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West Columbia upends 17ers, 12-2

Trying to juggle a pitching staff which was asked to do more than usual during a four-game slate of games last week, Kershaw County Post 17 American Legion head coach Craig Smith and pitching coach Jeremy Ray put Colin Teague to the test on Monday night.

June 27, 2012 | Tom Didato | Sports


Marathon men

Three hours, more than 10 and a half innings, 12 hits, nine pitchers and 39 strikeouts after it started, it all ended when Mikael Nelson's chopper to second base plated Brett Jacobs with the only run in KC Northern's 1-0, 11-inning win over Bishopville.

June 27, 2012 | Tom Didato | Seasonal Sports


KC West survives Nats’ rally in 7-5 win

A not-so-funny thing happened to KC West in a game which had all the earmarks of being a blowout after the first three innings of Monday's opening game of the Sub-District A Dixie Youth All-Star tournament.

June 27, 2012 | Tom Didato | Seasonal Sports


A whole new old ball game

Some athletes fade to gray or, they are led out to pasture when their playing days are done.

June 27, 2012 | Tom Didato | Sports


Error-prone 17ers fall to Jets, 6-4

DALZELL -- Given an opportunity to strengthen its hold on American Legion baseball League IV's fourth spot and a state playoff berth, Dalzell-Shaw took full advantage with a 6-4 win over Kershaw County on Friday.

June 25, 2012 | Special to The C-I (Camden, S.C.) | Sports


Walker’s walk-off double lifts P-17 to 13-12 win

If you are going to play three hours and 45 minutes of baseball in temperatures approaching triple digits, you might as well win the game while you're at it.

June 25, 2012 | Tom Didato | Sports


Back at full strength, 17ers top Orangeburg for first win

That team which played so well in the pre-season that Kershaw County American Legion head coach Craig Smith was looking for Monday night? Well, they showed up, in force, one night later.

June 22, 2012 | Tom Didato | Sports


Extreme makeover: CCC edition

It takes a keen eye and a deft touch when you decide to take on one of golf's most revered course architects and tinker with one of his gems.

June 22, 2012 | Tom Didato | Golf


Eastern Starlett shines bright for Kingsley

After having knocked at the door in her first two starts over fences -- both coming this year -- Eastern Starlett raced her way into the winners' circle for Camden-based trainer Arch Kingsley on Sunday at Colonial Downs.

June 20, 2012 | Tom Didato | Equine


P-17ers tripped up by West Columbia, 16-3

Speaking to no one person in particular, Post 17 American Legion baseball coach Craig Smith wondered aloud where his team, which ran roughshod over Sumter and Florence in the pre-season, had gone.

June 20, 2012 | Tom Didato | Sports


Late spring is time for Dove Season; Wash Park left hanging out to dry after five straight wins

Dove Season, a graduate of Fred and Wilhelmina McEwan's Fenwick Farm in Boykin broke his maiden at first asking by winning a $45,000 maiden race on Sunday at PARX Racing in Bensalem, Penn.

June 13, 2012 | Tom Didato | Equine


Kirkland changes her allegiance after committing to Gamecocks

One of the first things which Jessica Mullins did after being named the head volleyball coach at Lugoff-Elgin High School last spring was to meet with her predecessor, Susan Morris, to discuss the returning members of the 2011 Lady Demons.

June 13, 2012 | Tom Didato | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


Holliday staying a Cardinal

Camden native and former Camden High standout Vonnie Holliday agreed to and signed a one-year contract to return to the Arizona Cardinals for the 2013 NFL season on Monday.

June 13, 2012 | Tom Didato | Sports


West Cola pitching duo combines to shut down Post 17 with 19 Ks

(Camden, S.C.) sports editor

June 11, 2012 | Tom Didato | Sports


Jets make best of bad situation in handing Post 17ers 14-2 loss

It is a coach's worst fear; especially one who oversees a young team.

June 08, 2012 | Tom Didato | Sports


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Turnovers burn Dogs in 41-27 loss to West Florence

FLORENCE -- Maybe it was an omen of what the rest of the evening held in store for Camden as its team buses were stuck in the middle of I-20 after an overturned van brought eastbound traffic to a halt near Darlington early Friday evening.

September 01, 2014 | Tom Didato | Camden High/Middle


Yellow Jackets fail to show compassion for Thomas, L-E

FORT MILL -- It was a bitter homecoming Friday night for Lugoff-Elgin interim head coach Dave Thomas as the visiting Demons were shut out by Fort Mill. The hosts jumped out front early and were never threatened on their way to a 41-0 victory.

September 01, 2014 | By TYLER CUPP Special to the C-I (Camden, S.C.) | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


Whirlwinds fend off Knights' challenge

Sometimes, you just can't win for losing.

September 01, 2014 | Tom Didato | North Central High/Middle


Florida learns that S.C. has (hoops) talent

On July 16-20, the SC-BALLERS journeyed to Florida to compete in nationals. Both teams came in third place. The 8th grade team finished with an 8-1 record while the 11th grade team finished with a 5-2 mark.

August 27, 2014 | By Willie Dubose | Seasonal Sports


Dogs hope return to playoffs will be a snap

Long snappers are a lot like plumbers. You never realize how much you need one until there is an inch of standing water in your kitchen.

August 20, 2014 | Tom Didato | Camden High/Middle


Crisis Management 101

It was business as usual for the football program at Lugoff-Elgin in the early part of the spring and summer.

August 13, 2014 | Tom Didato | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


Hello, again

For almost as long as North Central fans can remember, schools such as Andrew Jackson, Indian Land, Buford and Chesterfield have been the region rivals of the Knights' athletic teams.

August 13, 2014 | Tom Didato | Sports


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