Sports Report for Tuesday, 5-8-2018

PC Notes

  • Baseball… The Blue Hose baseball team (13-34) has been off since last Wednesday for exams… They return to action tomorrow as they travel to Davidson for a 4:00 pm game with the Wildcats.
  • Men’s Golf… Late last month the Big South Men’s Golf Tournament was held down at the patriot Golf Club in Ninety Six, SC with Radford acting as the official host… The tournament was won by Liberty shooting a team score of 848 over 3 rounds and PV finished in a tie for 8th shooting a 912… The match medalist was Brendan MacDougall of High Point with a 3 round total of 203 while the low score for PC was turned in by Weston Sanders who finished 24th with a 226… For complete tournament details, click here.

 

Local Notes:

CHS

  • Red Devil Track Results… This past Saturday some athletes from the Red Devil track team participated in the AAA Qualifier at Broome HS… I do believe some of them (especially some of the girls) qualified for the state meet next week… For example Maya Smith finished 2nd in the 100 meter dash and 4th in the 100 meter hurdles… Quiana Suber finished 3rd in the 400 meter run while Deasia Boyd finished 2nd in the 800 meter… There were other members of the girls’ team who did very well that time does not permit me to bring to you here… I encourage you to click here to see how all the Red Devil athletes who participated did girls or boys.

 

LDHS

  • Raider Track Result… This past Saturday some members of the Raider track teams traveled down to Spring Valley for the AAAAA Qualifier… None of the Raiders finished high enough to qualify for the upcoming state meet despite their best efforts… The top Raider finishers were Evan Prince (8th grade) 12th in the 3200 meters and Tracy McClintock (Sr.) 13th in the 100 meters… If you would like to see the Raiders who participated, their events and how they did, click here.

 

Link to Playoff Brackets on WLBG Homepage… Now for the true high school baseball or softball fans out there, if you go to our homepage at wlbg.com and look down the right hand side in the “Featured Sports” area you will find a listing titled “SCHSL Baseball and Softball Brackets” .. If you click on that it will open up to a posting where you can simply click on the sport (baseball or softball) and the classification whose bracket you would like to see and t will carry you to the SCHSL  page where that bracket is located…. Enjoy!

 

Pros …Click on the scores of the following for more information about the contest.

  • Braves…. The Braves were off last night and will start a short 2-game series with the Tampa Bay Rays tonight down in Florida… The Braves (19-14) are currently leading the NL East by 1 game over the Phillies and 1.5 games over the Mets.
  • Drive 3 – Greensboro 2… Yesterday the Greenville Drive took a 3-2 win over the Greensboro Grasshoppers outhitting them 8-4 up in Greensboro… The win enabled the Drive to take the 4-game series 3-1… The Drive are off tonight and will return to Flour Field tomorrow for a 3-game series with the Kannapolis Intimidators… Now before moving on I will tell you that Laurens native Thomas Jones went 1-4 in the game (a double) while striking out once… We will be keeping an eye on Thomas the rest of the season and reporting back from time to time.

 

Sports Schedules for this Week

  • LDHS: To see the sports schedule for this week at LDHS and District 55 middle schools, click here
  • CHS: To see the sports schedule for this week at CHS and CMS, click here.
  • Laurens Academy… To see the Laurens Academy baseball schedule and results, click here… The Crusaders have completed their season and did not make the playoffs

This and That:

  • City of Clinton will be holding Rhythm on the Rails Friday and Saturday May 18 & 19th… Rhythm On The Rails is Downtown Clinton’s signature spring festival that includes retail and craft vendors, non-profit information booths, games, rides, lots of great music and BBQ…For more information go to www.rotrclintonsc.com… Go ahead and make plans to come out that weekend.
  • Battle Mud May 19thThis year’s Battle Mud Run is coming up on Saturday May 19th rain or shine… This event is put on by the Laurens Family YMCA, Main Street Laurens and the Greenville Health System, Laurens County Memorial Hospital… The cost is $60 per two-person team… You can register at the Laurens YMCA or online at www.active.com

 

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.