Sports Report for Tuesday, 10-8-2013

Local sports:

CHS:

  • Varsity Volleyball: Laurens 3 – Clinton 1… The Lady Red Devil volleyball team hosted the Lady Raiders of Laurens last night at CHS… In varsity action the Lady Raiders took a 3-1 win over the Lady Devils… Laurens won the first set 25-20 and Clinton rebounded to win the second set 25-20… Laurens took the third set 25-11 but Clinton failed to go down quietly as Laurens narrowly defeated them in the fourth and deciding set 25-22.
  • JV Volleyball: Clinton 2 – Laurens 0… Prior to the varsity action, Clinton defeated Laurens 2-0… Clinton won the first set 25-16 and the second 25-11…. The Red Devils host Broome tonight at CHS
  • Tennis: Chapman 4 – Clinton 3… Catching up on girls’ tennis at CHS last Thursday, The Lady Red Devils dropped their first region match of the season to Chapman by a score of 4-3… Clinton picked up wins in singles action from Sommer Lawton and Allison Oxner… The #2 doubles team of Elizabeth Jones and Rachel Lloyd were responsible for Clinton’s third win… Sela Vaughn came oh so close to picking up the fourth win for the Lady Devils as she lost the set 3-6 but rebounded to take the second 7-5… She lost in the tie-breaker 10-5… The Lady Devils are now 5-3 overall and 4-1 in region play. 

LDHS:

  • Girls Tennis: TL Hannah 7 – Laurens 0… Catching up with girls’ tennis at LDHS, the Lady Raiders traveled to Anderson last Thursday to take on the region leading Lady Yellow Jackets of TL Hannah… The Lady Yellow Jackets played like the top team in the region as they took a 7-0 win over the Lady raiders… Despite the loss, Coach David Corley noted improvement from the first time the two teams met this season… Click on the following for complete match details and Coach Corley’s comments: 2013 Lady Raider Tennis Results… The Lady Raiders host Easley today at 5:00 pm at the Laurens City Courts and it will be Senior Night. 

Braves: I need to do a little catching up with the Braves as I have just not had time to get to them…. They started a best of 5 series with the Los Angeles Dodgers last Thursday in Atlanta…

  • Thursday: Dodgers 6 – Braves 1… In game 1 in Atlanta on Thursday, the Dodgers out hit the Braves 11-5 and 3 Dodgers pitchers struck out 15 Braves as they took a 6-1 win over the Braves.
  • Friday: Braves 4 – Dodgers 3… The Braves rebounded on Friday night taking a 4-3 win over the Dodgers in Atlanta… Mike Minor got the win and Craig Kimbrel the save… Jason Heyward had 2 RBIs for the Braves as they evened the series at 1 game each…
  • Sunday: Dodgers 13 – Braves 6…  On Sunday the Action moved to Los Angeles and the Braves led early but 4 runs in the second and fourth inning powered the Dodgers to a 13-6 win to give the Dodgers a 2-1 lead in the series.
  • Monday:  Dodgers 4 – Braves 3… Last night the Dodgers eliminated the Braves by taking a 4-3 win out in L.A…. A 2 run homer in the bottom of the 8th inning by Dodgers third baseman Juan Uribe was the blow that broke the Braves back… The Dodgers take the series 3 games to 1. 

 Local Sports Schedule:

CHS

  • CC host Region III                           5:00
  • JV/V Volleyball host Broome            5:30/7:00 

LDHS:

  • Girls Tennis host Easley                  5:00
  • Volleyball host JL Mann                   5:00 / 6:30 

Laurens Academy:

  • Varsity Volleyball @ Newberry Academy     5:00 

Broadcast Reminders:

  • WLBG – Thursday: This Thursday we plan on broadcasting the Bell Street Red at Hickory Tavern game live from Hickory Tavern …. Join me a couple of minutes before 5:00 for all the action as the Wildcats take on the Panthers Remember we do stream live on the internet at www.wlbg.com
  • WPCC: Be sure to join Buddy, Jimmy, Jason and BJ at 6:45 Friday as they get you ready for all the action from Wilder Stadium as the Red Devils will be hosting the Chapman Panthers… It is also homecoming for the Red Devils… Also, don’t forget to join them Saturday morning at 8:00 for the Saturday Morning Rewind Show live from Whitefords of Clinton… They will review all the local high school action from the night before and have one the CHS Red Devil coaches on hand to discuss Friday night’s game… They will also talk about college action on Saturday… Then stay tuned at 9:00 am for an encore presentation of the Clinton at Abbeville game.
  • WLBG: Be sure to join Coach Greg Lawson and Mike Hughes at the House of Pizza Tuesday night for the Coach Greg Lawson Show… The show will start at 7:30 and run until about 8:30… Join them as they talk about the last week’s game and the upcoming game as well as other topics.… The House of Pizza will have a couple of specials and one of them is 55₵ wings.… Remember that we do stream all local sporting events live on the internet at WLBG.com.
  • Internet rebroadcast of Laurens game…  WLBG will also rebroadcast this Friday night’s game on Saturday morning at 7:00 am and again Sunday at 2:00 pm on the internet only… It will not be rebroadcast at 860 am on your radio… You must go to www.wlbg.com and click on the “Listen Live” link just under the top of page banner on the right side.. 

This & That: 

Laurens County Touchdown Club… The next meeting of the Laurens County Touchdown Club will be Friday October 11th at Lakeside Country Club at noon… In addition to the local high school coaches recapping games from the last two weeks they will also bring their standout players from those games… Coach Harold Nichols of PC is also scheduled to be there also bringing players and recapping the recent Blue Hose games… The featured speaker will be Jerome Singleton, Commissioner of the South Carolina High School League… It is not too late to join the club… Call Marlene Owen at 833-2716 for more information. 

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