Sports Report for Thursday, 5-31-2018

Local Notes:


  • Robotz Garage Ceremony… On Tuesdays the LDHS Robotz Garage Team held their end of season celebration where awards, letters and pins were handed out… The team was very active this season and had a very impressive season in competitions… The highlight of the night occurred when Matthew Aylesworth, Troy Tavenner and Jacob Thacker all were accepted into and signed with the BOSCH Apprenticeship Program… Also other members of the team were recognized because they were moving on to various institutions of higher learning often with at least partial scholarships… They were: Carlee Price – Charleston Southern University, Jeffrey Carroll – Auburn University, Noah Shelton – Clemson University, Tori Childress – Presbyterian College, Austin Storay – ZF Apprenticeship & Piedmont Technical College and Sabrina Whitt – Greenville Technical College… Congratulations to all these on their accomplishments and to the entire team!  Composite photo courtesy of Coach Sheffield.


Laurens Academy:

  • More Postseason Awards for Crusader Basketball… Recently some more postseason awards came to a member of the Lady Crusader basketball team and her coaches at the Lakelands Area FCA Dinner that was held at PC… The Lakelands area includes Abbeville, Greenwood, Laurens and McCormick Counties… … Regan Williamson received the Courtney D Robertson Scholarship which will pay for her FCA basketball team camp this summer at Lander University… As most of you will know, the scholarship is in honor of the late science teacher at Laurens Academy who lost her battle with cancer a few years ago… Coach Marlette also received the Coach of the Year Award and he is the first Laurens County coach to win the award… Coach Sandy Moore also received the Tommy Addison Memorial Scholarship Award which is given in honor of the Clinton native who was very active in the FCA… These awards will also cover team camp fees…. Congratulations to all 3 on their awards!   Photo courtesy of Laurens Academy.


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  • Mets 4 – Braves 1… In the final game of their 4 game series last night down in Atlanta, the NY Mets took a 4-1 win over the Braves thus earning a split of the series as both teams won 2 games… The Mets simply outhit the Braves 9-5 and never trailed in the game… The Braves only run came in the 7th inning on a solo homer by Johan Camargo… The Braves remain home tonight as they start a series with the Washington Nationals…. This will be a battle for first place in the NL East as the Nationals lead the brave by half a game in the division.
  • Drive… The Greenville Drive and the Augusta GreenJackets finally got to play a doubleheader yesterday at Flour Field…. Game 1: Augusta 9 – Drive 6….  In the first game the GreenJackets used the long ball to take a 9-6 win as 3 of their 14 hits were homers. … Game 2: Drive 5 – Augusta 4…In game 2 last night, the Drive took a rare 5-4 win as they turned the tables on the GreenJackets as 3 of the Drive’s 8 hits were homers

This and That:

  • Raider Youth Football Camp 2018… On Thursday, June 7th from 9:00 am – 12:00 pm the Laurens Raider football staff will be conducting a youth football camp at KC Hanna Field… The camp is open to rising 2nd – 8th graders and it is always a lot of fun for the youth as the Raider staff has age appropriate football related activities… The cost is only $20 and you register the day of the camp between the hours of 8:00 – 9:00 am…By the way that cost includes launch…  If you have any questions contact either Coach Sentell Peake or Coach Brian Lothridge…. Their email addresses are or… If you wish to reach them by phone call 864.426.6076 or 864.682.3151… Go ahead and make plans to have your youth have a fun filled and instructive half day with the Raiders.
  • Finally Friday… The City of Laurens and Main Street Laurens will hold another Finally Friday on the Square Friday, June 29th from 7- 9 pm… There will be a family game area, music, concessions, beer & wine and businesses on the square will be open late… The music for this Friday will be provided by the Shag Doctorz and it is free to the public… The other Finally Friday events will be held on the last Friday of each month… The theme for the summer concert series will be beach music… On July 27th there will be an ice cream event…. At the end of August Split Shot will present the music and in September The Carolina Player are scheduled to provide the music.

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