Sports Report for Friday, 6-9-2017

PC Notes

Normally on the sport report we talk about the PC sports team and the student-athletes who make up those teams… However we should note that as the term states, they are students first and athletes second… With that in mind I’d like to mention to you that at the last commencement ceremony PC had 77 student athletes earn their degrees several with honors… Football had the most graduates with 17 followed by baseball with 11… For more information about this, click here…. Congratulations to these students who kept their educational goals first while also participating in sports at PC.

Local Notes: 

Lytes Headed to Saluda…According to other media sources Coach Andre Lytes is leaving Laurens School District 555 and headed to Saluda HS to become the head boys’ varsity basketball coach…. Lytes who is a LDHS graduated and former Raider basketball player has served as assistant boys basketball coach at LDHS for several years and served as interim head basketball coach for the Raiders this past season after former coach Ben Sinclair stepped down from the position… Lytes who played college basketball at Newberry College has also served as either assistant or head football coach at Gray Court Owings Middle School for over 5 years… Good Luck to Coach Lytes.

 College Notes

  • Super Regional Start Today… The road to Omaha for the 16 teams still in the running for this year’s NCAA D-I College Baseball Championship goes through the 8 super regional sites this weekend… The super reginal kick off today… The 16 teams left and the super regional are; Vanderbilt at Oregon state, Davidson at Texas A&M, Cal State Fullerton at Long Beach State, Kentucky at Louisville, Sam Houston State at Florida State, Missouri state at TCU, Mississippi State at LSY and Wake Forest at Florida… To see the brackets and results click here.

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

  • Braves 3 – Phillies 1…. The Braves closed out their 4-game series with the Phillies in Atlanta last night with a 3-1 win thus earning a split of the series… Knuckleballer R.A. Dickey had his best start of the season striking out 8 over 7 innings while walking none which is rare for a knuckleballer… The Braves backed him up with an 11 hit attack where 4 different Braves each had 2 hits…The Braves remain home this weekend as they host the Mets.
  • Drive 5 – Crawdads 3… The Greenville Drive made it two in a row last night as they defeated the Hickory Crawdads 5-3 up in Hickory, NC… The Drive trailed 1-0 going into the 4th inning where they put 2 runs on the board and then added 2 more in the 5th and one in the 6th and then held on to take the win…. The Drive will now move on to Augusta to start a 4-game series with the GreenJackets. 

This & That:

  • 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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