Sports Report for Wednesday, 9-21-2022

Local Notes:

Clinton HS

  • Girls Tennis: Clinton 6 – Chester 0… The Lady Red Devil tennis team traveled over to Chester HS yesterday to take on the Cyclones in region action… It was most likely a quick trip over and back as the Red Devils took a 6-0 win and only had 3 matches actually played as the Cyclones forfeited 3 matches… The Red Devils that actually took wins against opposition on the courts were Mary Catherine Dailey, Chandler Dailey, and Gracie Spangler… They all took 6-0, 6-0 wins… To see the reporting sheet that Coach Simmons uses click here… The team is now 4-1 overall and 3-0 in region play… They will be back in action tomorrow when they host the Emerald Vikings in region action on the courts at Clinton MS.

Laurens HS

  • Girls Tennis: Wade Hampton 6 – Laurens 0… The Lady Raider tennis team traveled up to Wade Hampton on Monday to take on the Generals… Now all the information I have on the match is that the Generals took a 6-0 win over the Raiders… The team will be back in action today as they host the Eastside Eagles on the courts behind LDHS starting at 4:30… Good luck to Coach Todd and the team, Go Raiders!
  • JV Football Game at TL Hanna Information… For those Raider fans that are planning on following the Raider JV team up to TL Hanna Thursday, there are a few things you need to know… First, they will be selling tickets at the gate, but you must use debit or credit card to purchase them, no cash sales… They do encourage you to purchase your tickets ahead of time online to avoid lines at the ticket booth… In order to do that, click here and it will carry you to the TL Hanna athletic website where you can purchase your tickets… Secondly, TL Hanna does have a clear bag policy for entrance into the stadium… To see examples of what is allowed and what is not allowed click here.

Laurens Academy

  • Volleyball: LA 3 – Cambridge 0… The Laurens Academy Crusader volleyball teams hosted the Cougars of Cambridge Academy yesterday and in varsity action the Crusaders took a 3-0 region win… They won all 3 sets by the same score of 25-18… With the win the Crusaders go to 15-4 overall on the season and 6-0 in region play…. The middle school team also played yesterday, and they won 2-0 to run their season record to 9-1 and 6-0 in region play… The Crusader teams will host Wardlaw tomorrow starting at 4:00 pm with middle school action and the varsity starting about 5:00 pm… Go Crusaders!

Latest SC Prep Media Football Poll…  Below are the statewide high school team rankings for the S.C. Prep Football Media Poll released Tuesday, Sept. 20…  First-place votes in parentheses.

  • CLASS 5A: 1. Dutch Fork (18), 2. Byrnes, 3. Hillcrest (1), 4. Dorman, 5. Sumter, 6. River Bluff, 7. Fort Dorchester, 8. White Knoll, 9. Lexington and 10. Summerville…  Others receiving votes: Gaffney, West Ashley, TL Hanna, and Spartanburg.
  • CLASS 4A: 1. South Florence (15), 2. AC Flora (3), 3. West Florence, 4. Northwestern (1), 5. South Pointe, 6. Catawba Ridge, 7. Indian Land, 8. Ridge View, 9. Westside and 10. Irmo… Others receiving votes: James Island, Hartsville, York, Wilson, Greenville
  • CLASS 3A: 1. Daniel (18), 2. Dillon (1), 3. Clinton, 4. Powdersville, 5. Beaufort, 6. Belton Honea Path, 7. Hanahan, 8. Gilbert, 9. Loris and 10. Camden…  Others receiving votes: Seneca, Aynor, Marlboro County, Lake City
  • CLASS 2A: 1. Saluda (15), 2. Oceanside Collegiate, (3) 3. Barnwell, (1) 4. Abbeville, 5. Buford 6. Marion, 7. Woodland, 8. Wade Hampton (H), 9. Gray Collegiate and 10. Fairfield Central…  Others receiving votes: Andrews, Academic Magnet, Pelion, Strom Thurmond, Andrew Jackson
  • CLASS A:  1. St. Joseph’s (15), 2. Bamberg-Ehrhardt (1), 3. Johnsonville, 4. Lewisville (2), 5. Whale Branch, 6. Christ Church, 7. Lake View (1), 8. Baptist Hill, 9. Lamar and 10. Southside Christian…  Others receiving votes: Calhoun County, Estill, Denmark-Olar, Cross

Middle School Football… Following is a list of middles school football games this week involving District 55 teams…. All started at 5:00 pm and are on Thursday unless otherwise noted.

  • Laurens MS at Gray Court-Owings on Wednesday 9-21-22 to be broadcast on Real Radio WLBG
  • Hickory Tavern at Thornwell
  • Sanders at Ware Shoals

High School Football Scores, Schedules and Standings

  • Thanks to you can now see last weekend’s scores for all games by classification on Saturday, Sunday and possibly Monday… After that you will see the weeks schedule by classification… You can also see the standings in each region by classification… To see this information, click here.

High school Football Recap Show

  • Each Saturday morning Phil Kornblut and his staff do a recap show of high school football around the state… While we are not able to carry the show live you can hear the latest recap by clicking 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… If it is a varsity football game, coverage will begin about 6:05 pm with the Friday Night Insiders program.

  • Wednesday, 9-21-22: Laurens MS at Gray Court-Owings @ 5:00 pm.
  • Friday, 9-23-22: Laurens varsity football hosts TL Hanna @ 7:30.

Local Sports Schedule: All schedules subject to change right up to game time.

College Sports: click on score at start for more details

  • FBS AP Top 25 Poll… There was not any change in the top 5 in the AP Poll that came out Sunday night… The top 5 in order are Georgia, Alabama, Ohio State, Michigan and Clemson… To see the entire AP Poll click here.
  • FCS Coaches Poll… Now for the real college football junkies out there, click here to see the latest FCS Coaches Poll… North Dakota State, Montana and South Dakota State remain the top 3 in that order.

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

 MLB Baseball

  • Braves 3– Washington 2… The Braves took a 3-2 win over the Washington Nationals in game 2 of their 3-game series down in Atlanta last night… With the win, the Braves have clinched a spot in the playoffs for the fifth year in a row… They are 1 game behind the Mets in the NL East and still have a distinct possibility of winning the division before the season ends… The Braves took the win despite making 3 errors in the game and both teams had only 7 hits each… The Nationals got all their runs playing “small ball” while all 3 of the Braves runs came off homers… Travis d’Arnaud (18) had a two-run homer in the fourth inning and Dansby Swanson (21) had a solo shot in the sixth inning… The Braves will be going for the sweep this afternoon about 12:20 pm.
  • Atlanta Braves Schedule and Results… If you want to check on the Braves schedule which includes information about completed games, current and future games click here
  • MLB Standings… If you would like to see the MLB standings for each division in both the National and American Leagues, click here.


  • Chris Buescher Becomes 19th Different Driver to Win Cup Series Race…… Last Sunday up at Bristol, Chris Buescher became the 19th different driver to win a cup series race this season… He had to hold off Chase Elliott the last 50 laps to do so… For more on this race including a link to the final race results click here.
  • Driver StandingsAfter the race Sunday, of the 16 drivers who qualified for the playoff Chase Elliott is first in the standings with Joey Logano second and Ross Chastain… To see the driver complete list of driver standings click here…Once you get there you can filter by the NASCAR Series you are interested in.
  • NASCAR Out in Texas This Weekend… The Cup and Xfinity Series will be racing out in Texas this weekend…. The Xfinity race will be at 3:30 pm ET on Saturday and the Cup Series race will be Sunday at 3:30 pm ET…  To see the TV schedule for the practices, qualifying and the races as well as TV viewing for this weekend click here.
  • Schedule… To see the NASCAR season schedule and results for completed races click here… Once there you can filter by the series that you want to check on.


  • Carolina Panthers… For the Carolina Panther fans out there if you want to see their schedule and box score of the results, click here.
  • Atlanta falcons… Also for the Atlanta Falcon fans if you want to see their schedule and box score of the results, click here.

This & That:

Laurens County Touchdown Club… Once again this football season the Laurens County TD Club will be meeting every other Thursday at noon at The Ridge located at 319 Exchange Drive in Laurens… The coast of the annual membership is only $150 which gets you one ticket to all 7 of the regular meetings and one ticket to the Annual awards banquet… To see the flyer that the TD Club has put out that contains more information about the meetings, click here…To join or if you have questions, contact Marlene Owings at 833-2716 or at… Partial videos of the TD Club meeting featuring any awards handed out and what the local coaches had to say at the meeting (as well as guest speakers ) will be available a few days to a week after the meetings… To see those videos, click here… The video from the 9-8-22 meeting is now available on that posting… The next meeting is scheduled for Sept. 22nd where in addition to the local high school coaches the quest speaker will be Coach Shell Dula who was recently inducted into the Laurens County Sports Hall of Fame




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