Sports Report for Friday, 5-19-2017

PC Baseball Notes

  • Tuesday: PC 6 – Western Carolina 0… Back on Tuesday the PC baseball team traveled to Western Carolina and it was a productive trip as they took a 6-0 win over the Catamounts… For more information on this game, click here.
  • Friday: Liberty 4 – PC 3… Yesterday the Blue Hose started their last series of the regular season as they traveled to Lynchburg, Va. to start a 3-game series with the Liberty Flames… The two teams came into the series tied for second place with identical 14-7 records… Well in the first game last night, the Flames took a 4-3 win… PC was leading 3-2 going into the bottom of the 9th inning but could not hold it as the Flames scored 2 runs after two were out to take the win… For more information on this game, click here.

Local Notes:


New Baseball, Softball and Volleyball Coaches Announced at LDHS… The administration in Laurens School Dist. 55 continues to work to fill vacancies in head coaching positions at LDHS for next school year… Yesterday it was announced that three more head coaching positions have been filled.

  • BASEBALL… This season’s interim head coach Tori Patterson had the interim portion of that title removed and will lead the Raiders again next season… Coach Patterson and the team finished second in the region this year and went 19-7 on the season
  • SOFTBALL… Long time raider softball coach Butch Clark announced before the start of the season this would be his last year and Haley Register has been selected to take over the reins next year… She played for Coach Clark when he was head coach at another school and thinks of him as a mentor… she has been coaching at other schools since her graduation from Catawba College and I can only guess she is well equipped to carry on his legacy…
  • VOLLEYBALL… A third coaching vacancy fulfillment was also announced as Caroline Culbertson will step up to take on the varsity position from the JV coaching position she now holds… Coach Dianne Raabe has held that position for the last few years but is leaving for personal reasons.
  • Assistant Coach… One assistant coaching position was also announced as being filled and LDHS graduate Megan Evans is coming home to assist Coach Register in softball and Coach Culbertson in volleyball… Congratulations to all these new coaches and if you would like to see the complete text of the news release with more information about each of these coaches, click on the following: Baseball, Softball & Volleyball Coaches Announced

 Other Notes:

  • Spring Football Games… Tonight the Raiders and the Red Devils are both scheduled to finish their spring practices with their Spring Games… The Red Devils will take the field at Wilder Stadium at 6:00 pm and the Raiders will take the field at KC Hanna Stadium 30 minutes later at 6:30… Now both teams will have old helmets and jerseys available for sale so mom and dad come prepared when that future Raider or Red Devil ask for one… Also the Red Devils will be selling discount cards for $20 and the Raiders will be asking for donations to help send members of the football team to FCA Camp later this summer which is done with donation money only and no regular school funds are used for that purpose.
  •  Clinton Hosting 5-A State Championship Game… The new Red Devil softball facilities will be showcased tonight at 6:30 as the Byrnes Rebels and the White Knoll Timberwolves meet there to determine the SCHSL AAAAA Softball Champion… Byrnes won the first game 13-1 but White Knoll came back to take a 4-3 win on Wednesday forcing tonight’s rubber game in the best of 3 series.
  • Laurens Academy held their Athletic banquet last night and I’ll bring you much more about that on Monday’s sports report.

Pro Sports    For more information on this game, click here.

  • Blue Jays 9 – Braves 0… After defeating the Blue Jays 3 times in as many games, the Braves offense went cold last night in Atlanta as Toronto took a 9-0 win to avoid the sweep… For more information on this game, click here…The Braves remain at home this weekend as the host the Washington nationals in a 3-game series…By the way, the Braves offense suffered a big hit Wednesday night after Freddie Freeman was hit by a pitch on his wrist and had to leave the game… Yesterday it was announced that he a fractured wrist and is expected to be out of the lineup for 10 weeks.
  • Drive Win 2… The Greenville Drive returned home to Flour Field yesterday as they hosted the Ashville Tourist in a doubleheader making up a game rained out a couple of weeks ago… Good news for Drive fans as they won the first game 3-1 and the second 10-3… For more information on these games, click on their scores.

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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