Sports Report for Thursday, 12-6-12

Real Radio 860 WLBG Sports Report:  12-6-12

Local sports:

  • On Wednesday 12-5-2012 the Laurens Raiders wrestling team traveled to BHP for a three-way meet with the Palmetto Mustangs and the BHP Bears. Unfortunately the Raiders did not fare well as Palmetto took a 57-19 win over the Raiders and BHP also took a 45-26 win. Jared Cooley, Matthew Donnlley, Ryan Hughes and Austin Crocker all picked up 2 wins each for the Raiders… This makes the Raiders 1-4 on the young season. Click on following link for match details: LDHS Wrestling Results From 12-5-12
  • The 2012 Region 3-3A All Region Football Team was announced recently and 5 members of this year’s Clinton Red Devil football team made the team… They were Malik Floyd, Rod Richardson, Hunter Stewart, Matthias Williams and Lavardick Glenn… The Offensive Player of the Year is Keiston Smith  QB  Union County, Defensive Player of the Year – Darryl Foster  LB  Chester and Coach of the Year – Anthony Sterling – Chester… Click on the following link to see the entire team: 2012_Region_3_Football_Team

 Now a couple of items I did not have time to get to yesterday:

Middle School Basketball: (from Tuesday night)

  • Girls: Richard Winn 23 – Laurens Academy 12
  • Boys: Laurens Academy 34 – Richard Winn 28 

JV Action (from Tuesday night)

  • Laurens 40 – Easley 33… LaJune Jones had 11 points while Allen Johnson had 8 and Jordan Sergeant 7 to lead the Raiders.  

Local Sports Schedule:

Middle School Basketball: Girls games start at 5:00

  • Belton @ Sanders
  • Honea Path @ Bell Street Red
  • Gray Court @ Laurens
  • Bell Street White @ Hickory Tavern – can be heard on Real Radio 860 WLBG 


  • JV basketball host Laurens    6:00
  • Varsity basketball @ Greenwood        6:00 / 7:00 


  • Wrestling @ Woodruff                          5:30
  • 9th grade boys host Byrnes 6:00
  • JV basketball @ Clinton          6:00 / 7:00

 Laurens Academy:

  • Middle school basketball host Spartanburg Day        4:00 / 5:00
  • Varsity basketball host Spartanburg Day        6:00  / 7:15  

Broadcast Reminders:

  • WLBG will kick off its broadcast schedule of middle school basketball today as we broadcast the Bell Street White team traveling to Hickory Tavern to take on the Panthers in action that starts at 5 PM… We will go live just a few minutes before 5 and remember that we stream live at
  • Also we will start our broadcast of varsity basketball from Laurens High School tomorrow… Join Dr. Rhett Harris and myself a few minutes before 6 PM as we bring you round two of the Clinton-Laurens rivalry from Laurens High School… Again remember that we do stream all local sporting events live on the internet at 

FYI / Community Interest:

  • The City of Laurens Youth Basketball has extended the deadline to register until Sunday, December 9.  The age divisions are 6-8 beginner, 8-10 Rookie and 11-12 Big League.  August 31 is used as the cutoff for ages.  If a child turned 13 on September 1st, they would be eligible to participate.  The cost is only $25 and includes a jersey and a league trophy.  To register please visit the Little River Park in Laurens daily before 6pm. For questions please call 681-7275 or email
    • The Laurens YMCA has announced that registration for the youth basketball season will begin November 18 and will run through December 16. We also have a late registration period that will end on December 19. It is open to youth ages 3-14. Basketball season will officially start with practice on Tuesdays and Thursdays beginning January 8. Cost is $50 for Y members and $60 for non-members. Call the Laurens YMCA at 984-2626 for more information including the possibility of scholarships for those who qualify.
    • The Clinton YMCA has started registration for youth basketball and cheerleading. Basketball is open to youth ages 5-12. Cheerleading is open to those in grades K5-6th. The deadline for registration for both is December 13. The cost is $40 for Y members and $55 for non-members. For more information call the Clinton YMCA at 833-1555. Financial assistance is available.
    • 13th Annual Reindeer Run : The Laurens Family YMCA will be hosting its 13th Annual Reindeer Run 5K Saturday, December 8th at 9:00am in downtown Laurens, SC.  Palmetto Bone & Joint PA is the Title Sponsor. Register before December 1st for $25 and a guaranteed commemorative shirt.  Late registration begins December 1st for $30 and no t-shirt guarantee. The Kids 1-mile fun run, sponsored by McDonalds, will begin at 9:05am.  Registration for the fun run costs $15 and all participants will be awarded a ribbon. Get in the holiday spirit and wear your best “Reindeer Run” attire and win prizes for best individual costume and best team costume. All proceeds will benefit the YMCA Youth/Family Scholarship Fund.  For more information call 984-2621.  Register online at: 

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