Sports Report for Thursday, 10-7-2021

Local Notes:

Clinton HS:

  • JV Football at Home Today… A quick reminder that the Red Devil JV football team is also undefeated on the season and that they will be at home today (weather permitting) taking on the Broome Centurions at Wilder Stadium… Kickoff is scheduled for 6:00 pm and it also can be seen on the subscription based NFHS Network… For more information about that click here.

Laurens HS:

  • JV Game Broadcast Tonight…  Since there is no varsity football this week, we are planning on broadcasting the Greenville at Laurens JV football game tonight that is scheduled to kickoff at 6:30 tonight (weather permitting)… If you tune in about 6:05 we will also try to have some of the Friday Night Insider audio available and playing between then and the kickoff… By the way the game can also be seen on the NFHS Network and for more information about that click here… Go Raiders… Laurens Raiders that is!
  • Volleyball: Greenville 3 – Laurens 0… The Laurens Raider volleyball team played host to another set of Raiders Tuesday night as they took on the Greenville HS Red Raiders… The two teams meet previously in September up in Greenville and in varsity action the Red Raiders took a 3-0 win that night… Last night the Red Raiders once again took a 3-0 win over Laurens but the set scores were much closer… Greenville won by set scores 15-25, 22-25 and 20-25 all of which were much closer that the last time the two teams got together… Laurens actually tied the second set 22-22 before Greenville ran off 3 unanswered points to take the win… In the third set, Laurens got as close as 20-22 before Greenville ran of 3 points to take the set and the match… Coach Kelsey Harp noted the improvement in her team since the last time the two schools meet and how the Raiders never gave up and battled Greenville to the end.
  • JV Volleyball: Greenville 2 – Laurens 1… In JV action prior to the varsity match, Greenville was victorious by a score of 2-1… The Raiders started slow in the first set and fell 17-25… However they rallied and took the second set 25-23… The third and deciding set went to Greenville by a score of 15-10 as Laurens was as close as 11-9 before Greenville closed it out to take the win… The Raiders will have their last home match of the regular season today as they host the Eastside Eagles with JV action starting at 5:30 and varsity at 7:00… They will also honor their seniors before the varsity match…  By the way the game can also be seen on the NFHS Network and for more information about that click here

Laurens Academy. I need to do some catching up on some volleyball and middle school action out at Laurens Academy last Thursday.

  • Volleyball… The volleyball teams hosted Patriots of Wardlaw Academy… Now I don’t have much information but I can tell you that the middle school squad took a 2-0 win over the Patriots and the varsity squad also took a win by a score of 3-1… Way to go Crusaders…
  • Middle School Football… The middle school football team also hosted the Patriots of Wardlaw last Thursday and I hate to have to report that the news is not as good as it was in volleyball as the patriots took a 40-24 win… Sorry no other details on any of this

S.C. Prep Football Media Poll… Yesterday the latest S.C. Prep Football Media Poll was released Tuesday and there is not a whole lot of change in it… Three area schools continue to hold down #1 spots in 3 of the SCHSL Classifications… The following is the top 10 in each classification with the number of first place votes in parenthesis.

  • Class 5A: Dutch Fork (17), 2. Fort Dorchester, 3. Gaffney, 4. T.L. Hanna, 5. Northwestern, 6. Dorman, 7. Spring Valley, 8. Sumter, 9. Riverside and 10. Lexington… Others receiving votes: Chapin, Hillcrest, Goose Creek, Cane Bay, Spartanburg
  • Class 4A: 1. A.C. Flora (17), 2. Greenville, 3. Myrtle Beach, 4. South Pointe, 5. Greenwood, 6. South Florence, 7. Beaufort, 8. York, 9. West Florence and 10. Catawba Ridge…  Others receiving votes: Hartsville, Indian Land, May River, North Myrtle Beach, Irmo, South Aiken
  • Class 3A: 1. Daniel (17), 2. Dillon, 3. Clinton, 4. Camden, 5. Chapman, 6. Brookland-Cayce, 7. Gilbert, 8. Powdersville, 9. Lower Richland and 10. Aynor… Others receiving votes: Hanahan, Chester, Fairfield Central, Seneca
  • Class 2A: 1. Abbeville (17), 2. Gray Collegiate, 3. Silver Bluff, 4. Marion, 5. Barnwell, 6. Saluda, 7. Timberland, 8. Christ Church, 9. Phillip Simmons and 10. Wade Hampton… Others receiving votes: St. Joseph’s, Andrews, Andrew Jackson, Cheraw, Newberry
  • Class A: 1. Southside Christian (17), 2. Bamberg-Ehrhardt, 3. Ridge Spring-Monetta, 4. Lamar, 5. Hannah-Pamplico, 6. Whale Branch, 7. Baptist Hill, 8. Lake View, 9. Great Falls and 10. Dixie… Others receiving votes: Blackville-Hilda, Lewisville, Green Sea-Floyds, Carvers Bay, Denmark-Olar, Calhoun County

High School Football Scores, Schedules and Standings

  • Thanks to scfootballstats.com 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 www.wlbg.com… 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.

  • Thursday, 10-7-21: JV Football, Greenville at Laurens, 6:30
  • Friday, 10-15-2021: Varsity Football, Laurens at Eastside, 7:30

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




College Notes:

  • College Football Schedule and Scores… If you click here it will carry you to the NCAA web site where they have college football scores and schedules available… Once you get there you can select the week and football division you want to look at… Other filters are also available such at top 25 and by conference.



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

Major League Baseball

  • Braves… The Braves will open the playoffs tomorrow in Milwaukee taking on the Brewers… The game can be seen on TBS and first pitch is scheduled for about 4:30 pm.
  • MLB Playoff Schedule and Scores… 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.

NFL

  • Schedule…To see the NFL schedule for this week and results after the games are finished 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.



This & That:

  • 2021 Raider Football 2nd Annual Golf Tournament… There will be a golf tournament at Lakeside CC on 10-23-21 to benefit the Raider Football program to by equipment and help pay for camps… The cost is $400 per team… For more information about the tournament including sponsorship opportunities cost of mulligans click here… To register or if you have any other questions contact Corey Graydon at 864-871-0099 or Bubba Rawl at 864-304-3042…. Go Raiders!

 

  • 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 sports@wlbg.com 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 mowings@laurenscounty.org…. The next meeting will be Thursday, October 7th and in addition to the local coaches the featured speaker will be Keith Richardson former coach at CHS and one of the Legends of our area.

 

 

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