Sports Report for Tuesday, 8-9-2022

Local Notes:

Clinton YMCA “O”Zone All-Stars… Clinton will be in action tonight at 7:00 pm as they take on the team from Alabama in a winner’s bracket game… Alabama defeated the other South Carolina team the team from Midlands 3-2 scoring the winning run in the bottom of the 6th inning… Good luck to the Clinton All-Stars


Clinton HS

  • Red Devils Clip Eagles Wings… Last night at Wilder Stadium the Red Devils hosted the Chapin Eagles… When the final horn sounded at the end of the fourth quarter the Red Devils had prevailed by a score of 28-20… The Red Devils scored the first time they had the ball at the end of an 80 yd. drive when Austin Copeland hit Justin Copeland on a 9 yd. TD pass… The PAT was good so Clinton led 7-0… There was no further score until 6:00 minutes left in the half when Bryson James carried in in from 5 yds. out… Again the PAT was good so Clinton led 14-0… Chapin fumbled the ensuing kickoff and Clinton recovered at the Chapin 15 yd. line… Three plays later Justin Copeland found Kadon Crawford in the endzone for a 5 yd. TD… Again the PAT was good and the Red Devils led 21-0 at the half… Clinton’s final score came at the end of their first possession in the third quarter on a 14 yd. pass from Bryce Young to Zee Livingston… The PAT made it 28-0… After that the Eagles were able to score 3 times on 2 runs and 1 pass play to make the final 28-20.
  • Red Devil Season Football Tickets Now on Sale… Season football tickets are now on sale at Clinton HS… Also season tickets are on sale for volleyball and Senior Citizens can now also pick up their 2022-2023 Athletic sports pass… Now for more specific information on cost as well as the where and when to get all this click here to go to the Red Devil Athletic website where that information is available.

Laurens HS

  • Raiders and Patriots Battle to a Tie… last night at KC Hanna Stadium the Laurens Raiders played host to the JL Mann Patriots… For two quarters of play the two varsity squads played pretty much a regular game of football except for no kickoff and punt returns… The Patriots scored first at the end of their second possession on a 25 yd. pass play and made the PAT to go up 7-0… Both teams had trouble getting traction and the score remain 7-0 Patriots until with 5:13 left on the left in the second quarter when the Raiders got the ball back for the last time at their own 25… From there they proceeded to go down the field on a mix of runs and passes and had the ball at the Patriot 1 yd. line where it was 4th down and goal to go… Jason Rawl did not get a good snapped but managed to coral it and scrambled finding Nick Fowler in the endzone for the score with 37.2 seconds left in the second quarter… Roberta Luna made the PAT and when the horn sounded a few plays later the two teams had tied 7-7… The third quarter saw the JV teams go at it for 30 minutes with a running clock… Coach Smith commented afterwards he saw a lot of those younger players playing well… The fourth quarter saw the two varsity teams go at it for 30 minutes with a running clock working on specific situations… After the scrimmage Coach Smith said he again saw a lot of positive but he also saw some things they need to work on…. He was glad to see his teams go out and hit someone else for a chance.

Countdown to Kickoff

  • Clinton, Laurens Academy & Laurens… The number of days until August 19th when the Red Devils host Batesburg-Leesville the Crusaders host the Augusta Eagles and the Raiders travel to Hillcrest for the first football games of the season is 10
  • PC… The number of days until Saturday, September 3rd when PC travels to Austin Peay for a 7:00 pm kickoff is  25
  • South Carolina… The number of days until Saturday, September 3rd when the Gamecocks host Georgia State at 7:30 pm is 25
  • Clemson… The number of days until Monday, September 5th when Clemson travels Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta to take on Georgia Tech at 8:00 pm is 27

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

  • School District 55: To see the sports schedule for this week at LDHS, click here.
  • School District 56:  To see the sports schedule for this week at CHS and CMS, click here
  • Laurens Academy: Check back later for football and volleyball schedules. :
  • PC Sports Calendar… To see the PC athletics sports calendar, click here.



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Sports Report for Monday, 8-8-2022

Local Notes:

Clinton YMCA “O”Zone All-Stars… The Clinton 12U Dixie Youth “O”Zone All-Star Team started their participation in the Division I Ozone World Series up in Lumberton, NC over the weekend… As you may recall, the team finished second in the SC State Tournament losing only twice to the Midlands team that won the tournament… Finishing second qualified them for the World Series as one of the states that usually sends a team did not and therefore they took 2 teams from South Carolina… If you would like to see the bracket for this tournament click here  My thanks to Jason Glenn for the information below.

  • Saturday: Clinton 3 – Tennessee 2… On Saturday Clinton opened the tournament with a 3-2 win over the team from Tennessee… Tennessee scored a single in the top of the first inning to go up 1-0… Jaylin Bluford tied the game in the bottom of the fourth inning with a solo home… Tennessee retook the lead in the top of the sixth inning scoring a single run… In the bottom of the sixth with one out, Isaac Cain singled and eventually went to third on 2 wild pitches… William Addison walked and Asa Baker replaced him as a pinch runner… Dalton McWatters then reached on an error on a groundball that went under the glove of the third baseman and by the time Tennessee got the ball back to the infield both Cain and Baker scored giving Clinton the walk off win… To see the box score for the game click here.
  • Sunday: Clinton 13 – Hope Mills 5… Yesterday Clinton faced off against a team from Hope Mills, NC… Again there is good news as Clinton took a 13-5 win… Hope Mills scored 4 runs in the bottom of the first inning and another in the third to go up 5-0… That is when the Clinton bats came alive as they scored 10 runs in the top of the 4th inning and 3 more in the top of the sixth to take the 13-5 win… Clinton only outhit Hope Mills 9-4 but 5 of Clintons hits were for extra bases (no homers) while Hope Mills had only 1 extra base hi… Both teams made 4 errors… Jaylin Bluford was the only Clinton player with 3 hits as he went 3 for 3 with 2 doubles and a single… Graydon Watkins and Isaac Cain both had 2 hits in the game and drove in 3 runs…  To see the box score for the game click here.
  • Up Next for Clinton… Clinton will not be in action today as they drew a bye in the way the bracket was set up… They will return to action tomorrow in a winner’s bracket game at 7:00 pm… There is a 50/50 chance they will be playing a familiar opponent and that would be the Midlands team that defeated them in the state Tournament… Midlands defeated Louisiana 13-3 on Saturday and Texas 2-0 yesterday… They will play Alabama tonight at 7:00 pm with the winner of that game taking on Clinton tomorrow night.

Clinton and Laurens Hosting Scrimmages Tonight… A quick reminder that both the Red Devils and the Raiders will be hosting a scrimmage tonight… Over at Wilder Stadium the Red Devils will be hosting the Chapin Eagles and it is scheduled to start at 7:00 pm… Meanwhile over at KC Hanna Stadium the Laurens Raiders will be playing host to the JL Mann Patriots… The action there is scheduled to start at 6:00 pm.


Countdown to Kickoff

  • Clinton, Laurens Academy & Laurens… The number of days until August 19th when the Red Devils host Batesburg-Leesville the Crusaders host the Augusta Eagles and the Raiders travel to Hillcrest for the first football games of the season is 11
  • PC… The number of days until Saturday, September 3rd when PC travels to Austin Peay for a 7:00 pm kickoff is  26
  • South Carolina… The number of days until Saturday, September 3rd when the Gamecocks host Georgia State at 7:30 pm is 26
  • Clemson… The number of days until Monday, September 5th when Clemson travels Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta to take on Georgia Tech at 8:00 pm is 28



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Sports Report for Friday, 8-5-2022

Local Notes:

Clinton HS

  • Clinton Host AC Flora and Chesnee… Yesterday morning the Red Devils hosted the AC Flora Falcons and the Chesnee Eagles in a 3-way scrimmage where the teams ran a certain number of plays against different opponents in different series… I had to leave before it was over but early on in the scrummage Bryson James broke a couple of TD runs… Later Bryce Young connected with Devin Swindler on a long TD pass… Austin Copeland also connected with Justin Copeland for another TD… The Red Devil defense did give up a couple scores but Hezekiah Kinard and Trey Cook intercepted a pass… Afterwards Coach Fountain commented he just wanted the team to go out and have fun and use this as a learning situation as to what they are doing well and what they need to work on… To see a short slide show of a few photos taken at the scrimmage click here.
  • CHS Football Scrimmage Times… The Clinton Red Devil football team will be holding another scrimmage Monday (8-8-22) where the Red Devils will host Chapin at Wilder Stadium… The time for that scrimmage is now set for 7:00 pm… Your next chance to see the Red Devils will be at York Jamboree on Friday 8-12-22 where they will take on York at 9:00 pm.
  • High School Red Zone Preview of Clinton HS Available… As many of you know, Chanel 7 WSPA and Chanel CW 62 both out of Spartanburg do a short preview of many of the area high school football teams before the start of the season…. The preview usually includes information on how the team did last year, upcoming opponents and a short interview with the head coach… Well in case you missed it, the preview of the Clinton Red Devils has already been aired… If you missed it and would like to see it click here to go to its posting on the station’s website…  You will have to watch a little advertisement before the video plays… The preview will be near the top of the page.

Laurens HS

  • Raiders and Mavericks Scrimmage to a Draw… The Mauldin Mavericks came to KC Hanna Stadium yesterday morning in a scrimmage that gave both teams a chance to “hit” someone who was not a teammate… In the half of play that the two varsity teams got the ball 4 times each the fought to a tie… Maudlin scored first at the end of their third possession on a 6 yard pass… The Raiders wasted little time on their next possession as Gemire Darden ran 25 yds. on the first play from scrimmage to the Raider 45 and then James Rawl hit Cayson Elledge on a 55 yd. scoring strike… After the first half of play the remainder of the scrimmage was spent with each team working on situational scenarios and the JVs got in on some of the same…. After the scrimmage Coach Smith was quick to point out that Gemire had several good runs and Jackson Martin had a great day at safety with some key tackles… “Our coaches saw a lot of positives to build on but we do need to develop some depth on both sides of the ball from our younger players.”
  • LDHS Upcoming Football Scrimmages… The Laurens Raiders will be hosting JL Mann next Monday night (8-8-22) at 6:00 pm… Your next chance to see the Raiders will be at York Jamboree on Friday 8-12-22 where they will take on Fort Mill at 6:00 pm.
  • Laurens High School Red Zone Preview Available… For those of you who might have missed it, the preview of the Laurens Raiders on Channel 7 and CW 62 has already aired also… If you would like to see that preview click here to go to the website where you can view it after a short advertisement… The preview will be near the top of the page.  

Countdown to Kickoff

  • Clinton, Laurens Academy & Laurens… The number of days until August 19th when the Red Devils host Batesburg-Leesville the Crusaders host the Augusta Eagles and the Raiders travel to Hillcrest for the first football games of the season is 14
  • PC… The number of days until Saturday, September 3rd when PC travels to Austin Peay for a 7:00 pm kickoff is  29
  • South Carolina… The number of days until Saturday, September 3rd when the Gamecocks host Georgia State at 7:30 pm is 29
  • Clemson… The number of days until Monday, September 5th when Clemson travels Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta to take on Georgia Tech at 8:00 pm is 31



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Sports Report for Thursday, 8-4-2022

Local Notes:

Clinton HS

  • CHS Football Adjust Scrimmage Times… The Clinton Red Devil football team will be holding two scrimmages over the next 7 days and the times for those scrimmages has been changed… Today (8-4-22) the Red Devils will host AC Flora and Chesnee at Wilder Stadium… The time for that scrimmage is now set for 9:00 am… Then next Monday (8-8-22) the Red Devils will host Chapin at Wilder Stadium… The time for that scrimmage is now set for 7:00 pm… This will be your first chances to see the Red Devils in game type action before their appearance in the jamboree at York on Friday 8-12-22 where they will take on York at 9:00 pm.
  • High School Red Zone Preview of Clinton HS Available… As many of you know, Chanel 7 WSPA and Chanel CW 62 both out of Spartanburg do a short preview of many of the area high school football teams before the start of the season…. The preview usually includes information on how the team did last year, upcoming opponents and a short interview with the head coach… Well in case you missed it, the preview of the Clinton Red Devils has already been aired… If you missed it and would like to see it click here to go to its posting on the station’s website…  You will have to watch a little advertisement before the video plays… The preview will be near the top of the page.

Laurens HS

  • LDHS Upcoming Football Scrimmages… The Laurens Raiders will be hosting 2 football scrimmages over the next few days… Today (8-4-22) they will be hosting Mauldin at 9:00 am at KC Hanna Stadium… Then next Monday (8-8-22) they will be hosting JL Mann at 6:00 pm… This will be your first two chances to see the Raiders before they travel to York on Friday, August 12th where they will take on Fort Mill at 6:00 pm.
  • Girls Golf Meeting Today… Any young lady in grades 7-12 in School District 55 who is interested in playing golf for the Raiders this season need to attend a meeting being held in the Commons area at LDHS this Thursday (8-4-22) at 6:00 pm… At that time you will have the opportunity to meet the new golf coach Meghan Heald and get information about the upcoming season.
  • Laurens High School Red Zone Preview Available… For those of you who might have missed it, the preview of the Laurens Raiders on Channel 7 and CW 62 has already aired also… If you would like to see that preview click here to go to the website where you can view it after a short advertisement… The preview will be near the top of the page.  

Countdown to Kickoff

  • Clinton, Laurens Academy & Laurens… The number of days until August 19th when the Red Devils host Batesburg-Leesville the Crusaders host the Augusta Eagles and the Raiders travel to Hillcrest for the first football games of the season is 15
  • PC… The number of days until Saturday, September 3rd when PC travels to Austin Peay for a 7:00 pm kickoff is  30
  • South Carolina… The number of days until Saturday, September 3rd when the Gamecocks host Georgia State at 7:30 pm is 30
  • Clemson… The number of days until Monday, September 5th when Clemson travels Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta to take on Georgia Tech at 8:00 pm is 32



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Sports Report for Wednesday, 8-3-2022

Local Notes:

Clinton HS

  • Atkinson Receives 30 Year Coaching Award… At the end of last month CHS Coach Lee Atkinson was recognized by the SC Athletic Coaches Association for his 30 years of coaching in South Carolina… Coach Atkinson is currently the head cross country coach and an assistant coach for the track team… In the past he has coached football and baseball… One of the amazing things is that all 30 years of coaching have been in Laurens County School District 56… This past school year he was a history and geography teacher at CHS… Congratulations to Coach Atkinson!
  • CHS Football Adjust Scrimmage Times… The Clinton Red Devil football team will be holding two scrimmages over the next 7 days and the times for those scrimmages has been changed… This Thursday (8-4-22) the Red Devils will host AC Flora and Chesnee at Wilder Stadium… The time for that scrimmage is now set for 9:00 am… Then next Monday (8-8-22) the Red Devils will host Chapin at Wilder Stadium… The time for that scrimmage is now set for 7:00 pm… This will be your first chances to see the Red Devils in game type action before their appearance in the jamboree at York on Friday 8-12-22 where they will take on York at 9:00 pm.
  • High School Red Zone Preview of Clinton HS Available… As many of you know, Chanel 7 WSPA and Chanel CW 62 both out of Spartanburg do a short preview of many of the area high school football teams before the start of the season…. The preview usually includes information on how the team did last year, upcoming opponents and a short interview with the head coach… Well in case you missed it, the preview of the Clinton Red Devils has already been aired… If you missed it and would like to see it click here to go to its posting on the station’s website…  You will have to watch a little advertisement before the video plays.

Laurens HS

  • LDHS Upcoming Football Scrimmages… The Laurens raiders will be hosting 2 football scrimmages over the next few days… Tomorrow (8-4-22) they will be hosting Mauldin at 9:00 am at KC Hanna Stadium… Then next Monday (8-8-22) they will be hosting JL Mann at 6:00 pm… This will be your first two chances to see the Raiders before they travel to York on Friday, August 12th where they will take on Fort Mill at 6:00 pm.
  • Coach Taylor Honored by South Carolina Football Coaches Association… Laurens HS assistant football coach and offensive coordinator Lee Taylor was recently honored for his service to the South Carolina Football Coaches Association where he recently finished his term as the association’s president… The association helps to keep football coaches in the state abreast of the ever changing football environment and also helps with the Touch stone Energy Bowl, coaching clinics and the SC Football Coaches Hall of Fame… So you see Coach Taylor has had his plate full this past year and congratulations to him!
  • Girls Golf Meeting Thursday… Any young lady in grades 7-12 in School District 55 who is interested in playing golf for the Raiders this season need to attend a meeting being held in the Commons area at LDHS this Thursday (8-4-22) at 6:00 pm… At that time you will have the opportunity to meet the new golf coach Meghan Heald and get information about the upcoming season.

Countdown to Kickoff

  • Clinton, Laurens Academy & Laurens… The number of days until August 19th when the Red Devils host Batesburg-Leesville the Crusaders host the Augusta Eagles and the Raiders travel to Hillcrest for the first football games of the season is 16
  • PC… The number of days until Saturday, September 3rd when PC travels to Austin Peay for a 7:00 pm kickoff is  31
  • South Carolina… The number of days until Saturday, September 3rd when the Gamecocks host Georgia State at 7:30 pm is 31
  • Clemson… The number of days until Monday, September 5th when Clemson travels Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta to take on Georgia Tech at 8:00 pm is 33



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Sports Report for Tuesday, 8-2-2022

Local Notes:

Clinton HS

  • Atkinson Receives 30 Year Coaching Award… At the end of last month CHS Coach Lee Atkinson was recognized by the SC Athletic Coaches Association for his 30 years of coaching in South Carolina… Coach Atkinson is currently the head cross country coach and an assistant coach for the track team… In the past he has coached football and baseball… One of the amazing things is that all 30 years of coaching have been in Laurens County School District 56… This past school year he was a history and geography teacher at CHS… Congratulations to Coach Atkinson!
  • CHS Football Adjust Scrimmage Times… The Clinton Red Devil football team will be holding two scrimmages over the next 7 days and the times for those scrimmages has been changed… This Thursday (8-4-22) the Red Devils will host AC Flora and Chesnee at Wilder stadium… The time for that scrimmage is now set for 9:00 am… Then next Monday (8-8-22) the Red Devils will host Chapin at Wilder Stadium… The time for that scrimmage is now set for 7:00 pm… This will be your first chances to see the Red Devils in game type action before their appearance in the jamboree at York on Friday 8-12-22… More about that later.
  • High School Red Zone Preview of Clinton HS Available… As many of you know, Chanel 7 WSPA and Chanel CW 62 both out of Spartanburg do a short preview of many of the area high school football teams before the start of the season…. The preview usually includes information on how the team did last year, upcoming opponents and a short interview with the head coach… Well in case you missed it, the preview of the Clinton Red Devils has already been aired… If you missed it and would like to see it click here to go to its posting on the station’s website…  You will have to watch a little advertisement before the video plays.

Laurens HS

  • Coach Taylor Honored by South Carolina Football Coaches Association… Laurens HS assistant football coach and offensive coordinator Lee Taylor was recently honored for his service to the South Carolina Football Coaches Association where he recently finished his term as the association’s president… The association helps to keep football coaches in the state abreast of the ever changing football environment and also helps with the Touch stone Energy Bowl, coaching clinics and the SC Football Coaches Hall of Fame… So you see Coach Taylor has had his plate full this past year and congratulations to him!
  • Girls Golf Meeting Thursday… Any young lady in grades 7-12 in School District 55 who is interested in playing golf for the Raiders this season need to attend a meeting being held in the Commons area at LDHS this Thursday (8-4-22) at 6:00 pm… At that time you will have the opportunity to meet the new golf coach Meghan Heald and get information about the upcoming season.

Countdown to Kickoff

  • Clinton, Laurens Academy & Laurens… The number of days until August 19th when the Red Devils host Batesburg-Leesville the Crusaders host the Augusta Eagles and the Raiders travel to Hillcrest for the first football games of the season is 17
  • PC… The number of days until Saturday, September 3rd when PC travels to Austin Peay for a 7:00 pm kickoff is  32
  • South Carolina… The number of days until Saturday, September 3rd when the Gamecocks host Georgia State at 7:30 pm is 32
  • Clemson… The number of days until Monday, September 5th when Clemson travels Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta to take on Georgia Tech at 8:00 pm is 34



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Sports Report for Monday, 8-1-2022

Local Notes:

Countdown to Kickoff

  • Clinton, Laurens Academy & Laurens… The number of days until August 19th when the Red Devils host Batesburg-Leesville the Crusaders host the Augusta Eagles and the Raiders travel to Hillcrest for the first football games of the season is 18
  • PC… The number of days until Saturday, September 3rd when Presbyterian College travels to Clarksville, TN to take on Austin Peay at 7:00 pm is 33
  • South Carolina… The number of days until Saturday, September 3rd when the Gamecocks host Georgia State  at 7:30 pm is 33
  • Clemson… The number of days until Monday, September 5th when Clemson travels Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta to take on Georgia Tech at 8:00 pm is 35



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Sports Report for Friday, 7-29-2022

Local Notes:

 Football Practice Starts Today… If you go by the football practice fields at Clinton and Laurens High Schools today you will find the football teams starting their fall practice for the upcoming football season that is now just 3 weeks away… As per SCHSL rules the first two days the teams can only practice in helmets, shirts, shorts and shoes and that is what you will see…. Clinton is scheduled to start at 7:30 this morning and Laurens at 8:30… Also by SCHSL rules, the first two days of practice can only be 3 hours long so if you want to see them, you had better get out quick this morning.


Countdown to Kickoff

  • Clinton, Laurens Academy & Laurens… The number of days until August 19th when the Red Devils host Batesburg-Leesville the Crusaders host the Augusta Eagles and the Raiders travel to Hillcrest for the first football games of the season is 21
  • PC… The number of days until Saturday, September 3rd when PC travels to Austin Peay for a 7:00 pm kickoff is 35
  • South Carolina… The number of days until Saturday, September 3rd when the Gamecocks host Georgia State at 7:30 pm is 35
  • Clemson… The number of days until Monday, September 5th when Clemson travels Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta to take on Georgia Tech at 8:00 pm is 37



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Sports Report for Thursday, 7-28-2022

Local Notes:

Clinton HS

  • Ladies Tennis Team to Meet Monday, August 1st. Returning and new ladies’ tennis players need to meet at the CHS tennis courts located at Clinton Middle School on Monday, August 8, 2022, at 10:00 AM…  You must have either turned in your completed 2022-23 physical packet to Dr. Pace, or bring it with you to the meeting… If you need to get a copy of the 2022-23 physical packet forms click here… If you have any questions, please email Coach Simmons at clovissimmons@lcsd56g.com… GO BIG RED

 Laurens HS

  • Two Raider Coaches Honored With Service Awards… Recently at the South Carolina Athletic Coaches Association has been holding meetings for the various sports up in Greenville… Two Raider coaches were honored for their years of service as coaches in South Carolina… Laurens native and LDHS graduate Jawon Stephens was given a plague for his 20 years of service… Coach Stephens is also a track coach and has been an assistant on the girls’ basketball team… Also, Raider football coach Brian Strickland was honored for his 30 years of service…. Coach Strickland has coached at numerous schools in the state including but not limited to Greenwood, Riverside and was the Head Coach at JL Mann from 2011-2016… Congratulations to both these fine coaches!

 


Countdown to Kickoff

  • Clinton, Laurens Academy & Laurens… The number of days until August 19th when the Red Devils host Batesburg-Leesville the Crusaders host the Augusta Eagles and the Raiders travel to Hillcrest for the first football games of the season is 22
  • PC… The number of days until Saturday, September 3rd when PC travels to Austin Peay for a 7:00 pm kickoff is  36
  • South Carolina… The number of days until Saturday, September 3rd when the Gamecocks host Georgia State at 7:30 pm is 36
  • Clemson… The number of days until Monday, September 5th when Clemson travels Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta to take on Georgia Tech at 8:00 pm is 38



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Sports Report for Wednesday, 7-27-2022

Local Notes:

 Countdown to Kickoff

  • Clinton, Laurens Academy & Laurens… The number of days until August 19th when the Red Devils host Batesburg-Leesville the Crusaders host the Augusta Eagles and the Raiders travel to Hillcrest for the first football games of the season is 23
  • PC… The number of days until Saturday, September 3rd when PC travels to Austin Peay for a 7:00 pm kickoff is 37
  • South Carolina… The number of days until Saturday, September 3rd when the Gamecocks host Georgia State at 7:30 pm is 37
  • Clemson… The number of days until Monday, September 5th when Clemson travels Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta to take on Georgia Tech at 8:00 pm is 39



College Sports

  • Clemson Picked to Finish First in ACC Poll… In case you missed it on the news last night, Clemson is picked to win the ACC Football Championship this year by the 164 media members that voted in the preseason poll… Clemson was picked to finish first in the Atlantic Division with picking up 111 first place votes to NC State’s 44… In the Coastal Division Miami was picked to finish first with 98 first place votes with Pitt picked to finish second with 38 first place votes… Clemson then received 103 votes to be crowned the ACC Champion in the ACC Championship Game on December 3rd at the Bank of America Stadium in Charlotte… For more details on this story click here.
  • Alabama Picked to Winn SEC Championship… Now to give equal time to the SEC, last week Alabama was picked by the SEC media to win the SEC Championship on December 3rd in Atlanta at the Mercedes-Benz Stadium… They received 158 votes while Georgia was picked to finish second with only 18 votes… Alabama was picked to finish first in the SEC West with Texas A&M coming in second… In the East Georgia was picked to finish first with Kentucky picked to finish second… South Carolina was picked to finish fifth in the SEC East… For more detail on this and a list of players who were picked by the media to make the ALL-Sec Teams click here.



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Sports Report for Tuesday, 7-26-2022

Local Notes:

Laurens HS

  • LDHS Century Club Taking Applications… Another sign that the high school football season is almost here is that the LDHS is taking new and renewal applications for the Century Club… Past members should have already received information on renewal information in the mail… For those of you who may be new to District 55 or have children who will be attending LDHS for the first time this tear and participating is various sports throughout the year, this is the best way to get tickets for not only home football games but also all other home sports… If you click here it will carry you to a posting on the Laurens District 55 athletic website where there is a posting about the Century Club that outlines the benefits, cost and other information you might want to know about it… Now one note about something I want to make clear, season tickets for football and other sports are for regular season games only… Not playoffs… SCHSL rules do not allow season tickets to cover playoff tickets at home or away… Fans will have to be paid for playoff tickets each game at a cost set by the SCHSL… For football your parking pass can be used for playoff games at home and you will be allowed to sit in your usual (reserved) seat put must pay for the playoff ticket… Now an important note, payment and forms must be mailed back to the Athletic Booster Club by Wednesday, August 6th…  To go to the application form you can print and send in click here…. Seats in the Century Club are limited so don’t hesitate.

 


Countdown to Kickoff

  • Clinton, Laurens Academy & Laurens… The number of days until August 19th when the Red Devils host Batesburg-Leesville the Crusaders host the Augusta Eagles and the Raiders travel to Hillcrest for the first football games of the season is 24
  • PC… The number of days until Saturday, September 39 40
  • South Carolina… The number of days until Saturday, September 3rd when the Gamecocks host Georgia State  at 7:30 pm is 39
  • Clemson… The number of days until Monday, September 5th when Clemson travels Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta to take on Georgia Tech at 8:00 pm is 41



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Sports Report for Monday, 7-25-2022

Local Notes:

Countdown to Kickoff

  • Clinton, Laurens Academy & Laurens… The number of days until August 19th when the Red Devils host Batesburg-Leesville the Crusaders host the Augusta Eagles and the Raiders travel to Hillcrest for the first football games of the season is 25
  • PC… The number of days until Saturday, September 3rd when Presbyterian College travels to Clarksville, TN to take on Austin Peay at 7:00 pm is 40
  • South Carolina… The number of days until Saturday, September 3rd when the Gamecocks host Georgia State at 7:30 pm is 40
  • Clemson… The number of days until Monday, September 5th when Clemson travels Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta to take on Georgia Tech at 8:00 pm is 42



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Sports Report for Friday, 7-22-2022

Local Notes:

Clinton Dixie Youth “O” Zone Team … The Clinton Dixie Youth All-Star Ozone Baseball team traveled back over to Union yesterday to finish their participation in the State Tournament… At the start of yesterday there were 3 teams that all had 1 loss in the double elimination tournament… They were Clinton, Midlands and Orangeburg… Midland won the bye into the finals so that meant that Clinton would take on Orangeburg in the morning game.

  • Clinton 2 – Orangeburg 1… In the morning game against Orangeburg Clinton took a 2-1 win scoring both their runs in the first inning… In the first inning Jaylin Bluford singled and later scored when Ryder Rowland grounded out… A solo homer by Isaac Cain accounted for the other Clinton run… Orangeburg scored their only run on the game in the top of the second and were completely shut down by the Clinton defense and the pitching of Angel Vargas… Vargas picked up the complete game win allowing the 1 unearned run on 1 hit while striking out 8, walking 1 and hitting one batter…. To see the box score of this game click here.
  • Midlands 13 – Clinton 9… In the finals yesterday afternoon Clinton was once again defeated by the only team to have beaten them previously in the tournament and that is Midlands who took a 13-9 win in the championship game… Midlands led 4-3 going into the top of the fourth inning where they put 4 runs on the board… Clinton answered with 2 in the bottom of the inning to make it 8-5 Midlands… Midlands then struck for 5 runs in the top of the fifth inning to make it 13-5… Clinton never gave up as they continued to battle scoring 4 runs in the bottom of the last inning (sixth) and hade the bases loaded when the third out was registered giving Midland their second championship in as many years… Both teams had 13 hits in the game and Graydon Watkins, Isaac Cain, Angel Vargas and Asa Baker all had 2 hits for Clinton… Watkins and Cain both had a homer in the game… To see the box score of this game click here.
  • Up Next for the All-Stars… Now the season is not over for the Clinton All-starts as they will be traveling to Lumberton, NC on August 6th to participate in the Dixie Youth World Series… Arkansas is not participating in the DYWS this year so South Carolina will be sending t teams… Obviously Midlands will be one of them and by their second place finish Clinton will be the other… They will be taking on a team from Tennessee at 5:30 on that date… So congratulations and Good Luck to the Clinton All-Stars!  By the way thanks to Coach Jason Glenn for sending me all the information I have been passing on to you!

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Sports Report for Thursday, 7-21-2022

Local Notes:

Clinton Dixie Youth “O” Zone Team Wins First 2 Games in State Tournament… The Clinton Dixie Youth Ozone Baseball team started its participation in the Division 1 “O” Zone State Tournament Saturday over in Union…. If you would like to see the brackets for the tournament, click here.

  • Wednesday: Clinton 8 – Lake Marion 2… Yesterday the Clinton Ozone All-Star team traveled back over to Union to take on Lake Marion in a loser’s bracket game… Good news for Clinton fans as once again Clinton stayed alive in the tournament by taking an 8-2 win over Lake Marion… The game was scoreless until the top of the fourth inning when Clinton jumped on top scoring 2 runs… Lake Marion answered in the bottom of the inning with 2 runs of their own… Clinton responded by plating 4 runs in the top of the fifth inning and 2 more in the top of the sixth while holding Lake Marion scoreless to take the 8-2 win… Clinton outhit Lake Marion 8-7 in the game and Lake Marion did have a couple of errors that aided Clinton… Graydon Watkins and William Addison led the Clinton attack with 3 hits each… Watkins had the only extra-base hit for Clinton and that was a double… To see the box score for the game click here.
  • Up Next… Clinton will most likely travel back over to Union today to take on either Orangeburg or Midlands and the game most likely will be at 10:00 am this morning… If Midlands won last night they and Clinton will be the only two teams remaining in the tournament and Clinton would have to beat them twice today to take the crown (second game at 2:00 pm)… If Orangeburg won then all 3 teams will have 1 loss and according to my information source there would be a drawing to see which team gets a bye into the championship… Once again it is a win or go home situation for Clinton and I am sorry I can’t be any more specific than this… Good luck to Clinton!

Countdown to Kickoff

  • Clinton, Laurens Academy & Laurens… The number of days until August 19th when the Red Devils host Batesburg-Leesville the Crusaders host the Augusta Eagles and the Raiders travel to Hillcrest for the first football games of the season is 29
  • PC… The number of days until Saturday, September 3rd when Presbyterian College travels to Clarksville, TN to take on Austin Peay at TBA is 44
  • South Carolina… The number of days until Saturday, September 3rd when the Gamecocks host Georgia State  at 7:30 pm is 44
  • Clemson… The number of days until Monday, September 5th when Clemson travels Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta to take on Georgia Tech at 8:00 pm is 46



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Sports Report for Wednesday, 7-20-2022

Local Notes:

Clinton Dixie Youth “O” Zone Team Wins First 2 Games in State Tournament… The Clinton Dixie Youth Ozone Baseball team started its participation in the Division 1 “O” Zone State Tournament Saturday over in Union…. If you would like to see the brackets for the tournament click here.

  • Tuesday: Clinton 2 – Moncks Corner 0… Last night the Clinton Ozone team traveled back over to Union to take on Moncks Corner in a loser’s bracket game… As you may recall, Clinton faces Moncks Corner Sunday and defeated them 6-2… Good news for Clinton fans as once again Clinton defeated Moncks Corner this time by a score of 2-0 to remain alive in the state tournament… Clinton scored both their runs in the bottom of the first inning and that neither team could push a run across the plate… In that first inning both Graydon Watkins and Isaac Cain had RBI hits… Clinton outhit Moncks Corner 6-2 and Graydon Watkins was the only Clinton player with more than one hit as he went 2 for 2 with a double scoring 1 run and had an RBI… Watkins also picked up the win pitching 4 innings giving up the 2 Moncks Corner hits while striking out 7 and walking 1… To see the box score for the game click here.
  • Up Next… Clinton will travel back over to Union today to take on Lake Marion which lost to Midland last night… First pitch is scheduled for 5:30 pm on Field 1… Once again it is a win or go home situation for Clinton so if you get a chance, go over and cheer them on… Good luck to Clinton!

Countdown to Kickoff

  • Clinton, Laurens Academy & Laurens… The number of days until August 19th when the Red Devils host Batesburg-Leesville the Crusaders host the Augusta Eagles and the Raiders travel to Hillcrest for the first football games of the season is 30
  • PC… The number of days until Saturday, September 3rd when Presbyterian College travels to Clarksville, TN to take on Austin Peay at TBA is 45
  • South Carolina… The number of days until Saturday, September 3rd when the Gamecocks host Georgia State  at 7:30 pm is 45
  • Clemson… The number of days until Monday, September 5th when Clemson travels Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta to take on Georgia Tech at 8:00 pm is 47



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Sports Report for Tuesday, 7-19-2022

Local Notes:

Clinton Dixie Youth “O” Zone Team Wins First 2 Games in State Tournament… The Clinton Dixie Youth Ozone Baseball team started its participation in the Division 1 “O” Zone State Tournament Saturday over in Union…. If you would like to see the brackets for the tournament, click here.

  • Monday: Midland 7 – Clinton 3… Last night the Clinton Ozone team traveled back over to Union to take on the defending state champion Midland team in a winner’s bracket game… Clinton scored 2 runs in the top of the first inning and Midland scored 4 in the bottom of the third to go up 4-2… Clinton rebounded scoring a single run in the top of the fourth inning but could get no closer as Midland scored 3 runs on a 2-out homer in the bottom of the fifth inning and held Clinton scoreless in the top of the sixth to take a 7-3 win… Clinton just could not get its offense going and had some bang-bang calls on the bases that did not go their way… To see the box score for the game, click here.
  • Up Next… The loss drops Clinton into the loser’s bracket where they will once again take on Moncks Corner a team they defeated 6-2 on Sunday in a win or go home game… The game is scheduled to start at 6:30 pm tonight on Field 3 over at Union… Good luck to Clinton!

Countdown to Kickoff

  • Clinton, Laurens Academy & Laurens… The number of days until August 19th when the Red Devils host Batesburg-Leesville the Crusaders host the Augusta Eagles and the Raiders travel to Hillcrest for the first football games of the season is 31
  • PC… The number of days until Saturday, September 3rd when Presbyterian College travels to Clarksville, TN to take on Austin Peay at TBA is 46
  • South Carolina… The number of days until Saturday, September 3rd when the Gamecocks host Georgia State  at 7:30 pm is 46
  • Clemson… The number of days until Monday, September 5th when Clemson travels Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta to take on Georgia Tech at 8:00 pm is 48



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Sports Report for Monday, 7-18-2022

Local Notes:

Clinton Dixie Youth “O” Zone Team Wins First 2 Games in State Tournament… The Clinton Dixie Youth Ozone Baseball team started its participation in the Division 1 “O” Zone State Tournament Saturday over in Union…. If you would like to see the brackets for the tournament, click here.

  • Saturday: Clinton 17 – Union 7… In their first game on Saturday Clinton took on the home team Union… Clinton scored 3 runs in the bottom of the first inning and 9 in the bottom of the third inning as they cruised to a 17-7 win… Jaylin Bluford went 3 for 4 to lead Clinton’s 7 hit attack… One of Bluford’s hit was a homer and he had 3 RBIs… Matthew Hardick went 2 for 3 and also had 3 RBIs…  Isaac Cain picked up the win pitching only the first two innings of the 5-inning game… Click here to see the box score of the game.
  • Sunday: Clinton 6 – Moncks Corner 2… Last night Clinton defeated Moncks Corner 6-2 to stay in the winner’s bracket… They outhit M.C. 7-1 and the M.C. had 6 errors that aided Clinton… Jaylin Buford and Isaac Cain each had 2 hits for Clinton… One of Cain’s hits was a homer and he ended the night with 3 RBIs… Bluford picked up the win for Clinton pitching 3 innings and giving up the 2 earned runs on just 1 hit while striking out 6 and walking 3… Click here to see the box score of the game.
  • Up Next… Clinton is scheduled to be back in action tonight as they take on the Midland “O” Zone team at 8:00 pm in a winner’s bracket game.

Countdown to Kickoff

  • Clinton, Laurens Academy & Laurens… The number of days until August 19th when the Red Devils host Batesburg-Leesville the Crusaders host the Augusta Eagles and the Raiders travel to Hillcrest for the first football games of the season is 32
  • PC… The number of days until Saturday, September 3rd when Presbyterian College travels to Clarksville, TN to take on Austin Peay at TBA is 47
  • South Carolina… The number of days until Saturday, September 3rd when the Gamecocks host Georgia State at 7:30 pm is 47
  • Clemson… The number of days until Monday, September 5th when Clemson travels Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta to take on Georgia Tech at 8:00 pm is 49



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Sports Report for Friday, 7-15-2022

Local Notes:

Countdown to Kickoff

  • Clinton, Laurens Academy & Laurens… The number of days until August 19th when the Red Devils host Batesburg-Leesville the Crusaders host the Augusta Eagles and the Raiders travel to Hillcrest for the first football games of the season is 35
  • PC… The number of days until Saturday, September 3rd when Presbyterian College travels to Clarksville, TN to take on Austin Peay at TBA is 50
  • South Carolina… The number of days until Saturday, September 3rd when the Gamecocks host Georgia State  at 7:30 pm is 50
  • Clemson… The number of days until Monday, September 5th when Clemson travels Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta to take on Georgia Tech at 8:00 pm is 52



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Sports Report for Thursday, 7-14-2022

Local Notes:

Laurens Academy

  • Winter and Spring Sports Awards… As I am recuperating from some knee surgery I have been going back through some of my notes to see if I have left anything out and yesterday I found an item from Laurens Academy… A few days before school let out for the summer they held their Winter and Spring Sports Awards Ceremony for both varsity and middle school sports… Time does not allow me to mention all of them here and if you want to see the entire list of award winners click here… A few of the varsity award winners were:
    • MVP Boys Basketball – Diamonte Grant
    • Girls Basketball Outstanding Offensive Player – Olivia Huck
    • Baseball Coaches Award – Cal Robertson
    • Baseball Defensive and Offensive Players – Lee Carroll and Kyle Thompson
    • Softball MVP – Olivia Huck
    • Sporting Clays Highest Average – Kyle Thompson and Olivia Huck.

Countdown to Kickoff

  • Clinton, Laurens Academy & Laurens… The number of days until August 19th when the Red Devils host Batesburg-Leesville the Crusaders host the Augusta Eagles and the Raiders travel to Hillcrest for the first football games of the season is 36
  • PC… The number of days until Saturday, September 3rd when Presbyterian College travels to Clarksville, TN to take on Austin Peay at TBA is 51
  • South Carolina… The number of days until Saturday, September 3rd when the Gamecocks host Georgia State  at 7:30 pm is 51
  • Clemson… The number of days until Monday, September 5th when Clemson travels Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta to take on Georgia Tech at 8:00 pm is 53



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MLB Baseball

  • Mets 7 – Braves 3In the series finale yesterday afternoon down in Atlanta, the Mets took a 7-3 win over the Braves to win the series 2 games to 1… The Mets led 5-0 before the Braves finally got on the scoreboard in the bottom of the 6th inning when Matt Olson hit his 15th homer of the year to make it 5-1 Mets… The Braves other two runs also came on solo homers by Austin Riley (25) in the 8th inning and Eddie Rosario (2) in the 9th… Both teams had 8 hits each and each team also had 3 homers… Rosario led the Braves at the plate as he went 3 for 4 with the homer and a double…. The Braves will start a 4-game series tonight up in Washington against the Nationals, their last series before the All-Star break.
  • Atlanta Braves Schedule and Results… If you want to check on the Braves schedule which includes information about completed games, current and future games click here
  • MLB Standings… If you would like to see the MLB standings for each division in both the National and American Leagues, click here.
  • Drive 9 – Renegades 4Well for you Greenville Drive fans I also have some good news as the Drive took a 9-4 win over the Hudson Valley Renegades up in New York las night… They simply outhit the Renegades 13-10 and out homered the Renegades 3-2… Niko Kavadas (6), Nicholas Northcut (25) and Philip Sikes (2) all homered for the Drive.
  • Greenville Drive Schedule and Results … If you want to check on the Drives schedule which includes information about completed games, current and future games click here.

NASCAR

  • Chase Elliott Wins at Atlanta Motor SpeedwayThe Cup Series Race at the Atlanta Motor Speedway Sunday saw Chase Elliott take the win on his home track…. The race had 27 lead changes among 12 drivers and 13 caution periods… As a matter of fact Elliott took the checkered flag and a caution flag simultaneously as there was a spinout behind him on the last lap… To find out more about this race including the final race results, click here.
  • Driver Standings… To see the driver complete list of driver standings click here…Once you get there you can filter by the NASCAR Series you are interested in.
  • NASCAR at New Hampshire Speedway This Weekend… Only the Xfinity and Cup Series will be racing this weekend up at the New Hampshire Motor SpeedwayThe Xfinity series will race on Saturday… The Cup Series will take to the track on Sunday… To see the TV schedule for the practices, qualifying and the races as well as TV viewing for this weekend click here.
  • Schedule… To see the NASCAR season schedule and results for completed races click here… Once there you can filter by the series that you want to check on.

NFL

  • Panther Training Camp Dates Announced… The panthers have announced that once again they will be returning to Wofford College for the training camp… The camp will be the traditional camp with practices open to the public and other experiences planned for the fans… The team will report to Wofford on Tuesday, July 26th with the first practice taking place at 11:15 am on Wednesday, July 27th… If you click here it will take you to the Carolina Panther website where you will find more information about the camp including but not limited to the camp practice schedule… Football season is getting closer!



This & That:

Summer Camps at Clinton YMCA… The Clinton YMCA has released their lineup of sports camps being offered this summer… If you would like to see the entire list of camps in the chronological date that they will be offered click herePlease note that all but one of them has a deadline to sign up for the camp usually the Friday before the camp starts… If you have any questions about any of the camps contact the Clinton YMCA at 833-1555… The next camp(s) is / are as follows:

  • Soccer Camp @ PC Intramural Field July 18-21 conducted by Coach Scottie Benson from 9:00 am – 11:00am, for boys and girls ages 6-12… Cost: $50 for members and $60 for non-members. Sign-up deadline Friday, July 15 @5:00 pm

Raider Youth Baseball Camp… The Laurens Raider baseball coaches and players will be having a Youth Baseball Camp for youth ages 6-13 starting on Monday, July 18th and running through Wednesday, July 20th… The camp will be held at Ed Prescott Field on the campus of LDHS and will start at 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm each evening… The cost is $30 per camper and you were supposed to register by Thursday, June 30th if you wanted to be guaranteed a camp T-shirt… You can still register after that and if you would like to register or have any questions contact Coach Patterson at: kjpatterson@laurens55.org.


Youth Tackle Football and Cheerleading… The City of Laurens Parks and Recreation Department is now registering youth 7-12 for tackle football and cheerleading… The cost for either of these is $60 per child… The cost will cover the price of the uniforms for each but the parents will have to supply approved shoulder pads and helmets for football or you can rent them for the parks and Recreation Department for a nominal fee… You can register at The Ridge on 301 Exchange Drive daily during their normal business hours… The deadline to register is Friday, July 22nd… If you have any questions call them at 681-7275 or email them at: LaurensPRD@yahoo.com


Meet the Raiders…  Now I have a date that Raider fans may want to mark on their Calendars and that date is Saturday, August 13th… On that date LDHS Athletics will be hosting a Meet the Raiders Event at KC Hannah Stadium starting at 6:00 pm and ending at 9:00 pm… There will be a Parade of Athletes for all the fall sports as well as team sports sales, food and local vendors… This is a great opportunity to meet all the fall sports athletes and pick up some team merchandise… If you want more information about this event or would like to be one of the local vendors contact Coach Kelsey Harp (kdharp@laurens55.org) or Erin Patterson (eopatterson@laurens55.org)

 

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

Sports Report for Wednesday, 7-13-2022

Local Notes:

Countdown to Kickoff

  • Clinton, Laurens Academy & Laurens… The number of days until August 19th when the Red Devils host Batesburg-Leesville the Crusaders host the Augusta Eagles and the Raiders travel to Hillcrest for the first football games of the season is 37
  • PC… The number of days until Saturday, September 3rd when Presbyterian College travels to Clarksville, TN to take on Austin Peay at TBA is 52
  • South Carolina… The number of days until Saturday, September 3rd when the Gamecocks host Georgia State  at 7:30 pm is 52
  • Clemson… The number of days until Monday, September 5th when Clemson travels Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta to take on Georgia Tech at 8:00 pm is 54



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