Nearly mirroring their offensive counterparts, which appeared in last Fridays' edition of the Chronicle-Independent, the 2011 C-I Kershaw County Coaches' All-Area defensive squad features 12 seniors with three juniors mixed in on the 15-player unit.
While the wins were far from what Kershaw County coaches, players and fans have become used to in the past, there was no shortage of outstanding individual performances on the football field this past season for the county's four gridiron squads.
Around midday Saturday, on the second day of the 20th annual May Plant Credit Union Demon Holiday Classic wrestling tournament, Lugoff-Elgin head coach Evan Moxie was asked how his team was faring, at that point, in the 26-team event.
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.
Even for an opening night, this was a bit discouraging.
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.)
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.)
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.
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