Sports Report for Wednesday, 8-14-2019

Local Notes

Laurens County Speedway… results from the main events last Saturday night

  • Thunder Bombers… In the Thunder Bombers, Dylan Chappell survived a caution filled race and took the win on a green-white-checkered finish… Dan Lawson finished second and Scott Pulley third…. After the race was over Lawson protested the motor and clutch in Chappell’s car and Chappell likewise protested the same in Lawson’s car… Neither protest was upheld.
  • Limited… In the Limited main event, Deano Long started on the poll and used that to take the lead at the green flag and never trailed…       Frank Coates and Tony Quarles were the next two to see the checkered flag.
  • SECA 604 Crate… The SECA 604 Crate main event saw another driver win leading start to finish and that was division leading Brad Rachels… Michael Akeson was second and Danny Howell was third.
  • 602 Crate… The 602 Crate main event had 2 cautions in the first two laps but through it all Travis Morgan had the lead and went on to take the win… Baron McDowell and Colt Smith were the next two to see the checkered flag in that order.
  • FWD… When the Front Wheel Drive main event started, Seth Smith was fourth place but that’s not where he finished as he took advantage of mechanical problems and spinouts by those in front of him to grab the lead and the win… Joel Cabe finished second and Travis Jamison third.
  • 4-Cylinder… The 4-cylinder main event was a rare caution-free race which saw Philip Wilson take the lead a couple of laps into the race and take the win… J.R. Baker was second and Scott Nelson was third.
  • Young Guns… In Young Guns main event, Landen Davis eventually took the win after the early leader T.J. Teal “kissed” the wall… Kayley Garner came in second and Teal third.


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

  • Braves 5 – Mets 3The Braves started a 3-game series with the Mets last night at Sun Trust Park in Atlanta on a positive note as they took a 5-3 win… The Braves scored all their runs in the first 5 innings to take a 5-1 lead and then held off the Mets…Josh Donaldson had 3 of the Braves 13 hits going 3 for 4 while Ronald Acuna Jr. went 2 for 5 hitting his 34th homer of the season in the fourth inning.
  • GreenJackets 11 – Drive 1… In the second game of their three-game series with the GreenJackets in Augusta last night, the Drive took it on the chin, the arm, the knee and just about any other body part you want to name as the GreenJackets spanked the Drive by a score of 11-1.
  • Panthers Training Camp Info… Today is the last day of training camp for the Carolina Panther in Spartanburg and it will start at 9:25 this morning… The Buffalo Bills are also there holding a joint-practice with the Panthers… The Panthers break camp this afternoon and head back to Charlotte to finish out pre-season practice.


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

  • Clinton at Laurens (8-30-19): 16
  • Laurens Academy host Faith/Ridge (8-30-19): 16
  • PC at Stetson, 8-31-19): 17
  • PC home opener vs. Jacksonville (9-14-19): 31
  • Clemson host Georgia Tech (Thursday, 8-29-19): 15
  • South Carolina vs. North Carolina in Charlotte (8-31-19): 17


This & That:

 Discounted Resort Rates for Laurens vs. Myrtle Beach Football Game… A reminder that this season the Laurens Raiders will be traveling to Myrtle Beach to take on the Seahawks in the second game of the season pm September the 6th… Now if you are like me, which is an awfully long drive to turn around and drive back to Laurens after the game… I plan on spending two nights down there and if you would like to do the same, the Captain’s Quarters Resort is offering some special rates to Raider fans… The offers include not only special room rates but also discounts on other activities…. Now if you would like to learn more about this click here to go to a posting on the Laurens Athletic website that has more information about this…. One important note here, this is a limited time offer and your reservations must be booked by August 16th so don’t delay.


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:


Fall Ball at the City of Laurens Parks and Recreation… Registration is now open at the City of Laurens Parks and Recreation Department for Fall Baseball… Ages 6-8 can register for coaches pitch while ages 9-11 can register for kids pitch baseball…. The cost is $40 for either and you can register at The Ridge on Exchange Drive daily… Registration closes August 30.


Laurens YMCA Flag Football and Soccer… Registration is now open for soccer and flag football at the Laurens Family YMCA… Soccer is open to youth ages 3-15 while flag football is open for youth ages 3-14… The cost is $50 for YMCA members and $60 for potential members… The registration deadline is August 25…. Call 984-2626 for more information.


Next Sports Camps at PC

  • Blue Hose Select Baseball Camp… This camp will take place Saturday August 24th thru Sunday August 25th and is for young men in grades 9-12 and Junior College players… For more information about this camp and a link to the registration form, 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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