Sports Report for Tuesday, 5-26-2020

Local Notes:

Clinton YMCA Resuming Dixie Youth … Yesterday I mentioned that the City of Laurens Parks and Recreation Department will resume Little League practice on June 1 and games on June 15… I also mentioned that I had thought the Clinton YMCA was also going to do the same with their Dixie Youth baseball and softball program but I would try to confirm that… Well I have confirmed that they will also be staring practice on June 1 and games on June 15… Further I was told that they do have some spaced in some of the leagues if you have a son or daughter who missed the initial registration and would like to participate… They ask me to tell you to call the YMCA at 833-1555 for more information about which leagues have available space and the procedure for registering your child or grandchild…. Play Ball!


NASCAR

  • Kyle Busch Wins Xfinity race last Night at Charlotte… For the second night in a row the NASCAR race at Charlotte went overtime as a mishap on lap 197 of the 200 lap race brought out the caution flag sending the race into overtime… After the restart Kyle Busch blew by Austin Cindric and pulled away for his 97th career win in the Xfinity series… If you would like to read more about the race, click here to go to the NASCAR site where you will find more on it and a link to the entire order of finish in the race.
  • Two More Races in Charlotte… A quick reminder for you NASCAR junkies out there that there will be another race in Charlotte tonight as the Gander Truck Series finally gets back into action with the NC Education Lottery starting at 8 pm and then tomorrow night at 8 pm also the Cup Series will return to the track for the Alsco Uniform 500… Of course these races are still being conducted with “no fans in the stands”… One thing for sure, NASCAR is leading the charge in returning to action and trying to catch up of some missed races!
  • NASCAR TV Schedule for the Week… To see the NASCAR broadcast schedule for this week click here.

College Baseball Trivia Questions

  • Which two D-1 college baseball teams are tied for the longest winning streaks at 34 games and in what years?  Florida Atlantic in 1999 and Texas in 1977
  • Which D-I school has won the most CWS? Southern Call with 12 (1948, 1958, 1961, 1963, 1968, 1970-74, 1978, 1998)

Local YMCAs Open with RestrictionsThe Clinton and Laurens YMCAs have now reopened with restrictions and changes due to the COVID-19 pandemic with the safety of their members and staff in mind.

  • Clinton YMCA… The Clinton Family YMCA opened Monday, 5-18-2020 under what they refer to as Phase 1 Guidelines and Restrictions… First the Y’s hour are now Monday-Friday 7am to 7 pm, Saturday 7am to 6 pm and closed on Sunday… The list of restrictions and guidelines are quite long but a few of them require social distancing (6 feet minimum), use of one entrance only where all will have their temperature checked, class sizes limited to 10, gym for walking only (no basketball), time limits on some equipment and many other items including but not limited to more frequent cleaning and sanitizing… To see the entire list of guidelines and restrictions click here.
  • Laurens YMCA… The Laurens YMCA (which is part of the Lakelands Region YMCA) also changed it operating hour … They will be open Monday-Friday from 5 am to 7pm, Saturday 8 am to 4 pm and will be closed on Sunday… They also have a list of restrictions and guidelines similar to the Clinton YMCA during Phase 1 of their reopening… To see that list and other important information click here.

 

City of Laurens Parks and Recreation NOT Reopened Yet… WLBG contacted Jason Pridgen the Director of the City of Laurens Parks and Recreation Department and he stated that they are not yet… He said the situation is “very fluid and it could change daily”… If I find out that they are open I will pass that information on to you.

 


This & That:

Golf for Kids… On Monday 5-25-20 I was informed by Brian Harlan that the Annual Golf for Kids Golf Tournament scheduled for Saturday, May, 30, 2020 at Lakeside Country Club has been postponed… At this time no makeup date has been scheduled but if I hear of the date I’ll be sure to pass it along to you… For any questions concerning this Brian Harland at 984-2626 or email him at brian@lakelandsymca.org.

 

Rhythm on the Rails… The City of Clinton’s first Rhythm on the Rails event of this season originally scheduled for May 15-16 has fallen victim to the COVID-19 pandemic and has been rescheduled for June 19-20… In addition to the usual entertainment, vendors and rides it will also include Smokein’ on the Rails a BBQ cooking contest…. For more on this event including links to vendor applications, click here.

 

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