Sports Report for Wednesday, 7-26-2017

Local Notes: 

Laurens LL Majors Drop Heartbreaker

  • Greenville 15 – Laurens 14The Laurens Little League Majors All-Star team was back in action last night up in Taylors as they faced off against a team from Greenville… Both teams entered the game 2-0 and the winner would be in a prime position in the double-elimination tournament… When the final out was recorded, Greenville had taken a 15-14 win in a back and forth game… Greenville took the lead early and led 3-0 going into the top of the 3rd inning when Laurens put 4 runs on the board to take the lead… Greenville responded with 6 runs in the bottom of the 3rd to back up 9-4… Bothe teams scored a pair of runs in the 4th and Laurens outscored Greenville 2-1 in the 5th inning making the score 12-8 Greenville going into the 6th and final inning of play… The Laurens team didn’t quit in the 6th as they scored 6 runs to go up 14-12… Greenville then got their turn at bat and with one out got the needed hits (and a Laurens error) to plate 3 runs and take a walk-off win… The loss drops Laurens into the losers; bracket and they will play Tega Cay-Fort Mill tonight at 6:00 pm and the winner will advance to play Greenville tomorrow night 6:00 pm and will have to defeat Greenville then in order to force a “winner take all” game for the state championship on Thursday… 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): 30
  • Laurens Academy at Holly Hill (8-25-17): 30
  • PC at Wake Forest (Thursday, 8-31-17): 37
  • PC home opener vs. Campbell (9-18-17): 53 

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

  • Braves 8 – D-backs 3… Last night the Braves rebounded from their loss to the D-backs out in Arizona on Monday with an 8-3 win to even the three-game series at 1-1… The Braves only outhit the D-backs 9-8 but the big difference was that 4 of the Braves hits were homers while only 1 of the D-backs was…. The Braves catcher Kurt Suzuki had a pair of homers as he had a 2-run homer in the 7th inning and a solo shot in the 8th… Braves leftfielder Matt Kemp added a solo homer in the 6th while shortstop Johan Camargo also had a solo homer in the 8th… The teams will play the final game of the series this afternoon at 3:40 pm our time.
  • Crawdads 3 – Drive 1… Now the news is not as good for Greenville Drive fans as the Drive got involved in a pitcher’s duel with the Crawdads up in Hickory, NC last night and came up on the short end of a 3-1 score…The Crawdads outhit the Drive 8-4 and the Drives’ DH Bobby Dalbec had 2 of their 4 hits… The win gave Hickory a 3-1 win in the 4 game series… The drive are off today and will return to Flour Field on Thursday to start a 4-game series with the Charleston RiverDogs.
  • Panthers Training Camp … The Panthers once again are at Wofford College this year to conduct their very popular preseason training camp… The first practice will start at 6:30 on 7-26-17 at Gibbs Stadium on the campus of Wofford College… They will be doing a lot of “special activities”…To go to the Panthers website where you 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!
  • Laurens Family YMCA Kids Splash & Dash… Once again this year the Laurens Family YMCA in cooperation with the Laurens County Memorial Hospital / Greenville Health System are having the popular Kids Splash and dash on Saturday August 4th… This is a good way for kids 3-11 to get a taste of multi-sport competition without the pressure of as full triathlon…. There will be 3 different age groupings; 3-5, 6-8 and 9-11… Each group will have different lengths of swimming and running tailored to their age grouping… The event will start at 10 am and end by 11 am after which lunch will be served…. Following that they will have their awards ceremony… The cost is only $15 if you register at the YMCA and family members are invited to root on the competitors… You can register online by clicking here….
  • 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.
  • Laurens Parks & Recreation Tackle Football & Cheerleading… Registration is now open at the City of Laurens Parks and Recreation offices at The Ridge on Exchange Drive for tackle football & cheerleading… Tackle football is open to ages 7-12 and the cost is $50… Uniforms are included Helmet and shoulder pad rental is available… Cheerleading is open to ages 5-12 and the cost is also $50…. You can register during business hours at The Ridge and if you have questions call them at 681-7275 or email them at LaurensPRD@yahoo.com. … Deadline to register is 7-31-17
  • 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.

  • 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.