Sports Report for Tuesday, 10-24-2023

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.


 Local Notes

Clinton HS

  • Tennis Host Seneca Today… The Red Devils return to action today (10-24) as they host Seneca at 5:00 pm in round 2 action of the SCHSL Class AAA Playoffs… If you would like to see the SCHSL 2023 Class AAA Girls Tennis Bracket click here…. Go Big Red!

 

  • Brett Young TD Club Player of the Week… Monday it was announced that Brett Young of Clinton HS has been named the Laurens County Touchdown Club Player of the week for his performance in the Red Devil’s 14-6 win over Chester HS last Friday night… Young is a junior linebacker for the Red Devils who helped the Clinton defense hold the #7 ranked Chester Cyclones to just 6 points well below their 36 point per game average… Young had 10.5 tackles, 2 of which were for a loss as well as 3 quarterback pressures and 1 sack… Head Football Coach Corey Fountain stated, “Brett is a difference maker on the football field!  He is a student of the game and has a great work ethic!  I’m proud of the way he attacks each day on and off the field.”… He will be honored at the November 2nd meeting which will take place at noon at The Ridge… Special guest speaker that day is scheduled to be former Clemson University and Pittsburgh Steeler great Levon Kirkland.  Kirkland currently is the Vice President of Development for the South Carolina Football Hall of Fame… Congratulations to Brett!

Laurens Academy

  • Crusader Win SCISA Class A Volleyball Championship… For the second year in a row the Laurens Academy Crusader volleyball team faced off against region foe Cambridge Academy at Erskine College last night for the SCISA Class A Volleyball Championship… Also for the second year in a row the Crusaders defeated the Cougars to claim the SCISA Class A Volleyball Championship…  The Crusaders wasted little time in in getting ahead as they took the first set 25-20… Afterwards Coach Shannon McGee said she thought that was a very important factor to come out and get momentum against the very good Cougar team by winning the first set… The Crusaders scored the first 5 points in the second set and led 10-3 before going on to take a 25-17 win in the second set… Coach McGee also said you have to be careful against the Cougars because if you let up they will take advantage of it… That is just what the Cougars did in the third set as they won it by a score of 25-18… The Crusaders took an early 12-6 lead in the fourth set but the Cougars did not give up as they fought but the Crusaders were just too determined as they took a 25-21 win claimed the title with a 3-1 win over the Cougars… Coach McGee commented on the Crusaders never giving up and that showed as balls that should have been points for the Cougars were saved and turned into points for the Crusaders more often than not… The Crusaders finish the season with a 28-7-2 record (15-1 in region play) … Congratulations to the Crusaders!


Laurens County Touchdown Club…

  • On Thursday, 10-19-23, the Laurens County Touchdown Club held its fifth meeting of the year at noon at The Ridge on Exchange Drive…The local high school coaches talked about their two most recent games and about the upcoming game the next night…  They all brought along players and introduced them to the members and quest present…Also, the two most recent Laurens County Farm Bureau Players of the Week were brought forward and received their awards.. They were Josh Goodwin Javaye Suber both from Laurens District 55 HS…The featured speaker was Scott Earley, New Executive Director of SCAC… To see the video of that meeting click here.

County Varsity Football Results

  • If you would like to see a quick recap of varsity football action last Friday night and a links to other information available on those games, click here.

 

 High School Football Scores, Schedules and Standings

  • Thanks to scfootballstats.com 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 www.wlbg.com… If it is a varsity football game, coverage will begin about 6:05 pm with the Friday Night Insiders program.

  • Thursday, 10-26-23, Hickory Tavern vs. Gray Court-Owings and Sanders vs. Laurens Middle from KC Hanna Stadium, 5:00 pm

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:

  • 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 (10-22-23) for the FBS Division still has Georgia at #1 followed by Michigan by Ohio State, Florida State and Washington in the top 5… Spots 6-10 are occupied by Oklahoma, Texas, Oregon, Alabama and Penn State… To see the entire top 25 click here.
  • FCS Coaches Poll… The latest FCS Coaches Poll (10-22-23) for college football still has South Dakota State ranked #1 with Montana State #2 … The only team from South Carolina in the top 25 is Furman which still holds down the #3 spot…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. 


NASCAR

  • Christopher Bell Wins at Homestead-MiamiChristopher Bell led only the last 16 laps this past Sunday in the Cup Series race down in Florida but the last lap is all you need to be leading in to get the checkered flag… That means he has earned his second straight appearance in the Championship 4… Click here for more information on the race including a link to the final order of finish for each of the drivers.
  • Playoff StandingsThe driver standings for those still in contention for the championship is down to 8 drivers… To see the complete standings for the playoffs, click here…. The 4 drivers will be eliminated after the 10-29-23 race at Martinsville.
  • NASCAR on TV This Week… The Cup Series Race will take place at the Martinsville 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 November 2nd… 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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