Sports Report for Tuesday, 7-23-2019

PC Notes:

  • Big South Media Day is Today… The ACC and the SEC had their annual; football media events last week and the Big South is having their Football Media Day event in Charlotte, NC today… Of course Coach Tommy Spangler will be there representing the Blue Hose and he is scheduled to speak at about 2:10 this afternoon…. Now for the true PC football fans the entire event can be seen on a couple of different social media platforms including the ESPN app Watch ESPN… For more information about this event, click here.
  • Camps and Football Tickets… Please look below in the This and That Section for information about the next sports camps at PC and information about football tickets.


Local Notes:

Laurens Little League (L3) Majors All-Star Team… The team is participating in the state tournament down in Summerville, SC.

  • Monday: Northwood 8 – L3 4… Last night the L3 Majors took on the Northwood team in a battle of the two undefeated teams in the tournament… Laurens led 4-1 at the end of the first inning but could not hold the lead as Northwood scored 5 runs in the fourth inning and went on to take an 8-4 win over Laurens… In the first inning Josh Goodwin, Jaheem Coleman and Coleman Coker all singled to lead off the inning… That brought Buster Harris to the plate who hit the second pitch he saw over the centerfield fence for a grand slam homerun to put Laurens up 4-1… Unfortunately that would prove to be all the scoring for Laurens as they did not get a runner past second base the remainder of the game… In the critical fourth inning where Northwood plated 5 runs, Laurens only two errors of the game as well as a passed ball and hit batter aided the Northwood scoring… Laurens actually outhit Northwood 8-7 with Josh Goodwin, Buster Harris and Dee Suber each getting 2 hits for Laurens… As a reminder one of Harris’ hits was the homer and Goodwin had a double… Laurens returns to action tonight at 7:00 pm as they take on Irmo which defeated Summerville 2-1 last night in and elimination game… The winner of tonight’s game will face Northwood tomorrow at 7:00 pm and must defeat Northwood twice to win the tournament… To see the entire tournament bracket and other information, click here… Good Luck to the team.
  • Saturday: Laurens 3 – Tega Cay- Fort Mill 0 Details… Laurens scored 2 runs in the bottom of the 2nd inning when Josh Goodwin doubled and was later brought in on a RBI single by Coleman Coker… Coker later scored on TC-FM error… Laurens other run came in the 5th inning when Goodwin led off drawing a walk…. He moved to second on a walk to Jaheem Cook and then stole third… He later scored when the TC-FM catcher threw out Cook trying to stealing second… Laurens outhit TG-FM 4-1 with Goodwin, Coker, Buster Harris and Dee Suber each getting a hit… Cook picked up the complete game win striking out 7 and walking 2.



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

  • Braves…. The Braves were off last night and will start a brief 2-game series with the Royals in Atlanta tonight… The Braves are 60-41 on the season and are in first place in the NL East by 6.5 games over the Washington Nationals.
  • Drive… Likewise the Greenville Drive were off last night and will return to action tonight as they travel to Salisbury, Maryland to start a series with the Delmarva Shorebirds…. The Drive are 15-16 in the second half of their season… They fourth place in the South Atlantic League Southern Division 2 games behind the division leading Augusta GreenJackets.



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

  • Clinton at Laurens (8-30-19): 38
  • Laurens Academy host Faith/Ridge (8-30-19): 38
  • PC at Stetson, 8-31-19): 39
  • PC home opener vs. Jacksonville (9-14-19): 53
  • Clemson host Georgia Tech (Thursday, 8-29-19): 37
  • South Carolina vs. North Carolina in Charlotte (8-31-19): 39



This & That:

 Football and Cheerleading at the City of Laurens Parks and Recreation Department… Registration is now open for tackle football and cheerleading at the City of Laurens Parks and Recreation Department…. These are open to youth ages 7-12 and the cost is $60 per person plus a $25 equipment rental fee for those participating in football…. You can register at The Ridgeon Exchange Drive during their normal business hours and if you have any questions visit them there of call 681-7275… The last day to register is July 26th.


 Flag Football and Cheerleading at the Clinton YMCA… Registration is now open for flag football and cheerleading at the Clinton Family YMCA… There will be 3 age appropriate divisions for flag football that include 4-6, 7-9 and 10-12 years old…Cheerleading is for youth in kindergarten through 6th grade… Now for more information about this such as cost, age date determination, fall-out dates and financial assistance click here or call the YMCA at 833-1555… The last day to register is August 16th.


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:


Raider Youth Volleyball Camp… On Friday, August 9th Coach Lake and the LDHS volley ball team will be conducting a camp from 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. in the Auxiliary Gym and LDHS… The camp is for 3rd through 8th graders and the cost id only $40… Lunch will be provided but there are a couple of things the camper should bring… To find out what they are and for more information about this camp, click here… To register for the camp click here… Don’t let this opportunity to improve your child’s volleyball skills pass you by!


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 and last camp at the Clinton YMCA is a Dance Camp August 5-8 for girls ages 5-12 that you must register for by Friday, August 2 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: Soccer Camp July 29-August 1, Ages 5-9 at 9-11 am, Ages 15 and up at 6:00-8:00 pm… Goal! Take your soccer skills to the next level! Campers will participate in soccer drills to improve their skills in passing, dribbling and shooting! This camp will be at Collyar Park…Adult /Team Archery,  July 30 -August 1, 6:00-8:30 p.m., Ages 15 and up… Take your archery skills to the next level with your friend! Join this camp and participate in field archery, focusing on shooting at live size-models of game! No range-finders allowed… Again click here for more details.


Next Sports Camps at PC

  • Kids Free Basketball Camp… This camp will be held August 5-6 for 1st – 6th graders and it’s free… For more information about this camp and to register click here.
  • Boys Soccer Evening Camp… This camp will take place Saturday August 10th – Monday 12th and is for youth ages 5-14… The cost is only $30 and run from 6:00 pm until 8:00 pm… For more information on this camp click here and to register click here.


PC Season Football Tickets on Sale

  • PC has 6 home games this season and the first one is on Saturday, Sept 14 when the Blue Hose host Jacksonville.
  • Blue chair back reserve seats are only $90.00 for the entire 6-game home season.
  • Parking is $5 per game but season parking passes are available for $25.
  • Per game seating (subject to availability) is $20 per game for chair type seats bench general admission will be $10 per seat for adults and $5 for students.
  • For more information on PC season tickets and a link to the season ticket order form click here… For the PC football schedule, click here. … Go Blue Hose!!



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