- Lady Raider Golf…. The Lady Raider golf team opened up its season this past Monday afternoon as they hosted TL Hanna and Ware Shoals out at Lakeside Country Club… TL Hanna won the match with a score of 187. Ware Shoals was second with 206 and LDHS was third with 222. Scores for Laurens were Alexus Moore 47, Bailey Gibbs 56, Hannah Finley 59, and Brandi Eiff 60. Carleigh Greene of TL Hanna was the medalist with a 40
- Volleyball… Also on Monday the Raider volleyball traveled to Broome to participate in a tri-match with Broome and Southside Christian… Unfortunately for Raider fans the team lost to both schools with Brooms and Southside Christian both taking 2-0 wins over the Raiders… The set scores with Broome were 25-22 and 25-20…. The set scores against SSC were 25-5 and 25-11
Laurens Academy: The Crusader volleyball teams had their home openers last night as they hosted the Wardlaw Patriots.
- Varsity: Crusaders 3 – Patriots 1…. In varsity action, the Crusaders took a 3-1 win over the Patriots… Wardlaw won the first set 26-24… The Crusaders came back and took the second and third sets by an identical score of 25-13… The Patriots did not lay down but battled the Crusaders trying to force a fifth set but the Crusaders were just too much for them as they took a 26-24 win… The win gives the Crusaders a 3-1 overall record and 2-0 in region play
- Middle School: Patriots 2 – Crusaders 1… Sorry no further details… Both teams will be back in action Thursday as they host Cambridge Academy
Replays of Raider Football Games … I would also like to tell you at this time that replays of each of this year’s LDHS Raider varsity football games will be available on our website… Again go to www.wlbg.com and find the Features Sports section again on the lower right side of our homepage and find the posting 2016 Raider Football Games Audio… Again the newest (latest) game audio will be toward the top of the posting when opened and the oldest toward the bottom… Again I hope you enjoy these.
- Braves 7 – Padres 3… The Atlanta Braves took a 7-5 win over the San Diego Padres last night to open a short 3-game series… The Braves put 5 runs on the board in the 3rd inning and that would prove to be enough as Julio Teheran picked up the win going 7 strong innings striking out 8 and walking none… He did give up 2 runs as the Padres’ Oswald Arcia did belt a 2-run homer… For more information on this game, click here
- Drive 7 – Braves 3… The Greenville Drive opened their final home series last night with a 7-3 win over the Rome Braves at Flour Field… The Drive fell behind early trailing 2-0 going into the bottom of the 2nd inning when they tied the game putting 2 runs on the board and then adding 2 more in the 3rd and never trailed again… The drive’s first baseman Josh Ockimey hit his 18th homer of the season a 2-run shot in the 7th inning… For more information on this game, click here…. Drive fans remember that tonight and tomorrow night are the last two home games of the season for the Drive.
Broadcast Notes… Our next Laurens varsity football broadcast will be this Friday night when Laurens host the Chapman Panthers… We will start with our Friday Night Insiders program at 5:30 followed by Stan Olenick & Mike Anthony and then go live to Wilder Stadium about 6:35 with Doug Holiday calling the game and King Dixon adding his analysis of the game… Mike Hughes will report from the sideline…Our FM in-stadium transmitter will be set on 95.7
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