Sports Report for Thursday, 5-13-2021

Local Notes:

Clinton HS:

  • Athletic Physicals for CHS Today… 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.
  • Ticket Information for Baseball Playoff Game Saturday… As most Red Devil fans already know the baseball team finished second in the region and will head to Powdersville Saturday for a first round playoff game with the Patriots… I’ll have more about the Patriots tomorrow but if you are planning on following the Red Devils you must buy your tickets online ahead of time… If you click here it will carry you to a posting on the CHS athletic website about purchasing tickets… Bottom line there are a limited number of tickets available and there is no need to go up there if you don’t already have one purchased before you go…No ticket sales at the gate!

Laurens HS:

  • Ticket Information for Baseball Playoff Game Saturday …. The Laurens High School baseball team will play Catawba Ridge in the first round of playoffs on Saturday, May 15 at 12:00 p.m. at home….  No Century Club, student passes, season passes, or school IDs will be accepted…  School and district employees will have to buy a ticket to be admitted…  The only passes accepted are SC High School League…  Everyone must purchase a ticket…  Tickets can be purchased online and to do that click here or at the admission gate on the day of the game.

South Carolina Baseball Coaches Association Rankings… Yesterday the SCBCA released its final regular season baseball polls.

  • AAAA... In the class AAAA poll Laurens checked in 5th behind AC Flora, Easley, South Florence and Hartsville… Spots 6-10 are occupied by Eastside, James Island, North Augusta, and York while there was a tie for the 10th spot between North Myrtle Beach and Airport.
  • AAA… The Red Devils did not make it into the top 10 in the class AAA rankings but their region foe Chapman checked in at #2 behind Hanahan while their opponent this Saturday Powdersville checked in at #3… If you would like to see the rest of the AAA rankings click here.
  • Rest of the Rankings… now for the real high school baseball junkies out there if you want to see the rankings for the other classes click on them in the following to go to that class’ rankings5A, 2A and A… By the way Whitmire is #5 in the Class A rankings

Laurens County Speedway Results From Last Saturday… A quick look at the results in each division’s main event you find:

  • Thunder Bombers… After a wild first lap in the Thunder Bomber main event, James “Superfly” Hudson pulled away to take a dominate win with Danny Hurley finishing second and  Scott “Porkchop” Pulley coming in third.
  • Monster Mini… The Monster Mini Stock Association was back in town last Saturday bringing in a few “out of towners” to compete with the locals for $1500 prize… Well Kevin Cooper pulled away at the end to claim the cash with the next two across the finish line being Richey and Mosley.
  • Bradley Lambert Young Guns… C.J. Smith picked up his first win ever at LCS in this division’s main event… Randy Clark Jr. passed J.D. Wilson at the finish line to take second by mere inches.
  • 602 Crate… Michael Smith took the win in the crowded 602 Crate main event… Rod Tucker rebounded from a spin-out in the race to take second and Chuckie Duncan took third.
  • Thunder Bombers Futures… The Thunder Bomber Futures main event was a wild one but once everything calmed down and race was finished Grant Burton took the win fort eh second week in a row with Wes Taylor seeing the checkered flag next and spud Ammons seeing it third.
  • Limited Late Model…  Dale Timms dominated the Limited late Model main event leading every lap with Banjo Duke crossing the finish line second.
  • Front Wheel Drive… Joel Cabe made it four wins in a row in the Front Wheel Drive main event… Wayne Taylor and Spud Ammons finished second and third in that order.

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.

  

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