Sports Report for Friday, 8-10-2018

PC Notes

  • Blue Hose Start Practice… The Blue Hose football team starts their practice for the upcoming season today and tomorrow in shorts and helmets… They will add shoulder pads Monday and start getting some licks in for the first time since spring practice… Practice starts at 9:00 am this morning and goes through noon… To learn more about the PC preparation for the season click here to go to a posting on the PC website.
  • Season Tickets on Sale… 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 here… Season 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

Woodruff Jamboree Results

  • Mother Nature 2 – Local teams 0… The big winner at the Woodruff Jamboree last night was Mother Nature as she defeated both Clinton and Laurens… As most of you know there was a lot of rain and more importantly lightning in the area ante the abundance of the lightning caused toe woodruff Jamboree to be canceled last night… Laurens and Clinton made the trip over in the pouring rain which did eventually ease off and the officials were hoping to get the jamboree started about 8:30 but the lightning in the area continued and that forced the cancelation… The Red Devils have their own jamboree scheduled to take place tonight at Wilder Stadium starting at 7:00 pm… Woodruff and Saluda will battle each other in a half of football and then the Red Devils will take on Brookland-Cayce… The Raiders are scheduled to travel to Boiling Springs on Tuesday to take on the Bulldogs.

  

CHS  

  • 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

  • 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 11 – Fireflies 1… Now for the Greenville Drive fans out there the news is better as the Drive took an 11-1 victory over the Columbia Fireflies last night down in Columbia too give the Drive the series win 2 games to one… The Drive pounded out 11 hit with Zach Sterry their DH last night blasting two homers… The Drive remain on the road this weekend as they travel to Augusta to take on the GreenJackets.
  • Panthers 28 – Bills 23… The Carolina Panthers started their preseason off on a positive note as they took a 28-23 win over the Buffalo Bills up in New York last night…The panthers had to put 14 points on the board in the 4th quarter for to take a comeback win… Neither team had much of a rushing attack and the great majority of the yards came through the air… They will not be practicing at Wofford again until tomorrow when they start practice at 3:10 pm.
  • Nationals 6 – Braves 3…. The Braves and the Nationals finished their 4-game series up in DC with the Nationals taking a 6-3 win over the Braves to give the teams a split of the series… Washington only outhit the Braves 11-10 but they were able to string their hits together and make them count… Two of the Braves three runs came on solo homers by Nick Markakis (14) and Ronald Acuna Jr. (13)…. The Braves return home tonight to start a series with the Brewers.    
  • NASCAR ScheduleThe Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series and the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series will be at Michigan International Speedway, and the NASCAR Xfinity Series will be on track at Mid-Ohio. Check out the full schedule for this weekend click here.
  • NASCAR Cup Series Driver Standings… Kyle Busch, Kevin Harvick and martin Truex Jr. are the top three drivers in that order in the Monster Energy Cup Standings… If you would like to see the entire standings for all the drivers in the series click here.

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

  • Laurens at Clinton… (8-24-18)… 14
  • Laurens Academy at Faith / Christian…(8-24-18)… 14
  • PC at Austin Peay… (9-8-15)… 29
  • PC host Stetson… (9-15-18)… 36
  • Clemson host Furman…(9-1-18)… 22
  • South Carolina host Coastal Carolina… (9-1-18)… 22

 

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 http://www.laurensrecreation.com/
  • 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 sport you can sign up for now are fall soccer and flag football… Early registration for both ends August 10th.

If you have any comments, suggestions, or want to reports scores, please contact me via email at: sports@wlbg.com or text me at 864-981-3470.