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CHS hosts 7-on-7 passing tourney, Hogmen Challenge

Camden High School will host 12 football programs from throughout the state in the Battle of Camden 7-on-7 passing league shootout and Hogmen Challenge to be held at the school's practice fields on Wednesday, June 27.

June 22, 2018 | Tom Didato | Sports


Dorton blanks M-S as P-17 wins seventh in row

That train which is the Kershaw County American Legion baseball team keeps rolling along.

June 22, 2018 | Tom Didato | Sports


17ers cap perfect week by knocking off Sumter

Stephen Carmon is not ready to make space on the mantle for a League III championship trophy just yet.

June 19, 2018 | Tom Didato | Sports


17ers break out the brooms in sweeping pair from Lexington

When he last toed the rubber at American Legion Park, Spencer Wood pitched a no-hit shutout for Gray Collegiate Academy against Camden High on the final day of the Kershaw-Richland Wooden Bat Tournament in April.

June 15, 2018 | Tom Didato | Sports


White-hot Laffin helps KC to 8-3 win in opener

On two occasions this past spring, Stephen Carmon had the chance to see Jake Laffin from his perch inside the Camden High School dugout as an assistant on head coach Denny Beckley's staff.

June 15, 2018 | Tom Didato | Sports


Post 17 hosts Lexington tonight in doubleheader

The Kershaw County Post 17 American Legion baseball team will host Lexington tonight in a 6 p.m. doubleheader at American Legion Park in Camden.

June 12, 2018 | Tom Didato | Sports


Roberson hoping SMC is next step in basketball career

It had been 13 years since a Lugoff-Elgin boys' basketball player signed a National Letter of Intent to continue his career in college.

June 12, 2018 | Tom Didato | Sports


Post 17 in midst of key stretch

After having what has now become its annual post-graduation week off, the Kershaw County Post 17 American Legion baseball team finds itself in the middle of a four games in as many nights stretch that could help shape its playoff fortunes.

June 12, 2018 | Tom Didato | Sports


Hartsville hands 17ers 2-1 loss in league opener

Two nights after having won the Florence Post 1 Invitational by defeating the two-time defending state American Legion champion and tourney host Florence, 11-7, in the championship game, Kershaw County Post 17 was brought down to earth by Hartsville Tuesday.

June 01, 2018 | Tom Didato | Sports


Woolard jumps at chance to run at Columbia College

Mark Chickering recalls the moment as if it happened yesterday.

June 01, 2018 | Tom Didato | Sports


McCray ready to play where he is needed for Tigers

Every new coach needs players that he can rely on from day one and who will be there through thick and thin.

May 25, 2018 | Tom Didato | Sports


Davis finds her niche on the pitch; signs on with Coker

Having been a cheerleader and also playing volleyball, Roana Davis was not looking for a new sport as she was preparing to enter her freshman year at North Central High School, especially one which was foreign to her.

May 25, 2018 | Tom Didato | Sports


Webb’s soccer adventure leads to USC-Sumter

Coaches like to talk about the kids they coach who would try and knock down a brick wall, if asked.

May 25, 2018 | Tom Didato | Sports


Baseball, softball players collect postseason laurels

A pair of Lugoff-Elgin baseball players will play in this week's South Carolina Baseball Coaches Association All-Star game while a Camden High softball player must wait until next month before she lines up with the state's elite.

May 22, 2018 | Tom Didato | Sports


Season of change

Nearly 30 players from six different high schools answered the call when the rain-abbreviated tryouts for the Kershaw County Post 17 Senior American Legion baseball team opened last Monday. It was a far cry from two years ago when the locals finished second in the state American Legion Tournament at Riley Park in Sumter with just 13 players in tow in absurdly hot, mid-day conditions.

May 22, 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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