Sports Report for Tuesday, 5-4-2021

Local Notes:

Clinton HS:

  • Today’s Schedule for CHS… All subject to weather postponement
    • Tennis host Blue Ridge in opening round of playoffs , 5:00 pm at CMS
    • Baseball at Chapman, JV –Varsity starting at 5:00 pm
  • Kennedy-Vance Earns Region Honor… Last Saturday senior Red Devil CK Kennedy-Vance was named the Region III, AAA Male Running Athlete of the year at the Region Meet…  CK took first place in the 100 meter, 400 meter (setting a new school record), 200 meter, and the 4×400 meter relay…  CK will continue his education in the fall at Erskine where he will play football for the Fleet…  Congratulations to CK, and GO BIG RED!

Laurens HS:

  • Today’s Schedule for LDHS… All subject to weather postponement
    • JV – Varsity baseball host Hillcrest starting at 5:00 pm… We do plan on broadcasting the varsity game about 7:30 here on Real Radio WLBG
  • Golf Team Falls to Eastside 183-187… The Raider golf team closed out its regular season with a 183-187 loss to the Eastside Eagles out on the back nine at Lakeside CC… Colin Harlan led the Raiders shooting a 44 in his last home match as a Raider… For more on this match and comments from Coach Jim Iacuone click here
  • Boys Soccer Closes Out Season With a 3-1 Record Last Week… The Raider boys soccer team closed out its regular season schedule with 4 matches last week:
    • Monday (4-26-21): Dixie 3 – Laurens 2… On Monday they traveled to Dixie to take on the Green Hornets…  The Raiders led 1-0 at the half but gave up 3 goals in the second half while scoring only 1 as they fell 3-2… Sorry no scoring details
    • Wednesday (4-28-21): Laurens 9 – Chesnee 0… On Wednesday they boarded the bus and traveled up to Chesnee HS to take on the Eagles… The Raiders scored 6 goals in eh first half and 3 in the second as they took a 9-0 win over the Eagles… Again I’m sorry but Coach Davis Dickey did not provide any scoring details.
    • Thursday (4-29-21): Laurens 6 – Newberry 2… The Raiders were at home last Thursday as they hosted the Newberry HS Bulldogs… The Raiders led 3-2 at the half and added 3 more goals in the second half to take a 6-2 win over the Bulldogs…  Again I’m sorry but Coach Davis Dickey did not provide any scoring details.
    • Friday (4-29-21): Laurens 6 – Greer 1… In their last match of eh season the Raiders traveled to Greer and they scored 3 goals in the first half and added another 3 in the second half while allowing the Yellow Jackets a single goal in the second half to take a 6-1 region win over the Yellow Jackets… Once again Coach Dickey did not provide any scoring details… The Raiders finished their season with an 11-13-2 overall record and 1-7 in region play showing improvement over the second half of the season.

Laurens Academy:

  • Crusader Softball… Weather permitting, the last I heard is that the Crusader softball team will try to get its final game of the season in today as they host the Fountain Inn Falcons today at 5:00 pm.

Minor League Baseball Starts Today… If you happen to see some folks walking around with Greenville Drive hats or shirts on today and they have a smile on their face it is because the Minor League Baseball season begins today after a 20 month hiatus… While it’s still 3 strikes and you’re out, four balls and you walk and the team that scores the most runs wins there are a lot of subtle changes in minor league baseball this year… A lot of the old leagues we were used to like the South Atlantic League the Drive were in no longer exist… This is due in part to MLB creating a High Class A division (that the Drive are now in) and a low Class A Division to go along with the Triple A and Double A Divisions… There are also some new rules being tested in various levels of minor league baseball… I have found an article that talks about all of this and more and if you would like to go to it click here… Once you get there are several other links to other articles talking about the various changes in Minor League Baseball (MiLB) this season… Now with all that being said, the Greenville Dive are scheduled to start their 15th season in downtown Greenville tonight hosting the Bowling Green Hot Rods at 7:00 pm (weather permitting). I also now have a link to their homepage below in the Major League baseball section so you can see their schedule and results…Enjoy!


Broadcast Schedule: Below is a list of dates, times and teams that we plan on broadcasting live on Real Radio WLBG… And as usual you can hear it live on 860AM, 104.1 FM and the internet at www.wlbg.com… All of the following are weather and COVID dependent and are varsity games

  • Tuesday, 5-4-21, baseball host Hillcrest, 7:30
  • Wednesday, 5-5-21, softball hosts Boiling Springs. 7:00
  • Thursday,5-6-21, softball host Greenwood, 7:00
  • Saturday, 5-15-21, baseball or softball playoff game TBD

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.


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 Playoffs Start 4-24-21… The spring FCS college football season is now nearing the end and the 16 teams that will make the D-I playoffs have been named and the brackets and schedules have also been released… If you want more information about that click here to go to the NCA website where all that information is available.


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.
  • Greenville Drive… To check on the schedule, results and other information for the Greenville Drive 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.


This and That

  • Athletic Physicals for CHS on Thursday, May 13… Dr. Nora pace recently announced that athletic physicals for all student-athletes who will be participating in sports in the 2021-2022 season will be offered on Thursday, May 13 at 4:30 pm in the main gym at CHS… These physicals are $25 each… Now for more information about this including a link to a form that you must have filled out before you come click here.

  

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