Sports Report for Friday, 5-23-2013

CHS… CHS had its annual Spring Sports Ceremony last night in the CHS gym… Each spring sport handed out their individual team honors… The MVP for each varsity level sport were as follows; Student Athletic Trainer – Nolan Simpson, Soccer – Dexter Simmons, Golf – Hunter Nichols, Baseball – Bradley Templeton, Softball – Jessica Wood, Boys Tennis – Austin MacMillan, Girls Track – Cynthia McHam, Boys Track – Dee Jennings and Girls Lacrosse – Isabel Worley… The final awards of the night went to Athletes of the Year… Cassie Nichols captured that award for the girls and Dee Jennings took it for the boys… Now each team had other award as well as the JV teams… To see a complete list of all the awards, click on the following: 2014 Spring Sports Awards – Athletes Year




College Notes:

  • South Carolina: Florida 7 – SC 2… The South Carolina Gamecocks have not really played all that well in SEC Tournament play the last few years and that was case again this year as yesterday the Florida Gators took a 7-2 win over the Gamecocks thus making the Gamecocks 2 and out in the SEC Tournament… Carolina led 2-0 going into the bottom of the 3rd inning when the Gators scored 3 runs and held South Carolina scoreless the rest of the way… The Gamecocks now await the NCAA selections committee’s decision about where they will play in post-season action.
  • Clemson: Clemson 3 – Miami 2…. The Tigers took a 3-2 walk-off win yesterday when Steve Wilkerson had a one-out single to drive in Tyler Staton with the winning run… The Tigers will be back in action today as they take on Georgia Tech at 3:00 pm…. A win will make them the only undefeated team in Pool A and propel them into Sunday’s championship game…. Go Tigers!
  • SoCon Tournament… Wofford took a 4-2 win over the Citadel in an elimination round game and Furman remained undefeated in tournament play with a 3-1 win over Appalachian St. thanks to a walk-off, two-run homerun by Greg Harrison.
  • Lander University… The No. 3-ranked Lander baseball team will face No. 5 Chico State in the first round of the NCAA Division II Baseball National Finals at 5 p.m., tomorrow at the USA Baseball National Training Complex in Cary, NC.

Braves: Braves 5 – Brewers 4… The Braves scored 3 runs in the 7th inning to lift them to a 5-4 win over the Brewers in Atlanta last night… BJ Upton had a solo homer in the 6th inning and Chris Johnson went 3-4 to lead the Braves offense… The Braves start a 3-game home stand tonight against the Colorado Rockies tonight at 7:35

Greenville Drive: Drive 7 – GreenJackets 2… The Greenville Drive opened a short home stand last night with the Augusta GreenJackets on a positive note as they took a 7-2 win… The Drive fell behind early trailing 2-1 going into the 4th inning when they took the lead for good… The Drive and GreenJackets will continue their series this weekend.


Community Interest:

  • Laurens Raider Baseball Camp… Coach Dale Nelson and the Rider baseball staff will be having a baseball camp June the 9th-12th from 8:30-12:30… Cost of the camp will be $60… Breakfast and lunch will be provided daily thru our school cafeteria… They will limit the camp to the first 40 kids that sign up… Eligible ages will be 7 years old-rising 8th graders… The Raider baseball coaching staff will provide fundamental baseball instruction that will help your child improve his ability as a player… Players will be grouped according to their skill level… Contact head coach Dale Nelson by email for more information and to register:


  • 4th Annual CHS Athletic Booster Club Golf Tournament… The CHS Athletic Booster Club will be holding their 4th Annual Golf Tournament on Saturday May 31st at The Links @ Stoney Point down on Lake Greenwood… This is a major fund raiser for the Club that helps them do a lot of things that the school’s athletic budget just cannot cover… They literally help every sport at CHS… Now if you want more information, call Jimmy Webb Club President at 833-4949 or click on the following link which will lead you to the posting on the school’s athletic website:   CHS Booster Club Golf Tournament Information 



Laurens YMCA:

The Laurens YMCA will be having summer sport and specialty camps all summer long… You can get a $10 discount on each camp by registering the Friday prior to each camp… Call the YMCA at 984-2626 for more information about this or any of the camps…  The following are the next camps on their schedule;

Golf Camp:

  • June 10-12, Ages 7-15, 9:00 – 11:00 am at Lakeside Country Club,
  • Cost: $40 Y-Members, $55 Non-Members
  • Camp will be instructed by Paul Young, Please visit

Jr. Lifeguard Camp

  • June 17-19, Ages 12-14, 9:00 – 11:00 am @ Laurens YMCA
  • Cost: $40 Y-Members, $55 Non-Members
  • Capacity 10, Instructed by Josie Parker certified LGI & CPO
  • A sneak peek at what it takes to be a lifeguard, NO CERTIFICATION

Volleyball Camp

  • June 17-19, Ages 12-14, 9:00 – 11:00 am @ Laurens High School
  • Cost: $40 Y-Members, $55 Non-Members
  • This camp will be instructed by LDHS Head Volleyball Coach Diane Raabe


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