Sports Report for Thursday, 8-2-2018

Local Notes


  • Clinton’s First Scrimmage Tomorrow… The Red Devils will finally get to hit someone else and see how the team is progressing tomorrow as they host Midland Valley in their first live scrimmage… Now for tose of you who may have seen the Clinton scrimmage and jamboree schedule already there is something you need to take note of…. The scrimmage was originally scheduled to start at 6:00 pm but that has changed… Because of the expected afternoon thunderstorms, the time has been moved up to 10:00 am… Coach Webb in an email stated they plan on playing at Wilder Stadium but if it is too wet they will play on the practice field on the campus of CHS… He will let us know tomorrow morning and when he does I will get the location posted on our website at and I will also tweet it at AM860Mike.  


  • Laurens First Scrimmage Saturday Morning… While we are on the subject of scrimmages I will go ahead and tell you that Laurens will host its first scrimmage Saturday morning at KC Hanna stadium and the practice field starting at 10:00 am… In addition to the Raiders the other teams that are scheduled to be there are BHP, Byrnes and Strom Thurmond… I’ll have a complete list of all the scrimmages and jamborees for both Laurens and Clinton on tomorrow’s Sports Report.


Pros … For more information on these games, click on their scores.

  • Braves … The Braves and the Marlins had their series finale last night in Atlanta postponed due to the weather… The game has now been rescheduled as part of a day-night doubleheader on August 13th when the Marlins are back in town…. The Braves hit the road tonight to start a 4-game series with the Mets in New York.
  • Drive…  The Greenville Drive were able to get in their game with the Ashville Tourist last night at Flour Field plus they finished a game that was started on Tuesday, both of which only went 7 innings…  In the completion of the Tuesday game the Tourist took a 4-2 win over the Drive…  The game was tied 1-1 going into the top of the 3rd inning when the Tourist put 3 runs on the board and then held on to take the win… In the regularly scheduled game, the Tourist took a 1-0 win over the Drive scoring the winning run in the top of the 7th inning with 2 outs… That gave the Tourist the win of the 5-game series 3 games to 2…. The Drive remain at home as they start a 4-game series with the Rome Braves tonight at Flour Field.
  • Panthers… The Carolina Panthers Training Camp at Wofford College is now open and will close on Monday August 13th… 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…. The Panthers will take the field today at 9:25 this morning to start their practice.
  • NASCARSchedule: The NASCAR Cup Series and the Xfinity Series travel to Watkins Glen this weekend for road course racing… The Xfinity race will be Saturday at 3 pm and the Monster Energy Cup race will be Sunday at 3 pm… Foe more on this weekend’s schedule click here…. Cup Driver Standings: The Cup Driver Standings now have Kyle Busch at #1 58 points ahead of Kevin Harvick who checks in at #2… The balance of the top 5 is Martin Truex Jr., Joey Logano and Clint Boyer in that order… To see the entire standings click here.


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

  • Laurens at Clinton… (8-24-18)… 22
  • Laurens Academy at Faith / Christian…(8-24-18)… 22
  • PC at Austin Peay… (9-8-15)… 37
  • PC host Stetson… (9-15-18)… 44
  • Clemson host Furman…(9-1-18)… 30
  • South Carolina host Coastal Carolina… (9-1-18)… 30


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 dance 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.
  • 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.
  • Clinton YMCA Flag Football and Cheerleading… Registration is now open through August 17th for Flag Football and Cheerleading at the Clinton Family YMCA… Age groups will be 4 – 6, 7 – 9 and 10 – 12 for flag football and for grades K – 6 for cheerleading…. For more information as to fall out dates, cost and who to contact if you have more questions 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 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
  • 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 August


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