Sports Report for Wednesday, 7-4-2018

Local Notes:

Laurens County Speedway Results… Checking on the results from last Saturday night’s racing in the main events of each division’s racing you find:

  • 4-Wheel Drive… Rod Tucker picked up his 11th win of the season as he took the win by over 3 seconds ahead of second place finisher Larry Teal… jasper Brown finished third.
  • Limited… Michael Smith took his second win in as many weeks in the Limited main event… Tony Quarles was second and Jim Rogers was third.
  • 604 Crate… Brad Rachels was able to out-drive Thomas Robinson to pick up the win in the 604 Crate main event… Robinson did finish second and Mike Akeson was the next one across the finish line taking third.
  • Thunder Bombers… In the Thunder Bombers main event, Dan Lawson and Brandon Satterfield battled throughout the race for the lead and when the checkered flag dropped it was Lawson taking it with Satterfield close behind… Dusty Eaves took third.
  • 602 Crate… Now Cody Overton started the 602 Crate main event on the outside of row 2 but that is not where he finished as he took the lead early in the race from Colt Smith and then went on to take the win going away… Smith did finish second with Jim Rogers taking third.
  • FWD… Joel Cabe started on the outside of row 1 in the FWD main vent and jumped into the lead early and held on to take the win… Jeremy Case finished 2nd and Travis Jamison eventually took 3rd… The reason I say eventually is because Shawn Nichols had finished 3rd but failed a post-race inspection and was disqualified.
  • Enduro… And finally in the Enduro main event Shane Roberts was able to hold off Eric Caughman to take the win… Robert Gollatt came in third.


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

  • Yankees 8 – Braves 5… In game 2 of their 3-game series last night, the Yankees took an 8-5 win over the Braves in a game that saw a total of 6 homeruns hit, 3 by each team… The Braves trailed 6-0 going into the top of the 5th inning when Ender Inciarte had a 2-run homer and Ozzie Albies had a solo shot to make it 6-3… In the top of the 7th inning Nick Markakis blasted a 2-run homer to cut the Yankee’s lead to on at 6-5… However in the bottom of the 8th inning the Yankee’s Giancarlo Stanton hit his 20th homerun of the season to make the score 8-5 and the Braves had no answer in the 9th inning… The two teams will play the rubber game of the series today starting about 1:05 pm.
  • 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 5 – RiverDogs 3… The Greenville Drive and the Charleston RiverDogs completed their 4-game series at Flour Field last night and the Drive were able to avoid being swept in the series as they took a 5-3 win over the RiverDogs… For a change the Drive’s bats were hotter than the other teams as they pounded out 9 hits while 3 Drive pitchers held the RiverDogs to just 4 hits… The Drive start a road trip today with the first stop being in Columbia to take on the Fireflies.


LDHS Softball

  • Free Softball Clinics on Mondays… Don’t forget that LDHS softball Coach Michaela Smith will conducting free softball clinics for girls in grades 2-6 on Monday nights to help the young ladies in District 55 improve their softball skills and learn the proper fundamentals in a fun environment… Come to the LDHS softball field starting at 7pm and the clinics will conclude at 8:30 pm…. Clinics are scheduled to run each Monday from now through July 23rd.
  • Photos… To see some photos from the first clinic, click here.
  • Softball Tryouts… Coach Smith is also inviting any young lady in grades 7-12 who would like to come out for softball or just see if you might be interested to come to the workouts they are now having on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday night between the hours of 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm at the LDHS softball field… No practice the week of July 4th!


Countdown to Kickoff… The numbers of days until the following teams open their season

  • Laurens at Clinton… (8-24-18)… 50
  • Laurens Academy at Faith / Christian…(8-24-18)… 50
  • PC at Austin Peay… (9-8-15)… 65
  • PC host Stetson… (9-15-18)… 72


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 next camps is a cheer camp starting July 9th for girls ages 5-12 and you must register by Friday, 7-6 at 5 pm… The other camp is a soccer camp starting July 16th for boys and girls ages 6-12… The deadline to register for it is July 13th at 5 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 next camp is: 2018 Tommy Spangler Elite Football Camp… Sat, July 14, 2018 This camp is designed for High School Juniors and Seniors to receive individual instruction from the Presbyterian College coaching staff…  Campers will receive instruction in Fundamentals, Skills, and Techniques as well as One-on-One drills…  Our camps are designed to make each participant a better football player while creating a fun and competitive environment…The cost is only $40 and for more information about this camp including what to bring, what NOT to bring and online registration, click here.


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