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Demon defense shines in 21-17 win over Gators

In sports, ups and downs are part of the game. From the momentum shifting to getting the ball to bounce your way, it's all part of the whole package.

August 30, 2016 | By TYLER CUPP Special to the C-I (Camden, S.C.) | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


Clyburn, Knights excited about visit from Bulldogs

As a kid growing up in Camden, Louis Clyburn knew where he, his friends and neighbors would be on Friday nights in the fall.

August 26, 2016 | Tom Didato | Sports


Demons look to rebound against run-heavy Gators

Emotion can be a blessing or, a curse. How one deals with the aftermath of a highly charged situation can go a long way toward determining the course which a season may take.

August 26, 2016 | Tom Didato | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


Colonial Cup hikes purse to $150,000 for the fall classic

If you want to stay with the big boys, you are going to have to pay like the big boys.

August 09, 2016 | Tom Didato | Equine


One more opportunity

Change brings change and for some, not all of it is for the better.

August 05, 2016 | Tom Didato | Sports


Watts, Kensington Court roll to victory in steeplechase opener at Saratoga

Oakwood Stable's Kensington Court went to the lead at the start of Saratoga Race Course's $65,000 allowance hurdle, opened a 20-length lead in midrace, and rolled home to an overwhelming 14 1/4-length victory last Wednesday in the fist jump race at the Spa this summer.

August 02, 2016 | By DON CLIPPINGER | Equine


Outside the line?

SUMTER --- It may have well been the most dissected and discussed plume of white smoke this side of the Vatican.

July 29, 2016 | Tom Didato | Sports


Hernandez tabbed as tourney’s MVP

SUMTER --- It was seemingly appropriate that when the John Rateree Memorial Most Valuable Player award for the 2016 South Carolina American Legion State Tournament was presented, Kershaw County infielder Josh Hernandez was on the receiving end of the plaque.

July 29, 2016 | Tom Didato | Sports


Florence doubles up error-prone KC in winners’ bracket battle, 12-6

SUMTER --- Call it the Monday blahs. Blame it on the heat or, chalk it up to the grind of a lengthy summer campaign.

July 29, 2016 | Tom Didato | Sports


Cobb’s walk-off single sends KC into championip round

SUMTER --- Six days after having extended their season with a pair of play-in game wins, Kershaw County Post 17 used William Cobb's two-out RBI single in the bottom of the 10th to keep its state championship dreams alive.

July 29, 2016 | Tom Didato | Sports


Last team in proving to be a tough out

SUMTER --- All summer long, Will Abbott has been hamstrung by a request from The Citadel baseball coaching staff that their incoming freshman only pitch five innings per week for the Kershaw County American Legion baseball team.

July 26, 2016 | Tom Didato | Sports


KC beats heat, Rock Hill in opener, 11-6

SUMTER --- Having been used sparingly --- to the tune of eight innings pitched in Kershaw County's first 21 games of the season --- Post 17 head coach Tyler Pike did not know what he would get from Brandon Dow who was sent to the mound to face Rock Hill in Saturday morning's first game of the South Carolina American Legion State Tournament.

July 26, 2016 | Tom Didato | Sports


17ers snare final spot in state tourney

Throughout the season, first-year Kershaw County American Legion baseball coach Tyler Pike has said that when his team is on, they can play with anybody in the state.

July 22, 2016 | Tom Didato | Sports


Much more than just a coach

There was never a doubt in the mind and heart of Bobby Engram that in one of the lowest times of his life, Billy Ammons would be there for him.

July 22, 2016 | Tom Didato | Sports


17ers headed to state tourney

The Kershaw County Post 17 American Legion baseball team will make its second state tournament appearance in three years after the locals swept both play-in games held at Florence Legion Field on Wednesday night.

July 21, 2016 | Tom Didato | Sports


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Spartan defense faces tough test against run-first Trojans

Having watched his team complete a 23-snap scoring march --- which lasted more than nine minutes --- on which each play was of the rushing variety, Camden ...

September 23, 2016 | Tom Didato | Camden Military


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


Knights ready to celebrate Homecoming with struggling Red Devils coming to town

For a North Central football team which is licking its wounds after having been shut out by neighboring rival Andrew Jackson last week, there may ...

September 23, 2016 | Tom Didato | North Central High/Middle


Camden seeks to rebound against unbeaten Chiefs

As he and his assistant coaches convened for their regular Sunday afternoon meetings, Camden head coach Jimmy Neal expressed concern as to how the Bulldogs ...

September 23, 2016 | Tom Didato | Camden High/Middle


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


Dog defense answers second half bell in handing Cheraw its first loss, 24-14

CHERAW --- For three weeks, the Camden offense had carried its defensive colleagues in having averaged better than 38 points in the Bulldogs' 2-1 start to ...

September 13, 2016 | Tom Didato | Camden High/Middle


Turnabout is hardly fair play as Demons fall to Flora, 13-12

What a difference a week makes.

September 13, 2016 | By TYLER CUPP Special to the C-I (Camden, S.C.) | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


County football season kicks off with scrimmages

While many Kershaw County residents are trying to figure out ways to stay cool indoors, football players from the three public high schools have been ...

August 02, 2016 | Tom Didato | Sports


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