Sports Report for Friday, 7-13-2018

PC Notes

  • Football Camp Tomorrow… Don’t forget that Coach Tommy Spangler will be having a football camp tomorrow for high school juniors and seniors over at PC… You can register tomorrow morning at the camp and the cost is $40… For


Local Notes:

Laurens Little League Minors (b3) Fall to Northwood in Title Game

  • Northwood 5 – B3 Minors 2… The Laurens Little League (B3) Minors entered last night’s game with undefeated Northwood know exactly what they had to do to capture the state championship, win last night to force a winner take all game today and win again… In the top of the 1st inning it looked like Laurens was well on the way to doing that as Braden Patterson led off with a single and Dee Suber followed with a single to move him up…  During the play Northwood had a throwing error that allowed Patterson to score but Suber was tagged out trying to get to third during the play… After that, Northwood settled down and it would be a while before Laurens got on the board again… Northwood tied the game in the bottom of the 1st and then took the lead for good plating another run in the bottom of the 2nd inning… Northwood scored their final 3 runs in the 3rd inning off starter Samuel Adams before Dee Suber came in to the game to relieve him shutting them down the rest of the way… Laurens battled each and every inning but just could not get the clutch hit at the right time until the 5th inning when Wyatt Pinson, Patterson and Suber were all able to single brining in Pinson with Laurens final run… After the game Coach Suber was quick to praise his team for never giving up the entire tournament and giving all they had… To see the box score and stats for the game click here and to see the game’s score card click here… Congratulations to the team for a fine showing in the tournament!


 Clinton AAA All-Stars Start State Tournament Play Tomorrow

  • The Clinton YMCA AAA All-Star team composed of players who are 9-10 years old will begin play in the State Championship Tournament tomorrow morning at 10 am down in Moncks Corner…The team recently finished as the runner-up in District 3 and will be taking on a the District 4 Champion Midlands… The team is coached by Jeremy Campbell, Talon Campbell, Jayson Glenn and Billy Glen… Team members are Chris Boyd, Justin Blocker, J.J. Dickson, Rhett Gilliam, Owen Glenn, Zach Lawson, Davidson McMurray, Luke McMurray, Aiden Price, Ryder Rowland, and Garrett Satterfield… To see the entire braced for the tournament click here which will carry you to a posting on the South Carolina Dixie Youth website where there is a link 2018 State Tournament AAA Bracket.pdf… Good Luck to the team!


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

  • Braves… The Braves were off last night and return to action tonight at home where they start a 3-game series with the Arizona Diamondbacks their last series before they break for the All-Star Game next week in Washington.
  • Drive… The Greenville Drive started their game with the Rome Braves last night up at Flour Field but one of the thunderstorms that rumbled through the area caused the game to be suspended and they hopefully will get to finish that game this afternoon at 4:00 pm and then play the regularly scheduled game after that… Tomorrow night the Drive will start a 4-game series where they host the Lexington Legends at Flour Field.



  • Free Football Camp This Saturday…There will be a free football camp for youth ages 8-18 this Saturday at KC Hanna Stadium… The Camp is being sponsored by Bigger Than Sports South Carolina an organization whose board members include Coach Chris Liner, Marcus Latimore, Jay Spearman and other notable former football players for across the state… The title of the camp is F.A.M.S. which stands for Faith, Agility, Movement and Speed…. The camp starts at 9:00 am and will finish at 11:30 am… Again it is free and other than cleats no special equipment or apparel is needed.


  • 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.
  • 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.


Countdown to KickoffThe numbers of days until the following teams open their season

  • Laurens at Clinton… (8-24-18)… 42
  • Laurens Academy at Faith / Christian…(8-24-18)… 42
  • PC at Austin Peay… (9-8-15)… 57
  • PC host Stetson… (9-15-18)… 64
  • Clemson host Furman…(9-1-18)… 50
  • South Carolina host Coastal Carolina… (9-1-18)… 50

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 2 more camps this summer… They will have a 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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