Sports Report for Tuesday, 5-16-2017

PC Notes

  • Tennis: Texas 4 – PC 0… The Presbyterian College men’s tennis saw its season come to an end at the NCAA Championships last Friday, falling to 10th-seeded Texas, 4-0, in the first round action out in Austin, Texas. PC pushed the Longhorns at times but was just not able to get over the hump…. For more about this match, click here…. The Blue Hose finish the season with an 18-11 overall record, while the Longhorns improved to 20-8.
  • Baseball… The PC baseball team was down in North Charleston this past weekend taking on Charleston Southern in a 3-game Big South series… Friday: PC 11 – C.S. 10…. The Blue Hose baseball team needed every bit of offense it could muster last Friday night as they held off Charleston Southern and took a 11-10 win… The game featured a combined 33 hits and five home runs… The rains on Saturday forced the teams to play a doubleheader on Sunday… Game 1: PC 10 – C.S 5, Game 2: PC 10 – C.S. 8… The Presbyterian College baseball team completed the sweep of Charleston Southern with a doubleheader sweep on Sunday by scores of 10-5 and 10-8… PC led pretty much all the way in the first game but had to come back and rally in the 9th inning to take the win in the second game… In the three-game series, PC totaled 31 runs on 44 hits to claim the sweep, batting .367 with five home runs over the weekend… To see more details on all three of these games, click on their scores… PC will play its final non-conference game today as they head to Cullowhee, NC to take on Western Carolina with first pitch scheduled for 5 pm.

Local Notes: 

CHS:

  • Tennis… A quick reminder that the Red Devil Tennis team will be traveling down to the Cayce Tennis Center today to take on the Hanahan Hawks for the State AAA title with the first volley scheduled to start at 6:00 pm…. I’m sure the team would love to have a large number of fans down to support them and the site is really easy to get to…. For those of you who are thinking about going, the facility address is 1120 Fort Congaree Trail, Cayce, SC 29033… If you put that in your smart phone or GPS device you will have no trouble getting there with that information because that is what I used Saturday and got there with no problem… Please go if you can and good luck to the team… Go Big Red!
  • Basketball Fundraiser… The Red Devil boys’ varsity basketball team is planning on going to camp this summer to help them get ready to improve on the great season they had this past season… The camp is NOT funded by any usual school monies so they have to raise funds to go… Tonight Zaxby’s is helping them out by do0nating a portion of their sales between 5-8 pm… If you love your Red Devils and were planning on eating out tonight whu don’t you go by and help the basketball team out.
  • Football Spring Game… Spring football practice has been going on now for a couple of weeks and this Friday there will be a Spring Game at Wilder Stadium starting at 6:00 pm… The football team is selling discount cards for $20 that will be available Friday night… Also old helmets, Black Jerseys and Digi Camo jerseys will also be for sale…. Make plans to come out Friday night and have a good time while you get a preview of what next season’s version of Red Devil football will look like.
  • Community Football Clinic… Thursday night May 18, Clinton Football will be hosting a “Community Football Clinic” at 6:00 in the CHS auditorium… The Clinton coaching staff will give the community an inside look of what it’s like to be a Red Devil… All men and women are invited… Cost is $10 per person.

LDHS:

  • Ryan Walker Named New Boys’ Varsity Basketball Coach at LDHS… Yesterday it was announced that Ryan Walker has been selected to lead the Raider boys’ varsity basketball team this next season… Walker will be coming to Laurens from Dorman HS where he was serving as an assistant on the boys’ varsity team that won the AAAAA state Championship this year… To see the complete text of the announcement which has much more information about the process, click on the following: Ryan Walker Named New Boys’ Basketball Coach at LDHS
  • Spring Football Game… The Laurens Raiders have also been holding spring football practice and they also will be having their spring Game at KC Hanna stadium and it will start at 6:30… The Raiders will also be selling old helmets and jerseys that I know some of the future Raiders would love to have… Every year the Raider staff takes some of the team members to an FCA Camp and they do this with funds that are donated by organizations and members of the community and do NOT use any monies that come from any normal school funding sources… The team will be accepting donations for this cause Friday night so if you feel lead to, please help them out. 

Pro Sports

  • Braves 10 – Blue Jays 6The Atlanta Braves started a short 2-game series up in Canada with the Blue jays last night and they jumped out to a 10-3 lead after 6 innings of play and then held on to take a 10-6 win over Toronto… Freddie Freeman picked up his 13th homer of the season (a 3-run blast) and Matt Kemp went 4-4 to lead the Braves 13 hit attack… For more information on this game, click here.
  • Drive 9 – Shorebirds 6… The Greenville drive played game 3 of 4 with the Delmarva Shorebirds up in Maryland last night and they assured themselves of a series win as they defeated the Shorebirds 9-6… The Drive trailed 4-3 going into the top of the 6th inning where they put 3 on the board and added another 3 in the 8th to take the come-back win… Three of the Drive’s 11 hits were homers… For more information on this game, click here. 

 

This & That:

  • Rhythm on the Rails… The City of Clinton’s Rhythm on the Rails is coming up this Friday and Saturday and as usual there will be free musical entertainment all day Saturday including the Jake barley band and The tams… This year there will also be a sanction BBQ contest and sales as well as other food sales and merchandise… There will also be other activities such as a model train displays and rides… You can purchase a $5:00 wristbands for all rides, inflatables and the rock wall… Go ahead and make plans to come on to the City of Clinton’s Rhythm on the Rails this weekend.
  • Laurens Adult Basketball League… The Laurens Adult Basketball League (LABL) will kick off its inaugural season on June 5, 2017…The LABL will take the first six teams to register for the 2017 season. The LABL is open to teams consisting of players ages 16 and up… Teams must submit a roster with a maximum of 10 players before their first game. All players must have matching jerseys with visible numbers… Games will be played at The Ridge at Laurens on Monday’s and Wednesday’s from June 5 to June 28. Game times will be 6pm, 7pm and 8pm. The top 4 teams will advance to the semifinals on Thursday, July 6 with the championship game being played on Monday, July 10… Registration is open now and will continue until Friday, May 26 at The Ridge at Laurens… The cost to register is $100 per team… Each team will also be responsible for paying a $30 referee fee at each game… There will be a mandatory team captains meeting on Wednesday, May 31 at 6pm at The Ridge at Laurens… For more information, contact Jason Pridgen at laurensprd@yahoo.com or 864-681-7275.
  • CHS Athletic Booster Golf Tournament… Athletic Director Nickie Templeton and Booster Club President Buddy Bridges have released information about the 2107 CHS Booster Club Golf Tournament… This year, the tournament will be held at Musgrove Mill, on July 27…  Registration begins at 8:30…  For more information: CHS Golf Tourney Brochure 2017… This is a major fundraiser for our Red Devil student-athletes, and it is also a lot of fun… GO BIG RED!
  • Clinton YMCA Better Together 50th Anniversary Celebration… The Clinton YMCA will be celebrating their 50th year in operation this June… To help celebrate this milestone the YMCA is offering a way that current members can get 20% off their membership for a year by  referring a new member who also gets the same 20% off for a year… This special celebration offer can be taken advantage of for the remainder of the calendar year… For complete details call the Clinton YMCA at 833-1555 or simply click on the following which has all the details, click here … Don’t let this opportunity to save on Y memberships pass you by and help celebrate the YMCA’s 50th year! !

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