Sports Report for Wednesday, 7-18-2018

Local Notes:

Laurens County Speedway… Checking on the results at the LCS main events in each division last Saturday night you find:

  • 4-Cylinder… Rod Tucker won the main event in this division picking up a $1000 check in the process… Travis Sharpe started on the pole but Tucker took the lead on a restart and then went on to the finish first with Sharpe coming in second… Austin Mintz claimed the third place finish.
  • Limited… Derrick Ramey qualified for the poll in the Limited main event but the inversion draw saw him start in fourth place and Tony Quarles on the pole… Ramey worked his way up to second and battled with Quarles until he spun out late in the race… From there Ramey was able to hold on to take the win with Frank Coates finishing second and Michael Smith third.
  • SECA 604 Crate… Taylor Puckett took a dominating win in the SECA 604 Crate Division finishing over 6 seconds ahead of second place finisher Danny Sanders… The real battle in the race was for second place where Sanders edged out Colby Cannon who took third.
  • 602 Crate… Jeff Robinson qualified for the pole in the in the 604 Crate main event and from there he went on to win the race leading from wire to wire… Once again the battle was for second place where Mart Patterson prevailed with Cody Overton finishing third.
  • Thunder Bombers… The Thunder Bombers main event saw Scott Pulley take the checkered flag but he did not finish first… Track officials ruled that in a restart after a caution early in the race he “jumped the gun” and was penalized 2 spots after the race was over… That moved Dan Lawson to first, Casey Lawson to second and Pulley finished third.
  • FWD… The main event here saw Joel Cabe start on the pole and take the lead right from the start with Bobby Anthony close behind… Later in the race Anthony faded as Cabe took the win, Cabe second and Troy McDonald was next across the finish line.
  • Enduro… The Enduro main event turned out to be basically a two-car duel with Dean Barnett taking the win and Erick Caughorn finishing second. 


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

  • All-Star Game: AL 8 – NL 6 (10)… MLB held its “official Home Run Derby on Monday night and as you may recall I reported yesterday that Bryce Harper of the hometown Washington Nationals won the event… Well last night’s 89th All-Star Game might well be called 2018 Home Run Derby part 2 as the two teams combined hit a total of 10 home runs… The AL jumped out to an5-2 lead after 8½ innings only to have the NL score 2 runs in the bottom of the 9th to tie the game and send it into extra innings… In the top of the 10th inning Houston’s Alex Bregman had a solo homer scoring what would prove to be the winning run as the AL took an 8-6 win over the NL giving them 6 straight wins in the contest… Bregman won the game’s MVP based on that winning run.
  • Legends 10 – Drive 3… The Greenville Drive and the Lexington Legends concluded their four-game series at Flour Filed with the Legends taking a 10-3 win thus earning a split of the series… The Legends only outhit the Drive 11-6 and there were no homers in the game by either team… Bottom line, the Legends got the clutch hits and the Drive did not… The Drive have the night off tonight before starting a four-game series with the Tourist up in Ashville tomorrow night.


  • 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 at least the end of July.
  • 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.
  • Cheerleading Kiddie Camp… Once again this year the LDHS Cheerleaders will be offering a Cheerleading Kiddie Camp on Saturday, August 4th in the Auxiliary Gym at LDHS… The camp will start at 9 am and conclude at noon and is open to youth ages 3-12… Instruction will be done by both JV and Varsity cheerleaders under the supervision of their coaches… There will be snacks, crafts and games as well as a T-shirt included in the $30 cost of the camp… Those who attend will give a performance at the end of the camp and on August 31st during the third quarter of the Raider football game with Myrtle Beach… Now for complete details on this camp, the registration form and contact information if you have further questions, click here.


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

  • Laurens at Clinton… (8-24-18)… 37
  • Laurens Academy at Faith / Christian…(8-24-18)… 37
  • PC at Austin Peay… (9-8-15)… 52
  • PC host Stetson… (9-15-18)… 59
  • Clemson host Furman…(9-1-18)… 45
  • South Carolina host Coastal Carolina… (9-1-18)… 45


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 camp is a soccer camp starting August 6th for girls ages 5-12… The deadline to register for it is Friday, August 3rd at 5 pm… Again for more details on these and swimming lessons click here.
  • City of Laurens Parks and Recreation Sumer Camps… Registration will close this Saturday (July 21st) for tackle football and cheerleading… Tackle football is open to youth 7-12 and cheerleading is open to youth 5-13… The cost for each is $50… you can register daily at The Ridge on 301 Exchange Drive and if you have any questions call 681-7275
  • 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 Evening Day Soccer Camp… August 1 – 5, 2018. This camp is for youth ages 5-15 and is designed for player ability growth… Cost is $25 and it will be from 5PM – 8PM each day… For more information on this camp including registering online, click here…. Also 2018 Free Kids Basketball Camp… August 2-3, 2018, 9AM – Noon…. This camp is designed for youth in grades 1-6 where the coaches and players of the PC women’s basketball team will help your child improve their individual skills… For more information on this camp, click here.


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