Sports Report for Thursday, 7-6-2017

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

  • Clinton at Laurens (8-25-17) : 0
  • Laurens Academy at Holly Hill (8-25-17): 50
  • PC at Wake Forest (Thursday, 8-31-17): 55
  • PC home opener vs. Campbell (9-18-17): 71



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

  • Astros 10 – Braves 4… The Braves completed their short 2-game series with the Astros in Atlanta last night and the final score was not as bad as Tuesday night when the Astros took a 16-4 win as they only defeated the Braves by a score of 10-4… The Astros led 4-0 going into the bottom the 5th inning when the Braves struck for 4 runs to tie the game… Two of the Braves 4 runs came off the bat of Ender Inciarte as he belted his 7th homer of the season… However the Astros went on to score 3 runs in the 7th and 8th inning to take the win… As a side note, the Astros are now 58-27 on the season and have the best record in MLB… The Braves now travel to the Washington DC to start a 4-game series wit the Nationals tonight .
  • Braves 3 – Drive 0… The Greenville Drive and the Rome Braves played game 2 of their 3-game series down in Rome last night and it was a low scoring affair as the Braves blanked the Drive 3-0… The Drive actually outhit the Braves 7-5 but they also made 2 errors which did not help their cause.

NASCAR… It’s been a while since we had time to catch up with NASCAR so let’s do that now.

  • Coke Zero 400 Results… Last Saturday the Monster Series was at the Daytona International Speedway participating in the Coke Zero 400 where the fan favorite Dale Earnhardt Jr had the pole but left the race in lap 106 due to an accident… Ricky Stenhouse Jr picked up the win finishing ahead of Clint Boyer, Paul Menard, Michael McDowell & Ryan Newman who rounded out the top 5…. For more information on how others finished in the race, click here… The Monster Energy race this week will be on Saturday at the Kentucky Speedway and is the Quaker State 400…. The green flag is supposed to drop at 7:30 and the race can be seen on NBCSN…. The Xfinity race will be tomorrow night at 8:00 pm and will also be in Kentucky and can also be seen on NBCSN.
  • Monster Energy Standings…. Looking at the driver standings after the race we find that Kyle Larson leads with 667 points and 13 playoff points… Martin Truex Jr, is just 18 point behind Larson in second… The balance of the top 5 drivers are Kyle Busch, Kevin harvick and Brad Keselowski… Spots 6-10 are occupied by Chase Elliott, Jimmie Johnson, Jamie McMurray, Denny Hamlin and Clint Boyer…. To see the entire rankings for the drivers, 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 and depending on participation they may lead to a travel team being formed this summer… The clinics will be on Tuesday and Thursday evenings between the hours of 7:00 – 8:15 pm… The clinics will end July 31st and there will not be any clinics during the July 4th week.… 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…. Note: There will be no clinics the week of July 4th.
  • 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!
  • 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 and the City of Laurens Parks ans Recreation Department.

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…

  • Clinton YMCA: The next camp at the Clinton YMCA is a T-ball camp July 10-13 for boys and girls ages 4-6 that you must sign up for by July 7th … Click here for more information.
  • Laurens YMCA: The next camp at the Laurens YMCA is a Pee-Wee camp for youth ages 3-6 that is to be held July 11-13… The campers will be introduced to T-ball, flag football, soccer, gaga ball & disc golf… Click here for more information.
  • Free Swimming Lessons @ Laurens YMCA… The Laurens Family YMCA along with Kennedy Mortuary are sponsoring FREE swimming lessons for parents and children who are both looking to learn how to swim together… There are two sessions with one beginning on July 10th and the other Juy 17th… They will run Monday thru Thursday each week and will be 30 minutes each… There are different time periods based on the age of the child (3-6, 7-10a and 11-15)…. For more information and an application form, click here.

City of Laurens Parks and Recreation Sports… For more information on any of the following camps call 681-7275 and go The Ridge to register… You an also email them at

  • Youth Volleyball Camps… There will be two different camps each for different age groups… The camps will have LDHS coaches and players as instructors… The cost is $60 for each camp and they will be held at The Ridge from 9:00 am – noon… For youth 8-10 the camp will be July 10-12…. For youth ages 11-14 the camo will be July 17-19
  • 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.


  • Basketball Camp… This camp will be July 31 – August 2 and is open to youth ages 9-13… The cost of this camp will be $40 and will eb held at The Ridge from 9:00 am – noon each day.


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 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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