Sports Report for Friday, 8-7-2020

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.
  • Football Schedule Moves back 2 weeks… Yesterday I mentioned that the SCHSL had “pushed back” by 2 weeks the start of competition from September 11th to September 25th and that Laurens had simply pushed back the start of their season by 2 weeks with the Raiders opening with the Greenwood Eagles in Greenwood on the 25th… I have since learned that the Clinton Red Devils have also simply “pushed back” the start of their season schedule as it existed to September 25th when they open at Union County taking on the Yellow Jackets.

College Notes:

  • Clemson Football Schedule Released… Yesterday the ACC and Clemson announced the opponents and locations that Clemson will face in their ACC football schedule for this season… The starting times for the games and the non-conference opponent are yet to be determined… The ACC portion of their schedule will feature 5 road games and 5 home games… The Tigers are scheduled to open their season on the road traveling up to Wake Forest to take on the Demon Deacons on September 12 and then the home opener will be the following week against a non-conference opponent yet to be determined… The schedule has two open dates built in to it… To go to the Clemson website where they have a posting about the schedule including a game-by-game preview of each game and other schedule notes click here… The schedule is as follows:
    • Sept. 12: at Wake Forest
    • Sept. 26: Open Date
    • Oct. 3: VIRGINIA
    • Oct. 10: MIAMI (FLA.)
    • Oct. 17: at Georgia Tech
    • Oct. 24: SYRACUSE
    • Oct. 31: BOSTON COLLEGE
    • Nov. 7: at Notre Dame
    • Nov. 14: Open Date
    • Nov. 21: at Florida State
    • Nov. 28: PITTSBURGH
    • Dec. 5: at Virginia Tech

Pro Sports:

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

  • Braves 4 – Blue Jays 3… Last night the Braves finished their 3-game series with the Blue Jays taking a 4-3 win on the strength of 2 big homers… Freddie Freeman had a 2-run homer to put the Braves up early but by the time the bottom of the ninth inning rolled around the Blue Jays had tied the game 3-3… In the bottom of the ninth inning with 1 out, Nick Markakis hit the first pitch he saw into the right field bleachers almost to the Chop Shop Restaurant there…The lefty hit a ball that was about 1.5 feet of the ground and launched it there… OK the Braves won on a walk-off homer by Markakis… Well the back story on this is that Markakis originally said he would opt out of this season due to the COVID-19 pandemic but has a change of heart… He applied for reinstatement with MLB and had it approved… He did not see live pitching until July 29th at a Braves alternate training site…He did not join the team until earlier this week and had only pinched hit a couple of times before he got his first start last night… Nice start for his season, hope he keeps it up…. The Braves win the series with the Blue Jays 2-1 and are now 9-5 on the season… They hit the road traveling to Philadelphia for a 4-game series with the Phillies starting at 7:05 pm.



  • 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 Schedule for This Weekend… NASCAR moves its racing up north to the Michigan International Speedway…  Tonight the Gander Truck Series will race starting at 6:00 pm ET and it can be seen on FS1… The Xfinity Series will race tomorrow at noon and that can be seen on the NBCSN… The Cup Series will run two races at Michigan this weekend with the first on being tomorrow at 4:00 pm and the second one on Sunday at 4:30 pm… Both these races can be seen on NBCSN also.
  • 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.


  • Scores and Schedule… If you want to check on the latest NBA scores and the schedule, click here to go to the posting on the NBA website where you can do that.

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:…. 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:… The season will start on Sept 14th and the deadline to register is September 5th.


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