Sports Report for Wednesday, 7-9-2014

Laurens County School District 55 is again this summer offering breakfast and lunch to any child 18 years old and younger… They are being offered at various schools throughout the district… You can get more information on the districts home page or by clicking on the following link: Laurens Dist. 55 Summer Feeding Program Information.


World Cup: Semifinals: Germany 7 – Brazil 1… Well for you soccer fans who may have been away from any media for the last few hours, that stunning silence coming out of Brazil is due to the fact that Germany demolished the host team Brazil yesterday in the first semifinal game of the World Cup by taking a 7-1 win over the host team… Germany scored 4 goals in the space of seven minutes in the first half to silence the home crowd… The Netherlands and Argentina will face off today with the winner advancing to the finals on Sunday to face Germany.


Braves: Mets 8 – Braves 3… After winning nine games in a row, the Braves have now lost 3 in a row as the New York Mets took an 8-3 over the Braves in NY last night… Braves All-Star pitcher Julio Teheran did not look like an all-star last night as he lasted only 3⅓ innings giving up 11 hits and 5 earned runs… The Mets wound up getting their 8 runs on 18 hits while the Braves did manage 13 hits but only 3 runs to show for it and those runs were scored in the last 2 innings of the game… BJ Upton and Jason Heyward led the Braves with 3 hits each… Game 3 of the 4-game series is tonight at 7:05.


Three Braves Make NL All-Star Roster… Craig Kimbrel, Freddie Freeman and Julio Tehran were named late Sunday to the NL East Squad for the 2014 All-Star Game next Tuesday, July 15th in Minneapolis… This is the 4th straight time that Kimbrel has been selected to the squad… Freeman was voted onto the squad last year but a hand injury prevented him from playing… Teheran’s first selection comes during his second full season at the Major League level… The 23-year-old right-hander sparkled as a rookie last year and has now established himself among the game’s elite starting pitchers… Now the voting for the for the all-star roster is not quite over as one more player for the American and National League Squads will be selected by fan vote out of 5 for each squad selected MLB… One of those nominated for the NL Squad is Braves outfielder Justin Upton… The Braves are asking all Braves fans to vote for him ASAP as the deadline to vote is just before midnight tomorrow… To vote for him, click on the following link: All-Star Game Final Fan Voting.


Greenville Drive: Charleston 4 – Grenville 3… Yogi Berra once said “It’s like deja-vu, all over again. and the Greenville Drive may be thinking the same thing as they for the second night in a row lost 4-3 to the Charleston RiverDogs down on the coast of SC… And also for the second night in a row the game was tied 3-3 going into the bottom of the 9th inning and they gave up the winning run in the 9th… The RiverDogs had 11 hits to the Drives 3… The Drive’s losing streak is now at 15 the longest in franchise history.


Countdown to Start of Football Season: Hang on football fans it’s only 44 days until Clinton opens up its football season at AC Flora, 50 days until PC opens up at Northern Illinois and 51 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;

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

Archery Camp

  • July 22-24, Ages 7-12, 9:00 – 11:00 @ Laurens YMCA Gym
  • Cost: $40 Y-Members, $55 Non-Members
  • Capacity 40 and instructed by Ed Prescott

Pee-Wee Camp

  • July 23-25, Ages 3-6, 9:00 – 11:00 @ Laurens YMCA
  • Cost: $35 Y-Members, $40 Non-Members
  • Gym-style games and activities instructed by Josie Parker & YMCA staff


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:

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

Karate Camp

  • July 21-24, 1:30 pm-3:00 pm, boys & girls age 8-up, Instructor Master Johnny Kelley
  • Cost:  $40 members, $45 non-members  **$5 discount if live inside city limit
  • Sign-up deadline – Friday, July 18 at 5:00 pm

Art Camp

  • July 21-25, 9:30 am – 10-30 am,  youth ages 8-11, Instructor – Sanna Kay Davis
  • 10:30 am – noon, Youth ages 12-13
  • Cost: $70 members, $75 non-members        **$5 discount if live inside city limit
  • (Includes $15 material fee per camper),   Sign-up deadline – Friday, July 11 at 5:00 pm


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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