… The Laurens Raiders are on the road tonight traveling to Anderson to take on the undefeated Yellow Jackets of TL Hanna… Hanna comes into tonight’s game ranked #3 in the state in Class AAAAA…. Hanna has defeated very opponent this year by at least 3 TDs and more often than not by more than that… Laurens will have to play a near perfect game tonight to defeat the Yellow Jackets and have to get a couple of breaks… If you carry your FM radio you should be able to pick up our in-stadium transmitter on one of the following frequencies: 96.5, 88.9 or 89.7… I will have to see which is best when I get there but try them in that order.

 

CHS  

  • JV Football: Clinton 28 – Emerald 6… This game took place in Greenwood and again I do not have any other details at this time.

 

LDHS… The Raider 9th grade team and the JV team hosted the Yellow Jackets of TL Hanna last night at KC Hanna Stadium.

  • 9th: Hanna 35 – Raiders 0… In 9th grade action TL Hanna scored the first time they got the ball and by the half they had a 28-0 lead and then went on to take a 35-0 win over the Raiders… The Raider offense simply could not get on track all night and Hanna made very few mistakes.
  • JV: Laurens 12 – Hanna 7… Now there is better news where the JVs are concerned as they took a 12-7 win over Hanna… Unlike the 9th grade game Hanna did make several mistakes and had several turnovers and penalties that hurt them… The Raiders two scores came in the first half when Jeramiah Miller scored a 4 yard TD and KK Hamilton scored a 2 yard TD both set up by Hanna mistakes… Keshard Davis had a pass interception for the Raiders and Cole England had a fumble recovery… TJ Norris had a key sack on 4th down to help stop a Hanna drive.

 

Laurens Academy

  • Wardlaw 60 – LA 12… The Laurens Academy Crusader traveled to Wardlaw last night to take on the Patriots who have a traditionally strong football program that won the SCISA championship last year and were 6-2 coming into last night’s game… The Crusaders got on the board first on a 30 yard pass play from Thomas Lowry to Charlton McCall to go up 6-0… That would be the last time they led as the Patriots led 14-6 at the end of the first quarter and 36-12 at the half as they went on to take a 60-12 win over the Crusaders… The Crusaders other score was a second TD pass with about 4 minutes left in the first half when Lowry again connected with McCall… The Crusaders close out their regular season next Friday at home against a team made up of players from Newberry Academy, Cambridge Academy and Palmetto Christian Academy.

 

 

Middle School Football

  • Brewer 21 – Sanders 0…. The game was in Laurens and I have no further details at this time.
  • Laurens MS 36 – Northside MS 8… This game took place in Greenwood and again I do not have any other details at this time.

 

Pros … For more information on these games, click on their scores.

  • Boston Claims AL Crown… The Boston Red Sox defeated the Houston Astros 4-1 last night and punched their ticket to the World Series starting next week… They took the best of 7 series 4 games to 1…
  • The Dodgers Can Clinch Tonight… Meanwhile the Dodgers lead the Brewer 3 games to 2 and can clinch the NL Championship tonight with a win up in Milwaukie… For more information on either of these click the link below.
  • MLB Results…. To see how other teams did last night and to see the complete postseason schedule and results, click here.

 

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Sports Report for Thursday, 10-18-2018

Local Notes

CHS  

  • Volleyball… On Tuesday the Red Devil volleyball teams concluded their season on the road taking on the Woodruff Wolverines in region action…. Varsity: Woodruff 3 – Clinton 0… in varsity action the Red Devils fell to the Wolverines 3-0… Set scores were 25-13, 25-11 & 25-19… The lady Red Devils finish their season with a 3-14 record overall and 1-8 in region play… JV: Woodruff 2 – Clinton 0… In JV action prior to the varsity, Woodruff was also victorious as they took a 2-0 win… Set scores were 25-10 & 25-11… The JVs finish the season with a 4-12 overall record and 3-7 in region.
  • Tennis: Clinton 4 – Union 3… On Tuesday the Red Devil girls tennis team traveled to Union to take on the Yellow Jackets in region play… The Yellow Jackets defeated Clinton earlier in the season 4-3 in Clinton so the Red Devils were looking for revenge… Well they got it as Clinton took a 4-3 win that went down to the wire… Mary Catherine Dailey and Reese Gowan both took wins in singles action… Dailey and Gracie Spangler teamed up to form the #1 doubles team and they defeated their opponents… The #2 doubles team of Mary Grace Johnson and Gracie Wiggins defeated their opponents in a tie-breaker to give the Red Devils the win… For more details on this match click here.

Red Devils Host Region Track Meet… On Tuesday the Red Devil cross country teams hosted the Region III-AAA track meet.

  • Boys Win Region… Congratulations go to the Red Devil bots cross country team as they finished first… The Red Devils were led by Eric Newton who finished first overall with a time of 17:47… He along with Nick Perkins, Billy Hogarth and Zac Bagwell earned spots on the All-Region Team… For more information on the boys’ portion of the meet and comments from Coach Atkinson click here.
  • Girls Finish Fifth… The Lady Red Devils had some injuries and had only 4 runners who were able to finish the race so they placed 5th…  Zoey Carlos had the best time for the Red Devils finishing 19th with a personal best time of 26:54… For more information on the girls’ portion of the meet click here.
  • Teams Host Laurens Today… The Red Devils will host the Laurens Raiders today in round 2 of the County Championship starting at 5:00 pm

 

LDHS

  • Volleyball: Laurens 3 – Ware Shoals 0… The Laurens Raider volleyball team closed out its season on Tuesday night as the varsity squad travelled to Ware Shoals to take on the Hornets… Good news for Raider fans as they defeated the Hornets 3-0… Set scores were 25-17, 25-15 and 25-21… For more information and comments from Coach Fleming click here…  The team finished its season with an overall record of 9-18 and 5-16 in region play… The JV team did not play and it finished its season Monday night with a 2-0 win over Clinton which brought their final record to 4-22-1 and region record to 2-19

 

Middle School Football

  • 7th Grade Wildcats 24 – Granard MS 16… In the first of two middle school football games last night at Wilder Stadium the CMS 7th grade team defeated Granard MS 24-16 to run their season record to 5-0… The Wildcats led 16-0 on at the half as Jy Leak had a pair of TDs and two-point conversion on passes.
  • Leak scored again in the 3rd quarter and Tavares Young added the 2-point conversion… The visitors then came back in the 4th quarter and mounted two drives scoring twice to make the game close but the Wildcats were able to run the clock out after the second score to preserve the win.
  • 8th Grade Wildcats 52 – GCO 0… In the second game last night at Wilder Stadium the CMS 8th grade team played host to the Tigers of Gray Court-Owings… There is good news here for the home fans as the Wildcats took a 52-0 win to run their season record to 5-0 also… The Wildcats struck early and often as they led 44-0 in a game that was shortened in the second half by a running clock…Zee Livingston had 3 rushing TDs for the Wildcats while Devante Anderson, Bryson James and Seth Edge each had a rushing TD… Jackson Martin also had a 30 yard Pick-Six for the Wildcats.

 

Pros … For more information on these games, click on their scores.

  • MLB Results…. To see how other teams did last night and to see the complete postseason schedule and results, click here.

 

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Sports Report for Wednesday, 10-17-2018

Local Notes

Clinton at Laurens Volleyball… The Clinton volleyball teams traveled to Laurens Monday night for round 2 of the County Championship… As you may recall the Raiders took wins in JV and varsity action earlier in the season at CHS.

  • JV: Laurens 2 – Clinton 0… The Raider JV squad started the evening off with a 2-0 win over the Red Devils by set scores of 25-13 and 25-17… With the win the JVs completed the sweep of the Red Devils on eh season… For comments from Coach Fleming click here.
  • Varsity: Laurens 3 – Clinton 0… In varsity action the Raiders completed the sweep of the Red Devils by taking a 3-0 win… The Raiders won the first two sets by scores of 25-17 and 25-10… After a poor second set the Red Devils showed they were not ready to quit as they actually led early in the third set and battled all the way to the end before losing to the Raiders by a set score of 25-23… For more details on the match and comments from Coach Fleming, click here… It was the last home match of the season and the Raiders honored their lone senior Myranda Reppart.
  • Photos: To see a short slideshow of photos taken at the varsity match click here.

 

CHS

  • JV Football: Newberry 12 – Clinton 6 in OT…As you may recall, the Red Devil JV football game with Newberry last Thursday night at Wilder stadium was postponed due to Hurricane Michael… Well that game was made-up Monday night in Clinton and I hate to have to report that the Bulldogs took a 12-6 win in overtime… Danny Kinard got the Red Devils on the board first with a rushing TD in the first quarter… Both teams battled it out and Newberry tied the game 6-6 in the fourth quarter… Newberry then score in overtime to take the win… Clinton is now 4-3 on the season and 1-2 against region opponents… They will travel to Emerald for a 6:00.
  • Tennis: Clinton 6 – BHP 0… Also on Monday night the Red Devil girls’ tennis team traveled to BHP to take on the Bears… The rise back was a happy one as they took a 6-0 win over the Bears… Mary Catherine Dailey, Gerri Hill, Gracie Spangler, Kaitey Threatt, and Reese Gowan all took wins in singles action for the Red Devils… Only one of the doubles team played and that was the #2 doubles team made up of Mary Grace Johnson and Gracie Wiggins and they also took a win over their opponents… For more match details click here… With the win the team’s record stands at 8-4 overall and 5-2 in region play.

 

LDHS

  • College Recruiting Simplified… Today LDHS is hosting an informative meeting for all Parents and Student Athletes on the NCAA recruitment process. We are inviting all student athletes and their parents in grades 8-12 to join us in the Lecture Theater at 6:30 on Wednesday, Oct. 17th. This is a very important meeting for those parents and student athletes who have the goal of playing at the next level…. Click here to see a brochure with more information about this.
  • Tennis: Laurens 5 – Easley 2… Monday the Raiders hosted the Easley Green Wave in their last home match of the season and it is good news as the Raiders took a 5-2 win over the Green Wave… Taking wins for the Raiders in singles action were Anna Jenkins, Abby Davis, Bella Youssef and Becky Brownlee…The #2 doubles team composed of Kelsie Little and Skylar Douglas also took a win over their opponents… The #1 doubles team Anna and Abby Jenkins just missed taking a win as they fell 8-10 in a tie-breaker… For more details on this match and comments from Coach Youmans click here.

 

Laurens Academy

  • Volleyball… The Crusaders volleyball teams closed out their regular season last night as the middle school team took a 2-0 win over Oakbrook Prep while the varsity took a hard fought 3-1 win on Senior Night

 

Pros … For more information on these games, click on their scores.

  • MLB Results…. To see how other teams did last night and to see the complete postseason schedule and results, click here.

 

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Sports Report for Tuesday, 10-16-2018

PC Notes

  • Hampton 24 – PC 3… Last Saturday the Blue Hose football team hosted the Hampton Pirates at Bailey Memorial Stadium… The Blue Hose jumped out to a 17-7 lead at the end of the first half but the Pirates scored 10 points in the third quarter to tie the game… Hampton scored with 10:48 left in the game to go up 24-17… The Blue Hose then capped a 75 yard drive in 18 plays with a 5 yard TD run to make the score 24-23 with 2:08 left in the game… However the PAT was missed so the score stood 24-23… PC attempted and on-side kick which Hampton covered and then went on to run the clock out and take the win… If you would like to learn more about this game and all its stats, click here… The Blue Hose head back out on the road this Saturday for a 6:00 p.m. kickoff at Charleston Southern… The game against the Buccaneers will be broadcast on ESPN+ in Charleston.

 

Local Notes

LDHS

  • College Recruiting Simplified… This Wednesday we are hosting an informative meeting for all Parents and Student Athletes on the NCAA recruitment process. We are inviting all student athletes and their parents in grades 8-12 to join us in the Lecture Theater at 6:30 on Wednesday, Oct. 17th. This is a very important meeting for those parents and student athletes who have the goal of playing at the next level…. Click here to see a brochure with more information about this.
  • Raider Participate in Region Cross Country Meet… Last Saturday the Raider cross country teams traveled to Anderson to participate in the Region I-5A meet hosted by TL Hanna HS…GIRLS… The Lady Raiders finished 7th in the meet which was won by JL Mann… The Lady Raiders were led by Zoey Sword who finished with a time of 24:25… To see the times turned in by the other Raider team members, click here… To see how all the female runners did in the meet and team results, click hereBOYS.. .The boys’ team did better as they finished 5th behind TL Hanna who won the meet… The Raiders were led by Evan Price who finished 2nd with a time of 17:11… To see how the other members of the team did, click here… To see how all the male runners did in the meet and team results, click here.

 

Laurens Academy

Region Volleyball Championships… This past Saturday Laurens Academy hosted the Region Volleyball Championships for both Middle School and Varsity Divisions.

  • Middle School… The Crusader middle school team which had won the regular season championship defeated Richard Winn 2-0 to advance to the championship game but there they fell to WW King 2-0 by set scores of 28-26 and 25-9… Madison Sherman and Olivia Huck were named to the All-Region Team.
  • Varsity: The Crusader varsity team also came into the tournament as regular season champions and defeated WW King 2-0 to punch their ticket to the finals against Cambridge Academy… Good news here as the Crusaders won 2-0 with set scores of 25-16 & 25-21 to claim the tournament championship… Katelyn Suttles made the All-Tournament and All-Region Team while Kinsley Atkins also made All-Region Team…. Ruthie Moore was the Tournament MVP and Region 2 Player of the Year…. Also Coach Shannon McGee was named Coach of the Year for the third time… Congratulations to the Crusaders and Coach McGee!

LA 3 – Wardlaw 0… Yesterday the Crusaders varsity team traveled to Wardlaw to make-up a match with the patriots… Again there is good news as the Crusaders took a 3-0 win… Set scores were 25-14, 25-18 and 26-24… The Crusaders improved their record to 16-2 overall and 10-0 in region play… They close out their regular season tonight as they host Oakbrook Prep on Senior Night.

 

Middle School Football

  • Mid-Carolina 34 – Hickory Tavern 24… The Panthers travelled down to Prosperity yesterday to take on the Rebels of Mid-Carolina MS… Though they fought hard and to the end, they fell by a score of 34-24 to the Rebels… Mason Hamby, Nick Fowler, and Jonas Holtzclaw all scored for the Panthers… The travel to Ware Shoals Thursday to take on the Hornets.

 

Pros … For more information on these games, click on their scores.

  • MLB Results…. To see how other teams did last night and to see the complete postseason schedule and results, click here.

 

High School & Middle School Sports Schedules for this Week

  • LDHS: To see the sports schedule for this week at LDHS and District 55 middle schools, click here
  • CHS: To see the sports schedule for this week at CHS and CMS, click here.
  • Laurens Academy… To see the fall sports schedules for each sport this season at Laurens Academy click on their name that follows: Varsity Football, Middle School Football and Volleyball.

 

Broadcast Schedule Below is the broadcast schedule for the next several days on Real Radio 860 WLBG…  And as usual you can hear it live on the internet at www.wlbg.com.

  • Wednesday – 10-17-18 – Gray Court –Owings vs. Clinton Middle School 8th grade team at Clinton… We will start about 6:30.
  • Thursday – 10-17-18 – Laurens 9th grade and JV teams as the host TL Hanna at KC Hanna Stadium… Kickoff is slated for 5:30.
  • Friday – 10-19-18 – Laurens travels to TL Hanna to take on the Yellow Jackets in an important region contest if the Raiders want to make the playoffs.… Friday Night Insiders about 6:06 and live about 6:35… If you carry your FM radio you should be able to pick up our in-stadium transmitter on one of the following frequencies: 96.5, 88.9 or 89.7… I will have to see which is best when I get there but try them in that order.

 

This and That:

  • Joe Adair Outdoor Education Chicken Stew Fundraiser… It’s once again time to order your chicken stew (milk based) to help support the Joe Adair Outdoor Education Center… The center is used by students from both Laurens Districts 55 & 56 at all age levels… With school funds being stretched thinner and thinner each year the proceeds of this sale go to help maintain and improve the center and its popular walking trails… The strew will be $8.50 per quart and will be available for pickup from 10am until its gone on Friday, November 2nd… The stew sold out the last time they offered it so I strongly advise you pre-order the stew by calling the center at 864-984-5492 or emailing the center’s director Clay Cotney at : ccotney@laurens55.org…. Don’t let this chance to pick up some good food and help out a very worthwhile cause pass you by.
  • The Laurens County Touchdown Club has a full set of meetings scheduled to help celebrate high school football in Laurens County… The Club meets every other Friday at The Ridge with the meetings starting at noon… For more information about the TD Club including schedule, how to join and videos of the past meetings click here… The next meeting will be Friday, October 19th when the featured speaker will be Hunter Reid Associate AD / SID at Furman University. .
  • A Team of 1,000” Fundraising Campaign… Laurens District 55 High School (LDHS) with the support of Laurens County School District 55 (LCSD 55) is launching a Team of 1,000 athletic fundraising campaign. LDHS hopes to raise $55,000 to contribute towards the wishes of the athletic programs. Any funds raised will not supplant existing funding from LCSD 55 but we want to enhance the pride and possibilities inherent in our athletic programs… The funds raised will go toward ensuring adequate resources for travel to camps, scrimmages, and other activities that improve student-athlete performance but may stretch the regular season travel budget… The different coaches are compiling a “wish list” of items they would like to see the monies go toward… If you would like you to be a part of our Team of 1,000. Just a $55 gift from each member of our Team of 1,000 will help us reach our goal of $55,000. By donating to the Team of 1,000 fundraising campaign, you are helping the student-athlete experience; you are also joining many others in a commitment to athletic excellence in Laurens…. For more information on this including how you can join the team, click here… Please consider joining, I have.
  • Free Softball Clinics on Mondays… Don’t forget that LDHS softball Coach Michaela Smith will conducting free softball clinics for girls in grades 2-6 on Monday nights to help the young ladies in District 55 improve their softball skills and learn the proper fundamentals in a fun environment… Come to the LDHS softball field starting at 7pm and the clinics will conclude about 8:00 pm…. Clinics are scheduled to run each Monday from now through at least the end of October
  • Laurens Family YMCA 2018 – 2019 Sports Schedules… The Laurens Family YMCA has released the schedules for signing up for different sports during the 2018-2019 sports seasons… To see the entire list of sports, ages for participation, sign-up dates, cost and when the season begins click here… If you have any other questions call the Y at 984-2626… Registration will open September 17th for Fall Teeball and Fall Softball… Registration for both will end on October 21st and there will be NO late registration…. Again for cost and age groupings click on the link above.

 

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

Sports Report for Monday, 10-15-2018

Local Notes

CHS  

  • Newberry 49 – Clinton 12… The CHS Red Devils traveled to Newberry last Friday night to take on the Bulldogs hoping to improve their playoff chances… The Bulldogs quickly put those hopes to rest as they scored the first 3 times they had the ball to take a 21-0 lead at the end of the first quarter and then went on to take a 49-12 win over the Red Devils… Newberry had 451 yards of total offense to Clinton’s 96 with 266 of their yards coming on the ground with their running back Ahmorae Wilmore rushed for 168 yards and 3 TDs… Darien Bailey & Titus Hood had 28 yards rushing each for the Red Devils… Five of Newberry score came at the end of drives 4 plays or less… Clinton’s two scores came on TD passes from Navill Watson to PJ Bluford and Elijah Campbell… For a short version of the game stats, click here… For a play-by-play accounting of the game click here… The Red Devils are now 2-6 on the season and 1-2 in region play… The Red Devils return home this Friday to take on the Emerald Vikings in a game that pretty much is a “must win” game if they want to make the playoffs.

 

LDHS

  • Laurens 42 – JL Mann 14… The Raiders traveled to Greenville last Friday night to take on the JL manna riots and they also needed a win to enhance their playoff chances… Good news for Raider fans as they rolled to a 28-0 lead at the half and then went on to take a 42-14 win over the Patriots… For only the 3rd time this season the Raiders had fewer turnovers than their opponents and that played a big part in the game as the Raiders did not “shot themselves in the foot” as has been the case too often this season… The Raiders dominated the Patriots in every statistical category as they rolled to 389 yards of total offense to the Patriots 278 and held the ball for 32:35 compared to the Patriots 15:25… Shamare Dendy led the Raiders in rushing with 113 yards and 2 TDs while Dwayne Martin had 91 yards and 3 TDs… The Raiders other TD came on a 23 yard pass from Ryan Campbell to Zachariah Miller… For a short version of the game stats, click here… For a play-by-play accounting of the game click here… Laurens improves its record to 3-5 on the season and 2-3 in region play… The Raiders travel to TL Hanna to take on the undefeated Yellow Jackets this Friday night.
  • College Recruiting Simplified… This Wednesday we are hosting an informative meeting for all Parents and Student Athletes on the NCAA recruitment process. We are inviting all student athletes and their parents in grades 8-12 to join us in the Lecture Theater at 6:30 on Wednesday, Oct. 17th. This is a very important meeting for those parents and student athletes who have the goal of playing at the next level…. Click here to see a brochure with more information about this.

 

Laurens Academy

  • Jefferson Davis 83 – Laurens Academy 44… The Laurens Academy Crusaders traveled down to Blackville Friday night to take on the Jefferson Davis Academy Raiders a team that had been putting up a lot of points and had suffered only 1 loss… It is also a team that had a roster with almost twice the number of players as the Crusaders… In the end the Raiders took an 83 – 44 win over the Crusades but they knew they had been in a fight as the Crusader only trailed 38-24 at the half… The second half the numbers game and fatigue hurt the Crusaders as most Crusaders play both ways with few subs unlike the Raiders.. All of the Crusaders points came on TD passes (one a shuttle pass) by Thomas Lowry… Lowry had 3 TD passes to Charlton McCall, 2 to Cal Robertson and 1 to Dalton Foster… McCall also caught two 2-point conversions and Robertson caught 1… Lowry also rushed for a 2-point conversion… Lowry now has 53 TD passes in his high school career… The Crusaders will travel down to Edgefield this Thursday night in a 7:00 pm to take on the Wardlaw Patriots

 

Football Scores from Friday, 10-12-2018

  • To see other area and state scores from last Friday night, click here.

 

Known Make-up Games Today

CHS

  • Tennis @ BHP
  • JV /Varsity Volleyball at Laurens 5:30/7:00
  • JV Football at Home vs. Newberry 7:00

LDHS & Dist. 55 Middle Schools

  • Tennis host Easley   5:00   Senior Night
  • Volleyball host Clinton   5:30 JV and 7:00 V    Senior Night
  • MS Football: Hickory Tavern travels to Mid-Carolina 5:00

 

Pros … For more information on these games, click on their scores.

  • MLB Results…. To see how other teams did last night and to see the complete postseason schedule and results, click here.

 

 

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Sports Report for Friday, 10-12-2018

PC Notes

  • Football… The Blue Hose football team returns home tomorrow for a game at Bailey Memorial Stadium where they will be taking on the Hampton University Pirates out of Hampton, VA…. Hampton has a 2-3 record and played Charleston Southern a couple of week ago and lost 48-13… Kickoff is slated for noon and the game can be heard on the PC Network and seen on ESPN+… Live stats can also be found at wwww.gobluehose.com.

 

Football Tonight:

  • Clinton: The Red Devils will board the bus and travel down to Newberry tonight to take on the Bulldogs… The Bulldogs are 3-4 on the season and 1-1 in region play… Right now there are 4 team in Region III-AAA that are tied for second in the region and both Clinton and Newberry are among those teams with Woodruff and Emerald being the other two… This game will help break that log-jam and both teams want the win… Both reams are coming off wins as the red Devils defeated Mid-Carolina last Friday and the Bulldogs defeated Emerald 46-38 on the road… Good Luck to the Red Devils
  • Laurens Academy: The Crusaders are also on the road tonight as they travel to Blackville to take on the Raiders of Jefferson Davis Academy… Jeff Davis comes into tonight’s game with a 7-1 record and has a team that has more players on its roster than the Crusaders so fatigue might play a factor in the late stages of the game as almost all of the Crusaders play both ways…, Looks like a Davis vs. Goliath scenario and let’s hope the Crusaders have just the right stones to bring down the Raiders.
  • Ware Shoals: After a week off to heal up, the winless Hornets of Ware Shoals will be heading over to Due West to take on their archrival the Dixie Hornets… Dixie comes into the game 5-2 on the season and this looks like another Davis vs. Goliath situation… Good Luck to my Purple Hornets.
  • Laurens: The Laurens Raiders will head up to Greenville tonight to take on the winless Patriots of JL Mann… The fact that they are winless makes this a very dangerous team as the will be going all-out to pick up a win and they are likely to try anything that might not show up on recent video of their games… If the Raiders want to make the playoffs a win here is imperative… We will be bringing the game to you here on Real Radio 860 WLBG and streaming live on the internet at wwww.wlbg.com… We will start out coverage with the Friday Night Insiders program starting after the news break at 6:00 pm and then go live to the press box at JL Mann about 6:36 or so….If you are going to the game, Greenville is a tough place to find a vacant frequency but if you carry your FM radio you should be able to hear our in-stadium transmitter on 87.9, 88.9 or 106.7 on you FM dial… I will have to see which one is best when I get there.

 

Local Notes… Due to school being out yesterday there are no local results to report.

 

Pros … For more information on these games, click on their scores.

  • League Championship Teams Set… Well in case you missed it, the four teams still in the running for the MLB Championship have been set… In the American League the Houston Astros defeated the Cleveland Indians in 3 games and will face the Boston Red Sox who defeated the Yankees 3 games to 1… They will not start their best of 7 series until tomorrow night in Boston… In the National League the punched their ticket to the league championship series by beating the Braves 3 game to 1 while the Milwaukie Brewers got there by defeating the Colorado Rockies in 3 straight games… They will start their best of 7 series for the championship tonight in Milwaukie… To see the complete postseason schedule and results, click here.

 

 

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Sports Report for Thursday, 10-11-2018

Hurricane Michael Causes Postponements and Cancellations… Well as you know school is out today in Laurens Districts 55 & 56 and that means there will be no athletic contest today involving teams from either district and all athletic contest yesterday afternoon and night were also postponed or canceled outright… Laurens Academy is also out of school today so there will be no athletic contests involving the Crusaders today… Be sure to check back on Monday and I will update you on any make-up dates that I find out about between now and then… The weather is expected to move through the area today and start clearing tonight so as of this moment, I do not expect the weather to have any effect on games scheduled for tomorrow but be sure to check back tomorrow morning for any update on that.

 

Local Notes

CHS   Cross Country… The Red Devil cross country teams participated in the Pre-Region Meet earlier this week.

  • Boys… Good news where the boys are concerned as they finished first with the lowest score of 28… The top runner for the Red Devils was Eric Newton who had the lowest overall time for any boy at the meet finishing the course in 17:42… The Red Devils had 4 of the top 10 runners and 6 or the top 15… To see who they were and their times click here.
  • Girls… The girls’ team did not finish first but pretty close to it as they came in third… They had two runners in the top 10 with Page Trent finishing 4th overall with a time of 23:25… To see how the rest of the girls on the team did, click here…. Now please mark your calendar for next Tuesday, October 10th because that is when the Red Devils will be hosting the Region Meet starting at 5:00 pm and I am sure they would like to see a large number of Red Devil fans there to cheer them on…. Go Big Red.

Volleyball

  • Broome 3 – Clinton 0… In volleyball action that I just received the results on yesterday, the Red Devil volleyball teams traveled to Spartanburg on Tuesday to take on the Centurions of Broome HS… The Red Devils fell to the Centurions 3-0 in varsity action with 2 o the 3 set scores being close… The set scores were 25-20, 25-13 & 25-21.
  • JV: Broome 2 – Clinton 0… In action prior to the varsity, the Centurions were also victorious by a score of 2-0… Set scores were 25-10 & 25-17.

 

LDHS

Raider Varsity Volleyball… Also catching up with the Raider varsity volleyball team which traveled to TL Hanna back on Tuesday to participate in a tri-match with Hanna and Easley:

  • Easley 2 – Laurens 1… In their match against the Easley Green Wave the Raiders fell by a score of 2-1… Easley took the first set 25-19 but the Raiders rebounded to take the second set 25-17… In the third and deciding set the Green Wave edged the Raiders by a score of 25-21… For comment from Coach Fleming and more details on the match click here.
  • Hanna 2 – Laurens 0… In the other half of the tri-match, the Raiders fell to a very tough TL Hanna team by a score of 2-0… Set scores were 25-12 and 25-2.
  • JV Action… The JV team also traveled to TL Hanna to participate in the tri-match on Tuesday… The team lost both of its matches against Hanna and Easley by the same score which was 2-0… For details on the Easley match click here and for details on their match with Hanna click here.

 

Pros … For more information on these games, click on their scores.

League Championship Teams Set… Well in case you missed it, the four teams still in the running for the MLB Championship have been set… In the American League the Houston Astros defeated the Cleveland Indians in 3 games and will face the Boston Red Sox who defeated the Yankees 3 games to 1… They will not start their best of 7 series until Saturday night in Boston… In the National League the punched their ticket to the league championship series by beating the Braves 3 game to 1 while the Milwaukie Brewers got there by defeating the Colorado Rockies in 3 straight games… They will start their best of 7 series for the championship tomorrow night in Milwaukie… To see the complete postseason schedule and results, click here.

 

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Sports Report for Wednesday, 10-10-2018

Schedule Changes… Hurricane Michael has caused some schedule changes as schools are trying to get games in ahead of its arrival… All of the following are contest that I have been told about that were scheduled for tomorrow but have now been moved to today:

  • CMS 7th grade football hosting Southside Christian at 5:00 pm
  • CMS 8th grade football hosting Whitmire has been canceled
  • CHS JV football hosting Newberry @ 7:00 pm (as soon after 7th grade finishes as possible)
  • Laurens MS hosting Wright MS @ 5:30
  • Hickory Tavern at Mid-Carolina @ 5:00 pm

Local Notes

CHS  

  • Tennis: Clinton 7 – Emerald 0… Back on Monday the Lady Red Devil tennis team traveled to Greenwood to take on the Emerald Vikings and the ride back was a short one as they defeated their region foe 7-0 … Mary Catherine Dailey, Gerri Hill, Gracie Spangler, Katy Threatt and Reese Gowan all took wins in singles action… Dailey and Hill also teamed up to form the #1 doubles team and defeated their opponents as did the #2 doubles team made up of Mary Grace Johnson and Gracie Wiggins… For complete match details click here The team is scheduled to travel to Woodruff today weather permitting.
  • Volleyball: Emerald 3 – Clinton 0… Also on Monday the Red Devil volleyball teams traveled to Emerald… The news is not as good here as the Vikings took a 3-0 win over the Red Devils… Set score were 25-15, 25-23 & 25-13… JV: Emerald 2 – Clinton 1… In JV action prior to the varsity, the Red Devils won the first set 25-22 but just could not maintain the momentum as Emerald won the next two sets by scores of 26-24 & 15-11 to take a 2-1 win.

 

LDHS

Cross Country… The cross country teams traveled to Ware Shoals yesterday…. Remember low score wins.

  • Boys: Laurens 20 – Ware Shoals 70… The Raiders were led by Evan Prince. Prince was followed by Luis Brenna, Jaden Rice, Jackson Edwards, and Murphy Rush
  • Girls Win… The Lady Raiders Cross Country team finished first Tuesday night at Ware Shoals High School. The Lady Raiders were led by Vanessa Harshaw 25:15. She was followed by Zoey Sward 25:24, JaNayiah Jones 25:42, Dani Prince 31:14 and Madison Villa. The Raiders placed 1st ahead of Ware Shoals and Palmetto Christian.

 

Laurens Academy

Volleyball

  • Monday… Catching up on Crusader volleyball, Monday the Crusader volleyball teams hosted the Hawks of Greenwood Christian Academy… Good news for Crusader fans as all three teams took wins over the Hawks… The middle school team started things off with a 2-0 win and the JVs followed taking a 2-0 win over the Hawks also… In varsity action the Crusaders completed the sweep taking a 3-0 win.
  • Yesterday… The Crusader volleyball teams traveled down to WW King yesterday to take on the Knights in their final road matches of the season… Middle School… First in middle school results, the Crusaders took a 2-0 win with set scores of 25-18 and 25-20… The win allowed the team to clinch the region championship… Congratulations to the middle school team… Varsity… In varsity action the news is also good for Crusader fans as the team took a 3-0 win over the Knights… set scores were 25-13, 25-9 & 25-14… With the win the varsity stays undefeated in region play… The teams return home to play Newberry Academy tomorrow in the last games before the region tournament to be held this Saturday at Laurens Academy.

 

Pros … For more information on these games, click on their scores.

  • MLB Results…. To see how other teams did last night and to see the complete postseason schedule and results, click here.

 

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Sports Report for Tuesday, 10-9-2018

PC Notes

  • Kennesaw State 56 – PC 0… Last Saturday the Blue Hose football team traveled to Kennesaw State to take on the #3 ranked Owls… The Owls showed they deserved that ranking as they took a 56-0 win over the Blue Hose… They led 28-0 at the half and added 21 more in the 3rd quarter… They dominated PC in every statistical category and had 637 yards of offense (485 rushing) to PC’s 141 total with 123 of them coming through the air… For more on this game click here… The Blue Hose return to Bailey Memorial Stadium this Saturday for a 12 p.m. kickoff against future Big South foe Hampton. The game will be broadcast on ESPN+.

 

Local Notes

CHS… Catching up on some scores from late last week.    

  • JV Football: Clinton 32 – Mid-Carolina 6… Last Thursday the Red Devil JV football team traveled down to Prosperity to take on the Mid-Carolina Rebels… In case you haven’t heard good news for Red Devil fans as the team took a 32-6 win over the Rebels improving their record to 4-2 on the season… Danny Kinard led the team with 3 rushing TDs… For more information about this game and comments from Coach Glenn, click here.
  • Tennis: Clinton 7 – Newberry 0… Also last Thursday the lady Red Devil tennis team hosted the Lady Bulldogs of Newberry HS… Some more good news here as Clinton took a 7-0 win to run their record to 6-4 on the season… For complete match details, click here.
  • Volleyball… The CHS volleyball teams hosted Newberry last Thursday night and I’m sorry to report the coach has not reported the varsity score… I can tell you that in JV action Newberry took a hard fought 2-1 win winning its second and deciding set by 1 point (10-9)… For more details on this match click here.

 

 

LDHS… Catching up on some scores from late last week.    

  • Freshman Football: Laurens 24 – Landrum 6….Last Thursday the Raider 9th Grade football team hosted the JV team from Landrum HS… Good news for Raider fans as the team took a 24-6 win… Zy Todd led the Raiders with 3 TD runs… For more details on this game click here.
  • Volleyball: JL Mann 3 – Laurens 0… Also last Thursday the raider volleyball teams hosted the Patriots of JL Mann on Cancer Awareness Night… The news is not good for Raider fans as the Patriots took a 3-0 win in varsity action… For details on this match and comments from Coach Fleming click hereJV: Mann 2 – Laurens 0… In JV action prior to the varsity, the Patriots were also victorious as they took a 2-0 win… For match details click here
  • Tennis: JL Mann 7 – Laurens 0… One last score from last Thursday, the Lady raider tennis team traveled to JL Mann and lost by a score of 7-0 to the Patriots… Sorry no details on the match.

 

Laurens Academy

  • Volleyball… Last night the Crusader volleyball teams hosted the Hawks of Greenwood Christian Academy… Good news for Crusader fans as all three teams took wins over the Hawks… The middle school team started things off with a 2-0 win and the JVs followed taking a 2-0 win over the Hawks also… In varsity action the Crusaders completed the sweep taking a 3-0 win.
  • Track… Last Thursday the Crusader cross country teams hosted a meet for the first time ever and it took place out at the Laurens County Park… Girls: Good news for Crusader fans as the girls’ team took first in the meet followed by Laurens and Dixie… Blair Quarles finished first overall with a time of 25:49 and Zoey Sward of LDHS finished second with a time of 26:13… To see complete girls’ match results click here… In the boys’ portion of the meet the Crusaders finished 5th behind Laurens which finished first… Andrew Codington had the best time for the Crusaders as he finished the course in 26:22… To see complete boys’ match results click here

 

 

Pros … For more information on these games, click on their scores.

  • Dodgers 6 – Braves 2…  The Atlanta Braves saw their season come to an end last night as the Dodgers defeated the Braves 6-2 at Sun Trust Park to win the NL Division Series 3 games to 1… The Braves led early 2-1 but the Dodgers went ahead 3-2 with a pair of runs in the 6th inning and then added 3 insurance runs in the 7th on a 3-run homer by   their shortstop Manny Machado… The Dodgers will face the Milwaukie Brewers this Friday in the first game of the NL Championship Series… The Braves finish the season with a record of 91-75 (90-72 in the regular season).coming off a season where their record was just about the opposite and they were not expected to finish anywhere near the top of the NL East which they won.

Other MLB Results…. To see how other teams did last night and to see the complete postseason schedule and results, click here.

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Sports Report for Monday, 10-8-2018

Local Notes

CHS  

  • Clinton 21 – Mid-Carolina 7… The Red Devil football team saw their chances to make the playoff improve Friday night as they took a 21-7 win over the Mid-Carolina Rebels on Homecoming night… The two teams battled to a 0-0 tie at the end of the first quarter and with 4:37 left in the half the Red Devil defense held the Rebels at their Clinton 46 on 4th down and 2 situation to get the ball back… It took the Red Devils 10 plays to cover the distance with Navill Watson connecting with PJ Bluford the last 5 yards on the TD pass… Sam Tiller added the PAT… There was no further scoring until the final quarter when the Rebels intercepted a Red Devil pass late in the third quarter at their own 9 yard line… It then took them 10 plays to score with the majority of the yardage coming on a 51 yards pass play to the Red Devil 29 yard line… It then took them 7 plays and a Clinton penalty for them to score early in the 4th quarter and tie the game 7-7… On the ensuing kickoff Titus Hood return it 33 yards to the Rebel 45 yard line and from there the Red Devils scored 7 plays later when cam Nichols hit Elijah Campbell with a 20 yard scoring strike with 9:02 left in the game… Tiller’s PAT put the Red Devils up for good at 14-7… With 5:07 left in t contest Mid Carolina started a drive that when all was said and done resulted in negative yardage and they the failed on a 4th and 32 pass attempt giving the Red Devils the ball at the at the Rebel 10… Three plays later Greg Sanders scored on a 4 yard run and Tiller added the PAT to make the final 21-7… To see abbreviated stats on the game, click here…. To see a play-by-play account of the game click here… The Red Devils improve to 2-5 on the season but more importantly 1-1 in the region where they are tied with 3 other teams for second in the region… The Red Devils travel to Newberry to take on the Bulldogs this Friday.

 

LDHS

  • Woodmont 34 – Laurens 20… Meanwhile the Laurens Raiders were hosting the Woodmont Wildcats a team they had never lost to in a game that also could help or hurt their playoff chances… When the final horn sounded Woodmont had taken its first win over Laurens by a score of 34-20 and the Raiders playoff chances took a hit but are not gone…As in recent weeks turnovers proved to be the Raiders Achilles heel as they Raiders fumbled 6 times losing 3 of them and had a pass intercepted… The Raiders actually got on the board first on a 98 yard TD run by Shamare Deny and with Devon Hubner’s PAT the Raider led 7-0 with 4:44 left in the 1st quarter… Woodmont responded returning the ensuing kickoff to the Raider 24 yard line… 2plays later they scored and tied the game 7-7… On their next possession the Wildcats took the lead for good as they scored on a 66 yard run to make it 14-7 still in the first quarter… The Raiders then fumbled on their next two possessions which gave the Wildcats a short field and they took advantage of it scoring 13 unanswered points to go up 27-7 at the half… The Wildcats running game pretty much ran at will in the first half but the Raiders adjusted at halftime and just about shut it down in the second half… After another Raider fumble gave them a short field late in the 3rd quarter the Wildcats scored for the last time and went up 34-7… On their next possession the Raiders went 77 yards in 12 plays scoring on 3 yard run with 10:58 left in the game… Hubner’s PAT was blocked so the score stood 34-13… The Raiders held the Wildcats on their next possession and then went 54 yards in 4 plays and scored on a 23 yard run by Duane martin… Hubner’s PAT made it 34-20 with 7:43 left in the game… Woodmont was able to run 3:53 seconds off the clock before punting to the Raiders at the end of their next possession… The Raiders saw their hopes dashed on the next possession when facing a 4th and 9 at the Raider 41 Ryan Campbell was sacked for a 9 yard loss and the Wildcats then ran out the clock… To see abbreviated stats on the game, click here…. To see a play-by-play account of the game click here… The Raiders fall to 2-5 on the season and 1-3 in region play… The Raiders travel to JL Mann to take on the Patriots this Friday in a game that takes on more importance in determining the Raiders playoff fate after the loss to Woodmont.

 

Laurens Academy

  • Richard Winn 57 – LA 18… The Laurens Academy Crusaders were also at home last Friday night for Homecoming facing the Eagles of Richard Winn and actually led early on an 8yd. pass from Thomas Lowry to Diamonte Grant with the extra point failing… That is the last time the Crusaders would lead as the Eagles took a 57-18 win over the Crusaders… The Eagles forged ahead taking a 16-6 lead at the end of the first quarter… The Crusaders scored again on an 89 yard TD pass from Lowry to Charlton McCall in the 2nd quarter but the Eagles also had multiple scores takin a 50-12 lead at the half… The Crusaders’ last score came on a 5yard pass from Lowry to Will Jones… The Eagles had 26 players to the Crusaders 12 so fatigue became a factor on a warm night in the second half… The Crusaders fall to 2-5 on the season and will be on the road this Friday night as they travel to Jefferson Davis Academy in Blackville.

Football Scores from Friday 10-5-2018… If you would like to see other scores from around the area and the state from last Friday night click here.

 

Homecoming Queens

  • CHS… Miss Aaliyah Johnston a senior at CHS was crowned Homecoming Queen at CHS Friday Night… Sorry No photo available

  • LDHS… Halley Baker was crowned Homecoming Queen at LDHS… Pictured with her are McCaylah Cagle Freshman Princess, Sydney Hill Sophomore Princess, Blakley Hall Junior Princess and Jada Young Senior Princess.

 

  • Laurens Academy… The 2018 Homecoming Queen at Laurens Academy was Miss Kerington Armstrong… Photo courtesy of Laurens Academy and Mary Littleton.

 

 

 

 

Pros … For more information on these games, click on their scores. 

Braves… As you may recall, the Braves lost to the Dodgers 6-0 out in LA last Thursday night in the first game of their best of 3 series for the National League Division Title.

  • Friday: Dodgers 3 – Braves 0… On Friday the Dodgers took a 3-0 win as they outhit the Braves 5-3 and 2 of their 5 hits were homers.
  • Sunday: Braves 6 – Dodgers 5… Yesterday the Braves took a 6-5 win to stay alive in the series… The Dodgers outhit them 7-4 but this time it was the Braves who were hitting the homers… Ronald Acuna Jr. had a grand slam homer as part of a Braves 5-run second inning and Freddie Freeman had a solo shot in the sixth inning that proved to be the winning run for the Braves… Game 4 of the series will be today at 4:40 in Sun Trust Park and the Braves must win to keep their season alive… The game can be seen on Fox Sport 1.
  • MLB Playoff Schedule & Results… If you want to keep up with the MLB playoffs and see how the other teams did and he entire playoff schedule, click here

 

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Sports Report for Friday, 10-5-2018

PC Notes

  • Blue Hose Travel to Kennesaw State… The PC Blue Hose football team will be on the road tomorrow as they travel to Kennesaw State to take on the Owls….PC is 2-1 on the season and will face a tough Owl team that is 4-1 on the season and ranked #3 in the FCS Coaches Poll… Kickoff is scheduled for 2 pm and you can catch the game on the PC Football Network and view live stats at GoBlueHose.com.

 

Local Notes

Football Tonight… All 3 of the county high schools varsity football teams will be at home tonight and it is also Homecoming at all 3 schools.

  • Laurens Academy… The Crusaders will be hosting the Eagles of Richard Winn Academy… Both teams come into the game with 2-4 records… The Crusaders have a 2-game winning streak on the line not counting the forfeit last Friday when they simply did not have enough well players to play.
  • Clinton… The Red Devils will be hosting the Rebels of Mid-Carolina HS… Both teams have one win on the season and are eager to pick up the second win… The Rebels only win came back in Week 0 when they defeated Whitmire 33-7… Playoff chances are still alive for both schools but a loss here will make those chances much slimmer… If you would like to see their entire schedule and results to date, click here.
  • Laurens… The Raiders will be hosting the Wildcats of Woodmont HS… Both teams have 2-4 records but the Wildcats are 2-1 in region play while the Raiders are 1-2 in the region… As was the case with Clinton and Mid-Carolina, both Laurens and Woodmont still have chances to make the playoffs but this game will have a lot to do in improving or diminishing those chances…. To see Woodmont’s schedule and results click here…. If you can’t make it to the game, be sure to join us here on Real Radio 860 and on the internet at www.wlbg.com as bring you the Friday Night Insiders program just a few minutes after 6:00 pm and then we go live to KC Hanna Stadium about 6:36.

 

CHS  

Cross Country… Yesterday the Red Devil cross country teams traveled Williamston to take part in the Palmetto Invitational meet.

  • Girls Finish 5th… The Lady Red Devil team finished 5th out of 7 girls’ teams that participated in the meet… Woodmont finished first in the meet… The top runner for the Red Devils was Paige Tent who who finished 4th overall with a time of 22:25… Now to find out how the other members of the girls’ track team finished click here…. You’ll also find a photo there.
  • Boys Finish 3rd… The boys’ team also did well as they finished 3rd out of 9 teams competing… Eric Newton led the Red Devils finishing 4th overall in a time of 18:41… Now for a photo and to see how his teammates did, click here…. By the way if you click there you will also see that the boy’s JV team finished first in the meet… The top runner for the JVs was Javi Carles who finished 2nd overall with a time of 22:08…There is also more information on how the other JV runners did.
  • Complete Meet Results… Now if you would like to see the complete meet results including how all the teams finished and complete list of runners and their times, click here.

 

Middle School

Football

  • CMS 7th Grade 8 – Carver 0… back on Wednesday the CMS Wildcat 7th grade football team traveled to Carver MS up in Spartanburg and came home with an 8-0 win… Sorry no scoring details… The team record is now 5-0 on the season.
  • Wright MS 66 – Sanders 8… Also on Wednesday the Sanders MS Yellow Jacket football team traveled over toe Abbeville to take on the Wright MS Wildcats… The Wildcats must have loaded up on bug spray as they took a 66-8 win over the Yellow Jackets… Sanders only score came on a 63 yard run by TyQuavis Johnson.

Volleyball

  • CMS 3 – HT 0… Also back on Wednesday the CMS Wildcat volleyball team traveled to Hickory Tavern to take on the Panthers… Good news for Wildcat fans as they took a 3-0 win… Set scores were 25-15, 25-9 and 25-19… The Wildcats are now 6-2 on the season.
  • Star-Iva 3 – GCO 0… One other middle school match to report to you that also occurred on Wednesday and that involved the GCO Tigers hosing the Star-Iva MS Tigers… The visiting Tigers were just a little too strong for the home Tigers as Star-Iva took a 3-0 win… Set scores were 25-8, 25-7 and 25-16.

 

Pros … For more information on these games, click on their scores.

  • Dodgers 6 – Braves 0… The Braves and the Dodgers hooked up in game 1 of the best of 5 series out in LA last night and the Braves out hit the Dodgers 6-5 in the game… But the team with the most hits does not always win the game and that was the case last night as the Dodgers took a 6-0 win over the Braves… All of the Braves hits were singles while 3 of the Dodgers 6 hits were homers… Game 2 of the series will be tonight with first pitch scheduled for 9:37 pm… Now if you would like to find out other results from last night and the complete schedule for today (where there are a total of 4 games) click here.

 

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Sports Report for Thursday, 10-4-2018

Local Notes… Catching up on some local results from earlier in the week that I just received the scores from:

CHS

  • Girls Tennis: Mid-Carolina 5 – Clinton 1… Back on Tuesday the Red Devil tennis team traveled down to Prosperity to take on the Lady Rebels of Mid-Carolina HS… Well the Rebels “prospered” a little more than the Red Devils as Mid-Carolina defeated Clinton 5-1… Reese Gowan picked up the only win for the Red Devils in singles action however the #2 doubles team composed of Mary Grace Johnson and Gracie Wiggins put up a great fight and lost in a tie-breaker… For more details on this match, click here… The team is back in action today as they host the Newberry Bulldogs starting at 5:00 pm.
  • Volleyball: Mid-Carolina 3 – Clinton 0… The Red Devil volleyball team made the trip down to Prosperity also on Tuesday and once again the Rebels took the win by a score of 3-0… set scores were 25-11, 25-15 & 25-12… JV: Sorry no report on how the JV team did… The teams will be back in action today as they host the Newberry Bulldogs.

 

 

LDHS

  • Girls Tennis: Laurens 4 – Woodmont 3… The Lady Raider tennis team was in action on Tuesday as they hosted the Lady Wildcats of Woodmont HS at the LDHS tennis courts… Good news for Raider fans as the team took a 4-3 won over the Wildcats… McKenzie Little, Bella Youssef and Becky Brownlee all took wins in singles action… The #2 doubles team composed of Kelsie Little and Skylar Douglas took the fourth and deciding win for the Raiders… For more details on this match click here…. The team travels to JL Mann today.
  • Volleyball: Woodmont 3 – Laurens 0… The lady Raider volleyball team was also in action back on Tuesday as they traveled to Woodmont to take on the Wildcats… Unfortunately they did not do as well as the tennis team as the Wildcats took a 3-0 win over the Raiders… Set scores were 25-14, 25-9 & 25-10… JV: Woodmont 2 – Laurens 0… In JV action prior to the varsity match, the Wildcats defeated Laurens 2-0… Set scores were 25-9 & 25-16… The teams will be back in action today as they host the Patriots of JL Mann starting with the JV team at 5:30 and it is “Pink Out Night” as the Raiders have a Breast Cancer Awareness game.

 

Laurens Academy Schedule Notes

  • Volleyball:  Today’s volleyball matches at Wardlaw Academy today have been canceled due to a scheduling conflict… The varsity game has been rescheduled to Monday, October 15 at 4 PM. The middle school game will not be rescheduled
  • Cross Country… The Crusader cross country teams will for the first time ever be hosting a meet today out at the Laurens County Park located on Bridges Road starting at 5:00 pm.

 

Pros … For more information on these games, click on their scores.

  • Baseball… Well the tiebreaker and wildcard games are all finished now and the as the Rockies and the Yankees won the wildcard game to make it into league divisional series which begin tonight… The Rockies will travel to Milwaukie to face The Brew Crew today at 5:00 pm and the Braves travel to LA to take on the Dodgers tonight at 8:30… Now if you want to see the MLB Postseason schedule and results from completed games, click here… That will take you to MLB website where all that information is available… When you get there scroll down below the upcoming schedule to see the results of completed games.

 

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Sports Report for Wednesday, 10-3-2018

Local Notes

Clinton vs. Laurens in Cross Country… Yesterday the Red Devil and Raider cross country teams faced off against each other out at The Trails at Lake Rabon… Remember like golf, in cross country the lowest score wins.

  • Girls: Clinton 23 – Laurens 36… In girls’ action the Red Devils prevailed by a score of 23-36… The Red Devils Page Trent was the overall winner finishing the course in just 23:15 and edging out her teammate Dorothy Trent who finished just 16 seconds behind (23:31)…. For the Raiders, Zoey Sward posted the best time finishing in 23:53… To see how the other Red Devils finished and for comments from Coach Atkinson click here… To see how the other Raiders finished click here.
  • Boys: Clinton 24 – Laurens 32… Now the boys’ portion of the meet was much closer but the Red Devils still prevailed by a score of 24-32… The Raiders Evan Prince had the fastest time finishing in 14:46… For the Red Devils Billy Hogarth was the top runner finishing in 19:45… To see how the top 5 runners Clinton did and comments from Coach Atkinson, click here… To see how the top 5 Laurens runners were and their times click here.

 

 CHS  

  • Tennis: Clinton 6 – Broome 0… Back on Monday the Lady Red Devil tennis team traveled to Broome to take on the Centurions in non-region action… Good news here for Red Devil fans as the team took a 6-0 win over the Centurions… Mary Catherine Dailey, Gerri Hill, Gracie Spangler, Reese Gowan and Kaitey Threatt all took win in singles action… Only the #2 doubles team composed of Mary Grace Johnson and Gracie Wiggins played and the defeated their opponents… For more details on this match, click here.

 

LDHS

  • Lady Raider Golf Team Finishes 7th in Region… Catching up with the lady Raider golf team which was in action back on Monday as they traveled to Cobbs Glen CC in Anderson to participate in the Region I-AAAAA Tournament… The Raiders as a team finished 7th in the tournament but one Raider did qualify for the 5A Upper State Tournament to be played October 15th at Waterford CC in Rock Hill… That Raider is Anna Grace Rowland who led the Raiders at the region tournament with a 112… Other lady Raiders who [participated and there score were Bailey Carder 114, Madison Wilson 156, and Bryson Cruickshanks 164

 

Laurens Academy

Volleyball…  The Crusader volleyball teams traveled down to Greenwood Christian Monday night to take on the Hawks so let’s catchup on how they did.

  • V: LA 3 – GC 0… In varsity action the Crusaders took a 3-0 win over the Hawks… Set scores were 25-8, 25-8 and 25-21
  • JV: LA 2 – GC 0… In JV action the Crusaders were once again victorious as the won the match 2-0 with set scores of 30-28 and 25-12.
  • MS: GC 2 – LA 1… And finally the middle school team was also in action against the Hawks and it was the only team to fall to the Hawks as they lost 2-1… Sorry no other details.
  • Schedule Note… Thursday’s volleyball matches at Wardlaw Academy have been canceled due to a scheduling conflict. The varsity game has been rescheduled to Monday, October 15 at 4 PM. The middle school game will not be rescheduled

 

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Sports Report for Tuesday, 10-2-2018

PC Notes

  • GoBlueHose.com… Now last Friday I told you that the PC football team had taken a 10-0 win over the Blue Raiders of Lindsey Wilson College at Bailey Memorial Stadium the night before to run their record to 2-1 on the season… Well other sports are also in season at PC like men & women’s soccer, men and women’s cross country, men and women’s golf and volleyball… If you want to keep up with these sports or find out about anything and everything related to PC athletics there is only one web address you need to know and that is gobluehose.com the schools official athletic website.

 

Local Notes…. Catching up on some local scores from last week that I did not get in time to get on last Friday or have time for yesterday:

CHS  

  • JV Football: Union 16 – Clinton 6… Last Thursday night at Wilder Stadium the Red Devil JV football team hosted the Union County Yellow Jackets… Union scored 8 points in each of the first two quarters and then held on to take a 16-6 win… The Red Devils got on the board with a 70 yard TD run by Danny Kinard in the third quarter… Zek Johnson had a big night on defense as he was able to pick of a Yellow jacket pass… Coach Glenn commented afterwards “We came up short tonight, and we were not able to execute in the 2nd half of the ball game when we needed big plays. Although we lost our kids never gave up. We will have to come back next week and make improvements on areas where we made mistakes on tonight”… The team is now 32 on the season and will be on the road this Thursday as they travel to Mid-Carolina for a 6 pm contest
  • Volleyball: Mid-Carolina 3 – Clinton 0… Last Wednesday the Red Devil volleyball squads traveled down to Prosperity to take on the Mid-Carolina Rebels… In varsity action, the Rebels took a 3-0 win… The Red Devils kept the set scores close but still lost by scores of 25-21, 26-24 and 25-18… JV: Union 2 – Clinton 0… Set scores were 25-22 and 25-8
  • Tennis: Union 4 – Clinton 2… Last Thursday the Lady Red Devil tennis team hosted the Yellow Jackets of Union County HS and the Red Devils did not quite have enough bug spray as Union took a 4-2 win…The Red Devil wins came when Mary Catherin Dailey and Reese Gowan defeated their opponents in singles action… For more details on this match click here.

 

LDHS

  • Tennis: Laurens 7 – Westside 0… In girls’ tennis action last Thursday at LDHS, the Raiders took a 7-0 win over the Westside Rams… Anna Jenkins, Abby Davis, McKenzie Little, Bella Youssef and Becky Brownlee all took wins in singles action… McKenzie Little and Rose Tumblin teamed up to form the #1 doubles team and took a win over their opponents as did the #2 doubles team made up of Kelsie Little and Skylar Douglas… For more details on this match and comments from Coach Youmans, click hereThe team host Woodmont today at 5 pm at the LDHS tennis courts.
  • Volleyball: Westside 3 – Laurens 0… Last Thursday the Raider volleyball teams traveled to Anderson to take on the Westside Rams in region action… The Rams proved to be a little too tough for the Raiders as they took a 3-0 win… Set scores were 25-18, 25-18 and 25-21… For comments from Coach Fleming click here…. JV: Westside 2 – Laurens 0… In JV action prior to the varsity match the Rams took a 2-0 win… Set scores were 25-15 & 25-15… Again to see comments about this match from Coach Fleming click here.

 

Laurens Academy

  • Cross Country Follow-Up… Last Friday I reported that the Crusader girls’ cross country team took first place the day before in a meet in Greenwood… I now have more information about that meet… Remember it is like golf in that low score wins…. Girls: The girls team finished first with 24 points while Greenwood Christian was 2nd with 47 points, Dixie took third (62) and Cambridge Academy was fourth (95)… Blaire Quarles had the best time for the Crusaders running the course in 23:34…. Boys: The boys also finished fifth with 206 points with Greenwood Christian winning with 22 point followed by Dixie (36), Ware Shoals (83) Newberry Academy (175), Crusaders (206) and Palmetto Christian (310)… Jonas Smith had the best time for the Crusaders running the course in 21:03… To see more details on how the other Crusaders ran in the meet, click on the following:
  • Cross Country Note: The Crusader cross country teams will host a meet for the first time ever at the Laurens County Park this Thursday starting at 5 pm.

 

 

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Local Notes

CHS  

  • Union 62 – Clinton 7… The CHS Red Devils traveled over to Union last Friday to open region play taking on the Yellow Jacket s… Union struck first, quick and often as they scored 62 unanswered points before the Red Devils finally scored with 2:34 left in the game to make the final score 62-7… The Yellow Jacket s scored 3 of the 4 times they had the ball in the first quarter and 9 of the 12 times they had the ball in the game not counting their last possession which occurs as time ran out in the game… At times the Red Devils were their own worst emery as they fumbled 6 times in the game losing 5 of them… The Red Devils lone score came on a 1 yard run by Navill Watson to cap a 15 play 46 yard drive with Sam Tiller adding the PAT…. To see some statistics on the game click here and to see a play-by-play accounting of the game click here…. The Red Devils return to Wilder Stadium this week hosting the Mid-Carolina Rebels for Homecoming.

 

LDHS

  • Westside 66 – Laurens 21… The Laurens Raiders were also on the road Friday night as they traveled to Anderson to take on the Westside Rams…. The Raiders actually led 14-10 at the end of the first quarter but after that it was all downhill for the Raiders as the Rams reeled off 56 unanswered points before the Raiders could get on the board again as the Raiders fell 66-21… As in recent weeks two things hurt the Raiders: turnovers and the opponents’ air attack… The Raiders had 6 fumbles losing 3 of them pus an interception… The Rams had 427 of their total 620 yards through the air… The Raiders managed just 293 yards of total offense with 182 of them coming on the ground… Shamare Dendy was the leading rusher for the Raiders with 79 yards on 13 rushes with one of the rushes being 52 yards. Laurens scored on a 1 yard YTD run by Duane Martin, a 1 yard TD run by Jackson Mahon and a 59 yard TD pass from Ryan Campbell to Jordan Woodruff with Devon Hubner adding all 3 PATs… To see some statistics on the game click here and to see a play-by-play accounting of the game click here. 

 

Laurens Academy

  • Game Canceled… Due to injuries and illness, the Laurens Crusader’s game last Friday night was canceled.

 

Whitmire @ Ware Shoals

  • Whitmire 35 – Ware Shoals 6… The Whitmire Wolverines traveled to ware Shoals to take on the Hornets in the first game of region action for both teams… The score stood 7-6 Whitmire after a quarter of play but then the Wolverines went on to score 28 unanswered points to take a 35-6 win… Jermarious Goodwin had eh Hornets lone score while Chandler Crumley & Jaylen Brown had TDs for the Wolverines…

 

Last Friday Night Football Scores… To see the scores from around the county, area and state from last Friday night click here.

 

Pros … For more information on these games, click on their scores.

Braves….   The Braves completed their regular season this weekend with a 3-game series in Philadelphia with the Phillies

  • Friday: Braves 10 – Phillies 2… On Friday the Braves pounded out 19 hits while Braves pitchers limited the Phillies to just 4 hits as the Braves took a 10-2 win over the Phillies… One of the Braves huts was a solo homer by Johan Camargo which gives him 19 on the season
  • Phillies 3 – Braves 0… On Saturday the Phillies broke a 9-game losing streak by taking a 3-0 win over the Braves… The Phillies simply outhit the Braves 5-2 as they scored all 5 of their runs in the 7th inning.
  • Sunday: Phillies 3 – Braves 1… In the final game of the regular season the Phillies downed the Braves 3-1 thus taking the final series win 2 games to 1…  The Phillies scored 2 runs in the bottom of the 1st inning then held on to take the win.
  • Playoff Bound… The Braves finished the season with a 90-72 record and finished first in the NL East 8 games ahead of the second place Phillies… They will be on the road Thursday taking on the winner Rockies at the Dodgers tiebreaker today at 4 pm ET…. To see the entire postseason MLB schedule click here.

 

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Sports Report for Friday, 9-28-2018

PC Notes

  • PC 10 – Linsey Wilson 0… The Blue Hose football team made it two in a row last night as they defeated the Linsey Wilson Blue Raiders 10 –0 at Bailey Memorial Stadium… The Blue hose were up 3-0 on the strength of a 33 yards field goal by Gardner Duckworth in the first quarter… Lightning in the area forced a suspension of the game for over an hour and neither team scores again until the Blue Hose scored one last time on a 7 yard pass from John Walker to DaShawn Davis with 14:45 left in the game…For more information on this contest, click here… The Blue Hose are now 2-1 on the season and return to action Saturday, October 6th when they travel to Kennesaw State to take on the Owls.

 

Local Notes 

Varsity Football Tonight

  • CHS… The Red Devils open up region play tonight heading over to Union County to take on the Yellow Jackets… As you may recall Union was supposed to be in Class-AAAA but won an appeal to remain in Class AAA and are the largest school in the class by enrollment… Lawsuits are still pending on this action… Union is 2-3 on the season and has a week off to prepare for the Red Devils… If you would like to see their schedule and results, click here…The Red Devils will be without the services of their starting quarterback Connor Richardson who was injured last week.
  • LDHS… The Raiders are also on the road tonight as they travel to Anderson to take on the Westside Rams… Both teams are 1-1 in region play as the Raiders lost to Greenwood last Friday night and the Rams lost to TL Hanna (by the way Hanna travels to Greenwood tonight in a battle for the #1 spot in the region)… The Rams are i-4 on the season and if you would like to see their schedule and results click here… Look below for notes on a fan bus going to Westside tonight.. If you carry your FM radio you will be able to hear our in-stadium transmitter on either 96.5 or 96.7 on your FM radio you will be able to hear our in-stadium transmitter on either 96.5 or 96.7 on you FM dial…. Should one of those not work we will try 88.9 or 87.9… We’ll just have to see which is best when we get there.
  • Laurens Academy… The Crusaders have a 2-win streak going but that will be challenged tonight as they travel to Summerton, SC to take on the Saints of Clarendon Hall who are undefeated… If you plan on following the Crusaders the address for Clarendon Hall is: 1140 S. Duke St., Summerton, SC 29148
  • Ware Shoals and Whitmire… Two other area teams will be facing each other tonight… The Whitmire Wolverines will travel to Ware Shoals to take on the Hornets at Tommy Davis Field… This is the region opener for both schools… Whitmire is 3-2 on the season and ware Shoals is still looking for its first win of the season…To see the Whitmire schedule and results click here… To see the Ware Shoals schedule and results click here

LDHS

  • 9th Grade Football: Westside 29 – Laurens 13… The Raider 9th grade team played host to the Westside Rams last night at KC Hanna Field and the ride back to Anderson most likely seemed shorter than the one coming over for the Rams as they took 29-13 win over the Raiders… The Raiders received the opening kickoff but fumbled on the third play from scrimmage and it was scooped up and returned 60 yards for a TD by the Rams… With the PAT the score stood 7-0 with 8:10 left in the opening quarter. Later in the quarter Isaac Craig picked off a Ram pass at the Raider 9 yard line. The first plat lost all the way back to the Raider 1 yard line and the next snap from center was high and could not be handled so it went out the back of the end zone for a safety making it 9-0 Westside scored twice more in the half and the Raiders offense just could not get going so they trailed 22-0 at the half… The Raiders held the Rams on their first possession of the second half and then drove down the field 67 yards and scored on a 2-yard run by Zy Todd… Brian Sheffield added the PAT to make it 22-7… Laurens held the Rams on their next possession but disaster struck on the second play from scrimmage as Laurens quarterback had a pass picked off and returned 27 yards for a pick-six and with the PAT Westside was up 29-7 with 3:48 left to play in the game… The Raiders never quit as they then took the ball and went 70 yards scoring with 52.3 seconds left in the game on a 57 yard pass play from Isaiah Pearson to Jayden McGowan… The 2-point PAT failed ant the score stood 29-13… The Raiders competed to the final buzzer as Tye Roberson intercepted a Ram pass as time ran out.
  • Fan Bus to Westside this Friday Info… The Laurens District 55 Transportation Department will be taking a Fan Bus to Westside this Friday night… The bus will leave from in front of LDHS at 6:00 pm sharp… The cost for the ride will be $6.00… Once you get there you will still have to purchase you game ticket… Avoid the hassle and ride the bus!

Laurens Academy

  • Volleyball: The Crusader volleyball teams traveled to Richard Winn yesterday in region action to take on the Eagles… Middle School: I don’t have any details but I can tell you that the middle school team defeated RW 2-0… Varsity: The news is also good where the varsity team is concerned as they took a 3-0 win over the Eagles…Set scores were 25-18, 25-18 and 25-17…The Crusaders remain undefeated in region play.
  • Cross Country: The girls cross country team was in action yesterday as they traveled to Greenwood Christian and defeated 4 other team there…Don’t have any more information on this other than that Blair Quarles finished 2nd overall continuing her outstanding performances for the team this season.

 

Middle School Football

  • 7th Grade CMS – 26 – Chapin 0…While I don’t have any details other than the final score, I can tell you that and it’s good news for CMS Wildcat fans as they took a 28-0 win over Chapin last night at Wilder Stadium.
  • Westview 40 – Sanders 16… The Sanders Yellow Jackets traveled down to Greenwood yesterday to take on the Westview Titans and the Titans proved to be a little too strong for the Yellow Jackets as they took a 40-16 win over the Jackets… The score was 40-0 at the half and the Yellow Jackets scores came on a 75 yard TD run by Gemire Darden and he also added the 2-point PAT… The other score was on a 55 yard TD run by Ty’quavius Johnson who also added the 2-point conversion.
  • LMS… The Laurens MS Tigers was hosting McCormick MS yesterday when the rains came forcing their game to be suspended at the half… They will try to finish it out Monday at 5:30. 

 

Pros … For more information on these games, click on their scores.

  • Mets 4 -Braves 1… The Braves finished their 3-game series last night with the Mets in New York on a down note as the Mets took a 4-1 win and the series 2 games to 1… Braves pitchers gave up only 5 hits but 2 of them were homers while the Braves did manage 6 hits all singles… The Braves start their final 3-game series of the regular season tonight in Philadelphia with the Phillies.

 

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PC Notes

  • Blue Hose Host Blue Raiders Tonight…  A quick reminder that the Blue Hose football team returns to action tonight as they host the Lindsey Wilson College Blue Raiders at 7:00 pm at Bailey Memorial Stadium… Linsey Wilson is located in Columbia, Kentucky and the Blue Raiders are 3-0 coming into tonight’s contest…  If you would like to learn more about the Blue Raiders click here and it will carry you to the team’s homepage on their website…  Now if you click here it will carry you to the PC posting that tells you all about the game… Tonight’s game is also Laurens County Day allowing anyone with a Laurens County ID free admission to the game…. If you get a chance go over and see if the Blue Hose can make it two wins in a row.

 

Local Notes

CHS  

  • Volleyball: Woodruff 3 – Clinton 0… Catching up on some Red Devil volleyball that I just got the results on yesterday, back on Tuesday the team hosted Woodruff and in varsity action the Wolverines took a 3-0 win… Set scores were 25-11, 25-11, & 25-6… In JV action prior to the varsity, Woodruff also took the win there by a score of 2-0… Set scores were 25-20 & 25-11.
  • Tennis: Clinton 5 – Woodruff 2… Now also on Tuesday the Lady Red Devil tennis team hosted the Woodruff Wolverines at the tennis courts on the campus of Clinton MS… Better news here as the Red Devils took a 5-2 win over the Wolverine… Mary Catherine Dailey, Gerri Hill, Gracie Spangler and Reese Gowan all took wins in singles action… In doubles action M.C. Daily and G. Spangler teamed up to defeat their opponents… For more details on this match, click here.

 

LDHS

  • Tennis: Greenwood 7 – Laurens 0… Catching up on some Lady Raider tennis action, back on Tuesday they traveled down to Greenwood to take on the Eagles in region action… The Eagles proved to be just a little too strong for the young Raider team as they took a 7-0 win… The team battled hard as McKenzie Little Becky Brownlee lost in tiebreakers… For more details on this match click here
  • Volleyball: Laurens 3 – Greenwood 2… Also on Tuesday the Raider volleyball teams traveled down to Greenwood to take on the Eagles… In varsity action the news is good for Raider fans as the Raiders took a 3-2 win… The Raiders took the first two sets by scores of 25-18 & 26-24… Greenwood then rebounded to take the next two sets by scores of 25-23 and 27-25… That forced the fifth and deciding set which the Raiders took by a score of 15-13… For comments from Coach Fleming and more details, click hereIn JV action the news is not as good as Greenwood prevailed by a score of 2-0… Set scores were 25-6 & 25-11… Again for more details and comments from Coach Fleming, click here.
  • Fan Bus to Westside this Friday Info… The Laurens District 55 Transportation Department will be taking a Fan Bus to Westside this Friday night… The bus will leave from in front of LDHS at 6:00 pm sharp… The cost for the ride will be $6.00… Once you get there you will still have to purchase you game ticket… Avoid the hassle and ride the bus!

 

Middle School Football

  • 8th Grade CMS 38 – HT 0… The 8th Grade Clinton MS Wildcats took a 38-0 win over the Panthers of Hickory Tavern last night at HT… Sorry no details.

 

Pros … For more information on these games, click on their scores.

  • Mets 3 – Braves 0…The Braves had their 6 game winning streak snapped last night as the Mets took a 3-0 win up in New York… Simply put the Braves were held to just 2 hits as Mets pitcher Jacob deGrom went 8 scoreless innings lowering his MLB-best ERA to 1.70… He also picked up his 100th career strikeout with his 10th strikeout on the final out of his start last night… The teams will conclude their 3-game series tonight in New York.

 

 

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Sports Report for Wednesday, 9-26-2018

Local Notes

CHS  

  • Cross Country… The Red Devil cross country teams were in action this past Saturday at the Lakeland Invitational held at Connie Maxwell Orphanage Oasis Farm and hosted by Greenwood HS…. In girls’ action, the Red Devils finished 11th out of 17 teams that participated… Paige Trent finished 6th overall with a time of 21:26… The boys’ team also finished 11th out of 20 teams that participated… The Red Devils were led by Eric Newton who finished 23rd overall with a time of 18:04…. Now the Red Devils also had their JV boys team participating and thy finished 4th out of 16 JV teams there… Javier Carles led the JVs with a time of 21:40… Now if you click here it will find more information about how other members of the cross country teams did.

 

 

LDHS

  • Girls Golf… The Lady Raider golf team was in action back on Monday as they participated in the Lady Eagle Invitational down at the Links at Stoney Point… The Raiders finished 8th with a score of 463… Anna Gray Rowland led the Raiders with a score of 89… This score was not only her personal best but also the lowest score posted by a Lady Raider since 2011… To see what the other Raider team members shot, click here….  The team returns to action tomorrow as they travel back down to the Links at Stoney Point to take on the Lady Eagles of Greenwood HS.
  • Fan Bus to Westside this Friday Info… The Laurens District 55 Transportation Department will be taking a Fan Bus to Westside this Friday night… The bus will leave from in front of LDHS at 6:00 pm sharp… The cost for the ride will be $6.00… Once you get there you will still have to purchase you game ticket… Avoid the hassle and ride the bus!
  • Newest Raider… Congratulations to Coach Patterson and his wife Erin on the birth of their daughter Mackenzie Lynn Patterson… Big brother Brayden finally got to meet his sister.

 

Middle School Volleyball

  • HT 3 – GCO 0… Back on Monday night the GCO volleyball team travelled to HT to take on the cross county rival… The HT Panthers prevailed in this match as they took a 3-0 win… Set scores were 25-18, 25-14 and 25-16… Now for more details on this match, click here.
  • CMS 3 – Southside Christian 1… Also back on Monday night the CMS Wildcat volleyball team traveled up to the Simpsonville area to take on the Southside Christian Sabers… Southside won the first set 28-26 but the Wildcats bounced back winning the next 3 sets by scores of 25-21, 25-18 and 25-13 to take a 3-1 win… The team travels to Newberry today.

 

Pros … For more information on these games, click on their scores.

  • Braves 7 – Mets 3… After taking Monday night off, the Atlanta Braves got back into action last night as they started a 3-game series with the Mets in New York… The Braves trailed 3-0 going into the top of the 7th inning where thy put 4 runs on the board to take the lead and then added 3 more runs in the 8th to take a come-from-behind 7-3 win over the Mets… The Braves pounded out 10 hits to the Mets 6 and one of the Braves hits was a 2-run homer by Ozzie Albie (24) in the 8th inning.

 

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