- Clinton 7 – Strom Thurmond 0… The red Devil football team finished a grueling week of scrimmages Friday night with a 7-0 win over the Rebels of Strom Thurmond HS… The Red Devils had a scrimmage every night of the week except Monday and had shown improvement from last year in each of them… Friday night in the second half of the Clinton Jamboree, the only score came on a 70 yard pass play from Charlie Craven to Aaron Copeland… Elvis Fitz kicked the Pat to make it 7-0 which held up… Copeland has been one of Craven’s favorite receivers during the scrimmages and an interesting note id that this is the first time the baseball standout has ever played football… Athleticism carries over from one sport to another I guess.
- Meet The Devils This Thursday… While we are on the subject of CHS athletics, let me take a moment to inform you that the fall sports version of Meet The Red Devils will take place this Thursday (8-18-16) at 6 pm in the CHS gym… All the players, coaches and cheerleaders will be introduced in any of the fall sports at CHS and also from Clinton Middle School… Mark you calendar and don’t miss this opportunity to “Meet the Devils”.
- Countdown to Kickoff… Well its only 11 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 17 days away for the Blue Hose to open their season on the road at Central Michigan and 40 days (Sept. 24th) for the home opener with Florida Tech.
Braves… The Braves were up in DC taking on the Nationals over the weekend and let’s check on how they did.
- Friday: Braves 8 – Nationals 5… In Friday’s game, the Braves took an 8-5 win over the Nationals… The Braves basically did it with the long ball as Freddie Freeman, Jace Peterson and Anthony Recker all had homers….For more information on this game, click here.
- Saturday: Nationals 7 – Braves 6… Close but no cigar is a good way to describe the Braves 7-6 loss to the Nationals on Saturday night… The Braves trailed 7-1 going into the 8th inning when they started a comeback scoring 1 run there and 4 in the ninth to cut the deficit to 1 but could get no closer… For more information on this game, click here
- Sunday: Nationals 9 – Braves 1… The Braves started the series with a win on Friday, a close loss on Saturday and a not even close loss yesterday as the nationals took a 9-1 win to win the series 2 – 1… The nationals only outhit the Braves 9-5 and 2 of the Nationals hits were homeruns plus the Braves made 2 errors which did not help their cause… For more information on this game, click here… The Braves have tonight off and will start a 6-game home stand tomorrow night with the Twins coming into Atlanta first.
Drive… The Greenville Drive concluded their series with the Charleston RiverDogs at Flour Field over the weekend so let’s also catch up with them.
- Friday: RiverDogs 4 – Drive 0… After winning the opening game of the 4-game series on Thursday night, the Drive dropped Friday’s game to Charleston by a score of 4-0… Charleston simply outhit the Drive 8-4 and got the clutch hits when they were needed including a homer…. For more information on this game, click here.
- Saturday: Drive 5 – RiverDogs 1….On Saturday night the Drive scored 5 runs in the 3rd inning and then made them hold up as they took a 5-1 win over the RiverDogs… The big blow in the decisive 3rd inning was a 3-run homer by third baseman Michael Chavis… For more information on this game, click here
- Sunday: Drive 8 – RiverDogs 5… In the final game of their series with Charleston yesterday, Greenville scored 5 runs in the 2nd inning and then went on to take an 8-5 win over the RiverDogs… That means the Drive won the series 3-1…For more information on this game, click here… The Drive also have the night off and will start a 3-game series with Kannapolis tomorrow night at Flour Field.
Panther Practice Schedule…. If you want to see the Carolina Panthers practice up at Wofford you only have 2 opportunities left to do that as tomorrow is their last day of training camp in Spartanburg and they will back up and head to Charlotte after tomorrow’s practice… They will practice this morning and tomorrow morning from 9:25-am until 11:30 am and then it’s adios until next season.
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