Sports Report for Monday, 3-17-2014

Local Sports Results:

CHS:

  • BB: Gilbert 4 – CHS 0 & Gilbert 6 – CHS 2….  The Red Devil baseball team traveled down to Gilbert on Saturday to take on the Indians in a doubleheader and unfortunately the Indians won both games… They eon the 1st game by a score of 4-0 and the 2nd by a score of 6-2… The Red Devils managed only 9 hits total in both games to the Indians 20…  Hunter Stewart had the most hits for the Red Devils with 3… Coach Atkinson stated after the game “Gilbert is a very good baseball team (6-0) They had a big 4 run third inning in game 1 and were able collect a pair of runs  in the 1st, 2nd and 4th… We didn’t play poorly, but we just could get anything started defensively today. We hit several balls on the nose, but they just wouldn’t fall in for us… Our best hitter on the day was Hunter Stewart who went 3 for 3 in game 2… Pitching was pretty good as well. Bradley Templeton went the distance in game 1 giving up 3 ER on 9Hits a 1 BB… Game 2 was split by Peyton Spangler, Okevius Conway and Charles McKinney giving up 6 runs, 5 ER, on 11 hits and 2 BB…We have a big week ahead of us, opening the conference on Tuesday night at Broome.”… For Clinton’s box score of the 2 games and more statistics, click on the following link: 14-3-15_BB_CHS-Gilbert-DH    For the score sheet for both games click on the following 2 links:  14-3-15_BB_CHS-Gilbert-Game-1_Scorebook  and  14-3-15_BB_CHS-Gilbert-Game-2_Scorebook

 LDHS:

  • BB: LDHS 8 – Hillcrest 4… Last Friday the Raider baseball team hosted the Rams of Hillcrest and the Raiders had to come from behind to take an 8-4 win… Hillcrest touched Raider starting pitcher Cody Smiley for 4 runs in the top of the 1st inning to take a 4-0 lead… The Raiders scored single runs in the 2nd & 3rd inning and then broke on top for good with 3 runs in the 4th while adding insurance runs in the 5th & 6th innings… Smiley settled down after the 1st inning allowing only 1 more hit until Kevin Dean came in relief in the 5th inning… Smiley led the Raider attack going 3-4 with 2 RBIs… The Raiders are now 5-0 on the season and 2-0 in region play… Click on the following for more game stats: 14-3-14_LDHSB-Hillcrest_stats   Click on the following for the game scorecard: 14-3-14_L-BB–Hillcrest_scorecard
  • JV BB: LDHS 6 – Hillcrest 1… Sorry no details available

 

Laurens Academy:

  • BB: LA 15 – Wardlaw 0 & LA: 9 – Wardlaw 2…. The Laurens Academy Crusader baseball hosted Wardlaw in a doubleheader last Friday…. In the 1st game the Crusaders cruised to a 15-0 win… The Crusaders got their 15 runs on just 9 hits, 7 walks and 4 Wardlaw errors… Matthew Urick 3 hits in the game and Noah Stribling Got the win pitching 3 of the 4 innings played… In the 2nd game the Crusaders took a 9-2 win… In this game the Crusaders pounded out 13 hits with 5 different Crusaders getting 2 hits each… Matthew Urwick, Hunter Elwood, Ryan Sneed. Will Price and Peter Tillman were those 5 players… To see Coach Halbert’s recap of the games click on the following link:Wardlaw DH Recap   To see the box score for both games click on the following link: 14-3-14-BB-LA-Wardlaw-DH  To see the scorecard for game 1, click on the following link :  To see the scorecard for game 2, click on the following link: 14-3-14-BB-LA-Wardlaw-Gm-1-Scorecard and 14-3-14-BB-LA-Wardlaw-Gm-2-Scorecard

 

College Notes:

  • NCAA Men’s D-I Basketball Tournament Selection…  Well it is now officially time for March Madness as the NCAA selection committee announced the field for the D-I basketball championship tournament getting underway tomorrow… Florida is seeded # 1 in the South Regional, Virginia in the East, Wichita State in the Midwest and Arizona in the West… By the way Wichita St. comes in as the only undefeated team with a record of 34-0…  The Wofford Terriers wound up a #15 seed in the Midwest Regional and will travel to Milwaukee on Thursday night to take on #2 seeded Michigan… The only other state team in the tournament is Coastal Carolina who will be a #16 seed and face #1 seed Virginia in Raleigh this coming Friday night… Now if you click on the following link your will see the complete tournament bracket:        And no I am not filling one out to try for that reported billion dollar prize… Emil pays me way too much to do that… LOL.
  • Clemson in NIT… The Clemson Tiger men’s basketball team was selected to participate in the NIT and will have a #3 seed and host #6 seed Georgia State tomorrow at 9:00 pm… Click on the following for the complete NIT bracket.

     

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FREE Chevy Youth Baseball Clinic – Laurens YMCA

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On Thursday April 3rd the Laurens YMCA will be hosting the Cal Ripken Chevy Youth Baseball Clinic at Collyar Park from 6:00 – 9:00 pm… It is open to youth ages 6-14.  Now it is a free clinic but you MUST register prior to the day of the clinic.  For complete information about the clinic and how to register, click on the following: Cal Ripken Clinic 2014

Sports Report for Friday, 3-14-2014

Local Sports Results:

CHS:

  • Golf: The Red Devil golf team opened up the 2014 season by splitting with Woodruff and Southside Christian at Three Pines Country Club in Woodruff. Clinton lost to Southside Christian by a score of 161-169… Clinton defeated Woodruff 169-188… Hunter Nichols was the medalist for Clinton shooting a 4 over par 40… Harrison Fisher and Zach Davis both shot a 42 and Michael Mann shot a 45… Joe Milner had the only birdie of the day for the Red Devils when he hit his first shot of the day 4 feet on a par 3… Clinton will travel to Newberry to take on Newberry and Mid Carolina on Tuesday.
  • Lacrosse: St Joseph’s 15 – CHS 9
  • SB: LDHS 16 – CHS 6… The Clinton and Laurens softball teams got together over at Laurens for round 1 of their annual 2-game series… Clinton led the game 3-2 at the end of the 2nd inning but Laurens came back to take a 9-2 lead at the end of 4 innings… In the top of the 5th inning the Lady Red Devils put 4 runs on the board to cut the raiders lead down to 9-6… However the Lady Raiders responded with 7 runs in their half of the 5th inning to take a 16-6 win…  The Red Devils managed 4 hits on the night with Allison Oxner, Brittany Templeton, Brittany Wright & Mason Paige-Gambrell each having a hit…  Jessica Wood took the loss for Clinton… For the Lady Raiders, Tara Bond went 4-4 and scored each time she reached base… With 2 hits each were Maria Williamson, Annsley Nelson, Jordan Henderson & Elizabeth Carman… One of Williamson’s was a 3-run homer… Logan Hill got the win for Laurens pitching 4⅓ innings giving up 4 hits while striking out 5 and walking 3… Allison Foreback picked up a save… The Lady Red Devils are now 4-4 on the season while the Lady Raiders improve to 2-0.. Click on the following for more statistics: 14-3-13_SB_LDHS-Clint_stats

JV SB: LDHS 10 – CHS 5

 

LDHS:

  • Tennis: I need to do a little catching up with boys’ tennis at LDHS… The team opened its season this past Monday as they traveled to Woodmont… In that opening match, Woodmont took a 5-2 win… Thomas Hughes had a win at the #1 singles spot and Hughes teamed up with Collin John as the #1 doubles team… The Raiders then faced Greenwood at the Laurens City Parks the next day in their home opener… The Eagles were a strong team and took a 6-1 win… The lone win for the Raiders came from the #1 doubles team of Hughes & John…. Coach David Corley said he was proud of the effort but with little match play under their belt, his team simply couldn’t compete.

 

College Notes:

  • Basketball: SC 71 – Arkansas 69… The Univ. of SC Gamecocks pulled off an upset last night as they defeated Arkansas 71-69 to advance to the Quarterfinals of the SEC Tournament in the Georgia Dome… They now advance to play Tennessee at about 3:30 today…. Clemson 69 – Georgia Tech 65 in OT… Also last, the Clemson Tigers Clemson overcame a nine-point deficit in the second half and survived a second straight overtime game, prevailing 69-65 over Georgia Tech in the second round of the ACC Tournament… They will face Duke tonight at about 9:00 pm
  • Baseball: The Clemson Tigers will be on the road this weekend as they start a 3-game series with Wake Forest up in Winston-Salem at 6:00 pm today… The SC Gamecocks will also have a 3-game series this weekend… They start SEC play as they host Ole Miss tonight @ 7:00, 4:00 tomorrow and 1:30 on Sunday afternoon… These games can be heard on Sport Radio 1410 WPCC.

     

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Sports Report for Thursday, 3-13-2014

Local Sports Results:

CHS:

  • Soc: NHS 7 – CHS 6… The Red Devil soccer team hosted the Wildcats of Ninety Six last night at Wilder Stadium…. The Red Devils proved to be too good a host as the Wildcats took a 7-6 win… Madison Simpson had 4 of Clinton’s goals and Rodolfo Orozco had the other 2 Red Devil goals… The Red Devils are now 0-2 on the young season and will play again next Tuesday when they host Providence
  • SB: CHS 15 WHS 4… For the 2nd time in 3 days the Lady Red Devil softball team took on the Lady Wolverines of Whitmire (this time at Whitmire) and for the 2nd time Clinton posted a win over Whitmire this time by a score of 15-4… The Red Devils pounded out 19 hits with Allison Oxner going 5-5, Molly Scarborough 4-4, and Kayleigh Pitts collecting 5 RBIs… Jessica Wood picked the win going 5⅓ innings striking out 6 and allowing 3 of Whimire’s runs… Kayleigh Pitts finished the game for the Red Devils striking out 1 but walking 4… The Red Devils are now 3-2 on the season
  • JV SB: CHS 17 – WHS 9… In the game prior to the varsity softball game, the JV softball team took a 17-9 win over Whitmire… Hunter Benson went 2-3 for the team and Gracie Templeton was 1-2… Kassidy Jennings reach base all 3 of her time at bat and score 3 times… Katie Roland was the winning pitcher striking out 4 and walking 4,,, The JV team is now 2-0 on the season… Both CHS softball teams will travel to Laurens tomorrow to take on the Raiders with the JV game starting at 5 and the varsity game about 7… That game can be heard on sports Radio 1410 WPCC and online at www.wpcconline.com

 

LDHS: I need to do a little catching up on some results at LDHS over the past few days that I have just not been able to get to you so let’s do that now

  • Track: Back on Tuesday night the Raiders hosted Clinton and Union County in their first meet of the season… In boys’ action the Raiders came in 1st with 70.5 points, Clinton 2nd – 63 & Union County 3rd-37.5… The results were not quite as good for the girls as Clinton finished 1st with 59 points just edging out Union County who finished 2nd with 58 points…. The Lady Raiders were 3rd with 49 points…. The track teams will be back in action today as they travel to Woodruff.
  •   Boys Soccer:  Monday night the Raider soccer teams opened their season at Union County… While I don’t have the girls’ results, I can tell you that the boys took a 14-0 win over UC… The Raiders obviously were dominating the entire game and Coach Dennis Balanta was very pleased with their play… Irvin Angeles and Isaac Ayala led the Riders in scoring with 4 goals each… Then on Tuesday night the Raiders had their first home match against a traditionally strong JL Mann Patriots team… Man proved to be just that as they defeated the Raiders 6-0… Coach Balanta stated afterward the team did not play especially well and made too many mistakes on defense…. They will travel to Westside tomorrow.
  • Golf: This past Monday the LDHS Boys’ Golf team participated in the Outback Invitational hosted by South Aiken High School. The tournament was played on the Cobb Curse at Woodside Plantation in Aiken… They finished in 7th place overall…  The Raider scores were Ryan Wright 79, Jonathan Finley 86, Will Franks 94, and Patton Croker 95… Coach Jim Iacuone said afterward “ I was pleased with how we played. It was the first varsity tournament for two of our players and I think we were a little nervous. It was also a course we haven’t played at before. It’s been several years since LDHS participated in this event. It’s a good start to the season.”

  

College Notes:

  • South Carolina 74 – Auburn 56… The Gamecocks defeated Auburn 76-54 in the 1st round of SEC Tournament play… They will now face Arkansas in the 2nd game this afternoon in the Georgia Dome… Most likely in the 3:30 or so time frame.
  • Clemson will face Georgia Tech tonight about 9:00 as the Yellow Jackets defeated Boston College 73-70 in overtime last night to advance and play the Tigers tonight.
  • Clemson 2 – App. State 1… The Tigers defeated the Mountaineers 2-1 in mid-week action at Doug Kingsmore Stadium yesterday. 

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2014 Laurens Track Schedule & Information

 

 

2014   Laurens Track Schedule

Boys   HC Jawon Stevens        
Girls   HC Dianne Raabe        
           
Date Opponent Site Time G-Res. B-Res.
10-Mar Clinton/Union County LDHS 5pm  3rd  1st
13-Mar Woodruff Woodruff HS 5pm
18-Mar Union County/Boiling Springs Union County HS 5pm
22-Mar Hillcrest Ram Invitational Hillcrest HS 9am
25-Mar Dorman/Pendleton Dorman HS 5pm
27-Mar TL Hanna/Hillcrest TL Hanna 5pm
29-Mar SCTCCCA Coaches Classic TBA All day
8-Apr JL Mann LDHS 5pm
10-Apr Westside LDHS 5pm
11-Apr Taco Bell Classic Spring Valley HS 5pm
12-Apr Taco Bell Classic Spring Valley HS 9am
15-Apr Lexington/Greenwood LDHS 5pm
24-Apr Laurens County Meet Clinton 5pm
30-Apr 1-4A Region Meet Hillcrest HS 5pm
1-May 1-4A Region Meet Hillcrest HS 5pm
2-May 1-4A Region Meet Rain Date Hillcrest HS 5pm
10-May 4A State Qualifier Meet Spring Valley HS All Day
16-May 4A State Track Meet Spring Valley HS 5pm
17-May  4A State Track   Meet Spring Valley HS 9am

2014 Laurens Soccer Schedule & Information

 

2014 LDHS Raiders Boys Roster

2014   Laurens Soccer Schedule

Date Opponent Site Time G-Results B-Results
10-Mar at Union County Union 5:30 W: 14-0
11-Mar J. L. MANN Home 5:30 L: 0-6
14-Mar WESTSIDE Home 5:30 W: 5-3
18-Mar at Woodmont Woodmont 5:30 L: 3-5
21-Mar EASLEY Home 5:30 L: 0-2 L: 0-1
25-Mar at Hanna Hanna 5:30
27-Mar HILLCREST Home 5:30
8-Apr at J. L. Mann JL Mann 5:30
11-Apr WOODMONT Home 5:30
15-Apr at Greenwood Greenwood 5:30
17-Apr GREENWOOD Home 5:30
22-Apr at Westside Westside 5:30
23-Apr UNION COUNTY Home 5:30
25-Apr at Easley Easley 5:30
29-Apr HANNA Home 5:30
2-May at Hillcrest Hillcrest 5:30
7-May at Newberry Newberry 5:30

2014 Laurens Boys Tennis Schedule & Information

 

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2014 Laurens Boys Tennis Schedule

H.C.   David Corley      
Home   matches at Laurens City Park
Date Opponent Site Time Results
10-Mar Woodmont Away 5:00 L: 2-5
11-Mar Greenwood Home 5:00 L: 1-6
13-Mar Westside Away 5:00 L: 2-5
17-Mar Union County Away 5:00 rain
18-Mar Woodmont Home 5:00 W: 6-1
20-Mar Easley Away 5:00 L: 0-7
25-Mar Hanna Home 5:00 L: 0-7
26-Mar Hillcrest Away 5:00 L: 2-5
27-Mar J.L. Mann Home 5:00 L: 0-7
7-Apr Easley Home 5:00 rain
8-Apr Westside Home 5:00 L: 1-6
9-Apr Hanna Away 5:00 L: 0-7
10-Apr Greenwood Away 5:00 L: 2-5
22-Apr J.L. Mann Away 5:00
23-Apr Union county Home 5:00
24-Apr Hillcrest Home 5:00

2014 Laurens Boys Golf Schedule & Information

 

 

2014   Laurens Boys Golf Schedule

H.C. Jim Iacuone
Date Opponent Site Time / Team Results
10-Mar Outback Invitational Woodside Plant. TBA  7th – R. Wright 79
19-Mar Easley, JL Mann & Greenwood Smithfield’s CC 4:00 PM, V
13-Mar JL Mann Hejaz GC JV & V L: 165-175
18-Mar TL Hanna Lakeside CC 4:30 PM, JV & V L: 155-173
20-Mar Hillcrest Fox Run CC 4:00 PM, JV & V
24-Mar Raider Invitational Lakeside CC TBA, JV & V 4th of 6
25-Mar Greenwood Stoney Point 4:00 PM, JV & V
29-Mar Tee Off Classic Star Fort GC TBA, V
8-Apr Woodmont Bonnie Brae GC 4:30 PM, JV & V
10-Apr JL Mann & Westside Lakeside CC 4:30 PM, JV & V
17-Apr Greenwood Lakeside CC 4:30 PM, JV & V
21-Apr Easley Green Wave Invitational Smithfield’s CC TBA, V
24-Apr TL Hanna Cobb’s Glen CC 4:00 PM, JV & V
29-Apr Woodmont, Clinton &    Chapman (JV) Lakeside CC 4:30 PM, JV & V
1-May Woodmont & TL Hanna Bonnie Brae GC 4:30 PM, JV & V
5-May Region I-AAAA Tournament Smithfield’s CC 8:30 AM
12-May AAAA Upper State Tournament Willow Creek CC TBA
19-May AAAA State Tournament Furman GC TBA

Sports Report for Wednesday, 3-12-2014

Local Sports Results:

CHS:

  • CHS 4 – Chapman 3… The JV baseball team at Clinton had their first home game last night and it took them 8 innings to do it but they defeated the Chapman Panthers 4-3… Coach Mike Turner said he his team competed well last night that was a great game played by both teams… For the Red Devils, Brayden Gibbs went 2-4, Tyler Kelly 2-5 and Tristan Smaltz 2-3… Smaltz was the starting pitcher going 5⅓ innings but Gibbs picked up the win in relief…. The team will be back in action tonight as they host Woodruff at 6:00 pm.
  •  Update on CHS softball win over Whitmire Monday… Yesterday I told you that the CHS softball team took a 14-6 win over Whitmire at home on Monday but that I did not have any details on the game… Well I do now… On offense the team had 12 hits and was led by Brittany Templeton who went 3 for 4 with a walk and Brittany Wright who went 3 for 5 with a homer and 5 RBIs… Jessica Wood pitched 4 innings getting the win while giving up only 2 hits while striking out 9 & walking 3… Kayleigh Pitts also saw pitching duty and giving up 3 hits while walking 4 and struck out 2… The Lady Red Devils will travel to Whitmire today for a JV / Varsity rematch starting at 5:00 / 7:00.

 

LDHS:

  • SB: LDHS 10 – GHS 7… The Lady Raider softball team opened their season at home last night and they took a 10-7 win over the Lady Eagles of Greenwood… Laurens had an 8-0 lead going into the 5th inning when Greenwood managed to get their first run… The Raiders then led 10-1 going into the top of the 7th inning but the Greenwood bats suddenly came alive and that coupled with a couple of Raider miscues allowed them to put 6 runs on the board before Laurens finally got the third out to end the game 10-7…Maria Williamson led the Raiders on offense going 3 for 4 with 2 RBIs… Tara Bond went 2 for 3 and Elizabeth Carman 2 for 2 with a homerun… Allison Foreback picked up the complete game win giving up 13 hits while striking out 7 and walking none…. Click on the following for more game statistics: 14-3-11_SB_LDHS-Gwd_stats      Click on the following for the game scorecard. 14-3-11_SB_LDHS-Gwd_scorecard
  • JV SB: Laurens 16 – Greenwood 0
  • BB: LDHS 4 – Greenwood 3… The baseball team also faced Greenwood last night but it was down in Greenwood… Good news here as the Raiders took a 4-3 win in their first region game…. The Raiders had 4 players collecting multiple hits on the night… They were Thomas Jones 3-4 with a double, Grayson Bailes 2-2 with an RBI, Hammer walker 2-4 and Cody Smiley 2-3 with a double and an RBI… Tanner Adair picked up the win going 4⅔ innings with Kevin Dean finished the game in relieve and picked up his 2nd save of the season…. The Raiders will host Hillcrest Friday night at Ed Prescott Field
  • JV BB: Laurens 6 – Greenwood 0…  In the JV game before the varsity, the Raiders took a 6-0 win over the Eagles… Morgan French, Cade Patterson & Nick Powell all collected key hits for the Raiders… Kendevron Stenhouse picked up the win pitching 5 innings and allowed just 2 hits… Matt Holcombe allowed no hits in 1 inning of relief… They also will face Hillcrest Friday afternoon

 

Laurens Academy:

  • BB: Crusaders 5 – Anderson 4 in 8 innings… The Laurens Academy Crusaders’ Josh Urwick executed a suicide squeeze in the 8th inning scoring Ryan Holmes to give the Crusaders a 5-4 win over Anderson Home School… Urwick had 2 hits and 2 RBIs for LA… Caleb Greene picked up the win pitching the last 3⅓ innings in relief giving up a run on 2 hits while striking out 6 & walking 3.

     

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Sports Report for Tuesday, 3-11-2014

Local Sports Results:

CHS:

  • Soccer: Saluda 7 – CHS 1… The CHS soccer team opened their season at home last night as they hosted Saluda… Unfortunately Saluda took a 7-1 over the Red Devils… Madison Simpson had the lone goal for the Clinton… Clinton managed only 7 shots on goal to Saluda’s 20… The Red Devils will host Ninety Six tomorrow at 5:30
  • Tennis: Riverside 7 – CHS 0… Sorry no details available at this time.
  • JV Softball: CHS 7 – Whitmire 6… This was the 1st game of the season for the team
  • Var. Softball… CHS 14 – Whitmire 6… The Lady Red Devils softball team jumped out to a 10-0 lead at the end of the first inning and then went on to take a 14-6 win over Whitmire… Sorry no other details at this time… The Lady Red Devils even their record at 3-3… Both softball teams will travel to Whitmire tomorrow.

 

College Notes:

Baseball

  • Div. I Rankings:  The Div. I baseball rankings came out yesterday and the Gamecocks occupy the #1 spot in all the polls… The Yard Birds are the only undefeated team in D-I with a 15-0 record… In the USA Today Coaches’ Poll the balance of the top 5 are Florida State, Vanderbilt, Oregon State, & Virginia… Spots 6-10 are occupied by LSU, NC State, Cal State Fullerton, Oregon & Louisiana-Lafayette… Clemson checks in @ #18 in that poll but as high as 14 in another… I notice that the ACC & SEC have 6 of the top 10 teams
  • Clemson: The Tigers came off a great weekend of baseball as they swept Virginia Tech in a 3 game series… The Tigers will host Appalachian State tomorrow at 6:30
  • South Carolina: The Gamecocks also had a good weekend as they swept Brown in a 3-game series… The Gamecock pitching staff did not give up a run in that series and staff now has a 1.20 ERA striking out 140 while walking just
  • Div. II Rankings:  By the way in the D-II rankings, Lander University checks in at #4 with a 16-2 record.

Basketball:

  • Wofford 56  –  Western Carolina 53… Congratulations to the Wofford Terriers as the punched their ticket to the NCAA Basketball Tournament with a 56-53 won over West. Carolina to win the Southern Conference Title in Ashville last night… They join Coastal Carolina coached by former Clemson Coach Cliff Ellis as the only 2 teams from the state to make it to the “Bid Dance” so far…. Coastal won the Big South Tournament Championship over the weekend as they defeated Winthrop 76-61.

 

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