Sports Report for Friday, 7-20-2018

PC 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 hereSeason 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, click here to go to the PC website where they have season and individual game ticket information, contact the ticket office at 864-833-8240 or email the ticket office by using the following email address: skmedlin@presby.edu

 

Local Notes:

Laurens Little League Majors All-Star Team…

  • State Tournament This Weekend… The team will be one of 6 teams participating in the State Tournament this weekend up at Corey Burns Park in Taylors, SC the home of Northwood Little League… The tournament will actually start tonight but Laurens has a bye and will not see action until noon tomorrow… They will play the winner of the Northwood vs. Darlington game that takes place tonight at 8:00… Now if you would like to see the entire tournament schedule, click here… Laurens Head Coach Jason Pridgen believes he has a good team that will compete well in the tournament but also believes the home team Northwood may be the “team to beat”… Team members are Bennett Edwards, Jaedon Goodwin, Elijah Grant, Seth Hill, Jonah Hogge, Joshua Hughes, Jackson Martin, Harrison Moore, Ke’untae Mosley, Owen Pridgen, Zay Pulley, Ben Willis and Brent Young… For those of you who want to make the trip up to Taylors and follow the team the address you need to put into your phone or GPS device is 201 Boling Ct, Taylors, SC 29687… Good luck to the team!

 

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

  • BravesThe Braves finally get back into action tonight after the All-Star break as they head up to the nation’s capital to take on the Nationals in a weekend series.
  • Drive 5 – Tourist 1… The Greenville Drive got back into action last night as they started a 4-game series up in Ashville on a positive note taking a 5-1 win over the Tourist… The Drive had 11 hits three of which were homers while three Drive pitchers combined to throw a no-hit game against the Tourist…. So how did the Tourist score their 1 run? … A hit batter and then a wild pitch and 2 throwing errors on the same play allowed the Tourist to get their lone run in the 8th inning.
  • Panthers… The Carolina Panthers will be reporting to Wofford College on Thursday, July 26th to start their annual training camp…. It starts with a Kickoff Party at Gibbs Stadium at 4 pm and the Panthers will have their first practice at 6:30 pm… Now to go to the Panthers website where you will find the training camp schedule, what not to bring, what you can bring and the answers to most any question you might have about the camp, click here.
  • NASCAR… Schedule… The two main NACAR series races find themselves up at the New Hampshire Motor Speedway this weekend with the Xfinity Series race taking place tomorrow at 4:00 pm and the Monster Energy Series race taking place Sunday at 2:00 pm… To see more details on the schedule and to watch live on the NASCAR site click hereMonster Energy Cup Standings… A quick look at the standings shows Kyle Bush still in the lead 59 points ahead of second place Kevin Harvick with Martin Truex JR third 110 points behind the leader… Now if you would like to see the entire Monster Energy Cup Series driver standings, click here.

 

 LDHS

  • 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)… 35
  • Laurens Academy at Faith / Christian…(8-24-18)… 35
  • PC at Austin Peay… (9-8-15)… 50
  • PC host Stetson… (9-15-18)… 57
  • Clemson host Furman…(9-1-18)… 42
  • South Carolina host Coastal Carolina… (9-1-18)… 42 

 

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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