Sports Report for Tuesday, 11-19-2019

PC Notes:

  • Blue Hose Fall to CSU in Football… Last Saturday the Blue Hose football team hosted the Buccaneers of Charleston Southern University… In part due to 4 PC turnovers the Bucs scored 27 points before the Blue Hose finally got on the scoreboard late in the fourth quarter as the Bucs took a 27-7 win over PC in their last football game as a member of the Big South Conference… Jaden Turner scored the TD on a 2 yard run… Wide Receiver Keith Pearson led the Blue Hose offense with a career-high 129 receiving yards…. Now for more information on this game, click here… The Blue Hose will close out their season this coming Saturday when they host the Knights of St. Andrews University at Bailey Memorial Stadium… Kickoff is scheduled for 1:00 pm.
  • PC Athletic Schedule… To see the current schedule of athletic events upcoming this month at PC and the results of completed contest, click here.

 

Local Notes:

CHS Red Devils:

  • Cross Country Participates In State Meet Today… A quick reminder that the Red Devil cross country teams will be traveling to Camden today to participate in the SCHSL State Championship Meet… The Red Devil boys’ team will run at 12:35 pm and the girls will run at 2:20 pm… The meet will be held at the Carolina Cup Course and if you get a chance go on down and root them on… Go Big Red!

 

 

College Sports:

  • FBS AP Football Poll… The latest AP Poll for FBS football had no changes in the top 3 spots… In order they are LSU, Ohio State and Clemson… Georgia did move up a spot to come in at #4 and last week’s #4 Alabama fell to #5… Spots 6-10 are occupied by Oregon, Utah, Oklahoma, Penn State and Florida… To see the entire top 25 in the poll, click here.
  • FCS Coaches Poll… Now the latest FCS Coaches Poll still has North Dakota State and James Madison as the top two teams but it does have a new #3 team Montana which moved up a notch… The only two South Carolina teams in the top 25 are Furman and Wofford… Furman dropped from #7 to #15 after its loss to Wofford this past weekend while Wofford moved up from #20 to #17… To see the entire poll, click here.

 

NASCAR… For you casual NASCAR fans (the true fans already know this) the NASCAR season ended last Sunday with the final race down at Homestead-Miami Speedway.

  • Race Results… Kyle Busch saw the checkered flag first winning the race with Martin Truex Jr., Erik Jones, Kevin Harvick and Joey Logano being the next 4 drivers across the finish line… To see the entire order of finish for this race, click here.
  • . Monster Energy Cup Standings… Now with the win, Kyle Busch was able to win the Monster Energy Cup Championship for the season just 5 points ahead of second place finisher martin Truex Jr… Kevin Harvick finished third just 7 points behind Busch and Denny Hamlin fourth 13 points behind Busch… To see the entire final standing for the Cup series click here.
  • Other Final Standings… Now if you happen to be interested in the final standings for the XFinity Series click here and if you are interested in the final standings for the Gander Truck Series click here.

 

 

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 November 21st and in addition to the local high school coaches talking about their past and upcoming games, it will be the annual Carolina – Clemson day.
  • If you would like to see video of the past club meetings, click here.

 

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.
  • Schedule for all Sports at PC… If you would like to see the upcoming schedule for all sports at PC as well as results from recent contest in all sports, click here.

 

 

This and That 

Youth Basketball at the Ridge… Youth basketball registration in now underway at The Ridge the City of Laurens Parks and Recreation Headquarters on Exchange Drive… Youth basketball is for ages 7-12 and the cost is only $40… You can register daily at The Ridge from now until November 23rd…. If you have any questions call them at 681-7275.

 

Youth Basketball at the Laurens YMCA… Youth basketball registration is under way at the Laurens Family YMCA for youth 3-6… The cost is $40 and registration will close on January 12, 2020… You can register at the YMCA during normal operating hours and if you have any questions call them at 984-2621

 

Youth Basketball and Cheerleading at the Clinton YMCA… Registration is also open at the Clinton YMCA for both youth basketball and cheerleading… Youth basketball will be for youth ages 5-12 in 6 appropriate age groupings… Registration will close December 9th and the cost is $50 for Y members and $65 for non-members and financial help is available… Now for more information about this you can click here to open up document about youth basketball and cheerleading by the Y or call them at 833-1555… Register at the Clinton YMCA during normal business hours.

 

2019 Reindeer Run… The 2019 version of the Laurens YMCA Reindeer Run will take place on 12-14-19… The 5K race will start at 9:00 am and the Fun Run for ages 1-12 will start at 9:05… There is discount for early registration ($25) which will end November 22nd and will be $30 after that… There are also team discount available… You can register at the YMCA or online at: www.active.com… There is more information on the flyer for the event that you can see if you click here.

 

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, 11-18-2019

Local Notes:

CHS Red Devils:

  • State Cross Country Meet Postponed… The weather caused the postponement of the SCHSL State Cross Country Meet in Camden last Saturday… The meet is no scheduled to take place tomorrow starting at noon… The Red Devil boys’ team will run at 12:35 pm and the girls will run at 2:20 pm… The meet will be held at the Carolina Cup Course and if you get a chance go on down and root them on… Go Big Red!

 

LDHS Raiders:

  • Byrnes 41 – Laurens 12… The Laurens Raiders took on the Byrnes Rebels in second round playoff action on a rainy night last Friday night… The Raiders won the coin toss and elected to defer until the second half giving the Rebels the ball first… The coin toss was the about the only thing the Raiders won as the Rebels Rahjai Harris scored on a 65 yard run on the first play from scrimmage and with the extra point the Rebels were up 7-0 with just 16 seconds off the clock… To add insult to injury the Rebels recovered an onside kick to really swing momentum their way… The Raider defense rose to the occasion and kept them out of the end zone with the Raiders taking over at their own 37…. After going 3 and out and punting the ball to the Rebel 16 yard line, the Rebels then went the 84 yards in 9 plays scoring to make it 14-0… The Raiders again went 3 and out but had the punt blocked with the Rebels getting the ball on the Raider 9 yard line and scoring on the first play to make it 21-0 Byrnes… With momentum clearly on the Rebels side they went on to take a 34-0 lead at the half… They scored again in the third quarter to make it 41-0 but the Raiders as true to character all season long did not stop fighting… In the fourth quarter the Raiders Duane Martin closed out his career with a pair of 10 yard TD runs but both extra points failed to make the final score 41-12.
  • Stats and More… The Rebels had a total 411 yards of offense 370 of which were on the ground… Their Shrine Bowl player Rahjai Harris ended the night with 266 yards rushing and 5 TDs… The Raiders finished the night with 236 yard of offense with 210 of them on the ground… Duane Martin led the Raider rushing attack with 96 yards and the 2 TDs… To see the entire stat package, click here…. Byrnes moves on to host the Gaffney Indians this Friday… The Raiders finish the season with a 10-2 record and won the Region I-AAAAA Championship with a 7-0 record… Congratulations to the Raiders on a great season!

  

Laurens Academy Crusaders: The Laurens Academy Crusader varsity basketball opened up their season on the road last Friday night taking on the Oakbrook Prep Knights

  • Girls: Knights 58 – Crusaders 24… The Lady Crusaders started their season off in an unfamiliar way as they lost to the Knights 58-24… The Crusaders stayed close in the first quarter as they only trailed 17-11 at its end and 24-11 at the half… However they were held to single digit scoring in each of the two remaining quarters as the Knights scored in double digits to pull away for the win… Blair Quarles had a game-high 18 points to lead the Crusaders in scoring… Olivia Huck scored 8 points while Regan Williamson and Payton Breen each scored 2 points….
  • Boys: Knights 85 – Crusaders 40… Sorry no scoring details on this game… Coach Plowden said they hung in their with the Knights for about 2,5 quarters before the Knights when the game got away from them… The Knights outscored the Crusaders 24-3 in the final quarter… The teams will be back in action Thursday when they travel to New Covenant in Williamson

 

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Sports Report for Friday, 11-15-2019

PC Notes:

  • Football Host Charleston Southern… The Blue Hose football team is back at home tomorrow hosting the Buccaneers of Charleston Southern at 1:00 pm at Bailey Memorial Stadium… The Blue Hose are coming off a 24-14 win over Gardner-Webb last Saturday while the 4-6 Bucs are coming off a 27-20 win over the Hampton Pirates last Saturday… Hope you can make it to the game tomorrow but if you can’t you can watch the game on ESPN+ and listen to the game on the PC Sports Network.
  • PC Athletic Schedule… To see the current schedule of athletic events upcoming this month at PC and the results of completed contest, click here.

 

Local Notes:

CHS Red Devils:

  • Cross Country Headed to State Meet Tomorrow… Both Red Devil cross country teams qualified for the SCHSL State Cross Country Championship Meet which will be held tomorrow… I want to wish both teams Good Luck as they travel to Camden tomorrow to take part in the meet which will take place at the Carolina Cup Course and will start at 9:30… Go Big Red!

 

 LDHS Raiders:

Raiders Host the Rebels in second Round Playoff Action Tonight… Tonight at KC Hanna Stadium the Laurens Raiders will host the Byrnes Rebels in second round action of the Class AAAAA Playoffs… A few facts about the game:

  • The Rebels come into tonight’s game with a 10-1 record finishing second in Region II with a 6-1 record… The Raiders come in with a 9-1 record finishing first in Region I with a 7-0 record.
  • The Rebels only loss was to Region II Champion Dorman by a score of 35-33 on a night where missed extra points hurt them… The Raiders only loss came to Hillcrest by a score of 23-6 where turnovers and missed opportunities hurt the Raiders.
  • Byrens is averaging 42.4 points per game while Laurens is averaging 33.8 points per game…. Their defense is giving up 12.7 points per game while Laurens’ defense is giving up an average of 20.3 points per game.
  • This will be the 19th meeting between the two schools with the Rebels holding an 11-7 record in the previous 18 meetings.
  •  The Rebels have 2 shrine Bowl Players (Rahjai Harris and Buddy Mack) and they also have 2 North All-Star players (Chuck Strickland and Joshua Byrd) while Laurens counters with Shrine Bowler Duane Martin.
  • I hope to see a large crowd at KC Hanna Stadium tonight to support the Raiders… A quick reminder that only SCHSL passes will be accepted at the gate and if you want to skip the line at the ticket booth the only way to get tickets ahead of time is to purchase them online… If you wish to do that, click here.
  • If toy can’t make it we will be bringing you all the action here on Real Radio 860 and 104.1 WLBG and streaming live on the internet at www.wlbg.com

 

 Other Area Playoff Games Tonight

  • Ware Shoals at Lamar
  • Ridge Springs – Monetta at Whitmire
  • Andrew Jackson at Abbeville
  • Saluda at Buford
  • Newberry at Chapman
  • Woodruff at Pendleton
  • Chesnee at Union County
  • BHP at Greenville
  • Greer at Wren

 

 Laurens Academy Crusaders:

  • Four Crusader Football Players Pick up Post Season Honors… Yesterday it was announced that 3 Laurens Academy Crusaders had made the 2019 SCISA 8 Man Region II All-Region Team… They are Reles Littleton (Junior, OL/DL), Diamonte Grant (Sophomore, DE/TE), and Cal Robertson (Sophomore, WR/LB)… It was also announced that Thomas Lowry was named the Region II Athlete of the Year… Thomas finished the season completing 157 of 230 passes attempted for 2084 yards and 30 TDs… He also rushed for 822 yards scoring 14 TDs that way… He also played defense where he had 3 pass interceptions and 50 solo tackles… Congratulations to all four of these Crusaders!

 

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Sports Report for Thursday, 11-14-2019

Local Notes:

CHS Red Devils:

  • Boys Basketball Scrimmage Today… The Red Devil boys’ basketball team is scheduled to scrimmage Boiling Springs this evening at 6:00 pm in the main gym at CHS… If you get a chance to go over please do so as you get a look at the team Coach Eddie Romines is preparing for the upcoming season.

 

 

Women’s College Basketball:

  • AP Poll Rankings… The top 3 teams remain the same in this week’s AP Poll for women’s college basketball… They are Oregon, Baylor and Stanford… UConn moved up to #4 and Texas A&M to #5… Spots 6-10 are occupied by South Carolina, Oregon State, Maryland, Louisville and Mississippi State in that order… To see the entire top 25 in the poll click here.

 

  • PC Women’s Basketball… The Lady Blue Hose basketball team is 2-1 on the season… The started their season off last week with a 70-49 win over the Lady Bulldogs of South Carolina State down in Orangeburg… PC outscored the Bulldogs in every quarter except the second where they both scored 17 points… Trinity Johnson had a game-high 17 points to go with four assists and four steals to lead the Blue Hose…. For more information on this game, click here…. Last Sunday the team traveled to Morgantown, W. Va. to take on the Lady Mountaineers… PC opened the game with some cold shooting and trailed 11-4 at the end of the first quarter as the Mountaineers went on to take a 56-40 win… Trinity Johnson again led PC in scoring this time with 14 points…. For more information on this game, click here Last night the Blue Hose had their first home game as the Pacers of William Peace University paid a visit at the Templeton Center…It was a good home opener as the Blue Hose took a 72-35 win with Kacie Hall leading the team with a game-high 15 points… For more information on this game, click here… The team travels to Florida to take on the Gators Monday.

 

  • Clemson Women’s Basketball… The Lady Tigers are 1-2 on the season… They won their opener against Furman at Clemson last week by a score of 77-71… The Tigers had 3 players scoring in double-digits… For more information on this game, click here Last Sunday the Tigers lost to Navy 65-32 after leading 32-25 at the half… For more information on this game, click hereOn Tuesday night the Tigers lost to Alabama by a score of 67-65 despite Kobi Thorton’s career-high-tying 25-points… For more information on this game, click hereThe Tigers will be back in action Monday when they host Alabama State.

 

  • South Carolina Women’s Basketball… Now the Lady Gamecocks are 3-0 on the season and they took their first win Tuesday of last week when they defeated Alabama State Hornets 103-43… Aliyah Boston got her college career started with a triple-double scoring 12 points, pulling down 12 rebounds and blocking 10 shots… For more information on this game, click here… Last Sunday they traveled up to Maryland to take on the then #4 Terrapins and defeated them 63-54… Boston again led the Gamecocks with 14 points… For more information on this game, click here… Last night the Gamecocks were in Dayton, Ohio to take on the Flyers… They took a 75-48 win to run their record to 3-0… Zia Cooke had a game-high 27 points for the Gamecocks… For more information on this game, click here… The Gamecocks will host Appalachian State Sunday in a 2:00 pm contest.

 

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Sports Report for Wednesday, 11-13-2019

Local Notes:

  • Not Much Going On… With football winding down and basketball practice underway, there are not a lot of local sports to bring to you today.

  

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.

 

College Sports

Football:

  • College Football Playoff Rankings… The FBS College Football Playoff Committee released their latest rankings last night and with Alabama losing to LSU this past Saturday there was some shakeup in the rankings… LSU has moved up from #2 to #1 and Ohio State dropped from #1 to #2… Clemson jumped up 2 spots to #3 as di Georgia who went from #6 to #4… The rest of the top 10 in order are Alabama, Oregon, Utah, Minnesota, Penn State and Oklahoma… If you would like to see the entire top 25 as the committee sees it, click here.

 

Men’s Basketball

  • AP Poll… The men’s basketball DI AP Poll came out Sunday night and in case you missed it there was some shakeup in the top 10 from the previous poll… Kentucky moved up a step to take the #1 spot and is followed by Duke who went from #4 to #2… The previous #1 Michigan State dropped to #3 followed by Louisville and Kansas to round out the top 5… Spots 6-10 are occupied by North Carolina, Maryland, Gonzaga, Virginia and Kansas… If you would like to see the entire 25 team poll, click here
  • Evansville Upsets Kentucky… Now before we move away from the AP Poll I’ll bet you that there will be a new #1 next week as last night at Rupp Arena in Lexington the Purple Aces of Evansville University out of Evansville, Indiana took a 67-64 win over the Wildcats… This broke Kentucky’s 52 game home winning streak against non-conference opponents… The Purple Aces are coached by Walter McCarty who played for Kentucky from 1993-96 and was on their 1996 national championship team… Click here for more details on the game.
  • PC Men’s Basketball… The Blue Hose men’s basketball team is 1-1 on the season… They opened the season against Clemson last week and fell by a score of 79-45 to Tigers…Click here for details on this game… This past Monday the Blue Hose traveled to VMI and took an 80-77 win over the Keydets… JC Younger hit a three-point shot with less than a second left in overtime to give PC the win… Click here for detail on this game…. PC will host Morehead state tomorrow at 7:00 pm
  • Clemson Men’s Basketball… The Tigers are 2-1 on the young season as they lost their first game on Tuesday, 11-5 to Virginia Tech by a score of 67-60 at Clemson… Click here for detail on this game… As mentioned above, they defeated PC 79-45 two days later at home… Click here for detail on this game from the Clemson point of view… This past Sunday they defeated Colgate 81-68… Click here for detail on this game… Their next game is against Detroit Mercy this Sunday at Clemson
  • South Carolina Men’s Basketball… The South Carolina Gamecock men’s basketball team is 2-0 on the season… They defeated North Alabama 77-55 on Wednesday. 11-5 at home… Click here for detail on this game… This past Sunday they were back in action as they hosted Wyoming and took a 66-32 win over the Cowboys… Click here for detail on this game… They will host Cleveland state Friday at 7:00 pm.

 

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Sports Report for Tuesday, 11-12-2019

PC Notes:

  • PC 24 – Gardner-Webb 14… The Blue Hose football team scored a pair of TDs in the second half of their game with Garner-Webb last Saturday at Bailey Memorial Stadium while holding the Runnin Bulldogs scoreless to pick up their first win of the season by a score of 24-14… PC held the Bulldogs to just 35 yards rushing while picking up 129 yards of the ground themselves… Freshman quarterback Tyler Huff had ad 145 passing yards and a touchdown while rushing for 86 yards and a touchdown… For more information on this game, click here… The Blue Hose host Charleston Southern this Saturday at 1:00 pm.
  • Smyth Earns Big South Freshman of the Week… Presbyterian College defensive back Jeffrey Smyth has been named Big South Freshman of the Week following the Blue Hose 24-14 victory over Gardner-Webb on Saturday, the conference office announced on Monday… Smyth had a career-high 13 tackles in the Blue Hose victory on Saturday over Gardner-Webb and an interception and was instrumental in stopping Bulldog drives… For more on this click here.
  • PC Athletic Schedule… To see the current schedule of athletic events upcoming this month at PC and the results of completed contest, click here.

 

Local Notes:

CHS Red Devils:

  • Boys Cross Country Qualifies for State Championship… The Red Devil cross country teams participated in the Upper State Qualifier down in Greenwood at the Connie Maxwell OASIS Farm and there is good news for Red Devil fans as the boys qualified for the upcoming State Meet by finishing 10th out of 18 schools there… James Anderson led the Red Devils by finishing 31st overall as he completes the course in 18:12… Nick Perkins was close behind finishing 34th in 18:13… To see not only how other Red Devil runners did but also how other schools at the meet finished as well as a photo of the Red Devils, click here.
  • Girls Cross Country Also Qualifies for State Championship… There is even more good news for Red Devil fans as the girls also qualified for the State Meet… They finished 11th overall and were led by Elizabeth Reid who finished 29th with a time of 21:28 which tied her personal best time… Now several other of the Lady Red Devils set personal best times at the meet and to see who they were, how other schools finished and a photo of the team, click here… The State Meet will be held this Saturday at the Carolina Cup course in Camden and I want to wish both teams Good Luck and Go Big Red!

 

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.

 

College Sports

  • FBS: AP Poll…The latest AP FBS poll still has LSU as #1 and Ohio St as #2 followed by Clemson, Alabama and Georgia rounding out the top 5 in that order… Spots 6-10 are occupied by Oregon, Minnesota, Utah, Penn St. and Oklahoma in that order… To see the entire poll click here.
  • FCS: AP Poll… Now in the FCS AP Poll North Dakota State still continues to hold down the top spot… Furman checked in at #7 this week and Wofford #20… The two teams will be playing each other this Saturday at Wofford… To see the entire poll click here.

 

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Sports Report for Monday, 11-11-2019

Local Notes:

CHS Red Devils:

  • Camden 43 – Clinton 14… The Clinton Red Devils boarded the bus and traveled to Camden last Friday to take on the 9-1 Bulldogs… When the final horn sounded the Bulldogs had eliminated the Red Devils from the playoffs and improved their record to 10-1 by taking a 43-14 win over Clinton… The Bulldogs scored 6 of the first 7 times they had the ball and the one time they did not score it was because Justin Copeland intercepted a pass to give the Red Devils the ball… Camden lead 37-0 before the Clinton got on the board with 1:58 left in the third quarter on a 6 yard run by Greg Sanders that capped a 15 play 75 yard drive that took 7:15 seconds off the clock… The PAT failed so the score stood 37-6… The Bulldogs responded scoring again themselves with 28 seconds left but Justin Copeland blocked the PAT so the score stood 43-6… The Red Devils did not quit as they scored again in the fourth quarter on an 11 yard run by Shy Kinard who also added the 2-point conversion to make it 43-14 which was the final score as the Red Devils kept the Bulldogs off the scoreboard the rest of the game and got to the Camden 10 yard line before turning the ball over on downs with 1:32 left in the game as Camden then ran out the clock.
  • Stats and More… The Red Devils had 315 yards of total offense with 265 of it coming on the ground… Camden had 415 yards of total offense with 210 of it coming on the ground… Shy Kinard led the Clinton rushing attack with 96 yards and the TD … Each team had 1 interception and the Red Devils did fumble the ball once and lost it on their first possession of the game…. The Red Devils had the ball for 26:50 while the Bulldogs only had it 21:40 seconds but that is all they needed with their faster pace offense…. To see the complete stat package on the game including a play-by-play accounting of the game, click here… Clinton finishes the season with a 4-8 record under first year Head Coach Corey Fountain while Camden move on in the playoffs hosting Broome HS which took a 45-21 win over Powdersville on Friday.

 

LDHS Raiders:

  • Laurens 43 – Blythewood 40… At KC Hanna Stadium last Friday night the Raiders were tested by the Blythewood Bengals passing attack but managed to hold on and take a 43-40 win to advance to the second round of the Class-AAAAA playoffs… To be honest Laurens did have 4 fumbles in the game losing 3 of them and the Bengals scored twice after the Raider fumbles… Blythewood fumbled twice and lost one of them plus the Raiders intercepted two of their 52 pass attempts… The Raiders got on the board first on a 42 yard run by Duane Martin and with Jesus Esparaza’a PAT went up 7-0 with 8:56 left in the first quarter… The Bengals responded making it 7-7 with 1:02 left in the quarter and the game went back and forth after that… The Raiders did carry a 21-14 lead into the locker room at the half as Martin had his second TD of the game and Jordan Woodruff also scored in the second quarter… The Bengals added 6 points in the third period and another 6 early in the fourth quarter to go up 26-21… Duane Martin scored again on a 41 yard run and added the 2-point PAT and scored for a fourth time and with Esparaza’s PAT the Raiders led 36-26… The Bengals scored again to make it 36-34 and the Raiders last TD came on a 27 yard run by Ryan Campbell and with the PAT the Raiders led 43-34… The Bengals would not go quietly into the good night as they scored again to make it 43-40 with 3:00 minutes left in the game and tried an onside kick that the Raiders recovered and ran the clock out for the win.
  • Stats and More… The Raiders finished the game with 537 yard of total offense to the Bengals 521 yards… The Raiders had 466 yards rushing while the Bengals had 467 yards passing… Duane Martin finished the night with 26 carries for 231 yards scoring 4 TDs for the Raiders… The Raiders had a slight edge in possession time as they had the ball for 23:49 to the Bengals 21:33… To see the complete stat package on the game including a play-by-play accounting of the game, click hereBlythewood finished the season 5-6 while the 9-1 Raiders advance to the second round of the playoff and will host the Byrnes Rebels who defeated Nation Ford 48-34 at Byrnes last Friday night.

 

 Other Area Team Scores

Class A

  • Ware Shoals 20 – Hunter-Tyler-Kinard 12
  • McBee 30 – Dixie 0
  • McCormick 56 – Williston Elko 35

Class AA

  • Abbeville 85 – Lewisville 22
  • Saluda 42 – Blacksburg 7
  • Southside Christian 75 – Ninety Six 0

Class AAA

  • Chapman 54 – Liberty 7
  • Newberry 14 – Chester 7
  • Union County 21 Fairfield Central 12
  • Woodruff 49 – Indian Land 7

Class AAAA

  • BHP 42 – York 27
  • Daniel 38 – Lancaster 6
  • Greer 21 – south Pointe 14
  • Wren 56 – Orangeburg-Wilkinson 14

Class AAAAA

  • Dorman 35 – Greenwood 0
  • Spring Valley 37 – Westside 35
  • Sumter 45 – Woodmont 7
  • Mauldin 41 – TL Hanna 38

 

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Sports Report for Friday, 11-8-2019

PC Notes:

  • Blue Hose Host Gardner-Webb… After being on the road for what seems like forever the Blue Hose football team will return home tomorrow to Bailey Memorial Stadium where they will host the Runnin Bulldogs of Gardner-Webb…. The Bulldogs are 3-6 on the season and are coming off a 30-27 loss to Charleston Southern last week… PC is still looking for its first win of the season and is coming off a 40-17 loss to Hampton… Earlier in the season the Bulldogs defeated Hampton 35-27… Kickoff is slated for 1:00 pm so make plans to come on and enjoy some PC football
  • W: Basketball: PC 70 – SC State 49… back on Tuesday the Lady Blue Hose basketball team opened its season with a 70-49 win over the lady Bulldogs at SC State… If you would like more information about this game, click here.
  • M: Basketball: Clemson 79 – PC 45… last night the men’s basketball team traveled up to Clemson and fell by a score of 79-45… If you would like more information about this game, click here.
  • Schedule for all Sports at PC… If you would like to see the upcoming schedule for all sports at PC as well as results from recent contest in all sports, click here.

 

Local Notes:

CHS Red Devils:

  • Red Devils Travel to Camden… The Clinton Red Devil football team will travel down to Camden to take on the 9-1 Bulldogs in first round playoff action tonight… The Bulldogs come into the game averaging 40.4 points per game on offense while giving up 19.9 games on defense… The Red Devils are averaging 20.1 points per game on offense while giving up 28.6 points per game on defense… The Bulldogs only loss this season was to Fairfield Central by a score of 21-20… Against teams that made it into the playoffs they are 5-1 while Clinton is 2-6… For directions to the stadium, where to park and enter the stadium as well as other important information, click here…. Simply put… Go Big Red!!!

 

LDHS Raiders:

  • Raiders Host Blythewood… While the Red Devils will be on the road tonight the Region I-AAAAA Champion Laurens Raiders will be hosting the Blythewood Bengals at KC Hanna Stadium… The Bengals come into the game with a 5-5 record and have lost the last 3 games of the season… Laurens comes into the game 8-1 and has won 7 straight games since their 23-6 loss to Hillcrest in the second game of the season… Blythewood averages 24.6 points per game while giving up 23.9 points per game… Laurens on the other hand averages 29 points per game while giving up 16.8 points per game… Against teams that made it into the playoffs, the Bengals have a 4-5 record while the Raiders have a 5-0 record… For more information from School District 55 about this game including how to get your tickets ahead of time, click here….Of course you can catch all the action her on Real radio WLBG tonight and streaming live on the internet at www.wlbg.com… We will not be having our Friday Night Insiders program at 6:00 pm tonight and will start out coverage about 6:30 with Elmo and I doing our weekly picks and then going live to KC Hanna Stadium…. Again simply put… Go Raiders!

 

 Ware ShoalsThe Ware Shoals Hornets will be hosting the Trojans of Hunter-Kinard-Tyler tonight at Tommy Davis Field in the first round of the Class-A playoffs… The Hornets come into the game with a 3-7 season record while the Trojans come in with a 6-4 record… I want to wish Coach Chris Johnston and the Hornets good luck tonight!

 

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Sports Report for Thursday, 11-7-2019

Local Notes:

CHS Red Devils:

  • JV Football Wrap Up… With the JV football team having its final game of the season canceled one week ago they finished the season with an 8-1 and 4-0 in region play… Three only loss was to the Laurens raiders in the first game of the season where they led 12-0 going into the fourth quarter only to have the Raiders pull out a 13-12 win in the last minute of the game… They were the only region team to go undefeated in region play… For comments from Coach Glenn and to see the team photo, click here… The future looks bright for Red Devil football… Go Big Red!

 

LDHS Raiders:

  • JV Football Wrap Up… Now the future also looks bright for the Laurens Raiders as the JV team finished its season with a 7-1 record… Their only loss was to Hillcrest in the second game of the season where they lost 20-0 in a game that the Raider coaching staff feels like they could have won… They went 6-0 in region play and their final game of the season last week with Easley was cancelled due to weather… Another piece of evidence that the future is bright is that several of the JV players participated in the varsity game at Easley last Friday and Cayson Elledge caught a long TD pass and Gemere Darden scored on a 5 yard run…

 

 College Basketball:

  • D-I Men’s AP Poll… Well as the true college basketball fans the season opened up Tuesday night and I thought we would take a quick look at the preseason D-I Men’s AP Poll… The top 5 team in order are Michigan State, Kentucky, Kansas, Duke and Louisville…. Spots 6-10 are occupied by Florida, Maryland, Gonzaga, North Carolina and Villanova… To see the entire top 25 in the AP Poll, click here.
  • D-I Women’s AP Poll… Now giving equal time to the ladies, the top 5 team in the women’s AP Poll are Oregon, Baylor, Stanford, Maryland and UConn… Spots 6-10 are occupied by Texas A&M, Oregon State, South Carolina, Louisville and Mississippi State… To see the entire top 25 in the AP Poll, click here

 

  

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Sports Report for Wednesday, 11-6-2019

Local Notes:

CHS Red Devils:

  • Tennis: Chapman 5 – Clinton 1… Yesterday I told you that on Monday the Lady red Devil tennis team saw their season come to an end as they lost in the upper state finals to Chapman at Chapman by a score of 5-1… I also told you that as of the tome I published yesterday’s sports report that I did not have any details on that match other than the final score… Details of that match are now available and I can tell you that Mary Catherine Dailey took the lone win for the Red Devils as the #1 singles player defeating her opponent but it took 3 sets to do it… Jerri Hill came close to taking a win but she fell to her opponent in 3 sets…For more information on this match, click here…. Again congratulations to Coach Simmons and the team on a great season that saw them go 16-3 overall and 10-0 in region play taking the Region III-AAA Championship.
  • Information Concerning Friday’s Playoff Game at Camden… School District 56 has released some information concerning the Red Devil’s first round playoff game at Camden … By SCHSL rule, the admission will be $8:00 and only SCHSL issued passes will be accepted… They also want Red Devil fans to know that the visitor side is on the east side of Zemp Stadium and that you need to be sure to enter on that side because if you enter on the wrong side you cannot get to the proper side once inside the stadium… The information they released also contains directions to the stadium and where you should park… To see the complete press release that includes all this information and more, click here… Go Big Red!

 

 

LDHS Raiders:

  • Information Concerning Friday’s Playoff Game at Laurens… Well by now most of you know that the Laurens Raiders will be hosting the Blythewood Bengals this Friday night at KC Hanna Stadium… I’ll have more information about the Bengals later in the week… School District 55 wants me to remind you of certain things related to all playoff games that are different for the game due to SCHSL rules…. First admission will be $8.00… Further the only passes that will be accepted at the gate will be those issued by the SCHSL… Century Club, District ID, or any other passes will not be accepted and you must by a ticket to get into the game… However, Century Club reserved parking will be honoredIf you would like to avoid the line at the ticket booth this Friday you can purchase your tickets online… If you would like to do that, click here… There is a small convenience fee added to the price of the ticket but remember you can skip the line at the ticket both if you do this…. Also the district would like to remind you of the “Clear bag” procedure now in affect at all Raider athletic events… To see more about this click here…. Go Raiders

 

 

College Football Playoff Rankings:

  • The College Football Playoff Committee released its first version of the top 25 teams that would be considered for the 4 spots in the upcoming FBS Playoffs… If the season were to end today the top 4 teams that would be playing are Ohio State, LSU, Alabama and Penn State… The Clemson Tigers are ranked #5 and the Georgia Bulldogs #6 and as it stands now, they are the “first two teams out”… Tiger fans should not worry too much as we still have a few weeks to go before this gets “set in stone”… As a matter of fact after this weekend it will change as undefeated LSU and undefeated Alabama play each other which I would bet will cause the loser to drop… If you would like to see the top 25 as the committee sees it, click here.

 

 High School Football Scores and Standings [Read more…]

Sports Report for Tuesday, 11-5-2019

PC Notes:

  • Hampton 43 – PC 17… The Blue Hose football team traveled up to Hampton, Va. last Saturday to take on the Hampton Pirates… With 6:32 left in the third quarter the Blue Hose scored to make it 20-17 Pirates but that would be the last time PC would score as the Pirates went on to take a 43-17 win over the Blue Hose… For more information on this game, click hereThe Blue Hose come home to Bailey Memorial Stadium this Saturday to take on the Runnin Bulldogs of Gardner-Webb University… Kickoff is scheduled for 1:00 pm and the game can be seen on ESPN+.

 

Local Notes:

CHS Red Devils:

  • Tennis: Clinton 4 – Camden 3… Yesterday I told you that back on Friday the Lady Red Devil tennis team took a 4-3 win over the Camden Bulldogs on the courts at Clinton MS… At that time I did not have any details on the match but I do now… Mary Catherin Dailey, Reese Gowan and Jerri Hill all took wins in singles action… The #1 doubles team composed of M.C. Dailey and Chandler Dailey took the 4th and deciding win over their opponents that allowed the Red Devils to advance to the Upper State Finals yesterday… For even more information about this match, click here.
  • Tennis: Chapman 5 – Clinton 1… Yesterday the team traveled up o Chapman to take on the Panthers with the Upper State Championship… The Panthers came into the match yesterday as their region champion and finished last season as runner-up to Bishop England last year for the state title… Well I don’t have any details yet but I can tell you that the panthers took a 5-1 win over the Red Devils thus ending Clinton’s season… Clinton ends the season with a final record of 16-3 overall and 10-0 in region play… Congratulation to Coach Simmons and the team on a great season!

 

 

LDHS Raiders:

  • Information Concerning Friday’s Playoff Game at Laurens… Well by now most of you know that the Laurens raiders will be hosting the Blythewood Bengals this Friday night at KC Hanna Stadium… I’ll have more information about the Bengals later in the week… School District 55 wants me to remind you of certain things related to all playoff games that are different for the game due to SCHSL rules…. First admission will be $8.00… Further the only passes that will be accepted at the gate will be those issued by the SCHSL… Century Club, District ID, or any other passes will not be accepted and you must by a ticket to get into the game… However, Century Club reserved parking will be honoredIf you would like to avoid the line at the ticket booth this Friday you can purchase your tickets online… If you would like to do that, click here… There is a small convenience fee added to the price of the ticket but remember you can skip the line at the ticket both if you do this…. Also the district would like to remind you of the “Clear bag” procedure now in affect at all Raider athletic events… To see more about this 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.

 

College Sports.

  • AP FBS Rankings… In case you missed the latest FBS Associated Press football rankings I’ll tell you that there was no change in the top 5… They continue to be LSU, Alabama, Ohio State, Clemson and Penn State… There was some change in spots 6-10 as Georgia moved up two spots to #6, Oregon remains at #7, Utah moves up a spot to #8 as did Oklahoma who moved up to #9… Florida dropped from #6 to #10 with their loss to Georgia last Saturday… To see the entire top 25 in the poll, click here
  • FCS Coaches Poll… Now in the FCS Coaches Poll the top 3 teams remain the same and they are North Dakota State, James Madison and Weber State… Furman did move up from #13 last week to #10 this week and Wofford checked in at #23… To see the entire top 25 in this poll, click here.

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Sports Report for Monday, 11-4-2019

Local Notes:

CHS Red Devils:

  • Woodruff 17 – Clinton 7… The Red Devils traveled to Woodruff to take on the Wolverines with the possibility of finishing second in the region looming in front of them if they defeated the Wolverines… The defense played hard as did the offense but it was just not to be as the Wolverines took a 17-7 win taking advantage of a couple of Red Devil turnovers… Woodruff scored first with 3:54 left on the first quarter on a long pass to go up 7-0… They scored again with a few seconds gone in the second quarter on a 39 yard field goal to make it 10-0… Clinton recovered a Woodruff fumble with 8:55 left in the half and then went 40 yards scoring on a 2yard run by Greg sanders with Juan Lawson adding the PAT to make it 10-7 Woodruff with 4:57 left in the half which was the score at the half… Clinton missed a field goal that would have tied the game early in the third quarter and the score remained 10-7 headed into the last quarter of play… Early in the fourth quarter Woodruff had a first and goal at the Clinton 6 yard line but the Red Devil defense kept them out of the end zone as Clinton took over on downs at their own 1 yard line… Clinton then turned it over on downs at the Woodruff 40 yard line when they did not convert on a fourth and two situation… On the third play from scrimmage Woodruff’s Shamare Dendy broke loose and scored on a 55 yard run and the PAT made it 17-7 Woodruff with 1:52 left in the game… On the first play from scrimmage after that, Woodruff intercepted a Clinton pass and then ran out the clock.
  • Stats and More… The Red Devils had 270 yards of total offense to Woodruff’s 276…255 of Clinton’s yards came on the ground while only 177 of Woodruff’s were rushing… Clinton had the ball 30:26 while Woodruff only had the ball 17:54… Kimon Quarles led the Red Devils rushing attack with 91 yards and Greg Sanders was close behind with 82 yards…. To see the complete game statistics including a play-by-play accounting of the game click here… The Red Devils end the regular season with a 4-5 overall record and 2-2 in region play where they finished fourth… They will travel to Camden this Friday night in a first round playoff game taking on the Bulldogs.
  • Tennis: Clinton 4 – Camden 3… Last Friday the lady Red Devil tennis team took a 4-3 win over the Camden on the courts at CMS… I don’t have any details at this time but if I get them I will pass them on to you later… They travel to Chapman today to take on the Panthers for the Upper State Championship… Go Big Red!

 

 LDHS Raiders:

  • Laurens 63 – Easley 29… The Laurens Raiders traveled to Easley last Friday night with the region championship already in hand and the big question was how would the Raiders play with no pressure on them and how would an improving Easley team play with no chance of making the playoffs?… The first part of that question was answered quickly as the Raiders scored the first three times they had the ball before Easley got on the scoreboard as the Raiders went on to take a 63-29 win over the Green Wave… The Raiders never punted in the game and turned the ball over on down 1 one time and never lost the ball on a turnover… Easley answered the second part of that question as their pesky passing attack scored 2 TDs and helped to set up 2 rushing TDs… The Raiders played just about everybody on the bench and some JV player got into the game as the JV game was canceled on Thursday due to weather… Two JV players recorded TDs and Gemire Darden had a rushing TD and Cayson Elledge had 1 TD catch for 60 yards.
  • Stats and More… The Raiders had 506 total yards of offense to the Green Wave’s 409… 379 yards of the Raiders’ offense came on the ground with Zy Todd getting 201 of them and rushing for 3 TDs… Easley had 374 of their yards through the air… To see the complete game statistics including a play-by-play accounting of the game click here… The Raiders finish the regular season 8-1 and 7-0 in region play finishing first in Region I-AAAAA… They will host the Blythewood Bengals this Friday in first round playoff action.
  • Basketball Tryouts Next Monday at LDHS… Coach Allen and Coach Chavis have announced that JV and Varsity basketball tryouts will be held next Monday (11-4-19) at the main and auxiliary gyms at LDHS… For more information about this including where to meet, time and what you need to have on file ahead of time, click here.

 

Laurens Academy Crusaders:

  • Crusaders 64 – Newberry 14… What a difference a week and a different opponent makes as this time last week we were talking about the Crusaders coming up on the wrong side of a 60-28 score in their last home game with Wardlaw… Last Friday night they traveled down to Newberry academy tom take on the eagles in their last game of the season and they put 20 points on the board in the first quarter and another 38 in the second quarter to take a 58-14 lead into halftime and then went on to take a 64-14 win with a running clock in the second half… Thomas Lowry finished the night with 6 TD passes… Cal Robertson caught 3 of them, Caio Rita 2 and Clarence Bertoli had 1… Lowry also had 2 rushing TDs and Clarence Bertoli added another… To see more stats on the game, click here… The Crusaders finish the season 4-5 on the season and tied for fourth in the region… Next year has the potential to be better as the Crusaders did not have a senior on the team.

 

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Sports Report for Friday, 11-1-2019

PC Notes:

  • Blue Hose on the Road Tomorrow… The Blue Hose football team will be on the road tomorrow as they travel up to Hampton University to take on the Pirates… The Pirates come into the game with a 4-4 record while the Blue Hose are still looking for their first win… The kickoff is scheduled for 1:00 pm and the game can be heard on the PC Radio Network and can be seen on ESPN+… Now other fall sports are winding down while other winter sports are getting ready to start… Remember that to checks on anything sports related the one place to go is www.gobluehose.com

 

Local Notes:

Local Schedule Change Due to Weather:

  • JV games… Both the Clinton and Laurens JV football games were cancelled yesterday and will not be made up.
  • CMS 8Th Grade Football… The CMS 8th grade Wildcat football team was supposed to play Westview MS yesterday in Greenwood… That game has been postponed until Monday, November 4th and it will be played at Emerald HS with kickoff set for 5:30
  • Hickory Tavern at Gray Court Owings… Also a reminder that the HT at GCO football game that was scheduled for Wednesday has been postponed until Monday also and it will kick off at 5:00 pm on the Tigers home field at GCO.
  • Red Devil Tennis Today… The Lady Red Devil tennis team will be back in action today as they take on the Camden Bulldogs in third round action of the SCHSL Class AAA Tennis Playoffs… As you may recall they were supposed to play Wednesday but rain then and yesterday forced the postponement… The Red Devils are coming off a 6-0 win over Powdersville back on Monday while the Bulldogs are coming off a 6-0 win over Chesnee… The match is scheduled to start at 1:00 pm on the courts at Clinton MS… By the way the winner will turn around and travel to Chapman on Monday to take on the Panthers for the Upper State Championship… Go Big Red!

 

 

Today’s Varsity Football Schedule:

  • Laurens Academy at Newberry Academy… The Laurens Academy Crusaders (3-5) will travel down to Newberry Academy to take on the Eagles (1-5)… Both teams did have a common opponent earlier this season and that was Jefferson Davis… The Crusaders defeated JDA 70-44 while the Eagles lost to JDA 70-8… This will be the final game of the season for the Crusaders… Hope the Crusader fans will make the short trip down to cheer them on but if you can’t listen to our broadcast of Raider football and we will do our best t keep you updated on the score as some Crusader football parents text the score to us.
  • Clinton at Woodruff… The 4-5 / 2-2 Red Devils close out their regular season tonight at Woodruff taking on the 6-3 / 3-1 Wolverines… If the Red Devils pull what looks like on paper whet would be called an upset and win, they would be definitely make the playoffs and with a little help could finish as high as second in the region in Coach Corey Fountains first year at the helm… If the Wolverines take the win the Red Devils are more than likely in the playoffs but there are a couple of things that could happen that would cause them to finish 5th in the region and not make the playoffs… That scenario is not likely but possible… As always Go Big Red!
  • Laurens at Easley… After defeating TL Hanna 33-23 last Friday night at TL Hanna Stadium to clinch the Region I –AAAAA Championship, the Raiders (7-1 / 6-0) will travel to Ealey tonight to take on the Green Wave (3-6 / 2-4) in the final game of the regular season… Let’s hope the Raiders are not looking ahead to hosting a playoff game next week because Easley is a team that has shown improvement as the season went on.

 

LDHS Raiders:

  • Raider Ranked Eighth in Class AAAAA… The latest ranking came out for the different classes in football a little earlier this week and the Raiders broke into the top 10 for the first time this season… The 7-1 Raiders are now #8 behind Dutch Fork, Dorman, Fort Dorchester Byrnes, Sumter, Clover and Carolina Forest… Gaffney and River Bluff check in at 9 and 10 respectively.. Other class top 10 rankings in order from 1to 10 are…
  • Class AAAA… Myrtle Beach, Daniel, South Pointe, eastside, Wren. Hartsville, Greenville, AC Flora, BHP and Wilson
  • Class AAA… Chapman, Aynor, Gilbert, Dillon, Camden, Wade Hampton (H), Chester, May River, Union County and Strom Thurmond.
  • Class AA… Abbeville, Barnwell, Southside Christian, Oceanside, Andrew Jackson, Timberland, Saluda, Bamberg-Ehrhardt, Gray Collegiate and Andrews.
  • Class A… Wagner Salley, Green Sea-Floyds, Lamar, Blackville Hilda, CE Murray, Branchville, Lake View, Hunter-Kinard-Tyler, Whitmire and Ride Springs-Monetta

 

Basketball Tryouts Next Monday at LDHS… Coach Allen and Coach Chavis have announced that JV and Varsity basketball tryouts will be held next Monday (11-4-19) at the main and auxillary gyms at LDHS… For more information about this including where to meet, time and what you need to have on file ahead of time, 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 informationclick here.

 

Broadcast Notes[Read more…]

Sports Report for Thursday, 10-31-2019

Schedule  & Changes to Schedules

  • Red Devil Tennis… The CHS girls third round playoff tennis match vs Camden High School that was scheduled for yesterday will be played tomorrow (Friday, November 1st) at 1 pm at the CMS Courts (3rd Round playoff match) because of inclement weather yesterday and anticipated rain today…The winner of the match will play Chapman High School at Chapman on Monday, November 4th in the SCHSL Upper State Semi-finals
  • Middle School Football… The Hickory Tavern at Gray Court-Owings middle school football game that was scheduled for yesterday has been postponed until 5:00 pm Monday, November 4th at Gray Court-Owings
  • Today Schedule… If any of the athletic events scheduled for today are postponed or cancelled I’ll but something up announcing that in the Local News section on our homepage at www.wlbg.com

 

Local Notes:

LDHS Raiders:

  • Raider Ranked Eighth in Class AAAAA… The latest ranking came out for the different classes in football a little earlier this week and the Raiders broke into the top 10 for the first time this season… The 7-1 Raiders are now #8 behind Dutch Fork, Dorman, Fort Dorchester Byrnes, Sumter, Clover and Carolina Forest… Gaffney and River Bluff check in at 9 and 10 respectively.. Other class top 10 rankings in order from 1 to 10 are…
  • Class AAAA… Myrtle Beach, Daniel, South Pointe, Eastside, Wren. Hartsville, Greenville, AC Flora, BHP and Wilson
  • Class AAA… Chapman, Aynor, Gilbert, Dillon, Camden, Wade Hampton (H), Chester, May River, Union County and Strom Thurmond.
  • Class AA… Abbeville, Barnwell, Southside Christian, Oceanside, Andrew Jackson, Timberland, Saluda, Bamberg-Ehrhardt, Gray Collegiate and Andrews.
  • Class A… Wagner Salley, Green Sea-Floyds, Lamar, Blackville Hilda, CE Murray, Branchville, Lake View, Hunter-Kinard-Tyler, Whitmire and Ride Springs-Monetta

 

Laurens Academy Crusaders:

  • Last weekend the Laurens Academy Crusader volleyball team participated in the SCISA Class 1A Volleyball Tournament in Myrtle Beach… The Crusaders started their participation on Friday with a 2-0 win over Curtis Baptist… I believe they then lost #1 seed Beaufort Academy giving them their first loss in the double-elimination tournament… On Saturday they defeated region foe Cambridge 2-0 to advance to final 4 where they lost to Beaufort Academy to end their run in the tournament… Congratulation to the Crusaders on a season that saw them win the region tournament an finish in the top four in the state.

 

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

  • Nationals 6 – Astros 2… The Washington Nationals are this season’s baseball champions as they took a 6-2 win over the Astros in Houston last night winning the series 4 games to 3… This World Series was one for the record books in a couple of different ways… First it was the first series win for the Nationals in the history of the club since they have been in DC… Secondly all the wins by both teams came on the road… Never before in the history of the Fall Classic has that happened… The Nationals were training 2-0 going into the top of the seventh inning where they put 3 runs on the board on two homers and then went on to take the win… The Nationals pitcher Stephen Strasburg was named the series MVP and was the first pitcher to claim the MVP honors since 2014 and the 29th overall.

 

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, 10-31-19… JV Football Easley at Laurens, 6:00 pm
  • Friday, 11-1-19… Varsity football, Laurens at Easley… Friday Night Insiders at 6:05 and live from KC Hanna Stadium about 6:35…. Raider football can always be heard on the internet at www.wlbg.com
  • Friday, 11-8-19… The Raiders will host a first round playoff game against an opponent yet to be determined…. We will go live to KC Hanna Stadium about 6:30… No Friday Night Insiders.

 

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 November 1st and in addition to the local high school coaches talking about their past and upcoming games, Shap Boyd the incoming Head Football Coach at Erskine College
  • If you would like to see video of the past club meetings, click here.

 

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

 

This and That 

Boo at The Ridge… The City of Laurens and PRTC are once again this year sponsoring Boo in the Park to be held October 31st… Due to the predicted heavy rains the event has been moved and will now take place inside the The Ridge the City of Laurens Parks and Recreation headquarters… Overflow parking will be at the Laurens Little League Park and a shuttle will operate between there and The Ridge… This is a free event that is an alternative to Trick or Treating in a safe environment… There will be a costume contest and a movie…Age limits to participate in the trick or treating and the costume contest are youth 10 and under.

 

 Raider Softball Chicken Stew Fund Raiser… The Laurens Raider softball team is selling chicken stew to help raise funds for equipment travel and other expenses that are not fully covered by district funds… The stew will be cooked on Friday, November 15 and will be ready for pick up the next day (Saturday, November 16) at the hickory Tavern Fire department… The stew will be $8 per quart and to order yours see any member of the Raider softball team either varsity or JV players… You can also contact Coach Smith to order your stew… Her email address is: mesmith@laurens55.org… Don’t wait too long to order you stew, I already have!

 

 Laurens County Chamber of Commerce College Football Fan Challenge Oyster Roast… Go ahead and mark your calendar for Thursday, November 7th because that is when the Laurens County Chamber of Commerce will be holding the 2019 version of their College Fan Oyster Roast… As in the past the menu will include steamed oysters, low country boil chicken gumbo and various liquid refreshments… There will also be college football celebrities there and they will be conducting both live and silent auctions… The gates will open out at the chamber offices at 5:00 pm and food will be served at 6:00 pm… The tickets are $40 each and to purchase tickets or for more information on this event, call Marlene Owings at the chamber at 833-2716 or contact her via email at: informationowings@laurensounty.org… See you there!

 

Sports Report for Wednesday, 10-30-2019

Local Notes: 

Middle School:

  • Laurens 54 – Sanders 6…Yesterday the Sanders Yellow Jackets and the Laurens MS Tigers got together on a wet afternoon at KC Hanna Stadium… The Tigers took a 42-0 lead at the half and then went on to take a 54-6 win over Sanders… sanders had trouble at times holding onto the wet ball and more often than not that led to Tiger points… KD Mosley had 2 rushing TDs for the tigers a 40 yard run, a fumble recover and 11 yard TD as well as a 59 yard punt return for a score… Travija Austin also had a 32 yard scoring run for the tigers and Hugo Avila had one of 57 yards… Laurens MS also had 3 passes for TDs one of 42 yard from Noah Mosley to Hunter Nabors and then Nabors completed two scoring strike one of 57 yards to Travija Austin and the other an 18 yard pass to Braylen Jones… Sanders only score came with 2:18 left in the game when Jamari Cullen broke away down the left sideline and scored 63 yards later. .

 

 Schedule Notes for Today… If any of the following are postponed or rescheduled I’ll put something about that in the Local News section on our homepage at www.wlbg.com and try to get it announced.

  • Camden at Clinton… Third round girls’ tennis playoff action at the courts on the campus of Clinton Middle School at 5:99 pm.
  • Hickory Tavern at Gray Court-Owings… This middle school football action is scheduled for 5:00 pm.

 

 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.

  • National 7 – Houston 2… Well so far in this year’s World Series the visiting team has won every game… With that said it should not surprise you when I tell you that the nationals took a 7-2 win over the Astros in Houston last night to tie the series at 3-3 and force game 7 tonight in Houston… Five Astros pitchers gave up 9 hits 3 of which were homers while Stephen Strasburg pitched 8⅓ strong innings for the national in the win…. Game 7 starts tonight at 8:07 on Fox.

 

 

 

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Sports Report for Tuesday, 10-29-2019

PC Notes:

  • Merrimack 24 – PC 21… The Blue Hose football team traveled up to East Andover, Mass. last Saturday to take on the Merrimack Warriors and the Blue Hose came up a little short as the Warriors took a 24-21 win in a game that went back and forth all afternoon… PC actually led 21-17 in the fourth quarter until the Warriors got the winning score with just 4:14 left in the game… PC travels to Hampton this Saturday to take on the Pirates with kickoff scheduled for 1:00 pm and the game will be televised on ESPN+.

 

Local Notes:

CHS Red Devils:

  • Tennis: Clinton 6 – Powdersville 0… The Lady Red Devil tennis team hosted the Powdersville Patriots in round 2 of the Class AAA tennis playoffs last night… Good news for Red Devil fans as Clinton defeated Powdersville 6-0… Mary Catherine Dailey (6-2 & 6-2), Chandler Dailey (7-6 & 6-3), Gracie Spangler (6-0 & 6-4), Reece Gowan (6-1 & 6-4) and Jerri Hill (6-2 & 6-1) all took wins in singles action… Only the #2 doubles team made up of Kaitey Threatt and Grace Johnson played and they also took a win over their opponents (6-2 & 6-1)…. With the win the Red Devils advance to round three which is scheduled to take place tomorrow on the courts at Clinton MS as the team takes on the Camden Bulldogs which defeated Chesnee 6-0 yesterday.
  • Boys Win Region Championship in Cross Country… The past Saturday the Clinton cross country teams traveled to the Oasis at Connie Maxwell for the Region III Class AAA meet… For the second time in as many years, the Red Devil boys team claimed the Region Championship finishing ahead of Woodruff, Emerald and Mid-Carolina in that order… Nick Perkins led the Red Devils finishing third overall in a time of 18:30… He along with Zac Bagwell, David Wilkie, Keenan Dominick and William Reid all made the All-Region Team… For more information on this, click here
  • Girls Finish Third… In the girls portion of the meet the Red Devils finished third behind Emerald and Woodruff but ahead of Mid-Carolina… Elizabeth Reid was the top runner for the Red Devils finishing the course in 21:57 which put her finishing in fourth place… She and Dorothy Trent made the All-Region Team… For more information on this click here.

 

 

LDHS Raiders:

  • Duane Martin and Coach Liner Honored…  The list of players and coaches who make up the 2019 Palmetto Champions All-Star Team has just been announced and the Laurens Raiders have both a coach and player who made that team… Coach Chris Liner was named the Class AAAAA Upper State Coach and senior running back / linebacker Duane Martin was named as one of the two Upper State backs… Rahajai Harris of Byrnes HS is the other… The Raiders are now 71- on the season and captured the Region I-AAAAA Championship last Friday in Liner’s sixth year as coach of the Raiders… Martin rushed for just short of 1000 yards last year and scored 15 TDs… His numbers are down somewhat this season as he saw limited duty on offense early in the season die to a leg injury suffered in a pre-season scrimmage… He has however been a leader on the Raider defense at linebacker and has been named to this year’s Shrine Bowl team as a linebacker…He is also one of 7 finalist for Mr. South Carolina Football this year and has committed to Louisville to play for the Cardinals next year…. Congratulations to both Duane and Coach Liner!  To see the entire 2019 Palmetto Champions All-Star Team, 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.

 

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Sports Report for Monday, 10-28-2019

Local Notes:

 

CHS Red Devils:

  • Clinton 28 – Emerald 14… The CHS Red Devils boarded the bus last Friday and traveled across Lake Greenwood to take on the Emerald Vikings looking for an important region win… Well they found it as they defeated the Vikings 28-14 and that coupled with Woodruffs 28-24 win over Mid-Carolina assured the Red Devils of a spot in the playoffs beginning next week…. After a scoreless first quarter the Red Devils took a 7-0 lead early in the second quarter when Jykorie Gary capped a 67 yard drive with a 5 yard TD run and Juan Lawson added the PAT…. The Red Devils scored again with 2:51 left in the half when Shy Kinard carried it in form 1 yard out ending a 69 yard drive and Lawson’s PAT made it 14-0… With 1:41 left in the half the Red Devils muffed a punt and the Vikings recovered at the Clinton 11 yard line and 3 plays later scored making it 14-7 Red Devil just before the half ended… Kimon Quarles scored next for the Red Devils with 5:02 left in the third quarter when he carries it in from 4 yards out and again Lawson’s PAT was good making it 21-7… Emerald cut Clinton’s lead to 21-14 as they scored on a 10 yard pass with 3:57 left in the game… On the next possession the Red Devils did recover an on-side kink and did pick up a first down but the drive stalled at the Viking’s 40 yard line and Davis Wilson pinned the Vikings back at their own 12 yard line with a well-placed punt… On the Vikings first play from scrimmage, CJ Vance intercepted a Viking pass and carried it to the house for a 23 yard pick-six and with Lawson’s PAT the score was 28-14
  • Stats & More… The Red Devils finished the game with 278 yards of total offense to Emerald’s 228… 245 yards of Clinton’s offense was rushing with Davis Wilson leading the Red Devils with 82 yards… Emerald had 104 yards rushing and 124 yards passing… Clinton had the ball for 26:19 to Emerald’s 21:35… To see the complete stat package including play-by-play accounting of the game, click here Clinton is now 4-5 overall on the season and 2-2 in region play… The Red Devils will close out the regular season on the road this Friday as they travel to Woodruff and a win there might go a long way to improving their playoff seeding.

 

LDHS Raiders:

  • Laurens 33 – TL Hanna 23… The Laurens Raiders knew coming into their game last Friday night with TL Hanna at KC Hanna that a win would give them the Region I-AAAAA Championship no matter what happens this week at Easley… Well the Raiders took care of business as they defeated the Yellow Jackets 33-23… Hanna got on the board first with 5:02 left in the first quarter but missed the PAT to make it 6-0… The Raiders finally got on the scoreboard with 7:38 left in the first half when Duane Martin carried it in from 4 yards out capping a 32 yard drive that was set up when Hanna shanked a punt… The PAT was missed so the score was tied 6-6… Hanna got a 40 yard kickoff return on the ensuing kickoff and returned it to the ra8ider 39 yard line… The moved the ball to the Raider 10 yard line but the defense stiffened and they had to settle for a 23 yard field goal with 1:40 left in the half which  made it 9-6 Hanna… On the first play from scrimmage after the kickoff, Ryan Campbell hit Dee Foster for a 52 yard pass completion and Foster’s catch was a “highlight reel” catch as he tipped up in the air 3 times before hauling it in… A few plays later Zy Todd leaped over the pile on the goal line to score from 2 yards out and the PAT failed making it 12-9 Raiders which is the score at halftime… The Raiders scored at the end of their first possession of the second half when Duane Martin carried it in from 1 yard out and Jesus Esparaza added the PAT to make it 19-9 Raiders…  Laurens scored again with 8:43 left in the game when Duane Martin scored his third TD of the game from 4 yards out capping a 75 yard drive… With Esparza’s Pat the score stood 26-9… On their next possession the Yellow Jackets broke off a long run and with the PAT made it 26-6 with 6:50 in the game… Later in the quarter Hanna fumbled at their own 20 yard line and Bravian Williams recovered it for the Raiders… A few plays later Ryan Campbell hit Quin Patterson in the back corner of the end zone for 17 yard score and the PAT made it 33-16… Hanna would score once more with 1:06 left on the clock to make it 33-23 and attempt an on-side kick which Mark McGowan covered at the Raider 49 and after two “Victory Kneels” the celebration was on.
  • Stats and More…. The Raiders finished the game with 332 yards of total offense to Hanna’s 219…. The Raiders had 254 yard rushing with Ryan Campbell getting 118 of them… Duane Martin and Zy Todd both finished with 45 yards each with Martin having 3 TDs and Todd 1… To see the complete stat package including play-by-play accounting of the game, click hereWSPA TV has a nice video of some of the game highlights including Foster’s catch, Raider and Hanna TDs and a short interview with Coach Liner after the game… To see it click here.

 

 Laurens Academy Crusaders:

  • Final Wardlaw 60 – LA 28… The Laurens Academy Crusaders hosted the Wardlaw patriots at Todd Kirk Field in their last regular season home game…Unfortunately Wardlaw took a 60-28 win over the Crusaders… Scoring details were a little bit vague but I can tell you that Thomas Lowry did have 2 rushing TDs… He also completed one passing TD to Caio Rita… He also completed 2 two-point conversion passes to one to Clarence Bertoli and one to Cal Robertson.
  • Stats and More… The Crusaders managed only 44 yards rushing and 165 yards passing in the game… To see a few more stats on the game, click here… The Crusaders are now 3-5 on the season and will close out their regular season this Friday as they travel to Newberry Academy 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.

 

 

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

 

 

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Sports Report for Friday, 10-25-2019

PC Notes:

  • PC Travels to Merrimack Tomorrow… The Blue Hose football team will be on the road tomorrow as they travel up to North Andover, Mass. To take on the Merrimack Warriors… The Warriors come into the game with a 3-4 season record while PC is still looking for its first win… The kickoff is scheduled for 1:00 pm and it can be seen on NEC Front Row… To go to the PC football schedule page where there are links to live stats, radio, and NEC Front Row click here.

 

Local Notes:

Varsity Football Schedule for Tonight… All games start at 7:30

  • Clinton at Emerald… The Vikings are 1-7 on the season and 0-3 in region play… The Red Devils are 3-5 on the season and 1-2 in the region after the heartbreaking 14-13 loss last week to Newberry… A win tonight would improve the Red Devils playoff situation as they and Mid-Carolina are tied for fourth in the region with 1-2 records.
  • Laurens Academy host Wardlaw… The Laurens Academy Crusaders will play their final regular season home game tonight as they host the Wardlaw Patriots… The Crusaders will have their hands full as Wardlaw comes in with a 6-1 season record…. If you can’t make it over to Todd Kirk Field, listen to the Laurens Raider broadcast here on WLBG tonight and we will keep you posted as the scores are text to us.
  • TL Hanna at Laurens… This is a BIG game for the Raiders as the Raiders are 5-0 in region play and the Yellow Jackets are 4-1… They are the only region team that has 1 loss as all the others have 2 or more… If the Raiders win tonight they are the Region Champions no matter what happens at Easley next week… It is also Senior Night as the Raiders honor not only football seniors but also band and cheerleading seniors…. It is also Youth Appreciation Night and there are more details about that below in the This and That section.

 

CHS Red Devils:

  • JV Football: Clinton 60 – Emerald 12… Last night the Red Devil JV football team hosted the Emerald Vikings at Wilder Stadium…. To say it was a good night for the Red Devils might be an understatement as they took a 60-12 win over the visitors… Keiwan Farrow had 3 rushing TDs for the Red Devils while Jishun Copeland had 2 rushing TDs and RT Corely had 1 rushing TD… Justine Copeland had a 55 yard punt return for a score and also caught a 60 yard TD pass… Wilson Wages and CJ Young each caught a 60 yard TD pass… After the game Coach Glenn commented “It was a pleasure to see everyone on our team contribute in the win. Our kids played physical and made plays, we played solid on defense and made big plays throughout the night. We will continue to get better so that we can finish our season strong next week vs. Woodruff’… The Red Devils are now 8-1 on the season.

 

LDHS Raiders:

  • JV Football: Laurens 25 – TL Hanna 21… The Raider JV football team was on the road last night as they traveled to TL Hanna to take on the Yellow Jackets… The ride back was a happy one as the Raiders defeated the Yellow Jackets 25-21 in a hard fought contest… The Raiders got on the board first on a 6 yard run by Gemere Darden that was set up by a 60 yard pass from James Rawl to Waldrick Burnside… The kick failed so the score stood 6-0 Raiders… The Raiders made it 12-0 later in the first quarter when Darden again carried it in this time from 5 yard out… Hanna got on the board in the first quarter on a pick-six to make it 12-7 Raiders… Hanna took the lead by scoring first in the second quarter making it 14-12… Before the half ended Rawl connected with Cayson Elledge on and 80 yard scoring strike to make it 18-14…. Hanna went back on top 21-18 early in the third quarter but the Raiders came back later in the third quarter when Rawl and Elledge again connected this time on a 24 yard TD pass and Brian Sheffield added the PAT to make it 25-21… The Raiders then kept the Yellow Jackets off the board to take the win… Cayson Elledge also had an interception in the second half to help preserve the win. 

 

Laurens Academy Crusaders: 

  • Volleyball in State Tournament Starting Today… The Crusader volleyball team will be traveling down to the Myrtle Beach Sports Center today to start their participation in the SCISA Class 1A Volleyball Tournament… They will be playing Curtis Baptist today at 1:30 in the double-elimination tournament…. Now if you would like to see the tournament bracket click here and be sure to scroll down to the “lower bracket” where you will find the Crusaders listed… Good Luck to the Crusaders! 

 

Middle School:

    • Laurens MS 28 – Brewer MS 27The LMS Tigers traveled down to Greenwood yesterday to take on the Brewer MS Bulldogs… It was a close game but when the final horn sounded the Tigers had taken a come from behind 28-27 win to improve their record to 5-2 on the season… In the first quarter Hunter Nabors completed the first of his 4 TD passes on the night as he connected with Travija Austin on a 60 TD yard and TJ Sullivan made it 8-0 on with a 2-point PAT run… Nabors next TD pass was to KD Mosley for 55 yards… The Bulldogs had scored a couple of times and led 15-14 at the half… Nabors third TD pass came in the third quarter when he again connected with T. Austin this time on a 35 yard strike… At the end of the third quarter Brewer still led 20-27… The Tigers last TD came in the fourth quarter when Nabors completed his fourth TD pass this one a 30 yard pass to Jasiah Williams to make it 27-26 Bulldogs… The all-important 2-point conversion came when Nabors connected with KD Mosley in the end zone to go ahead 28-27… Hugo Avila had at least two big sacks in the game one of them late in the fourth quarter to help preserve the Tigers win.
    • Northside MS 28 – CMS 8th Grade 0…Now back on Wednesday the CMS-8th grade team traveled down to Greenwood to take on the Northside MS Knights… As Coach Austin Caughman said after the game “We got our tails kicked from the opening kickoff to the final whistle… Give Northside Credit, they were focused and ready to play and whooped us on both lines of scrimmage” as Northside took a 28-0 win to drop the 8th Grade Wildcats to 5-2 on the season.
    • Ware Shoals 40 – GCO 14… Also back on Wednesday the GCO Tigers traveled to Ware Shoals to take on the Hornets… The Tigers started out well as they were able to move the ball in the first quarter and actually had an 8-0 lead on a TD pass from Terry Cunningham to Bill Cheeks plus the 2-point conversion… By the time the half rolled around ware Shoals led 14-8… The second half was all ware Shoals as they used their passing attack and went on to take a 40-14 win… The Tigers only score in the second half came Gonzalo Morales punched in another score after Jayden Mahaffey recovered a Hornet fumble… Afterwards Coach Hinson commented “A.D. Pulley played well from his offensive guard position as well as Jaylin Simmons…Defensively we were by Jayden Mahaffey and Gonzalo Morales from their Linebacker positions… We cleaned up our fumble problem and were able to move the ball at times… Ware Shoals used a well-designed passing attack to pull away from our boys in the second half.” 

 

 

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Sports Report for Thursday, 10-24-2019

Local Notes:

CHS

  • Tennis: Clinton 6 – Indian Land 0… The Lady Red Devils started their participation in the Class-AA tennis playoffs yesterday by hosting the Indian land Warriors… Well they started it off with a bang as they took a 6-0 win over the Warriors… Now at this time I don’t have match details but there is a picture of the scoreboard yesterday posted on Twitter and from looking at it the Red Devils took dominate wins in each match… The team will be back in action Monday as they host the Powdersville Patriots in second round action… Powdersville advanced by taking a 7-0 win over Broome.

 

LDHS

  • Tennis: Mauldin 7 – Laurens 0… Now the Lady Raider tennis team also qualified for the playoffs for the first time in recent memory… They traveled to Mauldin yesterday to take on the 17-3 overall and 14-0 in region play Mavericks in their first round match… The Mavericks proved to be just too strong for the Raiders as they took a 7-0 win… The Mavericks pretty much dominated each match and the closest the Raiders came to picking up a win was Kelsie Little’s 2-6 & 5-7 loss in the #5 singles match… Afterwards Coach Youmans mentioned how proud she was of the team for battling hard all year long and what a great group of young ladies they are… Congratulations to the Raiders for qualifying for the playoffs this year!   The Mavericks advance to host Laurens region foe TL Hanna next Monday.

 

Football Schedule for Today:

  • Clinton JV host Emerald @ 6:00 pm
  • Laurens JV at TL Hanna @ 5:30
  • Laurens MS at Brewer @ 5:00 pm

 

 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.

  • Washington 12 – Astros 3… Now for you casual baseball fans,  tied 2-2 headed to top of 7th inning when Nationals put 6 runs on the board in route to a 12-3 win… Kurt Suzuki homered to lead the inning off and the flood gates opened…  The Nationals only outhit the Astros 14-9 put they were well placed hits… The nationals now lead the series 2-0 and the series will shift to DC for game 3 on Friday starting at 8:00 pm.

 

 

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Sports Report for Wednesday, 10-23-2019

Local Notes:

CHS vs. Laurens: Yesterday at the Trails at Lake Rabon the Raiders and Red Devils got together for County Championship Cross Country Meet… Remember in cross country the low score wins.

  • Boys: Clinton 20 – Laurens 43… In the boys portion of the meet the Red Devils defeated the Raiders by a score of 20-43… The top runner for Clinton was James Anderson who finished second overall with a time of 18:39… Now to see how the other Red Devil runners did, click here… Sorry no details on individual Raider runners.
  • Girls: Clinton 26 – Laurens 31… Now the girls’ portion of the meet was a little closer but the Red Devils did win it by a score of 26-31… Elizabeth Reid led all runners finishing first with a time of 21:17 which was a personal best for her… Again if you would like to see how other Red Devil runners did click here… Once again I have no details on Raider runners… Congratulations to both Clinton teams.

 

LDHS Raiders:

  • Rowland Participates In Upper State Golf Tournament… The Raiders Anna Gray Rowland participated in the 5A Girls’ Golf Upper State Tournament on Monday… Her score was 104 which is a 3 stroke improvement over her score last year at the same course…. Congrats to Region 1 opponents TL Hanna who move on the state as a team and Sarah Boetler of JL Mann who is an individual qualifier for the state tournament…The 5A State Tournament in Monday and Tuesday next week at Mid- Carolina GC in Prosperity, SC.

 

 College Football Polls:

  • FBS… In case you missed it the latest FBS AP Poll had a little bit of shakeup in the top 10… Alabama and LSU remained in the top 2 spots in that order but Clemson dropped to #4 and Ohio State moved up a spot to #3… Oklahoma checked in at #5 followed by Penn State moving up to #6 as Wisconsin last week’s #6 dropped to #13… The balance of the top 10 is Florida, Notre Dame, Auburn and Georgia… To see the entire top 25 in the AP Poll, click here

 

  • FCS… Now the FCS Coaches Poll had almost no change in the top 10… The top 4 teams in order are North Dakota St., James Madison, South Dakota St. and Kennesaw St… Other than Kennesaw St at #4 from Georgia, the only other area team in the top 25 is Furman which this week is #14 down from #8 last week… To see the entire poll, 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.

  • Washington 5 – Astros 4… Now for you casual baseball fans, the nationals took a 5-4 win over the Astros in Houston last night in game 1 of the World Series… The Astros outhit the Nationals 10-9 but the Nationals out homered the Astros 2-1… Game 2 is tonight and first pitch is scheduled for 8:07 and the game can be seen on FOX.
  • MLB Post season Schedule…. To see what else happened in the MLB playoff or what the schedule is, click here it will carry you to the MLB website where they have the entire post season schedule in the form of interactive brackets… Once you get there, simply click on the series you are interested in and it will open up giving you the results and complete schedule for that series including location, starting times and where it can be seen on TV… Enjoy!

 

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