Sports Report for Thursday, 8-15-2019

Local Notes

  • Crusader Volleyball Team Participates in Newberry Jamboree… This past weekend the Laurens Academy Crusader volleyball team participated in a pre-season jamboree down in Newberry… The results are pretty good for Crusader fans as they won 2 of the 3 matches they participate in… The defeated Greenwood Christian in two straight sets by scores of 25-19 and 25-19… They also took a win over Wardlaw in two sets by scores of 25-19 and 25-16… Their only loss was to Cathedral Academy out of North Charleston by scores of 25-18 and 25-20… The Crusaders open their season next Tuesday (August 20) when they travel to Wardlaw for middle school and varsity matches and the home opener will be Thursday August 22 when they host Shannon Forest starting at 4 pm


  • Laurens County Touchdown Club Meets in Two Weeks… A quick reminder that the Laurens County TD Club will hold its first meeting 2 weeks for today on August 29th at The Ridge (the City of Laurens Parks and Registration headquarters on Exchange Drive) starting at noon… Now in the past the club has met on Fridays at noon but this year they are switching to Thursdays… As is the custom, the featured speakers will be the local head football coaches at Clinton, LDHS and Laurens Academy… Hopefully PC’s Tommy Spangler will be able to make it… Now if you would like to join the club the cost is only $150 for a ticket to all 7 of the regular meetings and also a ticket to the annual banquet at the end of the year where the All-County Team, Player of the Year and Coach of the Year will be honored… The quest speaker at the banquet will be former NFL Head Coach Sam Wyche… If you wish to join or want more information, contact Marlene Owing at the Laurens County Chamber of Commerce… Her phone number is 864-833-2716 of you can email her at  I plan on being there will you?


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

  • Braves 6 – Mets 4… The Braves trailed the Mets 2-1 going into the bottom of the 7th inning last night at Sun Trust Park when they put 5 runs on the board to take a 6-2 lead and then held on as the Mets scored 2 runs in the top of the 9th inning to make the final score 6-4 Braves… The Braves scored all their runs on just 8 hits and there was not a single homer among those 8 hits… Ender Inciarte was the only Brave with more than one hit as he went 2 for 3 with a double and 2 RBIs while scoring once himself.
  • GreenJackets 5 – Drive 0… The Greenville Drive finished their 3-game series with the Augusta GreenJackets last night in Augusta on a sour note as the GreenJackets took a 5-0 win… The GreenJackets simply outhit the Drive 8-2 and two Drive errors aided their cause… The win gave the GreenJackets the series win 2 games to one and the Drive return home tonight to Flour Field to start a 4-game series with the Hickory Crawdads.


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

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


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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