Sports Report for Thursday, 7-11-2019

Local Notes:   


  • McCarthy to Lead the Red Devil Baseball Program… According to other media sources, Assistant Principal Sean McCarthy will be the head coach of the Clinton Red Devil varsity baseball team… McCarthy has held this position before as well as the head coach for the softball team… McCarthy stepped down as head coach after the 2017 season to concentrate on administrative duties and was replaced by Coach Tom Fortman… Fortman stepped down after the end of this past season to take an assistant principal position at Chester HS… Congratulations to Coach McCarthy!



Laurens County Speedway Main Event Results From the Fourth of July Races:

  • Limited SECA 604 Crate… Tony Quarles jumped to the lead at the start of this race and never gave it up as he finished over 2.5 seconds ahead of Frank Coates who finished second… In her first race at the LCS Ahnna Parkhurst finished third.
  • Thunder Bombers… Dylan Chappell also jumped to the lead at the start in the Thunder Bombers but had to hold off Tinker Roberts who started on the inside of row 3 but charged ahead to finish second… Dan Lawson finished third.
  • FWD… The FWD main event had a green-white-checkered finish in which Travis Jamieson was able to pull away form Set Smith to take the win by almost 2 seconds… The third driver to get the checkered flag was Troy McDonald.
  • 602 Crate… Colt Smith dominated the field in the 602 Crate main event, beating Alan Shifferly by more than four seconds in a race that saw some wrecks with those two cars being the only two cars on the lead lap at its’ end.
  • 4-Cylinder… Philip Watson took the win and by the 7th lap he was lapping cars in the tail end of the field… The real fight was for second where Aaron Summitt prevailed over J.R. Baker despite going high and getting a little loose last in the race.
  • Demolition Derby… Now they had a demolition derby on the fourth and when all the wrecks were over and cars were strewn all over the place the last 3 drivers running were Eric Caughman, Danny Davis and Brandon Davis who were declared co-winners.


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

  • BravesThe Braves continue to be off for the All-Star Break and will be back in action tomorrow night as they travel to San Diego to start the second half of their season.
  • Tourist 1 – Drive 0The Greenville Drive were up in Ashville last night for the second game of their 3-game series with the Tourist… Just like on Tuesday night it is not good news for Drive fans as the Tourist won again this time by a score of 1-0… They simply outhit the Drive 7-2.
  • NASCAR… Just a quick reminder that the rain delayed Coke Zero 400 at Daytona last Saturday was run on Sunday the #77 car driven by Justin Haley won the race which was shortened by rain… William Bryon finished second , Jimmie Johnson third, Ty Dillon fourth and Ryan Newman fifth.
  • Monster Energy Cup Standings…. The top driver in the Monster Energy Cup Series after Sunday’s race is Joey Logano (700)… The next four are Kyle Busch (682) Kevin Harvick (625), Brad Keselowski (613) & Martin Truex Jr. (597)… To see the entire Cup Standings, click here.
  • This Week’s Schedule… The Monster Energy Cup race this weekend will be the Quaker State 400 at Kentucky Speedway on Saturday at 7:30 … If you would like to see the entire NASCAR schedule showing all the practice and race times and YV availability, click here.



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

  • Clinton at Laurens (8-30-19): 50
  • Laurens Academy host Faith/Ridge (8-30-19): 50
  • PC at Stetson, 8-31-19): 51
  • PC home opener vs. Jacksonville (9-14-19): 65
  • Clemson host Georgia Tech (Thursday, 8-29-19): 49
  • South Carolina vs. North Carolina in Charlotte (8-31-19): 51



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


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