Sports Report for Tuesday, 11-21-2023

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

  • Boyd Named TD Club Player of the Week Yesterday the Laurens County Touchdown Club announced that Clinton’s Chris Boyd has been named the Player of the Week for his performance in last Friday nights Red Devil loss to BHP 27-24 in hard fought game… He is a sophomore who plays on special teams and also at defensive back… He had 13.5 tackles for the Red Devil defense; one tackle for loss; one caused fumble and one interception against the Bears… Clinton High School Head Coach Corey Fountain stated, “Chris is only a sophomore but played like a veteran against B H P…  He got better every week in the way he prepared as the season went on and it showed in his play on Friday nights…  We look forward to seeing him continue to work and make things happen next season…  The future is bright for Chris Boyd.”… He will be honored at the December 13th meeting of the TD Club which is their Annual Awards Banquet to be held at The Ridge starting at 7:00 pm… The TD Club will recognize its All-County team selection as well as the Coach of the Year; Player of the Year and the Lakeland’s Fellowship of Christian Athletes Character award winners from each High School as well as Presbyterian College… The featured speaker will be Todd Summers, Sports Anchor for WSPA… Congratulations to Chris!


  • Girls Basketball: Clinton 53 – York …  The Lady Red Devil basketball team opened their season last night by taking a 53-11 win over the York Cougars in the second game of the Red Devil Tipoff Tournament at CHS… The Red Devils used a pressing defense to create turnovers and harass the Cougar shooters as they took a 14-2 lead at the end of the first quarter and Cruised to the win… The Red Devils had 2 players scoring in double digits and they were Bryanna Belton with 14 points and Zakalia Redd with 10… Others scoring for the Red Devils included Mylayja Thompson 7, Kemaria Shelton 6, Ry’Daijia Mars 6, Emma Patterson 3, Mckenzie Clark 3, and both Symiah Floyd and Nah’shia Wright finished with 2 points each… Up Next: The Red Devils will play tonight at 7:30 against the Chapman Panthers who defeated Batesburg-Leesville by about the same margin last night…Batesburg-Leesville and York will play a 6:00 pm.

Laurens HS

  • Girls Basketball: Landrum 66 – Raiders 29… The Lady Raider girls basketball team traveled back up to Woodruff HS last night to continue  their participation in the 2023 Coach Varner Tipoff Classic… The news is not as good as it was for Saturday’s game which they won 62-33 over Greer Middle College as last night they fell to the Landrum Cardinals 66-29,,, The pulled away and took the 69-51 win… The Raiders simply had too many unforced turnovers and their free throw shooting failed them down the stretch… Martinez Shaw was the only Raider scoring in double-digits as he finished with 11 points… Other scoring for the Raiders included Mason Aiken with 9 points, Nick Danciu 7, Tylan Fowler 6, TyJ Jones 6, Zakarion Simpson 5, Jaylen Simpson 4, BJ Byrd 2 and E’myus Young 1… Up Next: The Raiders will be back in action today at 4:00pm as they take on the Seneca Bobcats who lost to the Mauldin Mavericks yesterday 85-64 …  To see the tournament bracket / schedule click here.

Laurens Academy

  •  Up Next in Basketball: All the Crusader basketball teams are schedule to host Greenwood Christian today starting with middle school girls at 4:00 pm.

Laurens County Touchdown Club

  • 11-16-23… The Laurens County Touchdown Club met on Thursday, 11-16-2023 at The Ridge Ridge on Exchange Drive.… Most of the local coaches brought players and talked about recent games… Tushawan Richardson and Aumar Robinson both from Clinton High School were honored as the Club’s most recent Players of the Week… It was also the annual Clemson – Carolina meeting with features speakers Patrick DiMarco from USC and Danny Pearman of Clemson talking not only about the upcoming “State Championship Game” but also other things like NIL money and the transfer portal… The next meeting of the Touchdown Club will be the Annual Awards Banquet where the All-County Team, Player of the Yean and Coach of the Year are announced…. The meeting will be held on Wednesday, December 12th at The Ridge on Exchange Drive in Laurens … To see a video of that meeting click here.

Upstate High School Football Scores From Last Friday (11-17-23) Night & Brackets (click on class to see the playoff bracket)

  • Class AAAAADutch Fork 35 – Gaffney 10 and JL Mann 21 – Hillcrest 13
  • Class AAAA… Greenville 42 – Northwestern 21 and Westside 68 – Midland Valley 53
  • Class AAADaniel 49 – Chester 20 and BHP 27 – Clinton 24
  • Class AA Abbeville 16 – Silver Bluff 6 and Gray Colligate 35 – Strom Thurmond 31
  • Class A… Christ Church 27 – Blackville-Hilda 7 and St Josephs 27 – Southside Christian 14

 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.

Sports Talk High School Football Recap

  • To hear a recap of playoff football games around the state last Friday (11-17-23) produced by Sports Talk Media, click here.


  • Football Finals Moved to SC STATE… Recently it was announced that this year’s State Championship games will be played at Oliver C. Dawson Stadium on the Campus of SC State University in Orangeburg… To read the press release about this move click here… With that being said the dates and times of the five championship games have also been announced and are as follows:
    • November 30: Class 2A – 7 pm
      December 1: Class 1A – 2 pm and Class 5A – 8 pm
      December 2: Class 4A – 12 pm and Class 3A – 7 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 and middle school boys’ basketball l schedule click here… To see the varsity & middle school girls’ basketball 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 Weeks… For 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 here… This 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 Rankings… The latest AP Ranking (11-12-23) for the FBS Division still has Georgia at #1 followed by Michigan, Ohio State, Florida State and Washington in the top 5… Spots 6-10 are occupied by Oregon, Texas, Alabama, Louisville (up from #11) and Oregon State which moved up from 12 to #10… To see the entire top 25 click here.
  • FCS Coaches Poll… The latest FCS Coaches Poll (11-12-23) for college football still has South Dakota State ranked #1 Furman is still ranked #2 after their 37-3 win over VMI last Saturday… To see the entire top 25 in the Coaches Poll click here.
  • College Football Playoff Rankings… The latest College Football Playoff rankings (11-11-23) had the #1 and #2 teams switch spots as Georgia is now #1 and Ohio State is #2… Michigan still is #3 and Florida State continues to hold down spot #4… All four of those schools are undefeated and Washington which is also undefeated checks in at #5… If you want to see the entire top 25 as ranked by the committee, click here.

Men’s Basketball

  • DI AP Rankings… The latest AP Rankings (11-12-23) for D-I college men’s basketball have Kansas as # 1 followed by Purdue, Arizona, Marquette and UConn rounding out the top 5… All were undefeated at the time the poll was taken with records of 2-0…. If you would like to see the entire top 25 in the AP Poll click here.
  • DI Scores… If you would like to keep up with the latest scores in men’s DI basketball click here… Once you get to this posting on the NCAA website you can go back and look at recent scores by date and you can also look ahead at the upcoming schedule… You can even filter by conference or top 25… Enjoy!

Women’s Basketball

  • DI AP Rankings… The latest AP Rankings (11-13-23) for D-I college women’s basketball now has South Carolina at #1 after being #6 in the preseason poll… The balance of the top 5 are Iowa, UCLA, Utah and Colorado… If you would like to see the entire top 25 in the AP Poll click here.
  • DI Scores… If you would like to keep up with the latest scores in women’s DI basketball click here… Once you get to this posting on the NCAA website you can go back and look at recent scores by date and you can also look ahead at the upcoming schedule… You can even filter by conference or top 25… Enjoy!

Pro SportsFor more information on the game(s) below, click on the scores. 


  • Scores and Schedules… If you would like to see the upcoming schedule of NFL games or check on scores for each week in the NFL season, click here to go to the NFL website where you can filter by week of the season to check on any of that and more.
  • Standings… If you would like to see the standings for all of the NFL teams in both the AFC and NFC listed by division, click here.


  • Scores… To see the latest scores in the NBA and games up next, click here
  • Standings To see the current standing and records in each of the NBA Conferences click here.

This & That: 

  • 2023 Laurens YMCA Reindeer Run… The 24th annual Laurens YMCA Reindeer run 5k and Fun Run will be held Saturday, Dec. 9th… The cost to register for the 5K is $30 until Nov 19th and $35 after that date…That is also the date you must register by to be guaranteed to get a race shirt… The Fun Run (ages 1-12) cost is $5 and again you must pay for a race shirt separately by Nov.19th in the Fun Run… All proceeds go to support the Youth Scholarship Program and prizes will be awarded for the top two finishers male and female… Discounts for teams are also being offered… For more information call the Y at 984-2626… If you click here it will take you to the YMCA website where there is more information on the Reindeer Run and links to online registration.


  • Laurens County TD Next Meeting December 13th… The Laurens County Touchdown Club kicked off the 2023 season on Thursday, November 16th… 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 13th 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!


  • Laurens County Sports Hall of Fame Accepting Nominations for Class of 2024… The Laurens County Sports Hall of Fame is now accepting nominations until December 15th for the class of 2024… It was created in 2017 to honor the men and women that, through sports, have brought pride and honor to Laurens County… To see the press release about this which list the criteria for this award click here… To learn more about the Laurens County Sports Hall of Fame including those who have already been inducted, go to their website by clicking here… To go directly to their nominating form, click here…. Remember nominations must be in by December 15th.


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