Sports Report for Friday, 6-26-2020

COVID-19 Related:

 

  • Greenville county Schools Suspend Athletic Summer Workouts… Well in case you missed hearing this on the late local news last night I’ll tell you that athletic summer workouts for all Greenville County schools have been suspended until further notice… They are also postponing Academic Recovery Camps until at least July, 20… In making the announcement Greenville County Athletic Director Darryl Nance said it was NOT because of an outbreak of COVID-19 among their teams already working out… He said it was done out of an abundance of caution because of the spike in the number of case across Greenville County lately… For more on this click hereto go to the Greenville News online.

 

  •  SCHSL Executive Committee Make Guidelines Mandatory… As you may recall back in late May the SCHSL issued some suggested guidelines for team to follow as they returned for summer workouts starting June 1… If you don’t remember what the Phase I Guidelines were click here to go to the SCHSL website where they are listed… After they were released was asked what would be the penalty if these guidelines were not followed… His stock answer was “we may not have fall sports”… Well yesterday the SCHSL Executive Committee had a virtual meeting and after much discussion concerning the increase of COVID-19 cases across the state they voted to make those guidelines required and if not followed or do more than the guidelines allow it would be an illegal practice and would be subject to penalties… Now time does not allow me to list the specific penalties for 1, 2 and 3 times in violation but they do include fines, loss of practice days and scrimmages and can go as high as not being allowed to host any events and be the home team in playoffs… To see the complete list of penalties enacted click here.

 


NASCAR

  • Schedule for This Weekend… NASCAR has five races scheduled for this weekend up at the Pocono Speedway in New York… The first race will be tonight at 6:00 pm as the Menards ARCA Series drivers take to the track… Tomorrow there will be two races starting with a Gander Truck Series race at 12:30 pm… Following that race there will be a Cup Series race at 3:30….Sunday’s schedule has an Xfinity race at 12:30 pm and another Cup Series Race at 4:00 pm… To see what TV channels will be carrying the races each day click here.
  • Driver’s Standings… Going into the traces this weekend Kevin Harvick is atop the Cup Series Drivers’ Standings with 490 points including 2 wins in the 13 races… Joey Logano is #2 just 23 points behind him with 2 wins also and Ryan Blaney is #3 just 25 points behind Harvick… Chase Elliott and Brad Keselowski round out the top 5… To see the entire list of driver standings click here.
  • This Weeks TV Schedule for NASCAR… If you are one of the true NASCAR fans who likes to watch what they have available on TV this week click here to go to the NASCAR website where their TV schedule is located. 

This & That: 

  • Information for Girls Interested in Playing Basketball at LDHS… Coach Aianna Kelly has asked me to tell any young lady listening that might be interested in playing varsity or JV basketball this coming season to be sure to go by the main office at LDHS and pick up the required forms in order to play and then get them back to here… It is imperative that if you are interested that you pick these forms up as soon as possible and get them back to her so that she can contact you about workouts/practices which will begin sometime in July… If you have any questions please contact her at her email address which is: amkelly@laurens55.org

 

  • CHS Boys Basketball Workouts… Now in case you missed it, boys’ basketball workouts were supposed to begin yesterday at CHS… However that did not happen so they will start tomorrow… They are being held on Mondays and Wednesday from 5:30 – 6:45 pm in both gyms at CHS… Now to find out which Monday and Wednesdays Coach Romines is having workouts and what you need to bring to the workouts click here… There is also information there about what you will need to bring to the workouts… NOTE: There will be no workouts for rising 9th graders at this time… They will be scheduled later.

 

  • CMS Football Workouts Delayed… Due to continued restrictions by the SCHSL because of Covid-19 and out of an abundance of caution, Coach Caughman is delaying the start of Clinton Middle School football workouts which were supposed to begin Monday, June 30th…. Please continue to turn in the applicable paperwork so that he has everything once he sets a new start date…. We will continue to keep you updated on the situation and process as those details become known.

 

 

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