Sports Report for Wednesday, 8-12-2020

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.
  • Girls Tennis Meeting August 17… Head tennis coach Clovis Simmons asks that all young ladies interested in playing tennis this fall meet at the CMS courts on Monday, August 17, from 10:00-11:00 AM. .. You must wear a mask and practice social distancing…  Please bring a completed physical formwith you.  (Dated after April 1, 2020.)… Practice will start on Tuesday, August 18, at 9:00 AM, at the CMS courts…If you have questions, contact Coach Simmons: clovissimmons@lcsd56g.com.

WSPA High School Red Zone Team Previews… Every year about this time WSPA TV Chanel 7 out of Spartanburg does short previews of high school football teams in the area… below are the upcoming previews for teams that on Clinton and Laurens schedules this season and Clinton and Laurens themselves… Thought might you want to know so you can tune in at 6 or 11 pm to watch.

  • Wednesday, 8-12-20: Greer at 6pm, Laurens region opponent
  • Saturday, 8-15-20: Special that does all the teams in the area, 11:35 on Chanel 7, 9 pm on WYCW


College Notes:

  • Big Ten and Pac-12 Pull Plug on Fall Sports… Yesterday booth the Big Ten and Pac-12 Conferences announced they would not be playing fall sports (including football) this season due to health concerns associated with the COVID-19 pandemic… These are both 2 of the 5 “Power 5 Conferences” with the ACC, Big 12 and the SEC being the other 3… Now the Big Ten is actually made up of 14 schools including Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Maryland, Michigan, Michigan state, Minnesota, Nebraska, Northwestern, Ohio State, Penn State, Purdue, Rutgers and Wisconsin…  If you would like to read the statement from the Big Ten concerning this, click here….  They did say they would explore the possibility of having fall sports in the spring but I am not holding my breath waiting on that to happen…   About two hours after the Big Ten made their announcement the Pac-12 made a similar announcement but carried it one step further… They announced the postponement of all sports competition through the end of the calendar year which would include the start of winter sports such as basketball… To read the Pac-12 statement on this click here… In case you have forgotten the Pac-12 members are Arizona, Arizona State, University of California Berkley, Colorado, Oregon, Oregon State, Stanford, UCLA, USC, Utah, Washington and Washington State.
  • Will Others Follow Them… The ACC’s and the SEC’s most recent statements on playing or not playing are to play… All conferences rely on medical advisory panels for guidance and there seems to be no coordinated consultation between them… A lot of schools are saying the student-athletes are safer participating in their sport because of the medical care and attention they are constantly getting while participating than they would be out in the general public and not under such tight scrutiny and control… There is a lot of money at stake here as most conferences have very lucrative TV deals that have big impact on not only athletic budgets but overall institution budgets… Will other follow suit or will we play this season and have a lot of asterisks (*) in the record books? I’m not smart enough to predict that in this environment that changes every day but I am reminded of something the late King Dixon said in my last interview with him before he passed away when we talked about whether he thought we’d be playing football this fall… Player (and fan) safety and welfare must be the main, key and only factor when making that decision.


Pro Sports:

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

  • Yankees 9 – Braves 6… Last night the Braves started a short 2-game series with the Yankees up in New York… The Yankees put 3 runs on the board in the bottom of the first inning and then went on to take a 9-6 win over the Braves… The Braves actually outhit the Yankees 8-6 but they got their hits in a more advantageous fashion as they took full advantage of 7 walks issued by 4 Braves pitchers, a couple of Brave errors and a hit batter or two… Two of the Yankees hits were homers… The Braves offense was led by Marcell Ozuna and Tyler Flowers who had 2 hits each… Both of them homered as did Johan Camargo.

MLB

  • 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

NBA

  • 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 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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