Sports report for Thursday, 4-15-2021

Local Notes:

Clinton HS:

  • Tennis: Clinton 6 – Emerald 0… The Red Devil boys’ tennis team hosted the Emerald Vikings yesterday and they continued to roll as they took a 6-0 win over the Vikings… The Red Devils were very dominate in singles action as Ike Waldron, Anders Orr, Connor Donley, Nathan Mead and Edwin Orr all took decisive wins… Neither of the doubles team played last night and technically the #2 doubles team won by default to make the final score 6-0 Red Devils… The Red Devils are now a perfect 7-0 overall and 6-0 in region play… They will be back in action today as they host the Chapman Panthers on the courts at CMS starting at 5:00 pm… It will also be Senior Night as the Red Devils honor their two seniors Ike Waldron and Anders Orr.
  • Softball: Clinton 19 – Laurens 7… Yesterday the Red Devil and the Raider varsity softball team took a 19-7 win over the Laurens Raider varsity team to claim the “county championship” for this year as they won 2 out of the 3 games the teams played against each other this year… Clinton led 2-1 going into the top of the third inning where they put 10 runs on the board to break the game open as they went on to the win… The Raiders never stopped trying as they put 4 runs on the board in the bottom of the fifth inning trying to keep the game going but could get no closer as the game ended at the conclusion of the fifth inning because of the 10-run rule… The Red Devils outhit the Raiders 19-5 and were aided by 10 Raider errors… Anna Litzenberger, Mackenzie Taylor, and Grayson Taylor all had 3 hits each to lead the Red Devils at the plate… Michaela Smith and Alyssa Rowe each had 2 hits to lead the Raiders offense… To see the box score and associated statistics on the game click here and to see the game’s scorebook click here... By the way the Red Devil JV softball team also took a one-sided win over the Raiders.

Laurens HS:

  • Baseball: Blue Ridge 4 – Laurens 0… Last night the Laurens Raider varsity baseball team traveled up to Blue Ridge HS to take on the traditionally strong Tigers… It was a pitching duel for the first 4 innings as the score stood 0-0 going into the bottom of the fifth inning… There the Tigers used a Raider error and 3 singles to plate one run… They added 3 more runs in the bottom of the sixth inning using 3 walks and a double to produce those runs as they took a 4-0 win over the Raiders… The Raiders had their chances getting a runner as far as third base 3 times with less than 2 outs but just could not get the key hit to bring them in as they left 12 runners on base… The Tigers outhit the Raiders 6-4 and Parker Wasson was the only Raider to get more than 1 hit as he went 2 for 3… To see the box score and associated statistics on the game click here and to see the game’s scorebook click here.

Laurens Academy: Last night the Crusaders held their Fall Sports Awards Ceremony in the gym at Laurens Academy… Congratulations to all the award winners in each of the sports… Photos courtesy of Tiffany Tarver.:

Varsity Football

  • MVP – Thomas Lowry
  • Offensive MVP – Clarence Bertoli
  • Defensive MVP – Cal Robertson
  • Coaches Award – Caio Santa Rita

Volleyball

  • Offensive MVP – Madison Sherman
  • Defensive MVP – Emily Abercrombie
  • Hustle Award – Payton Breen
  • Coaches Award – Olivia Huck

Cross Country

  • MVP – Andrew Codington
  • MVP – Audrey Noffz

Cheer

  • Most Improved – Addison Manley
  • Most Spirited – Audrey Noffz
  • Most Dedicated – Brantley Armstrong

Laurens Academy Hall of Fame

  • Thomas Lowry for football.

 

 

Broadcast Schedule: all of the following are weather and COVID dependent and are varsity games

  • Tuesday, 4-20-21, Baseball host Eastside, 7:30
  • Wednesday, 4-21-21, Baseball host Westside, 7:30
  • Friday, 4-23-21, Softball host Eastside, 7:00

Local Sports Schedule: All schedules subject to change right up to game time due to COVID 19

  • School District 55: To see the sports schedule for this week at LDHS, click here.
  • School District 56:  To see the sports schedule for this week at CHS and CMS, click here
  • Laurens Academy: To see the baseball schedules click here and to see the softball schedule click here.
  • PC Sports Calendar… To see the PC athletics sports calendar click here.

Ticket Information

  • Clinton HS… Clinton HS has released information and guidelines concerning fan attendance at all home athletic contest this spring…  To see their press release concerning this click here… One of the things mentioned is the option to buy season tickets for each individual spring sport and the fact that tickets must be bought online ahead of time and that  no tickets will be sold at the gate.  To purchase tickets for home contest at Clinton HS click here.
  • LDHS… Laurens District 55 HS has released information and guidelines concerning fan attendance at all home athletic contest this spring… To see their press release concerning this click here… One item in the release is that tickets must be purchased ahead of time online and will not be sold at the gate… To purchase tickets for home contest at LDHS click here.
  • LDHS Baseball Season Passes Available… Recently it was announced that season passes of various types are available for those wishing to attend the regular season home games of the various Raider baseball teams… For more information about this click here.


General College Notes:

DI College Baseball… For more information on any specific game(s) mentioned below, click on the score at the beginning

  • DI Baseball Scores… To see the latest DI baseball scores click here…. You can sort by conference when you get there.
  • DI Rankings… To see the latest DI baseball rankings click here.

DI College Softball… For more information on any specific game(s) mentioned below, click on the score at the beginning

  • DI Baseball Scores… To see the latest DI softball scores click here…. You can sort by conference when you get there.
  • DI Rankings… To see the latest DI softball rankings click here.

FCS College Football… For more information on any specific game(s) mentioned below, click on the score at the beginning

  • FCS Football Scores… To see the latest FCS football scores click here…. You can sort by conference when you get there.
  • FCS Rankings… To see the latest FCS football rankings click here.


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

Major League Baseball

  • Braves… To see the schedule for the Atlanta Braves and recent scores click here.
  • Scores and Schedules… To see the latest scores and daily schedule for all of MLB click here.
  • Standings… To check on the division standings for all of MLB click here.

NBA

  • Scores… To go to the NBA website where they list the most recent scores click here and you can also find the box score for the games there also.
  • Schedule… To see the upcoming NBA schedule and TV availability if at click here.
  • Standings… To see the current NBA standings click here.

NASCAR

  • NASCAR Schedule and Results… If you click here it will carry you to the NASCAR website where the Cup Series schedule and results are posted… Once you get there if you look near the top of the page you can change to the Xfinity schedule and results or the Camping World Truck Series schedule and results by clicking on the appropriate icon.
  • Driver Standings… If you click here it will carry you to the NASCAR website where the Cup Series driver standings are posted… Once you get there if you look near the top of the page you can change to the Xfinity driver standings or the Camping World Truck Series driver standings by clicking on the appropriate icon.
  • NASCAR TV Schedule… Now for those of you who like to watch the various NASCAR events, replays and other programing on TV, click here to go to the NASCAR website where this week’s TV schedule is posted.

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