Sports Report for Tuesday, 7-18-2017

PC Season Football Tickets on Sale

  • PC has 7 home games this season and the first one is on Saturday, Sept 16 when the Blue Hose host Campbell in the first of 6 home games in a row.
  • Blue chair back reserve seats are only $120.00 for the entire 7-game home season.
  • Bench reserved seating is $90 per seat for the season.
  • Parking is $5 per game but season parking passes are available for $25.
  • Per game seating (subject to availability) is $2o per game for chair type seats bench general admission will be $10 per seat for adults and $5 for students.
  • For more information on PC season tickets and a link to the season ticket order form click here… For the PC football schedule, click here. … Go Blue Hose!! 

Local Notes: 

Clinton DY 9-10 All-Stars Finish 1-2 in State Tournament… Yesterday I mentioned that the Clinton DY 9-10 All-Star team fell to Summerville 9-4 on Saturday… Let’s catch up on ho0w they have been doing since then.

  • Sunday: Clinton 15 – Hartsville 5… On Sunday Clinton and Hartsville faced off in a loser’s bracket game with the winner moving on and the loser going home… Good news as Clinton took a 15-5 win… Clinton got on the board first but Hartsville came back to cut into Clinton’s lead so that the Clinton only led 7-5 going into the top of the 4th inning… In the 4th, Clinton put 5 runs on the board and added 3 in the 6th to live to play another day… Clinton picked up their 15 runs on 13 hits while holding Hartsville to the 5 runs on 4 hits.
  • Monday: McLeod Park 9 – Clinton 7… Yesterday Clinton had to take on McLeod Park a team out of District 10 in the Florence area… McLeod Park jumped out to an early lead scoring 4 runs in the bottom of the first inning… Clinton chipped away at the lead and only trailed 4-3 going into the bottom of the third inning… McLeod Park platted 2 more runs in the bottom of the third to go up 6-3… Clinton responded scoring 4 runs in the top of the fourth to take a 7-6 lead… They then held McLeod Park scoreless in the bottom of the fourth but failed to do so in the bottom of the fifth where McLeod Park pushed 3 runs across and then hold Clinton scoreless in the sixth to take the win and eliminate Clinton from the tournament… Congratulations to the team on winning the district and making it into the state tournament. 

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

  • Clinton at Laurens (8-25-17): 38
  • Laurens Academy at Holly Hill (8-25-17): 38
  • PC at Wake Forest (Thursday, 8-31-17): 44
  • PC home opener vs. Campbell (9-18-17): 60 

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

  • Cubs 4 – Braves 3… After about an hour rain delay, the Braves and the Cubs got the first game of their 3-game series in the books just before midnight yesterday and the Cubs took a hard-fought 4-3 win… The Braves led 1-0 at the end of 3 innings but the Cubs struck for 2 in the 5th and 1 in the 7th to go up 4-1 and carried that lead into the bottom of the 9th inning… The Braves mounted a rally in the 9th scoring 2 runs and had the bases loaded with two outs but just could not complete the comeback… Most people like to talk offense and that is what you usually hear about where Freddie Freeman is concerned but last night he saved about 4 runs with his defensive work on the line at first base.
  • Drive 3 – Crawdads 1… The Greenville Drive finished their 3-game series with the Hickory Crawdads yesterday afternoon at Flour Field with a 3-1 win giving them the series win 2 game to 1… All the runs in this game were scored in the first inning as the Crawdads had a solo homer… The Drive used 5 singles and a Crawdad error to get their 3 runs in the first… The Drive have the day off before they start a road trip tomorrow.
  • Panthers Training Camp Starts Wednesday, 7-26-17… It is almost time for the Panthers to once again start the preseason training camp at Wofford College… The first practice will start at 6:30 on 7-26-17 at Gibbs Stadium on the campus of Wofford College… To go to the Panthers website where yo can get all your questions as to dates, times, parking directions and what you can bring or not bring, 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
  • 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 Fall Flag Football and Cheerleading… Registration is now open for flag football and cheerleading at the Clinton Family YMCA… For flag football there will be 3 age groupings 4-6, 7-9 and 10-12…. Cheerleading is open to youth in grades K-6…. For more information including cost, fall-out dates, click here… The last day to register is Friday, August 18th… Of course you can call the Clinton YMCA at 833-1555.
  • 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: No further summer camps… See above for flag football and cheerleading information.
  • Laurens YMCA: The next camp at the Laurens YMCA is a soccer camp for youth ages 7-15 that will take place from Tuesday, August 8 to Thursday, August 10th…The camp will be conducted by the Lakeland Toros a Greenwood based soccer team… The camp will be in the mornings from 9-11 am and with the experience of the Toros should be an excellent camp!… Click here for more information.

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

  • 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.

  • 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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