It was only one game, but it sure seemed as if Kershaw County American Legion baseball coach Craig Smith was coaching two.
DALZELL -- Dalzell-Shaw Post 175 head coach Steve Campbell had to shuffle his starting lineup right before the Jets season-opener due to a player having a job interview.
WAYNESVILLE, N.C. -- Kershaw County Post 17 received a brilliant pitching performance from The Citadel-signee Grey Hoke in the opener and a walk-off solo home run from Russ Radcliffe in the nightcap to sweep Haywood (N.C.) Post 47, 6-1 and 3-2, in an American Legion Senior Opening Day doubleheader on Saturday at Tuscola Ballpark.
Willie Taylor manned so many different positions on defense during his four seasons at North Central that adding a new place to play in college does not faze him one bit.
Ask any student-athlete about what number they want to be in anything and, more than likely, the answer you get will be "first."
There's an old baseball adage which says that you can never have enough pitching. This year, thanks to an influx of arms and a new three-game-a-week League III schedule, the Kershaw County Post 17 American Legion baseball team may well have mound talent to burn.
Grey Hoke saw his stock soar after he threw a three-hitter at A.C. Flora which played a large role in Camden's 2-1 win on April 4.
Midway during his senior season, Emmonti Payne was shifted from his outside linebacker post to fullback by the football staff at Lugoff-Elgin High School.
Abbey Cheek flew out to centerfield in her second at-bat in Chapman's 10-3 win over Camden in Wednesday's 3A District 4 softball elimination game.
Fighting fire with fire, Lugoff-Elgin answered Hillcrest's five-run top of the third inning by hanging up a four-spot in the bottom half of the frame before tacking on four more an inning later to advance to the final round of the 4A District 3 softball tournament with an 11-5 win over the visiting Rams on Monday night.
Among the things lost in Camden's extended one-run bottom of the sixth in Friday's AAA District I baseball tournament opener with Woodruff was the effect the length of the inning had on its starting pitcher Grey Hoke.
In the final practice before Thursday's 4A District 3 softball tournament opener, Lugoff-Elgin spent plenty of time working on its bunting.
Thousands of ponies have galloped over its expansive grass field, with riders in tow, smacking a plastic white ball for more than 116 years. But the Camden Polo Field never had a match like the one it survived in 1999.
Having heard from even the most talent-laden teams about how a successful season has been a pleasant surprise, it is refreshing when a coach of a squad in the midst of one of its best seasons in school history says he had a feeling this would be a special campaign.
This was a game in which Camden was supposed to romp to victory and carry a full head of steam into Friday's opening round of the AAA state baseball playoffs.
If imitation is, indeed, the sincerest form of flattery, North Central's offense could see pressure coming from all across the field from the Timmonsville defense tonight when the nights make the trip to the Pee Dee for their second game of the season.
With the first-game jitters out out of his and his his team's system, interim Lugoff-Elgin head football coach Dave Thomas can now get onto the business of going home.
West Florence has adopted the mantra of "No Huddle, No Mercy" for its offense. Tonight, Camden would like to change that to "On the Bench, On the Shelf."
On July 16-20, the SC-BALLERS journeyed to Florida to compete in nationals. Both teams came in third place. The 8th grade team finished with an 8-1 record while the 11th grade team finished with a 5-2 mark.
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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