Sports Report for Wednesday, 8-12-2020

Local Notes:

CHS Red Devils:

  • Booster Club Applications Available… There is a posting now on the CHS Athletic website concerning the CHS Booster Club… In these days of COVID-19 and the possibility of reduced revenues to high school and middle school athletics caused by the pandemic, school athletic budgets will be most likely strained and the help and support of booster clubs will become even more important… To that end the CHS Booster Club invites you to join them this season… If you click here it will carry you to the CHS Athletic website where there is another link to the booster club application… Please think about helping them to make “Go Big Red” a reality.
  • Girls Tennis Meeting August 17… Head tennis coach Clovis Simmons asks that all young ladies interested in playing tennis this fall meet at the CMS courts on Monday, August 17, from 10:00-11:00 AM. .. You must wear a mask and practice social distancing…  Please bring a completed physical formwith you.  (Dated after April 1, 2020.)… Practice will start on Tuesday, August 18, at 9:00 AM, at the CMS courts…If you have questions, contact Coach Simmons: clovissimmons@lcsd56g.com.

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

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


College Notes:

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


Pro Sports:

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

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

MLB

  • MLB Schedule… To see the scores from yesterday around MLB and the games today click here….Once you get there you have several options to see the scores of past games and the schedule past today.

NASCAR

  • This Weeks TV Schedule for NASCAR… If you are one of the true NASCAR fans who likes to watch what they have available on TV this week click here to go to the NASCAR website where their TV schedule is located

NBA

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


This and That

  • Youth Soccer at Clinton Family YMCA… Registration is now open for youth soccer at the Clinton Family YMCA… Age groupings will be 3-5, 6-8 and 9-12… The cost is $60 for Y members and $75 for non-members with financial assistance for those who need it… All players will receive an open mesh full soccer uniform including a jersey, shorts and soccer socks… Soccer players are required to provide Soccer Shin Guards… For more information about this click here to go to a press release from the Y or call them at 833-1555… The deadline to register is August 31st!
  • Youth Soccer at Laurens Family YMCA… Registration is now open for youth soccer at the Laurens Family YMCA…Youth soccer at the Laurens Y will be for ages 3-15 in age appropriate groupings… The cost is $50 for Y members and $60 for non-members… If you want more information about youth soccer at the Laurens YMCA contact Haley Garrison at 984-2626 or email her at: hgarrison@lakelandsymca.org… The season will start on Sept 14th and the deadline to register is September 5th.

 

 If you have any comments, suggestions, or want to reports scores, please contact me via email at: sports@wlbg.com or text me at 864-981-3470.

Sports Report for Tuesday, 8-11-2020

Local Notes:

CHS Red Devils:

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


College Notes:

  • South Carolina Now Knows Football Opponents… Last Friday the SEC notified its member schools who their football opponents will be this fall if they are able to play football… As you may recall I reported to you a few days ago that the SEC announced that their schools would play a 10-game conference only schedule this fall… The two schools that were added to the eight conference games the Gamecocks already had on their schedule are Auburn and Ole Miss… The Gamecocks 2020 home schedule now consists of games against Auburn, Georgia, Missouri, Tennessee and Texas A&M… The Gamecocks will travel to Florida, Kentucky, LSU, Ole Miss and Vanderbilt… Now as of late yesterday the SEC had no9t announced the date of each of these games much less the starting time… Those are all yet to be announced… For more on this click here to go to the Gamecock website and click here to go to the SEC website where the additional games were announced.

 

  • Mid-American Conference Cancels Fall Sports… Also last Friday the MAC became the first FBS conference to cancel all sports… Previously there were some FCS conferences that have done that… In the announcement not only player safety was cited in the COVID-19 world we now live in but also financial losses that are as a result of not being able to play non-conference contest against Power Five opponents who are playing conference games only… The cancellation affects men’s and women’s cross country, field hockey, football, men’s soccer, women’s soccer and women’s volleyball…. Now for more on this click here to go to the MAC website announcement…The conference’s 12 members are Central Michigan, Eastern Michigan, Western Michigan, Akron, Ball State, Bowling Green, Buffalo, Kent State, Miami, Northern Illinois, Ohio and Toledo.

 

  • First College Coaches Poll Out… One last item from late last week, the USA Today Sports College Football Coaches poll came out for the first time for the 2020 season… Clemson fans were happy to see it as the coaches have the Tigers ranked #1 with Ohio State, Alabama, Georgia and defending national champion LSU filling out the balance of the top five in that order… For more on this and top see the top 25 schools according to the coaches click here… Now if we only get to play to see how close to correct they are.


Pro Sports:

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

  • Phillies 13 – Braves 8… Last night up in Philadelphia the Phillies scored 10 runs in the first two innings and then went on to take a 13-8 win over the Braves…  Braves starter Sean Newcomb only lasted 1⅓ innings giving up 8 earned runs on 6 hits two of which were homers…  His relief Robbie Erlin didn’t do much better as he only went 2⅔ innings giving up 4 earned runs on 4 hits with 3 of those hits being homers giving the Phillies a total of 5 homeruns on the night… The Braves trailed 13-1 going into the top of the 9th inning and to their credit they did try to come back scoring 7 runs in that inning but it was just too little too late… Travis d’Arnaud had a homer for the Braves in the top of the 2nd inning and both Johan Camargo and Austin Riley had homers in the top of the 9th inning… The Braves and the Phillies spit the 4-game series 2-2 and the Braves move to the Big Apple tonight to start a short 2-game series with the Yankees.

MLB

  • MLB Schedule… To see the scores from yesterday around MLB and the games today click here….Once you get there you have several options to see the scores of past games and the schedule past today.

 NASCAR

  • This Weeks TV Schedule for NASCAR… If you are one of the true NASCAR fans who likes to watch what they have available on TV this week click here to go to the NASCAR website where their TV schedule is located

NBA

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


This and That

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

 

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

 

 

If you have any comments, suggestions, or want to reports scores, please contact me via email at: sports@wlbg.com or text me at 864-981-3470.

 

Sports Report for Monday, 8-10-2020

Local Notes:

CHS Red Devils:

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


Pro Sports:

Braves… The Braves started a road trip last Friday night and the first stop was in the city of brotherly love as they traveled to Philadelphia to take on the Phillies… For more information on the game(s) below, click on the score at the beginning.

  • Saturday: Phillies 5 – Braves 0… The regularly scheduled game on Friday was rained out so on Saturday the Braves finally started the series on a less than stellar note as they gave up 4 runs in the fourth inning and then went on to lose 5-0 to the Phillies… In that inning there were two homeruns by the Phillies a solo shot by J.T. Realmuto and a 3-run homer by Jay Bruce proved to be the deciding blows… The Braves manages only 4 hits to the Phillies 8 in the game.
  • Sunday #1: Braves 5 – Phillies 2… Yesterday the two teams got together for a pair of 7 inning games (a new rule put in to help make up postponements in the Corona virus era) and in the first game the Braves rebounded from the loss the day before taking a 5-2 win outhitting the Phillies 5-2… It was the Braves turn to score a bunch of runs in one inning as they put all 5 of their runs on the board in the 5th inning…  In that big fifth inning Ronald Acuna Jr. had a 2 run homer and Adam Duvall had a double that drove in the other 3 runs… Freddie Freeman went 3-4 in the game.
  • Sunday #2: Braves 8 – Phillies 0… In the second game yesterday, the Braves bats continued to be hot as they pounded out 14 hits to the Phillies 4 in route to an 8-0 win… Ronald Acuna Jr. had a smoking hot bat as he went 4-4 with two of his 4 hits being homers… Freddie Freeman again went 3-4 in the game with a homer… The two teams will finish their 4-game series tonight with first pitch scheduled for 6:05 pm.

MLB

  • MLB Schedule… To see the scores from yesterday around MLB and the games today click here….Once you get there you have several options to see the scores of past games and the schedule past today.

 

NASCAR… NASCAR held two of it’s raced this past weekend up at the Michigan International Speedway… Checking the results by series you find:

  • Gander Truck Series… The Gander truck series ran its race in Michigan on Friday and in that race Zane Smith made a last-lap pass in double overtime to pick up his first Gander Truck Series win… For more information on this race including the order of finish click here.
  • Xfinity Series… Now the Xfinity drivers were in Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin on Saturday as they ran on the Road America road course… Austin Cindric picked up his fourth win in the last 5 races holding off A.J. Allmendinger at the end… Again to see more information on this race including the final order of finish, click here.
  • Cup Series… The Cup Series drivers actually raced twice up at Michigan this weekend once on Saturday and then again yesterday… As luck (or skill) would have it the winner of both races was Kevin Harvick… On Saturday he led 92 of the 161 laps in eh race but 5 restarts in the last 30 laps caused him to have to close it out in overtime… Brad Keselowski finished second… For more information on this race click hereYesterday’s victory was Harvick’s his 55th of his career and series-leading 6 of the season… Yesterday’s second place finisher was Denny Hamlin… For more information on this race click here.
  • This Weeks TV Schedule for NASCAR… If you are one of the true NASCAR fans who likes to watch what they have available on TV this week click here to go to the NASCAR website where their TV schedule is located.

NBA

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


This and That

 

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

 

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

 

 If you have any comments, suggestions, or want to reports scores, please contact me via email at: sports@wlbg.com or text me at 864-981-3470.

Sports Report for Friday, 8-7-2020

Local Notes:

CHS Red Devils:

  • Booster Club Applications Available… There is a posting now on the CHS Athletic website concerning the CHS Booster Club… In these days of COVID-19 and the possibility of reduced revenues to high school and middle school athletics caused by the pandemic, school athletic budgets will be most likely strained and the help and support of booster clubs will become even more important… To that end the CHS Booster Club invites you to join them this season… If you click here it will carry you to the CHS Athletic website where there is another link to the booster club application… Please think about helping them to make “Go Big Red” a reality.
  • Football Schedule Moves back 2 weeks… Yesterday I mentioned that the SCHSL had “pushed back” by 2 weeks the start of competition from September 11th to September 25th and that Laurens had simply pushed back the start of their season by 2 weeks with the Raiders opening with the Greenwood Eagles in Greenwood on the 25th… I have since learned that the Clinton Red Devils have also simply “pushed back” the start of their season schedule as it existed to September 25th when they open at Union County taking on the Yellow Jackets.


College Notes:

  • Clemson Football Schedule Released… Yesterday the ACC and Clemson announced the opponents and locations that Clemson will face in their ACC football schedule for this season… The starting times for the games and the non-conference opponent are yet to be determined… The ACC portion of their schedule will feature 5 road games and 5 home games… The Tigers are scheduled to open their season on the road traveling up to Wake Forest to take on the Demon Deacons on September 12 and then the home opener will be the following week against a non-conference opponent yet to be determined… The schedule has two open dates built in to it… To go to the Clemson website where they have a posting about the schedule including a game-by-game preview of each game and other schedule notes click here… The schedule is as follows:
    • Sept. 12: at Wake Forest
    • Sept. 19: NON-CONFERENCE OPPONENT TBA
    • Sept. 26: Open Date
    • Oct. 3: VIRGINIA
    • Oct. 10: MIAMI (FLA.)
    • Oct. 17: at Georgia Tech
    • Oct. 24: SYRACUSE
    • Oct. 31: BOSTON COLLEGE
    • Nov. 7: at Notre Dame
    • Nov. 14: Open Date
    • Nov. 21: at Florida State
    • Nov. 28: PITTSBURGH
    • Dec. 5: at Virginia Tech


Pro Sports:

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

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

 

MLB

  • MLB Schedule… To see the scores from yesterday around MLB and the games today click here….Once you get there you have several options to see the scores of past games and the schedule past today.

 NASCAR

  • NASCAR Schedule for This Weekend… NASCAR moves its racing up north to the Michigan International Speedway…  Tonight the Gander Truck Series will race starting at 6:00 pm ET and it can be seen on FS1… The Xfinity Series will race tomorrow at noon and that can be seen on the NBCSN… The Cup Series will run two races at Michigan this weekend with the first on being tomorrow at 4:00 pm and the second one on Sunday at 4:30 pm… Both these races can be seen on NBCSN also.
  • This Weeks TV Schedule for NASCAR… If you are one of the true NASCAR fans who likes to watch what they have available on TV this week click here to go to the NASCAR website where their TV schedule is located.

NBA

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


This and That

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

 

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

 

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

 

If you have any comments, suggestions, or want to reports scores, please contact me via email at: sports@wlbg.com or text me at 864-981-3470.

 

Sports Report for Thursday, 8-6-2020

Local Notes: 

SCHSL

SCHSL Pushes Back Football Season… On yesterday’s sports report I mentioned that the Executive Committee of the SCHSL would be meeting and that one of the things they would be looking at was the fall sports season calendar… I also speculated that it was expected that the football season might be pushed back to a later starting date than planned… Well that turns out to be just what happened… Instead of starting play on September 11th play will now start on September 25th… The first practice date was also moved back to September 8th and first scrimmage date to September 12th… The state finals will now be held the weekend of December 4th and 5th… Other changes concerning football coming out of the meeting are:

  • Schools can start wearing helmets August 17th in Phase 1.5
  • Helmets and shoulder pads September 8th
  • Full pads September 10th
  • Varsity teams will be allowed only 2 scrimmages one of which can be replaced by a jamboree
  • Teams who do not make the playoffs will still be allowed 1 added game but it must be played no later than week 2 of the playoff schedule and only a maximum of 7 additional practices will be allowed for this extra game.

Other Fall Sports Have Changes… Now other fall sports have also had their calendars changed as to when they can start practices, scrimmages and competition… If you would like to see a table released by the SCHSL that shows this information for all the fall sports click here.

More Information… Also yesterday the SCHSL released a 24 page document titled “Best Practices – Return to Play for fall 2020” that has everything mentioned above in it plus a lot of sport specific and general information in it… If you would like to read that document click here… If you take the time to read through it shows the SCHSL staff has been putting a lot of thought into what they stated yesterday was their main goal in all of this – Keeping the student athletes as safe as possible.

Note about Clinton and Laurens Football Schedules… Late yesterday afternoon I reached out to the athletic directors at both Clinton and Laurens High School concerning whether they would simply move back the existing football schedule 2 weeks or completely redo it… Coach Alexander is yet to respond to me but I am sure he will soon… Coach Tommy Spires did respond and said that the Raider schedule is simply pushed back two weeks… That means that Laurens will travel to Greenwood to open their season and region schedule on September 25th…. Oh yes one more thing about all of this – I would not bet my house that all this comes to pass as is now planned…LOL



Pro Sports:

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

  • Blue Jays 2 – Braves 1… In the second game of their 3-game series in Atlanta last night, the Toronto Blue Jays took a 2-1 win over the Braves t even their series 1-1… Both pitching staffs led by the Braves starter Sean Newcomb and the Blue Jays Hyun Jin Ryu had good games allowing only a total of 8 hits between them with the Blue jays getting 5 of them… The Braves only run game on a solo homer by Adam Duvall (his second of the season) in the bottom of the 7th inning. The teams will play the final and deciding game of the series starting tonight at 7:10 pm.

MLB

  • MLB Schedule… To see the scores from yesterday around MLB and the games today click here….Once you get there you have several options to see the scores of past games and the schedule past today.

 NASCAR

  • This Weeks TV Schedule for NASCAR… If you are one of the true NASCAR fans who likes to watch what they have available on TV this week click here to go to the NASCAR website where their TV schedule is located.

NBA

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

PGA

  • PGA Championship Starts Today… A reminder for the golf fans that the delayed PGA Championship starts today out at TPC Harding Park, San Francisco, CA… For more information about this click here.


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Sports Report for Wednesday, 8-5-2020

Local Notes:

CHS Red Devils:

  • Booster Club Applications Available… There is a posting now on the CHS Athletic website concerning the CHS Booster Club… In these days of COVID-19 and the possibility of reduced revenues to high school and middle school athletics caused by the pandemic, school athletic budgets will be most likely strained and the help and support of booster clubs will become even more important… To that end the CHS Booster Club invites you to join them this season… If you click here it will carry you to the CHS Athletic website where there is another link to the booster club application… Please think about helping them to make “Go Big Red” a reality.
  • CMS Football Workouts Start Today… Clinton Middle School will start football workouts for the 2020 season… Workouts will be held at Clinton Middle School with eighth grade players will report on today from 6:00-6:45 pm… Seventh grade players will report on August 6, from 7:00-7:45 pm… Players and parents need to enter the main gym parking lot from Baldwin Circle (at soccer field) and drive around to the main gym entrance to check the players in… Parents will then exit by the tennis courts (this is the car rider loop)… Players will need a valid physical dated after 4/1/2020, parent permission, concussion form, and COVID-19 waiver… Players will also be required to be screened for COVID 19… Once paperwork, and COVID 19 screening is complete, players will be allowed out of their vehicles to enter workouts… If a player needs paperwork, we will provide them with a copy of the forms to be filled out… Click here to open a copy of the paperwork that needs to be filled out… Workouts will continue every Monday through Thursday with 8th grade from 6:00 to 6:45 and 7th grade from 7:00 to 7:45… Players will need to bring their own water bottles for workouts. Players will also need to bring their own masks.

 


SCHSL

  • Executive Committee Meets Today… The Executive Committee if the South Carolina High School League will be meeting today… The reason I mention that is that in addition to the usual list of appeals and other business type things on their agenda is the Fall Sports Season Plan… A lot of coaches and other media are expecting that one possible outcome of their looking at the Fall Sports Season Plan is that the opening date for football (and other sports) could be pushed back a week or two due to the fact that the COVIS-19 pandemic seems to have gotten worse in the last few weeks since the initial approval of the fall plan a few weeks ago… Also there are rumors that Lexington District 1 has dropped its appeal of the rejection of their plan which would have moved spring sports to this fall and moved football and a couple of other sports to the spring… We may find out if that rumor is true today… If anything newsworthy comes out of the meeting I’ll be sure to let you know tomorrow.


Pro Sports:

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

  • Braves 10 – Blue Jays 1… Last night the Braves started a series in Atlanta against the Toronto Blue Jays… The Braves bats were hot as they pounded out 13 hits, three of which were homers as they took a 10-1 win over the Jays… Matt Adams, Tyler Flowers and Austin Riley had the Braves homers… Ronald Acuna Jr. and Dansby Swanson each had 2 hits to lead the Braves at the plate… Braves Starter Max Fried picked up the win going 6 strong innings allowing only 4 of the Blue Jays 5 hits and the 1 earned run while striking out 3 and walking 2… The teams will play game 2 of the 3-game series tonight at 7:10.

MLB

  • MLB Schedule… To see the scores from yesterday around MLB and the games today click here….Once you get there you have several options to see the scores of past games and the schedule past today.

  

NASCAR

  • This Weeks TV Schedule for NASCAR… If you are one of the true NASCAR fans who likes to watch what they have available on TV this week click here to go to the NASCAR website where their TV schedule is located.

 

NBA

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

 



This and That

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

 

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

 

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

 

 If you have any comments, suggestions, or want to reports scores, please contact me via email at: sports@wlbg.com or text me at 864-981-3470.

Sports Report for Tuesday, 8-4-2020

Local Notes:

CHS Red Devils:

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

 

 Laurens Academy Crusaders:

  • Lady Crusaders Get Familiar Assistant Basketball Coach…. Reagan Williamson has joined the Lady Crusaders basketball program as an assistant coach… She is a 2020 graduate of Laurens Academy will be pursuing her X-Ray Technology degree at Greenville Technical College this fall… Reagan was a 4-time Region Tournament champ and 2-time State Champion during her basketball career… She was an All-Star State Guard and team captain known for her toughness and ability to take charges as well as her three-point shooting. Head Coach Jason Marlett and Assistant Coach Sandy Moore are excited to welcome Williamson to their staff…. Coach Marlett said “As a player Reagan embodied the Spirit and Toughness that are foundations of our culture. Her maturity, understanding of the game and experience make her a great role model for our players… They look up to Reagan… We are all excited to have her join us leading our program as a coach.” Congratulations to Regan and to the team!

COVID19 Related

  • Shrine Bowl of the Carolina’s Suspends 2020 Game… Last Friday due to all that it would take to keep the players safe… would have been the 84th edition of the big fundraiser for the Shriners … The Committee will still select 44 players from each state that would have been invited to play so that they can be recognized for the high school accomplishments … For more information click here.
  • No State Band Championships This Year… In a related note, back in late July the South Carolina Band Directors Association informed its members that the 2020 upper state, lower state and state championship contests will not be held due to the coronavirus pandemic… They went ahead and did this in part to allow band directors to make decisions about their plans for this fall…. For more on this story click here to see an article in The State Newspaper about this. .


Pro Sports:

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

  • Mets 7 – Braves 2 The Braves were going for a 4-game sweep of the Mets last night down in Atlanta but one of the Mets must have found the key to the Atlanta broom closet and hid it as the Mets avoided the sweep by taking a 7-2 win over the Braves… The Mets put 4 runs on the board in the third inning and they would prove to be enough as they outhit the Braves 9-7 in route to the win… Ronald Acuna Jr. and catcher Travis d’Arnaud were the only Braves with more than 1 hit (2 each) and one of d’Arnaud’s was a solo homer in the 5th inning…. The Braves will now host the Phillies in a 3-game series starting tonight at 7:10 pm.
  • Braves Lose Twice last Night… Not only did the Braves lose the game last night but they also lost starting pitcher Mike Soroka last night for the season… In the third inning he came off the mound headed toward first base to possible cover the base and he went to the ground in pain and had to be helped off the field with an obvious right foot injury… It turns out that he tore his right Achilles tendon and will be out for the season… For more information on this and to see a video of the play on which his injury happened click here.

MLB

  • MLB Schedule… To see the scores from yesterday around MLB and the games today click here….Once you get there you have several options to see the scores of past games and the schedule past today.

 NASCAR

  • This Weeks TV Schedule for NASCAR… If you are one of the true NASCAR fans who likes to watch what they have available on TV this week click here to go to the NASCAR website where their TV schedule is located.

NBA

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


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Sports Report for Monday, 8-3-2020

Local Notes:

CHS Red Devils:

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

 

Laurens Raiders:

  • Tennis Announcement… LDHS Girls Tennis will be meeting on Monday, Aug. 3 at 4:00 pm. Participants must have a current physical and a signed assumption of risk (COVID-19) waiver to be able to participate. Those forms can be found at laurens55athletics.com under the “more” tab. You can email Lynne Todd at lntodd@laurens55.org for more information.

 

 Football Workouts Resume Today: The Laurens Raider football team has been idle for some time now and the Laurens Academy Crusaders took last week off but starting today all three of the high schools are scheduled to resume at least workouts and conditioning… SCISA has said that their members can start full practice as they normally do for football this time of year while the Raiders and the Red Devils will be operating under what the SCHSL calls Phase 1.5 guideline… Facemask will still be used when they can but groups will be larger and they can actually have a football to use as long as it is cleaned and sanitized frequently… I’ll try to have more on Phase 1.5 guidelines tomorrow… Cross your fingers that we will get to the first football games.



Pro Sports:

Braves… The Braves hosted the New York Mets over the weekend so let’s check up on how they did… For more information on the game(s) below, click on the score at the beginning.

  • Friday: Braves 11 – Mets 10… The Braves found themselves trailing 10-6 going into the bottom of the 8th inning last Friday night but the Braves are a team that so far this season refuses to give up… Last Friday night was another example of that as they scored 6 runs in the bottom of the 8th and then held on to take an 11-10 win over the Mets… The won the game playing “small ball” as they had 11 hits all singles except for 4 doubles (no homeruns)… The Mets outhit the Braves getting 13 hits off 4 Atlanta pitchers with 3 of them being homers.
  • Saturday: Braves 7 – Mets 1… On Saturday the Braves jumped out to a 5-0 lead after two innings of play and then went on to take a 7-1 win over the Mets… The Braves outhit the Mets 9-6 and did have 2 homers in the game… Ronald Acuna Jr. picked up his first homer of the season and Marcell Ozuna picked up his third of the season.
  • Sunday: Braves 5 – Mets 0… Yesterday the Mets outhit the Braves 10-7 but that does not mean the Mets won the game as they scattered their hits while the Braves were able to get their hits at key times and used some sacrifices to get the win… The Braves only had one homer and that was Johan Camargo in the fifth inning which was his first homer of the season.
  • Tonight… The Braves and the Mets finish their current series tonight in Atlanta with the Braves trying to seep the Mets… First pitch is scheduled for 7:10 pm and the game is available on Fox Sports 1 and the Fox Sports South Networks.

 

MLB

  • MLB Schedule… To see the scores from yesterday around MLB and the games today click here….Once you get there you have several options to see the scores of past games and the schedule past today.

 

NASCAR

  • Keselowski Picks Up Third Win of the Season… The only NASCAR Series running this weekend was the Cup Series which held the Foxwood Resort Casino 301 up in New Hampshire… Brad Keselowski picked up his third win of the season in the race leading 184 of the 301 laps. He did have to hold off second place finisher Denny Hamlin who finished 1.647 seconds behind him… For more on this race click here to go to the NASCAR site and when you get there will be another ling to the complete race results…. The Michigan Internationals Speedway will play host to all 3 NASCAR Series starting this coming Friday night.
  • This Weeks TV Schedule for NASCAR… If you are one of the true NASCAR fans who likes to watch what they have available on TV this week click here to go to the NASCAR website where their TV schedule is located.

PGA

  • Justin Thomas Wins St. Jude invitational… Now for you golf fans out there in case you missed it, Justin Thomas took a 3 stroke win over Daniel Berger shooting a 13 under par 367 at the World Golf Championships-FedEx St. Jude Invitational in Memphis, TN this weekend… For more on this story click here.

NBA

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


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Sports Report for Friday, 7-31-2020

College Notes:

  • SEC Dashes Hope for Clemson vs. South Carolina Football Game… About 24 hours after the ACC announced a 10+1 plan (10 conference games and 1 non-conference game) the SEC announced a 10 game conference only schedule for the upcoming football season thus putting a dagger in the heart of all Tiger and Gamecock fans as kills any chance of a Clemson-Carolina (Palmetto Bowl) game this season… The SEC football season will not start until September 26th and will end in time for the SEC Championship Game to be played in Atlanta on December 19th…  The conference is still putting together the schedule which will be released soon… For more on this story click here to go to the SEC website where the announcement is posted.
  • University of South Carolina’s Reaction… Obviously the University of South Carolina has to support the plan but they don’t have to like all parts of the plan especially the absence of any non-conference games (specifically Clemson vs. South Carolina)… If you click here it will carry you to the Gamecock website where the news is posted and it also has comments from President Bob Caslen, AD Ray Tanner and Coach Will Muschamp… It also has information about reduced seating at Williams Brice and ticket information because of that…. By the way even Clemson AD Dan Radakovich had a less than happy reaction to this… He is quoted as saying “Clemson aggressively lobbied the ACC to include an additional non-conference game for the primary purpose of maintaining our long-standing rivalry game with South Carolina. We’re disappointed to hear of the scheduling decision announced by the SEC, as we know the importance of The Palmetto Bowl to the State of South Carolina. We will work to fill the opening on our schedule immediately.”


Pro Sports:

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

  • Braves 2 Rays 1… The Braves and the Rays completed their 4 game series (the first two were in St. Petersburg) last night with a 2-1 win over the Tampa Bay Rays… Braves starter Max Fried looked sharp last night as he went 6⅓ innings of 3 hit baseball walking just 1 while striking out 7 but did give up the 1 earned run… The Rays actually outhit the Braves 6-3 but the Braves hits were well timed and they also had some key sacrifice flies… The Braves defense was also outstanding and I have seen no better catch this season than the one Adam Duvall made in left field in the top of the 9th inning… If you click on the link provided by clicking on the score at the start you will find a video of that catch… The Braves will host the Mets in a four-game series starting in Atlanta tonight.

MLB

  • MLB Schedule… To see the scores from yesterday around MLB and the games today click here….Once you get there you have several options to see the scores of past games and the schedule past today.

NASCAR

  • Schedule for This Weekend… The only NASCAR action this weekend involves the Cup Series as the Xfinity and Gander Truck Series both have the weekend off… The Cup Series will be up in Loudon, New Hampshire Sunday to run the Foxwood Resorts Casino 301… The green flag is scheduled to drop about 3:00 pm and you can watch it on the NBC Sports Network… For more information on this race click here.
  • This Weeks TV Schedule for NASCAR… If you are one of the true NASCAR fans who likes to watch what they have available on TV this week click here to go to the NASCAR website where their TV schedule is located.

NBA… The NBA restarted their season last night with a pair of game….. For more information on the game(s) below, click on the score at the beginning.

  • Utah Jazz 106 – New Orleans Pelicans 104… Jordan Clarkson had 23 points to lead the Jazz while Brandon Ingram also had 23 points for the Pelicans… The Pelicans led 60-48 at the half but could not hold the lead in the second half
  • Los Angeles Lakers 103 – LA Clippers 101… This game was back and forth and tied going into the fourth quarter… Anthony Davis had a game-high 34 points to lead the Lakers while the Clippers were led by Paul George who finished with 30 points
  • Schedule… To see the NBA schedule for today click here.


This and That

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

 

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

 

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

 

 

If you have any comments, suggestions, or want to reports scores, please contact me via email at: sports@wlbg.com or text me at 864-981-3470.

Sports Report for Thursday, 7-30-2020

Local Notes:

Laurens

  • Workouts Begin Monday… Yesterday it was announced that Laurens District 55 High School (LDHS) athletic teams have the option to begin voluntary fall workouts starting Monday, August 3, 2020. These workouts will initially be allowed for fall high school sports only.

The following fall sports will return to campus Monday, August 3, 2020:

    • Football
    • Girls Tennis
    • Cross Country

The following fall sports will return to campus Monday, August 10, 2020.

    • Cheerleading
    • Volleyball

Athletes need to contact their coaches for further details and have all paperwork turned in before starting the workouts.

 


SCHSL

  • Announcement Coming Today… Today at 2 pm on Facebook live the South Carolina High School League will be having an announcement outlining what they call Phase 1.5 for fall sports workouts… Phase 1.5 will go into effect this coming Monday, August 3rd… It is expected that Phase 1.5 will increase fall-sport group workouts from 10 (nine athletes, one coach) to 16 for football and allow sharing of the ball along with other equipment if it is sanitized properly between contacts with it. For winter and spring sports, the group workout numbers will remain at 10…. I’ll have more on this tomorrow

 

Laurens Academy Crusaders:

  • Crusaders Start Full Practice Next Week… The Laurens Academy Crusaders have been idle this week but that all changes next Monday… The Couth Carolina Independent School Association (SCISA) will allow its member schools to start normal football practice then… That means it will not be too long before you hear the sounds of pads popping at the Academy.


College Notes:

  • ACC Announces Football Plans… Yesterday the ACC announced 10+1 format for football for the upcoming season… Each team will play 10 conference games this season and will be allowed to schedule 1 non-conference game (can you say Clemson vs. South Carolina?)… The opening week for games will be the week of Sept 7-12 and season will end week of Nov. 30-Dec. 5…. That gives the schools a 13 week season… All non-conference game opponents, selected by the respective school, must be played in the home state of the ACC institution, and all non-conference opponents must meet the medical protocol requirements as agreed upon by the ACC … The ACC Football Championship Game will be played on either December 12 or 19 at Bank of America Stadium in Charlotte, North Carolina, and will feature the top two teams based upon highest conference-game winning percentage as all teams will be in 1 division and not the normal 2… Clemson already knows which ACC schools they will face but the dates have not been set… For more information about this on the ACC website click here and from the Clemson website click here.


Pro Sports:

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

  • Braves 7 – Tampa Bay 4… Last night the Braves took a 7-4 in their home opener against the Tampa Bay Rays… Freddie Freeman led the Braves attack last night as he went 4 for 5 at the plate with a homer, a double and 2 singles … The Braves had a total of 12 hits to the Rays 6 and  Dansby Swanson and Marcell Ozuna also had multi-hit nights… The two teams will play again tonight in the final game of the 4-game series that started Monday in St. Petersburg.

MLB

  • MLB Schedule… To see the scores from yesterday around MLB and the games today click here….Once you get there you have several options to see the scores of past games and the schedule past today.

NASCAR

  • This Weeks TV Schedule for NASCAR… If you are one of the true NASCAR fans who likes to watch what they have available on TV this week click here to go to the NASCAR website where their TV schedule is located.

NBA

  • Season Restarts Tonight … Well after taking a break for a couple of months the NBA season will restart tonight… As the true NBA (Not really Basketball Association) fans know that 22 teams came back to the Orlando area and were placed in a “bubble” to get back into shape and plat some scrimmage games keeping them isolated from the general public… Well tonight the game will start counting toward their won-lost record as the teams sprint toward the playoffs… The games are being played at 3 at 3 venues across the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex… If you want to see the schedule for tonight and tomorrow and where to watch the games on TV click here.


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Sports Report for Wednesday, 7-29-2020

Local Notes:

CHS Red Devils:

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

Pro Sports:

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

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

 

MLB

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

  

NASCAR

  • This Weeks TV Schedule for NASCAR… If you are one of the true NASCAR fans who likes to watch what they have available on TV this week click here to go to the NASCAR website where their TV schedule is located.

 

NFL

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

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Sports Report for Tuesday, 7-28-2020

College Notes:

PC Football Schedule Reduced… The COVID 19 virus continues to play havoc with the PC football schedule this fall… As you may recall I told you a couple of weeks back that the PC game at Johnson C. Smith on September 12th had been canceled due to their conference cancelling all fall sports because of the virus… Monday afternoon PC announced other schedule changes made for the same reason by other athletic conferences… Five other schools have now cancelled their games with PC and all 6 cancellations are listed below… Two of the six total games were road trips and four of them home games….As the schedule now stands PC will not open play until Saturday, Sept 26th when they travel to Gardner-Webb and the only home game left of the revised schedule at this time is Saturday October 24th when they host Erskine… The announcement also said “The fluidity and unpredictability within college athletics being caused by the ongoing nationwide pandemic makes it difficult to predict what the 2020 football season may hold. Further scheduling updates will be provided when it becomes possible to do so”… Personally I take that to mean two things… One there could be more cancellations and two they may be able to pick up a couple of games…. We shall see…To see the current update PC football schedule click here… The games to date that have been cancelled are:

– at Morehead State (September 3rd)
– at Johnson C. Smith (September 12th)
– UVA-Wise (September 19th)
– Stetson (October 3rd)
– Merrimack (November 14th)
– UVA-Lynchburg (November 21st)


Pro Sports:

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

  • Rays 14 – Braves 5… the Braves traveled down to Tampa Bay last night for the first of two games there and lets just put it this way, the Rays bats had the pop and the Braves bats did not as the Rays took a 14-5 win over the Braves… The Braves starter Mike Foltynewicz’s fast ball just did not have the zing it had last season as the Rays hit three of them into the stands and scores 6 runs in only 3 .1 innings pitched and then the Braves bullpen could not hold them back… The Braves did manage two home runs themselves one by Dansby Swanson who has started the season off with a bang and the other by Matt Adams… The Braves are now 2-2 on the season while Tampa Bay improves to 3-1… The teams will play again in Tampa Bay again tonight and then the teams will come to Atlanta tomorrow for two more games in the two days.

 

MLB

  • MLB Season Could Be in Jeopardy Already… In case you missed it on the news last night, MLB postponed two games scheduled for last night and I’ll give you one guess as to why – the COVID-19 virus… It seems that at least 14 players and staff members of the Miami Marlins tested positive for the virus after finishing their series with Philadelphia in Philly this past weekend… That prompted the postponement last night of the Orioles at the Marlins game and the Yankees at Philadelphia game last night… MLB Commissioner Rob Manfred must decide whether to delay the 2020 season, postpone it until further notice or simply hope the Miami Marlins’ outbreak is an isolated case… As of early this morning when I was wrapping up this report there was no further word from MLB… Watch the news today for the latest… By the way, USA Today has a nice article on this and to see it click here.
  • MLB Schedule… To see the scores from yesterday around MLB and the games today click here….Once you get there you have several options to see the scores of past games and the schedule past today.

 

 NFL

  • Training Camps Start This Week… The NFL teams will start their training camps this week with many of them starting today… Of course as I reported several weeks ago, the NFL has mandated that training camps are to be held in the team’s home city at their in-season practice facilities… That means no Panthers in Spartanburg… NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell has written a letter to NFL fans about the upcoming season… If you would like to read this letter click here to go to the NFL posting of it and some comments about it.

 

 NASCAR

  • This Weeks TV Schedule for NASCAR… If you are one of the true NASCAR fans who likes to watch what they have available on TV this week click here to go to the NASCAR website where their TV schedule is located.

 


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Sports Report for Monday, 7-27-2020

Pro Sports:

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

  • Friday: Mets 1 – Braves 0… The Braves opened their season up in New York last Friday taking on the Mets…. A solo homer by the Mets Yoenis Cepedis in the bottom of the 7th proved to be the only run of the game as the Mets took a 1-0 win… The Braves manage only 3 hits to the Mets 6, all 3 hits were by different Braves.
  • Saturday: Braves 5 – Mets 3 in 10 innings… The Mets and the Braves fought to a 2-2 tie at end of regulation… Then the Braves erupted for 3 runs in top of 10th and then held on to take the win…  Mets outhit the Braves 9-8 … The Braves did have 2 homeruns…One was a solo homer by left fielder Adam Duvall in the second inning and the other by designated hitter Marcell Ozuna in the ninth inning to tie the game… Dansby Swanson and William Contreras had the big hits for the Braves in the tenth inning
  • Sunday: Braves 14 – Mets 1… Yesterday the Braves completed the opening series of the season with the Mets by outhitting them 17-6 in route to a 14-1 win… Dansby Swanson led the Braves getting 3 hits (one of them a 2-run homer) and driving in 5 runs… The Braves played long-ball yesterday as not only Swanson had a homer but also Marcell Ozuna. Austin Riley and Ozzie Albies all had round-trippers… Braves head to Tampa for a pair of games tonight and tomorrow night.

 

 NASCAR… The NASCAR series were all at the Kansas Speedway this past weekend and if you recall I told you Friday that the Cup Series ran last Thursday night and that Denny Hamlin picked up his 5th win of the season last Thursday night… Click here if you want to know more about that race… Now let’s check on the other series races at Kansas.

  • Brandon Jones Wins Xfinity Race… It took two overtime restarts to get the Xfinity Series race in the books on Saturday but when the checkered flag finally waved it waved first over Brandon Jones … It looked like Austin Cindric was going to get the win as he held the lead on the restart and Jones was 7th on the restart but Jones took advantage of the open inside lane on the last lap and passed Cindric for the win… For more on this race click here.
  • Gander Truck Series… The Gander Truck Series held two races out at Kansas… In the first race on Friday, Austin Hill took the lead on lap 96 and held it all the way to the end of the race on lap 134… His lead was almost 3 seconds ahead of second place finisher Brett Moffitt… For more on this race click here…. Now the truck drivers turned right back around and raced again on Saturday… In that race Matt Crafton took the win finishing just .324 seconds head of Christian Eckes… For more on this race click here.
  • This Weeks TV Schedule for NASCAR… If you are one of the true NASCAR fans who likes to watch what they have available on TV this week click here to go to the NASCAR website where their TV schedule is located.

 

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Sports Report for Friday, 7-24-2020

Local Notes:

CHS Red Devils:

  • Revised Red Devil Football Schedule… I just received the updated Clinton HS varsity football schedule and I thought I’d pass it along to you… The Red Devils will play at home in 5 of the 7 games… Region games have a * behind them and all games start at 7:30.
    • 9-11 at Union County*
    • 9-18 vs. Broome*
    • 9-25 at Chapman*
    • 10-2 vs Emerald*
    • 10-9 vs. Woodruff*
    • 10-16 vs. Laurens
    • 10-23 vs Strom Thurmond

Pro Sports:

NASCAR

  • Hamlin Picks Up Fifth Cup Win of the Season… In case you missed it last night, out in Kansas Denny Hamlin picked up his fifth Cup Series win of the season… After a wild restart on Lap 246, Hamlin passed Kevin Harvick for the lead on Lap 255 of 267 and then held off a late charge from Brad Keselowski to score his NASCAR Cup Series-best fifth victory of the season, his third at Kansas and the 42nd of his career…. Now for more on his win click here to go to the NASCAR website where a recap of the race is posted and once you get there you will find another link to the official race results.
  • Schedule for This Weekend… Racing continues out at the Kansas Speedway tonight as the gander Truck Series takes to the track at 7:30 and after that the Menards ARCA Series drivers will go at it at 10:00 pm… Both races can be seen on FS1… Action at Kansa wraps up tomorrow as the gander Truck Series races again at 1:30 pm and that can also be seen on FS1… The final race this weekend will be run tomorrow afternoon at 5:30 pm when the Xfinity Series runs the 250 mile race… That race can be seen on the NBC Sports Network.
  • This Weeks TV Schedule for NASCAR… If you are one of the true NASCAR fans who likes to watch what they have available on TV this week click here to go to the NASCAR website where their TV schedule is located.

 

MLB… Well the long awaited MLB season started last night with a pair of games… For more information on these games click the bold heading at the start of each game mentioned below

  • Yankees 4 – Nationals 1… In a game that was called after 5 innings of play, the Yankees outhit the Nationals 6-1 in DC as they went on to take a 4-1 win.
  • Dodgers 8 – Giants 1… In case you did not stay up late to see it, the Dodgers took an 8-1 win over the Giants in LA… They only outhit the Giants 12-8 but all the Giant hits were singles while the Dodgers did get 3 doubles and a homer to take the win… Enrique Hernández led the Dodgers droving in five runs with four hits including a two-run homer in the 8th inning.
  • Braves Schedule… If you would like to see the Braves schedule click here… The Braves open their season today at 4:10 pm as they travel to New York to take on the Mets… I believe that game can be seen on ESPN and Fox Sports South
  • MLB Schedule… To see the MLB schedule for today and recent scores click here

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Sports Report for Thursday, 7-23-2020

Local Notes:

South Carolina High School League

  • Appellate Committee Decides Not to Decide… Yesterday morning the Appellate Committee of the SCHSL had arguably the biggest thing they have ever been asked to rule on and decided not to decide this time… First a little background information… The Appellate Committee was formed about 5 years ago when the SCHSL faced some pushback from the General Assembly that their rules were no equally and fairly applied to all schools… The grief came when a Horry County school was not allowed into the playoffs because an ineligible player had dressed out for some varsity games but did not play… This was a violation of the SCHSL rules and the league correctly ruled the team ineligible for the playoffs… Well then the attorneys got involved along with the General Assembly… What those parties (especially the General Assembly did not seem to realize is that the rules are voted on by the member schools and all the SCHSL does is enforce them… There was talk about putting the SCHSL in the State Department of Education or letting the Department of Education take over the duties of the SCHSL… That would have truly been a case of the blind trying to tell everybody else what to do… In other words, a disaster… To quiet the critics who were not very educated on the working of the SCHSL, the members created an Appellate Committee to which all decisions of the SCHSL Executive Committee can be appealed to and they have the final word (as long as attorneys don’t get involved and then all bets are off)…. If you would like to see who makes up the Appellate Committee click here.
  • The Issue Yesterday… Back to the issue yesterday… Last week the SCHSL rejected a plan put forth by Lexington School District 1 to move baseball, softball, tennis , golf and other sports deemed to be more Corona virus friendly and safer to the fall and move football, wrestling and a couple of other “higher risk” sports to the spring… The committee voted that proposal down in favor of another plan for restarting sports put forth by the SCHSL staff… To see my sports report for last Thursday where I reported on that and have links to the staff plan, click here… They appealed that decision to the Appellate Committee and they met yesterday to decide whether to overrule the Executive Committee and accept the Lexington proposal or deny the appeal and keep what the SCHSL staff came up with and that was accepted by the Executive Committee… When all the back and forth, give and take as well as a lot of questions and comments about both plans they decided to “kick the can down the road” and decide at another meeting called for Monday, August 10th… The main reason cited was lack of all information about both plans which they comment the SCHSL staff should have provided to them before yesterday… I applaud them in wanting to make the best decision and frown that the SCHSL did not give then all the details about both plans… As I said at the start, this is arguably the biggest decision that the Appellate Committee has ever made as it impacts all the high school sports in South Carolina and not just one person or team… I hope they can get a vote next month on the 10th so we are all not left guessing as to which plan will be followed… In the meantime, everybody operates under the plan accepted by the Executive Committee on Wednesday of last week until the Appellate Committee says differently…  This world sure is not what it used to be before last February & March!

 


Pro Sports:

NASCAR

  • Cup Series Races Tonight… All the NASCAR racing that is to be done this weekend will happen out at the Kansas Speedway… The Cup Series will get an early start to the weekend by holding their race tonight… The Super batteries 400 presented by O’Reilly Auto Parts is scheduled to get the green flag at 7:30 pm ET… Now if you want to watch it you will need to tune into the NBC Sports Network (NBCSN).
  • This Weeks TV Schedule for NASCAR… If you are one of the true NASCAR fans who likes to watch what they have available on TV this week click here to go to the NASCAR website where their TV schedule is located.

 

MLB

  • Season Starts Tonight… If have some friends that are BIG baseball fans and you see them with huge smiles on their face today it is probably because MLB starts the 60 game season tonight with a pair of games… The New York Yankees will take on the Washington Nationals in DC starting at 7:08 pm and then out on the west coast the Giants will take on the Dodgers in LA at 10:08 pm… I’ll at least have the scores for you tomorrow morning….  USA Today has a nice piece about the start of the season today and if you care to read it click here…   Now for you Braves fans out there, they do not start until tomorrow afternoon.
  • Links to Schedules
    • MLB Schedule… If you would like to see the entire MLB schedule day by day click here.
    • Braves Schedule… If you would like to see the Braves’ schedule click here.

 


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Sports Report for Wednesday, 722-2020

Local Notes:

CHS Red Devils:

  • Basketball Condition Starts Next Monday… Basketball conditioning and workouts will begin next Monday for 9th grade, JV and varsity players… Ninth graders MUST have played basketball at CMS and all players must have a physical dated 4-2-2020 or later to participate… For more information on this and who to call if you have questions click here.

 

Laurens Raiders:

  • School District Issues Statement about Workouts… Now the Laurens Raider football team and other fall sports teams have not resumed their workouts and conditioning yet…   As a matter of fact the district released a statement about resuming workouts yesterday… Basically they are monitoring the situation and will resume when they think conditions are safe to do so…To read the statement from the district click here.

  

SCHSL

  • Lexington Appeal Rejection of Plan… As you may recall a week ago today the Executive Committee of the South Carolina High School League rejected a plan that would have moved some high risk for COVID-10 virus sports (football, wrestling and a couple of others) to the spring and playing baseball, softball, tennis, golf and a couple of more sports this fall… The vote was 16-1 against the proposal… Well as they have a right to do, Lexington has appealed that decision to the SCHSL Appellant Committee… That appeal will take place today at 11:00 am and if you would like to view it you can do so at the SCHL Facebook page… The State Newspaper also has a nice article about this that has a lot more information about the Lexington plan and what some other coaches (especially baseball coaches) around the state think about it… To read that article click here.

 

Pro Sports:

MLB…… Major League baseball is scheduled to get started this tomorrow night with no fans in the stands and I thought I’d catch you up on a couple of things you may or may not have heard.

  • Freeman Prayed “Please don’t take me now”… The Braves All-Star first baseman Freddie Freeman detailed his experience with the COVID-19 virus in a media interview this past weekend… A few weeks ago Freeman tested negative for the virus but began to feel sick on July 2nd… On July 3rd he had a fever that spiked all the way to 104.5 that night… He mentioned in the interview he did say a prayer that included “please don’t take me”…He said he lost his sense of taste and smell for 4 days but at the time of the interview said he had been symptom free for 9 days… He has since taken 2 tests within 24 hours of each other that show him negative for the virus and has been cleared by MLB to rejoin the Braves just before their season starts this Friday.
  • Links to Schedules
    • MLB Schedule… If you would like to see the entire MLB schedule day by day click here.
    • Braves Schedule… If you would like to see the Braves’ schedule click here.
  • Opening Day Pick’em Contest… MLB and MasterCard are having a contest in which a fan could win up to $100,000 by picking all the winning team on opening night (tomorrow) and day (Friday)…. If you would like to take a stab at it you had better hurry because the last day to register is tomorrow before 7:00 pm… If you are interested click here to go to the MLB website where the entry firm is located.

  

NASCAR

  • This Weeks TV Schedule for NASCAR… If you are one of the true NASCAR fans who likes to watch what they have available on TV this week click here to go to the NASCAR website where their TV schedule is located.

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Sports Report for Tuesday, 7-21-2020

Local Notes:

Laurens Raiders:

  • Revised Football Schedule… Yesterday LDHS Athletic Director Tommy Spires released the revised football schedule for the Raiders this season… The schedule features 4 region games and 3 non-region games with the raiders at home for 4 of the 7 games…  If you click here you will open up the schedule so you can print it off… The * indicates a region game… The schedule is as follows
    • 9-11 at Greenwood*
    • 9-18 Greenville*
    • 9-25 Eastside*
    • 10-2 Aiken
    • 10-9 at Greer*
    • 10-16 at Clinton
    • 10-23 Hillcrest

Pro Sports:

MLB…… Major League baseball is scheduled to get started this coming Thursday night with no fans in the stands and I thought I’d catch you up on a couple of things you may or may not have heard.

  • Blue Jays Can’t Play in Their Nest… First in case you haven’t heard the Canadian government will not allow the Toronto Blue jays to host any games at their home field the Rogers Center this season even with no fans in the stands… The Canadian government has all but closed the border to Americans and if you get in you must go through 14-day quarantine all due to the Corona virus and the high rate of it in the USA… The local governments had given the Blue jays permission to play but the Canadian Federal government has refused… That means the Blue jays must play their “home” games somewhere in the USA and the leading candidate at thi8s time is their spring training facility in Dunedin, Florida… Ironic that Florida is one of the virus “hot spots” right now… For more on this story click here to go to a USA Today article about it.
  • Freeman Prayed “Please don’t take me now”… The Braves All-Star first baseman Freddie Freeman detailed his experience with the COVID-19 virus in a media interview this past weekend… A few weeks ago Freeman tested negative for the virus but began to feel sick on July 2nd… On July 3rd he had a fever that spiked all the way to 104.5 that night… He mentioned in the interview he did say a prayer that included “please don’t take me”…He said he lost his sense of taste and smell for 4 days but at the time of the interview said he had been symptom free for 9 days… He has since taken 2 tests within 24 hours of each other that show him negative for the virus and has been cleared by MLB to rejoin the Braves just before their season starts this Friday.
  • Links… Check back tomorrow and I’ll have links to the entire MLB 60 game schedule and in particular the Atlanta Braves.

 


NASCAR

  • This Weeks TV Schedule for NASCAR… If you are one of the true NASCAR fans who likes to watch what they have available on TV this week click here to go to the NASCAR website where their TV schedule is located.

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Sports Report for Monday, 7-20-2020

Local Notes:

CHS Red Devils:

  • Football Conditioning Restarts Today… Just a quick reminder of something I mentioned Friday, the CHS Red Devil football team will restart their voluntary conditioning and workouts today… Looks like they pick one of the hottest days of the summer so far to do that (LOL)… Also a reminder that Laurens is not restarting their workouts today but will be doing so in the very near future.
  • Basketball Condition Starts Next Monday… Basketball conditioning and workouts will begin next Monday for 9th grade, JV and varsity players… Ninth graders MUST have played basketball at CMS and all players must have a physical dated 4-2-2020 or later to participate… For more information on this and who to call if you have questions click here.

Pro Sports:

NASCAR… All three of the major divisions were out at the Texas Motor Speedway this weekend.

  • Saturday-Gander Truck Series… Saturday evening the Gander Truck Series had the track and Kyle Busch held off rookie Christian Eckes to take the win by just .777 seconds… The two drivers – Busch (72 laps) and Eckes (52) combined to lead 124 of the race’s 167 laps…. Now for more on this race click here.
  • Saturday – Xfinity Series… Now earlier on Saturday afternoon the Xfinity Series had the track for their race… In that race Kyle Busch was the first to see the checkered flag wave over him for the apparent win but after the race his #54 car was disqualified in a post-race inspection for being out of compliance of height requirements…  That made the Austin Cindric the winner… Now for more details on this race click here to go to the NASCAR website and once you get there you will see another link to the official race results.
  • Sunday – Cup Series… Yesterday the Cup Series drivers took over the track for the O’Reilly Auto Parts 500… Now Kyle Busch did not finish first in this race (he finished 4th) as that honor went to Austin Dillon who had to hold off the field with after a restart with just 3 laps to go… That was his third career win in the Cup Series and he has now qualified for the Cup Series Playoffs at the end of the season… For more details on this race click here to go to the NASCAR website and once you get there you will see another link to the official race results…. By the way the Cup Series will be back in action this Thursday at the Kansas Motor Speedway.
  • This Weeks TV Schedule for NASCAR… If you are one of the true NASCAR fans who likes to watch what they have available on TV this week click here to go to the NASCAR website where their TV schedule is located.

PGA Tour

  • Rahm Survives Bad Round on Sunday to Win Memorial… Spaniard Jon Rahm had a roller coaster round yesterday at the Memorial Tournament up in Dublin, Ohio shooting a 75 but still hung on to win by 3 strokes over Ryan Palmer with a 9 under par 279 for the tournament… Now for more on the tournament click here to go to the PGS Tour website.

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Sports Report for Friday, 7-17-2020

Local Notes:

CHS Red Devils:

  • Keira Dendy Signs with Allen University… Yesterday at CHS Keira Dendy a 2020 graduate of CHS signed a letter of intent to continue her education and track career at Allen University in Columbia… Keira was the 2019 Class AAA champion in the shotput and discus for the Red Devils and will participate in the same events for the Yellow Jackets… She plans on majoring in education and possibly becoming a track coach… I did a short interview with her and to see that interview click here… Congratulations to Keira!
  • Summer Workouts Resume Monday… The Clinton Red Devils will resume voluntary summer workouts for the football team on Monday… They will continue to operate under Phase 1 Guidelines as set forth by the SCHSLClick here to go to the posting on the CHS Athletics website to see the entire posting about this.

 

Laurens Raiders:

  • Raiders NOT Resuming Workouts Monday… Now after learning that the Red Devils were resuming workouts on Monday I contacted Coach Daryl Smith of the Laurens Raiders… He stated that they were NOT resuming workouts on Monday but that the coaches were looking forward to resuming workouts in the very near future as soon as a couple of minor details could be worked out.

 

 Laurens County Speedway… I had someone ask me the other day why I did m=not mention the results at the Laurens County Speedway last Saturday night… Well the reason is a simple on, they did not race… I’ll go ahead and tell you that this next week you will not hear any results here because once again tomorrow night they have no races scheduled.

 


College Notes:

  • COVID 19 Claims Another College Conference Fall Sports… Well in case you missed it last night the COVID-19 virus has claimed another college conference’s fall sports… The Mid-Easter Athletic Conference (MEAC) announced yesterday that it was hat the league will suspend all sports competition, championship and non-championship segments, for the 2020 fall season, as a result of the continuing COVID-19 pandemic…. Of course college football fans in the state of South Carolina know that the MEAC is the conference that the Bulldogs of South Carolina State are affiliated with… The announcement did say “A decision is yet to be made on whether fall sports schedules will be moved to the 2021 spring semester”… The posting also says that for the time being, winter sports schedules will not be changed but we all know that is subject to change… Now to go the MEAC website where the announcement is posted click here… If you go there you will also find a list of the other schools in the conference along with SC State

 

Pro Sports:

NASCAR

  • NASCAR Rolls Into Texas This Weekend… All three of the major NASCAR series roll into Texas this weekend for action at the Texas Motor Speedway… The Xfinity drivers will take to the track tomorrow at 3:00 pm as the run the My Bariatric Solutions 300 and it can be seen on the NBC Sports Network… Very soon after they finish at 8:00 pm the Gander Truck Series takes over the track as they run the Vankor 350 and it can be seen on FS1… Finally on Sunday the Cup Series takes center stage at 3:00 pm as they run the O’Reilly Auto Parts 500 which can be seen on the NBC Sports Network.
  • This Weeks TV Schedule for NASCAR… If you are one of the true NASCAR fans who likes to watch what they have available on TV this week click here to go to the NASCAR website where their TV schedule is located.

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Sports Report for Thursday, 7-16-2020

Local Notes: 

SCHSL Changes Sports Schedules… Yesterday the SCHSL Executive Committee voted to accept a modified and more flexible schedule for sports this coming school year especially football… It was chosen over another plan put forth by Lexington School District 1 which would have moved football and some other to the spring of 2021 replacing them with golf, tennis, baseball and softball this fall…A few of the major changes in the plan related to high school football are:

  • The start of all fall sports practices are delayed from July 31st until August at the earliest.
  • Schools will be allowed two scrimmages with other teams and 1 jamboree in the pre-season period.
  • The regular football season will be only 7 games long and will not start until September 11th at the earliest with emphasis on getting region play done as early as possible. Teams who do not need to play that many region games can schedule other teams
  • Playoffs will be reduced to 4 rounds instead of 5 and start October 30th… If all goes well, state finals will be last November 30th.

Teams that do not make the playoffs may add 1 more game at the end of the season to give them a maximum of 8 games… All these dates are subject to change as needed to accommodate COVID conditions. There is a “built in” two week period where everything could be moved back and not interfere with winter sports any more than they have in the past.

 

Now other fall sports have also had their season calendar modified with none of them starting practice before August 17th… Once completion begins they also are supposed to complete region contest as soon as possible… Now to see the entire SCHSL press release where all of this is laid out, click here… In a media press conference held after the executive committee meeting SCHSL Commissioner Jerome Singleton pointed out that he felt this plan developed by the SCHSL staff gave them the maximum flexibility to cope with the ever changing COVID 19 pandemic and adjust as needed… He did not rule out suspending any sport if needed and finishing it at a later time in the school year if conditions improve… When asked about attendance limitations at contest he pointed out that was not in the jurisdiction of the SCHSL and would be decided by the governor and/or the local school districts

 

I did speak to one local athletic director last night and was informed that their region had already had a meeting yesterday afternoon to discuss football and volleyball schedule changes in light of the new calendar…I was informed that the region parts of the schedule had been pretty much ironed out in both sports but that there were some lingering questions as to filling out the remainder of the 7-game schedule.

 


Pro Sports:

PGA Tour

  • Memorial Tournament Starts Today… The PGA Tour moves to Muirfield Village GC in Dublin, Ohio for the Memorial Tournament presented by Nationwide starting today… For the first time since the tour was paused for the COVID-19 pandemic Tiger Woods will be in the field…. For more information on the tournament click here to go to the PGA Tour website.

 

NASCAR

  • Chase Elliott Wins All-Star Race… Last night up at the Bristol Motorsports Speedway Chase Elliott won the Cup Series All-Star Race for the first time… He picked up a cool $1 million dollar paycheck for the Hendricks Motorsport Team holding off Kyle Busch in the final laps… Now for more on this story click here to go to the NASCAR website and there you will find another link to the official results.
  • This Weeks TV Schedule for NASCAR… If you are one of the true NASCAR fans who likes to watch what they have available on TV this week click here to go to the NASCAR website where their TV schedule is located.

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