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.
DALZELL -- After opening the American Legion baseball season with a convincing 12-2 victory, Dalzell-Shaw Post 175 suffered its second straight loss to Kershaw County Post 17 on Friday, falling 10-6 at Thomas Sumter Academy's General Field on Friday night.
It was only one game, but it sure seemed as if Kershaw County American Legion baseball coach Craig Smith was coaching two.
Monday: * Richland Northeast at KC Post 17 (7 p.m.)
The Camden Royals AAU basketball organization is hosting a basketball tournament on Friday, June 6 through Sunday, June 8 at the Bishopville Recreation Department located on East College Street in Bishopville.
DALZELL -- Dalzell-Shaw Post 175 head coach Steve Campbell had to shuffle his starting lineup right before the Jets season-opener due to a player having a job interview.
WAYNESVILLE, N.C. -- Kershaw County Post 17 received a brilliant pitching performance from The Citadel-signee Grey Hoke in the opener and a walk-off solo home run from Russ Radcliffe in the nightcap to sweep Haywood (N.C.) Post 47, 6-1 and 3-2, in an American Legion Senior Opening Day doubleheader on Saturday at Tuscola Ballpark.
With the school year coming to a close, it is time for summer sports camps in Kershaw County.
There's an old baseball adage which says that you can never have enough pitching. This year, thanks to an influx of arms and a new three-game-a-week League III schedule, the Kershaw County Post 17 American Legion baseball team may well have mound talent to burn.
Lugoff-Elgin pitcher Erin Blizzard and North Central High School third baseman Tyler Bowers were named to the 4A softball and 2A baseball All-State teams, respectively.
Monday: Dutch Fork at Lugoff-Elgin (G – 4 p.m.); North Central at West Florence (VB – 5:30 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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