Sports Report for Thursday, 8-4-2022

Local Notes:

Clinton HS

  • CHS Football Adjust Scrimmage Times… The Clinton Red Devil football team will be holding two scrimmages over the next 7 days and the times for those scrimmages has been changed… Today (8-4-22) the Red Devils will host AC Flora and Chesnee at Wilder Stadium… The time for that scrimmage is now set for 9:00 am… Then next Monday (8-8-22) the Red Devils will host Chapin at Wilder Stadium… The time for that scrimmage is now set for 7:00 pm… This will be your first chances to see the Red Devils in game type action before their appearance in the jamboree at York on Friday 8-12-22 where they will take on York at 9:00 pm.
  • High School Red Zone Preview of Clinton HS Available… As many of you know, Chanel 7 WSPA and Chanel CW 62 both out of Spartanburg do a short preview of many of the area high school football teams before the start of the season…. The preview usually includes information on how the team did last year, upcoming opponents and a short interview with the head coach… Well in case you missed it, the preview of the Clinton Red Devils has already been aired… If you missed it and would like to see it click here to go to its posting on the station’s website…  You will have to watch a little advertisement before the video plays… The preview will be near the top of the page.

Laurens HS

  • LDHS Upcoming Football Scrimmages… The Laurens Raiders will be hosting 2 football scrimmages over the next few days… Today (8-4-22) they will be hosting Mauldin at 9:00 am at KC Hanna Stadium… Then next Monday (8-8-22) they will be hosting JL Mann at 6:00 pm… This will be your first two chances to see the Raiders before they travel to York on Friday, August 12th where they will take on Fort Mill at 6:00 pm.
  • Girls Golf Meeting Today… Any young lady in grades 7-12 in School District 55 who is interested in playing golf for the Raiders this season need to attend a meeting being held in the Commons area at LDHS this Thursday (8-4-22) at 6:00 pm… At that time you will have the opportunity to meet the new golf coach Meghan Heald and get information about the upcoming season.
  • Laurens High School Red Zone Preview Available… For those of you who might have missed it, the preview of the Laurens Raiders on Channel 7 and CW 62 has already aired also… If you would like to see that preview click here to go to the website where you can view it after a short advertisement… The preview will be near the top of the page.  

Countdown to Kickoff

  • Clinton, Laurens Academy & Laurens… The number of days until August 19th when the Red Devils host Batesburg-Leesville the Crusaders host the Augusta Eagles and the Raiders travel to Hillcrest for the first football games of the season is 15
  • PC… The number of days until Saturday, September 3rd when PC travels to Austin Peay for a 7:00 pm kickoff is  30
  • South Carolina… The number of days until Saturday, September 3rd when the Gamecocks host Georgia State at 7:30 pm is 30
  • Clemson… The number of days until Monday, September 5th when Clemson travels Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta to take on Georgia Tech at 8:00 pm is 32

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

MLB Baseball

  • Phillies 3 – Braves 1… The Atlanta Braves finished their short 2-game series with the Phillies yesterday afternoon down in Atlanta on a down note as the Phillies took a 3-1 win… The Braves led 1-0 going into the top of the 8th inning on the strength of Orlando Arcia’s (7) solo homer in the 5th inning… The Phillies put 3 run on the scoreboard in the top of the inning with two of them off the bat of the Phillie Nick Castellanos (9) homer… The Braves threatened in the bottom of the 8th inning as they had runners on first and second base with one out but just could not get the big hit… The Braves will now travel to New York to start a BIG 5-game series with the Mets that includes a doubleheader on Saturday… The Braves are in second place in the NL East 3.5 games behind the Mets so obviously the Braves would like to take the it is the first of three series with the Mets left in the season.
  • Atlanta Braves Schedule and Results… If you want to check on the Braves schedule which includes information about completed games, current and future games click here
  • MLB Standings… If you would like to see the MLB standings for each division in both the National and American Leagues, click here.
  • Braves 6 – Drive 5… Last night down in Rome, GA the Greenville Drive lost a tough one to the Rome Braves by a score of 6-5… The Drive lead the game 5-1 going into the bottom of the 7th inning where the Baby Braves struck for 5 runs and then held the Drive scoreless the rest of the way to take a come-from-behind 6-5 win.
  • Greenville Drive Schedule and Results … If you want to check on the Drives schedule which includes information about completed games, current and future games click here.


  • Tyler Reddick Takes Second Road Corse Win of the Season at IndianapolisTyler Reddick battled Ross Chastain in overtime at Indianapolis Sunday and won his second road course race at Indianapolis… As it turned out, Chastain did not finish second after all as he deviated from the course late in the race and got back on it using an access road which NASCAR frowned on and assessed him a 30 second penalty dropping him all the way to 27th…  For more on this click here.
  • Driver Standings… After the race at Indianapolis Sunday, Chase Elliot remains atop the Cup Series Driver standings with 821 points… Ryan Blaney moved up to second (696) and Ross Chastain is third (692)…To see the driver complete list of driver standings click here…Once you get there you can filter by the NASCAR Series you are interested in.
  • NASCAR at Michigan International Speedway This Weekend… Only the Xfinity and Cup series will be racing this weekend and they will be racing up at the Michigan International Speedway…The Xfinity will race on Saturday at 3:30 pm and the Cup series on Sunday at 3:00 pm… To see the TV schedule for the practices, qualifying and the races as well as TV viewing for this weekend click here.
  • Schedule… To see the NASCAR season schedule and results for completed races click here… Once there you can filter by the series that you want to check on.


  • NFL to Appeal Deshaun Watson’s 6 Game Suspension… In case you missed on the news last night, the NFL announced yesterday that it would appeal Deshaun Watson’s 6 game suspension that was announced Monday by Judge Sue L. Robinson, the independent Disciplinary Officer jointly appointed by the NFL and NFL Players Association… The league thinks it should be more like one year… The NFL Players Association had announced previously that they would not appeal the 6-game suspension but now that the NFL has they appealed they have the right to do so again… For more on this story click here.
  • Panther Training Camp Dates Announced… The Panthers have started their preseason training camp up at Wofford College… If you click here it will take you to the Carolina Panther website where you will find more information about the camp including but not limited to the camp practice schedule… Be sure to check out the different links on that page for parking info, list of what you can and cannot bring to the camp and other information… The Panthers will NOT be practicing today as the team has the day off.

This & That:

LDHS Century Club Taking Applications… Another sign that the high school football season is almost here is that the LDHS is taking new and renewal applications for the Century Club… Past members should have already received information on renewal information in the mail… For those of you who may be new to District 55 or have children who will be attending LDHS for the first time this tear and participating is various sports throughout the year, this is the best way to get tickets for not only home football games but also all other home sports… If you click here it will carry you to a posting on the Laurens District 55 athletic website where there is a posting about the Century Club that outlines the benefits, cost and other information you might want to know about it… Now one note about something I want to make clear, season tickets for football and other sports are for regular season games only… Not playoffs… SCHSL rules do not allow season tickets to cover playoff tickets at home or away… Fans will have to be paid for playoff tickets each game at a cost set by the SCHSL… For football your parking pass can be used for playoff games at home and you will be allowed to sit in your usual (reserved) seat put must pay for the playoff ticket… Now an important note, payment and forms must be mailed back to the Athletic Booster Club by Saturday, August 6th…  To go to the application form you can print and send in click here…. Seats in the Century Club are limited so don’t hesitate.


Meet the Raiders…  Now I have a date that Raider fans may want to mark on their Calendars and that date is Saturday, August 13th… On that date LDHS Athletics will be hosting a Meet the Raiders Event at KC Hannah Stadium starting at 6:00 pm and ending at 9:00 pm… There will be a Parade of Athletes for all the fall sports as well as team sports sales, food and local vendors… This is a great opportunity to meet all the fall sports athletes and pick up some team merchandise… If you want more information about this event or would like to be one of the local vendors contact Coach Kelsey Harp ( or Erin Patterson (

Soccer Registration at Clinton YMCA… Registration is now open for fall Soccer at the Clinton YMCA… There will be 3 age appropriate playing divisions (3-5, 6-8 and 9-12 as of 9-22)… Games will be held at PC on Monday, Tuesday and/or Thursday at 5:00 pm… The cost will be $60 per participant for Y members and $75 for non-member and the registration deadline is August 19th and financial aid is available… If they have room after August 19th and before the games start on September 19th you might be able to register your child but there will be a $10 late fee after August 19th… For the 3-5 age group, they will only meet once a week on Mondays and registration is half price… If you have any questions call the Clinton YMCA at 833-1555



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