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P-17 heads to Hilton Head for Wednesday doubleheader

Following Tuesday's 16-0, weather-shortened win over the visiting Lowcounctry Heat in the first round of the state American Legion playoffs, Kershaw County Post 17 heads to Hilton Head today for a 4 p.m. doubleheader.

July 06, 2011 | Tom Didato | Seasonal Sports


Knee injury fails to derail Outten

When Chris Outten graduated from Camden High in 2009 and then, headed west to play junior college football at Feather River College, he dreamed of the northern California school as providing the stepping stone which would help him get into the major college ranks.

July 06, 2011 | Tom Didato | Camden High/Middle


Murphy adds another trophy to her summer collection

Local knowledge seemed to be the winning advantage as local favorite Kelli Murphy of Elgin captured the 55th Carolinas Golf Association Junior Girls Championship title by defeating Allison Emrey of Charlotte by a 1-up margin in the finals played on Thursday, June 30 at Woodcreek Farms in Elgin.

July 06, 2011 | Tom Didato | Golf


Inspired 17ers lock down second place in League III after plastering Cheraw, 13-3

Only a small gathering of family members and friends were still around when Kershaw County American Legion baseball coach Curtis Johnson dismissed his players from a lengthy post-game meeting following Tuesday's 7-3 loss to Manning-Santee.

July 04, 2011 | Tom Didato | Seasonal Sports


Sumter storms past P-17ers, 12-2, in League III finale

SUMTER -- While nothing was on the line playoff-wise in Friday's regular-season finale between Sumter and Kershaw County, Sumter P-15's head coach Wallie Jones didn't want his team limping into the postseason.

July 04, 2011 | By JUSTIN DRIGGERS Special to the C-I | Seasonal Sports


KC draws red-hot Lowcountry Heat in opening series

After having finished second in League III for the second straight season, Kershaw County Post 17 will hook up with the third-place finisher from League I for the season time in as many post-season appearances.

July 04, 2011 | Tom Didato | Seasonal Sports


Loss puts Post 17's clinching plans on hold

One ... and holding.

July 01, 2011 | Tom Didato | Seasonal Sports


Plum Pretty second in Hollywood Oaks

Peachtree Stable's Plum Pretty added to her black type resume running second to Zazu, by a length and a half, in Saturday's $150,000 Hollywood Oaks (Gr. 2.)

June 29, 2011 | Tom Didato | Equine


Queen for a state

For as long as there has been a Santa Claus, there has probably been, at least, one youngster who wants a horse or a pony under their tree on Christmas morning. That made Jesse Bowers no different than any young girl throughout the world.

June 29, 2011 | Tom Didato | Equine


Post 17 left to battle for second after 4-1 loss to league-leading Sumter

Trying to throw a wrench into the Sumter attack, Kershaw County Post 17 head coach Curtis Johnson sent left-hander Taylor Lunsford to try and slow down the visiting Post 15 offense.

June 27, 2011 | Tom Didato | Seasonal Sports


This week in League III

Monday: Post 17 (11-5) at Hartsville (1-15) (7 p.m.); Dalzell-Shaw (7-9) at Manning-Santee (9-7) (7 p.m.); Cheraw (5-11) at Sumter (15-1) (7:30 p.m.)

June 27, 2011 | Tom Didato | Seasonal Sports


Kohn gets save for Angels in 6-5 win over Marlins

Making his second appearance in as many nights since being called back to the Major Leagues by the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim, Camden's Michael Kohn was credited with the save in Wednesday's 6-5, 10-inning victory over the host Florida Marlins.

June 24, 2011 | Tom Didato | Sports


That's a wrap

It would have been easy for John Fort to have pulled a Linus by taking his blanket and going home with it.

June 24, 2011 | Tom Didato | Equine


Manning-Santee ends Post 17's win streak at five, 6-4

MANNING -- It was a baseball game that both Kershaw County Post 17 and Manning-Santee needed as the American Legion League III standings begin to heat up with eight games remaining in the regular season.

June 22, 2011 | By MICHAEL CHRISTOPHER Special to the C-I (Camden, S.C.) | Seasonal Sports


Racing to the top

COLUMBIA -- For a state which does not have pari-mutuel wagering or major flat track racing, South Carolina made the Thoroughbred world take notice of horses which were sent from its sandy soil during the spring.

June 22, 2011 | Tom Didato | Equine


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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


Knights straighten up to double up Buford

Jamborees are hardly the occasion to show a conference opponent your playing hand. But after watching Buford grind its way to 50 yards in an 11-snap opening drive, North Central head coach Louis Clyburn had no other choice than to switch into game mode.

August 18, 2014 | Tom Didato | North Central High/Middle


Bulldogs and Blazers go all in while playing to scoreless stalemate

Jimmy Neal has been around Camden High football long enough to know what is thought to be a harbinger of bad things for the upcoming regular season is winning your portion of the Camden Shrine Club Football Jamboree.

August 18, 2014 | Tom Didato | Camden High/Middle


A.C. Flora gets past Demons in offensive showcase, 35-14

Since last Tuesday's scheduled scrimmage with Hartsville and Lower Richland was cancelled by that day's storm, Lugoff-Elgin entered Friday's 39th annual Camden Shrine Club Football Jamboree with one scrimmage under its belt.

August 18, 2014 | Tom Didato | Lugoff-Elgin 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


'Tis the season

Mother Nature must be a football fan. How else can you explain the dip in temperatures which occurred just in time for the start of pre-season football practice in Kershaw County last Friday.

August 04, 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


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