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State playoffs kick off tonight for KC American Legion squad

(Due to an early deadline for the July Fourth holiday, results from Kershaw County Post 17's scheduled baseball games with Manning-Santee and Orangeburg last Thursday and Friday, respectively, would not be included in today's print issue of the Chronicle-Independent.)

July 05, 2016 | Tom Didato | Sports


Quadruple threat

His mother earned national attention when she became one of the first female high school wrestlers in the country while a student at Camden High School. His father was a lightning-quick guard with a good handle for the Bulldog basketball team.

July 05, 2016 | Tom Didato | Camden High/Middle


17ers work overtime to secure second place

(Editor's note: Post 17 will host the loser of Friday's League 8 game between Aiken and West Columbia, which will decide second and third place in that circuit, in Tuesday's opening game of the best-of-five state American Legion playoffs. First pitch at American Legion Park in Camden on Tuesday is set for 7 p.m. The best-of-five series rotates between the two sites with the 17ers traveling on Wednesday and home for game three on Thursday. Games four and five, if needed, will be played on Friday and Saturday, if necessary, with the 17ers being at home ...

July 01, 2016 | Tom Didato | Sports


17ers look to lock up second in League 3

Due to what was reported to Kershaw County American Legion head coach Tyler Pike as being an unplayable field, Wednesday's scheduled make-up game between visiting Post 17 and Orangeburg has been moved to tonight at 7 p.m. at Mirmow Field in Orangeburg.

July 01, 2016 | Tom Didato | Sports


Junior golf ranks get a touch of Gray

As if on cue, the click of the camera is followed by the plunking sound of the golf ball dropping into the cup.

July 01, 2016 | Tom Didato | Sports


17ers cap perfect week by thumping Dalzell-Shaw, 12-3

Three-game weeks are not supposed to be this taxing.

June 28, 2016 | Tom Didato | Sports


Beckley latest CHS pitcher headed for The Citadel

There is a slogan at Camden High School which students recite at various activities and ceremonies which says, "Once a Bulldog, always a Bulldog."

June 24, 2016 | Tom Didato | Sports


Salmond, Hernandez help lift P-17ers over Orangeburg, 10-6

One team's punishment became another team's pain.

June 24, 2016 | Tom Didato | Sports


Sumter pins another 4-3 loss on 17ers

After getting just six hits in a 4-3 victory over Kershaw County Post 17 on Tuesday in Camden, the Sumter P-15's managed just four hits on Thursday at Riley Park.

June 21, 2016 | By Dennis Brunson Special to the C-I (Camden, S.C.) | Sports


Stokes ready to keep throwing strikes with USC-Salkehatchie

To the best of anyone's knowledge, USC-Salkehatchie has not asked Camden High graduate Kennedi Stokes to come up with a slogan touting the virtues of the Allendale-based junior college.

June 21, 2016 | Tom Didato | Camden High/Middle


One bad inning costs KC in 4-3 setback to Post 15

For five innings, Devin Beckley worked his way around three hit batters and a trio of walks in carrying a no-hitter and a 2-0 lead over Sumter into the sixth inning.

June 17, 2016 | Tom Didato | Sports


L-E’s Ruffner will keep on kicking at USC-Salkehatchie

Greg Ruffner saw the excitement and the filled stands on Friday nights in the fall when he was handling the kicking chores for the Lugoff-Elgin football team. He also experienced the vast amount of unused seats in those same bleachers which he and his L-E soccer teammates played in front of during the spring.

June 14, 2016 | Tom Didato | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


African Oil returns to Monmouth

The National Steeplechase Association's summer pari-mutuel season kicks off Friday at Monmouth Park with a $35,000 Ratings Handicap and a $30,000 Sport of Kings maiden hurdle.

June 14, 2016 | By DON CLIPPINGER | Equine


Jets’ errors ignites P-17 offense in 13-3 romp

When a team is struggling, even the seemingly simplest of tasks become as difficult as an elephant learning to figure skate.

June 14, 2016 | Tom Didato | Sports


Abbott gets promoted onto state Select team

Former Camden High and current Kershaw County American Legion Post 17 pitcher Will Abbott's summertime all-star team plans have changed.

June 10, 2016 | Tom Didato | Sports


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Lady Bulldogs take down L-E in 3 sets

Bolstered by a roster chock full of players with tons of varsity experience under their belts, Camden made it a clean sweep over rival Lugoff-Elgin ...

September 30, 2016 | Tom Didato | Sports


L-E ready to start fresh

What started out as the "Dirty 30" has been pared to 26.

September 30, 2016 | Tom Didato | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


Knight hope to derail ninth-ranked Stallions

It used to be that a game with Lee Central was seen as a mere bump in the road for a team which could afford ...

September 30, 2016 | Tom Didato | North Central High/Middle


Missed chances cost Dogs in 34-13 loss to NMB

Six times, Camden drove inside the North Myrtle Beach 30 yard line --- once driving to the Chiefs' one --- and was only able to come away ...

September 27, 2016 | Tom Didato | Camden High/Middle


Bruins breeze past L-E, 32-6

LANCASTER --- Everyone has those days where nothing goes right; where trying is just not good enough and the avalanche of bad turns into just a ...

September 27, 2016 | By TYLER CUPP Special to the C-I (Camden, S.C.) | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


North Central smashes school records, Red Devils in 46-0 Homecoming rout

Following a shutout loss at the hands of neighboring rival Andrew Jackson one week earlier, North Central was in search of a rebound, feel good ...

September 27, 2016 | Tom Didato | North Central High/Middle


Golfers battle heat, CCC layout at Hospital Auxiliary tourney

Thursday, Sept. 8 was a scorcher for the Hospital Auxiliary's twenty seventh annual scholarship golf tournament.

September 23, 2016 | By VINCE BACCHETTA | Golf


Demons hope to re-establish running game in Lancaster

If you are looking for finesse football where the ball will be thrown around the lot and plays are made on the perimeter, this game ...

September 23, 2016 | Tom Didato | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


Dogs can't seal the deal in loss to West Florence

Forcing West Florence to abandon its running game in favor of having to beat Camden in the air seemed like the perfect plan. Then, Vick ...

September 20, 2016 | Tom Didato | Camden High/Middle


South Aiken bottles up Demons, 27-7

AIKEN --- Changing the culture of a football program comes with bumps in the road.

September 20, 2016 | By TYLER CUPP Special to the C-I (Camden, S.C.) | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


Asheville gives Spartans a case of the Blues

There was plenty going against the Camden Military Academy football team even before the Asheville School turned a game-opening pooch kick into a one-play scoring ...

September 20, 2016 | Tom Didato | Camden Military


Vols pitch a shutout in win over NC

As he watched Andrew Jackson defense on film, North Central head coach Louis Clyburn knew that his offense might have its hands full in dealing ...

September 20, 2016 | Tom Didato | North Central High/Middle


Vols pitch a shutout in win over NC

As he watched Andrew Jackson defense on film, North Central head coach Louis Clyburn knew that his offense might have its hands full in dealing ...

September 20, 2016 | Tom Didato | North Central High/Middle


Vols pitch a shutout in win over NC

As he watched Andrew Jackson defense on film, North Central head coach Louis Clyburn knew that his offense might have its hands full in dealing ...

September 20, 2016 | Tom Didato | North Central High/Middle


Cunningham runs wild as Knights tame Whirlwinds

Funny how even the best-laid plans can take a turn for the better.

September 13, 2016 | Tom Didato | North Central High/Middle


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