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Eclipse Award winner among eight Carolina Cup nominees

In what can best be described as an ironic twist, with a good portion of Kershaw County residents suffering from pollen-related maladies, Black Jack Blues will come to town some four months after the missing last November's Colonial Cup steeplechase due to a respiratory infection.

March 21, 2012 | Tom Didato | Equine


Demons blank Blazers, inch closer to playoff berth

Last season, Lugoff-Elgin received a rude introduction to the world of 4A baseball as the 2010 AAA state champions were on the outside looking in when it came time for the post-season in the state's largest classification.

March 21, 2012 | Tom Didato | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


L-E can’t solve Elkins, DF

In a classic case of either getting to a pitcher quickly or not at all, Lugoff-Elgin had Dutch Fork's Hayley Elkins on the ropes early only to score one run off the sophomore right-hander.

March 19, 2012 | Tom Didato | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


Golden Rams win battle of dueling aces

By TOM DIDATO

March 16, 2012 | Tom Didato | North Central High/Middle


Ever So Lucky third in Swale Stakes; Mr Gruff wins, again, at Santa Anita

Augustin Stables' Ever So Lucky, which spent part of the winter training at the Springdale Race Course for Hall of Fame trainer Jonathan Sheppard, opened his 3-year-old campaign by finishing third in Saturday's $150,000 Swale Stakes (G2) at Gulfstream Park in Florida.

March 14, 2012 | Tom Didato | Equine


South Carolina Senior Sports Classic on tap May 16-19

Every year, senior adults (age 50 and older) come from all over the state to compete and socialize with each other.

March 14, 2012 | By WILLIAM VINCENT Special to the C-I (Camden, S.C.) | Sports


Demons go small in doubling up Dogs, 6-3

Those days of keeping runners tied to the bases while waiting for the three-run homer are gone.

March 09, 2012 | Tom Didato | Sports


Kirkwood grads get wins in U.S. and Japan

It was a good week for maidens who got their starts at Kip Elser's Kirkwood Stables in Camden.

March 02, 2012 | Tom Didato | Equine


Connell, Witmore return home with state championship medals

By TOM DIDATO

February 29, 2012 | Tom Didato | Sports


This week in KC sports

Monday: Camden in Pee Dee Baseball Invitational at Kelleytown (vs. Chesterfield – 5 p.m.); MPCU Baseball Bash at North Central (Camden Military Academy at North Central – 7 p.m.); Lugoff-Elgin in Lake Murray Baseball Classic (at Dutch Fork – 6 p.m.);

February 27, 2012 | Tom Didato | Seasonal Sports


With more depth, Bulldogs aim for more court success

It is always nice when a rebuilding season turns out to be one of the best in school history.

February 27, 2012 | Tom Didato | Sports


McKie-led Sandlappers will try to continue mastery over Tar Heels

Ron McKie knows that high school all-star games can bring out the best or, sometimes the worst, in a basketball player.

February 24, 2012 | Tom Didato | Sports


Knights hope to join 3-A diamond elite this season

When the four teams convened for the class A Upper State baseball championship tournament last spring, North Central was the proverbial odd man out.

February 22, 2012 | Tom Didato | North Central High/Middle


Going all out, all the time

When you spend your weekends racing motorcycles on road courses, you always return to the exact spot from which you started.

February 20, 2012 | Tom Didato | Sports


Get Stormy opens his year with a bang; Ever So Lucky scratched from Hutcheson

Get Stormy shook off the doldrums from his 12th place finish in last November's TVG Breeders' Cup Mile by winning his first race of 2012 by wiring Saturday's $300,000 Gulfstream Park Turf Handicap (Gr. 1) in Hallandale Beach, Fla.

February 15, 2012 | Tom Didato | Equine


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End of the road

SUMTER – In a move akin to taking a six-cylinder engine out of a car and replacing it with one with four cylinders, Jake Brazell was told to scrap the fastball and concentrate more on his off-speed pitches as he prepared to take the mound to face Florence in Tuesday's South Carolina American Legion State Baseball Tournament contest.

August 01, 2014 | Tom Didato | Sports


Up in smoke

SUMTER -- Watching as Post 17 lost its lead to Inman in Sunday's second round of the South Carolina American Legion Baseball Tournament, starting pitcher Grey Hoke smashed his plastic Gatorade bottle to the floor of the first base dugout at Riley Park.

July 30, 2014 | Tom Didato | Sports


Survival mode

SUMTER – There were two ways in which the Kershaw County American Legion baseball team could have responded to Sunday's gut-wrenching 10-9, 10-inning loss (see story, Page 9) to Inman in the second round of the South Carolina American Legion State Tournament.

July 30, 2014 | Tom Didato | Sports


P-17 vs. Florence game moved to 5:30 p.m. Tuesday

SUMTER -- Kershaw County Post 17 staved off elimination in the South Carolina American Legion State Tournament with a 7-3 win over Chapin-Newberry on Monday afternoon at Riley Park.

July 29, 2014 | Tom Didato | Sports


Re-rallying the troops

Before they left following Wednesday morning's off-season contioning session, members of the Lugoff-Elgin football team took a knee and listened to their head coach who was in his third full day on the job.

July 18, 2014 | Tom Didato | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


Answering a higher calling

It was a normal day which was about to take an abrupt U-turn.

July 14, 2014 | Tom Didato | Sports


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