Not that the gifts have been unwrapped and/or returned, the tree is being dismantled and parents are counting the days until school re-opens next week, it is time for post-Christmas tournaments for a majority of Kershaw County winters sports teams.
Summerville prevented host Lugoff-Elgin from winning a second consecutive May Plant Credit Union Holiday Classic wrestling championship by winning the 36-team event which was held inside the Demons Den at Lugoff-Elgin High school last weekend.
After having been split into four classifications --- five, if you include the Big 16 in 4A --- the South Carolina High School League is considering splitting its member football schools into five classifications beginning with the 2014-15 academic year.
Using a balanced scoring attack and a 17-7 third quarter run, the Camden boys' basketball team snapped a three-game skid with a 62-40 win over host Lakewood on Friday night in Sumter.
Thursday: Camden boys in Golden Griffins Basketball Invitational at Fairfield Central (vs. Lancaster – TBA); Lugoff-Elgin in Farm Bureau Classic at Chesterfield (L-E vs. Berea – 4:30 p.m.); Camden girls in Midas Highlander Holiday Classic at Heathwood Hall (vs. Wilson Hall - 2 p.m.); Carolina Classic Basketball Tournament at North Central (Boys only: 6 p.m. – McBee vs. Cheraw; 8 p.m. – Westminster-Catawba at North Central); North Central in Andrew Jackson Holiday Tournament (NC vs. Andrew Jackson – 7 p.m.s)
Former Lugoff-Elgin baseball standouts, Jeremy Ray and Eddie Tisdale, will be representing Kershaw County and the state of South Carolina at the seventh annual Power Showcase and All-World/All-American Baseball Classic.
A Kershaw County sports holiday tradition has been pushed back a week and the move seems to agree with visiting teams.
Dre Scott hit the 20-point plateau for the second straight game as Lugoff-Elgin held off visiting Central, 75-67, in a Monday night basketball game played inside the Demons Den.
Monday: Camden at Crestwood (BB – 6 p.m.); Central at Lugoff-Elgin (BB – 6 p.m.); Camden Military Academy at North Central (WR – 6 p.m.)
Senior guard Josh Council scored a season-best 24 points to lead Camden to a 58-44 victory over visiting Crestwood in a Tuesday night contest played between the two former conference rivals.
The LCSC Kershaw County boys' U18 soccer team finished off their season by winning the South Carolina Open Cup.
Monday: Lugoff-Elgin at Chesterfield (BB – 6 p.m.); Camden Military Academy at Hammond (BB – 6:30 p.m.)
For the second time in their last two games, the North Central girls' basketball team failed to score a point in the first period.
The Palmetto State Rizers of the American Basketball Association split a pair of games over the weekend as the Camden-based team hiked their record to 3-2 after the first quarter of their inaugural campaign
Monday: Camden Military Academy at Orangeburg Prep (WR – 5 p.m.); Evelyn Mack Academy at Camden Military Academy (BB – 6 p.m.)