Save for the use of a magic wand, there was no way for Lugoff-Elgin girls' basketball coach Von Duncan to turn her 5-foot-8 center, Nakeisha Counts, into a 6-foot-5 post player. Nor was there some potion which could transform her other players to become taller or faster with one sip of the elixir.
With recent freezing temperatures across South Carolina, hunters and outdoor enthusiasts headed to the field should be aware of the threat of hypothermia and how to combat it. Hypothermia occurs when exposure to the wind, cold and wetness drain heat from the body faster than it can be produced.
So much for scouting reports.
When a marginal movie suddenly gets interesting, nobody leaves their seats and heads for the exits.
Nearly mirroring their offensive counterparts, which appeared in last Fridays' edition of the Chronicle-Independent, the 2011 C-I Kershaw County Coaches' All-Area defensive squad features 12 seniors with three juniors mixed in on the 15-player unit.
At Christmastime, all roads lead home … even if you go somewhere you never lived before.
While the wins were far from what Kershaw County coaches, players and fans have become used to in the past, there was no shortage of outstanding individual performances on the football field this past season for the county's four gridiron squads.
Around midday Saturday, on the second day of the 20th annual May Plant Credit Union Demon Holiday Classic wrestling tournament, Lugoff-Elgin head coach Evan Moxie was asked how his team was faring, at that point, in the 26-team event.
For the second time in as many years, the Kershaw County Post 17 American Legion baseball program is in the process of searching for a new head coach for the Senior American Legion team.
There was, basically, one path which Camden needed to block in order to come away with a victory over visiting Newberry on Tuesday night.
As he made his way from the gym to the locker room at halftime of Tuesday's game with visiting Newberry, Camden head coach Ron McKie overheard some of his players talking about being worn out.
This was one instance in which a player did not have to be told what to do more than once by a head coach.
Like a boxer who doesn't bother to touch gloves to start a fight, A.C. Flora got right down to it and delivered an early knockout punch to host Lugoff-Elgin.
Kip Elser, who develops and preps yearlings and 2-year-olds at his Camden-based training facility, Kirkwood Stables, served as a panelist at the Summerhill Stud'ss Ready to Run Gallops in South Africa earlier this fall.
Even for an opening night, this was a bit discouraging.
In this era in which virtually any game can be seen on television at almost any time, sports other than the big three of baseball, football and basketball have found their own niche with either longstanding or, new fans.
There had been colder and wetter Colonial Cup race days, but maybe not as many sunny or, brisk ones as Saturday's 45th edition of the Camden fall classic contested over the Springdale Racecourse.
Much to the chagrin of many shivering fans at Saturday's 45th running of the Marion duPont Scott International Colonial Cup Steeplechase, the weather forecasters were correct.
Divine intervention, meet Divine Fortune.
Led by five from North Central's AA Upper State runner-up squad, 10 Kershaw County volleyball players earned post-season honors for their performance on the court this past season.
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