- Tennis: Clinton 6 – Fairfield Central 0… In first round playoff action yesterday at the CHS tennis courts, the Lady Red Devil tennis team took a 6-0 win over Fairfield Central… Gracie Waldron, Elizabeth Jones, Mary Katherine Kelley, Savanna Moates and Gerri Hill all took very one-sided wins in singles action… They only played one doubles match and in that match Kalen Richardson and Janie Tiller shutout their opponents… The win gives the Red Devils a14-3 record overall and propels them into the second round of the playoffs on Monday… They will play the winner of yesterday’s Seneca vs. Berea match… If Seneca won it will be at Seneca, if Berea won it will be at CHS.
Middle School Athletics:
- Football: Sanders 22 – LMS 6… Yesterday the Sanders MS Yellow Jackets played host to the Laurens MS Tigers at KC Hanna Stadium in football action for the “City Championship”… The Tigers took the short opening kickoff and then used all but 44 seconds of the opening quarter to score 12 plays later on a 1-yard run by Kendravius Mosley to make the score 6-0 Tigers but that would be the last lead they would enjoy as Sanders took a 22-6 win… On their first possession Sanders went 80 yards and scored on a 1-yard run by Shamare Dendy and he added the 2-point conversion to give Sanders an 8-6 lead… LMS mishandled the ensuing kickoff and Sanders recovered at the Tigers 35 yard line and 3 plays later Zak Rice connected with Reshun Kennedy for a 15 yard scoring pass with Dendy again adding the 2-pony conversion to make the score 16-6 with 2:45 left in the half… Sanders final score came with 2:34 left in the contest when Dendy again scored this time from 14 yards out… Sanders is now 3-4 on the season and LMS is 1-7.
College Football Rankings
- FBS – AP Poll… There was a little bit of shakeup in the AP FBS Poll this week… Alabama remains at #1 but Michigan moved up to #2 while the previous #2 Ohio State dropped all the way to 6th after its loss this past weekend… Good news for Tiger fans as Clemson moved up a notch to #3… Washington and Louisville round out the top 5… To see the entire poll, click here
- FCS –Coaches Poll… In the FCS Coaches Poll, Sam Houston State and Jacksonville State are still ranked 1 & 2 respectively… To find any area teams you have to look down at the 7, 8 & 9 spots where you will find The Citadel, Chattanooga and Charleston Southern in that order… To see the entire poll, click here.
- Chicago 5 – Cleveland 1… Chicago rebounded from the game one loss to Cleveland on Tuesday and took a 5-1 win over the Indians last night in Cleveland…. The Cubs pitcher Jake Arrieta had a no hitter for 5⅓ innings with the Kyle Schwarber hitting as the DH going 2-4 with 2 RBIs leading the Cub offense…For more information on this game, click here… The series now moves to Chicago for games 3,4 & 5 on Friday, Saturday and Sunday where the Cubs could wrap up the title.
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