With schools closed and Christmas Day coming this weekend, it is a slow week for high school sporting contests in Kershaw County.
With less than 15 seconds left in the game, North Central looked as if it had run out of chances in trailing rival Andrew Jackson, 52-48.
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.
Lugoff-Elgin opened play in Region 4-4A basketball by splitting a Tuesday night road doubleheader at Richland Northeast High school.
University of South Carolina Aiken men's basketball player and Camden native Sterling Council was named the South Carolina Education Lottery USC Aiken Athletic Department Student-Athlete of the Week on Dec. 11, 2011.
Monday: North Central, Eau Claire at Lower Richland (WR – 6 p.m.)
This was one instance in which a player did not have to be told what to do more than once by a head coach.
Coming into Tuesday's home opener against McBee, Camden knew it would have to pay particular attention to Rashad Reed.
Once forcing Lugoff-Elgin to abandon its zone scheme to go to a man-to-man defense, Camden went for the kill.
Monday: Robert E. Lee Academy at North Central (BB – 6 p.m.)
Even for an opening night, this was a bit discouraging.
Aneka Dixon led the Lugoff-Elgin girl's basketball team with 16 points, but no other teammate reached double figures as the Lady Demons fell to host A.C. Flora, 63-47, in Tuesday's season opener in Columbia.
Collectively, it was hardly the best of seasons for Kershaw County's three public high school football programs which combined to win seven (see accompanying note) games in 2011.
A pair of Kershaw County wrestlers recorded top three finishes while another came home in fourth from last weekend's South Carolina High School League state championships held at the Anderson Civic Center.
Some people are born to run. Others get their calling to take to the streets in different ways.
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