Sports Report for Wednesday, 8-21-2019

Local Notes:

CHS Red Devils:

  • Today’s Scrimmage Canceled… The Red Devil football team was supposed to scrimmage Berea today at 7:00 pm… Yesterday Berea called and said they would be unable to make it so today’s scrimmage is cancelled and at this time no make-up date or other scrimmage is scheduled for the Red Devils before the season starts…. Should that change, we will strive to let you know.
  • Ribbon Cutting Postponed… Another event that was scheduled for today was the ribbon cutting and dedication of the improvements to Wilder Stadium… That event has now been postponed until Friday, September 6 at 6:30 pm just before Clinton takes on Broome in their home opener at 7:30 pm.



LDHS: Raiders: Things will be hopping at KC Hanna tonight as two events are taking place.

  • 2nd Annual Raiders’ Rally & Sports Preview… Starting this afternoon at 5:00 pm the Laurens District 55 High School Booster Club will be hosting the 2ND Annual raider rally and Sports Preview… This Free event will have something for everyone including music, a bounce house, schedules and a raffle for prizes that include Century Club passes and Raider gear… At 5:50 children of all ages will be invited to run through the raider helmet tunnel… Also the booster club will be selling Raider gear including the clear bag you must now use to bring items into sporting and other events in District 55 (Click here to review the new clear bag policy)… For more information and details on the raider rally and Sports Preview, click here.
  • Raiders Host Boling Springs in Final Pre-season Scrimmage…. After the Raiders’ Rally and Sports Preview the Raiders will take the field about 6:00 pm in their final preseason scrimmage taking on the Boiling Springs Bulldogs… The Bulldogs finished their season last year with a 5-6 overall record and 4-3 in region play…. They lost to Northwestern 54-35 in the first round of the Class AAAAA Playoffs.


Pro Sports… Click on the score for any game(s) listed below to get more information on that game.

  • Braves 5 – Marlins 1The Atlanta Braves opened a 3-game series last night in Atlanta with the Marlins on a positive note as they took a 5-1 win over The Fish… The Marlins actually outhit the Braves 8-7 with one of their hits being a homer but Freddie Freeman had two homers for the Braves… He had a pair of solo homers one in the 4th inning and the other in the 5th giving him a total of 33 homers this season one shy of his career best 34… He also singled in the 7th inning driving in 2 more runs giving him 100 RBIs on the season.
  • Suns 4 – Drive 1The Greenville Drive started a 3-game series with the Hagerstown Suns up in Maryland last night and they started it on a sour note as the Suns took a 4-1 win… They simply outhit the Drive 8-4 and no Drive player had over 1 hit.


High School & Middle School Sports Schedules for this Week

  • Laurens School Dist. 55: To see the sports schedule for this week at LDHS and District 55 middle schools, click here
  • Clinton School District 56: To see the sports schedule for this week at CHS and CMS, click here.
  • Laurens Academy: To see 2019 Crusader volleyball schedule click here…. To see the 2019 Crusader varsity football schedule click here…. To see the 2019 middle school football schedule click here.


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

  • Clinton at Laurens (8-30-19): 9
  • Laurens Academy host Faith/Ridge (8-30-19): 9
  • PC at Stetson, 8-31-19): 10
  • PC home opener vs. Jacksonville (9-14-19): 24
  • Clemson host Georgia Tech (Thursday, 8-29-19): 8
  • South Carolina vs. North Carolina in Charlotte (8-31-19): 10


This and That

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:


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.


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.


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.



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