- Countdown to Kickoff… Well its only 29 days until Laurens and Clinton open their football season as the Raiders travel to Clinton to take on the Red Devils in the opening game of the season for both teams on August 26th… Also on the same date Laurens Academy opens their season at home against Hilly Hill Academy… Now PC fans have to wait until Sept 1st which is 35 days away for the Blue Hose to open their season on the road at Central Michigan and 67 days (Sept. 24th) for the home opener with Florida Tech.
- Fall Sports Parent Meeting at CHS… Parents of student athletes participating in fall sports (football, volleyball, cross country, & girls’ tennis) mark your calendars for July 28! The CHS Athletic Department will hold its annual Fall Sports Parent Meeting on July 28 at 6:00 in the auditorium at CHS… It is HIGHLY recommended that all parents attend this meeting to get to not only meet the coaches but also find out what is expected of your student-athlete in whatever sport they will be participating.
- WSPA High School Red Zone Spotlight… Each year WSPA TV Channel 7 out of Spartanburg visits different schools in the area and does a brief segment on each of the schools’ football teams and their prospects for the upcoming season…. They have released the schedule of when each school will air… Laurens will be featured during tonight’s sports segment during the 6 pm news…. Clinton will be featured on the 11 pm newscast on Monday August 8th… They will also have their one-hour special highlighting area teams on Saturday, 8-13-16 starting at 7 pm…. Thought I’d let you know in case you wanted to catch each schools segment… If you have other area teams you are interested in, click here to go to the WSPA website where you will find the complete schedule for all the teams they will cover.
- Football Practice Starts Friday @ LDHS… Coach Chris Liner wants to remind varsity and JV football practice begins this Friday, July 29th at 9:00 A.M. and for rising 9th graders on Tuesday, August 2nd at 9:00 A.M…. All players must have a current physical (after April 1st) and completed parent permission form before they can participate…. Please contact Coach Chris Liner at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions.
- Cross Country Practice… LDHS has a new cross country coach and his name is Thomas Moore… He has asked me to remind those youth are members of the team to be meet him at the LDHS track in KC Hanna Stadium next Monday morning at 8 am for your first team practice… If you are interested in joining the team, I am sure you can meet him there that morning to get all the details and answer any questions you may have.
- Braves 9 – Twins 7… The Braves did something last night that has been somewhat unusual this year and that is they won their second game in as many days by defeating the Twins 9-7… The Braves took a 4-0 lead in the top of the first inning as their bats were about as hot as our weather as they pounded out 16 hits and Freddie Freeman had 4 of them…. Included in his 4 hits were a double and a 2-run homer…. He finished the night with a career high 5 RBIs…. For more information on this game, click here. … The Braves now return home for 7 games with the Philadelphia Phillies being the first team in town tonight at 7 pm.
- Drive The Greenville Drive were off last night but return home tonight with the Rome Braves being their opponent.
- Panthers Training Camp Opens at Wofford… Well today is the day that the Panthers will have their first practice up at Wofford College… The practice is scheduled to start at 6:30 and run for 2 hours but there will be a kickoff party starting at 4:30… Festivities include on-field performances by the TopCats, Sir Purr, PurrCussion and Black & Blue Crew, Mayor’s Ball Run delivery, face painting, food, interactive games, sponsor displays and more…. Admission is free…. For information about the training camp including a link to the daily schedule, click here.
Sport and Specialty Camps at the Clinton & Laurens YMCA as well as Presbyterian College [Read more…]