Sports Report for Wednesday, 5-24-2017

Local Notes: 


  • Lady Raider Golf Drop In… If there are any young ladies out there in Laurens District 55 that think they might be interested in playing golf for the Lady Raiders at LDHS this next school year, I have some news you will be interested in… This Wednesday (May 24th) Raider golf coach Jim Iacuone will be hosting an informational drop-in at the Laurens 55 District Office between the hours of 6-7pm… Any young lady that will be in grade 7 or above is eligible to play provided you are in good academic standing… Also no prior golf experience is necessary though it would obviously be helpful… The district office is located on Hillcrest Drive in Laurens in what was the Palmetto Bank’s operation center across from Auto Zone… If you would like more information about Raider Golf or this this drop-in, contact Head Coach Jim Iacuone at or 864-681-3630.
  • Softball Awards… This year’s banquet was held last night and it was a bitter-sweet affair as it marked the end of Coach Butch Clark’s tenure as Head Coach of the Raiders… He started off by introducing one of his former players at Mauldin High School Coach Haley Register who has been chosen to take his position next school year. He pointed out the numerous highlight of this season including 2 tournament division wins, an 18 win season, the fourth consecutive region title and was eliminated from the playoffs by Byrnes who won the state championship… For a list of all those who were honored for their achievements on the field this year, click on the following: 2017 Raider Softball Awards  …. Also check out the slide show of photos from the event just below.

  • Spring Football Game… For those of you who did not get a chance to attend the raider Football Spring Game last Friday, I invite you to check out the interview done with Coach Liner after the game and following that a few photos from the game just below.


College Baseball Notes:

  • Duke 6 – Clemson 3… In their opening game of the ACC Baseball Tournament yesterday up in Louisville, KY., the Tigers lost to the Duke Blue Devils 6-3… The game was tie 3-3 going into the 8th inning where the Blue Devils put 3 runs on the board and then went on to take the win… The Blue Devils outhit the Tigers 12-7. The Tigers will next face Virginia Friday at 11 am… For more information on this game, click here… To check results on other ACC tournament games, yesterday, click here.
  • South Carolina 7 – Vanderbilt 4Now there is better news for Gamecock fans as South Carolina took a 7-4 win over Vanderbilt in 11 innings to play their way into the double-elimination portion of the SEC Baseball Tournament in Hoover, Al. yesterday morning… A two-out bases loaded walk followed by a two-run double in the top of the 11th inning lifted the gamecocks to the win… For more information on this game, click here…. The Gamecocks now move on to the double-elimination portion of the tournament and will take on #3 seed Kentucky in the second game today… For information as to other results in the SEC Baseball Tournament, click here 

Pro Sports

  • Braves 6 – Pirates 5… The Braves took a come-from-behind 6-5 win over the Pirates last night when Matt Adams had a walk-off single to drive in the winning run in the bottom of the 9th inning at Sun Trust Park…. The game took over 6 hours to complete and included a rain delay of over 3 hours which means the game actually finished just after 2:00 am this morning… For more information on this game, click here
  • Drive Rained Out… The rain last night up in Kannapolis, NC caused the Drive’s game with the Intimidators to be postponed until today when the team will play a doubleheader starting at 10:30 this morning. 

This & That:

  • 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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