Sports Report for Monday, 8-13-2018

Local Notes

CHS  

  • BC 7 – Clinton 0… In a half of football last Friday night at Wilder Stadium, Brookland-Cayce defeated Clinton 7-0… Clinton relied mainly on their ground game and the legs of Darien Bailey to account for most of their yards… Konnor Richardson threw sparingly and did run with the ball some also… Clinton picked up good yardage for the most part but just could not sustain a drive or had a miscue to stop themselves… The defense overall was respectable and the B-C score came on a busted B-C paly where they were able to complete a long pass when the Clinton defense froze on the play and let the receiver get behind them… Afterwards Coach Webb was pleased with the progress they made when compared with Tuesday nights scrimmage with Ninety Six… The Red Devils are scheduled to travel to Palmetto for a jamboree this Friday night.
  • 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.

Braves … The Braves hosted the Milwaukie Brewers over the weekend in a 3-game series.

  • Friday: Braves 10 – Brewers 1… The Braves opened the series on a positive note Friday night as they took a 10-1 win over the Brew Crew… The Braves pitcher Kevin Gausman (recently acquired from the Orioles) went 8 innings giving up the 1 runs on 6 hits while striking out 8 and walking none… The Braves 13 hit attack was led by Johan Camargo who went 4-5 with a pair of doubles scoring twice and driving in 2 runs.
  • Saturday: Brewers 4 – Braves 2… On Saturday the Brewers used good defense and timely hitting to take a 4-2 win over the Braves… Two bright spots for the Braves were that Freddie Freeman extended his hitting streak to 13 games and Ronald Acuna Jr. picked up his 14th homer of the season with a solo shot in the first inning.
  • Sunday: Braves 8 – Brewers 7… Yesterday the Braves took an 8-7 win over the Brewers despite the Brewers outhitting the Braves 19-9… One of the big differences in the game was that 3 of the Braves 9 hits were homers plus they had a triple and two doubles… The Braves are now tied with the Phillies for first place in the NL East and will remain at home to start a 3-game series with the Marlins tonight.

Drive… The Grenville Drive were down in Augusta starting a 4-game series with the GreenJackets over the weekend.

  • Friday: Drive 10 – GreenJackets 5… The Drive opened the series with a 10-5 win on Friday putting 5 runs on the board in the 7th inning to make the score 10-1 and then held on for the win.
  • Saturday: GreenJackets 3 – Drive 1… The GreenJackets rebounded on Saturday and took a 3-1 win over the Drive… Bothe teams had 6 hits each but 2 Drive errors did not help their cause.
  • Sunday: Drive 5 – GreenJackets 2… The Drive assured themselves at least a split of the series with a 5-2 over the GreenJackets yesterday… The teams finish the series tonight in Augusta.

Panthers… Today is the last day that the Panthers will have training camp at Wofford College and the practice is scheduled to start this morning at 9:00 am… The contract the Panthers have with Wo9fford says they will be back next year but after that we will have to wait and see what the new owner wants to do.

 

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

  • Laurens at Clinton… (8-24-18)… 10
  • Laurens Academy at Faith / Christian…(8-24-18)… 10
  • PC at Austin Peay… (9-8-15)… 25
  • PC host Stetson… (9-15-18)… 32
  • Clemson host Furman…(9-1-18)… 18
  • South Carolina host Coastal Carolina… (9-1-18)… 18

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 sports you can sign up for now are fall soccer and flag football… Early registration for both ends August 10th.

 

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