Sports Report for Thursday, 12-8-2022

Local Notes:

Clinton HS

  • Pace to Serving as Trainer for North-South All-Star Game… If you are looking for Dr. Nora Ann pace at Clinton HS this week you will not find her… She has been chosen to serve as an athletic trainer for the North Steam at the Touchstone Energy Bowl Game which will be held in Myrtle Beach this Saturday… She will be help to make sure that two Raiders (Hezekiah Kinard and Bryson James) as well as one Raider (Cayson Elledge) are kept fit and able to compete at their best… Congratulations to Dr. Pace on this honor!
  • Up Next for Raider Basketball… The Raiders will travel to Laurens HS for Round 2 of the County Championship starting with JV boys’ action at 5 pm followed by the varsity girls and boys.

Laurens HS…  The Raider varsity basketball teams traveled up to Woodruff HS to take on the Wolverines last night while the JV girls and JV boys hosted the Wolverines

  • Girls: Laurens 70 – Woodruff 38… In the first game up at Woodruff, the Lady Raider offense was in high gear as they scored a season-high 70 points in taking a 70-38 win over the Wolverines… The raiders led 31-19 at the half and continued their scoring onslaught in the second half outscoring the Wolverines 39-19 in route to the win… After the game Coach Michael Cade commented “we played as a team tonight, everyone played hard for 32 minutes… The Raiders had four players scoring in double-digits as Zoe Young led the team with 19 points, CaDayzhia Grant finished with 15, Faith Jackson 13 and Destiny Anderson 10… Shanyai Chinn scored 9 points while both Shakeria Chinn and MyAngel Walker both scored 2 points… The Wolverines were led by Sadie Burnette who had a game-high 23 points… The Raiders are now 2-6 on the season.
  • Boys: Laurens 60 – Woodruff 57… The news is also good where the varsity boys are concerned as they took a close 60-57 win over the Wolverines… The Raiders led 17-14 at the end of the first quarter and 31-27 at the half… The Wolverines did outscore the Raiders 12-10 in the third quarter and they got close in the fourth but the Raiders held on to take the win… Coach Flood comment after the game “Trusting in the process. Ugly win however a win is a win”… The raiders were led in scoring by Ty Johnson and Narrius Jones who both finished with 15 points… Also scoring in double-digits for the Raiders were Martinez Shaw with 12 points and Devon Redd with 10… All of Redd’s points came in the fourth quarter and helped the Raiders hang on to take the win… Tylan Fowler finished with 6 points and Jamarius Hunter 2 … The Raiders are now 3-5 on the season.
  • JV Girls: Woodruff 27 – Laurens 18… The Lady Raider JV team had trouble getting its offense going last night at home against the Wolverines as they scored just 1 point in the first quarter and that proved to be too big a hole to climb out of as the Wolverines went on to take a 27-18 win… The Wolverines were led in scoring by Aziya Burnette who scored a game-high 12 points… The Raiders were led in scoring by MyAngel Pitts who finished with 10 points… Taniya Pulley scored 4 points, Aud Dixon 3 and Gabby Wormley 1… The Raiders are now 1-3 on the season
  • JV Boys: Woodruff 28 – Laurens 25… In the final game at Laurens HS last night, the JV boys lost a heart-breaker as they led 23-21 going into the fourth quarter but the Wolverines outscored the raiders 7-2 in the last 6 minutes to take a 28-25 win… Five turnovers by the Raiders hurt their cause in that final quarter… Hyikeem Burnside led the raiders with 9 points… Also scoring for the Raiders you had NyKing Pitts with 6 points, Emyus Young 4 and scoring 2 points each were Roderick Payne, Zakarion Simpson and Tarvario Johnson… The team is still looking for its first win.
  • Next Up… The Raider JV boys and varsity teams will be hosting the Clinton Raiders tomorrow night starting at 5:00 pm and we do plan on brining you the varsity games starting about 6:00 pm. 

Laurens Academy

  • Up Next… All the Crusader basketball teams will be on the road traveling to WW King Friday with middle school girls scheduled to start at 4:00 pm.

Middle School…  The middle school basketball schedule for today has (starting at 5 pm):

  • Ware Shoals at Gray Court Owings
  • Laurens Middle School at Hickory Tavern

Broadcast Schedule: Below is a list of dates, times and teams that we plan on broadcasting live on Real Radio WLBG… And as usual,  you can hear it live on 860AM, 104.1 FM and the internet at www.wlbg.com… Unless noted differently, if it is varsity basketball games we will start a couple of minutes before 6:00 pm  and if it is middle school basketball we will start a few minutes before 5:00 pm. [Read more…]

Sports Report for Wednesday, 12-7-2022

Local Notes:

Clinton HS… Last night the Clinton Red Devils hosted the Mid-Carolina Rebels in non-region action

  • Girls: Mid-Carolina 41 – Clinton 40… Last night the Lady Red Devils lost a heartbreaker as they fell for the first time this season by a score of 41-40 to the Rebels… Clinton led at the end of each of the first two quarters by at least 1 point but the Rebels came back to the game 27-27 at the end of the 3rd quarter and then outscored the Red Devils 14-13 in the final 8 minutes hitting the winner near the buzzer… Coach John Gardner said afterwards his team was just “not ready to play like we have been” and is “excited to see how they respond”… Mylayja Thompson had a game-high 12 points for the Red Devils and Bryanna Belton was also in double digits with 11 points… Mia Barr scored 23 points, Hanna Gary 2 and Taneal Evans 1… The team is now 4-1 on the season.
  • Boys: Clinton 63 – Mid-Carolina 38… The news is much better where the boys are concerned as the Red Devils jumped out to a 23-7 lead at the end of the first quarter and then rolled on to a 63-38 won over the Rebels… As Coach Eddie Romines put it afterwards “Great win tonight!! We were able to play everyone… I’m proud of the team!’… The Red Devils had 3 players scoring in double-digits and were led by Tushawn Richardson who had a game-high 16 points… Taliek Fuller finished with 12 points and Quay Rant 10… Kadon Crawford finished with 6 points, Ke’Lijah Byrd 5 and Zay Johnson 4… Rounding out the scoring for the Red Devils Keividrick Richardson, Wil Stewart, EJ Jones, MT Henderson and Tylon scurry all finished with 2 points… The team is now 3-0 on the season.
  • Up Next… The Red Devils will travel to Laurens HS for Round 2 of the County Championship starting with JV boys’ action at 5 pm followed by the varsity girls and boys.

Laurens HS…  The Raider varsity basketball teams traveled up to Hillcrest HS to take on the Rams last night.

  • Girls: Hillcrest 45 – Laurens 32… In girls’ action, the Rams jumped out to a 5-2 lead after 8 minutes of play and led 17-9 at the half and then went on to take a 45-32 win over the Raiders… Both teams had trouble at the free throw line and the Raiders just could not stop Hillcrest’s Kayla Gaston who finished with 22 points… Faith Jackson did her best to match Gaston as she finished with 17 points to lead the Raiders in scoring…. Zoe Young finished with 7 points, CaDayzhia Grant 6 and MyAngel Walker 4… The Raiders are now 1-6 on the season.
  • Boys: Hillcrest 72 – Laurens 55… I hate to have to report that the news is no better where the boys are concerned as the Rams led 21-12 at the end of the first quarter and then outscored the Raiders in every quarter but the last (23-17 Raiders) as they rolled on to a 72-55 win over the Raiders… The Raiders were led in scoring by Ty Johnson who finished with 15 points while both Devon Redd and Martinez Shaw finished with 12 points each… Narrius Jones finished with 9 points, Tylan Fowler 4, Claude Bates and DaMar Massey 1… The Raiders are now 2-5 on the season.
  • Next Up… The Raider varsity teams will be on road traveling to Woodruff HS tonight to take on the Wolverines while the JV boys and JV girls will host Woodruff tonight. 

Laurens Academy The Crusader teams hosted the Wardlaw Patriots last night in their first region games of the season.

  • Girls: Crusaders 45 – Patriots 32… The lady Crusader and the lady Patriots battled to a 15-15 tie at the half but the Crusaders broke the game open in the third quarter outscoring the Patriots 24-7 and then rolled on to a 45-32 win… Megan Huck had a game-high 27 points to lead the Crusaders and Rylee Ballard was also in double-digits with 12 points… Hannah Ervin finished with 4 points and Emily Suttles with 2… The Crusaders are now 3-4 overall and 1-0 in region play.
  • Boys: Crusaders 52 – Patriots 27… The news is also good where the Crusader boys are concerned as they took a 13-5 lead at the end of the first quarter and then outscored the Patriots in each of the three remain quarters to take a 52-27 win… Reese Harper led the Patriots with a game-high 14 points while the Crusaders were led by Buddy Baker who finished with 12 points… Both Braydon Burke and Andrew Codington scored 11 points each… Hector Rubio scored 5 points, Garrett Murphy 4 and Travis Gosnell 3… Clarence Bertoli, Garrison Vaughn and Daniel Ervin all scored 2 points each… The Crusaders are now 3-4 overall and 1-0 in region play
  • Middle School
    • Boys: Patriots 33 – Crusaders 27… The Crusaders were held scoreless in the first quarter (5-0) and found that hole just too deep to climb out of as they fell to the Patriots 33-27… Elias Littleton and Elijah Hornberger led the Crusader with 5 points each.
    • Girls: Crusaders 27- Patriots 7… The news is better where the middle school girls are concerned as they took a 27-7 win over the Patriots… Baylee Burke led the Crusaders with 12 points while Sadie Brown and Mackenzie Runyons each scored 6 points.
  • Up Next… All the Crusader teams will be on the road traveling to WW King Friday with middle school girls scheduled to start at 4:00 pm.

Broadcast Schedule: Below is a list of dates, times and teams that we plan on broadcasting live on Real Radio WLBG… And as usual,  you can hear it live on 860AM, 104.1 FM and the internet at www.wlbg.com… Unless noted differently, if it is varsity basketball games we will start a couple of minutes before 6:00 pm and if it is middle school basketball we will start a few minutes before 5:00 pm. [Read more…]

Sports Report for Tuesday, 12-6-2022

Local Notes:

Clinton HS… Last night the Clinton Red Devils hosted the Greenwood Eagles in non-region action

  • Girls: Clinton 46 – Greenwood 33… The Lady Red Devils remain undefeated on the young season as they took a 46-33 win over the Greenwood Eagles… The Red Devils started out a little cold as they trailed 11-15 at the end of the first quarter but by the time they went to the lockers at the half they led 24-21… They then outscored the Eagles 22-12 in the second half to take the 46-33 win… Coach John Gardner said afterwards it was a great win and that he loved the effort and the half-court defense… Everybody contributed… The Red Devils were led in scoring by Bryanna Belton who finished the game with 14 points… Anna Litzenberger finished with 9 while both Taneal Evans and Hannah Gary had 7… Mylayja Thompson had 5 and Nah’Shia Wright 4… Greenwood’s Erianna Wardlaw had a game high 18 to lead the Eagles… Clinton is now 4-0 on the season.
  • Boys: Clinton 69 – Greenwood 61… In boys’ action, the Red Devils jumped out to a 40-26 lead at the half and then held on to take a 69-61 win over the Eagles… The Eagles did make some runs at the Red Devils in the second half and did draw to within 3 points close to the end of the game but the Red Devils held on to take the win… Afterwards Coach Eddie Romines commented “tough hard fought win tonight… We jumped out to a big halftime lead and then give Greenwood credit they made a run in the second half and cut it to three in the fourth… However, we were able to hit some free throws down the stretch to win the ball game… We rebounded well tonight and ultimately that helped us to win tonight”… Tushawn Richardson and Quay Ryant each scored 14 points to lead the Red Devils in scoring…Taliek Fuller finished with 13 points, Kadon Crawford 9, Wil Stewart 6, Ke’Lyah Byrd 3 and Zay Johnson 1… Khylek Williams and Donavan Boyles led the Eagles with 17 points each…The Red Devils are 2-0 on the young season
  • Up Next… The Red Devils will host the Mid-Carolina Rebels starting with JV boys’ action today at 5 pm followed by the varsity girls and boys.

Laurens HS…  The Raider sub-varsity teams hosted the Hillcrest Rams last night.

  • JV Girls: Hillcrest 37 – Laurens 6… The Raider offense just could not get in gear last night as they were held scoreless in the first quarter and trailed 4-11 at the half as the Rams rolled on to take a 37-6 win…. MyAngel Pitts, Gabby Wormley and Iyanna Lungsford each scored 2 points for the Raiders.
  • C-Team Boys: Laurens 43 – Hillcrest 30… The news is better where the C-Team boys are concerned as they took a come from behind 43-30 win… The Raiders trailed 7-15 at half but came out in the third quarter and cut the Rams lead to 20-22 going into 4th quarter… The Raider defense stepped up and got numerous steals in the final 6 minutes pull ahead… DreQuan Smith led the Raiders with 17 points scoring 10 of them in the 4th quarter while Qiomatavis Anderson was also in double-digits with 13… Dee Suber finished with 5 points, Damyyo smith 4 Trendon Brown 3, Maurice Sales 3 and Zkaveion Westbrook1
  • JV Boys: Hillcrest 39 – Laurens 36… In the final game, the Raiders lost a heartbreaker as they led 34-31 going into 4th quarter where the Rams outscored them 8-2 to take a 39-36 win over the Raiders… Hillcrest took lead 35-34 with about 5 min left and the Raiders just could not catch up as turnovers hurt them… Hyikeem Burnside led the Raiders in scoring with 14 points… NyKing Pitts finished with 6 points, Emyus Young 5, Rodrick Payne 5, Tyon Bailey 4, Rocarius Stephen 2 and Zakarion Simpson 1.
  • Next Up… The Raider varsity teams will be on road traveling to Hillcrest tonight while JV boys and girls will be at home hosting Woodruff on Wednesday.

     

Laurens Academy

  • Up Next… The Crusader teams will host the Wardlaw Patriots tonight starting with the middle school girls’ game at 4:00 pm.

Middle School…  The middle school basketball schedule for yesterday (starting at 5 pm):

  • Hickory Tavern at Dixie… No scores reported, ask coach to do so in the future
  • Gray Court-Owings at Sanders… No scores reported, ask coach to do so in the future
  • Whitmire at Laurens Middle School
    • Girls: LMS 30 – Whitmire 20… The Tigers never trailed and Destiny C. led them in scoring with 13 points
    • Boys: LMS 50 – Whitmire 12… The Tigers led 17-0 at the end of the first quarter and never looked back… Izale S. led the Tigers in scoring with 10 points.

Broadcast Schedule: Below is a list of dates, times and teams that we plan on broadcasting live on Real Radio WLBG… And as usual,  you can hear it live on 860AM, 104.1 FM and the internet at www.wlbg.com… Unless noted differently, if it is varsity basketball games we will start a couple of minutes before 6:00 pm  and if it is middle school basketball we will start a few minutes before 5:00 pm.

  • Friday, Dec. 9, Clinton at LDHS
  • Saturday, Dec.10… WLBG will carry the Touchstone Energy North-South All-Star Game from Myrtle Beach… The Red Devils will have Bryson James and Hezekiah playing on the North Team and the Raiders will be represented by Cayson Elledge… Clinton’s athletic trainer Dr. Nora Ann Pace will be serving as the trainer for the North Team… The pregame will start at noon with kickoff slated for 12:30… Mr. Football for South Carolina 2022 will be announced at halftime of the game… Clinton’s Bryson James is one of 7 finalists for this award.

Local Sports Schedule: [Read more…]

Sports Report for Monday, 12-5-2022

Local Notes:

Laurens HS at Clinton HS… Last Friday night the Red Devils kicked off their regular season in basketball as they hosted the Laurens Raiders in round one of the “County Championship”…. This was the first time the Raiders two new head coaches Michael Cade for the lady Raiders and Armond Flood for the boys experienced the Clinton-Laurens rivalry.

  • Girls: Clinton 45 – Laurens 20… In girls’ action, the Red Devils outscored the Raiders 16-9 in the first quarter and led 29-14 at the half and then went on to take a 45-20 win over the Raiders… Raiders fouled a lot and Clinton made 15 of 22 free throws while Laurens only made 2 of 15 free throws… The Raiders had trouble also with the Red Devil pressing defense… Bryanna Belton led the Red Devils with a game-high 16 points and Taneal Evans was also in double-digits with 10 points… Others scoring for the Red Devils were Mylayja Thompson with 7 points, Zakalia Redd 6 and scoring 2 points each were Ry’Daijia Mars, Mia Barr and Hanna Gary… The leading scorer for the Raiders was Faith Jackson with 9 points… Shanyai Chinn finished with 3 while D Grant, Zoe Young, MyAngel Walker and Destiny Anderson all finished with 2 points each.
  • Boys: Clinton 65 – Laurens 53… The Clinton boys’ team was also victorious by a score of 65-53 in their very first game of the season as most of their players have just finished football… The Raiders led 18-15 at the end of the first quarter but the Red Devils came back to take a 21-20 lead with just over 6:35 left in the 2nd quarter and never trailed after that… Clinton also had a wide margin in rebounding… The Red Devils had 3 players scoring in double-digits as Wil Stewart had a game-high 19 points while Tushaun Richardson finished with 15 points and Tylon Scurry 13… Also scoring for the Red Devils were Taliek Fuller with 8 while Kadon Crawford, Quay Rant and Zay Johnson all finished with 3 points… Jadden Copeland rounded out the Red Devil scoring with 2 points… For the Raiders, Mason Aiken and Ty Johnson each had 18 points to lead the team… Narrius Jones finished with 7points, Martinez Shaw 5, Travija Austin 3 and Kalvis Byrd 2.
  • JV Boys: Clinton 47 – Laurens 27… Sorry no details available.
  • Up Next… The Red Devils will host the Greenwood eagles tonight in varsity action while the Raiders varsity teams will travel Hillcrest tomorrow night while the sub-varsity teams host Hillcrest tonight starting with JV girls at 5:30

Laurens Academy… Last Friday the Laurens Academy Crusader teams hosted the Hampton Park Panthers out of Greenville.

  • Girls: Crusaders 37 – Panthers 36… The Crusader girls’ team suffered through a cold first half last Friday and trailed 22-9 going into the locker room…. The second half was a different story as the Crusaders picked up their offense and defense and came back to take a close 37-36 win… By the end of the third quarter they had cut the Panther’s lead down to down to 2 points 28-26…   Three steals in a row by Olivia Huck with a fast break layup by Rylee Ballard turned the momentum… The Crusaders were led in scoring by Olivia Huck who finished with 14 points (only 2 in the first half and Rylee Ballard with 12 (only 3 in the first half)… Emily Suttles scored 5 points, Hanna Erwin 4 and Madisyn Graham 2
  • Boys: Crusaders 42 – Panthers 41… It was a night of close basketball games where the varsity teams were concerned last Friday out at Laurens Academy as the boys also took a one-point 42-41 win over the Panthers… The Crusaders started slow trailing 15-10 after 8 minutes of play but rebounded to take a 24-20 lead by the end of the first half… They then hung on to take the 42-41 win… The Crusaders had 2 players in double-digits as Buddy Baker finished with a game-high 15 points and Braydon Burke had 10… Hector Rubio finished the game with 8 points, Travis Gosnell 3 while Garrett Murphy, Jarred Willard and Daniel Ervin all finished with 2 points.
  • Middle School Results… In middle school action, the Crusaders boys fell by a score of 25-21… They trailed 14-6 at the end of the first quarter and just could not quite dig out of that hole…Ethan Collins lead the team with 6 points… I cannot tell how the middle school girls did as no one reported the score to me and it was not posted on the LA Twitter account.
  • Up Next… The Crusader teams will host the Wardlaw Patriots tomorrow night starting with the middle school girls’ game at 4:00 pm. 

Middle School…  The middle school basketball schedule for today is (starting at 5 pm):

  • Hickory Tavern at Dixie
  • Gray Court-Owings at Sanders
  • Whitmire at Laurens Middle School

Broadcast Schedule: Below is a list of dates, times and teams that we plan on broadcasting live on Real Radio WLBG… And as usual you can hear it live on 860AM, 104.1 FM and the internet at www.wlbg.com… Unless noted differently, if it is varsity basketball games we will start a couple of minutes before 6:00 pm and if it is middle school basketball we will start a few minutes before 5:00 pm.

  • Friday, Dec. 9, Clinton at LDHS

Local Sports Schedule: [Read more…]

Sports Report for Friday, 12-2-2022

Local Notes:

Clinton HS

  • Red Devils Open Regular Season Tonight… The Clinton Red Devil varsity basketball teams will open their regular season tonight as they host the Laurens Raiders starting with the girls’ game at 6:00 pm… The start of their regular season had to be delayed a few days due to just about all the varsity boys were playing football up until last Friday night… As far as I know there will be no broadcast of the games but I will try to keep you posted on my Twitter account at AM860Mike.

Laurens HS

  • Raiders Split with Vikings… The Raider varsity basketball teams hosted the Spartanburg Vikings last night in non-region action.
    • Girls: Spartanburg 51 – Laurens 45… In the first game of the night, the Lady Raiders lost to the Vikings 51-45 in a hard-fought game that saw the Raiders lead early but the Vikings came back to take the win in the 4th quarter… The Raiders led 9-6 after 8 minutes of play but trailed 19-17 at the half… The Raiders fought back in the 3rd quarter to take a 28-26 lead going into the last 8 minutes of play where the Vikings outscored the Raiders 25-17 to take the win… Afterwards Coach Michael Cade said he was proud to see the Raiders hustle and toughness but did admit that turnovers and free throw shooting hurt the Raiders cause… Spartanburg’s Genesis Young led all scorers with 20 points… The Raiders were led in scoring by Zoe Young who finished with 12 points and CaDayzhia Grant who finished with 10… MyAngel Walker scored 9 points, Faith Jackson 8, Destiny Anderson 3 and Shakeria Chinn 1
    • Boys: Laurens 61 – Spartanburg 55 OT…       Now the news is better where the boys are concerned as the Raider took a 61-55 win in overtime… The Raiders started slow as they trailed 14-6 at the end of the first quarter… The Raiders fought back to take a 23-21 lead going into the locker room at the half… They led by 2 (39-37) going into the final 8 minutes of play where the Vikings fought back to tie the game 51-51 and send it into overtime… During regulation play, both teams had trouble with turnovers and that continued into the overtime where the Vikings had 6 turnovers compared to the Raiders 2 which enabled the Raiders to outscore the Vikings 10-4 to take the win… The Raiders were led by Martinez Shaw who finished with a game-high 19 points and Ty Johnson had 11 to give the Raiders 2 players in double-digits… Tylan Fowler and Narrius Jones both finished with 9 points, Travija Austin 6. Jamarius Hunter 4 and Deon Red 3.
  • Sub Varsity Results at Spartanburg on Wednesday… Yesterday I mentioned to you that the Raider sub-varsity teams traveled to Spartanburg to take on the Vikings Wednesday night but I did not have any scores… Well I know have the scores (but no details) and I hate to report that all 3 of the Raider teams lost… The JV girls lost 37-8, the C-Team boys fell 46-26 and the JV boys fell 54-28. 

Laurens Academy

  • Crusaders Results from Wednesday… The Crusader varsity basketball teams traveled up to St Joseph’s to take on the Knights back on Wednesday.
    • Girls: Knights 43 – Crusaders 16… In girls’ action, the Crusaders had trouble getting their offense going last night as they fell to the Knights 43-16… The Crusades were held scoreless in the first quarter and trailed 16-6 at the half…. The Knights put the game away in the third quarter outscoring the Crusaders 20-5 and then going on to the win… The Knights GA Dumont led all scorers with 18 points… Olivia Huck led the Crusaders with 8 points while Rylee Ballard finished with 6 points and Abby Howard 2.
    • Boys: Knights 67 – Crusaders 25… The Crusader boys also had trouble getting their offense going as they fell by a score of 67-25… The Crusaders never scored more than 8 points in a quarter (first and fourth) while the Knights at least doubled the Crusader scores in each quarter to take the win… Braydon Burke led the Crusaders with 8 points while both Buddy Baker and Andrew Codington finished with 6 each… Tristian Pitts finished with 3 points and Clarence Bertoli 2.
    • UP Next… All the Crusader teams will be in action today as they host the Hampton Park Panthers out of Greenville. 

High School Football Scores, Schedules and Standings

  • Thanks to scfootballstats.com you can now see last weekend’s scores for all games by classification on Saturday, Sunday and possibly Monday… After that you will see the weeks schedule by classification… You can also see the standings in each region by classification… To see this information, click here.

 State Championship Football Games… All games played at Benedict College in Columbia.

  • Last Night:  Beaufort 41 Powdersville 31… Last night down at Benedict College in Columbia, the Beaufort Eagles defeated the Powdersville Patriots 41-31 to with the SCHSL Class AAA State Football Championship… The Eagles finish the season with a 12-2 record having lost to Fort Dorchester (who will be playing for the Dutch Fork for the Class AAAA Championship) 6-21 and Battery Creek 7-31… Powdersville finishes 13-2 having lost to Class AAAAA Hillcrest 35-37 back in September.
  • Today… The Schedule for today in Class AA has Abbeville (12-2) taking on Oceanside Colligate (12-1) at 2:00 pm  and at 7:00 pm Christ Church (13-1) taking on Johnsonville (13-0) for the Class A Championship
  • Tomorrow… At noon in Class AAAA action, Dutch Fork (13-1) will take on Fort Dorchester (13-2) and then at 7:00 pm Northwestern (13-1) will battle South Florence (14-0) foe the Class AAAA crown.

Broadcast Schedule: Below is a list of dates, times and teams that we plan on broadcasting live on Real Radio WLBG… And as usual you can hear it live on 860AM, 104.1 FM and the internet at www.wlbg.com… Unless noted differently, if it is varsity basketball games we will start a couple of minutes before 6:00 pm  and if it is middle school basketball we will start a few minutes before 5:00 pm. [Read more…]

Sports Report for Thursday, 12-1-2022

Local Notes:

Clinton HS

  • Dailey Signs with PC… Yesterday afternoon at Clinton HS in front of family, friends, teammates coaches and teachers, Mary Catherine Dailey signed a letter of intent to continue her education and tennis career close to home at Presbyterian College… She was sought after by other schools but chose to stay close to home… The senior has been on the varsity team since 2017 and has been named to the All-Region team more than once. Team captain, team MVP and has played in the SCHSL State Singles Invitational Tournament more than once… Her list of activities in the community is lengthy and quite impressive… Currently she ranks 7th in her senior class at Clinton HS… She is undecided about her major and plans on getting the core courses in her first two years at PC and then deciding on a major… I feel sure she will excel at whatever she chooses… To see a short video interview done with her after the signing click here… Congratulations to Mary Catherine!
  •  Bryson James Named to North Roster for All-Star Game… In case you missed it last week, Red Devil running back and linebacker Bryson James has been named to the North Roster for the Touchstone Energy Bowl North VS. South All Star Bowl Game due to an injury to one of the players chosen on the initial roster… He is listed as a running back… He will join teammate Hezekiah Kinard and Laurens wide receiver Cayson Elledge who were named in the initial roster… The game will be played on Saturday, 12-10-22 at Doug Shaw Stadium Myrtle Beach… To get more information about this game click here… Had he not been named to the team (which would have been a big mistake) he would have been at the game as he has been named as one of the 7 finalists for the 2022 Mr. Football Award whose winner will be announced at halftime of the game… By the way we do plan on bringing you the game here on Real Radio WLBG starting at noon… Congratulations to Bryson and not only good luck in the game but also on his being named as one of the 7 finalists!

Laurens HS

  • Raider Varsity Teams at Home Tonight… The Raider varsity basketball teams will be hosting the Spartanburg Vikings tonight… Come out and cheer on the Raiders but if you can’t, we do plan on brining you those games here on Real Radio WLBG starting right about 6:00 pm.

Laurens Academy

  • Crusaders on the Road Tonight… The Crusader varsity basketball teams traveled up to St Joseph’s to take on the Knights yesterday
    • Girls: Knights 43 – Crusaders 16… In girls’ action, the Crusaders had trouble getting their offense going last night as they fell to the Knights 43-16… The Crusades were held scoreless in the first quarter and trailed 16-6 at the half…. The Knights put the game away in the third quarter outscoring the Crusaders 20-5 and then going on to the win… The Knights GA Dumont led all scorers with 18 points… Olivia Huck led the Crusaders with 8 points while Rylee Ballard finished with 6 points and Abby Howard 2.
    • Boys: Sorry but no one reported the boys score to me
    • UP Next… All the Crusader teams will be in action tomorrow as they host the Hampton Park Panthers out of Greenville.

Middle School…  The middle school basketball schedule for today is (starting at 5 pm):

  • Gray Court-Owings at Whitmire
  • Ware Shoals at Hickory Tavern
  • Sanders at Dixie

SCHSL Football Brackets

  • If you go to WLBG.com an look on the right side of the homepage you will see a posting titled “2022 SCHSL Football Playoff Brackets”… If you click on that posting it will open up and lest each of the 5 classes in the SCHSL… Click on the one you are interested in and it will open up that class’s playoff bracket… To do that now click here… Enjoy!

 

High School Football Scores, Schedules and Standings

  • Thanks to scfootballstats.com you can now see last weekend’s scores for all games by classification on Saturday, Sunday and possibly Monday… After that you will see the weeks schedule by classification… You can also see the standings in each region by classification… To see this information, click here.

Broadcast Schedule: Below is a list of dates, times and teams that we plan on broadcasting live on Real Radio WLBG… And as usual you can hear it live on 860AM, 104.1 FM and the internet at www.wlbg.com… Unless noted differently, if it is varsity basketball games we will start a couple of minutes before 6:00 pm  and if it is middle school basketball we will start a few minutes before 5:00 pm. [Read more…]

Sports Report for Tuesday, 11-29-2022

Local Notes:

Clinton HS

  • Region IV AAA All-Region Team Announced… Yesterday the All-Region IV-AAA Football Team and other awards information was released… As you might expect the Clinton Red Devils were well represented on that team and among those garnering special awards.
    • Offense:   Jishun Copeland (RB), Nalim Mays (OL), Jay Martin (OL) and Keegan Fortman (K)
    • Defense: Eric Robinson (DL), Kason Copeland (LB) and Zaravion Johnson(LB)
    • Honorable Mention: Kadon Crawford, Dre Aiken, Rion Gordon, Jayden Robinson
    • Special Teams Player of the Year: Justin Copeland (KR/PR)
    • Defensive Player of the Year: Hezekiah Kinard (DL)
    • Region Player of the Year: Bryson James
    • Coach of the Year… Corey Fountain
    • Congratulations to all these players and Coach Fountain on well-deserved awards after a great season!  If you are interested in seeing all players form all the region schools that were also named to the All-Region Team or received other honors, click here.
  •  Kadon Crawford TD Club Player of the Week… Yesterday it was also announced that Clinton HS junior tight end and defensive end Kadon Crawford has been named the TD Club’s Player of the Week for his performance in last Fridays game at Powdersville… Crawford had six tackles on the night, two tackles for loss and one sack on the night in the 27 – 14 loss to Powdersville in the AAA Upper State Championship game Friday night… Head Coach Corey Fountain states, “Kadon is a great young man who works exceptionally hard…  I love his physical style of play!  We usually see him getting noticed for his blocking, however, this past Friday he did a great job on the defensive side of the ball as well.”

 Laurens HS

  • Freshman Basketball: Hillcrest 40 – Laurens 28… Sorry no details reported.
  • JV Boys Basketball: Hillcrest 59 – Laurens 33… Sorry no details reported
  • JV Girls Basketball: Laurens 21 – Hillcrest 19… The Raiders did manage to win one of the games at Hillcrest and that was the JV Girls’ game… The Raider trailed 10-5 at the half and started their comeback in the third quarter where the score was 12-11 Hillcrest at its end… The Raiders outscored the Rans 10-7 in the last quarter to take a 21-19 win… Taniah Pulley led the Raiders with 11 points… Mi Angel Pitts finished with 4 points while Gabby Wormley, Kryssy Carter and Iyanna Lungsford each scored 2 points…. These were the first game of the season for all 3 teams and they will travel to Spartanburg Wednesday.

SCHSL Football Brackets

  • If you go to WLBG.com an look on the right side of the homepage you will see a posting titled “2022 SCHSL Football Playoff Brackets”… If you click on that posting it will open up and lest each of the 5 classes in the SCHSL… Click on the one you are interested in and it will open up that class’s playoff bracket… To do that now click here… Enjoy!

 High School Football Scores, Schedules and Standings

  • Thanks to scfootballstats.com you can now see last weekend’s scores for all games by classification on Saturday, Sunday and possibly Monday… After that you will see the weeks schedule by classification… You can also see the standings in each region by classification… To see this information, click here.

Broadcast Schedule: Below is a list of dates, times and teams that we plan on broadcasting live on Real Radio WLBG… And as usual you can hear it live on 860AM, 104.1 FM and the internet at www.wlbg.com… Unless noted differently, if it is varsity basketball games we will start a couple of minutes before 6:00 pm  and if it is middle school basketball we will start a few minutes before 5:00 pm.

  • Tuesday, Nov. 29, Hillcrest at LDHS
  • Thursday, Dec. 1, Spartanburg at LDHS

Local Sports Schedule: [Read more…]

Sports Report for Monday, 11-28-2022

Local Notes:

Clinton HS

  • Powdersville 27 – Clinton 14… The Red Devils saw their season come to an end last Friday night as the Powdersville Patriots took a 27-14 win over the Red Devils… Clinton got on the board first when they blocked a Patriot punt (I believe either Kadon Crawford or Zay Johnson blocked the punt) and Bryson James scooped it up and scored from 15 yards out but the PAT was blocked so Clinton led 6-0 early… Powdersville responded by driving down the field and scoring and with the PAT led 7-6 with 6:57 left in the quarter… Neither team scored again until with 4:14 left in the 2nd quarter Clinton recovered a Powdersville fumble at the Patriot 7 yd. line and 2 plays later Bryson James scored again from 4 yds. out and he also added the 2-point conversion to make it 14-7 Clinton which was the score at the half…  The Patriots struck first in the second half as they kicked a 33 yd. field goal with 7:03 on the clock… They scored again when they had a pick-six on Clinton’s next possession and that made the score 17-14… Bryson James appeared to have returned the ensuing kickoff for a TD but a penalty nullified it… After that the Red Devils continued to fight and get as far as the Powdersville 23 yd. line, but Powdersville defense was able to keep the Red Devils out of the endzone…  The Patriots offense scored once more in the 3rd quarter, but the Red Devil defense held them scoreless the rest of the way
  • Some Stats… The Patriots had 241 yds. of total offense (135 passing and 106 rushing) to Clintons 195 (159 rushing and 36 passing)… Bryson James finished the night with 15 carries for 85 yds. And a TD against a defense that was really keying on him… Justin Copeland had 4 pass receptions for 36 yds… To see the entire stat package that includes a play-by play accounting of the game click here… The Red Devils, Coach Fountain and his staff have nothing to be ashamed of as they finished with a 13-1 record and the future is still bright for Red Devil football as the JV team went undefeated this season… Go Big Red!

Football Scores from Friday Night

  • Class 5A… Dutch Fork 51 – Gaffney 28, Fort Dorchester 24 – Summerville 10
  • Class 4A… Northwestern 33 – Greenville 28, South Florence 43
  • Class 3A… Powdersville 27 – Clinton 14, Beaufort 30 – Dillon 21
  • Class 2A… Abbeville 41 – Saluda 16, Oceanside 49 – Andrew Jackson 13
  • Class A… Christ Church 21 – St Joseph’s 7, Johnsonville 20 – Cross 6

 SCHSL Football Brackets

  • If you go to WLBG.com an look on the right side of the homepage you will see a posting titled “2022 SCHSL Football Playoff Brackets”… If you click on that posting it will open up and lest each of the 5 classes in the SCHSL… Click on the one you are interested in and it will open up that class’s playoff bracket… To do that now click here… Enjoy!

 High School Football Scores, Schedules and Standings

  • Thanks to scfootballstats.com you can now see last weekend’s scores for all games by classification on Saturday, Sunday and possibly Monday… After that you will see the weeks schedule by classification… You can also see the standings in each region by classification… To see this information, click here.

Middle School… Games on the schedule for today starting at 5:00 pm with girl’s action.

  • Dixie @ LMS
  • HT @ Sanders
  • Whitmire @ Ware Shoals

Broadcast Schedule: Below is a list of dates, times and teams that we plan on broadcasting live on Real Radio WLBG… And as usual you can hear it live on 860AM, 104.1 FM and the internet at www.wlbg.com… Unless noted differently, if it is varsity basketball games we will start a couple of minutes before 6:00 pm  and if it is middle school basketball we will start a few minutes before 5:00 pm. [Read more…]

Sports Report for Friday, 11-25-2022

Local Notes:

Clinton HS

  • Clinton at Powdersville… Well I think that unless you are just coming out of a coma or coming back from an alien abduction you most likely are aware of the fact that the Clinton Red Devils will be traveling to Powdersville HS tonight to take on the Patriots for the Class AAA Upper State Championship with a berth in the State Championship next Thursday on the line… The Patriots come into the game having finished first in Region II Class AAA with a 12-1 record… Their only loss was to Class AAAAA Hillcrest by 2 points (35-37) back on September 16th… Last Friday night they knocked off unbeaten and defending State Champion Daniel in a close one at home 36-35… They are averaging 46.5 points per game while giving up 22.9 points per game… If you would like to see the Patriots schedule and results click here…The Red Devils of course are undefeated and finished first in Region IV Class AAA… They are coming off a 49-27 win over Chapman where they trailed early but finished strong… They are averaging 44.6 points per game while giving up 18.1 points per game… If you would like to see the Clinton schedule and results click here… It looks like 2 potent offenses are going to be going against two stingy defenses and I think this is going to be a whale of a game…. The team that makes the fewest mistakes and wants it more should win this contest and I sure hope that is the Red Devils!  Go Big Red!    
  • Ticket Information for Powdersville Football Game Tonight… As all true Red Devil fans know, the Red Devils will travel to Powdersville HS tomorrow night to take on the Patriots for the Upper State Class AAA Championship… They will be selling tickets online and they strongly encourage you to purchase your tickets before arriving that way to avoid long lines at the ticket booth where they will be selling tickets for $10 each… Correct change is also highly recommended if you buy them at the gate… For more information on this and a link to online ticket sales plus some information about parting and where to enter, click here… Also remember ticket prices are set by the South Carolina High School League and only SCHSL passes will be accepted… The address for the school is The address is 145 Hood Road/Greenville, SC 29611.

Laurens HS

  • George and Little Named to All- Region Teams… Doing a little catching up with the Raider girls’ tennis team and the volleyball teams…  Kamryn George was selected to the Region 2-AAAA All-Region Volleyball Team and Kelsie Little was similarly selected to the to the Region 2-AAAA All-Region Girls Tennis Team… If you would like to see more about this including a photo of these young ladies, click here… Congratulations to both these fine student-athletes!

Other Upper State Football Games Tonight… All games at 7:30

  • Class 5A… Dutch Fork at Gaffney
  • Class 4A… Northwestern at Greenville
  • Class 3A… Clinton at Powdersville
  • Class 2A… Saluda at Abbeville
  • Class A… St. Joseph’s at Christ Church

 SCHSL Football Brackets

  • If you go to WLBG.com an look on the right side of the homepage you will see a posting titled “2022 SCHSL Football Playoff Brackets”… If you click on that posting it will open up and lest each of the 5 classes in the SCHSL… Click on the one you are interested in and it will open up that class’s playoff bracket… To do that now click here… Enjoy!

 High School Football Scores, Schedules and Standings

  • Thanks to scfootballstats.com you can now see last weekend’s scores for all games by classification on Saturday, Sunday and possibly Monday… After that you will see the weeks schedule by classification… You can also see the standings in each region by classification… To see this information, click here.

Local Sports Schedule: [Read more…]

Sports Report for Thursday, 11-24-2022

Local Notes:

Clinton HS

  • Robinson Selected as TD Club Player of the Week… Back on Tuesday the Laurens County Touchdown Club announced that Jayden Robinson had been selected as the most recent Player of the Week for his performance in the Red Devils win over Chapman in Round 3 of the SCHSL Class-AAA Playoffs… Jayden is a Junior Running Back and Defensive Back for the Red Devils… Robinson finished the night with 8 carries for 146 yards and had 2 receptions for 58 yards… A rushing TD of 77 yards made most of the TV highlight shows for his ability to maintain his balance and score after what seemed like an obvious tackle but was not (click here to see a video of that run) … Robinson now has 1066 yards rushing on the year on only 83 carries. Jayden now joins Jishun Copeland and Bryson James, who have all three now gone over 1000 yards rushing for the season… Head Coach Corey Fountain says, “Jayden is an awesome team player who comes to practice every day giving his best effort… He pushes other guys around him to be better because he always goes full speed… His work in the weight room and on the track has paid off this season for him on the football field.”
  • TD Club Annual Awards Banquet Date Changed… Jayden will be honored as Player of the Week at the Club’s Awards Banquet… The TD Club also announced that the date of the banquet has been changed due to Clinton’s continued run in the playoffs and the impact that is having on Clinton athletic schedules and other obstacles that have popped up… The new date for the banquet will be Wednesday Night January 11th at 7:00 PM at The Ridge… All other aspects of the banquet will remain the same.
  • Ticket Information for Powdersville Football Game Friday… As all true Red Devil fans know, the Red Devils will travel to Powdersville HS tomorrow night to take on the Patriots for the Upper State Class AAA Championship… They will be selling tickets online and they strongly encourage you to purchase your tickets before arriving that way to avoid long lines at the ticket booth where they will be selling tickets for $10 each… Correct change is also highly recommended if you buy them at the gate… For more information on this and a link to online ticket sales plus some information about parting and where to enter, click here… Also remember ticket prices are set by the South Carolina High School League and only SCHSL passes will be accepted.

Laurens HS

  • Boys Basketball: Laurens 60 – Spartanburg Christian Acd. 40… The Raider boys’ basketball team was back in action yesterday afternoon as they finished their participation in the 2022 Impact Sports Invitational @ Spartanburg Christian Academy… Good news for Raider fans as they picked up their first win of the season by defeating the Warriors 60-40… The Raiders led 24-17 at the half but broke the game open in the third quarter as they outscored the Warriors 18-8 and continued that pace to take the win… The Raiders had 3 players scoring in double-digits as Ty Johnson finished with 24 points, Tylan Fowler 13 and Devon Redd 12… Also scoring for the Raiders Narrius Jones had 6 points, KynJavon Boyce & Martinez Shaw 2 each while CJ Bates finished with 1…. The Raider varsity teams return to action next Tuesday as they host the Hillcrest Rams starting with the girls’ game at 6:00 pm and we do plan on brining you those games here on Real Radio WLBG and streaming live on the internet at www.wlbg.com.

Laurens Academy… Tuesday night the Laurens Academy Crusader basketball teams hosted the Hawks of Oakbrook Prep

  • Girls: Hawks 41 – Crusaders 17… In girls’ action, the Crusaders just could not seem to get their offense in sync as they trailed 26-9 and then went on to fall to the Hawks by a score of 41-17… The Hawks Abbi Summy had a game-high 17 points… Olivia Huck led the Crusaders in scoring with 7 points… Others scoring for the Crusaders included Rylee Ballard with 4 points, Madisyn Graham 3, Hannah Ervin 2 and Gracie Hall 1.
  • Boys: Eagles 68 – Crusaders 56… In boys’ action, the news is no better as the Hawks took a 68-56 win over the Crusaders… The score was 35-25 Crusaders at the end of the first half, but the Crusaders offense went colder in the second half while the Hawks offense got in rhythm as they outscored the Crusaders 43-23 in the second half to take the win… The Hawks Lee Dahlberg led all scorers with 26 points… The Crusaders were led in scoring by Buddy Baker who finished with 17 points while Jared Willard had 12 and Brayden Burke 10 to give the Crusaders 3 players scoring in double-digits… Andrew Codington finished with 5 points while Hector Rubio, Clarence Bertoli and Daniel Ervin all finished with 4 points.
  • Middle School GamesBoys… The Crusaders lost 53-15 in boys’ action… Elias Littleton had 9 points for the Crusader while Caleb Hardy had 5 and Weston Jones 1… Girls… The girls were the only one of the 4 Crusader teams to take a win over the Hawks as they defeated them 24-19 to pick up their first win of the season… Braylee Burke led the Crusaders with 13 points… Mackenzie Runyons scored 6 points and Sadie Bruyere 4… Thanks to Coach Marlett on the updated information on the middle school girls team!
  • Up Next… The Crusader varsity teams will be back in action next Wednesday night (11-30-22) when they travel to St Joseph’s to take on the Knights.

SCHSL Football Brackets

  • If you go to WLBG.com an look on the right side of the homepage you will see a posting titled “2022 SCHSL Football Playoff Brackets”… If you click on that posting it will open up and lest each of the 5 classes in the SCHSL… Click on the one you are interested in and it will open up that class’s playoff bracket… To do that now click here… Enjoy!

 High School Football Scores, Schedules and Standings

  • Thanks to scfootballstats.com you can now see last weekend’s scores for all games by classification on Saturday, Sunday and possibly Monday… After that you will see the weeks schedule by classification… You can also see the standings in each region by classification… To see this information, click here.

Local Sports Schedule: [Read more…]

Sports Report for Wednesday, 11-23-2022

Local Notes:

Clinton HS

  • Girls Basketball: Clinton 54 – Palmetto 49… The Lady Red Devils won their second game in as many nights last night as they defeated the Palmetto Mustangs 54-49 in the Championship Game of the Lady Devil Invitational…. Clinton had an early 8-2 lead at the end of the first quarter but trailed 25-19 at the half… The Red Devils came out in the second half and used a press to force the Mustangs into even more turnovers than the two teams had in the first half which helped create some offensive opportunities and by the time the third quarter ended the score was tied 34-34… Clinton then continued to press in 4th quarter and palmetto continued to miss opportunities down the stretch as the Red Devils took the 54-49 win… The Red Devils had 3 players score in double-digits as Mylayja Thompson led them with a game-high 18 points, Anna Litzenberger had 11 and Bryanna Belton finished with 10… Others scoring for the Red Devils were Hanna Gary 9, Ry’Daijia Mars 4, and Taneal Evans 2.

Laurens HS

  • Girls Basketball: BHP 48 – Laurens 43… The Lady Raider basketball team finished its participation in the Coach Varner Tipoff Classic at the Woodruff Activity Center last night falling to the BHP Bears 48-43…  The Raiders trailed 21-15 and did try to come back in the second half but foul trouble and injuries forced the Rader to play 4 on 5 at the end of the game as one Raider left the game with an injury and 3 fouled out… The Bears Kamiyah Christian had a game-high 22 points… The Raiders were led by Faith Jackson who had 18 points…   Akacia Smith and Zoe Young finished 5 points each while Destiny Anderson and Shakira Chinn had 3 each… Shanayi Chinn and MyAngel Walker both finished with 3 points and Dayzhia Grant 1.
  • Boys Basketball: Mauldin 81 – Laurens 34… The Raider boys’ basketball team was back in action yesterday afternoon as they continued their participation in the 2022 Impact Sports Invitational @ Spartanburg Christian Academy… The Raiders hung with the Mavericks in the first quarter as they only trailed by 1 at its end (12-11) but the rest of game the Raiders scored less than 10 points in each quarter while the Mavericks offense continued to click as the Mavericks went on to an 81-34 win… The Mavericks Braden Hershburger led all scorers with 19 points… The Raiders were led by Tylon Fowler who was the only Raider in double-digits with 12 points… Devon Redd finished with 8 points, Ty Johnson 5 while both mason Aiken and Jamarius Hunter both finished with 2 points.
  • Up Next for the Boys…The Raiders will be back in action today in the tournament taking on Spartanburg Christian today at noon… If you would like to follow the Raiders the address for the school’s gym is 8740 Asheville Hwy, Spartanburg, SC 29316… Good Luck to the Raiders!
  • Raider Boys Basketball Hosting Tip Off Fundraiser Dinner… The Raider Boys Basketball team will host a fundraising dinner on November 27th at 4:00 pm… This event will be held at The Ballroom which is located at 241 S. Harper Street Ext. in Laurens… The cost per person is $50 or for a table of 8 is $350… The guest speaker will be Devon Smith, author of the book “How a Roundball Shaped My Life”, and a catered meal will be included… All proceeds from this event will help offset the costs of uniforms, equipment, and travel for the boys’ basketball team… The deadline to order tickets is Wednesday, 11-23-22 Contact Coach Armond Flood at apflood@laurens55.org for more information… Click here to purchase your tickets for this event.

Laurens Academy… Last night the Laurens Academy Crusader basketball teams hosted the Hawks of Oakbrook Prep

  • Girls: Hawks 41 – Crusaders 17… In girls’ action, the Crusaders just could not seem to get their offense in sync as they trailed 26-9 and then went on to fall to the Hawks by a score of 41-17… The hawks Abbi Summy had a game-high 17 points… Olivia Huck led the Crusaders in scoring with 7 points… Others scoring for the Crusaders included Rylee Ballard with 4 points, Madisyn Graham 3, Hannah Ervin 2 and Gracie Hall 1.
  • Boys: Eagles 68 – Crusaders 56… In boys’ action, the news is no better as the Hawks took a 68-56 win over the Crusaders… The score was 35-25 Crusaders at the end of the first half, but the Crusaders offense went colder in the second half while the Hawks offense got in rhythm as they outscored the Crusaders 43-23 in the second half to take the win… The Hawks Lee Dahlberg led all scorers with 26 points… The Crusaders were led in scoring by Buddy Baker who finished with 17 points while Jared Willard had 12 and Brayden Burke 10 to give the Crusaders 3 players scoring in double-digits… Andrew Codington finished with 5 points while Hector Rubio, Clarence Bertoli and Daniel Ervin all finished with 4 points.
  • Middle School Games… I did not receive a report on how the girls’ middle school game went but I can tell you that the Crusaders lost 53-15 in boys’ action… Elias Littleton had 9 points for the Crusader while Caleb Hardy had 5 and Weston Jones 1.
  • Up Next… The Crusader varsity teams will be back in action next Wednesday night (11-30-22) when they travel to St Joseph’s to take on the Knights.

SCHSL Football Brackets

  • If you go to WLBG.com an look on the right side of the homepage you will see a posting titled “2022 SCHSL Football Playoff Brackets”… If you click on that posting it will open up and lest each of the 5 classes in the SCHSL… Click on the one you are interested in and it will open up that class’s playoff bracket… To do that now click here… Enjoy!

 High School Football Scores, Schedules and Standings

  • Thanks to scfootballstats.com you can now see last weekend’s scores for all games by classification on Saturday, Sunday and possibly Monday… After that you will see the weeks schedule by classification… You can also see the standings in each region by classification… To see this information, click here.

Local Sports Schedule: [Read more…]

Sports report for Tuesday, 11-22-2022

Local Notes:

Clinton HS

  • Girls Basketball: Clinton 61 – Brashier Middle College 6… The Lady Red Devil opened up their season last hosting the Lady Devil Invitational… In the first game, the Palmetto Mustangs defeated the Newberry Bulldogs… In the second game the Red Devils did just about as well as they could do in an opening game as everyone who was dressed out got to play as the Red Devils rolled to a 61-6 win over the Brashier Middle College Bengals… The game was all but over after the first quarter as the Red Devils led 21-0 at its end and then never scored less than 6 point in a quarter (the fourth)… Coach Gardner said afterwards “Great first night. Contributions from everyone”… They most likely will be taking some free throw practice as they did shoot less than a little less than 33% from the charity stripe… The Red Devils had 2 players score in double-digits as Bryanna Belton scored 15 points and Ry’Daijia Mars finished with 14… Also scoring for the Red Devils you had Taneal Evans 9, Anna Litzenberger 8, Zakalia Redd 6, Mylayja Thompson 5, Hanna Gary 3, Symiah Floyd 2 and Nah’Shia Wright 1… The Red Devils will face Palmetto tonight I at 7:30 in the tournament finals… Go Big Red!

Laurens HS

  • Girls Basketball: Raiders 30 – Broome 25… The Lady Raider basketball team continued its participation in the Coach Varner Tipoff Classic at the Woodruff Activity Center last night and good news for Raider fans as they took a 30-25 win over the Broome Centurions…  The Raiders trailed 15-18 at the half but came out in the 3rd quarter and started using a press and held the Centurions to just 1 point in the quarter to take a 24-19 lead going into the 4th quarter… The Centurions got to within 1 point of the Raiders several times in the final 8 minutes of play but the Raiders got clutch baskets to hold on and take the win… The Raiders were led by Zoe Young who had a game-high 9 points… Dayzhia Grant finished with 8 points, faith Jackson 6, MyAngel Walker 4 and Akacia Smith 3.
  • Up Next for the Girls… The team will be back in action tonight at 7:30 at the Woodruff Activity Center as they close out their play in the Varner Tipoff Classic taking on BHP which defeated Greer Middle College Charter game last night… The Center is not too far down the road from Woodruff HS on the left and is located at 176 Lucy P. Edwards Rd., Woodruff, SC 29388… To see the entire tournament bracket click here.
  • Boys Basketball: Seneca 65 – Laurens 59… The Raider boys’ basketball team opened its season yesterday afternoon as they start their participation in the 2022 Impact Sports Invitational @ Spartanburg Christian Academy… The Raiders had a rather cool shooting first half as they trailed the Bobcats 35-21 at the half but turned up the offense and defense as well as cut down on turnovers in the second half to fall by a final score of 59-65… The Raiders outscored the Bobcats 28-17 in the third quarter and got to within 2 points of the Bobcats in the third quarter and a couple of more times in the fourth quarter before falling… The Raiders were led by Ty Johnson who had a game-high 26 points followed by Mason Redd with 17 and Martinez Shaw with 10… Others scoring for the Raiders were Devon Redd, Tylon Fuller and Narrius Jones who all finished with 6 points.
  • Up Next for the Boys…The Raiders will be back in action today in the tournament taking on Mauldin at 5:30 pm…  If you would like to see the tournament bracket, click here… If you would like to follow the Raiders the address for the school’s gym is 8740 Asheville Hwy, Spartanburg, SC 29316… Good Luck to the Raiders!
  • Raider Boys Basketball Hosting Tip Off Fundraiser Dinner… The Raider Boys Basketball team will host a fundraising dinner on November 27th at 4:00 pm… This event will be held at The Ballroom which is located at 241 S. Harper Street Ext. in Laurens… The cost per person is $50 or for a table of 8 is $350… The guest speaker will be Devon Smith, author of the book “How a Roundball Shaped My Life”, and a catered meal will be included… All proceeds from this event will help offset the costs of uniforms, equipment, and travel for the boys’ basketball team… The deadline to order tickets is Wednesday, 11-23-22 Contact Coach Armond Flood at apflood@laurens55.org for more information… Click here to purchase your tickets for this event.

Laurens Academy… Last night the Laurens Academy Crusader varsity basketball teams hosted the Knights of Oakbrook Prep

  • Girls: Crusaders 34 – Knights 14… In girls’ action, the Crusaders picked up their first win of the young season as they defeated the Knights 34-14… The Crusaders led 23-8 at the half and then cruised on to the win… Olivia Huck had a game-high 15 points closely followed by Rylee Ballard’s 13… Others scoring for the Crusaders included Addi Hornberger and Hannah Ervin who both scored 2 points and Gracie Hall and Madisyn Graham who each had 1. The Crusaders are now 1-2 on the young season.
  • Boys: Knights 67 – Crusaders 40… In boys’ action, the news is not as good as the Knights took a 67-40 win over the Crusaders…  The score was 16-13 Knights at the end of the first quarter but Crusader offense cooled off in the second and third quarters scoring on 6 points in each of them to trail 25-50 going into the final 8 minutes of play… There the Crusaders picked up their scoring but it was just was not enough… The Knight’s Brad Caldwell led all scorers with 20 points… Braydon Burke and Andrew Codington led the Crusaders with 11 and 10 points respectively… Hector Rubio scored 6 points, Buddy baker 3, Clarence Bertoli 3, Daniel Ervin 3, Garrett Murphy 1 and Jarred Willard 1
  • Up Next… The Crusader will be back in action tonight as they host the Greenwood Christian Hawks starting with middle school girls at 4:00 pm… Good Luck to the Crusaders.

SCHSL Football Brackets

  • If you go to WLBG.com an look on the right side of the homepage you will see a posting titled “2022 SCHSL Football Playoff Brackets”… If you click on that posting it will open up and lest each of the 5 classes in the SCHSL… Click on the one you are interested in and it will open up that class’s playoff bracket… To do that now click here… Enjoy!

 High School Football Scores, Schedules and Standings

  • Thanks to scfootballstats.com you can now see last weekend’s scores for all games by classification on Saturday, Sunday and possibly Monday… After that you will see the weeks schedule by classification… You can also see the standings in each region by classification… To see this information, click here.

Local Sports Schedule: [Read more…]

Sports Report for Monday, 11-21-2022

Local Notes:

Clinton HS

  • Clinton 49 – Chapman 27… The Red Devil football team punched their ticket to the Upper State Finals last Friday night by defeating the Chapman Panthers for a second time this season this time by a score of 49-27… The panther led 14-7 with 10:19 left in the first half but the Red Devils then got serious as they reeled off 19 unanswered points to take a 26-14 lead at the half and them scored 20 more unanswered points to start the second half to take a 46-14 lead with 11:04 left in the game before the Panthers scored again with 10:11 left in the game as the Red Devils rolled on to the 49-27 win… Bryson James scored the first 3 Red Devil touchdowns rushing and had a total of 4 TDs on the night and led the Red Devils with 151 yds. of their total 460 yds. rushing… Jayden Robinson was also over 100 yds. rushing with 146 yds. and 1 TD while Jishun Copeland finished with 132 yds. rushing and 2 TDs. One of which made every highlight reel on local TV stations… The Red Devils finished with 595 yds. of total offense to the Panthers 298… To see the complete stat package on the game as well as a play-by-play accounting of the game click here… The Red Devils will travel to Powdersville this Friday to take on the patriots who defeated Daniel 36-35… More about that as the week goes on…  Go Big Red!
  • Lady Devil Invitational Starts Today... The Lady Red Devil basketball team will tipoff its season today as they host the Lady Devil Invitational… The action will start at 6:00 pm when Palmetto and Newberry take to the court followed by Brashier Middle College and Clinton facing off against each other about 7:30… Tonight’s losers will play tomorrow at 6:00 pm and the winners about 7:30… Go out and support the lady Red Devils if you can… Go Big Red!

Laurens HS

  • Girls Basketball: Cardinals 46 – Raiders 33… The Lady Raider opened up their basketball season under new Head Coach Michael Cade last Saturday participating in the 2022 Coach Varner Tipoff Classic at Woodruff HS taking on the Landrum Cardinals… I wish I had better news to report as the Cardinals took a 46-33 win over the Raiders…. The Cardinals led 9-7 at the end of the first quarter and 19-16 at the half and then went on to take the win… There were just too many turnovers for the Raiders and they only went 4 for 10 from the free-throw line while the Cardinals went 7 for 9…. The Cardinals had 3 players scoring in double-digits with 2 of them scoring 13 points each… The Raiders were led by Faith Jackson and Zoe Young who had 8 points each… Dayzhia Grant finished with 7 points, Akacia Smith 4 and scoring 2 points each were Shanayi Chinn, MyAngel Walker and Destiny Anderson.
    Up Next for the Girls… The team will be back in action as they continue their play in the Varner Tipoff Classic taking on the Broome Centurions tonight at 6:00 pm at the Woodruff Activity Center… The Center is not too far down the road from Woodruff HS on the left and is located at 176 Lucy P Edwards Rd., Woodruff, SC 29388… To see the entire tournament bracket click here.
  • Raider Boys Open Season Today… The Raider boys’ basketball team will open their season today under new Head Coach Armond Flood this afternoon at 4:00 pm as they start their participation in the 2022 Impact Sports Invitational @ Spartanburg Christian Academy… They will be taking on the Seneca Bobcats… If you would like to see the tournament bracket, click here… If you would like to follow the Raiders the address for the school’s gym is 8740 Asheville Hwy, Spartanburg, SC 29316… Good Luck to the Raiders!
  • Raider Boys Basketball Hosting Tip Off Fundraiser Dinner… The Raider Boys Basketball team will host a fundraising dinner on November 27th at 4:00 pm… This event will be held at The Ballroom which is located at 241 S. Harper Street Ext. in Laurens… The cost per person is $50 or for a table of 8 is $350… The guest speaker will be Devon Smith, author of the book “How a Roundball Shaped My Life”, and a catered meal will be included… All proceeds from this event will help offset the costs of uniforms, equipment, and travel for the boys’ basketball team… Contact Coach Armond Flood at apflood@laurens55.org for more information… Click here to purchase your tickets for this event.

Laurens Academy Friday night the Laurens Academy Crusader varsity basketball teams traveled up to Spartanburg to take on the Griffins of Spartanburg Day School.

  • Girls: Griffins 39 – Crusaders 31… In girls’ action, the Crusaders lost a heartbreaker as the Griffins came back to take a 39-31 win… The Crusader led 11-7 at the end of the first quarter but the Griffins came back to tie the game 17-17 going into the locker room at the half… Going into the fourth quarter the Crusaders 26-23… That is where the Crusader offense went cold and the Griffins got hot as they outscored the Crusaders 16-5 in the final 8 minutes to take a 39-31 win…. Olivia Huck led all scorers with 13 points, 7 of them coming in the 4th quarter… Rylee Ballard was also in double-digits with 12 points… Emily Suttles had 4 points and Hanna Ervin 2.
  • Boys: Griffins 63 – Crusaders 35… In boys’ action, the Griffins took a 63-35 win over the Crusaders outscoring them 29-7 in the first half… This was a good test for the Crusaders as the Griffins have a strong team coached by former PC Coach Gregg Nibert… The Griffins had 3 players scoring in double-digits with Caleb Baker having a game-high 16 points… Braydon Burke and Buddy Baker led the Crusaders with 11 points each… Hector Rubio scored 7 points, Jared Willard 2 and Clarence Bertoli 1.
  • Up Next… The Crusader varsity teams are scheduled to be in action tonight as they host the Oakbrook Prep Knights with the girls’ game starting at 6:30 pm and the boys about 7:30… Good Luck to the Crusaders.

Other Upper State Football Game Scores From Last Friday Night

  • Class 5A: Dutch Fork63 – Spartanburg 15 and Gaffney 34 – Byrnes 28
  • Class 4A: Greenville 42 – Catawba Ridge 27and Northwestern 59 – Westside 21
  • Class 3A: Powdersville 36 – Daniel 35 and Clinton 49 – Chapman 27
  • Class 2A: Abbeville 45 – Fairfield Central 14 and Saluda 28 – Strom Thurmond 0
  • Class 1A: Christ Church 47 – Lewisville 14 and St Joseph’s 55 – Wagner-Salley 8

 SCHSL Football Brackets

  • If you go to WLBG.com an look on the right side of the homepage you will see a posting titled “2022 SCHSL Football Playoff Brackets”… If you click on that posting it will open up and lest each of the 5 classes in the SCHSL… Click on the one you are interested in and it will open up that class’s playoff bracket… To do that now click here… Enjoy!

 High School Football Scores, Schedules and Standings

  • Thanks to scfootballstats.com you can now see last weekend’s scores for all games by classification on Saturday, Sunday and possibly Monday… After that you will see the weeks schedule by classification… You can also see the standings in each region by classification… To see this information, click here.

Local Sports Schedule: [Read more…]

Sports Report for Friday, 11-18-2022

Local Notes:

Clinton HS

  • Clinton Host Chapman Tonight… The Red Devil football team will be back in action tonight as they hoist the Chapman Panthers in Round 3 of the Class AAA Playoffs… Chapman started off their season going 1-4 with their last loss being to Clinton back on 9-16-22 when they lost to the Red Devils19-49… Since then, they have won 7 games in a row and have an 8-4 record coming into tonight’s game and finished 1st in Region III-AAA… They are averaging 32 points per game while giving up 21.7 points per game… The Red Devils are of course undefeated and are averaging 48.2 points per game while giving up 17.3 points per game… The two schools have had 4 common opponents this year in addition to playing each other… If you would like to see who those common opponents were, the complete schedule and results for each team as well as some other information about the teams, click here… Remember the game starts at 7:30, Tickets are $10 each for anyone coming through the gate and only South Carolina High School League passes will be accepted (no district or season ticket holder passes will be accepted as per SCHSL rules)… Go Big Red!

Laurens HS

  • Girls Basketball… According to the Laurens HS sports calendar, the Lady Raider varsity basketball team will be participating in the Woodruff Coach Varner Classic starting tomorrow morning at 10:00 am… I don’t know the opponent or even if that time is correct… I’ll try to confirm that today and then Tweet out more detail on my Twitter Account AM860Mike.
  • Raider Boys Basketball Hosting Tip Off Fundraiser Dinner… The Raider Boys Basketball team will host a fundraising dinner on November 27th at 4:00 pm… This event will be held at The Ballroom which is located at 241 S. Harper Street Ext. in Laurens… The cost per person is $50 or for a table of 8 is $350… The guest speaker will be Devon Smith, author of the book “How a Roundball Shaped My Life”, and a catered meal will be included… All proceeds from this event will help offset the costs of uniforms, equipment, and travel for the boys’ basketball team… Contact Coach Armond Flood at apflood@laurens55.org for more information… Click here to purchase your tickets for this event.

Laurens Academy… Last night the Laurens Academy Crusaders opened up their basketball season hosting the New Covenant School Cavaliers.

  • Girls: N.C. 50 – LA 45… In varsity girls’ action, the Cavaliers took a 50-45 win over the Crusaders… The Cavaliers only led 14-13 at the end of the first quarter but stretched that lead to 29-19 at the half… As a team, the Cavaliers were a little taller than the Crusaders and substituted freely to keep fresh players on the court… The score was 39-29 at the end of the 3rd quarter and the Crusaders did outscore the Cavaliers 16-11 in the final 8 minutes of the game to make the final 50-45 but just could not come all the way back… Olivia Huck had a game-high 29 points to lead the Crusaders going 15 of 17 from the free throw line and making 2 three-point goals… Hanna Ervin, Madisyn Graham and Emily Suttles each finished with 4 points for the Crusaders while EK Moore and Rylee Ballard each had 2 points.
  • Boys: LA 35 – N.C. 20… The varsity boys opened their season with a 35-20 win over the Cavaliers… Both teams had trouble getting their offense going in the first half as the score stood 9-8 Crusaders going into the locker rooms at the half… The Crusaders came out hot in the third quarter outscoring the Cavaliers 17-4 to make the score 26-12 Crusaders and then went on to the win… The Cavaliers Townes Sconyers led all scorers with 12 points… The Crusaders were led by Jarred Willard who finished with 9 points…Brandon Burke and Clarence Bertoli both finished with 6 points, Andrew Codington 5, Buddy Baker 3, Hector Rubio 2, Garrison Vaughn 2 and Garrett Murphy 1
  • Middle School… The middle school boys lost by a score of 18-12 with Evan Asalone leading the team scoring 4 points… Chesnee Watkins and Caleb Hardy each had 3 points and while Elias Littleton finished with 2…. I also heard the middle school girls lost but I do not know any details on the game.
  • Up Next… The Crusader varsity teams are scheduled to travel up to Spartanburg Day School tonight to take on the Griffins with the girls’ game starting at 6:30 pm and the boys about 7:30… Good Luck to the Crusaders.

Other Upper State Football Games Tonight

  • Class 5A: Spartanburg at Dutch Fork and Byrnes at Gaffney
  • Class 4A: Catawba Ridge at Greenville and Westside at Northwestern
  • Class 3A: Daniel at Powdersville and Chapman at Clinton
  • Class 2A: Fairfield Central at Abbeville and Saluda at Strom Thurmond
  • Class 1A: Lewisville at Christ Church and St Joseph’s at Wagner-Salley

 SCHSL Football Brackets

  • If you go to WLBG.com an look on the right side of the homepage you will see a posting titled “2022 SCHSL Football Playoff Brackets”… If you click on that posting it will open up and lest each of the 5 classes in the SCHSL… Click on the one you are interested in and it will open up that class’s playoff bracket… To do that now click here… Enjoy!

 High School Football Scores, Schedules and Standings

  • Thanks to scfootballstats.com you can now see last weekend’s scores for all games by classification on Saturday, Sunday and possibly Monday… After that you will see the weeks schedule by classification… You can also see the standings in each region by classification… To see this information, click here.

High School Football Recap Show

Each Saturday morning Phil Kornblut and his staff do a recap show of high school football around the state… While we are not able to carry the show live you can hear the latest recap by clicking here. .


Local Sports Schedule: [Read more…]

Sports Report for Thursday, 11-17-2022

Local Notes:

Clinton HS

  • Madison Swindler – Clark Atlanta University, Panthers…Yesterday afternoon in front of family, friends and teammates, Red Devil senior volleyball player Maddison swindler signed a letter of intent to continue her education and volleyball career playing for the Clark Atlanta University Panthers…  She helped the Clinton volleyball team finish in a tie for second in the region and make it to the playoffs for the first time in several seasons…   She made the All-Region Team, All-State Team and was an alternate for the North-south Volleyball All-Star Team… She was also the CHS Homecoming Queen this year… She plans on majoring in business administration with the hope of owning her own fashion designing company… Click here to see a short video interview done with here after the signing and a few more pictures at its end… Congratulations and Good Luck to Maddison!

Laurens HS

  • Raider Boys Basketball Hosting Tip Off Fundraiser Dinner… The Raider Boys Basketball team will host a fundraising dinner on November 27th at 4:00 pm… This event will be held at The Ballroom which is located at 241 S. Harper Street Ext. in Laurens… The cost per person is $50 or for a table of 8 is $350… The guest speaker will be Devon Smith, author of the book “How a Roundball Shaped My Life”, and a catered meal will be included… All proceeds from this event will help offset the costs of uniforms, equipment, and travel for the boys’ basketball team… Contact Coach Armond Flood at apflood@laurens55.org for more information… Click here to purchase your tickets for this event.
  • Boys Basketball Scrimmage Today… According to the LDHS athletic calendar, the Raider boys’ team will be hosting Blacksburg today at 6:30 pm… Come on out and get a sneak peek at this year’s team and their new coach Armond Flood.

SCHSL Football Brackets

  • If you go to WLBG.com an look on the right side of the homepage you will see a posting titled “2022 SCHSL Football Playoff Brackets”… If you click on that posting it will open up and lest each of the 5 classes in the SCHSL… Click on the one you are interested in and it will open up that class’s playoff bracket… To do that now click here… Enjoy!

High School Football Scores, Schedules and Standings

  • Thanks to scfootballstats.com you can now see last weekend’s scores for all games by classification on Saturday, Sunday and possibly Monday… After that you will see the weeks schedule by classification… You can also see the standings in each region by classification… To see this information, click here.

High School Football Recap Show

Each Saturday morning Phil Kornblut and his staff do a recap show of high school football around the state… While we are not able to carry the show live you can hear the latest recap by clicking here. .


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

  • School District 55: To see the sports schedule for this week at LDHS, click here.
  • School District 56:  To see the sports schedule for this week at CHS and CMS, click here
  • Laurens Academy: To see the master basketball schedule for all teams click here.
  • PC Sports Calendar… To see the PC athletics sports calendar, click here.



College Sports: For more information on the game(s) below, click on the scores. [Read more…]

Sports Report for Wednesday, 11-16-2022

Local Notes:

Clinton HS

  • Lady Red Devil Basketball Preseason Information… Last week as you may recall I shared some information with you concerning the Red Devil boys’ basketball team such as the predicted order of finish of the team in the region (Clinton was picked to finish first) and players on the Preseason All-Region Team (Taliek Fuller, Wil Stewart and Austin Copeland with Fuller being the Preseason Player of the Year)… Well I now have some similar information about the Lady Red Devil Basketball Team.
    • Taneal Evans Makes Preseason All-Region Team…  The Region IV-Class AAA Preseason Girls Team has now been announced and Red Devil senior Taneal Evans is on its roster… Other who made the team include Kylie Hitchcock- Woodruff, Sadie Burnette- Woodruff, Tiyonnia Tennant- Emerald, Cameron Oliver- Emerald and Danielle Oliver- Emerald … Jensyn Turner of Woodruff was selected by the coaches as the Preseason Player of the Year.
    • Clinton Picked to Finish Second… The region coaches also predicted the order of finish in the region and the Red Devils were picked to finish second behind Woodruff… Emerald was picked to finish third, Union County fourth and Chester fifth… Nothing against Woodruff but I hope they are wrong and the Red Devils finish first!   Go Big Red!

Laurens HS

  • Raider Boys Basketball Hosting Tip Off Fundraiser Dinner… The Raider Boys Basketball team will host a fundraising dinner on November 27th at 4:00 pm… This event will be held at The Ballroom which is located at 241 S. Harper Street Ext. in Laurens… The cost per person is $50 or for a table of 8 is $350… The guest speaker will be Devon Smith, author of the book “How a Roundball Shaped My Life”, and a catered meal will be included… All proceeds from this event will help offset the costs of uniforms, equipment, and travel for the boys’ basketball team… Contact Coach Armond Flood at apflood@laurens55.org for more information… Click here to purchase your tickets for this event.

SCHSL Football Brackets

  • If you go to WLBG.com an look on the right side of the homepage you will see a posting titled “2022 SCHSL Football Playoff Brackets”… If you click on that posting it will open up and lest each of the 5 classes in the SCHSL… Click on the one you are interested in and it will open up that class’s playoff bracket… To do that now click here… Enjoy!

High School Football Scores, Schedules and Standings

  • Thanks to scfootballstats.com you can now see last weekend’s scores for all games by classification on Saturday, Sunday and possibly Monday… After that you will see the weeks schedule by classification… You can also see the standings in each region by classification… To see this information, click here.

High School Football Recap Show

Each Saturday morning Phil Kornblut and his staff do a recap show of high school football around the state… While we are not able to carry the show live you can hear the latest recap by clicking here. .


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

  • School District 55: To see the sports schedule for this week at LDHS, click here.
  • School District 56:  To see the sports schedule for this week at CHS and CMS, click here
  • Laurens Academy: To see the master basketball schedule for all teams click here.
  • PC Sports Calendar… To see the PC athletics sports calendar, click here.

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Sports Report for Tuesday, 11-15-2022

Local Notes:

Clinton HS

  • Justin Copeland Laurens TD Club Player of the Week… Yesterday the Laurens County Touchdown Club announced that Clinton senior wide receiver, defensive back and special team player Justin Copeland has been chosen as the Player of the Week for his performance in the Red Devils 28-13 win over the BHP Bears last Friday night… Copeland scored in three phases of the game…  He had a 95 yard kickoff return; a 75 yard pass reception and a 55 yard rushing touchdown on a jet sweep for the Red Devils…  Defensively, Copeland had two pass breakups and three solo tackles… Clinton High School Head Coach Corey Fountain stated, “Justin has been a leader on and off the field.  He made plays in all three phases of the game and was an integral part of our success Friday Night.”… He will be honored this Thursday when the club meets at noon at The Ridge… The meeting will feature the South Carolina versus Clemson preview with former USC football player and coach Seth Strickland and former Clemson University offensive line coach Robbie Caldwell speaking.
  • Cross Country
    • Boys Team Finishes 9th at state Meet… Last Saturday the Red Devil boys cross country team traveled to the Columbia area to participate in the Class AAA State Championship Meet… Good news as the team finished 9th out of 15 teams participating… The Red Devils were led by Charlie Cody who finished 24th overall with a time of 17:41:53… To see how the other Red Devil runners did and to see the order of finish for all the team participating click here… It was the last meet for Keenan Dominick and Connor Donley as they are seniors… Congratulations to the team on a fine season and for qualifying for the State Meet and also good luck to the two seniors.

 

 

 

 

 

    • photos courtesy of Lee Atkinson

 

 

    • Elizabeth Reid Finishes 11thThe girls cross country team just barely missed out in qualifying for the State Meet but one Red Devil did qualify to run individually…. The Red Devil is Elizabeth Reid who finished 11th overall with a time of 20:45:77… This finish allowed her to earn All-state Honors for the second year in a row…. Congratulations to here and if you want to see a little more information about which teams participated and their order of finish, click here.

Other SCHSL Area Football Playoff Games

  • Games Last Thursday Night
    • Powdersville 42-Chester 12
    • Abbeville 49 – Newberry 7
  • Area Games Friday Night
    • 5A: Spartanburg 39 at TL Hanna 14, Dorman 18 at Dutch Fork 35, and JL Mann 7 at Gaffney 42
    • 4A: South Pointe 20 at Greenville 28, Indian Land 35 at Westside 39
    • 3A: Woodruff 17 at Daniel 55, and Seneca 29 at Chapman 57
    • 2A: Saluda 32 at Gray Collegiate 16
    • 1A: St Joseph’s 29 at Southside Christian 28
  • Area Games Saturday
    • 1A: Calhoun County 29 at Christ Church 63
    • 4A: Greenwood 0 at Northwestern 55
    • 5A: Byrnes 27 at Blythewood 24

 SCHSL Football Brackets

  • If you go to WLBG.com an look on the right side of the homepage you will see a posting titled “2022 SCHSL Football Playoff Brackets”… If you click on that posting it will open up and lest each of the 5 classes in the SCHSL… Click on the one you are interested in and it will open up that class’s playoff bracket… To do that now click here… Enjoy!

 High School Football Scores, Schedules and Standings

  • Thanks to scfootballstats.com you can now see last weekend’s scores for all games by classification on Saturday, Sunday and possibly Monday… After that you will see the weeks schedule by classification… You can also see the standings in each region by classification… To see this information, click here.

High School Football Recap Show

Each Saturday morning Phil Kornblut and his staff do a recap show of high school football around the state… While we are not able to carry the show live you can hear the latest recap by clicking here. .


Local Sports Schedule: [Read more…]

Sports Report for Monday, 11-14-2022

Local Notes:

 Clinton HS

  • Clinton 28 – BHP 13… The Red Devils have not found themselves trailing in a game all that often (if at all) this season in a game but last Friday night they did find themselves trailing 7-0 as the Bears quarterback AJ Pendleton hit Eli Strickland on a 74 yd. scoring pass with 4:41 left in the first quarter and with the PAT the Red Devils found themselves down 7-0… Sometimes it takes a slap in the face to wake you up and that’s just what happened as on the ensuing kickoff Justin Copeland returned the ball 95 yds. for the score and with Keegan Fortman’s PAT the game was tied 7-7 and the Red Devils would never tail again as they went on to take a 28-13 win over the Bears… Clinton scored again on their next possession when Jayden Robinson streaked down the sideline for a 47 yd. score with 11:10 left in the half and again the PAT was good so the Red Devils led 14-7… The red devil defense held the Bears on their next possession and 3 plays later Bryce Young hit Justin Copeland on a 75 yd. scoring strike and the score stood 21-7 Red Devils with 7:21 left in the half after Fortman’s PAT… Both teams had trouble getting traction on the wet field but the Bears did manage to get their last score with 1:29 left in the half on a 36 yd. run… Clinton’s Mr. Football finalist Bryson James blocked the PAT attempt so the score stood 21-13 at the half… The third quarter saw both teams have trouble mounting a sustained drive with the red devil defense stopping the Bears on downs 2 times in the quarter… Early in the fourth quarter the Bears had a 4th and 4 at the Clinton 27 but once again the defense stepped up and sacked the Bears quarterback for a loss as Clinton took over at their own 35 yd. line… Five plays later Justin Copeland scored his third TD of the night on a 55 yd. run and Lucas Kuykendal added the PAT to make it 28-13 Red Devils with 8:10 left in the game which thanks to the Red Devils defense was the final score… The Bears did have more total offense (341 yds. to 324 for Clinton) but the Red Devils had more rushing yards (247 to 219)… Jayden Robinson had 99 yds. and a TD to lead the Clinton rushing attack, Bryson James 79 yds. and Justin Copeland had the 1 rush for 55 yds. and the TD…  Young completed 2 of 5 passes for 77 yds. including the 75 yd. TD to Justin Copeland who also had the 95 yd. kickoff return for a TD… To see the complete stat package and a play-by-play accounting of the game click here… After the game Coach Corey Fountain was quick to point out that the Red Devil defense played a huge part in the win as they held the Bears on 4th down 4 times in the game (3 in the second half) and forced them to punt 3 times in the game… He was very happy with the way the team responded to being down and facing such a tough challenge… The Red Devils will host the Chapman Panthers this Friday night and I will have more about that as the week goes along.

Other SCHSL Area Football Playoff Games

  • Games Last Thursday Night
    • Powdersville 42-Chester 12
    • Abbeville 49 – Newberry 7
  • Area Games Friday Night
    • 5A: Spartanburg 39 at TL Hanna 14, Dorman 18 at Dutch Fork 35, and JL Mann 7 at Gaffney 42
    • 4A: South Pointe 20 at Greenville 28, Indian Land 35 at Westside 39
    • 3A: Woodruff 17 at Daniel 55, and Seneca 29 at Chapman 57
    • 2A: Saluda 32 at Gray Collegiate 16
    • 1A: St Joseph’s 29 at Southside Christian 28
  • Area Games Saturday
    • 1A: Calhoun County 29 at Christ Church 63
    • 4A: Greenwood 0 at Northwestern 55
    • 5A: Byrnes 27 at Blythewood 24

SCHSL Football Brackets

  • If you go to WLBG.com an look on the right side of the homepage you will see a posting titled “2022 SCHSL Football Playoff Brackets”… If you click on that posting it will open up and lest each of the 5 classes in the SCHSL… Click on the one you are interested in and it will open up that class’s playoff bracket… To do that now click here… Enjoy!

 High School Football Scores, Schedules and Standings

  • Thanks to scfootballstats.com you can now see last weekend’s scores for all games by classification on Saturday, Sunday and possibly Monday… After that you will see the weeks schedule by classification… You can also see the standings in each region by classification… To see this information, click here.

High School Football Recap Show

Each Saturday morning Phil Kornblut and his staff do a recap show of high school football around the state… While we are not able to carry the show live you can hear the latest recap by clicking here. .


Local Sports Schedule: [Read more…]

Sports Report for Friday, 11-11-2022

Local Notes:

 Clinton HS

  • Wilson Wages Signs with Newberry College… Yesterday afternoon at Clinton HS Wilson Wages signed a letter of intent to continue his baseball career and education at Newberry College playing for the Wolves… Wilson was a three-sport star (football, basketball and baseball) last year but a nagging injury that required surgery forced him to make a choice as to which sport he would continue and his love for baseball won out… Coach Sean McCarthy was quick to point out that Wilson had persevered through all the adversity has but in the work to get to this point and is a great role model and leader for the Red Devil baseball team… Wilson is expected to be a team leader this spring when the Red Devils take to the baseball diamond… Last season Wilson went 44-82 for a .537 batting average, scored 39 runs and had 30 RBIs… He had 11 doubles, 6 triples a homer and 30 stolen bases… His on-base percentage was .632 and a slugging percentage of .817… He plans on majoring in physical education with a goal of teaching and coaching… Click here to see a short video interview done with him after the signing which has more photos at its end… Congratulations and Good Luck to Wilson!
  • Red Devils Host the Bears Tonight… The Clinton Red devils will be hosting the Bears of BHP in second-round action of the SCHSL Class AAAA Playoffs… The Bears come into the contest with a 10-1 record having only lost to Region 2-AAA Champion Powdersville by a score of 32-47… The Red Devils and the Bears have had 3 common opponents Emerald, Laurens and Woodruff which they both defeated by similar margins… The Bears are averaging 42.3 points per game while giving up 16.5 points per game… The Red Devils are averaging 50 points per game while giving up 17.7 points per game… To see the schedule and results for both teams click here… Kickoff at this time is slated for 7:30 and remember only South Carolina High School League passes will be accepted and ticket prices will be $10 as per SCHSL regulations… Good Luck to the Red Devils and I hope they have a lot of bear-skin rugs to put down on the floor after the game is over… Go Bog Red!
  • Red Devil Cross Country Schedule Change… As you may recall, the Red Devil boys’ cross-country team and Elizabeth Reid qualified for the State Championship Meet which was supposed to be held today at the Clemson Sandhills Research and Education Center… Well, the bad weather has forced some changes in that… Some of the classes were in action yesterday and according to the SCHSL website, the Red Devils will be participating tomorrow morning… If you click here it will carry you to the SCHSL website where they have posted more information about these weather related changes… With all that being said, Go Big Red!

SCHSL Football Playoffs

  • Games Last Night
    • Powdersville 42-Chester 12
    • Abbeville 49 – Newberry 7
  • Area Games Postponed Until Tomorrow (Saturday)
    • 1A: Calhoun County at Christ Church at 1:00 pm
    • 4A: Greenwood at Northwestern at 2:00 pm
    • 5A: Byrnes at Blythewood at 2:00 pm
  • Area games Tonight
    • 5A: Spartanburg at TL Hanna, Dorman at Dutch Fork, and JL Mann at Gaffney
    • 4A: South Pointe at Greenville, Indian Land at Westside
    • 3A: Woodruff at Daniel, Seneca at Chapman and BHP at Clinton
    • 2A: Saluda at Gray Collegiate
    • 1A: St Joseph’s at Southside Christian

Laurens County TD Club

  • 11-3-22 Video Available… The Laurens County Touchdown Club met last week and Jay Martin of Clinton HS and Clarence Bertoli of Laurens Academy were honored at that meeting as the most recent TD Club Players of the Week… Also Coach Mike Ayers the former football coach at Wofford College was the guest speaker… The reason I mention all of this now is that the video of the club’s meeting is now available… If you would like to see it, click here… If you have never heard Coach Ayers speak you might want to watch this… He is an “intense” speaker and his topic centered on love… By the way, if you would like to see this or other TD Club videos from earlier in the year click here to go to a posting in the “Between the Lines” area on or homepage at www.wlbg.com where you will find a link to them… Enjoy!

SCHSL Football Brackets

  • If you go to WLBG.com an look on the right side of the homepage you will see a posting titled “2022 SCHSL Football Playoff Brackets”… If you click on that posting it will open up and lest each of the 5 classes in the SCHSL… Click on the one you are interested in and it will open up that class’s playoff bracket… To do that now click here… Enjoy!

 High School Football Scores, Schedules and Standings

  • Thanks to scfootballstats.com you can now see last weekend’s scores for all games by classification on Saturday, Sunday and possibly Monday… After that you will see the weeks schedule by classification… You can also see the standings in each region by classification… To see this information, click here.

High School Football Recap Show

Each Saturday morning Phil Kornblut and his staff do a recap show of high school football around the state… While we are not able to carry the show live you can hear the latest recap by clicking here. .

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

  • School District 55: To see the sports schedule for this week at LDHS, click here.
  • School District 56:  To see the sports schedule for this week at CHS and CMS, click here
  • Laurens Academy: To see the master basketball schedule for all teams click here.
  • PC Sports Calendar… To see the PC athletics sports calendar, click here.

College Sports: For more information on the game(s) below, click on the scores.

 Sports Talk College Preview… To hear the college preview done by Phil Kornblut for this weekend click here.

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Sports Report for Thursday, 11-10-2022

Local Notes:

 Clinton HS

  • More-Preseason-Boys Basketball Information… Yesterday I mentioned that Taliek Fuller, Wil Stewart and Austin Copeland had all been named to the Region IV-AAA Preseason Boys Basketball All-Region Team… Well I now have some more information about the Region IV-AAA Boys Basketball All-Region Team… Also making the team were Happy Lea & Nick McConnell from Woodruff HS, Keishawn Gibson & Raylin Gregory of Union County, KJ Morton of Emerald HS and Shydeem McCullugh of Chester … As a reminder, Taliek Fuller was chosen as Preseason Region IV-AAA Player of the Year
  • Coaches Pick Order of Finish…  While the region coaches voted on the preseason individual awards, they also picked in what order they though the region teams would finish when the season was over… The order of finish was predicted to be 1- Clinton, 2-Union County, 3- Chester, 4- Woodruff and 5- Emerald… I sure hope they are correct on Clinton finishing first!
  • BHP at Clinton Football… Just to let you know that as of late last night the BHP at Clinton second round playoff game is still set for 7:30 pm tomorrow night at Wilder stadium… If that changes, I will out up a posting in the Local News section on our homepage and will at least retweet the information on my Twitter account AM860Mike… Go Big Red!

Laurens County TD Club

  • 11-3-22 Video Available… The Laurens County Touchdown Club met last week and Jay Martin of Clinton HS and Clarence Bertoli of Laurens Academy were honored at that meeting as the most recent TD Club Players of the Week… Also Coach Mike Ayers the former football coach at Wofford College was the guest speaker… The reason I mention all of this now is that the video of the club’s meeting is now available… If you would like to see it, click here… If you have never heard Coach Ayers speak you might want to watch this… He is an “intense” speaker and his topic centered on love… By the way, if you would like to see this or other TD Club videos from earlier in the year click here to go to a posting in the “Between the Lines” area on or homepage at www.wlbg.com where you will find a link to them… Enjoy!

 

 

 


SCHSL Football Brackets

  • If you go to WLBG.com an look on the right side of the homepage you will see a posting titled “2022 SCHSL Football Playoff Brackets”… If you click on that posting it will open up and lest each of the 5 classes in the SCHSL… Click on the one you are interested in and it will open up that class’s playoff bracket… To do that now click here… Enjoy!

 

High School Football Scores, Schedules and Standings

  • Thanks to scfootballstats.com you can now see last weekend’s scores for all games by classification on Saturday, Sunday and possibly Monday… After that you will see the weeks schedule by classification… You can also see the standings in each region by classification… To see this information, click here.

High School Football Recap Show

Each Saturday morning Phil Kornblut and his staff do a recap show of high school football around the state… While we are not able to carry the show live you can hear the latest recap by clicking here. .


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