Sports Report for Thursday, 8-14-2014

Local Notes:  

Football Game Scrimmages

  • Tonight… Both Clinton and Laurens will be travelling to Woodruff tonight to take part in a game type scrimmage… The Red Devils will take the field first at 6:30 as they face off against Chesnee for a half of football…. Following the Clinton vs. Chesnee half, Laurens will take the field against Chapman for a half of football… I am sure both the Clinton and Laurens teams would appreciate a big turnout by their fans tonight in Woodruff.
  • Tomorrow… Clinton will be hosting their Game Night Scrimmage tomorrow night at Wilder Stadium… Starting at 6:00 pm the Dorman and Laurens JV teams will take the field for about 30 minutes of football… About 10 minutes after that, the Dorman and Laurens varsity teams will square off in a half of football action… The varsity action is scheduled to be broadcast here on Real Radio 860 and on the internet at…. Plan on brining your FM radios and catch all the action live on our in-stadium transmitter… We plan on using 95.7 on your FM dial… About 10 minutes after the conclusion of the Dorman vs. Laurens action, the Clinton and Strom Thurmond JVs will take the field for about 30 minutes of action followed by the Clinton and Strom Thurmond varsity teams scrimmaging for a half… Lots of football action, so make plans to attend.


Lady Raider Tennis… The Lady Raider Girls Tennis team has been busy this week getting ready for their season with some scrimmages… Both scrimmages have been against Mid-Carolina which was runner-up last year in the 2A class… For more information on the scrimmages and how they went, click on the following links:



Braves 3 – Dodgers 2… The Atlanta Braves put one in the win column last night as they took a 3-2 win over the LA Dodgers last night at Turner Field… The Dodgers struck first getting 2 runs off Braves Starter Ervin Santana who worked 6 strong innings giving up just those 2 earned runs on 8 hits while striking out 8 and walking only 2… The Braves picked up single runs in the 2nd, 4th and 5th innings on 8 hits… The Dodgers threatened in the 9th inning as Braves closer Craig Kimbrel got into a jam when he walked the leadoff batter and allowed two singles around a strikeout. He was able to secure his 35th save when he got Matt Kemp to hit into a game-ending double play…. Freddie Freeman was the only Brave to get more than 1 hit (2) but Andrelton Simmons had 2 RBIs and Justin Upton had 1… The final game of the current 4-game series with the Dodgers will be today at 12:10 pm in Atlanta.


Greenville Drive 4 – Rome Braves 3… For the second night in a row, the Greenville Drive took a win over the Rome Braves and last night it was a 4-3 win… Rome outhit Greenville 8-6 but the Drive were able to get their hits when they counted… The Drive hit the road today and start a 4-game series with the Savannah Sand Gnats down on the coast of Georgia tonight at 7:05 pm


Countdown to Start of Football Season: Hang on football fans it’s only 8 days until Clinton opens up its football season at AC Flora and Laurens Academy opens hosting Coastal Christian, 14 days until PC opens up at Northern Illinois and 15 days until Laurens host BHP in the start of the Chris Liner era at LDHS.


This & That

  • Season Tickets on sale For CHS Football… Season football tickets are now on sale at CHS for the upcoming football season… They can be purchased Mon. – Thur. from 8:00am – 3:30 pm in the business office… You need to ask for Ms. Ginger Eaton (938-1844) and will be $40 per ticket with 1 parking pass per family… For those 65 and older the season ticket is free but a parking pass will cost $20.00… Clinton has 5 home games this season… They are: Sept 12 – Woodruff, Sept. 19 – Laurens, Oct. 3 – Broome (Homecoming), Oct 17 – Union County & Oct 31 – south Pointe (Senior Night).
  • Laurens County Touchdown Club… The Laurens County Touchdown Club will hold its first meeting of the year on Friday August 29th… The three local high school coaches and Coach Harold Nichols of PC will be the featured speakers… For more information about the club including the full season schedule and information about joining, click on the following link: 2014 Laurens County TD Club


Happenings at – Clinton & Laurens YMCA, City of Laurens Parks & Recreation and PC 


PC Sports Camps 

Baseball CampCoach 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


Laurens YMCA

  • Registration is now underway for Fall Soccer at the Laurens YMCA… It is open to youth ages 3-15 and registration will close August 31st… The fee is $65 for YMCA members and $75 for non-members… For more information contact Josie Parker at 864-984-2626 or by email :
  • The Laurens YMCA will be registering youth for Flag Football starting Sept 2 – October 3… It will be open for youth ages 3-14…. The fee is $65 for YMCA members and $75 for non-members… For more information contact Josie Parker at 864-984-2626 or by email :


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