Sports Report for Tuesday, 6-13-2017

Local Notes: 

Laurens County Speedway results from the main events last Saturday night (first, second & third).

  • 602 Crates… Mart Patterson, Chris Patterson & Butch Riddle… Mart & Chris Patterson both started on the front row and Mart got a good jump on the start and finished first ahead of Chris in what was really a 2 car race.
  • FWD… Mason Mack, Joel Cabe & Andrew Patterson… Mason Mack took a close win in the FWD main event as he took the lead late and reached the finish line less than a second ahead of Joel Cabe.
  • Thunder Bombers… Bo Baker, Shane Roberts & Justin McJunkin… Bo Baker took the lead on the fourth lap and then went on to finish first with Shane Roberts coming in second.
  • Monster Minis… Phillip Wilson, Larry Teal & Brandon Frazier… Philip Wilson took and early lead from row 1 but saw that lead close up on a caution but on the restart he again took the lead holding out Larry Teal.
  • 604 Crates… Colby Cannon, Ray Storay & Brad Rachels… Colby Cannon Started on the pole and took the lead at the start and never trailed as he took the win with Ray Storay being the next driver across the finish line.
  • Limited… Michael Smith, Chris Lyons & Mike Huey… Michael Smith took the win holding off the rest of the field with Chris Lyons claiming the second place finish.

Shrine Race Tonight… A quick reminder that the 36the edition of the Laurens County Shrine Race will take place tonight out at the LCS tonight… The pit will open at 5:00 pm and the grandstands open at 6:00 pm and racing gets started about 8:00 pm… If you get a chance come on out and enjoy the races while helping to support the work of the Shriners.

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

  • Braves 11 – Nationals 10… The Braves started a 3-game series with the division leading National u in Washington last night and they started in a very positive fashion as they took an 11-10 win… The nationals led 9-6 going into the 8th inning when the Braves put 2 runs on the board and then added 3 runs in the top of the 9th to take the win… The Braves used the long ball to score many of their runs as 5 of their 11 hits were homers and the nationals also used the long ball as 3 of their 17 hits were homers.
  • Drive 6 – Augusta 4… The Greenville Drive finished not only their 4-game series with the Augusta GreenJackets but also their road trip in last night with a 6-4 win over the GreenJackets… This gives them a split of the 4-game series… The Drive return home to Flour Field tonight fie a short 3-game home stand with the Columbia Fireflies in a crucial series for the Drive… With only 6 games remaining in the first half of their season, the Drive lead the Southern Division of the South Atlantic League by just ½ of game over the Fireflies… And in case you have not heard, Tim Tebow is an outfielder for the Fireflies so tickets for the series a few and a long way from the infield I have heard.
  • NBA: Golden State 129 – Cleveland… In case you missed it last night, Golden State took a 129 – 120 win over the Cleveland to capture the NBA title winning the series 4 games to 1… Kevin Durrant picked up the series MVP award.

 

This & That:

  • Raider Softball Clinics… Coach Haley Register Satterfield the new head coach of the of the Laurens Raider varsity softball team will be holding FREE softball clinics at LDHS this summer… The clinics are open to all young ladies between the ages of 8 and 13 who are interested in learning to play softball… The clinics will be on Tuesday and Thursday evenings between the hours of 7:00 – 8:15 pm… The clinics will start on Tuesday, June 20th… Each young lady needs to bring a glove, bat, tennis shoes and cleats to practice… If you have any questions about this, contact coach Satterfield at hmregister@laurens55.org.
  • Raider Youth Baseball Camp… Coach Patterson, his staff and both current and former players will be conducting a youth baseball camp July 10-13… 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! !

 

Sport and Specialty Camps at the Clinton & Laurens YMCA as well as Presbyterian College 

The Family YMCAs of Clinton and Laurens want to remind you that they have a full summer of specialty camps and activities available for the youth of our area… If you go to the WLBG home page and look down in the Featured Sports section on the right side toward the bottom of the page, you will find a posting that has information about these camps at both YMCAs or simply click here to go to that posting…

 

2017 PC Sports Camps… PC has different sports camps throughout the summer… Below are the next couple of camps that I know of being held at PC.

  • PC Women’s Soccer Camp… June 22-24… Ages 10-14… PC Girls Soccer Camp is a comprehensive soccer training experience… Our highly trained coaches address each campers needs in a challenging but enjoyable environment…  Our hope is that each camper leaves camp feeling that they learned, improved, and had a wonderful time… For more information on how to register and what to bring, click here.
  • PC 2017 Elite Residential Boys Soccer Camp…       July 13 – 16… Boys 11-18The Presbyterian College Elite Residential Camp is intended to put college-bound elite high school soccer player in the best possible environment in this intense four-day camp. During the day, camper will be in high-level technical and tactical training session conducted by the Presbyterian College staff or other high level college coaches from the area. In the evening players will be coached and evaluated in 11 vs.11 match play…. It is open to boys ages 11-18 and the cost is $450.00 (more or less) for each camper… For more information on how to register and what to bring, click here.
  • Elite Football Camp…July 15th, 10:00– 3:00 pm… The Coach Tommy Spangler Elite Football Camp is designed for high school juniors and seniors to receive individual instruction from the Presbyterian College coaching staff…  Campers will receive instruction in Fundamentals, Skills, and Techniques as well as one-on-one drills…  Our camps are designed to make each participant a better football player while creating a fun and competitive environment…. The cost is $40… For more information on how to register, cost and what to bring, click here.
  • Boys Evening Day Soccer Camp… August 4-6…Boys 5-15… This camp is designed to help young men improve their skills at any level through teaching fundamentals and game play…       … For more information on how to register and what to bring, click here.

If you have any comments, suggestions, or want to reports scores, please contact me via email at: sports@wlbg.com or text me at 864-981-3470.