Sports Report for Thursday, 3-27-2014

Local Sports Results:

  CHS:

  • Tennis: CHS 6 – Blue Ridge 1 … Sorry no details on this match last night
  • Tennis: CHS 4 – Union County 3… This match was held on Tuesday and again sorry but no details.

  

LDHS:

  • BB: LDHS 10 – JL Mann 0… The Raider varsity baseball team broke a 2-game losing streak last night with a 10-0 win over JL Mann in 5 innings at Ed Prescott Field… The Raiders scored in each of the 5 innings played and Tanner Adair took the complete game win working out of a bases loaded situation in the 2nd inning… The Raiders had 11 hits and Hammer Walker, Thomas Jones, Cody Smiley and Tanner Adair all had 2 hits each… Coach Nelson said after the game he was pleased with the workman like effort in the game…. For more game statistics including the box score click on the following link: 14-3-26_LDHS_BB-Hanna_stats   For the game scorecard click on the following: 14-3-26_L-BB–Mann_scorecard  The Raiders are now 6-2 on the season and 3-2 in the region… The Raiders will host the Clinton Red Devils today in a 6:00 pm contest that can be heard on Sports Radio 1410 WPCC.
  • SB: LDHS 8 – JL Mann 6…  For the second time in 3 days the Lady Raider softball team faced off with the JL Mann Lady Patriot team this time in Greenville… And for the second time in 3 days the Lady Raiders took the win, this time by a score of 8-6… Maria Williamson led the Raider attack going 3-3 with a triple and a 2-run homer… Tara Bond, Mattie Cantrell, Bayee Bragg and Bailey Gibbs all had 2 hits in the game… Allison Foreback picked up the win with Logan Hill pitching 2 outs in relief… Click on the following for more game statistics: 14-3-26_SB_LDHS-Mann_Stats  Click on the following for the game scorecard: 14-3-26_SB_LDHS-Mann_Scorecard   The Lady Raiders are now 9-3 overall and 5-0 in region play…. They will return home tomorrow night in a JV-varsity doubleheader with Westside which will be a special cancer awareness night.
  • Tennis: Hillcrest 5 – LDHS 2… The Raider tennis team traveled to Hillcrest yesterday to take on the Rams… The Raiders played the Rams tough but lost to the Rams 5-2… Two match tiebreakers which went to the Rams was the difference… Thomas Hughes took one of the wins at the #1 singles spot and Hughes teamed with Colin John to take a win as the #1 doubles team… Now for more match details from Coach Corley, click on the following: 3-26-14_Hillcrest
  • Golf: Greenwood 160 – LDHS 169… The Raider golf team traveled to Stoney Point back on Tuesday to take on the Greenwood Eagles…. Both teams had to battle some windy conditions and when the final put was made, the Eagles had taken a 160-169 win over the Raiders… Ryan Wright had the low score for the Raiders with a 37 just 1 shot behind match medalist Jon Lewis Parker of Greenwood… After the match Coach Jim Iacuone had these comments; “I thought we played well considering the windy conditions. Our lowest team score of the season. Jon Lewis Parker of Greenwood was medalist with an even par 36. We got a good score from Bailey Dunlap. He played well on the second 9 during the Laurens Raider Invitational and it continued into Tuesday’s match. We also had good score from Ryan Wright (+1) and Jonathan Finley (+2)….The varsity team travel to Star Fort GC on Saturday for the Tee Off Classic hosted by 96 High School”…. The JV team was defeated by Greenwood 189-228… Click on the following for match score details: 3-25-14_LDHS Golf at Greenwood

 

Laurens Academy:

  • SB: Spartanburg Christian 13 – LA 4… Back on Tuesday the Lady Crusaders of Laurens Academy hosted Spartanburg Christian and unfortunately lost 13-4

 

 Local Sports Schedule:

CHS:

  • JV & varsity softball host Broome   5:00 / 7:00
  • Golf host Broome & Union County @ Lakeside C.C.    4:00
  • Tennis @ Chapman   4:30
  • JV baseball host Union County   6:00
  • Varsity baseball @ Laurens    6:00 can be heard on Sports Radio 1410 WPCC

 LDHS:

  • Track vs. Hillcrest & TL Hanna at TL Hanna   5:00
  • Soccer host Hillcrest   5:30
  • Tennis host JL Mann    5:00
  • Varsity baseball host Clinton   6:00 can be heard on Sports Radio 1410 WPCC

 Laurens Academy

  • Baseball host Newberry   6:00
  • Golf at Oakbrook   4:00

  

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Sports Report for Wednesday, 3-26-2014

Local Sports Results:

 CHS:

  • BB: CHS 2 – Woodruff 1… The Red Devil baseball team traveled to Woodruff last night and the ride home was a pleasant one as the Red Devils took a 2-1 win over the Wolverines… The Wolverines got their run in the bottom of the first inning but Clinton responded and tied the game with a run in the top of the second… Clinton picked up the winning run in the top of the 6th inning when Landon Allison drove in Matt Craven with a sacrifice fly… Peyton Spangler and the Clinton defense than held the Wolverines scoreless the rest of the way to preserve the win…  The Red Devils had only 4 hits to Woodruff’s 6 and Landon Allison was the only Clinton player with more than 1 hit (2)…  Spangler picked up the complete game win striking out 5 and walking none…  Coach Atkinson commented afterward:  “We had a great TEAM win tonight. Spangler scattered 6 hits, giving up 1 run. Our defense was phenomenal by committing no errors. The high light defensively was in the 4th win Austin Foster laid out and caught a line drive, robbing the woodruff hitter of an RBI single which ended the inning. We managed a run in the 2nd with the help of an error. Landon Allison had a huge sac fly to Right Center Scoring Matthew Craven in the top of the 6th giving us the lead. We travel to Laurens Thursday, the host Union Friday night 6:00 starts for both.”    Click on the following for more game statistics: 14-3-25_BB_CHS-Woodruff_Stats_Box
  • SB: Woodruff 5 – Clinton 0… The Lady Red Devil softball team hosted the Lady Wolverines of Woodruff and the news was not as good as the Woodruff took a 5-0 win over Clinton… Jessica Wood gave up only 5 hits unfortunately one of them was a 3-run homer in the 3rd inning which put Woodruff up 3-0 and Clinton was never able to cut into the score with their 5 hits… Allison Oxner went 2-3 to lead Clinton’s offense… Brittany Wright, Kayleigh Pitts & Mason Paige Gambrell each had a hit for the Red Devils…   Clinton is now 4-6 overall and 0-1 in region play.
  • JV SB: Woodruff 17 – CHS 0… The JV team is now 2-3 on the season.
  • Soccer: Woodruff 4 – Clinton 1… The Clinton soccer team also traveled to Woodruff and they trailed 1-0 at the half but Woodruff added 3 more goals in the 2nd half to take a 4-1 win over the Red Devils… Nolan Boozer had the lone goal for Clinton… Clinton had 14 shots on goal to Woodruffs 8 but could just not find the net.
  • Golf: Clinton 171 – Abbeville 200… Clinton defeated Abbeville Tuesday at Lakeside C.C. 171-200. Clinton’s number 1 golfer, Hunter Nichols was sitting out due to a back injury and sophomore Harrison Fisher stepped in the number one spot and filled in for Nichols shooting a two under par 34 to win medalist honors for the match. Fisher was 1 over par heading into the par 5 4th when he went on a 3- hole birdie string to move to 2 under and pared the remaining 3 holes to shoot 34. Zach Davis was 7 over after four holes and was even par on the remaining 5 holes to shoot a 43, Michael Mann and jay Addison both shot 47 to round out the scoring as the Red Devils moved to 3-1 on the season and will host Broome and Union County on Thursday…. Narrative by Coach Wofford

  

LDHS:

  • Tennis: Hannah 7 – LDHS 0… The Raider boys’ tennis team hosted TL Hannah yesterday afternoon and both teams played in the cold and the wind but seemed to have no affect on Hanna as they took a 7-0 win over the Raiders… For comments and results as reported by Coach Corley, click on the following: 3-25-14_Hanna
  • JV BB:  Back on Monday, the Raider JV baseball team traveled to BHP to take on the Bears in a doubleheader… The Bears have a traditionally strong program and they showed that as they defeated Laurens in both games by scores of 6-0 and 2-0… The Raider JV team is now 2-3-1 on the season.

     

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Sports Report for Tuesday, 3-25-2014

Local Sports Results:

 CHS:

  • Golf: Yesterday the Red Devil Golf team participated in the Laurens Raider Invitational at Lakeside C.C…  The Red Devils finished 3rd in the 6 team field shooting a 325  behind TL Hanna who shot 317 to finish first and Greenwood who had a team total of 319 to finish 2nd… Hunter Nichols shot a 2 over par 74 and won the tournament in the first playoff hole as he birdied it while his opponent made a par… Harrison Fisher had a very good round of 78, Michael Mann shot an 83 and Zach Davis shot a 90 to round out the scoring…  Clinton is scheduled to have a three-way match with Woodruff and Abbeville today at Lakeside…

 LDHS:

  • Golf:  The Laurens Raiders finished 4th in the Raider Invitational shooting a 337… Ryan Wright had the lowest score of all the Raiders with a 74… Jonathan Finley shot an 80, Patton Crocker 85, Will Franks 93 and Erick Dominick a 99 to round out the Raider scoring.
  • SB: LDHS 14 – JL Mann 9… The Lady Raiders hosted the Lady Patriots of JL Mann and when the final out was recorded the Raiders took a 14-9 win though it was not easy… Laurens jumped out in front 8-1 after 3 innings but Mann put 6 on the board in the top of the 4th to make the game close… The Raiders got those 6 runs back over the next 2 innings but Mann picked up their final 2 runs in the 6th inning… Elizabeth Carman & Michaela Smith led the Raiders both going 3-4 and both had a 2-run homer… Maria Williamson was the only other Raider with more than 1 hit (2) … Allison Foreback picked up the complete game win giving up 13 hits and 9 earned runs while striking out 4 and walking 3… You can see more stats by clicking on the following: 14-3-24_SB_LDHS-Mann_Stats     The Lady Raiders are now 8-3 on the season and 4-0 in region play…. They will be back in action as they travel to Greenville for the rematch with Mann.
  • JV SBByrnes Tournament…  This past weekend the Raider JV softball team participated in a JV Tournament at Byrnes High… The Raiders won 2 and lost 2 to finish 3rd in the Silver Division… They defeated Woodruff 5-4 and Byrnes 7-5… Their 2 loses were to Union 8-6 and Mauldin 10-2
  • Soccer: Easley 1 – LDHS 0… Catching up with the boys’ soccer team from last Friday, they hosted the Green wave of Easley… It was a hard fought match but when it ended, Easley had taken a 1-0 win… Coach Dennis Balanta said afterwards, “We lost 1-0 against Easley. That was a very exciting game where we missed some clear goal opportunities. We played really well as a team. I made some changes in our defense and it was reflected in the game. Easley played really well. They scored during a free kick. We have to work hard on avoiding free kicks because the other teams always score us during free kicks. We don’t have tall players to put in the barrier. We have to start winning from now on if we want to make it to the play-off. We have a good team. All we have to do is practice and play with passion. Isaac Ayala was hurt. He played for a certain amount of time but he couldn’t really give the best of himself. We know he is Irvin’s partner when we want to score.”   By the way, the girls lost 2-0 to Easley…. Sorry no details.

  

Local Sports Schedule:   Weather permitting 

Important Schedule Note:   The LDHS varsity baseball game with JL Mann  scheduled for 6:00 today has been moved back 24 hours because of the threat of bad weather and will be played at 6:00 tomorrow at LDHS

 CHS:

  • Soccer @ Woodruff   5:30
  • Golf host Woodruff & Abbeville @ Lakeside C.C.   4:00
  • Tennis host Union   4:30
  • Baseball @ Woodruff   6:00
  • JV & varsity softball host Woodruff   5:00 / 7:00   Varsity game can be heard on Sports Radio 1410 WPCC

 LDHS:

  • Track @ Dorman for a meet with Dorman & Pendleton   5:00
  • Soccer at TL Hanna   5:30
  • Golf vs. Greenwood @ Stoney Point   4:00
  • Tennis host TL Hanna  5:00

 Laurens Academy:

  • Baseball @ Anderson Home School   7:00
  • Golf @ Wardlaw  4:00
  • Softball host Spartanburg Christian

 

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Sports Report for Monday, 3-24-2014

Local Sports Results:

 CHS:

  • BB: Chester 2 – Clinton 1… The Clinton Red Devils and the Chester Cyclones met at CHS last Friday night with 1st place in the region on the line in the young season… Clinton had a 1-0 lead going into the top of the 6th inning when the Cyclones lead-off hitter reached on an error and the next batter sent the 2nd pitch he saw over the fence to give Chester a 2-1 lead which they made standup taking the win…  Five different Red Devils had 1 hit each with Kendal Pitts getting the lone RBI in the 4th inning… Bradley Templeton took the loss giving up only 5 hits & 1 earned run while striking out 4 and walking 3…  Afterward Coach Lee Atkinson commented “Tonight’s game had a playoff feel to it..  Two teams battling for the top spot early in the region. Unfortunately we were a run short tonight. I’m proud of the players because we fought until the last out.”  Click on the following for game statistics: 14-3-21_BB_CHS-Chester_Stats_Box   Click on the following for the game scorecard: 14-3-21_BB_CHS-Chester_Scoresheet
  • JV BB:  Clinton 11 – Chester 1… Also last Friday night the Red Devil JV baseball team hosted the Chester Cyclones and the JV’s remain undefeated as they took an 11-1 win over Chester in 5 innings… Davis Cunningham went 3-3 with a double and a RBI… Chandler Todd went 2-3 with a double and 2 RBIs while Tyler Kelly and Dakota Webb went 2-4 and each had a double… Webb had 2 RBIs and Kelly 1… Davis Cunningham picked up the win and struck out 8
  • Soccer: Broome 2 – Clinton 1… Last Friday afternoon the Red Devil soccer team hosted the Broome Centurions and it as a hard fought defensive match as Broome took a 2-1 win in 2 overtimes… Madison Simpson had the lone goal for Clinton… Seth Anderson had 4 saves in goal for Clinton.

 

LDHS:

  • BB: TL Hanna 2 – LDHS 1…  The Laurens Raider baseball team traveled to TL Hanna last Friday night and Hanna scored 2 unearned runs in the first inning and made them hold up as they took a 2-1 win over the Raiders… The Raiders only run came in the 3rd inning when they strung together 3 singles with Matt Paxton driving in Trae Coleman… The Raiders managed only 5 hits but Kevin Dean held Hanna to just 4 hits with a Raider error contributing to those 2 unearned runs in the 1st inning… Besides Paxton and Coleman, the only other Raiders to get a hit were Thomas Jones, Toby Jackson and Cole Blocker… Click on the following for the box score: 14-3-21_L-BB–Hanna_box_score  Click on the following for the game scorecard: 14-3-21_L-BB–Hanna_scorecard  The Raiders are now 5-2 overall and 2-2 in region play and will be home Tuesday to take on JL Mann.
  • SB: LDHS 18 – TL Hanna 2… The Lady Raider softball teams also traveled to TL Hanna last Friday night and the results were much better as the Lady Raiders took an 18-2 win over Hanna in 5 innings… Te Raiders put 8 runs on the board in the 2nd inning, 3 in the third, 1 in the fourth and 6 in the fifth and were never really threatened… The Raiders pounded out 17 hits with Tara Bound going 3-3 with a triple… 4 other Raiders had 2 hit each with Elizabeth Carman hitting a homerun but Allison Foreback topped that hitting 2 round-trippers… Foreback also picked up the win pitching just 2 innings and Logan Hill finished the game in relief…  Click on the following for more game statistics: 14-3-21_SB_LDHS-Hanna_Stats   Click on the following for the game scorecard: 14-3-21_SB_LDHS-Hanna_Scorecard   The Lady Raiders are now 7-3 overall and 3-0 in region play…. The Raiders return home today to take on the always tough Lady Patriots of JL Mann… First pitch is scheduled for 6:30 and if you can’t make it to the game you can catch all the action on Real radio 860 WLBG and on the internet at www.wlbg.com.
  • JV SB: LDHS 10 – TLH 2… In the game prior to the varsity game, the JV team took a 10-2 win over TLH to run their record to 4-1 on the season.

 

Laurens Academy:

  • BB: WW King 2 – Laurens Academy 1…  Thursday of last week (3-20-14) the Crusader baseball team traveled to WW King to take on the defending state champions and a walk in the bottom of the 7th inning gave WW King the run they needed to take the win handing the Crusaders their first loss of the season… Please click on the following not only to see the box score and statistics but also Coach Halbert’s comments and account of the game: 14-3-20-BB-LA_at_WW_King_Box-Stats-Comments  Click on the following to see the scorecard: 14-3-20-BB-LA_at_WW_King_scorecard

 

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Sports Report for Friday, 3-21-2014

Local Sports Results:

CHS:

  • BB: Abbeville 5 – CHS 4… The Red Devil varsity baseball team traveled to Abbeville yesterday to take on the Panthers… The Red Devils trailed 5-2 going into the 7th inning but rallied scoring 2 runs and had the tying run on 3rd but could just not get it home as they fell 5-4 to the Panthers… Peyton Spangler, Matthew Craven and Landon Allison each had 2 hits for the Red Devils… Afterwards Coach Lee Atkinson said “Great job tonight by our pitchers, McKinney and Riddle, we just couldn’t get that key hit in the early innings… I’m proud that we battled in the 7th, scoring 2, unfortunately we left the bases loaded.”.. For the Clinton box score and more stats, click on the following: 14-3-20_BB_CHS-Abbv_Stats_Box For the game scorecard click  on the following: 14-3-20_BB_CHS-Abbv_scoresheet
  • JV BB: CHS 12 – Emerald 0… The JV baseball team hosted the Emerald Vikings last night and the Red Devils remain undefeated as they took a 12-0 win in 5 innings… Clinton was led on offense by Charlie Craven who went 2-2 and an RBI, Brayden Gibbs went 2-3 and Dakota Webb had a triple that drove in 3 runs… Tristan Smaltz got the win striking out 7… The Red Devils will be at home today hosting Chester in a JV – Varsity doubleheader at 5:00 & 7:30
  • SB: LDHS 9 – CHS 5… The Laurens Raider softball teams traveled to Clinton last night and in round 2 of the annual rivalry and the Lady Raiders came out on top by a score of 9-5… Clinton led 2-0 after th first inning but Laurens responded with 3 in the second, 4 in the 4th inning and 2 in the 6th… Clinton did not quit as they put 1 on the board in the 5th and 2 in the 7th… Baylee Bragg led the Raider attack going 3-3 with an RBI while Kylee Griffin went 2-2 for the Red Devils with an RBI… Allison Foreback picked up the win for the Raiders while Jessica Wood took the loss for the Red Devils… Click on the following for the box score and more statistics for both teams: 14-3-20_SB_LDHS-Clinton_stats   Click on the following for the scorecard: 14-3-20_SB_LDHS-Clinton_scoresheet
  • Golf: CHS 162 – Chapman 166…  Clinton defeated Chapman Thursday by a score of 162 – 166 at Lakeside CC… Clinton was led by Hunter Nichols with a two under par 34 and a 4 over par 40 from Michael Mann. Zach Davis and Harrison Fisher rounded out the scoring with a 8 over 44. Chapman’s Seth Robertson was the medalist of the match with a three under par 33. Clinton’s record is 2-1.
  • Soccer: Providence 8 – CHS 0… Back on Wed. the CHS soccer team traveled to Lexington to take on the Providence Athletic Club… Unfortunately Providence took an 8-0 win over the Red Devils… Providence had 18 shots on goal while Clinton managed just 4.

 

LDHS:

  • Tennis: Easley 7 – Laurens 0… Yesterday the Raider boys’ tennis team traveled to Easley to take on the always strong Green Wave tennis team… Easley proved they still are a force to be reckoned with in the region as they took a 7-0 win over the Raiders… Click on the following for match details provided by Coach Corley: 3-20-14_Easley

 

Laurens Academy:

  • BB: Update…  Yesterday I told you that the Laurens Academy Crusaders took and 8-4 win over Christ Church in baseball action in Greenville Wednesday night… At that time I did not have any details on the game… Well I now have more details… Click on the following for the game box score & statistics: 14-3-19-BB-LA_at_Christ_Church_Box_&_Stats   Click on the following for the game scorecard: 14-3-19-BB-LA_at_Christ_Church_scorecard

 

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Sports Report for Thursday, 3-20-2014

Local Sports Results:

CHS:

  • BB: CHS 9 – Broome 0… The Red Devil baseball tem traveled to Broome last night and used a 5-run third inning to power themselves to a 9-0 win over the Centurions… The Red Devils had just 8 hits in the game but got them at the most opportune times and also used 4 Broome errors to their advantage… Matthew Craven, Hunter Stewart & Peyton Spangler each had 2 hits for the Red Devils… One of Stewart’s hits was a double and he also collected 3 RBIs on the night… Spangler also picks up the win going 6 innings giving up just 3 hits … Click on the following for game stats: 14-3-19_BB_CHS-Broome_Stats   Click on the following for the game scorecard: 14-3-19_BB_CHS-Broome_scorebook     The Red Devils will travel to Abbeville today for a 6:00 pm contest with the Panthers

 

LDHS:

  • BB: Easley 6 – Laurens 2… The Raider varsity baseball team carried had a 2-1 lead going into the top of the 7th inning at Ed Prescott Field last night when the Easley Green Wave struck for 5 runs and went on to take a 6-2 win handing the Raiders their first loss of the season… Two hit batters and an error loaded the bases for Easley’s Brandon Hood who cleared them on the 3rd pitch to him in the 7th inning with a grand slam homerun over the right field fence… Jordan Pancake then followed with a solo shot for Easley and the Raiders just could not come back from that as they went down in order in the bottom of the 7th… The Raiders managed just 3 hits on the night and left 9 men on base as their offense was sub-par for the night… Click on the following for Laurens game stats: 14-3-19_LDHS_BB-Easley_stats   Click on the following for the scorecard: 14-3-19_L-BB–Easley_scorecard    The 5-1 / 2-1 Raiders will travel to TL Hanna on Friday for a 6:00 pm contest.
  • SB: LDHS 8 – Woodmont 2… Better news for the Lady Raider softball team as they traveled to Woodmont to take on the Lady Wildcats and the ride home was a pleasant one as they defeated Woodmont 8-2…The Raiders jumped out in front 3-0 at the end of the 1st inning and never looked back as they pounded out 14 hits and Allison Foreback only allowed 3 hits while striking out 8 and walking only 2… Elizabeth Carman led the Raiders going 3-4 with 2 doubles and 4 RBI’s Annsley Nelson, Maria Williamson and Michaela Smith each had 2 hits for the Raiders… For the box score and more stats click on the following link: 14-3-19_SB_LDHS-Woodmont_stats For the game score sheet click on the following link: 14-3-19_SB_LDHS-Woodmont_scoresheet   The Lady Raiders will be back in action today as they travel to Clinton for round 2 of the cross-county rivalry… The varsity game is scheduled to start at 7:00 and if you can’t make it over tune in to Real Radio 860 WLBG as we bring you all the action.
  • Golf: Hanna 155 – Laurens 173…   Back on Tuesday afternoon the golf team hosted TL Hanna (the region defending champions) at Lakeside CC… Hanna showed they are still strong as they took a 155-173 win over the Raiders….Ryan Wright had the low score for the Raiders a 39… Now the JV team did take a 1 stroke win over their counterparts from Easley by a score of 195-196… For complete match scoring details click on the following: 3-18-14_LDHS Golf host Hanna
  • B-Soc: Woodmont 5 – LDHS 3… Also back on Tuesday the soccer teams traveled to Woodmont and in boys action the Raiders lost 5-3… Isaac Ayala had 2 goals for the Raiders and Irvine Angeles collect the other…

 

Laurens Academy:

  • BB: L.A. 8 – Christ Church 4… Sorry no details at this time

     

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Sports Report for Wednesday, 3-19-2014

Local Sports Results:

 

LDHS: Believe it or not I do have a result or two from LDHS yesterday plus just a little “catching up” to do

Boys Tennis

  • Westside 5 – LDHS 2… Last Thursday (3-13-14) the Raider tennis team traveled to Anderson to take on the Rams of Westside… The Raiders picked up only 2 individual wins in the match as the Rams prevailed by a score of 5-2… Picking up wins for the Raiders were Thomas Hughes in the #1 spot and Garrett Madden playing in the #4 singles spot… Now for more details on the match provided by Coach Corley,  click on the following: 3-13-14_Westside
  • LDHS 6 – Woodmont 1… The rain held off yesterday afternoon and the courts were dry enough for the Raiders to host the Woodmont Wildcat at Laurens City Park… Good news as the Raiders picked up their first win of the season by defeating Woodmont 5-1… Thomas Hughes, Collin John, John Calvin Hughes, Garrett Madden and Will Aultman all picked up wins in singles action… Again you can click on the following to see Coach Corley’s recap of the match: 3-18-14_Woodmont    That makes the Raiders 1-3 on the young season.

Boys Golf

  • JL Mann 165 – LDHS 175… Catching up with the boys’ golf team from last Thursday, they traveled to Hejaz Shrine Golf Course outside Mauldin and fell to JL Mann 165-175… Ryan Wright was the match medalist with a 37… After the match Coach Jim Iacuone stated “With the exception of Ryan and Patton Croker I thought we didn’t play well.” Fore scoring details, click on the following: 3-13-14_LDHS Golf at JL Mann

Soccer

  • LDHS 5 – Westside 3… Also catching up with boys’ soccer from last Friday, the Raiders hosted the Rams of Westside and the Raiders prevailed by a score of 5-3… Isaac Ayala led the Raiders with 3 goals… Scoring 1 goal each were Irvin Angele and Fernando Florez… Coach Dennis Balanta stated afterward he felt that this was the best game the team played to date and played as a “team”… Click on the following for more of Coach Balanta’s comments: 3-14-14_B-Soc-v-Westside

 

College Notes:

  • BB: Clemson 78 – Georgia State 66… The Clemson Tiger basketball team took a 78-66 win over Georgia State last night in Clemson in opening round action of the NIT…  KJ McDaniels led the team with 30 points and 14 rebounds while blocking 5 shots… The Tigers face the winner of tonight’s contest between Boston University and Illinois…  They will host the winner of that contest on a date and time to be named later.
  • BB: Georgia Southern 14 – Clemson 5… The Georgia Southern eagles took a 14-5 win over the Clemson Tigers down in Statesboro yesterday… Same 2 teams get back together today @ Georgia Southern
  • College Div. I Baseball Rankings:  This week’s D-I baseball rankings according to the USA Today Coaches’ Poll have Florida state (17-2) moving from 2nd to 1st while the Gamecocks 18-1) drop to 2nd after their loss to Ole Miss this past weekend… The rest of the top 5 are Vanderbilt, Oregon State & Virginia… LSU, Oregon, Louisiana-Lafayette, Louisville & NC State make the next 5.
  • SEC Women’s Basketball Awards… SC women’s basketball Coach Dawn Staley was the unanimous selection as Coach Of The Year… Freshman Alaina Coates was selected Newcomer Of The Year… Also a unanimous selection to the SEC First Team was South Carolina’s  Tiffany Mitchell… Aleighsa Welch garnered Second Team Honors.

 

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2014 NCAA D-I Brackets & NIT Bracket

 

To see the Men’s Div. 1 bracket click on the following:
2014 NCAA D-I Men Basketball Bracket

To see the Women’s Div.1 bracket click on the following:
2014 NCAA D-I Women’s Basketball Bracket

To see the Men’s NIT bracket click on the following:
2014 NIT Bracket

Sports Report for Tuesday, 3-18-2014

Local Sports Results 

LDHS:

Softball – Over the weekend the Lady Raider varsity softball team participated in the Lexington Invitational just outside Columbia… Here are the results of those games;

  • LDHS 11 – White Knoll 9… The first game on Friday was a high scoring affair but the Lady Raiders prevailed taking an 11-9 win… The Raiders score 5 runs in the 1st inning and 6 in the 3rd then held off a White Knoll rally in the 4th to take the win in 5 innings… Maria Williamson went 3-3 in the game with 4 RBIs… Click on the following for more stats: 14-3-14-Gm-1_SB_LDHS-Whit-Knoll_stats   Click on the following for the game scorecard:14-3-14-Gm-1_SB_LDHS-Whit-Knoll_scorecard
  • Ashley Ridge 6 – LDHS 5… In the second game, the Lady Raiders dropped their first game of the season as they fell to Ashley Ridge by a score of 6-5… The Raiders fell behind early by a score of 6-2 and rallied in the final inning but fell just short… Maria Williamson went 2-4 with a triple… Tara Bond, & Jordan Henderson also had 2 hits each… Click on the following for more stats: 14-3-14-Gm-2_SB_LDHS-Ash-Ridge_stats    Click on the following for the game scorecard: 14-3-14-Gm-2_SB_LDHS-Ash-Ridge_scorecard
  • Lugoff Elgin 9 – LDHS 3… In the first game on Saturday morning the Raiders fell to Lugoff Elgin by a score of 9-3… The Lady Raider bats were still asleep that morning as they managed only 5 hits and Tara Bond was the only Raider to get more 1 hit as she had 2… Allison Foreback’s only hit was a 2-run homer The Raiders fell behind early and scored 2 of their runs in the final inning… Click on the following for more stats: 14-3-15-Gm-1_SB_LDHS-Lugoff-Elgin_stats   Click on the following for the game scorecard: 14-3-15-Gm-1_SB_LDHS-Lugoff-Elgin_scorecard
  • LDHS 11 – Brooklyn Cayce 6… In the second game on Saturday the Lady Raider bats finally woke up as they pounded out 15 hits in route to an 11-6 win over Brooklyn Cayce… The Lady Raiders fell behind at the end of 2 innings but 3 runs on the board in the 3rd inning and 5 more in the 4th to jump ahead for good…. Maria Williamson led the Raiders going 4-4 with a triple and 3 RBIs in the game… Baylee Bragg went 3-3 and Elizabeth Carman 3-4… Click on the following for more stats: 14-3-15-Gm-2_SB_LDHS-Brook-Cay_stats   Click on the following for the game scorecard: 14-3-15-Gm-2_SB_LDHS-Brook-Cay_scorecard
  • Gilbert 16 – LDHS 6… In the third and final game last Saturday, Gilbert took a 16-6 win over Laurens… At the end of 3 innings of play the Lady Raiders found themselves down 13-0 mainly due to a 9-run 2nd inning by Gilbert… The Raiders rallied with a run in the 4th and 5 in the 5th but it proved to be too little to late… Maria Williamson and Bailey Gibbs were the only 2 Raiders with multiple hits in the game as they had 2 each… Williamson had a solo homer in the 4th inning and in the 5th inning Michaela Smith had a 2-run homer… Click on the following for more stats: 14-3-15-Gm-3_SB_LDHS-Gilbert_stats   Click on the following for the game scorecard: 14-3-15-Gm-3_SB_LDHS-Gilbert_score sheet     Laurens is now 4-3 on the season and is scheduled to travel to Easley today (weather permitting) for a JV varsity double header.

 

JV baseball..  The Raider JV baseball team had a couple of games last Saturday and in the first game they tied JL Mann 8-8… In the second game they fell to TL Hanna by a score of 2-0… That means their season record is 2-1-1.  

 College Notes:

  • NCAA Women’s D-I Basketball Tournament Selection…  Well last night it was the ladies turn as the NCAA selection committee announce the field for the women’s D-I version of March Madness… Connecticut at 34-0 drew a #1 seed in the Lincoln, NE Regional, Notre Dame 32-0 drew the #1 in the regional they will host, Tennessee (27-5) will be the #1 seed in the Louisville, KY Regional and for the first time in school history the 27-4 Lady Gamecocks of South Carolina will be the #1 seed in the Stanford, CA Regional… The will open up play this Sunday in Seattle, Washington as they play cal State Northridge (18-14)… Tipoff is set for 5:30 pm ET and will be televised on ESPN… Click on the following for the complete tournament bracket: 2014 NCAA D-I Womens Basketball Bracket
  • Clemson Starts NIT Play Tonight…  Now Tiger fans don’t forget that they will open play tonight in the NIT as they host Georgia State (25-8) in Littlejohn Coliseum with tipoff scheduled for 9:00 pm… That game can be seen on ESPNU.

     

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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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