Sports Report for Monday, 6-29-2020

COVID-19 Related:

  • District 55 & 56 Suspend Athletic Workouts… Last Friday I mentioned to you that the Greenville County School District had suspended all athletic workouts and other on campus activities due to the increase in the number of COVID-19 cases in the area… Well since then both Laurens School Districts 55 and 56 have done the same… District 55 announced through Twitter om their Laurens 55 Athletics account and District 56 announced it through Twitter also as well as posting it on the CHS Athletic website which District 55 has not done yet… If you would like to see the District 56 announcement by CHS Athletic Director Louis Alexander click here… The District 55 Tweet mentioned that summer practices for all athletic teams will be suspended until at least July 20th.
  • L3 Season Cancelled… Now if you checked the WLBG website over the weekend you would have noticed a posting in the local news that the City of Laurens Parks and Recreation Department made the decision to go ahead and cancel the remainder of the Laurens Little League (L3) for this season.. Again the reason given was to protect the public and participants from the COVID-19 virus… If you want to see the announcement on their website click here. 

NASCAR… The NASCAR drivers were all up at the Pocono

  • Cup Series Results This Weekend…. There were two Cup Series races at Pocono this weekend.
    • Saturday in the Organics 325 Kevin Harvick took only 2 tires in a pit stop with 36 laps to go so he could get back out on the track faster and then held off Denny Hamlin at the end to take the win by just .761 seconds… Aric Almirola, Christopher Bell and Kyle Bush rounded out the top 5 in that order… For more information on this race click here
    • Sunday in the Pocono 350 Hamlin turned the tables on Harvick taking the win… This was the first time in NASCAR history there were two Cup Series races during the same weekend… Hamlin choose to stay out on old tires late in the race and built up a lead Harvick had to battle through traffic to finish just over 3 seconds behind him… Erik Jones, Chase Elliot and Aric Almirola rounded out the top 5… For more information click here.
  • Xfinity Results… The Xfinity Series drivers ran yesterday before the Cup Series Race… In spite of a pit row speeding penalty and a spin with 21 laps to go, Chase Briscoe was able to pick up his fourth Xfinity win of the season at Pocono… The next four across the finish line were Ross Chastain, Jeremy Clements, Myatt Snider and Michael Annett… … For more information click here.
  • Gander Truck Series… Before the Cup Series race on Saturday, the Gander Truck Series drivers went at it… The race was late getting started die to a rain delay and at the end there was a two=lap shootout which saw Brandon James take the win over Austin Hill be a little less than a second… For more information 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

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