(Editor's note: Due to the threat of rain and wind associated from Tropical Storm 9, Lugoff-Elgin's football game at Midland Valley has been moved to Thursday. Kickoff will be at 6 p.m. in Graniteville.)
August 31, 2016|
The Fields Stable's Portrade led every step of the $150,000 New York Turf Writers Cup (Gr. 1) last Thursday and held off a late challenge by Andi'amu in Saratoga Race Course's stretch to win by a length. Bruton Street-US's Scorpiancer finished third, 1 1/2 lengths farther back.
As his team gathered in the end zone for their pre-game entrance, North Central head football coach Louis Clyburn said, to no one in particular, that the first series of Friday's game with visiting Camden would go a long way toward telling what kind of night it would be the hosts.
Oakwood Stable's Kensington Court went to the lead at the start of Saratoga Race Course's $65,000 allowance hurdle, opened a 20-length lead in midrace, and rolled home to an overwhelming 14 1/4-length victory last Wednesday in the fist jump race at the Spa this summer.
SUMTER --- It was seemingly appropriate that when the John Rateree Memorial Most Valuable Player award for the 2016 South Carolina American Legion State Tournament was presented, Kershaw County infielder Josh Hernandez was on the receiving end of the plaque.
SUMTER --- Six days after having extended their season with a pair of play-in game wins, Kershaw County Post 17 used William Cobb's two-out RBI single in the bottom of the 10th to keep its state championship dreams alive.
SUMTER --- All summer long, Will Abbott has been hamstrung by a request from The Citadel baseball coaching staff that their incoming freshman only pitch five innings per week for the Kershaw County American Legion baseball team.
SUMTER --- Having been used sparingly --- to the tune of eight innings pitched in Kershaw County's first 21 games of the season --- Post 17 head coach Tyler Pike did not know what he would get from Brandon Dow who was sent to the mound to face Rock Hill in Saturday morning's first game of the South Carolina American Legion State Tournament.