Sports Report for Thursday, 8-9-2018

Local Notes

Raiders and Red Devils at Woodruff Tonight… Bothe the Red Devils and the raiders will be back in action tonight as thy travel to Woodruff to participate in their jamboree…. The Red Devils will be taking on the Blue Ridge Tigers in a half of football that is scheduled to start at 6:30 pm…. Blue Ridge is a Class-AAAA team that finished last season with a record of 3-9… As soon as they finish the Raiders will take the field and play a half of football against the Chapman Panthers a team they lost to last year and who finished second in the state in Class-AAA … A note here for fans of both school, the price of admission will be $6 and only SCHSL passes for this year or last will be accepted at the gate.



  • 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!



  • 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



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

  • Braves 8 – Nationals 3In game 3 of their 4-game series up in Washington last night, the Braves took an 8-3 win over the Nationals… The Braves scored most of their runs in two innings as they plated 3 runs in the second inning and 4 in the fourth in route to the win… Homers were a big part of the reason for the Braves win as Charlie Culbertson had a 3-run homer in the second while both Tyler Flowers and Ronald Acuna Jr. both had 2-run homers in the fourth inning… Flowers and Acuna’s homers were deep shots over 4545 feet long… Acuna also went to the wall in the bottom of the fourth inning and timed his leap perfectly to rob the Nationals’ Matt Adams of a homer… The two teams will end their series with an afternoon game today at 1:05 pm
  • Drive 7 – Fireflies 1There is also good news for Greenville Drive fans as they took a 7-1 win over the Columbia Fireflies down in the state capital last night… The Drive did it by outhitting the Fireflies 12-6 and two of the Drive’s 12 hits were homers…. The two teams will finish their 3-game series tonight in Columbia with the series tied 1-1.
  • Panthers… The Carolina Panthers will play their first pre-season game tonight as they travel to Buffalo to take on the Bills in a 7:00 pm contest that I believe can be seen on WYFF TV Channel 4 out of Greenville… They will not be practicing at Wofford again until Saturday (8-11) when they start practice at 3:10 pm

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

  • Laurens at Clinton… (8-24-18)… 15
  • Laurens Academy at Faith / Christian…(8-24-18)… 15
  • PC at Austin Peay… (9-8-15)… 30
  • PC host Stetson… (9-15-18)… 37
  • Clemson host Furman…(9-1-18)… 23
  • South Carolina host Coastal Carolina… (9-1-18)… 23


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 Ball… Registration 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 August 31st… For more information call 681-7275 or visit
  • 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
  • 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 sport you can sign up for now are fall soccer and flag football… Early registration for both ends August 10th.

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