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Robinson, Junior 17ers blank Bennettsville, 2-0

Brock Robinson has been the Kershaw County Junior Post 17's money pitcher all season long. Monday night, Robinson helped KC cash in.

July 11, 2012 | Tom Didato | Sports


Sizzling sounds

As if a Kershaw County summer needed more sizzle, that's what music fans will get when Jammin' in July returns Saturday to Historic Camden for the 17th edition of the popular evening of music.

July 11, 2012 | Tom Didato | People & Places


La Cloche casts its spell over field in Voodoo Dancer victory

La Cloche, a 5-year-old half-sister to multiple graded stakes winner Winter Memories, won Sunday's $90,000 Voodoo Dancer Stakes at Belmont Park.

July 11, 2012 | Tom Didato | Equine


Sumter upends P-17 in season finale, 16-6

SUMTER -- With a League III title already in hand and the American Legion baseball state playoffs waiting next week, the Sumter P-15's could have come out and laid an egg in its final regular-season game against Kershaw County on Thursday at Riley Park.

July 09, 2012 | By DENNIS BRUNSON Special to the C-I (Camden, S.C.) | Sports


Lite ’em Up hoping to catch fire in World Series at the beach

Having already conquered the state of South Carolina, the Kershaw County-based Lite 'em Up girls' fast-pitch softball team is ready to take on the world.

July 09, 2012 | Tom Didato | Sports


Lexington forfeits to Post 17

Having already locked down second place in the League IV American Legion baseball race, Lexington forfeited Tuesday night's scheduled road game against Kershaw County Post 17. The contest was to have been the final league contest for both teams.

July 06, 2012 | Tom Didato | Sports


Thunder on the drag strip

HARTSVILLE --- The "House of Speed" rocked as the 8th Annual Sonny Greer Memorial Race rolled at Darlington Dragway June 8-9.

July 06, 2012 | By Pam Peek Special to the C-I (Camden, S.C.) | Auto racing


KC Northern loses, wins in a matter of moments

Funny how one simple flip of the coin can change a team's entire disposition.

July 02, 2012 | Tom Didato | Sports


Lexington bats heat up in 21-7 win over P-17ers

With their slim state playoff chances hanging tenuously in the balance, Kershaw County Post 17 picked the wrong team with which to finish out the League IV regular season.

July 02, 2012 | Tom Didato | Sports


P-17 keeps playoff hopes flickering with 11-1 victory over Dalzell-Shaw

Having been left for being dead in the water a week ago, the Kershaw County American Legion team has not held up the third finger to signal that they are drowning.

June 29, 2012 | Tom Didato | Sports


Larry Doby exhibit to open at archives Monday

Larry Doby was never one who craved the spotlight whether on the baseball field or, in his day-to-day life.

June 29, 2012 | Tom Didato | Camden


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


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Dogs scorch Blazers on combined one-hitter

It may have made for a messy scorebook but Camden Highbaseball coach Denny Beckley came out clean when asked his plan of attack in Monday's game with Ridge View in the Kershaw-Richland Wooden Bat Tournament.

April 01, 2015 | Tom Didato | Camden High/Middle


No knocking on wood

Randy Stokes looked at his team playing four games in as many days this week combined with four games scheduled for next week and knew one thing: he needed to stretch out his pitching staff without overburdening his team's young arms.

April 01, 2015 | Tom Didato | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


Cup undercard spreads the wealth

On a day in which temperatures hovered in the 50s and, at times, featured swirling winds, the undercard at Saturday's 83rd running of the Carolina Cup races at the Springdale Race Course was equally varied.

March 30, 2015 | Tom Didato | Equine


Fiscally fit

If this gig as a trainer doesn't pan out, Jimmy Day may want to think about becoming an investment broker. But given success on the race course, don't look for a switch to happen anytime soon.

March 30, 2015 | Tom Didato | Equine


Jordan’s walk-off single lifts Bulldogs past Cavaliers, 5-4

Less than enthralled with Tyler Jordan's first at-bat in Tuesday night's game with visiting Richland Northeast, Camden head baseball coach Denny Beckley had no complaints following his second baseman's second trip to the plate. And after the third, the Bulldog boss was ecstatic.

March 27, 2015 | Tom Didato | Camden High/Middle


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