Sports Report for Friday, 7-21-2017

PC Note;

  • 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.

Local Notes: 

Clinton 11-12 DY All-Stars Win State Championship… We need to catch up on how the Clinton 11-12 DY All-Star team has been doing you and I promise the news is good.

  • Wednesday: Clinton 9 – Hartsville 1… Wednesday night the Clinton team continued play in the elimination bracket taking on Hartsville… Good news here as the team took a 9-1 win to advance to the finals of the Tournament… In order to claim the state championship the Clinton All-Stars would have to beat undefeated Sumter twice yesterday.
  • Thursday, Game 1: Clinton 10 0 Sumter 0… In the first game yesterday Clinton took a 10 -0 win over Sumter to force a winner take all later in the day.
  • Thursday, Game 2: Clinton 8 – Sumter 0… In game 2 yesterday it was a little closer but Clinto git the job done as they defeated Sumter 8-0 to win the SC State Championship… Now I am sorry that I don’t have any other details but I believe you will understand when I say Coach Matt Stewart and hos team were most likely busy celebrating and all I have is the scores… If I get more details later, I will do a follow-up later.
  • On to Oxford… With the win the team punched its ticket to Oxford, Alabama in about 2 weeks and I will have more information about that later…. Congratulations to the team on fighting back out of the loser’s bracket to take the win!

Laurens County Speedway… Weather permitting they will be racing at LCSW tomorrow night at 8 pm… Looking back at last Friday night’s results in the main events (first, second & third):

  • Limited: Bryan Mullis, Billy Rushton & Michael Smith… Bryan Mullins started on the inside of row 1 and went on to win the Limited main event but he barley did as he finished just 0.085 seconds ahead of Billy Rushton… Michael Smith finished third.
  • Thunder Bombers: Dylan Chappelle, Dan Lawson & Casey Lawson ??? In the TB main event, Dylan Chappell crossed the finish line ahead of an Lawson but that does not necessarily mean that he won the race as Dan Lawson filed a protest on Chappell’s car after the rave and the inspection was supposed to be done Monday afternoon… I still have not heard how it came out.
  • Monster Minis: Larry Teal, Phillip Wilson & Randy Staton… The MM main event saw Larry Teal take the checkered flag first followed by Phillip Wilson and Randy Staton… However Heath Eaton who finished fifth but for some reason he thinks Wilson’s fuel was illegal so until it was tested everything after first is up in the air.
  • SECA 604 Crates: Larry Timms, Hank Taylor & Brad Rachels… In the 604 Crates, Larry Timms started on the outside of row 1 while Hank Taylor started to the inside and Taylor grabbed an early lead but about 5 laps into the race Timms took the lead and held it the rest of the way to finish first with Taylor coming in second.
  • FWD: Travis Jamieson, Joel Cabe & Mason Mack…. In the FWD main event Travis Jamieson took advantage of Joel Cabe’s flat tire late in the race to get the lead and the win… Cabe had to pit during a caution to change tires but still came in second with Mason Mack third.
  • 602 Crates: Mart Patterson, Chris Patterson & Josh Hellams…  Mart Patterson passed Chris Patterson near the end of the first lap of the 602 Crates ME and then went on to take the win with Chris right behind… Josh Hellams finished third.

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

  • Clinton at Laurens (8-25-17): 35
  • Laurens Academy at Holly Hill (8-25-17): 35
  • PC at Wake Forest (Thursday, 8-31-17): 41
  • PC home opener vs. Campbell (9-18-17): 57 

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

  • Braves 6 – Dodgers 3… Last night the Braves started a 4-game series out in LA against the Dodgers and started it on a positive note as they took a 6-3 win over the Dodgers … The Braves did most of the their damage in the 4th inning when they platted 3 runs to open up a lead in a close game to that point… The win broke 2 streaks… First it broke the Dodgers 11 game winning streak and also broke the Braves 3 game losing streak….The Braves had 11 hits total (7 for the Dodgers) with 4 different Braves getting 2 hits each… Braves catcher Kurt Suzuki was one of those 4 and one of hos was a homer.
  • Grasshoppers 5 – Drive 1… Last night up in Greensboro, NC the Grasshoppers rebounded from their Wednesday loss to the Greenville Drive as they took a 5-1 win…. Very Simple the Hoppers had 9 hits to the Drive’s 4 and one of them was a homerun.
  • 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 hmregister@laurens55.org..
  • 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 laurensprd@yahoo.com

  • 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 NFL… 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 not 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.

If you have any comments, suggestions, or want to reports scores, please contact me via email at: sports@wlbg.com or text me at 864-981-3470.