Sports Report for Thursday, 3-31-2016

Local Sports Results:

LDHS:

  • Baseball: LDHS 6 – Wren 0… The Laurens Raider baseball team was in action yesterday participating in a tournament up in Easley and they faced off against the Wren Cyclones in their first game… Good news for Raider fans as the team improved its record to 11-2 with a 6-0 win over the Hurricanes… The Raiders scored 1 run in the second and sixth inning and between that they scored two runs in the third and fourth inning… The Raiders pounded out 14 hits… Thomas Jones led the Raider attack going 4-5 driving in 1 run and scoring 2… Morgan French was close behind going 3-4 driving in 2 runs and scoring once…  French also picked up the complete win giving up only 4 hits while striking out 3 and walking 2… Click on the following for the game’s box score and some player stats: 2016-3-30_LDHS-BB_vs_Wren …. Click on the following for the game scorecard: 2016-3-30_LDHS-BB_vs_Wren_Scorecard…. The team is scheduled to be back in action today taking on Science Hill.

CHS:

  • Softball: CHS 13 – Whitmire 3 (5)… The only detail I have is that Kayleigh Pitts picked up the win for the Red Devils…
  • C Team Softball: CHS 12 – Whitmire 6… Again the only detail I have is that Kate Marshall got the win.

College Notes:

  • Niberts Honored by National Association of College Basketball Coaches… Most people in this area know Coach Gregg Nibert as the head coach of the PC Blue Hose men’s basketball team for the last 27 years… During that period he has experienced much success on the court with his teams but what some people do not know is that he and his wife Peggy have experienced a different kind of success off the court serving as foster parents for children suffering from the effects of abuse, neglect and substance abuse… For this and other reasons the Niberts will be honored with the Guardians of the Game Award on April 3 in Houston by the NABC… Now for much more about the Niberts and their work in this area click here…. Congratulations to Coach Nibert and his wife Peggy on this much deserved honor. 

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Sports Report for Wednesday, 3-30-16

Local Sports Results:
CHS:

  • Golf: The Red Devil Golf team traveled to Woodruff yesterday for a 3-way match with Woodruff and Broome… Good news here as Clinton won with a score of 170 while Broome shot a 183 and Woodruff 186… William Lollis was match medalist with an even par 36… Other Clinton scores were: Karl Gustafson 41, Harrison Fischer 43 and Lawrence Coleman 50… The team will be back in action tomorrow as they host Union County
  • Soccer: CHS 3 – Union 1 (OT)… The Red Devil soccer team hosted the Union County Yellow jackets yesterday and good news here as the Red Devils took a 3-1 win in overtime… The Red Devils dominated possession on the field early and often Tuesday evening verses the Union County Yellow Jackets, but they were unable to find the back of the net until the 73rd minute when Brooks Threatt found Parker Duncan on a throw-in to tie the match up and eventually force overtime… During the overtime period, the Red Devils continued their dominance scoring two goals, one by Elvis Fitz from Parker Duncan and Brooks Threatt and finally on a penalty kick, which Duncan converted… Clinton took 27 shots on goal to Union’s 7 and Jack Harkins made 3 saves in goal for the Red Devils… Clinton’s record goes to 4-8 overall and 3-2 in region play… The Red Devils are back in action tomorrow as they play host to the South Pointe Stallions at 6:30 pm.
  • Softball: Union 3 – Clinton 0 … Yesterday the Lady Red Devil softball team hosted the lady Yellow Jackets of Union County High School… Union came into the game with only one loss on their season record and when they left they still had only one loss as they took a 3-0 win over the Lady Red Devils… As Coach Joseph Terry mentioned afterwards, Clinton just could not get the big hits needed when they did get runners on… Clinton managed only 3 hits off Union Starter Bailey Betenbaugh who struck out 12 while walking only 2….Cassie Nichols, Molly Scarborough & Shauna Goforth had the hits according to the Union scorekeeper… To see Unions version of the box score, click on the following: 2016-3-29_CHS-SB_ Union..   The team goes to 4-12 on the season on 0-6 in region play and will host Whitmire today at 6:00 pm.

Laurens Academy:

  • Baseball: Spartanburg Christian Academy 12 – Crusaders 11… The L.A. Crusaders traveled to Spartanburg yesterday to take on the Spartanburg Christian Academy Warriors and if you like a lot of runs in a game this was your game as the two teams combined to score 23 runs… The bad news is that the Warriors scored 12 of them handing the Crusaders a 12-11 loss… The Warriors held a 10-1 lead going into the sixth inning when the Crusaders started their comeback scoring 3 runs to make it 10-4… The Crusaders added 7 big runs in the top of the seventh inning to go up 11-10 but could not hold it as the Warriors scored 2 in the bottom of the seventh to take the win… The Crusaders got their 11 runs on 10 hits and were aided by 6 Warrior errors… The Warriors picked up their 12 runs on 15 hits and were aided by 4 Crusader errors… Three different Crusaders each had 2 hits to lead the team and they were Will Price, Cade Robertson & and Ryan Holmes… Click on the following for the game’s box score and some player stats: 2016-3-29_BB-Spt_Christ_Acd …. Click on the following for the game scorecard 2016-3-29_BB-Spt_Christ_Acd_Scorebook … The Crusaders go to 8-4 on the season and will not be back in action until Monday 4-11-16.

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Sports Report for Tuesday, 3-29-2016

PC Notes:

  • Baseball: The Blue Hose baseball team opened Big South play this past weekend as they traveled to Boiling Springs, NC to take on the Running Bulldogs of Gardner-Webb… The Bulldogs won Thursday’s game 14-0 but PC rebounded to take Friday’s game 3-0… In the rubber game of the series, G.W. won 3-1…For more information on these games, click on their scores… The team will be back in action tonight as they travel to Spartanburg to take on the Wofford Terriers at 6 pm.
  • Softball: The softball team was idle this past weekend but that ends today as they travel to Cullowhee, NC to take on Western Carolina in a doubleheader starting at 3 pm.

Local Sports Results:
LDHS:

  • Baseball: Hanna 3 – Raiders 2… The Raider baseball team traveled to Anderson last night to take on the TL Hanna Yellow jackets in Region 1-4A action… The Raiders got on the board first scoring 1 run in the top of the first inning but Hanna took the lead in the bottom of the second scoring 3 runs… The Raiders added another run in the top of the fifth but could get no closer as Hanna handed the Raiders their fist region loss by a score of 3-2… In each of the two innings that Laurens scored, Thomas Jones singled and then later scored when Graydon Hamby drove him in with a hit… Hanna was able to get only 3 hits of Ethan Jones who pitched the entire game for the Raiders unfortunately they all came in the second inning where along with a walk and a sacrifice the Yellow Jackets scored their 3 runs… The Raiders had only six hits and Hamby led the team with 3 of them… Click on the following for the game’s box score and some player stats: 2016-3-28_LDHS-BB_vs_Hanna  …. Click on the following for the game scorecard: 2016-3-28_LDHS-BB_vs_Hanna_Scorebook …. The Raiders are now 10-2 on the season and will start play in a tournament in Easley tomorrow.
  • Softball: Raiders 11 – Westside 2… The Lady Raider softball team hosted the Lady Rams of Westside last night hoping to avenge a 5-3 loss to the Rams earlier in the month… The Rams jumped on top 2-0 in the first inning thanks to a 2-run homer by Caitlyn Puckhaber so that seemed to be an uphill task for the Raiders… However the Raiders sent 13 players to the plate in the second inning scoring 8 runs and then went on to take a 11-2 win running the Raiders record to 6-6 on the season and 4-2 in region play and handing Westside their first region loss of the season. Elizabeth Aylesworth was the starting pitcher for the Raiders but did not make it out of the first inning… Rachel Delio came in and finished the game allowing no further runs or hits and striking out 7 while walking 4… The Raider offense produced 10 hits and was aided by 5 Ram errors… Mattie Cantrell, CJ Ginn and Makaila Irby each had 2 hits for the Raiders… Click on the following for the game’s box score and some player stats: 2016-3-28_LDHS-SB-Westside   …. Click on the following for the game scorecard:2016-3-28_LDHS-SB-Westside_Scorebook  …. The Raiders next contest is scheduled for Thursday where they will finish the interrupted game with the Lady Red Devils of Clinton at LDHS.
  • Tennis: Raiders 4 – Woodmont 3… Catching up on some tennis action at LDHS, the Raider boys’ tennis team took a 4-3 win over Woodmont last Thursday at the Laurens City Courts… Taking wins in singles action were Carter Vincent, Andrew Dominick and Will Adams… The #1 doubles team of Dominick & Vincent also picked up the deciding win… For more details on the match and for comments from Coach Corley, click on the following: Woodmont_3-24-16

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Sports Report for Monday, 3-28-2016

Local Sports Results:
LDHS:

  • Baseball: Laurens 3 – Woodmont 0… Last Friday night the Laurens Raider baseball team hosted the Woodmont Wildcats in region baseball action… Good news as the Raiders improved their season record to 10-1 and their region record to 6-0 with a 3-0 win over the Wildcats… Laurens scored two runs in the third inning on 3 hits by Ethan Jones, Thomas Jones and Graydon Hamby… Hamby also led off the sixth inning with a single and later scored the Raiders last on a wild pitch… Jared Cevetko picked up the complete game win giving up just 3 hits while striking out 9 and walking none… Woodmont loaded the bases in the seventh inning with one out but the game ended on a double play when the Raider’s shortstop Ethan Jones made a great play to his left to stop a Wildcat potential hit and then complete the double play… The Raiders had 7 hits in the game with Hamby’s two being the most of any Raider… Click on the following for the game’s box score and some player stats: 2016-3-25_LDHS-BB_vs_Woodmont   …. Click on the following for the game scorecard:2016-3-25_LDHS-BB_vs_Woodmont_Scorebook  … The Raiders will be on the road tonight as they travel to Hanna for another region game.

CHS:

  • Baseball: CHS 3 – Broome 0… The Red Devil baseball team traveled to Spartanburg to take on the Broome Centurions and ran their season record to 13-0 (6-0) as they defeated the Centurions 3-0… The game started out as a pitcher’s duel as the game was 1-0 Red Devils going into the sixth inning… The Red Devils got one run in the second when Tristan Smaltz led the inning off drawing a walk and was later driven in by an RBI single off the bat of Brayden Gibbs… The Red Devils scored two insurance runs in the sixth inning when both Charlie Craven & Tristan Smaltz led off the inning drawing back to back walks… Craven later scored on a passed ball and Smaltz on a RBI single by Aaron Copeland… Clinton had 8 hits in the game with Gibbs going 3-4 to lead the team… Davis Cunningham picked up the complete game win giving up 3 hits while striking out 12 and walking just one… Click on the following for the game’s box score and some player stats: 2016-3-25-CHS_BB_vs_Broome  …. Click on the following for the game scorecard: 2016-3-25-CHS_BB_vs_Broome_Scorebook …. The Red Devils will return to Action this coming Friday when they travel to Lancaster.
  • Softball: Broome 10 – CHS 3… Now the news is not as good where the Lady Red Devil softball team is concerned as they lost to Broome @ CHS by a score of 10-3… Broome got on the board first scoring 1 run in the top of the second inning but Clinton took the lead scoring 2 runs in the bottom of the third inning… Elizabeth Childress led the inning off with a single, stole second then advanced to third when Hunter Benson reached on an error advancing all the way to second… Cassie Nichols then drove in both runners… Broome got those 2 runs back in the top of the fourth to take a 3-1 lead… Clinton’s final run came in the bottom of the fourth when Kalen Richardson reached on an error and later scored on another Broome error… Broome then went on to score 4 in the fifth, 2 in the sixth and 1 in the seventh to take the win… The information I have given you comes from the Broom scorer and to see their version of the box score, click on the following: 2016-3-25_CHS-SB_ Broome
  • Lacrosse: Eastside 14 – CHS 6… The news is also not as good in lacrosse action where Eastside took an 8-5 lead at the half then went on to take a 14-6 win over the Red Devils… Scoring for Clinton were Alexis Pagano, Isabel Worley, Stephanie Braswell and Alissa Butler.
  • Soccer: Lancaster 5 – CHS 0… The CHS soccer team also hosted the Lancaster Stallions last Friday and unfortunately the Red Devils fell by a score of 5-0…. The Bruins took a 3-0 lead into half time and never looked back as they took a commanding lead in Region III-AAA soccer… The Red Devils took 4 shots on goal to Lancaster’s 20 and Jack Harkins was able to save 9 of them in goal… Clinton will be back in action on tomorrow as they take on the Union County Yellow Jackets at 6:30 pm. 

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Sports Report for Friday, 3-25-2016

PC Notes:

  • Baseball… The PC baseball team has already played 2 games this week as they traveled to Clemson on Tuesday and lost to the Tigers by a score of 8-4… For more information on that game, click here… The Blue Hose started a 3-game series up in Boiling Springs, NC with Gardner-Webb and lost the first game by a score of 14-0… For more information on that game, click here…. They will finish the series with games today and tomorrow.
  • Softball… The Lady Blue Hose softball team hosted Winthrop in a doubleheader in Clinton on Wednesday and good news here as they on both game the first by a score of 2-0 and the second one by a score of 3-2….Click here for links to more information on these two wins. 

Local Sports Results:
CHS:

  • Golf: The CHS golf team traveled up to Spartanburg yesterday and was involved in a 3 way match with Broome and Union County… The Red Devils prevailed coming in first place as the team shot a 172 while Broome shot a 176 and Union 180… Harrison Fisher was match medalist shooting a 1 under par 36… Karl Gustafson shot a 41, William Lollis 44 and Lawrence Coleman 51.
  • Soccer: CHS 4 – Ware Shoals 1… Thursday evening the Red Devils got off to a sluggish start in their match with the Ware Shoals Hornets, but were able to mount a late surge to take a 4-1 victory in their non region matchup… Scoring for the Red Devils were Kris Evans-Williams, Gavin Kiley and two by Parker Duncan… Jack Harkins saved 4 of the Hornets 7 shots on goal… The Red Devils are now 3-7 on the season.
  • Tennis: CHS 7 – South Pointe 0… Yesterday the CHS tennis team traveled to Rock Hill to take on the South Pointe Stallions… The Red Devils proved to be pretty good bronco busters as they took a 7-0 win to run their season record to 7-1 (5-0)… Isaac MacMillan, Robert Powell, Ike Waldron, Tyler Trevino & Alexander Windsor all took wins in singles action… Bothe the #1 doubles team of MacMillan & Powell and the #2 doubles team of Bowen Tiller & Zack Bedenbaugh took easy wins.
  • Baseball: CHS 8 – Abbeville 2… The Red Devil baseball team continued its winning ways yesterday as they defeated the Abbeville Panthers 8-2 in Abbeville… Clinton struck for 3 runs in the third, 4 in the fifth and 1 in the 7th behind a 10 hit attack… Aaron Copeland and Brayden Gibbs led the Clinton offense with 2 hits and scoring a run each… Jeremy Simmons picked up the win pitching 6 innings giving up the 2 unearned runs on 2 hits while striking out 3 and walking 2… Aaron Copeland finished the game striking out 2… The team host Broome tonight at The Sponge.

Laurens Academy: The Laurens Academy baseball hosted the Wardlaw Patriots in a doubleheader yesterday at the Academy.

  • Baseball: Crusaders 8 – Patriots 1… In the first game the Crusaders were the visiting team on the scoreboard but that did not matter as they took and 8-1 win over the Patriots… Wardlaw got their only run in the bottom of the first inning but the Crusaders responded by scoring 3 runs in the top of the second… They added another 3 spot in the fourth and a pair of runs in the fifth to take the win… The Crusaders had only 7 hits in the game while the Patriots managed just 2 hits off Will Price who went the distance… Josh Urwick went 2-3 to lead the Crusaders at the plate.
  • Baseball: Crusaders 8 – Patriots 1… In the second The Crusader baseball team improved its record to 8-4 as again they took an 8-1 win over the Patriots… Once again the Patriots got on the board first scoring their only run in the top of the third inning but the lead did not last long as the Crusaders responded with 4 runs in the bottom of the inning and 4 in the fourth to take the win… The Crusader offense produced 8 hits and Will Price led the team with 2 of them… Nick Johnson got the start on the mound and gave up the 1 earned run on 3 hits while striking out 8 and walking 2 with Noah Stribling finishing the 5 inning game on the mound.

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Sports Report for Thursday, 3-24-2016

Local Sports Results:

LDHS:

  • Tennis: Easley 7 – LDHS 0… I need to catch up on a tennis score from Tuesday that I just received yesterday morning… The score is not what I would like to report as the Green Wave took a 7-0 win.
  • Softball: LDHS 5 – Greenville 0… The Lad Raider softball team was in action last night as they hosted the Lady Red Raiders of Greenville High… Laurens made the best of their seven hits as they defeated Greenville 5-0… The Raiders jumped out to a 2-0 lead in the bottom of the first and then added single runs in the fourth, fifth and sixth innings… Cassie Plaia and Baylee Bragg both had two hits each to lead Laurens but one of Plaia’s was an inside the park homerun… She hit a line drive into the left field corner and turned on the after burners to make it home before the throw… Elizabeth Aylesworth picked up the win pitching the first 5 innings with Rachel Delio completing the game… The Raiders are now 5-6 overall and 3-2 in region play… Click on the following for the game’s box score and some player stats: 2016-3-22_LDHS-SB-Greenville  …. Click on the following for the game scorecard: 2016-3-22_LDHS-SB-Greenville_Scorecard

CHS:

  • JV softball: CHS 15 – S.P. 2… sorry no other details.
  • Softball: South Pointe 5 – CHS 3… Also catching up on Lady Red Devil softball from Tuesday night where both the JV & varsity traveled to south Pointe to take on the Lady Stallions… The varsity team lost by a score of 5-3 despite a stellar night at the plate by Cassie Nichols who went 4-4 with two singles, a double and a homerun…. Now I unofficially heard that that the team defeated Abbeville last night 9-6 but I need to confirm that.
  • Tennis: CHS 7 – Union County 0… Back on Tuesday the Red Devil tennis team improved their record to 6-1 overall and 4-0 in region action when they took a 7-0 win over Union County at the CHS tennis courts… Isaac MacMillan, Robert Powell, Ike Waldron, Tyler Trevino & Alexander Windsor all took wins in singles action… Bothe the #1 doubles team of MacMillan & Powell and the #2 doubles team of Bowen Tiller & Zack Bedenbaugh took easy wins… The team will be back in action today as the travel to South Pointe.
  • Golf: CHS 177 – Newberry 181… Catching up with golf also from Tuesday the Red Devils took a 177-181 win over the Newberry Bulldogs in Newberry… The match medalist was Harrison Fisher shooting an even par 36.. Karl Gustafson shot a 41, William Lollis 42 and Blaine Crisp 58.
  • Soccer: CHS 4 – Chester 1… Now one last score to catch up on from Tuesday involving the Red Devils and that is that the soccer team picked up their second win of the season as they defeated Chester 4-1 at Chester… The Red Devils take an early lead against Chester and do not look back..Elvis Fitz tallied 2 goals and Parker Duncan added a penalty kick in the first half to take a 3-1 halftime lead… Gavin Kiley added a goal in the 65th minute to score the final goal of the match… The Red Devils defense was sound throughout the match only allowing Chester 6 shots in the match with goalkeeper Jack Harkins having one save… The Red Devils are back in action at home today against non region opponent Ware Shoals.

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Sports Report for Wednesday, 3-23-2016

Local Sports Results:

NOTE… Time did not allow me to include box scores, stats and scorecards for the games last night as I usually do… Check back later to see if I have updated with that information… Sorry
LDHS:

  • Baseball: LDHS 7 – Woodmont 6… The Raider baseball team traveled to Woodmont yesterday to take on the Wildcats… The Raider offense gathered only 6 hits but it was enough to produce 7 runs as the Raiders defeated the Wildcats 7-6… Woodmont jumped on top early scoring 2 in the bottom of the second inning but the Raiders struck for 6 runs in the fourth inning and then held on to take the win… The raiders got their 6 runs in the fourth on 4 hits, 2 walks and a hit batter… Thomas Jones led the Raider attack going 2-3 but and Layton Mahon and Graydon Hamby each had 2 RBIs… Ethan Jones got the start going 5 innings but Morgan French picked up the win in relief… The Raiders go to 9-1 (5-0) on the season and will host Woodmont Friday night in a game that can be heard here on Real Radio 860 WLBG starting about 7:30.
  • Softball: Easley 11 – LDHS 8… The Lady Raider softball team continue to struggle as they traveled to Easley and lost by a score of 11-8 to the Green Wave… The Green Wave scored 2 in the first inning and the raiders just could not get the key hit at the right time… To their credit they never gave uo as evidenced by the fact they scored 5 runs in the top of the 7th inning… The Raiders did manage 11 hits to easley’s 12 with four different Raiders having 2 hits each… The team will play host to the Greenville Red Raiders today in a 6:30 pm contest that can be heard here on Real radio 860 WLBG and streaming live on the internet at www.wlbg.com

CHS:

  • Baseball: CHS 4 – South Pointe 0… The Red Devil baseball team ran its record to 11-1 (5-0) last night as they defeated the South Pointe Stallions at The Sponge… The Red Devils scored one run in the in the third inning and 3 runs in the fourth and that would be all they needed as Tristan Smaltz took the complete game win giving up only 4 hits while striking out six and walking one… The Red Devils had had just 7 hits with JP Duncan going 2-3 with 3 RBIs to lead the Red Devils… The team will travel to Abbeville tomorrow.

Laurens Academy: The Baseball and softball teams traveled to WW King to take on the Knights

  • Softball: WW King 11 – LA 0…. The Lady Crusader softball team had a tough time last night as they lost to the Lady Knights by a score of 11-0… The Crusaders offense struggled as they managed only 5 hits while the Knights got their runs on 9 hits… Five different players had 1 hit each for the Crusaders…
  • Baseball: LA 14 – WW King 0… The baseball game was a complete reversal of the softball game as the Crusaders took a 14-0 win over the Knights… The Crusaders pounded out 13 hits and were aided by 2 Knight errors… Ryan Sneed led the offense going 3-3 on the night… Three other Crusaders had 2 hits each and one of those players was Nick Johnson who had a 2-run homer in the second inning… Daniel Black took the completer game win giving up only 4 hits while striking out 5 and walking 1… The Crusaders are now 6-3 on the season and the teams will host Wardlaw tomorrow.
  • Middle School Baseball: WW King 7 – LA 5…. Sorry n other details

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Sports Report for Tuesday, 3-22-2016

PC Notes:

  • Baseball: The Blue Hose baseball team was in action this past weekend down in Charleston as they took on the Citadel Bulldogs… The Bulldogs took a 2-1 win in the game Friday afternoon in a pitcher’s duel. (For more information, click here)… The Blue Hose rebounded on Saturday to take a 7-6 win (Click here for more information)… Then in the rubber game of the 3-game series on Sunday, the Citadel took a 7-2 win ( Click here for more information)…  The team is now 11-8 on the season and will travel to Clemson this afternoon for a 6 pm contest with the Tigers.
  • Softball: The PC softball team started a 3 game series with Coastal Carolina on Sunday… The teams played a doubleheader Sunday and in the first game, Coastal took a 9-4 win…. PC rebounded in the second game to take a 9-1 win in game 2 on Sunday. (Click here for more information on these two games.)… The teams finished the 3-game series yesterday and Coastal took the series with a 3-0 win… For more information on this game, click here… The team will be hosting Winthrop tomorrow in a doubleheader starting at 2 pm.

Local Sports Results:
LDHS:

  • Tennis… On Wednesday and Thursday last week the Raider tennis team hosted TL Hanna and Hillcrest at the Laurens City Tennis Courts… Unfortunately the Raiders lost both matches by scores of 7-0… Coach David Corley still saw some bright spots in the losses and if you wish to see his comments and details on the matches, click on the following:Hanna_and_Hillcrest_Mar_16-17
  • Softball… I still have not received the official results on the how the Lady Raider softball team did last weekend in the tournament at Byrnes but I have heard unofficially they lost all but 1 game… I’ll continue to try to get that information.

 CHS:

  • Baseball: CHS 6 – Pendleton 5 (11)… The Red Devil baseball team traveled to Pendleton yesterday to take on the Bulldogs and good news as the Red Devils took a 6-5 win in 11 innings… Aaron Copeland scored the winning run in the 11th inning on an error after reaching base on a walk earlier… The Red Devils had to come from behind and score 2 runs in the seventh inning to send the game into extra innings… Chandler Todd led the Red Devil offense getting 3 of their 8 hits one of which was a solo homer in the first inning… Davis Cunningham also had two hits…Jeremy Simmons got the win pitching 1⅔ innings and Taylor Bailey pitched 6 ⅓ scoreless innings…. Click on the following for the game’s box score and some player stats: 2016-3-21-CHS_BB_vs_Pendleton  …. Click on the following for the game scorecard 2016-3-21-CHS_BB_vs_Pendleton_Scorebook… The Red Devils are now 10-1 (4-0) and will host South Pointe today @ 7:30.
  • Tennis: CHS 6 – St. Josephs 1… The Red Devil tennis team was in ac7ion yesterday also as they hosted St Josephs HS… Good news here also as the Red Devils took a 6-1 win… Taking wins in singles action were: Isaac MacMillan, Robert Powell, Ike Waldron & Alexander Winsor… Also taking wins were the #1 doubles of MacMillan & Powell who won handily and the #2 doubles of Bowen Tiller & Zach Bedenbaugh pulled out a 3 set win… Record 5-1 (3-0) host Union County today 5:00.
  • Softball… I now have the softball results from 1st Annual Premier Driving School Invitational this past Friday & Saturday at CHS… On Friday, the Lady Red Devils lost to Saluda 12-2… On Saturday they rebounded to beat TL Hanna 10-5 in the first game of the day… Later they defeated Spartanburg 16-1 but lost to Saluda in the championship game 10-2… The team will return to action today as they travel to South Pointe for a JV – varsity doubleheader.

Laurens Academy:

  • Baseball: Anderson Cavaliers 9 – Crusaders 1… Yesterday the Laurens Academy Crusaders hosted the Anderson Cavaliers and the Cavaliers may have been considered poor quest as they took a 9-1 win over the Crusaders… The bottom line on this game were the very cold bats of the Crusaders as they managed only 2 hits one by Will Price and one by Josh Urwick… The Crusaders also had some miscues including 3 errors that contributed to the Cavaliers scoring… Click on the following for the game’s box score and some player stats:2016-3-21_BB-Anderson_Cavaliers…. Click on the following for the game scorecard: 2016-3-21_BB-Anderson_Cavaliers_Scorebook… The team is now 5-3 on the season and travels to WW King today.

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Sports Report for Monday, 3-21-2016

Local Sports Results:

LDHS:

  • Baseball: LDHS 2 – Hillcrest 1…. The Laurens Raiders traveled up Hwy 14 last Friday night to take on the Hillcrest Rams in baseball action for the second time last week… And for the second time last week they took a 1-run win over the Rams this time by a score of 2-1… The Rams got on the board first scoring 1 unearned run in the first inning but that would be all they got as Morgan French picked up the complete game win giving up only 4 hits while striking out 3 and walking 4… The Raiders only had 7 hits themselves but the big blow came in the fifth inning when Layton Mahon singled and then two batters later Kendevon Stenhouse hit his first homerun of the season over the left field fence… Jalen Bragg and Graydon Hamby both had 2 hits apiece… Click on the following for the game’s box score and some player stats: 2016-3-18_LDHS-BB_vs_Hillcrest. …. Click on the following for the game scorecard: 2016-3-18_LDHS-BB_vs_Hillcreste_Scorebook … The team goes to 8-1 (4-0) on the season and will travel to Woodmont tomorrow.
  • Softball: Sorry no results reported

CHS:

  • Baseball: CHS 8 – Union County 0… The Clinton Red Devil baseball team traveled too Union County HS Friday night and scored 2 runs in the top of the first inning and that proved to be all they needed as Davis Cunningham and Aaron Copeland held the Yellow Jackets scoreless as Clinton went on to take an 8-0 win… Cunningham picked up the win pitching 6 innings striking out 8 and walking 3 while giving up only 2 hits… The Red Devils completed their scoring putting 3 runs on the board in the fifth and sixth inning… The Red Devils had only 6 hits on the night with Chandler Todd leading the team going 2-3 with a single and a double… Click on the following for the game’s box score and some player stats: 2016-3-18-CHS_BB_vs_Union …. Click on the following for the game scorecard: 2016-3-18-CHS_BB_vs_Union_Scorebook… The team goes to 9-1 (4-0) on the season and will travel to Pendleton today for a 7 pm contest.
  • JV Baseball: CHS 6 – Union 1… Sorry no other details.
  • Soccer: CHS 6 – Broome 0…. The Red Devil soccer team picked up its first win of the season Friday as they defeated Broome 6-0… Clinton started the match off with a goal in the 7th minute from Parker Duncan… The score remained 1-0 until, in the 27th minute when Brooks Threatt put a ball in the back of the net following a corner kick… Shortly after taking a 2-0 lead, Elvis Fits scored two goals giving the Red Devils a 4-0 half time lead… Duncan and Fitz added a goal each in the second half to provide a comfortable lead for the remain of the match… The Red Devils’ defense played solidly throughout the match only allowing 7 shots while Jack Harkins made 4 saves… Record: 1-7 (1-1).
  • JV Soccer: CHS 5 – Broome 1…. Sorry no further details.
  • Softball… Sorry no results reported.

Laurens Academy:

  • Baseball: Greenwood Christian 8 – Crusaders 6… The Laurens Academy Crusaders were also in action last Friday night as they hosted the Greenwood Christian hawks… The Crusaders had a 2-1 lead going into the top of the fourth inning when the hawks struck for 6 runs and then went on to take an 8-6 win over the Crusaders… In that critical inning the Hawks got their 6 runs on only 4 hits, a hit batter, a walk and a couple of Crusader miscues… To their credit, the crusaders came right back and scored 4 in the bottom of the fourth inning but could get no closer… The Crusaders managed only 6 hit on the night with Nick Johnson getting 2 of them… Click on the following for the game’s box score and some player stats: 2016-3-18_BB-Gwd-Christ  …. Click on the following for the game scorecard: 2016-3-18_BB-Gwd-Christ_Scorebook   … The Crusaders are now 5-2 on the season and will host the Anderson Cavaliers today at 6:30.
  • Baseball (3-17-16): Crusaders 10 – Oakbrook 3… On Friday morning I mentioned that the Crusader baseball team had taken a 10-3 win over Oakbrook on Thursday but I did not have any details but I do now… Click on the following for the game’s box score and some player stats:  2016-3-17_BB-Oakbrook…. Click on the following for the game scorecard: 2016-3-17_BB-Oakbrook_Scorebook

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Sports Report for Friday, 3-18-2016

PC Notes:

  • Baseball… The PC baseball team had two mid-week games and on Tuesday they took a 15-6 win over NC Central at home… For more information on that game, click here… They were right back in action Wednesday as the hosted the Wofford Terriers… The news is not as good here as Wofford won 8-4… That drops PC to 10-6 on the season… For more information on this game, click here… The Blue Hose start a 3-game series in Charleston with the Citadel today at 5 pm.
  • Softball… The lady Blue Hose softball team hosted NC Central in a doubleheader on Wednesday… Good news here as PC won the first game 9-1 and the second one 8-2… For more information on these games, click here…. The team is now 14-10 on the season and will host Coastal Carolina this weekend with 2 games tomorrow and one on Sunday.

Local Sports Results:

CHS @ LDHS Baseball: CHS2 – LDHS 1… Last night the Red Devils and the Raiders finished the game that started Monday at Ed Prescott Field that was suspended because of lightning in the area… When the final our was recorded, the Red Devils handed the Raiders their first loss of the season with a 2-1 Clinton win… The game resumed in the top of 3rd Dakota Webb on first base having been hit by a pitch just before the game was suspended on Monday… Two singles loaded the bases and then Davis Cunningham was hit by a pitch forcing in Webb with the game’s first run… Thomas Jones tied the game on a solo homer to left field that just made it over the fence and the glove of Tristan Smaltz in left field… The Red Devils regained the lead in the top of the fifth inning when Chandler Todd just cleared the fence and the glove of Kendevon Stenhouse in right field… The Red Devils then held the Raiders scoreless the rest of the way to take the win… According to the Raiders official stats, the Red Devils had only 3 hits in the game with 3 different players collecting those hits.., The Raiders had had 6 hits with Morgan French and Ethan Jones each recording 2 hits each… Jared Cevetko had the complete game loss for the Raiders striking out 8 and walking 3… Jeremy Simmons started for the Red Devils and lasted 3 2/3 innings before Taylor Bailey came in and picked up the win in relief pitching the rest of the game except for the last out which Aaron Copeland recorded… Laurens is now 7-1 on the season and will be at Hillcrest tonight while Clinton goes to 8-1 and will be at Union County tonight… Click on the following for the game’s box score and some player stats: 2016-3-17_LDHS-BB_vs_Clinton  …. Click on the following for the game scorecard: 2016-3-17_LDHS-BB_vs_Clinton_Scorebook

CHS:

  • Tennis: CHS 7 – Lancaster 0… The Red Devil tennis team was in action yesterday and they defeated Lancaster 7-0… Taking wins in singles action were Isaac MacMillan, Ike Waldron, Tyler Trevino, Alexander Winsor and Bowen Tiller… The # 1 doubles team of MacMillan and Waldron also picked up an easy win while the #2 doubles team of Daniel Moore & Zach Bedenbaugh picked up a 3 set win… The team will be in action Monday as they host St. Josephs.

Laurens Academy:

  • Softball: Ware Shoals 23 – LA 3…Lady Crusaders fall at home 23-3 to Ware Shoals…. Sorry no other details… They will be on the road Tuesday vs. WW King with a 5:00 first pitch.
  • Baseball: LA 10 – Oakbrook Prep 3… Varsity Baseball defeated Oakbrook 10-3. Sorry no other details… Today they will tangle with Greenwood Christian at LA… MS will play at 5 and varsity at 7:00. 5-1

Broadcast Notes: Real Radio 860 WLBG will be bringing you the following contest and as usual they will also be streamed on the internet at www.wlbg.com

  • Wed. 3-23-16 softball hosting Greenville HS, 6:30
  • Fri. 3-25-16 baseball hosting Woodmont, 7:30

The local sports schedule for today includes:

LDHS:

  • Baseball @ Hillcrest   5:00 / 7:30
  • Softball @ Tournament at Byrnes today & tomorrow.

 CHS:

  • JV & varsity baseball @ Union County   5:00 / 7:30
  • JV & varsity soccer host Broome   5:00 / 6:30
  • Softball Host Premier Driving School Invitational… Click on the following to see tournament schedule today & tomorrow: 2016_Premier_Driving_Schooll_Invitational

 Laurens Academy:

  • Baseball host Greenwood Christian   5:00 / 7:00

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Sports Report for Thursday, 3-17-2016

Local Sports Results:
LDHS:

  • Tennis: Greenville 7 – LDHS 0… On Tuesday night the Laurens Raider tennis team hosted the Greenville Red Raiders at the Laurens City Courts and you could argue that Laurens was just too nice a host as Greenville took a 7-0 win… Unfortunately the match was pretty one sided as Laurens managed to pick up on seven games in the loss… Coach Corley still saw progress in his team and to read his comments and complete details on the match, click on the following: Greenville_3-15-16

CHS:

  • C team Softball: CHS 12 – Chapman 2… Well I do have one score from CHS last night and that is a C-team softball score…The team traveled to Chapman and the ride back was a fun one as they defeated Chapman 12-2… Sorry no other details.
  • Soccer: South Pointe 3 – CHS 1… Now catching up with Red Devil soccer, back on Tuesday the team traveled to Rock Hill to take on the South Pointe Stallions… The Stallions took a 1-0 lead at the half and then scored two more goals in the second half to defeat Clinton 3-0… The Stallions took 18 shots on goal to Clintons 5 and Jack Harkins was able to get 15 saves in goal… Coach Sean Vick commented “It was a tale of two halves for the varsity soccer team in Rock Hill Tuesday night as they took on South Pointe. South Pointe and Clinton traded possession throughout the first half with the Stallions getting a goal off a deflection with time running down in the first frame. The second half was a different story. The Red Devils were forced to play with ten men and South Pointe took advantage of the situation by increasing the pressure. South Pointe added two more goals to get their first region victory of the season.”… The Red Devils fall to 0-7 (0-1) on the season and will be back in action tomorrow when they host Broome in a JV / Varsity doubleheader.
  • Tennis: CHS 6 – Blue Ridge 1… Now also back on Tuesday the Red Devil tennis team hosted the Boiling Springs Bulldogs and the Red Devil rackets had little trouble handling the Bulldogs as Clinton took a 6-1 win… Isaac MacMillan, Ike Waldron, Tyler Trevino and Alexander Windsor all took wins in singles action… MacMillan and Waldron teamed up as the #1 doubles team and they took an easy victory but the #2 doubles team of Daniel Moore and Zach Bedenbaugh had to struggle a little but did pull out the win… The team improves to 3-1 (2-0) on the season and will be back in action today as they travel to Lancaster.

 

All-County Basketball Teams… The All-County basketball teams were recently announced by Go-Laurens.com… Those who made those teams as well as Player-of-the-Year and Coach of the year were…

  • Boys: COY Ben Sinclair, POY Ladarius Williams, From CHS Jalen Carter, Tay Cook, Kiah Young… LDHS Toby Jackson, E’Nicholas Leake, Ty Madden, Chris Statom… Laurens Academy: Ryan Holmes, Nate Martin… For more information, click here.
  • Girls: COY Jason Marlett… POY Ruthie Moore… From CHS: Savannah Campbell, Shauna Goforth, MK Kelly… LDHS: Jadasia Bennett, KC Cofield, Nasia Owens… Laurens Academy: Taylor Campbell, Sydney Fisher… For more information, click here.

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Sports Report for Wednesday, 3-16-16

Local Sports Results:

LDHS:

  • Softball: LDHS 14 – Greenville 4 (5)… The Lady Raider softball team traveled to Greenville last night to take on the Lady Red Raiders of Greenville HS… Laurens broke open a 3-3 tie in the top of the fourth inning scoring 11 runs and then going on to take a 14-4 win in 5 innings… In the decisive fourth inning, Laurens sent 16 batters to the plate with all but two of the Raiders getting a hit in the inning and were aided by a couple of Greenville errors and hit batters… Laurens had 12 hits on the night with Cassie Plaia going 3-3 scoring 3 times and driving in 1… Bailey Gibbs, CJ Ginn, Makaila Irby & Elisabeth Aylesworth each had 2 hits…. Aylesworth picked up the complete game win giving up the 4 runs on 6 hits while striking out 2 and walking 2… Click on the following for the game’s box score and some player stats: 2016-3-15_LDHS-SB-Greenville  …. Click on the following for the game scorecard: 2016-3-15_LDHS-SB-Greenville_Scorebook … The Raiders improve to 3-1 (2-1) and will return to action Friday as they start participation in a tournament at Byrnes… NOTE: The game with Hillcrest scheduled for today has been postponed until a later date to be announced later.
  • Baseball: LDHS 1 – Hillcrest 0…. The raider baseball team was also in action last night as they hosted the rams of Hillcrest… It turned out to be a pitchers battle between the Rams’ Cole Phillips and the Raiders Ethan Jones but in the end the Raiders prevailed by a 1-0 score… The raiders had only 2 hits on the night and their run came in the third inning when GL Compton lead off with a walk… Phillips tried to pick him off at first base but his throw was wide and Compton scampered to third… The Rams first baseman then had an errant throw getting the ball back into the infield allowing Compton to score… The Rams had six hits and threatened in the fourth inning but the tying run was gunned down at the plate on a great throw from Layton Mahon in left field to home to nail the runner… Morgan French and Jared Cevetko had the Raider hits… Click on the following for the game’s box score and some player stats: 2016-3-15_LDHS-BB_vs_Hillcrest.   …. Click on the following for the game scorecard:2016-3-15_LDHS-BB_vs_Hillcreste_Scorebook … The team improves its record to 7-0 (3-0) and will face the rams again Friday at Hillcrest.

CHS:

  • Baseball: CHS 7 – Lancaster 0…. The Red Devil baseball team played host to the Lancaster Bruins last night at The Sponge and the Red Devils put 4 runs on the board in the first inning and then went on to take a 7-0 win over the Bruins… In the first inning 8 Clinton batters came to the plate with Brayden Gibbs, & Charlie Craven hitting RBI singles while Tristan Smaltz had a 2-RBI double… Aaron Copeland, Gibbs and Smaltz each had 2 of the red Devil 6 hits on the night… Smaltz picked up the win going 6 innings allowing just 4 hits while striking out 11 and walking 3… Copeland pitched the last inning… Click on the following for the game’s box score and some player stats: 2016-3-15-CHS_BB_vs_Lancaster  …. Click on the following for the game scorecard: 2016-3-15-CHS_BB_vs_Lancaster_Scorebook  … Clinton’s record improves to 7-1 on the season and 3-0 in region play and they will return to action Friday when they travel to Union County for a 7:30 first pitch.
  • Softball: Lancaster 7 – CHS 4… The Lady Red Devil softball team travelled to Lancaster yesterday to take on a Lady Bruin team that lost no starters from a team that played for the upper state championship last year and fell by a score of 7-4… The Clinton defense was solid but they just continue having problems getting the clutch hit when needed…. Sorry no other details.

Laurens Academy:

  • Baseball: LA 4 – Richard Winn 2… The Laurens Academy Crusader baseball team hosted Richard Winn last night in their region home opener… Good news to report here as the Crusaders took a 4-2 win to run their record to 4-1 (1-0) on the season… The Crusaders scored single runs in the first, second, third and fifth innings while allowing RW single runs in the second and third innings… The Crusader had 6 hits to RW’s 5 and Will Price had two of the Crusader hits one of which was a solo homer in the third inning..,. Daniel Black picked up the complete game win giving up just 1 earned run on the 5 hits while striking out 9 and walking 1… Click on the following for the game’s box score and some player stats: 2016-3-15_BB-Anderson_Rich-Winn Click on following for scorecard: 2016-3-15_BB-Anderson_Rich-Winn_Scorecard
  • MS Baseball: Richard Winn 14 – LA 1… Sorry no details
  • Softball: Richard Winn 11 – LA 1… Sorry no details.

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Sports Report for Tuesday, 3-15-2016

PC Notes:

  • Women’s basketball: UNC-A 65 – PC 55… The Lady Blue Hose basketball team concluded their season last Saturday with a 65-55 loss to the top ranked Lady Bulldogs of UNC-Ashville… The game was actually closer than the final score might indicate because the Blue Hose just would not go away and kept clawing their way back before falling by 10… The team finished with an 18-13 record on the season and UNC-A went on to win the Big South Championship defeating Liberty 64-62 I 2 OTs)… For more on this game, click here.
  • Baseball… The PC baseball team improved its season record to 9-5 over the weekend as they won 2 of 3 games in the Perfect game Spring Swing Tournament in Emerson, Ga… On Friday they lost to Bowing Green by a score of 6-1 but rebounded to take an 11-1 win over Nebraska-Omaha on Saturday and a 6-5 win over Bowling Green on Sunday… For more information on these games, click here… Now you will have a chance to catch PC at home today as they host N.C. Central at 3 pm and again tomorrow as they host Wofford in another 3 pm contest.
  • Softball… The PC softball team was also in action this weekend as they played 4 games in the UNC Wilmington Round Robin Tournament… Saturday morning they defeated the host UNC-W 4-0 and then Saturday afternoon they defeated UNC-Greensboro 3-0… The team’s fortunes turned on Sunday as they lost to UNC-G 1-0 and to the host UNC-W 10-3… For more information on these contests, click here…. The team returns to action tomorrow as they host NC Central in a double header starting at 2 pm.

Local Sports Results:
Weather Takes Toll on Clinton vs. Laurens Varsity Games… The bad weather that moved through the area caused the suspension or delay of the varsity softball and baseball games between the Raiders and the Red Devils at LDHS… The softball game made into the bottom of the 3rd inning before lightning in the area shut it down… The Raiders were leading 4-2 in this game…. The baseball game was scoreless in the third when it was stopped… Now the baseball game is now scheduled to be played at 7 pm this Thursday and I have heard they are going to restart (not resume) the game at 7 pm… We will try to bring you that game here on Real Radio 860 WLBG… The date for making up the softball game was NOT set by the coaches last night… They will have to look at their respective schedules and will let me know when they set the date.

 LDHS:

  • Tennis… Now catching up on boys’ tennis at LDHS, the Raider tennis team posted a 1-2 record in the first week of boys’ tennis, taking a 6-1 win from Westside but losing 0-7 to both Greenwood and Hanna…. For more information on these matches, click on the following:First_Week_of_Raider_Tennis … The team host Greenville today at the Laurens City Courts with first serve scheduled for 5 pm.

CHS:

  • Tennis: CHS 7 – Broome 0… Also catching up on Red Devil tennis, last Thursday the Red Devil tennis team traveled to Broome and the ride back was most likely a pleasant one as Clinton defeated Broome 7-0… Isaac MacMillan, Robert Powell, Ike Waldron, Tyler Trevino and Alexander Windsor all took wins in singles action… The #1 doubles team composed of MacMillan & Powell as well as the #2 doubles team Bowen Tiller and Zach Bedenbaugh also took wins… The team’s record is now 2-1 on the season and 2-0 in region play.. The tem is scheduled to host Blue Ridge today at 5 pm.
  • Baseball: CHS 4 – Chester 3 Baseball Stats… Yesterday I told you that the Red Devil baseball team defeated Chester 4-3 in 8 innings on Friday night but I did not have the stats… Well I do now… Click on the following for the game’s box score and some player stats: 2016-3-11-CHS_BB_vs_Chester  …. Click on the following for the game scorecard: 2016-3-11-CHS_BB_vs_Chester_Scorebook

 

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Sports Report for Monday, 3-14-2016

Local Sports Results:

LDHS:

  • Softball: Westside 5 – LDHS 3… The Lady Raider softball team traveled to Anderson last Friday night to take on the Lady Rams of Westside and the ride home was not as enjoyable as it might have been as the Raiders lost 5-3… Both teams scored a single run in the first inning and Laurens went up 2-1 in the third but Westside came back to take the win and hand the Lady Raiders their first loss of the season… Bailey Gibbs went 3-4 with 2 doubles and had half of the Raiders 6 hits on the night… Elizabeth Aylesworth took the loss going 5⅓ innings… Click on the following for the game’s box score and some player stats: 2016-3-11_SB-Westside …. Click on the following for the game scorecard: 2016-3-11_SB-Westside_Scorebook…. The team will be back in action tonight as they host The Clinton Red Devils in a JV / varsity doubleheader… We plan on bringing you the varsity game about 7 pm here on Real Radio 860 WLBG.
  • Baseball: LDHS 13 – Westside 3 (5)… Now it is better news where the Raider baseball team is concerned because the Raiders defeated Westside 13-3 in 5 innings at Ed Prescott Field last Friday night… The Raiders went up 3-1 at the end of the first inning but the Rams scored 1 in the top of second inning… Laurens responded with a 5 spot in the bottom of the inning and then both teams scored in the fourth inning… Westside scored 2 and Laurens 5 to give them a 10-run lead which they held onto in the fifth to win the game on the 10-run rule… The Raiders pounded out 12 hits and Thomas Jones led the team going 3-3 with one of them being a solo homer in the fifth inning… Morgan French picked up the complete game win giving up 3 runs only 1 was earned…  Click on the following for the game’s box score and some player stats: 2016-3-11_LDHS-BB_vs_Westside  …. Click on the following for the game scorecard 2016-3-11_LDHS-BB_vs_Westside_Scorecard… The Raiders will host the Clinton Red Devils tonight at 7:30 and we hope to bring you the finish of that game after we finish the Clinton-Laurens softball game at 7 pm.

 

CHS:

  • Softball: Chester 7 – CHS 3… The Lady Red Devil softball team hosted the Chester Lady Cyclones last Friday and though they fell 7-3 the one thing they did not do is give up… The Red Devils trailed 7-0 going into the bottom of the 7th inning when they plated their 3 runs after two were out… According to some unofficial statistics (Chester’s scoring of the game) the game was scoreless going into the 3rd inning when Chester struck for 5 runs and added 2 more in the 4th… The Cyclones had 17 hits to the Red Devils 3… Hunter Benson, Makayla Pearson and Shauna Goforth were credited by Chester as having the Red Devil’s hits… The team returns to action today as they travel to Laurens in a game that can be heard here on Real Radio 860 WLBG
  • Baseball: CHS 4 – Chester 3 (8)… At the time of this posting all I can tell you about the Red Devil varsity baseball game at Chester last Friday night is that the Red Devils took a 4-3 in 8 innings with Charlie Craven hitting a 2-out double to drive in the winning run… If I get more details on the game I will post them up tomorrow.

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Sports Report for Friday, 3-11-2016

PC Notes:

  • Women’s basketball… The Lady Blue Hose basketball team will kick off their participation in the Big South Tournament this afternoon at 2 pm as they take on Gardner-Webb up at UNC Ashville… PC earned a first round bye and the game can be seen on ESPN3… Good Luck to the Blue Hose!
  • Baseball… The baseball team lost to Western Carolina Wednesday in a close one 10-9 up at Cullowhee, NC… For information on this game, click here… The team returns to action today as they travel to Lake Point, Ga to participate in the Perfect Game Spring Tournament each day this weekend.
  • Softball… Back on Wednesday the Lady Blue Hose softball team hosted SC State and won 9-5… For more information on this game, click here…. The team will play 4 games starting tomorrow and continuing Sunday at the UNC Wilmington Round Robin Tournament. 

Local Sports Results:

LDHS

  • Golf: Westside 178 – LDHS 185… Yesterday the Raider golf team traveled to Cobb’s Glen to take on the Westside Rams… When the last put fell into the cup, Westside had taken a 178-185 win over the Raiders… Devon Freeman was low scorer for the Raiders with a 42… Jonathan Finley shot a 45 as did Patton Crocker… Brady Davis had a 50… Other score not counted in the team total were Cade Patterson with a 52 and Raheem Johnson 56.

CHS:

  • Baseball: CHS 7 – Ninety Six 1… The Clinton Red Devil baseball team hosted the Ninety Six Wildcats last night at The Sponge and the Wildcats might argue that Clinton was not very hospitable as the Red Devils took a 7-1 win… The Red Devils jumped out to a 3-0 lead at the end of the first inning and then scored 2 runs in the fourth and fifth inning while allowing the Wildcats a single run in the third in route to the win… The Red Devils got their 7 runs on 6 timely hits with Davis Cunningham going 2-3 with a single and a double… Charlie Craven had 2 RBIs for the Red Devils… Taylor Bailey was credited with the win giving up the 1 earned run in 5 innings of work where he struck out 6 and walked 3 while allowing 3 hits… Click on the following for the game’s box score and some player stats: 2016-3-10-CHS_BB_vs_Ninety_Six   …. Click on the following for the game scorecard: 2016-3-10-CHS_BB_vs_Ninety_Six_Scorecard …. The Red Devils hit the road tonight as they travel to Chester to take on the Cyclones.

Laurens Academy:

  • Baseball: Anderson Cavaliers 6 – Crusaders 1… The Laurens Academy Crusader baseball team traveled to Anderson to take on the Cavaliers and I suspect the ride back was a little quieter than the one going over as the Cavaliers took a 6-1 win handing the Crusaders their first loss of the season… The story here is that the Crusaders bats were cold as they collected only 3 hits in the game and the Cavaliers had 11… Also, the Crusaders made 4 errors in the field and a couple of other miscues most of which contributed to the Cavalier runs… Wil Tindal, Nick Johnson & Noah Stribling each had a hit for the Crusaders… Stribling also picked up the loss for the Crusaders pitching the first 2 innings…. Click on the following for the game’s box score and some player stats: 2016-3-10_BB-Anderson_Cavaliers …. Click on the following for the game scorecard: 2016-3-10_BB-Anderson_Cavaliers_Scorecard

 

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Sports Report for Thursday, 3-10-2016

Local Sports Results:

LDHS vs. CHS

  • Golf… On Tuesday afternoon the Red Devils and the Raiders faced off against each other on the golf course and the Raiders prevailed by a by a score of 165 – 188… Laurens’ Jonathan Finley and Clinton’s Harrison Fisher led their respective teams with each shooting a 38… Other scores for Laurens were Devon Freeman & Patton Crocker 40 while Raheem Johnson shot a 47… Other Red Devil scores were William Lollis 42, and both Karl Gustafson & Laurence Coleman shooting 54.

CHS:

  • Tennis: Riverside 4 – CHS 3… The red Devil tennis team played their second match in as many days yesterday as they hosted the Riverside Warriors… It was a tight match but in the end Riverside took a 4-3 win over the Red Devils… Taking wins for Clinton were Isaac MacMillian, Robert Powell and Ike Waldron… The team goes to 1-1 on the season and will be back in action today as they travel to Broome

Laurens Academy:

  • Softball: Greenwood Christian 15 – Laurens Academy 14… We need to do a little catching up with the Lady Crusader softball team who opened their season back on Tuesday when the traveled to Greenwood to take on Greenwood Christian Academy… The lady Crusaders put 9 runs on the board in the top of the first inning but could not hold the lead as G.C. came back to take a 15-14 win… The Crusaders clung to a 14-12 lead going into the bottom of the final inning but a walk, a hit and a couple of Crusader miscues allowed the G.C. to plate 3 runs and take the win…. The Crusaders actually outhit G.C. 13-6 Madisen Faulkner leading the team with 3 hits, scoring 3 times and driving in a run… The defense for both teams had the first game jitters as the teams combined for a total of 13 errors… Click on the following for the game’s box score and some player stats: 2016-3-8-SB-Gwd_Christian…. Click on the following for the game scorecard: 2016-3-8-SB-Gwd_Christian_Scorecard  … The team will host Richard Winn next Tuesday at 5 pm.

College Notes:

  • Clemson: Georgia Tech 88 – Clemson 85 (OT)… The Clemson Tiger men’s basketball team may very well have played their last game of the season last night as they let Georgia Tech come back from an 18 point deficit in the second half to take an 88-85 win in overtime in the ACC Tournament last night up in Washington, DC… We will wait and see if they make it into the NIT.
  • South Carolina… Just a reminder that the #3 seeded Gamecocks of South Carolina will not start SEC Tournament play until tomorrow when they take on the winner of tonight’s Georgia Mississippi St. game.

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Sports Report for Wednesday, 3-9-2016

Local Sports Results:
LDHS:

  • Baseball: LDHS 9 – Westside 6… The Raider baseball team opened their region schedule on the road last night in Anderson as they took on the Westside Rams… The Ride home was a pleasant one as the Raiders took a 9-6 win… The Raiders put 4 runs on the board in the third inning on a couple of hits, three walks and a ram error… Westside got one of those runs back in the bottom of the inning but Laurens then got that run back in the top of the 4th when Thomas Jones homered… In the top of the fifth inning Jones doubled driving in two more runs for the Raiders… The rams came back and scored 5 runs in the bottom of the fifth to make the score 7-6… The Raiders then added 2 insurance runs in the 6th and then held on to take the win…. The Raiders had 12 hits and 5 different players had 2 each with Jones leading the way with the double and homer and 3 RBIs… Ethan Jones got the win and Morgan French picked up a save…  Click on the following for the game’s box score and some player stats: 2016-3-8_LDHS-BB_vs_Westside  …. Click on the following for the game scorecard: 2016-3-8_LDHS-BB_vs_Westside_Scorecard  … The Raiders go to 5-0 (1-0) on the season and will return home Friday to face Westside.
  • Softball: LDHS 14 – TL Hanna 4 (5)… The lady Raider softball team opened their home and region schedule last night with a 14-4 win over the Lady Yellow Jackets of TL Hanna … The Raiders used the long ball lo help them to the win as Mattie Cantrell had 2 round trippers and Ravyn Writsel had one also… The Raiders scored 3 in the first and second innings and 4 in the fourth and fifth innings… Cassy Plaia had the walk-off single in the fifth inning to give the Raiders a 10 run lead and the game…. The Raiders had 16 hits with Writsel & Makaila Irby each getting 3 of them… Click on the following for the game’s box score and some player stats: 2016-3-8_SB-Hanna …. Click on the following for the game scorecard: 2016-3-8_SB-Hanna_Scorebook

CHS:

  • Baseball: CHS 4 – Broome 2… The red devil baseball team hosted the Broome Centurions last night in the region and home opener… Good news as the red devils took a 4-2 win over the Centurions… Aaron Campbell had the big night for the Red Devils as he had 2 home runs including the walk-off homer in the bottom of the 7th to take the win… Tristan Smaltz picked up the complete game and recording 11 strike outs… Click on the following for the game’s box score and some player stats:2016-3-8-CHS_BB_vs_Broome …. Click on the following for the game scorecard:2016-3-8-CHS_BB_vs_Broome_Scorecard
  • JV Baseball: CHS 6 – Broome 1… Sorry no other details.
  • Softball: Broome 10 – CHS 2… Sorry no other details.
  • JV Softball: Broome 22 – CHS 3… Sorry no other details.
  • Tennis: CHS 7 – South Pointe 0.. Sorry no other details.
  • Soccer: Dixie 5 – CHS 1… The CHS soccer team traveled to Due West yesterday to take on the Dixie Green Hornets… The Hornets stingers were just a little too tough for the Red Devils as Dixie took a 5-1 win … Brooks Threatt had Clinton’s only goal of the match and Jack Harkins saved 6 of 14 shots on goal… The team record is now record 0-6.

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 March 8, 2016

PC Notes:

  • Men’s Basketball: Winthrop 67 – PC 53… After winning their opening round game in the Big South Tournament on Thursday, the PC men’s basketball team saw their season come to an end last Friday as they lost to the Winthrop Eagles 67-53 in the quarterfinals… PC led early but by the half the Eagles had a 24-19 lead… DeSean Murray led PC with 24 points… For more information on this game, click here… The Blue Hose finish their season with an 11-20 record on the season.
  • Women’s Basketball: PC 57 – Liberty 49… The Lady Blue Hose finished their regular season last Saturday afternoon as they traveled to Lynchburg, Va. to take on the Liberty Flames… It was a nice ride back as PC took a 57-49 win over Liberty…. PC led 12-10 at the end of the first quarter and led at the end of each of the subsequent quarters in route to the win… Cortney Storey had a game high 15 points to the Blue Hose… Click here for more information on this game… The team finished the regular season with an overall record of 17-12 and 13-7 in Big South play and has earned a first round bye in the Big South Tournament… They will take on Gardner-Webb in a 2 pm contest at the Kimmel Arena in Ashville, NC this Friday.
  • Baseball: PC had a good weekend on the baseball diamond as they won 2 of 3 contests with LaSalle… For more information on that, click here
  • Softball: The Lady Blue Hose softball team was in action in Spartanburg participating in a tournament at USC Upstate and they won 2 and lost 2 in the tournament… For more information about these games, click here.

 

Local Sports Results:

LDHS & CHS:

  • Softball: LDHS 14 – CHS 1… Someone once said some days you get the bear and some days the bear gets you… Well last night the bear was the Lady Raider softball team and the team that the bear got was the Lady Red Devil softball team as Laurens took a 14-1 win over Clinton in Clinton… The Raiders got off the bus hitting as Baylee Bragg singled the first pitch of the game into left field… Before Clinton could get 3 outs on the Raiders, 11 Raiders came to the plate and the Raiders scored 7 runs on 7 hits with CJ Ginn hitting a 2-run homer in the inning… The Raiders added a single run in the second inning, 4 in the third and 2 in the fourth in route to the win… The Raiders had 14 hits in the game and were added by 5 Red Devil errors an unusually high number for a Red Devil team… Clinton picked up its only run of the game in the third inning when they got 4 of their 6 hits on the night with Shauna Goforth driving in Makayla Pearson… Elizabeth Aylesworth and Cassy Plaia each had 3 hits to lead the Raider offense and Aylesworth picked up the win going 3 innings with Rachel Delio finishing the game… Pearson led the Red Devils with 2 hits and Kayleigh Pitts took the loss getting on one Raider out and Katie Roland finished the game… Laurens will host TL Hanna tomorrow in a game that can be heard here on Real Radio 860 WLBG about 7:30 and Clinton will be on the road to Broome… Click on the following for the game’s box score and some player stats: 2016-3-7_SB-Clinton  …. Click on the following for the game scorecard: 2016-3-7_SB-Clinton_Scorebook  … All of these have both Laurens & Clinton stats.
  • JV Softball: LDHS 7 – CHS 4…. Sorry no details.

 

Laurens Academy:

  • Baseball – L.A. 11 – S.F. 1… The Laurens Academy Crusaders might have felt like they were playing themselves last night as they took on another team who uses the Crusader as their mascot and that is Shannon Forrest out of Greenville… Good news here as the L.A. Crusaders took an 11-1 win over S.F. in 5 innings… S.F got on the board first scoring their only run in the top of the first on a walk, and a sacrifice… L.A. wasted little time getting that back in the bottom of the first when they sent 11 men to plate and scored 7 runs on just 4 hits with 3 walks, a couple of stolen bases and a S.F. error adding the cause… They closed out their scoring with 3 runs in the fourth inning and 2 in the fifth allowing the game to be ended on the 10-run mercy rule… L.A. as a team had only 7 hits in the game with Will Price collection 2 of them… Will Tindall took the win pitching only 2 innings with Nick Johnson and Cade Patterson finishing the game…. Click on the following for the game’s box score and some player stats: 2016-3-7_BB-Shannon_Forest …. Click on the following for the game scorecard: 2016-3-7_BB-Shannon_Forest_Scorecard … The Crusaders go to 3-0 on the young season.

 

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Sports Report for Monday, 3-7-2016

Local Sports Results:

CHS:

  • Baseball: Riverside 4 – Clinton 3 (10)… Last Friday night the Clinton Red Devil baseball team finished it’s participation in the battle of the Piedmont Tournament as they took the field against the Riverside Warriors… Clinton lost the coin toss and was the visiting team… Clinton lost no time getting on the board as Aaron Copeland blasted the first pitch over the left-centerfield fence… However the Warriors came back to take a 4-3 win in 10 innings on a two-out bloop single over Charlie Cravens head into right field… The sad part is that it was set up by a Clinton error allowing the winning run to get on base… The Red Devils added to their 1-0 lead scoring 2 runs in the third inning on 4 consecutive hits with Brayden Gibbs and Davis Cunningham each getting an RBI… The Warriors scored 2 runs in the 5th inning and a single run in the 6th to tie the game… Copeland and Gibbs each had 2 of the Red Devil 6 hits and Davis Cunningham took the loss in relief of Tristan Smaltz… Click on the following for the game’s box score and some player stats: 2016-3-4-CHS_BB_vs_Riverside  … The Red Devils will be back in action tomorrow as they host the Broome Centurions in region action.
  • Soccer: SSC 3 – CHS 1… Catching up with the Red Devil soccer team, last Thursday they traveled to Greenville to take on South Side Christian… I wish I had better news to report but I have to tell you that SSC took a 3-1 win over the Red Devils… SSC built a 2-0 lead at the half and then both teams had a single goal in the second half… Elvis Fitz had Clintons only goal of the match and Jack Harkins saved 10 of SCS’s 20 shots on goal… The Red Devils fall to 0-5 on the season…. The team will travel to Dixie tomorrow.

Laurens Academy:

  • Baseball: Crusaders 5 – Oakbrook 2… Last Friday the Laurens Academy Crusader baseball team hosted Oakbrook prep in their season home opener… It was a good night for the Crusaders as they took a 5-2 win over the Knights… The teams were tied 2-2 going into the bottom of the 5th inning when the Crusaders put 3 runs on the board and then held the Knights scoreless to take the win… In the 5th inning the key hit was a 2 out single by Cade Robertson that drove in 2 Crusader runs… The Crusaders had 6 hits in the game with six different players getting a hit… Will Price and Ryan Holmes also had an RBI each… Will Price picked up the win in relief of Daniel Black… Click on the following for the game’s box score and some player stats: 2016-3-4_BB-Oakbrook…. Click on the following for the game scorecard: 2016-3-4_BB-Oakbrook_Scorecard … The Crusaders go to 2-0 on the young season and will travel to Anderson today to take on the Cavaliers.

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Sports Report for Friday, 3-4-2016

PC Notes:

  • Men’s Basketball: PC- 65 – Radford 64… Yesterday afternoon in the opening round of the Big South Tournament in Buies Creek, NC DeSean Murray’s tip-in as time expired gave the Presbyterian College men’s basketball team a historic come-back 65-64 win over Radford… PC had to rally from a late 12-point deficit to earn its first ever Big South tournament win in four tries… Now if you would like to find out more about this contest, click here… The win propels the Blue Hose into the quarter-finals tonight at 6:00 pm against #2 seeded Winthrop… That game can be seen on ESPN3…
  • Women’s Basketball: Radford 42 – PC 40…. Back on Tuesday night the Lady Blue Hose were in action up at Radford and they came up just short as Radford scored with 1.4 seconds left to take a 42-40 win… Janie Miles led the PC offense with 13 points… For more information on this contest, click here… The Lady Blue Hose record is now 16-12 overall and 12-7 in Bid South play and they will close out their regular season tomorrow at 2 pm as they travel to Virginia to take on Liberty… That game is also scheduled to be broadcast on ESPN3.
  • Baseball: PC 16 – Savannah State 1… On Wednesday afternoon the PC baseball team scored 12 runs in the first two innings in route to a 16-1 win over Savannah State in Clinton… Peter Johnson led PC going 3-for-3… PC’s record now stands at 5-2 on the season… If you wish to read more about this game, click here…. The team will return to action today at 2 pm as they start a 3-game series with La Salle at home… They will play again tomorrow at 2 pm and on Sunday at 1 pm.
  • Softball: The PC softball team was also in action last Wednesday as they also took on Savannah State at home but in a doubleheader… PC won the first game 12-4 but lost the second game 4-6… If you would like to find out more about those games, click here… You can also click on the same link to find out about their schedule this weekend as travel to Spartanburg tomorrow and Sunday to participate in the USC Upstate Spartan Tournament.

 

Local Sports Results:

Yesterday’s Games Rained Out… Well obviously the weather got in the way of outdoor activities yesterday including baseball games… The Clinton High School Red Devils are now scheduled to take on the Riverside Warriors tonight at 7:30 at Ed Prescott Field… That will follow the Greenwood versus Dorman game at 5:30… The Laurens Academy Crusader baseball team was also supposed to be in action yesterday at Wardlaw… That game is also canceled and no makeup date has been decided.
College Notes:

  • Clemson versus South Carolina in Baseball This Weekend: the Clemson and South Carolina baseball teams get together this weekend and what has become known as the Reedy River Rivalry… The 3 game series will start tonight at 7 PM in Columbia and that game can be seen on the SEC Network… The 2 teams will then play at 2:30 tomorrow at Fluor Field in Greenville… The series will then conclude on Sunday with Clemson hosting and 1st pitch scheduled for 2 PM… As you might guess, all I have to say is Go Gamecocks!
  • Lady Gamecock Basketball: the number 1 seeded Lady Gamecock basketball team will start its participation in the SEC tournament today at noon in Jacksonville, Florida as they take on Auburn… This game also can be seen on the SEC Network.
  • Lady Tiger Basketball Team Season Ends… Now in case you missed it the Lady Tiger basketball team ended their season with a 73 to 58 loss to Wake Forest in the opening round of the ACC tournament this past Wednesday… The Lady Tigers in their season with a 4-26 record

 

The local sports schedule for today includes:

 CHS:

  • Baseball vs. Riverside at LDHS   7:30

Laurens Academy:

  • Baseball: middle school and varsity host Oakbrook Prep 5:00/7:00

Broadcast Notes:

  • Softball: Real Radio 860 WLBG will start its broadcast of Lady Raider softball on Tuesday, March 8 as the Raiders host TL Hanna in varsity action at 730… We hope you can be there but remember is not what also streamed live on the Internet at www.wlbg.com.
  • Baseball: we will then start of our broadcasting of Raider baseball on Friday, March 11 when the Raiders will host the Westside Rams in a 6 PM contest.

 

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