Sports Report for Friday, 4-16-2021

Local Notes:

Clinton HS:

  • Tennis: Clinton 6 – Chapman 0… The Red Devil boys’ tennis team keeps rolling right along as last night they hosted the Chapman Panthers and once again they won by a score of 6-0 to make their season record a perfect 8-0 and their region record a perfect 7-0… Once again Ike Waldron, Anders Orr, Connor Donley, Nathan Mead and Edwin Orr all took decisive wins in singles action… Also again 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… It was also senior Night where Ike Waldron and Anders Orr were recognized for their contribution to the Red Devil tennis team…. The team is scheduled to be back in action next Monday when they travel to Greenwood to take on the Emerald Vikings in a 5:00 pm match.

Laurens HS:

  • JV Baseball: Laurens 12 – Crescent 2 (6)… The Laurens Raider JV baseball team was in action yesterday as they traveled to Crescent HS to take on the Tigers… Its good news for Raider fans as the team rolled to a 12-2 win in six innings… The Raiders led 6-2 going into the fifth inning where they broke the game open putting 6 runs on the board to make the final 12-2… The Raiders outhit the Tigers 6-0 and were aided by 11 Tiger walks and 3 errors… Joshua Hughes led the Raiders at the plate going 2-4 with a double and 4 RBIs… Asher Goss got the win with Hunter Nabors pitching the last 2⅓ innings… Now the two did combine for a no-hitter and that might lead you to ask how did the Tigers score their 2 runs in the third inning… The answer would be too many walks with a wild pitch or two thrown in there to boot… To see the box score and associated statistics on the game click here and to see the game’s scorebook click here… The team is now a perfect 12-0 on the season.
  • Raider Golf… I need to do some catching up with the Raider golf team which was in action twice this week… Monday: On Monday the Raiders and the Red Devils got together out at Lakeside C.C and the Red Devils defeated the Raiders 191-198… Laurens was led by Colin Harlan who shot a 42… Other Raider scores were Preston Mahon 52, Jason Rogers 53, and Trevor Kitzmiller 51… Tuesday: On Tuesday the team traveled to Greer to face the Yellow Jackets and the Red Raiders of Greenville HS… Greenville finished first shooting a 167, Greer second with a 168 and Laurens third with a 182… Now there is some good news as Colin Harlan was the match medalist for the first time this season shooting a 39… Other Raider scores were Jason Rogers 48, Trevor Kitzmiller 46, and Caleb Letson 49… Now for more comments from Coach Jim Iacuone and a picture click here
  • Boys Soccer… I also need to do some catching up with boys’ soccer at LDHS as they have already had 2 matches this week also… Tuesday: On Tuesday they hosted the Greenwood Eagles and unfortunately I have to tell you that Greenwood took a 6-0 win… Wednesday:  On Wednesday the team hosted the Green Hornets of Dixie HS… Better news here as the Raiders took a 4-3 win over the Hornets… The match was tied 3-3 at the end of regulation and two overtimes and the Raiders outscored the Hornets 4-2 in a penalty kick shootout to win the match… Sorry no scoring details.
  • Girls Soccer: Greenwood 6 – Raiders 0… The girls’ soccer team was also in action Tuesday as they hosted the Greenwood Eagles also and the news is the same as it was in the boys’ match in that the Eagles took a 6-0 win over the Raiders.

Laurens Academy:

  • Softball: Spartanburg Christian 4 – LA 1… Yesterday the Laurens Academy Crusader softball team hosted the Spartanburg Christian Warriors… The Warriors put two runs on the board in the first inning and 2 more in the third while holding the Crusaders to a single run in the fifth inning as the Warriors took a 4-1 win… The Warriors outhit the Crusaders 8-4 but were aided by 12 Crusader errors… The Crusaders run came when Rylee Ballard led off the fifth inning with a single and was later driven in on an RBI single by Elissa Hucks… To see the box score and associated statistics on the game click here and to see the game’s scorebook click here…. The crusaders are scheduled to be back in action next Tuesday when they host Greenwood Christian.

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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