Sports Report for Tuesday, 9-27-2016

PC Notes:

  • Florida Tech 28 – PC 7… The Blue Hose football team had its home opener last Saturday night as they faced off against the undefeated Florida Tech Panthers… Unfortunately the Panthers left Clinton still undefeated as they took a 28-7 win over the Blue Hose… Now for more information about this game including comments from Coach Nichols, click here. 

Local Notes:

CHS:

  • Volleyball: CHS 3 – Broome 2… Catching up on Red Devil volleyball from last Thursday, the Lady Red Devils hosted the Lady Centurions of Broome in region action… It was aback and forth match but in the end Clinton took a 3-2 win to keep their region record perfect at 4-0… Clinton won the first set 25-21 but dropped the second one 15-25… The Red Devils rebounded to take the third set 26-24 but fell 18-25 in the fourth set… The fifth and deciding set went to the Red Devils by a score of 15-8.
  • JV Volleyball: CHS 2 – Broome 1… In JV action prior to the varsity action the Red Devil JV volleyball team took a 2-1 win over Broome… Broome took the first set by a score of 25-20 but the Red Devils rebounded to take the next two sets by scores of 25-19 and 15-8 to win the match.

 

LDHS:

  • Summie Carlay and Jalin Walker Selected For Shrine Bowl… Yesterday afternoon according to a posting on the Shrine Bowl of the Carolinas website, two LDHS seniors have been named to the 2016 SC Shrine Bowl roster… They are University of South Carolina commit Summie Carlay and Coastal Carolina commit Jaylin Walker… Carlay is a 6’5” 285 pound offensive lineman for the Raiders while Walker is a 6’2” 300 pound defensive lineman… The Shrine Bowl of the Carolinas is a charity event put on by the Shriners of North and South Carolina to help support the Shriners Hospitals in the area… The 80th edition is scheduled for Saturday, December 17, 2016 and will be held at Gibbs Stadium on the campus of Wofford College… Kickoff will be at 2 p.m.…. To see the complete SC roster, click on the following …. Congratulations to these fine young men
  • Laurens District 55 Hall of Fame adds Four New Members… On Friday, September 23, 2016 the Laurens District 55 Hall of Fame Committee of 2016 inducted three former athletes and one coach to the Hall of Fame. They were Albert Garrett, Stan Whitlock, Marcus Whitmore and Coach Eddie West…. I have a posting in the “Between the Lines” section of our home page that has not only information about the new members but also video of the induction ceremony… To go to that posting, click here.
  • JV Football Update… Last Friday I reported that the Raider JV football team lost to Dorman by a score of 39-30 at Dorman… At that time I did not have any details on the game… Since then Coach Jawon Stevenson has kindly provided me some details… The following narrative is from Coach Stevenson; The game started off very nice for our team… We were able to stop Dorman on the opening possession of the game… On our first possession of the game, we were able to drive the ball and get on the board first… Duane Martin found the end zone for his first score… The conversion attempt failed… Dorman was able to come right back and take the lead a few plays later… After a possession that ended in a punt for Laurens, Dorman again scored to take the lead to 14-6… We in turn came back to score and tie the game at 14… Dorman added another score before half to take the lead… We were able to score coming out and get back into the game and make it competitive throughout the 2nd half of the contest… Dorman stretched the lead to 39-24 midway through the 4th quarter… Late in the contest, we were able to put a late touchdown on the board to cut the lead to 39-30… The failed 2pt conversion sealed the game as we had no timeouts remaining in the contest… The onside kick attempt failed, allowing Dorman to kneel, and run out the clock… We had several players provide positive play Thursday night… These players include Duane Martin, Kobe Williams, Will Tinsley, Tracy McClintock and Devante Grant… The offensive line consisting of Jordan Austin, Devon Harp, Will Pontoon, Jervis Young, Andrew Shelton, and Ty Davis allowed the coaches to freely call plays; executing all night.
  • Tennis: LDHS 4 – Hillcrest 3… The Lady Raider tennis team was in action last Thursday as they traveled to Hillcrest to take on the Rams… The ride back down I-385 & Hwy 14 was a pleasant one as the Raiders took a 4-3 win… Taking wins in singles action for the Raiders were Ella Orcutt, Julianne Turner, and Abby Davis… The #1 doubles team of Orcutt and Turner picked up the 4th win for the Raiders.

Middle School Athletics

  • Volleyball: Westview 3 – Sanders 1… The Sanders Lady Yellow Jacket volleyball team traveled to Greenwood to take on the Lady Titans of Westview MS… The results were not what I like to report as Westview took a 3-1 win… It was a hard fought match with the Titans winning the first 2 sets by scores of 29-27 and 25-22… Sanders took the third set 25-16 but dropped the fourth 25-23… Sanders drops to 1-2 in conference play.
  • Volleyball: GCO 3 – HT 0… Also yesterday, the Lady Tigers of GCO traveled to HT to take on the Lady Panthers and the ride home was a pleasant one as GCO took a 3-0 win in another hard fought match… Set scores were 25-23, 25-23 & 25-19.
  • Volleyball: Northside 3 – LMS 0… The Lady Tigers of LMS also were in action yesterday and they also were on the road traveling to Northside MS in Greenwood to take on the Lady Knights… Once again I have a score that I wish I didn’t have to report as Northside took a 3-0 win… Set scores were 25-21, 25-12 & 25-22… The LMS coach had these comments after the match “The girls did a better job tonight with receiving. It took the girls a long time to finally get their heads in the game. Maria Diaz-Reynoso, 8th grader did a great job serving with a 5 serve streak in the 1st set. Haley Orrick, 7th grader did a great job serving in the 2nd set with a 6 point streak. The girls really battled in the 3rd set but came up.”

Pro Sports

  • Braves… The Braves were off last night and will start their last home stand of the season tonight as the Phillies come to town. 

Local Sports Schedule:

  • LDHS: To see the sports schedule for this week at LDHS and District 55 middle schools, click here
  • CHS: To see the sports schedule for this week at CHS and CMS, click here

Broadcast Notes… .

  • Varsity Football: Our next Laurens varsity football broadcast will be this Friday night when Laurens travels to Hillcrest to start region play as they take on the Hillcrest Rams… We will start with our Friday Night Insiders program at 5:30 followed by Stan Olenick & Mike Anthony and then go live about 6:35 with Doug Holiday calling the game and King Dixon adding his analysis of the game… Mike Hughes will report from the sideline…Our FM in-stadium transmitter will be set on 95.7 or 107.7 depending on which I find best when I get there… Also remember the game will be streamed live at www.wlbg.com.

 

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Sports Report for Monday, 9-26-2016

Local Notes:

CHS:

Clinton 47 – Chesnee 12… The Red Devil running attack which had been missing in action the last few weeks was able to come back with a vengeance last Friday night in Chesnee as the Red Devils racked up 298 yards rushing and a total offense of 419 yards in their one-sided 47-12 win over the Eagles… The Red Devils stormed out to a 27-0 lead at the half and then added 20 more points in the 3rd quarter and did not allow the Eagles to get on the board until there a little over 5 minutes left in the game… Kris Holmes led the Red Devil rushing attack picking up 160 yards on 31 carries… Mark Wise had 2 rushing TDs for Clinton while both Koko Richey and Zikail Livingston each found the end zone on the ground…. Charlie Craven went 8-12 for 121 yards and 2 TDs…. Catching those TDs were Donte Reeder and Jalen Carter…. The defense even got on the board as Tashymen Boyd recovered a Chesnee fumble and went 30 yards for a score… Elvis Fitz converted on 5 of 7 PAT attempts… For stats on the game, click on the following: CHS at Chesnee Stats…. For a play-by-play account of the game, click on the following: CHS at Chesnee P-B-P  …. The Red Devils open region play this Friday as they travel to Chapman to take on the Panthers.

LDHS:

Dorman 52 – Laurens 21… The Laurens Raiders hosted the Dorman Cavaliers last Friday night and at the start of the game everything looked good for the Raiders as the defense put them on top 7-0 after Jaylin Walker tipped a Cavalier pass at the line of scrimmage and Braylin McBeth plucked it out of the air and returned it 48 yards and with Devin Hubner’s PAT the Raiders led 7-0… However, that would be the only time the Raiders would lead as Dorman came back to take a 52-21 win… The Cavaliers then put 28 unanswered points on the board to lead 28-7 at the half… The Raiders also suffered another type of loss in the first half as starting QB Ryan Campbell left the game early with concussion symptoms… Dorman scored another TD in the 3rd quarter to go up 35-7 but the Raiders did not give up as they scored 2 TDs in the 3rd quarter as D.Q. Floyd scored twice once on a 37 yard run and the other on a 15 yard run… To see the complete game statistics and a play-by-play account of the game, click on the following: dorman-at-laurens-stats-9-23-16  …  The Raiders will travel to Simpsonville this Friday to open region play taking on the Hillcrest Rams.

Laurens Academy:

LA 38 – Curtis Baptist 20…. The Crusaders picked up their first win of the season…. Sorry no other details… The Crusaders will host Newberry Academy this Friday.

Ware Shoals:

Crescent 47 – Ware Shoals 20… Ware Shoals falls to 2-4 on the season with the loss and will host Whitmire to open region play this Friday.

Pro Sports

Braves… The Braves were down in Florida over the weekend for a series with the Marlins

  • Friday: Braves 3 – Marlins 2… The Braves Adonis Garcia drove in the winning run in the top of the ninth inning as the Braves took a 302 win over the Marlins… For more information on this game, click here.
  • Saturday: Marlins 6 – Braves 4… The Braves had their 7 game winning streak snapped on Saturday as the Marlins took a 6-4 winFor more information on this game, click here
  • Sunday: Game canceled due to death of Marlins pitcher Jose Fernandez in a boating accident Sunday morning. 

Broadcast Notes

Varsity Football: Our next Laurens varsity football broadcast will be this Friday night when Laurens travels to Hillcrest to start region play as they take on the Hillcrest Rams… We will start with our Friday Night Insiders program at 5:30 followed by Stan Olenick & Mike Anthony and then go live about 6:35 with Doug Holiday calling the game and King Dixon adding his analysis of the game… Mike Hughes will report from the sideline…Our FM in-stadium transmitter will be set on 95.7 or 107.7 depending on which I find best when I get there… Also remember the game will be streamed live at www.wlbg.com.

 

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Sports Report for Friday, 9-23-2016

PC Notes:

  • Football… Well after having to play the first three games of the season on the road, the 1-2 Blue Hose football team finally gets to play in the friendly confines of Bailey Memorial Stadium tomorrow night at 7 pm as the take on the Florida Tech Panthers… The Panthers are a D-II team that has a 3-0 record coming into the game… This will be the first time these two teams on the gridiron… Now for more information and background on this game, click here 

Local Notes:

CHS:

  • JV football: Chesnee 28 – CHS 26… A tough loss for the Red Devils as they fell in overtime.
  • Girls’ Tennis: CHS 5 – Broome 2… Yesterday the Lady Red Devil team hosted Broome HS and took a 5-2 win over the Lady Centurions… Gracie Waldron, Elizabeth Jones and Mary Katherine Kelly all took wins in singles action… In doubles action, Waldron and Jones teamed up to form the # 1 doubles team and defeated their opponents… Likewise the #2 doubles team of Kalen Richardson and Janie Tiller also defeated their opponents… The team is now 6-2 overall and 3-1 in region play and will host Woodruff next Tuesday.

LDHS:

  • 9th Grade Football: Dorman 36 – Laurens 6… Sorry no further details
  • JV football: Dorman 39 – Laurens 30. .. Sorry no further details.
  • Golf: Wade Hampton 206 – Laurens 211…. The Lady Raiders hosted Wade Hampton on Thursday at Lakeside CC. Wade Hampton won the match 206-211…  This was the best team score of the season for the Lady Raiders…. Both Hannah Finley and Brandi Eiff had personal best scores… Scores for Laurens were Alexus Moore 53, Hannah Finley 48, Bailey Gibbs 53 and Brandi Eiff 57… The team travels to TL Hanna on Monday.
  • Four To Be Inducted in Laurens Distinct 55 Athletic Hall of Fame Today… Today at 6 pm in the atrium of the main gym at LDHS 3 former athletes and 1 coach will be inducted into the Laurens District 55 Hall of Fame… They are Albert Garrett, Stan Whitlock, Marcus Whitmore and Coach Eddie West… The public is invited to attend the ceremony and we will have more about this early next week here on my sports report.

Laurens Academy:

  • MS Football: LA 48 – Cambridge 12… The LA middle school football team traveled to Greenwood yesterday to tale on Cambridge Academy and came home with a 48-12 win to run their season record to 2-1.

 

Middle School Football:

  • CMS (7) 20 – HT 14… The CMS 7th grade team traveled to Hickory tavern yesterday to take on the Panthers… When the final whistle blew, the Wildcats had taken a 20-14 win over the Panthers… The game opened with a bang as the Wildcats’ with JyKorie Gary returned the opening kickoff about 85 yard for the score… He also added a 2-point PAT to make the score 8-0… CMS also scored on their second possession going 46 yards in 6 plays with the score coming on a 28 yard pass from Shavis Edwards to Nyker Sims… The conversion failed making the score 14-0… The Panthers then drove 87 yards in 16 plays with Zack Samples carrying it the last 3 yards for the score… The PAT failed making it 14-6 and that is where the score stood at the half… HT scored on the first play of the third quarter as Samples rambled 53 yards to make the score 14-12 as the conversion was unsuccessful… The Wildcats scored one more time in the final quarter when Edwards again connected with Sims for on a 10 yard pass play with the conversion again failing.
  • Southside Christian 52 – GCO 7… The GCO Tigers traveled to Greenville to take on Southside Christian and fell by a score of 52-7… GCO trailed by only 8 points with a couple of minutes left in the first half when things turned south for the Tigers.
  • Wright Middle 36 – LMS 8… The LMS Tigers traveled to Abbeville to take on Wright MS and frll by a score of 36-8… Wright scored all their points in the first half and the Tigers only score came in the third quarter on a 4 yard run by Isaac Craig with Waldrick Burnside adding the 2-point conversion.
  • Westview 20 – Sanders 12… In a hard fought battle at the LMS football field, the Sanders Yellow Jackets fell to the Westview Titans by a score of 20-12… Jayden McGowan scored in the 2nd quarter on a 43 yard TD pass from Zak Rice for sanders first score and Shamare Dendy scored on a 4 yard run in the 4th quarter to cap of the scoring for Sanders.

Pro Sports

  • Braves 6 – Marlins 3… The Atlanta Braves extended their winning streak to 6 games last night as they took a 6-3 win over the Miami Marlins down in Florida in the first game of a 4-game series… For more information on this game, click here. 

Local Football Schedule: Games start at 7:30

  • LDHS… The 1-3 Laurens Raiders host the 2-2 Dorman Cavaliers at KC Hanna Stadium
  • CHS… The 1-1 Red Devils travel to Chesnee to take on the 3-2 Chesnee Eagles.
  • Laurens Academy… The Laurens Academy Crusaders will host Curtis Baptist and one of these teams will pick up its first win of the season. 

Broadcast Notes

  • Varsity Football: Our next Laurens varsity football broadcast will be tonight when Laurens host the Dorman Cavaliers at KC Hanna Stadium … We will start with our Friday Night Insiders program at 5:30 followed by Stan Olenick & Mike Anthony and then go live about 6:35 with Doug Holiday calling the game and King Dixon adding his analysis of the game… Mike Hughes will report from the sideline…Our FM in-stadium transmitter will be set on 95.7. .. Also remember the game will be streamed live at www.wlbg.com.

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Sports Report for Thursday, 9-22-2016

Local Notes:

CHS:

  • Cross Country… On Tuesday the Red Devils cross Country teams traveled to Woodruff as part of a 4-team meet… In boys’ action, Woodruff won the event with a low score of 32 while the Red Devils finished 4th with a 79… William Scott was the top runner for Clinton finishing in 21:17… In girl’s action, Woodruff once again took the win a low score of 23 while Clinton finished 3rd with a 63… Maren Vondergeest was the top runner for the lady Red Devils with a time of 25:54
  • Volleyball: CHS 3 – Newberry 0… Also back on Tuesday the Lady Red Devil volleyball team traveled to Newberry and the ride back up I-26 was a pleasant one as Clinton took a 3-0 win over the Lady Bulldogs to keep their region record perfect… Set scores were 25-12, 25-16 and 25-18.
  • JV Volleyball: CHS 2 – Newberry 0… In action prior to the varsity at Newberry, the Red Devil JV team also picked up a win defeating Newberry 2-0… Set scores were 25-10 and 25-11.

LDHS:

  • Tennis: Riverside 7 – LDHS 0…. Catching up with the Lady Raider tennis team which hosted Riverside on Tuesday, they proved to be too nice a host as Riverside took a 7-0 win… The Raiders found Riverside just too strong a team though they almost picked up a win in the #1 doubles match.

Laurens Academy:

  • Volleyball: LA 3 – Anderson Christian 0… The Lady Crusader volleyball team continued its winning ways yesterday as it defeated Anderson Christian 3-0 at L.A. to run its season record to 10-1 overall and 7-0 in region play… I do not know what the third set score was but I can tell you they took the first two sets by scores of 25-17 and 25-7.
  • MS Volleyball: LA 2 – Anderson Christian 1… The middle school volleyball team also picked up a win yesterday as they defeated Anderson Christian 2-1… Set scores were 25-22, 15-25 and 15-11

Middle School Volleyball:

  • Sanders 3 – Northside 2… The Sanders Yellow Jacket volleyball team pulled off a hard fought win yesterday as they defeated Northside 3-2… Set scores were 25-6, 19-25, 25-6, 17-25 and 15-11.

Laurens County Speedway Results From Last Saturday Night: The results in each of the divisions main events follow with the first 3 drivers listed according to their finish (first, second & third):

  • Crates… Dale Timms, Larry Timms & Taylor Puckett
  • Hobby… Chris Lyons, Tinker Roberts & Troy Bagwell… Chris Lyons captured the division championship with the win.
  • FWD… Mason Mack, Danny Anthony & Tim Jones… Shawn Nichols was disqualified in the main event after overly aggressive driving. He was also barred for the remainder of the season by track officials.
  • Limited… Billy Rushton, Michael Smith & Jimmy Taylor
  • Stock 4… Tim Collins, Michael Simmons & Brian Nelson.
  • Stock Thunder… Dan Lawson, Casey Lawson & Davis Overstreet.

Pro Sports

  • Braves 4 – Mets 3… I’d call it too little too late but last night the Braves took a 4-3 win over the Mets in New York scoring the winning run in the top of the 9th inning… For more information on this game, click here. 

Local Middle School & JV Football Schedule for Today:

  • CMS 8th Grade @ JET   5:00
  • CMS 7th Grade @ Hickory Tavern   5:00 and broadcast on WLBG
  • Sanders host Westview   5:00
  • LMS @ Wright Middle   5:00
  • GCO at Southside Christian   5:00
  • Laurens Academy Middle at Cambridge   6:00
  • Clinton JV host Chesnee   6:00
  • LDHS 9th Grade & JV at Dorman   5:30 / 7:30 

Broadcast Notes

  • Middle School Football: Our next middle school football broadcast will be this afternoon from Hickory Tavern as the Panthers host the Clinton Middle School 8th Grade Wildcats… Kickoff is scheduled for 5:00 pm so join us just a couple of minutes before that as we bring you all the action on Real Radio 860 WLBG and streaming live at www.wlbg.com.
  • Varsity Football: Our next Laurens varsity football broadcast will be this Friday night when Laurens host the Dorman Cavaliers at KC Hanna Stadium … We will start with our Friday Night Insiders program at 5:30 followed by Stan Olenick & Mike Anthony and then go live about 6:35 with Doug Holiday calling the game and King Dixon adding his analysis of the game… Mike Hughes will report from the sideline…Our FM in-stadium transmitter will be set on 95.7. .. Also remember the game will be streamed live at www.wlbg.com.

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Sports Report for Wednesday, 9-21-2016

Local Notes:

CHS:

  • Tennis: CHS 7 – Newberry 0… The lady Red Devil team travelled down to Newberry yesterday to take on the Lady Bulldogs and the ride back up I-26 was a happy one as Clinton took a 7-0 win… Gracie Waldron, Elizabeth Jones, Mary Katherine Kelly, Savanna Moates and Gerri Hill all took dominating wins in singles action… Both doubles teams also took very one-sided wins…. The #1 doubles team was composed of Waldron and Jones while the #2 doubles team was made up of Kalen Richardson and Janie Tiller… The Red Devils are now 5-2 overall and 2-1 in region play… They will return to action tomorrow when they host Broom HS.

LDHS:

  • Tennis: LDHS 4 – Saluda 3… Catching up on girls’ tennis action at LDHS on Monday, the Lady Raiders traveled to Saluda and came home with a 4-3 win over the Lady Tigers… Taking wins in singles action were Ella Orcutt, Kathryn Tribble, Julianne Turner and Abby Davis…. The Raiders 4th win came of the racquets of the #1 doubles team composed of Turner and Orcutt.
  • Golf: LDHS 216 – Riverside 219… In Lady Raider golf action yesterday out at Lakeside CC, the Raiders took a 216-219 win over Riverside… Alexus Moore led the Raiders shooting a 47… Other scores for Laurens were Bailey Gibbs 53, Hannah Finley 56 and Brandi Eiff 60… Afterwards Coach Jim Iacuone said “Our best team score of the season so far… We played much better than we did in last Thursday’s loss to Greenwood (225-209).. Hopefully today’s score is a good sign with the Region tournament just two and half weeks away.”… The team will be back in action Thursday as they host Wade Hampton out at Lakeside CC.

Laurens Academy:

  • Volleyball: LA 3 – WW King 0… The Laurens Academy volleyball teams hosted WW King yesterday and won by a score of 3-0 to extend their winning streak to 8 matches… Set scores were 25-10, 25-9 and 25-12… The win runs their season record to 9-1 overall and 6-0 in region play.
  • MS Volleyball: WW King 2 – LA 1… In middle school action before the varsity, WW King took a 2-1 win… King won the first set 25-23 but the Crusaders came back and took the second set only to fall 15-13 in set 3…. The teams will host Greenwood Christian today with middle school action starting at 5 pm.

Pro Sports

  • Braves 5 – Mets 4… The Atlanta Braves started their final road trip of the season last night on a positive note as took a 5-4 win over the Mets… Adonis Garcia picked up his 14th homerun of the season a 3 run shot in the 7th inning…. For more information on this game, click here.

 

Broadcast Notes

  • Middle School Football: Our next middle school football broadcast will be this Thursday afternoon from Hickory Tavern as the Panthers host the Clinton Middle School 8th Grade Wildcats… Kickoff is scheduled for 5:00 pm so join us just a couple of minutes before that as we bring you all the action on Real Radio 860 WLBG and streaming live at www.wlbg.com.
  • Varsity Football: Our next Laurens varsity football broadcast will be this Friday night when Laurens host the Dorman Cavaliers at KC Hanna Stadium … We will start with our Friday Night Insiders program at 5:30 followed by Stan Olenick & Mike Anthony and then go live about 6:35 with Doug Holiday calling the game and King Dixon adding his analysis of the game… Mike Hughes will report from the sideline…Our FM in-stadium transmitter will be set on 95.7. .. Also remember the game will be streamed live at www.wlbg.com.

 

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Sports Report for Tuesday, 9-20-2016

PC Notes:

PC 31 – Campbell 14… The PC football team scored 24 points in the first half up in Buies Creek, NC last Saturday afternoon and that proved to be more than enough as the Blue Hose defeated the Campbell Camels 31-14 picking up their first win of the season… PC simply led in just about every statistic that mattered as they outplayed the Camels… In the game PC running back Darrell Bridges had 159 yards in 32 carries and scored 1 TD… For his effort, Bridges was named the Big South Offensive Player of the Week… For more about this, click here… For more about the game itself, click here 

Local Notes:

CHS:

  • Tennis: Mid-Carolina 4 – CHS 3… Catching up with Lady Red Devil tennis from last Thursday, the team hosted the Lady Rebels of Mid-Carolina and dropped a close match by a score of 3-4… Taking wins in singles action for Clinton were Elizabeth Jones and Savanna Motes… Clinton’s third win came from the #1 doubles team composed of Gracie Waldron and Elizabeth Jones… The team is now 4-2 overall and 1-1 in region play… They return to action today as they travel to Newberry to take on the Lady Bulldogs.

LDHS:

  • Golf: Greenwood 209 – LDHS 225… The Lady Raider golf team played host to the Lady Eagles of Greenwood last Thursday at Lakeside CC and they were just too nice of a host as Greenwood took a 209-225 win… Alexus Moore had the low score for the Raiders shooting a 50… Other scores for Laurens were Hannah Finley 57 while both Bailey Gibbs & Brandi Eiff both shot a 59… The match medalist was Emily Whitt of Greenwood with a 46… The team returns to action today as they host Riverside out at Lakeside CC.
  • Volleyball: Wade Hampton 3 – LDHS 0… The Raider volleyball team traveled to Wade Hampton last Tuesday and unfortunately lost by a score of 3-0… The Lady Generals won the 3 sets by scores of 25-12, 25-18 and 25-6.
  • Volleyball: Mauldin 3 – LDHS 0… The team returned to action on Thursday of last week and again the results are not what I would like to report as the Lady Mavericks took a 3-0 win in Mauldin… Mauldin won by set scores of 25-9, 25-15 and 25-14… The team will return to action today when they host Riverside at the LDHS main gym… The JVs will play first at 6 pm followed by the varsity… A nice crowd there would mean a lot to the team as they try to turn things around.

Laurens Academy:

  • Volleyball: LA 3 – Oakbrook Prep 0… Yesterday the lady Crusader volleyball team traveled to Oakbrook Prep and came back home with a 3-0 win… Set scores were 25-11, 25-11 and 25-14… The win runs the teams’ record to 7-1 / 4-0… The team is back in action today as they host WW King.
  • Middle School: Oakbrook 2 – LA 0… Sorry no further details.

 

Broadcast Notes

  • Middle School Football: Our next middle school football broadcast will be this Thursday afternoon from Hickory Tavern as the Panthers host the Clinton Middle School 7th Grade Wildcats… Kickoff is scheduled for 5:00 pm so join us just a couple of minutes before that as we bring you all the action on Real Radio 860 WLBG and streaming live at www.wlbg.com.
  • Varsity Football: Our next Laurens varsity football broadcast will be this Friday night when Laurens host the Dorman Cavaliers at KC Hanna Stadium … We will start with our Friday Night Insiders program at 5:30 followed by Stan Olenick & Mike Anthony and then go live about 6:35 with Doug Holiday calling the game and King Dixon adding his analysis of the game… Mike Hughes will report from the sideline…Our FM in-stadium transmitter will be set on 95.7. .. Also remember the game will be streamed live at www.wlbg.com.

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Sports Report for Monday, 9-19-2016

Local Notes:

CHS:

  • Abbeville 34 – Clinton 16… The Clinton Red Devils hosted the Abbeville Panthers last Friday night and for a quarter the Red Devils hung in there with the #1 ranked AA team in South Carolina but the Panthers pulled away to take a 24-16 win… Abbeville scored first and the Clinton responded with a good kickoff return by Mark Wise that set the Red Devils up at the Panther 39 yard line… Six plays later Zikail Livingston scored from 1 yard out ant with Elvis Fitz Pat the score was tied 7-7 with 7:18 left in the opening quarter… There was no further score in the first quarter but by the time the half was over Abbeville was up 27-10 with Clinton’s final score of the half coming off the foot of Elvis Fitz as he kicked a 42 yard field goal with 4 seconds left in the half… The Panther ground game continued to pound away and when the third quarter ended, Abbeville led by the final score of 34-16… The Red Devils’ final score came with 3:20 left in the third quarter when Wise again had a good return on an Abbeville kickoff and the Red Devils started at the Panther 38 yard line… Six plays later Charlie Craven connected with Aaron Copeland on a 12 yard TD pass… The point conversion failed…The panthers had 385 yards of total offense with all but 45 of it coming from the rushing attack… Clinton had 248 yard of total offense with Charlie Craven accounting for 165 yards of it through the air… Craven finished the night 16 of 23 with the one TD on the night…. For more statistics on the game, click on the following: Abbeville At Clinton Stats … The Red Devils travel to Chesnee this Friday.

LDHS:

  • Boiling Springs 45 – Laurens 10… The Laurens Raiders traveled to Boiling Springs last Friday to take on the #6 ranked Bulldogs and they had no better lick than the Red Devils as the Bulldogs took a 45-10 win over the Raiders… The Raiders got on the board first when Devin Hubner kicked a 26 yard field goal with 7:56 left in the first quarter… The points came after Jaylin Walker recovered a Bulldog fumble at the Boiling Springs17 yard line… Boiling Springs tied the game on their next possession with a 30 yard field goal… The Bulldogs also scored a TD just before the end of the first quarter to make the score 10-3 after 12 minutes of football… Each team scored once in the second quarter to make the score 17-10 at the half… The Raiders score came on an 8 yard pass play from Ryan Campbell to Deonte Smith… It capped a 23 yard drive that was set up by Braylen Williams’s interception or a Bulldog pass… The second half belonged to the Bulldogs as they scored 14 points in each of the last two quarters to make the final 45-10… Simply put, the Raiders could not stop the high powered Boiling Springs offense as it racked up 534 yards of total offense 285 of which came through the air… The Raiders offense generated just 63 yards of offense with 28 of it coming through the air… The Bulldog defense held Laurens running back Troy Dendy to just 37 net yards breaking his streak of 100 plus yard games… To see the complete stat package and play by play account of the game, click on the following: Laurens at Boiling Springs Stat Package… Laurens will host Dorman this Friday night in their last non-region game.

Laurens Academy:

  • Cathedral Academy 60 – Crusaders 0… Sorry no details.

Ware Shoals:

  • Ware Shoals 40 – Greenwood Christian 7… The Ware Shoals Hornets boarded the bus and traveled down the Greenwood last Friday to take on the Greenwood Christian Hawks… The Hornets only led 12- 7 at the half but exploded in the second half to take a 40-7 win making their season record 2-3 on the season… Running back Janius Jefferson led the Hornet attack rushing for 144 yards and 3 TDs… For more on this game, click here..

 

Pro Sports     For more information on this game, click here.

  • Braves… The Braves and the Washington Nationals played a 3-game series in Atlanta over the weekend.
  • Friday: Nationals t Braves 2… For more information on this game, click here.
  • Saturday: Braves 7 – Nationals 3… For more information on this game, click here.
  • Sunday: Braves 6 – Nationals 2… For more information on this game, click here. The Braves now start their final road trip with the first stop being in New York tonight to take on the Mets in a 3 game series 

Broadcast Notes

  • Middle School Football: Our next middle school football broadcast will be this Thursday afternoon from Hickory Tavern as the Panthers host the Clinton Middle School 8th Grade Wildcats… Kickoff is scheduled for 5:00 pm so join us just a couple of minutes before that as we bring you all the action on Real Radio 860 WLBG and streaming live at www.wlbg.com.
  • Varsity Football: Our next Laurens varsity football broadcast will be this Friday night when Laurens host the Dorman Cavaliers at KC Hanna Stadium … We will start with our Friday Night Insiders program at 5:30 followed by Stan Olenick & Mike Anthony and then go live about 6:35 with Doug Holiday calling the game and King Dixon adding his analysis of the game… Mike Hughes will report from the sideline…Our FM in-stadium transmitter will be set on 95.7. .. Also remember the game will be streamed live at www.wlbg.com.

 

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Sports Report for Friday, 9-16-2016

PC Notes

Blue Hose Football finishes Three-Game Road Openers Tomorrow… The last of three away games to start the Blue Hose football season takes place tomorrow as the team travels to Buies Creek, NC to take on Campbell… The two teams met for the first time on the gridiron last season with PC taking a 23-13 win… Kickoff is scheduled for 6 pm and the game can be seen on the Big South Network… For more background information on this game, click here. 

Local Notes:

CHS:

  • JV Football: Abbeville 42 – CHS 21… The Red Devil JV football traveled to Abbeville to take on the Panthers last night and Abbeville took a 42-21… Elijah Campbell had two TD receptions for Clinton and Darien Bailey had a rushing TD.
  • Tennis: CHS 5 – Union County 2…. Back on Wednesday afternoon the Lady Red Devil tennis team traveled to Union County and came home with a 5-2 win over the Lady Yellow Jackets… Gracie Waldron, Elizabeth Jones and Mary Catherine Kelly all took wins in singles action… Waldron & Jones competed as the #1 doubles team and took a win over their opponents as did the #2 doubles team made up of Kalen Richardson and Janie Tiller.

 

LDHS:

  • Tennis: Mauldin 7 – LDHS 0… In region tennis action yesterday at the Laurens City Courts, Mauldin took a 7-0 win over the Lady Raiders to even their region record at 1-1… According to Asst. Coach Scott Horner “Our girls played well and scrappy but just could not turn good play into games.
  • 9th Grade Football: Boiling Springs 35 – LDHS 12… In a contest played at KC Hanna Stadium, the Boiling Springs 9th grade team took a 35-12 win over the Laurens raiders… The Bulldogs jumped out to a 22-0 lead before the Raiders finally got on the board just before the first half ended on a 65 yard TD pass from Kobe Williams to Dee Foster to make it 22-6… The Raiders other score came with 8:10 left in the game when Cade Thompson carried it in from the 3 yard line.
  • JV Football: Boiling Springs 42 – LDHS 8… In JV action after the 9th grade game, Boiling Spriongs took a 42-8 win over the raiders… The Bulldogs put 35 points on the scoreboard in the first half and the Raiders only score came late in the 3rd quarter when Jeremiah Jenkins scored from 8 yards out and Kobe Williams hit Deonja Brown in the corner of the end zone for the 2-point conversion.

Laurens Academy:

  • MS Football: WW King 30 – LA 20… The Crusader MS traveled to WW King and lost 30-20 in a game that saw several lead changes… The Crusaders had a heartbreaking 4th quarter… Sorry no further details.

Middle School Football:

  • CMS 8th Grade 32 – Newberry 14… The Wildcat 8th grade team defeated Newberry MS at Wilder Stadium and took a 32-14 win… Kimon Quarles had 3 TDs and Nic Williams added another… Navil Watson had 4 two-point conversions… Coach Lapomarda commented his team played well enough to win but still has some wotk to do.
  • CMS 7th Grade 24 – GCO 16… GCO scores came on a 50 yard run by Cole Mundy a 50 yard TD pass from Markel Massey to Zack Messer… Sorry no scoring details from CMS.
  • Brewer 25 – LMS 6… Zy Todd had the only score for the LMS Tigers.
  • Wright MS 48 – Sanders 6… The Sanders Yellow travelled to Abbeville and lost to Wright MS 48-6… Sanders only score was a 90 yard run by Reshun Kennedy.
  • Southside Christian 48 – HT 0… The game took place @ Southside Christian .

 

Local Sports Schedule:

LDHS:… The Raiders travel to Boiling Springs to take on the undefeated and top ranked Boiling Springs

CHS:… The Red Devils play host to the undefeated panthers of Abbeville.

Laurens Academy:.. The Crusaders travel to North Charleston to take on Cathedral Academy

 

Broadcast Notes… Our next Laurens varsity football broadcast will be this Friday night when Laurens travels to Boiling Springs to take on the Bulldogs… We will start with our Friday Night Insiders program at 5:30 followed by Stan Olenick & Mike Anthony and then go live to Wilder Stadium about 6:35 with Doug Holiday calling the game and King Dixon adding his analysis of the game… Mike Hughes will report from the sideline…Our FM in-stadium transmitter will be set on 97.5 96.7 or 101.5 depending on which I find best when I get there.

 

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Sports Report for Thursday, 9-15-2016

Local Results:

CHS:

  • Cross Country… On Tuesday the Red Devils cross country teams hosted several schools in a meet… In girls action, the top 5 finishers for the Red Devils were; Maren Vondergeest 24:06, Chelsea Hill 26:20, Adriana Webb 28:06, Isabella Hucks 29:20 & Kamryn Akins 29:38…. The Woodruff girls as a team finished first with a team score of 23, Broome second 49 and Clinton third 64… Remember this is like golf, the lower the score the better…. Maren Vondergeest finished fourth overall among the other young ladies in the meet… In boys action, the top 5 finishers for the Red Devils were; William Scott 19:57, Billy Hogarth 21:09, Nick Perkins 21:48, Tad Ray 22:50 and Jacob Hawkins 22:06… Woodruff took first place as a team with 49 points… Laurens finished fourth with 88 and Clinton filth with 108 points… William Smith finished 10th among all the male competitors.

LDHS:

  • Girls Tennis: Laurens 5 – Wade Hampton 2… On Tuesday the Lady Raider tennis team traveled to Wade Hampton to take on the Lady Generals… The ride back was most likely a pleasant one as the raiders took a 5-2 win in the opening match of their region schedule… Taking wins in singles action were Kathleen Horner, Ella Orcutt, Julianne Turner and Abby Davis… Horner and Orcutt combined to form the #1 doubles team and they also picked up a win over their opponent… To see more details on this match and comments from Coach Susan Youmans, click on the following:9-13-16_-wade_hampton  …. The team will be back in action today as they host Mauldin at the City of Laurens tennis courts.
  • Volleyball… The Raider volleyball teams also traveled to Wade Hampton on Tuesday and unfortunately the results were not as good as both the varsity and JVs lost to the Generals… In varsity action, Wade Hampton took a 3-0 win… Set scores were 25-12, 25-18 & 25-6… In JV action the Generals took a 2-0 win with set scores being 25-23 & 25-21… Sorry no other details… The teams are scheduled to travel to maudlin today I do believe.

 

Pro Sports

  • Marlins 7 – Braves 5… The marlins took the third and last game of their current series with the Braves last night in Atlanta by a score of 7-5… The Braves led 4-0 going into the top of the 6th inning when the Marlins tied it with 4 runs and then went on to take a 7-5 win over the Bravos and allowing them to win the series 2-1… For more information on this game, click here.… The Braves are off tonight and have 3 games with the Nationals over the weekend at The Ted starting tomorrow night.

 

Local Football Schedule:

  • CMS 7th @ GCO   5pm
  • CMS 8th host Newberry MS   5pm
  • HT host Southside Christian   5pn
  • Sanders @ Wright MS (Abbeville) 5:30 pm
  • LMS host Brewer MS   5pm
  • Laurens Academy MS @ WW King   6pm
  • Clinton JV @ Abbeville   7 pm

Broadcast Notes

  • LDHS 9th Grade & JV… Tonight we will be brining you the 9th grade and JV football games at KC Hanna Stadium as the raiders host the Bulldogs of Boiling Springs… Ninth grade action will kick off at 5:30 this afternoon and the JV’s will go about 10-15 minutes after the ninth grade game ends which will be about 7:30 give or take a few minutes.
  • LDHS Varsity… Our next Laurens varsity football broadcast will be this tomorrow night when Laurens travels to Boiling Springs to take on the Bulldogs… We will start with our Friday Night Insiders program at 5:30 followed by Stan Olenick & Mike Anthony and then go live to Wilder Stadium about 6:35 with Doug Holiday calling the game and King Dixon adding his analysis of the game… Mike Hughes will report from the sideline…Our FM in-stadium transmitter will be set on 97.5 96.7 or 101.5 depending on which I find best when I get there.

 

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Sports Report for Wednesday, 9-14-2015

Local Notes:

CHS:

  • Tennis: CHS 7 – Chapman 0… The Lady Red Devil tennis team traveled to Chapman yesterday for their first region match… The ride home was a happy one as Clinton took a 7-0 win… Taking wins in singles action were Gracie Waldron, Elizabeth Jones, Mary Catherine Kelly, Savannah Moates & Gerri Hill… Waldron & Jones teamed up as the #1 doubles team to take a win while Janie Tiller and Kalen Richardson did likewise as the #2 doubles team… The team is now 3-1 overall and 1-0 in region play and will travel to Union to take on Union County HS today.

LDHS:

  • Lady Raider Golf… The Lady Raider golf team was one of 14 teams participating in the Greenwood Lady Eagle Invitational Monday…. According to Coach Jim Iacuone they were only to count the first 9 holes they played as lightning moved into the area causing play to be stopped and the tournament cut short… Daniel HS was declared the winner shooting a 168 while Laurens trailed with a 222… Laurens was led by Bailey Gibbs who had her best 9 holes of the season shooting a 48… Other Raider scores were Alexus Moore 53, Hanna Finley 58, Brandi Eiff 63 and Bailey Carder 68.
  • Dendy Again GoLaurens Player of the Week… For the second consecutive week Troy Dendy was selected as the GoLaurens.com/GoClinton.com player of the week… Dendy rushed for 216 yard in 30 carries against Irmo this past Friday night and scored 2 TDs in Laurens 21-10 win over Irmo.

Laurens Academy:

  • Volleyball: L.A. 3 – Anderson Christian 0… The Laurens Academy Crusader volleyball teams traveled to Anderson Christian yesterday so let’s see how they did… In varsity action, the Crusaders won 3-0… Set scores were 25-5, 25-12 and 25-9… The win runs their record to 6-1 on the season and 4-0 in region action.
  • Middle School: A.C. 2 – L.A. 0… In middle school action prior to the varsity, Anderson Christian took a 2-0 win over the Crusaders… Sorry no other details available.

 

Pro Sports

  • Marlins 7 – Braves 5… In game 2 of their current 3-game series, the marlins took a 7-5 win over the Braves last night down in Atlanta to even the series at 1-1… The marlins had 10 hits in the game to the Braves 9 but theirs were timelier… Freddie Freeman did pick up his 30th homerun of the season a 2 run shot in the first inning… The Braves left fielder Matt Kemp also had a solo ho0merun in the 4th inning his 31st .. For more information on this game, click here.

 

Broadcast Notes… Our next Laurens varsity football broadcast will be this Friday night when Laurens travels to Boiling Springs to take on the Bulldogs… We will start with our Friday Night Insiders program at 5:30 followed by Stan Olenick & Mike Anthony and then go live to Wilder Stadium about 6:35 with Doug Holiday calling the game and King Dixon adding his analysis of the game… Mike Hughes will report from the sideline…Our FM in-stadium transmitter will be set on 97.5 96.7 or 101.5 depending on which I find best when I get there.

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Sports Report for Tuesday, 9-13-2016

PC Notes

Chattanooga 34 – PC 0… The Presbyterian College football team fell to the sixth-ranked Chattanooga Mocs, 34-0, on Saturday up in Chattanooga, Tenn… The Blue Hose fall to 0-2 with the loss, while the Mocs remain perfect at 2-0 on the short season… The Mocs scored in every quarter but the last and pretty much dominated the statistics… For more information on this game, click here. 

Local Notes: 

  • Laurens County Sports Hall of Fame… Yesterday at the Laurens County Chamber of Commerce Billy Dunlap Chairman of the newly formed Laurens County Sports Hall of Fame held a press conference to introduce the Laurens County Sports Hall of Fame … Obviously the hall is intended to honor those who have through sports have brought pride and honor to Laurens County… The inaugural class is expected to be inducted in late March. 2017… Those who will be eligible for nomination must have lived in Laurens County at least 5 years, out of high school for at least 10 years and should represent the positive aspects of sports in general… The public may nominate and former athlete, coach, sports administrator or official they choose and once nominated they do NOT have to be re-nominated each year… Nominations will be forwarded to a nominating committee where the field will be narrowed down to 10-15 nominees that are then sent to an anonymous selection committee of Laurens County residents who are supremely qualified to make the final choice each year which is expected to be 4-6 individuals… A banquet will then be held in late March honoring theses individuals… Duplicate plagues of the members will then be mounted in both the Clinton and Laurens Family YMCAs for public viewing… Now again nominations are to be made by you the public and the nomination period is now open until October 31st… To nominate someone or to find out more information about the Laurens County Sports Hall of Fame, click here which will carry you to their new website and to an online nomination form…. Also check out the video of the press conference by clicking here or look in the Between the Lines postings on our home page in the lower right corner.

CHS:

  • Tennis: BHP 4 – CHS 3… In non-region action yesterday at the CHS tennis courts, the Lady Red Devils fell for the first time as the Lady Bears of BHP took a 4-3 win to put the Red Devils season record at 2-1… The only wins in singles action for the Red Devils came off the racquets of Gracie Waldron and Elizabeth Jones… Waldron and Jones also picked up the third win teaming up as the #1 doubles team to defeat their opponents… The team goes right back into action today as they open up their region schedule at Chapman

LDHS:

  • JV Volleyball… The Laurens JV volleyball team was in action over this past weekend at Woodmont and they win the bronze bracket with McKenzie Ward being named to the all-tournament team… LAURENS vs. Woodmont: 10-25 & 10-25… LAURENS vs. Easley: 15-25 & 12-25… LAURENS vs. Wren: 9-25 & 15-25… LAURENS vs. Dixie: 25-23 & 25-17… LAURENS vs. BHP: 25-22, 17-25 & 15-10

Laurens Academy:

  • Volleyball: L.A. 3 – Oakbrook 0… The Lady Crusader volleyball team hosted Oakbrook Prep and Oakbrook might not think that the Crusaders were very nice as host because the Crusaders defeated them 3-0… Set scores were 25-18, 25-14 and 25-12… That gives them a 5-1 / 3-0 record on the season and they will be back in action today as they travel to Anderson Christian.

Pro Sports

  • Braves 12 – Marlins 7… After losing 2 of 3 to the Mets over the weekend the Braves put one n the win column last night as they defeated the Marlins 12-7 last night at Turner Field… Both teams had 17 hits so not a lot of pitching and the Braves had to withstand a late rally by The Fish… For more information on this game, click here. 

Broadcast Notes… Our next Laurens varsity football broadcast will be this Friday night when Laurens travels to Boiling Springs to take on the Bulldogs… We will start with our Friday Night Insiders program at 5:30 followed by Stan Olenick & Mike Anthony and then go live to Wilder Stadium about 6:35 with Doug Holiday calling the game and King Dixon adding his analysis of the game… Mike Hughes will report from the sideline…Our FM in-stadium transmitter will be set on 97.5 96.7 or 101.5 depending on which I find best when I get there.

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Sports Report for Monday, 9-12-2016

Local Notes:

  • Aiken 14 – Clinton 7… In a game where both teams combined for only 269 yards of total offense and 21 points mistakes and missed opportunities often prove to be the difference in the game and that was the case Friday night as the Aiken Hornets took a 21-14 win over the visiting Clinton Red Devils… The Red Devils lost two fumbles in the fourth quarter the first of which Aiken used to start their winning drive that went 24 yards in 4 plays and a TD run of 13 yards plus a two-point conversion put them up 14-7 with 5:59 left in the game… The second fumble came later in the fourth quarter as the Red Devils muffed a punt with the Hornets recovering and sealing the win… Aiken got on the board first in the second quarter as they drove 80 yards and scored on a 3 yard run with the PAT failing.. Clinton did have the opportunity to get on the board first as they recovered Aiken’s only fumble of the night at the Aiken 13 yard line but their defense held and Elvis Fitz missed a field goal attempt… Clinton’s score came in the third quarter after Aiken had a short punt and 2 plays later Charlie Craven hit Aaron Copeland in the end zone with a 22 yard scoring pass and Fitz added the PAT…. The Red Devils had 130 yards of total offense with 90 of them through the air… The Clinton defense held Aiken to 129 yards of total offense with all but 24 of them on the ground… For statistics on the game, click on the following; chsvsahsquick-stats or chsvsahsteam-stats    The Red Devils will host the Abbeville Panthers this Friday night at Wilder Stadium.

 

  • Laurens 21 – Irmo 10… The Laurens Raiders picked up their first win of the season as the offense put 21 points on the board in the first half to build a 21-3 lead and then the defense held the lead as the Raiders took a 21-10 over Irmo last Friday night at KC Hanna Stadium… The Raiders 317 yards of total offense came mainly off the legs of Troy Dendy as he 216 net yards in 21 carries and 2 TDs… The Raider defense which Coach Liner praised after the game held Irmo to 246 yards of total offense with only 80 of it on the ground… The Raiders scored on their second possession after a short Irmo punt… The 39 yard drive was capped by a 4 yard TD run by Dendy and the PAT by Devin Hubner putting the Raiders up 7-0… Irmo had a good kickoff return that set them up of the Raider 45 yard line after a 15 yard penalty… The Raider defense held at the 10 yard line and Irmo had to settle for a 28 yard field goal with 33 seconds left in the opening quarter… Two passions later Irmo had another short punt and it took the Raiders just 3 plays to cover the 42 yards with the score coming on a 17 yard pass from Ryan Campbell to Desmond Cunningham with Hubner adding the PAT… This put the Raiders up 14-3 with 6:34 left in the half… The Raiders last score came at the end of their next possession which covered 66 yards which were all picked up on Dendy rushes with the final one being 21 yards for the score… With the PAT Laurens led 21-3 with 3:56 left in the half and that would be the score at the half… The Raider defense kept Irmo at bay in the second half except for 1 drive in the fourth period. where they covered 79 yard in 14 plays and were aided by a Raider penalty or two finally scoring on a 4 yard pass and adding the PAT with 6:39 left in the game… Irmo started another drive with 2:52 left in the game which ended when Braylen Williams picked off an Irmo pass at the Raider 18 and returned it to the Raider 40 and Campbell was able to run out th4 clock with the victory kneel… Again Coach Chris Liner had praise for the defense as well as Floyd and freshman quarterback Ryan Campbell who was pressed into service after Nathan Rudder was injured last week…For a complete play by play recap and statistics of the game, click on the following: irmoatlaurensgamepacket   The Raiders travel to Boiling Springs this Friday night to take on the undefeated and highly ranked Bulldogs.

 

  • Ware Shoals 77 – Great Falls 22… The Ware Shoals Hornets picked up their first win of the season as they defeated the Great Falls Red Devils by a score of 77-22 Friday night in Great Falls… Sorry no other details available.

Pro Sports

Braves: The Braves started a home stand on Friday with the Mets coming to town first.

  • Friday: Mets 6 – Braves 4…. The Braves let this one slip away as they 4-2 going into the top of the 8th inning where the Mets struck for 4 runs and then blanked the Braves the rest of the way….For more information on this game, click here
  • Saturday: Braves 4 – Mets 3 (10)… This game was tied 3-3 after the regulation 9 innings and the Braves won it in the bottom of the 10th inning when Adonis Garcia had a walk off single to drive in the winning run… For more information on this game, click here
  • Sunday: Mets 10 – Braves 3…. In the series finale, the Mets took a 10-3 win over the Braves to take the series 2 games to 1… Both teams had 11 hits it was just that the Mets were timelier…. For more information on this game, click here

 Broadcast Notes… Our next Laurens varsity football broadcast will be this Friday night when Laurens travels to Boiling Springs to take on the Bulldogs… We will start with our Friday Night Insiders program at 5:30 followed by Stan Olenick & Mike Anthony and then go live to Wilder Stadium about 6:35 with Doug Holiday calling the game and King Dixon adding his analysis of the game… Mike Hughes will report from the sideline…Our FM in-stadium transmitter will be set on 95.7

 

This & That: 

  • Laurens County Touchdown Club… The Laurens County Touchdown Club will have its next meeting on Friday, 9-23-16 where the guest speaker is scheduled to be Tajh Boyd former Clemson quarterback… If you would like to see the entire schedule or are interested in becoming a sponsor, click here and it will carry you to a posting in our Between the Lines section where that information is available… To see videos of past meetings click here.
  • Fall Soccer at the Clinton Family YMCA… Registration for is now open for youth ages 3 – 12 in 3 age groupings (3-5, 6-8 & 9-12)… All players will receive an open mesh full soccer uniform including a jersey, shorts and soccer socks… Soccer players are required to provide Soccer Shin Guards…. Interested participants are encouraged to register at the Clinton YMCA well before the Monday, September 26th deadline…       For additional information (cost, fall out dates, practice, etc.) click here or call the Clinton YMCA at 833-1555.
  • Little Cheerleaders to Perform September 23rd… All little cheerleaders who participated in the LDHS kiddie cheer camp will perform on September 23 at the Laurens vs. Dorman varsity football game…  The campers will report to the track at the end of halftime and cheer during the third quarter…  They need to wear their t-shirts they were given at camp…  All campers will be admitted free of charge but parents have to pay admission…. If you have any questions contact Debbie Harris or Ashley hall at LDHS… Call 682-3151  

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 Friday, 9-9-2016

PC Notes:

  • Football… Game two of the young season for Coach Harold Nichols and the Blue Hose football team will be tomorrow at 2 pm as they travel to Chattanooga to take on the #6 ranked Mocs… Now for all the background information on this game such as series history, key players in the game and where to listen to the game, click here. 

Local Notes:

CHS:

  • JV Football: Aiken 20 – CHS 14… Last night the Red Devil JV football team hosted the Aiken Green Hornets and came up on the short end of a 20-14 score…Don’t have many details but thanks to Coach Andrew Webb I can tell you that Titus Hood had a 10 yard run to account for one of the Red Devils scores and the other was a 45 yard pass from Cam Nichols to Elijah Campbell.
  • Tennis: CHS 6 – Greer 1… The Lady Red Devil tennis team hosted the Greer Yellow Jackets yesterday after noon and picked up their second win of the season as they defeated Greer 6-1… Taking win in singles action were Gracie Waldron, Elizabeth Jones, Mary Catherine Kelly, Savanna Motes and Gerri Hill… Clinton’s sixth win was provided by the #1 doubles team composed of Jones and Waldron… The team will host BHP next Monday at 5 pm.

LDHS:

  • 9th Grade Football: Irmo 34 – LDHS 32… The Raider 9th grade football team traveled to Irmo yesterday afternoon and fell to the Yellow Jackets by a score of 34-32 in what must have been and exciting game… While I don’t have the exact details of how the scoring went I can tell you that the following had scores for the Raiders; Mikael Burnside had 2 TDs one on a rush and one on a kick return, Jackson Mahon had two rushing TDs and Ke Pitts also had a TD.
  • JV Football: Irmo 22 – LDHS 0… Sorry no other details.
  • Volleyball: Woodruff 3 – LDHS 0… Catching up with the raider volleyball team which took on Woodruff Wednesday, Woodruff took a 3-0 win in varsity action… Woodruff won the sets by scores of 25-17, 25-15 and 25-19…. In JV action prior to that, Woodruff took a 2-0 win…. Set scores were 25-12 and 25-20

Laurens Academy:

  • Middle School Football: LA 24 – Newberry 14… Sorry no other details.

 

Middle School Football:

  • LMS 7th grade defeated Sanders 7th grade 22-0… The players that LMS Coach Campbell pointed out as having a good game were Isaac Craig, Zy Todd and Josh Allen…. Coach JR Reid of Sanders says that his team was outsized by LMS but he was extremely proud of how they played tough the whole game.
  • Gray Court-Owings 7 – Hickory Tavern 0…. Markel Massey scored on a 20 yard pass from Cole Mundy with just 16 seconds left in the contest to lift the Tigers to the victory… Zack Messer and Jarvel Evans had standout performances to help lift GCO to the shut out win… GCO will host Clinton Middle next Thursday. .. GCO record: 1-0 / 1-0

Pro Sports

  • Braves… The Braves had the night off last night and will start a home stand tonight with the Mets being the first team in town.
  • Denver 21 – Carolina 20… In a rematch of last year’s Super Bowl, the Panther lost by a score of 21-20 to the Broncos in the season opener for both teams…. For more details on this game, click here. 

Local Sports Schedule:

  • LDHS: The 0-2 Raiders will host the 1-2 Irmo Yellow Jackets tonight at KC Hanna Stadium… Irmo lost to a strong White Knoll team 28-27 in overtime in their season opener… They bounced back and defeated JL Mann 43-7 and then in a rain delayed contest last Saturday, they fell to Chapin 34-31 with Chapin scoring on a long pass play in the last 20 seconds or so to take the win… The raiders need a large crowd out tonight to support them as they have a couple of key players out due to injuries last week (see my sports report on Wednesday 9-7-16 for more details on that).
  • CHS: The 1-1 Clinton Red Devils will travel to Aiken tonight to take on the 1-1 Fighting Green Hornets… Aiken lost their opener in Week 0 on the road to White Knoll 19-12… The next week they defeated an always tough Strom Thurmond 27-26 at home… They are coming off a bye week and therefore have had 2 weeks to get ready for the Red Devils… Go Big Red!!
  • Laurens Academy: Will not play tonight due to team injuries. 

Broadcast Notes… Our next Laurens varsity football broadcast will be tonight when Laurens host the Irmo Yellow Jackets… We will start with our Friday Night Insiders program at 5:30 followed by Stan Olenick & Mike Anthony and then go live to Wilder Stadium about 6:35 with Doug Holiday calling the game and King Dixon adding his analysis of the game… Mike Hughes will report from the sideline…Our FM in-stadium transmitter will be set on 95.7

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Sports Report for Thursday, 9-8-2016

Local Notes:

CHS:

  • Volleyball: Spartanburg 3 – CHS 1…. I need to catch up with the Red Devil volleyball teams which ho9sted the Spartanburg Vikings on Tuesday… The Red Devils jumped on top early taking the first set by a score of 27-25… Spartanburg tied the match at 1-1 by taking a 25-22 win in the second set… Clinton then had a bit of a letdown as they fell in the third set 25-18… The Red Devils battled hard in the 4th set trying to force a fifth set but fell short as the Vikings took a 26-24 win to take the match 3-1… Coach Jo Webb commented “Played well but could not score the point when we needed to… Will continue to work hard as we get ready for region play next week.”… The Red Devils are now 3-2 on the season.
  • JV Volleyball: Spartanburg 2 – CHS 1… Sorry no details … The JVs are now 2-2 on the season.
  • Cross Country… The Red Devils cross country teams were also in action on Tuesday as they traveled to Union for a match… While I don’t have any official results on the match I can tell you that the top 5 finishers for the Clinton girls were; Maren Vondergeest, Adriana Webb, Isabella Hicks, Chelsea Hill and Amy Smith… The top 5 finishers for the boys were; William Scott, Nick Perkins, Josh Bryant, Bill Hogarth and Jacob Hawkins.
  • JV Football… The Red Devil JV football team is scheduled to host Aiken at Wilder Stadium tonight… Kickoff is scheduled for 6 pm.

LDHS:

  • 9th Grade & JV Football… The Raider 9th grade and JV football teams are scheduled to play tonight at Irmo… 9th grade kicks off at 5:30 and the JVs a few minutes after they finish which should be about 7:30

Laurens Academy:

  • Middle School Football… The Crusaders host Newberry Academy today at 6:30

 

Middle School Volleyball:

  • Sanders 2 – Hickory Tavern 0… The Sanders and Hickory tavern volleyball teams opened their season yesterday afternoon… Sanders took a 2-0 win defeating HT in straight sets… The set scores were 25-20 and 25-12.

Laurens County Speedway Results… Below are the results for the main events at the LCS last Saturday night… The top three drivers are listed in the order of finis (1-2-3)..

  • Crates… Travis Pennington, dale Timms & Trent Ivey
  • FWD… Mason Mack, Shawn Nichols & Travis Jamieson
  • Outlaw Sprints… Terry Gray, Johnny Bridges & Anthony Nicholson
  • Mini Sprints… Bob Trapino, Remeno Loyal & Conner Morrell

 

Pro Sports     For more information on this game, click here.

  • Nationals 5 – Braves 4 (11)… It took them 11 innings to do it but last night up in DC the Nationals completed the 3-game sweep of Braves by taking a 5-4 win over the Braves… For more information on this game, click here…. The Braves are off tonight and will start a home stand tomorrow night with the first team coming into Atlanta being the Mets for a 3-game series.
  • Panthers Open Regular Season Tonight… The Carolina Panthers open their regular season tonight out in Denver taking on the Broncos in a rematch of last year’s Super Bowl… The kickoff is scheduled for 8:30 pm our time but I thinks I heard WYFF TV Channel 4 out of Greenville will start their coverage at 7:30.

 Broadcast Notes… Our next Laurens varsity football broadcast will be this Friday night when Laurens host the Irmo Yellow Jackets… We will start with our Friday Night Insiders program at 5:30 followed by Stan Olenick & Mike Anthony and then go live to Wilder Stadium about 6:35 with Doug Holiday calling the game and King Dixon adding his analysis of the game… Mike Hughes will report from the sideline…Our FM in-stadium transmitter will be set on 95.7

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Sports Report for Wednesday, 9-7-2016

Local Notes:

LDHS:

  • Raiders Lose Starting QB for the Season… According to a posting on GoLaurens.com Raider junior quarterback Nathan Rutter tore the same ACL in the game with Chapman last Friday night that he also injured prior to last season and caused him to have to sit out last season… The new injury will cause him to miss the remainder of this season… The same posting says that Coach Liner will elevate Ryan Campbell from starting JV quarterback to the varsity starter… it is also reported that as expected D.Q. Floyd will miss Friday’s game due to the concussion he suffered in the first half against Chapman that caused him to miss the second half of last Friday night’s game.
  • Dendy Gets GoLaurens.com/GoClinton.com Player of the Week… In other news from Raider football, Troy Dendy was named player of the week by GoLaurens.com/GoClinton.com… The Raider running back had his best game of the season against Chapman last Friday night when he rushed for 106 yards in 12 carries and scored 3 TDs… He also had a 98 yard kickoff return for a score… Congratulations to Troy!

Laurens Academy:

  • Crusaders Cancel Game his Friday Night… Yesterday it was announced that the Laurens Academy Crusader football team will be unable to host Andrew Jackson this Friday night…. The Crusaders who compete in SCISA 8-man football have a team that is low in numbers and have suffered injuries over the last couple of weeks that have put their numbers even lower barley able to field a team… Coach Todd Kirk felt that it is best not to jeopardize the safety of the remaining player and the rest of the entire schedule by playing this week so the decision to not play and give those players time to heal was made… At this time they plan on resuming their schedule Friday Sept. 16th.

 

Pro Sports

  • Nationals 9 – Braves 7… The Atlanta Braves and the Washington nationals were tied 6-6 going into the bottom of the 8th inning last night up in DC but the nationals broke the tie in the 8th putting 3 runs on the board and then went on to take a 9-7 win over the Braves… The Braves shortstop Dansby Swanson picked up his first career homer in the big leagues and it was an inside-the-park homer… He rounded the bases in just 14.97 seconds… Takes me longer than that to go from the living room chair to the dining room table most days… For more information on this game, click here.

 Broadcast Notes… Our next Laurens varsity football broadcast will be this Friday night when Laurens host the Irmo Yellow Jackets… We will start with our Friday Night Insiders program at 5:30 followed by Stan Olenick & Mike Anthony and then go live to Wilder Stadium about 6:35 with Doug Holiday calling the game and King Dixon adding his analysis of the game… Mike Hughes will report from the sideline…Our FM in-stadium transmitter will be set on 95.7

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Sports Report for Tuesday, 9-6-2016

PC Notes

  • Other Sports @ PC… Most everyone is aware that it is football season at PC but did you realize that men’s and women’s soccer, men’s and women’s cross country and volleyball are also in season and were very active this past weekend… If you want to find out how any of these sports did and their upcoming schedule all you need to remember is GoBluehose.com your one source for everything you need to want to know about PC athletics. 

Local Notes:

CHS:

  • Cross Country… The Red Devil cross country teams were in action up in Spartanburg over the past weekend competing in the Eye Opener 2016 at the Roger Milliken Center… The top 5 finishers in boys’ action for the Red Devils were Nick Perkins, William Scott, Griffin Fuller, Tad Ray and Billy Hogarth in that order… For the ladies the top 5 were Maren Vondergeest, Chelsea Hill, Adriana Webb, Isabella Bowling and Audrey Atkinson… For the JV boys and girls the top finishers were; Boys- David Wilkie, 2. Wyatt McWaters, James Anderson, Bradley Frazier and Brandon Campbell… Girls – Eryka Richards, Kamryn Akins, Susanna Frazier and Ami Smith
  • Volleyball: CHS 3 – Ninety Six 1… Catching up with the Red Devil volleyball team, they traveled to Ninety Six last Thursday to take on the Wildcats… In varsity action the Red Devils took a 3-1 win… They won the first set by a score of 25-21 but the Wildcats bounced back to take the second set 25-22… That must have made the Red Devils mad because they dominated the next two sets taking wins by scores of 25-13 and 25-19 to win the match 3-1… In JV action prior to that, Clinton defeated Ninety six 2-0… Sorry no other details.  

LDHS:

  • JV Football: Chapman 39 – LDHS 32… I also need to catch up with the Raider JV football team that traveled to Chapman last Thursday to take on the Panthers… The Laurens JV squad took a defeat at the hands of Chapman Thursday night at Chapman HS… The final score of the contest was 39-32… The game was tied at the half 12 all… Both teams had drives for the scores… Coming out from the half, Laurens created a 26-12 lead followed by a 32-19 lead heading into the 4th quarter… Unfortunately, the Raiders were not able to make a play at several key moments of the game in order to seal a victory. We had opportunities to put the game away as Chapman scored 20 unanswered points in the final quarter and could not capitalize on chances in the quarter also… Coach Jawon Stephens stated afterwards “Hopefully we use this game as a learning lesson and close out our opponents from here on out.”

Pro Sports     For more information on this game, click here.

  • Nationals 6 – Braves 4The Braves were riding a 6-game winning streak when they arrived in DC last night to take on the Nationals and though they outhit the Nationals 11-9 and took an early 1-0 lead, the Nationals came back to take a 6-4 win snapping the Braves winning streak… For more information on this game, click here.
  • Power 6 – Drive 4The Greenville Drive closed out their season last night up in Charleston, West Virginia with a 6-4 loss to the Power… The Drive trailed 6-0 going into the 9th inning but continued to fight to the end as they rallied to plate 4 runs but could get no closer as they fell 6-4… The Drive finished their season 36-34 in the second half of the season and 71-68 overall… Nothing against the Drive personally, I just wish Grenville had done what they needed to do to keep the G-Braves. 

 

Broadcast Notes… Our next Laurens varsity football broadcast will be this Friday night when Laurens host the Irmo Yellow Jackets… We will start with our Friday Night Insiders program at 5:30 followed by Stan Olenick & Mike Anthony and then go live to Wilder Stadium about 6:35 with Doug Holiday calling the game and King Dixon adding his analysis of the game… Mike Hughes will report from the sideline…Our FM in-stadium transmitter will be set on 95.7

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Sports Report for Monday, 9-5-2016

Local Notes:

CHS:

  • Greer 21 – CHS 7… A week after rolling up 180 yards of offense and scoring 34 points against Laurens, the Clinton Red Devil offense suffered a setback as it produced only 53 yards of offense and the only points that were scored in the 21-7 loss at Greer were put on the board by the defense… Greer scored on its first two possessions to go up 14-0… After that the game was pretty much a defensive battle with the Red Devils going 3 and out more times as not… Clinton’s only score came with 2:34 left in the half when Twon Roberson picked off a Yellow Jacket pass and returned it for a 5 yard pick-six… Elvis Fitz had the PAT to make it 14-7… Greer’s final points of the game came with 2:36 left in the contest to make the final score 21-7… Charlie Craven went 12-31 with 1 interception for 133 yards while the Clinton ground game managed a -80 yards of offense with Koko Richey being the only back with positive yards and that was only a net 8 yards… Charlie Craven saw a lot of pressure all night and had a net of -58 yards rushing… For more statistics on the game, click on the following: CHS+vs+GHS+Quickie …Clinton travels to Aiken this Friday to take on the Green Hornets out of Region IV-AAAA.

LDHS:

  • Chapman 49 – LDHS 33… The Laurens Raiders saw their record slip to 0-2 on the young season as they fell to Chapman 49-33 last Friday at KC Hanna Stadium… The Raiders dominated the first quarter of play and led 19-7 at its conclusion… After that the Chapman offense started to gel and the Raiders found themselves leading by a score of 27-21 at the half… The Raiders lost DQ Floyd at the half as his helmet came off in the second period and he was hit in the head by Chapman tacklers and removed at the half with concussion symptoms… Chapman then came out in the second half and outscored the Raiders 28-6 to make the final score … In the fourth quarter the Raiders lost starting quarterback Nathan Rudder to an apparent knee injury on the same knee that sidelined him last year… Trevor Madden finished the game at quarterback…Troy Dendy was the leading rusher for the Raiders with 106 yard on 12 carries and scored 3 TDs… Rudder had 62 yards passing and 1 TD to Desmond Cunningham before leaving the game… Chapman had a total of 423 yards of offense to the Raiders 219… For a complete package of statistics which includes a play-by-play summary of the game, click on the following: Chapman+at+Laurens+game+packet…. The Raiders will host the Irmo Yellow Jackets this Friday night.

Ware Shoals:

  • St Joseph’s 35 – Ware Shoals 0… The ware Shoals Hornets fell to 0-3 this season as they lost to St. Josephs 35-0 in Greenville this weekend… Sorry no other details at this time.

Pro Sports

Braves… The Braves had a 3-game winning streak going into this weekend’s series in Philadelphia so did they keep it alive or break it?

  • Friday: Braves 8 – Phillies 4… The Braves scored 4 runs in the 9th inning to take an 8-4 win over the Phillies and keep their winning streak alive… For more information on this game, click here.
  • Saturday: Braves 6 – Phillies 4…On Saturday the Braves battled back from a 3-0 deficit and tied the game 4-4 in the top of the 8th inning on a solo homer by Adonis Garcia and then scored 2 runs in the top of the 10th to take a 6-4 win over the Phillies and extend their winning streak to 5 games.. . For more information on this game, click here.
  • Sunday: Braves 2 – Phillies 0… The Braves extended their winning streak to 6 games with a 2-0 win over the Phillies in the series finale yesterday and also gained their second consecutive series sweep… Solo homeruns by Freddie freeman and Matt Kemp provided all the offense the Braves would need as Julio Teheran tossed 6 scoreless innings… For more information on this game, click here… The Braves now move on to DC for a 3-game series starting tonight with the nations who lead the NL East just 25.5 games in front of the cellar dwelling Braves.

Drive… The Greenville Drive were up in Charleston, WV to take on the Power starting their final series of the season which will end tonight.

  • Friday: Drive 8 – Power 4… The Drive jumped out to a 7-0 lead going into the middle of the 4th inning and then held on to take an 8-4 win… For more information on this game, click here.
  • Saturday: Power 4 – Drive 1… The Drive bats went cold Saturday as the Power took a 4-1 win to even the series at a game each… For more information on this game, click here.
  • Sunday: Power 2 – Drive 1… The Power took game 3 of the series by a score of 2-1… For more information on this game, click here. 

Broadcast Notes… Our next Laurens varsity football broadcast will be this Friday night when Laurens host the Irmo Yellow Jackets… We will start with our Friday Night Insiders program at 5:30 followed by Stan Olenick & Mike Anthony and then go live to Wilder Stadium about 6:35 with Doug Holiday calling the game and King Dixon adding his analysis of the game… Mike Hughes will report from the sideline…Our FM in-stadium transmitter will be set on 95.7

This & That: 

  • Laurens County Touchdown Club… The Laurens County Touchdown Club will have its next meeting on Friday, 9-9-16 where the guest speaker will be Bobby Johnson a member of the Football Playoff Committee… If you would like to see the entire schedule or are interested in becoming a sponsor, click here and it will carry you to a posting in our Between the Lines section where that information is available. 

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 Friday, 9-2-2016

Local Notes:

CHS: The Clinton JV game with Greer last night started but then had to called off due to lightning.

LDHS:

  • Ninth Grade Football… Spartanburg 26 – Laurens 18… The Laurens raider 9th grade football team faced off against the Spartanburg yesterday afternoon at KC Hanna Stadium and came up on the short end of a 26-18 score… The two teams were pretty evenly matched but the raiders had at least 6 turnovers via fumbles or interceptions that more often than not led to Viking points… The Vikings got on the board first returning an interception 33 yard to make it 6-0… Later in the 2nd quarter, a Raider fumble set the Vikings up on the Raider 25 yard line and they scored 3 plays later and added a point PAT to make it 14-0… The Vikings intercepted another Laurens pass on the next possession and returned it for a TD to make the score 20-0 at the half… Laurens scored early in the 3rd quarter on a 2 yard run by Mikel Burnsides to make it 20-6… Laurens Dee Foster picked off a Viking pass in the next series but the Raiders did not capitalize on it… With about 3 minutes left in the 3rd quarter the Burnside returned a Viking punt 72 yards for a score to make it 201-12 Vikings… Spartanburg defense held the Raider offense on a 4th down situation and took possession of the ball at the Raider 17 yard line and scored 3 plays later to make it 20-12… With just under 4 minutes left to play, a high snap sailed over the Viking punter’s head and Laurens set up shop at the Viking 29 yard line… Three plays later Burnside picked up his 3rd TD of the game on a 5 yard run to make the final 26-18… As 9th grade head coach Brandon Page said after the game “Great effort but too many turnovers.

Laurens Academy:

  • Football: Wardlaw 61 – LA 0… Laurens Academy and Wardlaw moved their game scheduled for tonight to yesterday at 6 due to the threat of bad weather… I don’t have any details but I can tell you that Wardlaw took a 60-0 win over the Crusaders… When I get details I will pass them on to you.
  • Volleyball: LA 3 – Cambridge 1… Last night the Crusader volleyball team hosted Cambridge Academy… The news here is better as LA took a 3-1 win over Cambridge in varsity action… The Crusaders won the first two sets by scores of 25-19 and 25-15… Cambridge came back and took the third set 25-21… LA secured the match victory by taking the 4th set 26-24 in a hard fought set… In middle school action the news is not as good as Cambridge took a 2-0 win… Sorry no other details…

Middle School Football:…The 4 Laurens District 55 middle schools faced off against each other in a jamboree at LMS yesterday.

  • Sanders 20 – Hickory Tavern 14 … For Sanders Shamare Dendy scored on a 16 yard run and Zak Rice rushed for the 2-point conversion… Rice then had a 22 yard TD pass to Dendy to make it 14-0 at the end of the first quarter… Later in the game Jayden McGowan scored on a 46 yard run.
  • Laurens Middle 16 – Gray Court-Owings 0…. Zy Todd scored both TDs for LMS.

College Football:

  • Central Michigan 49 – PC 3… The Blue hose opened up their season last night up in Mount Pleasant, Mich. as they took on the Central Michigan Chippewas… PC was in the game the first half only trailing 14-3 at the end of the 2nd quarter but turnovers hurt PC as the Chippewas pulled away t take a 49-3 win… Now for more information on this game, click here.
  • South Carolina 13 – Vanderbilt 10… A career–long 55 yard field goal by Elliot Frye with 36 seconds left to play lifted the SC Gamecocks to a 13-10 win over the Commodores of Vanderbilt last night in Nashville giving Will Muschamp his first win as head coach at SC… The field goal completed a run of 13 unanswered points by the Gamecocks after trailing 10-0 at the half… For more information on this game, click here.

Pro Sports

  • Braves 9 – Padres 6… For more information on this game, click here 
  • Rome Braves 3 – Drive 2For more information on this game, click here. 

Local Sports Schedule: Note: If we here of any changes in the football schedule for tonight, we will post them up in the news section of our home page as soon as we her… Most likely decisions will not be made until noon or sometime after that.

  • LDHS host Chapman in varsity football  7:30
  • CHS: travels to Greer   7:30

Broadcast Notes… Our next Laurens varsity football broadcast will be this Friday night when Laurens host the Chapman Panthers… We will start with our Friday Night Insiders program at 5:30 followed by Stan Olenick & Mike Anthony and then go live to Wilder Stadium about 6:35 with Doug Holiday calling the game and King Dixon adding his analysis of the game… Mike Hughes will report from the sideline…Our FM in-stadium transmitter will be set on 95.7

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Sports Report for Wednesday. 8-31-2016

Local Notes:

LDHS:GirlsGolf2016

  • Lady Raider Golf…. The Lady Raider golf team opened up its season this past Monday afternoon as they hosted TL Hanna and Ware Shoals out at Lakeside Country Club… TL Hanna won the match with a score of 187. Ware Shoals was second with 206 and LDHS was third with 222. Scores for Laurens were Alexus Moore 47, Bailey Gibbs 56, Hannah Finley 59, and Brandi Eiff 60. Carleigh Greene of TL Hanna was the medalist with a 40
  • Volleyball… Also on Monday the Raider volleyball traveled to Broome to participate in a tri-match with Broome and Southside Christian… Unfortunately for Raider fans the team lost to both schools with Brooms and Southside Christian both taking 2-0 wins over the Raiders… The set scores with Broome were 25-22 and 25-20…. The set scores against SSC were 25-5 and 25-11

Laurens Academy: The Crusader volleyball teams had their home openers last night as they hosted the Wardlaw Patriots.

  • Varsity: Crusaders 3 – Patriots 1…. In varsity action, the Crusaders took a 3-1 win over the Patriots… Wardlaw won the first set 26-24… The Crusaders came back and took the second and third sets by an identical score of 25-13… The Patriots did not lay down but battled the Crusaders trying to force a fifth set but the Crusaders were just too much for them as they took a 26-24 win… The win gives the Crusaders a 3-1 overall record and 2-0 in region play
  • Middle School: Patriots 2 – Crusaders 1… Sorry no further details… Both teams will be back in action Thursday as they host Cambridge Academy

Replays of Raider Football Games I would also like to tell you at this time that replays of each of this year’s LDHS Raider varsity football games will be available on our website… Again go to www.wlbg.com and find the Features Sports section again on the lower right side of our homepage and find the posting 2016 Raider Football Games Audio… Again the newest (latest) game audio will be toward the top of the posting when opened and the oldest toward the bottom… Again I hope you enjoy these.

Pro Sports

  • Braves 7 – Padres 3… The Atlanta Braves took a 7-5 win over the San Diego Padres last night to open a short 3-game series… The Braves put 5 runs on the board in the 3rd inning and that would prove to be enough as Julio Teheran picked up the win going 7 strong innings striking out 8 and walking none… He did give up 2 runs as the Padres’ Oswald Arcia did belt a 2-run homer… For more information on this game, click here 
  • Drive 7 – Braves 3… The Greenville Drive opened their final home series last night with a 7-3 win over the Rome Braves at Flour Field… The Drive fell behind early trailing 2-0 going into the bottom of the 2nd inning when they tied the game putting 2 runs on the board and then adding 2 more in the 3rd and never trailed again… The drive’s first baseman Josh Ockimey hit his 18th homer of the season a 2-run shot in the 7th inning… For more information on this game, click here…. Drive fans remember that tonight and tomorrow night are the last two home games of the season for the Drive.

 

Broadcast Notes… Our next Laurens varsity football broadcast will be this Friday night when Laurens host the Chapman Panthers… We will start with our Friday Night Insiders program at 5:30 followed by Stan Olenick & Mike Anthony and then go live to Wilder Stadium about 6:35 with Doug Holiday calling the game and King Dixon adding his analysis of the game… Mike Hughes will report from the sideline…Our FM in-stadium transmitter will be set on 95.7

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Sports Report for Tuesday, 8-30-2016

PC Notes:

The Blue Hose men’s and women’s soccer as well as volleyball all opened their seasons last Friday and over the next 3 days varied amounts of success… Volleyball went 2-1 over the weekend while women’s soccer won their opener on Sunday while the men’s soccer team lost two close matches… Now remember for more details on these contests or anything else related to PC athletics go to www.gobluehose.com

Local Notes:

CHS:

  • Volleyball: Chapin 3 – Clinton 1… I need to do a little catching up on Red Devil volleyball… Last Thursday the Red Devils traveled to Chapin to take on the Eagles… Chapin took the first set 25-20 but Clinton came back and took the second set by an identical score of 25-20 to even the match 1-1… The Red Devils had a letdown as they dropped the third set 25-17… The Red Devils battled hard to force a fifth set but just fell short as the Eagles took the fourth set 26-24…. The varsity and JV teams will be back in action today as they host the Lady Eagles of Greenwood with the JV match starting at 5:30.

Laurens Academy:

  • Varsity Volleyball: Crusaders 3 – Anderson Montessori 0… The Lady Crusader varsity volleyball team traveled to Anderson yesterday to take on the Eagles of Anderson Montessori School… The ride back most likely was a happy one as the Crusaders took a 3-0 win… The Crusaders won the first set by a score of 25-19… They then went on to take the second one by a score of 25-17… They repeated that score (25-17) in the third set to take a 3-0 win and pick up their first win in region action… The team is now 2-1 on the season and will be back in action today as they host Richard Winn in a MS / varsity doubleheader starting at 5 pm.

Laurens TD Club Videos… If you missed the Laurens County TD Club meeting last Friday at The Ridge and you wonder what our 3 local high school coaches and Coach Nichols of PC had to say about their upcoming season, well wonder no more… If you go to www.wlbg.com and look in the Between the Lines area in the lower right section of our home page you will find a posting titled 2016 TD Club Videos… It will be right above the posting that gives dates, speakers and other information about the club titled 2016 Laurens County TD Club Information… I plan on posting video of each meeting throughout the year with the newest one at the top of the posting when you open it… I hope you enjoy them.

Replays of Raider Football Games … I would also like to tell you at this time that replays of each of this year’s LDHS Raider varsity football games will be available on our website… Again go to www.wlbg.com and find the Features Sports section again on the lower right side of our homepage and find the posting 2016 Raider Football Games Audio… Again the newest (latest) game audio will be toward the top of the posting when opened and the oldest toward the bottom… Again I hope you enjoy these.

 

Pro Sports

  • Braves … The Atlanta Braves were off last night and will start a short 3-game series with the Padres in Atlanta tonight… The Braves are 48-83 on the season and they have 31 games left in their season… To avoid losing 100 games (or more) they must win at least 14 of those games… They and the Minnesota Twins who are presently 49-82 are in a race to see who gets the first draft pick next time. 
  • Drive… The Greenville Drive were also off last night and will start a 3-game series with the division leading Rome Braves tonight at Flour Field… The Drive are 31-32 in the second half of their season and have only an outside chance of making the playoffs… By the way, the 3 games with the Rome Braves are the last 3 home games of the season for the Drive and after those they will finish the regular season on the road in West Virginia with a 4-game series. 

 

Broadcast Notes… Our next Laurens varsity football broadcast will be this Friday night when Laurens host the Chapman Panthers… We will start with our Friday Night Insiders program at 5:30 followed by Stan Olenick & Mike Anthony and then go live to Wilder Stadium about 6:35 with Doug Holiday calling the game and King Dixon adding his analysis of the game… Mike Hughes will report from the sideline…Our FM in-stadium transmitter will be set on 95.7

 

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