Sports Report for Wednesday, 10-28-2020

Local Notes:

Clinton Red Devils

  • JV Game Rescheduled… Due to forecasted rain and high winds, the JV football game vs Union County originally scheduled for Thursday, October 29 has been rescheduled to today 6:00 PM.  Tickets can be purchased online at chsreddevils.com or Wilson’s Curb Market and Arthur State Bank ($5.00).  No tickets will be sold at the gate.

Laurens Raiders:

  • JV Game Rescheduled: The Laurens JV football team will travel to BHP today instead of tomorrow for a 7:30 pm contest… Tickets will be $5 each and sold at the gate at BHP.
  • Special Events at Friday’s Football Game… Friday’s home game vs Gilbert will be Homecoming, Senior Night, and the American Legion will be set up to collect toys for “Christmas for Kids” before the game. Tickets are on sale for this game at www.laurens55athletics.com.

Laurens Academy:

  • Volleyball… I need to do some final catching up with the Laurens Academy varsity volleyball team as they participated in the SCISA Class A Tournament last Saturday down in Myrtle Beach… Now my information is not as complete on the results as I like it to be but here is what I have… The started their participation last Saturday morning taking on Jefferson Davis… The Crusaders defeated Jeff Davis 2-0 to advance to the second round where according to the bracket they were to face Newberry academy which had a bye in the first round… Now the best I can make out from the LA Athletics Twitter account is that they lost to Newberry and had to turn around and play an elimination match against Andrew Jackson at 1:30 Saturday… There was good news from that match as the Crusaders took a 2-0 win… At 3:00 pm they took to the court against Cathedral and won that match also by a score of 2-0… Unfortunately for Crusader fans I have to tell you that the Crusaders were eliminated from the playoffs in the next match where they fell to Cambridge… Congratulations to the Crusaders on a season where they came back from a slow start and had to cope with Covid-19 to finish with a winning record and putting up a good show in the playoffs… By the way Newbery won the SCISA Class A Championship.

Ticket Information

Clinton

  • Wednesday, October 28 – JV Football vs Union.  Tickets should be purchased online at chsreddevils.com.  There will be no tickets sold at the gate.  A limited number of tickets can be purchased from Wilson’s Curb Market and Arthur State Bank.  No one will be admitted without having purchased an online ticket or have a ticket in hand.  ****No tickets will be sold at the gate.****
  • Friday, October 30 – Varsity Football at Union.  Tickets are $7.00 and can be purchased from our athletic department office from Monday, October 26 – Friday, October 30 (9:00 am until 1:00 pm).  No tickets will be sold at the gate and only SCHSL passes are accepted.  Do not make the trip to Union, if you do not have a ticket in hand.  No tickets will be sold at the gate and only SCHSL passes are accepted.  

Laurens

  • To purchase tickets for athletic events at LDHS click here… Also on Monday – Thursday varsity football tickets can be purchased at the following locations: Angela Marlett State Farm, Chris Callahan State farm, Matt Davis State Farm and Laurens Dentistry.

Broadcast Notes…  Below is a list of dates, kickoff times and teams that we plan on broadcasting live sports on Real Radio WLBG… And as usual you can hear it live on 860AM, 104.1 FM and the internet at www.wlbg.com.

  • Friday, October 30: Gilbert at Laurens …. Friday Night Insiders will start about 6:03 and then we will go live from the stadium about 6:35.

Local Sports Schedule:

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


College Notes:

  • Football Scores from This Past Weekend… To see the FB football scores from this past weekend click here…. To see the scores from the FCS division click here.
  • Football Rankings… To see the latest FBS rankings click here


Pro Sports: For more information on the game(s) below, click on the score at the beginning.

 MLB

  • Dodgers 3 – Rays 1The Dodgers defeated rays last night 3-1 in game six of the World Series to win their first LMLB Championship since 1988… They took the best of seven series from the Rays 4-2… Each team had 5 hits both teams had a homer in the game… Randy Arozarena had a solo homer for the Rays in the first inning and Mookie Betts had a solo homer for the Dodgers in the 8th inning… Between those two homers the Dodgers were able to get two runs across the plate in the 6th inning which proved to be the difference in the game.
  • Corey Segar Named Series MVP… The Dodgers shortstop Corey Segar received the 2020 Willie Mays World Series Most Valuable Player Award… He had a .400 batting average, .556 on-base percentage and 1.256 OPS… He also scored seven runs, had 5 RBIs, hit a pair of home runs and stole a base…. For more on this and a video of the nice SUV he got for picking up the award click here.
  • Justin Turner Leaves game Due to Positive Covid-19 Test…  Dodgers’ third baseman Justin Turner was removed from Game 6 of the World Series in the top of the eighth inning Tuesday because of a positive COVID-19 test, Commissioner Rob Manfred confirmed after the game last night… He was not allowed to celebrate with his teammates after the game and this was first positive Covis-19 test for the Dodgers since the beginning of the season… For more on this click here.

NFL

  • Schedule and Scores … To see the NFL schedule for the past week (until Wednesday each week) and then the upcoming games for this weekend (starting on Thursday) click here.


This and That

  • Laurens County Touchdown Club… The next meeting of the Laurens County TD Club will be at noon on November 5th out at The Ridge on Exchange Drive… In addition to the local high school coaches the featured speaker is scheduled to be Brian Turk Head Coach at Limestone University…To view a posting that has more information about the club, how to join and schedule of speakers, click here.
  • Boo In The Park… The City of Laurens Parks and Recreation department is proud to announce that Boo in the Park will now be held on Friday, October 30th  from 6:00-7:30pm at Laurens City Park on Brownlee Avenue due to the predicted rain tomorrow…  This event is a safe Trick or Treating event that has been extremely popular going on 14 years and is sponsored by PRTC…  Trick or treating is open to any child ages 1-10…  Recreation Director Jason Pridgen states, “We are excited to once again offer Boo in the Park.  We chose Laurens City Park because it will allow to most effectively help social distance while also providing all the children as safe place to trick or treat.”…  To become a vendor for the event please call the Rec. Department at 681-7275 or email LaurensPRD@yahoo.com
  • Tae Kwon Do Returns to Laurens YMCA… Tae Kwon Do classes are returning to the Laurens Family YMCA starting on October 5, 2020… These classes are for youth 7-15 years old and are $25 per month… Classes will be held each Monday from 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm… If you have more questions call the Y at 984-2626

 

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

Sports Report for Tuesday, 10-27-2020

Local Notes:

Clinton Red Devils

  • Tennis Travels to Chapman Today… The Lady Red Devil tennis team traveled to Daniel last Thursday to take on the Lions in second round action of the SCHSL playoffs… As I mentioned Friday they won but I now have more information… They took a 5-1 win over the Lions with Mary Catherine Dailey, Ana Maria Rincon, Reese Gowan and Gracie Spangler all taking wins in singles action… The #2 doubles team of Kimora Wesley and Gracie Wiggins also defeated their opponents… The #1 doubles team did not play… For more information on this match click here… With the win the Red Devils move on to round 3 of the playoffs which is the Upper State Championship today… They will be traveling up to Chapman to take on their region foe the Panthers… The Panthers are the only team to defeat the Red Devil this season and they did it twice taking very close 4-3 scores each time… I am sure Coach Simmons and the team would greatly appreciate a large number of Red Devil fans following them up their today for the 5:00 pm match… One last note on this match… Go Big Red!!!
  • Cross Country Teams Finish Second in Region Championships… The Red Devil cross country teams participated in the Region 3-AAA Championship Meet this past Saturday down in Greenwood… Good news for Red Devil fans as both the boys and girls teams finished second.
    • Boys… The boys’ team finished with 43 points second behind Broome which finished with 20 points (lowest score wins)….  William Reid was the top runner for the Red Devils as he finished 6th overall with a time of 18:31… The Red Devils had 3 other runners who finished in the top 10 and thus made All-Region… In addition to Reid, Daniel Wyatt, Joey Ardelt and Hayden Miner made the All-Region team… For more details on the boys’ portion of the meet click here.
    • Girls… The girls’ team finished with 49 point and came in second behind Woodruff that finished with 26 points… Elizabeth Reid led the Red Devils finishing 4th overall with a time of 22:13… That time qualified her for the All-Region Team as well as Dorothy Tent who finished 5th… For more information on the girls’ portion of the meet click here.
    • AAA Qualifier Meet This Friday… By finishing second in the Region Championships both team will move on to the AAA State Qualifier Meet this Friday at the Sandhills Research Center in just outside Columbia… The boys will start at 9:30 am and the girls at 10:30 am… The Sandhills Research Center is located at 900 Clemson Rd, Columbia SC 29229… Go Bog Red!
  • JV Game Rescheduled… Due to forecasted rain and high winds, the JV football game vs Union County originally scheduled for Thursday, October 29 has been rescheduled for Wednesday, October 28 at 6:00 PM.  Tickets can be purchased online at chsreddevils.com or Wilson’s Curb Market and Arthur State Bank ($5.00).  No tickets will be sold at the gate.

Laurens Raiders:

  • Note: The Laurens JV football team will travel to BHP on Thursday, October 29th at 6:00 pm… Tickets will be $5 each and sold at the gate at BHP.
  • Special Events at Friday’s Football Game… Friday’s home game vs Gilbert will be Homecoming, Senior Night, and the American Legion will be set up to collect toys for “Christmas for Kids” before the game. Tickets are on sale for this game at www.laurens55athletics.com.

 Ticket Information

Clinton

  • Wednesday, October 28 – JV Football vs Union.  Tickets should be purchased online at chsreddevils.com.  There will be no tickets sold at the gate.  A limited number of tickets can be purchased from Wilson’s Curb Market and Arthur State Bank.  No one will be admitted without having purchased an online ticket or have a ticket in hand.  ****No tickets will be sold at the gate.****
  • Friday, October 30 – Varsity Football at Union.  Tickets are $7.00 and can be purchased from our athletic department office from Monday, October 26 – Friday, October 30 (9:00 am until 1:00 pm).  No tickets will be sold at the gate and only SCHSL passes are accepted.  Do not make the trip to Union, if you do not have a ticket in hand.  No tickets will be sold at the gate and only SCHSL passes are accepted.  

Laurens

  • To purchase tickets for athletic events at LDHS click here… Also on Monday – Thursday varsity football tickets can be purchased at eh following locations: Angela Marlett State Farm, Chris Callahan State farm, Matt Davis State Farm and Laurens Dentistry.

Broadcast Notes…  Below is a list of dates, kickoff times and teams that we plan on broadcasting live sports on Real Radio WLBG… And as usual you can hear it live on 860AM, 104.1 FM and the internet at www.wlbg.com.

  • Friday, October 30: Gilbert at Laurens …. Friday Night Insiders will start about 6:03 and then we will go live from the stadium about 6:35.

Local Sports Schedule:

 

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


College Notes:

  • Football Scores from This Past Weekend… To see the FB football scores from this past weekend click here…. To see the scores from the FCS division click here.
  • Football Rankings… To see the latest FBS rankings click here


Pro Sports: For more information on the game(s) below, click on the score at the beginning.

 MLB… Game 6 of the World Series is scheduled for tonight at 8:08 pm ET… The Dodgers lead the series 3-2 and can wrap it up tonight with a win… The rays will do all they can to make sure that does not happen… It can be seen on FOX.


NFL

  • Schedule and Scores … To see the NFL schedule for the current week and scores (if any) click here.


This and That

  • Laurens County Touchdown Club… The next meeting of the Laurens County TD Club will be at noon on November 5th out at The Ridge on Exchange Drive… In addition to the local high school coaches the featured speaker is scheduled to be Brian Turk Head Coach at Limestone University…To view a posting that has more information about the club, how to join and schedule of speakers, click here.
  • Boo In The Park… The City of Laurens Parks and Recreation department is proud to announce that Boo in the Park will be held on Thursday, October 29th from 6:00-7:30pm at Laurens City Park on Brownlee Avenue…  This event is a safe Trick or Treating event that has been extremely popular going on 14 years and is sponsored by PRTC…  Trick or treating is open to any child ages 1-10…  Recreation Director Jason Pridgen states, “We are excited to once again offer Boo in the Park.  We chose Laurens City Park because it will allow to most effectively help social distance while also providing all the children as safe place to trick or treat.”…  To become a vendor for the event please call the Rec. Department at 681-7275 or email LaurensPRD@yahoo.com
  • Tae Kwon Do Returns to Laurens YMCA… Tae Kwon Do classes are returning to the Laurens Family YMCA starting on October 5, 2020… These classes are for youth 7-15 years old and are $25 per month… Classes will be held each Monday from 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm… If you have more questions call the Y at 984-2626

 

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

Sports Report for Monday, 10-26-2020

Local Notes:

Clinton 33 – Woodruff 14… The Red Devils used 368 yards of tough offense and a defense that bent often but only broke twice plus two interceptions and a fumble recovery to take a 33-14 win over the Woodruff Wolverines for homecoming last Friday night… The Red Devils put 20 points on the scoreboard in the first half and never really let the Wolverines get back in the game.

  • First Quarter… The Red Devils got on the board first at the end of their second possession when Jykorie Gary carried the ball in from the one yard line with 1:09 left in the first quarter… Wyatt McWatters licked the PAT to make it 7-0 Clinton… This capped a 70 yard drive in 13 plays that took 5:41 off the clock… It was the only score of the quarter.
  • Second Quarter… Five plays into the second quarter the Red Devils Danny Belton intercepted a Wolverine pass at the goal line and returned it to the Clinton 6 yard line… However the Red Devils were forced to punt after 3 plays and the Wolverines took over on the Clinton 40 yard line… A facemask penalty on the Red Devils moved it to the Clinton 20… On the next play the Wolverines fumbled and it was recovered Clinton’s Justin Copeland and returned to the Clinton 29 yard line… Ten plays later Gary scored again this time from 6 yards out and McWatters PAT was again good to make it 14-0 Red Devils… Three plays into the next possession the Wolverines Copeland again made a big play as he intercepted a Wolverine pass giving Clinton the ball at their own 33 yard line…Seven plays later Shy Kinard carried it in for the score but the PAT was blocked making it 20-0 Red Devils with 1:16 left in the half.
  • Third Quarter…The Wolverines finally got on the scoreboard as they opened the second half going 60yards and scored with 7:47 left in the third quarter on a 1 yard run and added the PAT to make it 20-7… The Red Devils came right back down the field and scored on a 57 yard run by Shy Kinard to make it 26-7 as the two-point conversion failed.
  • Fourth Quarter… The Red Devils scored for the last time with 5:04 left in the contest when Kimon Quarles carried it in from the 10 yard line capping a 75 yard drive in 10 plays… McWatters added the PAT to make it 33-7 Red Devils… The Wolverines then went 69 yards in 9 plays and scored on a 6 yard pass and added the PAT with 1:20 left in the game to make the score 33-14… The Red Devils then fell on and onside kick and picked up the win.
  • Notes… 282 yards of Clinton’s total offense came on the ground with Shy Kinard picking up 150 of them and scoring twice… The Wolverines did have 318 yards of total offense with 229 of them coming on the ground… Woodruff’s Shamare Dendy led all rushers with 209 yards but no TDS… For Clinton Jykorie Gary also had 48 yards rushing and scored 2 TDs while Kimon Quarles picked up 37 yards rushing and scored a TD also… To see the complete stat package and play by play accounting of the game click here… The Red Devils are now 2-2 on the season… The win keeps the Red Devils playoff hopes alive as they head into their last region game this Friday at Union.

Greer 37- Laurens 21…  Coach Daryl Smith commented before the Laurens at Greer game last Friday night that he was overall pleased with the Raider defense this season but they still needed to cut down on “big plays” given up by the defense… Well that did not happen last Friday as the Yellow Jackets’ Bryce Foster on the first play from scrimmage rumbled 62 yards to put Greer up 7-0 and they never trailed in the game as they went on to take a 37-21 win over the Raiders

  • First Quarter… As mentioned above, Greer’s Bryce Foster on the first play from scrimmage rumbled 62 yards to put Greer up 7-0… After picking up a first down on their first possession the Raiders were forced to punt and Greer took over on their own 3 yard line… It took them 11 plays to cover the 97 yards and scored with 4:23 left in the quarter… With the PAT the score stood 14-0 Greer.
  • Second Quarter… The Raiders finally got on the scoreboard with 8:14 left in the half when Jerimiah Fuller carried it in from 5 yards out and Brian Diaz added the PAT to make it 14-7… The score was set up by a 74 yard pass completion from James Rawl to Jayden McGowen…Just before the end of the half the Yellow Jackets drove to the Raider 17 yard line and the Raider defense stiffened forcing them to make a 34 yard field goal… The score stood 17-7 Greer at the half.
  • Third Quarter… The Raiders got the ball on the kickoff to start the second half and drove 70 yards to score with 9:05 left in the third quarter on a 38 yard pass play from Rawl to Fuller and Diaz added to PAT to make it 17-14 Greer but the Raiders would get no closer… The next time the Raiders got the ball it was at their own 20 yard line and on the second play from scrimmage they fumbled and Greer recovered it at the Raider 5 yard line… Two plays later they scored and added the PAT to make it 24-14 and that was the score at the end of the quarter.
  • Fourth Quarter… The Yellow Jackets added another score at the end of their first possession in the fourth quarter to go up 31-14… The Raiders did not roll over as they then drove down the field mostly on pass completions and scored on a 7 yard pass from Rawl to Cayson Elledge with 4:15 left in the game… The PAT by Diaz was good and the score stood 31-21 Greer… The Raiders tried an onside kick which Greer covered at their own 49 yard line and then went down to score for one last time with 2:22 left in the game but the PAT failed making it 37-21 with the Raiders not having enough time to score again.
  • Notes… Laurens finished with 412 yards of total offense with 259 of them coming through the air… Greer finished with 441 yards of total offense with 238 of them coming on the ground… Fuller was the leading rusher for the Raiders with 115 yards on 25 carries and the 1 TD… Greer’s EJ Bradford led all rushers with 163 yard on 23 carries and 2 TD’s… Jayden McGowen caught 7 of Rawls passes for 144 yards but no TDs… Again Fuller (39 yds.) and Cayson Elledge (7 yds.) caught the 2 Raider TD passes…  The Raiders fall to 2-3 and will host Gilbert this Friday… To see the complete stat package and play by play accounting of the game click hereThe Raiders will host Class AAA powerhouse Gilbert this Friday night for Homecoming and Senior Night.

Laurens Academy Crusaders 40 – Wardlaw 0… The Crusaders got on the bus for the last time in regular season and traveled down to Johnston, SC to take on the Wardlaw Patriots… It was a big game for the Crusaders as home field advantage was at stake for the Crusaders who start the SCISA playoffs a week from this Friday… The ride home was joyous one as the Crusaders took a 40-0 win with all the points being scored in the first half.

  • First Quarter… The Crusaders wasted little time getting on the scoreboard as they held Wardlaw to 3 and out and then scored 2 plays later when Thomas Lory connected with Clarence Bertoli on a 56 yard TD pass the first of his 5 on the night… Lawry carried it in for the 2-point conversion and the Crusaders led 8-0 with 9:23 showing on the clock… The Crusaders held Wardlaw again and when they took over Lowry hit Bertoli with a shovel pass that he carried 63 yard to the house with 6:01 left in the quarter… The PAT failed so the score stood 14-0 Crusaders… With 1:35 left in the quarter, Lowry again completed a shovel pass to Bertoli but this time he only had to carry it 9 yards for the score… The same two connected in the same way for the 2-point conversion to make it 22-0 and that was the score when the quarter ended…
  • Second Quarter… The next Crusader score came with 10:25 left in the first half when Lowry broke loose on a 56 yard TD run but the PAT failed making it 28-0… With 7:32 left in the half Lowry connected with Ciao Rita for a 33 yard scoring pass… Again the PAT failed so the score was now 34-0… The last Crusader score of the game came with just 52 seconds left in the first half when Lowry threw his 5th TD pass of the night this time a 23 yarder to Judson Watkins and with the failed PAT the score stood 40-0 Crusaders.
  •  Second Half… As per SCISA rules when one team is as far ahead of another as the Crusaders were, a running clock was used in the second half so it ended quickly with the Crusader offense taking its foot off the gas pedal as the final was 40-0 Crusaders…
  • Notes… The Crusaders finished with 384 yards of total offense while the Patriots finished with just 124 all of it rushing as they completed only 1 of 4 pass attempts and it was for no gain… The Crusaders had 116 yards rushing all of it by Lowry… He had the one 57 yard TD run… Passing Lowry completed 16 of 18 passes for 268 yards and 5 TDs…. Clarence Bertoli caught 8 passes for 158 yards and 3 TD receptions of 63, 58 and 9 yards… Caio Rita (33 yds.) and Judson Watkins (23 yds.) each had a TD reception…  The Crusaders are now 6-3 on the season and with the win will host a first round game in the SCISA playoffs a week from this Friday… They will finish out their season this Friday night at home against a team made up of students from Cambridge Academy and Palmetto Christian Academy (both in Greenwood) called the Cats

McCormick 46 – Ware Shoals 0… This game took place in Ware Shoals and I do not have any other details.


Ticket Information

Clinton

  • Thursday, October 29 – JV Football vs Union.  Tickets should be purchased online at chsreddevils.com.  There will be no tickets sold at the gate.  A limited number of tickets can be purchased from Wilson’s Curb Market and Arthur State Bank.  No one will be admitted without having purchased an online ticket or have a ticket in hand.  ****No tickets will be sold at the gate.****
  • Friday, October 30 – Varsity Football at Union.  Tickets are $7.00 and can be purchased from our athletic department office from Monday, October 26 – Friday, October 30 (9:00 am until 1:00 pm).  No tickets will be sold at the gate and only SCHSL passes are accepted.  Do not make the trip to Union, if you do not have a ticket in hand.  No tickets will be sold at the gate and only SCHSL passes are accepted.  

Laurens

  • To purchase tickets for athletic events at LDHS click here.

 

 

Broadcast Notes…  Below is a list of dates, kickoff times and teams that we plan on broadcasting live sports on Real Radio WLBG… And as usual you can hear it live on 860AM, 104.1 FM and the internet at www.wlbg.com.

  • Friday, October 30: Gilbert at Laurens …. Friday Night Insiders will start about 6:03 and then we will go live from the stadium about 6:35.

Local Sports Schedule:

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


College Notes:

  • Football Scores from This Past Weekend… To see the FB football scores from this past weekend click here…. To see the scores from the FCS division click here.
  • Football Rankings… To see the latest FBS rankings click here


Pro Sports: For more information on the game(s) below, click on the score at the beginning.

 MLB: World Series… As you may recall coming into last Friday night’s game 3 of the Word Series it was tied 1-1… Well coming out of this weekend the Dodgers hold a 3-2 lead over the Rays in the series and can win the series in game 6 tomorrow night… If you want details on each of the 3 games this weekend click on its score below.


NFL

  • Schedule and Scores … To see the NFL schedule for the current week and scores (if any) click here.


This and That

  • Laurens County Touchdown Club… The next meeting of the Laurens County TD Club will be at noon on October 22nd out at The Ridge on Exchange Drive… In addition to the local high school coaches the featured speaker is scheduled to be Shell Dula former coach and native Laurens…To view a posting that has more information about the club, how to join and schedule of speakers, click here.
  • Boo In The Park… The City of Laurens Parks and Recreation department is proud to announce that Boo in the Park will be held on Thursday, October 29th from 6:00-7:30pm at Laurens City Park on Brownlee Avenue…  This event is a safe Trick or Treating event that has been extremely popular going on 14 years and is sponsored by PRTC…  Trick or treating is open to any child ages 1-10…  Recreation Director Jason Pridgen states, “We are excited to once again offer Boo in the Park.  We chose Laurens City Park because it will allow to most effectively help social distance while also providing all the children as safe place to trick or treat.”…  To become a vendor for the event please call the Rec. Department at 681-7275 or email LaurensPRD@yahoo.com
  • Tae Kwon Do Returns to Laurens YMCA… Tae Kwon Do classes are returning to the Laurens Family YMCA starting on October 5, 2020… These classes are for youth 7-15 years old and are $25 per month… Classes will be held each Monday from 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm… If you have more questions call the Y at 984-2626

 

 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, 10-23-2020

Local Notes:

Varsity Games on tap for Tonight…

  • Woodruff at Clinton… The 1-2 Red Devils will be hosting the 2-1 Wolverines of Woodruff HS for homecoming tonight at Wilder Stadium… The Red Devils are coming off a bye week and have had 2 weeks to prepare for Woodruff… Woodruffs only loss was to Chapman 45-14 back on their first game of the season… Since then they have defeated Union County 28-26 and Emerald 26-28… Clinton has not been eliminated from the playoffs and if they want to keep their playoff hopes alive they need to take a win tonight…. Go Big Red!
  • Laurens Academy at Wardlaw… The LA Crusaders will board the bus and travel down t Wardlaw Academy tonight to take on the Patriots… The 5-3 Crusaders have already assured themselves for a spot in the SCISA Playoffs and a win tonight will give them home field advantage in the first round of the playoffs… according to MaxPreps the Patriots are 2-3 on the season and the two teams have played some common opponents with the Patriots losing to teams that also defeated the Crusaders and winning against some of those that the Crusaders also defeated… The only difference is the margin of the score which favors the Crusaders… Should be a closer game than the big margins the Crusaders have been winning by lately… Good luck to the Crusaders!
  • McCormick at Ware Shoals… Over at my old home school of Ware Shoals, the Hornets will be hosting an old familiar foe as the McCormick Chiefs pay a visit to Tommy Davis Field in the historic Riegel Stadium… The Chiefs come into tonight’s game with a 3-1 record losing only to top 10 ranked Southside Christian while the Hornets are still looking for their first win… If the hornets are going to keep their playoff hopes alive this is a ‘must win” game for them and they will have to do it without a couple of starters who were injured in last week’s loss to Dixie.
  • Raider at Greer…  Now in a game that we will be brining you here on Real Radio WLBG, our 2-2 Laurens Raiders will be traveling up to Greer to take on Greer Yellow Jackets… Greer come into this game with a 2-1 record and ranked #7 in Class AAAA in the latest SC Media Poll that came out back on Tuesday… Their only loss was the Grenville in their first game of the season by a score of 34-17.. Since then they have defeated Greenwood 35-21 and eastside 48-0… If the Raiders are to have any chance at all (and it is a slim one) they must take down the Yellow Jackets tonight… Go Raiders!

Clinton Red Devils

  • JV Football: Clinton 36 – Woodruff 14… Yesterday the Red Devil JV football team traveled up to Woodruff to take on the Wolverines… The first half was somewhat a defensive struggle that saw the Wolverines leading 7-6 at its end… However the Red Devils came back out and 21 points on the board in the third quarter and added 8 more in the fourth to take a 36-14 win over the Wolverines… TK Sullivan led the scoring for the Red Devils as he had 2 rushing TDs… Zee Johnston and Mari Jackson got in on the scoring with each carrying the ball into the endzone once for a score… Clinton’s other score came on a 40 yard pick-six by Zane McClendon… After the game Coach Glen commented “ Our guys did not play well in the first half as we had too many missed assignments and penalties… We were able to regroup and play a great second half… It was good to see our kids face adversity and respond well to it”…. The team remains undefeated with a 4-0 record.
  • Tennis… The Red Devil girls’ tennis team traveled to Daniel last night in second round action of the Class AAA playoffs… Now I do not have any details but according to a Tweet at ClinonHSSports the Red Devil won and will be advancing to the Upper State Championship early next week… According to the brackets on the SCHSL website, they will be playing the winner of the BHP at Chapman match yesterday and the Red Devils will be hosting on Tuesday next week…I’ll try to get more details by Monday.

Laurens Raiders

  • JV Football: Laurens 23 – Greer 13… Last night at KC Hanna Stadium the Raider JV football team hosted the Greer Yellow jackets… The Raiders put 21 points on the board and then survived a late comeback attempt by the Yellow Jackets to take a 23-13 win… After a scoreless first quarter the Raiders exploded for 21 points in the second quarter… The Raiders Noah Mosley scored on a 16 yard rush on the first play of the second quarter capping a 40 yard drive in 4 plays… The PAT was missed making it 6-0 Raiders… The Raiders got on the board again with 4:33 left in the half when Hunter Nabors connected with Carter Faulkner on a 25 yard scoring strike to make it 12-0… The Raiders went for two and the attempt was good as Noah Mosley carried it in making it 14-0… The Raiders kickoff was a short “pooch” kick that was touched by the Yellow Jackets and recovered by Jordan Roberts giving the Raider the ball at the Greer, 42… Five plays later Nabors connected with KD Mosley in the endzone for the score and Hugo Avila kicked the PAT making it 21-0 Raiders which was the score at the half… There was no score in the third quarter and the Raiders closed out their scoring early in the fourth quarter when Asher Goss and Reese Munyan tackled the Greer quarterback in his own endzone for a safety… The Yellow jackets scored on their last two possessions… Their first score came on a 67 yard pass completion with 2:18 left in the game and the other on 14 yard run as time expired… The Rider JVs are now 4-1 on the season while Greer drops to 1-2.

Laurens Academy Crusaders:

  • MS Football: WW King 44 – LA 12… Sorry no other details.
  • Crusader Volleyball Team Start Playoffs Saturday… Congratulations are in order for the Laurens Academy Crusader varsity volleyball team as thy have qualified for the SCISA Class A Volleyball Tournament to be held in Myrtle Beach on Saturday…  Their first match is scheduled for 10:30 on Saturday morning vs Jefferson Davis… Now the tournament is being held at the Myrtle Beach Sports Center located at 2115 Sports Center Way, Myrtle Beach, South Carolina 29577… Now to see the complete SCISA Class A Tournament Bracket along with important notes about the tournament click here… Now the M.B. Sports Center has multiple courts that will be used during the tournament and to see a diagram of those courts which are mentioned in the bracket click here… Good Luck to the Crusaders!

Middle School Football

  • Dixie 19 – LMS 14… Now yesterday I received the results on one middle school football game played on Wednesday… The LMS Tigers hosted Dixie and the news is not what I like to report as Dixie took a 19-14 win over the Tigers… Sorry no other information.

Ticket Information

Clinton

  • Friday, October 23 – Varsity Football vs Woodruff (HOMECOMING 2020).  Tickets should be purchased online at chsreddevils.comThere will be no tickets sold at the gate.  A limited number of tickets can be purchased from Wilson’s Curb Market and Arthur State Bank.  No one will be admitted without having purchased an online ticket or have a ticket in hand.  ****No tickets will be sold at the gate.****
  • Thursday, October 29 – JV Football vs Union.  Tickets should be purchased online at chsreddevils.com.  There will be no tickets sold at the gate.  A limited number of tickets can be purchased from Wilson’s Curb Market and Arthur State Bank.  No one will be admitted without having purchased an online ticket or have a ticket in hand.  ****No tickets will be sold at the gate.****
  • Friday, October 30 – Varsity Football at Union.  Tickets are $7.00 and can be purchased from our athletic department office from Monday, October 26 – Friday, October 30 (9:00 am until 1:00 pm).  No tickets will be sold at the gate and only SCHSL passes are accepted.  Do not make the trip to Union, if you do not have a ticket in hand.  No tickets will be sold at the gate and only SCHSL passes are accepted.  

Laurens

  • To purchase tickets for athletic events at LDHS click here.

Broadcast Notes…  Below is a list of dates, kickoff times and teams that we plan on broadcasting live sports on Real Radio WLBG… And as usual you can hear it live on 860AM, 104.1 FM and the internet at www.wlbg.com.

  • Friday, October 23: Laurens at Greer …. Friday Night Insiders will start about 6:03 and then we will go live from the stadium about 6:35.

Local Sports Schedule:

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


College Notes:

  • Football Scores from This Past Weekend… To see the FB football scores from this past weekend click here…. To see the scores from the FCS division click here.
  • Football Rankings… To see the latest FBS rankings click here


Pro Sports: For more information on the game(s) below, click on the score at the beginning.

 MLB… The Dodgers and the rays had the night off last night and will return to action tonight at 8:08 and it can be seen on FOX.


NASCAR

  • NASCAR Results From Kansas … To see the race results Charlotte this past weekend click here… Once you get there you can  choose the series you are interested in.
  • This Weekends Schedule at Texas … To see the schedule for this weekend click here
  • 2020 NASCAR Series Standing... To go to the NASCAR posting where driver standing for each of the 3 main NASCAR series is located click here and then choose the series you are interested in.

NFL

  • Schedule and Scores … To see the NFL schedule for the current week and scores (if any) click here.


This and That

  • Laurens County Touchdown Club… The next meeting of the Laurens County TD Club will be at noon on October 22nd out at The Ridge on Exchange Drive… In addition to the local high school coaches the featured speaker is scheduled to be Shell Dula former coach and native Laurens…To view a posting that has more information about the club, how to join and schedule of speakers, click here.
  • Boo In The Park… The City of Laurens Parks and Recreation department is proud to announce that Boo in the Park will be held on Thursday, October 29th from 6:00-7:30pm at Laurens City Park on Brownlee Avenue…  This event is a safe Trick or Treating event that has been extremely popular going on 14 years and is sponsored by PRTC…  Trick or treating is open to any child ages 1-10…  Recreation Director Jason Pridgen states, “We are excited to once again offer Boo in the Park.  We chose Laurens City Park because it will allow to most effectively help social distance while also providing all the children as safe place to trick or treat.”…  To become a vendor for the event please call the Rec. Department at 681-7275 or email LaurensPRD@yahoo.com
  • Tae Kwon Do Returns to Laurens YMCA… Tae Kwon Do classes are returning to the Laurens Family YMCA starting on October 5, 2020… These classes are for youth 7-15 years old and are $25 per month… Classes will be held each Monday from 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm… If you have more questions call the Y at 984-2626

  

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 Thursday, 10-22-2020

Local Notes:

Clinton Red Devils

  • Tennis: Clinton 7 – Powdersville 0… Back on Tuesday the Lady Red Devil tennis team started its participation in the SCHSL Class AAA tennis playoffs… Good news for Red Devil fans as the team took a 7-0 win over the Powdersville Patriots at Powdersville… Mary Catherin Dailey, Ana Maria Rincon, Chandler Dailey, Reese Gowan and Gracie Spangler all took wins in singles action most of them decisively… The #1 doubles team composed of MC Dailey and C Dailey also took a one-sided win… The #2 doubles team of Kimora Wesley and Gracie Wiggins took a narrow win… For more details on this match click here… With the win the Red Devils advance to the second round of the playoffs and will travel to Daniel HS today to take on the Lions at 5:00 pm… Go Big Red!

Laurens Raiders:

  • Anna Gray Rowland Qualifies for AAAA State Girls Golf Tournament… Back on Monday the lady raider golf team participated in the Class AAAA Upper State Golf Tournament played at the Falcon’s Lair Golf Club in Walhalla… Now as a team the Raiders finished 11th and were led by Anna Grace Rowland who shot a 91 on a very hilly course… Her 91 was good enough to qualify her for the state tournament to be held next Monday and Tuesday at shipyard Plantation on Hilton Head Island… She is the first Raider to qualify for the state tournament since Kelsey Cox back in 2009… Congratulations and good luck to Anna Gray… Now to see how the other Raiders did in the tournament and for some comments from Coach Jim Iacuone click here.

Laurens Academy Crusaders:

  • Crusader Volleyball Team Start Playoffs Saturday… Congratulations are in order for the Laurens Academy Crusader varsity volleyball team as thy have qualified for the SCISA Class A Volleyball Tournament to be held in Myrtle Beach on Saturday…  Their first match is scheduled for 10:30 on Saturday morning vs Jefferson Davis… Now the tournament is being held at the Myrtle Beach Sports Center located at 2115 Sports Center Way, Myrtle Beach, South Carolina 29577… Now to see the complete SCISA Class A Tournament Bracket along with important notes about the tournament click here… Now the M.B. Sports Center has multiple courts that will be used during the tournament and to see a diagram of those courts which are mentioned in the bracket click here… Good Luck to the Crusaders!

JV and Middle School Football Schedule for Today

  • JV: Clinton at Woodruff at 6:00 pm
  • JV: Greer at Laurens @ 6:00 pm… This game can be heard on Real radio WLBG and streaming on the internet at WLBG.com
  • MS: WW King at Laurens Academy @ 6:00 pm
  • MS: Dixie at LMS @ 5:00 pm
  • CMS at McCormick @ 5:30

Ticket Information

Clinton

  • Thursday, October 22 – JV Football at Woodruff.  There are only 130 tickets available for Red Devil fans.  JV football player’s parents have the first option to buy.  Tickets are $5.00 and can be purchased from our athletic department office from Monday, October 19 – Wednesday, October 21 (9:00 am until 1:00 pm).  Any remaining tickets can be purchased on Thursday, October 22 from 9:00 am until 1:00 pm.  No tickets will be sold at the gate and only SCHSL passes are accepted.  Do not make the trip to Woodruff, if you do not have a ticket in hand.
  • Friday, October 23 – Varsity Football vs Woodruff (HOMECOMING 2020).  Tickets should be purchased online at chsreddevils.comThere will be no tickets sold at the gate.  A limited number of tickets can be purchased from Wilson’s Curb Market and Arthur State Bank.  No one will be admitted without having purchased an online ticket or have a ticket in hand.  ****No tickets will be sold at the gate.****
  • Thursday, October 29 – JV Football vs Union.  Tickets should be purchased online at chsreddevils.com.  There will be no tickets sold at the gate.  A limited number of tickets can be purchased from Wilson’s Curb Market and Arthur State Bank.  No one will be admitted without having purchased an online ticket or have a ticket in hand.  ****No tickets will be sold at the gate.****
  • Friday, October 30 – Varsity Football at Union.  Tickets are $7.00 and can be purchased from our athletic department office from Monday, October 26 – Friday, October 30 (9:00 am until 1:00 pm).  No tickets will be sold at the gate and only SCHSL passes are accepted.  Do not make the trip to Union, if you do not have a ticket in hand.  No tickets will be sold at the gate and only SCHSL passes are accepted.  

Laurens

To purchase tickets for athletic events at LDHS click here.


Broadcast Notes…  Below is a list of dates, kickoff times and teams that we plan on broadcasting live sports on Real Radio WLBG… And as usual you can hear it live on 860AM, 104.1 FM and the internet at www.wlbg.com.

  • Thursday, October 22: Greer at Laurens JV starting at 6:00 pm
  • Friday, October 23: Laurens at Greer …. Friday Night Insiders will start about 6:03 and then we will go live from the stadium about 6:35.

 Local Sports Schedule:

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


College Notes:

  • Football Scores from This Past Weekend… To see the FB football scores from this past weekend click here…. To see the scores from the FCS division click here.
  • Football Rankings… To see the latest FBS rankings click here


Pro Sports: For more information on the game(s) below, click on the score at the beginning.

 MLB

  • Rays 6 – Dodgers 4In game 2 of the World Series last night the Tampa Bay Rays jumped out to a 5-0 lead through 4.5 innings and then held on to take a 6-4 win over the Los Angeles Dodgers to even the best of 7 series at a game each… The Rays outhit the Dodgers 10-5 with 2 of their hits being homers while the Dodgers had 3 homers in the game… Game 3 of the series is tonight and it can be seen on FOX starting at 8:08 pm.

NASCAR

  • NASCAR Results From Kansas … To see the race results Charlotte this past weekend click here… Once you get there you can  choose the series you are interested in.
  • This Weekends Schedule at Texas … To see the schedule for this weekend click here
  • 2020 NASCAR Series Standing... To go to the NASCAR posting where driver standing for each of the 3 main NASCAR series is located click here and then choose the series you are interested in.

NFL

  • Schedule and Scores … To see the NFL schedule for the current week and scores (if any) click here.


This and That

  • Laurens County Touchdown Club… The next meeting of the Laurens County TD Club will be at noon on October 22nd out at The Ridge on Exchange Drive… In addition to the local high school coaches the featured speaker is scheduled to be Shell Dula former coach and native Laurens…To view a posting that has more information about the club, how to join and schedule of speakers, click here.
  • Boo In The Park… The City of Laurens Parks and Recreation department is proud to announce that Boo in the Park will be held on Thursday, October 29th from 6:00-7:30pm at Laurens City Park on Brownlee Avenue…  This event is a safe Trick or Treating event that has been extremely popular going on 14 years and is sponsored by PRTC…  Trick or treating is open to any child ages 1-10…  Recreation Director Jason Pridgen states, “We are excited to once again offer Boo in the Park.  We chose Laurens City Park because it will allow to most effectively help social distance while also providing all the children as safe place to trick or treat.”…  To become a vendor for the event please call the Rec. Department at 681-7275 or email LaurensPRD@yahoo.com
  • Tae Kwon Do Returns to Laurens YMCA… Tae Kwon Do classes are returning to the Laurens Family YMCA starting on October 5, 2020… These classes are for youth 7-15 years old and are $25 per month… Classes will be held each Monday from 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm… If you have more questions call the Y at 984-2626

 

 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 Wednesday, 10-21-2020

Local Notes:

Clinton Red DevilsThe Red Devil Cross Country teams have been busy and I want to do some catching up with them as a lot of the local sports results have centered around football lately.

  • Wednesday, October 14… Last Wednesday the Red Devil cross country teams hosted Laurens, Emerald and Mid-Carolina in a home meet.
    • Boys Finish First… In the boys’ portion of the meet the Red Devils finished with 37 points while the Laurens Raiders finished second with 52 points… Remember that like golf it is the lowest score that wins… The top runner for the Red Devils was William Reid who finished third overall with a time of 18:26… If you click here it will carry you to the CHS athletic website where there is more information about how the other two teams finished and especially how the other Red Devil runners did…. Now there is no information about this meet on the LDHS athletic website but the posting on the Red Devil website does mention that Luis Brenna finished first overall for the Raiders with a time of 17:17.
    • Girls Finish Second… Now the news is not quite as good as the lady Red Devils finished second in the meet a close second with 38 points just 5 points more than the winner Mid-Carolina which finished with 33 points… Elizabeth Reid was the top runner for the Red Devils as she finished third overall with a time of 23:15… Again to see how the other Red Devil runners did click here… By the wat the Lady Raiders finished third with 55 points.
  • Tuesday, October 20… Now yesterday eh Red Devils hosted the Laurens Raiders for the County Championship at the CHS course and it was also Senior Night.
    • Boys Finish First… Good news for Red Devil fans (and not so good news for Raider fans) as the Red Devils won the meet 23-36… The Raiders had the #1 runner overall as Luis Brenna once again finished first with a time of 16:42… However the Red Devils had runners that finished 2nd, 3rd, 5th, 6th and 7th powering them to the win… The top runner for the Red Devils was once again William Reid who finished second with a time of 17:55… Again to see how the other Red Devil runners did click here.
    • Girls Finish First… In the girls’ portion of the meet the Lady Red Devils took a 24-31 win over the Raiders to complete the sweep of the County Championship… Once again Elizabeth Reid led the Red Devils to victory as she finished first overall with a time of 21:47… Once again to see how the other Red Devils runners did click here.
  • Region Championship This Saturday… The Red Devil teams will be back in action this this Saturday as they travel to the Oasis Farms at Connie Maxwell in Greenwood for the Region Championship Meet… Go Big Red!

SC Media Football Poll… The latest SCHSL Football Media Poll came out yesterday and if you would like to see the entire poll click here… Taking a quick look at some of the highlights in each classification you find:

  • Class 5A… Dutch Fork checks in at #1 with upstate teams Gaffney coming in at #3, Dorman #4, Byrnes #5 and former region foe TL Hanna at #7
  • Class 4A… Myrtle Beach continues to hold down the top spot with Laurens region foes Greenwood coming in at #6, Greer (the Raiders opponent this Friday) #7 and Greenville dropped to #9.
  • Class 3A… Dillion comes in #1 with Clinton’s region foe Chapman at #2… Daniel is #3, Gilbert #5 and Wren #6… Gilbert will be the Raiders opponent next week.
  • Class 2A…  No surprise in class 2A as the Abbeville Panthers hold on to that spot with a firm grip… Newberry is #3, Chesnee #5 and Saluda #6.
  • Class A… lake View was selected as the #1 team in class A and the only upstate team in the top 10 is Southside Christian out of the Greenville/Mauldin area coming in at #3.

Ticket Information

Clinton

  • Thursday, October 22 – JV Football at Woodruff.  There are only 130 tickets available for Red Devil fans.  JV football player’s parents have the first option to buy.  Tickets are $5.00 and can be purchased from our athletic department office from Monday, October 19 – Wednesday, October 21 (9:00 am until 1:00 pm).  Any remaining tickets can be purchased on Thursday, October 22 from 9:00 am until 1:00 pm.  No tickets will be sold at the gate and only SCHSL passes are accepted.  Do not make the trip to Woodruff, if you do not have a ticket in hand.
  • Friday, October 23 – Varsity Football vs Woodruff (HOMECOMING 2020).  Tickets should be purchased online at chsreddevils.comThere will be no tickets sold at the gate.  A limited number of tickets can be purchased from Wilson’s Curb Market and Arthur State Bank.  No one will be admitted without having purchased an online ticket or have a ticket in hand.  ****No tickets will be sold at the gate.****
  • Thursday, October 29 – JV Football vs Union.  Tickets should be purchased online at chsreddevils.com.  There will be no tickets sold at the gate.  A limited number of tickets can be purchased from Wilson’s Curb Market and Arthur State Bank.  No one will be admitted without having purchased an online ticket or have a ticket in hand.  ****No tickets will be sold at the gate.****
  • Friday, October 30 – Varsity Football at Union.  Tickets are $7.00 and can be purchased from our athletic department office from Monday, October 26 – Friday, October 30 (9:00 am until 1:00 pm).  No tickets will be sold at the gate and only SCHSL passes are accepted.  Do not make the trip to Union, if you do not have a ticket in hand.  No tickets will be sold at the gate and only SCHSL passes are accepted.  

Laurens

  • To purchase tickets for athletic events at LDHS click here.

Broadcast Notes…  Below is a list of dates, kickoff times and teams that we plan on broadcasting live sports on Real Radio WLBG… And as usual you can hear it live on 860AM, 104.1 FM and the internet at www.wlbg.com.

  • Thursday, October 22: Greer at Laurens JV starting at 6:00 pm
  • Friday, October 23: Laurens at Greer …. Friday Night Insiders will start about 6:03 and then we will go live from the stadium about 6:35.

Local Sports Schedule:

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


College Notes:

  • Football Scores from This Past Weekend… To see the FB football scores from this past weekend click here…. To see the scores from the FCS division click here.
  • Football Rankings… To see the latest FBS rankings click here


Pro Sports: For more information on the game(s) below, click on the score at the beginning.

 MLB

  • Dodgers 8 – Rays 3In game 1 of the World Series out in Arlington, Texas last night the Dodgers took an 8-3 win over the Tampa Bay Rays… The Dodgers only outhit the rays 10-6 but two of their hits were homers while the Rays managed only a single round-tripper… Clayton Kershaw got the start and the win for the Dodgers going 6 strong innings giving up 2 hits one of them a homer while striking out 8 and walking only 1…. Game 2 will be on Fox again tonight and will start about 8:08 pm as the game did last night.

NASCAR

  • NASCAR Results From Kansas … To see the race results Charlotte this past weekend click here… Once you get there you can  choose the series you are interested in.
  • This Weekends Schedule at Texas … To see the schedule for this weekend click here
  • 2020 NASCAR Series Standing... To go to the NASCAR posting where driver standing for each of the 3 main NASCAR series is located click here and then choose the series you are interested in.

NFL

  • Schedule and Scores … To see the NFL schedule for the current week and scores (if any) click here.


This and That

  • Laurens County Touchdown Club… The next meeting of the Laurens County TD Club will be at noon on October 22nd out at The Ridge on Exchange Drive… In addition to the local high school coaches the featured speaker is scheduled to be Shell Dula former coach and native Laurens…To view a posting that has more information about the club, how to join and schedule of speakers, click here.
  • Boo In The Park… The City of Laurens Parks and Recreation department is proud to announce that Boo in the Park will be held on Thursday, October 29th from 6:00-7:30pm at Laurens City Park on Brownlee Avenue…  This event is a safe Trick or Treating event that has been extremely popular going on 14 years and is sponsored by PRTC…  Trick or treating is open to any child ages 1-10…  Recreation Director Jason Pridgen states, “We are excited to once again offer Boo in the Park.  We chose Laurens City Park because it will allow to most effectively help social distance while also providing all the children as safe place to trick or treat.”…  To become a vendor for the event please call the Rec. Department at 681-7275 or email LaurensPRD@yahoo.com
  • Tae Kwon Do Returns to Laurens YMCA… Tae Kwon Do classes are returning to the Laurens Family YMCA starting on October 5, 2020… These classes are for youth 7-15 years old and are $25 per month… Classes will be held each Monday from 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm… If you have more questions call the Y at 984-2626

  

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

 

Sports Report for Tuesday, 10-20-2020

Local Notes:

Thomas Lowry Laurens County Touchdown Club Player of the Week

  • The Laurens County Touchdown Club is proud to announce that for the week of October 16th the Player of the Week is Laurens Academy’s Thomas Lowry…. Thomas is the Senior Quarterback for the Crusaders. Thomas also plays on Defense as a defensive back for Laurens Academy… The Laurens Academy Crusaders defeated W.W. King Academy 54-0 and with the win, it locked up a playoff bid for the Crusaders… Lowry, who seems to always play his best against King Academy each year, had an incredible night and accounted for 7 touchdowns in the game… Lowry engineered scoring drives on every Crusader possession in leading the Crusaders to victory… The stat line is incredible…14 for 19 passing for 175 yards with 4 touchdowns…He also had 10 carries for 183 yards and 3 touchdowns…The Laurens Academy Crusaders have a crucial region matchup with Wardlaw Academy on the road this coming Friday night. If the Crusaders win this week, they will open the State playoffs at home.
  • The Laurens County Touchdown Club will honor Thomas at the Touchdown Club meeting this week on October 22nd, at which time South Carolina Coaches Association Executive Director Shell Dula will be the featured speaker. Coach Dula is a South Carolina High School coaching legend and always brings an outstanding view and perspective of High School Football for the teams, players and fans of the Touchdown Club. The Touchdown Club meets at the Ridge in Laurens on every other Thursday and the public is invited to attend. Tickets are $10 at the door.

Clinton Red Devils

  • Tennis Team Starts Playoffs… The Lady Red Devil Tennis team starts playoff action today as they travel to Powdersville HS to take on the Patriots… The Red Devils finished second in their region with an 8-2 overall mark losing only to region champion Chapman by close 4-3 scores… The patriots finished first in their region…. For those of you who wish to follow the Red Devils up there the school’s address is: Powdersville High School, 145 Hood Rd, Greenville SC 29611… Go Big Red

Laurens Raiders:

  • Laurens Adds Gilbert to Football Schedule… Well as most of you already know the Laurens at Clinton varsity football game scheduled for November 30th has been postponed due to Clinton having to play region foe Union County that night due to Union having to postpone their game with Clinton earlier in the season due to a COVID-19 situation with the Yellow Jacket football team… Well yesterday it was announced that LDHS will add Gilbert HS to the schedule to take the place of the Clinton game on November 30th and the game will be played at KC Hanna Stadium… The Gilbert Indians are a member of Region 5 Class AAA and according to MaxPreps have a 4-0 record at this point in the season…. Their wins have come over Orangeburg-Wilkerson (32-13), Fox Creek (43-0), Brookland-Cayce (56-42) and Strom Thurmond (28-21)… They will face and 0-1 Swansea this week again according to MaxPreps.

Laurens Academy Crusaders:

  • Volleyball… The Laurens Academy volleyball teams finished their regular season last night as they travelled to Newberry Academy to take on the Eagles… Now I don’t have much information on the matches but I can tell you that the varsity defeated the Eagles 3-1 and the middle school squad wrapped up an undefeated season and the Region Championship with a 2-0 win over the Eagles… Way to go Crusaders!

Ticket Information

Clinton

  • Thursday, October 22 – JV Football at Woodruff.  There are only 130 tickets available for Red Devil fans.  JV football player’s parents have the first option to buy.  Tickets are $5.00 and can be purchased from our athletic department office from Monday, October 19 – Wednesday, October 21 (9:00 am until 1:00 pm).  Any remaining tickets can be purchased on Thursday, October 22 from 9:00 am until 1:00 pm.  No tickets will be sold at the gate and only SCHSL passes are accepted.  Do not make the trip to Woodruff, if you do not have a ticket in hand.
  • Friday, October 23 – Varsity Football vs Woodruff (HOMECOMING 2020).  Tickets should be purchased online at chsreddevils.comThere will be no tickets sold at the gate.  A limited number of tickets can be purchased from Wilson’s Curb Market and Arthur State Bank.  No one will be admitted without having purchased an online ticket or have a ticket in hand.  ****No tickets will be sold at the gate.****
  • Thursday, October 29 – JV Football vs Union.  Tickets should be purchased online at chsreddevils.com.  There will be no tickets sold at the gate.  A limited number of tickets can be purchased from Wilson’s Curb Market and Arthur State Bank.  No one will be admitted without having purchased an online ticket or have a ticket in hand.  ****No tickets will be sold at the gate.****
  • Friday, October 30 – Varsity Football at Union.  Tickets are $7.00 and can be purchased from our athletic department office from Monday, October 26 – Friday, October 30 (9:00 am until 1:00 pm).  No tickets will be sold at the gate and only SCHSL passes are accepted.  Do not make the trip to Union, if you do not have a ticket in hand.  No tickets will be sold at the gate and only SCHSL passes are accepted.  

Laurens

  • To purchase tickets for athletic events at LDHS click here.

Broadcast Notes…  Below is a list of dates, kickoff times and teams that we plan on broadcasting live sports on Real Radio WLBG… And as usual you can hear it live on 860AM, 104.1 FM and the internet at www.wlbg.com.

  • October 16: Aiken at Laurens …. Friday Night Insiders will start about 6:03 and then we will go live from the stadium about 6:35.

Local Sports Schedule:

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


College Notes:

  • Football Scores from This Past Weekend… To see the FB football scores from this past weekend click here…. To see the scores from the FCS division click here.
  • Football Rankings… To see the latest FBS rankings click here


Pro Sports: For more information on the game(s) below, click on the score at the beginning.

 MLB

  • World Series… The 2020 World Series starts tonight out in Arlington Texas at the Globe Life Field where the Tampa Bay Rays will be the visiting team and the Los Angeles Dodgers will be the home team… In this COVID-19 world all the games will be played there with the Dodgers acting as the home team for the first two games. The Rays for the next 3 games and the Dodgers for the last two games should the series run the entire 7 games… The series can be seen on FOX each night for 7 straight nights (if it goes that far) and first pitch is scheduled for 8:08 pm ET… Now to see the entire postseason schedule for MLB including all the previous playoff game results this season, click here.

NASCAR

  • NASCAR Results From Kansas … To see the race results Charlotte this past weekend click here… Once you get there you can  choose the series you are interested in.
  • This Weekends Schedule at Texas … To see the schedule for this weekend click here
  • 2020 NASCAR Series Standing... To go to the NASCAR posting where driver standing for each of the 3 main NASCAR series is located click here and then choose the series you are interested in.

NFL

  • Schedule and Scores … To see the NFL schedule for the current week and scores (if any) click here.

This and That

  • Laurens County Touchdown Club… The next meeting of the Laurens County TD Club will be at noon on October 22nd out at The Ridge on Exchange Drive… In addition to the local high school coaches the featured speaker is scheduled to be Shell Dula former coach and native Laurens…To view a posting that has more information about the club, how to join and schedule of speakers, click here.
  • Boo In The Park… The City of Laurens Parks and Recreation department is proud to announce that Boo in the Park will be held on Thursday, October 29th from 6:00-7:30pm at Laurens City Park on Brownlee Avenue…  This event is a safe Trick or Treating event that has been extremely popular going on 14 years and is sponsored by PRTC…  Trick or treating is open to any child ages 1-10…  Recreation Director Jason Pridgen states, “We are excited to once again offer Boo in the Park.  We chose Laurens City Park because it will allow to most effectively help social distance while also providing all the children as safe place to trick or treat.”…  To become a vendor for the event please call the Rec. Department at 681-7275 or email LaurensPRD@yahoo.com
  • Tae Kwon Do Returns to Laurens YMCA… Tae Kwon Do classes are returning to the Laurens Family YMCA starting on October 5, 2020… These classes are for youth 7-15 years old and are $25 per month… Classes will be held each Monday from 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm… If you have more questions call the Y at 984-2626

  

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

 

Sports Report for Monday, 10-19-2020

Local Notes:

Laurens Raiders 34 – Aiken 6… The Laurens Raiders came out in the first quarter of their game last Friday night at KC Hanna Stadium like a house on fire as they rolled up 21 unanswered points in the first quarter before the Aiken Hornets could get on the board and then went on to take a 34-6 win over Aiken.

  • First Quarter… The Raiders got the ball first to open the game and it took them just under 2 minutes to drive 55 yards with Jayden McGowan carrying the ball in from the 3 yard line for the score… Brian Diaz kicked the PAT to put the Raiders up 7-0… The Raiders then intercepted a Hornet pass to give them possession at the Aiken 48 yard line… Two plays later James Rawl hit Cayson Elledge on a 48 yard scoring strike with 7:48 left in the quarter and with Diaz’s PAT the score stood 14-0 Raiders…. The Raider defense then held Aiken to three and out and after a short punt took over on the Aiken 40 yard line… Four plays later McGowan picked up another rushing TD this one from yard line also… With the PAT the score was now 21-0 Raiders with 4:38 left in the quarter… The Hornets then scored their only TD of the night when Rashad McMillian broke free on a 67 yard run for the score but the PAT failed.
  • Second Quarter… Neither team was able to get any offensive traction in the second quarter thus neither team scored and the score was 21-6 going into the lockers ay the half.
  • Third Quarter… The Raiders scored the first time they got their hands on the ball in the second half as Rawl capped a 62 yard scoring drive with a 37 yard TD pass to Cason Elledge for the score and again Diaz added the PAT to make it 28-6 with 7:54 left in the third quarter… There was no other scoring in the quarter but Aiken threatened getting all the way to the Raider 33 before they turned it over on downs.
  • Fourth Quarter… Early in the fourth quarter Aiken picked off one of Rawl’s passes giving them the ball at the Raider 32 after a nice return of the interception… The Raider defense held strong as they turned the ball over on downs and the Raiders took over at their own 37 yard line… It took them 10 plays to go the distance and score on an 11 yard run by Zy Todd with the PAT being blocked making the score 34-6…. Neither team seriously threatened the rest of the game.
  • Notes… The Raiders had 353 yards of total offense to the Hornet’s 101… Rawl went 9-20 for 188 yards with 1 interception and 2 TD passes both to Cason Elledge…. The Raiders had 165 yards rushing with Jerimiah Fuller leading the rushing attack with 66 yards on 17 attempts… Zy Todd was close behind with 58 yards on 10 carries and 1 TD…. Jaydon McGowan only had 5 yards rushing on 4 carries but scored twice… As you might expect the Raiders pretty much dominated the each of the statistical categories and if you would like to see the entire stat package which includes a play by play accounting of the game click here…. The Hornets fall to 0-2 on the season while the Raiders even their record at 2-2… The Raiders will be on the road tonight as they travel up to Greer to take on anther set of flying insects the Greer Yellow Jackets…

Laurens Academy 54 – WW King 0The Laurens Academy Crusaders hosted the Knights of WW King last Friday night in their annual, Battle of the Sword…. Good news for Crusader fans as they took a 54-0 win over the Knights.

  • First Quarter… The Crusaders opened the scoring in the first half as they capped a 7 play drive with a 10 yard TD toss from Thomas Lowry to Cal Robertson with 5:07 left in the first quarter to make it 6-0 as the PAT failed… The Crusaders forced the Knights to punt and then proceeded to go 53 yards in 4 plays when they again scored on a passing play this one a short 4 yard toss from Lowry to Clarence Bertoli… with 1:22 left in the quarter… The PAT again failed so the score stood 12-0 Crusaders going into the second quarter.
  • Second Quarter… With 9:40 left in the half the Crusaders scored again on a pass play this one from Lowry to Diamonte Grant covering 24 yards…. Bertoli kicked the PAT to make it 19-0…. The scoring pass capped a 62 yard drive that took 5 plays…The Knights fumbled the ball and the Crusaders recovered it to set up yet another Crusader score… This time it was a 9 yard pass to Bertoli and the PAT failed making it 25-0 with 8:22 left in the half… The Crusaders were not through scoring in the second quarter as they scored again with 2:42 left in the half on a 23 yard run by Lowry… Bertoli kicked the PAT to make it 32-0… When the Crusaders got the ball back they had just enough time left to move down the field and score with 5 seconds left in the half when Lowry again found his way into the end zone on a 23 yard run…The two-point conversion was good when Lowy connected with Bertoli to make it 40 – 0 which was the score at the half.
  • Third Quarter… The Crusaders only scored 1 time in the third quarter and that was because as per SVCISA rules a running clock was used the rest of the game…Their only score came on a 54 yard scamper by Lowry with 10:12 left in the third quarter and Bertoli kicked the PAT to make it 47-0.
  • Fourth Quarter… The Crusaders closed out their scoring with 7:17 left in the game when Judson Watkins got into the scoring action with a 7 yard TD run and Bertoli kicking the PAT to make it 54-0 which turned out to be the final…
  • Notes: Lowry fished the night with 190 yard rushing on 10 carries and scored on TD runs of 23, 26 and 54 yards… Judson Watkins also got on a board with a rushing TD of 7 yards and 17 yards total rushing on 5 carries… On the night Lowry completed 1 4 of 19 passes for 182 yards with 5 of his completions going for TDs… Clarence Bertoli caught 3 of them (4,9 & 23 yards) while both Cal Robertson (10 yards) and Diamonte Grant (24 yards) had one TD catch each… The Crusaders rolled up 428 yards of total offense…. The Crusader defense held the Knights rushing attack to just 93 yards on the ground and just 88 yards through the air for a total 181 yards of offense… The Crusaders improve 5-3 on the season and will travel to Johnston this Friday night to take on the Wardlaw Patriots who I believe are 3-3 on the season… By the way, this was the third year in a row that the Crusaders won the Battle of the Sword… Thanks to Martin Lowry for providing the information above!

 


Dixie 25 – Ware Shoals 3… The Ware Shoal Hornets played its second game on 5 days as it traveled to Dixie HS to take on the Dixie Green Hornets… It was not a pleasant ride back for Ware Shoals as the Green Hornets took a 25-3 win.

  • First Quarter… The only score in the first quarter came on a pick-six by Dixie’s Hunter Satterfield of 256 yards and the conversion failed making it 6-0 Dixie
  • Second Quarter… Ware sholas got its only score in the second quarter on an 18 yard field goal by Alan Pendraza…. After that it was all Dixie as Dixie scored again on a 39 yard pass play to make it 12-3 at the half as the conversion failed.
  • Third Quarter… Dixie would close outs its scoring in the third quarter with a pair of TDs by Hunter Satterfield one from 36 yards out and the other from 1 yard out making the final 25-3.
  • Notes… Ware Shoals also lost starting quarterback Jake Calvert and running back Jalen Coates to injury against Dixie…. Dixie improves to 2-2 on the season and 2-2 in the region and is scheduled to travel to Whitmire this Friday while Ware Shoals falls to 0-2 and is scheduled to host McCormick this Friday.

Broadcast Notes…  Below is a list of dates, kickoff times and teams that we plan on broadcasting live sports on Real Radio WLBG… And as usual you can hear it live on 860AM, 104.1 FM and the internet at www.wlbg.com.

  • October 16: Aiken at Laurens …. Friday Night Insiders will start about 6:03 and then we will go live from the stadium about 6:35.

Local Sports Schedule:

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


College Notes:

  • Football Scores from This Past Weekend… To see the FB football scores from this past weekend click here…. To see the scores from the FCS division click here.
  • Football Rankings… To see the latest FBS rankings click here


Pro Sports: For more information on the game(s) below, click on the score at the beginning.

 MLB

  • Braves… Braves and the Dodgers carried the NL Championship Series to 7 games with the Dodgers ending the Braves postseason last night with a 4-3 win in game 7… To see details of the games over the weekend click on each or the games scores that follow: Friday: LA 7 – Atlanta 3, Saturday: LA 3 – Braves 1 & Sunday, LA 4 – Braves 3
  •  AL Championship Series… The Tampa Bay Rays punched their ticket to the World Series on Saturday with a 4-2 win over the Astros in game 6 of the AL Championship Series… To see the scores for Friday and Saturday click on the following: Friday: Houston 7 Rays 4 & Saturday Rays 4 – Houston 2
  • MLB Playoff Information… This year’s playoffs and World Series will be like no other in that once they get past the wild card games all series will be played at neutral sites including the World Series… To read more about this setup click here… To see the bracket and schedule for the entire post season click here

NASCAR

  • NASCAR Results From Kansas … To see the race results Charlotte this past weekend click here… Once you get there you can  choose the series you are interested in.
  • This Weekends Schedule at Texas … To see the schedule for this weekend click here
  • 2020 NASCAR Series Standing... To go to the NASCAR posting where driver standing for each of the 3 main NASCAR series is located click here and then choose the series you are interested in.

NFL

  • Schedule and Scores … To see the NFL schedule for the current week and scores (if any) click here.


This and That

  • Laurens County Touchdown Club… The next meeting of the Laurens County TD Club will be at noon on October 22nd out at The Ridge on Exchange Drive… In addition to the local high school coaches the featured speaker is scheduled to be Shell Dula former coach and native Laurens…To view a posting that has more information about the club, how to join and schedule of speakers, click here.
  • Boo In The Park… The City of Laurens Parks and Recreation department is proud to announce that Boo in the Park will be held on Thursday, October 29th from 6:00-7:30pm at Laurens City Park on Brownlee Avenue…  This event is a safe Trick or Treating event that has been extremely popular going on 14 years and is sponsored by PRTC…  Trick or treating is open to any child ages 1-10…  Recreation Director Jason Pridgen states, “We are excited to once again offer Boo in the Park.  We chose Laurens City Park because it will allow to most effectively help social distance while also providing all the children as safe place to trick or treat.”…  To become a vendor for the event please call the Rec. Department at 681-7275 or email LaurensPRD@yahoo.com
  • Tae Kwon Do Returns to Laurens YMCA… Tae Kwon Do classes are returning to the Laurens Family YMCA starting on October 5, 2020… These classes are for youth 7-15 years old and are $25 per month… Classes will be held each Monday from 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm… If you have more questions call the Y at 984-2626

 

 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, 10-16-2020

Local Notes:

High School Varsity Football Schedule for Tonight

  • Red Devils… The Red Devils are idle and have the night off.
  • Laurens Academy… The Crusaders are coming off the 52-14 win last Friday down at Jeff Davis and are hosting the 2-2 Knights of WW King… The Knights are 2-2 and I do believe this is homecoming for the Crusaders…
  • Ware Shoals… The Hornets were finally able to play their first game of the season earlier this week on Monday and fell to the Whitmire Wolverines 16-14 at Tommy Davis Field… Well tonight I can predict with certainty that the Hornets will win…  The reason I can make that prediction is because Ware Shoals is on the road traveling to Dixie their arch rival and they are also called the Hornets… Dixie come in with a 1-2 record losing to McCormick and Southside Christian and their lone win was against Calhoun Falls Charter School.
  • Raiders… The Raiders are stepping out of region play to host the Aiken Green Hornets… Aiken is another team that just played their first game on Monday as they traveled to Airport and fell 27-14… As you most likely already know the Raiders are 1-2 on the season and coming off a 24-16 win over Eastside at home last week…. I do believe that LSHS will be streaming the game live on YouTube and you’ll have to search YouTube for it as I don’t know what the link is… Try searching for Aiken at Laurens and see if you find it that way… By the way if you want to see the digital version of the Game day Program for the game tonight click here.

Laurens Raiders:

  • JV Football: Laurens 28 – Chesnee 7… In JV football action last night at KC Hanna Stadium the Raiders hosted the Chesnee Eagles… It was a good night for the Raiders as they rolled to a 28-7 win over the Eagles… The Raiders scored the first time they touched the ball as Noah Mosley had a 45 yard run to put the ball at the Eagle’s 15 yard line and on the next play Nick Fowlers scored with 7:04 on the clock… Hugo Avila made the PAT to make it 7-0… The Raiders also scored at the end of their second possession when Fowler hit KD Mosley on a 40 scoring strike and with Avila’s PAT the score stood 14-0 Raiders with 4:59 left in the first quarter… The Raiders did not score again until there was 59 seconds left in the third quarter when Hunter Nabors connected with Mosley on another scoring pass this time of 30 yards… Again Avila’s PAT was good so the Raiders now led 21-0… The Raiders got on the scoreboard the last time when with 5:05 left in the game when Fowler again connected with Mosley this time from 12 yards out… With Avila’s PAT the score was now 28-0… The Eagles finally got on the scoreboard with 2:10 left in the game on a 6 yard TD run capping a 68 yards drive… The PAT was good to make the final 28-7 Raiders.
  • Volleyball: Laurens 3 – Clinton 0… For the second time this season the Raiders and the Red Devils got together in volleyball action this time at LDHS last night… In varsity action the Raiders had taken a 3-1 win over at Clinton earlier this month… Well once again last night the Raiders were victorious as they took a 3-0 win… Set scores were 25-13, 25-7 and 25-21… It was also Senior Night for the Raiders as they honored their three seniors Michaela Smith, Rebekah Smith and Veronica Corteville.

 


Laurens Academy Crusaders: The Laurens Academy volleyball teams hosted the Eagles of Newberry Academy in their last home matches of the regular season.

  • MS: LA 2 – Newberry 0… In middle school action the Crusaders took a 2-0 win over the Eagles to run their record to 14-0 on the season with one match left to play at Newberry next Monday.
  • V: LA 3 – Newberry 2… Now in varsity action there is also good news to report as the Crusaders took a come from behind hard fought 3-2 win over the Eagles… The Crusaders won the first set but the Eagles came back to win sets 2 & 3… Set 4 saw the Crusaders take a close 25-23 win to set up the decisive 5th set… When the final volley was over the Crusaders had taken a 15-9 win and win the match 3-2… It was also Senior Night as the Crusaders honored their 2 seniors Brantley Armstrong and Julia Marlett.

Middle School Football

  • LMS 24 – GCO 0… In middle school football action the Laurens Middle School Tigers rolled to a 28-0 win over the Gray Court-Owings Tigers last night up at GCO… The LMS Tigers scored all their points in the first half the first 3 times they had the ball… Their first score came on a 37 yard TD pass from Joshue Goodwin to Javious Williams and Goodwin carried the ball in for the 2-point conversion to make it 8-0… LMS’ nest score came on a 55 yard TD run by Travilous Austin with Williams adding the 2-point conversion… The LMS Tigers final score came with 1:09 left in the half when Goodwin connected on a 25 yard TD pass to Narrius James…. Goodwin added the 2-point conversion to make it 24-0… GCIO made some adjustment at the half to slow down the LMS offense which obviously had a size advantage along both the offensive and defensive lines… To their credit,  the GCO Tigers never gave up as they drove to the Laurens 3 yard line with about a minute left in the game only to fumble turning the ball over to Laurens to run the clock out.

Broadcast Notes…  Below is a list of dates, kickoff times and teams that we plan on broadcasting live sports on Real Radio WLBG… And as usual you can hear it live on 860AM, 104.1 FM and the internet at www.wlbg.com.

  • October 16: Aiken at Laurens …. Friday Night Insiders will start about 6:03 and then we will go live from the stadium about 6:35.

Local Sports Schedule:

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


College Notes:

  • Football Scores from This Past Weekend… To see the FB football scores from this past weekend click here…. To see the scores from the FCS division click here.
  • Football Rankings… To see the latest FBS rankings click here


Pro Sports: For more information on the game(s) below, click on the score at the beginning.

 MLB

  • Braves 10 – Dodgers 2After having a disastrous game with the Dodgers on Wednesday that saw the Dodgers put 11 runs on the board in the first inning and then go on to a 15-3 win over the Braves everyone was asking if the bubble had finally broke for the Braves and if the Dodgers were ready now to come back and show the Braves why they had the best record in the NL would the Braves now fold, well the Braves answered that question last night in pretty convincing fashion as they took a 10-2 win over the Dodgers… The game was tied 1-1 going into the bottom of the 6th inning when the put 6 runs on the board and then went on to a 10-2 win… The Braves outhit the Dodgers 10-4 and 2 of those hits were homers… Both of them came off the bat of Marcell Ozuna… He led the Braves at the plate going 4 for 5 with one of his hits being a double in addition to the two homers….The Braves now only need one win to punch their ticket to the World Series and they will play again tonight at 9:00 pm and that game can be seen on FS1.
  • Astros 4 – Rays 3… The Houston Astros once again avoided elimination from the ALCS as they took a 4-3 win over the Tampa Bay Rays in dramatic fashion as the game entered the bottom of the 9th tied 1-1 and with 1 out Carlos Correa hit a walk-off homer to win the game for the Astros.
  • MLB Playoff Information… This year’s playoffs and World Series will be like no other in that once they get past the wild card games all series will be played at neutral sites including the World Series… To read more about this setup click here… To see the bracket and schedule for the entire post season click here

NASCAR

  • NASCAR Results From Charlotte Roval … To see the race results Charlotte this past weekend click here… Once you get there you can  choose the series you are interested in.
  • This Weekends Schedule at Kansas … To see the schedule for this weekend click here
  • 2020 NASCAR Series Standing... To go to the NASCAR posting where driver standing for each of the 3 main NASCAR series is located click here and then choose the series you are interested in.

NFL

  • Schedule and Scores … To see the NFL schedule for the current week and scores (if any) click here.


This and That

  • Laurens County Touchdown Club… The next meeting of the Laurens County TD Club will be at noon on October 22nd out at The Ridge on Exchange Drive… In addition to the local high school coaches the featured speaker is scheduled to be Shell Dula former coach and native Laurens…To view a posting that has more information about the club, how to join and schedule of speakers, click here.
  • Boo In The Park… The City of Laurens Parks and Recreation department is proud to announce that Boo in the Park will be held on Thursday, October 29th from 6:00-7:30pm at Laurens City Park on Brownlee Avenue…  This event is a safe Trick or Treating event that has been extremely popular going on 14 years and is sponsored by PRTC…  Trick or treating is open to any child ages 1-10…  Recreation Director Jason Pridgen states, “We are excited to once again offer Boo in the Park.  We chose Laurens City Park because it will allow to most effectively help social distance while also providing all the children as safe place to trick or treat.”…  To become a vendor for the event please call the Rec. Department at 681-7275 or email LaurensPRD@yahoo.com
  • Tae Kwon Do Returns to Laurens YMCA… Tae Kwon Do classes are returning to the Laurens Family YMCA starting on October 5, 2020… These classes are for youth 7-15 years old and are $25 per month… Classes will be held each Monday from 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm… If you have more questions call the Y at 984-2626

  

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 Thursday, 10-15-2020

Local Notes:

Clinton Red Devils

  • Volleyball: Woodruff 3 – Clinton 0… Back on Tuesday the Red Devil volleyball teams traveled up to Woodruff to take on the Wolverines… The news is not what I like to report as the Wolverines took a 3-0 win in varsity action… Set scores were 25-15, 25-18 and 25-17…. JV: Woodruff 2 – Clinton 0… Unfortunately news is no better where the JV squad is concerned as the Wolverines took a 2-0 win… Set scores were 25-15 and 25-22… TODAY: The volley ball teams are scheduled to travel LDHS today with JV action starting at 5:30.

Laurens Raiders:

  • Girls Golf Team Finishes Third in Region Tournament…. Back on Monday the Lady Raider golf team participated in the Region 2-4A Tournament and finished 4th overall… Anna Gray Rowland led the Raiders shooting a 92 and made the All-Region team as that scored tied her for third overall…For more information on how the other members of the team did, how the other schools did and comments from Coach Jim Iacuone click here. The team will now travel to the Upper State Qualifier this coming Monday at Falcon’s Lair Golf Club in Walhalla… Congratulation to Miss Rowland and good luck to the Raiders next Monday.
  • Volleyball at Home for Senior Night… As I previously mentioned the Raider volleyball teams will host the Clinton Red Devils tonight in the main gym at LDHS… This is the final match of the season for the Raiders and it will also be senior night… The JV match will start at 5:30 and at about 6:30 they will be honoring the Raiders three seniors Veronica Corteville, Michaela Smith and Rebekah Smith… Tickets will be sold at the door for $5 each.

Laurens Academy Crusaders:

  • Volleyball: LA 3 – Richard Winn 1…. The Laurens Academy volleyball teams hosted the Eagles of Richard Winn last night… In varsity action to Crusaders took a 3-1 win over the Eagles… The Crusaders took the first set 25-20 and the second set 25-15… The Eagles then rallied taking the third set 25-23 but the Crusaders but a halt to the Eagle’s comeback and took a 25-18 win in the fourth set to take the 3-1 win…
  • Middle School: LA 2 – RW 1… In middle school action prior to the varsity there is more good news as the Crusaders took a 2-1 win… Sorry no other information on this match.
  • Today… Tonight the Crusaders play host to another set of Eagles, the Newberry Academy Eagles…The middle school match will start at 5:00 pm and then after that the varsity match… This is also the Crusaders final home match of the regular season and at some point tonight they will be honoring their seniors.

Middle School Football Schedule for Today[Read more…]

Sports Report for Wednesday, 10-14-2020

Local Notes:

TD Club News

  • McGowan TD Club Player of the Week… Yesterday it was announced that Laurens District 55 High School’s Jayden McGowan has been named its Player of the Week for his performance in last Friday night’s 24-16 win over Eastside by the Raiders… Jayden is a junior defensive back/wide receiver for the Raiders playing both ways for the Raiders Friday night against Eastside…  Offensively, in scoring two touchdowns on the night for the Raiders, McGowan ran for 84 yards, including an 80 yard run in the fourth quarter… Jayden also had two receptions for 27 yards, in which also included his first TD of the night, a 26 yard pass reception that put the Raiders ahead just after halftime… It was a lead that the Raiders never relinquished. McGowan also ran a kickoff return for 25 yards…Defensively, McGowan played outstanding from his cornerback position, recording 4 tackles and several pass break ups… Jayden McGowan’s ability to play both offense and defense for the Raiders is a key component to the Raiders game plan every Friday night…. Congratulations to Jayden!
  • TD Club Video… If you were not able to attend last week’s Laurens County Touchdown Club the video of that meeting is now available… If you click here it will carry you to YouTube where the video is posted with a couple of pictures at its conclusion…. In addition to the local high school coaches the club also honored Hezekiah Kinard and Jykorie Gary of Clinton High School as their last two Players of the Week… The guest speaker was Gary Patterson an ACC football official… He had some very interesting comments and stories.

Laurens vs. Clinton Game in Jeopardy

  • Yesterday during a routine weekly conversation I have with Clinton’s Coach Corey Fountain I confirmed that unless they are having an open date with no game this Friday unless something drastic changes… He also confirmed that the game on Friday, Oct. 23rd is presently scheduled to be at home with Woodruff (provided everyone dodges the COVID-19 virus)… When I questioned him about the makeup date for the Union County game postponed from the start of the season due to Union having a COVID-19 problem, he told me that he had just been informed on Monday that the game must be made up at the earliest possible date even if it meant doing it on a date where there’s a non-region game already scheduled… Well for the Red Devils that would be Friday, Oct 30th when they are scheduled to host the Raiders…. After talking with him and officials at LDHS I was reminded that if both teams don’t make the playoffs that there is the opportunity to reschedule that game as the eighth – bonus game that the SCHSL is allowing for teams that don’t make the playoffs… One little problem there, if either team makes the playoffs then the game will go the way of the Carolina –Clemson game this year… I know for a fact that even with two region losses already this season, the Raiders still have a chance to finish in a tie for second place in the region an make it to the playoffs this season if a certain scenario of other team wins and losses as well as the Raiders beating Greer one week from this Friday night should occur… Just a possibility I thought I’d let you know about… I hate to see the game canceled this year but by the same token I don’t want to wish the Raiders bad luck and not make the playoffs… Only time will tell and we shall see.

 Laurens Raiders:

  • Ticket Information… For information on purchasing tickets for the JV game on Thursday and the varsity game on Friday click here… There is more information there about where tickets can be bought in person at 4 different locations around Laurens and COVID-19 relate and other policies in place for KC Hanna Stadium.

Laurens Academy Crusaders:

  • Volleyball: Crusaders 3 – WW King 1… The Crusader volleyball teams were back in action yesterday as they hosted the Knights of WW King… There is good news where the varsity squad is concerned as they took a 3-1 win over the Knights… The Crusaders took the first set 25-11 but the Knights regrouped and took the second set 25-20… The Crusaders then got back on track and took the next two sets by scores of 25-12 and 25-11 to win the match 3-1.
  • Middle School – Crusaders 2 – WW King 0… In middle school action I am also happy to report that the Crusaders took a 2-0 win over the Knights… Sorry no further details available.
  • Today… The teams return to action today as they host Richard Winn with middle school actin starting at 5:00 pm… Go Crusaders.

Broadcast Notes…  Below is a list of dates, kickoff times and teams that we plan on broadcasting live sports on Real Radio WLBG… And as usual you can hear it live on 860AM, 104.1 FM and the internet at www.wlbg.com. [Read more…]

Sports Report for Tuesday, 10-13-2020

Local Notes:

Clinton Red Devils

Volleyball… With all the football going on I have gotten behind in reporting volleyball scores so let’s fix that now.

  • Laurens 3 – Clinton 1… Last Wednesday the Red Devils hosted the Laurens Raiders… The news is not good for Red Devil fans as the Raiders took a 3-1 win in varsity action… The Raiders won the first sets by identical scores of 26-24 in some hard fought matches…The Red Devils regrouped and won the third set 25-23 before falling to the Raiders 25-17 in the fourth set…. JV: Clinton 2 – Laurens 1… Now the news is better where the JV squad is concerned as they took a 2-1 win over the Raiders… Laurens took the first set 25-14 but the Red Devils rebounded taking the next two sets by scores of 25-19 and 15-7.
  • Clinton 3 – Emerald 0… The very next night (Thursday) the Red Devils boarded the bus and traveled to Greenwood to take on the Emerald Vikings… Better news here as the varsity squad took a 3-0 win over the Vikings… Set scores were 25-9, 25-22 and 25-20… JV: Clinton 2 – Emerald 0… In action prior to the varsity match, the Red Devils were also victorious as they took a 2-0 win over the Vikings… Set scores were 25-13 and 25-18
  • Today… The volleyball squads are scheduled to travel to Woodruff to take on the Wolverines starting with JV action at 5:30

 Cross Country…  A quick note about a schedule change involving the Red Devil cross country teams… They were scheduled to host a meet today but due to course conditions the meet has been postponed until tomorrow.


Laurens Raiders:

Volleyball – Catching up on Raider volleyball also

  • Clinton Matches… Now as previously mentioned the Raiders took a 3-1 win in varsity action at Clinton on Wednesday last week… For a few more details on this match from the Laurens perspective click here….  Now for a couple more details on the JV match click here.
  • Greer 3 – Laurens 0… Now the news was not as good on Thursday of last week as the Raiders fell to the Greer Yellow Jackets 3-0 at home… The first two set scores were 25-21 and 25-20… The Raiders tried to comeback in the third set but still fell by a tight 28-26 margin… For more details on this match click here…. The JV squad did not play.
  • Thursday… The Raider volley ball squads will close out their season on Thursday when they host the Clinton Red Devils starting with JV action at 5:30.

Laurens Academy Crusaders: I need to do some catching up with the Laurens Academy volleyball team.

  • Richard Winn 3 – LA 0… Last Thursday the Crusaders traveled to Richard Winn to take on the Eagles… All I have the score on is the varsity match and it’s not good news for Crusader fans as they fell by a score of 3-0… Sorry no scoring details and no score on the middle school squad.
  • Cambridge 3 – LA 1… The Crusader volleyball teams were back in action last night as they hosted the Cambridge Academy Cougars… In varsity action I hate to have to report that Cambridge took a 3-1 win over the Crusaders… The Crusaders won the first set 25-20 but the Cougars came back to take the next 3 sets by scores of 25-22, 26-24 and 25-23 in some very hard fought action… The news is better where the middle school team is concerned as they took a 2-0 win over the Cougars…The Crusaders will be back in action today as they host the Knights of WW King starting with middle school action at 5:00 pm.

Whitmire 16 – Ware Shoals 12…last night over at Ware Shoals the Whitmire Wolverines and the Ware Shoals Hornets were finally able to get their football seasons started after dealing with COVID 19 problems… It was a back and forth affair that had its share of first game miscues by both teams but in the end Whitmire scored with 29.6 seconds left to take a 16-12 win… Whitmire scored first late in the first quarter when Cason English carried it in from the 2 yard line and the Wolverines converted on the two-point conversion to make it 8-0… The Hornets scored with 2:50 left in the first half when Jake Calvert carried it in from the 1 yard line capping a 59 yard drive in in 9 plays… The two-point conversion failed making it 8-6 Wolverines… On the second play from scrimmage following the kickoff the Wolverines fumbled and the Hornets Dalton Hawkins fell on it to give the Hornets the ball at the wolverine 22 yard line… Two plays later Dana Givens punched it in from the 5 yard line to but the Hornets up 12-8 as the two-point conversion failed… There was not further scoring in the game until the Wolverines took over on downs on their own 10 yard line with 2:31 left in the game and drove down and scored with 29.4 seconds left on clock when Cason English hit Nathaniel Stanley on a 50 yard pass play to make it 14-12 Wolverines…  They converted the 2-point attempt to go up 16-14 and any hope of the Hornets coming back was snuffed out when on third and 10 from their own 25 yard line the Hornets had a pass intercepted and all the Wolverines had to do was “take a  knee” to go home with the win…. The Hornets had opportunities in the second half as twice they drove down into Wolverine territory only to have their drives stall and missed on two field goal attempts from about 27 yards out.


Broadcast Notes…  Below is a list of dates, kickoff times and teams that we plan on broadcasting live sports on Real Radio WLBG… And as usual you can hear it live on 860AM, 104.1 FM and the internet at www.wlbg.com.

  • October 16: Aiken at Laurens …. Friday Night Insiders will start about 6:03 and then we will go live from the stadium about 6:35.

Local Sports Schedule:

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


College Notes:

  • Football Scores from This Past Weekend… To see the FB football scores from this past weekend click here…. To see the scores from the FCS division click here.
  • Football Rankings… To see the latest FBS rankings click here


Pro Sports: For more information on the game(s) below, click on the score at the beginning.

 Braves 5 – Dodgers 1… In game one of the NL Championship Series last night the Braves broke open a pitcher’s duel in the top of the 9th inning with a 4-run outburst to take a 5-1 win over the Dodgers… The Braves got on the board in the top of the first inning when Freddie Freeman had a solo homer… The Dodgers tied the game in the bottom of the 5th inning when Enrique Hernandez had a solo homer… In the top of the 9th inning Austin Riley had a solo homer to start the 4 run inning for the Braves scoring what would prove to be the winning run… The Braves added 3 more runs in the inning with Ozzie Albies picking up a 2-run homer and Marcell Ozuna driving in a run also… The teams will play game 2 today starting at 6:00 pm and the game can be seen on FS1

 MLB

  • MLB Schedule… To see the scores from yesterday around MLB and the games today click here….Once you get there you have several options to see the scores of past games and the schedule past today.
  • MLB Playoff Information… This year’s playoffs and World Series will be like no other in that once they get past the wild card games all series will be played at neutral sites including the World Series… To read more about this setup click here… To see the bracket and schedule for the entire post season click here

NASCAR

  • NASCAR Results From Talladega Last Weekend… To see the race results from Las Vegas this past weekend click here… Once you get there you can  choose the series you are interested in.
  • This Weekends Schedule at Charlotte Roval… To see the schedule for this weekend click here
  • 2020 NASCAR Series Standing... To go to the NASCAR posting where driver standing for each of the 3 main NASCAR series is located click here and then choose the series you are interested in.

NFL

  • Schedule and Scores … To see the NFL schedule for the current week and scores (if any) click here.


This and That

  • Laurens County Touchdown Club… The next meeting of the Laurens County TD Club will be at noon on October 22nd out at The Ridge on Exchange Drive… In addition to the local high school coaches the featured speaker is scheduled to be Shell Dula former coach and native Laurens…To view a posting that has more information about the club, how to join and schedule of speakers, click here.
  • Boo In The Park… The City of Laurens Parks and Recreation department is proud to announce that Boo in the Park will be held on Thursday, October 29th from 6:00-7:30pm at Laurens City Park on Brownlee Avenue…  This event is a safe Trick or Treating event that has been extremely popular going on 14 years and is sponsored by PRTC…  Trick or treating is open to any child ages 1-10…  Recreation Director Jason Pridgen states, “We are excited to once again offer Boo in the Park.  We chose Laurens City Park because it will allow to most effectively help social distance while also providing all the children as safe place to trick or treat.”…  To become a vendor for the event please call the Rec. Department at 681-7275 or email LaurensPRD@yahoo.com
  • Tae Kwon Do Returns to Laurens YMCA… Tae Kwon Do classes are returning to the Laurens Family YMCA starting on October 5, 2020… These classes are for youth 7-15 years old and are $25 per month… Classes will be held each Monday from 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm… If you have more questions call the Y at 984-2626

  

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

 

Sports Report for Monday, 10-12-2020

Local Notes:

Chapman 24 – Clinton 8… Coach Corey Fountain’s strategy last Friday night was simple…He wanted his team to make long sustained drives and finish them thus keeping the high powered Chapman offense off the field that had been averaging 47 points per game off the field… His strategy seemed to be working perfectly as the score was 0-0 at the half and 7-0 Chapman going into the final quarter of play… It worked perfectly except for the part about finishing the drives because the Red Devils got down into the Red-Zone 3 times in the first half but failed to score any points as one time they were held the Chapman 1 yard line on one of their drives… The Panthers exploded in the fourth quarter as the tired Red Devil defense gave up a 2 TDs and a field goal with one of the TDs coming on a short field after a Red Devil pass was intercepted as they took the 24-8 win… The Red Devils only TD came late in the game when the Red Devils to their credit drove 80 yards and scored with 37 seconds left on a 4 yard pass from Davis Wilson to Kimon Quarles with Wilson also carrying the ball in for the 2-point conversion making the final score 24-8

  • First Quarter…There was no score in the first quarter but Clinton did get to  the Panther one yard line before turning the ball over on downs…Chapman did not get a first down in the quarter
  • Second Quarter… Again there was no score in the second quarter but Clinton drove deep to the Panther 17 yard line where the drive ended when the Panthers picked off a Red Devil pass… Later in the quarter they made it to the Panther 13 yard line where the Panther defense stopped them… The Panthers finally picked up a first down just before the half.
  • Third Quarter… The Panther open the third quarter starting at their own 45 and driving down for the score with 8:09 left in the quarter and added the PAT to make it 7-0… There was no further scoring in the quarter and the Red Devils did not get across the 50 in the quarter.
  • Fourth Quarter… The Panthers started a drive late in the third period that ended in the fourth period with them kicking a 27 yard field goal with 10:00 minutes left in the game… Clinton was not able to move the ball on their next possession and after the punt the Panthers went 55 yards and scored again… With PAT being good, Chapman led 17-0 with 5:50 left in the game… On the third play from scrimmage, Chapman again intercepted a Clinton pass and had the ball at the Clinton 10 yard line and scored on the next play to make it 24-0 Panthers with 5:11 left to play…. To their credit, the Red Devils continued to fight and scored with 37 seconds left to play when Davis Wilson connected with Kimon Quarles for a 4 yard TD pass… Wilson also scored the 2-point conversion to make the final score 24-8.
  • Stats… Chapman finished with 243 yards of offense with 181 of them on the ground… Clinton finished with 236 yards of total offense with 165 of them coming on the ground….Chapman’s Carlos parks was the game’s leading rusher with 151 yards and 2TDs… Shy Kinard led the Red Devils rushing attack with 78 yards…. To see the entire stat package including play by play accounting of the game click here.

Laurens 24 – Eastside 16Last Friday both the eastside Eagles and the Laurens Raiders entered the contest with an 0-2 mark and everyone knew that someone would pick up their first win of the season but the only question was who… Good news for Raider fans as the Raiders took a 24-16 win… The Eagles put 7 on the board in the first quarter and the Raiders fist score came in the second quarter when Brian Diaz kicked a 21 yard field goal to make it 7-3 at the half… The Raiders made a couple of adjustment at the half and came back out and did something they had not done all season, score points… They struck for 14 points in the third quarter on a 25 TD pass from James Rawl to Jayden McGowen and a 31 TD pass from Rawl to Cayson Elledge… The Eagles but another score on the board in the fourth quarter and the Raiders did also Jayden McGowen broke loose for an 80 yards TD run… The Eagles’ last score came on a safety.

  • First Quarter… The only score in the first quarter came late in the quarter when the Eagles drove 69 yards and scored from 4 yards out… With the PAT the score stood 7-0 Eagles going into the second quarter
  • Second Quarter… Neither team generated much offense in the second quarter until late in the quarter when the Raiders were able to put together a drive that stalled and they had to settle for a 21 yard field goal by Brian Diaz to make the score 7-3 which is where it stood at the half.
  • Third Quarter… After holding Eastside to three and out to start the third quarter, the Raiders went 64 yards and scored on a 26 yard TD pass from James Rawl to Jayden McGowen… Diaz added the PAT to make it 10-7 Raiders…. After the ensuing kickoff, the Eagles fumbled on the first play and eh Raiders recovered it…. On the first play Rawl connected with Cason Elledge for a scoring strike of 31 yards… Diaz again added the PAT and the score stood 17-7 Raiders with 8:06 left in the quarter… Incidentally, those were the first points of the season for the Raiders in the second half of any game and were the last points of the third quarter.
  • Fourth Quarter… The Eagles started a drive late in the third quarter and finished it in the fourth quarter on a 35 yard pass play and with the PAT the score stood 17-14 with 11:42 left in the game… The Raiders last score came with 6:46 left to play when Jayden McGowen broke of an 80 yard run for the score…Diaz did add the PAT to make it 24-14… The Eagle’s last score came with 4:46 left to play when the Raiders lost the handle on the ball and it rolled into their end zone where the Raiders covered and Eastside covered the Riders for a safety…. The Eagles fumbled the ball to end their next possession and the Raiders fell on it and then took 2 “victory knees” to take the win.
  • Stats… The Eagles finished with 377 yards of total offense to the Raiders 297… 294 of the Eagles yards came through the air while the Raiders picked up 147 off the arm of Rawl… The Raiders did outrush the Eagles 150 yards to 83… McGowen was the leading rusher in the game with 84 yards and the TD… Rawl completed 11 of 19 attempts for the 147 yard with win interception and the 2 TDs… To see the entire stat package including play by play accounting of the game click here.

Laurens Academy 52 – Jefferson Davis Academy 14Last Friday the Crusaders boarded the bus and traveled down to Blackville to take on the Crusaders of Jefferson Davis Academy… well the bus did not break down and the rise back home was a pleasant one as the Crusaders (Laurens that is) improved their record to 4-3 as the took a 52-14 win over Jeff Davis… The Crusaders outscored Jeff Davis 22-8 in the first quarter and never looked back… Thomas Lowy had 2 rushing TDs of 26 & 13 yards… On the night he also completed 5 TD passes… Two were to Caio Rita (21 & 51 yards, and one each to Diamonte Grant (19 yards) Clarence Bertoli (65 yard) and Jonas Smith (35 yards)…The Crusaders also converted 3 two-point conversions and are you ready for this, Clarence Bertoli kicked 2 PATS (that might be a school record…LOL

  • First quarter…The Crusaders took the opening kickoff and went 52 yards in 6 plays scoring on a 26 yard run by Thomas Lowry… He then completed a pass to Caio Rita to make the score 8-0… After stopping Jeff Davis the Crusaders went back down the field scoring on a on a 21 yard pass from Lowry to Clarence Bertoli to make the score 14-0 as the PAT was no good… Jeff Davis then responded by getting their first TD of the night and a 2-point conversion to make it 14-8 with 2:49 left in the quarter… The Crusaders go right back down the field and score on a 13 yard run and also carried it in for the 2 point conversion making it 22-8… That TD was setup by a 41 yard pass completion from Lowry to Bertoli
  • Second Quarter… The Crusaders then scored again with 6:59 left in the half when Lowy hit Rita again with a TD pass this on from 51 yards out… Lowry added the 2=point conversion to make it 30-8… The Crusaders struck one more time before the half as Lowy found Diamonte Grant open for a 19 yard TD pass… Then something unusual happened, Bertoli kicked the PAT to make it 39-8 with 25 seconds left in the half… That kicked PAT might be the cause of the small earthquake reported down in that area…LOL.
  • Third Quarter… With 7:32 left on the clock in the third quarter Lowry again had another TD pass then one to Bertoli from 65 yards out but the PAT was missed so the score stood 45-8 with 7:32 left in the third quarter…Jeff Davis picked up their final score late in the quarter to make it 45-14
  • Fourth Quarter… The Crusaders final score came with 9:43 left in the game when Jonas Smith got in on the scoring catching Lowry’s last TD pass of the night from 35 yards out… The PAT kick was good (another small earthquake) making the final score 52-14
  • Stars… The Crusaders finished with 442 yards of total offense with 346 of them coming off the arm of Lowry who completed 17 of 25 passes with no interceptions and the 5 TDs… He also had 54 yards on 9 rushes and the 2 TDs…Jeff Davis finished with 351 yards rushing and all but 76 of them were on the ground… Their running back Thomas Payne had 209 of their rushing yards…. My Thanks Martin Lowry for providing me with the information.

 

Broadcast Notes…  Below is a list of dates, kickoff times and teams that we plan on broadcasting live sports on Real Radio WLBG… And as usual you can hear it live on 860AM, 104.1 FM and the internet at www.wlbg.com.

  • October 16: Aiken at Laurens …. Friday Night Insiders will start about 6:03 and then we will go live from the stadium about 6:35.

Local Sports Schedule:

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


College Notes:

  • Football Scores from This Past Weekend… To see the FB football scores from this past weekend click here…. To see the scores from the FCS division click here.
  • Football Rankings… To see the latest FBS rankings click here


Pro Sports: For more information on the game(s) below, click on the score at the beginning.

 Braves… A reminder for you Brave fans out there that they start their NL Championship Series with the Dodgers tonight at 8:00 pm and it can be seen on FOX

 MLB

  • MLB Schedule… To see the scores from yesterday around MLB and the games today click here….Once you get there you have several options to see the scores of past games and the schedule past today.
  • MLB Playoff Information… This year’s playoffs and World Series will be like no other in that once they get past the wild card games all series will be played at neutral sites including the World Series… To read more about this setup click here… To see the bracket and schedule for the entire post season click here

NASCAR

  • NASCAR Results From Charlotte Roval … To see the race results Charlotte this past weekend click here… Once you get there you can  choose the series you are interested in.
  • This Weekends Schedule at Kansas … To see the schedule for this weekend click here
  • 2020 NASCAR Series Standing... To go to the NASCAR posting where driver standing for each of the 3 main NASCAR series is located click here and then choose the series you are interested in.

NBA

  • Lakers 106 – Miami Heat 93Laker fans are smiling today as the Lakers defeated the Miami heat last night 106-93 to win the NBA Championship 4 games to 2… Click on the score at the start to go to the NBA website to find out all about it… Bye the guess who won the MVP for The Finals… Who else but LeBron James.

NFL

  • Schedule and Scores … To see the NFL schedule for the current week and scores (if any) click here.


This and That

  • Laurens County Touchdown Club… The next meeting of the Laurens County TD Club will be at noon on October 22nd out at The Ridge on Exchange Drive… In addition to the local high school coaches the featured speaker is scheduled to be Shell Dula former coach and native Laurens…To view a posting that has more information about the club, how to join and schedule of speakers, click here.
  • Boo In The Park… The City of Laurens Parks and Recreation department is proud to announce that Boo in the Park will be held on Thursday, October 29th from 6:00-7:30pm at Laurens City Park on Brownlee Avenue…  This event is a safe Trick or Treating event that has been extremely popular going on 14 years and is sponsored by PRTC…  Trick or treating is open to any child ages 1-10…  Recreation Director Jason Pridgen states, “We are excited to once again offer Boo in the Park.  We chose Laurens City Park because it will allow to most effectively help social distance while also providing all the children as safe place to trick or treat.”…  To become a vendor for the event please call the Rec. Department at 681-7275 or email LaurensPRD@yahoo.com
  • Tae Kwon Do Returns to Laurens YMCA… Tae Kwon Do classes are returning to the Laurens Family YMCA starting on October 5, 2020… These classes are for youth 7-15 years old and are $25 per month… Classes will be held each Monday from 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm… If you have more questions call the Y at 984-2626

 

 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, 10-9-2020

Local Notes:

Varsity Football Tonight… All three of the Laurens County varsity football teams will be in action tonight as two will be on the road and one at home.

  • Clinton at Chapman … The 1-1 Red Devils are on the road for the first time this season as they travel to Chapman to take on the #3 ranked Panthers… Clinton is coming off the heartbreaking loss to Broome last Friday while the defending state champion Panthers are on a roll with a 2-0 record… They are averaging 47 points per game while giving up14 points per game… A win for the Red Devils would be a big win for Coach Fountain and his team in his second season at the helm of the Red Devils.
  • Laurens Academy at Jefferson Davis… The Crusaders will also be on the road as they travel down to Blackville to take on another set of Crusades at Jefferson Davis Academy… The Crusaders are 3-3 on the season and looking to put one in the win column after their 54-32 loss to undefeated Ricard Winn last Friday… Jeff Davis is 1-4 on the season and averaging about 21.5 points per game while giving up   41.5 points per game… If the bus doesn’t break down I look for it to be a happy ride back for the Crusaders.
  • Eastside at Laurens… The Raiders are the only team at home tonight as they host the Eastside Eagles… Both teams come into the contest with 0-2 records… The Raiders’ losses have been to two teams ranked in the top 6 of Class AAAA Greenwood and Greenville… They have had one common opponent this season and that is Greenwood… As you may recall the Raiders lost to the Eagles 35-7 in the opening game of the season while Eastside lost to Greenwood 42-7 last week… Eastside is only averaging 5 points per game and giving up an average of 33.5 points per game… We will be brining you that game live tonight starting with are Friday Night Insiders at about 6:04 and then live to the stadium about 6:35… As always the game will be streamed live on the internet at www.wlbg.com.

Clinton Red Devils

  • JV Football: Clinton 14 – Chapman 7… last night the Red Devil JV football team hosted the Panthers of Chapman HS and it was a hard fought game but when the final horn sounded the Red Devils had pushed their season record to 3-0 as they took a 14-7 win over the Panthers… Defense had a large part in the win as the Red Devils recorded at least 2 interceptions of Panther passes… Zay Johnson had a 30 yard pick-six for one of the Red Devils scores and Kelija Byrd also had an interception… The other Red Devil score came when Mari Jackson carried it in from 2 yards out… Coach Glen said afterwards “Tonight our kids battled the whole game…Hats off to our defense those guys made plays all night against a good Chapman program… We bent but we did not break”

Laurens Raiders:

JV Football: Laurens 40 – Eastside 20… The Raider JV football team traveled to eastside last night to take on the Eagles and I imagine the ride back seemed shorter than the one going up as the Raiders came home with a 40-20 win to run their record to 2-1 on the season.

  • First Quarter… The Raiders jumped out to a quick lead as they took the opening kickoff and marched 69 yards in 5 plays with Jordan Roberts carrying the ball in from 10 yards out … Hugo Avila added the PAT to make it 7-0… The Eagles fumbled on their first play and the Raiders recovered giving them the ball at the Eagle 28 yard line… Two plays later Nick Fowler hit Travija Austin with a 20 yard TD pass… Again Avila added the PAT to make it 14-0… The Raiders held the Eagles on fourth down taking over at the Eagle 29 yard line… It took the Raider 5 plays to cover the distance as they scored on 22 yard pass from Fowler to Asher Goss… This time the PAT failed making it 20-0… The Raiders then intercepted an Eagle pass setting shop at the Eagle 39 yard line.
  • Second Quarter… After the interception the Raiders scored on a 9 yard run by Nick Fowler early in the second quarter… The PAT by Avila was good so the Raiders led 27-0… The Eagles finally got on the scoreboard as they scored just before the end of the half on a pass play but missing the PAT to make it 27-6 at the half.
  • Third Quarter… The Raiders scored next at the end of their second possession in the third quarter on a pass of about 45 yards form Hunter Nabors to KD Mosley capping a 56 yard in 3 plays… Again Avila added the PAT to make it 34-6 Raiders.
  • Fourth Quarter… The Eagles were the next to score early in the fourth quarter as they  drove 74 yards in 18 plays scoring on a 2 yard run but missing the PAT to make it 34-12 Raiders… The Eagles scored again at the end of their next possession on a 10 yard TD pass and did add a 2-oiint conversion to make it 34-20 Raiders… The Raiders answered right back on their next possession when Fowler again carried it in for the score but this time from 45 yards out… The PAT was missed and that made it 40-20 which was the game final score as neither team scored again.
  • Summary… The Raiders had 3 rushing TDs as Jordan Roberts had one of 10 yards while Nick Fowler carried it in twice once from 9 yards out and the other form 45 yards out…. Fowler also had 2 passing TDs as he completed one to Travija Austin of 20 yards and one to Asher Goss of 22 yards… Hunter Nabors also had a TD toss of 45 yards to KD Mosley… Hugo Avila was 4 of 6 in the PAT department… The Raiders were scheduled to travel to Aiken next Thursday but Aiken canceled that game… Instead the Raiders will host the Chesnee JV team at 6:30 at KC Hanna Stadium… My thanks to Linsey Bell for the details on this game.

Middle School Football

  • Whitmire 16 – Gray Court-Owings 14… The GCO Tigers opened up their football season yesterday as the traveled to Whitmire to take on the Wolverines…  I wish I had better news for GCO fans but I must report the Tigers fell in a close one to the Wolverines 16-14… The Tigers offense was led by Jireh Brown who had 120 yards rushing in the game and a 15 yard TD run… The Tigers other score was also a rushing TD by Damien Nance from 30 yards out.
  • Ware Shoals at Hickory Tavern… This game had to be postponed due to a COVID-19 situation at Ware Sholas.

Ticket Information:

  • CHS Athletic Ticket Information… On Friday, our Varsity Football team travels to Chapman High School to take on the Panthers.  There are only 380 tickets available for Friday night’s game, and they are $7 each.  Varsity football parents and Varsity cheerleading parents will have until Wednesday, October 7th at 1:00 PM to purchase tickets.  Parents, please send correct change with your child to purchase tickets from the CHS athletic department…  The remaining tickets will be sold on Wednesday afternoon at the Clinton Middle School football game vs Laurens (5:30 PM) and Thursday at our home JV football game vs Chapman (6:00 PM).  A limited number of tickets can also be purchased on Wednesday and Thursday at Wilson’s Curb Market and Arthur State bank.  There will be NO tickets sold at the gate!  If you do not have a ticket, you should not make the trip to Chapman.
  • LDHS Football Ticket Information… LDHS has also released information concerning tickets for athletic events and again the main point is that no tickets will be sold at the gates… Tickets for all Raider athletic events must be bought online… The only way to get tickets for Raider football other than online is at four local businesses…. They are Angela Marlette State Farm, Chris Callahan State Farm, Matt Davis State Farm and Laurens Dentistry… To purchase tickets online for all Raider athletic events click here.

Broadcast Notes…  Below is a list of dates, kickoff times and teams that we plan on broadcasting live sports on Real Radio WLBG… And as usual you can hear it live on 860AM, 104.1 FM and the internet at www.wlbg.com.

  • October 9: Eastside at Laurens …. Friday Night Insiders will start about 6:03 and then we will go live from the stadium about 6:35.

Local Sports Schedule:

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


College Notes:

  • Football Scores from This Past Weekend… To see the FB football scores from this past weekend click here…. To see the scores from the FCS division click here.
  • Football Rankings… To see the latest FBS rankings click here


Pro Sports: For more information on the game(s) below, click on the score at the beginning

  • Braves 7 – Marlins 0.Last night the Braves punched their ticket into the NL Championship Series by taking a 7-0 win over the Marlins out in Houston… The Braves pounded out 10 hits while 4 Braves pitchers held the Marlins to just 5 hits with Kyle Wright going 6 innings picking up the win… Four different Braves had 2 hits each and for the first time in a while there was no homeruns in the game…Only 2 of the Braves hits were doubles and they did have one triple by Dansby Swanson… With the sweep of the series the Braves will now face the Dodgers in the Championship Series… That series will begin next Monday at Globe Life Field in Arlington, Texas.
  • Other Games Yesterday… Houston 11 – Oakland 6, Yankees 5 – Tampa Bay Rays 1 and Dodgers 12 – San Diego 2… Click on the link just below for more information on these games.

MLB

  • MLB Schedule… To see the scores from yesterday around MLB and the games today click here….Once you get there you have several options to see the scores of past games and the schedule past today.
  • MLB Playoff Information… This year’s playoffs and World Series will be like no other in that once they get past the wild card games all series will be played at neutral sites including the World Series… To read more about this setup click here… To see the bracket and schedule for the entire post season click here

NASCAR

  • NASCAR Results From Talladega Last Weekend… To see the race results from Las Vegas this past weekend click here… Once you get there you can  choose the series you are interested in.
  • This Weekends Schedule at Charlotte Roval… To see the schedule for this weekend click here
  • 2020 NASCAR Series Standing... To go to the NASCAR posting where driver standing for each of the 3 main NASCAR series is located click here and then choose the series you are interested in.

NBA

  • Scores and Schedule… If you want to check on the latest NBA scores and the schedule, click here to go to the posting on the NBA website where you can do that.

NFL

  • Schedule and Scores … To see the NFL schedule for the current week and scores (if any) click here.


This and That

  • Laurens County Touchdown Club… The next meeting of the Laurens County TD Club will be at noon on October 22nd out at The Ridge on Exchange Drive… In addition to the local high school coaches the featured speaker is scheduled to be Shell Dula former coach and native Laurens…To view a posting that has more information about the club, how to join and schedule of speakers, click here.
  • Boo In The Park… The City of Laurens Parks and Recreation department is proud to announce that Boo in the Park will be held on Thursday, October 29th from 6:00-7:30pm at Laurens City Park on Brownlee Avenue…  This event is a safe Trick or Treating event that has been extremely popular going on 14 years and is sponsored by PRTC…  Trick or treating is open to any child ages 1-10…  Recreation Director Jason Pridgen states, “We are excited to once again offer Boo in the Park.  We chose Laurens City Park because it will allow to most effectively help social distance while also providing all the children as safe place to trick or treat.”…  To become a vendor for the event please call the Rec. Department at 681-7275 or email LaurensPRD@yahoo.com
  • Tae Kwon Do Returns to Laurens YMCA… Tae Kwon Do classes are returning to the Laurens Family YMCA starting on October 5, 2020… These classes are for youth 7-15 years old and are $25 per month… Classes will be held each Monday from 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm… If you have more questions call the Y at 984-2626

  

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 Thursday, 10-8-2020

Local Notes:

Clinton Red Devils

  • Tennis: Chapman 4 – Clinton 3… Catching up with the Lady Red Devil tennis team, they were in action on Tuesday as they hosted the Chapman Panthers in their final regular season match of the season… Chapman was the only team to beat them (by a score of 4-3) and the Red Devils were looking for revenge but it was not to be as the Panthers once again took a 4-3 win… Two of the Red Devils’ wins came in singles action where both Mary Catherine Dailey and Gracie Spangler took wins… The other Red Devil win came off the rackets of the #2 doubles team Kimora Wesley and Ella Adair won… The team finishes with an 8-2 record and now awaits the start of the SCHSL Playoffs on Tuesday, Oct. 20th when they will travel to the winner of Region 2.
  • Cross Country… The Red Devil Cross country teams were also in action on Tuesday as they traveled down to Greenwood to participate in a meet hosted by Emerald HS at the Oasis Farms
    • Boys Finish First… Good news where the boys are concerned as the finished first out of 10 teams participating… The fastest runner for the Red Devils was William Reid who finished 6th overall with a time of 17:50… For more information like how the other teams, other Red Devil runners and the JVs did, click here.
    • Girls Finish Fourth… In the girls portion of the meet the news is not quite as good for Red Devil fans as they finished fourth out of 8 teams participating… Once again Elizabeth Reid was the top runner for the Red Devils finishing fourth overall with a time of 21:49…. To see how the other teams and Red Devil runners did click here.
  • JV Football… The Red Devils will host the Chapman Panthers at 6;00 pm

Laurens Raiders

  • JV Football… The Raider JV football team will travel to eastside HS today for a 6:00 pm contest with the Eagles.

Laurens Academy

  • Volleyball… The Crusader volleyball teams finally got back on the court last night as they hosted Wardlaw… Good news for Crusader fans as the middle school team won 2-0 and the varsity team 3-2… Both teams travel to Richard Winn today…. Go Crusaders!
  • MS Football… The middles school football team also travels to Richard Winn today for a 6:00 pm contest.

Middle School Football

  • CMS 35 – LMS 12… In middle school football action yesterday the Clinton MS Wildcats took a 35-12 win over the Laurens MS Tigers at Wilder Stadium… It was Clinton’s third game of the season while it was the first for the Tigers and it was evident as the Wildcats looked a little more “polished” than the Tigers and the Tigers made many “first game” miscues… The game started with a bang when the Wildcat’s Javen Cook returned the opening kickoff for about 74 yards for a score… The Wildcats went on to put 22 points on the board before the Tigers would score… On the night Clinton’s Tushawan Richardson competed 3 TD passes two of them to Javaye Suber of 39 and 21 yards… His other TD pass was caught by DJ Clark was 41 yards long… The Wildcats final score came on a rushing TD by Javen Cook from 46 yards out… They also had a safety in there also… For the Tigers their scores came when Narrious James returned a kickoff about 80 yards for a score and Joshue Goodwin connected with Javious Williams for a scoring strike.
  • Middle School Football Schedule for Today… Sanders at Dixie, Gray Court at Whitmire, Ware Shoals at Hickory Tavern and Laurens Academy at Richard Winn.

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Sports Report for Wednesday, 10-7-2020

Local Notes:

Middle School Football

  • LMS at CMS… This afternoon we will be broadcasting our first middle school football game of the season as the Laurens MS Tigers travel to Clinton to take on the Clinton MS Wildcats… This will be the opening game for the Tigers and the third game for the Wildcats… Kickoff is scheduled for 5:30 so plan on joining us just a few minutes before that.

Laurens Raiders:

  • Tennis: Laurens 4 – Abbeville 3… The Lady Raider tennis team closed out its season on Monday with a 4-3 win over the Abbeville Panthers in Abbeville… Taking wins in singles action were Kelsie Little, Anna Jenkins and Bella Youseff… The #1 doubles team composed of Jenkins and Youseff took the deciding match for the Raiders…If you click here you will go to a posting that has more information on this match and comments from Coach Lynne Todd about the team and its season. … The team finished the season with a 6-4 overall record and 4-4 in region play…

Latest Media SC Prep Media Poll Out… The latest SC Prep Media Football Poll came out yesterday

  • Class AAAAA… The top 3 in Class AAAAA are Dutch Fork, Gaffney & Fort Dorchester… Dorman fell to #4 after their one point loss to Gaffney last Friday. By the way in case you missed it, Dorman is having to postpone its game with Byrnes this week due to guess what…. COVID 19.
  • Class AAAA… Myrtle Beach continues to hold down the top spot followed by South Pointe and Greenville to round out the top 3….Of course the Raiders lost to Greenville last Friday night and they lost to Greenwood in the season opener who checks in at #5 this week… Region opponent Greer comes in at #10… Laurens did get some votes but not enough to make the top 10.
  • Class AAA… Dillon, Wren and Chapman hold down the top 3 spots in Class AAA… Chapman is the Red Devils opponents this week as the Red Devils hit the road to play the Panthers… An interesting matchup this weekend as #2 Wren and #4 Daniel go at it against each other.
  • Class AA… No big news here as Abbeville continues to hold down the top spot with the next 3 teams being Barnwell, Newberry and Saluda.
  • Class A… The top 3 teams in Class A are Lamar, Lakeview and Southside Christian out of Simpsonville.
  • Entire Poll… If you would like to see the entire top 10 in each class along with others who received votes click here.

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Sports Report for Tuesday, 10-6-2020

Local Notes:

TD Club Player of the Week…. The Laurens County Touchdown Club is proud to announce that for Week of Oct 2nd the Player of the Week is Clinton High Schools Jykorie Gary…Jykorie is a Junior RB/DB for the Red Devils… Playing both ways for the Red Devils Friday night Gary had one of the greatest single game performances in school history…The Clinton Red Devils lost a heartbreaker to Broome High School 27-26 this past Friday night at Wilder Stadium… Offensively, Gary ran the football 10 times for 180 yards and scored two touchdowns vs Broome. Jykorie set a new school record for Red Devil Football with the longest run from scrimmage in CHS history when in the second quarter he ran 97 yards for the first score of the night for Clinton…Jykorie also caught one pass in the contest and led the Devils offense in so many ways with key blocks for his teammates throughout the contest…Defensively, Gary recorded 10 tackles including 8 solo tackles and had one tackle for loss in the contest, as he very rarely came off the field…The Laurens County Touchdown Club will honor Jykorie at the Touchdown Club meeting this Thursday, at which time Presbyterian College Football Coach Tommy Spangler will be the featured speaker… The LCTD is proud to honor our local high school players each week for their Friday Night performances…This marks the second week in a row that Clinton High School has had the County’s Player of the Week…Previous weeks honorees are Judson Watkins, Thomas Lowry, Diamonte Grant and Carson Venable all of Laurens Academy…Clinton Highs Hezekiah Kinard was last week’s winner and will be honored at the touchdown club this week along with Gary.


Laurens Raiders:

  • Volleyball: Eastside 3 – Laurens 0… Catching up on some volleyball action from last Thursday, the raiders traveled up to Eastside HS to take on the Eagles… The score is not what I like to report because the Eagles took a 3-0 win in varsity action… Set scores were 25-17. 25-21 and 25-9.
  • JV: Eastside 2 – Laurens 1… In JV action the Eagles also took a win but it was a close one as they won 2-1… The Eagles took the first set 25-17 but the Raiders rebounded taking the second set 25-14… The third set was back and forth but when the final volley was over the Eagles had taken it 15-11 to win the match 2-1… For more details on this match click here.
  • Greenville Football Game Link… Last Friday night’s raider football game with Greenville was streamed live on YouTube… If you desire to watch it it was recorded and can be seen by clicking here.

Laurens Academy Crusaders:

Volleyball… The Crusader volleyball teams were back in action yesterday as they traveled to Cambridge Academy… Good news where the middle school team is concerned as it took a 2-1 win over the Cougars… The news is not as good where the varsity squad is concerned as the Cougars took a 3-1 win.


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Sports Report for Monday, 10-5-2020

Local Notes:

Clinton Red Devils: Broome 27 – Clinton 26… The Red Devils and the Broome Centurions got together last Friday night in the Centurions opening game of the season… It was a back and forth affair that saw the Red Devils commit 4 turnover in the game but still have a chance to win the game with the clock ticking down as they attempted a 19 yard field goal for the win only to have it blocked as the Centurions held them off to take a 27-26 win.

  • There was no score in the first quarter as the Red Devils drove deep in to Centurion territory but just could not get past the goal line… The last drive they started in the first quarter actually ended at the Broome 2 yard line early in the second quarter when they fumbled at the Broome 2 and the Centurions recovered it and returned it to the Clinton 48 yard line… It took just 1 play fort eh Centurions to score on a on a 48 yard pass from Dylan Ramirez to Braxtin Turner and with the PAT the score stood 7-0 Centurions with 11:01 left in the half.
  • Two possessions later the Red Devils again fumbled deep in their own territory with Broome again recovering this time at the Red Devil 6 yard line… The Red Devil defense dug throwing the Centurions for a loss on their first play from scrimmage and then the Broome quarterback misfired on his next two passes… On fourth and 11 he completed a pass but the Red Devil defense stopped them at the one… Two plays later Jykorie Gary broke loose for a 97 yard TD but the PAT failed so the score was 7-6 Broome with 5:07 left in the half.
  • Broome answered going  71 yards and scoring with 38 seconds left in the half but the PAT was blocked by Zechariah Johnston making the score 13-6 Broome…The Red Devils had a pass intercepted just before the end of the half but the Centurions did not cash in on that opportunity.
  • The Red Devils opened the second half quickly scoring on the second play from scrimmage when Shy Kinard rumbled in from 35 yards out… Wyatt McWatters added the PAT to tie the game 13-13… The action then got fast and furious as the two teams traded scores.
  • Broome responded going 75 yards in 10 plays scoring with 6:40 left in the quarter but missed the Pat to make it 19-13 Broome…. The Red Devils responded going 56 yards in 9 plays scoring with 3:41 left in the quarter on a 4 yard run by Shy Kinard… The PAT failed and the score was tied 19-19 and remained that way as the teams started the fourth quarter.
  • Clinton fumbled again to end their first drive of the fourth quarter at the Broome 37… CK Vance soon afterwards intercepted a Centurion pass giving the Red Devils the ball at the Broome 45 yard line… Seven plays later Jykorie Gary scored again this time for 11 yards out and JP Snelgrove added the PAT to make it 26-19 Red Devils with 4:16 left in the game…  Broome answered immediately going 66 yards in 8 plays scoring on a tipped pass and then added a 2-point conversion to go up 27-26 with 1:26 left in the game.
  • Clinton moved the ball to the Broome 2 yard line where Coach Fountain elected to go for the win attempting a 19 yard field goal as the clock ticked down but the attempt was blocked thus handing the Red Devils a very tough loss.
  • The Red Devils finished with 402 yards of total offense all but 39 of them on the ground… The Centurions finished with 377 yards total offense with only 89 of them coming on the ground… Jykorie Gary was games leading rusher with 180 yards rushing and 2 TDs… Shy Kinard finished the night with 92 yards and 2 TDs…The Red Devils did have 3 lost fumbles and one interception while the Centurions had a single turnover in the form of an interception… Click here to see the complete stat package including a play by play accounting of the game…. Clinton’s record is now 1-1 and they will travel to Chapman this Friday night to take on the Panthers.

Laurens Raiders: Greenville 31 – Laurens 14… The Laurens Raiders played host to the Greenville Red Raiders last Friday at KC Hanna Stadium and the Red Raiders took a 37-14 win taking advantage of Laurens miscues…. The score was tied 14-14 at the half and Greenville broke it open in the fourth quarter scoring 21 points in the final 12 minutes of play.

  • Greenville’s first score came on a 54 yard pass with 3:30 left in the first quarter after they recovered a Raider fumble… The PAT was good so the score stood 7-0…. Greenville struck again with 9:06 left in the first half on another pass play and added the PAT to make it 14-0.
  • Laurens responded going 53 yards on 9 plays and scoring on a 21 yard pass from James Rawl to Cayson Elledge… Brian Diaz kicked the PAT to make it 14-7 Greenville with 5:11 left in the half… Greenville fumbled during their next possession and the Raiders recovered it at the Greenville 44 and 10 plays later Laurens scored on another pass from Rawl to Elledge this on a 5 yarder… Again Diaz added the PAT and the score was tied 14-14 with just 13 seconds left in the half.
  • The third quarter saw neither team’s offense get much traction and the only score in the quarter when Laurens was backed up to their own 1 yard line and forced to punt… The punt bounced of a Laurens blocking back and went into the end zone where Laurens fell on it giving Greenville a safety and not at TD to make it 16-14 Greenville… The fourth quarter was all Red Raiders as they moved the ball on a weary Laurens defense scoring twice on the ground  and once on a pick-six to make the final 37-14
  • Greenville finished the night with 268 yards of total offense with 190 of it coming through the air… Laurens finished with 215 yard of total offense with 174 of them coming through the air…. Zy Todd was the leading rusher for the Raiders with 23 yards on 10 carries… Rawl finished the night going 18-f 42 with one interception… He threw 2 TD passes and they were both to Cayson Elledge (21 & 5 yards)… To see the complete stat package including a play by play accounting of the game click here… Greenville improves to 2-0 on the season while the Raiders fall to 0-2… Laurens will host eastside this Friday at 7:30 at KC Hanna Stadium.

 Laurens Academy Crusaders: Richard Winn 54 – Laurens Academy 32The 3-2 Crusaders hosted the undefeated Eagles of Ricard Winn Academy in region action last Friday at Todd Kirk Field… The Eagles jumped out to a 16-0 lead before the Crusaders could get on the board and try as they might the Crusaders just could not overcome the slow start as they fell 54-32.

  • First Quarter… The Eagles took the opening kickoff and marched down the field and scored with 5:52 left in the first quarter to go up 8-0 with the two-point conversion…. That was the only score in the first quarter.
  • Second Quarter… The Eagles got on the board again with 10:54 left in the half and added the two-point conversion once again to make it 16-0… The Crusaders finally scored with 9:40 left in the half  when Thomas Lowry hit Diamonte Grant with a 37 yard scoring strike capping a 51 yard drive… The Crusaders made the two-point conversion so the score stood 18-8. Eagles… The last score in the first half was by the Eagles as they marched down the field in 10 plays and scored on a 16 pass and added the conversion to make the score 24-8 Eagles when the final horn of the half sounded.
  • Third Quarter… The Crusaders scored first in the third quarter when Lowry hit Grant again for the score this time on a 49 yard pass… The PAT failed so with 11:03 left in the 3rd quarter it was 24-14 Eagles…. Richard Winn scored again next with 4:16 left in the 3rd quarter but missed the conversion making it 30-14… The Crusaders came right back and scored on a 48 yard pass from Lowry to Ciao Rita  but did not make the conversion making the score 30-20 with 3:08 left in the quarter… Not to be outdone, the Eagles scored again with 1:07 left to make it 38-20… The Crusaders were able to score with 58 seconds left in the quarter when Lowry connected with Cal Robertson on a 30 yard scoring strike making the score 38-26 which was the score going into the fourth quarter.
  • Fourth Quarter…Richard Winn was the first to find pay dirt in the 4th quarter as they scored at the 10:06 mark making it 46-26… The Crusaders were not ready to give up as they scored again with 8:16 left in the game on a 5 yard pass from Lowry to Clarence Bertoli… That made the score 46-32… The Eagles would score one more time and hold the Crusaders scoreless the rest of the way as they took the 54-32 win.
  • Stats… The Eagles finished the night with just over 500 yards of total offense with their quarterback Zack Taylor accounting for most of them… He had 40 rushes for 256 yards (4TDs) and threw for 63 yards and 1 TD… The Crusaders finished with 388 yards of offense only 75 of which came on the ground by Thomas Lowry… He also finished the night going 15 of 31 with 1 interception and 5TDs… Diamonte Grant led the Crusaders in the receiving department 86 yards 3 catches with 2 TDS (37 &n49)… Cal Robertson, Caio Rita and Clarence Bertoli each had a TD catch… The Crusaders will travel down t Blackville this Friday night to take on the Jefferson Davis Crusaders.

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Sports Report for Friday, 10-2-2020

Local Notes:

Football Tonight… All three Laurens County high schools will be at home tonight. 

  • Richard Winn at Laurens Academy… The Crusaders 3-2 Crusaders start region play tonight as they host the Eagles of Richard Winn Academy who come into the game with a 4-o record…They are averaging 43.5 points per game while allowing an average of 5 points per game… The Crusaders are averaging 42 points per game and giving up an average of 17.2 points per game… This looks to be the toughest game to date for the Crusaders and could determine the region champion by the time the season is over.
  • Broome at Clinton… The Red Devils will be hosting the Broome Centurions who will be playing their first game of the season after having to delay the start of their season due to a positive COVID 19 test just prior to the start of the season… Of course the Red Devils are coming off the exciting 32-26 win over the Emerald Vikings in overtime last week.
  • Greenville at Laurens… One thing is sure tonight at KC Hanna Stadium the Raiders will win… The only question is will it be the Red Raiders of Greenville HS or the home standing “green” Raiders of LDHS… The Laurens Raiders are coming off the 35-7 loss at Greenwood last week while the Red Raiders defeated Greer 34-17 last week at home… Greenville is ranked in the top 10 in Class-AAAA so this will be another stiff test for our Raiders… Hope you can make it to the game but if not we will start off tonight with the Friday Night Insiders program a couple of minutes after 6:00 pm and then go live to the stadium about 6:35… You can hear all the action on 860 AM or 104.1 FM and as always it will be streamed at www.wlbg.com.

Clinton Red Devils

  • JV Football: Clinton 30 – Broome 6… Last night the Red Devil JV football team traveled up to Broome and came back with a 30-6 win over the Centurions… The team on led 8-0 at the half but pushed that lead out to 24-6 by the end of the third quarter and then added another 6 points in the fourth to take the 30-6 win… Kadon Crawford had 2 passing TDs one to Zay Johnston and one to Josh May… Johnston also had a 65 yard kick return for a TD… The Red Devils also had 2 rushing TDs one by TJ Sullivan and one by Zee Livingston… After the game Coach Dontavious Glenn said “Tonight we started out a little sluggish, but we were able to bounce back in the second half. The defense played great and the offense made plays when we needed them down the stretch. Great Team Effort”… The Red Devils are now 2-0 on the season.
  • Tennis: Clinton 7 – Union County 0… Back on Wednesday the Red Devil girls’ tennis team hosted the Union County Yellow Jackets and they completely pulled to stingers out of them as the Devils took a 7-0 win… Mary Catherine Dailey, Ana Maria Rincon, Chandler Dailey, Reese Gowan and Gracie Spangler all took one-sided wins in singles action… The #1 doubles team took a win by forfeit while the #2 doubles team of Kimora Wesley and Ella Adair also took a one-sided win over their opponents… For details on this match click here… The team is now 7-1 on the season.

Laurens Raiders:

  • JV Football: Laurens 26 – Greenville 0… The Laurens Raider JV team traveled to Greenville last night and defeated the Greenville Red Raiders a score 26 -0…. The first score came off a 9 yard touchdown pass from Hunter Nabors to KD Mosley… That drive was a total of 11 yards and came after the Raiders intercepted a Greenville pass… The extra point was missed making the score 6-0 Laurens in the second quarter…  Later on in the second quarter KD Mosley returned a punt for 50 yards for a TD ant the PAT was good by Hugo Avila making the score 13-0 which was the score at the half… In the third quarter Nabors connected with Asher Goss for a 31 yard touchdown pass extra point was no good making the score 19-O… Later on in the third quarter Mosley picked off the Greenville quarterback returning it for a pick-6… Once again the extra point was good making the score 26 to 0… After the game Coach Jawon Stevens said “We played really well! Played fast and physical”… The Raiders are now 1-1 on the season… My thanks to Lindsey Bell for providing most of this information !
  • Greenville Football Program… This year the Raiders are making their Game Day Football Program available online…. If you would like to see the program for the game with Greenville HS this Friday night click here…. In it you will find information about the clear bag policy for events at LDHS, policies pertaining to KC Hanna Stadium related to COVID-19, Player of the Week which this past week was Jeremiah Fuller, Raider varsity roster, Greenville varsity roster, pictures of the Raider coaching staff, stats from last week’s game at Greenwood, photos of the seniors in fall sports and a wealth of other information… Check it out!
  • Tennis: Laurens 5 – Greer 2… back on Wednesday the Lady Raider tennis team hosted the Greer Yellow Jackets… Good news for Raider fans as the team took a 5-2 win over the Yellow jackets… Taking wins in singles action for the Raiders were Anna Jenkins, Bella Youseff, McKenzie Little and Bella Burrafato… The #2 doubles team made up of Skylar Douglas and Casey Partee also took a win over their opponents… For more information on this match click here.

Ticket Information:

  • CHS Athletic Tickets Fall 2020 and Other Information… CHS released information regarding the purchase of tickets for all athletic events at CHS… Basically it says that that all tickets for all events will NOT be sold at the gates that they must be bought online prior to arriving for the event… To go to the posting on the CHS athletic website where all off this is explained in further detail click here… To go straight to the ticket purchasing page click here…. The posting did say that tickets for CMS athletic events will be sold at the door.

 

  • LDHS Football Ticket Information… LDHS has also released information concerning tickets for athletic events and again the main point is that no tickets will be sold at the gates… Tickets for all Raider athletic events must be bought online… The only way to get tickets for Raider football other than online is at four local businesses…. They are Angela Marlette State Farm, Chris Callahan State Farm, Matt Davis State Farm and Laurens Dentistry… To purchase tickets online for all Raider athletic events click here.

 

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Sports Report for Thursday, 10-12020

Clinton Red Devils

  • Tennis: Clinton 7 – Emerald 0… back on Tuesday the :Lady Red Devil tennis team traveled down to Emerald HS to take on the Vikings and the Red Devils came home with a decisive 7-0 win where the Red Devils did not allow the Vikings to win a set… Mary Catherine Dailey, Ana Maria Rincon, Chandler Dailey, Reese Gowan and Gracie Spangler all picked up wins in singles action… The #1 doubles team of M.C. Dailey and C. also defeated their opponents on the courts while the #2 doubles team of Kimora Wesley and Ella Adair took a win by forfeit…. For more information about this match click here.
  • Volleyball: Clinton 3 – Union 2… Now also on Tuesday the Red Devil volleyball teams hosted the Union County Yellow Jackets… Good news for Red Devils fans as they took a hard-fought 3-2 win… Union took the first two sets by scores of 27-25 and 25-22 but the Red Devils did not quit as the rebounded to take the next two sets by scores of 25-17 and 25-23… The match went down to the wire but when the final volley was over the Red Devils took the fifth set by a score of 17-15 to win the match…JV: Union 2 – Clinton 0… Now in JV action the news is not as good as Union took a 2-0 win… Set scores were 25-14 and 25-20
  • Boys’ Cross Country… The Cross country teams were also in action on Tuesday as they traveled to the Trails at Lake Rabon to take on Laurens and Powdersville… Again good news for Red Devil fans as the team finished first with 30 points, Powdersville second with 33 and Laurens third with 64 points… The top runner for the Red Devils was once again William Reid who finished first overall with a time of 18:10… To see how the other Red Devils runners did click here.
  • Girls’ Cross Country… The girls’ cross country team was also in action on Tuesday and the news is not as good as they finished third… As usual Elizabeth Reid led the Red Devils with a time of 21:30 and finished first overall… For more information on this meet, click here.
  • JV Football at Broome… A quick reminder that the JV football team will be on the road as they travel to Broome for a 6:00 pm contest.

Laurens Raiders:

  • Volleyball: Greenville 3 – Laurens 0… On Tuesday the Raider volleyball teams traveled up to Greenville HS to take on the Red Raiders… I wish I had better news to report to the Raiser fans out there as Greenville took a 3-0 win… Set scores were 27-25, 25-22 and 25-22… For more information on this match click hereJV: Greenville 2 – Laurens 0… In JV action Greenville was also victorious as they took a 2-0 win… Set scores were 23-13 & 25-15… For more information on this match click here…. The teams travel to eastside today to take on the Eagles.
  • Girls’ Golf… The Lady Raider was in action yesterday as they also took on Greenville HS playing at The Preserve at Verdae… Again I hate to have to report this to Laurens fans but Greenville to a win over Laurens by a score of 197-243… Anna Gray Roland led the Raiders with a low score of 47…. For more information on this match and comments from Coach Iacuone click here.
  • JV Football on the Road… A quick reminder the Laurens Raider JV football team will be on the road today as they travel up to Greenville to take on the Greenville HS Red Raiders in a 6:00 pm contest… I do believe the game will be played at Sirrine Stadium.

Ticket Information:

  • CHS Athletic Tickets Fall 2020 and Other Information… CHS released information regarding the purchase of tickets for all athletic events at CHS… Basically it says that that all tickets for all events will NOT be sold at the gates that they must be bought online prior to arriving for the event… To go to the posting on the CHS athletic website where all off this is explained in further detail click here… To go straight to the ticket purchasing page click here…. The posting did say that tickets for CMS athletic events will be sold at the door.

 

  • LDHS Football Ticket Information… LDHS has also released information concerning tickets for athletic events and again the main point is that no tickets will be sold at the gates… Tickets for all Raider athletic events must be bought online… The only way to get tickets for Raider football other than online is at four local businesses…. They are Angela Marlette State Farm, Chris Callahan State Farm, Matt Davis State Farm and Laurens Dentistry… To purchase tickets online for all Raider athletic events click here.

Broadcast Notes…  Below is a list of dates, kickoff times and teams that we plan on broadcasting live sports on Real Radio WLBG… And as usual you can hear it live on 860AM, 104.1 FM and the internet at www.wlbg.com.

  • October 2: Greenville at Laurens …. Friday Night Insiders will start about 6:03 and then we will go live from the stadium about 6:35.

Local Sports Schedule:

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


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