Sports Report for Wednesday, 7-12-2017

Local Notes: 

Laurens Little League 10-11 All-Stars Force Winner Take All Game Tonight

  • Laurens 11 – Northwood 0 (4)The Laurens 10-11 LL All-Star team knew exactly what they had to do last night if they wanted to play for the state championship and that was very simply defeat Northwood last night and force a winner take all for the championship tonight… Well they not only defeated the perennial power Northwood but they did it decisively as they took an 11-0 win to avenge an earlier tournament 8-3 loss to Northwood… Laurens got on the board first scoring two runs in the top of the first on a 2RBI double Harrison Moore… Laurens added another run in the second on a two out RBI single by Owen Pridgen… Laurens broke the game open in the third when they struck for 6 runs to go up 9-0… EJ Grant had a leadoff solo homer and Ben Wright, Jonah Hogge and Harrison Moore all had run producing hits while Owen Pridgen also had a sacrifice fly in the inning to drive in a run… Laurens picked up its last 2 runs in the top of the 4th when Jonah Hogge doubled with two outs to add the two insurance runs… Ben Willis picked up the complete game shutout giving up only 2 hits while striking out 6 and walking just 2… Laurens and Northwood will face off tonight at 6:00 pm and if I looked at the bracket correctly they will be the home team… If you would like to go the physical address for Corey Burns Park where the game will be played is 200 Boling Ct, Taylors, SC 29687 for use in your smart phones or GPS devices. Good Luck to the team!


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

  • Clinton at Laurens (8-25-17): 44
  • Laurens Academy at Holly Hill (8-25-17): 44
  • PC at Wake Forest (Thursday, 8-31-17): 50
  • PC home opener vs. Campbell (9-18-17): 66 

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

  • MLB All-Star Game… The Braves were off last night as they held the 88th MLB All-Star Game down in Miami… For the 5th straight year (17 out of last 21) the American League won the game by a score of 2-1 in 10 innings giving the AL home field advantage in this year’s World Series. … Seattle’s Robinson Cano had a leadoff homer in the top of the 10th inning that proved to be the winning run… For that he was selected as the game’s MVP and afterwards given the choice between a new Chevy pickup truck and a Corvette, he chose the Vet… Can’t argue with his choice…
  • Drive… The Greenville Drive were off last night but will return to action tonight as they start a 6-game home stand with the first team into Flour Field being the Kannapolis Intimidators as they start a 3-game series tonight at 7:05 pm… The Drive who went 41-28 in the first half of the season and won the Southern Division of the SAL are only 7-11 since the start of the second half of the season and find themselves tied for last place in the Southern Division with Columbia and just 5 games behind the division leading Charleston RiverDogs with plenty of time left in the season to catch up.

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
  • Laurens Middle School Football Meeting… There has been a lot of teacher and coaching turnover in Laurens School District 55 since the end of the last school year and LMS has not been immune to that syndrome where coaches are concerned… That is why on Thursday, July 20th they would like all students who will be in the 7th and 8th grade at LMS who plan on playing football this fall to come to meeting at the LMS football field where they will have the opportunity to meet the new coaching staff and AD… Parents are more than welcome to come and the new staff will be glad to answer any questions from students or parent… The meeting will start at 6:00 pm and again it will be at the LMS football field on the 20th of this month.
  • 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 and 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 basketball camp July 17-20 for boys and girls ages 8-12 that you must sign up for by July 14th … Click here for more information.
  • Laurens YMCA: The next camp at the Laurens YMCA is a Tie Die camp for youth ages 7 and up that is to be held July 18-20… 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 will be sponsoring FREE swimming lessons for parents and children who are both looking to learn how to swim together starting next Monday July 17th… It will run Monday thru Thursday and will be 30 minutes long each day… There are different time periods based on the age of the child (3-6, 7-10 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 can also email them at

  • Youth Volleyball Camp… There one more volleyball camp starting Monday, July 17th … The camp 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… This camp will be for youth ages 11-14… The camp will run through Thursday and will be held at The Ridge
  • 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 be 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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