Sports Report for Wednesday, 6-7-2017


Local Notes: 

Greenville News Upstate Sports Awards… Late last month the Greenville news announced their annual list of high school student athletes who they felt were the best in the upstate area of South Carolina… The ceremony was held at the McAllister Auditorium on the campus of Furman University… I recently obtained a copy of all the honorees and there were several from Clinton and Laurens District 55 High Schools… Let’s recap those individuals now

  • Girls Tennis: Second team – Gracie Waldron CHS
  • Volleyball: First team – Anna Stevenson LDHS
  • Football: First Team – Summie Carlay & Jalin Walker LDHS; Second Team – Hunter Medlin LDHS
  • Boys Basketball: Second Team – Jalen Carter CHS
  • Baseball: Second Team – Ethan Jones LDHS
  • Softball: Second Team – C.J. Ginn LDHS
  • Girls Track & Field: First Team – Keria Dendy CHS
  • Boys Tennis: First Team – Isaac MacMillan – CHS ; Second Team – Robert Powell CHS


  • Girls’ Summer Basketball Workouts…. Coach Yoneko Allen is inviting any young lady who is interested in trying out for basketball at the middle school or high school level this next season to participate in the summer basketball workouts at LDHS… In order to participate, you must have a current physical dated April 1, 2017 or later… The workouts will take place every day this week except Thursday and will start at 5:30 pm… There will be other workouts at dates and times she will announce… If you have any questions contact Coach Allen at 864-682-3151 or email her at

 College Notes:

Holbrook Resigns… There was some big news last night out of Columbia in that after meeting with A.D. Ray Tanner several times since the SEC Tournament wrapped up, Gamecock Head baseball Coach Chad Holbrook resigned that position… As you may recall, he was the first hire made by Ray Tanner just 1 day after he stepped down as baseball coach about 5 years ago to become AD at USC… Coach Tanner will be holding a meeting sometime this afternoon to discuss the future of the Gamecock baseball program… To go to the USC Athletic website where the posting is making the announcement, click here… It also will contain comments fro both Coach Holbrook and Coach Tanner.

Pro Sports    For more information on any of the following games, click on their score.

  • Phillies 3 – Braves 1… The Braves had their current losing streak go to 4 games last night as they dropped a 3-1 decision to the Phillies last night in Atlanta… The two tams were tied 1-1 going into the 6th inning when the Phillies put 2 runs on the board then hung on for the win.
  • Crawdads 2 – Drive 1…The Greenville Drive started a road trip up in Hickory, NC last night as they took on the Crawdads… Both teams scored a single run in the 4th inning and the game stayed that way until the bottom of the 8th where after two were out the Crawdads got 3 singles and plated 1 run then went on to take a 2-1 win over the Drive.

This & That:

  • Laurens Adult Basketball League… The Laurens Adult Basketball League (LABL) will kick off its inaugural season in early June… 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 early June to early July. 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… Anyone interested in fielding a team is invited to attend an informational meeting on Wednesday, June 7 at 6pm at The Ridge at Laurens…  For more information, contact Jason Pridgen at or 864-681-7275.
  • Raider Youth Baseball Camp… Coach Patterson, his staff and both current and former players will be conducting a youth baseball camp July 10-113… The camp is open to all youth in the community between the ages of 7-13…. The basic fundamentals including throwing, catching, hitting, base running, and pitching will be covered… Water and snacks for the campers will be provided with plenty of breaks between periods each day… The camp will be held at Ed Prescott Field between the hours of 5:00 – 7:30 pm and the cost is $40 (cash only) per camper… If you click here you will find more information as to what you should bring and a form that needs to be completed and signed by the parents and brought to the camp when you register that morning… Raider Baseball wants to provide our youth baseball players with the proper instructions on how to become a successful baseball player, and also an idea of what it takes to be RAIDER!
  • MLB All-Star Game Ballot… The MLB All-Star Game is scheduled to be played in Miami on July 11th… If you would like to vote for your favorite player(s) you may do so by clicking here which will take you to the MLB website’s page where the ballot is located.
  • 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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