- Basketball… August 1-5 Coach Greg Nibert and his staff will be conducting the 2016 Camp of Champs Morning Camp for youth ages 5-10… The camp will start at 9 am each day and end at noon… Coach Nibert and his staff will definitely help your child improve his / her basketball fundamentals… For more information on the camp and to get a copy of the camp registration form, click here.
- PC Football season Tickets… The Blue Hose will open their home football season on Sept 24th as they host Florida Tech…. In addition they will have 3 other home games…. Season tickets for the Blue Reserved seats are only $75 each… Bench reserved season tickets are $60 each… It’s not too early to go ahead and but in your application for season tickets… To go to the PC website where the season ticket order form is, click here… You will find out here how to get the optional season parking pass, single home game tickets (if available) and tickets to select away games…. For more information, call 864-833-8240.
Laurens County Speedway Results… after a week off due to rain the [previous Saturday, they were able to get back to racing last Saturday night and let’s look back at the top 3 finishers in each main event (sorry no other details)… But before we do, remember that gates open at 6 pm and racing starts at 8 pm at the LCS…. In each below they are listed in order of finish (1 then 2 then 3).
- Hobby… Chris Lyons, Lucas Motte & Tinker Roberts
- Stock Thunder…. Poppie summers, Casey Lawson & Bruce Barnett
- FWD… Travis Jamieson, Mason Mack & Landon Mack
- Stock 4…. Michael Simmons, Wayne Summers & D.J. Crawford
- Crates… Dale Timms, Trent Ivey & Travis Pennington
- Limited… Larry Timms, Billy Rushton & Frankie Coates
- 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.
Countdown to Kickoff… Well its only 28 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 34 days away for the Blue Hose to open their season on the road at Central Michigan and 57 days (Sept. 24th) for the home opener with Florida Tech.
Football Practice has Started At All 3 Local High Schools… Well our old friend Bi Gene would be smiling because we are so close and today marks the start of football practice at all three (4 counting Ware Shoals)… If you get a chance go by and give the teams a look…. I’ll try to keep you posted on scrimmages as the coaches let me know about them.
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… Clinton will be featured on the 11 pm newscast on Monday August 8th… Laurens was featured during the sports segment during the 6 pm news on Thursday July 28th…. 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.
- Phillies 7 – Braves 5… Well the Braves finally got back home last night and their two-game winning streak (that is a streak for the Braves this year you know) was broken as the Phillies took a 7-5 win… The Phillies started out as hot as the weather as they put 5 runs on the board in the first inning in part mostly on the strength of two homeruns and the Braves just could not come back though they tried… They even put 1 run on the board in the bottom of the 9th inning but still came up short… For more information on this game, click here…. Game time tonight at The Ted will be 7:30 and it will be on Fox Sports South.
- Drive 5 – Rome 4… The Greenville Drive started their home stand last night with a 5-4 win over the Rome Braves… The Drive got their 5 runs on just 7 hits while Rome got their 4 runs on 10 hits… For more information on this game, click here.
- NFL.. Panther Practice schedule…. The Carolina Panthers will hold their practice today starting at 3:10 pm and going until 5:10.
Sport and Specialty Camps at the Clinton & Laurens YMCA as well as Presbyterian College [Read more…]