Sports Report for Wednesday, 6-14-2017

Local Notes: 

Countdown to Kickoff… The numbers of days left to the first football games are as follows;

  • Clinton at Laurens (8-25-17) : 72
  • Laurens Academy at Holly Hill (8-25-17): 72
  • PC at Wake Forest (Thursday, 8-31-17): 78 


  • FootballThe Laurens Riders will be sending their quarterbacks; backs and wide receivers up to Woodruff for a 7 on 7 passing contest tomorrow… It starts at 10:00 am tomorrow and I know many of you will be working but if you can go up and check out the Raiders tomorrow. 

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

  • Nationals 10 – Braves 5… The Brave and the Nationals got together last night for the second of their 3-game series and the Nationals jumped on top 3-0 after the first inning then put the game away in the sixth inning by putting 5 on the board as they went on to take a 10-5 win over the Braves… Washington had 14 hits and the Braves had 13 but 3 of the Nationals hits were homers while only 1 of the Braves was a homer… The series is now tied 1-1 and the rubber game of the series will be this afternoon at 4:05 pm.
  • Drive 5 – Fireflies 4… The Greenville Drive opened their 3-game series with the Columbia Fireflies at Flour Field last night with a 5-4 win… By the time the game got to the fifth inning the Drive led 4-0 but the Fireflies scored 4 in the inning to tie the game… The Drive used a walk, an error and a single to take the walk-off win in the bottom of the ninth…By the way, Tim Tebow went 1 for 3 and drove in two of the four runs the Fireflies scored in the 5th inning.
  • MLB Draft… Well the MLB Draft is now through round 10 with about 30 more rounds to go… In case you missed it, Royce Lewis was the very first pick in the draft selected by Minnesota Twins… He is a 6-1 shortstop who just graduated from high school… So far the Clemson Tigers have had 2 players and one signee drafted… Junior lefthander Charlie Barnes was selected in the 4th round (106) by the Twins and junior outfielder Chase Ponder was selected in the 7th round (214) by the Cardinals… The signee is Sam Keating a righthander from Fort Myers, Fla. Selected by the padres in the 4th round. . The Gamecocks have had 3 selected so far… Junior righthander Clarke Schmidt was selected by the Yankees in round 1 (16) while another junior righthander will Crowe was selected by the Nationals in the second round (65)… The third Gamecock selected is also a junior righthander Tyler Johnson by the White Sox in the 5th round (147)…. The best way to keep up with the MLB draft is to go to the MLB website where they have a sortable posting showing all the selections as they occur… You can sort by MLB team, round, position, state, and team (college or high school they come from as well as another option or two… To go there, click here 

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
  • 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.

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