Sports Report for Thursday, 5-18-2017

Local Notes: 


  • Spring Sports Banquet… Last night in the main gym at CHS they held their Spring Sports Award Ceremony … The ceremony started out with Coach Jo Webb being honored for her many years of coaching at CHS as she was presented a plaque by Coach Bill Rhodes… After that each sport announced the winners of the various awards such as MVP and Sportsmanship… Those who made All-Region Teams and All-State Teams were also given their plaques… Coach Simmons and Coach Vick were also recognized for being the Region Coach of the Year in boys tennis and soccer respectively… The final awards were given to the male and female Athletes of the Year for the Red Devils… MK Kelly was the Female Athlete of the Year and Charlie Craven won the Male Athlete of the Year… Congratulation not only to them but to all the student athletes who were recognized last night… To se a list of all the athletes and coaches who picked up region or state awards, click on the following: CHS 2017 Spring All-State-Region… Tomorrow I hope to have a list of those student-athletes who picked up the other team awards and a slide show of photos from the ceremony.









  • 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.
  • Football Spring GameSpring 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 


  • 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 8 – Blue Jays 4The Braves put 6 runs on the board in the bottom of the first inning and then went on to take an 8-4 win over the Blue jays in Atlanta last night… Braves catcher Kurt Suzuki’s 3-run homer was the big blow in the 6-run first… The Braves picked up those 8 runs on just 6 hits while the Blue jays had 7 hits but they also committed 3 errors… For more information on this game, click here
  • Drive… The Greenville Drive had the night off as they traveled back from their northern road trip yesterday but return to action tonight as they return to Flour Field to start a short home stand with the Ashville Tourist…. They will make up a rained out game from earlier in the season today as part of a doubleheader starting at 5:30.


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 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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