Sports Report for Wednesday, 1-30-2013

Real Radio 860 WLBG Sports Report:  1-30-13

Local sports: There was some high school basketball action last night so let’s get to it.

Broome @ CHS: Clinton High hosted Broome in key region action.

  • Girls: Broome 47 – CHS 42… In the first game of the evening, the Lady Centurions of Broome took a hard fought 47-42 win over the Lady Red Devils..  Clinton came into last night game still short-handed due to injuries but did get Indya Kinard back for limited duty who scored a team high of 15 points for Clinton… As in recent games, the Lady Devils came out trying to set the pace with a patient offense and good zone defense.. For the most part that worked as they stayed within 4-6 points of the Lady Centurions most of the night… In the end missed free throws down the stretch and Broome’s Jada Wallace’s game high 27 points were Clinton’s downfall… After the game Coach Chris Wofford praised his team’s effort in continuing to try to come back each time the Centurions tried to pulls away.. In addition to Kinard’s 15 points to lead Clinton, Trevoria Dendy & Tamia Sanders added 9 points each.. Gaby Bates added 8, and Queena Cunningham 1
  • Boys: CHS 55 – Broome 40.. Better news in the 2nd game as Clinton took a 55-40 win over Broome..  The Red Devils started a little slow and trailed 9-10 at the end of the 1st quarter but picked up the defense and offense and by the half had a 22-19 lead and never trailed again….  The Centurions used a zone defense most of the night designed to keep RJ Robinson from scoring so the Red Devils turned to their other weapons and were led by Lavadrick Gleen’s game high 16 points.. Tay Cook also scored in double digits with 11 points.. RJ Robinson had 9 points, Shakyl Smiley 8, Nike Davis 7 and Ian Kinard & Jacob Adams with 2 each… The Red Devils will travel to Woodruff tonight to make up the game postponed by bad weather last Friday. 

LDHS @ Woodmont: Laurens High was on the road as they traveled to Woodmont in Region I-AAAA action..

  • Girls: Woodmont 38 –Laurens 37…  The Lady Raiders hoped to repeat their success against the Lady Wildcats in a key region match-up last night but when the final buzzer sounded, Woodmont had taken 38-37 win.. This game went back and forth all night with the Lady Wildcats holding a slight advantage most of the game… Shekiya Burnside tied the game with a 3-pointer with just under 3:30 left in the game.. Woodmont had a 3 point lead with less than 4 seconds left when MaryAnna Moore was fouled and put on the line for 2 free throws. After making the first Coach Langford instructed her to try hit the ring but miss the 2nd hoping to get a rebound & put-back to tie the game.. . She made the free throw so Laurens fouled on the inbounds… Woodmont missed both free throws but the Lady Raiders just did not have enough time to get a good shot off.. MarryAnna Moore finished the game with 18 points to lead the Lady Raiders.. Shaniqua Brown added 6 points, Shekiya Burnside 5, Maleaka Neal 4, Ana Parek 3 & Amber Anderson 1
  • Boys: LDHS 61 – Woodmont 60… In the 2nd close game of the evening at Woodmont, the Raiders took an exciting 61-60 win… Woodmont led by 1 point at the end of the 1st period and at the half with the score being Woodmont 26 – Laurens 25 at the half… In the 3rd quarter, Laurens took the lead outscoring Woodmont 18-6 in that period.. Laurens was able to pound the ball inside and defense stepped up in the period.. The Wildcats did not go away and slowly clawed their way back into the game as the clock wound down.. With 7.8 seconds left, Tyrez Young made 2 critical free throws to put the Raiders up by 4 and then the Wildcats hit a 3-pointer with 2 seconds left and no timeouts remaining… Laurens did not even attempt an inbounds as time ran out.. After the game, Coach Mark Freeze was careful to point out that the Raiders had gone 24-of 32 from the charity stripe and Young went 14 of 17 from the stripe.. Tyrez Young led the Raiders with 26 points and Dra Cunningham also scored in double-digits with 19… Also scoring for Laurens were Chrishawn Guess with 9, Quinton Billups 5 and Davon Boyce with 2.. Laurens will host Easley tonight in a make-up of the weather canceled game from last Friday..  In a broadcast schedule change we will NOT be broadcasting those games or any others tonight… I’m a little under the weather. 

Laurens Academy hosted Covenant:

  • Girls: Laurens Academy 32 – Covenant 26
  • Boys: Laurens Academy 55 – Covenant 35… The Crusaders picked up their 18th victory of the season as they defeated Covenant 55-35. 

Local Sports Schedule:

Middle School Basketball: The middle school season end tonight for the following schools. Girls’ games start at 5:00

  • Laurens @ Sanders
  • Hickory Tavern @ Gray Court- Owens 

CHS:

  • Varsity basketball @ Woodruff 

LDHS:

  • 9th grade boys & both JV team @ Easley  5:15 / 6:00 / 7:00
  • Varsity basketball host Easley   6:00 / 7:30 

Laurens Academy:

  • Varsity host Wardlaw   6:00 / 7:00 

Broadcast Reminders:

  • This next varsity basketball from Laurens High School will be Wednesday February 1st as the Raiders take on the Hillcrest Rams… Join Dr. Rhett Harris and myself a few minutes before 6 PM. … Remember that we do stream all local sporting events live on the internet at WLBG.com. 

FYI / Community Interest:

  • Laurens Little League Baseball and Softball is proud to announce the upcoming registration period for the 2013 season.  The registration period will begin Monday, January 14 and conclude February 16.  Skills evaluations will be held the week of February 18.  This year’s cost will be $50 for the following age divisions; Coaches Pitch 7-8, Minors, Majors and Intermediate.  Cost will include a team hat, moisture wicking jersey, ankle length pants and a belt.  For Wee Ball (3-4yr) and Tee Ball (5-6yr) the cost will be $40 and includes a hat, Moisture wicking jersey, draw string pants and socks.  All players will be covered with Little League Medical insurance.

     A new age division will also be introduced this upcoming season.  The intermediate division will be a new baseball group for ages 11-13 and will be played similar to High School.  Big Barrel bats and lead offs will be a new area for these ages in Little League.  It is designed to prepare players for the next step which will be JV or High School ball.  Our league boundaries stretch all throughout Laurens County and the calls have come from just about every corner of the county with interest.”
     Registration will be held at the Little River Park recreation office weekdays from 9am-6pm, Saturdays from 10am-6pm and Sundays from 1-6pm.  Registration requires proof of residence in Laurens County, a birth certificate and the fees.  More information can be had by visiting the office or calling 864-681-7275 or emailing LaurensPRD@yahoo.com

  • The Laurens YMCA is now registering youth ages 3-15 for spring Soccer. Registration fee is $50 for members and $60 for non-members. Normal registration ends February 17th. A late registration will end at noon on February 20th with an additional $15 fee.. Click on the following link for more information: Laurens YMCA Spring 2113 Soccer Information
  • The Laurens YMCA is also registering youth for Dixie Youth Baseball. There are age appropriate groups for youth 5-15. Registration deadline is March 3rd and the fee is $50. Skill evaluations will be march 4th from 6:00-7:00 pm for 6U and from 8:00-9:00 for 9U. On March 5th skill evaluations for 12U will be from 6:00-7:00 and for 15U from 8:00-9:00 pm.. For more information about soccer of baseball contact the YMCA at 984-2626  Click on following for more information: Laurens YMCA Dixie Youth 2013 Information
  • The Clinton Family YMCA is taking registration for its YMCA – City of Clinton Youth baseball and girls’ softball program.. Baseball will be for youth ages 3 – 15.  The Y is offering seven different age appropriate groups for baseball.  Girls’ softball will be offered for 3 age groups for girls a 7 – 15 year old.  The registration deadline is Tuesday, February 19 with registration being taken daily at the YMCA reception desk during normal business hours.  Registration fees are $ 40.00 for YMCA members and $ 55.00 for participants.  There will be a $10 LATE FEE if registered after February 19th.  The YMCA is offering financial aid and assistance to greater Clinton citizens as well. The YMCA is seeking volunteer coaches for all leagues as well.  Anyone interested in coaching a team should contact YMCA Physical Director Brian Shealy for details.  The YMCA can be reached at 833-1555 or 833-YMCA (9622). Click on the following for more information: Clinton 2013 Baseball & Softball Registration Information 

 

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