Sports Report for Thursday, 6-4-2020

Local Notes:

CHS

  • Suber Signs with Converse… Yesterday at CHS senior track standout Quiana Suber signed her letter of intent to continue her education and track career at Converse College running for the Knights… Suber is a 6 year member of the CHS track team and has been a member of the cross country team while previously playing basketball prior to this year… When asked about her fondest memories at CHS she stated there were a lot of great memories but that being a part of the 4X100 meter relay team in 2018 that won the state championship was the best… She chose Convers over other schools like USC Upstate because of the personal attention given by the coaching staff… At converse she will continue in the sprint and middle distance events… She is looking to major in journalism with the hope of getting into sports related work… Now I did a short video interview with her and I hope to have it available a little later today… When it is ready I will put a link to it here… Congratulations to Quiana!
  • Two Sign to Cheer at Newberry… Also yesterday at CHS two senior cheerleaders also signed to continue their education and cheerleading for the Newberry Wolves… They are Hailey Brannon and Madison Hoke… Brannon is planning on majoring in nursing while at Newberry with the goal of eventually becoming a nurse anesthetist… Hoke is planning on majoring in pre-engineering while at Newberry and then continuing her education at Clemson in automotive engineering with the goal of one day designing car interiors… Congratulations and good luck to both these young ladies!
  • More Photos… To see a few more photos taken at the signings yesterday click here.

Sport Obituaries:

  • Johnny Majors Dies at Age 85… It seems like we have had a string of notable sports deaths in the last week with the latest one being Coach Johnny Majors at the age of 85 at his home in Knoxville… Fir the younger generation out there, Majors was head football coach at Iowa State (1968-72, Pitt (1973-76, 1993-96) and at Tennessee (1977-92)… In his 29 years as a head coach his teams went 185-137-10 and he won the national championship while at Pitt 1976 while at Pittsburg… What a lot of people don’t remember that he played running back at Tennessee and was runner-up to Paul Horning for the Heisman Trophy in 1956… He was elected to the College Football Hall of Fame in 1987 and Tennessee retired his #45 jersey in 2012… For more on Johnny Majors and his death click here.

Congratulations to Seniors Graduating Today… I want to take a moment to all the seniors at CHS and LDHS who are graduating today and to those that graduated at Laurens Academy last week… To say the least yours has been a very unique senior year but you made it through it… take a moment to look around and soak it all in so that you will remember it 50 years from now like I do mine 50 years ago… Good luck to you all and now go out and make this county, state, country and world a better place!


NASCAR

  • NASCAR TV Schedule for the Week… To see the NASCAR broadcast schedule for this week click here.

 


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 Moves to Phase II of Reopening… The Laurens YMCA (which is part of the Lakelands Region YMCA) has moved into Phase II of its reopening… Their hours of operation are still Monday-Friday from 5 am to 7pm, Saturday 8 am to 4 pm and will be closed on Sunday… In Phase II they still have many of the same restrictions and policies that were put in place for Phase I but more programs and activities will be opening up on June 1 or June 8 such as the aquatic center, private swim lessons as scheduled, personal training, wellness classes and others including T-Ball practice at Collyar Park on June 1… Now to see their press release concerning the Phase II portion of their reopening along with the Phase I restrictions and guidelines, click here If you have any further questions call the YMCA at 984-2626

 

This & That:

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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