Sports Report for Monday, 8-20-2018

Local Notes

Clinton and Laurens Fall in Final Jamboree Action… Last Friday night both Clinton and Laurens travelled up to Williamston to Participate in Palmetto High Schools Chick-Fil-A Kickoff Classic… Unfortunately both teams came up short against their opponents in a half of football each.

  • Wren 28 – Laurens 9… Laurens was the first of the two local teams to take the field as they faced the Wren Golden Hurricanes… Wren cored on their first possession of the contest and then went on to take a 28-9 win over the Raiders… The Wren quarterback and receivers obviously have been working out long and hard over the off-season as they dominated the game… Laurens scored came on 29 yard field goal by Devon Hubner and a 3 yard run by Duane Martin… Coach Liner was not upset with the team afterwards pointing out the Raiders had some good drives but just could not finish them and that the Raider defense just simply could not get Wren off the field quick enough.
  • Palmetto 21 – Clinton 7… In the final half of football the Red Devils took on the home standing Palmetto Mustangs… The news is not good here either as the Mustangs scored on the first play from scrimmage on a pass play and then went on to take a 21-7 win…. Palmetto was up 21-0 at the end of the first quarter but the Red Devil defense kept them out of the end zone the rest of the way… Titus Hood finally got the Red Devils on the board with 19 seconds left to play with a rushing TD and Sam Tiller added the PAT… Afterwards Coach Webb was like Coach Liner in that he was not upset as pointed out the Mustang TD on the first play set the tone early but his team continued to respond and did not give up… Of course the two teams will start their season this Friday as the Raiders travel to Clinton for The County Championship in an 8:00 pm contest.

 Week 0 Scores of Local Interest

  • Area Teams: Oakbrook Prep 44 – Ware Sholas 8 and Mid-Carolina 33 – Whitmire 7.
  • Laurens Region: Greenville 41 – Woodmont 23, Pickens 13 – Easley 7, Greenwood 28 – South Aiken 14 and Dorman 55 – Wade Hampton 0.
  • Clinton’s Region: Woodruff 44 – Chesnee 0, Ninety Six 62 – Emerald 46, Chapman 59 – Union 40 and Mid-Carolina 53 – Whitmire 13.

CHS  

  • Meet the Devils… The fall version of Meet the Red Devils is scheduled for Tuesday, August 21 at 6:00 pm in the main gym at CHS… All fall CHS and CMS athletes will be recognized… This includes: 7th grade football, 8th grade football, CMS cheerleaders, CMS volleyball, CHS cross country, CHS girls’ tennis, CHS JV & varsity volleyball, CHS JV & varsity cheerleaders, JV football, and the 2018 Clinton High School varsity football team…  Save the date and make plans to go out and support YOUR Red Devils!

 

LDHS

  • Century Club Memberships Now on Sale… Century Club memberships for the coming school year are now on sale for Laurens County School District 55… This is the only way to get season football tickets for the upcoming season…  As a member you will receive two reserved seat football regular season tickets (for playoff games you will have to pay for the tickets – SCHSL Rules – but you will sit in your regular seat) , a reserved parking spot for the Century Club lot directly in front of KC Hanna Stadium. You will also receive two athletic passes, which allow you to attend all other regular season (NOT PLAYOFF) athletic contests (excluding varsity football) free of charge… As a Century Club member you may also purchase additional reserved seat football season tickets for $30 per seat… For those fans that enjoy tailgating before to each football game, The Century Club will continue offering the Touchdown Tailgate Zone… The Touchdown Tailgate Zone membership includes all of the privileges of a regular Century Club membership PLUS an additional reserved parking space and an area for you, your family, and friends to tailgate prior to each Raider home football game. The cost of the Touchdown Tailgate Zone is just an additional $50. Spaces are limited so act fast… For an application and mailing instructions, click here… For questions or more information contact Jim Iacuone at 681-3630 or jiacuone@laurens55.org.

High School Sports Schedules for this Week

  • LDHS: To see the sports schedule for this week at LDHS and District 55 middle schools, click here
  • CHS: To see the sports schedule for this week at CHS and CMS, click here.

Broadcast Schedule Below is the broadcast schedule for the next several days on Real Radio 860 WLBG…  And as usual you can hear it live on the internet at www.wlbg.com.

  • Thursday – 8-23-18 – JV football Clinton at Laurens, 6:00 pm
  • Friday – 8-24-18 – Varsity football Laurens at Clinton, live about 7:15
  • Friday – 8-31-18 – Varsity football Myrtle Beach at Laurens, live about 6:35

 

Pros … For more information on these games, click on their scores.

Braves… The Braves finished their 4-game series with the Colorado Rockies over the weekend… As you may recall the Braves fell to the Rockies 5-3 in the series opener last Thursday night.

  • Friday: Rockies 11 – Braves 5… The news was no better maybe even worse on Friday as the Rockies took an 11-5 win over the Braves outhitting the Braves 16-9… The Rockies were able to score at least 3 runs in the 3rd, 6th and 8th inning to down the Braves.
  • Saturday: Rockies 5 – Braves 3… On Saturday the Braves carried a 3-0 lead into the top of the 9th inning when the Braves bullpen let them down as the Rockies scored 3 runs in the top of the 9th inning and then held the Braves scoreless in the bottom of the inning to tie the game and send the game into extra innings… In the top of the 10th inning the Braves bullpen continued their woes with a different pitcher as they gave up 2 runs and lost to the Rockies 5-3.
  • Sunday: Rockies 4 – Braves 2… Yesterday the Rockies were able to pull their brooms out of the equipment bags as they took a 4-2 win over the Braves to complete the sweep of the 4-game series…. The Rockies only outhit the Braves 8-6 but two of the hits were homers while the Braves hits were all singles except for a double by Freddie Freeman…. The Braves now start a 7-game road trip tonight with the first stop being in Pittsburg to start a 3-game series with the Pirates. 

Drive

  • Friday: Drive 4 – Grasshoppers 1Last Friday the Greenville Drive completed their 3-game series with the Greensboro Grasshoppers with a 4-1 win to give them a sweep of that series… To put it simply, the Drive simply outhit the Grasshoppers 12-5… Former Laurens Raider Thomas Jones went 0-3 batting second as the DH.
  • Saturday: Drive 7 – Crawdads 1… On Saturday the Drive started a 4-game series with the Hickory Crawdads at Flour Field on a positive note as they took a 7-1 win… Once again the Drive bats were hot as they outhit the Crawdads 14-5.
  • Sunday, Crawdads 4 – Drive 0… Yesterday the Crawdads turned the tables as theirr bats got hot while the Drive bats cooled off outhitting the Drive 10-4 in route to a 4-0 win over the Drive.

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Sports Report for Friday, 8-17-2018

Presbyterian College Notes:

  • The Blue Hose football team will kick off it season on Saturday, September 8th when they travel to Clarksville TN to take on Austin Peay … The following week they will host Stetson in the first of 5 home games they will have this season… If you would like to see the entire PC football schedule for the upcoming season, click hereSeason ticket prices for the Blue Seats has been set at $90 each this season and if you are interested in going ahead and purchasing them, click here to go to the PC website where they have season and individual game ticket information, contact the ticket office at 864-833-8240 or email the ticket office by using the following email address: skmedlin@presby.edu

 

Local Notes 

Clinton and Laurens Notes

  • Raiders and Red Devils Have Final Preseason Action Tonight… Both the Raiders and the Red Devils will conclude their preseason live action events tonight as they both travel to Palmetto HS in Williamston to participate in the Palmetto Jamboree… There will be 6 teams in action playing a half of football… At 6:00 pm the action kicks off with the Pendleton Bulldogs taking on the Powdersville Patriots… When they finish (about 7:00 pm) the Raiders will take the field against the Wren Golden Hurricanes… In the final matchup of the night the Red Devils will take on the home team the Palmetto Mustangs about 8:00 pm.… This will be your last chance to see the two local teams before they take the field for real against each other next Friday night at Wilder stadium in game one of their seasons.
  • Game Time Change for Next Friday… The SCHSL has some new rules in effect for this sports season concerning activities and rest breaks for ALL sporting events… They are requiring a wet bulb globe thermometer and have mandated its use in conjunction with chart that will dictate activity limits and rest times based on its readings… If you would like to see a copy of the rule now in force, click here… With that being said the time for the start of the Laurens – Clinton game next Friday has been moved back to 8:00 pm. as they hope that new rule will not come into play by starting later when it will hopefully be a few degrees cooler.

 CHS  

  • Meet the Devils… The fall version of Meet the Red Devils is scheduled for Tuesday, August 21 at 6:00 pm in the main gym at CHS… All fall CHS and CMS athletes will be recognized… This includes: 7th grade football, 8th grade football, CMS cheerleaders, CMS volleyball, CHS cross country, CHS girls’ tennis, CHS JV & varsity volleyball, CHS JV & varsity cheerleaders, JV football, and the 2018 Clinton High School varsity football team…  save the date and make plans to go out and support YOUR Red Devils! 

LDHS

  • Raiders Rally & Sports Preview… Laurens District 55 Sports Director Ed Murray recently announced that there will be holding the inaugural Raider Rally and Sports Preview on August 18th at KC Hanna Stadium from 5:00 – 7:00 pm… The event is FREE and in addition to the coaches and student-athletes from football, cheerleading, volleyball, cross country, golf, and tennis there will be other activities, concessions, music, face painting raffles and the latest Raider gear on sale… For more information about the event, click here.
  • Century Club Memberships Now on Sale… Century Club memberships for the coming school year are now on sale for Laurens County School District 55… This is the only way to get season football tickets for the upcoming season…  As a member you will receive two reserved seat football regular season tickets (for playoff games you will have to pay for the tickets – SCHSL Rules – but you will sit in your regular seat) , a reserved parking spot for the Century Club lot directly in front of KC Hanna Stadium. You will also receive two athletic passes, which allow you to attend all other regular season (NOT PLAYOFF) athletic contests (excluding varsity football) free of charge… As a Century Club member you may also purchase additional reserved seat football season tickets for $30 per seat… For those fans that enjoy tailgating before to each football game, The Century Club will continue offering the Touchdown Tailgate Zone… The Touchdown Tailgate Zone membership includes all of the privileges of a regular Century Club membership PLUS an additional reserved parking space and an area for you, your family, and friends to tailgate prior to each Raider home football game. The cost of the Touchdown Tailgate Zone is just an additional $50. Spaces are limited so act fast… For an application and mailing instructions, click here… For questions or more information contact Jim Iacuone at 681-3630 or jiacuone@laurens55.org.

Laurens Academy

  • Crusaders on the Road for Scrimmage Today… The Laurens Academy Crusaders will travel down to Richard Winn today to participate in their jamboree.

Two Area Schools Open Their Season Tonight… Well it is week 0 of the football season and two area teams will open their season tonight… The Whitmire Wolverines will be hosting the Mid-Carolina Rebels and my old home school will have the Ware Shoals Hornets hosting Oakbrook Prep… Other schools in either Laurens’ or Clinton’s regions that will be in action tonight are:

  • Clinton’s Region… Woodruff at Chesnee, Emerald at Ninety Six, Chapman at Union County and as mentioned before Mud-Carolina at Whitmire.
  • Laurens’ Region… Woodmont at Greenville, Easley at Pickens, Greenwood at South Aiken and Dorman at Wade Hampton.

 

Pros … For more information on these games, click on their scores.

  • Rockies 5 – Braves 2…  The Braves carried a 3-2 lead into the top of the 9th inning but the Braves bullpen had a less than stellar night as the Marlins scored 3 runs in the 9th to take a 5-3 win… Kurt Suzuki homered in the game for Braves.
  • Drive 4 – Grasshoppers 2…   The Greenville Drive made it two in a row over the Greensboro Grasshoppers last night as they took a 4-2 win at Flour Field.. Former Raider Thomas Jones had a good night for Greensboro as he went 2-4 with a 2-out RBI…. If you want to go up and see Thomas play you better go tonight because it is the last game of the series and the Grasshoppers will not visit the Drive again this season…. The Drive will remain home this weekend as Hickory comes to town.
  • Carolina Panthers… The Carolina Panther will host the Miami Dolphins in their second preseason contest tonight in Charlotte…Kickoff is scheduled for 9:30 and it can be seen on WYFF TV Channel 4 out of Greenville.

 

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Sports Report for Thursday, 8-16-18

Local Notes

CHS  

  • Meet the Devils… The fall version of Meet the Red Devils is scheduled for Tuesday, August 21 at 6:00 pm in the main gym at CHS… All fall CHS and CMS athletes will be recognized… This includes: 7th grade football, 8th grade football, CMS cheerleaders, CMS volleyball, CHS cross country, CHS girls’ tennis, CHS JV & varsity volleyball, CHS JV & varsity cheerleaders, JV football, and the 2018 Clinton High School varsity football team…  save the date and make plans to go out and support YOUR Red Devils!

 

LDHS

  • WSPA Features Laurens on High School Red Zone Report….  Back on Wednesday of last week WSPA TV featured the Laurens Raiders on their High School Red Zone Report… In case some of you missed it if you click here it will take you to their website where you can watch it… Now WSPA has also done some of the Raiders opponents already and if you would like to check those out click here to go to the WSPA high school webpage where you can find the ones they have already done… Now for you Red Devil fans WSPA will not feature the Red Devils until the night before the Laurens at Clinton game on their 11:00 pm newscast… You can use the same link above to see what opponents on the Red Devil schedule have been highlighted already.
  • Raiders Rally & Sports Preview… Laurens District 55 Sports Director Ed Murray recently announced that there will be holding the inaugural Raider Rally and Sports Preview on August 18th at KC Hanna Stadium from 5:00 – 7:00 pm… The event is FREE and in addition to the coaches and student-athletes from football, cheerleading, volleyball, cross country, golf, and tennis there will be other activities, concessions, music, face painting raffles and the latest Raider gear on sale… For more information about the event, click here.
  • Century Club Memberships Now on Sale… Century Club memberships for the coming school year are now on sale for Laurens County School District 55… This is the only way to get season football tickets for the upcoming season…  As a member you will receive two reserved seat football regular season tickets (for playoff games you will have to pay for the tickets – SCHSL Rules – but you will sit in your regular seat) , a reserved parking spot for the Century Club lot directly in front of KC Hanna Stadium. You will also receive two athletic passes, which allow you to attend all other regular season (NOT PLAYOFF) athletic contests (excluding varsity football) free of charge… As a Century Club member you may also purchase additional reserved seat football season tickets for $30 per seat… For those fans that enjoy tailgating before to each football game, The Century Club will continue offering the Touchdown Tailgate Zone… The Touchdown Tailgate Zone membership includes all of the privileges of a regular Century Club membership PLUS an additional reserved parking space and an area for you, your family, and friends to tailgate prior to each Raider home football game. The cost of the Touchdown Tailgate Zone is just an additional $50. Spaces are limited so act fast… For an application and mailing instructions, click here… For questions or more information contact Jim Iacuone at 681-3630 or jiacuone@laurens55.org.

 

Pros … For more information on these games, click on their scores.

  • Braves 5 – Marlins 2The Braves took a 5-2 win over the Marlins last night at Sun Trust Park thus giving them a sweep of the 4 game series… The Braves Ronald Acuna Jr. who has homered in his last 5 games and leadoff the Braves with a homer in the first inning his last 3 games was hit on the arm on the first pitch fastball from the Marlins Jose Urena … The benches cleared but no punches were thrown and before it quieted down Braves Manager Brian Snitker and Urena were ejected… Folks maybe it’s just me but it sure looked intentional and I MLB takes further action… The marlins jumped out to a 2-0 lead but the fired up Braves came back and took the lead in the 4th inning when they plated 3 runs with two of them coming off Dansby Swanson’s 10the homer of the season… Charlie Culbertson led the Braves at plate going 3-4 and scoring 2 runs while Kevin Gausman picked up the win going 6 innings… The Braves remain at home and start a 4-game series with the Colorado Rockies tonight.
  • Drive 9 Grasshoppers 6The Greenville Drive started a three-game series with the Greensboro Grasshoppers last night on a positive note as they took a 9-6 win… The big inning was the 2nd inning for the Drive as they plated 6 runs in the inning… The Drive outhit the Grasshoppers 14-7 with 13 singles and a double but were aided by 3 Hopper errors… Former Laurens Raider Thomas Jones went 1 for 5 in the game last night.
  • NASCARSchedule… Now all 3 of the of the NASCAR series will be in Bristol this weekend and if you would to see when they will be practicing, qualifying and racing click here… It will also give you information on how to watch it all… Cup Series Standings... As far as the Cup Driver Standings are concerned they are still pretty much the same as they have been for the last few weeks… The top five in order are Kyle Busch, Kevin Harvick, Martin Truex Jr., Kurt Busch and Clint Boyer in that order…. To see the entire driver standings, click here.

 

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Sports Report for Wednesday, 8-15-2018

Local Notes

CHS  

  • Meet the Devils… The fall version of Meet the Red Devils is scheduled for Tuesday, August 21 at 6:00 pm in the main gym at CHS… All fall CHS and CMS athletes will be recognized… This includes: 7th grade football, 8th grade football, CMS cheerleaders, CMS volleyball, CHS cross country, CHS girls’ tennis, CHS JV & varsity volleyball, CHS JV & varsity cheerleaders, JV football, and the 2018 Clinton High School varsity football team…  save the date and make plans to go out and support YOUR Red Devils!

 LDHS

  • Raiders Rally & Sports Preview… Laurens District 55 Sports Director Ed Murray recently announced that there will be holding the inaugural Raider Rally and Sports Preview on August 18th at KC Hanna Stadium from 5:00 – 7:00 pm… The event is FREE and in addition to the coaches and student-athletes from football, cheerleading, volleyball, cross country, golf, and tennis there will be other activities, concessions, music, face painting raffles and the latest Raider gear on sale… For more information about the event, click here.
  • Century Club Memberships Now on Sale… Century Club memberships for the coming school year are now on sale for Laurens County School District 55… This is the only way to get season football tickets for the upcoming season…  As a member you will receive two reserved seat football regular season tickets (for playoff games you will have to pay for the tickets – SCHSL Rules – but you will sit in your regular seat) , a reserved parking spot for the Century Club lot directly in front of KC Hanna Stadium. You will also receive two athletic passes, which allow you to attend all other regular season (NOT PLAYOFF) athletic contests (excluding varsity football) free of charge… As a Century Club member you may also purchase additional reserved seat football season tickets for $30 per seat… For those fans that enjoy tailgating before to each football game, The Century Club will continue offering the Touchdown Tailgate Zone… The Touchdown Tailgate Zone membership includes all of the privileges of a regular Century Club membership PLUS an additional reserved parking space and an area for you, your family, and friends to tailgate prior to each Raider home football game. The cost of the Touchdown Tailgate Zone is just an additional $50. Spaces are limited so act fast… For an application and mailing instructions, click here… For questions or more information contact Jim Iacuone at 681-3630 or jiacuone@laurens55.org.

 

Laurens County Speedway… Looking at the results from the main events at the Laurens County Speedway last Saturday night you find:

  • Limited… Tony Quarles too the win in the Limited main event… The next two drivers across the finish line were Michael Smith who edged out Frank Coates to take second place.
  • SECA 604 Crates… Chastin Blackwell started second in this division’s main event as he took the lead on about lap 9 and went on to take the win… Taylor Puckett finished second place and Colby Cannon third.
  • FWD… Travis Jamieson took the win in the FWD main event leading from start to finish… In the battle for second Jason Bishop out-dueled Tony Hill.
  • Thunder Bombers… In a race that had 5 cautions, Brandon Satterfield managed to stay out of trouble and take the win… The next two drivers to get the checkered flag were Dylan Chappell and Tinker Roberts in that order.
  • 602 Crates… Lee Cooper and Jeff Robinson battled for the top spot in the 602 Crate main event most of the night but Cooper pulled away late in the race to take the win with Robinson coming in second… Colt Smith claimed the #3 finish.
  • 4 Cylinders… Rod Tucker took the win in the 4Cylinder main event leading from start to finish claiming his 15th win of the season… Larry Teal finished second and Scott Nelson third.
  • Enduro… Robbie Hartman and Robert Gallant battled for the lead early in the Enduro main event but Gallant spun out on lap 7 and Hartman went on to claim the win with Eric Caughorn taking second and Gallant wound up third.

 

Pros … For more information on these games, click on their scores.

  • Braves 10 – Marlins 6The Atlanta Braves made in three in a row over the Miami Marlins in Atlanta last night as they took a 10-6 win over the marlins… The big story here is homeruns as the Braves had 4 of them… Ronald Acuna Jr. had 2 homers as for at least the third game in a row he led off the bottom of the first for he Braves with a solo homer and then went on to add a 3-run home in the 7th inning… Charlie Culbertson and Freddie Freeman also had homers for the Braves.
  • Drive… The Greenville Drive were off last night but return home to Flour Field to night to start a home stand… The first team in will be the Greensboro Grasshoppers with Thomas Jones.

 

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Sports Report for Tuesday, 8-14-2018

PC Notes

  • PC Baseball Camp… Saturday & Sunday August 25 & 26th… Coach Elton Pollock and his staff will be conducting a two-day camp for youth in grades 9-12 and Junior College players … The camp emphasis will be on offense & defense approach, pitching philosophy, base running, mental approach, team approach and much more!… The cost for this camp is $245.00… Again to get more information about this camp click here and be sure to click on the More Info tab under the August 2018 bar… If your questions are not answered following the links provided call 864-833-8236 or e-mail epollock@presby.edu.

Local Notes 

Raiders and Red Devils Have Scrimmages Tonight… After having the Woodruff Jamboree rained out last Friday, the Raiders will board the bus and travel to Boiling Springs this afternoon to take on the Bulldogs in scrimmage action starting at 5:30 this afternoon… The Red Devils were also rained out last Friday up at Woodruff and were not scheduled to see action again until this Friday but Coach Andrew Webb announced yesterday that he has been able to add another scrimmage to replace that lost live action last Friday… The Red Devils will be hosting the Seneca Bobcats today at Wilder Stadium in scrimmage action… I am sure both teams would love to have their fans in the stands to help cheer them on as they continue their preparation for the season which kicks off one week from this Friday night.

 

CHS  

  • Enhanced Security Procedures for Wilde Stadium… According to published reports on other media, the District 56 Board of Trustees has approved some new security measures for game at Wilder Stadium this season… One is that a clear bag policy will be in place for any bag larger than a clutch purse (4.5 X 6.5 inches)… Other item items that will be enforced are: No weapons including but not limited to guns and knives, No illegal drugs or alcohol, no one who is under the influence o drugs or alcohol will be permitted to enter Wilder Stadium and eighth-grade students or younger must be accompanied by an adult before being allowed to enter… Obviously all these are designed to enhance and improve public safety at the games.
  • Meet the Devils… The fall version of Meet the Red Devils is scheduled for Tuesday, August 21 at 6:00 pm in the main gym at CHS… All fall CHS and CMS athletes will be recognized… This includes: 7th grade football, 8th grade football, CMS cheerleaders, CMS volleyball, CHS cross country, CHS girls’ tennis, CHS JV & varsity volleyball, CHS JV & varsity cheerleaders, JV football, and the 2018 Clinton High School varsity football team…  save the date and make plans to go out and support YOUR Red Devils!

 

LDHS

  • Raiders Rally & Sports Preview… Laurens District 55 Sports Director Ed Murray recently announced that there will be holding the inaugural Raider Rally and Sports Preview on August 18th at KC Hanna Stadium from 5:00 – 7:00 pm… The event is FREE and in addition to the coaches and student-athletes from football, cheerleading, volleyball, cross country, golf, and tennis there will be other activities, concessions, music, face painting raffles and the latest Raider gear on sale… For more information about the event, click here.
  • Century Club Memberships Now on Sale… Century Club memberships for the coming school year are now on sale for Laurens County School District 55… This is the only way to get season football tickets for the upcoming season…  As a member you will receive two reserved seat football regular season tickets (for playoff games you will have to pay for the tickets – SCHSL Rules – but you will sit in your regular seat) , a reserved parking spot for the Century Club lot directly in front of KC Hanna Stadium. You will also receive two athletic passes, which allow you to attend all other regular season (NOT PLAYOFF) athletic contests (excluding varsity football) free of charge… As a Century Club member you may also purchase additional reserved seat football season tickets for $30 per seat… For those fans that enjoy tailgating before to each football game, The Century Club will continue offering the Touchdown Tailgate Zone… The Touchdown Tailgate Zone membership includes all of the privileges of a regular Century Club membership PLUS an additional reserved parking space and an area for you, your family, and friends to tailgate prior to each Raider home football game. The cost of the Touchdown Tailgate Zone is just an additional $50. Spaces are limited so act fast… For an application and mailing instructions, click here… For questions or more information contact Jim Iacuone at 681-3630 or jiacuone@laurens55.org.

 

Pros … For more information on these games, click on their scores.

  • Braves… The Braves started a 4-game series with the Miami Marlins in Atlanta last night with a pair of games making up a game that was postponed due to weather on 8-1-18… Game 1: Braves 9 – Marlins 1…  In the first game the Braves pounded out 11 hits while holding the Marlins to just 3 and took a 9-1 win to open the series… The Braves got on the board quick as Ronald Acuna Jr. led things off for the Braves with a solo homer (16) and was one of 3 Braves to go 2-4 in the game… He scored 3 runs and drove in 3 also… Game 2: Braves 6 – Marlins 1… Game two was much the same as game one as the Braves took a 6-1 win over The Fish… Ronald Acuna Jr. became only the fourth player in history to lead off both games of a doubleheader with a homer (17)… Freddie Freeman also homered in the game (19) as he had a solo shot in the 7th inning… Acuna Jr. had 3 of the Braves 13 hits, scoring twice and driving in just as many runs.
  • GreenJackets 3 – Drive 0…  The Drive concluded their four-game series down in Augusta, GA with the GreenJackets on a sour note as the GreenJackets took a 3-0 win thus the two teams split the series at two games each… The GreenJackets simply outhit the Drive 9-5 and put all 3 of their runs on the board in the 7th inning… The Drive have the night off before returning to Flour Field tomorrow th start a series with Greensboro.
  • Panthers… The panthers finished their training camp in Spartanburg yesterday morning and by now are back in Charlotte… The Panthers have one more year on their contract with Wofford College for the training camp and it will be curious to see if the new owner will continue to have training camp at Wofford… If he wants to keep the Panthers a “Carolinas (North & South)” keeping the camp there would help to do that.

 

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Sports Report for Monday, 8-13-2018

Local Notes

CHS  

  • BC 7 – Clinton 0… In a half of football last Friday night at Wilder Stadium, Brookland-Cayce defeated Clinton 7-0… Clinton relied mainly on their ground game and the legs of Darien Bailey to account for most of their yards… Konnor Richardson threw sparingly and did run with the ball some also… Clinton picked up good yardage for the most part but just could not sustain a drive or had a miscue to stop themselves… The defense overall was respectable and the B-C score came on a busted B-C paly where they were able to complete a long pass when the Clinton defense froze on the play and let the receiver get behind them… Afterwards Coach Webb was pleased with the progress they made when compared with Tuesday nights scrimmage with Ninety Six… The Red Devils are scheduled to travel to Palmetto for a jamboree this Friday night.
  • Meet the Devils… The fall version of Meet the Red Devils is scheduled for Tuesday, August 21 at 6:00 pm in the main gym at CHS… All fall CHS and CMS athletes will be recognized… This includes: 7th grade football, 8th grade football, CMS cheerleaders, CMS volleyball, CHS cross country, CHS girls’ tennis, CHS JV & varsity volleyball, CHS JV & varsity cheerleaders, JV football, and the 2018 Clinton High School varsity football team… save the date and make plans to go out and support YOUR Red Devils!

LDHS

  • Raiders Rally & Sports PreviewLaurens District 55 Sports Director Ed Murray recently announced that there will be holding the inaugural Raider Rally and Sports Preview on August 18th at KC Hanna Stadium from 5:00 – 7:00 pm… The event is FREE and in addition to the coaches and student-athletes from football, cheerleading, volleyball, cross country, golf, and tennis there will be other activities, concessions, music, face painting raffles and the latest Raider gear on sale… For more information about the event, click here.
  • Century Club Memberships Now on Sale… Century Club memberships for the coming school year are now on sale for Laurens County School District 55… This is the only way to get season football tickets for the upcoming season… As a member you will receive two reserved seat football regular season tickets (for playoff games you will have to pay for the tickets – SCHSL Rules – but you will sit in your regular seat) , a reserved parking spot for the Century Club lot directly in front of KC Hanna Stadium. You will also receive two athletic passes, which allow you to attend all other regular season (NOT PLAYOFF) athletic contests (excluding varsity football) free of charge… As a Century Club member you may also purchase additional reserved seat football season tickets for $30 per seat… For those fans that enjoy tailgating before to each football game, The Century Club will continue offering the Touchdown Tailgate Zone… The Touchdown Tailgate Zone membership includes all of the privileges of a regular Century Club membership PLUS an additional reserved parking space and an area for you, your family, and friends to tailgate prior to each Raider home football game. The cost of the Touchdown Tailgate Zone is just an additional $50. Spaces are limited so act fast… For an application and mailing instructions, click here… For questions or more information contact Jim Iacuone at 681-3630 or jiacuone@laurens55.org.

 

Pros … For more information on these games, click on their scores.

Braves … The Braves hosted the Milwaukie Brewers over the weekend in a 3-game series.

  • Friday: Braves 10 – Brewers 1… The Braves opened the series on a positive note Friday night as they took a 10-1 win over the Brew Crew… The Braves pitcher Kevin Gausman (recently acquired from the Orioles) went 8 innings giving up the 1 runs on 6 hits while striking out 8 and walking none… The Braves 13 hit attack was led by Johan Camargo who went 4-5 with a pair of doubles scoring twice and driving in 2 runs.
  • Saturday: Brewers 4 – Braves 2… On Saturday the Brewers used good defense and timely hitting to take a 4-2 win over the Braves… Two bright spots for the Braves were that Freddie Freeman extended his hitting streak to 13 games and Ronald Acuna Jr. picked up his 14th homer of the season with a solo shot in the first inning.
  • Sunday: Braves 8 – Brewers 7… Yesterday the Braves took an 8-7 win over the Brewers despite the Brewers outhitting the Braves 19-9… One of the big differences in the game was that 3 of the Braves 9 hits were homers plus they had a triple and two doubles… The Braves are now tied with the Phillies for first place in the NL East and will remain at home to start a 3-game series with the Marlins tonight.

Drive… The Grenville Drive were down in Augusta starting a 4-game series with the GreenJackets over the weekend.

  • Friday: Drive 10 – GreenJackets 5… The Drive opened the series with a 10-5 win on Friday putting 5 runs on the board in the 7th inning to make the score 10-1 and then held on for the win.
  • Saturday: GreenJackets 3 – Drive 1… The GreenJackets rebounded on Saturday and took a 3-1 win over the Drive… Bothe teams had 6 hits each but 2 Drive errors did not help their cause.
  • Sunday: Drive 5 – GreenJackets 2… The Drive assured themselves at least a split of the series with a 5-2 over the GreenJackets yesterday… The teams finish the series tonight in Augusta.

Panthers… Today is the last day that the Panthers will have training camp at Wofford College and the practice is scheduled to start this morning at 9:00 am… The contract the Panthers have with Wo9fford says they will be back next year but after that we will have to wait and see what the new owner wants to do.

 

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Sports Report for Friday, 8-10-2018

PC Notes

  • Blue Hose Start Practice… The Blue Hose football team starts their practice for the upcoming season today and tomorrow in shorts and helmets… They will add shoulder pads Monday and start getting some licks in for the first time since spring practice… Practice starts at 9:00 am this morning and goes through noon… To learn more about the PC preparation for the season click here to go to a posting on the PC website.
  • Season Tickets on Sale… The Blue Hose football team will kick off it season on Saturday, September 8th when they travel to Clarksville TN to take on Austin Peay … The following week they will host Stetson in the first of 5 home games they will have this season… If you would like to see the entire PC football schedule for the upcoming season, click here… Season ticket prices for the Blue Seats has been set at $90 each  this season and if you are interested in going ahead and purchasing them, click here to go to the PC website where they have season and individual game ticket information, contact the ticket office at 864-833-8240 or email the ticket office by using the following email address: skmedlin@presby.edu

 

Local Notes

Woodruff Jamboree Results

  • Mother Nature 2 – Local teams 0… The big winner at the Woodruff Jamboree last night was Mother Nature as she defeated both Clinton and Laurens… As most of you know there was a lot of rain and more importantly lightning in the area ante the abundance of the lightning caused toe woodruff Jamboree to be canceled last night… Laurens and Clinton made the trip over in the pouring rain which did eventually ease off and the officials were hoping to get the jamboree started about 8:30 but the lightning in the area continued and that forced the cancelation… The Red Devils have their own jamboree scheduled to take place tonight at Wilder Stadium starting at 7:00 pm… Woodruff and Saluda will battle each other in a half of football and then the Red Devils will take on Brookland-Cayce… The Raiders are scheduled to travel to Boiling Springs on Tuesday to take on the Bulldogs.

  

CHS  

  • Meet the Devils… The fall version of Meet the Red Devils is scheduled for Tuesday, August 21 at 6:00 pm in the main gym at CHS… All fall CHS and CMS athletes will be recognized… This includes: 7th grade football, 8th grade football, CMS cheerleaders, CMS volleyball, CHS cross country, CHS girls’ tennis, CHS JV & varsity volleyball, CHS JV & varsity cheerleaders, JV football, and the 2018 Clinton High School varsity football team… save the date and make plans to go out and support YOUR Red Devils!

LDHS

  • Raiders Rally & Sports PreviewLaurens District 55 Sports Director Ed Murray recently announced that there will be holding the inaugural Raider Rally and Sports Preview on August 18th at KC Hanna Stadium from 5:00 – 7:00 pm… The event is FREE and in addition to the coaches and student-athletes from football, cheerleading, volleyball, cross country, golf, and tennis there will be other activities, concessions, music, face painting raffles and the latest Raider gear on sale… For more information about the event,click here.
  • Century Club Memberships Now on Sale… Century Club memberships for the coming school year are now on sale for Laurens County School District 55… This is the only way to get season football tickets for the upcoming season… As a member you will receive two reserved seat football regular season tickets (for playoff games you will have to pay for the tickets – SCHSL Rules – but you will sit in your regular seat) , a reserved parking spot for the Century Club lot directly in front of KC Hanna Stadium. You will also receive two athletic passes, which allow you to attend all other regular season (NOT PLAYOFF) athletic contests (excluding varsity football) free of charge… As a Century Club member you may also purchase additional reserved seat football season tickets for $30 per seat… For those fans that enjoy tailgating before to each football game, The Century Club will continue offering the Touchdown Tailgate Zone… The Touchdown Tailgate Zone membership includes all of the privileges of a regular Century Club membership PLUS an additional reserved parking space and an area for you, your family, and friends to tailgate prior to each Raider home football game. The cost of the Touchdown Tailgate Zone is just an additional $50. Spaces are limited so act fast… For an application and mailing instructions, click here… For questions or more information contact Jim Iacuone at 681-3630 or jiacuone@laurens55.org.

Pros … For more information on these games, click on their scores.

  • Drive 11 – Fireflies 1… Now for the Greenville Drive fans out there the news is better as the Drive took an 11-1 victory over the Columbia Fireflies last night down in Columbia too give the Drive the series win 2 games to one… The Drive pounded out 11 hit with Zach Sterry their DH last night blasting two homers… The Drive remain on the road this weekend as they travel to Augusta to take on the GreenJackets.
  • Panthers 28 – Bills 23… The Carolina Panthers started their preseason off on a positive note as they took a 28-23 win over the Buffalo Bills up in New York last night…The panthers had to put 14 points on the board in the 4th quarter for to take a comeback win… Neither team had much of a rushing attack and the great majority of the yards came through the air… They will not be practicing at Wofford again until tomorrow when they start practice at 3:10 pm.
  • Nationals 6 – Braves 3…. The Braves and the Nationals finished their 4-game series up in DC with the Nationals taking a 6-3 win over the Braves to give the teams a split of the series… Washington only outhit the Braves 11-10 but they were able to string their hits together and make them count… Two of the Braves three runs came on solo homers by Nick Markakis (14) and Ronald Acuna Jr. (13)…. The Braves return home tonight to start a series with the Brewers.    
  • NASCAR Schedule… The Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series and the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series will be at Michigan International Speedway, and the NASCAR Xfinity Series will be on track at Mid-Ohio. Check out the full schedule for this weekend click here.
  • NASCAR Cup Series Driver Standings… Kyle Busch, Kevin Harvick and martin Truex Jr. are the top three drivers in that order in the Monster Energy Cup Standings… If you would like to see the entire standings for all the drivers in the series click here.

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Sports Report for Thursday, 8-9-2018

Local Notes

Raiders and Red Devils at Woodruff Tonight… Bothe the Red Devils and the raiders will be back in action tonight as thy travel to Woodruff to participate in their jamboree…. The Red Devils will be taking on the Blue Ridge Tigers in a half of football that is scheduled to start at 6:30 pm…. Blue Ridge is a Class-AAAA team that finished last season with a record of 3-9… As soon as they finish the Raiders will take the field and play a half of football against the Chapman Panthers a team they lost to last year and who finished second in the state in Class-AAA … A note here for fans of both school, the price of admission will be $6 and only SCHSL passes for this year or last will be accepted at the gate.

  

CHS  

  • Meet the Devils… The fall version of Meet the Red Devils is scheduled for Tuesday, August 21 at 6:00 pm in the main gym at CHS… All fall CHS and CMS athletes will be recognized… This includes: 7th grade football, 8th grade football, CMS cheerleaders, CMS volleyball, CHS cross country, CHS girls’ tennis, CHS JV & varsity volleyball, CHS JV & varsity cheerleaders, JV football, and the 2018 Clinton High School varsity football team… save the date and make plans to go out and support YOUR Red Devils!

 

LDHS

  • Raiders Rally & Sports PreviewLaurens District 55 Sports Director Ed Murray recently announced that there will be holding the inaugural Raider Rally and Sports Preview on August 18th at KC Hanna Stadium from 5:00 – 7:00 pm… The event is FREE and in addition to the coaches and student-athletes from football, cheerleading, volleyball, cross country, golf, and tennis there will be other activities, concessions, music, face painting raffles and the latest Raider gear on sale… For more information about the event, click here.
  • Century Club Memberships Now on Sale… Century Club memberships for the coming school year are now on sale for Laurens County School District 55… This is the only way to get season football tickets for the upcoming season… As a member you will receive two reserved seat football regular season tickets (for playoff games you will have to pay for the tickets – SCHSL Rules – but you will sit in your regular seat) , a reserved parking spot for the Century Club lot directly in front of KC Hanna Stadium. You will also receive two athletic passes, which allow you to attend all other regular season (NOT PLAYOFF) athletic contests (excluding varsity football) free of charge… As a Century Club member you may also purchase additional reserved seat football season tickets for $30 per seat… For those fans that enjoy tailgating before to each football game, The Century Club will continue offering the Touchdown Tailgate Zone… The Touchdown Tailgate Zone membership includes all of the privileges of a regular Century Club membership PLUS an additional reserved parking space and an area for you, your family, and friends to tailgate prior to each Raider home football game. The cost of the Touchdown Tailgate Zone is just an additional $50. Spaces are limited so act fast… For an application and mailing instructions, click here… For questions or more information contact Jim Iacuone at 681-3630 or jiacuone@laurens55.org.

 

 

Pros … For more information on these games, click on their scores.

  • Braves 8 – Nationals 3In game 3 of their 4-game series up in Washington last night, the Braves took an 8-3 win over the Nationals… The Braves scored most of their runs in two innings as they plated 3 runs in the second inning and 4 in the fourth in route to the win… Homers were a big part of the reason for the Braves win as Charlie Culbertson had a 3-run homer in the second while both Tyler Flowers and Ronald Acuna Jr. both had 2-run homers in the fourth inning… Flowers and Acuna’s homers were deep shots over 4545 feet long… Acuna also went to the wall in the bottom of the fourth inning and timed his leap perfectly to rob the Nationals’ Matt Adams of a homer… The two teams will end their series with an afternoon game today at 1:05 pm
  • Drive 7 – Fireflies 1There is also good news for Greenville Drive fans as they took a 7-1 win over the Columbia Fireflies down in the state capital last night… The Drive did it by outhitting the Fireflies 12-6 and two of the Drive’s 12 hits were homers…. The two teams will finish their 3-game series tonight in Columbia with the series tied 1-1.
  • Panthers… The Carolina Panthers will play their first pre-season game tonight as they travel to Buffalo to take on the Bills in a 7:00 pm contest that I believe can be seen on WYFF TV Channel 4 out of Greenville… They will not be practicing at Wofford again until Saturday (8-11) when they start practice at 3:10 pm

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Sports Report for Wednesday, 8-8-2018

Local Notes

CHS  

  • Meet the Devils… The fall version of Meet the Red Devils is scheduled for Tuesday, August 21 at 6:00 pm in the main gym at CHS… All fall CHS and CMS athletes will be recognized… This includes: 7th grade football, 8th grade football, CMS cheerleaders, CMS volleyball, CHS cross country, CHS girls’ tennis, CHS JV & varsity volleyball, CHS JV & varsity cheerleaders, JV football, and the 2018 Clinton High School varsity football team… save the date and make plans to go out and support YOUR Red Devils!

LDHS

  • Raiders Rally & Sports PreviewLaurens District 55 Sports Director Ed Murray recently announced that there will be holding the inaugural Raider Rally and Sports Preview on August 18th at KC Hanna Stadium from 5:00 – 7:00 pm… The event is FREE and in addition to the coaches and student-athletes from football, cheerleading, volleyball, cross country, golf, and tennis there will be other activities, concessions, music, face painting raffles and the latest Raider gear on sale… For more information about the event, click here.
  • Century Club Memberships Now on Sale… Century Club memberships for the coming school year are now on sale for Laurens County School District 55… This is the only way to get season football tickets for the upcoming season… As a member you will receive two reserved seat football regular season tickets (for playoff games you will have to pay for the tickets – SCHSL Rules – but you will sit in your regular seat) , a reserved parking spot for the Century Club lot directly in front of KC Hanna Stadium. You will also receive two athletic passes, which allow you to attend all other regular season (NOT PLAYOFF) athletic contests (excluding varsity football) free of charge… As a Century Club member you may also purchase additional reserved seat football season tickets for $30 per seat… For those fans that enjoy tailgating before to each football game, The Century Club will continue offering the Touchdown Tailgate Zone… The Touchdown Tailgate Zone membership includes all of the privileges of a regular Century Club membership PLUS an additional reserved parking space and an area for you, your family, and friends to tailgate prior to each Raider home football game. The cost of the Touchdown Tailgate Zone is just an additional $50. Spaces are limited so act fast… For an application and mailing instructions, click here… For questions or more information contact Jim Iacuone at 681-3630 or jiacuone@laurens55.org.

 

Laurens County Speedway… Looking at the results in each of the divisions main events last Saturday night you find:

  • Thunder Bombers… James Hudson took the win in the Thunder Bombers main event which was a race filled with cautions and a big crash on the last lap… After the dust settled Casey Lawson finished second and Dan Lawson third.
  • SCEA 604 Crate… In the 604 Crate main event, Dale Timms took the win by over 3 seconds after they had 2 accidents on the first lap… Terry Bullard and Colby Cannon were the next two across the finish line.
  • 4-Cylinder… In the 4-Cylinder division, Rod Tucker has been the man to beat and that was the case again last Saturday night as he picked up his 14th win f the season by over 4.5 seconds in front of Larry Teal… Scott Nelson claimed third.
  • Enduro… The Enduro main event had 4 cautions in the first four laps but eventually late in the race Bruce Barnett grabbed the lead and went on to take the win… Clay Crowder took second and Eric Caughorn third with a flat tire.
  • FWD… The FWD main event has its share of cautions but when the checkered flag came out Travis Jamieson was the first driver it waved over with Carson Crowder taking second and Joel Cabe third.
  • 602 Crate… In this main event, Dustin Morris took the lead right from the start and never trailed… Colt Smith won the battle for second place just ahead of Lee Cooper.
  • Limited… In the Limited main event Michael Smith started in third place but moved to the lead quickly and then went on to win the race… Tony Quarles and Dustin Smith were the next two drivers to get the checkered flag.

Pros … For more information on these games, click on their scores.

  • Braves… The Braves opened a series with the Washington Nationals yesterday playing a day / night doubleheader… First Game: Nationals 8 – Braves 3…  In the first game the Nationals took an 8-3 win over the Braves outhitting them 12-7… The nationals had two big innings as they scored 4 in the 4th and 4 in the 6th in rout to the win…. Game 2: Braves 3 – Nationals 1… The Braves rebounded in the second game to take 3-1 win behind a strong pitching performance by Sean Newcomb who pitched 6 strong innings giving up the one earned run on 5 hits while striking out 6 and walking 2…Ender Inciarte went 2-4 with a 2-run triple in the top of the 9th which proved to be the difference in the game.
  • Fireflies 6 – Drive 4The Greenville Drive started a series last night down in Columbia with the Fireflies and it was not a good start as the Fireflies took a 6-4 win… Both teams had 9 hits but 3 Drive errors helped decide the game.
  • Panthers… The Carolina Panthers will not be holding a training session at Wofford College today as they are in Charlotte getting ready to travel up to Buffalo to take on the Bills tomorrow night… To go to the Panthers website where you will find the training camp schedule, what not to bring, what you can bring and the answers to most any question you might have about the camp, click here…. The Panthers will be back at Wofford Saturday (8-11) when they start practice at 3:10 pm.

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Sports Report for Tuesday, 8-7-2018

PC Notes

  • PC Baseball Camp… Saturday & Sunday August 25 & 26thCoach Elton Pollock and his staff will be conducting a two-day camp for youth in grades 9-12 and Junior College players … The camp emphasis will be on offense & defense approach, pitching philosophy, base running, mental approach, team approach and much more!… The cost for this camp is $245.00… Again to get more information about this camp click here and be sure to click on the More Info tab under the August 2018 bar… If your questions are not answered following the links provided call 864-833-8236 or e-mail epollock@presby.edu

Local Notes

CHS  

  • Red Devils Scrimmage Tonight… The Clinton Red Devil football team will take the field again this evening at Wilder Stadium as the face the Ninety Six Wildcats in scrimmage action… The scrimmage is scheduled to begin at 6:00 pm tonight so come on out and get a look at the Red Devils as they continue to prepare for the upcoming season.
  • Meet the Devils… The fall version of Meet the Red Devils is scheduled for Tuesday, August 21 at 6:00 pm in the main gym at CHS… All fall CHS and CMS athletes will be recognized… This includes: 7th grade football, 8th grade football, CMS cheerleaders, CMS volleyball, CHS cross country, CHS girls’ tennis, CHS JV & varsity volleyball, CHS JV & varsity cheerleaders, JV football, and the 2018 Clinton High School varsity football team… Save the date and make plans to go out and support YOUR Red Devils! 

LDHS

  • The Raider Scrimmage in Greenwood This Morning… The Raider football team will be travelling down to Greenwood this morning for a three-way scrimmage with Emerald and Seneca at Emerald… The action is scheduled to start at 10:00 am so if you have a chance go on down and check out the action… I am sure that the Raiders would appreciate some fans in the stands cheering them on.
  • Raiders Rally & Sports PreviewLaurens District 55 Sports Director Ed Murray recently announced that there will be holding the inaugural Raider Rally and Sports Preview on August 18th at KC Hanna Stadium from 5:00 – 7:00 pm… The event is FREE and in addition to the coaches and student-athletes from football, cheerleading, volleyball, cross country, golf, and tennis there will be other activities, concessions, music, face painting raffles and the latest Raider gear on sale… For more information about the event, click here.
  • Century Club Memberships Now on Sale… Century Club memberships for the coming school year are now on sale for Laurens County School District 55… This is the only way to get season football tickets for the upcoming season… As a member you will receive two reserved seat football regular season tickets (for playoff games you will have to pay for the tickets – SCHSL Rules – but you will sit in your regular seat) , a reserved parking spot for the Century Club lot directly in front of KC Hanna Stadium. You will also receive two athletic passes, which allow you to attend all other regular season (NOT PLAYOFF) athletic contests (excluding varsity football) free of charge… As a Century Club member you may also purchase additional reserved seat football season tickets for $30 per seat… For those fans that enjoy tailgating before to each football game, The Century Club will continue offering the Touchdown Tailgate Zone… The Touchdown Tailgate Zone membership includes all of the privileges of a regular Century Club membership PLUS an additional reserved parking space and an area for you, your family, and friends to tailgate prior to each Raider home football game. The cost of the Touchdown Tailgate Zone is just an additional $50. Spaces are limited so act fast… For an application and mailing instructions, click here… For questions or more information contact Jim Iacuone at 681-3630 or jiacuone@laurens55.org.

 

 

Pros … For more information on these games, click on their scores.

  • Drive… The Greenville Drive were also off last night and they will start a series down in Columbia with the Fireflies tonight…The Drive have a 24-20 record in the second half of their season which has them tied with the Lexington Legends for the second half lead in the South Atlantic League Southern Division… That is a big improvement over their 25-44 record in the first half of the season which put them last in the SAL South.
  • Panthers… The Carolina Panthers Training Camp at Wofford College is now open and will close on Monday August 13th… To go to the Panthers website where you will find the training camp schedule, what not to bring, what you can bring and the answers to most any question you might have about the camp, click here…. The Panthers will take the field today at 9:25 this morning. They will not be practicing at Wofford again until Saturday (8-11) when they start practice at 3:10 pm.
  • Braves… The Braves were off last night and will start a series with Washington Nationals up in DC tonight… The Braves are currently in second place in the NL East 1.5 games behind the division leading Phillies with a 60-48 record.

 

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Sports Report for Monday, 8-6-208

Local Notes

Football Scrimmages

  • Clinton… Last Friday morning at the CHS practice field the Red Devils faced off against the Midland Valley Mustangs… As you might expect the two teams both had their share of mistakes in the game but as Coach Webb said that is why you play these so you can make them here and not in the first game… He noted that his team needed more consistency and not make the same mistakes twice… Clinton will practice again today and then get another opportunity to take the field against someone else as they host Ninety Six tomorrow at 6:00 pm.
  • Laurens… The Laurens Raiders hosted Byrnes, BHP and Strom Thurmond on Saturday morning in their first live action of the pre-season… The Raiders had trouble getting their new offense in gear against Byrnes who had a very quick defensive line and Byrnes did get one TD on the Raiders… Against BHP and Strom Thurmond the offense fared better but still had problems getting it across the goal line… However the defense played tough and pretty much bent but did not break… afterwards Coach Liner was happy in what he saw on the field and thinks the team is ahead of where they were at the same time last year… Laurens will also be back on the field tomorrow as they travel down to Greenwood to take on Emerald and Seneca starting at 10:00 am.

 

LDHS

  • Raiders Rally & Sports Preview… Laurens District 55 Sports Director Ed Murray recently announced that there will be holding the inaugural Raider Rally and Sports Preview on August 18th at KC Hanna Stadium from 5:00 – 7:00 pm… The event is FREE and in addition to the coaches and student-athletes from football, cheerleading, volleyball, cross country, golf, and tennis there will be other activities, concessions, music, face painting raffles and the latest Raider gear on sale… For more information about the event click here

 

Pros … For more information on these games, click on their scores.

Braves… The Braves and the Mets finished their 4-game series in New York over the weekend… As you may recall the Braves started the series last Thursday with a 4-2 win over the Mets.  

  • Friday: Braves 2 – Mets 1On Friday the Braves picked up their 5th win in a row as they defeated the Mets 2-1… Braves pitcher Anibal Sanchez held the Mets to just 2 hits while the Braves had 6… Back-to-back doubles by Ronald Acuna Jr and Ozzie Albies along with a solo homer by Johan Camargo scored the Braves 2 runs.
  • Saturday: Mets 3 – Braves 0… On Saturday the Mets took a 3-0 win to break the Braves’ winning streak… The Mets simply outhit the Braves 9-5 and they got their hits when they counted the most.
  • Sunday: Braves 5 – Mets 4… The Braves rebounded yesterday taking a 5-4 win over the Mets to give them the series win 3 games to 1… The game was tied 4-4 at the end of 9 innings and a solo homer by Nick Markakis in the top of the 10th inning proved to be the winning run… Braves pitcher Julio Teheran picked up his first homer of the season a solo shot in the 5th and Ender Inciarte had a 2-run homer in the 7th… The Braves are off today as they travel to the nation’s capital to start a 4-game series with the Nationals tomorrow in 3 days… The teams will play a day / night doubleheader tomorrow.

 

Drive… After being rained out on Thursday night, the Rome Braves and the Drive finally were able to start their 4 game series with a doubleheader of 7 inning games on Friday and complete the series yesterday…

  • Friday, Game 1: Braves 7 – Drive 6In the first game on Friday the Drive outhit the Baby Braves 9-5 but lost the game 7-6…. Three of the Braves hits were homers and 3 Drive errors did not help the Drive’s cause.
  • Friday, Game 2: Braves 6 – Drive 3… The Braves also won the second game on Friday by a score of 6-3… The Drive led 2-0 going into the top of the 5th inning when the Braves took the lead for good with one swing of the bat as the Braves DH Drew Lugbauer had a grand slam homer that proved to be the difference in the game.
  • Saturday: Drive 14 – Braves 8… The Drive rebounded on Saturday to take a 14-8 win over the Braves… Lot of offense in this game as the two teams combined for 29 hits with Drive having 17 of them… A 7-run 8th inning proved to be the difference for the Drive.
  • Sunday: Drive 9 – Braves 2… Yesterday the Drive were once again victorious as they took a 9-2 win over the Baby Braves… Once again a big inning proved to be the difference in the game as the Drive plated 5 runs in the 6th inning… The Drive have the night off tonight and will start a week long road trip tomorrow with the first stop being in Columbia to take on the Fireflies.

 

Panthers… The Carolina Panthers Training Camp at Wofford College is now open and will close on Monday August 13th… To go to the Panthers website where you will find the training camp schedule, what not to bring, what you can bring and the answers to most any question you might have about the camp, click here…. The Panthers will take the field today at 9:25 this morning and tomorrow morning to start their practice.

 

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Sports Report for Friday, 8-3-2018

Presbyterian College Notes:

  • The Blue Hose football team will kick off it season on Saturday, September 8th when they travel to Clarksville TN to take on Austin Peay … The following week they will host Stetson in the first of 5 home games they will have this season… If you would like to see the entire PC football schedule for the upcoming season, click hereSeason ticket prices for the Blue Seats has been set at $90 each this season and if you are interested in going ahead and purchasing them, click here to go to the PC website where they have season and individual game ticket information, contact the ticket office at 864-833-8240 or email the ticket office by using the following email address: skmedlin@presby.edu

 

Local Notes

CHS

  • Football Scrimmage at CHS Practice Field Today… As I mentioned to you yesterday morning, Coach Webb has moved the start time for today’s first football scrimmage has been moved to 10:00 am this morning instead of the previously announced 6:00 pm… I can also tell you that the scrimmage with the Midland Valley Mustangs has also been moved to the practice field on the campus of CHS and will NOT be played at Wilder Stadium… If you get a chance come on out and get your first look at the Red Devils in live action… Go Big Red!

  

LDHS

  • Raiders First Scrimmage at Home Tomorrow… The Laurens raiders will host BHP, Byrnes and Strom Thurmond tomorrow at KC Hanna Stadium and the football practice / soccer field starting at 10:00… Laurens will play all 3 of their contest on the field at KC Hanna… If you would like to see the complete schedule for tomorrow and the special rules for the scrimmage, click on the following:

 

College Notes

  • Clemson… The Tigers reported for the first day of fall practice yesterday and the only big thing on the agenda was the team Weigh-In… If you would like to see what each Tiger weighed in at click here.
  • South Carolina… Will Muschamp held his Media Day News Conference yesterday where he answered a ton of questions prior to starting the Gamecocks fall practice… For a complete rundown of his comments and answers to questions, click here.

 

Pros … For more information on these games, click on their scores.

  • Braves 4 – Mets 2The Braves started a 4-game series with the Mets in New York last night on a positive note as they took a 4-2 win… The game was tied 1-1 going into the top of the 3rd inning when the Braves plated 3 runs to take the lead and then went on to take the win… The top of the order had 5 of the Braves 6 hits on the night as Ozzie Albies and Ronald Acuna Jr had 2 hits each and Freddie Freeman 1…    
  • Drive… The Drive and the Rome Braves were rained out last night up in Greenville and they will now try to get the game in tomorrow as part of a doubleheader starting at 4:00 pm.    
  • Panthers… The Carolina Panthers Training Camp at Wofford College is now open and will close on Monday August 13th… To go to the Panthers website where you will find the training camp schedule, what not to bring, what you can bring and the answers to most any question you might have about the camp, click here…. The Panthers will NOT be practicing up at Wofford today as they are traveling to Charlotte to have their annual Fan Fest at the Bank of America Stadium starting at 7:00 pm… The Panthers will have tomorrow off and return to Spartanburg on Sunday where they will have an afternoon practice starting at 3:10 pm.
  • NASCARSchedule: The NASCAR Cup Series and the Xfinity Series travel to Watkins Glen this weekend for road course racing… The Xfinity race will be Saturday at 3 pm and the Monster Energy Cup race will be Sunday at 3 pm… For more on this weekend’s schedule click here…. Cup Driver Standings: The Cup Driver Standings now have Kyle Busch at #1 58 points ahead of Kevin Harvick who checks in at #2… The balance of the top 5 is Martin Truex Jr., Joey Logano and Clint Boyer in that order… To see the entire standings click here.

 

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Sports Report for Thursday, 8-2-2018

Local Notes

CHS

  • Clinton’s First Scrimmage Tomorrow… The Red Devils will finally get to hit someone else and see how the team is progressing tomorrow as they host Midland Valley in their first live scrimmage… Now for tose of you who may have seen the Clinton scrimmage and jamboree schedule already there is something you need to take note of…. The scrimmage was originally scheduled to start at 6:00 pm but that has changed… Because of the expected afternoon thunderstorms, the time has been moved up to 10:00 am… Coach Webb in an email stated they plan on playing at Wilder Stadium but if it is too wet they will play on the practice field on the campus of CHS… He will let us know tomorrow morning and when he does I will get the location posted on our website at wlbg.com and I will also tweet it at AM860Mike.  

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  • Laurens First Scrimmage Saturday Morning… While we are on the subject of scrimmages I will go ahead and tell you that Laurens will host its first scrimmage Saturday morning at KC Hanna stadium and the practice field starting at 10:00 am… In addition to the Raiders the other teams that are scheduled to be there are BHP, Byrnes and Strom Thurmond… I’ll have a complete list of all the scrimmages and jamborees for both Laurens and Clinton on tomorrow’s Sports Report.

 

Pros … For more information on these games, click on their scores.

  • Braves … The Braves and the Marlins had their series finale last night in Atlanta postponed due to the weather… The game has now been rescheduled as part of a day-night doubleheader on August 13th when the Marlins are back in town…. The Braves hit the road tonight to start a 4-game series with the Mets in New York.
  • Drive…  The Greenville Drive were able to get in their game with the Ashville Tourist last night at Flour Field plus they finished a game that was started on Tuesday, both of which only went 7 innings…  In the completion of the Tuesday game the Tourist took a 4-2 win over the Drive…  The game was tied 1-1 going into the top of the 3rd inning when the Tourist put 3 runs on the board and then held on to take the win… In the regularly scheduled game, the Tourist took a 1-0 win over the Drive scoring the winning run in the top of the 7th inning with 2 outs… That gave the Tourist the win of the 5-game series 3 games to 2…. The Drive remain at home as they start a 4-game series with the Rome Braves tonight at Flour Field.
  • Panthers… The Carolina Panthers Training Camp at Wofford College is now open and will close on Monday August 13th… To go to the Panthers website where you will find the training camp schedule, what not to bring, what you can bring and the answers to most any question you might have about the camp, click here…. The Panthers will take the field today at 9:25 this morning to start their practice.
  • NASCARSchedule: The NASCAR Cup Series and the Xfinity Series travel to Watkins Glen this weekend for road course racing… The Xfinity race will be Saturday at 3 pm and the Monster Energy Cup race will be Sunday at 3 pm… Foe more on this weekend’s schedule click here…. Cup Driver Standings: The Cup Driver Standings now have Kyle Busch at #1 58 points ahead of Kevin Harvick who checks in at #2… The balance of the top 5 is Martin Truex Jr., Joey Logano and Clint Boyer in that order… To see the entire standings click here.

 

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Sports Report for Wednesday, 8-1-2018

Local Notes  

Laurens County Speedway… Looking at the results in each division’s main event last Saturday night we find;

  • Front-Wheel Drive… The Front-Wheel Drive main event had 6 cautions during the first three laps in what was a wild race with drivers getting disqualified for accidents while under caution… In the end it was Alex Woodward who took the checkered flag first… Jason Bishop finished 2nd and Chuck Bellor 3rd.
  • Limited… Larry Timms was the top driver in the Limited main event as he qualified with the fastest time… When the race started he and Michael Smith battled for the top spot all race long with Timms coming out on top… In the battle for 3rd place Tony Quarles edged out Frank Coates.
  • SCEA 604 Crate… This division’s main event saw Bryan Mullis start on the inside of row 2 but did not stay there long as he worked his way to the lead early in the race and then went on to the win… Brad Rachels and Taylor Puckett were the next two to get the checkered flag in that order.
  • 602 Crate… In the 602 Crate main event, Dustin Morris took the win leading wire-to-wire… This race also had several cautions and Matt Dean was able to finish 2nd while Chris Patterson took 3rd.
  • Thunder Bombers… This race also had a caution right off the start as cars got tangled up on the first lap… On the second green flag Dan Lawson jumped out to the lead and stayed there to take the win… In the battle for second, Dylan Chappell edged out Dusty Eaves.
  • 4-Cylinders… The main event in the 4-Cylinders division was unusual for the night as it had no cautions… Larry Teal won the race leading from start to finish… Wayne Summers was second and Scott Nelson was third.
  • Enduro… In the Enduro main event, Robbie Hartman had the pole and from there he jumped out to a fast start and then was just too fast to be caught winning the race… Eric Caughorn was the next driver to take the checkered flag followed by Josh Jackson.

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  • Braves 11 – Marlins 6Rain in the Atlanta area caused the Braves vs. Marlins game to be delayed in starting until about 8:45 last night and in case you didn’t stay up the see the end of it I’ll tell you that the Braves won by a score of 11-6… The game was close until the 4th inning when the Braves put 5 runs on the board and then went on to take the win… The Braves outhit the Marlins 19-11 and 3 of the Braves 19 hits were homers… Ronald Acuna Jr had a solo homer in the first inning, Nick Markakis a 2-run homer in the third and Johan Camargo a solos shot in the sixth.
  • Drive 6 – Tourist 0The Greenville Drive and the Ashville Tourist were supposed to play a doubleheader yesterday at Flour Field making up a postponed game from earlier in the month… They got the first game in and the Drive took a 6-0 win over the Tourist outhitting them 10-3… The big inning for the Drive was the 4th where thy plated 5 runs… They were able to get the second game started but not finish it as rain moved into the area… They now plan to finish that game today at 4:30 and then play the regularly scheduled game (weather permitting).
  • PanthersThe Carolina Panthers Training Camp at Wofford College is now open and will close on Monday August 13th… To go to the Panthers website where you will find the training camp schedule, what not to bring, what you can bring and the answers to most any question you might have about the camp, click here…. The Panthers will take the field this morning at 9:25 to start their practice and they will finish at 11:30.

 

 

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Sports Report for Tuesday, 7-31-2018

PC Notes … Please look below in the This & That Section for information about two basketball camps starting tomorrow and Thursday over at PC.

 

College Notes – Preseason ACC & SEC Conference Polls…  A quick look at how the media and coaches see the conferences football rankings before the season starts.

  • ACC… It is little wonder that the preseason ACC team to beat is the 3-time defending champion Clemson… The Tigers were overwhelming pick of the media in the recently completed 2018 ACC Football Kickoff… The media picked Clemson to finish first in the Atlantic division followed by Florida State, NC State, Boston College, Louisville, Wake Forest and Syracuse… In the Coastal Division they see Miami finishing first and facing the Tigers in the ACC Championship game… The balance of the Coastal Division is thought to finish in this order; Virginia Tech, Georgia Tech, Duke, Pitt, North Carolina and Virginia… For more details on how they see things click here.
  • SEC… Over in the SEC the media seem to think that Alabama will again be the Western Division champ and win the SEC Championship game again this year and as defending National Champion that looks like a good bet… The rest of the Western Division is thought to finish in this order; Auburn, Mississippi State, Texas A&M, LSU, Ole Miss and Arkansas… The team that the media think will finish first in the Eastern Division and face Bama in the SEC Title Game is the Georgia Bulldogs… The rest of the Eastern Division they think will finish like this; South Carolina, Florida, Missouri, Kentucky, Tennessee and Vanderbilt… Again for more details including Preseason All-Star Team selections click here.

 

Pros …Click on the scores of the following for more information about the contest.

  • Braves 5 – Marlins 3 … Despite being outhit by the Marlins 8-6 last night at Sun Trust Park in Atlanta, the Braves took a 5-3 win over the Marlins in the opening game of their 3-game series last night… The main reason for the win was that Freddie Freeman (18) and Ronald Acuna Jr (10) both had solo homers for the Braves and Johan Camargo had a pair of doubles
  •  Tourist 6 – Drive 5 (10)… The Greenville Drive returned home to Flour Field last night as they opened a series with the Ashville Tourist… The Tourist took a 6-5 win over the Drive last night in 10 innings in what was a tough loss for the Drive… The Tourist jumped out to a 3-0 lead as they put 3 runs on the board in the first inning… The Drive fought back and by the time the game reached the end of 9 innings they had tied the game 4-4…. In the top of the 10th the Tourist scored 2 runs to take the lead… The Drive did not roll over though as they got one of the runs back in the bottom of the 10th but could get no closer… The teams will play a doubleheader today starting at 4:30 to make up a rained out game from earlier in the month.
  • Panthers… The Carolina Panthers Training Camp at Wofford College is now open and will close on Monday August 13th… To go to the Panthers website where you will find the training camp schedule, what not to bring, what you can bring and the answers to most any question you might have about the camp, click here…. The Panthers have the day off and there will be no practice today. .

 

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Sports Report for Monday, 7-30-2018

Local Notes:

Clinton-Laurens-Newberry Tennis Association

  • The CLNTA will a 4 day youth camp starting this morning at PC for youth ages 8 and up… The cost is only $20 and the camp will start at 9:00am and conclude at 11am each day through Thursday…. For more information call Martha Wilder at 864-340-1888.

  

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  • Bragg Commits to Florence-Darlington Technical College… Laurens Raider senior baseball player Jalen Bragg has decided to continue his education and baseball career after he finishes his senior season at Laurens this year at Florence-Darlington Technical College… Bragg hit .312 this past season with the Raiders with with a homer and 4 doubles among his 20 hits on the season…. Congratulations to Jalen!

 

Pros …Click on the scores of the following for more information about the contest.

Braves… The Braves finished out their home series with the Dodgers this weekend… As you may recall it started last Thursday with the Dodgers taking an 8-2 win over the Braves

  • Friday: Dodgers 4 – Braves 1… The news is no better for Braves fans on Friday as the Dodgers took a 4-1 win… The Dodgers only outhit the Braves 7-6 but two of their 7 hits were homers and the best the Braves could do was a double and 6 singles.
  • Saturday: Dodgers 5 – Braves 1… On Saturday the Dodgers made it three in a row over the Braves as they took a 5-1 win over the Braves… Four Dodger pitchers held the Braves to just 3 hits while 6 Braves pitchers gave up 6 hits… The Braves only run in the game came in the 7th when Johan Camargo had a solo shot to give him 11 homers on the season.
  • Sunday: Braves 4 – Dodgers 1… Yesterday the Braves avoided being swept by the Dodgers as they took a 4-1 giving the Dodgers the series win 3 games to 1… The big story in this game was the Braves starting pitcher Sean Newcomb who carried a no-hitter into the 9th inning where he retired the first two batters and two strikes on the Dodgers Chris Taylor who singled through the left side of the infield to break up the no-hitter… The Braves had 8 hits with Markakis going 3-4 with a 2-run homer…. The Braves will remain at home as they start a 3-game series with the Miami Marlins tonight.

Drive… The Greenville Drive were down on the coast of SC taking on the Charleston RiverDogs in a 3-game series.

  • Friday: Drive 4 – RiverDogs 2… In the first game on Friday the Drive scored 2 runs in the top of the 6th inning to break a 2-2 tie and then made it hold up as the Drive took a 4-2 win.
  • Saturday: Drive 10 – RiverDogs 8… Now if you like a lot of offense the Saturday game would have been to your liking as the Drive took a 10-8 win over the RiverDogs… The Drive took an early 6-0 lead going into the bottom of the 4th inning before the RiverDogs finally got on the board… The RiverDogs continued their comeback and by the time the entered the top of the 9th inning the Drive were trailing 8-7… The Drive plated 3 runs in the 9th and then held the RiverDogs scoreless in the bottom of the inning to take the 10-8 win.
  • Sunday: Drive 3 – RiverDogs 2… Yesterday the Drive were able to do something that has been rare this season and that is sweep a series as they took a 3-2 win over the RiverDogs… The Drive scored all 3 of their runs in 2nd inning and then held on to take the win… The Drive will return home tonight to Flour Field to start a series with the Ashville Tourist tonight.

Panthers… The Carolina Panthers Training Camp at Wofford College is now open and will close on Monday August 13th… To go to the Panthers website where you will find the training camp schedule, what not to bring, what you can bring and the answers to most any question you might have about the camp, click here…. The Panthers are scheduled to take the field for practice today at 9:25 and practice will end about 11:30 am… They will not be having practice tomorrow as they have the day off.

 

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Sports Report for Friday, 7-27-2018

PC Notes

  • The Blue Hose football team will kick off it season on Saturday, September 8th when they travel to Clarksville TN to take on Austin Peay … The following week they will host Stetson in the first of 5 home games they will have this season… If you would like to see the entire PC football schedule for the upcoming season, click hereSeason ticket prices for the Blue Seats has been set at $90 each this season and if you are interested in going ahead and purchasing them, click here to go to the PC website where they have season and individual game ticket information, contact the ticket office at 864-833-8240 or email the ticket office by using the following email address: skmedlin@presby.edu

 

Local Notes:

Countdown to Kickoff… The numbers of days until the following teams open their season

  • Laurens at Clinton… (8-24-18)… 28
  • Laurens Academy at Faith / Christian…(8-24-18)… 28
  • PC at Austin Peay… (9-8-15)… 43
  • PC host Stetson… (9-15-18)… 50
  • Clemson host Furman…(9-1-18)… 36
  • South Carolina host Coastal Carolina… (9-1-18)… 36

  

Football Practice Starts Today

  • If you are near one of the local high schools and you notice more cars around the athletic facilities there is a good reason why and that is that football practice starts today… Now you will not be hearing the sounds of pads hitting each other as SCHSL rules say that they cannot go to full contact until about day 5 of practice…. I’ll try to get a full schedule of scrimmages between now and next week and post it here so you will know when you can get a glimpse of your team before the season starts.

 

Pros …Click on the scores of the following for more information about the contest.

  • Dodgers 8 – Braves 2… The Braves and the Dodgers started a 4-game series down at Sun Trust Park in Atlanta last night and the Dodgers took the game by a score of 8-2… They outhit the Braves 12-7 and the Braves also had 3 errors that aided the Dodgers… The Dodgers left Rich Hill pitched 7 strong innings giving up only 3 hits and no runs while striking out 8 and walking 1… The Braves only runs came in the 8th inning on a two-run homer by Ronald Acuna Jr.
  • Crawdads 5 – Drive 2… The Greenville Drive finished their series with the Hickory Crawdads at Flour Filed last night on a down note as the Crawdads took a 5-2 win over the Drive…The Drive actually outhit the Crawdads 10-9 but the Crawdads simply got the clutch hits and the Drive did not… The Crawdad win gave them the series win 3-1 and the Drive now travel down I-26 for a weekend series on the coast with the Charleston RiverDogs.
  • Panthers… The Carolina Panthers Training Camp at Wofford College is now open and will close on Monday August 13th… To go to the Panthers website where you will find the training camp schedule, what not to bring, what you can bring and the answers to most any question you might have about the camp, click here…. The Panthers are scheduled to take the field for practice today at 3:15 and practice will end about 5:10 pm.
  • NASCARSchedule: The NASCAR Monster Energy Series will be racing up at Pocono this Sunday starting at 2:30 and it can be seen on the NBC Sports Network… The Xfinity Series will be racing tomorrow at the Iowa Speedway and the green flag is scheduled to drop at 5:00 pm ET… Standings: The Monster Energy Cup driver standings have the top 5 being Kyle Busch, Kevin Harvick, Martin Truex Jr., Joey Logano and Kurt Busch in that order… To see the entire standings, click here.

 

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Sports Report for Thursday, 7-26-18

Local Notes:

Laurens Little League Majors Fall Short in State Finals

  • Northwood 10 – Laurens 7… The Laurens Little League Majors All-Star team saw their season come to an end last night as they fell to Northwood 10-7 in a hard fought game… Northwood broke on top scoring 3 runs in the top of the 1st inning and Laurens replied with a pair of runs in the bottom half of the inning…. Northwood led 6-2 going into the bottom of the 3rd inning when Laurens loaded the bases with no outs but was only able only able to plate a single run when EJ Grant walked with the bases loaded making the score 6-3… Northwood responded by plating 4 runs in the top of the 4th but Laurens came right back and plated 3 runs in the bottom of inning when KD Mosley doubled with the bases loaded driving in 3 runs to make it 10-6… Laurens loaded the bases with 2 outs in the bottom of the 5th inning and managed to get a single run when Owen Pridgen singled… Laurens entered the bottom of the 6th inning still trailing 10-7 where the first two batters popped out to the Northwood first baseman… Some teams might have cashed it in at that point and headed on home without a fight but not Laurens as the next 3 batters reached base only to come up short as the next batter grounded out… After the game Coach Jason Pridgen said he could not be more proud of the team for the way they battled all night against a good Northwood squad and that the future was bright for Laurens Little League as the program is being built with the right way with local talent and coaching… Laurens had 11 hits in the game with Owen Pridgen going 3-4 with an RBI to lead Laurens at the plate… To see the game’s box score and some stats click here and to see the game’s scorecard click here… Congratulations to the team for a great effort and finishing second in the state! 

 

Pros …Click on the scores of the following for more information about the contest.

  • Braves… The Braves were off last night but return to action tonight as they host the Dodgers in the first game of a 4-game series at Sun Trust Park… The Braves are currently in second place in the NL East with a record of 54-44 and trail the division leading Phillies by 1.5 games… The Dodgers record is 56-46 and they lead the NL West ½ game ahead of the Diamondbacks.
  • Drive… Crawdads 7 – Drive 1… The Greenville Drive played a pair of 7 inning games yesterday at Flour Field against the Hickory Crawdads in order to make-up a game postponed due to rain on Tuesday… In the first game the Crawdads took a 7-1 win over the Drive outhitting them 8-5… Two of the Crawdads hits were homers both with runners on and those were the big difference in the game… Drive 4 – Crawdads 1… The Drive rebounded in the second game and took a 4-1 win as they outhit the Crawdads 9-3… The Crawdads managed only a single solo homer in this game while the Drive drew a blank in homers.
  • Panthers… The Carolina Panthers reported to training camp at Wofford College yesterday and will start practices today….  There will be a Kickoff Party at Gibbs Stadium at 4 pm and the Panthers will take the field  at 6:30 pm… Now to go to the Panthers website where you will find the training camp schedule, what not to bring, what you can bring and the answers to most any question you might have about the camp, click here.

 

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Sports Report for Wednesday, 7-25-2018

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Laurens Majors All-Stars

  • Laurens 14 – Irmo 5…  In action at the State Tournament up in Taylors last night, the Laurens Little League Majors (B3) All-Stars battled both the weather and Irmo last night and came out on top as they were able to get the game in and defeated Irmo 14-5 to punch their tickets to the finals tonight… The game had to be delayed 40 minutes due to lightning in the area and toward the end had a few minutes of delay as the lights went out (timer automatically cut them off at 10 pm and then they had to wait for them to come back up) but none of that seemed to phase the team as Coach Pridgen put it they played a complete game… Laurens jumped out to an early lead as they plated 2 runs in the top of the first inning on RBI hits by Jaedon Goodwin and Owen Pridgen… Irmo did tie the game at 2-2 with a pair of runs in the bottom of the 2nd inning… Laurens regained the lead for good with a single run in the 3rd inning and then added 3 more in the 5th… Irmo’s last 3 runs were scored in the bottom of the 5th inning to make it 6-5… Laurens “put the nail in the coffin” plating 8 runs in the top of the 6th inning and then holding Irmo scoreless in the bottom of the inning to make the final 14-5… Laurens pounded out 17 hits while three Laurens pitchers allowed Irmo just 3 hits… Jaedon Goodwin led Laurens at the plate going 4-4 scoring 3 runs and driving in 4 runs… Bennett Edwards and Owen Pridgen each had 3 hits for Laurens… To see the box score of the game click here… Laurens travels back to Taylors tonight to face the home standing and undefeated Northwood All-Stars… The game is at 7 pm tonight and Laurens must defeat Northwood tonight and tomorrow night to claim the State Championship… Good Luck to the team!!

 

Pros …Click on the scores of the following for more information about the contest.

  • Marlins 9 – Braves 3… In the final game of their 2-game series down in Miami last night, the Marlins took a 9-3 win over the Braves to earn a split of the series… The Marlins plated 5 runs in the 5th inning to break open what had been a close game up to that point and then go on the take the win… The Fish outhit the Braves 10-6 but 3 Brave errors aided their cause… Two of the Marlins 10 hits were homers while only one of the Braves was… Johan Camargo hit his 10th homer of season a solo shot in the second inning… The Braves are off tonight and will start a 4-game series with the Dodgers in Atlanta tomorrow night.
  • Drive… The Greenville Drive were not as lucky as the Laurens All-Star team last night as they battled Mother Nature last night up in Hickory, NC and Mother Nature won as the grounds were too wet to play and they will not play a doubleheader with the Crawdads today (weather permitting).
  • Panthers… The Carolina Panthers will be reporting to Wofford College on Thursday, July 26th to start their annual training camp….  It starts with a Kickoff Party at Gibbs Stadium at 4 pm and the Panthers will have their first practice at 6:30 pm… Now to go to the Panthers website where you will find the training camp schedule, what not to bring, what you can bring and the answers to most any question you might have about the camp, click here.

 

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Sports Report for Tuesday, 7-24-2018

PC Notes

  • 2018 Evening Day Soccer Camp… August 1 – 5, 2018. This camp is for youth ages 5-15 and is designed for player ability growth… Cost is $25 and it will be from 5PM – 8PM each day… For more information on this camp including registering online, click here…. Also 2018 Free Kids Basketball Camp… August 2-3, 2018, 9AM – Noon…. This camp is designed for youth in grades 1-6 where the coaches and players of the PC women’s basketball team will help your child improve their individual skills… For more information on this camp, click here.

 

Local Notes:

CHS

  • Coach Simmons Named SCACA Coach of the Year… This past Sunday at the South Carolina Athletic Coaches Association Banquet at the North Charleston Convention Center Clinton High School’s Coach Clovis Simmons was named as the 2018 Boys Coach of the Year… This past tennis season the Red Devils reached the Class AAA Finals for the second consecutive year and was named the Region 3, AAA Coach of the year for 10th consecutive year… Her other career accomplishments are too long to mention here but if you click here it will open up the press release announcing this award which list many of them… Our congratulations go out to Coach Simmons on an award well earned!

  

Laurens Little Majors All-Stars

  • Laurens 13 – Darlington 1… The Laurens Little League Majors All=Star team wasted little time getting down to business last night in their elimination game with Darlington as they scored 5 runs in the bottom of the first inning and then went on to take a 13-1 win in 4 innings on the ten-run rule… Laurens then went on to score 4 runs in the second and third innings while holding Darlington to just a single run in the third inning… Laurens picked up their 13 runs (9 of which were earned) on 9 hits, 5 walks, 3 Darlington errors and a few wild pitches while 3 Laurens pitchers allowed only 2 hits while striking out 8 and walking just 1… EJ Grant and Jonah Hogge each had 2 hits with both of Grant’s hits being triples… To see the box score of the game click here… Laurens faces Irmo tonight at 7:00 pm in an elimination game as Irmo lost to Northwood 5-2 last night… Good Luck to the team!

 

Pros …Click on the scores of the following for more information about the contest.

  • Braves 12 – Marlins 1… The Braves traveled down to Miami last night to start a brief 2-game series with the Marlins… The Braves broke out the bats last night as they pounded out 16 hits to take a 12-1 win over the Marlins… Two of the Braves 16 hits were homers as Freddie Freeman hit his 17th homer of the season a 2-run shot in the in the 1st inning and Dansby Swanson picked up his 8th of the season a solo shot in the second inning…The teams will conclude the series with a game scheduled to start at 12:10 this afternoon. 
  • Hickory 6 – Drive 1… The Greenville Drive started a 4-game series with the Hickory Crawdads last night at Flour Field and the news is not good hear as the Crawdads took a 6-1 win over the Drive… Quite simply Hickory outhit the Drive 13-6 and 2 of those hits were homers.
  • Panthers… The Carolina Panthers will be reporting to Wofford College on Thursday, July 26th to start their annual training camp….  It starts with a Kickoff Party at Gibbs Stadium at 4 pm and the Panthers will have their first practice at 6:30 pm… Now to go to the Panthers website where you will find the training camp schedule, what not to bring, what you can bring and the answers to most any question you might have about the camp, click here.

 

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