Sports Report for Friday, 8-4-2017

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: 

Laurens & Clinton Scrimmage This Weekend

  • Laurens… The Laurens Raiders will get the chance to take the field against someone other than themselves this afternoon at KC Hanna Stadium… At 5:30 the Raiders will host BHP and Strom Thurmond.. Both teams are traditional powers and this should be a good early test for the Raiders.
  • Clinton… The Clinton Red Devils will board the bus and head to Emerald tomorrow morning for a 10:00 am scrimmage… According to the SCHSL re-alignment that was announced on Wednesday, this time next year these two teams will be region foes so this is a good chance not only for Clinton to test themselves against a good team but also for both teams to start to get familiar with each other for next year.

Clinton Dixie Youth O-Zone All-Stars Open World Series Play This Weekend.

  • The Clinton Dixie Youth Team which won the state championship a couple of weeks ago is in Oxford, AL. to start play in the O-Zone world Series tomorrow… They are one of 12 teams that will be competing for the title this year in the double-elimination tournament… They will open play tomorrow as they take on the host Oxford team at 3:30 pm and then they will play again on Sunday against a team and time to be determined on the outcome of their game on Saturday… If you would like to see the tournament bracket click here… Again good luck to Coach Stewart and the team! 

Laurens County Speedway results from the main events last Saturday night (first, second & third).

  • Limited… Billy Rushton, Michael Smith & Jimmy Taylor… In the Limited main event Billy Ruston took the win in a race honoring his late father holding off Michael Smith at the end.
  • Thunder Bombers… Casey Lawson, Dylan Chappell & Dan Lawson… After several false starts in the Thunder Bomber, Casey Lawson took the win in the main event by just over 0.1 of a second over Dylan Chappell.
  • 602 Crates… Chris Patterson, Jeff Robinson & Brad Abercrombie… Chris Patterson won this event but only after early race leader Mart Patterson kissed the wall and was out of the race leaving the door open for Chris who was in second.
  • FWD… Mason Mack, Joel Cabe & Travis Jamieson… Mason Mack took the win in the FWD main event leading from wire-to-wire but he was pushed in what was a very competitive race.
  • Monster Minis… Phillip Wilson, Larry Teal & Brandon Patterson… The Monster Minis’ main event also had a wire-to-wire winner in the person of Phillip Wilson… After a crash early in the race, he pulled away for a comfortable win.
  • 604 Crates… Hank Taylor, Taylor Puckett & Brad Rachels… In the 604 Crates hank Taylor took the main event win leading from start to finish and had a comfortable lead as racing leads go at the end of the race.

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

  • Clinton at Laurens (8-25-17): 21
  • Laurens Academy at Holly Hill (8-25-17): 21
  • PC at Wake Forest (Thursday, 8-31-17): 27
  • PC home opener vs. Campbell (9-18-17): 43 

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.

  • Dodgers 7 – Braves 4… The Braves finished their 3-game series with the Dodgers at Sun Trust Park last night on a sour note as the Dodgers took a 7-4 win giving them the series win 2 games to 1… The Braves remain home for the weekend hosting the Miami Marlins.
  • Drive 6 RiverDogs 3… The Greenville Drive opened started a road trip last night by taking a 6-3 win over the Charleston RiverDogs.
  • 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 NOT be on the practice field today at Wofford as they are going to be up in Charlotte tonight at the bank of America Stadium for their annual Fan Fest which starts at 7:30… They will have the day off tomorrow and return to the practice field at Wofford on Sunday starting at 3:10 pm.

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.
  • LDHS Athletic Booster Club – Century Club Membership… Membership renewal letters and forms for the Laurens Athletic Booster Club Century Club have been mailed to last year’s members… Now if you did not get yours or you would like to join the Century Club, don’t worry I have links to all the information you need to know about it here… To find out what you get with the Century Club (reserved seats, parking, passes to other regular season home sports, etc.) and cost, click here…. For the application form and instructions on how to join, click here… For the price this is the best value on attending Raider home athletic events!
  • LDHS Athletic Booster Club – Century Club Membership… Membership renewal letters and forms for the Laurens Athletic Booster Club Century Club have been mailed to last year’s members… Now if you did not get yours or you would like to join the Century Club, don’t worry I have links to all the information you need to know about it here… To find out what you get with the Century Club (reserved seats, parking, passes to other regular season home sports, etc.) and cost, click here…. For the application form and instructions on how to join, click here… For the price this is the best value on attending Raider home athletic events!
  • 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.

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.