SPORTS: HS teams set to scrimmage; Tigers suffer injury; Clowney on SI

*Golden Corner High School football teams are set to participate in scrimmages this weekend. Thursday will see Seneca in the Easley Green Wave Jamboree, where they will face Rosman, North Carolina. On Friday, the Cats and Walhalla head to Pickens for the Blue Flame Jamboree. In that one, Seneca will face Liberty, and the Razorbacks will take on the host Pickens squad. West-Oak will head to Sirrine Stadium in Greenville on Friday, where they will scrimmage Carolina Academy. The Warriors will be just one week away from the August 23 opener against Travelers Rest.

*Clemson freshman tight end Jordan Leggett suffered a knee injury in a situational scrimmage on Wednesday morning, but the injury is not season ending. Clemson Head Coach Dabo Swinney received word of that late during Clemson’s evening practice. The native of Navarre, FL injured an MCL, not his ACL while making a reception during the workout. He does not need surgery and is expected to miss just three-four weeks. He likely will miss the Georgia game on August 31.


*South Carolina’s All-America defensive end Jadeveon Clowney is featured on a regional cover of Sports Illustrated. Sports Illustrated’s 2013 College Football Preview–on newsstands now–breaks down SI’s Top 25 with 28 pages of scouting reports that include profiles of key players and breakout stars, Q&As with coaches and other vital analysis. Alabama is ranked #1 in SI’s pre-season poll. South Carolina is #6, while Clemson is #10. Noticeably absent from the Top 10 is Georgia, who ranks #12, which varies from most publications, who list the Dawgs as a pre-season Top 5.


* In the majors on Wednesday, Chris Johnson drove in three runs, Jason Heyward homered and Brandon Beachy pitched six strong innings to help the Atlanta Braves beat the Philadelphia Phillies 6-3. The Braves are off Thursday.

* Elsewhere, the New York Yankees’ Alfonso Soriano had seven RBIs Wednesday night in his team’s 11-3 victory over the Los Angeles Angels, including a grand slam and a solo home run. That came after he’d had six RBIs in the previous night’s game, for a total of 13 in two games.

* Less than two months after winning Wimbledon for her first Grand Slam title, Marion Bartoli of France announced Wednesday that she’s retiring. The 28-year-old Bartoli announced her decision after she was knocked out of the Western & Southern Open in Ohio.