Instead of letting your Christmas tree take up space in a landfill this year, state natural resources officials suggest giving it a second life by putting it to good use for fish or wildlife.
Winning can be habit-forming and no team knows that better than the Lugoff-Elgin boys' basketball squad.
The second day of tryouts and an informational meeting for boys and girls wishing to play for the LCSC-Kershaw soccer team in the spring season will be held on Saturday, Dec. 29 at the KCRD soccer fields. The meeting/tryouts will begin at 9 a.m. and continue until 10:30 a.m.
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.)
Lake Wateree will be awash with the sight of sails billowing in the breeze as the Wateree Sailing Club (WSC) will host its second annual Spring Midlands Multihull Regatta on Saturday and Sunday, April 25 and 25.
Kershaw County-based Carolina Family Karate took part in last month's AAU North Carolina State Karate Championship and returned home with 27 medals. The competition team is coached by Matthew Smith and competed in the disciplines of Kata, Kumite and Kobudo.
Due to last Thursday's inclement weather, both Camden and North Central's games at Dreher and Indian Land, respectively, were postponed to tonight. North Central will travel to Indian Land for a pair of 6 p.m. contests on the baseball and softball diamonds. The Camden High baseball game is scheduled for 6:30 p.m.
The eighth annual Clinic Classic 5K walk/run will take to the streets of Camden on Saturday, April 18.
It was an easy Tuesday night for both the Camden and Lugoff-Elgin softball teams.
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