Sports Report for Tuesday, 8-1-2017

PC Notes

  • Boys Evening Day Soccer Camp… August 4-6, Time 6-8 pm and it is for 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: 

Big Inning Dooms Laurens 11-U LL All-Star Team

  • Georgia 13 – Laurens 3 (5)… For the second day in a row a big inning allowed the opponents to take a one-sided win against our Laurens 11-U All-Star team in the Tournament of State Champions up in Greenville, NC yesterday afternoon… This time it was the Georgia team that put 7 runs on the board in the bottom of the 4th inning and then went on to take a 13-3 win over Laurens in 5 innings… Laurens got on the board first scoring one run in the 1st inning when Zay Pulley was able to steal home… Laurens picked up 2 more runs in the 2nd inning the first coming on a solo homer by Harrison Moore… Laurens second run of the inning came when EJ Grant doubled and then made it home on a couple of wild pitches… That made the score 3-0 Laurens and unfortunately that would be all the runs Laurens would score… Georgia put 4 runs on the board in the bottom of the 2nd to go up 4-3 and would not trail the remainder of the game… In the second, they used 3 singles and a 3-run homer to get their 4 runs… Georgia added a single run in the 3rd inning and then broke the game open in the 4th inning putting 7 runs on the board to go up 12-3… They then were able to plate another run in the 5th inning to give them a walk-off win on the 10-run lead rule… Laurens bats were somewhat quiet as they managed only 5 hits while Georgia collected 13 hits… The only batter to get more than one hit yesterday for Laurens was Harrison Moore who in addition to the homer had a single… The loss dropped Laurens’ record to 1-2 in pool play and they will not be advancing to the single elimination round of the tournament… Congratulations to the team for winning the South Carolina State Championship and for their effort in the tournament against the best in the south in their age group!

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

  • Clinton at Laurens (8-25-17): 24
  • Laurens Academy at Holly Hill (8-25-17): 24
  • PC at Wake Forest (Thursday, 8-31-17): 30
  • PC home opener vs. Campbell (9-18-17): 46

WSPA Red Zone Football Previews… As they have done for the last several years, WSPA TV will be previewing different area football teams each night in their 6 pm & 11 pm newscast from now until the season starts on August 25th… According to their schedule on their website, they will feature the Clinton Red Devils on the 11 pm newscast on Thursday 8-25 the night before the opening of the football season… Then the next night (Friday, 8-25) on the 6 pm newscast they will feature the Laurens Raiders… If you wish to see their entire schedule, click here…. By the way, this Friday night (8-5-17) at 7 pm they will have their High School Red Zone Preview Show… Think I’ll tune in. 

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

  • Phillies 7 – Braves 6… The Atlanta Braves finished their 4-game series with the Phillies in Philadelphia yesterday pretty much the way the other games have gone in that they lost 7-6 to the Phillies thus giving the Phillies a sweep of the series… The Phillies put 4 on the board in the 3rd inning and another in the 4th before the Braves got a run in the 5th… The Braves scored 3 runs in the 7th to cut the Phillies lead to 7-4 and scored single runs in the 8th and 9th to make the score 7-6 Phillies but could get no closer… Kurt Suzuki had a 2-run homer (12)for the Braves in the 7th and Freddie Freeman picked up his 19th homerun of the season a solo shot in the 8th inning…. The game marked the end of an 11-game road trip for the Braves in which they won only 3 games… The start an 8-game home stand tonight at Sun Trust park with the Dodgers being the first team in for a 3-game series.
  • Tourist 5 – Drive 2… The Greenville Drive started a 3-game series last night at Flour Field and it did not start well for the Drive as they lost to the Tourist 5-2… The big inning for the Tourist was the 4th when they put 4 runs on the board to go up 4-1 and were never really threatned after that.
  • Panthers Training Camp … The Panthers once again are at Wofford College conducting their very popular preseason training camp… 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…. The Panthers will be on the practice field from 9:25 – 11:30 this morning.

This & That:

  • 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.
  • Red Devil Season Football Tickets on Sale …. Season football tickets for Red Devil football are now on sale at CHS. .  During the summer dates we will sell season tickets Monday through Thursday from 8:30-1:30 in the athletics office located in the main gym…  When school starts back on August 17th tickets will be sold 8:30-1:30 Monday through Friday…  Please enter through the main entrance of the gym, and Kathy Schumpert’s office is to the left and first office on the left (beside the men’s restroom in the gym lobby).  Kathy will also have membership forms for you to sign up with the CHS Booster Club as well…  Season Tickets will be $45 for one season ticket and one parking pass…  It will be $90 for two season tickets and one parking pass…  If you are a senior pass holder, you may purchase a parking pass for $20…  Parking spaces are limited, so they will be issued on a first come first serve basis… All senior pass holders must come to pick up a new senior pass this year!!!!  Senior passes will be printed each year starting with this up and coming school year…  All seniors may pick up their new senior pass in the athletics office and may come during the hours listed above…  All seniors must be prepared to show an ID to Kathy Schumpert…  In order to receive a senior pass, an individual must be at least 65 years old or older… If you need to make arrangements for an alternate time to pick up season tickets or senior passes, please call Kathy Schumpert at 864-938-1981 or Nickie Templeton at 864-938-1982.
  • 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.

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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