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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


Padre Stephen

It was a scene which could have been from anywhere in the country or, even, on a sitcom.

June 08, 2012 | Tom Didato | Sports


More offense + rain do not add up for P-17ers

What a bad time for the offense to get picked up again.

June 04, 2012 | Tom Didato | Sports


17ers close first week of season with road, home games

The Kershaw County Post 17 Senior American Legion baseball team wraps up its first week of play in League IV with two games in three nights.

May 30, 2012 | Tom Didato | Sports


One and done

Athletes will, oftentimes, go to great lengths in order to change their luck during an event and/or a season.

May 28, 2012 | Tom Didato | Seasonal Sports


Post 17ers hoping changes will do them good

Gone are games which count with League III rivals Sumter, Hartsville, Cheraw and Manning-Santee. In fact, that circuit is now in Kershaw County's rear-view mirror.

May 25, 2012 | Tom Didato | Seasonal Sports


'Second-best' is of little solace to CHS tennis team

When Roger Smoak called his friend and Chapin High boys' head tennis coach, John Rodgers, to congratulate him on the Eagles' third consecutive AAA state championship, the veteran Bulldog boss heard the phrase which would make any coach feel good, at first, before cringing after thinking about it for a while.

May 23, 2012 | Tom Didato | Camden High/Middle


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Hounds getting ready to overtake Springdale on Saturday

On Saturday, May 9, beginning at 9 a.m., Springdale Race Course will go to the dogs. Actually, to the hounds when the Carolinas' Hound Show returns to Camden.

May 06, 2015 | Special to the C-I (Camden, S.C.) | Seasonal Sports


Lady Demons roll past Dorman and into district finals

Facing elimination for the first time this postseason, Lugoff-Elgin knew the importance of getting off to a good start in Monday's 4A District II softball showdown with visiting Dorman.

May 06, 2015 | Special to the C-I (Camden, S.C.) | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


Stayin’ alive

At this stage of the season, winning doesn't have to be pretty. All it needs to be is a win.

May 06, 2015 | Tom Didato | Camden High/Middle


Laday Demons get 'slide off" 4-3 win over Wildcats

Coming out of what may have been her worst inning of the season, Lugoff-Elgin pitcher Erin Blizzard told her head coach, James Marlow, that she would make up for it in the seventh inning of Thursday's first round playoff game with visiting Woodmont.

May 04, 2015 | Tom Didato | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


Bulldogs survive and advance

"Effectively wild" seems to be gaining steam as a new catch phrase for the Camden baseball team.

May 04, 2015 | Tom Didato | Camden High/Middle


Aberdeen Polo returns May 17 to Camden Polo Field

After having dipped its toe into the water on Camden's equine scene last spring, the second annual Aberdeen Polo Match, sponsored by Aberdeen Catery, returns to the historic Camden Polo Field for a match on Sunday, May 17.

May 01, 2015 | Tom Didato | Camden


Converse gaining an all-star in Pate

As the rather tall seventh-grader stepped onto the volleyball court at North Central High School, head coach Andy Johnson envisioned the hitter his program would have for the next six years.

April 29, 2015 | Tom Didato | North Central High/Middle


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