Sports Report for Friday, 7-5-2013

Real Radio 860 WLBG Sports Report: 7-5-13

Welcome this is your Real Radio 860 WLBG sports for a Friday and it’s brought to you by Presbyterian College Athletics… The Blue Hose football schedule this year includes 6 home games… The first is Sept. 7th as they host Brevard… The other home games are against Charlotte, VMI, Point University, Charleston Southern and Gardner-Webb…. Blue reserved chair-back seats season tickets are only $75 each while bench reserved seats are $54 each… You can call the ticket office at 864-833-8240 or click on the following to link to the PC webpage where you will find more information: 2013 PC Season Football Ticket Information

Local:

2013 Dixie Youth Majors 12-U All-Star Teams

  • Both the Clinton and Laurens Dixie Youth Major 12-U All-Star Teams will be in action this weekend up in Iva…. Both teams will start play today as the Laurens team will be taking on Iva at 6:30 and Clinton will face Saluda at 8:30… Edgefield and Johnston are the other two teams in the double elimination tournament… The tournament will be played at the Iva Recreational Complex which is located at 1488 parker Bowie Rd, Iva, Sc 29655
  • Clinton Roster: Reilly Trevino, Kody Varn, Brandon Demery, Brandon Demery, Jayden Argo, Cameron Nichols, J.T. Varn, Parker Duncan, Dillon O’Dell, Garrett Davis, Trent Northrup, Chance Ewell, and Griffin Fuller…. Coaches: Todd Varn and Harold Nichols
  • Laurens Roster: Ryan Campbell, John Michael Weatherford, Bryce Bailey, Christian Hill, Alex Davis, Donte Dowdy, Chase Gambell, Gabriel Medlin, Caleb Cain, Michael Carson, Joshua Ward and Landon Ford… Coaches: David Campbell, Rob Hill and Leon Davis                
  • Tournament Schedule: Click on following….2013 Dixie Youth 12U All-Star Brackets – Iva

Braves:

  • Marlins 4 – Braves 3… The Atlanta Braves put 3 runs on the board in the bottom of the 1st inning but the Miami Marlins came all the way back and took a 4-3 win scoring the winning run in the top of the 9th inning….  Marlins pinch-hitter Donovan Solano’s two-out RBI single off closer Craig Kimbrel in the ninth inning driving in what would prove to be the winning run… The win means the Marlins win the series 2 games to 1… The Braves travel to Philadelphia to start a weekend series with the Phillies tonight at 7:05.

Greenville Drive:

  • Mother Nature 1 – Drive and Sand Gnats 0… The Savannah Sand Gnats and the Greenville Drive were suppose to open a 4 game series last night in Greenville but the rain caused the game to be postponed until Saturday when they will play a doubleheader… In the meantime, the two teams will play tonight at Flour Field at 7:05 – weather permitting.

NASCAR:

  • The Nationwide and Sprint Cup drivers will all be down in Florida at Daytona this weekend… The Nationwide race is tonight at 7:30 and the Sprint Cup drivers will take the track tomorrow at 7:30.

This & That:

  • Hot Dog Eating Champ:   And in the real important sport news from yesterday, seven-time winner Joey Chestnut won the Coney Island hot dog eating contest by bettering his own record devouring 69 dogs and buns in 10 minutes… This bested his old record of 68 but was one short of his goal of 70… In the women’s contest, Sonya Thomas put down almost 37 to take the win… Rumor has it neither one is planning to eat at all this next few days. 

And finally, its only 67 days until the start of high school football season on August 30th when Laurens will travel to BHP and Clinton will go to Gaffney. The night before PC will open their season at Wake Forest. 

Community Interest: 

Clinton YMCA:

  • Basketball and Cheerleading Camps … Clinton High School Coach Todd Frazier will be conducting a basketball camp at the Clinton YMCA for boys 6-12 from 9:30 – 11:30 am July 8th – 10th…  Meanwhile Coach Laurie Addison will lead a cheerleading camp July 8th – 10th for girls ages 6-12…   Registration deadline is Friday July 5th  at 5:00 pm for both of these camps so don’t delay… For more information contact the Clinton YMCA at 864-833-1555 or see the posting in the Featured Sports section at wlbg.com.
  • Clinton YMCA Sports Camps and Swimming Lessons… Also, be sure to check the Featured Sports section at for a list of all sports camps and swimming lesson schedules at wlbg.com.  

Laurens YMCA:

  • Basketball & Art Camps… The Laurens YMCA will be holding a basketball camp for youth ages 7-15 July 9-11.. This camp will be conducted by new LDHS Coach Ben Sinclair … The deadline to register for is July 7th… For more information see the posting in the Featured Sports section at wlbg.com or call the Y at 984-2621… There will also be an art camp July 9th-11th… There will be 2 sessions each day one for youth 6-9 and another for youth 10-15… Again call the Y or see the posting at wlbg.com for more information.
  • Laurens YMCA Sports and Arts Camps… Also, be sure to check the Featured Sports section at for a list of all sports camps schedules at wlbg.com.

City of Laurens Parks & Recreation:

  • Basketball Camp…. Laurens City PRD will be having a basketball camp for youth ages 9-12 July 8th-10th… For more information, see the City of Laurens Summer Camp and Fall Sports posting in the Featured Sports section at wlbg.com.
  • Youth Tackle Football… Registration is now open until July 23rd for youth tackle football with the City of Laurens Parks and Recreation… It is open to youth 7 – 12 years of age… For more information, see the City of Laurens Summer Camp and Fall Sports posting in the Featured Sports section at wlbg.com.

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