Sports Report for Wednesday, 9-8-2021

Local Notes:

Clinton HS:

  • Girls Cross Country… Last Saturday the Red Devil cross country teams traveled up to Spartanburg to participate in the Eye Opener Meet… In the girls’ portion of the meet, the Red Devils competed against 44 teams which included 345 runners and finished 31st…  The top runner for the Red Devils was Elizabeth Reid who finished in 14th place with a time of 20:59 which is a personal best for her… Several other members of the team also finished with personal best and to see how not only the other Red Devil runners did but also how other teams finished click here.
  • Boys Cross Country… In the boys’ portion of the meet, the Red Devils finished 14th out of 51 teams in the competition which had 406 runners… The top runner for the Red Devils was Charlie Cody who finished 42nd with a time of 18:17 a season best for him… To see how the other Red Devil runners did click here
  • Information About Friday’s Game at Swansea… Clinton AD Louis Alexander announced Monday that tickets for the Red Devils game at Swansea this Friday will be sold online only, no tickets will be sold at the gate… If you wish to purchase tickets for the game click here… Clinton fans attending the game will park on the visitor’s side which is opposite the press box and enter through a gate on that side… The stadium address is: 718 Redmond Rd, Swansea, SC  29160… Kickoff is set for 7:30… Go Big Red.
  • JV Game Cancelled… Also it has been announced that there will be no JV game between the two schools this Thursday at Wilder Stadium… This is NOT due to any COVID issue it is simply because Swansea was unable to field a JV team this season due to low numbers of participant coming out for football.
  • Red Devil Volleyball Matches Today Postponed… Also from Clinton HS the Red Devils JV and varsity volleyball matches that were supposed to take place today at Ninety Six have been postponed due to an Abundance of Caution over COVID concerns… They will try to reschedule those matches at a later date in the season yet to be determined…

Laurens HS:

  • Todd Named TD Club Player of the Week… LDHS senior running back and linebacker Zy Todd has been chosen the Laurens County Touchdown Club Player of the Week for his performance last Friday night…  Laurens s defeated Union County Friday night 44-28 for the Raiders first win of the year… Zy Todd stepped up in a big way Friday night vs Union County… The Raiders were down 17 players Friday night and 10 of them were starters… Zy played both ways on offense and defense and played in over 100 plays on the night… Todd carried the football 9 times for 73 yards and scored 2 Touchdowns… Coach Daryl Smith cited Zy’s blocking in the game also in propelling the Raiders to their 16 point victory… Zy played on all special teams throughout the contest and very rarely came off the field… Defensively is where Zy made his presence known to the Union Yellow Jackets all night long as he recorded 10 tackles with 2 tackles for a loss in the contest… The Laurens County Touchdown Club acknowledges Zy’s toughness and endurance in the big win for the Raiders…The Laurens County Touchdown Club will honor Zy tomorrow at the next TD Club meeting… The meeting will be at noon at the Ridge… Also at this week’s meeting the Touchdown Club will honor week ones TD Club player of the week, Clintons Bryson James.
  • Raider Volleyball Matches Today Postponed… As you may recall, last week the Raiders paused their volleyball season out of an abundance of caution given the
  • JV & Varsity Games Cancelled… Just as reminder as announced earlier, the JV & varsity football games scheduled to be played this Thursday and Friday nights with Daniel will not be played… Again as with many other teams across the stare this is due to COVID concerns…

Laurens Academy:

  • Crusaders 3 – WW King 0… Yesterday the Crusader volleyball teams hosted the Knights of WW King… In varsity action the Crusaders took a 3-0 win over the Knights… Set scores were 25-11, 25-19 and in the third set the Crusaders held of the Knight by a final score of 26-24…
  • MS: Crusaders 2 – Knights 0…  In middle school action prior the varsity matches, the Crusaders were also victorious by a score of 2-0… Set scores were 25-19 and 25-23…. The Crusaders are scheduled to travel to Union Christian tomorrow.

High School Football Scores, Schedules and Standings

  • Thanks to you can now see last weekend’s scores for all games by classification… You can also see the standings in each region by classification… To see this information click here

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… All of the following are weather and COVID dependent and are varsity games… If it is a varsity football game, coverage will begin about 6:05 pm with the Friday Night Insiders program.

  • Friday, 9-17-21: Varsity Football, Laurens at River Bluff, 7:30

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

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

Major League Baseball

  • Braves 8 – Nationals 5The Atlanta Braves started a home series with the Washington Nationals last night on a positive note as they took an 8-5 win… The Braves led the game 5-1 going into the top of the 7th inning when the Nationals plated four runs to tie the game… The Braves promptly scored two runs in the bottom of the inning to regain the lead and added another in the 9th to take the 8-5 win… Adam Duval (32) had a three-run homer in the 1st inning and Ozzie Albies (27) had a two-run homer in the 7th inning that would prove to be the winning runs.
  • Drive 7 – Crawdads 4 (10)… The Greenville Drive started a six-game series with the Hickory Crawdads up in Hickory last night on a positive note also as they took a 7-4 win but it took them 10 innings to do it… In the 10th inning Brandon Howlett (16) had a two=run homer for the Drive and Will Dalton drove in the other run with an RBI single…. Tyler Dearden also had a pair of homers in the game for the Drive giving h 21 round-trippers on the season.
  • MLB Scores and Schedules… To see the latest scores and daily schedule for all of MLB click here.
  • MLB Standings… To check on the division standings for all of MLB click here.


  • 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.

This & That:

  • Board Operator Position(s) Open… If you ever wondered how the “magic works” to get sports on the air here on WLBG or wanted to be part of the WLBG crew now is your chance… We at WLBG are looking for a person or persons to run the board at the station during our broadcast of athletic events… If you want more information and think you might be interested in email me at or text me at 864-981-3470 and I’ll get back to you as soon as possible (but not while I am on the air… LOL).


  • Single Game Football Tickets on Sale at CHS… Information has been released concerning the purchase of individual contest tickets for home contest at Clinton HS and Clinton MS… The preferred method of sale for all athletic contests at both schools will still be online but a few tickets for varsity football will be offered for sale at 4 local businesses… There will also be a very few tickets for sale at the ticket booth the day of the contest… For more information on this I encourage you to click here to go to the CHS Athletic website where there is a posting that gives you much more information about this including price, the businesses where the varsity football tickets can be purchased,  procedure to purchase online tickets and much more… Please check it out… Go Big Red!


  • Single Game Football Tickets, Parking and KC Hanna Stadium Info… For information on purchasing single game tickets at LDHS along with parking information as well as safety practices in place for KC Hanna Stadium, click hereGo Raiders!


  • Laurens County TD Club… Once again the Laurens County TD Club has a full slate of very interesting speakers lined up for its meetings every other week during the football season out at The Ridge starting at noon on Thursdays… There are several levels of sponsorship available and of course you can just come on the day of the meeting for a small fee… Now for a complete list of speakers and other information about the club, click here… If you still have questions, contact Marlene Owings at 864-833-2716 or by email at…. The next meeting will be Thursday, September 9th and in addition to the local coaches the featured speaker will be Coach Kevin Kelly Head Football Coach at Presbyterian College.  .


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