Sports Report for Tuesday, 8-7-2018

PC Notes

  • PC Baseball Camp… Saturday & Sunday August 25 & 26thCoach Elton Pollock and his staff will be conducting a two-day camp for youth in grades 9-12 and Junior College players … The camp emphasis will be on offense & defense approach, pitching philosophy, base running, mental approach, team approach and much more!… The cost for this camp is $245.00… Again to get more information about this camp click here and be sure to click on the More Info tab under the August 2018 bar… If your questions are not answered following the links provided call 864-833-8236 or e-mail epollock@presby.edu

Local Notes

CHS  

  • Red Devils Scrimmage Tonight… The Clinton Red Devil football team will take the field again this evening at Wilder Stadium as the face the Ninety Six Wildcats in scrimmage action… The scrimmage is scheduled to begin at 6:00 pm tonight so come on out and get a look at the Red Devils as they continue to prepare for the upcoming season.
  • Meet the Devils… The fall version of Meet the Red Devils is scheduled for Tuesday, August 21 at 6:00 pm in the main gym at CHS… All fall CHS and CMS athletes will be recognized… This includes: 7th grade football, 8th grade football, CMS cheerleaders, CMS volleyball, CHS cross country, CHS girls’ tennis, CHS JV & varsity volleyball, CHS JV & varsity cheerleaders, JV football, and the 2018 Clinton High School varsity football team… Save the date and make plans to go out and support YOUR Red Devils! 

LDHS

  • The Raider Scrimmage in Greenwood This Morning… The Raider football team will be travelling down to Greenwood this morning for a three-way scrimmage with Emerald and Seneca at Emerald… The action is scheduled to start at 10:00 am so if you have a chance go on down and check out the action… I am sure that the Raiders would appreciate some fans in the stands cheering them on.
  • Raiders Rally & Sports PreviewLaurens District 55 Sports Director Ed Murray recently announced that there will be holding the inaugural Raider Rally and Sports Preview on August 18th at KC Hanna Stadium from 5:00 – 7:00 pm… The event is FREE and in addition to the coaches and student-athletes from football, cheerleading, volleyball, cross country, golf, and tennis there will be other activities, concessions, music, face painting raffles and the latest Raider gear on sale… For more information about the event, click here.
  • Century Club Memberships Now on Sale… Century Club memberships for the coming school year are now on sale for Laurens County School District 55… This is the only way to get season football tickets for the upcoming season… As a member you will receive two reserved seat football regular season tickets (for playoff games you will have to pay for the tickets – SCHSL Rules – but you will sit in your regular seat) , a reserved parking spot for the Century Club lot directly in front of KC Hanna Stadium. You will also receive two athletic passes, which allow you to attend all other regular season (NOT PLAYOFF) athletic contests (excluding varsity football) free of charge… As a Century Club member you may also purchase additional reserved seat football season tickets for $30 per seat… For those fans that enjoy tailgating before to each football game, The Century Club will continue offering the Touchdown Tailgate Zone… The Touchdown Tailgate Zone membership includes all of the privileges of a regular Century Club membership PLUS an additional reserved parking space and an area for you, your family, and friends to tailgate prior to each Raider home football game. The cost of the Touchdown Tailgate Zone is just an additional $50. Spaces are limited so act fast… For an application and mailing instructions, click here… For questions or more information contact Jim Iacuone at 681-3630 or jiacuone@laurens55.org.

 

 

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

  • Drive… The Greenville Drive were also off last night and they will start a series down in Columbia with the Fireflies tonight…The Drive have a 24-20 record in the second half of their season which has them tied with the Lexington Legends for the second half lead in the South Atlantic League Southern Division… That is a big improvement over their 25-44 record in the first half of the season which put them last in the SAL South.
  • 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. They will not be practicing at Wofford again until Saturday (8-11) when they start practice at 3:10 pm.
  • Braves… The Braves were off last night and will start a series with Washington Nationals up in DC tonight… The Braves are currently in second place in the NL East 1.5 games behind the division leading Phillies with a 60-48 record.

 

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

  • Laurens at Clinton… (8-24-18)… 17
  • Laurens Academy at Faith / Christian…(8-24-18)… 17
  • PC at Austin Peay… (9-8-15)… 32
  • PC host Stetson… (9-15-18)… 39
  • Clemson host Furman…(9-1-18)… 25
  • South Carolina host Coastal Carolina… (9-1-18)… 25

 

This and That:

  • 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.
  • Laurens City Parks and Recreation Fall BallRegistration is now open for fall baseball through the City of Laurens Parks and Recreation offices… There are 2 categories available… Coaches Pitch for Ages 6-8 and Kids Pitch for ages 9-11… Cost is $40… Registration is at their offices The Ridge located at 301 Exchange Drive and registration will close September 1st.
  • PC Baseball Camp… Saturday & Sunday August 25 & 26thCoach Elton Pollock and his staff will be conducting a two-day camp for youth in grades 9-12 and Junior College players … The camp emphasis will be on offense & defense approach, pitching philosophy, base running, mental approach, team approach and much more!… The cost for this camp is $245.00… Again to get more information about this camp click here and be sure to click on the More Info tab under the August 2018 bar… If your questions are not answered following the links provided call 864-833-8236 or e-mail epollock@presby.edu
  • 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
  • Laurens Family YMCA 2018 – 2019 Sports Schedules… The Laurens Family YMCA has released the schedules for signing up for different sports during the 2018-2019 sports seasons… To see the entire list of sports, ages for participation, sign-up dates, cost and when the season begins click here… If you have any other questions call the Y at 984-2626… The current sports you can sign up for now are fall soccer and flag football… Early registration for both ends August 10th.

 

 

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