Sports Report for Thursday, 7-4-2024

Local Notes

Clinton HS

  • Catching Up With Clinton HS Sports Awards… Ove the next several days I will be attempting to bring to you the names of student-athletes who won various awards at the Clinton HS Sports Awards Ceremony held just before school let out this year.
    • Girls Tennis…  As a reminder the girls’ tennis team finished the season with a 13-2 record and went 6-0 in region play to win the Region Championship… The fell to BHP 6-0 in the third round of the playoffs.
      • All-Region Players: Chandler Dailey, Libby Dailey, Kimora Wesley and Carley MacMillan
      • Region IV Payer of the Year: Chandler Dailey
      • Region IV Coach of the Year: Clovis Simmons.
      • NOTE: Both Chandler and Libby Dailey qualified for the SCHSL Girls Singles Tennis Tournament and both won at least 2 matches in that tournament.
      • Local team Awards… To see the master list of student-athletes who won the “local” team awards, click here


    • Region and State Football Awards… As a reminder the Red Devils went 10-3 overall in football this year and 4-0 in region play.
      • AAA Football All-State: Zay Johnson, Kadon Crawford and Keegan Fortman
      • Region Player of the Year: Kadon Crawford
      • All Region Team: Clayton Lewis, Rion Gordon, Nyse Boyd, Ares Jones, Brett Young and Zay Johnson
      • Region Coach of the Year: Corey Fountain
      • Local team Awards… To see the master list of student-athletes who won the “local” team awards, click here.
  • CHS Athletic Booster Club… It’s not too early to think about joining the CHS Athletic Booster Club for next season… To learn more about the booster club and its benefits, click here… That will carry you to a form where more information is available and you can also print out and use that form to join the booster club… They really do help all the sports put the “Go” in Go Big Red!

Laurens HS   

  • Raider Youth Football Camp… Last week the Raider football coaches and senior Raider players hosted a youth football camp at KC Hanna Stadium… I went up there on Wednesday and talked with Coach Porter about the camp and took a few photos… Click here to go to a short video with the conversation I had with him followed by a few photos taken of some of the participants having a lot of fun.

College Sports: For any game mentioned below, click on the score for more details if available.

 College Football

  • Clemson Refuses to Move Date of South Carolina Game…. Some of you may have missed the story about Clemson refusing to move the South Carolina game from Saturday, Nov. 30 to Friday, Nov. 29 in prime time… The ACC and ESPN requested that the Tigers do that and Clemson refused… The ACC and ESPN offered the Tigers several incentives to do that but they said no… Their refusal more than likely has something to do with the lawsuit filed by Clemson against the ACC over exclusive media rights that the ACC has over the Tigers (and all other ACC schools) athletics… Personally, I think that Dabo’s wife and the other coaches’ wives told them they better not do that and mess up their Black Friday shopping day…LOL… For more information on why Clemson (and Florida State) are suing the ACC, click here.
  • 2024-25 College Football Dates Announced… On June 19th the NCAA announced the dates, times and TV viewing for the expanded college football playoffs this upcoming season… If you have forgotten how they plan to choose the 12 teams that will be in the expanded playoffs click here… The first round of the playoffs will start on Friday, December 20, 2024 and the National Champion will be crowned on January 20, 2025 in Atlanta… To see the entire listing of dates and what bowl games will be involved, click here.

Pro SportsFor more information on the game(s) below, click on the scores. 

 Atlanta Braves … For more information on the game(s) below, click on the scores.

  • Braves 3 – Giants 1Last night down in Atlanta, the Braves outhit the Giants 10-4 and took a 3-1 win over the Giants with all their runs being scored playing “small ball”…. Adam Duval led the Braves at the plate going 3 for 4 with one of his hits being a double that drove in the Braves first run in the 2nd inning… Austin Riley went 2 for 4 with a double in the 5th inning that drove in 2 runs breaking a 1-1 tie in the game at that point… Max Sale (11-3) took the win for the Braves going 6 strong innings giving up 1 earned run on 3 hits while striking out 9 and walking just 2 Giants… The final game of the 3-game series will start at 7:20 pm EDT.
  • Season Schedule… If you would like to see the Braves season schedule, click here… It should also show where the game will be televised if it is televised.
  • Standings… To see the MLB Standings click here… Once you get there you will see the standing by league (American or National) and also by division.

Greenville DriveFor more information on the game(s) below, click on the scores

  • Drive 4– Tourist 2… The news is also good for you Greenville Drive fans as they took a 4-2 win over the Ashville Tourist last night up in Ashville…. They did so by outhitting the Tourist 11-6 and took advantage of 2 Tourist errors in scoring 2 of those 4 runs… The Drive did not have a homer in the game but had 5 doubles a triple which made up for the 1 homer the Tourist had…  That win gave the Drive 3 wins in as many days and something unusual takes place tonight… All 3 of the games so far in this 6-game series were played in Ashville but the two teams will finish the series in Greenville starting tonight.
  • ScheduleIf you wish to see the Greenville Drive schedule and results of completed games, click here.


  • Logano Wins at NashvilleSunday Joey Logano picked up the win in the Cup Series Race in Nashville… Several things to note in his win… First the race went 31 extra laps as they were 5 overtime restarts needed to determine the winner… secondly this was his first win of the season and he punched his ticket into the playoffs with the win… Lastly, he finished just 0.068 seconds ahead of rookie Zane Smith who finished second by staying out on the last caution gambling that he had enough fuel to win the race…  Click here to go to the NASCAR website where there is much more about this including the final race results.
  • StandingsKyle Larson continues to hold down the top spot in the Cup Series Driver Standings with 662 points while Chase Elliott is in second with 644 points… The rest of the top 5 are Denny Hamlin (321), Tyler Redick (611) and Martin Truex Jr. (591)… To see the driver standings for the Cup Series click here… Once you get there you can also click on links to see the standings in Xfinity and Truck Series using tabs in the upper right corner of the posting.
  • Schedule This WeekThis week the Cup Series and the Xfinity Series races will be held in Chicago where they will be street racing… The Xfinity Race will take place at 3:30 pm EDT Saturday and the Cup Series race at 4:30 pm EDT Sunday and I do believe that NBC will carry those races…To see the schedule for practices and races click here.
  • NASCAR on TV this Week… NASCAR has several things being televised this week including race practices and qualifying, the race itself and assorted other things… To see the TV schedule for each day of the week click here.

This & That:


Summer Camps at Clinton YMCA… The Clinton YMCA has released their schedule of Summer Youth Sports Camps for this year… To see a list of those camps including dates, location, times and cost click here… These camps do have registration deadlines and you register at the Clinton YMCA… The last camp is:

  • Tennis Camp… This camp will be July 8-10 at the tennis courts at Clinton Middle School… Coach Clovis Simmons will be conducting the camp… Boys and girls ages 6-8 will have their camp between the hours of 9:00 and 10:00 am while boys and girls ages 9 and up will have their camp between the hours of 10:00 and 11:00 am… The cost is $30 for YMCA members and $40 for non-members… The deadline to register is Friday, July 5th @ 4:00 pm


Basketball Camp…. The LDHS varsity basketball staff and players in association with the City of Laurens Parks and Recreation Department will be conducting a basketball for youth age 9 through 8th grade July 22-25… The camp hours will be from 5:30 pm to 8:00 pm each day… This will be an excellent opportunity for the young player to improve their skills and basketball knowledge form experienced coaches… The first 3 days (Monday-Wednesday) the camp will take place at The Ridge and the last day (Thursday) the action will move to LDHS… You may register for the camp at The Ridge and if you have any questions contact them at 681-7275.



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