Sports Report for Wednesday, 7-10-2019

Local Notes:  


  • Raider Fans Can Get Special Rates for Myrtle Beach Football Game… The Laurens Raider football team will be traveling to Myrtle Brach to take on the Seahawks in their second game of the season this year on September 6th… For those of you who would like to go down and spend the weekend there you might want to take note of an announcement made by Laurens District 55 yesterday… The Captain’s Quarters Beach Resort located at 901 S. Ocean Blvd is offering some special rates and deals for Raider fans… If you would like to learn more about this, click here to go to the posting on the Laurens District 55 Athletic website that has details on this offering… One note here is that in order to take advantage of these savings you must book by August 16th.



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

  • Braves… Of course the Braves were off last night as the MLB All-Star Game was held in Cleveland… In case you missed it I’ll tell you that the American League All-Stars took a 4-3 win over the National League All-Stars… The American League All-Stars led 4-1 going into the top of the 8th inning when the Nationals scored 2 runs but could get no closer… The Braves Freddie Freeman started at first and went 0-1 but did draw a walk while Ronald Acuna Jr. started in centerfield and he went 0-2 striking out both times he appeared at the plate… The Braves Mike Soroka did pitch in the game and did not give up any hits nor did he strike out or walk anyone… During the game FOX had several players mic’d-up so that the commentators could talk with them and that was interesting… Freddie Freeman was mic’d during one of his times at bat… To see that click here… That sure would have distracted me…. For any other information you might want to see about the All-Star game, click here. 
  • Tourist 9 – Drive 4The Greenville Drive started a 3-game series up in Ashville with the Tourist last night and it was not a good start for Drive fans as the Tourist took a 9-4 win… The Tourist led 9-1 going into the 8th inning when the Drive started a comeback but it was just too little too late.


Countdown to Kickoff… The numbers of days left to the first football games are as follows;

  • Clinton at Laurens (8-30-19): 51
  • Laurens Academy host Faith/Ridge (8-30-19): 51
  • PC at Stetson, 8-31-19): 52
  • PC home opener vs. Jacksonville (9-14-19): 66
  • Clemson host Georgia Tech (Thursday, 8-29-19): 50
  • South Carolina vs. North Carolina in Charlotte (8-31-19): 52



This & That: 

LDHS Youth Cheerleading Camp… On Thursday, July 11th the Laurens raider JV and Varsity cheerleaders will be holding a one-day camp from 9:00 am until noon in the auxiliary gym at LDHS… The camp is for ages 4-12 and they will be working on a cheerleading routine to present at the Clinton vs. Laurens game on August 30th… For more information about this camp click here and/or email Ashley Hall at… To get a copy of the registration form click here.


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 from 7:00 pm until 8:00 pm… If you have any questions email Coach Smith at:


Clinton YMCA Summer Sports Camps, Swimming Lessons and Pool Schedule… The Clinton YMCA has a full summer of sports camps scheduled and again this summer they will be offering swimming lessons just about every week…. If you would like to see the full schedule of sports camps and swimming lesson as well as the pool schedule click here or see the posting in the Featured Sports section of our homepage… The next two camps at the Clinton YMCA are a Softball Camp July 22-26 for youth 7-14 that you must register for by 5:00 pm Friday, July 12 and a Volleyball Camp July 22-26 for boys or girls ages 7-14 that you must register for by Friday, July 19 at 5:00 pm…For more information on these camps click here or call the YMCA at 833-1555.


Laurens YMCA Summer Sports and Specialty Camps … Starting July 1st, the Laurens family YMCA will be having several sports and specialty camps… All camps cost $50 for YMCA members and $60 for non-members…. To see a full list of these camps click here and if you have more questions call the YMCA at 984-2621… You must register by the Friday before the camp starts. The next 2 camps are: Ultimate Frisbee for ages 12-21, July 9-12 and a Babysitting July 16-18 for youth ages 12-15… Again click here for more details.


Next Sports Camps at PC:

  • Boys Soccer Academy Showcase Camp IIJuly 12-14…This intense 3-day camp is designed for young men in grades 9-12 who are interested in improving their soccer skills for possible college play… For more information click here
  • 2019 Tommy Spangler Elite Football Camp… July 13… This camp is for young men in grades 9-12… This is a non-contact camp for all positions… For more information click here
  • Kid’s Sports CampJuly 15-19… This camp is for youth ages 7-12 and is a fun, energetic camp that will give your aspiring athlete an opportunity to try three different sports! The camper will rotate between wrestling, flag football, and baseball, learning the basics of each from proven clinicians… For more information about this camp click here


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