Sports Report for Friday, 6-22-2018

Presbyterian College Notes:

  • The Blue Hose football team will kick off it season on Saturday, September 8th when they travel to Clarksville TN to take on Austin Peay … The following week they will host Stetson in the first of 5 home games they will have this season… If you would like to see the entire PC football schedule for the upcoming season, click here…  Season ticket prices for the Blue Seats has been set at $90 each  this season and if you are interested in going ahead and purchasing them, contact the ticket office at 864-833-8240 or email the ticket office by using the following email address:

Local Notes:


  • Michaela Smith Meet and Greet Tonight… Tonight in the gym at LDHS starting at 6:00 pm there will be a meet and greet for the community with the new softball coach at LDHS Michaela Smith… The community is invited and the parents of any 7th -12 grader who is interested in playing softball for the Raiders are highly encouraged to come to this meeting… Further the Raider softball teams will be holding summer workouts and practice on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm and any young lady who will be in grades 7-12 this next school year and is interested in playing softball for the Raiders is encouraged to come join them.
  • Free Softball Clinics… Coach Smith has also announced that she will be conducting free softball clinics for young ladies who will be in grades 2-6 this next school year… Those clinics will be on Mondays from 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm at the LDHS softball field… If you have a daughter or granddaughter who is interested in softball this will be a great way for her to get some excellent instruction that is sure to improve her skill level and be sure they learn the fundamentals correctly.


Little League District Minors All-Stars Tournament… The Little League Minors All-Star Tournament started at the Laurens City Parks last night.

  • Results… Laurens 8 – Wren 3 and Easley 18 – Greenwood / Abbeville 6
  • Schedule Tonight…. Laurens vs. Greenwood / Abbeville at 6 pm and Easley vs. Wren at 8 pm.


College World Series Notes… Click on the score(s) of the following for more information about the contest.

  • Florida 9 – Texas Tech 6… There was one elimination game at the CWS last night and in that game the Florida Gators took a 9-6 won over the Red Raiders of Texas Tech… The finals of each of the brackets in the CWS have now been set and they will start today… Bracket 1 finals are Mississippi St. vs. Oregon State while Bracket 2 finals pit Arkansas against Florida… Mississippi State and Arkansas are the two undefeated teams and only need to win a single game to make it to the CWS Finals starting Monday…. To go to the NCAA posting of the interactive bracket, click here.


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

  • Braves… The Brave were off last night and return to action tonight as they host the Baltimore Orioles at sun Trust Park… It is Hank Aaron Weekend… The Braves are 43-30 on the season and lead the NL East by 3 games over the Washington Nationals.
  • 2018 MLB All-Star Game… The MLB All-Star Game will be held on Tuesday, July 17th and it will be at Nationals Park in Washington, DC and you will be able to watch it on FOX… Now some of you die-hard baseball fans out there may be interested in voting on the players you would like to see in the game… If so click here to go to the MLB website where you can vote…. You may vote up to 5 times every 24 hours (up to a total of 35 ballots) and the voting ends on July 5th at 11:59 pm ET… Vote, I did!
  • Drive 6 – Tourist 3 The Greenville Drive got back into action last night after the All-Star break and they started the second half of their season on a positive note as they took a 6-3 win over the Ashville Tourist at Flour Field… The big inning for the Drive was the 4th when they put 5 runs on the board to go up 6-1… Two of the Drive’s 14 hits were homers…. The two teams will finish their series tomorrow night and then the Drive travel to Rome, Ga. to take on the Braves starting Sunday.


This and That:

  • 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 baseball and T-Ball… The deadline to register is this Friday at 5:00 pm… Again for more details on these and swimming lessons click here.
  • City of Laurens Parks and recreation Sumer Camps… The City of Laurens Parks and Recreation Department will be conducting 3 camps this summer… They will have a Straight Street Camp (June 11-29), basketball camp (July 9-12) and a baseball camp (July 16-19)… Also registration will open for cheerleading, football and fall baseball at different times this summer… For more information about all of these, click here.
  • PC Summer Sports Camps… This summer various sports at PC will be holding camps for various age groups of youth in the area… To see a complete listing of all the camps click here… The nest camp is: 2018 Elite Women’s Basketball Camps… Saturday, June 23 and Saturday, August 4, 2018… These camps are open to all girls who will be in grades 7-12 this next school year… The goal of the camps is to provide excellent instruction, promote the love of the game, and create an environment which fosters a lifetime of memories while improving the campers’ skills through drills and game play… The cost is $50 and you can find more information about the camp including online registration by clicking here.
  • 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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