All four Kershaw County high school baseball teams will get a jump-start on the 2013 season when they begin pre-season tournament play here in Kershaw County as well as at Midlands and Pee Dee area venues starting on Friday.
Friday: Thomas Sumter Academy vs. North Central in the May Plant Credit Union Baseball Bash at North Central (6 p.m.); Fayetteville Flight at the Palmetto State Rizers (ABA professional basketball at E. Clarkson Rhame City Arena in Camden – 7 p.m.); South Carolina High School League state individual wrestling championships at the Anderson Civic Center
Having lost to Fairfield Central, 67-55, in Tuesday's final game of the conference and region season, the North Central boys' basketball team had to wait out the final outcome of that night's game between Eau Claire and Columbia to learn of their post-season fate.
While Lugoff-Elgin stays at home, the Camden and North Central wrestling teams will put on their traveling shoes for Saturday's South Carolina High School League state wrestling championship tournament.
On the night before his team was to leave to play in the first round of last weekend's Palmetto Invitational tournament along the Grand Strand, Kershaw County American Legion head coach Will Dorton expressed reservations about playing four games in less than 48 hours so close to the end of the League III season and with the state playoffs on the horizon.