Sports Report for Tuesday, 7-9-2024

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.
    • Boys Cross Country… As a reminder the boys cross country team won the region this past fall for the third year in a row…  They continued their season qualifying for the State Meet where they finished a very respectable fifth out of 16 teams at the meet.
      • AAA Boys All-State Team… William Reed finished 12th overall and earned him a spot on the All-State Team.
      • Boys Region Runner of the Year… William Reed
      • All Region IV Team… William Reed
      • Region IV Coach of the Year… Lee Atkinson.
      • Local team Awards… To see the master list of student-athletes who won the “local” team awards, click here.
    • Girls Cross Country…  The girls cross country team also had a good showing last season finishing second behind Woodruff… They fell a little short of qualifying for the State Meet.
      • All-Region Team… Skyler Collins and Melissa Brewer were named to the All-Region IV Team based on their performance in the Region Meet.
      • Local team Awards… To see the master list of student-athletes who won the “local” team awards, click here.


    • 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


  • 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!

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

 College Baseball

  • South Carolina Baseball Team Adds and Loses Through Transfer PortalSince Pail Mainieri took over the Gamecock baseball program a few weeks ago there has been a lot of movement into and out of the Gamecock baseball team through the transferee portal… The most recent count show 11 additions and 8 leaving… Most notably two Clemson baseball players have announced their intents to “change sides” in the rivalry… Nathan Hall and Nolan Nawrocki are the Tigers headed to South Carolina… I strongly suspect that Monty Lee’s staying at South Carolina as associate head coach has something to do with that…. Click here to go to an article in the State Newspaper which list those coming to and leaving the Gamecocks.

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 ESPM 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.

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 5 – D-backs 4 (11)… The Atlanta Braves started a 4-game series with the D-backs out in Arizona last night taking a come-from behind 5-4 win in 11 innings… The Braves took the early lead scoring a single run on a solo homer by Austin Riley (12) in the first inning… The D-backs took the lead scoring 3 runs in the 6th inning to go up 3-1 and the score stayed that way until the ninth inning… In the ninth, Eddie Rosario who just rejoined the Braves had a 2-out single to set the stage for Sean Murphy to tie the game with his fifth homer of the season… After holding the D-backs in the bottom of the inning, Ozzie Albies drove in Zack Short in the top of the tenth inning to take a 4-3 lead only to have the D-backs score a run in the bottom of the inning to tie the game… In the eleventh inning, Marcell Ozuna had a sacrifice fly to drive in Austin Riley with what would prove to be the winning run as the Braves held the D-backs scoreless in the bottom of the inning.
  • 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 Drive

  • Up Next… The Greenville Drive were off last night and will travel to Rome, GA to start a 6-game series with the Emperors tonight… The Drive are 8-7 in the South Atlantic League Southern Division in the second half (34-47 on the entire season) 2.5 games behind division leading Bowling Green in the second half.
  • ScheduleIf you wish to see the Greenville Drive schedule and results of completed games, click here.


  • Alex Bowman Wins Rain Shortened Chicago RaceFor some strange reason NASCAR seems to think they can set up a street race in Chicago and not have problems… For the second year the weather played havoc with the Cup Series Race as it rained more than it did not… The race Sunday was scheduled for 75 laps but was cut to 58 laps to get the race done by 8:20 pm CDT… I guess they needed that much time to get the streets ready for Monday work traffic… In the end, Alex Bowman held off Tyler Redick by 2.863 seconds… Hus last win was 80 races ago and this win puts him in the NASCAR Cup Series Playoffs…  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 672 points while Chase Elliott is in second with 660 points… The rest of the top 5 are Tyler Redick (648), Denny Hamlin (629) and Martin Truex Jr. (601)… Click here if you would like to see the entire driver standings and once at the NASCAR site 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, Xfinity Series and Truck races will be held up at Pocono… The Truck Series Race will be Friday at 5:30 pm EDT and can be seen on FX1… The Xfinity Race will take place at 3:00 pm EDT Saturday and can be seen on USA and the Cup Series race at 2:30 pm EDT Sunday and it will be carried on USA also. …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… All of the summer sports camps through the Clinton YMCA have now concluded.


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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