Following Tuesday's 16-0, weather-shortened win over the visiting Lowcounctry Heat in the first round of the state American Legion playoffs, Kershaw County Post 17 heads to Hilton Head today for a 4 p.m. doubleheader.
Only a small gathering of family members and friends were still around when Kershaw County American Legion baseball coach Curtis Johnson dismissed his players from a lengthy post-game meeting following Tuesday's 7-3 loss to Manning-Santee.
SUMTER -- While nothing was on the line playoff-wise in Friday's regular-season finale between Sumter and Kershaw County, Sumter P-15's head coach Wallie Jones didn't want his team limping into the postseason.
Tuesday: Hilton Head at Post 17 (7:30 p.m)
After having finished second in League III for the second straight season, Kershaw County Post 17 will hook up with the third-place finisher from League I for the season time in as many post-season appearances.
The Kershaw County Dixie Majors (ages 15-16) baseball team will begin post-season play on Saturday when the West Wateree-based team heads to Seven Oaks Park in Irmo for the District 6 tournament.
It was a good weekend for the Camden-based AAU SC Ballers (11 and under) and the TBallers (14 and under) basketball teams, which traveled to Dallas, Ga. for the Wolfpack Elite Summer Jam AAU Basketball Tournament. Both teams, coached by Willie Dubose, came away with their respective tournament championships.
One ... and holding.
It is all-star baseball tournament time in Kershaw County with four Dixie Youth and a pair of Dixie Boys' squads preparing to play in Sub-District and District tournament play, respectively.
It could not have been much better of a Monday night for Curtis Johnson.
It's a new swim team season heating up at the Kershaw County Recreation Department's swimming pool on Battleship Rd. in Camden. And, this year's team is bigger than ever.
SUMTER -- The last time the American Legion baseball teams from Dalzell-Shaw and Kershaw County met at the Crestwood High School field, the result was a 30-24 victory for Post 17 in a 5 ½-hour marathon.
Trying to throw a wrench into the Sumter attack, Kershaw County Post 17 head coach Curtis Johnson sent left-hander Taylor Lunsford to try and slow down the visiting Post 15 offense.
Monday: Post 17 (11-5) at Hartsville (1-15) (7 p.m.); Dalzell-Shaw (7-9) at Manning-Santee (9-7) (7 p.m.); Cheraw (5-11) at Sumter (15-1) (7:30 p.m.)
In a matter of two days, things have tightened up in the battle for second place in the American Legion League III standings.
Kershaw County Heroes United is hosting a softball game between employees of the Kershaw County law enforcement community and employees of the Kershaw County Fire Service.
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