Sports Report for Thursday, 9-19-2019

Local Notes:

CHS Red Devils:

  • Tennis: CHS 6 – Union County 1… On Tuesday the lady Red Devil tennis team hosted the Union County Yellow Jackets as the Red Devil opened up region play… It was a great opening for the Red Devil as they defeated the Jackets 6-1… Mary Catherine Dailey, Chandler Dailey, Reese Gowan, Gracie Spangler and Jerri Hill all took wins in singles action… MC Dailey and Chandler Dailey also teamed up to form the #1 doubles team and they also defeated their opponents… For more information on this match, click here.
  • Volleyball: Union County 3 – CHS 0… Also on Tuesday the Red Devil volleyball team hosted the Union County Yellow Jackets… Not good news here as Union took a 3-0 win by set scores of 25-11, 25-13 and 25-14…IN JV action prior to the varsity match Union took a 2-0 win by set scores of 25-15 and 25-20.
  • Boys Cross Country… Also on Tuesday the Red Devils hosted a cross country meet that has a total of 6 teams participating… Clinton finished first with a low score of 42… Nick Perkins led the Red Devils finishing 5th with a time of 19:39… To see how other Red Devil runners did, click here…  By the way the Raiders were one of the teams in the meet and they finished 3rd with a score of 83… Remember like golf it’s the low score who wins.
  • Girls Cross Country… The Lady Red Devil cross country team also participated in the same meet on Tuesday and they did not finish as well as the boys… They finished 5th with a total of 98 points… Dorothy Trent was the top runner for the Red Devils finish the course in 22:54 which gave her a 5th place finish… For more information on this meet, click here… The Laurens Raiders were also at the meet and the girls finished third with 84 points.

 

LDHS Raiders:

  • Boys Cross Country… I have already mentioned that the Raider boys cross country team finished third at Clinton on Tuesday with a score of 83… They were led by junior Luis Rios-Brenna, who won with a personal record of 18:44. He was followed by Zak Brown, Pedro Juan, Murphy Rush, and Zach Neal.
  • Girls Cross Country… I have also mentioned that the Raider girls finished third at Clinton Tuesday with a score of 84… The Lady Raiders were led by sophomore Ryleigh Bragg. Ryleigh finished 7th with a personal record of 23:50. She was followed by fellow Raiders, Zoey Sward, JaNyiah Jones, Sofia Alvarez, and Karina Hernandez.
  • Tennis: JL Mann 7 – Laurens 0… The Lady Raider tennis team was also in action on Tuesday as they traveled to JL Mann to take on the always strong Lady Patriots… The patriots look to be loaded again this season as they took a 7-0 win over the raiders snapping the Raiders winning streak at 3… For more information on this match, click here.
  • Volleyball: Westside 3 – Laurens 0…. Tuesday was a busy night for high school; athletics as the Raider volleyball team was also in action traveling to Anderson to take on the Westside Rams…The Raiders had a tough night as they fell to the Rams 3-0… Set scores were 25-15, 25-18 and 25-15… To see some comments from Coach Lake about the match and a few more details, click here…. In JV action prior to the varsity the Rams took a 2-0 win… Set scores here were 25-18 and 25-15… Again for a couple of more details on the match, click here.

 

High School Football Scores and Standings

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

 

Pro Sports… For more information on the game(s) below click on their score.

  • Phillies 4 – Braves 1… The Braves outhit the Phillies 5-4 in the second game of their 3-game series in Atlanta last night but that is NOT what determines who wins as the Phillies scored 4 runs to the Braves 1 to take the win…. Two of the Phillies hits were homers while all 5 of the Braves hits were singles.

 

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Sports Report for Wednesday, 9-18-2019

Local Notes:

 Laurens County Speedway Results… Taking a look at the winners in each of the divisions main events last Saturday night at the LCS you find:

  • Limited… Deano Long finished first in the Limited main event taking advantage of contact between two other drivers late in the race that sent them to the back of the field and forced a restart late in the race… Jimmy Taylor finished second and Frank Coates secured the division championship finishing third.
  • FWD… The main event in the FWD division was a stop-and-start affair from the very beginning, as it took four attempts to start the race before a single lap was recorded…. Once they did get it started Travis Jamieson took the lead and never surrendered finishing first with Seth Smith and Darien Norwood being the next two drivers to see the checkered flag in that order.
  • SECA 604 Crate…. Dale Timms and Bryan Mullins battled each other in the all race long in the SECA 604 Crate main event and in the end it was Timms who took the win with Mullins finishing second… Brad Rachels took third.
  • 4-Cylinder… Matt Gilbert took the win in the 4-Cylinder main event leading from start to finish… Scott Nelson tried to catch him in the last few laps but had to settle for second and Wayne Powers took third.
  • Thunder Bombers… Lee Higdon took the checkered flag apparently taking first in the Thunder Bomber main event but a post-race inspection revealed he had bad tires and was disqualified…. That gave Brandon Satterfield the win with Scott Pulley finishing second and Shane Lollis third.
  • 602 Crate… Colt Smith who captured the 602 Crate season championship last week took the lead in this week’s main event in the first lap and went on to win the race… Colby Cannon was second and Chris Patterson was third.

 

 

High School Football Scores and Standings

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

 

Pro Sports… For more information on the game(s) below click on their score.

  • Phillies 5 – Braves 4… The Braves scored 2 runs in the first inning to take an early lead in their series opener with the Phillies in Atlanta last night but the Phillies scored 5 runs in the fourth inning and then went on to take a 5-4 win over the Braves… In the fifth inning the Phillies had 2 homeruns one by Rhys Hoskins and another by Jose Pirela to take the lead….Adeiny Hechavarria homered for the Braves in the eighth inning and Adam Duval also homered in the ninth inning.

 

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Sports Report for Tuesday, 9-17-2019

PC Notes

  • Jacksonville 30 – PC 20… Last Saturday night the Blue Hose football team carried a 13-10 lead into the fourth quarter at Bailey Memorial Stadium but could not hold it as the Jacksonville Dolphins outscored them in the final quarter 20-7 to take a 30-20 win over the Blue Hose… The Dolphins had 316 yards of total offense to PC’s 206 with Jarius Jeter getting 106 yards rushing to lead PC’s ground attack…. For more details on the game, click here….  The Blue Hose host Eastern Kentucky this Saturday at 1:00 pm.

 

Local Notes:

CHS Red Devils:

Cross Country… The Red Devil cross country teams competed in the Eye Opener Meet at Roger Milliken Center in Spartanburg on Saturday…. This is a big meet that draws runners and teams from not only South Carolina but adjacent states… There were over 2700 runners total who took part in the meet

  • Boys Finish 37th… Clinton finished 37th out of 63 teams in the Boys Championship Race. The JV Boys finished 38th out of 56 teams. The Championship Race had 540 runners, Clinton’s top runner was Zac Bagwell who finished 179th with a time of 19:28… To see how other varsity and JV runners for the Red Devils, click here.
  • Girls Finish 43rdClinton finished 43rd out of 52 teams in the Girls Championship Race…. The top runner for the Red Devils was Dorothy Trent who finished 125th with a time of 23:01… To see how other Red Devil runners did, click here.

 

 

LDHS: Raiders

  • Duane Martin Makes Shrine Bowl Roster… The 83rd Shrine Bowl of the Carolinas will be played December 21st in Spartanburg and Raider Senior Duane Martin has been chosen as a South Carolina team member in this annual charity game for the Shriners to play against a team from North Carolina in Spartanburg… Duane is listed as in inside linebacker for the team but as Raider fans know he can also run with the ball and that is most likely what the Louisville commit will do when he gets to college… If you would like to see all those chosen to play on the South Carolina team, click here… If you are interested in the North Carolina roster, click here… To learn more about the Shrine Bowl of the Carolinas in general, click here.
  • Cross Country Participates in Eye Opener… The Raider cross country team also participated in the Eye Opener Meet in Spartanburg on Saturday… The boys finished 48th while the girls finished 46th… The boys were led by Luis Rios-Brenna with a personal record of 18:48… The Lady Raiders were led my Joey Sward who finished the course in 23:59… Now for a little more information on how other Raiders did at the meet, click here.

 

 

Laurens Academy

  • Volleyball: LA 3 – Greenwood Christian 2… The Laurens Academy Crusaders hosted the Greenwood Christian Academy Hawks last night and the varsity match was a wild and wooly one but the Crusaders defeated he Hawks 3-2… The Hawks took the first set 27-25 but the Crusaders came right back and took the second set by a score 27-15… The Hawks did not roll over as they took the third set 27-25 but once again the Crusaders came back and took set four by a score of 25-17… That forced a fifth and deciding set which the Crusader’s took by a score of 15-8 thus improving their season record to 3-5 on the season.
  • MS: LA 2 – Hawks 0… Prior to the varsity match the middle school volleyball team ran their record to 7-1 on the season by taking a 2-0 win over the Hawks… The teams are scheduled to travel to Cambridge Academy tonight.

 

 

High School Football Scores and Standings

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

 

Pro Sports… For more information on the game(s) below click on their score.

  • Braves… The Braves were off last night and will start their final home stand of the regular season with a 3-game series with the Phillies tonight at Sun Trust Park.

 

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Sports Report for Monday, 9-16-2019

Local Notes:

CHS Red Devils:

  • Clinton 31 – Powdersville 0… Last Friday night the Red Devils defeated the Powdersville Patriots giving Coach Corey Fountain his first win at Clinton … Clinton led 9-0 at the half on a Greg Sanders 7 yard TD run in the first quarter and a 23 yard field goal by Juan Lawson just before the half ended… The score was still 9-0 going into 4th quarter where the Red devils exploded for 22 points… Shy Kinard scored on a 4 yard run, Darian Bailey on a 15 yard run and Sanders closed out the scoring with a 2 yard TD run…. Lawson also had two PATs in the fourth quarter…  Clinton had 401 yards in total offense (333 rushing) to Powdersville 156…For the complete stat package of the game including a play-by-play accounting of the game, click hereThe Red Devils travel to Wren this Friday night to take on the Golden Hurricanes

 

 

LDHS: Raiders

  • Hillcrest 23 – Laurens 6… In a game that really was closer than the score looked the Rams took a 23-6 win over the Laurens Raiders… The score was 10-0 at the half and the Raiders came out in the third quarter and scored the first time they had the ball on a 19 yard TD run by Jordan Woodruff to make it 10-6… After that they played equal except for a 27 yard pick six by the Rams and a 77 yard blocked field goal returned by the Rams for a 77 yard TD… The Rams only had 7 yards more of total offense that the Raiders (290-283) with most of theirs coming on the ground (216) while most of the Raiders came through the air (225)… Duane Martin led the Raiders on the ground with 51 punishing yards and also on defense sticking it to the Rams often on defense… For the complete stat package of the game including a play-by-play accounting of the game, click here… The Raiders will open region play this week as they travel to Wade Hampton to take on the Generals.

 

 

Laurens Academy

  • St John’s 58 – Laurens Academy 30… The St John’s Cavaliers jumped out to a 28-0 lead in the first quarter before the Crusaders could get on the board and then went on to take a  58-30 win over the Crusaders…Thomas Lowry had  3 TD passes all to Cal Robertson… Robertson caught scoring passes of 46, 73 and 29 yards…. Lowry also had 3 yard TD run and added the 2-point conversion… Diamonte Grant also caught 2 two-point conversions…. To see more Crusader statistics on the game, click here… The Crusaders travel to W. W. King this Friday night.

 

 

High School Football Scores and Standings

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

 

Pro SportsFor more information on the game(s) below click on their score.

Braves… The Braves were in Washington, DC for a three game-series with the Nationals.

  • Friday: Braves 5 – Nationals 0… The Braves started the series on Friday night with a 5-0 win over the Nationals… The Braves bas generated 12 hits while 4 Braves pitchers held the nationals to just 3 hits… Ozzie Albies hit his 23rd homerun of the season in the 7th inning.
  • Saturday: Braves 10 – Nationals 1… ON Saturday the Braves clinched at least a wild-card spot in the playoffs by taking a 10-1 win over the Nationals…. Again the Braves bats were hot as they pounded out 14 hits whole the Braves pitchers allowed only 6 National hits… The Braves had no homers but were led by Nick Markakis who went 4 for 5 and Ozzie Albies who went 3 for 4.
  • Sunday: Nationals 7 – Braves 0… Yesterday the National avoided being swept by the Braves by taking a 7-0 win… The Braves mostly gave the bats the night off as they had only 4 hits to the Nationals 10… The Braves are now 93-58 on the season and in first place in the NL East 9.5 games ahead of the Nationals who are second… They have tonight off and come home Tuesday to start a 3-game series with the Phillies.

 

 

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Sports Report for Friday, 9-13-2019

PC Notes

  • Jacksonville at PC Tomorrow Night… The Blue Hose football team returns to action tomorrow night at 7:00 pm as they hoist the Jacksonville Dolphins in their second game of the season… Why don’t you make plans to come on out as Coach Tommy Spangler and his team light up Bailey Memorial Stadium.

 

Local Notes:

CHS Red Devils:

  • JV Football: Clinton 26 – Powdersville 20… The Red Devil JV football team traveled to Powdersville to take on the Patriots last night and took a come-from behind 26-20 win… When the horn sounded to end the first half the Red Devils found themselves on the wrong side of a 20-0 score… The second half was a different story as the Red Devil defense stepped up and held the patriots scoreless in the second half while to offense found some momentum and score 26 unanswered points to take the win… As Coach Glenn said afterward it was a great win for his team as they bent but did not break.

 

LDHS: Raiders

  • JV Football: Hillcrest 20 – Laurens 0… The Raiders and the rams hooked up in JV football action last night at KC Hanna Stadium and the first half saw the Rams score just about a minute before the half was over to take a 6-0 lead… They scored again with 8:333 left in the game to make it 14-0… Laurens responded by driving all the way down to the Ram 8 yard line where the Raiders fumbled and the Rams recovered and drove the length of the field to score again with 31 seconds left to play to make the final score 20-0 Rams.
  • Fan Bus to Hillcrest… There will be a fan bus leaving from in front of LDHS tonight at 6:30 and if you want to ride up to Simpsonville it will cost you $5… Of course once you get there you will still have to purchase your ticket to get into the game.

 

 Laurens Academy

  • MS Football: LA 40 – Newberry Academy 0… Sorry no other details
  • Crusaders host St John’s…. Don’t forget the varsity football team will be hosting St John’s tonight at 7:30 out at Tod Kirk Field.

 

Middle School Football

  • Hickory Tavern 16 – Clinton MS 0… Yesterday in a game that you could have heard here on Real Radio WLBG, the HT Panthers took a 16-0 win over the CMS-7th grade Wildcats… HT took the opening kickoff and kept the ball for the entire first quarter and scored with 7:55 left in the second quarter on a 5 yard run by Nick Fowler… Tylan Fowler added the 2-point conversion to make it 7-0…. After holding the Wildcats to 3 and out the Panther again drove 65 yard to score with 40 seconds in the half on a 2 yard run by Nick Fowler who also added the 2 point conversion to make it 16-0… The second half was scoreless and the Wildcats never stopped battling as they drove all the way to the Panther 2 yard line early in the fourth quarter where the Panther defense held them out of the end zone.
  • Edgewood 22 – Sanders 14… Yesterday the Sanders Yellow Jackets traveled to Ninety Six to take on the Edgewood Wildcats… when the final horn sounded the Wildcats had taken a hard fought 22-14 win… Kalvis Byrd had a 65 yard kickoff return for a TD and also long rushing TD to account for most of the Sanders scoring… For a few more details on the game and coach’s comments, click here
  • Laurens MS 38 – Saluda 8… The LMS Tigers hosted the Saluda MS Tigers yesterday and LMS won by a score of 38-8… Sorry no other details.

 

High School Football Scores and Standings

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

 

 Pro Sports… For more information on the game(s) below click on their score.

  • Phillies 9 – Braves 5… Yesterday in the final game of their 4-game series with the Phillies in Philadelphia, the Braves lost 9-5 thus splitting the series at 2-2… The Phillies outhit the Braves 11-7 and they also out “homered” the Braves 4-3… Ozzie Albies (22), Adam Duval (7) and Ronald Acuna Jr (39) all homered for the Braves…. The Braves are now 91-57 on the season and lead the National by 8.5 games in the NL East… The Braves will have a weekend series in Washington starting tonight and a series win will all but clinch the title for the Braves.

 

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Sports Report for Thursday, 9-12-2019

Local Notes:

CHS Red Devils:

Cross Country… The Red Devils held a home cross country meet yesterday and the results were (remember lowest score wins like in golf):

  • Girls: Clinton 15 – Dixie 20… In girl’s action Clinton took a 15-20 as the Dixie did not have enough team members to make their portion of the meet “official””… Dorothy Trent had the top time for the Red Devils as she finished the course in 23:41… To see the time turned in by other Red Devil runners, click here.
  • Boys: Clinton 25 – Dixie 35… Now in the boys’ portion of the meet Dixie did have enough runners to compete and as a matter of fact two of their runners finished first and second… However the Red Devil runners finished in spots 3-8 which allowed them to win the meet 25-35…. The Red Devils were paced by Zac Bagwell who finished the course in 20:31… To see the times turned by other Red Devil runners click here. … Congratulations to both Clinton teams!

 

LDHS: Raiders

  • Girl’s Tennis: Laurens 6 – Westside 1… Now doing some catching up on girls tennis at LDHS, the Raiders traveled to Anderson on Tuesday to take on the Westside Rams and the ride back most likely didn’t seem as long as the ride over did because the Raiders defeated the Rams 6-1… Abby Davis, Anna Jenkins, Bella Youssef, Mackenzie Little and Kelsie Little all took wins in singles action… Skylar Douglas and Bella Burrafato teamed up to form the #1 doubles team and they also defeated their opponents… For match details click here
  • Volleyball: Wade Hampton 3 – Laurens 0… We also need to do some catching on volleyball results from Tuesday… The Raiders traveled to Greenville Tuesday and took on the Wade Hampton Generals… Unfortunately the results are not what I like to report as the Generals took a 3-0 win… Set scores were 25-11, 25-16 and 25-16… Now for more details on this match and comments from Coach Lake, click here
  • JV Volleyball: Laurens 2 – Wade Hampton 0…. Now the news is better where the JVs are concerned as they took a 2-0 hard fought win over Wade Hampton… Set scores were 25-21 and 25-23… Again for more details on the match and comments from Coach Lake click here.
  • JV Football Time Change… The JV football team will be hosting the Rams of Hillcrest tonight at KC Hanna Stadium and for those of you who have a schedule I need to pass a note on to you… The original schedule said the game was to start at 6:00 pm but that kickoff time has been moved to 6:30… Good luck to the Raiders!

 

High School Football Scores and Standings

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

 

Pro Sports… For more information on the game(s) below click on their score.

  • Braves 3 – Phillies 1… last night up in Philadelphia the Braves and the Phillies played game 3 of their 4-game series… If you wanted to see the scoring in the game all you would have needed to do was watch the fourth inning because that’s where it all happened… The Braves Tyler Flowers hit his 11th homer of the season driving in 3 runs and then in the bottom of the inning the Phillies scored their only run of the game as the Braves took a 3-1 win.

 

Broadcast Notes…  The broadcast schedule for upcoming local sports is just below… Remember all local sports are streamed live on the internet at www.wlbg.com on our homepage where you need to click on the Listen Live button in the upper right area of the page.

  • Thursday, 9-12-19… Middle School Football, CMS -7 at Hickory Tavern… 5:00 pm
  • Friday, 9-13-19… Varsity football, Laurens at Hillcrest… Friday Night Insiders at 6:05 and live from Simpsonville about 6:35.

 

Laurens County TD Club

  • The Laurens County Touchdown Club meets every other Thursday at noon out at The Ridge the City of Laurens Parks and Recreation Headquarters on Exchange Drive…. If you would like to see the entire schedule and information on how to join the club, click here.
  • The next meeting is September 12 and in addition to the local high school coaches talking about their past and upcoming games, Tommy Spangler the Head Coach at PC will be the featured speaker.
  • If you would like to see video of the last club meeting, click here.

 

High School & Middle School Sports Schedules for this Week [Read more…]

Sports Report for Wednesday, 9-11-2018

Local Notes:

Laurens Academy

  • Volleyball: WW King 3 – LA 2… The Crusader volleyball teams hosted the Knights of WW King last night in region action… In varsity action it was a back and forth affair that saw the Crusaders fall 3-2… The Knights won the first set 25-22 but the Crusaders turned right around and won the second set by the same 25-22 score… The Knights then won the third set 25-20 but once again the Crusaders rebounded to tie the match by taking the fourth set by a score of 25-20… The fifth and deciding set went to the wire with the Knights taking a 15-13 score thus winning the match 3-2… A heart-breaker for the Crusaders… The team is now 2-4 on the season.
  • MS Volleyball: LA 2 – WW King 0… Now the news is better where the middle school squad is concerned as they ran their season record to 5-1 by taking a 2-0 win over the Knights… Sorry no set scores…The teams will be back in action tomorrow as they host the Newberry Academy Eagles.

 

Laurens County Speedway Results… Looking at the results from each of the divisions main events at the LCS last Saturday night you find:

  • SECA 604 Crate… Dale Timms took the win in the SECA Crate main event by almost 4 seconds over second place finisher Brandon Carpenter after starting last in the race… He took the win after also winning at the Cherokee County Speedway earlier in the evening… Pat Lindsey finished third.
  • Limited… In the Limited Main event which was also the Robert Godfrey Memorial Race, Taylor Puckett got past Frank Coates on lap 15 to take the win with Coates finishing second… Josh Richeson took third.
  • Thunder Bombers… The Thunder Bombers main event saw Scott Pulley take the lead at the start of the race and never surrender it to take the win… Chris Lyons was the next driver to cross the finish line followed by Dan Lawson coming in third.
  • 602 Crate… It took two starts to get the 602 Crate going but once they did Chris Patterson took the win holding off Colby Cannon early in the race and then pulling away for the win… Larry Timms managed to get past Cannon to take second with Cannon coming in third.
  • 4-Cylinder… Aaron Summitt held off Jeff McGurity to take the win by just under a second in the 4-Cylinder main event… Phillip Wilson finished third.
  • FWD… The Front-Wheel Drive main event saw division points leader Travis Jamieson take the win leading start to finish…. Damien Norwood and Billy Medlin were the next two drivers to take the checkered flag in that order.

 

High School Football Scores and Standings

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

 

Pro Sports… For more information on the game(s) below click on their score.

  • Phillies 6 – Braves 5… In game two of their four-game series with the Braves in Philadelphia last night, the Phillies used the long-ball to take a 6-5 win over the Braves… The Phillies had 5 homeruns off the Braves pitching staff last night including 3 in the first inning, an inside-the-park homer by Scott Kingery in the third inning and another homer in the sixth inning…. The Braves did outhit the Phillies 10-8 but only one of their hits was a homer and that came off the bat of Johan Camargo (7) in the eighth inning.

 

 

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Sports Report for Tuesday, 9-10-2019

PC Notes

  • Mercer 45 – PC 7… The Blue Hose football team was finally able to get their first football game in last Saturday as they hosted the Mercer Bears… The Bears jumped out to an early lead and PC was not able to get on the board until the fourth quarter when they put together a 58 yard drive with Zola Davis carrying it the final yard for the score… Now for more information on this game, click here… The Blue Hose will be at home this Saturday as they host Jacksonville at 7:00 pm.

 

Local Notes:

CHS Red Devils:

Tennis: Christ Church 6 – Clinton 0… Last Thursday the Lady Red Devil tennis team traveled to Greenville to take on the always strong Christ Church Cavaliers… It looks like the Cavaliers are loaded again this season as they took a 6-0 win… If you would like more details on the match including set scores, click here… The Red Devils are now 1-1 on the young season and return to action one week from today when they host Union County.

 

Cross Country Teams

9-5-19 Meet… A week ago Clinton, Laurens and Ware Shoals participated in a meet at Lake Rabon

  • Boys… The Red Devils took first place in the meet with a score of 20 (lowest score wins) while Laurens finished second with a score of 46 and Ware Shoals third with a score of 76…. Luis Brenn of Laurens finished first with a time of 19:40 and the Red Devils were paced by Nick Perkins with a time of 19:56… To see how other Red Devil team members did, click here.
  • Girls… The Lady Red Devil team also finished first in this meet besting Laurens by a score of 25-31… Sophomore Dorothy Trent led all runners with a time of 23:11… Again for more details on how other Red Devil team members did and a picture of both the boys and girls squad, click here.

 

9-7-19 Tiger Classic Meet… Now back on Saturday the cross country teams participated in the Tiger Classic at Southside HS in Greenville.

  • Boys… The boys’ team was one of 27 teams participating and the Red Devils finished 14th among some highly competitive teams… Wade Hampton won the meet with a low score of 52 while Clinton finished with a 408… Nick Perkins once again paced the Red Devils finishing 75th out of 246 runners with a time of 20:36… To see how the other top 10 Red Devil team members did, click here… By the way Laurens finished 21st.
  • Girls… The Lady Red Devils finished 20th in the same meet with Riverside HS winning it… Eight runners finished the course in the heat and Dorothy Trent led the team finishing 47th out of 175 runners who managed to finish the course… To see how the other Red Devils did, click here.

 

Red Devils to Host a Meet Today… The cross country teams will be hosting a meet today at CHS and if you are planning to attend you might want to know where they will be allowing parking at CHS… To view the parking plans for today’s meet, click here…. Good luck to the Red Devils… Go Big Red.

 

 

LDHS: Raiders

  • Volleyball: Laurens 3 – Greenwood 0… Doing some catching up with the Raider volleyball team, last Thursday they hosted region foe Greenwood at LDHS and defeated the Eagles 3-0… Set scores were 25-15, 25-21 and 25-22… Now for more information on this match, click here… No word on how the JV team came out… The varsity and JV teams are scheduled to travel to Wade Hampton HS today.
  • Girls Tennis: Laurens 4 – Greenwood 3… Now while the volleyball team was hosting Greenwood last Thursday night the girls’ tennis team traveled to Greenwood to take on the Eagles… The ride back across the Lake Greenwood was a happy one for the Raiders as they took a 4-3 win over the Eagles… Bella Youseff. McKenzie Little and Kelsie Little all took wins for the Raiders in singles action… The #1 doubles team composed of Skylar Douglas and Bella Burrafato took the fourth win for the Raiders… For more details on the match, click here.

 

High School Football Scores and Standings

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

 

Pro Sports… For more information on the game(s) below click on their score.

  • Braves 7 – Phillies 2… The Braves picked up their 90th win of the season against 55 loses as they defeated the Phillies in Philadelphia last night by a score of 7-2… The Braves scored 2 runs in each of the first two innings and never looked back… They outhit the Phillies 8-5 with Ronald Acuna Jr. hitting his 38th homer of the season leading off for the Braves in the first inning and Josh Donaldson hitting a 2 run homer in the 7th inning giving him 37 round-trippers on the season.

 

 

Broadcast Notes…  [Read more…]

Sports Report for Monday, 9-9-2019

Local Notes:

CHS Red Devils:

  • Broome 49 – Clinton 20… The Red Devils had their home opener last Friday night and Broom spoiled it for the Red Devils as they took a 49-20 win… Clinton did not fall due to a lack of effort as they competed to the final whistle however it might be said that the Red Devils shot themselves in the foot as mistakes aided the Centurion cause… The Red Devils had a total of 4 passes intercepted while they were only able to pick off 2 Centurion passes… They were also guilty of fumbling 4 times and losing 2 of them while the Centurions fumbled once but recovered it themselves… The Centurions led 29-0 before the Red Devils got on the board as Danny Kinard carried it in from 6 yards out with 2:12 left in the first half… The Centurions led 36-6 at the half… The Red Devils Austin Caughman had a 30 yard pick-six late in the third quarter to make it 36-12… With 11:13 left in the game Davis Wilson hit Jerimiah Boyd with a 51 yard scoring strike and when Jykorie Gary added the 2-point conversion the Red Devils had cut the Broome lead to just 36-20…  However the Red Devils would get no closer as Broome added two more scores to make the final 49-20… The stats were not as one-sided as you might expect with the score and if you would like to see the entire stat package on the game, click here.
  • JV: Clinton 42 – Broome 21… The Red Devil JV football team traveled to Broome on Thursday night and the news here is good for Red Devil fans as they took a 42-21 win over the Centurions… The Centurions led 14-13 after the first quarter of play but the Red Devils outscored them 15-7 in the second quarter and added single scores in the third and fourth quarter to take the win… Wilson Wages, Jermihis Smith, Zae Cook, Justin Copelane, Jayden Copeland, and Bryson James all scored touchdowns for the Red Devils…. For comments from Coach Glenn and a couple of more details, click here.

 

High School Football Scores and Standings

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

 

Pro Sports… For more information on the game(s) below click on their score.

Braves… As you may recall the Braves started a 4-game series with the Washington nationals last Thursday with a 4-2 win over the Nationals… Let’s check up on how they did with the other 3 games.

  • Friday: Braves 4 – Nationals 3… The Braves carried a 4-0 lead into the top of the 8th inning in their game on Friday and then held on to take a 4-3 win as the Nationals scored their 3 runs in the 8th inning… Ozzie Albie hit his 20th homer of the season in the 3rd inning and Josh Donaldson hit a 2-run shot in the 7th inning to give him 35 homers on the season.
  • Saturday: Braves 5 – Nationals 4… On Saturday the Braves once again took a one-run win as they defeated the Nationals 5-4… Also once again the Braves built up a 5-1 lead going into the top of the 7th inning where the Nationals scored a single run and then added 2 more in the 8th inning but the Braves bullpen was able to hold them in the 9th to take the win… The Braves used the long ball to take the win as they had 4 solo homers in the game… Ozzie Albies (21) had one in the 1st inning, Josh Donaldson (36) had one in the 4th inning, Brian McCann (11) had one in the 6th inning and Matt Joyce (6) got his in the 6th inning also.
  • Sunday: Nationals 9 – Braves 4… Yesterday the Nationals avoided being swept by the Braves as they took a 9-4 win also breaking the Braves winning streak at 9 games… The nationals outhit the Braves 17-7 and carried a 9-1 lead into the bottom of the 9th inning where the Braves rallied getting 5 of their 7 hits and scoring 3 runs to make the final 9-4…Matt Joyce and Charlie Culbertson both had solo homers for the Braves… Joyce (7) had his in the 2nd inning and Culbertson (5) had his in the 9th inning. .. The Braves now lead the NL East by 9 games over the second place Nationals and start a road trip today with the first stop being in Philadelphia the start a 4-game series with the Phillies who are in 3rd place in the NL east 14 games behind the Braves.

 

Minnesota 28 – Falcons 12… The Falcons dropped their opening game of the season to the Vikings in Minnesota by a score of 28-12… The falcons were held scoreless until the fourth quarter.

 

Rams 30 – Panthers 27… The panthers also lost their opening game of the season to the rams in Charlotte by a score of 30-27… The Panthers outscored the rams 14-7 in the final quarter but it was too little too late.

 

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Sports Report for Friday, 9-6-2019

PC Notes

  • Mercer at PC Tomorrow… A quick reminder that the Blue Hose football team was able to add the Mercer Bears to their schedule earlier this week and that game will be played tomorrow starting at 2:000 pm at Bailey Memorial Stadium… Now for more information bout the game including ticket information and series history between the two schools, click here… Of course this is the season opener for PC after their game with Stetson was canceled last Saturday.

 

Computer Problems Yesterday… The faithful listeners to my sports report probably noticed yesterday that the computer malfunctioned and played Wednesday’s sports report in error… I invite you to go to Mike’s Sports Report for Thursday which you can find a link to on our homepage at wlbg.com and you will find out who the winners were at the Laurens County Speedway Main Events last Saturday night and you will also find out the results of the Middle School Football Jamboree held at KC Hanna Stadium Wednesday evening.

 

Local Notes:

CHS Red Devils:

  • Red Devils Host Broome Tonight… The CHS Red Devils will have their home opener tonight as they host the Broome Centurions with kickoff slated for 7:30 pm… The Centurions come into the game with a season record of 1-1… They defeated Central 20-14 back on week 0 and last week they fell to Woodruff by a score of 45-28… Of course the Red Devils come into the game with an 0-1 record after losing to Laurens in the season opener last week at KC Hanna Stadium
  • Ribbon Cutting at 6:30… Prior to the game with Broome tonight they will have a ribbon cutting at Wilder Stadium… As most of you know the entrance area to Wilder Stadium underwent a compete rebuild since last football season… New restrooms, ticket booths and concession stand are all part of this renovation… Also the stadium has a new and much improved lighting system… Get there early for the ribbon cutting and the celebration of these great improvements.
  • Clear Bag Policy… One final note on tonight’s game, please do not forget the “clear bag” policy for anyone entering Wilder Stadium tonight … If you don’t know or understand what this policy is, click here to go to an explanation of this policy.

 

LDHS: Raiders

  • Myrtle Beach Game Canceled… Just a reminder that the Laurens Raider vs. Myrtle Beach game tonight at Myrtle Beach was cancelled earlier in the week due to Hurricane Dorian… The Raiders travel to hillcrest next Friday night. .

 

Laurens Academy

  • Volleyball: LA 3 – Anderson Christian 0… Yesterday the LA Crusader volleyball teams traveled to Anderson to take on the Anderson Christian Lions… Good news for Crusader fans as they ran their young season record to 2-3 by taking a 3-0 win in varsity action… Set scores were 25-12, 25-3 and 25-8
  • MS Volleyball: LA 2 – Anderson Christian 0… Now I don’t know what the set scores were in middle school volleyball action before the varsity yesterday, but I can tell you the Crusaders took the win by a score of 2-0 over the Lions to make their season record 4-1… The Crusaders are scheduled to host WW King next Tuesday in a middle school – varsity doubleheader.
  • Bye Week… The Crusader football team is not in action tonight as they have a bye week…. The host St Johns Academy next Friday night.

 

High School Football Scores and Standings

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

 

Pro Sports… For more information on the game(s) below click on their score.

  • Braves 4 – Nationals 2The Braves increased their lead in the NL East to 8 games last night by taking a 4-2 win over the Washington Nationals in Atlanta… The Braves jumped out to a 2-0 lead scoring 2 runs in the first inning and held the Nationals scoreless until the top of the 9th inning when the Nationals scored their two runs… Ronald Acuna Jr. and Ozzie Albies each had 2 hits to lead the Braves and one of Acuna’s was a solo homer in the (37) in the 5th inning… Max Fried went 7 strong innings for the Braves giving up just 1 hit, no walks and striking out 9… He took the win giving him a season record of 16-4
  • Panthers… The Panthers open their season Sunday hosting the rams at 1:00 pm… The game can be seen locally on WHNS channel 21.
  • Falcons… The Falcons open their season Sunday at 1:00 pm also as they travel to Minnesota to take on the Vikings

 

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Sports Report for Thursday, 9-5-2019

Local Notes:

LDHS Raiders:

  • JV Game Canceled… For those of you who have a JV football schedule and were planning on coming out to KC Hannah Stadium this afternoon to watch the Raiders take on Spartanburg, don’t… Spartanburg has canceled that game.

 

Middle School Athletics

Middle School Football Jamboree… Last night at KC Hanna Stadium the four middle schools in Laurens School District 55 played the Annual Middle School Jamboree where each team played a half of football in preparation for their seasons which start next week.

  • Sanders 22 – Gray Court-Owings 0… In the first half of football the Sanders Yellow Jackets took a 22-6 win over the GCO Tigers… Sanders had TD runs by Jamarvin Stevenson and Jerimiah Anderson… Their defense was able to keep the smaller GCO team in check and Deshawn Webb scooped up a GCO fumble and raced 93 yards for the other Sanders TD.
  • Laurens Middle 20 – Hickory Tavern 8… In the second half of football, the LMS Tigers took a 20-8 win over the HT Panthers… Noah Mosley had a long TD run for the Tigers to get them on the board first while KD Mosley and Trevalis Austin also had TD runs… The Panthers lone score came when Nick Fowler picked up a Tiger fumble and rumbled about 50 yard for the score with Maddox Holtzclaw adding the two-point conversion.

  

Results from the Laurens County Speedway Last Saturday Night… Checking on the winners in each of the divisions last Saturday night at the LCS you find:

  • Limited… Frank Coated took the win in the limited main event passing Josh Richeson late in the race to take the win… Richeson finished second and Austin Watkins third.
  • SECA 604 Crate… Dale Timms won the SECA 604 Crate main event for the second time in as many weeks taking the lead at the start of the race and never surrendering it… Brad Rachels stayed close behind all race long and finished second with Mike Akeson finishing third.
  • 4-Cylinder… Jeff Megurt started in row two in the 4-cylinder main event but that is not where he finished as he took advantage of misfortune of drivers in front of him to win the race with Phillip Wilson and Aaron Summit being the next two drivers across the finish line in that order… Ob note here Megurt’s tires were protested and the results of that protest were not immediately available
  • 602 Crate… Colt Smith took the win in the 602 Crate main event but it was not an easy win as he and Michel Smith battled it out early in the race… Morgan eventually crashed and Colby Cannon finished second and Nick Coleman third.
  • Thunder Bombers… In a caution filled Thunder Bomber main event, Dylan Chappell took the win holding the lead throughout the race… The next two drivers to get the checkered flag were Casey Lawson and Chris Lyons in that order.
  • FWD… Travis Jamieson held the lead early in the in the FWD main event but could not hold it as Mason Mack got by him to take the win with Jamieson finishing second and Jason Bishop took third.
  • Young Guns… Austin Brown won the Young Guns main event by more than 5 seconds over second place finisher T.J. Neal… Landen Davis finished third.

 

 

High School Football Scores and Standings

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

 

Pro Sports… For more information on the game(s) below click on their score.

  • Braves… The Braves were off last night and are currently in first place in the NL East leading the Washington Nationals by 7 games… That being said, the Braves get back into action tonight as they host the Nationals at sun Trust Park starting an important 4-game series with the Nationals.

 

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Sports Report for Wednesday, 9-4-2019

Local Notes:

CHS Red Devils… Catching up on some sports results at CHS:

  • Volleyball: Broome 3 – CHS 0… Last Thursday the Red Devil volleyball team hosted the Broome Centurions… The results are not what I would like to report as Broome took a 3-0 win… Set scores were 25-11, 25-8 and 25-8.
  • JV Volleyball: Broome 2 – CHS 0… In JV action prior to the varsity, the JV’s also lost by a score of 2-0… The first set score was 25-14 but the Red Devil JVs fought back and made the second set score 25-21… The teams are scheduled to travel to Ninety Six tomorrow.
  • Girls Tennis: CHS 6 – BHP 1… The girls’ tennis team was also in action last Thursday as they traveled to BHP to take on the Bears… Good news here for Red Devil fans as they took a 6-1 win over the Bears… Chandley Daily, Reese Gowan, Gracie Spangler and Jerri Hill all took wins in singles action for the Red Devils… Mary Catherine Dailey and Chandler Dailey teamed up to form the #1 doubles team and they defeated their opponents as did the #2 doubles team of Kaitey Threatt and Grace Johnson… For more information on this match, click here…. The team will travel to Christ Church for a match tomorrow.

 

 

LDHS: Raiders… Catching up on volleyball action for the Raiders

  • Union County 3 – Laurens 2… Last Thursday the Raiders hoisted the Union County Yellow jackets in a JV –Varsity doubleheader of volleyball action… Union took the first set 25-20 but the Raiders came back and took the next two sets by scores of 25-23 and 25-18… Union fought back taking the fourth set 25-14… In the fifth and deciding set broke through twinning it 15-9… In JV action prior to the varsity, Union took a 2-0 win… Set scores were 25-18 and 25-14.
  • JL Mann 3 – Laurens 0… The volleyball teams were back in action last night as they traveled up to JL Mann to take on the Patriots… I wish I had better news to report because in varsity action Mann took a 3-0 win… Set scores were 25-12, 25-15 and 25-9… For more information on this match, click here… In JV action last night the patriots were victorious by a score of 2-0… Set scores were 25-17 and 25-10…  Both Raider squads travel to TL Hanna for a tri-matches today with Hanna and Easley

 

Middle School Athletics… The four Laurens District 55 middle schools will hold their annual jamboree today at 5:00 pm at KC Hanna Stadium… If you can please come out and watch these future Raiders as they get ready for their season… The schedule for today is:

  • Game 1: GCO vs Sanders
  • Game 2: LMS vs. HT

 

 High School Football Scores and Standings

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

 

Pro Sports… For more information on the game(s) below click on their score.

  • Braves 7 – Blue Jays 2The Braves and the Blue Jays concluded their short two-game series last night and Atlanta was able to sweep the series by taking a 7-2 win… The Braves did it playing “small ball” as they did not have a single homer among their 8 hits Freddie Freeman and Josh Donaldson led the Braves each going 2 for 3 with Donaldson having 3 RBIs… The Braves have the night off and  will start an important 4-game series with the Nationals in Atlanta on Thursday

 

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Sports Report for Tuesday, 9-3-2019

PC Notes

  • Football Adds Home Game with Mercer… PC officials announced yesterday that the football team has added Mercer to its schedule and the two teams will play at Bailey Memorial Stadium this Saturday, 9-7—19 at 2:00 pm… Since the PC game at Stetson was cancelled last Saturday, this will be the season opener for PC… Now for more information about the game including ticket cost and ticketing procedure for season ticket holders as well as series history between the Bears and the Blue Hose, click here.

 

Local Notes:

LDHS: Raiders

  • No Official Word Yet on Myrtle Beach Game… As of this posting there has been no official word on the fate of the Laurens at Myrtle Beach game this Saturday… In a quote from Myrtle Beach Online, “Myrtle Beach will not play its home opener against Laurens this week and Coach Mickey Wilson doesn’t see a point on the schedule to make up the game”… Like I said no official word but with schools out down there and Hurricane Dorian passing at least close to the Myrtle Beach coast around Thursday I would not bet on the game being played.

 

Clinton-Laurens-Newberry Tennis Association Mixed Doubles Results… This past Saturday the CLNTA held its Annual Mixed Doubles Round Robin Tournament at the Laurens City Park and there were 19 participants… The results were as follows:

  • Women 3.0 Division: 1st Place: Lynda Mills (Clinton), and 2nd Place: Jeanne Hiller (Greenwood)
  • Women 3.5 Division: 1st Place: Joanne Moore (Greenwood), and 2nd Place: Dionne Tavenner (Laurens)
  • Men 3.0 Division: 1st Place: Ron Dove (Clinton) and 2nd Place: Patrick Casey (Newberry)
  • Men 3.5 Division: 1st Place: Danny Gaultier (Greenwood), and 2nd Place: Reiny Koschel (Ware Shoals).

The CLNTA’s next tournament will be its 9th Annual Mac Harrison Memorial Round Robin Doubles Tournament in Newberry at the Oakland Tennis Center, Saturday, May 30, 2019…. For more information, contact information: Martha J. Wilder, 864-340-1888, mbjwilder@gmail.com or Facebook under Clinton-Laurens-Newberry Tennis Association.

 

 High School Football Scores and Standings

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

 

Pro Sports… For more information on the game(s) below click on their score.

  • Braves 6 – Blue Jays 3Last night at Sun Trust Park the Braves started a short 2-game series with the Blue Jays… The Blue Jays actually outhit the Braves 5-4 but the number of hits is not what you use to determine who won the game it is runs scored and the Braves scored 6 runs to the Blue Jays 3 taking the win… Both teams also had 2 homeruns each but both of the Blue Jays’ homers were solo shots while both of the Braves were not… Josh Donaldson hit his 34th homer of the season a two-run shot in the first inning and Johan Camargo hit his 6th homerun of the season in the 8th inning also a two-run shot.
  • NASCAR Results From Darlington… The true NASCAR fans know that last Saturday’s race at Darlington which was scheduled to start at 6 pm did not start until about 10 pm due to bad weather in the area… They also know that Erik Jones won the race with Kyle Larson finishing second, Kyle Busch third, Kevin Harvick fourth and Brad Keselowski fifth…. This information was basically for the “casual” NASCAR fan and if you would like to see the complete order of finish for the race, click here.
  • NASCAR Monster Energy Driver Standings… After last weekend’s race, Kyle Bush still holds down the top spot in the standing with 983 points… Joey Logano is second 64 points behind Busch and Denny Hamlin is third 106 points behind Busch… To see the entire driver standings in the Monster Energy Series, click here.

 

 

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Sports Report for Monday, 9-2-2019

Local Notes:

Red Devils vs. Raiders

  • Raiders 28- Red Devils 0… In the battle for the Laurens County Championship last night the Raiders took a 28-0 win over the Red Devils spoiling Coach Corey Fountain debut as the head coach of the Red Devils … The Raiders fumbled the ball the first two times they had it but Red Devils could not convert them into points and the first period ended scoreless… However early in the second quarter the Red Devils made their only fumble of the game and the Raiders did convert that into points as Ryan Campbell scored on the first play on and 8 yard run with Jesus Esparaza adding the PAT… Campbell later scored again in the quarter on a 5 yard run capping a 78 yard drive and also connected with Dee Foster on a 28 yard scoring strike just before the first half ended to make the score 21-0 at the half… The Raiders added another score in the third quarter on a 1 yard run by Jerimiah Fuller with Esparaza again adding the PAT to make it 28-0… The game was delayed about 25 minutes with 11:05 left as the lights went out for a few seconds and once the power came back on it took a while for the field lights to cool down and restart… Even after the lights came back on the Red Devils continued to battle and never gave up… As expected, the Raiders dominated the game statistics and if you would like to see them, click here

 

 

Laurens Academy

  • LA Crusaders 50 – Northside Christian Crusaders 32Friday night the Laurens Academy Crusaders started their 20th season of football by hosting the Northside Christian Crusaders… Good news for LA fans as their Crusaders took a 50-32 win over the visiting Crusaders… LA led 34-12 at the half with Thomas Lowry being involved in all the first half scoring… He started the LA scoring with a 3 yard TD run and then completed TD passes to Diamonte Grant (15 yards) and a pair of TD to Clarence Bertoli one of 50 yards and the other one 40 yards… He also completed a 15 TD pass to Cal Robertson… In the second half Robertson also caught a 30 yard scoring strike from Lowry… After Northside scored 3 times to make the score 42-32 with about 7 minutes left in the contest, Lowry capped the LA scoring with a 29 yard TD run and added the 2 point conversion…To see more game stats,click hereWeather permitting, the Crusaders travel to Beaufort Academy next Friday to take on the Eagles.

 

 

 

 High School Football Scores and Standings

  • Thanks to scfootballstats.com you can now see last weekend’s scores for all games by classification… You can also see the standings in each region by classification… To see this information click here and ignore reference to week 0.

 

Pro Sports… For more information on the game(s) below click on their score.

Braves… The Braves played host to the Chicago White sox over the weekend at Flour Field.

  • Friday: Braves 10 –Sox 7… The Braves started the series with a 10-7 win over the White Sox… They did it by outhitting the Sox 13-7… Tyler Flowers was the only Brave to hit a homer as he picked up his 10th of the season a 3-run shot.
  • Saturday: Braves 11 – White Sox 5… On Saturday the Braves scored 6 runs in the bottom of the first inning and then went on to take an 11-5 win over the Sox… Josh Donaldson hit his 33rd homer of the season a solo shot in the 8th inning.
  • Sunday: Braves 5 – White Sox 3… Yesterday the Braves pulled the brooms out of the closet at Sun Trust Park as they took a 5-3 win over the White Sox… The Braves only outhit the Sox 6-5 but two of their hits were homers by Freddie Freeman who hit a 2-run homer in the first inning and another 2-run homer in the 6th inning to give him a total of 38 homers on the season…. The Braves will host the Toronto Blue Jays in a 2-game series at Sun Trust Park starting tonight.

 

Drive… The Greenville Drive started their final series of the season on Friday down on the coast of South Carolina taking on the Charleston RiverDogs

    • Friday: RiverDogs 8 – Drive 6Friday night the Drive outhit the RiverDogs 14-10 and had two homeruns but still managed to lose to the RiverDogs by a score of 8-6 as the RiverDogs had 3 homers.
    • Saturday: RiverDogs 7 – Drive 2… On Saturday the RiverDogs outhit the Drive 14-6 and went on to take a 7-2 win over the Drive.
    • Sunday: RiverDogs 8 – Drive 0… Yesterday the Drive continued their losing ways as the RiverDogs shut them out by a score of 8-0… Due to the mandatory evacuation ordered by Governor McMaster the final game of the series scheduled for today has been canceled so the Drive end their season with a 56-82 record next to last in the SAL Southern Division.

 

 

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Sports Report for 8-30-2019

PC Notes

  • Football Game at Stetson Cancelled… PC officials announced yesterday that tomorrow’s game at Stetson has been cancelled due to the impending weather associated with Hurricane Dorian… To read the entire press release on this which also has information about ticket refunds for PC fans who may have bought tickets, click here… This means that PC will not have a game until Saturday, September 14 when they host Jacksonville… Tonight’s coaches show scheduled for House of Pizza has been postponed… The first installment of the show is set for Thursday September 12th.

 

Local Notes:

Local Football Schedule for Tonight

  • Ware Shoals: The Hornets who started their season last Friday night with a 32-12 win at Oakbrook board the bus tonight and travel over to Calhoun Falls to take on the Blue Flashes.
  • Laurens Academy: The Crusaders kickoff their 20th season of football tonight at Todd Kirk Field hosting the Knights of Northside Christian out of Lexington, SC
  • Clinton at Laurens: The BIG Game on the local schedule tonight is of course the Red Devils traveling to Laurens to take on the Raiders for the County Championship… The Red Devils come into the game hoping to give their new head coach Corey Fountain his first win at Clinton… The raiders hope to give Coach Liner a win as he starts his 6th season at LDHS… Clinton leads the series 29-18 but the raiders have won 6 of the last 7 including last year’s 34-14 win at Clinton where all the points came in the second half… We will start our coverage about 6:05 today with the Friday Night Insiders program. A usual we will have interviews with Coach Todd Kirk, Coach Chris Johnston at Ware Shoals, Coach Corey Fountain and the one and only Elmo will be back to tell us who is going to win in the high school and college ranks… About 6:35 we will go live to KC Hannah stadium where Doug Holiday with handle the play-by-play, I’ll help out in the press box and Coach Rob Sheffield will over insight from the sidelines… Bring you FM radio and pick us up on 104.1 of on our in-stadium transmitter at 95.7
  • Ticket Purchase… The only way to get tickets ahead of time today to avoid the long lines at the ticket booth is to purchase them online at the Laurens Athletic website… Click here to go to the website for more information and to purchase tickets.
  • Game Day Information… Laurens School District 55 has also put out some general information that fans need to know before arriving at the game tonight (or any game this season)… It includes general parking information, handicap parking information, ticket cost ($7.00), clear bag policy and other items… I advise you look at this before you go and to do that, click here.

 

Laurens Academy

  • Volleyball Drops Matches at Shannon Forrest… The Laurens Academy volleyball teams traveled up to Greenville yesterday to take on another set of Crusaders at Shannon Forrest… In varsity action SF took a 3-0 win over LA… Set scores were 25-11, 25-15 and 25-9… In middle school action, SF took a 2-1 win handing the Crusaders their first loss of the young season.

 

High School Football Scores and Standings

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

 

Pro Sports… For more information on the game(s) below click on their score.

  • Braves… The Braves were off last night but they return to action tonight as they start a 3-game series with the Chicago White Sox at Sun Trust Park… The Braves are 81-54 on the season and lead the NL East by 5.5 games over the second place Washington Nationals… The White Sox are 60-73 on the season and are in third place in the AL Central Division.
  • GreenJackets 11 – Drive 0The Greenville Drive ended their 4-game series with the Augusta GreenJackets at Flour Field last night with an 11-0 loss to the GreenJackets…Simply put, Augusta outhit the Drive 13-3… This gave August a 3-1 series win… This was also the last home game of the season for the Drive as they finish their season with a 4-game series with the RiverDogs down on the coast in Charleston.
  • Panthers 25 – Steelers 19In their last pre-season game last night, the Carolina Panthers took a 25-19 win over the Pittsburg Steelers at Bank of America Stadium.
  • Falcons 31 – Jaguars 12For the falcon fans out there, they took a 31-12 win over the Jaguars down in Jacksonville last night.

 

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Sports Report for Thursday, 8-29-2019

Local Notes:

Red Devils & Raiders Battle in JV Football

  • Laurens 13 – Clinton 12Last night at the renovated Wilder Stadium the Raiders and the Red Devils got together in JV football action… It was a hard fought contest that saw the Red Devils go up 12 -0 only to have the Raiders come back and take a 13-12 win… The Red Devils scored at the end of their second possession of the game when Bryson James carried it in from 1 yard out at the 7:57 mark of the first quarter to cap a 31 yard drive that was set up when the Red Devils recovered at Raider fumble at the Raider 31… The two point conversion failed… The Red Devils scored again on their next possession when Austin Copeland hit Wilson wages on a 22 yard scoring strike but again the Pat attempt failed… That score came with 1:41 left in the half and at the time no one new that would be the last Red Devil score…. On the ensuing kickoff Cayson Elledge returned it 38 yards to the Clinton 47 yard line… Three plays later James Rawl connected with Jay Pulley on a 29 yard scoring pass and the PAT missed to make it 12-6 Red Devils with just under a minute left in the half….The second half saw both team have trouble to move the ball consistently but the Raiders did manage one more score… After the Raider defense held the Red Devils on a fourth and three at the Clinton 35 yard line… The Raiders covered that distance in 4 plays with Gemire Darden carrying it in from 6 yards out with 5:25 left in the game and then Brian Sheffield added the PAT to give the Raiders the 13-12 come from behind win.

 

 

Laurens County Touchdown Club Meets Today

  • The Laurens County Touchdown Club will hold its first meeting of the season today at noon out at The Ridge the City of Laurens Parks and Recreation Headquarters out on Exchange Drive… As is customary for the Club, the local high school coaches and PC football coach Tommy Spangler will be the featured speakers talking about the upcoming football season:… The TD Club meets every other Thursday at noon and you need to make plans to come on out for some fellowship and food as we celebrate football in Laurens County… For more information about how to join the club, meeting dates and speakers for each date, click here.

 

Ball Run Today

  • Also taking place today for the third time is the game ball run for tomorrow night’s Clinton at Laurens football game… The two schools’ cross country teams will again be handling this event with the Clinton team starting at the 50 yard line at Wilder Stadium and running the ball about half way and handing it off to the Laurens cross country team who run it the rest of the way

 

 Laurens Academy

  • Varsity Volleyball Falls to Cambridge… Back on Tuesday, the Crusader volleyball teams hosted the Cougars of Cambridge Academy… In varsity action the Cougars took a 3-1 win over the Crusaders in a hard fought match… The Cougars won the first two sets by scores of 25-22 and 25-20… The Crusaders then were able to win the third set by a score of 25-23… However the Cougars came back to take the fourth set by a score of 25-17… The team is now 1-2 on the young season.
  • JVs Go to 3-0 on the Season… Now the news is better where the JV team is concerned as they took a 2-0 win over the Cougars… No other details on the match but I can tell you that the team is 3-0 on the season… Both Crusader teams will be in action today as they travel to Shannon Forrest to take on another set of Crusaders.    

 

Pro Sports… For more information on the game(s) below click on their score.

  • Braves 9 – Blue Jays 4… The Braves finished their two-game series with the Blue Jays up in Toronto last night with a 9-4 win to earn a split of the series… The Braves put 5 runs on the board in the second inning and by the sixth inning the Blue Jays had cut that lead t just 1 as the score stood 5-4… The Braves responded by putting 3 more runs on the board in the seventh inning and another in the ninth… Matt Joyce homered in the second inning (5) for the Braves and Freddie Freeman (36) in the ninth…. The Braves will have the night off and return to Flour Field on Friday to start a series with the White Sox.
  • GreenJackets 5 – Drive 2… The Grenville Drive hoisted the Augusta GreenJackets in game 3 of their 4-game series last night and the GreenJackets put a single run on the board in the first inning and then added four more in the third as they went on to take a 5-2 win over the Drive… The GreenJackets simply outhit the Drive 13-3 and the Drive’s only runs came on a 2-run homer by Kervin Suarez in the fifth inning… The two teams finish the series tonight and ii is the last home game of the season for the Drive.
  • Panthers… A quick reminder for you Carolina Panther fans out there that the Panthers will hold their final preseason game tonight in Charlotte as they host the Pittsburg Steelers…. Game time is 7:00 pm and it can be seen on WYFF Channel 4 out of Greenville.

 

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Sports Report for Wednesday, 8-28-2019

Local Notes:

 

Clinton vs. Laurens

  • Volleyball: Laurens 3 – Clinton 0… The Raiders and the red Devils got together on the volley ball court at LDHS last night and when it was all said and done the Raiders took a 3-0 win over the Red Devils in varsity action… The set scores were 25-10, 25-15 and 25-18 with the Red Devils improving in each set… Now for more information on whom the outstanding players in the match were for the Raiders, click here. … The Raiders will be in action again on Thursday as they host the Union County Yellow Jackets in a JV – Varsity doubleheader starting at 5:30.
  • JV Volleyball: Laurens 2 – Clinton 0…Now in JV action prior to the varsity match, the Raiders took a 2-0 win over the Red Devils… Set scored were 25-15 and 25-15…Again for a little more information on this match from the Laurens perspective, click here.

 

 

LDHS: Raiders

  • Get Tickets Early for Clinton at Laurens Friday… Now I don’t think I need to tell you that Clinton and Laurens will start their football season this Friday as the Red Devils travel to KC Hanna Stadium for a 7:30 kickoff… As usual a big crowd is expected at the game and one way you can avoid the line at the ticket booth is to purchase your tickets ahead of time… I’d like to remind you that last school year the Raiders started offering their tickets online for athletic events… If you are interested in doing this click here for more information on how to do this or click here to go directly to the ticket purchase site. …. I’ll also try to find out if tickets are for sale anywhere in the community today.
  • Vote for the Raider and Red Devils to be the Game of the Week… WYFF TV has a featured Game of the Week each Friday night… The Clinton vs. Laurens game is one of three games being considered for that… It is up to the fans to vote for that… If you would like to have the game to be their Game of the Week you must vote by midnight tonight…. Click here to go to the WYFF TV website where you can do that… As of the time this morning I posted this, the Laurens vs. Clinton game had a slight lead over the Hillcrest at Mauldin game so be sure you vote to help keep it ahead of that game.

 

 

High School Football Scores and Standings

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

 

Pro Sports… For more information on the game(s) below click on their score.

  • Blue Jays 3 – Braves 1The Braves traveled up to Toronto yesterday to start a short 2-game series with the Blue Jays… The series started on a sour note for the Braves as the Blue Jays took a 3-1 win… The Blue jays simply outhit the Braves 10 -7 and the Braves had 3 errors which did not help their cause… Centerfielder Billy Hamilton was the only Brave to get more than 1 hit as he went 2 for 2 and walked twice
  • Drive 4 – GreenJackets 3The Greenville Drive actually won a game last night as they defeated the Augusta GreenJackets 4-3 at Flour Field… They scored 3 runs in the sixth inning and another in the seventh to go up 4-1 and then held on as the GreenJackets scored to in the eighth inning to make it 4-3… The Drive have just 2 home gamed left in their season tonight and tomorrow night so if you plan on seeing them at home you are running out of opportunities to do so.

 

 

Broadcast Notes…  The broadcast schedule for upcoming local sports is just below… Remember all local sports are streamed live on the internet at www.wlbg.com on our homepage where you need to click on the Listen Live button in the upper right area of the page.

  • Wednesday, 8-26-19… JV Football, Laurens at Clinton… 6pm
  • Friday, 8-30-19… Varsity football, Clinton at Laurens… Friday Night Insiders at 6:05 and live from KC Hanna Stadium about 6:35.

 

High School & Middle School Sports Schedules for this Week

  • Laurens School Dist. 55: To see the sports schedule for this week at LDHS and District 55 middle schools, click here
  • Clinton School District 56: To see the sports schedule for this week at CHS and CMS, click here.
  • Laurens Academy: To see 2019 Crusader volleyball schedule click here…. To see the 2019 Crusader varsity and middle school football schedules, click here

 

Countdown to Kickoff… The numbers of days left to the first football games are as follows;

  • Clinton at Laurens (8-30-19): 2
  • Laurens Academy host Northside Christian (8-30-19): 2
  • PC at Stetson, 8-31-19): 3
  • PC home opener vs. Jacksonville (9-14-19): 16
  • Clemson host Georgia Tech (Thursday, 8-29-19): 1
  • South Carolina vs. North Carolina in Charlotte (8-31-19): 3

 

This and That

Clinton Season Football Tickets on Sale… With football season just over a week away don’t forget that season football tickets are on sale for $45 each… The tickets can be purchased Monday – Friday between the hours of 8:30 am – 3:00 pm at the CHS Athletic office… With the season tickets you will get one parking pass… Senior Citizens (60 and older) can get their season ticket for $20 and that comes with the parking pass… To get to the athletic office, enter the campus at gate #3 and proceed to the parking lot in front of the main gym… Enter the building through the main gym door and the athletic office will be the first door on your left… If you have any further questions, Contact Mrs. Kathy Schumpert at 864-938-1981, or Athletic Director Louie Alexander at 864-938-1982… Go Big Red!

  

Laurens Raider Athletic Booster Club Selling Season Tickets and Athletic Passes… Now season football tickets are also on sale through the Laurens Raider Athletic booster Club… The traditional Century Club which cost $150 gets you two regular season tickets and a reserved parking spot plus two Home Athletic passes to any Raider regular season game in all the other sports… (Note: In all playoffs for any sport you will have to pay to get in as per SCHSL rules)… This year they are also offering a Gold Club level that cost $75 but you do not get the reserved parking spot or the two home athletic passes… They even offer a Green Club level for $25 which gets you a discount on Raider gear, a window decal and recognition in the football program… Those three items also come with the Century and Gold levels… For more information and to get the application for membership, click here.

  

Booster Club… A membership in the LA Booster Club offers free admission into home games of all sports (excluding play-off games.) Memberships are $75 per individual or $150 per family. They can be purchased at the ticket counter during home sporting events or by contacting Lisa Suttles in the school office. The phone number there is 682-2324

  

Fall Ball at the City of Laurens Parks and Recreation… Registration is now open at the City of Laurens Parks and Recreation Department for Fall Baseball… Ages 6-8 can register for coaches pitch while ages 9-11 can register for kids pitch baseball…. The cost is $40 for either and you can register at The Ridge on Exchange Drive daily… Registration closes August 30.

 

 

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 Tuesday, 8-27-2019

PC Notes

  • GoBlueHose.comThat is the only web address that you need to know to find out anything and everything about PC athletics… Schedules, results, and other information can all be found there for each of the sports at PC… Staff directories, ticket information and recruiting information can all be found there… So remember if you have a question about PC athletics GoBlueHose.com is the only place you need to look for your answers.

 

 

Local Notes:

CHS Red Devils:

  • Season Football Tickets on Sale… With football season just over a week away don’t forget that season football tickets are on sale for $45 each… The tickets can be purchased Monday – Friday between the hours of 8:30 am – 3:00 pm at the CHS Athletic office… With the season tickets you will get one parking pass… Senior Citizens (60 and older) can get their season ticket for $20 and that comes with the parking pass… To get to the athletic office, enter the campus at gate #3 and proceed to the parking lot in front of the main gym… Enter the building through the main gym door and the athletic office will be the first door on your left… If you have any further questions, Contact Mrs. Kathy Schumpert at 864-938-1981, or Athletic Director Louie Alexander at 864-938-1982… Go Big Red!

 

LDHS: Raiders

  • Laurens Raider Athletic Booster Club Selling Season Tickets and Athletic Passes…Now season football tickets are also on sale through the Laurens Raider Athletic booster Club… The traditional Century Club which cost $150 gets you two regular season tickets and a reserved parking spot plus two Home Athletic passes to any Raider regular season game in all the other sports… (Note: In all playoffs for any sport you will have to pay to get in as per SCHSL rules)… This year they are also offering a Gold Club level that cost $75 but you do not get the reserved parking spot or the two home athletic passes… They even offer a Green Club level for $25 which gets you a discount on Raider gear, a window decal and recognition in the football program… Those three items also come with the Century and Gold levels… For more information and to get the application for membership, click here.

 

 

Laurens Academy

  • Booster Club… A membership in the LA Booster Club offers free admission into home games of all sports (excluding play-off games.) Memberships are $75 per individual or $150 per family. They can be purchased at the ticket counter during home sporting events or by contacting Lisa Suttles in the school office. The phone number there is 682-2324

 

High School Football Scores and Standings

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

 

Laurens County Speedway… Looking at the results in each of the divisions main events you find:

  • SECA 604 Crate… Dale Timms took the win in the SECA 604 Crate main event topping Timbo Mangum by over 3 seconds… He won the race leading wire to wire… Brad Rachels finished third.
  • Limited… The Limited main event saw another driver take the lead when the green flag dropped and never trail and that driver was Deano Long… Frank Coates finished second and Mike Huey finished third.
  • Thunder Bombers… The Thunder Bomber main event had trouble getting off to a clean start but once it started Casey Lawson took the win with Dan Lawson and Scott Pulley being the next two drivers in that order to get the checkered flag.
  • 602 Crate… The 602 Crate main event was another race that had trouble getting started as a car broke a drive shaft before getting to turn one on the first lap and causing some collisions… Once the race got going, Rod Tucker won the race with Billy Rushton and Colby Cannon being the next two drivers across the finish line in that order.
  • FWD… The FWD main event saw Travis Jamieson take the win jumping to the lead at the start of the race and then went on to take win… Justin McJunkin finished second and Seth Smith third.
  • 4-Cylinder…The 4-cylinder main event was another race that saw a driver take the lead at the start and then never surrender it… That driver was Baillie Lowe and finishing second and third were Scott Nelson and T.J. Neal.

 

Pro Sports… For more information on the game(s) below click on their score.

  • Rockies 3 – Braves 2… After finishing the series in New York Sunday, the Braves got on the plane and headed out to Colorado to make up a game with the Rockies postponed due to weather from back in April… There was no score in the game for 7.5 innings until the Rockies scored in the bottom of the 8th inning making it 1-0… The Braves tied the game in the top of the 9th when Adeiny Hechavarria drove in Billy Hamilton with a sacrifice fly… Then in the bottom of the 9th the Rockies’ Ryan McMahon delivered a 2-ruhomer to give the Rockies a 3-1 walk-off win. … The Braves head north of the border tonight to start a 2-game series with the Blue Jays.
  • GreenJackets 7 – Drive 0The Greenville Drive started the last home series of their season last night at Flour Field taking on the Augusta GreenJackets… The news is not good for Drive fans as Augusta took a 7-0 win outhitting Greenville 8-3 and taking advantage of 3 Drive errors.

 

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Sports Report for Monday, 8-26-2019

Local Notes:

CHS Red Devils:

  • Season Football Tickets on Sale… With football season just over a week away don’t forget that season football tickets are on sale for $45 each… The tickets can be purchased Monday – Friday between the hours of 8:30 am – 3:00 pm at the CHS Athletic office… With the season tickets you will get one parking pass… Senior Citizens (60 and older) can get their season ticket for $20 and that comes with the parking pass… To get to the athletic office, enter the campus at gate #3 and proceed to the parking lot in front of the main gym… Enter the building through the main gym door and the athletic office will be the first door on your left… If you have any further questions, Contact Mrs. Kathy Schumpert at 864-938-1981, or Athletic Director Louie Alexander at 864-938-1982… Go Big Red!

 

LDHS: Raiders

  • Laurens Raider Athletic Booster Club Selling Season Tickets and Athletic Passes… Now season football tickets are also on sale through the Laurens Raider Athletic booster Club… The traditional Century Club which cost $150 gets you two regular season tickets and a reserved parking spot plus two Home Athletic passes to any Raider regular season game in all the other sports… (Note: In all playoffs for any sport you will have to pay to get in as per SCHSL rules)… This year they are also offering a Gold Club level that cost $75 but you do not get the reserved parking spot or the two home athletic passes… They even offer a Green Club level for $25 which gets you a discount on Raider gear, a window decal and recognition in the football program… Those three items also come with the Century and Gold levels… For more information and to get the application for membership, click here.

 

 

Laurens Academy

  • Booster Club… A membership in the LA Booster Club offers free admission into home games of all sports (excluding play-off games.) Memberships are $75 per individual or $150 per family. They can be purchased at the ticket counter during home sporting events or by contacting Lisa Suttles in the school office. The phone number there is 682-2324

 

Hornets Roll to 32-12 Win to Open Season

  • The Ware Sholas Hornets opened the Chris Johnston era last Friday night with a 32-12 win over the Oakbrook Prep Knights up in Spartanburg… Jermarius Goodman had 3 TDs for the Hornets… He had a 54 yard pick-six in the first quarter and then added 2 more TDs later in the game on runs of 1 and 33 yards… Davis Blakely returned the opening kickoff of the second half 71 yards for a Hornet TD… The Hornet defense intercepted another Knight pass and recovered at least on Knight Fumble… Coach Johnston was obviously proud of the team as they made some mistakes which can happen in the first game and when you install a new offense but they fought through them for the win… For a more complete narrative of the game, click here… The Hornets travel to Calhoun Falls to take on the Blue Flashes this Friday night.

 

High School Football Scores and Standings

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

 

 Pro Sports… For more information on the game(s) below click on their score.

Braves…. The Braves were up in New York this weekend for a 3-game series with the Mets.

  • Friday: Braves 2 – Mets 1… On Friday the fans in New York were treated to a lot of free baseball as the game went 14 innings but the god news for the Braves fans is that they defeated the Mets 2-1… Both teams scored single runs in the 6th inning and the Braves’ came on an RBI single by Freddie Freeman driving in Ozzie Albies… The Braves picked up the winning run in the top of the 14th inning when Tyler Flowers led the inning off drawing a walk and was later driven in by Billy Hamilton’s RBI single.
  • Saturday: Braves 9 – Mets 5… On Saturday the Mets put 4 runs on the board in the 5th inning to go up 5-4 on the Braves but the Braves tied it with a single run in the 6th inning and then added two more runs in the 8th and 9th innings to take a 9-5 win over the Mets… Three different Braves had solo homers in the game and they were Ozzie Albies (1(), Josh Donaldson (30) and Freddie Freeman (35)… Freeman’s homerun in the 9th inning was a long drive to centerfield that gives him 35 homers on the season his personal best in homeruns in a season.
  • Sunday: Braves 2 – Mets 1… Yesterday the Braves pulled the brooms out of the bat bags as they took a 2-1 win over the Mets to sweep the 3-game series… Josh Donaldson accounted for all the Braves runs as he had a pair of solo homers in the game… He had one in the 2nd inning and another in the 7th to give him 32 homers on the season… The Braves travel out to Colorado this afternoon to makeup a weather delayed game with the Rockies from back in April… First pitch is scheduled for 3:10 pm EDT.

 

Drive… The Greenville Drive hosted the Ashville Tourist over the weekend up at Flour Field.

  • Friday: Drive 11 – Tourist 1… On Friday night the Drive found something that they had been missing lately and that is offense as they pounded out 11 hits and took an 11-1 win over the Tourist… Pf the 11 hits only 2 were extra bases… Jordan Wren had a double in the 5th inning to drive in a run and Kevin Suarez had a 2-run homer in the 7th inning.
  • Saturday: Drive 7 – Tourist 0… On Saturday something else happened that has been a rare occurrence the last couple of months, the won their second game in a row as they defeated the Tourist 7-0… They pounded out 9 hits to the Tourist 1 and 2 of those 9 hits were homes both coming in the first inning… Tyler Esplin (5) had a 2-run homer and Triston Casas (18) a solo homer.
  • Sunday: Tourist 7 – Drive 6… Yesterday the two teams closed out the series with what you might call a slug fest as they pounded out a total of 25 hits and 13 runs but the only problem for Drive fans is that the Tourist won 7-6… The Tourist had 12 hits two of which were homers while the Drive had no homers among their 13 hits… The Drive now start a 4-game series tonight at home with the Augusta GreenJackets… This will be the last 4 home games of their season.

 

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Sports Report for Friday, 8-23-2019

PC Notes  With school starting back things are starting to get busy for the Blue Hose athletic teams… If you go to www.gobluehose.com you will find out thing like t…

  • Men’s soccer team is headed to Clemson tomorrow for their last preseason scrimmage while the women’ team will be Erskine
  • The Tommy Spangler radio show will start next Thursday night at 7:00 pm.
  • The men’s non-conference basketball schedule has been released and Clemson, Notre Dame and Michigan are on the schedule
  • Many other items.

 

 

Local Notes:

Week 0 of High School Football … Clinton, Laurens and Laurens Academy kick off their season one week from tonight but there are a few teams in their regions that are starting tonight

  • 5A… Wade Hampton at Dorman, Pickens at Easley, South Aiken at Greenwood and Greenville at Woodmont.
  • 3-A… Union County at Chapman, Ninety Six at Emerald, Whitmire at Mid-Carolina and Chesnee at Woodruff.
  • 1-A… Whitmire at Mid-Carolina and Ware Shoals at Oakbrook Prep

 

Pre-season High School Football Media Rankings… The top 10 in each classification are:

  • 5A… Dutch Fork, Gaffney, Fort Dorchester, Byrnes, Dorman, TL Hanna, Sumter, Blythewood , River Bluff and Greenwood
  • 4A… Myrtle Beach, Greer, Hartsville, Daniel, Ridge View, Birth Myrtle Beach, South Pointe, North Augusta, BHP and Wilson
  • 3A… Chester, Dillon, Chapman, Union County, Strom Thurmond, May River, Fairfield Central, Wade Hampton (H), Camden and Woodruff
  • 2A… Abbeville, Barnwell, Timberland, Gray Collegiate, Southside Christina, Bamberg-Ehrhardt, Carvers Bay, Oceanside, Saluda and Hannah Pamplico
  • 1A…. Lamar, Green Sea-Floyds, Wagner-Salley, Lake View, Baptist Hill, Hemingway, Ridge Springs-Monetta, Dixie, Blackville-Hilda and McBee.

 

Pro Sports… For more information on the game(s) below click on their score.

  • Braves 3 – Marlins 2… The Atlanta Braves pulled the brooms out of the closet last night at Sun Trust Park as they took 3-3 win over the Marlins thus earning a sweep of the 3-game series… The marlins led 2-1 going into the bottom of the 8th inning where Freddie Freeman tied the game with his 34th homer of the season… In the bottom of the 9th inning with two runners on base, two outs and a 2-2 count Ronald Acuna Jr, delivered the game winning hit with a walk-off single… The Braves now head out of town for a few days with the first stop being in New York for a weekend series with the Mets.
  • Suns 2 – Drive 0The Greenville Drive finished their series with the Suns up in Hagerstown, Maryland last night on a down note as the Suns took a 2-0 win… Three Suns pitchers held the Drive to just 1 hit in the game… The Drive come home tonight to start the last 7 home games of the season and the first team in will be the Ashville Tourist.

 

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