Sports Report for Tuesday, 7-1-2014

Well football season will be here before you know it and PC will open up on the road at Northern Illinois on Thursday night, August 28th…. That is only 58 days away… Don’t you think it is time to think about getting your season tickets for Blue Hose football… Blue reserved chair-back seats season tickets are only $75 each while bench reserved seats are $54 each… You can call the ticket office at 864-833-8240 or click on the following to link to the PC webpage where you will find more information: 2014 PC Season Football Ticket Information


Local Notes: Let’s catch up on some local Little League and Dixie Youth All-Star action

  • Laurens Little League Majors 5 – Easley 1… Last night the Laurens Little League Majors (11-12) took a 5-1 win over Easley in the District 1 semi-finals at Laurens City Park… For more information on this contest, click on the following link to a posting at LLM: Laurens 5 – Easley 1….. Laurens will now face Greenwood tonight at the City Parks for the district championship with the first pitch scheduled for 6:00 pm.
  • Clinton Dixie Youth Coaches Pitch…. The Clinton Coaches Pitch Dixie Youth All-Star team participated in the state championship tournament over the weekend and today… Over the weekend they defeated Sumter 15-3 but then lost to Lexington 11-2… They rebounded to beat Lake City 8-7 in extra innings to finish the weekend with a 2-1 record… Today they continued play with a win in the first game but a loss in the second to end their title hopes… They finish with a 3-2 record and place third in the tournament… The Clinton team include: Jy Leake, Zane McLendon, Harrison Moore, Jackson Martin, Brett Young, Carson Glenn, Jadon Goodwin, Bryce Young, Tyler Johnson, Chris Fortman, Cason Copeland and Lee Malone…. The Head Coach Josh McLendon was assisted by Chris Moore, Graig Glenn and Billy Glenn… Congratulations to the team.
  • Laurens & Clinton 10-11 Dixie Youth All-Stars faced off against each other in a best of 3 series over the weekend with the winner advancing to the state tournament… I don’t really have any details other than the fact that Clinton took 2 straight games to advance… If any coaches are listening, I still would like to get some details.
  • Braves: Braves 5 – Mets 3… The Atlanta Braves finally got to come home last night after an 11-day road trip and extended their winning streak to 5 games a 5-3 win over the Mets… The Mets led 3-1 going into the bottom of the 8th inning when the Braves put 4 runs on the board and then brought in Craig Kimbrel to do what he has done 25 times this season, close out the game and get the save… In the decisive 8th inning the Braves used 3 singles, 3 Met errors and a bases loaded walk to get the 4 runs scored in the inning… Both teams had 8 hits and Atlanta was led by BJ Upton and Jason Hayward who both went 2-4…. A quick reminder that the 85th MLB All-Star Game will be July 15th at Target Field the home of the Minnesota Twins… The All-Star voting has started and will be open until just before midnight on July 3rd… You can vote multiple time.… If you are interested, click on the following link: MLB All-Star Voting


Greenville Drive: Hickory 10 – Greenville 3… The Greenville Drive concluded their 4 game series in Hickory, NC last night with a 10-3 loss to the Crawdads… The Drive’s losing streak is now at 7 games as their offensive and pitching woes continue… The Crawdads pounded 3 Drive pitchers for 14 hits while the Drive bats were held to just 4…. The Drive actually led 3-2 going into the bottom of the 3rd inning when Hickory struck for 4 runs and never looked back…. The Drive return home tonight for a short 3-game series with the Ashville Tourist and it will be Military Appreciation Night with several special activities before and during the game as well as fireworks afterward… First pitch is scheduled for 7:05


Countdown to Start of Football Season: Hang on football fans it’s only 52 days until Clinton opens up its football season at AC Flora, 58 days until PC opens up at Northern Illinois and 59 days until Laurens host BHP in the start of the Chris Liner era at LDHS.


This & That: Football Officials Wanted… Have you ever sat in the stands at a football game and said to yourself I can do as good a job as those “blind zebras” out there… Well now is your chance to prove that… The District 13 Football Officials Association is looking for a few good men or women to who want to be football officials… If you are interested, call Brian Shealy at the Clinton YMCA… The phone number there is 833-1555… Also you can come to their meetings which are held each Monday night in the meeting room at the Clinton YMCA to get more information… The meetings start at 6:00 pm… The last date to join them is Sunday, July 13th.  

Upcoming Summer Camps – Clinton & Laurens YMCA and PC


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;   Art Camp

  • July 8-10, Ages: 6-9 / 10-15, 8:30 – 10:00 am / 10:30 – Noon @ Laurens YMCA
  • Cost: $45 Y-Members, $60 Non-Members
  • Capacity 20 per age group, Instructed by Cindy Wright

Wrestling Camp 

  • July 8-10, Ages: 5-13, 9:00 – 11:00 @ Laurens High School
  • Cost: $40 Y-Members, $50 Non-Members
  • Instructed by LDHS Wresting Coach Rob Sheffield and Joseph Kemp

Fishing Camp

  • July 15-17, Ages: 7 – Up, 9:00 – 11:00 @ Lakeside Country Club
  • Cost: $40 Y-Members, $55 Non-Members
  • For beginning anglers instructed by Jerry Poole


Clinton YMCA:

The Clinton YMCA will be having summer sport and specialty camps all summer long also … Call the YMCA at 833-1555 for more information about this or any of the camps…  The following are the next camps on their schedule: Tennis Camp

  • July 7-10, Instructor: Coach Clovis Simmons
  • 9-9:45 am boys & girls age 4-6
  • 10-11 am boys & girls age 7-10
  • 11-12 noon boys & girls age 11-up
  • Cost: $35 members, $45 non-members, **$5 discount if live inside city limit.
  • Sign-up deadlines –July 19, at 5:00 pm

Boys Basketball Camp

  • July 10-13, 9:30 am-11:30 am, boys age 6-12, Instructor: Coach Todd Frazier
  • Cost: $35 members, $40 non-members **$5 discount if live inside city limit
  • Sign-up deadline – Friday, July 5 at 5:00 pm

Music Camp

  • July 14-18, 9 AM – 12 Noon, Ages 8-13, Instructor: Terri Ray
  • Cost: $145 per child, $20 discount per sibling
  • Sign-up deadline – June 30 or $15 late fee


PC Sports Camps 

Baseball Camp Coach Elton Pollock will be holding the Blue Hose Select baseball Camp (Session II) for baseball players in grades 9-12 and Junior College August 30-31… If your youngster is into baseball this is a great way for them to improve their basic skills… It’s not too early to register… For more information click on the following link: Blue Hose Select baseball Camp (Session II) Information


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