Sports Report for Tuesday, 6-4-2019

PC Notes:

  • Acrobatics and Tumbling, Women’s Wrestling Join NCAA Emerging Sports…Recently the NCAA Committee on Women’s Athletics has recommended that all three divisions of the NCAA governance structure add acrobatics and tumbling as well as women’s wrestling to the NCAA Emerging Sports for Women program. If adopted, the sports would join the program August 1, 2020…. Well PC is ahead of the curve here as they are already starting these programs…For more on this and comments from PC’s tumbling and acrobatics coach Amber King click here.

Local Notes:   

LDHS

Raider Baseball Awards… Last night in the Commons at LDHS the Raider baseball team closed out its season with its annual Awards banquet… After thanking the players, coaches and parents he handed out awards to each of the three Raider baseball teams.

 

  • Varsity AwardsAcademic Award– Garrett Addy Most Improved Award – Eric Jones, Hustle Award – Tanner Smith, Competitor Award – Nick Robertson, Silver Slugger Award – Jalen Bragg, Coaches Award – Luke Willis and Golden Glove Award – Zack Rice… Three Raiders were named to the All-Region I-AAAAA Team and they were Zack Rice, Kobe Williams and Jalen Bragg.
  • JV Awards… Academic Award – Jackson Edwards, Most Improved – Parker Wasson, Defensive Award – Thomas Willis and Offensive Award – Austin McNuer.
  • C-Team AwardsAcademic Award – Jack Yarborough, Most Improved – Jordan Hudson, Defensive Award – Jack Yarborough and Offensive Award – EJ Grant

 

Raider Youth Football Camp… Join the Laurens football coaching staff and players for their youth football camp Friday, June 7, 2019, from 8:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Laurens District High School… This football camp offers an experience designed to teach players the fundamentals and techniques of football. Techniques and drills will improve speed, agility, strength, catching, and throwing…  The camp is only $20 and will be under the direction of Coach Liner and his staff…To learn more about this camp including what to bring and who to contact if you have more questions, go to the registration form by clicking here… Go Raiders

 

Lady Raiders Basketball Fundraiser… As you most likely know, school budgets are tight and athletic teams often would like to go to camps, buy pierces of equipment or need other things that the budget will not cover… Tonight the Lady Raider Basketball team will be having a fundraiser at Zaxby’s of Laurens… Please consider going there between the hours of 5:00 pm and 8:00 pm to eat and then handing your receipt to one of the team members who will then give it back to the management of Zaxby’s and the team will get a percentage of the receipts they turn back in.

 

 

College Notes:

  • Softball CWS: UCLA 16 – Oklahoma 3… In the first game of the best of 3 series for the D-I Softball Championship last night, UCLA tied a Women’s College World Series record with 16 runs in a dominating 16-3 win over Oklahoma… Four different Bruins had homers…. Click on the score for more information… Game 2 is tonight at 8:30.

 

Pro Sports    For more information on any of the following games, click on their score.

  • Braves… The Braves were off last night and start a 6-game road trip in Pittsburg tonight taking on the Pirates…. The Braves are currently 32-27 on the season just a half game behind the Phillies who lead NL East.
  • Legends 7 – Drive 2…. Last night at Flour Field the Greenville Drive started a 3-game series with the Lexington Legends on a sour note as they lost 7-2… Simply put, the Legends outhit the Drive 7-2 and 2 of the Legend’s hits were homers.
  • MLB Draft… The major League Baseball Draft got underway yesterday and for you real MLB baseball fans out there if you click here it will carry you to the MLB site and there draft tracker where you can keep up with the draft in many different ways by choosing certain filters… Enjoy.

 

This & That:

Raider Youth Football Camp… Join the Laurens football coaching staff and players for their youth football camp Friday, June 7, 2019, from 8:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Laurens District High School… This football camp offers an experience designed to teach players the fundamentals and techniques of football. Techniques and drills will improve speed, agility, strength, catching, and throwing…  The camp is only $20 and will be under the direction of Coach Liner and his staff…To learn more about this camp including what to bring and who to contact if you have more questions, go to the registration form by clicking here… Go Raiders!

 

 Raider Baseball Camp

The Raider Baseball Program will be hosting a 4-day camp, June 24th-27th. This camp is offered to young boys and girls, ages 7-12. While at camp, your son/daughter will learn basic baseball fundamentals; including base running, hitting, catching, throwing, and specific position fundamentals. Our goal for this camp is to serve youth baseball players in our county that want to become better players. We feel like it is our duty to give back to the community that has grown and shaped so many of our Raider Baseball players, past and present. We look forward to working with our youth and hope to see all of you on June 24th. Registrations will take place every morning beginning at 8am. Snacks and water will be provided. Players should wear proper baseball attire every day; baseball pants, hat, and cleats. If a player does not have appropriate baseball attire, please have them dress in clothes that they can get dirty in and tennis shoes. The cost is $45 per player / $55 for Siblings. A Google Form link is provided below if your children plan to attend, in order for us to get a head count… For more information or if you have questions contact Coach Patterson by email at kjpatterson@laurens55.org.     Click on following to register: LINK: Baseball Camp

  

Raider Youth Softball Camp… Starting June 10th and running through August 26th Coach Michaela Smith will be offering a FREE softball camp on Mondays for young ladies in grades 1-6…. There is no registration required and all you need to bring is your glove… Again the clinic is free and it is on Mondays at the LDHS softball field or adjacent hitting building… If you have any questions email Coach Smith at: mesmith@laurens55.org

 

 

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