Sports Report for Wednesday, 7-29-2020

Local Notes:

CHS Red Devils:

  • Booster Club Applications Available… There is a posting now on the CHS Athletic website concerning the CHS Booster Club… In these days of COVID-19 and the possibility of reduced revenues to high school and middle school athletics caused by the pandemic, school athletic budgets will be most likely strained and the help and support of booster clubs will become even more important… To that end the CHS Booster Club invites you to join them this season… If you click here it will carry you to the CHS Athletic website where there is another link to the booster club application… Please think about helping them to make “Go Big Red” a reality.

Pro Sports:

Braves… For more information on the game(s) below, click on the score at the beginning.

  • Rays 5 – Braves 2… A disastrous third inning proved to be the undoing for the Braves last night down in St. Pete as the Tampa Bay Rays scored 5 runs in that inning and then went on to take a 5-2 win over the Braves… Four singles, 3 walks and a wild pitch (all but 1 walk after two outs) led to the Rays 5 runs… The Rays only outhit the Braves 7-6 but they were able to get their hits in a much more timely fashion than the Braves… The two teams will get together again tonight but it will be in Atlanta for the Braves home-opener of the season.

 

MLB

  • Marlins Idle Until Next Monday… The number of players and staff members who have tested positive for the “Virus” is now up to 17 and that prompted MLB not only to postpone last night’s game but also the remainder of the Marlins games through at least Sunday… Also the remainder of the Phillies and Yankees series (the Phillies were the last team to play the Marlins last weekend) has also been postponed… As a result of the postponements in the Yankees schedule the Yankees and Orioles will get together tonight and tomorrow night to allow for some flexibility in scheduling later in the season… For more on this click here to go to the MLB website where there is a posting about this… Most of the “experts” think the Marlins most likely picked up the “virus’ in Miami and some teams have said they don’t want to travel to travel to Miami… The Washington Nationals as a team have voted not to travel to Miami (click here for more information on this)… The question now arises that if more teams feel the same way will the Marlins have to find a new home field for the season?   For more on this story in USA Today click here and here for two articles about it.
  • MLB Schedule… To see the scores from yesterday around MLB and the games today click here….Once you get there you have several options to see the scores of past games and the schedule past today.

  

NASCAR

  • 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.

 

NFL

  • Training Camps Start This Week… The NFL teams will start their training camps this week if they have not done so already… Of course as I reported several weeks ago, the NFL has mandated that training camps are to be held in the team’s home city at their in-season practice facilities… That means no Panthers in Spartanburg… NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell has written a letter to NFL fans about the upcoming season… If you would like to read this letter click here to go to the NFL posting of it and some comments about it.
  • Players Opting Out of Season… As you may have heard on some of the radio and TV media lately, several NFL players are opting to sit out this season because of the COVIS-19 pandemic… They all have their reason from elderly parents they help care for, spouses who are at high risk due to health problems, wife expecting to give birth in the next few months to thy just don’t want to take the risk… Well USA Today has a posting that is supposed to keep up with the players who have opted-out of the season by team… If you would like to see this posting click here.

This and That

  • Youth Tackle Football & Cheerleading… Registration is now open for youth tackle football and cheerleading through the City of Laurens Parks and Recreation Department… The registration fee is $60 for both and that includes uniform but does NOT helmet and shoulder pads for football… They can be rented from the Parks and Recreation Department… The age group for both football and cheerleading is ages 7-12… Those who will turn 12 on September 1st or later are eligible to play… You can register daily at The Ridge during normal business hours… For more information call 681-7275 or email them at: LaurensPRD@yahoo.com…. Registration will closes on August 8th so don’t wait too long.

 

  • Youth Soccer at Clinton Family YMCA… Registration is now open for youth soccer at the Clinton Family YMCA… Age groupings will be 3-5, 6-8 and 9-12… The cost is $60 for Y members and $75 for non-members with financial assistance for those who need it… All players will receive an open mesh full soccer uniform including a jersey, shorts and soccer socks… Soccer players are required to provide Soccer Shin Guards… For more information about this click here to go to a press release from the Y or call them at 833-1555… The deadline to register is August 31st!

 

  • Youth Soccer at Laurens Family YMCA… Registration is now open for youth soccer at the Laurens Family YMCA…Youth soccer at the Laurens Y will be for ages 3-15 in age appropriate groupings… The cost is $50 for Y members and $60 for non-members… If you want more information about youth soccer at the Laurens YMCA contact Haley Garrison at 984-2626 or email her at: hgarrison@lakelandsymca.org… The season will start on Sept 14th and the deadline to register is September 5th.

 

 

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