It took Mother Nature and a pair of confused umpires to help put an end to Kershaw County's Post 17's six-game win streak.
Monday: KC Post 17 at Hartsville (7 p.m.); Dalzell-Shaw at Sumter (7 p.m.); Cheraw at Manning-Santee (7:30 p.m.)
On a night when runs were as rare as a breeze, Kershaw County's Zac Bowers and Russell Thompson of Manning-Santee took turns cooling off the opposing bats.
MANNING -- Manning-Santee put itself in an early hole against Kershaw County Post 17 on Monday and try as it might, Post 68 couldn't pull itself out.
Fans arriving at American Legion Park last Thursday night and seeing an empty, but playable, field may have thought that evening's League III game between Kershaw County Post 17 and visiting Cheraw was not played due to wet grounds.
Well, another year of AAU basketball and it has definitely been a pleasure, so far.
Depending on your perspective, Wednesday night's rain storm arrived at just the right time or, at an inopportune moment for the Kershaw County American Legion baseball team.
Monday: KC Post 17 at Manning-Santee (7:30 p.m.); Cheraw at Sumter (7 p.m.); Dalzell-Shaw at Hartsville (7 p.m.)
Just when it looked as if Kershaw County might enjoy a little additional down time on a warm Monday evening, Cheraw made the locals pull a regular shift.
While the Grand Strand is filled with sunbathers and vacationers at this time of year, a pair of recent Kershaw County graduates will spend this weekend in Myrtle Beach putting in a little work.
With the meat of their League III season opening tonight, the Kershaw County American Legion baseball team had a tune-up for the game which will decide their post-season fate last Friday.
Carrying a one-shot lead into Thursday's final round of the Columbia City Women's Golf Championship, 2014 Lugoff-Elgin High School graduate Kelli Murphy blew the field away by firing a 3-under par 69 on the final day of the tournament to record her record-tying fourth win in the event.
Monday: Cheraw at KC Post 17 (7 p.m.); Hartsville at Sumter (7 p.m.); Manning-Santee at Dalzell-Shaw (7 p.m.)
Glady Smoak remembers the night as if it were yesterday.
There were two ways to view Kershaw County Post 17's 9-6 loss to visiting Northeast Columbia Monday night.
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.
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