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Shrine Club Jamboree mini-games are on the clock

How do you make the addition of two more teams into tonight's 43rd annual Camden Shrine Club Football Jamboree more time-friendly?

August 10, 2018 | Tom Didato | Sports


Friday's Camden Shrine Club Jamboree streamlined

Friday's 43rd annual Camden Shrine Club Football Jamboree at Zemp Stadium will have an altered format.Delete - Merge Up

August 07, 2018 | Tom Didato | Sports


It’s good to be King-sley

A flawless week at Saratoga Race Course continued Wednesday for Camden trainer Arch Kingsley Jr. and jockey Michael Mitchell when Carrington Holdings' Boss Man bossed around the field in a $65,000 allowance hurdle.

August 03, 2018 | By DON CLIPPINGER | Sports


Post 17’s Boone awarded SCALB scholarship

Given the choice, Josh Boone would much rather have been playing in the 2018 South Carolina American Legion Baseball Tournament than watching it from the stands as a spectator last week at Spirit Communications Park in Columbia.

August 03, 2018 | Tom Didato | Sports


Scrimmages underway as KC football teams prep for season

If the weather cooperated on Thursday, football season in Kershaw County for the 2018 season is off and running.

August 03, 2018 | Tom Didato | Sports


Dogs, Demons invited to play in NatureChem Invitational

Both the Camden and Lugoff-Elgin baseball teams have accepted invitations to play in the 2019 NatureChem Invitational Tournament.

August 03, 2018 | Tom Didato | Sports


County teams prepare for scrimmage contests

After having opened pre-season camp last Friday, Kershaw County's three public school varsity football teams will get a chance to hit someone other than their own teammates when the scrimmage season opens next week.

July 31, 2018 | Tom Didato | Sports


Jamboree expands to eight squads

The 43rd annual Camden Shrine Club Jamboree will expand to eight teams playing in three mini-games --- of two 12-minute quarters each --- at newly remodeled Zemp Stadium in Camden on Friday, Aug. 10.

July 31, 2018 | Tom Didato | Sports


Changes in store for KC teams and football fans in 2018 season

While Camden and North Central's 2018 football schedules underwent a few alterations, Lugoff-Elgin's fall slate received a near head-to-toe makeover.

July 31, 2018 | Tom Didato | Sports


A punch to the gut

Some were perched atop the dugout steps. Others milled around in front of the dugout while other teammates went back to the seats they had occupied inside the dugout earlier in the top of the seventh inning as they waited for the seemingly inevitable.

July 24, 2018 | Tom Didato | Sports


Sumter forces fifth and deciding game with 6-5 win

SUMTER --- After a reprieve from one-run games on Thurday, the Sumter and Kershaw County American Legion baseball teams were right back at it on Friday.

July 24, 2018 | By DENNIS BRUNSON Special to the C-I (Camden, S.C.) | Sports


KC breaks out the bats in 9-6 win

If there was one thing Stephen Carmon knew before the Kershaw County American Legion head coach took to the field for the third game of their best-of-five series with Sumter, it was Thursday's game would be much more high-scoring than the previous night's 1-0 Sumter win at Riley Park.

July 24, 2018 | Tom Didato | Sports


Sumter denies KC Jrs. trip to state tournament

SUMTER -- After losing just two games entering the second round of the Junior American Legion baseball playoffs, Sumter entered play on Wednesday looking to avoid a potentially season-ending two-game losing streak in its best-of-three series against Kershaw County.

July 20, 2018 | By EDDIE LITAKER Special to the C-I (Camden, S.C.) | Sports


17ers takes series opener in 9, 10-9

Josh Boone, who got on base after being hit by a pitch with one out in the bottom of the ninth, scored the winning run from third base on a wild pitch to give Kershaw County Post 17 a 10-9 win over visiting Sumter Monday night at American Legion Park in Camden.

July 17, 2018 | Tom Didato | Sports


17ers put Lexington, series to bed early

You will have to take Stephen Carmon's word for it when the first-year Kershaw County American Legion head coach said he did not sleep a wink following his team's 10-9 loss to Lexington last Thursday night in a game which tied their best-of-five state playoff series at two games apiece.

July 17, 2018 | Tom Didato | Sports


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Young Demons prepare for first test at Westwood

Some sports and teams break out the bunting and pull out all the stops when it comes to season openers. To some, a win or ...

August 17, 2018 | Tom Didato | Sports


Dogs, Knights hoping to start the new season off on right foot

Both Tyronne Drakeford and Brian Rimpf have been around long enough to have been a part of season-opening games in which two non-rivals square off ...

August 17, 2018 | Tom Didato | Sports


Renovated Zemp Stadium brings game day changes

Tonight marks the opening game at renovated Zemp Stadium. Along with the changes and improvements, Camden High School principal Dan Matthews issued a few reminders ...

August 16, 2018 | Tom Didato | Sports


Senior-laden Dogs built for success

It is hardly the holiday season but second-year Camden High head coach Brian Rimpf is hoping his Bulldogs will be more Scrooge-like this fall.

August 14, 2018 | Tom Didato | Sports


NC secondary is primary in 7-0 win

Who says scores from preseason events don't count?

August 14, 2018 | Tom Didato | Sports


Demons outlast Volunteers

Five turnovers, 14 penalties, numerous "tuck rule" violations and a pick-six called back by a disputed call.

August 14, 2018 | Tom Didato | Sports


Spring Valley doubles up on Dogs

Nobody game plans for a jamboree. For that reason, Camden's Brian Rimpf was not overly concerned with Spring Valley's rattling off touchdown runs ...

August 14, 2018 | Tom Didato | Sports


As numbers grow, Knights wait for more players

Tyronne Drakeford knows, all too well, the difficulties and choices which student-athletes face at North Central.

August 10, 2018 | Tom Didato | Sports


Knights, Drakeford ready to win now

When you are a cornerback, at any level, you had better be confident and have a short memory. That old deodorant commercial of never letting ...

August 10, 2018 | Tom Didato | Sports


Young Demons take plunge into 5A ranks

There were times this past offseason that Lugoff-Elgin head football coach and athletic director Matt Campbell was spending nearly as many hours either discussing or ...

August 07, 2018 | Tom Didato | Sports


Jeffcoat ready to reassume control of Bulldogs’ offense

Nothing tests an athletes' "team first" philosophy more than being relegated from starter to serving in a backup capacity. Nowhere on the football field is ...

August 07, 2018 | Tom Didato | Sports


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