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Spreading the word of Springdale

While riding steeplechasers for the late trainer Bobby Davis at a pair of Delaware Park races in the 1970s, Nixon Ellis was put on two jumpers who ran off with him and didn't stop until they hit the wire in front of the rest of their respective fields and gave the young jockey two victories.

July 22, 2015 | Tom Didato | Camden


17ers’ state tourney path drowns in a Murells Inlet

When you look at the scorebook, it will read that Kershaw County's hopes of a second consecutive trip to the South Carolina American Legion state baseball tournament started going up in smoke when visiting Murrells Inlet scored seven runs in the top of the third inning of Friday's game and held on for an 11-8 victory.

July 20, 2015 | Tom Didato | Sports


Good to the last out

Nothing against American Legion Park but the Kershaw County American Legion baseball team hopes they have played their last game at the Camden ball yard until next summer.

July 17, 2015 | Tom Didato | Sports


17ers host Murrells Inlet tonight with state tourney berth on line

Scoring three times on a pair of Kershaw County errors in the bottom of the eighth, Murrells Inlet overcame a 7-5 deficit to take an 8-7 victory over visiting Post 17 on Thursday night to force a fifth and deciding game of their best-of-five state American Legion playoff series.

July 17, 2015 | Tom Didato | Sports


CMP gearing up for first of its two weekends of signature karting events

Like a shopper who waits until Christmas Eve to complete their shopping, David Watkins was heading into a Camden hardware store as he looked to put the finishing touches on work at the go-kart track at the Carolina Motorsports Park.

July 15, 2015 | Tom Didato | Sports


17ers take round 2 series opener, 8-4

There is no panic button in the dugout. Nor, it seems, is there one in Will Dorton's psyche.

July 15, 2015 | Tom Didato | Sports


Post 17 draws Murrells Inlet in round 2

Kershaw County Post 17 was forced to wait until late Saturday in order to find out their opponentsfor the second round of the Lower State A,merican Legion playoffs.

July 13, 2015 | Tom Didato | Sports


17ers wrap up series with 23-1 romp

Will Dorton was hoping his Kershaw County American Legion team would build on the momentum from Wednesday's 3-0 win over West Columbia and carry it over to Thursday's fourth game of the best-of-five first round Lower State playoff series.

July 13, 2015 | Tom Didato | Sports


Branham blanks Hartsville as P-17 Jrs. move to round 2

Having an ace ready to go in the final game of a best-of-three series is like emptying your change jar and finding a $20 bill among the pennies, nickels and dimes.

July 13, 2015 | Tom Didato | Sports


Beckley shuts down West Columbia as Post 17ers look to close out series

Returning to the Post 17 dugout after having worked a 1-2-3 top of the seventh inning, Devin Beckley sought out head coach Will Dorton.

July 10, 2015 | Tom Didato | Sports


Juniors 17ers fall, host series finale

The Kershaw County Post 17 Junior American Legion baseball team fell to Hartsville, 3-1, on Wednesday as the first round best-of-three series was knotted at a game apiece.

July 09, 2015 | Tom Didato | Sports


17ers dismantle West Cola in series opener

This is the time of year when you want to be playing your best. And the Kershaw County American Legion baseball team is checking all the boxes in their quest for a second straight trip to the state tournament.

July 08, 2015 | Tom Didato | Sports


Playoffs off to a shaky start

This is not the opening state American Legion officials wanted to see in the Lower State portion of the state playoffs.

July 08, 2015 | Tom Didato | Sports


Post 17 opens state playoffs with West Columbia

There is little known regarding which teams will be in this week's state American Legion baseball playoffs or where they are going since there was no bracket to be found as to the pairings.

July 06, 2015 | Tom Didato | Sports


Post 17 locks down second place, sweeps M-S

Turning what was to have been a doubleheader of baseball into, basically, one single game, Kershaw County Post 17 cemented its second-place finish in League III by sweeping Wednesday's pair of games with visiting Manning-Santee.

July 03, 2015 | Tom Didato | Sports


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To ‘B’ or not to ‘B’

Megan Kirkland has never been afraid of hard work, on and off the court.

July 29, 2015 | By BRAD MULLER Special to the C-I (Camden, S.C.) | Sports


Pairings set for Camden Shrine Club Jamboree

One of the surest signs that summer vacation is coming to an end and cooler days are on the horizon is the Camden Shrine Club ...

July 27, 2015 | Tom Didato | Sports


No passing zone

When the passing league craze was just starting up, Camden High head coach Jimmy Neal made sure his Bulldogs were one of the first teams ...

July 27, 2015 | Tom Didato | Sports


Texans tab NC grad Turner in NFL student intern ‘draft’

One person's "turn and look away" moment is "must see" for others, regardless of how ugly or gruesome it may seem.

July 17, 2015 | Tom Didato | Sports


Countdown to kickoff: KC football schedules announced

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July 13, 2015 | Tom Didato | Sports


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