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A sendoff from the head Tiger himself
The Kershaw County Darlings All-Star softball team received a tour of the Clemson University baseball facilities and Doug Kingsmore Stadium from new Clemson University head baseballcoach and former Lugoff-Elgin standout Monte Lee before the girls took part in the state tournament which was played in neighboring Seneca. The team, which was made up of girls from throughout Kershaw County and Jefferson, finished third in the state after having won the district championship in June. After an 8-2 loss to Dillon in their state tournament opener, the girls went on to defeat Westminster, 18-4, and Boiling Springs, 6-4, to advance to the state semifinals where they were defeated by Dillon. Pictured on the front row, from left, are Kendall Gaunt, Lindsey Mills, Emery Branham, Laken Staples, Isabel Trapp, Haydin Williams, Jordan Rabon, Emma Bradley and Alyssa Faulkenberry. The middle row includes Madison Stokes, Addie Bittner and Aubre Moore. Standing along the back row are Gene Branham, Monte Lee, Dean Branham and Casey Mills. I asked Monte if he would meet and talk to the girls since they made it to state and he did, said Dean Branham. He gave a talk about being a great person and athlete and let us on the field and gave us a tour of the weight room and athletic area.
A sendoff from the head Tiger himself

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