Sports Report for Friday, 7-26-2013

Real Radio 860 WLBG Sports Report: 7-26-13

Welcome this is your Real Radio 860 WLBG sports for a Friday and it’s brought to you by Presbyterian College Athletics… You know it’s only 34 days until the Blue Hose open their football season up at Wake Forest on Aug. 29th… The Big South announced yesterday that Coastal Carolina has been picked as the preseason favorite to finish 1st in the conference… Now if you would like to see how they think PC and the rest of the teams will finish you can find that in a posting at… Click on the following to go to that posting:  Big South Preseason Poll

  • Mets 7 – Braves 4…. The New York Mets earned a split in the 4 game series with the Braves as they took a 7-4 win over the Braves in New York yesterday afternoon… The Mets went up 4-1 in the 3rd inning but the Braves kept chipping away at the lead and a 2-run homer by Dan Uggla in the 4th inning and a solo shot by Freddie Freeman in the top of the 6th tied the game at 4 all… The Mets then scored 3 runs in the bottom of the 6th which proved to be the margin of victory… Braves Manager Fredi Gonzalez was tossed in the bottom of the 6th when he argued with third base umpire that a triple by the Mets David Wright bounced off a metal railing above the fence and then came back into play should have been a ground-rule double… As a former umpire I hate to say this but replays show Gonzalez was correct… Oh well, no fear of him breaking Bobby Cox’s record for ejections any time soon… The Braves return to Atlanta tonight to start a week long home stand with the Cardinals in for a 3-game series over the weekend.

Greenville Drive:

  • Drive 5 – BlueClaws 4… The Greenville Drive started a road trip last night up in Lakewood, NJ where they took on the BlueClaws… It took them 12 innings to do it, but the Drive took a 5-4 victory over the Claws… The Drive got a 2-out double by Mario Martinez to drive in the winning run then set the BlueClaws down in order in the bottom of the 12th… The teams are scheduled to play 3 more games over the weekend in NJ.

NASCAR: Looking at the schedule for this weekend:

  • Nationwide: Racing Saturday at the Indianapolis Speedway with the green flag scheduled to drop at 4:30 pm… Will be carried by ESPN
  • Sprint Cup: Will also be racing at the Indianapolis Speedway but it will be on Sunday at 1:00 pm… ESPN is also scheduled to carry this race.


  • Carolina Panthers… A reminder that the Carolina Panther start their training camp up at Wofford today… The Panthers have scheduled a Back to Football Party today starting at 4:30 and continuing to 6:15 when the Panthers start their first practice and then will resume after practice at 8:30 and wind up about 9:00… During the event they will have a band, face painting and other activities and it is all FREE… Click on the following link for more information and a Panther training camp schedule: Panther Training Camp Schedule and Information

This & That:

  • Clinton Dixie Youth Coach Pitch All-Star Team… I want to take this opportunity to wish Coach Matt Stewart and the Clinton Dixie Youth Coach Pitch All-Star Team god luck as they travel up to Rockwood, TN to play in the championship series… The opening ceremonies are tonight and the games will start tomorrow… Clinton will open play at 12:30 tomorrow as they take on a team from Virginia and then possible play again later in the day… Click on the following link to open the tournament brackets:2013 Dixie Youth Coach Pitch Regional      Click on the following link for an informational packet about the tournament that has directions and other valuable information if you are thinking about going: Tournament Information Link
  • Clinton Season Football Tickets: 2013 season football tickets will go on sale July 22nd at CHS… For more  information as to cost, hours, senior tickets, parking passes and home football schedule, Click on the following link: 2013 CHS Season Football Ticket Information
  • And finally, its only 35 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:

  • Karate Camp… Master Johnny Kelly will be conducting a karate camp for the Clinton YMCA for youth 8 and up on different times August 12 – 15…  More information about the camp such as times and cost can be found in a posting in Featured Sports section at … Registration deadline is Friday August 9th at 5:00 pm for both of these camps so don’t delay… For more information contact the Clinton YMCA at 864-833-1555. 

Laurens YMCA:

  • Pee-Wee and Cooking Camps… The Laurens YMCA will be holding pee-wee and cooking camps July 30th to August 1st… The pee-wee camp is for youth ages 3-6 and the cooking camp will be for youth 9-16… The deadline to register for these camps is July 28th … For more information see the posting in the Featured Sports section at or call the Y at 984-2621.
  • Fall Soccer… Fall soccer registration is now open for youth 3-15 at the Laurens YMCA… Practice will begin Sept. 1st with games starting Sept. 9th… Registration will end on August 26th… For more information call the Y at 984-26-21 or see a posting in the Between the Lines section at

City of Laurens Parks & Recreation:

  • Tennis Camp…. Laurens City PRD will be having a tennis camp for youth ages 5-18 August 5th – 8th from 1 – 4 pm… Former College and Pro Player will be the instructor…  For more information, see the City of Laurens Summer Camp and Fall Sports posting in the Featured Sports section at
  • Youth Cheerleading… Registration is now open until July 31st for youth cheerleading… It is open to girls ages 5-12… You can register at the Little River Park Office during normal business hours… For more information; see the City of Laurens Summer Camp and Fall Sports posting in the Featured Sports section at

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