Sports Report for Wednesday, 8-15-2018

Local Notes

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 Preview… Laurens 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.

 

Laurens County Speedway… Looking at the results from the main events at the Laurens County Speedway last Saturday night you find:

  • Limited… Tony Quarles too the win in the Limited main event… The next two drivers across the finish line were Michael Smith who edged out Frank Coates to take second place.
  • SECA 604 Crates… Chastin Blackwell started second in this division’s main event as he took the lead on about lap 9 and went on to take the win… Taylor Puckett finished second place and Colby Cannon third.
  • FWD… Travis Jamieson took the win in the FWD main event leading from start to finish… In the battle for second Jason Bishop out-dueled Tony Hill.
  • Thunder Bombers… In a race that had 5 cautions, Brandon Satterfield managed to stay out of trouble and take the win… The next two drivers to get the checkered flag were Dylan Chappell and Tinker Roberts in that order.
  • 602 Crates… Lee Cooper and Jeff Robinson battled for the top spot in the 602 Crate main event most of the night but Cooper pulled away late in the race to take the win with Robinson coming in second… Colt Smith claimed the #3 finish.
  • 4 Cylinders… Rod Tucker took the win in the 4Cylinder main event leading from start to finish claiming his 15th win of the season… Larry Teal finished second and Scott Nelson third.
  • Enduro… Robbie Hartman and Robert Gallant battled for the lead early in the Enduro main event but Gallant spun out on lap 7 and Hartman went on to claim the win with Eric Caughorn taking second and Gallant wound up third.

 

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

  • Braves 10 – Marlins 6The Atlanta Braves made in three in a row over the Miami Marlins in Atlanta last night as they took a 10-6 win over the marlins… The big story here is homeruns as the Braves had 4 of them… Ronald Acuna Jr. had 2 homers as for at least the third game in a row he led off the bottom of the first for he Braves with a solo homer and then went on to add a 3-run home in the 7th inning… Charlie Culbertson and Freddie Freeman also had homers for the Braves.
  • Drive… The Greenville Drive were off last night but return home to Flour Field to night to start a home stand… The first team in will be the Greensboro Grasshoppers with Thomas Jones.

 

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

  • Laurens at Clinton… (8-24-18)… 9
  • Laurens Academy at Faith / Christian… (8-24-18)… 9
  • PC at Austin Peay… (9-8-15)… 24
  • PC host Stetson… (9-15-18)… 31
  • Clemson host Furman… (9-1-18)… 17
  • South Carolina host Coastal Carolina… (9-1-18)… 17

 

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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