Sports Report for Thursday, 4-1-2021

Local Notes:

Clinton HS:

  • Girls Soccer: Chapman 3 – Clinton 2…The Red Devil girls’ soccer team fell for the first time this season yesterday as they lost 3-2 to Chapman HS at home… Laurens Wargo scored both of the Red Devil’s goals… Now for more on this match from Coach Joe Benson as to how the match played out click here… The team is now 11-1 overall on the season and 3-1 in region play…. The team will be back in action tomorrow as they head to Woodruff to take on the Wolverines in a 7:00 pm match.
  • Hammond Leaving CHS… I happened to be checking out a story in the Greenville News yesterday about coaching hires for the new Fountain Inn HS that will be opening this fall to freshman… One of the names mentioned in the list of coaching hires was Clinton High’s John Michael Hammond as the boys’ soccer coach… I reached out to Coach Hammond yesterday and he confirmed the story… He also had the following comments “Leaving CHS will be bittersweet, both as a teacher and as a coach.  I’ve grown close to so many people here, and will surely be a Red Devil for life.  From a CHS soccer perspective, it will be incredibly difficult to leave my Clinton United soccer family.  I plan on attending as many CHS games as I can over the next couple of years, and have already promised the boys that I will be at their graduation. From a FIHS perspective, I am absolutely thrilled to have the opportunity to come back home to Greenville County and build a new program from the ground up.  It’s a unique opportunity to establish brand new traditions and create excitement around the program, and I think that founding the JV program here at Clinton is an experience that will help me do just that.” The Greenville News article mentioned that his Red Devil teams have set school records for winning percentage and fewest goals allowed… The article also mentioned his excellence as a classroom teacher… At CHs he is listed as the Project Lead the Way Engineering teacher and if you click here it will carry you to a posting titled Mr. Hammond’s Lab where you can find out more about what he teaches and also about him… By the way the principal at FIHS is former CHS principal Maureen Tiller… Congratulations to Coach Hammond!

Laurens Academy:

  • Softball and baseball at Home Today… The Crusader softball and varsity baseball teams are scheduled to host the Patriots of Wardlaw Academy… The softball game will start at 5:00 and the baseball game at 6:00

PC Notes… Remember to find out anything you might care to know just go to www.gobluehose.com

  • Football… The Blue Hose football team lost a very close (24-21) game San Diego last Saturday at home… They scored 14 points in the final quarter only to have their rally come up 3 points short… For more information on that contest click here… The team will be travelling to Deland, Fla. This Saturday to take on the 0-2 Stetson Hatters who lost to Morehead State 14-31 two weeks ago…. As you may or may not recall PC defeated Morehead State 31-16 back on march 13th for PC’s only win of the season to date… PC is 1-3 on the season.

Major League Baseball

  • Season Starts Today… If you know someone who is a MLB fan he or she will most likely have a big smile on their face today because the MLB season gets underway today… The Braves will open on the road up at Philadelphia a hope to win their fourth consecutive National League East title… The are expected to start Max Fried on the mound… To see some opening day notes on the Braves I invite you to click here… Also each and every day you will find a section devoted to the Braves and MLB below in the Pro Sports area of this sports report which will contain links to the Braves schedule and scores as well as other links to schedule and scores all across MLB…. Enjoy!

Broadcast Schedule: all of the following are weather and COVID dependent and are varsity games

  • Thursday, 4-1-21, Baseball Clinton at Laurens, 6:00… We will be updating fans on the Greer at Laurens softball game.
  • Tuesday, 4-6-21, Baseball host Wade Hampton, 6:30
  • Monday, 4-12-21, Softball host Woodruff, 7:00
  • Wednesday, 4-14-21, Softball host Clinton, 7:00

Local Sports Schedule: All schedules subject to change right up to game time due to COVID 19

  • School District 55: To see the sports schedule for this week at LDHS, click here.
  • School District 56:  To see the sports schedule for this week at CHS and CMS, click here
  • Laurens Academy: To see the baseball schedules click here and to see the softball schedule click here.
  • PC Sports Calendar… To see the PC athletics sports calendar click here.

Ticket Information

  • Clinton HS… Clinton HS has released information and guidelines concerning fan attendance at all home athletic contest this spring…  To see their press release concerning this click here… One of the things mentioned is the option to buy season tickets for each individual spring sport and the fact that tickets must be bought online ahead of time and that  no tickets will be sold at the gate.  To purchase tickets for home contest at Clinton HS click here.
  • LDHS… Laurens District 55 HS has released information and guidelines concerning fan attendance at all home athletic contest this spring… To see their press release concerning this click here… One item in the release is that tickets must be purchased ahead of time online and will not be sold at the gate… To purchase tickets for home contest at LDHS click here.
  • LDHS Baseball Season Passes Available… Recently it was announced that season passes of various types are available for those wishing to attend the regular season home games of the various Raider baseball teams… For more information about this click here.


General College Notes:

Men’s Basketball… For more information on any specific game(s) mentioned below, click on the score at the beginning

  • NCAA Men’s March Madness… For information about the NCAA Men’s Basketball Championship, just click here to go to the NCAA website where you will most likely find out anything you want to know about the tournament including the brackets.

Women’s Basketball… For more information on any specific game(s) mentioned below, click on the score at the beginning

  • NCAA Women’s March Madness… For information about the NCAA Women’s Basketball Championship, just click here to go to the NCAA website where you will most likely find out anything you want to know about the tournament including the brackets.

DI College Baseball… For more information on any specific game(s) mentioned below, click on the score at the beginning

  • DI Baseball Scores… To see the latest DI baseball scores click here…. You can sort by conference when you get there.
  • DI Rankings… To see the latest DI baseball rankings click here.

DI College Softball… For more information on any specific game(s) mentioned below, click on the score at the beginning

  • DI Baseball Scores… To see the latest DI softball scores click here…. You can sort by conference when you get there.
  • DI Rankings… To see the latest DI softball rankings click here.

FCS College Football… For more information on any specific game(s) mentioned below, click on the score at the beginning

  • FCS Football Scores… To see the latest FCS football scores click here…. You can sort by conference when you get there.
  • FCS Rankings… To see the latest FCS football rankings click here.


Pro Sports: For more information on the game(s) below, click on the score at the beginning.

Major League Baseball

  • Braves… To see the schedule for the Atlanta Braves and recent scores click here.
  • Scores and Schedules… To see the latest scores and daily schedule for all of MLB click here.

NBA

  • Scores… To go to the NBA website where they list the most recent scores click here and you can also find the box score for the games there also.
  • Schedule… To see the upcoming NBA schedule and TV availability if at click here.
  • Standings… To see the current NBA standings click here.

NASCAR

  • NASCAR Schedule and Results… If you click here it will carry you to the NASCAR website where the Cup Series schedule and results are posted… Once you get there if you look near the top of the page you can change to the Xfinity schedule and results or the Camping World Truck Series schedule and results by clicking on the appropriate icon.
  • Driver Standings… If you click here it will carry you to the NASCAR website where the Cup Series driver standings are posted… Once you get there if you look near the top of the page you can change to the Xfinity driver standings or the Camping World Truck Series driver standings by clicking on the appropriate icon.
  • NASCAR TV Schedule… Now for those of you who like to watch the various NASCAR events, replays and other programing on TV, click here to go to the NASCAR website where this week’s TV schedule is posted.

 



This and That

  • Spring Soccer Registration Now Open at Lauren YMCA… Youth soccer registration is now open at the Lauren Family YMCA which is part of the Lakelands YMCA System… Registration is open until April 11th for youth ages 3-15 for the league which will begin play on April 19th… The cost is $50 for Y members and $60 for non-members… Scholarships are available…For more information contact Haley Garrison at 864-984-2626 or email her at hgarrison@lakelandsymca.org

 

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