Sports Report for Wednesday, 6-6-2018

Local Notes:


  • Athletic Staff Changes at CHS… A few days ago I mentioned that Ryan Caughman is taking the place of Dillon Salmons next season as the Head Softball Coach at CHS but was stepping away from his assistant AD job at CHS abut continuing as a middle school football coach… Well yesterday AD Nickie Templeton announced some more athletic staff changes at CHS and CMS…. Taking Coach Caughman’s spot as Asst. AD will be a familiar face to the CHS scene id Dr. David Barnes who was the AD at CHS before Coach Templeton… His knowledge and wisdom of athletics will be a great asset to the CHS athletic staff…  Also she announced that TJ Lanford is being added to the CHS Baseball staff.  Lanford is a graduate of CHS and former athlete, and he will be a positive addition to the CHS Red Devil Baseball team…. Officer Kasey Templeton, the Resource Officer at CMS, will be the CMS Volleyball Coach…. Mariel Fridy will be moving up to JV Volleyball, and she will also be taking the JV Girls’ Soccer position with Joe Benson as the Varsity Girls’ Soccer coach… Andrew Campbell, a former Laurens Middle School coach who moved to CMS this past season as a basketball coach,  will take a new role as Head 8th Grade Football Coach… She also announced that Jason Speaks, who is a Clinton native that works with the Girls’ AAU basketball program, will be the JV Girls’ Basketball Coach… Her last announcement was that Nick Mann will be joining the Red Devil staff as the JV Boys’ Soccer Coach for next school year.  Nick will also start his teaching career at District 56 next year.


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

  • Braves 14 – Padres 1… As you may recall the Padres defeated the Braves 11-4 Monday night out in San Diego well last night was payback as the Braves took a 14-1 win over the Padres… The Braves outhit the padres 18-4 and Freddie Freeman led the Braves going 4 for 4 at the plate hitting a solo homer. Two doubles and a single…. Dansby Swans on and Nick Markakis also homered for the Braves.
  • Game 1: Augusta 2 – Drive 0… The Greenville Drive started a series with the Augusta GreenJackets yesterday down in Augusta playing a doubleheader… In the first game the GreenJackets took a 2-0 win over the Drive breaking the Drive’s 3 game winning streak…. The Drive actually outhit the GreenJackets but that’s not what counts it is the two runs that Augusta scored in the 7th inning that count.
  • Game2: Drive 5 – Augusta 2… In the second game the Drive once again outhit the GreenJackets this time 11-5 but the big difference was they scored 5 runs on those 11 hits while the GreenJackets only had 2 giving the Drive the win.

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.
  • PC Baseball Camps… Coach Elton Pollock and his staff will be conducting at least two baseball camps this summer and might do more… Their first camp will be a one day camp on Tuesday, June 12 from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm… It is open to youth in grades 9-12 and Junior College players… The camp will consist of intensive instruction, an extensive pro-style workout, batting practice and scrimmages… The cost is only $175.00. For more information about the camp including what to bring and a link to registration for the camp click here and be sure to click on the More Info tab under the June 2018 bar…. There will also be a two-day camp Saturday and Sunday August 25 & 26… This camp is also open to youth in grades 9-12 and Junior College players … The camp emphasis will be on offense & defense approach, pitching philosophy, base running, mental approach, team approach and much more!… The cost for this camp is $245.00… Again to get more information about this camp click here and be sure to click on the More Info tab under the August 2018 bar… If your questions are not answered following the links provided call 864-833-8236 or e-mail
  • Clinton YMCA Summer Camps and Swimming Lessons… The Clinton Family YMCA will be having a full slate of summer sports camps this summer and will also be offering swimming lessons throughout the summer… To see complete details on all these click here… The camps that start next week are basketball and volleyball…. The deadline to register is this Friday at 5:00 pm… Again for more details on these and swimming lessons click here.

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