Sports Report for Wednesday, 4-16-2014

 

CHS:

  • Soccer: Clinton 10 – Union County 1… The Red Devil soccer team hosted the Yellow Jackets of Union County yesterday and good news as the team improved it’s region record to 3-2 with a 10-1 win over the Jackets… Clinton was paced by Madison Simpson who had 5 goals on the night… Nolan Boozer had 2, and with one each were Michael Richey, Jon Barnes & Chris Wright… Clinton’s offense obviously kept Union backed up all night as Clinton had 29 shots on goal to Unions 4… The Red Devils are scheduled to travel to Saluda today for a 5:30 match.
  • Austin Nobles Signs with North Greenville… Yesterday morning CHS senior Austin Nobles signed a letter of intent to attend North Greenville University and run on their track and cross country teams… Click on the following link or see the Between the Lines section on our home page to see a video interview done with him after the signing where he talks about why he chose North Greenville and his future plans. :
  • JV Softball…  Back on Monday the JV softball team traveled to Spartanburg HS and picked up 2 wins by scores of 21-5 & 18-8… Dianna Martin pitched the 1st game and got the win. Beth Wiggins pitched the 2nd game and got the win… Both pitchers did great job of throwing strikes and limiting the number of walks they allowed. Gracie Templeton, Madison Burton,Hunter Benson, Makayla Pearson, Jasmine Coleman, Mary Katherine Kelly, Diana Martin, and Elizabeth Childress all hit the ball well during both games… Coach Eddie Romines stated he was proud of the team effort and everyone got to play

 

LDHS:

  • Soccer: Woodmont 3 – Laurens 2… Last Friday the Raider soccer teams hosted the Woodmont Wildcats… In boy’s action, Woodmont took a 3-1 win… Isaac Ayala scored the first goal of the game but Woodmont scored 3 times before Ayala scored again making the final 3-2… Coach Balanta said afterward there were too many mistakes that cost the team the match.
  • LDHS 171 – Woodmont 183… A week ago today, the LDHS boys’ golf teams traveled to Bonnie Brae G.C. to take on the Woodmont Wildcats…  The varsity team defeated Woodmont 171-183 with Ryan Wright being the match medalist shooting a 38… Other varsity scores were Jonathan Finley 43, Bailey Dunlap 44, and Nick Brown 45….  The JV team also faced off against the Wildcats and defeated them 210-239…. Individual JV scores were Will Franks 45, Justin Holliday 49, Brady Davis 52, and Wade Bishop 53.
  •  LDHS 168 – JL Mann 170…    Then last Thursday, the Raider golf teams hosted JL Mann at Lakeside CC… Good news as the Raider varsity squad picked up their 2nd win in a row defeating Mann 168-170…  Also for the second match in a row, Ryan Wright was the match medalist with a 38… Other Raider scores were Jonathan Finley 39, Patton Croker 45, and Justin Holliday 46….  The JV team was also in action but they were defeated by Mann 208-173…. The Raiders will be back in action Thursday April 17 when they host Greenwood.

 

 

College Baseball:

  1. Clemson 9 – Coastal Carolina 6… The #20 Clemson Tiger baseball team improved its record to 21-14 as they took a 9-6 win at Clemson last night.
  • Charleston Southern 4 – South Carolina 1… The #6 Gamecocks of South Carolina played host to Charleston Southern last night and they proved to be too good a host as C.S. took a 4-1 win over the Gamecocks… South Carolina is now 28-8 on the season.

 

  

Local Sports Schedule:

CHS:

Varsity softball will host Union County 6:00 –Make-up of yesterday’s game… Also Military Appreciation Day

Tennis host Emerald    4:30

JV baseball @ Woodruff   6:00

Golf @ Chapman   4:00

Soccer @ Saluda   5:30

 

LDHS:

Base ball vs. Eastside @ Eastside   6:00

Tennis @ Union County   5:00

  

Community Interest:

  • The Laurens YMCA Health Kids Day… On Saturday, May 3rd, the Laurens Family YMCA is holding a free community event to inspire more kids to keep their minds and bodies active. YMCA’s Healthy Kids Day® , the Y’s national initiative to improve families’ health and well-being, features games, wellness information, arts and crafts and more to motivate and teach families how to develop a healthy routine at home…. Now again this is a free event.. To learn more see the posting in the Between the Lines section on our homepage or click on the following link: click on the following link: Health Kids Day Information:  

  

Broadcast Reminder

 WLBG

  • On Tuesday (4-22-14) the Raider baseball team will be hosting the Rams of Westside… First pitch is scheduled for 6:00 and we hope you can make it to the game but if not, catch all the action on Real Radio 860 WLBG and streaming online at www.wlbg.com.

 WPCC

  • On Monday (4-21-14) the Lady Red Devil softball teams will be in Spartanburg taking on the Lady Centurions of Broome in a JV-Varsity doubleheader… … The first pitch for the varsity game is scheduled for 7:00 pm… You can join the WPCC broadcast crew a few minutes before that for all the action on Sports radio 1410 WPCC… Remember you can also hear the action on the internet at www.wpcconline.com 

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Sports Report for Tuesday, 4-15-2014

 

CHS:

  • BB: Union County 4 – Clinton 1…. The Red Devil varsity baseball team traveled to Union yesterday to take on the Yellow Jackets in region play… The ride back home was not as joyous as it could be because Union took a 4-1 win over Clinton… As Coach Lee Atkinson put it after the game “We came out a little flat today and left too many men on base. Union did a great job getting their runners in and that was the difference.”… Clinton trailed 4-0 after 4 innings and got their lone run in the 6th inning when O’Kevius Conway reached on a walk with 1 out and moved to third on a single by Colby Templeton… Conway then scored on a single by Blake Riddle…. Peyton Spangler had 2 of Clinton’s 6 going 2-4…. Click on the following for the game box score and statistics: 14-4-14_BB_CHS-Union_Stats_Box  Click on the following for the game scorecard:  14-4-14_BB_CHS-Union_Stats_Scorecard     The Red Devils are now 8-9 on the season and 4-2 in region play.
  • SB: Game 1: Clinton 10 – Spartanburg 5… The Lady red Devil varsity softball team hosted the Lady Vikings of Spartanburg in a doubleheader composed of two 5-inning games…  In the first game, Clinton took a 10-5 win… The Red Devils scored in every inning but 1 and scored those 10 runs on just 7 hits… Kayleigh Pitts led Clinton going 3-3 at the plate with an RBI… Jessica Wood picked up the win with Pitts facing 8 batters in the game… Click on the following for the game box score and statistics: 14-4-14_Clinton_SB_vs_Spt_Gm_1_Stats  Click on the following for the game scorecard: 14-4-14_Clinton_SB_vs_Spt_Gm_1_Scorecard
  • SB: game 2:  Clinton 23 – Spartanburg 3… The   Lady Red Devils picked right back up in game 2 and exploded as they took a 22-3 win over the Lady Vikings… Clinton was offensively by Brittany Templeton 3/4, Kayleigh Pitts 1/1 with 3 RBI’s and 3 walks, Cassie Nichols 1/3 with 2 RBI’s, Molly Scarborough 3/4 with 2 RBI’s, Katie Roland 4/4, and Shauna Goforth 3/3…  Jessica Wood pitched 1 inning giving up 3 hits, 0 walks, 0 K’s….  Kylie Griffin pitched 2 innings giving up 4 hits, 1 walk, and 4 K’s. … CHS had 1 defensive error… The team is now 8-9 on the season and is scheduled to Union County today in a JV-varsity doubleheader…
  • JV SB… The Clinton JV softball team traveled to Spartanburg yesterday and took 2 wins from Spartanburg… Check back tomorrow for scores and details.

 

 

LDHS: I need to do a little catching up with the Raider boys golf team

  • LDHS 171 – Woodmont 183… A week ago today, the LDHS boys’ golf teams traveled to Bonnie Brae G.C. to take on the Woodmont Wildcats…  The varsity team defeated Woodmont 171-183 with Ryan Wright being the match medalist shooting a 38… Other varsity scores were Jonathan Finley 43, Bailey Dunlap 44, and Nick Brown 45….  The JV team also faced off against the Wildcats and defeated them 210-239…. Individual JV scores were Will Franks 45, Justin Holliday 49, Brady Davis 52, and Wade Bishop 53.
  •  LDHS 168 – JL Mann 170…    Then last Thursday, the Raider golf teams hosted JL Mann at Lakeside CC… Good news as the Raider varsity squad picked up their 2nd win in a row defeating Mann 168-170…  Also for the second match in a row, Ryan Wright was the match medalist with a 38… Other Raider scores were Jonathan Finley 39, Patton Croker 45, and Justin Holliday 46….  The JV team was also in action but they were defeated by Mann 208-173…. The Raiders will be back in action Thursday April 17 when they host Greenwood.

 

 Laurens Academy:

  • LA Baseball: Last Thursday the LA baseball team defeated Newberry 10-1 and yesterday they lost the Christ Church 8-2… Check back tomorrow for more details on these games

 

 

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Sports Report for Monday, 4-14-2014

Real Radio 860 WLBG Sports Report:  Monday, 4-14-14

Welcome to your Real Radio 860 WLBG sports and it’s brought to you by the Laurens YMCA… On Saturday, May 3rd, the Laurens Family YMCA is holding a free community event to inspire more kids to keep their minds and bodies active. YMCA’s Healthy Kids Day® , the Y’s national initiative to improve families’ health and well-being, features games, wellness information, arts and crafts and more to motivate and teach families how to develop a healthy routine at home…. Now again this is a free event.. To learn more see the posting in the Between the Lines section on our homepage or click on the following link: click on the following link: Health Kids Day Information:  

 

Local Sports Results 

CHS:

  • Soccer: BHP 1 – CHS 0… The Red Devil soccer team traveled to BHP last Friday and BHP took a 1-0 win over the Red Devils…. Simply put, BHP took 25 shots on goal to Clinton’s 4… Clinton drops t0 2-10 over all but is still 2-2 in region play… They are scheduled to be back in action tomorrow when they host Union County at 5:30
  • Tennis: Christ Church 6 – CHS 0…. Catching up on some Red Devil tennis action from last Thursday, Clinton hosted Christ Church and the Red Devils came up on the short side of a 6-0 score to the perennially strong Cavaliers…. Robert Powell played especially well and lost only by a couple of points in each set… The Red Devils are now 4-3 on the season but undefeated in region play with a 3-0 record…. Click on the following for more match details: CHS-Tennis-4-10-14-Chr_Chur
  • Tennis: Riverside 6 – CHS 1….  The Red Devil tennis team was also in action last Tuesday up at Riverside H.S…. Riverside took a 6-1 win with Robert Powell at the #3 singles spot taking the lone win… Click on the following for match information: CHS-Tennis-4-8-14-River
  • Important Note: The varsity baseball game scheduled for tomorrow at Union County H.S. may be rescheduled for today at 5:00 pm… That is what the coaches hope to do to get ahead of forecast bad weather but it will be later this morning before they “officially” make that change… If that is the case, WPCC which was supposed to be brining you the game tomorrow will not be bringing it to you today… As soon as we know something definitive, we will put up a posting at www.wpcconline.com.

  

LDHS:

  • BB: LDHS 3 – Easley 2…. Friday night the Laurens Raider baseball team traveled to Easley to take on the Green Wave in Region I-AAAA action… The Raiders fell behind quickly 2-o at the end of the first inning but rallied to take a 3-2 win… Laurens got 1 of the runs back in the 2nd inning when Trae Coleman doubled driving in Tanner Adair who singled to lead off the inning… The Raiders got the other 2 runs in the fourth inning when Adair and Toby Jackson both singled to lead off the inning… After reaching 3rd & 2nd base on a Trae Coleman sacrifice, Adair later scored on a single by Cole Blocker and Jackson on a single by Thomas Jones… Cody Smiley then shut down the Green Wave the rest of the way with a double play helping him escape a bases loaded with 1 out in the 5th situation… Smiley picked up the complete game win giving up 11 hits while striking out 3 and walking 2… Tanner Adair led the Raiders going 2-3 … Click on the following for more game statistics: 14-4-11_LDHS_BB-Easley_stats     The Raiders are now 10-5 on the season and 6-4 in region play…. They are scheduled to start participation in the Carolina Classic at Eastside High School tonight facing Blue Ridge with first pitch scheduled for 7:30.
  • SB: LDHS 5 – - Easley 2… Just about the time the Raider baseball team was finishing up their game at Easley, the Lady Raider softball team started their game against Easley at home on Dinner on the Diamond Night with sole possession of first place in the region on the line…  The Lady Raiders prevailed 5-4 but they had to score the winning run in the bottom of the 7th inning to do after leading 4-0 at the end of 2innings… Michaela Smith doubled to lead off the decisive 7th inning and then moved to third on a wild pitch… Maria Williamson then had an infield singled that Smith could not advance on… Jordan Henderson then laid down a bunt that brought Smith home with the winning run making the Raiders a perfect 9-0 in region play and dropping Easley to 9-2… Click on the following for more game statistics: 14-4-11_SB_LDHS-Easley_Stats   Click on the following for the game scorecard: 14-4-11_SB_LDHS-Easley_Scorecard     The Lady Raiders take a week long break from completion and will return to action a week from today as they travel to Easley for a rematch with the Green Wave.
  • JV SB: Easley 6 – LDHS 2…  The JV softball team is now 7-5 on the season.

  

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Sports Report for Friday, 4-11-2014

Local Sports Results:

 CHS:

  • Golf: CHS 196 – Newberry 237…For the second time this week, the Red Devil golf team defeated Newberry yesterday this time by a score of 196-237. Clinton’s top 3 golfers sat out the match Thursday to give some of the younger players experience in playing in a match for the first time… Zach Davis moved up to the number one slot and shot a 7 over par 43…  Davis was 5 over after 3 holes but finished strong by paring 5 of the last 6 holes… Caleb Moore had the second best score with a 47… Jay Addison shot a 51 and Karl Gustafson an eighth grader playing in his first match, rounded out the scoring for the Red Devils shooting a 55… Clinton improves to 6-1 and will host Broome Monday at Lakeside CC
  • Soccer: Clinton 6 – Chester 0…  The Red Devil soccer team hosted the Cyclones of Chester yesterday and good news as Clinton took a 6-0 win… Noland Boozer and Madison Simpson each had 2 goals for Clinton while Jay Roland and Chris Wright each had a single goal… Clinton outshot Chester 28-11… Clinton now is 2-9 on the season and 2-2 in region play.
  • BB: Clinton 7 – Laurens 2… Clinton and Laurens hooked up in round 2 of their cross-county rivalry last night in Clinton and the Red Devils evened the series with a 7-2 win over the Raiders… Clinton struck for 2 runs in the second and 5 more in the decisive 5th inning… The Raiders finally broke onto the board with 2 runs in the 6th inning… Kendall Pitts went 3-3 with a double and an RBI to lead Clinton’s offense while Matt Craven also went 2-3 with 2 RBIs to be the only other Red Devil with more than 1 hit… Grayson Bailes was the only Raider to have more than 1 hit as he 2-2 with a double… Peyton Spangler went the distance for the Red Devils picking up the win… He gave up 2 unearned runs on 7 hits walking 3 and also striking out 3… Tanner Adair took the loss giving up the 7 earned runs on 10 hits while striking out 5 and walking 1… Afterward Coach Lee Atkinson stated “It was a great team win tonight, especially for our seniors… Peyton Spangler did a great job on the mound ,giving up 2 runs in 7 innings of work. Our Defense played well turning 3 double plays and throwing out a runner at the plate. We had 10 hits tonight… Matthew Craven, Kendall Pitts and Trey Childress each had 2-out RBI hits for us. We can enjoy the win for a few days, but we have a huge week next week as we travel to Union Tuesday Night to get back into conference play.” … Click on the following for the game’s box score and statistics: 14-4-10_LDHS_BB-Clinton_stats  Click on the following for the game scorecard:14-4-10_LDHS_BB-Clinton_Scorecard
  • JV BB: Clinton 8 – Laurens 1…   In the game preceding the varsity game at Clinton last night, The Red Devils took an -1 win over the Raiders… Davis Cunningham got the win for Clinton giving up only 2 hits while striking out 4… Chandler Todd led Clinton’s offense going 3-3 with a double… Cameron Bishop went 2-3  with a double and Davis Cunningham 2-4 with a double also.

  

LDHS:

  • SB: LDHS 6 – Greenwood 1…. The Lady Raiders traveled Greenwood last night in Region 1-AAAA action and the ride home was a pleasant one as they ran their region record to a perfect 8-0 with a 6-1 win over the Lady Eagles…. Greenwood led 1-0 going into the 5th inning when Laurens struck for 3 runs and then added 2 in the 6th and 1 in the 7th to take the win… Maria Williamson led the Raiders going 2-4 with a homerun and 4 RBIs… Tara Bond (3-5), Jordan Henderson (2-4), Elizabeth Carman (2-4) and Baylee Bragg (3-4) all had a multi-hit night for the Raiders… Allison Foreback picked up the win giving up only 5 hits while striking out 5 and walking 1… Click on the following for more game stats: 14-4-10_SB_LDHS-Greenwood_Stats  Click on the following for the game scorecard: 14-4-10_SB_LDHS-Greenwood_Scorecard   Please see the broadcast schedule below.
  • JV SB: LDHS 9 – Greenwood 0
  • Tennis: Greenwood 5 – Laurens 2… The Raider boys tennis team traveled to Greenwood last night and the Eagles took a 5-2 win over the Raiders… Garrett Madden picked up a singles win in the #4 spot and the # 1 doubles team of Thomas Hughes and Collin John had the other win… Click on the following for complete match details and comments from Coach Corley: 4-10-14_Greenwood

 

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Sports Report for Thursday, 4-10-2014

Local Sports Results: 

CHS:

  • BB: Newberry 6 – CHS 4… The varsity base ball team traveled down to Newberry yesterday to take on the Bulldogs and normally when you out hit a team you win… Well that was not the case last night as Clinton had 7 hits to Newberry’s 4 but Newberry took a 6-4 win… The game was tied 2 all going into the 5th inning when Clinton struck for 2 runs but the only problem is that Newberry got 4 in their half of the 5th…  In the decisive 5th inning a couple of hits and walks as well as a hit batter mixed with a couple of Red Devil errors made the difference for Newberry….  Landon Allison went 3-3 for the Red Devils and had a double and a triple as well as 3 RBIs… Click on the following for the Clinton box score and statistics: 14-4-9_BB_CHS-Newberry_Stats_Box  The 7-8 Red Devils will be at home today for a JV-varsity doubleheader with Laurens… The varsity game can be heard on Real Radio 860 WLBG about 7:30.
  • SB DH: AHS 7 – CHS 4, CHS 7 – AHS 3… Yesterday the CHS softball team made up a postponed double header with the Lady Panthers of Abbeville over at the old CHS…  In the 1st game, Abbeville took a 7-4 win…Clinton was led offensively by Allison Oxner, Brittany Templeton, Jessica Wood, Kayleigh Pitts, Molly Scarborough, Shauna Goforth, and Kalen Richardson all with one hit a piece…. Molly Scarborough led with a base clearing double which gave her 3 RBI’s… Clinton had 3 defensive errors… Jessica Wood pitched 5 innings striking out 3, giving up 6 hits, and walking 2…. Better news in the 2nd game as Clinton took a 7-3 win… Brittany Wright led the Lady Red Devils offensively in the game going 2/3 with a two-run homerun, Allison Oxner also went 2/3 and Molly Scarborough 3/3…  CHS had 2 defensive errors… Jessica Wood pitched 5 innings giving up 6 hits, 1 strikeout, and 0 walks… CHS plays again Monday 4/14/14 with two five inning games at home vs. Spartanburg… JV will play the same day at Spartanburg starting at 5:00..

 

 LDHS:

  • BB: LDHS 3 – HHS 2 in 9… Last night in Simpsonville the Raiders Kevin Dean and Hillcrest’s Charlie Bishop hooked up in a pitcher’s duel that went 9 innings with both pitchers going the distance… When it was all over, Kevin Dean picked up the 3-2 win in what Coach Dale Nelson described as a great performance… Dean gave up only 6 hits while striking out 11 and walking 3 one of which was an intentional base on balls… He worked out of a bases loaded with 1 out in the bottom of the 7th inning by striking out a Hillcrest batter for out #2 and enticed the next batter ground into a fielder’s choice with the 3rd out registered at 2nd base… In the 9th inning a pair of Hillcrest errors and a sacrifice fly by Thomas Jones netted 2 runs for the Raiders… In the bottom of the 9th, a walk, fielder’s choice and a double allowed Hillcrest to pull within 1 before Dean Struck out 1 and Hillcrest lined out to end the game… Laurens was held to just 6 hits and Grayson Bailes was the only Raider with more than 1 hit picking up 2… Click on the following for the game’s box score and more stats: 14-4-9_LDHS_BB-Hillcrest_Stats  Click on the following for the game scorecard: 14-4-9_LDHS_BB-Hillcrest_Scorecard  The Raiders are now 9-4 and 5-4 in region play… They travel to Clinton today for a for a JV-varsity doubleheader with Laurens… The varsity game can be heard on Real Radio 860 WLBG about 7:30.

JV BB…  In JV action prior to the varsity, Hillcrest took a 5-2 win…

Tennis: TL Hanna 7 – LDHS 0… The Raider boys tennis team traveled to TL Hanna last night and fell to the yellow Jackets 0-7… Garrett Madden was the Raider who came closest to a victory but fell a little short… Click on the following for complete match details as reported by Coach Corley: 4-9-14_Hanna

 

Laurens Academy:

LA 3 – SD 0…  Also last night the Laurens Academy Crusaders hosted Spartanburg Day… When the last pitch was thrown, the Crusaders had posted a 3-0 win… Will Price and Noah Stribling led the Crusaders offense both going 2-3… Price also picked up 2 RBIs… Trevor Esposito picked up the complete game win giving 4 hits while walking 4 and striking out 13… Click on the following 2 links for game statistics and the game scorecard. 14-4-9-BB-LA-Spt_Day  & 14-4-9-BB-LA-Spt_Day-Scorecard

 

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Sports Report for Wednesday, 4-9-2014

Local Sports Results:

 CHS:

  • BB: Clinton 3 – Chester 1… The Red Devil baseball team traveled to Chester last night and came back home with a 3-1 win over the Cyclones… The game was tied 1-1 going to the top of the 5th inning when Peyton Spangler led off with a double.. Matt Craven reached base on a botched fielder’s choice and then both runners moved up on a Landon Allison sacrifice… After intentionally walking O’Kevius Conway. A fielder’s choice by Kendall Pitts got the two lead runners home… The Cyclones threatened in the 7th inning as they had a runner on 3rd and 1st with 1 out but a strikeout by relief pitcher Conway and Kendall Pitts gunning down a runner attempting to steal second put an end to the Cyclone rally….  Spangler led the Red Devils getting 2 of their 4 hits… Bradley Templeton picked up the win pitching all but the last 2 outs… Afterward Coach Lee Atkinson had the following comments, “  It was a great win for us tonight. Wright from Chester had some real good stuff, but we managed to put the ball in play enough to scratch enough runs to win. Bradley had another outstanding outing. Conway came in with 1 out in the 7th and recorded the save…. Click on the following for the game’s box score and more statistics: 14-4-8_BB_CHS-Chester_Stats_Box Click on the following for the scorecard: 14-4-8_BB_CHS-Chester_Scorecard    Clinton is now 7-7 and 3-1 in region play.
  • SB: Chester 10 – Clinton 1
  • Golf: Clinton 156 – Newberry 246…  Clinton defeated Newberry 156-246 shooting their best score this year. Hunter Nichols returned and shot a 1 under par 35. Harrison Fisher shot a 2 over par 38, Michael Mann shot a 5 over 41 and Zach Davis shot a 6 over 42 to round out the scoring for the Red Devils. Clinton moves to 5-1 on the year and will travel to Newberry on the 10th.

 

LDHS:

  • SB: LDHS 11 – Hillcrest 1…  The Laurens Raider softball team hosted the Lady Rams of Hillcrest last night and the Raiders pulled off a first in the programs history as they defeated Hillcrest 11-1 in 5 innings… the game was tied 1-1 going into the bottom of the 3rd inning when Laurens erupted for 8 runs after 2 were out… Elizabeth Carman put the nail in the coffin with a 2-run homer in the 4th inning and then Allison Foreback picked up the complete game win as she and the defense kept Hillcrest off the board in the 5th… After the game Coach Butch Clark said he was very pleased with the teams hitting as they pounded out 13 hits and Foreback’s pitching as she allowed only 3 hits and kept her focus until the last out…  Jordan Henderson led the team on offense going 3-3… Four other Raiders had multiple hits on the night and you can see the box score and stats by clicking on the following: 14-4-8_SB_LDHS-Hillcrest_Stats    Click on the following for the game scorecard:14-4-8_SB_LDHS-Hillcrest_Scorecard    The team is now 15-4 on the season and 7-0 in region play and will travel to Greenwood tomorrow for a JV-varsity doubleheader.
  • JV SB: Hillcrest 3 – LDHS 2
  • Tennis: Westside 6 – LDHS 1…. The Raiders boys tennis team was in action yesterday as they hosted the Rams of Westside at the Laurens City Park… Garrett Madden was the Rider to pick up a win as Westside took a 6-1 win…  For more match details and comments from Coach Corley, click on the following: 4-8-14_Westside

 

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Sports Report for Tuesday, 4-8-2014

Local Sports Results:  Well the weather pretty much laid waste to yesterday’s high school sports schedule.. Here is what I know about reschedules at this time:

  • Clinton C-team baseball… host Ninety Six on Saturday 4-12-14 at 11:00 am, Doubleheader
  • Laurens varsity & JV softball… host TL Hanna on Monday 4-28-14
  • Laurens boys tennis… host Easley at Laurens City Courts on Monday, 4-21-14 at 5:00
  • Note about today: The Clinton soccer match @ Chester scheduled for today will be played Thursday (4-10-14) at 6:00.

 

Laurens County Speedway: racing started back last Saturday night and lets recap the results in the first races of the year

  • Super Stock 4… T.J. Baker took a win but it was not an easy one as he had to fight off Joe Gibson as the two made contact in the last lap… Scott Nelson finished 2nd and JR Baker 3rd.
  • Hobby… Chris Patterson finished 1st with Bobby Tucker and Tim Tollison the next 2 across the finish line behind him.
  • Front-Wheel Drive… Travis Caldwell took the lead a little over half way through the race and then went on to take the win… Travis Jamieson finished 2nd and Ricky Hill 3rd.
  • Crates… Terry Bullard led wire to wire in this race and finished 1st… Winning the battle for 2nd & 3rd were Butch Riddle and Chris Pendleton.

 

NCAA Men’s Championship…  The University of Connecticut became the first #7 seed to win the men’s championship last night as they defeated Kentucky 60-54… Kentucky never led and were down by as many as 15 points in the second half… UConn finished the season 32-8 and Kentucky 29-11.

 

Ryan Wright… LDHS golfer Ryan Wright participated in a tournament at the Chateau Elon in Georgia sponsored by PGA superstars around the country… Wright finished 4th carding 2 birdies on 3 of his last hole… By the way, the real PGA season kicks off this week with the Masters taking place down in Augusta… The practice rounds were rained out today.

 

College Baseball:

  • NC State 7 – Clemson 1…  Believe it or not the Clemson Tigers and NC State did play last night at We Don’t Care How Wet it is Doug Kingsmore Stadium… NC State took the game 7-1 to win 2 of 3 games in the current series… The Tigers host the Georgia Bulldogs tonight at 6:30 … It can be seen on CSS & ESPN3.
  • South Carolina…  The Gamecocks dropped 2 of 3 games to the Arkansas Razorbacks in Fayetteville over the weekend and dropped to 4th or 5th depending on what poll you look at in this week’s rankings… The Gamecocks will be in Greenville tonight to take on the Furman Paladins at Flour Field with first pitch scheduled for 7:00… No TV that I know of for the game.

     

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Sports Report for Monday, 4-7-2014

Local Sports Results:

 

CHS: The CHS soccer team traveled to Columbia on Friday and Saturday to participate in the Airport Select Invitational… This is a very prestigious tournament with some of the best teams participating…

  • Mauldin 3 – CHS 2… On Friday night the Red Devils took on the Maudlin Mavericks and fell by a score of 3-2… Madison Simpson and Dexter Simmons had the Clinton goals.
  • Swansea 3 – CHS 0…  In their first game on Saturday the Red Devils managed only 2 shots on goal to Swansea’s 14 and fell by a score of 3-0.
  • Bluffton 7 – CHS 0… In their last game on Saturday, Clinton’s offensive woes continued as they lost 7-0 to Bluffton…  Again the Red Devils managed only 2 shots on goal while Bluffton’s offense took 38..
  • For more details on these matches, click on the following: Clinton Soccer at Airport Select Invitational   The Red Devils will return to action tomorrow when they travel to Chester.

 

 

LDHS:

  • BB: GHS 7 – LDHS 2… On Friday night the Raider baseball team hosted the Greenwood Eagles in Region I-AAAA action at Ed Prescott Field… In the top of the 5th inning the lights went out at the field for 24 minutes and that is pretty much an analogy of the game as Greenwood took a 7-2 win over the Raiders… Greenwood tagged Laurens starter Tanner Adair for 4 runs in the first inning while their starting pitcher Gatlin Minick picked up the complete game win allowing the 2 earned runs on 6 hits while striking out 9 and walking just 1…. Cody Smiley pitched well in relief of Adair striking out 4 and walking 2 but did give up 3 earned runs on 6 hits… Adair and Hammer Walker led the Raider offense with  2 hits each…Form the game box score and statistics, click on the following: 14-4-4_LDHS_BB-Greenwood_stats 14-4-4_LDHS_BB-Greenwood_Scorecard  For the game scorecard click on the following:    The Raiders are now 8-4 on the season and 4-4 in region play and will travel to Hillcrest tomorrow for a 7:30 contest.
  • JV BB: LDHS 6 – GHS 4…  In the game prior to the varsity, the JV’s took a 6-4 win over Greenwood..  Thanks to one of the parents the box score and statistics and the scorecard can be seen by clicking on the following 2 links:4-4-14_JVBB-LDHS-Gwd_Stats and 4-4-14_JVBB-LDHS-Gwd_Scorecard

 

Laurens Softball… The Lady Raider softball team was in action at the Triple Crown Tournament in Aiken…. Good news for Raider fans as the team went 2-1 in pool play and then undefeated in bracket play to win the Gold Division Championship… Congratulation to the Lady Raiders… Information about each game can be found below.

  • LDHS 11 – Midland Valley 10… In the first game the Lady Raiders took an 11-10 win over Midland Valley in a shootout that went back and forth all night… The Raiders put 3 runs on the board in the top of the 7th when Michaela Smith led off being hit by a pitch and then Jordan Henderson, Bailey Gibbs and Tara Bond all recorded hits… Allison Foreback got the win… Click on the following for game statistics: 14-4-4_SB_LDHS-Midland_Valley_Stats
  • WKHS 10 – LDHS 8… In the 2nd game on Friday night, the Raiders got into another shootout this time with White Knoll… The Raiders fell behind early but fought back only to lose the game when WKHS but 4 runs on the board in the bottom of the 6th inning and Laurens was only able to manage 2 runs in the top of the 7th as WKHS took a 10-8 win… Allison Foreback went 3-4… Click on the following for game statistics: 14-4-4_SB_LDHS-White_Knoll_Stats
  • LDHS 6 – ILHS5… In the first game on Saturday, the Lady Raiders got back on the winning track as they took a 6-5 win over Indian Land… The Raiders broke a 5-5 tie in the top of the 7th inning when Tara Bond led off with a single and then scored when Maria Williamson later doubled… Laurens held on in the 7th to take the 6-5 win…. Bond, Williamson and Allison Foreback each had 2 hits… Logan Hill picked up the win… Click on the following for game statistics:14-4-5_SB_LDHS-Indian_Land_Stats
  • LDHS 2 – Blythewood 0… In the second game on Saturday, Laurens broke a scoreless tie with 2 runs in the bottom of the 6th inning to take a 2-0 win over Blythewood… Michaela smith and Maria Williamson led the inning off with back-to-back singles with Smith scoring on a Blythewood error… Baylee Brag grounded into a fielder’s choice that resulted in Williamson being forced out at second… Bragg then advanced to second on a passed ball and then scored on a single by Jordan Henderson… Allison Foreback picked up the win striking out 6 and walking none… Click on the following for game statistics: 14-4-5_SB_LDHS-Blythewood_Stats
  • LDHS 7 –EHS 1… In the final game on Saturday, the Lady Raiders faced off against region foe Easley for the Gold Division Championship… Laurens jumped on top 7-0 at the end of 3 innings and Logan Hill held Easley to just 1 run the rest of the way as the Lady Raiders took a 7-1 win in the championship game… Jordan Henderson led the Raider attack going 3-4 with 2 RBIs… Maria Williamson and Michaela Smith both went 2-4… Click on the following for game statistics: 14-4-5_SB_LDHS-Easley_Stats
  • The Raiders are now 14-4 on the season and 6-0 in region play…. They are scheduled to host (weather permitting) TL Hanna today in a JV-Varsity doubleheader… They are also planning on having their Cancer Awareness Game tonight in memory of cancer victims and honoring cancer survivors… Donations to Relay for Life will be accepted and luminaries will be on sale… Hope you can make it to the game but if you can’t, join Mike Hughes as he brings you all the action live starting about 7:30… And as usual, it will be streamed on the internet at www.wlbg.com.

 

College Notes:

  • NCAA Div. I Basketball….  Well the NCAA’s march Madness has all but run its course as we are down to the final 2 and the championship game tonight at 9:00 on CBS… OK, how many of you really had Connecticut defeating the #1 seed Florida on you bracket to set up a showdown with a #& seed Kentucky?  Be honest now?

     

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Sports Report for Friday, 4-4-2014

Local Sports Results: Well as far as I can determine there were no local high school athletic events yesterday but there are numerous events today and this weekend… Be sure to see the local sports schedule below.

 NIT:  Minnesota 65 – SMU 63….   Austin Hollins hit a tiebreaking 3-pointer with 46.1 seconds left and Minnesota won the NIT championship Thursday night, beating SMU 65-63…. Hollins finished the night with 19 points for the Golden Gophers who finish the season 25-13…  

MLB:

  • Drive 3 – Intimidators 1… The Greenville Drive opened their season last night up in Kannapolis, NC and good news for Drive fans as they took a 3-1 win… Drive first baseman Tim Roberson drove in 2 runs… The same 2 teams will play a 3 more games in the current series.
  • Braves: The Atlanta Braves were off last night and will open a 3 game series with the Nationals in DC this afternoon at 1:05.

 College Baseball Notes:

  • The Clemson Tigers will host NC State in a 3 game series beginning tomorrow at 1:00 pm and continuing through Monday.
  • The South Carolina Gamecocks had their series opener with Arkansas out in Fayetteville postponed due to the bad weather that is supposed to be heading our way… They will now play a doubleheader with the Razor Backs today with the first game scheduled to start at 4:05 ET… About 30 minutes the second game will take place and the series finale is scheduled for 7:00 tomorrow night…. Sports Radio 1410 WPCC is scheduled to carry these games.

College Basketball: March Madness is about to come to an end (as well it should because it is now April) and tomorrow Connecticut will square off against Florida about 6:09 pm and then Kentucky will face Wisconsin at 8:49 pm… Both games will be on TBS.

 

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Sports Report for Thursday, 4-3-2014

Local Sports Results:

 CHS:

  • BB: CHS 6 – Broome 2… Last night the Red Devils hosted the Broome Centurions in Region 3-AAA action… Good news for Red Devil fans as Clinton took a 6-2 win over Broome to run their region record to 3-1… There was no score in the first inning but the Red Devils scored a single run in each of the next 4 innings and 2 in the 6th in route to the win… Broome put both of their runs on the board in the 6th inning… Kendall Pitts led the Red Devils 10 hit attack going 3-4 with an RBI… Matthew Craven was the only other Red Devil with more than 1 hit going 2-3….  Peyton Spangler got the start going 5⅓ innings giving up 2 earned runs on 8 hits while striking out 4 and walking 1… O’Kevius Conway pitched the balance of the game giving up no hits, striking out 2 and walking none… Afterward Coach Atkinson stated “That was a big Region win for us… We are now 3-1 in the region, headed to Chester next Tuesday…We were not as sharp tonight, but were good enough to win.”   Click on the following for more game statistics: 14-4-2_BB_CHS-Broome_Stats_Box    Click on the following for the game scorecard: 14-4-2_BB_CHS-Broome_Scorecard   The next ball game for the Red Devils is a JV-Varsity doubleheader at Chester next Tuesday…

  

College Notes

  • BB: Clemson 4 – Winthrop 2… The No. 15 Clemson Tigers scored four runs in the fifth inning to defeat Winthrop 4-2 Wednesday night at Doug Kingsmore Stadium and take their 5th win in a row… Steve Wilkerson went 3-3 and Jay Baum went 2-3 to be the only Tigers with more than 1 hit… Clate Schmidt picked up the win working 5⅓ innings… The Tigers will host NC State in a 3-game series starting Saturday  at 1:00
  • South Carolina:  The South Carolina Gamecocks will travel to Fayetteville, Arkansas today to start a 3-game series with the Razorbacks… The first pitch tonight is scheduled for 8:00 ET and can be heard on Sports radio 1410 WPCC… It is also scheduled to be on ESPNU.
  • NIT: Well SMU (which eliminated Clemson in the semifinals) will take on Minnesota tonight at 7:00… It will be broadcast on ESPN.

MLB:

  • Braves 1 – Brewers 0…  After losing the first game of the season to the Milwaukee Brewers on Monday, the Braves bounced and won on Tuesday night so last night’s contest was for the series win… Good news for Braves fans as the Bravos took a 1-0 win over the Brew Crew… Chris Johnson had a solo homer for the Braves in the 7th inning and Braves made it stand up to take the series 2 games to 1…  The Braves will take today off and open a 3-game series with the Nationals in Washington with a 1:05 game tomorrow.
  • Greenville Drive… The Greenville Drive will kick-off the 2014 season tonight on the road in Kannapolis, NC where they will take on the Intimidators tonight at 7:05… After this 4-game series with Kannapolis, the Drive will head to the coast to take on the Charleston River Dogs and will not have their home opener until 1 week from tonight.

     

     

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