Sports Report for 8-30-2019

PC Notes

  • Football Game at Stetson Cancelled… PC officials announced yesterday that tomorrow’s game at Stetson has been cancelled due to the impending weather associated with Hurricane Dorian… To read the entire press release on this which also has information about ticket refunds for PC fans who may have bought tickets, click here… This means that PC will not have a game until Saturday, September 14 when they host Jacksonville… Tonight’s coaches show scheduled for House of Pizza has been postponed… The first installment of the show is set for Thursday September 12th.

 

Local Notes:

Local Football Schedule for Tonight

  • Ware Shoals: The Hornets who started their season last Friday night with a 32-12 win at Oakbrook board the bus tonight and travel over to Calhoun Falls to take on the Blue Flashes.
  • Laurens Academy: The Crusaders kickoff their 20th season of football tonight at Todd Kirk Field hosting the Knights of Northside Christian out of Lexington, SC
  • Clinton at Laurens: The BIG Game on the local schedule tonight is of course the Red Devils traveling to Laurens to take on the Raiders for the County Championship… The Red Devils come into the game hoping to give their new head coach Corey Fountain his first win at Clinton… The raiders hope to give Coach Liner a win as he starts his 6th season at LDHS… Clinton leads the series 29-18 but the raiders have won 6 of the last 7 including last year’s 34-14 win at Clinton where all the points came in the second half… We will start our coverage about 6:05 today with the Friday Night Insiders program. A usual we will have interviews with Coach Todd Kirk, Coach Chris Johnston at Ware Shoals, Coach Corey Fountain and the one and only Elmo will be back to tell us who is going to win in the high school and college ranks… About 6:35 we will go live to KC Hannah stadium where Doug Holiday with handle the play-by-play, I’ll help out in the press box and Coach Rob Sheffield will over insight from the sidelines… Bring you FM radio and pick us up on 104.1 of on our in-stadium transmitter at 95.7
  • Ticket Purchase… The only way to get tickets ahead of time today to avoid the long lines at the ticket booth is to purchase them online at the Laurens Athletic website… Click here to go to the website for more information and to purchase tickets.
  • Game Day Information… Laurens School District 55 has also put out some general information that fans need to know before arriving at the game tonight (or any game this season)… It includes general parking information, handicap parking information, ticket cost ($7.00), clear bag policy and other items… I advise you look at this before you go and to do that, click here.

 

Laurens Academy

  • Volleyball Drops Matches at Shannon Forrest… The Laurens Academy volleyball teams traveled up to Greenville yesterday to take on another set of Crusaders at Shannon Forrest… In varsity action SF took a 3-0 win over LA… Set scores were 25-11, 25-15 and 25-9… In middle school action, SF took a 2-1 win handing the Crusaders their first loss of the young season.

 

High School Football Scores and Standings

  • Thanks to scfootballstats.com you can now see last weekend’s scores for all games by classification… You can also see the standings in each region by classification… To see this information click here.

 

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

  • Braves… The Braves were off last night but they return to action tonight as they start a 3-game series with the Chicago White Sox at Sun Trust Park… The Braves are 81-54 on the season and lead the NL East by 5.5 games over the second place Washington Nationals… The White Sox are 60-73 on the season and are in third place in the AL Central Division.
  • GreenJackets 11 – Drive 0The Greenville Drive ended their 4-game series with the Augusta GreenJackets at Flour Field last night with an 11-0 loss to the GreenJackets…Simply put, Augusta outhit the Drive 13-3… This gave August a 3-1 series win… This was also the last home game of the season for the Drive as they finish their season with a 4-game series with the RiverDogs down on the coast in Charleston.
  • Panthers 25 – Steelers 19In their last pre-season game last night, the Carolina Panthers took a 25-19 win over the Pittsburg Steelers at Bank of America Stadium.
  • Falcons 31 – Jaguars 12For the falcon fans out there, they took a 31-12 win over the Jaguars down in Jacksonville last night.

 

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 and middle school football schedules, click here

 

 

This and That

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.

 

 

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