Sports Report for Thursday, 9-28-2023

Sports Talk Media Network Morning Sportscast and Sports Talk Media High School Football Recap… To listen to these bonus sports broadcast, click here to go to the Between the Lines posting where the latest of these can be heard.

Clinton HS

  • Girls Tennis: Clinton 7 – Union 0… The Lady Red Devil tennis team was in action on Tuesday as they took on region foe Union County at Union… The Red Devils won the 7-0 with Chandley Dailey, Libby Dailey, Kimora Wesley, Carley MacMillan and Addy Decker all taking wins in singles action… The #1 doubles team of Dailey and Wesley also won and I believe the #2 doubles team of Deborah Goldman & Peyton Nabors also won… The team is now 7-1 overall and 5-0 in region play.
  • JV Football on the Road Today… A quick reminder that the Red Devil JV football team will travel to Union today to take on the Yellow Jackets at 6:00 pm… The team is undefeated and I am sure they would like to have a good number of fans make the short trip over to cheer them on…. Go Big Red!

Laurens HS

  • Homecoming / Homecoming Parade… A reminder that this Friday night the Raiders will be hosting Greer for Homecoming… The Annual Homecoming Parade was held Monday in downtown Laurens… I took a few photos there and if you would like to see a slideshow of the photos I took, click here… Enjoy!
  • Homecoming Reminders… The Raider athletic site has a posting where they want to remind fans of a few things concerning the Raider game with Greer at KC Hanna… If you click here it will carry you to the website where those friendly reminders are posted that will help make you experience at KC Hanna Stadium pleasant.
  • JV Football on the Road Today… A quick reminder that the Raider JV football team will travel to Greer today to take on the Yellow Jackets at 6:30 pm… Also the Raider volleyball teams are scheduled to take on Greer today at Greer starting with the JV team at 5:30… I’m sure both teams would like to see some Raider fans there to cheer them on… Go Raiders.
  • Girls Tennis: Eastside 4 – Laurens 2… The Lady Raider tennis team traveled up t Eastside yesterday and all I can tell you about the match is that the Eagles took a 4-2 win… Sorry no other details.

Middle School Football Schedule for Thursday, 9-28-23… All games start at 5:00 pm unless otherwise noted

  • Laurens Middle School at Christ Church
  • Thornwell at Gray Court Owing
  • Hickory Tavern at Sanders (played on field at LMS)
  • Whitmire at Ware Shoals at 5:30
  • Wardlaw at Laurens Academy at 6:00 pm

S.C. Prep Football Media Poll… Here are the rankings for the S.C. Prep Football Media Poll released Monday, Sept. 25. First-place votes and the team’s record are in parentheses.

  • CLASS 5A: 1. Summerville (22) (5-0) 2. Hillcrest (6-0) 3. Byrnes (1) (5-1) 4. Gaffney (4-2) 5. TL Hanna (5-1) 6. Spartanburg (4-2) 7. White Knoll (5-0) 8. Lexington (4-1) 9. Fort Dorchester (2-2) and 10. Sumter (4-2)… Others receiving votes: Ashley Ridge, JL Mann, Clover, Chapin, River Bluff, Boiling Springs and Dutch Fork
  • CLASS 4A: 1. South Florence (19) (5-0) 2. Northwestern (4) (4-1) 3. Irmo (5-0) 4. James Island (5-0) 5. Hartsville (4-1) 6. South Pointe (3-2) 7. Westside (4-1) 8. Midland Valley (6-0) 9. Greenville (3-2) and 10. Lucy Beckham (4-0)… Others receiving votes: Ridge View, York, Myrtle Beach, North Augusta, Indian Land and West Florence
  • CLASS 3A: 1. Daniel (19) (5-0) 2. Belton Honea Path (4) (5-0) 3. Dillon (4-1) 4. Gilbert (5-0) 5. Chapman (5-1) 6. Crestwood (4-1) 7. Chester (5-1) 8. Broome (5-1) 9. Manning (5-0) and 10. Philip Simmons (6-0)… Others receiving votes: Camden, Clinton, Brookland-Cayce, Crescent and Seneca
  • CLASS 2A: 1. Gray Collegiate (21) (6-1) 2. Abbeville (2) (4-1) 3. Oceanside Collegiate (3-2) 4. Silver Bluff (4-1) 5. Fairfield Central (4-1) 6. Hampton County (5-1) 7. Marion (5-1) 8. Woodland (4-0) 9. Saluda (4-1) and 10. Strom Thurmond (3-2)… Others receiving votes: Landrum, Ninety-Six, Edisto and Liberty
  • CLASS A: 1. Lewisville (23) (5-1) 2. Christ Church (4-2) 3. Hunter-Kinard-Tyler (5-0) 4. Whale Branch (4-0) 5. Latta (6-0) 6. Bamberg-Ehrhardt (4-1) 7. Southside Christian (2-2) 8. St. Joseph’s (5-1) 9. Calhoun County (5-1) and 10. Lake View (4-1)… Others receiving votes: Blackville-Hilda, Cross and Lamar

High School Football Scores, Schedules and Standings

  • Thanks to you can now see last weekend’s scores for all games by classification on Saturday or 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.

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.

  • Friday, 9-29-23: Greer at Laurens at 7:30

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

  • 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: To see the varsity football schedule click here… To see the varsity & middle school volleyball schedules click here… To see the middle school football schedule click here.
  • Thornwell:  To see the Thornwell football schedule click here… To see the volleyball schedule click here… To see the cross country schedule click here.
  • PC Sports Calendar… To see the PC athletics sports calendar, click here.

College Sports:

  • Clemson Leaving ACC?… In case you missed it on the 11:00 pm news last night, a couple of local station reported that an article in the Charleston Post and Courier yesterday said a senior Clemson administrator said that Clemson will be moving away from the ACC “sooner rather than later”… The Post and Courier article also indicated that the potential destination for the Tigers could be the SEC but this past summer rumors were around about Clemson joining the Big 10… WSPA reported that reported said that Clemson will announce the move in October… The Clemson board of Trustees is scheduled to meet next week and one wonders if this subject could be on their agenda… The Post and Courier article is only available to those who subscribe to the paper and unfortunately I am not one of them… I guess Clemson figures if they are going to start losing games they might as well do it in a conference where “it just means more” (the SEC tag line).. LOL
  • College Football Scores and Upcoming Games by WeeksFor those of you college football fans who are looking for a quick way to find scores for each week of the college football season and upcoming games listed by each week, I have made it easy for you… Just click hereThis link will carry you to the NCAA website where college football game and scores are listed week by week… Once you get there, there are numerous ways you can filter the schedules and results on the site… You can filter by week, by paying division (FBS, FCS, DII and DII as well as by week, conference and other ways… I use it a lot and hope you will enjoy using it!


  • FBS AP RankingsThe latest AP Ranking (9-24-23) for the FBS Division still has Georgia at #1 and Michigan #2 followed by Texas, Ohio State and Florida State rounding out the top 5… Spots 6-10 are occupied by Penn State, Washington, Washington, Oregon and Utah… To see the entire top 25 click here.
  • FCS Coaches Poll… The latest FCS Coaches Poll (9-24-23) for college football still has South Dakota State and North Dakota State listed as 1 & 2 in that order… The only team from South Carolina in the top 25 is Furman who is still listed at #7…To see the entire top 25 in the Coaches Poll click here.

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

 Atlanta Braves

  • Braves 6 – Cubs 5… The  Braves took a 6-5 win over the Cubs in 10 innings last night and the action that took place in that 10th inning for the Braves had the Braves fans going wild and set a record… In the 10th inning the Cubs scored a single run to go up 5-4… In the bottom of the inning, Ronald Acuna Jr. singled driving in the winning run… He then stole second base to give him 70 steals in the season and thus became the first player in MLB history to have 40 homeruns and 70 stolen bases… Of course he picked up the base to carry home… Ozzie Albies then singled to right field on the next pitch and Acuna raced home sliding in just before the tag to score the winning run and everyone went wild… By the way, Ozzie Albies (32) and Marcel Ozuna (37) both homered earlier in the game and Ozuna’s homer in the 9th inning tied the game to send it into extra innings.
  • Braves ScheduleIf you would like to see the Braves schedule and results after the games are finished, click here… Where the games can be seen on TV as well as start times and other information is available there also.
  • MLB StandingsIf you would like to check on the standings for both the American and National Leagues, click here.


  • William Byron Wins at Texas Motor SpeedwayWilliam Byron took the lead on a restart with 6 laps to go Sunday at the Texas Motor Speedway and then held on for the victory holding off Ross Chastain who finished second…Click here for more information on the race.
  • Playoff StandingsWilliam Byron continues to lead in the Chase for the Cup but Denny Hamlin has moved up to second replacing Martin Truex Jr. who was second place last week but drops to #5 this week… To see the complete standings for the playoffs, click here.
  • NASCAR on TV This Week… The Cup Series Race will take place at the Talladega Superspeedway this Sunday at 2:00 pm…  There will be TV viewing this week of past races, practices, qualifying and other items on TV… To see the TV schedule, click here.
  • Schedule… To see the NASCAR season schedule and results for completed races click here… Once there you can filter by the month and the series that you want to check on.

This & That:

  • Laurens County TD Next Meeting October 5th… The Laurens County Touchdown Club kicked off the 2023 season on Thursday, August 24th… The club meets bi-weekly at The Ridge (City of Laurens Parks and Recreation headquarters) at noon for a lunch… Each week the high school coaches will talk about their recent games and upcoming opponents… After the first meeting, there will also be quest speakers… To see a list of who those speakers are scheduled to be for each meeting click here… The TD Club will close out its season on Wednesday, December 6th with its Post Season Awards Banquet… For more information on how to join the club or become a sponsor click here… To go to another part of our website where links to videos of this seasons past meetings, click here… See you there!


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