Sports Report for Wednesday, 6-21-2017

Local Notes:

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

  • Clinton at Laurens (8-25-17) : 64
  • Laurens Academy at Holly Hill (8-25-17): 64
  • PC at Wake Forest (Thursday, 8-31-17): 70 

Clinton 12U Finish Third at Cooperstown

  • Clinton’s very own Dirt Devil 12U baseball team traveled to Cooperstown NY June 9-15 to compete in the Cooperstown Dreams Park National Tournament finishing 3rd out of 104 teams from all over the United States…The team finished with an 8-2 overall record and made it all the way to the semifinals before falling to a team from the Sacramento area of California 11-8… The Dirt Devils tournament play was highlighted by wins over teams from Georgia, Illinois(2 times), North Carolina, Wisconsin, California(2 times), and Florida… For the week the team hit 47 HRs, led by Justin Copeland with 10 and Luke White with 7…  Defensively they played flawlessly committing only 2 errors in 10 total games…Head Coach Brian Fortman commented afterward:  “What a great tournament and atmosphere to play baseball…  This place truly is every kids dream as a 12 yr. old to play…  The chance to play teams from all over the country and see how we compete against them was a tremendous opportunity…  We found out this week what we as coaches already knew, we can play with and win against some of the best in the United States…  We told our players it doesn’t matter where you’re from, baseball is played the same everywhere; score runs and make outs!! It is disappointing not get to championship game, we were right there and had our chances but things just didn’t go our way… Third out of 104 teams is a wonderful accomplishment by these guys…  I’m extremely proud of them.  It is a pleasure to coach such a great group of young men who consistently give their best every time they step on the field.”

CWS… Catching up on games in the College World Series out in Omaha yesterday…

  • TCU 4 – Texas A&M 1… TCU put 3 runs on the board in the 3rd inning and another in the 4th and then held A&M to a single run in the 6th and sent them home as the Aggies were eliminated
  • Florida 5 – Louisville 1… Meanwhile the Florida Gators took a 5-1 win over the Louisville Cardinals dropping the Cards into the losers’ bracket…. TCU now faces Louisville in an elimination game tomorrow with the winner advancing to take on Florida Friday and the loser goes home.
  • Today: Florida State will take on LSU in a 7 pm ET game… The winner will advance to take on Oregon State Friday and the loser will go home. 

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

  • Giants 6 – Braves 3… The Braves and the Giants played game 2 of their current 4-game series in Atlanta last night and after dropping Monday’s game by a score of 9-0 the Giants rebounded to take a 6-3 win last night at Sun Trust Park… The Braves led 2-0 after 3 innings of play but the Giants broke the game open in the top of the 8th inning when they scored 5 runs with 3 of them coming off a homer by the Giants left fielder Austin Slater… Bothe teams had 9 hits each but 3 Braves errors did not help their cause… Julio Teheran took the loss for the Braves pitching 7⅓ innings.
  • Drive… The Greenville Drive were off last night as they SAL had their All-Star Game down in Columbia last night… There was light rain throughout the game and the game was finally called after 7 innings of play with game tied 3-3 

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.
  • Laurens Parks & Recreation Youth Football Camp….The Laurens Parks and Recreation Dept. is having a youth football camp on July 22nd for youth ages 7-12… The camp is designed to teach the proper fundamentals of football and to give the attendees experience and knowledge of what it takes to make it to the NFS… Autwan Edwards, Rahim Abdullah and Airese Currie all of whom are NFL draftees will be coaching the camp… Ramon Robinson an elite QB coach in the southeast will also be one of the coaches… The cost of the camp is $65 and those who register will automatically be registered for the Parks and Recreation youth tackle football program this fall….You do noy have to be a resident of Laurens to attend and you do not have to play in the youth football program this fall to attend…If you have questions or want more details contact the City of Laurens Parks and Recreation Department at       681-7275 or email them at
  • 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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