Sports Report for Thursday, 4-8-2021

Local Notes:

Laurens County Speedway Race Results… The new season of racing began last Saturday at the Laurens County Speedway which locally is called the Darlington of Dirt… They have a couple of new divisions this year the Thunder Bomber Futures and the Young Guns… Taking a look at the main event results in each division you find:

  • Thunder Bomber Futures… This division was created for younger drivers or drivers who haven’t won a Thunder Bomber main event in recent years make up the field… The goal was to create more opportunities for drivers to gain exposure at the track instead of getting lost in the fold of the heavily saturated Thunder Bomber field… Grant Burton took the first win of the season in the division and his first win ever at the LCS… Travis Mabe finished second and Brady England third.
  • Monster Mini Stock 4…  Rod Tucker and Phillip Wilson battled for the lead in this rare caution less race for about half its distance but in the end Rod Tucker took the checkered flag with Phillip Wilson and Scott Nelson being the next two across the finish line.
  • Young Guns… Young Guns is the second new division at the LCS this season and it is for drivers ages 10-15 who are getting their “feet wet” in the racing world… Most of the drivers her are second and third generation racers… Trenton Jamieson son of multi-time LCS winner Travis Jamieson. Wound up winning the race… Joshua Wilson son of Josh Wilson took second and Jayme Woodward finished third.
  • Thunder Bombers… James Hudson and Dan Lawson won their heat races and started on row 1… Hudson took the lead on the first lap and was able to hang on for the win with Lawson finishing second and Scott Pulley third.
  • 602 Crate Late Model… Veteran Rod Tucker eventually took the win in this main event with the next two drivers seeing the checkered flag being Colby Cannon and Clay Thompson in that order.
  • Limited late Model… Taylor Puckett worked his way through the field to finish first in going away this main event with Larry Timms finishing second
  • Front Wheel Drive… Travis Jamieson took the win in the Front Wheel Drive main event… He had to do that to keep his son Trenton from “out-bragging” him after Trenton took the win in the Young Guns division… Wayne Taylor finished second edging out Jake Barnett who finished third.

 


Pro Golf

  • Masters Week… This note is for the casual golf fans only as the true golf fans already know it… In the world of pro golf all is well (compared to last season COVID altered season) as the Masters Tournament down in Augusta kicks off today… True there still are some COVID related modification such as no Par Three yesterday and some differences in attendance rules but still it is being played when the azaleas are in bloom and not in the fall like last year… If you click here it will carry you to the Masters homepage where you can most likely find out more than you want to know about the Masters… Of course the leaderboard, tee times and live streaming are all available there.

Broadcast Schedule: all of the following are weather and COVID dependent and are varsity games

  • Monday, 4-12-21, Softball host Woodruff, 7:00
  • Wednesday, 4-14-21, Softball host Clinton, 7:00

Local Sports Schedule: All schedules subject to change right up to game time due to COVID 19

  • School District 55: To see the sports schedule for this week at LDHS, click here.
  • School District 56:  To see the sports schedule for this week at CHS and CMS, click here
  • Laurens Academy: To see the baseball schedules click here and to see the softball schedule click here.
  • PC Sports Calendar… To see the PC athletics sports calendar click here.

Ticket Information

  • Clinton HS… Clinton HS has released information and guidelines concerning fan attendance at all home athletic contest this spring…  To see their press release concerning this click here… One of the things mentioned is the option to buy season tickets for each individual spring sport and the fact that tickets must be bought online ahead of time and that  no tickets will be sold at the gate.  To purchase tickets for home contest at Clinton HS click here.
  • LDHS… Laurens District 55 HS has released information and guidelines concerning fan attendance at all home athletic contest this spring… To see their press release concerning this click here… One item in the release is that tickets must be purchased ahead of time online and will not be sold at the gate… To purchase tickets for home contest at LDHS click here.
  • LDHS Baseball Season Passes Available… Recently it was announced that season passes of various types are available for those wishing to attend the regular season home games of the various Raider baseball teams… For more information about this click here.


General College Notes:

DI College Baseball… For more information on any specific game(s) mentioned below, click on the score at the beginning

  • DI Baseball Scores… To see the latest DI baseball scores click here…. You can sort by conference when you get there.
  • DI Rankings… To see the latest DI baseball rankings click here.

DI College Softball… For more information on any specific game(s) mentioned below, click on the score at the beginning

  • DI Baseball Scores… To see the latest DI softball scores click here…. You can sort by conference when you get there.
  • DI Rankings… To see the latest DI softball rankings click here.

FCS College Football… For more information on any specific game(s) mentioned below, click on the score at the beginning

  • FCS Football Scores… To see the latest FCS football scores click here…. You can sort by conference when you get there.
  • FCS Rankings… To see the latest FCS football rankings click here.


Pro Sports: For more information on the game(s) below, click on the score at the beginning.

Major League Baseball

  • Braves… To see the schedule for the Atlanta Braves and recent scores click here.
  • Scores and Schedules… To see the latest scores and daily schedule for all of MLB click here.

NBA

  • Scores… To go to the NBA website where they list the most recent scores click here and you can also find the box score for the games there also.
  • Schedule… To see the upcoming NBA schedule and TV availability if at click here.
  • Standings… To see the current NBA standings click here.

NASCAR

  • NASCAR Schedule and Results… If you click here it will carry you to the NASCAR website where the Cup Series schedule and results are posted… Once you get there if you look near the top of the page you can change to the Xfinity schedule and results or the Camping World Truck Series schedule and results by clicking on the appropriate icon.
  • Driver Standings… If you click here it will carry you to the NASCAR website where the Cup Series driver standings are posted… Once you get there if you look near the top of the page you can change to the Xfinity driver standings or the Camping World Truck Series driver standings by clicking on the appropriate icon.
  • NASCAR TV Schedule… Now for those of you who like to watch the various NASCAR events, replays and other programing on TV, click here to go to the NASCAR website where this week’s TV schedule is posted.


This and That

  • Spring Soccer Registration Now Open at Lauren YMCA… Youth soccer registration is now open at the Lauren Family YMCA which is part of the Lakelands YMCA System… Registration is open until April 11th for youth ages 3-15 for the league which will begin play on April 19th… The cost is $50 for Y members and $60 for non-members… Scholarships are available…For more information contact Haley Garrison at 864-984-2626 or email her at hgarrison@lakelandsymca.org

 

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