The Kershaw County Post 17 American Legion baseball team will make its second state tournament appearance in three years after the locals swept both play-in games held at Florence Legion Field on Wednesday night.
The recent spate of late-afternoon rain storms which have popped up throughout the region have led to the second round Lower State American Legion series between Sumter and Murrells Inlet to having been postponed and playing sites moved for three nights.
By virtue of Friday's 8-6 win over Aiken, in a game completed after being suspended due to Thursday's storm, Kershaw County Post 17 swept the series, 3-0. The locals moved into the second round of the South Carolina Lower State American Legion tournament which begins tonight.
Jump racing returns to New England on Saturday with two competitive races as part of the summer racing festival at historic Suffolk Downs in East Boston. A $30,000 Ratings Handicap and a $30,000 Sport of Kings maiden hurdle both attracted large, competitive fields with also-eligibles.
Kershaw County moved a step closer to earning a spot in the second round of the South Carolina American Legion state playoffs with a 9-5 road win over Aiken on Wednesday night at Roberto Hernandez Stadium on the USC-Aiken campus.
(Due to an early deadline for the July Fourth holiday, results from Kershaw County Post 17's scheduled baseball games with Manning-Santee and Orangeburg last Thursday and Friday, respectively, would not be included in today's print issue of the Chronicle-Independent.)
His mother earned national attention when she became one of the first female high school wrestlers in the country while a student at Camden High School. His father was a lightning-quick guard with a good handle for the Bulldog basketball team.
(Editor's note: Post 17 will host the loser of Friday's League 8 game between Aiken and West Columbia, which will decide second and third place in that circuit, in Tuesday's opening game of the best-of-five state American Legion playoffs. First pitch at American Legion Park in Camden on Tuesday is set for 7 p.m. The best-of-five series rotates between the two sites with the 17ers traveling on Wednesday and home for game three on Thursday. Games four and five, if needed, will be played on Friday and Saturday, if necessary, with the 17ers being at home ...
Due to what was reported to Kershaw County American Legion head coach Tyler Pike as being an unplayable field, Wednesday's scheduled make-up game between visiting Post 17 and Orangeburg has been moved to tonight at 7 p.m. at Mirmow Field in Orangeburg.