Sports Report for Tuesday, 10-11-2016

PC Notes:

Football: Gardner-Webb 24 – PC 3… The Presbyterian College football team dropped its conference opener at Gardner-Webb, 24-3 last Saturday night up in Boiling Springs, N.C… The Running Bulldogs pretty much dominated the statistics amassing 519 yards of total offense to PC’s 234… To see more about this game including comments from Coach Harold Nichols and a link to game statistics, click here… The Blue Hose are now 1-4 overall and 0-1 in Big South play and will return home this Thursday night for a 7 pm contest with Monmouth which can be seen on the Big South Network.

Local Notes:

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Golf: Ware Shoals 187 – Laurens 218… Catching up with some Lady Raider golf team which traveled to Ware Shoals last Thursday, the Raiders found the Hornet’s clubs packing quite a sting as the Hornets won the match 187-218… Bailey Gibbs had the low score for the Raiders as she shot a 46… Other Raider scores were Hannah Finley 55, Brandi Eiff 57 and Bailey Carder 60.

Golf: Raiders Qualify for Upper State Tournament… Now there is good news for the Lady Raider golf all-region_moore-gibbsteam as they finished third in the Region 2-5A Golf Tournament yesterday down at Stoney Point… Mauldin finished first with a 394, Wade Hampton second with a 406 and Laurens third with a 414 just edging out Riverside with a 415 to capture the last qualifying spot… Alexus Moore led the Raiders with a 91 which propelled her into a 4th place finish overall… Bailey Gibbs had a 95 and finished 6th overall…Because of their performances yesterday, Moore and Gibbs were names to the All-Region Team… Other scores for Laurens were Bailey Carder 113 (her personal best score) and Hannah Finley 115… To see more detailed results, click on the following: 2016girlsgolfscoresheet-regiontournament…. The team will now head to Carolina Country Club in Spartanburg next Tuesday for the Upper State Tournament… Way to go Raiders!!!

Laurens Academy:

  • VB: L.A. 3 – WW King 0… Yesterday the Lady Crusader volleyball teams traveled to WW King Academy to take on the lady Knights… As has most often been the case this year the ride home was a pleasant one for the varsity team as they took a 3-0 win over the Knights… The set scores were 25-10, 25-15 and 25-6… The team is now 13-2 overall and 9-0 in conference play…. The team will be back in action today as the varsity squad host Anderson Montessori in what I believe will be their last regular season home match and it will be senior night… The first volley is set for 6 pm.
  • MS VB: WW King 2 – L.A. 0… Now the news was not as good where the Lady Crusader middle school volleyball team was concerned as WW King took a 2-0 win.
  • Football: JDA 42 – LA 24… Yesterday the Crusader football team traveled to Jefferson Davis Academy to take on the Raiders hoping to win their third game in as many weeks… Alas it was not to be as JDA took a 42-24 win… Will Tindall completed two TD passes to Jonathan Burns and another to Josh Moore… Moore was also able to scoop up a Raider fumble and run it in for a TD… The 2-5 Crusaders will host Richard Winn this Friday and it will also be homecoming.

Middle School Football:

  • Sanders 22 – McCormick 14… The SMS Yellow jackets traveled to McCormick yesterday and came home with a 22-14 win… Shamare Dendy had 3 rushing TDs for Sanders,, He scored from 10, 34 and 4 yards out… Zak Rice connected with Rashun Kennedy Good for a two-point conversion and Good also ran one in for a two-point conversion.

 

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Sports Report for Monday, 10-10-2016

Local Notes:

LDHS:

  • Laurens 48 – Wade Hampton 28… The Laurens Raiders traveled to Wade Hampton last Friday night to take on the Generals and Laurens won the coin toss and elected to defer to the second half… The Generals then took the opening kickoff and proceeded to march down the field and go up 7-0 scoring in 7 plays… However, 3 things made sure that was the last lead the Generals would enjoy… They were the Raider defense, the offensive line and DQ Floyd… Floyd wound up with 334 yards rushing 30 attempts scoring 5 TDs largely in part to the blocking of the Raider offensive line… Floyd had TD runs of 20, 2, 8 (all in the first half), 1 and 7 yards… In the first half Ryan Campbell and Braylen McBeth also had rushing TDs… The Raiders were 35-7 with just moments left in the first half when the Generals got on the board with a 38 yard “hail Mary” pass as time ran out to make the score 35-14 at the half… Wade Hampton came out in the third quarter and scored 14 unanswered points to make the score 35-28 with 7:31 left in the third quarter… The Raiders then scored 14 unanswered points to make the final 48-28… The Raiders last TD came after the Generals drove to the Raider 5 yard line and had a first and goal to go and the Raider defense held them at the 6 inch line on fourth down and the ball went over to the Raiders at that point early in the fourth period… On the first play from scrimmage DQ Floyd went 92 yards to the Generals 7 yard line and finished the job with a 7 yard run to put the nail in the coffin. .. Tyzay Hill had an interception and return that set up the Raiders at the Wade Hampton 8 yard line which set up the raiders third score… As you might expect, unlike last week the Raiders dominated the statistics… To see the entire statistical package click on the following: laurensatwadehamptongamepacket…. The Raiders are now 3-4 overall but more importantly 2-0 in region play and will travel to Riverside this THURSDAY for the final regular season road game.
  • Tennis: Riverside 6 – Laurens 0… Catching up with some girls’ tennis action from last Thursday, The lady raiders traveled to Riverside and unfortunately lost 6-0… If you would like more details on this match, click here.

Ware Shoals

  • McCormick 58 – Ware Shoals 28… The Ware Shoals Hornets traveled to McCormick to take on the Chiefs last Thursday and unfortunately they lost 58-28 as the Chiefs’ Mateo Durant rushed for 273 yards in 17 carries and Silas Cannady added another 117 to run past the Hornets… For more information on this game, click here.

Laurens Academy:

  • The Crusaders travel to Jefferson Davis today at 6:30 for their game that was rescheduled from last Friday night.

Other High School Notes

  • Scores from Across the State…. Now many games were postponed due to Hurricane Mathew especially from the mid-state to the coast… If you would like to see the scores from around the state of games that were played arranged by class, click on the following:
  • SCHSL Extends Schedule Due Matthew… Last week the SCHSL made adjustments not only to the football schedule for this season bit also volleyball and girls tennis due to Hurricane Matthew… Similar to last year when floods disrupted the season, an 11Th week will be added to the football season to be used for making up varsity and sub-varsity football games that had to be postponed due to Matthew and for that reason alone… That means the playoffs will be pushed back and start on November 11th… To see the entire press release, click here.

Middle School Football:

  • Northside 43 – LMS- 8… Catching up on some middle school football whose results were just recently made available, last Wednesday the Laurens Middle School Tigers traveled to Greenwood to take on the Northside Knights and all I have is the final score and that is the Northside took a 43-8 win

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Sports Report for Friday, 10-7-2016

PC Notes:

  • Football… After having a bye week last weekend the Blue Hose football team returns to action tomorrow as they travel to Boiling Springs, NC to take on the Running Bulldogs of Gardner-Webb… PC enters the contest at 1-3 on the season while Gardner-Webb is 2-3… The two teams have t 38 times on the gridiron with the series being split at 19-19… The game kicks off at 6 pm and for more information on this game, click here, 

Local Notes:

CHS:

  • Clinton 45 – Mid-Carolina 7… The threat of bad weather today caused the Red Devils and the Mid-Carolina Rebels to move their game to last night and the move must have suited the Red Devils as they took a convincing 45-7 win over the Rebels… The Red Devils scored first in the game with 7:29 left in the opening quarter on a 1 yard run by Koko Richey with Elvis Fitz adding the PAT to make it 7-0… By the half Clinton led 21-7 and never looked back.. Richey added another rushing TD and Charlie Craven threw for 3 TDs… Jalen Carter, Aaron Copeland and Nick Carroll each caught a TD pass… Clinton’s other score came on an 84 yard kickoff return to open the second half by Jay Thomas and Elvis Fitz also had a 22 yard field goal.… To see some statistics on the game, click on the following: chs-vs-mchs-short-stats …. The Red Devils are now 3-4 overall and 1-1 in region play and will head to Newberry to take on the Bulldogs next Friday night.
  • Gracie Waldron Crowned Miss CHS 2016… Last night was also Homecoming at CHS and Miss Gracie Waldron was crowned Miss CHS 2016 at halftime… Congratulations to her!!

LDHS:

  • 9th Grade Football: Laurens 48 – Greenville 14… Last night the Raider 9th grade team played host to the Greenville Red Raiders and came away with a 48-14 win at KC Hanna Stadium… The Laurens jumped out to a 20-0 lead before Greenville ever got on the board with 4:33 left in the second quarter… Mikel Burnside and Mark McGowan both had 3 rushing TDs on the night and Drey Peak added another.
  • JV Football: Laurens 38 – Wade Hampton 8… After the 9th grade game the Raider JV team hosted the Generals of Wade Hampton… Again there is good news as the Raiders took a 38-8 win… The Raiders scored on their first drive going 64 yards in 5 plays with Jeremiah Jenkins scoring from 16 yards out… A pass from Kobe Williams to Zachary Miller added 2 points as the Raiders went up 8-0… The Raiders led 16-0 at the half and then went on to the win,,, Jenkins ended the night with 3 rushing TDs two of them on very long runs… He also had a TD pass from Kobe Williams… Williams also connected with Will Tinsley for another scoring pass… Now if you would like to read a short recap of both of these Raider games to see how the scoring went and a couple of other details, click on the following: 2016-10-6-9th-grade-and-jv-recap

Laurens Academy:

A reminder that the Crusaders will travel to Jefferson Davis Academy Monday for a 6:30 pm contest.

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Sports Report for Thursday, 10-6-2016

Local Notes: 

Schedule Changes… The threat of bad weather has caused a few schedule changes in local athletics… One of the biggest changes is at CHS where the varsity football game and homecoming will be held tonight instead of tomorrow night… Also the location of the JV game has been changed and it will now be held at Wilder Stadium tonight instead of at Mid-Carolina… The JV game will start at 5 pm and the varsity game at 7:30… The homecoming parade will start at 4 pm…At Laurens Academy the middle school football game and volleyball match with Wardlaw were held yesterday instead of today… The varsity football game at Jefferson Davis Academy has been moved to Monday at 6:30 at JDA… On the middle school side, Laurens MS did move their football game against Northside to last night and the volleyball team hosted Westside in the Laurens MS gym last night… Sanders has rescheduled their game against McCormick for Monday, Oct. 10th at 5:30 p.m…. At Hickory Tavern: HT @Newberry MS Football game has been cancelled and will not be rescheduled…. The HT @ Clinton MS Volleyball has been rescheduled for Oct 11th… At this writing there have been no changes reported for Gray Court-Owings… At LDHS there is no change in the football schedule for this week… That means the 9th grade & JV football teams will host Wade Hampton tonight and the varsity will travel to Wade Hampton tomorrow night… Of course the weather situation is very fluid and if there are any further changes we will let you know.

CHS:

  • VB: CHS 3 – Mid-Carolina 2… The Lady Red Devil volleyball team traveled to Mid-Carolina this past Tuesday and the trip back was a pleasant one as the team took a 3-2 win… The Rebels took the first set 25-19 but the Red Devils rebounded to take the second set 25-21… The third set went to Mid-Carolina by a score of 25-22 but once again Clinton came back and took the fourth set 25-8… The fifth and deciding set went to Clinton by a score of 15-10.
  • JV VB: CHS 2 – Mid-Carolina 1… In JV action prior to the varsity match, the Red Devils took a 2-1 win over the Rebels… Clinton took the first set 25-21 but Mid-Carolina rebounded to take the second set 25-21… Clinton took the third set by a score of 15-11 to secure the win.

LDHS:

  • VB: Mauldin 3 – Laurens 0… The Lady Raider volleyball team hoisted the Lady Mavericks of Mauldin last night and I wish I had better news as Mauldin took a 3-0 win… Set scores were 25-16, 25-9 and 25-14… After the match Coach Raabe commented “Laurens took to the court to face Mauldin for the last time this season. The girls looked good on the court but were no match for Mauldin… Laurens had several good volleys and you could feel the excitement in the stands but could not pull out a win. We will be looking forward to next season.
  • Tennis: Mauldin 6 – Laurens 1… Now I need to do some catching up with the Lady Raider tennis team which took on Mauldin back on Tuesday… Again I wish I had better news but the Lady Raiders fell to Mauldin by a score 6-1… Julianne Turner had the lone win in singles action for the Raiders.
  • Golf: Greenwood 205 – Laurens 207… Also on Tuesday the Lady Raider golf team traveled to Greenwood to take on the Lady Eagles… It was a hard fought battle that went down to the wire but when the last put rolled into the cup the Eagles had taken a 205-207 win over the Raiders… Scores for Laurens were: Alexus Moore 47, Bailey Gibbs 50, Hannah Finley 52, and Brandi Eiff 58… Bailey Carder returned from injury and played within a few strokes of her personal best. Emily Whitt of Greenwood was the medalist with a 46… Afterwards Coach Jim Iacuone commented “A good score for us today. I think we can drop a few more strokes… If we can score in the low 400’s in the region tournament I think we have a good chance of qualifying for Upper State.”

Laurens Academy:

  • VB: Wardlaw 3 – LA 0… The Lady Crusader volleyball team moved their match with Wardlaw to last night to get ahead of the weather… The Lady Patriots are the only team to defeat the Lady Crusaders this year and the Crusaders were hoping to get some revenge… Alas it was not to be as Wardlaw took a 3-0 win… Set scores were 25-12, 25-12 and 25-20…The team is now 12-2 on the season.
  • MS Football: Oakbrook Prep 36 – LA 6… Sorry no other details

 

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Sports Report for Wednesday, 10-5-2016

Local Notes:

CHS:

  • Tennis: Mid-Carolina 5 – CHS 2… Yesterday the Lady Red Devil tennis team traveled to Prosperity, SC to take on the Lady Rebels of Mid-Carolina… Clinton’s only loss in region play was to Mid-Carolina earlier in the season so they were looking for some revenge… Unfortunately it was not to be as the Rebels took a 5-2 win… Elizabeth Jones picked up the Red Devils lone win in singles action… The other win came in doubles action where Jones teamed up with Gracie Waldron to form the #1 doubles team and defeat their opponents 8-4… The team is now 9-3 overall and 5-2 in region play and at this time is scheduled to host Newberry tomorrow at 5 pm.
  • VB: Spartanburg 3 – CHS 0… Catching up on some Red Devil volleyball action on Monday that I just received the scores on yesterday, the lady Red Devils traveled to Spartanburg to take on the Lady Vikings… I can imagine that the ride back to Clinton was not as joyous for the Red Devils as it might have been as Spartanburg took a 3-0 win… Set scores were 25-17, 25-20 and 25-18.
  • JV VB: Spartanburg 2 – CHS 0… In JV action prior to the varsity on Monday, Spartanburg took a hard-fought 2-0 win… Set scores 25-22 & 26-24.

LDHS:

  • Athletic Events Cancelled the Rest of the Week… Yesterday Laurens District 55 officials announced that all athletic events for the remainder of the week (Oct. 5-7) have been cancelled due to the possible effects on travel due to the evacuations from the coast.

Laurens Academy:

  • Football Postponed & Other Sports Adjusted… Yesterday it was also announced that the Laurens Academy football came scheduled for this Friday at Jefferson Davis Academy has been postponed until Monday, Oct. 10 at 6:30… Also the middle school football game and volleyball matches scheduled for tomorrow with Wardlaw have been moved to today and will take place at L.A.… Volleyball will start at 5 pm and middle school football will start at 6:30… It will be an interesting volleyball match as the Crusaders try to get revenge for their only loss of the season they suffered at Wardlaw earlier this season.
  • Will Tindal Receives Weekly Award… Congratulations go out to Laurens Academy’s Will Tindal as he was named the GoLaurens.com / Go Clinton.com Player of the Week for his performance last Friday in the Crusader’s 54-30 win over Newberry Academy… Tindal had 3 rushing TDs and also had 3 passing TDs… Congratulations to Will. 

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Sports Report for Tuesday, 10-4-2016

PC Notes… The PC football team had the weekend off as they had an open date this past weekend… That does not mean there was no sports action at PC as several other teams were in action… As a matter of fact two PC volleyball players garnered Player of the Week honors… To find out more about that and everything related to PC athletics remember all you have to remember is the name of the PC athletics website, GoBlueHose.com.

 

Local Notes:

 

CHS:

  • VB: CHS 3 – Chapman 2… Catching up on some Lady Red Devil volleyball action from last Thursday, Clinton hosted Chapman in region action and came away with a hard-fought 3-2 win… Chapman took the first set by a score of 25-14 but the Red Devils rebounded to take the second set by a score of 25-19… Chapman then came back to take the third set 27-25 only to have Clinton fight back and take the fourth set 26-24… In the fifth and deciding set the Red Devils took a 15-10 win to win the match 3-2.
  • JV VB: CHS 2 – Chapman 1… In JV action prior to the varsity match last Thursday, Clinton won by a score of 2-1… Chapman took the first set 28-26 but the Red Devils took the next two sets by scores of 25-11 & 15-12
  • Tennis: CHS 5 – Union County 2… In tennis action last night at the CHS Tennis Courts, the Lady Red Devils took a 5-2 win over Union County to run their season record to 9-2… Gracie Waldron, Elizabeth Jones, Mary Katherine Kelly and Gerri Hill all took one-sided wins in singles action… Clinton’s fifth win came off the racquets of Waldron and Jones as they teamed up as the #1 doubles team to defeat their opponents… The team will be back in action today as they travel to Mid-Carolina to take on the Lady Rebels the only region team to defeat them so far this season.

LDHS:

  • Tennis: Laurens 5 – Wade Hampton 2… Catching up on Lady Raider tennis from last Thursday when they hosted the Lady Generals of Wade Hampton, the Raiders had a good afternoon as they defeated Wade Hampton 5-2… Taking wins in singles action were Kathleen Horner, Ella Orcutt, Julianne Turner & Abby Davis… Horner and Orcutt also teamed up to form the #1 doubles team which defeated their opponents 8-1.
  • JV Football Recap: Hillcrest 19 – Laurens 16… Last Friday I told you that the Hillcrest JV football team defeated the Raiders 19-16 but I did not have any details… Well since then Coach Jawon Stephens sent me the following account of the game; “The game started off back and forth with the defense holding Hillcrest and forcing punts on their early possessions… Late in the 1st quarter, Laurens was able to break through to the end zone on a 29 yd TD pass from Kobe Williams to Devante Grant… The 2 pt. conversion attempt was successful as Williams completed the pass to Duane Martin… Late in the 1st half, Hillcrest was able to get on the scoreboard with just over a minute remaining… The 2 pt. conversion was good and the score was tied heading to halftime; knotted at 8… The second half was almost an exact copy of the 1st half. Laurens’ Jeremiah Jenkins scored on an 11 yd touchdown run in the 3rd quarter… Jenkins also added the 2 pt. conversion on a pass completion from Williams… Laurens was headed in for another score, but the drive was halted with a turnover… The next play following the turnover saw Jyqueiz Jefferson intercept Hillcrest’s pass attempt… Hillcrest was able to find the end zone with about 4 minutes to play in the game… They the converted the 2 pt. play… The game is now tied at 16… Hillcrest had the final chance to win the game and made good on their attempt… As time was running out, Hillcrest took a timeout with 5 seconds remaining to set up a game winning field goal attempt… The kicker was able to nail a 42 yard field goal to win the game by a final score of 19-16…We had several players play well. The guys practiced hard this week with an emphasis on learning how to compete… They competed hard and gave themselves an opportunity to win the football game.”

Laurens Academy:

  • VB: L.A. 3 – Cambridge Acad. 0… Last Thursday the Lady Crusader volleyball tem traveled to Greenwood to take on the Lady Cougars… It was another good trip for Crusaders as they defeated Cambridge 3-0 to clinch the SCISA Region 2-A Title for the second time in three years… Set scores were 25-12, 25-22 & 25-15.
  • VB: L.A. 3 – Greenwood Christian 0… The Lady Crusaders were back in action last night as they hosted Greenwood Christian… Once again they showed how dominant they can be as they took a 3-0 win… set scores were 25-13, 25-19 & 25-13… Their season record is now 12-1 overall and 8-0 in region play… They will host Wardlaw Thursday…. In middle school action prior to the varsity match, Greenwood Christian took a 2-0 over L.A.M.S.

Middle School Athletics:

  • VB: Sanders 3 – Laurens M.S. 0In volleyball action last night at SMS, Sanders defeated LMS 3-0… Set scores were 25-7, 25-14 & 25-16… Sanders improves its season record to 2-3 and will hoist Brewer tomorrow at 5 pm.

 

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Sports Report for Monday, 10-3-2016

Local Football From Last Friday:

  • Chapman 38 – CHS 17… The Clinton Red Devils traveled to Chapman last Friday night and for the first half of Play the Red Devils gave the Panthers all they wanted as Clinton led 14-10 at the half… But as you all know the game of football has two halves and in the second half the Panthers outscored the Red Devils 28-3 to take a 38-17 win… Chapman got on the scoreboard first with a field goal but Clinton responded with 76 yard drive that ended with an 8 yard TD pass from Charlie Craven to Koko Richey with Elvis Fitz adding the PAT to make it 7-3 with 3:50 left in the half… Chapman then had a drive of their own which ended with a TD making it 10-7 Panthers… On the first play after the kickoff, Craven found Aaron Copeland open and the two connected for an 80 yard scoring strike and with Fitz Pat the score stood 14-10 Red Devils which wound up being the halftime score…The second half was pretty much all Panthers as the Red Devil defense just could not get a stop and penalties also came at the wrong time for Clinton on offense and defense.… Clinton did manage to mount a drive and score a 36 yard field goal early in the final quarter… Click on the following for a short version of the game statistics:chsvschapmanquickie   … Clinton will host the Mid-Carolina Rebels this Friday.

 

  • LDHS 24 – Hillcrest 14… OK team A gets 465 yards of total on 97 plays and has 27 first downs…. Team B gets only 156 yards of total offense on 42 plays and has only 5 first downs… Team A wins correct?… WRONG!… Team A was Hillcrest last Friday night and team B was Laurens but the Raiders pulled out a 21-14 win on sheer gut and determination… The Raiders forced 6 turnovers by the rams as they recovered 3 fumbles and intercepted 3 Ram passes… The Raiders first score came on a 33 yard pick-six by Tyzay Hill and Devin Hubner added the PAT and was the only score in the first half coming with 1:31 left in the half… On the first play from scrimmage in the third quarter DQ Floyd burst through the line for a 67 yard TD run and with the PAT the Raiders led 14-0… Hillcrest scored next with 1:16 left in the third quarter to make it 14-7… Hillcrest tied the game with 6:14 left in the game… Laurens then went on a 67 yard drive and scored what would prove to be the winning points on a 3 yard run by Troy Dendy with 3:19 left in the contest… During the drive DQ Floyd had a 42 yard run… Hillcrest marched back down the field and had the ball at the Laurens 23 with a 4-3 situation when the Raider defense did what it had done all night and that is get the big stop dropping the Hillcrest runner for a loss and the Raiders ran out the last 56 seconds of the game for the win… All night long the Raider defense used the bend but don’t break philosophy as the stopped the Rams giving the Raiders the chance to win… For complete game statistics, click on the following:laurens_at_hillcrest_stats …. The 2-4 / 1-0 Raiders travel to Wade Hampton this Friday night.

 

  • Laurens Academy 54 – Newberry Academy 30 – Sorry no details… The Crusaders travel to Jefferson Davis this Friday.

 

  • Whitmire 28 Ware – Shoals 13 … The Ware Shoals Hornets had a 13- 12 lead with less than 9 minutes left to play in their region opener at Tommy Davis Field against the Whitmire Wolverines but Whitmire used a long run and then recovered an onsides kick which resulted in another score 7 plays later to score 16 unanswered points as they came back to take a 28-12 win over the Hornets… The Hornets continued to fight to the end but and an interception and penalties killed their last hopes of a victory… For more information about this game, click here.

 

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Sports Report for Friday, 9-30-2016

PC Notes:

  • GoBLuehose.com…. The Blue Hose football team does have a bye week this weekend and will not be back in action until October 8th when they travel to Boiling Springs, NC to take on the Running Bulldogs of Gardner-Webb… Of course footballs is not the only sport in season at PC and remember that if you want to keep up with any of the sports at PC the one web address you need to remember is www.gobluehose.com. 

Local Notes:

CHS:

  • Tennis: CHS 6 – Chapman 1… The Lady Red Devil tennis team continues to roll right along as they defeated the Lady Panthers of Chapman 6-1 in region action yesterday at the CHS tennis courts… Taking wins in singles action were Gracie Waldron, Elizabeth Jones, Mary Katherine Kelly, & Savanna Moates… Both doubles teams also took wins and the making up the #1 doubles team was Jones and Waldron while Janie tiller and Kalen Richardson made up the # 2 team… The team is now 7-2 overall and 5-1 in region play and will host Union County next Monday.
  • JV Football: Chapman 21 – CHS 14… In JV football action at Wilder Stadium, Clinton led 14-0 going into the 4th quarter when the Panthers roared back scoring 21 unanswered points to take a 21-14 win… Clinton’s scores came on a 5 yard run by Darien Bailey and the other score on a 55 yard pass play to Elijah Campbell.
  • Volleyball: Woodruff 3 – CHS 2… Catching up with Red Devil volleyball back on Tuesday when the teams hosted Woodruff, in varsity action Woodruff took a 3-2 win in a hard fought match… Clinton took the first two sets by scores of 26-24 & 25-13… However the Wolverines rebounded taking the next 3 sets by scores of 26-24, 25-20 and 15-11… In JV action prior to the varsity, Woodruff took a 2-0 win… Set scores were 25-23 and 25-18.

LDHS:

  • 9th Grade Football: Hillcrest 24 – Laurens 6… In 9th grade football action at KS Hanna Stadium yesterday, the Hillcrest Rams defeated the Raiders 24-6… The Raiders only score came on a kickoff return just before the half by Mikael Burnside.
  • JV Football: Hillcrest 19 – Laurens 16… After the 9th grade game finished, the JV teams took to the field and again I have to report that the Rams took a 19-16 win over the Raiders… One of the Raiders TDs came on a pass from Kobe Williams to Duane Martin and the other on a run by Jeremiah Jenkins.
  • Golf: LDHS 203 – Hillcrest 239… Yesterday the Lady Raider golf team hosted the Lady Rams of Hillcrest at Lakeside CC… The Raiders had their best score as a team this season as they defeated the Rams 203-239… Alexus Moore and Bailey Gibbs led the team shooting a 48… Brandi Eiff shot a 49 (her personal best) and Hannah Finley 58… The team is now 2-9 on the season and will travel to Greenwood next Tuesday.

Laurens Academy:

  • MS Football: LA 61 – Timmerman 26… The Crusaders are now 4-1 on the season.

Middle School Athletics:

  • CMS(8) 48 – HT 0… In middle school football action yesterday at Hickory Tavern, the Clinton MS 8th grade Wildcats took a 48-0 win over the Panthers of HT…
  • Merriwether 14 – LMS 12… LMS traveled to the North Augusta area yesterday and lost a hard fought game against the Merriwether Mustangs… Zy Todd scored on a short touchdown run in the first quarter for LMS… Trey Smith scored on a 55 yard touchdown pass from Isaac Craig with no time left in the first half… LMS lead at halftime 12-6… The third quarter saw both teams struggle offensively… The fourth quarter was the same until the final minute of the game. Laurens missed converting a 4th and 8 by one yard to turn the ball over on downs… Merriwether scored a few plays later with 11 seconds left in the game… The two point conversion was successful and Merriwether won the game 14-6… Laurens falls to 1-3 overall and will play at Northside next week… Thanks to Coach Campbell for the info.

Pro Sports

  • Braves 5 – Phillies 2… The Braves put 4 runs on the board in the bottom of the 8th inning last night as they took a 5-2 comeback win over the Phillies in Atlanta… For more information on this game, click here. 

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Sports Report for Thursday, 5-29-2016

Local Notes:

CHS:

  • Tennis: Clinton 5 – Woodruff 2… The Lady Red Devil tennis team started a match with Woodruff at home on Tuesday but before the match could be completed Mother Nature stepped in and forced the match to be suspended due to heavy rain and lightning that moved through the area… Well that match was completed yesterday and good news for Red Devil fans as Clinton took a 5-2 win… Gracie Waldron, Elizabeth Jones, Mary Katherine Kelly and Gerri Hill all took wins in singles action… Clinton’s 5th win came in doubles action as Jones and Waldron teamed up to form the #1 doubles which defeated their opponents… The team is now 7-2 overall and 4-1 in region play and will be back in action today as they host Chapman.

LDHS:

  • Volleyball: Greenwood 3 – Laurens 0… Catching up on Lady Raider volleyball action from Tuesday, The Raiders traveled to Greenwood to take on the Eagles in region action… Coach Rabbe commented afterwards that the team played hard and with a lot of determination but despite their effort Greenwood took a a 3-01 win… Set scores were 25-17, 25-20 and 25-17

Middle School Athletics:

  • Football: Northside 48 – Sanders 6… The Sanders Yellow jacket MS football team hosted the Knights from Northside MS in Greenwood tonight at the middle school field behind LMS… I wish I had better news to report but the Knights took a 48-6 win over the Yellow Jackets… Northside led 41-0 going into the final quarter when Sanders finally got on the board on 41 yard run by Rashun Kennedy.
  • Volleyball: Merriwether MS 3 – Sanders 0… Yesterday the Lady Yellow Jackets of Sanders hosted the Lady Mustangs of Merriwether (yes that is how they spell it according to their website) out of North Augusta… The Mustangs proved to be a little too tough to tame as they took a 3-0 win over the Yellow Jackets… Set scores were 25-14, 25-14 and 25-23… As evidenced by the last set score, Sanders did not give up and throw in the towel.

Pro Sports

  • Braves 12 – Phillies 2… Freddie Freeman extended his hitting streak to 30 games which is the longest in MLB so far this season as the Braves pounded the Phillies in Atlanta taking a 12-2 win… For more information on this game, click here.

Local Sports Schedule:

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

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Sports Report for Wednesday, 9-28-2016

Local Notes:

CHS:

  • Volleyball: Laurens 2 – CHS 0… On Monday the Lady Red Devil volleyball team traveled to Laurens as part of a tri-match involving the Raiders and Wade Hampton… Laurens defeated Clinton 2-0 by set scores of 25-22 and 25-20

LDHS:

  • Volleyball: Wade Hampton 2 – Laurens 0… In the other part of the tri-match with Clinton and wade Hampton, the Raiders fell to Wade Hampton by a score of 2-0… Set scores were 25-14 and 25-19 Wade Hampton.
  • Tennis: Abbeville 4 – LDHS 2… Catching up with Lady Raider tennis from Monday afternoon, the Raiders traveled to Abbeville to take on the Lady Panthers… Unfortunately for Rider fans Abbeville took a 4-2 win… Kathleen Horner took a hard-fought win in singles action as did Ella Orcutt.
  • Golf: Hanna 197 – LDHS 226… The Lady Raider golf team was also in action Monday as they traveled to Cobbs Glen CC to take on the Lady Yellow Jackets of TL Hanna… The Yellow Jackets proved to be a little too strong for the Raiders as they took a 197-226 win… Scores for Laurens were: Alexus Moore 52, Hannah Finley 51, Bailey Gibbs 59, and Brandi Eiff 64… The #5 player Bailey Carder is injured and unable to play… We expect her to return next week… Coach Jim Iacuone stated afterwards “We had some issues putting at Cobbs Glen, the greens are significantly faster than Lakeside, where we have played the last four matches… Hopefully today we are able to readjust to the greens when we face Mauldin at home.”

Laurens Academy:

  • Volleyball: LA 3 – Richard Winn 2… The Lady Crusader volleyball team traveled to Richard Winn Academy yesterday to take on the Eagles and they maintained their first place standing in the region with a 3-2 win… The Eagles took the first set by a score of 25-20 and the second one by a score of 25-18… The Crusaders facing a loss and rebounded to take the next 3 sets by scores of 25-21, 25-20 and the fifth set by an unknown score.
  • MS Volleyball: In action prior to the varsity match, Richard win defeated the Crusaders 2-0 with set scores being 26-24 and 25-8.

Middle School Volleyball:

  • Newberry MS 2 – GCO 0… The Lady Tigers of GCO traveled to Newberry County last night for a tri-match with Newberry MS and Mid-Carolina MS… The lady Tigers did not fare well against Newberry as they fell 2-0… Set scores were 25-11 and 25-14.
  • Mid-Carolina MS 2 – GCO 0… The news was not any better in their match with Mid-Carolina as again the Lady Tigers fell by a score of 2-0… Set scores were 25-21 and 25-16… The Lady Tigers are now 3-4 overall and 2-4 in conference play.

College Sports:

  • FBS AP Rankings… Well compared to the top 10 in last week’s AP Poll ranking the FBS teams there was very little change… As a matter of fact the top 7 are exactly the same and starting with #1 they are: Alabama, Ohio State, Louisville, Michigan, Clemson, Houston and Stanford… Wisconsin did move from # 11 to #8 and Texas A&M and Washington switched places with A&M now #9… To see the entire top 25 poll, click here.
  • FCS Coaches Poll… The FCS Coaches Poll had no movement in the top five either this week and North Dakota State still holds the top spot… Chattanooga is holding down the #3 spot… A couple of other area teams in the top 25 are Charleston Southern tied for #8 and The Citadel at #10… To see the entire poll, click here.

 

Pro Sports

  • Braves & – Phillies 6… The Braves trailed 6-0 by the end of the second inning but instead of just calling it a night they fought back and took a 7-6 win over the Phillies at The Ted last night… Tyler Fowlers and Freddie Freeman both had homers for the Braves… For more information on this game, click here. 

Local Sports Schedule:

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

CHS: To see the sports schedule for this week at CHS and CMS, click here 

Broadcast Notes… .

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

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Sports Report for Tuesday, 9-27-2016

PC Notes:

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

Local Notes:

CHS:

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

 

LDHS:

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

Middle School Athletics

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

Pro Sports

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

Local Sports Schedule:

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

Broadcast Notes… .

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

 

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Sports Report for Monday, 9-26-2016

Local Notes:

CHS:

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

LDHS:

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

Laurens Academy:

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

Ware Shoals:

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

Pro Sports

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

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

Broadcast Notes

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

 

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Sports Report for Friday, 9-23-2016

PC Notes:

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

Local Notes:

CHS:

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

LDHS:

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

Laurens Academy:

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

 

Middle School Football:

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

Pro Sports

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

Local Football Schedule: Games start at 7:30

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

Broadcast Notes

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

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Sports Report for Thursday, 9-22-2016

Local Notes:

CHS:

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

LDHS:

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

Laurens Academy:

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

Middle School Volleyball:

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

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

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

Pro Sports

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

Local Middle School & JV Football Schedule for Today:

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

Broadcast Notes

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

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Sports Report for Wednesday, 9-21-2016

Local Notes:

CHS:

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

LDHS:

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

Laurens Academy:

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

Pro Sports

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

 

Broadcast Notes

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

 

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Sports Report for Tuesday, 9-20-2016

PC Notes:

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

Local Notes:

CHS:

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

LDHS:

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

Laurens Academy:

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

 

Broadcast Notes

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

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Sports Report for Monday, 9-19-2016

Local Notes:

CHS:

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

LDHS:

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

Laurens Academy:

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

Ware Shoals:

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

 

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

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

Broadcast Notes

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

 

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Sports Report for Friday, 9-16-2016

PC Notes

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

Local Notes:

CHS:

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

 

LDHS:

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

Laurens Academy:

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

Middle School Football:

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

 

Local Sports Schedule:

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

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

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

 

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

 

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Sports Report for Thursday, 9-15-2016

Local Results:

CHS:

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

LDHS:

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

 

Pro Sports

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

 

Local Football Schedule:

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

Broadcast Notes

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

 

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Sports Report for Wednesday, 9-14-2015

Local Notes:

CHS:

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

LDHS:

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

Laurens Academy:

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

 

Pro Sports

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

 

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

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