Sports Report for Thursday, 5-25-2017

Local Notes: 

Laurens County Speedway… here is a quick recap of results from the LCS main events last Saturday night with the top 3 drivers listed in order of their finish (first-second-third).

  • SECA 604 Crates: Dale Timms, Goose Calvert and Deane Long… Timms chased down Calvert and took the win by a margin of less than 1 second.
  • Thunder Bombers: Dan Lawson, Tinker Roberts & Casey Lawson… Roberts tried to catch Lawson toward the end of the race but Lawson managed to stay ahead and took the checkered flag and a $1000 bonus for taking first.
  • Limited: Michael Smith, Frank Coates & Austin Watkins… Smith started on the front row and lead wire-to-wire picking up his first win in more than a month.
  • Monster Minis: Larry Teal, Jasper Brown & Tim Collins… Teal took the lead after the second attempt to start the race and finished almost 2 seconds ahead of Brown.
  • 602 Crates: Jeff Roberts, Chris Patterson & Butch Riddle… Roberts did not take the lead until there were about 3 laps left in the race but went on to finish over 2 second ahead of Patterson..
  • FWD: Joel Cabe, Travis Jamieson & Justin Reed… This was Cabe’s second win in as many weeks and it came in the last main event of the night as the rain started to fall.

 College Notes:

  • Kentucky 7 – South Carolina 2… In the SEC Tournament yesterday, the Gamecocks jumped out to an early 2-0 lead over Kentucky but could not hold that lead as Kentucky came back to take a 7-2 win over the Gamecocks…. For more information on the game, click here… The loss puts the Gamecocks in the elimination pat of the bracket and they will face Missouri who lost to LSU 10-3 in an loser go home game early this afternoon in the second contest of the day… South Carolina really need to win and do well in this tournament or they might find themselves sitting out the NCAA championship series for the first time in several years…. For information as to other results in the SEC Baseball Tournament, click here.
  • ACC Tournament… In the ACC Tournament, the Clemson Tigers were idle and will not get back into action until to tomorrow… If you would like to check results on other ACC tournament games, yesterday, click here
  • Women’s Softball College World Series…. The NCAA softball playoffs are well underway and they are down to the final 16 teams in the 8 different super regionals… If you are a fan of college softball, click here and it will carry you to the NCAA’s website where you can find out who those 16 teams are and the schedule for this weekend.  

Pro Sports    .

  • Pirates 12 – Braves 5 (10)… In game 3 of their 4 game series with the Pirates in Atlanta last night, the Braves found themselves tied with the Pirates 5-5 at the end of 9 innings and the game went into extra innings… As you know we have had some pretty hard rain at times the last few days and the Braves found that it was raining home runs in the top of the 10th inning as the Pirates scored 7 runs mainly on back-to-back-to-back homers by the Pirates as they went on to take a 12-5 win over the Braves… The Pirates only outhit the Braves 14-12 but 4 of their hits were homers while the Braves had no round-trippers… For more information on this game, click here… The two teams finish the current series with a 12:10 pm game today as the Braves have to board the plane and head to the west coast where they will start a series with the Giant tomorrow.


  • Drive … The Greenville Drive played a pair of 7-inning games yesterday up in Kannapolis, NC as they made up a rained out game from Tuesday,,, In the first regularly scheduled game, the Intimidators took a 2-1 win over the Drive… The intimidators scored the winning run on a walk-off single in the bottom of the seventh inning… In the second game, the Drive rebounded to take a 6-3 win giving then the series win 2 -1… For more information on these games, click on their scores.


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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