Sports Report for Monday, 1-10-2022

Local Notes:

Clinton HS:

  • Red Devils Region Opener Postponed… The Clinton Red Devil varsity basketball teams were scheduled to host the Union County Yellow Jackets last Friday in their region opener… However, those games did not take place…. They were notified Friday morning of a COVID problem with the Union teams so the games were postponed… As of the time of this report no makeup date has been set nut since they are region games I fell confident all efforts will be made to get them in at a later date.

Laurens HS:

  • Girls: Laurens 64 – Blacksburg 48… Late last week the Lady Raider varsity basketball team was able to add another game into what was supposed to be an idle night last Friday… The 6-4 Blacksburg Wildcats agreed to come to LHS to take on the Raiders… When the final buzzer sounded the Raiders had picked up their second win in as many games as they defeated the Wildcats by a score of 64-48… One of the big reason that the Raiders took the win was a career game by Raider Freshman Zoe Dial-Young who finished the night with 30 points, 11 defensive rebounds, 10 offensive rebounds (6 of which she put right back in for points) and 5 blocked or tip shots put up by the Wildcats… The Raiders led 8-0 early in the first quarter but at the quarters end they trailed 11-10… The Raiders led 27-24 at the half and then started to pull away in the second half as Zoe started to make her presence felt… She had only 11 points in the first half and then finished the night with 6 in the third quarter and 13 in the final 8 minutes of play… Raniya Jackson finished with 8 points, Amillion Evans 7, CaDayzhia Grant 6, Qua Fortson 4, Faith Jackson 4, Angel Jackson 2, MyAngel Walker 2 and Wymaya Givens 1… Blacksburg was led by senior guard TyTy Tate who had 28 points… The Raiders improve to 3-7 on the season and will be back in action tomorrow night when the Greenwood Eagles come to LDHS for a doubleheader of varsity basketball as the Raiders open their region schedule… If all goes as planned, we do plan on brining you those games here on Real Radio WLBG and streaming live at www.welbg.com starting about 6:00 pm.

Laurens Academy… The Crusader basketball teams were on the road last Friday night as they traveled down to Batesburg to take on the Knights of WW King.

  • Girls: LA 39 – Knights 12… I the varsity girls’ game, the Crusaders put 10 points on the board in the first quarter while holding the Knights scoreless in the quarter and never looked back as they rolled on to a 39-12 win… The only time the Knights scored more than 2 points in a quarter was the last one when the Crusaders were emptying their bench and the Knights scored 9 points… Olivia Huck was the only Crusader scoring in double-digits as she finished with 17 points… Rylee Ballard finished with 8, Live Suttles 5, Elissa Hucks 4, Maddie Lowe 3 and Payton Breen 2… The Lady Crusaders are now 8-6 on the season and 3-1 in region play.
  • Boys: Knights 50 – LA 39… The news is not as good for Crusader fans where the varsity boys are concerned as the Knights took a 50-39 win… Both teams scored 10 points in the first quarter and the Crusaders outscored the Knights 9-5 in the second quarter to take a 19-15 lead into the locker room at the half…. However the Knights came out hot in the third quarter while the Crusaders were cold as they outscored the Crusaders 17-5 in the quarter and then went on to the win…. The Crusaders had two players score in double-digits as Diamonte Grant had 15 points and Buddy Baker 11…. Others scoring for the Crusaders were Andrew Codington with 7 points, Clarence Bertoli 4 and Colton McGee 2… The Crusaders are 8-6 overall and 3-1 in region play after that game.
  • Middle School Results… Before the varsity the middle school teams played and there is good news there as the girls took a 31-9 win over the Knights to improve their record to 5-1 (1-1) and the boys also won by a score of 32-24 to raise their record to 4-4 / 3-1 on the season… All four teams are scheduled to be back in action tomorrow as they host the Wardlaw Patriots starting with the middle school girls at 4:00 pm

Middle School Basketball Schedule for Today… All start with girls’ game at 5:00 pm

  • Sanders at Hickory Tavern
  • Laurens Middle at Dixie
  • Ware Shoals at Whitmire
  • Gray Court-Owings is idle

Broadcast Notes…  Below is a list of dates, tipoff times and teams that we plan on broadcasting live sports on Real Radio WLBG… And as usual you can hear it live on 860AM, 104.1 FM and the internet at www.wlbg.com.

  • Tuesday, 1-11-22: Greenwood @ Laurens @ 6:00 pm
  • Tuesday, 1-18-22: Sanders at Gray Court-Owings @ 5:00 pm
  • Thursday, 1-20-22: Hickory Tavern at Laurens Middle school @ 5:00 pm

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: Click on the sport to see its schedule: Basketball 21-22 (all levels)
  • PC Sports Calendar… To see the PC athletics sports calendar click here.



College Notes: For any game listed below click on the score at the beginning for more details

Football

  • FBS Championship Tonight… Now this is a reminder for the casual college football fans out there or someone who has been in a comma for the last couple of months: the National Championship Game between Alabama and Georgia takes place tonight at 8:00 pm and it can be seen on ESPN… Now for all the information you might want to know about the game click here to go to the NCAA webpage where you will probably find more than you want to know… As for myself, I pulling for the Bulldogs as I don’t particularly like the elephants that keep saying Roll Tide…
  • FBS College Football Bowl Schedule, Scores, TV Listings and Matchup Information… If you click here it will carry you to the NCAA web site where they have listed all the FBS college football bowls and just about anything you would want to know about the different bowls… Once the bowl has been completed it will also show the final score… The list of completed bowl games will be after (below) the list of games yet to be played… Enjoy!
  • D I – FCS Brackets and Scores … Now for those of you who are diehard college football junkies the Division I FCS Playoffs start this weekend (11-27-21)… The NCAA has the brackets posted up on their website… If you would like to go to that posting click here… There were no teams from South Carolina that made the field… The D-I FCS Champion will be crowned on 1-8-2022.
  • D II – FCS Brackets and Scores … The Division II Playoffs got underway the weekend of 11-20-21… If you would like to see the brackets for it and the scores click here… By the way, the Newberry College Wolves made the field and won their first game.
  • D III – FCS Brackets and Scores… The Division III Playoffs got started the weekend of 11-20-21… If you would like to see the brackets for it and the scores click here…There are NO teams from South Carolina that made the field.

Men’s Basketball: For any game listed below click on the score at the beginning for more details

  • Rankings… In case you missed the latest rankings for the NCAA DI Men, if you click here it will take you to where the top 25 in the AP Poll is located…
  • Scores…. If you click here it will take you to the NCAA website where scores of DI games around the country can be found… Once you get there choose the date you want to see results on or choose a future date to see the schedule for that date…. You can even filter by conference or top 25 scores once you get there.

Women’s Basketball: For any game listed below click on the score at the beginning for more details

  • Rankings… In case you missed the latest rankings for the NCAA DI Women, if you click here it will take you to where the top 25 in the AP Poll is located.
  • Scores…. If you click here it will take you to the NCAA website where scores of DI games around the country can be found… Once you get there choose the date you want to see results on or choose a future date to see the schedule for that date…. You can even filter by conference or top 25 scores once you get there.



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

NFL

  • Schedule…To see the NFL schedule for this week and results after the games are finished click here.
  • Standings… For the current standings in the NFL conferences click here.

NBA

  • Scores… For the latest (and older) NBA scores click here.
  • Standings… For the current standings in the NBA conferences click here.



This & That:

  • Laurens YMCA Polar Plunge… On Friday, January 28th the Laurens Family YMCA will be hosting a Polar Plunge in their outdoor swimming pool where they are asking you to be freezing for a reason as they are looking to raise funds to help resurface their swimming pool… For just $25 you can take a dip in the pool which more than likely will be very cold… You can register on that date or ahead of time at the Laurens YMCA… Activities on that date will start at 4:00 pm and the actual plunge will take place at 5:00 pm… Call the YMCA at 984-2626 for more information.

 

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