Sports Report for Thursday, 4-22-2021

Laurens HS:

  • Baseball: Laurens 14 – Westside 1 (5)… The Raiders stepped out of region last night as they hosted the Westside Rams… The Raiders led 4-0 going into the bottom of the third inning where they plated 10 runs and then went on to hold the Rams to a single run in the fourth inning as they took a 14-1 win over the Rams in 5 innings… The Raiders simply outhit the Rams 13-1 with Jackson Martin leading the Raiders at the plate going 3 for 3 with a 3 run homer in the Raiders big third inning… Parker Clark picked up the complete game win giving up the 1 unearned run on 1 hit while striking out 4 and walking 4… To see the box score and associated statistics on the game click here and to see the game’s scorebook click here…. The team is now 12-5 on the season and will be back in action tomorrow as they travel to Eastside f0r a JV-varsity doubleheader.
  • JV Baseball: Laurens 8 – Westside 2… In JV action the Raiders took an 8-2 win over the Rams… The game was tied 2-2 going into the bottom of the fourth inning when the Raiders broke the game open putting 6 runs on the board and then holding the Rams scoreless in the top of the fifth to take the win… The Raiders scored 2 runs in the first inning on three single one of which was an RBI single by Zay Pulley… The Rams got their 2 runs in the top of the fourth inning just before the Raiders scored 6 in the bottom of the inning… In that inning the Raiders scored all 6 runs after two were out and getting key RBI hits in the inning were Hunter Nabors, Joshua Hughes and Bennett Edwards… The Raiders outhit the Rams 10-1 with Zay Pulley going 3 for 3 leading the Raider offense… Hunter Nabors and Joshua Hughes each had 2 hit in the game… Bennett Edwards picked up the complete game win giving up the 2 unearned runs on one hit while striking out 8 and walking just 1… To see the box score and associated statistics on the game click here and to see the game’s scorebook click here…. The team is now 15-1 on the season.
  • Softball: Hillcrest 10 – Laurens 0… The Raider softball team was in action last they traveled to Hillcrest last night to take on a very tough Ram team…   The Rams used 5 hits and 9 Raider errors to take a 10-0 win over the Raiders in 5 innings… The Raiders were held to just 2 hits and Kauree Munyan and Peyton Herring had a hit each with Munyan’s being a triple… To see the box score and associated statistics on the game click here and to see the game’s scorebook click here…  The Raiders will be back in action tomorrow as they host the Eastside Eagles in a JV-varsity doubleheader and we do plan on brining you the varsity game starting about 7:00 pm.

Laurens Academy:

  • Senior Night at Laurens Academy: The Laurens Academy Crusader softball and baseball teams will be in action today as they host WW King… For the varsity baseball and softball team it will be Senior Night as they honor their seniors… The schedule for today is; MS baseball 4:00, Softball 5:00 and varsity baseball 6:00.

PC Notes:

  • Football: PC 28 – Drake 24… In case you missed hearing about it, last Saturday the Blue Hose football team closed out its spring season with a 28-24 comeback win over Drake out in Des Moines, Iowa… The Blue Hose scored 15 unanswered points in the fourth quarter to take the win… Now if you would like to see more information about the game click here… With the win the Blue Hose finished the season 4-3 overall and 4-2 in their first year in the Pioneer League.
  • Spangler Out as Head Coach… Now with that winning record and the fact that Tommy Spangler signed a contract extension back in January of 2020 you figure his job would be pretty safe… Wrong, yesterday PC in a very short and what can only be described as a terse announcement that Spangler would not be returning to lead the program… They stated “This is a confidential personnel matter, made after due consideration, that a change in leadership in the football program was in the best interest of PC and its student-athletes”… To see the entire press release click here… My personal opinion is that they once again have made a huge mistake… Spangler who was in his second round as head coach at PC was named head coach back in November of 2016 being promoted from defensive coordinator seemed to live, breath and eat PC football and on numerous occasions was very outspoken about his love for the PC community… They will be hard pressed to find another football coach who cares that much especially since the school no longer gives athletic scholarships to help attract players… I stated earlier that I thought once again PC had made a mistake and the reason I said once again is because of the fact the PC no longer gives athletic scholar ships… Again personal opinion but I think that the “powers that be” don’t especially like / support football and that somewhere down the road the next major announcement about PC football will be that they are discontinuing it altogether… The late, great PC football coach Cally Gault is about to turn over in his grave if he has not already.

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Sports Report for Wednesday, 4-21-2021

Local Notes:

Clinton HS:

  • Baseball: Clinton 6 – Woodruff 1… This game took place at CHS and I am sorry but at this time I do not have any details on it… If I get some I will be sure to pass them along.
  • JV Baseball: Clinton 8 – Woodruff 1…Now in JV action prior to the varsity. Clinton took an 8-1 win over the Wolverines… Clinton simply outhit Woodruff 9-3 and benefitted for 5 woodruff errors… Four Red Devil players had 2 hits each and two of them were Chase Ashley and Zane McClendon who both had doubles… To see the box score and associated statistics on the game click here.
  • Softball… No results reported to me… If you see Coach Caughman ask him to please get them to me.
  • Tennis: Clinton 6 – Emerald 0… Monday the Red Devil boys’ tennis team traveled to Emerald and came home with a 6-0 win over the Vikings… For more information on this match click here.
  • Golf: Woodruff 143 – Clinton 194… The golf team was also in action on Monday as they traveled to Woodruff to take on the Wolverines… Unfortunately I have to report that the Wolverines took a 143-194 win over the Red Devils… For more information about this match click here.
  • Girls Soccer: Chapman 2 – Clinton 0… The girls’ soccer team was also in action yesterday and I hate to have to report they fell to the Chapman Panthers 2-0 at Chapman… For comments from Coach Benson about the match click here.

Laurens HS:

  • Baseball: Laurens 6 – Eastside 1… The Raider varsity baseball team hosted the region leading Eastside Eagles last night at Ed Prescott Field… The Eagles came into the game with a 5-0 region record while the Raiders came in with a 2-2 region record… The Eagles got on the board first plating a run in the first inning but that would be all they scored as the Raiders scored 3 in the bottom of the first and then went on to take a 6-1 win…A sacrifice fly by Zack Faulkner, a RBI single by Sulli Pinson and an Eastside error were the main reasons the Raiders scored their 3 runs in the first inning… Faulkner and Jackson Martin both got hits in the fifth inning and scored on a throwing error by the Eagles…The Raiders last run came in the sixth inning when Zak Rice had an RBI double… Sulli Pinson made a great diving catch in the top of the seventh inning for the second out and then threw back to second to retire the Eagle runner who could not get back in time… The Raiders outhit the Eagles 8-3 and Jackson Martin was the only Raider with more than one hit as he went 2 for 3 with an RBI… Jackson Edwards picked up the complete game win giving up the 1 earned run on 3 hits while striking out 7 and walking 2… To see the box score and associated statistics on the game click here and to see the game’s scorebook click here… The Raiders will be back in action today as they host the Westside Rams in a JV-Varsity doubleheader starting at 5:00 pm and we do plan on brining you the varsity game starting about 7:30 here on Real Radio WLBG and streaming live on the internet at WLBG.com.
  • JV Baseball: Laurens 7 – Eastside 1… In JV action the Raiders were also victorious as they won 7-1… The box score shows each team had just 3 hits and the Raiders were aided by 4 Eagle errors and a wild pitch or two to go along with a hit batter two… To see the box score and associated statistics on the game click here and to see the game’s scorebook click here.
  • Softball: Laurens 20 – Eastside 7 (5)… While the Raider baseball team was handling the Eagles at home the varsity softball team was doing the same thing up at Eastside as they defeated the Eagles 20-7… Eastside led 7-4 going into the top of the third inning where the Raiders plated 10 runs and then went on to take a 20-7 win… The Raiders had 10 hits and were led at the plate by Michaela Smith, Carly Edwards, May Revis and Alyssa Rowe who each had 2 hits with one of Edward’s being a double and one of Rowe’s being a triple… Michaela Smith and Jaci Ashmore each had 3 RBIs in the game and Bri Posey had 2… To see the box score and associated statistics on the game click here and to see the game’s scorebook click here…  The team is back in action tonight as they travel to Hillcrest to take on the powerful Rams in a JV-Varsity doubleheader starting at 5:00 pm.


Laurens Academy:

  • Baseball: LA 12 – Wardlaw 2 (6)… The Laurens Academy Crusader baseball team hosted the Patriots of Wardlaw Academy last night… Good news for Crusader fans as they took a 12-2 win over the Patriots in 6 innings… They scored a single run in the first inning and then broke the game open in the second inning where they put 6 runs on the board and then cruised to the win in 6 innings… In the first inning he Crusaders put one run on the board on a RBI single by Judson Watkins… In the big second inning Cal Robertson and Jared Willard both had RBI singles while Thomas Lowry had an RBI double… The Crusaders plated 2 more runs in the third and again Cal Robertson and Thomas Lowy both had RBI singles… In the fifth inning the Crusaders scored two more runs when Judson Watkins and Jordan Hudson both drew back-to-back bases loaded walks… The final Crusader scored in the sixth inning when Thomas Lowry was hit by a pitch with the bases loaded forcing in the run that gave the Crusaders a 10 run lead and the game… The Crusaders had only 7 hits (the Patriots had 4) and Cal Robertson went 3 for 3 with 2 walks and 2 RBIs to lead the Crusaders… By the way he also picked up the complete game win giving up the 2 unearned runs on 4 hits while striking out 2 and walking 1… To see the box score and associated statistics on the game click here.
  • Softball: Greenwood Christian 10 – LA 1… The Crusader softball team hosted the Hawks of Greenwood Christian last night and the news is not as good as it was in the baseball game as the Hawks took a 10-1 win over the Crusaders… Putting it simply, the Hawks outhit the Crusaders 11-6 and were aided by 10 Crusader errors… The Crusaders lone run came in the first inning when Madison Low led the inning off with a single and later scored due to a Hawk error or two… The Crusaders did threaten in the fourth inning as they loaded the bases with one out but the next two Crusader batters struck out to end the threat… Madison Loe led the Crusaders at the plate as she went 3 for 3… To see the box score and associated statistics on the game click here and to see the game’s scorebook click here.

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Sports Report for Tuesday, 4-20-2021

Local Notes:

Clinton HS:

  • Golf… Last Thursday the Red Devil golf team hosted Newberry and Mic-Carolina at Lakeside CC… The Mid-Carolina Rebels finished first shooting a 172 and their Luke Hammond was match medalist with a 39… Clinton finished second with shooting a 186 with Sophie Carles leading the team with a 42… Newberry finished third shooting 211 and if you want more details on this match including how the other Red Devils did, click here.
  • Boys Soccer: Union 2 – Clinton 0… last Friday the Red Devil boys’ soccer team traveled to Union County HS to take on the Yellow Jackets and I hate to have to report they fell to the Yellow Jackets 2-0… For comments from Coach Hammond click here.
  • Girls Soccer: Clinton 3 – Broome 1… Also last Friday the Red Devil girls’ soccer team was in action as they hosted the Broome Centurions… The news is better here as the Red Devils took a 3-1 win over the Centurions… Laurens Wargo scored two of Clinton’s goals and Riley Gowan the other… It was also senior Night as the Red Devils honored their three seniors Ella Cooper, Daniela Elizondo-Rios and Riley Gowan… For more information on this match and a picture of the 3 seniors click here.

Laurens HS:

  • JV Baseball: Laurens 8 – Clinton 7… Yesterday the Raider and Red Devil JV baseball teams squared off at Ed Prescott Field and the Raiders jumped out to an 8-2 lead at the end of three innings and then had to hold on as the Red Devils rallied put fell one short as the Raiders took an 8-7 win over the Red Devils… The Raiders scored 3 runs in the first inning with two of them coming in on a RBI single by Asher Goss and the other on a Red Devils error… The Red Devils got 2 of them back in the second inning without a hit as a couple of hit batters and a walk aided their cause… The Raiders then scored 3 more runs in the second as Hunter Nabors had a RBI double, scored on a bases loaded walk and the third run of the inning also scored on a bases loaded walk….. The Raiders picked up their last two runs in the third inning on RBI singles by Joshua Hughes and Owen Pridgen… Clinton scored 3 runs in the fourth inning on a couple of wild pitches after a Raider error and a couple of walks… The third run of the inning came when Zack Fortman was hit by a pitch with the bases loaded making the score 8-5 Raiders… The top of the fifth inning saw the Red Devils score again on a RBI double by Harrison Moore… The Red Devils last run came in the top of the seventh inning as the result of a Raider error… The Red Devils managed only 2 hits in the game with Harrison Moore getting one of them with a RBI double and RT Corley getting the other hit… The Raiders managed just 6 hits with Hunter Nabors and Owen Pridgen each getting 2 hits… One of Nabors’ was a double… Seth Hill picked up the win and Joshua Hughes the save… To see the box score and associated statistics on the game click here and to see the game’s scorebook click here… The Red Devils are now 11-2 on the season and the Raiders improve to 13-1 on the season.
  • C-Team Baseball: Laurens 11 – Ware Shoals 3… while the Raider JV baseball team was at home yesterday eh Raider baseball C-team boarded the bus to go over the Ware Shoals to take on the Hornets… Again there is good news for Raider fans as they came home with an 11-3 win over the Hornets… The two big innings for the Raiders were the second inning where they put 6 runs on the board and the seventh where they plated 4 more runs to ice the game… The Raiders outhit the Hornets 9 to 5 with Braden Yarborough being the only Raider to get more than one hit as he went 2 for 4 with a RBI… Coleman Coker had only 1 hit but it was an inside the park homer with a man on in the seventh inning… To see the box score and associated statistics on the game click here.

Laurens Academy:

  • MS Baseball: Greenwood Christian 7 – LA 5… The Laurens Academy Crusader middle school baseball team hosted the Hawks of Greenwood Christian yesterday in a doubleheader of baseball… In the first game the Hawks took a 7-5 win over the Crusaders even though the Crusaders outhit the Hawks 8-3…  The Hawks hits were well timed to go along with 8 walks issued by 3 Crusader pitchers… Hack Hardy, Ryland Paxton and Jared Willard each had 2 hits to lead the Crusader offense with one of Paxton’s being a double and one of Willard’s being a triple… To see the box score and associated statistics on the game click here.
  • MS Baseball: LA 7 – Greenwood Christian 2… In the second game, the news is better for Crusader fans as the Crusaders took a 7-2 win… Again the Crusaders outhit the Hawks this time 8-2 and the three Crusader pitchers did better as they only issued 2 walks… Jared Willard and Ethan Price each had 2 of the Crusaders 8 hits and Willard also had 2 RBIs… To see the box score and associated statistics on the game click here The team is now 3-4-1 on the season.
  • Schedule Note… The Crusader softball team will host Greenwood Christian today at 5:00 pm while the varsity baseball team will host Wardlaw at 5:00 pm.


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Sports Report for Monday, 4-19-2021

Local Notes:

Clinton HS:

  • Baseball: Emerald 12 – Clinton 10… The Red Devil baseball team traveled down to Greenwood to take on the Emerald Vikings last Friday… As you may recall the Red Devils defeated the Vikings 11-1 at home last Tuesday… In Friday’s game, the Red Devils led 8-1 going into the bottom of the fourth inning where the Vikings put 5 runs on the board and then added another 6 runs in the bottom of the fifth to go up 12-8… The Red Devils did keep up the fight as they plated 2 runs in the top of the seventh inning but could get no closer as the Vikings took a 12-10 win… The Red Devils actually outhit the Vikings 13-11 (all singles for both teams) but they also committed 5 errors a couple of which aided the Viking scoring especially in the fifth inning… Kimon Quarles led the Red Devils at the plate going 3 for 4 with 3 RBIs and scoring twice… Davis Wilson, Jaylin Alexander and Davidson Pitts each had 2 hits in the game… To see the box score and associated statistics on the game click here…  NOTE: I mentioned to you that Clinton took an 11-1 win over the Vikings at home last Tuesday… When I reported that to you last Wednesday I did not have any “official” statistics on the game… Well I do now and if you want to see the box score for that game click here… The team is now 9-5 on the season and 4-1 in region play… They will be back in action tomorrow when they host the Woodruff Wolverines in JV-Varsity action starting at 5:00 pm.
  • JV Baseball: Clinton 14 – Emerald 4 (5)… Now the news is better for Red Devil fans where the JV team is concerned as the Red Devils took a 14-4 win in JV action last Friday in 5 innings… Simply put the Red Devils outhit the Vikings 12-3 with Zane McLendon going 4 for 4 with 4 RBIs and scoring 3 times to lead the Red Devil offense… Freddie Lopez and G. Satterfield also had 2 hits in the game… To see the box score and associated statistics on the game click here…  The team is now 11-1 on the season and 5-0 in region play.
  • Softball: Chapman 13 – Clinton 1… The softball teams were in action last Friday as they traveled to Chapman to take on the Panthers in region action… I don’t have any “official” information to pass on other than what I found on the Chapman Game Changer scoring of the game… It says that in varsity action the Panthers took a 13-1 win over the Red Devils in 5 innings… It looks like the Panthers outhit the Red Devils 11-2 with Mackenzie Taylor and Haleigh Gambrell getting a hit each for the Red Devils… If I get any “official” stats from Coach Caughman I’ll be sure to pass them on… The team will be back in action tomorrow as they travel to Emerald HS to take on the Vikings at 6:00 pm… According to the CHS Athletic Website, there will be no JV game tomorrow.

Laurens HS:

  • C-Team Baseball: Laurens 8 – Abbeville 3… The Laurens Raider baseball C-Team was in action on Saturday as they hosted the Abbeville Panther C-Team in a doubleheader of baseball at Ed Prescott Field… In the first game the Raiders outhit the Panthers 6-2 as they took an 8-3 win over the Panthers… The Panthers scored a single run in the top of the first inning and the Raiders responded scoring a pair of runs in the bottom of the inning… A bases loaded ground out brought one run in and the other came in on a RBI single by Preston Dixon… The Raider broke the game open scoring 4 runs in the bottom of the second inning after 2 singles loaded the bases and then Jireh Brown and Coleman Coker both drew a walks to bring in 2 runs… A fielder’s choice then scored another run and Landon Trevino drew a bases loaded walk to score the fourth run… The Raiders last two runs came in the bottom of the third inning when a Panther error and passed ball allowed runners to score… Abbeville got their last two runs in the top of the fifth… Josh Goodwin was the only Raider to get more than 1 hit as he went 2 for 3… … To see the box score and associated statistics on the game click here.
  • C-Team Baseball: Laurens 12 – Abbeville 3… The news is equally good in the second game as the Raiders took a 12-3 win… The Raiders scored 6 runs in the first and 6 in the third as they outhit the Panthers 10-2 taking the win in 4 innings… All of the Raider runs in the first inning were scored after 2 were out and RBI singles by P Dixon, J Williams, L Trevino, J Goodwin and an RBI double by C Coker drove in those 6 runs… In the third inning the Raiders scored their 6 runs on a RBI double by Ben Willis, a RBI single by Landon Trevino and a couple of Panther errors… Preston Dixon and Landon Trevino were the only Raiders with more than one hit as they each had 2 hits… To see the box score and associated statistics on the game click here.

Laurens Academy:

  • Baseball: LA 11 – Newberry 4… The Laurens Academy varsity baseball team boarded the bus last Friday and traveled down to Newberry Academy to take on the Eagles… Good news for Crusader fans as they came home with an 11-4 win over the Eagles… The Crusaders actually trailed 4-3 going into the top of the fourth inning where they put 4 runs on the board and added 4 more in the seventh to take an 11-4 win… The Crusaders scored 2 runs in the first inning when Brett Young walked and was later driven in on an RBI double by Judson Watkins… Watkins would later score on a wild pitch with the bases loaded… Newberry then plated 3 runs in the bottom of the first to go up 3-2… Thomas Lowry led off the third inning with a single and later scored from third when Jonas Smith grounded out… Newberry responded plating 2 runs in the bottom of the inning to go up 4-3… In the fourth inning Watkins had a single that drove in 2 more runs… He and Thomas Lowry who also singled in the inning would later score on an Eagle error making it 7-4 Crusaders… The Crusaders final 4 runs came in the top of the seventh on a RBI single by Lowry, a passed ball, and a 2-RBI single by Watkins… The Crusaders outhit the Eagles 11-6 with Lowry getting 3 of the Crusader hits while Brett Young and Judson Watkins each had 2 hits… Lowry also picked up the win working 6 innings giving up the 4 runs (only 2 of which were earned) on 6 hits while striking out 3 and walking 4… One of the hits he gave up was a homer… To see the box score and associated statistics on the game click here… The team is now 8-9 on the season and according to the schedule I have will be hosting Wardlaw Academy tomorrow at 6:00 pm.

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Sports Report for Friday, 4-16-2021

Local Notes:

Clinton HS:

  • Tennis: Clinton 6 – Chapman 0… The Red Devil boys’ tennis team keeps rolling right along as last night they hosted the Chapman Panthers and once again they won by a score of 6-0 to make their season record a perfect 8-0 and their region record a perfect 7-0… Once again Ike Waldron, Anders Orr, Connor Donley, Nathan Mead and Edwin Orr all took decisive wins in singles action… Also again neither of the doubles team played last night and technically the #2 doubles team won by default to make the final score 6-0 Red Devils… It was also senior Night where Ike Waldron and Anders Orr were recognized for their contribution to the Red Devil tennis team…. The team is scheduled to be back in action next Monday when they travel to Greenwood to take on the Emerald Vikings in a 5:00 pm match.

Laurens HS:

  • JV Baseball: Laurens 12 – Crescent 2 (6)… The Laurens Raider JV baseball team was in action yesterday as they traveled to Crescent HS to take on the Tigers… Its good news for Raider fans as the team rolled to a 12-2 win in six innings… The Raiders led 6-2 going into the fifth inning where they broke the game open putting 6 runs on the board to make the final 12-2… The Raiders outhit the Tigers 6-0 and were aided by 11 Tiger walks and 3 errors… Joshua Hughes led the Raiders at the plate going 2-4 with a double and 4 RBIs… Asher Goss got the win with Hunter Nabors pitching the last 2⅓ innings… Now the two did combine for a no-hitter and that might lead you to ask how did the Tigers score their 2 runs in the third inning… The answer would be too many walks with a wild pitch or two thrown in there to boot… To see the box score and associated statistics on the game click here and to see the game’s scorebook click here… The team is now a perfect 12-0 on the season.
  • Raider Golf… I need to do some catching up with the Raider golf team which was in action twice this week… Monday: On Monday the Raiders and the Red Devils got together out at Lakeside C.C and the Red Devils defeated the Raiders 191-198… Laurens was led by Colin Harlan who shot a 42… Other Raider scores were Preston Mahon 52, Jason Rogers 53, and Trevor Kitzmiller 51… Tuesday: On Tuesday the team traveled to Greer to face the Yellow Jackets and the Red Raiders of Greenville HS… Greenville finished first shooting a 167, Greer second with a 168 and Laurens third with a 182… Now there is some good news as Colin Harlan was the match medalist for the first time this season shooting a 39… Other Raider scores were Jason Rogers 48, Trevor Kitzmiller 46, and Caleb Letson 49… Now for more comments from Coach Jim Iacuone and a picture click here
  • Boys Soccer… I also need to do some catching up with boys’ soccer at LDHS as they have already had 2 matches this week also… Tuesday: On Tuesday they hosted the Greenwood Eagles and unfortunately I have to tell you that Greenwood took a 6-0 win… Wednesday:  On Wednesday the team hosted the Green Hornets of Dixie HS… Better news here as the Raiders took a 4-3 win over the Hornets… The match was tied 3-3 at the end of regulation and two overtimes and the Raiders outscored the Hornets 4-2 in a penalty kick shootout to win the match… Sorry no scoring details.
  • Girls Soccer: Greenwood 6 – Raiders 0… The girls’ soccer team was also in action Tuesday as they hosted the Greenwood Eagles also and the news is the same as it was in the boys’ match in that the Eagles took a 6-0 win over the Raiders.

Laurens Academy:

  • Softball: Spartanburg Christian 4 – LA 1… Yesterday the Laurens Academy Crusader softball team hosted the Spartanburg Christian Warriors… The Warriors put two runs on the board in the first inning and 2 more in the third while holding the Crusaders to a single run in the fifth inning as the Warriors took a 4-1 win… The Warriors outhit the Crusaders 8-4 but were aided by 12 Crusader errors… The Crusaders run came when Rylee Ballard led off the fifth inning with a single and was later driven in on an RBI single by Elissa Hucks… To see the box score and associated statistics on the game click here and to see the game’s scorebook click here…. The crusaders are scheduled to be back in action next Tuesday when they host Greenwood Christian.

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Sports report for Thursday, 4-15-2021

Local Notes:

Clinton HS:

  • Tennis: Clinton 6 – Emerald 0… The Red Devil boys’ tennis team hosted the Emerald Vikings yesterday and they continued to roll as they took a 6-0 win over the Vikings… The Red Devils were very dominate in singles action as Ike Waldron, Anders Orr, Connor Donley, Nathan Mead and Edwin Orr all took decisive wins… Neither of the doubles team played last night and technically the #2 doubles team won by default to make the final score 6-0 Red Devils… The Red Devils are now a perfect 7-0 overall and 6-0 in region play… They will be back in action today as they host the Chapman Panthers on the courts at CMS starting at 5:00 pm… It will also be Senior Night as the Red Devils honor their two seniors Ike Waldron and Anders Orr.
  • Softball: Clinton 19 – Laurens 7… Yesterday the Red Devil and the Raider varsity softball team took a 19-7 win over the Laurens Raider varsity team to claim the “county championship” for this year as they won 2 out of the 3 games the teams played against each other this year… Clinton led 2-1 going into the top of the third inning where they put 10 runs on the board to break the game open as they went on to the win… The Raiders never stopped trying as they put 4 runs on the board in the bottom of the fifth inning trying to keep the game going but could get no closer as the game ended at the conclusion of the fifth inning because of the 10-run rule… The Red Devils outhit the Raiders 19-5 and were aided by 10 Raider errors… Anna Litzenberger, Mackenzie Taylor, and Grayson Taylor all had 3 hits each to lead the Red Devils at the plate… Michaela Smith and Alyssa Rowe each had 2 hits to lead the Raiders offense… To see the box score and associated statistics on the game click here and to see the game’s scorebook click here... By the way the Red Devil JV softball team also took a one-sided win over the Raiders.

Laurens HS:

  • Baseball: Blue Ridge 4 – Laurens 0… Last night the Laurens Raider varsity baseball team traveled up to Blue Ridge HS to take on the traditionally strong Tigers… It was a pitching duel for the first 4 innings as the score stood 0-0 going into the bottom of the fifth inning… There the Tigers used a Raider error and 3 singles to plate one run… They added 3 more runs in the bottom of the sixth inning using 3 walks and a double to produce those runs as they took a 4-0 win over the Raiders… The Raiders had their chances getting a runner as far as third base 3 times with less than 2 outs but just could not get the key hit to bring them in as they left 12 runners on base… The Tigers outhit the Raiders 6-4 and Parker Wasson was the only Raider to get more than 1 hit as he went 2 for 3… To see the box score and associated statistics on the game click here and to see the game’s scorebook click here.

Laurens Academy: Last night the Crusaders held their Fall Sports Awards Ceremony in the gym at Laurens Academy… Congratulations to all the award winners in each of the sports… Photos courtesy of Tiffany Tarver.:

Varsity Football

  • MVP – Thomas Lowry
  • Offensive MVP – Clarence Bertoli
  • Defensive MVP – Cal Robertson
  • Coaches Award – Caio Santa Rita

Volleyball

  • Offensive MVP – Madison Sherman
  • Defensive MVP – Emily Abercrombie
  • Hustle Award – Payton Breen
  • Coaches Award – Olivia Huck

Cross Country

  • MVP – Andrew Codington
  • MVP – Audrey Noffz

Cheer

  • Most Improved – Addison Manley
  • Most Spirited – Audrey Noffz
  • Most Dedicated – Brantley Armstrong

Laurens Academy Hall of Fame

  • Thomas Lowry for football.

 

 

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Sports Report for Wednesday, 4-14-2021

Local Notes:

Clinton HS:

  • Tennis: Clinton 6 – Union 0… Yesterday the second day in a row the Red Devils boys’ tennis team was on the road and for the second day in a row they came home with a 6-0 win with yesterday’s win coming over the Union County Yellow Jackets… Ike Waldron, Anders Orr, Connor Donley, Nathan Meade and Edwin Orr again all took one-sided wins over their opponents in single’s action…  In doubles action, only the #2 doubles team composed of Eli Brewer and Henry Curtis played yesterday and they took a comfortable 2-set win… The team is now a perfect 6-0 on the season and 5-0 in region play… They will be right back in action today as they host the Emerald Vikings at 5:00 pm on the courts at CMS.
  • JV Baseball: Clinton 12 – Emerald 2… Yesterday in the first game of JV-Varsity doubleheader at CHS, the Red Devil JV team took a 12-2 win over the Vikings in 5 innings… The Red Devils put 3 runs on the board in the first inning and that would prove to be all they needed but went ahead and added runs in each inning but the third… The Red Devils outhit the Vikings 11-1 and four different Red Devils had 2 hits in the game… Two of the four were Zane McClendon and Harrison Moore who both had a double and a single and drove in at least 2 runs… To see the box score and associated statistics on the game click here.
  • Varsity: Clinton 11 – Emerald 1… In the varsity game I do believe that the Red Devils were victorious over the Vikings by a score of 11-1 in five innings… The reason I say believe is that I have not heard anything “official” for any of my usual Red Devil sources and I am getting my information from the Emerald GameChanger account… According to that source the Vikings scored their only run in the first inning and Clinton scored all their runs in the last 3 innings putting 3 runs on the board in the third, 2 in the fourth and 6 in the fifth thus ending the game on the 10-run rule… If I get more “official” details on the game I will pass them on to you later.
  • Softball Drops Pair to Broome…  The Red Devil softball teams were in action last night as they hosted the Broome Centurions… Now all I have on their games is the final scores and I hate to have to tell you that it is not good news for Red Devil fans as the JV team lost 13-7 and the varsity 14-0 to the Centurions… Now the Red Devil softball teams will be in action today as they travel to Laurens to take on the Raiders in a JV-Varsity doubleheader starting at 5:00 pm… we do plan on broadcasting the varsity game on Real Radio WLBG and streaming live on the internet at wlbg.com starting about 7:00 pm… This will be the “rubber game” of the season as the Red Devils defeated the raiders in a preseason tournament at CHS and then the Raiders defeated the Red Devils in their regular season game at Clinton.

Laurens HS:

  • Raider Varsity Baseball Adds Game to Schedule… Earlier this week Coach Tori Patterson was able to add another game to the Raider varsity baseball schedule… The Raiders will be traveling to Blue Ridge tonight to take on the Tigers with first pitch scheduled for 6:00 pm… I believe Blue Ridge scores their game live on GameChanger and if that is the case I will try to keep you updated on how the game is going during our broadcast of the Clinton at Laurens varsity softball game tonight which starts about 7:00 pm.

Laurens Academy:

  • Baseball: LA 13 – Oakbrook Prep 1… The Laurens Academy Crusader baseball team traveled up to Spartanburg yesterday to take on the Knights of Oakbrook Prep… The ride back most likely seemed shorter than the one going up as the Crusaders took a 13-1 win over the Knights in 5 innings… The game was tied 1-1 after one inning of play but after that it was all Crusaders as they scored in every inning but the last (fifth) and the big inning was the fourth where they plated 7 runs… The Crusaders outhit the Knights 13-6 and were aided by 5 Knight errors… Judson Watkins led the Crusaders at the plate as he went 4 for 4 with a double and drove in 5 runs… To see the box score and associated statistics on the game click here The Crusaders are now 7-9 on the season and are scheduled to travel to Heathwood Hall tomorrow.
  • Softball: Union Christian Day 15 – LA 0… The Crusader softball team was also in action yesterday as they travelled over to Union Christian Day School to take on the Eagles…  All I have on that contest is the final score and I hate to have to report that the news is not good for Crusader fans as the Eagles took a 15-0 win… The team is scheduled to host Spartanburg Christian tomorrow at 5:00 pm.

Broadcast Schedule: all of the following are weather and COVID dependent and are varsity games [Read more…]

Sports Report for Tuesday, 4-13-2021

Local Notes

Clinton HS:

  • Tennis: Clinton 6 – Broome 0… Yesterday the Red Devil bots’ tennis team traveled up to Broome HS to take on the Centurions in region action… Good news for Red Devil fans as the team took a domination 6-0 win over the Centurions… The reason I say dominating is that in singles action the scores were very on-side in Clinton’s favor… Ike Waldron, Anders Orr, Connor Donley, Nathan Meade and Edwin Orr al took one-sided wins over their opponents in single’s action… Only the #2 doubles team composed of Eli Brewer and Henry Curtis played was challenged as they took a 6-4, 3-6, (10-8) win … The team is now 5-0 overall and 4-0 in region play… The team travels to Union County today in a 5:00 pm region conquest.

Laurens HS: The Raider baseball teams traveled to Woodruff HS to take on the Wolverines yesterday while the softball team hosted the Wolverines.

  • JV Baseball: Laurens 11 – Woodruff 0…  In JV baseball action, the Raiders put 3 runs on the board in the top of the first inning and then went on to take an 11-0 win over the Wolverines in 5 innings… The Raiders outhit the Wolverines 11-3 and took advantage of 3 Wolverine errors and 5 walks issued by a pair of Wolverine pitchers… Hunter Nabors, Rylan Bagwell and Bennett Edwards each had 2 hits to lead the Raiders at the plate… Joshua Hughes picked up the win pitching all but the last out striking out 6 and walking none… To see the box score and associated statistics on the game click here and to see the game’s scorebook click here… The Raiders are 11-0 on the season.
  • Varsity Baseball: Laurens 14 – Woodruff 3… Now the news is also good for Raider fans where the varsity baseball team is concerned as they took a 14-3 win over the Wolverines in 5 innings… The Raiders only outhit the Wolverines 8-6 but once again 3 Wolverine errors, 8 walks issued by a pair of Wolverine pitchers and 5 hit Raider batters all aided the Raider cause… Zack Faulkner, Austin McNuer and Jack Yarborough each had 2 hits for the Raiders with one of Faulkner’s and Yarbrough’s being a double… To see the box score and associated statistics on the game click here and to see the game’s scorebook click here… The team will be back in action tomorrow as they travel to Blue Ridge.
  • Softball: Woodruff 10 – Laurens 2… In varsity softball action at Laurens, the Wolverines took a 10-2 win over the Raiders… The reasons for the Wolverine win are simple, first they outhit the Raiders 9-2 and secondly the Raiders committed 7 errors which aided the Wolverine cause tremendously… The Raiders got their runs in the first inning without a hit as a hit batter, pair of walks and a Woodruff error were the cause of the two runs being scored… Taylor Hardin and Alyssa Rowe were the only Raiders to get a hit in the game…    To see the box score and associated statistics on the game click here and to see the game’s scorebook click here… The team will be back in action Wednesday as they host the Clinton Red Devils in doubleheader of JV & varsity action starting at 5:00 pm… We do plan on bringing you the varsity game starting about 7:00 pm here on Real radio WLBG and streaming live on the internet at wlbg.com…. By the way the Raider JV softball team fell to the Wolverines in a very one sided game in the Wolverines favor.

Laurens Academy: The middle school and varsity baseball team traveled down to WW King yesterday to take on the Knights.

  • MS: LA 14 –WW King 2… In the middle school game, the Crusaders put 4 runs on the board in the top of the first inning and then went on to take a 14-2 win over the Knights…  The Crusaders simply outhit the Knights 8-1 and took advantage of 3 Knights errors and walks 7 batters in the game…. Lee Carroll and Elijah Hornberger each had 2 hits for the Crusaders in the game… To see the box core and associate stats click here
  • Varsity: WW King 11 – Crusaders 0… In varsity action the Knights took an 11-0 win over the Crusaders in 5 innings and I am sorry but that’s all the information I have on this game.

Broadcast Schedule: all of the following are weather and COVID dependent and are varsity games [Read more…]

Sports Report for Monday, 4-12-2021

Local Notes: With Spring Break over let’s take a look at what is on the calendar at the local high schools today.

Clinton HS:

  • Golf vs. Laurens at Lakeside CC, 4:30 pm
  • Tennis at Broome, 5:00 pm

 Laurens HS:

  • Golf vs. Clinton at Lakeside CC, 4:30 pm
  • Tennis host Greenville, 5:00 pm
  • JV & varsity baseball at Woodruff, 5:00 & 7:15 pm
  • JV & varsity softball host Woodruff, 5:00 & 7:00 pm… We do plan on broadcasting the varsity games.

Laurens Academy:

  • Middle school & varsity baseball at WW King, 4:00 & 6:00 pm

PC Notes:

  • Football: PC 29 – Davidson 24… On Saturday the Blue Hose football team closed out its spring football home season with a 29-24 win over the Davison Wildcats avenging a 41-24 loss to the Wildcats earlier in the season…. One of the reasons that PC was able to take the win was the fact that senior Colby Campbell had a single game DI record 25 tackles during the game…  PC clinched the victory with an interception from Rod Haygood in the final minute of the contest… Tyler Huff finished the game with 21-25, 198 passing yards and 2 touchdowns… Senior Keith Pearson totaled 11 catches for 114 yards and two touchdowns. For more information on this game click here… OC is now 3-3 on the season and will play its final game of the spring season on the road this Saturday as they travel to Drake for a 2:00 pm contest with the Bulldogs.
  • Softball… The Blue Hose softball team had a tough weekend as they dropped 3 games to the Winthrop Eagles in Rock Hill over the weekend… On Saturday they dropped the first game of a doubleheader to the Eagles by a score of 3-1 and the second game by a score of 3-0… If you would like more information on these two games click here… Then yesterday they lost 2-0 to the eagles… For more information on this game click here… PC falls to 9-12 overall and 3-9 in Big South play… The will host Western Carolina in a doubleheader starting at 2:00 this Wednesday.

Braves: The Braves hosted the Philadelphia Phillies this weekend in their first 3 home games of the season…  For more information on any specific game(s) mentioned below, click on the score at the beginning

  • Friday: Braves 8 – Phillies 1… On Friday the Braves simply outhit the Phillies 11-6 and they played long-ball with their hits… Ronald Acuna Jr hit his third homer of the season a 2-run shot… Ehire Adrianza also had a pinch hit 3-run homer later in the game and Freddie Freeman picked up his second homer of the season a 2-run shot.
  • Saturday: Braves 5 – Phillies 4… Saturday’s game was much closer but the Braves still one by a score of 5-4… Freddie Freeman picked up his third homer of the season a 2-run blast in the first inning… Ehire Adrianza again had a key pinch hit a double in the seventh inning and wound up scoring the winning run for the Braves.
  • Sunday: Phillies 7 – Braves 6… The Phillies avoided the sweep last night by taking a 7-6 win over the Braves… The game was decided in the top of the ninth inning when the Phillies scored the go-ahead run on a close play at the plate where the Phillie runner was called safe and the call stood (not confirmed) after video review… Being a former umpire I hate to argue the call but I believe I saw enough on the video review to overturn it… One thing for sure, if Bobby Cox was still managing the Braves he would have been tossed after that call… Ozzie Albies, Freddie freeman and Ronald Acuna Jr. all had homers in the game… The Braves are now 4-5 on the season and remain at home tonight to start a 4-game series with the Marlins.

Broadcast Schedule: all of the following are weather and COVID dependent and are varsity games [Read more…]

Sports Report for Friday, 4-9-2021

Local Notes:

PC Notes:

  • Football: PC 23 – Stetson 3…  Well in case you missed it, the Blue Hose football team traveled down to Deland, Fla. last Saturday to take on the Stetson Hatters… The trip back was a happy one as the Blues Hose took a 26-3 in over the Hatters to make their season record 2-3… Jeffery Smith had a lot to do with the win as he picked off two Stetson passes and returned them 30 & 52 yards for a pair of pick-sixes… Now if you would like to read more about this contest click here… PC will be back in action tomorrow hosting the Davidson Wildcats in an 11:00 am contest at Bailey Memorial Stadium… Two things about tomorrow’s game… First it is the final home game of this short spring season… Secondly it will be the second time the two teams have met this season… As you may recall PC traveled to Davidson back on March 20th and after leading 10-7 at the end of the first quarter wound up falling to the Wildcats 41-24… To see the recap of that game click here.
  • Baseball Series with Radford Postponed… The PC baseball team is 7-10 on the season and their last game was a 5-4 win in 14 innings over UNC- Ashville in Clinton this past Tuesday… If you would like to find out more about that contest click here… The Blue Hose were scheduled to take on the Radford Highlanders in a three-game series in Clinton starting this afternoon… However that series gas been postponed and the reason given was “The series has been postponed due to Radford not being able to meet the minimum squad size standards established by the Big South Conference this season”… Now this is just me “reading between the lines” but my guess is a COVID problem for the Highlanders… They will ty to reschedule the series later in the season and the baseball team will now not be back in action until a week from today when they are scheduled to travel to Longwood for a 3-game weekend series (Weather and COVID permitting).
  • Softball on the Road This Weekend… Now a quick check of the PC softball team finds them with a 9-9 record at this point on the season and they have several games postponed or canceled for various reasons also… They were last in action this past weekend when they traveled up to Gardner-Webb and lost 2 of 3 games in the three-game weekend series… Click here to go to the PC softball schedule where you will find links to those game recap stories… The team is scheduled to travel to Winthrop for a 3-game series starting with a doubleheader tomorrow at 1:00 pm.
  • Other Sports… A quick reminder that if you are interested in anything at all about any of the PC sports the web address you need to remember is www.gobluehose.com

Atlanta Braves: catching up with the Atlanta Braves we find they got off to a rough start this season losing their first 4 games of the season before rebounding and taking a pair of 7-inning games from the Washington Nationals on Wednesday… For more details on the following games, click on their score at the beginning.

  • Braves 7 – Nationals 6… They won the first game 7-6 with Ronald Acuňa Jr. leading the Braves going 3-4 with a double, a RBI and scored 2 runs.
  • Braves 2 – Nationals 0…   The second game was more of a pitcher’s duel as the Braves won 2-0 on the strength of a 2-run pinch hit homer by Pablo Sandoval in the seventh inning.
  • Braves Home Opener Tonight… The Braves finally get to play at home tonight as they start a seven game home stand at Truist Park with the first team in town being the Phillies that swept them in the opening series in Philadelphia to start the season…. First pitch is scheduled for 7:20 pm and I believe it can be seen on Bally Sports South a new network for me this season… Hope my satellite TV provider has that in my package.

Pro Golf

  • Masters Week… The Masters Tournament down in August continues through the weekend… If you click here it will carry you to the Masters homepage where you can keep up with the leaderboard, tee times and live streaming and more.

Broadcast Schedule: all of the following are weather and COVID dependent and are varsity games [Read more…]

Sports Report for Thursday, 4-8-2021

Local Notes:

Laurens County Speedway Race Results… The new season of racing began last Saturday at the Laurens County Speedway which locally is called the Darlington of Dirt… They have a couple of new divisions this year the Thunder Bomber Futures and the Young Guns… Taking a look at the main event results in each division you find:

  • Thunder Bomber Futures… This division was created for younger drivers or drivers who haven’t won a Thunder Bomber main event in recent years make up the field… The goal was to create more opportunities for drivers to gain exposure at the track instead of getting lost in the fold of the heavily saturated Thunder Bomber field… Grant Burton took the first win of the season in the division and his first win ever at the LCS… Travis Mabe finished second and Brady England third.
  • Monster Mini Stock 4…  Rod Tucker and Phillip Wilson battled for the lead in this rare caution less race for about half its distance but in the end Rod Tucker took the checkered flag with Phillip Wilson and Scott Nelson being the next two across the finish line.
  • Young Guns… Young Guns is the second new division at the LCS this season and it is for drivers ages 10-15 who are getting their “feet wet” in the racing world… Most of the drivers her are second and third generation racers… Trenton Jamieson son of multi-time LCS winner Travis Jamieson. Wound up winning the race… Joshua Wilson son of Josh Wilson took second and Jayme Woodward finished third.
  • Thunder Bombers… James Hudson and Dan Lawson won their heat races and started on row 1… Hudson took the lead on the first lap and was able to hang on for the win with Lawson finishing second and Scott Pulley third.
  • 602 Crate Late Model… Veteran Rod Tucker eventually took the win in this main event with the next two drivers seeing the checkered flag being Colby Cannon and Clay Thompson in that order.
  • Limited late Model… Taylor Puckett worked his way through the field to finish first in going away this main event with Larry Timms finishing second
  • Front Wheel Drive… Travis Jamieson took the win in the Front Wheel Drive main event… He had to do that to keep his son Trenton from “out-bragging” him after Trenton took the win in the Young Guns division… Wayne Taylor finished second edging out Jake Barnett who finished third.

 


Pro Golf

  • Masters Week… This note is for the casual golf fans only as the true golf fans already know it… In the world of pro golf all is well (compared to last season COVID altered season) as the Masters Tournament down in Augusta kicks off today… True there still are some COVID related modification such as no Par Three yesterday and some differences in attendance rules but still it is being played when the azaleas are in bloom and not in the fall like last year… If you click here it will carry you to the Masters homepage where you can most likely find out more than you want to know about the Masters… Of course the leaderboard, tee times and live streaming are all available there.

Broadcast Schedule: all of the following are weather and COVID dependent and are varsity games

  • Monday, 4-12-21, Softball host Woodruff, 7:00
  • Wednesday, 4-14-21, Softball host Clinton, 7:00

Local Sports Schedule: All schedules subject to change right up to game time due to COVID 19

  • 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 baseball schedules click here and to see the softball schedule click here.
  • PC Sports Calendar… To see the PC athletics sports calendar click here.

Ticket Information

  • Clinton HS… Clinton HS has released information and guidelines concerning fan attendance at all home athletic contest this spring…  To see their press release concerning this click here… One of the things mentioned is the option to buy season tickets for each individual spring sport and the fact that tickets must be bought online ahead of time and that  no tickets will be sold at the gate.  To purchase tickets for home contest at Clinton HS click here.
  • LDHS… Laurens District 55 HS has released information and guidelines concerning fan attendance at all home athletic contest this spring… To see their press release concerning this click here… One item in the release is that tickets must be purchased ahead of time online and will not be sold at the gate… To purchase tickets for home contest at LDHS click here.
  • LDHS Baseball Season Passes Available… Recently it was announced that season passes of various types are available for those wishing to attend the regular season home games of the various Raider baseball teams… For more information about this click here.


General College Notes:

DI College Baseball… For more information on any specific game(s) mentioned below, click on the score at the beginning

  • DI Baseball Scores… To see the latest DI baseball scores click here…. You can sort by conference when you get there.
  • DI Rankings… To see the latest DI baseball rankings click here.

DI College Softball… For more information on any specific game(s) mentioned below, click on the score at the beginning

  • DI Baseball Scores… To see the latest DI softball scores click here…. You can sort by conference when you get there.
  • DI Rankings… To see the latest DI softball rankings click here.

FCS College Football… For more information on any specific game(s) mentioned below, click on the score at the beginning

  • FCS Football Scores… To see the latest FCS football scores click here…. You can sort by conference when you get there.
  • FCS Rankings… To see the latest FCS football rankings click here.


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

Major League Baseball

  • Braves… To see the schedule for the Atlanta Braves and recent scores click here.
  • Scores and Schedules… To see the latest scores and daily schedule for all of MLB click here.

NBA

  • Scores… To go to the NBA website where they list the most recent scores click here and you can also find the box score for the games there also.
  • Schedule… To see the upcoming NBA schedule and TV availability if at click here.
  • Standings… To see the current NBA standings click here.

NASCAR

  • NASCAR Schedule and Results… If you click here it will carry you to the NASCAR website where the Cup Series schedule and results are posted… Once you get there if you look near the top of the page you can change to the Xfinity schedule and results or the Camping World Truck Series schedule and results by clicking on the appropriate icon.
  • Driver Standings… If you click here it will carry you to the NASCAR website where the Cup Series driver standings are posted… Once you get there if you look near the top of the page you can change to the Xfinity driver standings or the Camping World Truck Series driver standings by clicking on the appropriate icon.
  • NASCAR TV Schedule… Now for those of you who like to watch the various NASCAR events, replays and other programing on TV, click here to go to the NASCAR website where this week’s TV schedule is posted.


This and That

  • Spring Soccer Registration Now Open at Lauren YMCA… Youth soccer registration is now open at the Lauren Family YMCA which is part of the Lakelands YMCA System… Registration is open until April 11th for youth ages 3-15 for the league which will begin play on April 19th… The cost is $50 for Y members and $60 for non-members… Scholarships are available…For more information contact Haley Garrison at 864-984-2626 or email her at hgarrison@lakelandsymca.org

 

If you have any comments, suggestions, or want to reports scores, please contact me via email at: sports@wlbg.com or text me at 864-981-3470.

 

Sports Report for Wednesday, 4-7-2021

Local Notes:

Clinton HS:

  • Red Devils Take A Pair From Whitmire… Last night two of the Red Devil baseball teams hosted the Whitmire Wolverines… I don’t have any information other than the final scores so let me pass them along to you… In C-team action, the Red Devils took a 9-5 win over the Wolverines… Then in varsity action, the Red Devils made it a sweep of the Wolverines by taking an 11-4 win… The varsity team is now 8-4 on the season… If I get any more information on these two games I will pass it on to you… According to the Red Devil schedule they will next be in action next Tuesday when they host the Emerald Vikings in a JV-Varsity doubleheader starting at 5:00 pm

Laurens HS:

  • Baseball: Laurens 12 – Wade Hampton 4… The Raider varsity baseball team hosted the Generals of Wade Hampton HS last night at Ed Prescott Field in non-region action and the news is good for Raider fans as they took a 12-4 win over the Generals… …. The Raiders got on the board first scoring a single run in the bottom of the first inning when Thomas Willis led off with a single and later scored on a RBI single by Zach Faulkner… The Generals responded by putting two runs on the board in the top of the second inning and both runs came in on bases loaded walks… The Raiders took the lead for good when they plated 3 runs in the bottom of the third to go up 4-2… A bases loaded walk to Sully Pinson and a sacrifice fly by Zac Rice drove in the runs… The Raiders broke the game open with 5 runs in the fourth inning as Zack Faulkner, Austin McNuer and Sully Pinson all had RBI doubles in the inning… The Generals got their last two runs in the top of the fifth inning to make the score 9-4 Raiders… The Raiders added another run in the bottom of the fifth when Austin McNuer drew a bases loaded walk and then added the last two runs in the sixth inning when Thomas Willis doubled driving in a run and Jack Yarborough brought in the other with a sacrifice fly to right field… According to my unofficial scoring of the game the Raiders outhit the Generals 12-3 and were aided by 6 General errors… Both teams also had more walks than the coaches like as 3 General pitchers issued 6 walks while 3 Raider pitchers issued 10 walks… Thomas Willis led the Raiders at the plate going 4 for 4 with an RBI and scoring 3 times… To see the box score and associated statistics on the game click here and to see the game’s scorebook click here…. The Raiders improve to 9-4 on the season and will be in action next Monday when they travel to Woodruff to take on the Wolverines in a JV-Varsity doubleheader starting at 5:00 pm
  • Senior Night…  Last night was also Senior Night for the Raider baseball team where they honored their seven seniors in pregame activities… The Raider seniors are Zack Faulkner, Parker Wasson, Sully Pinson, Kalob Hamilton, Nick Humphries, Zak Rice and Austin McNuer… Now if you would like to read a little more about these seniors and the ceremony I invite you to click here.
  • C-Team Baseball: Laurens 6 – Westside 0… Now I owe an apology thot the Raider baseball C-team… Yesterday I reported they lost to the Westside Rams 6-2 on Monday night but what I failed to mention that was the second game of a doubleheader at Ed Prescott Field and that they won the first game 6-0 (both games were just 5 innings long)… The big inning for the Raiders was the second where the Raiders put 4 runs on the board and then added a single run in the third and fourth innings… To be honest with you the Raiders only outhit the Rams 4-3 in the game and 7 walks issued by 2 Ram pitchers along with a couple of errors aided the Raiders cause… Jireh Brown was the only Raider to get more than 1 hit as he went 2 for 2 with a double, a RBI and a walk… Braden Yarborough got the complete game win giving up no runs, 3 hits while striking out 4 and walking 2…To see the box score and associated statistics on the game click here.

Broadcast Schedule: all of the following are weather and COVID dependent and are varsity games [Read more…]

Sports Report for Tuesday, 4-6-2021

Local Notes:

Clinton HS:

  • Clinton 14 – Saluda 4 (5)… The Red Devils hosted the Saluda Tigers in a doubleheader of JV & Varsity baseball last night… In the varsity game the Red Devils took a 14-4 win in 5 innings… The put 2 runs on the board in the first inning and 7 in the second and led 9 -0 going into the top of the fourth inning when Saluda put 3 runs on the board… The Red Devils got one of those runs back in the bottom of the inning, held the Tigers to a single run in the top of the fifth inning,.. They then plated 3 runs in the bottom of the fifth inning to end the game on the 10 run lead rule… An unofficial scoring of the game shows the Red Devils outhitting the Tigers 10-2 with Noah Reese being the only Red Devil with more than 1 hit as he went 2 for 2 with a triple, 2 RBIs and scores once himself… Marcus Smith picked up the win for the Red Devils going 3 innings and allowing the 3 runs only one of which was earned on 1 hit while striking out 5 and walking 4… Davis Wilson picked up a save for the Red Devils… To see an unofficial box score and associated statistics on the game click here and to see the game’s scorebook click here…The team is now 7-4 on the season and will host the Whitmire Wolverines in a C-Team / Varsity double header starting today at 5:30.
  • JV: Clinton 8 – Saluda 3… Red Devils put 2 on the board in the first and then went on to the win… Red Devils outhit the Tigers 9-4 with Zane McLendon leading the team going 3 for 4 with a double and an RBI while scoring 3 runs…. To see the box score for this game click here.

Laurens HS:

  • C-Team Baseball: Westside 6 – Laurens 2… The Raider baseball C-Team was in action yesterday as the hosted the Rams of Westside HS at Ed Prescott Field… The Rams put 3 runs on the board in the top of the first inning and then went on to take a 6-2 win over the Raiders… The Raiders got their first run in the bottom of the second inning when Landon Trevino singled driving in Preston Dixon who led the inning off with a walk… The Raiders other run came in the bottom of the fourth inning Jay Williams walked and moved to third on a single by Trevino… He later scored on a fielder’s choice off the bat of Braden Yarborough… The rams had 5 hits in the game while 2 Ram pitchers held the Raiders to just 3 hits with Trevino getting 2 of them…  To see the box score and associated statistics on the game click hereThe Raiders are now 8-4 on the season.

Laurens Academy: The Laurens Academy varsity baseball team traveled up to the Greenville area to take on the Hurricanes in a 5 inning doubleheader of baseball action.

  • LA 14 – Greenville 2… In the first game the Crusaders put 9 runs on the board in the first inning and then went on to take a 14-2 win over the Hurricanes… The Crusaders only outhit the Hurricanes 7-2 but took full advantage of 9 walks, a few hit batters and a couple of errors by the Hurricanes… In the big first inning Thomas Lowry  had 2 RBI singles and Brett Young had one and the other runs were largely due to walks and hit batters as previously mentioned… Later in the game Jordan Hudson also had an RBI single… Lowry was the only Crusader with more than one hit as he went 2 for 3 driving in 4 runs… He also picked up the complete game win giving up the 2 runs only 1 of which was earned while striking out 11 and walking only 3…. To see the box score of the game click here.
  • Greenville 5 – LA 3…. Now the news is not as good fir Crusader fans where the second game is concerned as the Hurricanes took a 5 -3 win… The Crusaders scored first getting a run in the top of the first inning Brett Young doubled and later scored on a passed ball… Greenville got all 5 of their runs in the bottom of the first inning without a single hit as walks, errors and a hit batter or two were the reasons they scored… The Crusaders final two runs came in the top of the fifth (and final) inning and they were scored without a single hit as the Hurricanes had problems also with walks, errors, hit batters and wild pitches… Both teams had only 1 hit each and if you want to see the box score of the game click here…. The Crusaders are now 6-8 on the season and return to action next Monday when they travel to WW King.

Broadcast Schedule: all of the following are weather and COVID dependent and are varsity games [Read more…]

Sports Report for Monday, 4-5-2021

Local Notes:

 Clinton HS:

  • Softball: Woodruff 16 – Clinton 4… The Red Devil softball team took on the Wolverines of Woodruff HS at Woodruff in region action… The news is not good for Red Devil fans as they fell to Wolverines by a score of 16-4… Sorry no other details available… The team is now 4-9 on the season and 0-4 in region play and will return to action on Tuesday, 4-13 when they host the Broome Centurions.
  • Baseball: 6 – Broome 5 (8)…  The Red Devil baseball team traveled to Broome last Friday night to take on the Centurions in region action… As you may recall the Red Devils took a 4-3 win over the Centurions on Tuesday night taking a walk-off win in the seventh inning… Well on Friday night at Broome the Red Devils won again by a score of 6-5 but it took them 8 innings to do it… At this time I do not have Clinton’s version of the scoring and what follows comes from Broome’s scoring of the game… The Red Devils scored first putting a single run on the board when Jack Carroll started the game off with a walk and later scored on a ground out… Broome tied the game with a single run in the bottom of the second… The Red Devils responded by scoring 2 runs in the third on a double by Davis Wilson… Broom then scored 2 runs in the bottom of the third to tie the game 3-3… Broome then went up 4-3 scoring a single run in the fifth inning… The Red Devils retook the lead scoring 2 runs in the sixth inning on a Broome error and a sacrifice bunt by Wilson Wages… The Centurions ties the game in the seventh inning to send the game into extra innings… In the eighth inning Broome was able to retire the first two Red Devil batters… Luke white then drew a walk and advanced to second on a wild pitch… Wilson Wages then doubled driving in White with what would prove to be the winning run… The Centurions did got a couple of runners on in the bottom of the eighth as they drew walks but the Red Devils threw out the tying run at the plate for the third out taking the win… Again according to the Broome scoring of the, the Red Devils had only 5 hits while the Centurions had 9… To see the box score from Broome’s scoring click here.
  • JV baseball: Clinton 12 – Broome 0… In JV action prior to the varsity game the Red Devils rolled to a 12-0 win over the Centurions… The Red Devils simply outhit the Centurions 11-2 with Zack Fortman going 3 for 3 while RT Corley and Zane McLendon each had 2 hits…Zack Fortman picked up the win going 3⅓ innings with Zack Lollis finishing the game… To see the box score and associated statistics on the game click here.

Laurens HS:

  • Greer 12 – Laurens 8… Friday night the Raider varsity baseball team traveled to Greer for a rematch with the Greer Yellow Jackets that they defeated 5-0 on Tuesday… The game was tied 8-8 going into the bottom of the fourth inning where Greer but 2 runs on the board and added another two in the fifth inning while holding the Raiders scoreless the rest of the way thus taking a 12-8 win over the Raiders…  Laurens scoring iPad had a problem so any of the following details come from the Greer scoring of the game… The Raiders scored 4 runs in the top of the second on a wild pitch and RBI singles by Sulli Pinson and mason Hamby… The Raiders scored their other 4 runs in the top of the third on a RBI single by Pinson and Austin McNuer while a bases loaded walk to Jackson Edwards brought in another run… Again according to the Greer scoring of the game, the Yellow Jackets outhit the Raiders 16-8 and Pinson was the only Raider with more than one hit as he went 2 for 4 driving in 2 runs and scoring twice himself… Now if you would like to see the box score generated by the Greer scoring of the game, click here.

Laurens at Clinton Baseball on Saturday, 4-3-2021… All three of the Raider baseball teams traveled to Clinton to take on the Red Devils

  • C-Team Baseball: Laurens 9 – Clinton 5… In the first game Saturday morning at Clinton, the Raider Baseball C-Team put 6 runs on the board in the first inning then went on to take a 9-5 win over the Red Devils in a 4 inning time-limit game… In the first inning C Coker had a 3 RBI double while Ran Allen had a RBI single and the other two runs came in on a wild pitch and during a ground-out… Laurens added their other 3 runs in the top of the third inning on a Red Devil error and a double by Coleman Coker… The Red Devil got 3 of their runs in the bottom of the third on a passed ball, a sacrifices fly by Jacob Chandler and a RBI single by Jayden Glenn… The Red Devils picked up their final two runs in the bottom of the fourth just before the time limit expired… A sacrifice fly by Kason Copeland and a Raider error were the main factors in those two runs… The Raiders only outhit the Red Devils 5-4 and took advantage of 2 Red Devils errors and 6 walks issued by 3 Red Devil pitchers… To see the box score and associated statistics on the game click here… The Raiders improve to 7-3 on the session while the Red Devils fall to 8-4.
  • JV: Laurens 3 – Clinton 2… In JV action, the Raiders came from behind to take a 3-2 win scoring all 3 of their runs in the top of the sixth (and last) inning… The Red Devils got both of their runs in the bottom of the second inning when Zack Fortman led the inning off being hit by a pitch…. He later scored on an RBI single Zane McLendon after stealing second base… Harrison Moore reached base on a walk and McLendon was thrown out trying to steal third… Moore eventually scored on a fielder’s choice by Chase Ashley… The Raider runs in the sixth inning came when the bases were loaded (on walks) and with one out when Owen Pridgen had a sacrifice fly driving in 1 run and moving the other runners up a base… Joshua Hughes then followed with a single that drove in the other 2 Raider runs… The Red Devils managed to get a runner on the bottom of the sixth but just could not move him around… The Red Devils actually outhit the Raiders 5-3… Seth Hill got the win pitching the last 2⅓ innings in relief of Asher Gross… Ashley took the loss in relief of Glenn with Zack Lollis pitching the last 2 outs for the Red Devils… To see the box score and associated statistics on the game click here and to see the game’s scorebook click here… The Raiders keep their season record perfect at 10-0 on the season while the Red Devils fall for the first time this season as they are now 8-1 on the season.
  • Varsity: Laurens 9 – Clinton 2… In varsity action the Raiders scored 9 runs in the first three innings of the game and then went on to take a 9-2 win over the Red Devils… The Raiders scored 3 runs in the first inning with Jackson Martin driving in two runs with a double and then later scoring as part of a play that involved a Red Devil error… The Raiders added 5 more runs in the second inning. A walk and a Clinton error allowed a couple of baserunners to get on and then Zak Rice and Zach Faulkner had RBI producing hits for the Raiders to go along with a sacrifice fly by Jackson Martin that brought in a run… The Raiders last run was scored in the third inning when a bases loaded walk to Zak Rice brought in a run… The Red Devils scored one of their two runs in the fifth inning when Wilson Wages led the inning off with a triple and was brought home by an RBI single off the bat Davidson Pitts… The Red Devils other run came in the sixth inning when Jaylin Alexander walked and later came home on a bases loaded walk to RT Corley… The Raiders outhit the Red Devils 11-5 with Mason Hamby going 4 for 5 to lead the Raiders and Wilson Wages was the only Red Devil with more than one hit as he went 2 for 3… Kalob Hamilton took the win for the Raiders going 4 innings allowing 1 earned run on 2 hits while striking out 3 and walking 2… Nolan Marion finished the game for the Raiders… To see the box score and associated statistics on the game click here and to see the game’s scorebook click here… The Raiders will host Wade Hampton at 6:30 tomorrow night and it will be Senior Night….. The Red Devils will host the Saluda Tigers tonight as part of a JV-Varsity doubleheader starting at 5:00 pm.

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Sports Report for Friday, 4-2-2021

Local Notes:

Clinton HS:

  • Softball: Spartanburg 31 – Clinton 19… The Red Devil softball teams hosted the Vikings of Spartanburg HS yesterday… In varsity action the Vikings took a 31-19 win over the Red Devils… Coach Caughman did confirm that score for me…  According to the Spartanburg scoring of the game,  the Red Devils were leading 12-6 going into the top of the fourth inning where the Vikings put 5 runs on the board and another 8 runs in the fifth to go on the 31-19 win… Again according to the Spartanburg scoring of the game the Vikings had 25 hits (including numerous doubles, two triples and a homer) while the Red Devils had 10 hits with Maddi Wood getting 2 homers and Ashely Shiftlet hitting a grand slam homer… The team is now 4-8 on the season.

Laurens HS:

  • Baseball: Laurens 20 – Clinton 15… The Raider baseball team hosted the Red Devils last night at Ed Prescott Field and started out looking like it was going to be an easy win for the Raiders turned out to be anything but that as they did eventually take a 20-15 win over the Red Devils… The Raiders put 8 runs on the board in the bottom of the first inning and another 6 in the bottom of the second… They led 18-4 going into the top of the fifth inning where the Red Devils showed they were not going quietly in the cold night scoring 6 runs to keep the game going… They scored another 5 runs in the sixth inning where the Raiders also added another 2 runs to make the score 20-15 which wound up being the final score… Both teams played less than stellar ball as each team had at least 5 errors and both pitching staffs had trouble at times with control as each team walked at least 10 batters… The Red Devils had 8 hits with Davis Wilson, Kimon Quarles and Jaylin Alexander each getting 2 of them… The Raiders finished with 14 hits and both Mason Hamby and Austin McNuer each had 3 of them … To see the box score of the game click here….  Now the Red Devils will be on the road to Broome tonight and the Raiders will head to Greer… Tomorrow tall 3 of the Raider baseball teams will travel to Clinton for C-Team baseball starting at 10:00 am, JV at 12:30 and varsity at 3:00   
  • Softball: Greer 15 – Laurens 1… The Raider varsity softball team hosted the Greer Yellow Jackets last night as in a region contest… Very simply put the Raider bats were about as cold as the weather last night as they managed only 2 hits while Greer’s were hot producing 15 runs on 17 hits as the Raiders fell 15-1… The Yellow Jackets scored 2 runs in the first inning and then at least 3 in the remaining 4 innings while the Raiders scored their lone run in the bottom of the second inning… The run came as the result of 3 walks issued by the Greer pitcher and a hit batter… Peyton Herring and Bri Posey each had a hit for the Raiders… To see the box score and associated statistics on the game click here and to see the game’s scorebook click here… The Raiders fall to 4-8 on the season and 2-2 in region play… They will be back in action on Tuesday, 4-12 when they host the Woodruff Wolverines.
  • JV Baseball: Laurens 5 – Abbeville 2….The Raider JV baseball team was also in action yesterday as they traveled over to Abbeville to take on the Panthers… Laurens scored 3 runs in the top of the first inning and made them standup as they took a 5-2 win… The Raiders had only 5 hits in the game to the Panthers 6 and took full advantage of 6 walks, 4 wild pitches and 2 errors committed by the Panthers… NO Raider had more than 1 hit but Owen Pridgen’s was an RBI triple… Joshua Hughes picked up the complete game win striking out 4 and walking none… To see the box score and associated statistics on the game click here and to see the game’s scorebook click here…. With the win the JVs run their record to 9-0

Laurens Academy: All Crusader games scheduled for yesterday were postponed due to wet field condition.


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Sports Report for Thursday, 4-1-2021

Local Notes:

Clinton HS:

  • Girls Soccer: Chapman 3 – Clinton 2…The Red Devil girls’ soccer team fell for the first time this season yesterday as they lost 3-2 to Chapman HS at home… Laurens Wargo scored both of the Red Devil’s goals… Now for more on this match from Coach Joe Benson as to how the match played out click here… The team is now 11-1 overall on the season and 3-1 in region play…. The team will be back in action tomorrow as they head to Woodruff to take on the Wolverines in a 7:00 pm match.
  • Hammond Leaving CHS… I happened to be checking out a story in the Greenville News yesterday about coaching hires for the new Fountain Inn HS that will be opening this fall to freshman… One of the names mentioned in the list of coaching hires was Clinton High’s John Michael Hammond as the boys’ soccer coach… I reached out to Coach Hammond yesterday and he confirmed the story… He also had the following comments “Leaving CHS will be bittersweet, both as a teacher and as a coach.  I’ve grown close to so many people here, and will surely be a Red Devil for life.  From a CHS soccer perspective, it will be incredibly difficult to leave my Clinton United soccer family.  I plan on attending as many CHS games as I can over the next couple of years, and have already promised the boys that I will be at their graduation. From a FIHS perspective, I am absolutely thrilled to have the opportunity to come back home to Greenville County and build a new program from the ground up.  It’s a unique opportunity to establish brand new traditions and create excitement around the program, and I think that founding the JV program here at Clinton is an experience that will help me do just that.” The Greenville News article mentioned that his Red Devil teams have set school records for winning percentage and fewest goals allowed… The article also mentioned his excellence as a classroom teacher… At CHs he is listed as the Project Lead the Way Engineering teacher and if you click here it will carry you to a posting titled Mr. Hammond’s Lab where you can find out more about what he teaches and also about him… By the way the principal at FIHS is former CHS principal Maureen Tiller… Congratulations to Coach Hammond!

Laurens Academy:

  • Softball and baseball at Home Today… The Crusader softball and varsity baseball teams are scheduled to host the Patriots of Wardlaw Academy… The softball game will start at 5:00 and the baseball game at 6:00

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  • Football… The Blue Hose football team lost a very close (24-21) game San Diego last Saturday at home… They scored 14 points in the final quarter only to have their rally come up 3 points short… For more information on that contest click here… The team will be travelling to Deland, Fla. This Saturday to take on the 0-2 Stetson Hatters who lost to Morehead State 14-31 two weeks ago…. As you may or may not recall PC defeated Morehead State 31-16 back on march 13th for PC’s only win of the season to date… PC is 1-3 on the season.

Major League Baseball

  • Season Starts Today… If you know someone who is a MLB fan he or she will most likely have a big smile on their face today because the MLB season gets underway today… The Braves will open on the road up at Philadelphia a hope to win their fourth consecutive National League East title… The are expected to start Max Fried on the mound… To see some opening day notes on the Braves I invite you to click here… Also each and every day you will find a section devoted to the Braves and MLB below in the Pro Sports area of this sports report which will contain links to the Braves schedule and scores as well as other links to schedule and scores all across MLB…. Enjoy!

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Sports Report for Wednesday, 3-31-2021

Local Notes:

Clinton HS:

  • Baseball: Clinton 4 – Broome 3 – The Red Devil baseball teams hosted the Broome Centurions last night…. Now at this time I do not have much information on the varsity game other than to tell you that the Red Devils took a 4-3 win scoring the winning run in the bottom of the seventh inning… Jack Carroll scored winning run bottom of 7th when they tried to pick him off at second base and the ball got past the shortstop going into centerfield… The centerfielder then threw toward third trying to get him there but the throw was off the mark and got away allowing Carroll to score the winning run in walk-off fashion… If I get more information on this game today I’ll pass it along tomorrow… The Red Devils improve to 5-2 on the season and 2-0 in region play… They will travel to Laurens HS tomorrow for a 6:00 pm game with the Raiders.
  • JV Baseball: Clinton 6 – Broome 5… The news is also good where the JV baseball team is concerned as they took a 6-5 win over the Centurions… The Red Devils jumped out to a 4-0 lead after 2 innings of play as they scored 3 runs in the first and a single run in the second inning… In the first inning Chase Ashley and Eric Robinson both had RBI singles… Their run in the second came in on an error by the Centurions… Broom then put 3 runs on the board in the top of the third inning to make the score 4-3 Red Devils… Clinton added 2 more runs in the bottom of the fifth on a RBI single by Zane McLendon scoring Zack Fortman and McLendon later scored on a wild pitch… The Centurions added 2 runs in the top of the sixth to make the final 6-5 Clinton…The Red Devils had 7 hits in the game with Fortman getting 3 of them and McLendon 2… To see the box score and associated statistics on the game click hereThe team is now 7-0 on the season.
  • Softball: Chapman 3 – Clinton 2…The Red Devil softball teams were also at home yesterday as they hosted the Chapman Panthers… Now I don’t have a lot of information on these games other than to tell you that the varsity lost to Chapman 3-2… The game was scoreless until sixth inning where the Panthers hit a 3-run homer to go up 3-0… The Red Devils continued to fight getting a 2-run homer in the bottom of the seventh but just could not comeback all the way… If I get more details on the game I will pass them on to you later… The Red Devils fall to 4-7 overall and 0-3 in region play… In JV action all I can tell you is that the Panthers took a 21-0 win over the Red Devils… The softball teams will travel to Woodruff today (weather permitting) to take on the Wolverines.

Laurens HS:

  • Baseball: Laurens 5 – Greer 0… The Raider varsity baseball team hosted the Greer Yellow Jackets last night at Ed Prescott field and the game moved along quickly as it was mostly a pitcher’s duel especially for the first 4 innings… The Raiders did pick up a single run in the fourth inning on a throwing error by Greer after an out was recorded… The big inning for the Raiders was the fifth inning where they put 4 runs on the board with all of them coming off the bat of Zach Faulkner as he had a grand slam homer to left field… He and Zak Rice led the Raiders at the plate as they had 2 hits each and Faulkner’s other hit was a double… Jackson Edwards picked up the complete game win complete game win giving up only 1 hit while striking out 7 and walking 2… To see the box score and associated statistics on the game click here and to see the game’s scorebook click here…. The Raiders improve to 6-3 overall and 2-1 in region play… They will be in action tomorrow as they host the Clinton Red Devils in a 6:00 pm contest that we plan on bringing you here on Real radio WLBG and on the internet at www.wlbg.com.
  • Softball: Greer 13 – Laurens 6… While the Raider baseball team was hosting the Greer Yellow Jackets the softball teams were on the road up at Greer taking ion the Yellow Jackets… In varsity action, the news is not as good as it was for the baseball team as the Yellow Jackets took a 13-6 win over the Raiders… The Raiders led 5-4 going into the bottom of the third inning where the Yellow Jackets struck for 3 runs, added 2 more in the fourth, 3 more in the fifth and 1 in the sixth to take a 13-6 win over the Raiders… The Raiders scored 2 runs in the top of the first inning on an RBI double by Michaela Smith and a RBI single by Carly Edwards… Greer scored 3 runs in the bottom of the inning to go up 3-2… The Raiders responded by scoring 3 runs in the top of the second inning on a single by Taylor Hardin and as the result of a wild pitch… After that it was pretty much all Yellow Jackets except for a single run scored by the Raiders in the top of the sixth inning sacrifice fly by Taylor Hardin…  To see the box score and associated statistics on the game click here and to see the game’s scorebook click here… The Raiders fall to 4-7 on the season and 2-1 in region play… They will have a rematch with Greer tomorrow night starting at 6:00.

Laurens Academy:

  • Baseball: Richard Winn 6 – LA 3… The Laurens Academy baseball teams were back in action last as they traveled to Richard Winn to take on the Eagles… In varsity action the news is not good for Crusader fans as the Eagles took a 6-3 win… The Eagles led 2-0 when the Crusaders finally got on the board in the top of the fourth inning when Kyle Thompson laid down a sacrifice bunt that scored Thomas Lowry… The score remained 2-1 until the bottom of the fifth inning when the Eagles scored 4 runs to go up 6-1… The Crusaders tried to come back scoring 2 runs in the top of the seventh where Judson Watkins doubled driving in 2 runs but the Crusaders could get no closer….  The Eagles outhit the Crusaders 5-4 and Thomas Lowry was the only Crusader to get more than 1 hit as he went 2 for 3 on the night… To see the box score and associated statistics on the game click hereThe team will be back in action tomorrow as they host Wardlaw.
  • Softball: WW King 16 – LA 0… The very young Crusader softball team traveled to WW King yesterday to face a much more experienced Knight team… I hate to have to report that the Knights held the Crusaders hitless as they rolled to a 16-0 win over the Crusaders… The team will be back in action tomorrow as they host Wardlaw.

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Sports Report for Tuesday, 3-30-2021

Local Notes:

Clinton HS:

  • Boys Tennis: Clinton 6 – Woodruff 1… The Red Devil boys’ tennis team was back in action yesterday as they hosted the Woodruff Wolverines in region action… Good news for Red Devil fans as they defeated the Wolverines 6-1…. Ike Waldron, Anders Orr, Nathan Meade, Edwin Orr and Eli Brewer all took one-sided wins in singles action… Waldron and Anders Orr also teamed up to take a win as the #1 doubles team… Woodruff did take a win as their #2 doubles team won by forfeit… To see more information as to set scores in each match click here… The team is now 3-0 overall on the season and 2-0 in region play… The team is scheduled to be back on the courts this afternoon as they host Union County starting at 5:00 pm at CMS.
  • CHS Athletics Today:
    • JV and Varsity baseball host Broome (5:00 / 7:30)
    • JV and varsity softball host Chapman (5:00 / 7:00)
    • Tennis host Union County (5:00)

Laurens HS:

  • Softball: Woodruff 11 – Laurens 1… The Raider softball teams stepped out of region play yesterday as they traveled to Woodruff to take on the Wolverines… In varsity action, the Raiders fell 11-1 to the Wolverines in 6 innings… The Wolverines led 4-0 going into the bottom of the fifth inning where they put 5 more runs on the board and cruised to the win… In that crucial fifth inning the Wolverines got their 5 runs on just two hits with the big blow being a 3-run homer by Woodruff’s Mackenzie Caldwell… A couple of hit batters and an error also aided the Wolverines in that inning… The Raiders only score came in the top of the sixth inning when with 2 outs May Revis singled driving in Peyton Herring but Michaels smith was thrown out at the plate for the third out… Woodruff then scored 2 runs in the bottom of the inning to end the game on the 10-run rule… The Wolverines outhit the Raiders 10-7 and Peyton Herring and Kauree Munyan led the Raiders with 2 hits each… To see the box score and associated statistics on the game click here and to see the game’s scorebook click here… The Raiders are back in action today as the varsity team is back in action tonight as they travel to Greer HS for a 6:00 pm contest with the Yellow Jackets…. If yo plan on going you must but tickets ahead of time as no tickets are sold at the gate… To do that click here.
  • C-team Baseball: TL Hanna 6 – Laurens 5… The Raider baseball C-Team traveled to Anderson to take on the Yellow Jackets of TL Hanna HS… The Raiders led 5 -2 going into the bottom of the seventh inning where the Hanna plated 4 runs after two were out to take the comeback walk-off win by a score of 6-5… In the seventh inning pair of singles, a pair of walks and an error by the Raiders were how the Yellow Jackets scored the winning 4 runs in the inning… The Raiders had 6 hits in the game (Hanna had 7) with no Raider getting more than one hit… Ben Willis did have a triple while Ran Allen, Josh Goodwin and Zay Pulley all had doubles… To see the box score and associated statistics on the game click here… The Raiders fall to 6-3 on the season.
  • Boys Soccer: Greer 5 – Laurens 1… The Raider boys’ soccer team fell to the Greer Yellow Jackets last night at home by a score of 5-1… The Raiders only goal came in the second half and was scored by Nick Verdin with an assist by Levi Perry… Douglas Velasquez had 5 saves in goal for the Raiders…. The team is scheduled to host the Dixie Hornets tomorrow at 7:30…. No word yet on how the girls’ soccer team did.
  • Raider Golf Team Finishes Second Saturday… The Raider golf team was able to travel to Stoney Point last Saturday to participate in a 3-way match with Greenwood and Greer… Due to the rain Friday the course was wet but the golfers “muddled through”… Greenwood finished first shooting a 158, the Raiders second with a 195 just edging out Greer who finished with a 195… Colin Harlan led the Raiders with a 44… Caleb Letson shot a 47 (his personal best), Jason Rogers 48 and Preston Mahon 55.

Laurens Academy:

  • LA Athletics Today
    • MS and varsity baseball at Richard Winn (4:00 / 6:00)
    • Softball at WW King (5:00)

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Sports Report for Monday, 3-29-2021

Local Notes:

Clinton HS:

  • Softball: Broome 10 – Clinton 0… Now the only score I have from last Friday at Clinton HS involves the varsity girls’ softball team which traveled up to Broome to take on the Centurions… The news is NOT what I like to report as the Centurions took a 10-0 win over the Red Devils… The only other information I have on the game is that the Centurions held the Red Devils to only 1 hit… The Red Devils fall to 4-6 overall and 0-2 in region play and are scheduled to host the Chapman Panthers in a JV-Varsity doubleheader starting at 5:00 pm tomorrow.

Laurens HS:

  • Baseball: Laurens 6 – Greenville 2… The Raider varsity baseball team was scheduled to hot Greenville Friday but wet field conditions caused that game to be postponed until late Saturday afternoon… As you may recall the Raiders traveled to Greenville this past Tuesday and fell 2-1 as Grenville took a walk-off win in the bottom of the seventh inning… Well I am happy to report that the Laurens Raiders got their revenge for that loss as they took a 6-2 win over the Greenville Red Raiders Saturday… Greenville took a 1-0 lead scoring a single run in the top of the second inning but Laurens responded by putting all six of their runs on the board in the bottom of the inning and then going on to a 6-2 win… In the second inning parker Wasson and Thomas Willis each had a RBI single while Mason Hamby cleared the bases driving in 3 runs with a triple… Zack Faulkner picked up the win going 6⅓ innings giving up the 2 runs (only 1 of which was earned) on 4 hits while striking out 5 and walking 3…. To see the box score and associated statistics on the game click here and to see the game’s scorebook click here…The Raiders are now 5-3 overall and 1-1 in region play… The Raiders will host the Greer Yellow Jackets tomorrow at 6:30 in a game that we plan on brining you here on Real radio WLBG and streaming live on the internet at wwww.wlbg.com.
  • JV baseball: Laurens 7 – Greenville 3… In JV action prior to the varsity game at Ed Prescott Field, the Laurens Raiders defeated the Greenville Red Raiders 7-4 to keep their season record unblemished at 8-0… The game was tied 3-3 going into the bottom of the fourth inning where Laurens plated 4 runs and then held Greenville scoreless the rest of the way to take the win… In the critical fourth inning after one out, the Raiders loaded the bases on 3 consecutive walks… Hunter Nabors then singled driving in a run and then Asher Goss doubled driving in the final three runs… The Raiders had 5 hits with Nabors and Goss each getting 2 of them and Goss finished with 4 RBIs in the game… Goss also picked up the complete game win going 6 innings giving up the 3 runs (only 2 of which were earned) on 3 hits while striking out 7 and walking only 1… To see the box score and associated statistics on the game click here and to see the game’s scorebook click here… The team is scheduled to be in action this Thursday as they travel to Abbeville to take on the Panthers.
  • C-Team Baseball… The Raider baseball C-Team was scheduled to host the Clinton Red Devils in a pair of games on Saturday but due to the JV and varsity action with Greenville on Saturday those games were moved to Clinton HS… The two teams had met at the beginning of the season in a preseason tournament down in Greenwood with the Red Devils taking a 9-1 win in that contest… Well the Raiders were able to avenge that game plus one as they won both of the games at Clinton on Saturday.
    • Laurens 8 – Clinton 1… In the first game Saturday, the Raiders scored 5 runs in the top of the first inning and then held the Red Devils to one run in the third inning as they went on to take an 8-1 win… In the first inning Jireh Brown had a double driving in 2 runs, Jay Williams singled driving in another, Braden Yarbrough drew a bases loaded walk and Ben Willis drove in the fifth run with a single… The Red Devils run in the third came on an RBI single by Tanner Finley… The Raiders had 9 hits in the game with Jireh Brown going 3 for 3 including a double and 3 RBIs… Clinton had 6 hits in the game with Tanner Kyko and Tanner Finley getting 2 hits each… Braden Yarborough got the complete game win… To see the box score and associated statistics on the game click here … The Raiders are now 6-2 on the season while the Red Devils fall to 7-3.
    • Laurens 14 – Clinton 0… In the second game on Saturday the Raiders again struck early scoring 7 runs in the first inning as they went on to take a 14-0 win in five innings… The Red Devils actually outhit the Raiders 7-6 in the game but 11 walks (some with bases loaded), 2 errors and 3 hit batters by 4 Red Devil pitchers proved to be their undoing… Tanner Finley was the only Red Devil to get more than one hot as he went 2 for 2… Josh Goodwin was the only Raider to get more than one hit as he went 2 for 3… Landon Trevino picked up the complete game win for the Raiders… To see the box score and associated statistics on the game click here
  •  Softball: Laurens 7 – Greenville 5… The Raider varsity softball team was able to get their game in last Friday night as they traveled to Greenville HS to take on the Red Raiders they defeated 13-5 earlier in the week… Laurens trailed 4-3 going into the top of the sixth inning where they put 4 runs on the board and then held Greenville to a single run in the bottom of the seventh inning as Laurens took a 7-5 win… In the sixth inning Carley Edwards led off with a triple and then scored on a sacrifice fly by Bri Posey… The rest of the Raider runs came after two were out as Peyton Herring tripled driving in 2 runs and Herring came home on a mishandled ball at the plate… The Raiders had 13 hits to Greenville’s 9 with Peyton Herring going 3 for 4 with a triple and 2 RBIs… Taylor Harding also went 3 for 4 (all singles) and scored once… Alyssa Rowe picked up the complete game win giving up the 5 runs (only 4 were earned) on the 9 hits while striking out 12 and walking just 2… To see the box score and associated statistics on the game click here and to see the game’s scorebook click hereThe Raiders improve to 4-5 on the season and 2-2 in region play… The team is scheduled to travel to Woodruff HS today to take on the Wolverines as part of a JV-Varsity doubleheader starting at 5:00 pm.
  • Rebekah Smith Signs With Erskine… Last Friday at LDHS Rebekah Ruth Smith signed a letter of intent to continue her education and volleyball career at Erskine College playing for the Flying Fleet… Smith has played about any position you care to name on the Raider volleyball team and rotated to every position on the court… Coach Erin Lake noted her willingness to help mentor young players and has no doubt she will do well at Erskine… Rebekah herself thanked her parents, coaches and teammates for helping her to get to this point… To see a short video interview done with her after the signing and some photos made during the signing click here… Congratulations to Rebekah!

Broadcast Schedule: all of the following are weather and COVID dependent and are varsity games [Read more…]

Sports Report for Friday, 3-26-2021

Local Notes:

Clinton HS:

  • Girls Soccer: Clinton 3 – Broome 0… This past Tuesday the CHS girls’ soccer team traveled up to Broome Tuesday night and came home with a 3-0 win over the Centurions in region action… Reese Gowan scored 2 of the Red Devil goals and her sister Riley had the other… For a little more information on this match and comments from Coach Joe Benson click here… The team is now an impressive 11-0 overall and 3-0 in the region…. They are now scheduled to play Chapman at home tomorrow at 7:00 pm.
  • Today and Saturday at CHS:
    • JV and varsity baseball host Union County, 5:00 / 7:30
    • JV and varsity softball at Broome, 5:00 / 7:00
    • JV and varsity soccer host Chapman at CMS, 5:30 / 7:00
    • JV and varsity soccer at Chapman HS, 5:30 / 7:00
    • Saturday C-Team baseball at Laurens (doubleheader), 10:00 and noon

Laurens HS:

  • Golf: Greenville HS 171 – Laurens 195… The Raider boys’ golf team was in action this past Tuesday as they hosted the Greenville HS Red Raiders at Lakeside CC… Unfortunately I have to report that the “wrong” set of Raiders won as the Red Raiders took a 171-195 win over our Laurens Raiders… Collin Harlan led Laurens shooting a 44… Preston Mahon was right behind with a 45, Jason Rogers 52, and Trevor Kits Miller 54.
  • Boys Soccer: Laurens 10 – Liberty 2… The Raider boys’ soccer team was also in action this past Tuesday as they traveled up to Liberty to take on the Red Devils… Good news for Raider fans as they came home with a 10-2 win over the Devils… Roberto Luna had 5 goals for the Raiders while Levi Perry had 3 and Eric Huerta had one… The Raiders other goal came when Liberty accidentally kicked it into their own goal… The team is now 5-6-2 on the season… The team is scheduled to be back in action today as they travel to eastside to take on the Eagles.
  • Today and Saturday at LDHS:
    • Girls and boys soccer at Eastside, 5;30 / 7:30
    • Varsity baseball host Greenville HS, 6:00
    • Varsity Softball at Greenville HS, 6:30
    • Saturday track teams at Spartanburg HS, 8:00 am
    • Saturday golf at Links of Stoney Point, 2:00 (Greenwood & Greer)
    • Saturday C-Team baseball host Clinton (doubleheader), 10:00 and noon

Laurens Academy:

  • Crusader Schedule for Today
    • Softball at WW King (5:00)
    • Middle school baseball at  WW King (4:00)
    • Varsity baseball at WW King (6:00)

PC Notes

  • Football Host San Diego Tomorrow Morning… The 1-2 Blue Hose Football team will take on the University of San Diego tomorrow morning at 11:00 am… The Toreros are 2-0 on the season and a traditional powerhouse in the Pioneer League… To find out more about the Toreros and the game click here… I wonder how the Toreros will do playing at what to their bodies will seem like 8:00 am.

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