Sports Report for Friday, 7-26-2019

PC Notes:

  • Blue Hose Place Four On Preseason All-Conference Team… Earlier this week in Charlotte the Big South Conference had their Football Media day and Four Presbyterian College football players received preseason honors as the league announced its annual awards… Wide Receiver Keith Pearson and linebacker Colby Campbell both earned first team all-conference honors…. Offensive lineman Eli Teeselink and linebacker Jarrett Nagy earned honorable mention for the 2019 preseason all-conference teams…. To see the entire listing of those Big South players who were selected for preseason honors click here.
  • PC Picked to Finish Seventh… Also at the media day the coaches and media picked two-time defending Kennesaw State University to finish first in the Big South this season… PC was picked to finish seventh… If you would like to see where each of the teams in the Big South were picked to finish, click here to go to a posting on the Bog South website that has full details.


Local Notes:

 Laurens Little League (L3) Majors Fall

    • Northwood 4 – Laurens 2Last night down in Summerville the L3 majors All-Star team in an elimination game for Laurens, saw their season come to an end as they lost to Northwood by a score of 4-2… Northwood got on the board first scoring a single run in the top of the first inning on w walks and a single that loaded the bases and then the first run came in o a bases-loaded walk… They added another earned run in the top of the third to make it 2-0… Laurens finally got on the board in the bottom of third when Josh Goodwin led the inning off with a single and later was driven in on an RBI single by Buster Harris… In the top of the fifth inning Northwood made it 3-1 as they scored another run off a pair of singles and a Laurens error… In the bottom of the fifth inning Laurens loaded the bases on a walk and 2 singles after 2 outs and Buster Harris drove in another run again with a RBI single to make it 3-2… Northwood added an unearned insurance run in the top of the sixth inning and then after allowing the first Laurens runner in the bottom of the sixth inning to reach base on a walk, retired the next 3 Laurens batters to take the win and the State Championship.
    • Stats… Both teams had 8 hits but Laurens did Laurens did make 3 errors to Northwood’s 1… Laurens was led at the plate by Buster Harris who went 3 for 3 with an RBI… Dee Suber and Jireh Brown also ended the night with 2 hits each… Jaheem Coleman pitched 4⅔ innings giving up 3 runs (only 2 of which were earned) while striking out 5 and walking 4,,,, Jireh Brown finished the game giving up 1 unearned run while striking out 3 and walking 1…. Congratulations to Laurens on a great run district and state tournament.



Last Day To Register For: See notes in This and That Section below for more details.

  • Football and Cheerleading at the City of Laurens Parks and Recreation Department, Youth ages 7-12
  • Soccer Camp at the Laurens YMCA , Youth ages 5-15 in 2 ages groupings


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

  • BravesThe Braves were off last night and will be traveling to Philadelphia today to start a 3 game series with the Phillies… The Braves are 60-43 on the season which puts them in first place in the NL East 4.5 games ahead of Washington and 5.5 games ahead of Philadelphia.
  • Drive 2 – Shorebirds 1For you Greenville Drive fans there is some good news this morning as the Drive took a 2-1 win over the Delmarva Shorebirds up in Maryland last night to avoid being swept in the 3 game series… A 2-run homer by Devin Granberg in sixth inning gave the Drive the win… They remain on the road as they now travel to Lakewood, NJ to take on the BlueClaws.
  • Panthers Training Camp Info… The Carolina Panther are holding their training camp at Wofford College until Wednesday, August 14th and if you click will take you to a posting on the Panthers’ website where the complete training camp schedule is located and it has details on promotions and special events during the camp…. Practice today is from 3:10 to 5:10 this afternoon.



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

  • Clinton at Laurens (8-30-19): 35
  • Laurens Academy host Faith/Ridge (8-30-19): 35
  • PC at Stetson, 8-31-19): 36
  • PC home opener vs. Jacksonville (9-14-19): 50
  • Clemson host Georgia Tech (Thursday, 8-29-19): 34
  • South Carolina vs. North Carolina in Charlotte (8-31-19): 36



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 10-15 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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