Spoerts Report for Friday, 7-4-2014

Braves: The Braves had the night off last night and will start a 3-game series with the Arizona Diamondbacks tonight in Atlanta…. The Braves season record is 47-38 and they are in first place in the NL East just ½ game ahead of the Washington Nationals… Go Braves!


Greenville Drive: Tourist 3 – Drive 1… The Greenville Drive continue to struggle as their losing streak reached 10 games last night when the Ashville Tourist took a 3-1 win last night at Flour Field… Neither team had a very potent offense last night as the Tourist got their 3 runs on 8 hits while the Drive got their solo un on 5 hits… The Drive now have sole possession of last place in the South Atlantic League’s southern Division with a 3-12 record in the second half of the season and a 37-47 record for the season…. The Drive start a 6-day road trip tonight with the first stop in Augusta tonight to take on the GreenJackets.



  • Schedule… Well since today is the 4th of July that means the NASCAR gang will be back at the same location where the season started – Daytona… The Nationwide Series will race tonight at 7:30 in the Firecracker 250 and it can be seen on ESPN2… The Sprint Cup gang will go at it tomorrow night at 7:30 in Coke Zero 400 which can be seen on TNT.
  • Chase Standings… The Sprint Cup driver chase standings at this time have Jimmie Johnson and Dale Earnhart Jr. both with 594 points but Johnson is considered in the lead because he has 3 win on the season to Earnhart’s 2… Brad Keselowski, Carl Edwards and Joey Logano round out the top 5… Spots 6-10 are occupied by Kevin Harvick, Jeff Gordon, Kyle Busch, Denny Hamlin and Kurt Busch. Should be an interesting race tomorrow night with Kyle Busch & Dale Earnhart Jr. qualifying 1st and 2nd.


Countdown to Start of Football Season: Hang on football fans it’s only 50 days until Clinton opens up its football season at AC Flora, 56 days until PC opens up at Northern Illinois and 57 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 4, 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 4 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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