It has been a mixed bag of a summer for Kershaw County's professional athletes between their coming, going and waiting.
One of the first signs that the summer vacation is coming to an end while the start of the school year is lurking is the Camden Shrine Club Football Jamboree.
As he entered American Legion Park to watch a potential prospect from visiting Orangeburg take on the Kershaw County Post 17 American Legion team in a June game, Francis Marion University head baseball coach Art Inabinet got a "two-fer."
Summer has never been too bad a time for Winter Memories, especially in Saratoga.
With high school football practice nearing the first week of completion it is time for Kershaw County's three public school programs to begin their scrimmage campaigns.
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While the doors to Cooperstown may never swing open to him for his vast exploits on the baseball diamond, no one will argue with Bobby Richardson's credentials for his being inducted into a humanitarian hall of fame.
Sometimes, coaches do not know who may or may not be coming out for their team until they stage tryouts for their squad.
Eleven lines on a plaque are hardly enough to tell the entire Larry Doby story.
When he reached the age of 30, Vonnie Holliday began terming himself as a dinosaur in the young man's world which is the National Football League.
Imagine going to an auction and buying an item which you have wanted for some time. Then, once you get it home, you have no idea what to do with it.
As he looked into purchasing an American Basketball Association franchise, the first person Devin Lee told as to his plans was his wife and former Lugoff-Elgin track and basketball player, Nikia Knox-Lee.
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Brock Robinson has been the Kershaw County Junior Post 17's money pitcher all season long. Monday night, Robinson helped KC cash in.
As if a Kershaw County summer needed more sizzle, that's what music fans will get when Jammin' in July returns Saturday to Historic Camden for the 17th edition of the popular evening of music.
Camden native and former Camden High School baseball standout Michael Kohn has signed a one-year Major League contract with the Tampa Bay Rays.
It should have been the perfect ending to a festive Friday night at Zemp Stadium. A Camden High School (CHS) Bulldog football victory over once-beaten Dreher, which put them in a four-way tie atop the Region 4-AAA standings, came after a pre-game and halftime tribute to the school's 1964 AAA state championship team.
As his team boarded the bus for Friday's game with Indian Land, North Central head football coach Louis Clyburn just about had enough healthy bodies to form a hockey line, never mind an offensive line.
COLUMBIA --- Spring Valley made a late surge in the first half and never looked back defeating visiting Lugoff-Elgin, 40-14, in a Region 4-4A game played Friday night at Harry Parone Stadium.
It should have been a night in which the Camden High football locker room was hopping. Instead, the silence coming from the south corner of Zemp Stadium was deafening.
It was not going to happen on their watch.
This was not the way she and her Lugoff-Elgin volleyball team would have scripted it, but Jessica Mullins and company still have some unfinished business left in front of themselves in this, the final week of the regular season.
Parris Island can be hell on earth for most United States Marine Corps recruits who are sent there for boot camp as they learn the ropes as to what it takes to be a Marine.
Long snappers are a lot like plumbers. You never realize how much you need one until there is an inch of standing water in your kitchen.
It was business as usual for the football program at Lugoff-Elgin in the early part of the spring and summer.
For almost as long as North Central fans can remember, schools such as Andrew Jackson, Indian Land, Buford and Chesterfield have been the region rivals of the Knights' athletic teams.
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