COLUMBIA -- For a state which does not have pari-mutuel wagering or major flat track racing, South Carolina made the Thoroughbred world take notice of horses which were sent from its sandy soil during the spring.
On a night on which their minds, justifiably, were not totally on baseball, visiting Dalzell-Shaw jumped on Kershaw County starter Scott Baldwin for four runs in the top of the first. The hosts would answer with five runs in their first at-bat, leading the way to a 12-6 victory on Thursday at American Legion Park.
Like a walk in the park which is interrupted by a late afternoon rain storm, Kershaw County's apparent romp over visiting Cheraw on Monday night became a longer-than-anticipated struggle.
Sponsored by the Palmetto Drag Racer Association (PDRA) and the Darlington track, the event was held to honor the memory of the late Kershaw County resident, businessman and friend, Sonny Greer. A founding member of the organization, Greer is widely remembered for his honest character, fun nature and talent with high-performance cars, engines and custom restorations.
Kershaw County got the three things it needed most Friday night; a win, a little breathing room in second place and some rest, although not necessarily in that order.
When you are a new coach, regardless of the sport, it is always nice to have that one senior who can be your "go-to" guy or girl to help ease your transition to the program.
When he signed a national letter-of-intent to play baseball at the College of Charleston earlier this spring, Will Dorton talked about a last-ditch effort by coaches from the University of South Carolina to try and get him to change his mind and sign with the Gamecocks.
SUMTER -- There are a lot of things that can happen in a baseball game.
The Cincinnati Reds selected former Lugoff-Elgin standout Will Dorton with the 475th pick in the 15th round of the Major League Baseball Draft on Tuesday afternoon.
After what was considered a sub-par junior season, Kal Davis put up some eye-popping numbers for the Camden High baseball team this past spring.
A night which had a controversial start ended with Sumter holding off a late-game Kershaw County rally as visiting Post 15 left American Legion Park with a 5-4 victory Post 17 Monday night in a battle of League III American Legion unbeatens.
MANNING -- Kershaw County Post 17 continued its winning ways on Thursday, defeating Manning-Santee 9-5 at the Manning High School baseball field to move to a 3-0 start on the young American Legion season.
College means a change of life for any freshman. That also includes how things are both inside and outside the classroom.
Lose a chance for a win or protect a young arm.
COLUMBIA -- It was two days before the University of South Carolina baseball team was to open defense of its NCAA national championship and Forrest Koumas still had no idea as to when he would be getting the ball.
Let's see, now. Two weeks ago, East Clarendon lost to North Central, 28-6. Last Friday, Camden Military Academy was edged by North Central, 20-14.
This is not the team which Camden head coach Jimmy Neal thought he would see when he agreed to play Lancaster last winter.
On a day on which Paige Wilson was forced to miss practice, members of her Camden High volleyball team were being interviewed by a reporter from WLTX TV 19 in Columbia after an online poll conducted by the station rated the Lady Bulldogs as the top team in the Midlands heading into the upcoming season.
There was a time when a volleyball match with Lugoff-Elgin meant the opposing team's bench players would see plenty of action on the court.
One of the busiest people in Boonetown has to be the person charged with updating the volleyball region championship banner at North Central High School. Then again, the flag made of felt never collects a whole lot of dust.
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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