-I (Camden, S.C.) sports editor
Brock Robinson has been the Kershaw County Junior Post 17's money pitcher all season long. Monday night, Robinson helped KC cash in.
SUMTER -- With a League III title already in hand and the American Legion baseball state playoffs waiting next week, the Sumter P-15's could have come out and laid an egg in its final regular-season game against Kershaw County on Thursday at Riley Park.
The KC Junior P-17ers, the League IV champions, will take their 13-2 record into tonight's first game of the best-of-five state playoff series against visiting Marlboro County (7-8).
Having already conquered the state of South Carolina, the Kershaw County-based Lite 'em Up girls' fast-pitch softball team is ready to take on the world.
Having already locked down second place in the League IV American Legion baseball race, Lexington forfeited Tuesday night's scheduled road game against Kershaw County Post 17. The contest was to have been the final league contest for both teams.
As he and his team got off the bus for Monday night's game at Lexington, Kershaw County American Legion head coach Craig Smith saw and heard the athletic director of the host team giving members of the Post 7 squad a talk on sportsmanship.
Funny how one simple flip of the coin can change a team's entire disposition.
KC Northern overcame an early game Bishopville grand slam to score a 15-9 victory to win the District 5 Sub-District A Dixie Youth Baseball Tournament on Friday night at Woodward Park in Camden.
Monday: Post 17 at Lexington (7 p.m.)
With their slim state playoff chances hanging tenuously in the balance, Kershaw County Post 17 picked the wrong team with which to finish out the League IV regular season.
Having been left for being dead in the water a week ago, the Kershaw County American Legion team has not held up the third finger to signal that they are drowning.
Trying to juggle a pitching staff which was asked to do more than usual during a four-game slate of games last week, Kershaw County Post 17 American Legion head coach Craig Smith and pitching coach Jeremy Ray put Colin Teague to the test on Monday night.
Some athletes fade to gray or, they are led out to pasture when their playing days are done.
In just their second year of existence, the Camden High girls' golf team can sympathize with the growing pains which their cross-river neighbors are experiencing.
Louis Clyburn had a good feeling as he led North Central back onto the field for the second half of Friday's game with in-county rival Camden Military Academy. Across the way, his opposite number and CMA head coach Will Rice, was hoping against hope that his Spartans could finish the job.
Monday: Lugoff-Elgin at Camden (G – 4 p.m.)
Lugoff-Elgin finished second with Camden High a spot behind in third place in an 11-team boys' cross-country meet hosted by CHS on Wednesday at Historic Camden.
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.
Page 1 of 1