Sports Report for Friday, 8-16-2019

PC Notes

  • Tomorrow is PC Football Fan Day… Tomorrow at 9:45 a.m. the gates will open at Bailey Memorial Stadium as the Blue Hose invite their fans in for their annual Fan Appreciation Day… The Blue Hose will hold an open practice around 11:00 a.m. but before that the players will be signing autographs… Schedule posters will be available that you can have signed by the players… Foer more information about tomorrow, click here.
  • Today is Last Day to Order Season Tickets for PC Football… According to the PC website today is the last day to order season tickets for Blue Hose football… PC has 6 home games this season with the first one being on Saturday, September 16 when they hoist Jacksonville… For more information including a link to the PC football schedule and ticket application form, look in the This and That section below.

 

Local Notes

Today Is The Last Day To

  • Get Discounted Resort Rates at the Captain’s Quarters for the weekend of September 6th when the Raiders travel to Myrtle Beach to take on the Seahawks in the second game of the season… For more information about this look in the This and That section below.
  • Register for Flag Football and Cheerleading at the Clinton 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… Again for more information look in the This and That section below.

 

Jamborees this Weekend

  • Laurens AcademyTonight starting at 7:00 pm at Richard Winn Academy: First Quarter: Cambridge vs. WW King, Second Quarter: Crusaders vs. Cambridge. Third Quarter: WW King vs. Richard Winn, Fourth Quarter: Richard Winn vs. Crusaders… For Crusader fans who want to go down the address for Richard Winn Academy is: 1796 Old Chester Rd, Winnsboro, SC 29180
  • Laurens Raiders… Tomorrow (8-17-19) the Raiders will travel to Chapin to take on Spring Valley in the Chapin Jamboree… The jamboree starts at 7:00 p.m. and the Raiders will play in the second half of football that evening… My guess is that that will be sometime after 7:30… The address for Chapin HS is: 300 Columbia Ave, Chapin, SC 29036

 

 

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

  • Mets 10 – Braves 8… In the final game of their 3 game series last night in Atlanta, the Mets took a 10-8 win to avoid being swept by the Braves as the Braves rally fell a little short… The Mets took an early 7-0 lead and by the time the game reached the bottom of the ninth inning they lead 10-4… In the bottom of the ninth the Braves played long-ball as Ronald Acuna Jr. had a 2-run homer(35) and both Freddie Freeman (31) and Josh Donaldson (28) had solo homer to spark a comeback that fell a little short… The Mets had 23 hits to the Braves 19 in the game 2 of which were homers…Six of the Braves `11 hits were homers and in addition to the homers previously mentioned Matt Joyce homered in the game and both Freddie Freeman and Josh Donaldson homered before the ninth inning.. The Braves will get a test this weekend as they host the Los Angeles Dodgers in a 3-game series starting tonight… The Dodgers are 81-42 on the season and lead the NL West by 19.5 games over the D-backs while the Braves are 71-51 and are 5.5 games ahead of the Nationals in the NL East.
  • Crawdads 5 – Drive 1… As usual lately the Greenville Drive lost again last night by a score of 5-1 to the Hickory Crawdads in the first game of a 4-game series at Flour Field… Simply put the Crawdads outhit the Drive 10-5
  • Panthers… The Panthers will be hosting the Buffalo Bills tonight in a game that can be seen on WYFF TV channel 4 out of Greenville… Their coverage will start at 7:00 p.m.

 

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

  • Clinton at Laurens (8-30-19): 14
  • Laurens Academy host Faith/Ridge (8-30-19): 14
  • PC at Stetson, 8-31-19): 15
  • PC home opener vs. Jacksonville (9-14-19): 29
  • Clemson host Georgia Tech (Thursday, 8-29-19): 13
  • South Carolina vs. North Carolina in Charlotte (8-31-19): 15

 

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: mesmith@laurens55.org

 

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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