Sports Report for Friday, 8-23-2019

PC Notes  With school starting back things are starting to get busy for the Blue Hose athletic teams… If you go to you will find out thing like t…

  • Men’s soccer team is headed to Clemson tomorrow for their last preseason scrimmage while the women’ team will be Erskine
  • The Tommy Spangler radio show will start next Thursday night at 7:00 pm.
  • The men’s non-conference basketball schedule has been released and Clemson, Notre Dame and Michigan are on the schedule
  • Many other items.



Local Notes:

Week 0 of High School Football … Clinton, Laurens and Laurens Academy kick off their season one week from tonight but there are a few teams in their regions that are starting tonight

  • 5A… Wade Hampton at Dorman, Pickens at Easley, South Aiken at Greenwood and Greenville at Woodmont.
  • 3-A… Union County at Chapman, Ninety Six at Emerald, Whitmire at Mid-Carolina and Chesnee at Woodruff.
  • 1-A… Whitmire at Mid-Carolina and Ware Shoals at Oakbrook Prep


Pre-season High School Football Media Rankings… The top 10 in each classification are:

  • 5A… Dutch Fork, Gaffney, Fort Dorchester, Byrnes, Dorman, TL Hanna, Sumter, Blythewood , River Bluff and Greenwood
  • 4A… Myrtle Beach, Greer, Hartsville, Daniel, Ridge View, Birth Myrtle Beach, South Pointe, North Augusta, BHP and Wilson
  • 3A… Chester, Dillon, Chapman, Union County, Strom Thurmond, May River, Fairfield Central, Wade Hampton (H), Camden and Woodruff
  • 2A… Abbeville, Barnwell, Timberland, Gray Collegiate, Southside Christina, Bamberg-Ehrhardt, Carvers Bay, Oceanside, Saluda and Hannah Pamplico
  • 1A…. Lamar, Green Sea-Floyds, Wagner-Salley, Lake View, Baptist Hill, Hemingway, Ridge Springs-Monetta, Dixie, Blackville-Hilda and McBee.


Pro Sports… For more information on the game(s) below click on their score.

  • Braves 3 – Marlins 2… The Atlanta Braves pulled the brooms out of the closet last night at Sun Trust Park as they took 3-3 win over the Marlins thus earning a sweep of the 3-game series… The marlins led 2-1 going into the bottom of the 8th inning where Freddie Freeman tied the game with his 34th homer of the season… In the bottom of the 9th inning with two runners on base, two outs and a 2-2 count Ronald Acuna Jr, delivered the game winning hit with a walk-off single… The Braves now head out of town for a few days with the first stop being in New York for a weekend series with the Mets.
  • Suns 2 – Drive 0The Greenville Drive finished their series with the Suns up in Hagerstown, Maryland last night on a down note as the Suns took a 2-0 win… Three Suns pitchers held the Drive to just 1 hit in the game… The Drive come home tonight to start the last 7 home games of the season and the first team in will be the Ashville Tourist.


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): 7
  • Laurens Academy host Faith/Ridge (8-30-19): 7
  • PC at Stetson, 8-31-19): 8
  • PC home opener vs. Jacksonville (9-14-19): 22
  • Clemson host Georgia Tech (Thursday, 8-29-19): 6
  • South Carolina vs. North Carolina in Charlotte (8-31-19): 8


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.


If you have any comments, suggestions, or want to reports scores, please contact me via email at: or text me at 864-981-3470.