Local Sports Results:
- BB: RBHS 7 – CHS 6… The Red Devil baseball team traveled to River Bluff High School Saturday evening to finish their participation in the Carolina Ale House Classic… The Red Devils jumped out to an early lead but could not hold it as R.B scored a single run in the bottom of the 6th inning and then held on to take a 7-6 win… Coach Lee Atkinson said after the game “WE had plenty of base runners, just could not get a key hit in the late innings. We have a lot to work on next week before we head to Gilbert to open up our regular season (Sat. 3-15-14)” … Matthew Craven and Landon Allison each had 2 hits out of the total 8 hits produced by the Red Devils… One of Allison’s hits was a 2-run homer in the 2nd inning… Matthew Craven was selected to the “All-tournament Team” Hitting .636, 7 hits, 1 double, 5 RBIs and 4 stolen bases…. Click on the following link for more game statistics: 14-3-8_BB_CHS-River_Bluff Click on the following for the game scorecard: 14-3-8_BB_CHS-River_Bluff_Scorebook The Red Devils are now 2-2 on the young season.
- Youth Wrestling… This past Saturday the Laurens Locomotives hosted the SC Youth Wrestling Association (SCYWA) Upper State Championships at LDHS… There were 243 wrestlers present divided into 5 age groupings and 61 weight classifications… Nine of the local Locomotive Team members placed in their respective weight classes… They were: 5&6 50: Gabi Carles 3rd,5&6 55: Leyden Gentry 2nd, 7&8 60: Joseph (JoJo) Carles 3rd, 7&8 75: Mason Parsons 2nd, 7&8 90: TJ Sullivan 1st, 9&10 65: Javi Carles 1st, 9&10 80: Myles Reppart 1st, 9&10 112: Damarcus Wright 1st and 11&12 170: Ben Parsons 2nd…. I notice that 3 of these young wrestlers are from the Carles family… Bet they have some interesting times at their house… Congratulations to these young grapplers.
- Clemson basketball… The Clemson men’s basketball team suffered a tough loss in their final regular season game as they fell to Pittsburg 83-78 in overtime after leading by 5 with about 5 seconds to go in regulation… Clemson finished the regular season 19-11 overall and 10-8 in ACC play…. Yesterday the Tigers learned they will be seeded 6th in the ACC Tournament on Wednesday in Greensboro, NC… They will play at 9:00 pm on Thursday against the winner of the #11 Georgia Tech vs. #14 Boston College game on Wednesday… The game is to be shown on ESPN2.
- Gamecock basketball: Men… The Gamecocks men’s’ basketball finished their regular season with a 74-62 win over Mississippi State in Starkville on Saturday… They finish their season with a 15-19 record and 5-13 in SEC play… SC will start SEC Tournament play on Wednesday March 12th as they will be seeded #13 and take on #12 seeded Auburn at 7:00 pm in the Georgia Dome
- Gamecock basketball: Women…. The Lady Gamecock basketball team was defeated by Kentucky 68-58 in the SEC Women’s Tournament semi-finals on Saturday… The team finished their season with a 27-4 record… Tennessee went on the by Kentucky 71-70 to win the SEC Tournament Championship… The Gamecocks now await the NCAA Tournament selection which will take place next Monday.
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