Sometimes, you don't have to be a person who grabs the headlines to make an impact on the lives of people --- both young and old --- in the world of Kershaw County athletics.
Had he been a human athlete, Freedom Child would have been that gangly young boy who grew so quickly that he would trip over his own feet while running.
What a difference a year makes. A season ago, in their home opener, the Kershaw County Post 17 American Legion team held a 7-1 lead over Orangeburg in the top of the fifth inning before the sky opened and left the playing surface at American Legion Park softer than a Twinkie. In spite of the hosts' trying to cover as much of field as possible with small tarps, the effort was futile. The game had ...
Sold at Saratoga by a pair of Camden residents, purchased by a Camden resident who then sent the newest member of his stable back home, Amberjack continues to flourish in his native New York.
MANNING -- It was an all too familiar early-season story for Manning-Santee Post 68 on Thursday in its home opener.
Different uniforms, same old Sumter. Gone are the familiar blue jerseys with the red script Sumter emblazoned across the chest. Those shirts have have been replaced by a stars and stripes design. Regardless of the new look, it was vintage Post 15 as the visitors pinned a 16-4 loss on host Kershaw County in Friday's League III American Legion home opener for the hosts. The two sides were coming on this game from opposite directions: ...
Usually, the fruits of summer start out as seedlings in the spring. Roger Smoak is hoping to reverse Mother Nature's course when it comes to the Camden High boys' tennis team. For the first time since 2004, the Bulldogs saw their season come to an end in the regular season finale. While a win over rival Lugoff-Elgin left the Dogs with a sweet taste in their mouth, not making the AAA state playoffs was not ...
One line, plenty of waiting. If the competition for the quarterback job at North Central were held in a barber shop, the magazines in the waiting area would have been read from cover to cover. With the Knights having lost three-year starting signal-caller, Grayson King, to graduation, there is no shortage of players seeking to step into his shoes. In fact, during spring practice NC worked five players under center, all of whom have ...
What better time of year to clean up things around the house than spring? Taking a cue from homemakers worldwide, Lugoff-Elgin head football coach Scott Jones used the off-season to rid his program of those who were not all in. What was left was a smaller group of varsity Demons, but a squad bent on turning things around following a winless 2012 campaign. L-E welcomed some 100 athletes to the gridiron for the start of ...
In the days and weeks following the passing of Jimmy Creed Jr. last October, Camden County Club head professional, Matt McCarley, racked his brain as to what would be the most fitting tribute to his close friend and one of the club's most popular members.
There was hardly a word said as to last fall's 2-8 campaign before, during or after Camden's spring football practice for the 2013 season.
Both the Camden and Lugoff-Elgin varsity football teams will conclude their spring practice sessions with scrimmages on Friday night and the public is invited to attend both contests.
When Freedom Child was declared a non-starter in the Wood Memorial on April 6, the 3-year-old's shot at the Kentucky Derby went by the boards.
New classification. Same results. North Central High School senior Grayson King was named as the Region 3-AA baseball co-player of the year in a vote of the six baseball head coaches in the conference. He shared the honor with Zach Hawkins of undefeated Region 3-AA champion Pelion. A year ago, King, a Francis Marion signee, was named as the player of the year in Region 3-A. In addition to King, the Knights also had Ryan ...
It was as gentle a demotion --- if there is such a thing --- as anyone could expect to receive when they were presented with the bad news.
Originally, Curtis Johnson's plan of attack was to throw P.J. Krouse for two innings in Monday's showdown with once-beaten Kershaw County and then, adjust his Sumter pitchers accordingly thereafter.
Sandbar, a 2-year-old War Pass filly developed at Fred and Wilhelmina McEwan's Fenwick Farm in Camden, broke her maiden at first asking with a win in a $45,000 maiden race at Churchill Downs on June 8.
While Mother Nature was putting on her own Triple Crown performance --- wind, rain and lightning --- outside, Kershaw County American Legion head coach Craig Smith was bringing the thunder inside.
Camden's Stephen Carmon was placed on the disabled list on Monday, retroactive to Sunday, June 9, by the Fort Wayne TinCaps, the San Digeo Padres' affiliate in the class A Midwest League.
MANNING -- After beating Hartsville 7-4 on Tuesday in Kelleytown to improve to 2-4 in American Legion League III, Manning-Santee Post 68 had a chance to assert itself firmly in the talk for third --- and even second --- place in the standings with a victory over Kershaw County on Wednesday.
What did the Kershaw County Post 17 Senior American Legion team get for being the nice guy last year? A final 4-12 record in its first and only season in League IV.
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