Things were no better in round two of the state playoffs than they were in opening night play for Kershaw County teams as the Lugoff-Elgin and North Central baseball teams saw their seasons come to an end while the Camden and L-E softball teams were knocked out of the state tourney with second round losses.
Hide the kids.
State tournament play opened on a sour note for the Lugoff-Elgin softball team which kicked off post-season action Wednesday with a 6-0 loss to Region 6 champion Carolina Forest on Wednesday night in Myrtle Beach.
Camden native and former Camden High football player Roland Johnson signed a national football letter-of-intent with the University of Minnesota.
Playing keep away with the Region 3-A boys' track championship trophy, North Central kept the hardware in Boonetown as the Knights won the conference title for the second time in as many years by winning Tuesday's championship meet which they hosted.
It is time to crank up the buses for the post-season.
No matter the outcome, Lugoff-Elgin's state tournament fate was sealed when Dutch Fork, supposedly, threw together a makeshift lineup out against Ridge View in their Region 4-4A finale.
Monday: Lugoff-Elgin at Camden (TEN – 4:30 p.m.); Lower Richland at Camden Military Academy (BB – 5 p.m.); South Pointe at Camden Military Academy (TEN – 5 p.m.); Buford at North Central (BB – 6 p.m.); Providence Athletic Club at Camden Military Academy (BSOC – 5 p.m.);Lugoff-Elgin at Blythewood (BB – 6:30 p.m.); Blythewood at Lugoff-Elgin (SB – 7 p.m.)
Runners and walkers can sign up for the fifth annual Clinic Classic, which will take to the streets of Camden on Saturday (April 21) at 8:30 a.m., the day of the event.
On an afternoon in which finding the strike zone was along the same lines as locating the final resting place of Jimmy Hoffa, Sam Powers was able to decipher the code which caused others to come undone.
Monday: Sumter at Camden (G – 4 p.m.); Lugoff-Elgin at Richland Northeast (G – 4 p.m.); Camden Military Academy at Cheraw (BB – 6 p.m.); Cheraw at Camden Military Academy (BSOC – 6 p.m.); Camden at A.C. Flora (SB – 7:30 p.m.)
Scoring twice in the first 12 minutes of play, visiting Camden swept its season series with rival Lugoff-Elgin with a 2-0 victory in a Tuesday night girls' soccer match played in less-than-favorable conditions.
DogFest: A Celebration of Being a Camden Bulldog will be held on Saturday, April 14 at American Legion Park. This year's event, sponsored by May Plant Credit Union, is planned to offer fun for all ages.
Kershaw County will make its long-awaited American Legion State Tournament debut on Saturday when Post 17 takes on Rock Hill in the third (scheduled for 4:30 p.m.) game at Riley Park in Sumter.
Perched in front of their dugout, members of the Kershaw County American Legion baseball team started leaning as they prepared to rush the field after Bradwin Salmond's diving grab of Mark Allen Nash's liner to right field put the locals on the door step of a long-awaited trip to the state American Legion tournament.
Loading up the team bus for a trip to Georgetown for the third time in as many days for one game, the Kershaw County American Legion baseball team took another step closer to earning a state tournament berth on Thursday.
The third and fourth installments of the Lugoff-Elgin wrestling camp are scheduled over the next two weeks.
It was a normal day which was about to take an abrupt U-turn.
With the school year coming to a close, it is time for summer sports camps in Kershaw County.
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