Only a small gathering of family members and friends were still around when Kershaw County American Legion baseball coach Curtis Johnson dismissed his players from a lengthy post-game meeting following Tuesday's 7-3 loss to Manning-Santee.
SUMTER -- While nothing was on the line playoff-wise in Friday's regular-season finale between Sumter and Kershaw County, Sumter P-15's head coach Wallie Jones didn't want his team limping into the postseason.
After having finished second in League III for the second straight season, Kershaw County Post 17 will hook up with the third-place finisher from League I for the season time in as many post-season appearances.
One ... and holding.
Peachtree Stable's Plum Pretty added to her black type resume running second to Zazu, by a length and a half, in Saturday's $150,000 Hollywood Oaks (Gr. 2.)
For as long as there has been a Santa Claus, there has probably been, at least, one youngster who wants a horse or a pony under their tree on Christmas morning. That made Jesse Bowers no different than any young girl throughout the world.
Trying to throw a wrench into the Sumter attack, Kershaw County Post 17 head coach Curtis Johnson sent left-hander Taylor Lunsford to try and slow down the visiting Post 15 offense.
Monday: Post 17 (11-5) at Hartsville (1-15) (7 p.m.); Dalzell-Shaw (7-9) at Manning-Santee (9-7) (7 p.m.); Cheraw (5-11) at Sumter (15-1) (7:30 p.m.)
Making his second appearance in as many nights since being called back to the Major Leagues by the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim, Camden's Michael Kohn was credited with the save in Wednesday's 6-5, 10-inning victory over the host Florida Marlins.
It would have been easy for John Fort to have pulled a Linus by taking his blanket and going home with it.
MANNING -- It was a baseball game that both Kershaw County Post 17 and Manning-Santee needed as the American Legion League III standings begin to heat up with eight games remaining in the regular season.
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.
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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