As if the summer could not get any better for the Camden-based Team Ballers AAAU youth basketball franchise, a pair of the squads closed out a memorable 2012 summer campaign by capturing a pair of championship in the End of Summer Youth Championship Tournament, sponsored by Tournaments R Us, in Atlanta on Aug. 3-5.
Chesterfield scored three times in the bottom of the sixth inning to overtake Kershaw County Northern 5-4, in the opening game of the District 5 Dixie Youth baseball tournament being played in Pageland.
The girls will have their weeks on the softball field and basketball court over the next two weeks when the Camden High Softball Camp and the Lugoff-Elgin Girls' Basketball Camp hold their respective sessions over the next two weeks.
Dr. Joseph Thomas Moore, author of Pride Against Prejudice, which was updated and published in 2012 as Larry Doby: The Struggle of the American League's First Black Player, will present a program on the life of the Camden native on Sunday, July 8 at 3 p.m. inside the Robert Mills Courthouse in Camden.
Shannon Johnson, a member of the gold medal-winning USA women's basketball team at the 2004 Summer Olympic Games in Athens, Greece, will be the guest speaker at next Tuesday's session of the Runnin' Dogs Basketball Camp at Camden High School.
Kershaw County Northern will begin play in the District 5 tournament next Monday in Pageland.
After a July 4th holiday week in which no camps were held, there are two basketball and a golf camp which Kershaw County youngsters may attend next week. All three camps are under the direction of the Kershaw County Recreation Department.
Using a five-run top of the sixth, Kershaw County Northern rallied from a 3-2 deficit and pulled out a 7-4 win over Lamar in Wednesday night's winners' bracket game in the Sub-District A Dixie Youth baseball tournament at Camden's Woodward Park.
Three hours, more than 10 and a half innings, 12 hits, nine pitchers and 39 strikeouts after it started, it all ended when Mikael Nelson's chopper to second base plated Brett Jacobs with the only run in KC Northern's 1-0, 11-inning win over Bishopville.
In a game which started after 10 p.m. Monday and ended minutes before Tuesday morning, KC East nearly left fans at Woodward Park looking for the nearest coffee truck.
With the Dixie Youth All-Stars in the middle of Sub-District Tournament play in Camden, it is time for Kershaw County's Dixie Boys and Dixie Majors teams to kick off all-star tournament action.
A not-so-funny thing happened to KC West in a game which had all the earmarks of being a blowout after the first three innings of Monday's opening game of the Sub-District A Dixie Youth All-Star tournament.
The Camden Royals boys' AAU basketball team will hold a car wash and fish fry in front of the Title Max office at 1031 West DeKalb Street in Camden on Saturday, June 23. The fundraiser for the team, made up of players from Kershaw and Lee Counties, will run from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m.