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Post 17’s offense explodes in 21-10 victory over M-S

MANNING -- After giving up six runs in the top of the sixth inning of their American Legion baseball League III contest against Kershaw County Post 17 on Monday, Manning-Santee Post 68 found itself in an 11-5 hole. However, M-S appeared to have itself back in the game with four runs in the bottom of the inning, making it 11-9.

June 23, 2017 | By DENNIS BRUNSON Special to the C-I (Camden, S.C.) | Sports


Atlanta Steeplechase ceasing operations

On the heels of the cancellation of the Marion duPont Scott Colonial Cup fall steeplechase meet two months ago, the Atlanta Steeplechase, a spring staple on the National Steeplechase Association circuit, has followed suit after a 52-year run.

June 20, 2017 | Tom Didato | Equine


P-17ers beat storm and Hartsville while improving to 3-3 in League III

Falling asleep is too strong a term. Maybe, taking a little nap would describe it better.

June 20, 2017 | Tom Didato | Sports


There’s no place like home for L-E lineman Campbell

Within the past 10 days, Wyatt Campbell added scholarship offers from Arizona State and Colorado State to bring his total to 18. A trip to either Tempe or Fort Collins would have made for a nice out-of-town weekend for the Lugoff-Elgin rising senior offensive tackle.

June 16, 2017 | Tom Didato | Sports


Seventh (inning) hardly heaven for P-17 in loss to Hartsville

One-third of the way into a 12-game League III season is not the optimal time to push the panic button but after four games, Kershaw County American Legion head coach Tyler Pike is noticing a disturbing trend.

June 16, 2017 | Tom Didato | Sports


17ers bounce back with 4-3 victory over Hartsville

Hanging on for dear life, Kershaw County received a game-ending strikeout from Mikael Nelson --- leaving runners on first and second --- to leave Jimmy White Park with a 4-3 win over Hartsville in an American Legion game played Tuesday in Kelleytown.

June 16, 2017 | Tom Didato | Sports


Campbell shops around, staying local

Lugoff-Elgin rising senior offensive tackle Wyatt Campbell put an early end to his recruitment on Thursday by committing to continue his academic and football-playing endeavors at the University of South Carolina.

June 15, 2017 | Tom Didato | Sports


Post 17 avoids being swept thanks to Dorton’s big night

With the night Justin Dorton was having, who could have blamed him for not wanting the ball taken out of his left hand.

June 13, 2017 | Tom Didato | Sports


P-17 in catch-up mode with Hartsville on deck

Kershaw County Post 17 headed into Thursday's scheduled home game with Sumter smarting from back-to-back losses to Post 15 in KC's first two games of the season.

June 09, 2017 | Tom Didato | Seasonal Sports


Don't fence me in

June 09, 2017 | Tom Didato | Seasonal Sports


Sumter rains on P-17’s parade in handing locals a 10-4 defeat

Even with a newfound sense of confidence derived from last year's runner-up finish in the state American Legion tournament, Kershaw County Post 17 was still unable to get past the stumbling block in its path known as Sumter.

June 09, 2017 | Tom Didato | Seasonal Sports


Todd shuts down KC on four hits in 10-0 P-15 win

SUMTER --- Lathan Todd had such command on the mound for the Sumter P-15's on Tuesday, he almost didn't want to get a hit that would end the night early against Kershaw County Post 17 at Riley Park.

June 09, 2017 | By DENNIS BRUNSON Special to the C-I | Seasonal Sports


Knights’ Baldwin ready for fresh start after signing on with Carson-Newman

In a high school career in which injuries seemed to pile on top of each other, Gwenden Baldwin never lost faith in himself or, his love for his teammates and the game itself.

June 09, 2017 | Tom Didato | North Central High/Middle


Bradley will go marching in with the Saints

In a generation in which youth baseball players play the sport year 'round with more than one youngster having developed arm trouble, getting a pitcher with what scout's like to describe as a "live" arm is becoming harder and harder to find.

June 06, 2017 | Tom Didato | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


Post 17ers finish 3-0 in preseason tournament

A 2016 state American Legion championship rematch went by the boards on Sunday when an early evening storm forced the cancellation of that night's scheduled Florence Post 1 Invitational championship game between Kershaw County Post 17 and the tournament hosts and, defending South Carolina American Legion state champions.

June 02, 2017 | Tom Didato | Sports


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Spartans face a stern test in trip to meet improved Trojan squad

Through its first three games of the season, Camden Military Academy has shown a tendency to break slowly from the box.

September 22, 2017 | Tom Didato | Sports


No day at the beach for Dogs

North Myrtle Beach has never had a football program which has been looked upon as traditional state power. For that reason, when Blair Hardin left ...

September 22, 2017 | Tom Didato | Sports


Demons live, learn from loss

Coming off a 42-0 loss to South Aiken, you would have thought Lugoff-Elgin head coach Matt Campbell might use the CD disks from the game ...

September 22, 2017 | Tom Didato | Sports


Williamson will be back for NC

There was a time when a trip to Great Falls meant holding on for dear life, take your beating, hope nobody got hurt and get ...

September 22, 2017 | Tom Didato | Sports


Mistake-prone Bulldogs doubled-up in 28-14 loss

FLORENCE --- In a numbers game, these were some of those which did not add up the way Camden would have liked in a Thursday night ...

September 19, 2017 | Tom Didato | Sports


AJ defense shuts down ground game and Knights in region opener, 28-0

KERSHAW --- Its starting quarterback and a chief playmaker on both sides of the football each watching from the sidelines in street clothes and being thrown ...

September 19, 2017 | Tom Didato | Sports


CHS offense sputters in defeat

One of the best ways to keep or, secure your spot on a football team is to be playing hard late in a contest in ...

September 15, 2017 | Tom Didato | Sports


Lady Demons cruise past CHS in 3

Starting out as if they were double-parked, Lugoff-Elgin rattled off the first six points in Wednesday's volleyball match at Camden in rapid succession.

September 15, 2017 | Tom Didato | Sports


Whirlwinds blow Knights away

After his team scored a touchdown in the closing seconds of the first half to close the gap against Timmonsville to a 21-13, North Central ...

September 15, 2017 | Tom Didato | Sports


Spartans fall flat in 28-14 setback

It all seemed to be going so right before it went oh-so wrong.

September 15, 2017 | Tom Didato | Sports


Knock, knock

While it may not be the most exciting 100-yard stretch of racing at next spring's Carolina Cup Steeplechase Races, the Knockerball Steeplechase promises to ...

September 05, 2017 | Tom Didato | Equine


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