Sports Report for Wednesday, 3-27-2024

Local Notes

Clinton HS

  • Baseball schedule Changes… The threat of bad weather caused the Red Devils to postpone their home game with Woodruff yesterday… The game has been rescheduled for today, Wednesday, March 27 at 6:00 PM…  The JV games, originally scheduled for today vs Woodruff have been cancelled… The JV baseball team will now travel on Friday, March 29 to Woodruff for a 5:30 start… The Varsity baseball team will play on Friday, immediately after the JVs… Go Big Red!

Laurens HS

  • JV Baseball: JL Mann 7 – Raiders 3… The Raider JV baseball team was one of the teams that managed to get their game in last night as they hosted the JL Mann Patriots at Ed Prescott Field… For the first time this season I have to report that the Raiders lost a game as Mann took a 7-3 win… The Raiders scored early bit could not hold the lead… The Patriots outhit the Red Devils 6-4 and three Red Devil pitchers issued 8 walks and a couple of hit batters that the Patriots used to their advantage to help score their runs… Preston Dixon was the only Raider with more that ne hit as he went 2 for 3 and drove in the Raiders first run… Click here to see the box score of the game and click here to see the scorebook to see how the runs were scored…The team is now 8-1 on the season… They are scheduled to travel to JL Mann tomorrow at 6:00 pm.
  • Softball Postponed… The Raider softball team was scheduled to play Greer at Greer last night at 6:00 pm… They will try to make that game up today at the same time.
  • Baseball…The Raider varsity baseball team is scheduled to travel to Greer today to take on the Yellow Jackets at 6:30 pm.


  • Baseball: Saints 20 – Chiefs 2… The Thornwell Saints were also able to get their game in at McCormick taking on the Chiefs… I’m glad to report that the Saints scored 12 runs in the first inning and then went on to take a 20-2 win in 3 innings… The Saints only outhit the Chiefs 5-3 but I also need to point out that 2 Chief pitchers walked 18 batters while striking out just 3 Saints… They also had 5 wild pitches and a couple of hit batters… Believe it or not, neither team was charged with an error… Looks like the Chiefs had serious pitching problems yesterday… Parker Workman was the only Saint with more than one hit as he went 2 for 2 with a double and 2 RBIs… He also drew 2 walks… Zach Crowe only had 1 hit but it was a triple and he walked once and is credited with 2 RBIs… Click here to see the box score of the game and click here to see the scorebook to see how the runs were scored… The team is now 4-7 on the season.

Broadcast Notes… We plan on brining you the following contest here on Real Radio WLBG:

  • Friday, 3-29… Softball host Greer at 6:00 pm

 Local Sports Schedules: 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 baseball schedule click here… To see the varsity & middle school softball schedule click here.
  • Thornwell:  To see the Thornwell varsity baseball schedule and results click here.… To see the Saints softball schedule and results click here.
  • PC Sports Calendar… To see the PC athletics sports calendar, click here.

College Sports: For any game mentioned below, click on the score for more details if available.

 March Madness has Arrived… On Sunday (3-17-24) the NCAA announced the brackets for both the men and women teams that will be participating in the chase for the National Championship we call March Madness

  • Men’s Basketball… If you want to see the official bracket as released by the NCAA, click here… It will update with scores as the games finish. ,,, If you click on the pairing you are interested in it will give you time, TV availability and other information about the game or teams.
    • Oregon 87 – South Carolina 73The Gamecocks went one-and-done in the tournament as they lost to Oregon Thursday night by a score of 87-73… For more information about this game, click on the score at the beginning of this section.
    • Clemson Wins 2 and Headed to Sweet 16
      • Clemson 77 – New Mexico 56… Last Friday (3-22) the Tigers defeated the Lobos of New Mexico 77-56 in first round action in the NCAA Basketball Tournament
      • Clemson 72 – Baylor 64… Then on Sunday (3-24) the Tigers held off a stubborn Baylor Bears team taking a 72-64 win and thus advancing to the sweet 16 where they will be playing the Arizona Wildcats at 7:09 pm this Thursday (3-28) on CBS… Arizona was seeded # 2 in the West Bracket and Clemson a #6 seed… To see a comparison of some key stats of these two teams click here.
    • College of Charleston
      • Alabama 109 – College of Charleston 96… Last Friday (3-22) the College of Charleston Cougars found themselves trailing Alabama 51-34 at the end of one half of play and did mount a comeback attempt in the second half outscoring Alabama 62-58 but it was not enough as the Crimson Tide took a 109-96 win.


  • Women’s Basketball… If you want to see the official bracket as released by the NCAA, click here… It will update with scores as the games finish… If you click on the pairing you are interested in it will give you time, TV availability and other information about the game or teams.
    • Presbyterian 49 – Sacred Heart 42… The Lady Blue Hose basketball team took a 49-42 win over the Pioneer of sacred Heart last night down in Columbia Wednesday night to continue their historic season making it to the field of 64… If you want more details on this game, click on the score at the start or click here…. Look just below here for who they will take on next.
    • South Carolina
      • South Carolina 91 – PC 39Last Friday (3-22) the Gamecocks ended PC’ from the tournament by taking a 91-39 win over the Blue Hose… PC has nothing to be ashamed of as they did beat Sacred Heart but then had to play the #1 ranked team in the nation.
      • South Carolina 88 – North Carolina 41The on Sunday the Gamecocks demolished the Tar Heels of North Carolina beating them 88-41… Like I said above, when you see this score you realize PC had nothing to be ashamed of… The Gamecocks move on to the Sweet 16 taking on Indiana which defeated Oklahoma 75-68 game played Monday, 3-25… They will travel to Albany, NY for that game this Friday (3-29) with tipoff scheduled for 5:00 pm and it can be seen on ESPN.

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

Atlanta Braves… The Major League baseball teams have all reported to spring traing and the will started spring training games on Saturday 2-24-24… If you would like to see the schedule of spring training games, click here… The regular season does not start until March 28th when the Braves start a 3-game series in Philadelphia.


  • 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.


  • William Byron Wins Second Race of the SeasonWilliam Byron became the first NASCAR driver to win more than one Cup Series race this season as he took the win at Austin’s Circuit of The Americas road course Sunday, holding off the field by less than a second… This was his 12th Cup Series win of his career… Click here to go to the NASCAR website where there is much more about this including the final race results.
  • Standings… Martin Truex Jr. now leads the Driver standings in the Cup Series while last week’s leader as Kyle Larson drops down to fifth… Ty Gibbs checks in at #2 and Ryan Blaney at #3… To see the driver standings for the Cup Series click here… Once you get there you can also click on links to see the standings in Xfinity and Truck Series.
  • Schedule… This weekend NASCAR goes to Bristol with the Cup Series race taking place on Sunday at 7:00 pm. and the Xfinity race on Saturday at 1:30 No truck racing this weekend … To see the racing schedule for this weekend click here… To see the entire NASCAR Schedule for 2024 click here…Once you get to the posting on the NASCAR website, you can select the schedule (default) for the Cup Series, Xfinity or Craftsman Truck Series using tabs in the upper right corner of the posting.
  • NASCAR on TV this Week… NASCAR has several things being televised this week including race practices and qualifying, the race itself and assorted other things… To see the TV schedule for each day of the week click here.


  • New Rule Changes Include Major Kickoff Change… The NFL recently approved a series of rule changes for the upcoming season with the kickoff rule change being very different than what we are used to and very interesting… It involves placement of the majority of the players until the kicked ball is touched or hits the ground in the receiving are… Rather than me trying to explain it, click here where there is a better explanation than I can give plus a chart or two to help explain it… I’m liking forward to see how this works out… Well, I hope!

This & That:

Laurens County Sports Hall of Fame… Recently the Laurens County Sports Hall of Fame announced the five members of its fifth class which will be inducted on Thur., April 25th at Laurens County Museum on courthouse square at 6:30 pm… The five new members are Robert Wilder, Anthony Downs, Charles Peterson, Walter Todd and Jean Hammond Whitfield… Now to read more about each of the inductees and to learn how they were chosen click here… You will also find out who the members of the first four classes were as well as general information about the Laurens County Sports Hall of Fame… Tickets are now on sale for $30 and include a catered meal… To purchase your ticket, click hereNo tickets will be sold at the door.




Ticketing Information and Other Important Information for Red Devil Spring Sports… The Red Devil athletic department has released information about ticketing including how to buy ahead of time and policy for purchasing at the gate… Also information about what passes will be accepted as well as other information you need to know before you go… To see all of this and more, click here




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