Sports Report for Wednesday, 5-12-2021

Local Notes:

Clinton HS:

  • Tennis: Clinton 4 – Seneca 3… Yesterday the Red Devil boys’ tennis team hosted the Bobcats of Seneca HS in third round action of the SCHSL Class AAA Tennis Playoffs… It was a hard fought match but when the final volley was finished the Red Devils had taken a 4-3 win thus claiming the Upper State Championship and punching their ticket to the finals this Saturday… The Red Devils started off with both Ike Waldron and Connor Donley taking one sided wins in singles action… The Bobcats then took a win when their #2 doubles team took a win over the Red Devils’ #2 doubles team… Anders Orr then took a win in singles action to put the Red Devils up 3-1… The Bobcats then took 2 wins in the remaining singles action to tie the match 3-3… It then came down to the #1 doubles team of Ike Waldron and Connor Donley to get the job done and that is just what they did as they took a one-sided win to give the Red Devils a 4-3 win… To see more information about actual match scores click here… The Red Devils will now play the winner of the Oceanside Collegiate vs Waccamaw match held last night this Saturday at 1:00 pm at the Florence Tennis Center for the Class AAA Championship… Go Big Red!
  • Baseball: Clinton 12 – Blacksburg 1 (5)… Last night the Red Devil varsity baseball team closed out its regular season with a 12-1 win over the Blacksburg Wildcats in 5 innings at CHS… The Wildcats got on the board first scoring their only run in the top of the first inning but the Red Devils responded plating 3 runs in the bottom of the inning and then going on to the win… The big inning for eh Red Devils was the third where they plated 7 runs to break the game open… My unofficial scoring of the game had the Red Devils outhitting the Wildcats 11-3 and they were aided by a couple of Wildcat errors… I also had Davis Wilson leading the Red Devils attack going 3 for 3 scoring 2 runs and driving in 3 and one of his 3 hits was a triple… I also had Trenton Gambrell being the only other Red Devil with more than one hit as he went 2 for 3 and had 2 RBIs… When the “official” statistics become available I’ll pass them along to you.
  • Update on Clinton’s 5-4 win Over Chapman Last Friday… Now speaking of “official statistics” on a game, the Red Devil scoring of their 5-4 win over Chapman last Friday became available yesterday… The Red Devils jumped out to an early lead in the game but the Panthers came back to tie the game 4-4 scoring 3 runs in the top of the fourth inning… The game remained tied until the bottom of the seventh when the Red Devils loaded the bases with no outs on a pair of singles and a hit batter then scoring the winning run on a passed ball allowing Jaylin Alexander to score the winning run on a passed ball… The Red Devils had 10 hits to the Panthers 6 and were led at the plate by Jack Carroll and Noah Reese who both had 2 hits… One of Reece’s was a double… To see the game’s box score click here and to see a batter by batter accounting of the game (in reverse order) click here…. The Red Devils will play at Powdersville this Saturday in the opening round of the Class AAA Playoffs… More about that on Friday’s Sports Report.
  • 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.

Laurens Academy:

  • Huck Makes All-Region Team… Yesterday morning I received an email from Laurens Academy informing us that  Freshman Olivia Huck has been named to the All-Region (A-I) Softball Team… Olivia was the Crusaders #1 pitcher in the recently completed season… Congratulations to her!
  • Marlette Honored on Senior Day… One other quick note from Laurens Academy softball… About a week ago the Crusaders held the Senior Day out at the Academy prior to the Wardlaw softball game… JK Marlette was honored as the team’s lone senior although she has been hampered by an injury this season and was not able to participate… None the less, they honored her for her participation in the past and the encouragement and support she gave to the team this year.

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

  • Saturday, 5-15-21, Baseball Playoffs First Round, Laurens host Catawba Ridge, noon

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: All spring sports have finished their season.
  • 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.

 

  • Happy Anniversary To My Wife Debby…  Happy 48th to the best wife a man could ever ask for and also the best mother to our son Davis and best “Grammy” to Sophie and Hayes… Love You!

 

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