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Young Demons take plunge into 5A ranks

There were times this past offseason that Lugoff-Elgin head football coach and athletic director Matt Campbell was spending nearly as many hours either discussing or, being actively involved in, the school's fight to remain in the class 4A ranks or, at least, finding a happy medium as to a new region after his appeal fell on deaf ears.

August 07, 2018 | Tom Didato | Sports


Jeffcoat ready to reassume control of Bulldogs’ offense

Nothing tests an athletes' "team first" philosophy more than being relegated from starter to serving in a backup capacity. Nowhere on the football field is such a change change more noticeable than at quarterback.

August 07, 2018 | Tom Didato | Sports


It’s good to be King-sley

A flawless week at Saratoga Race Course continued Wednesday for Camden trainer Arch Kingsley Jr. and jockey Michael Mitchell when Carrington Holdings' Boss Man bossed around the field in a $65,000 allowance hurdle.

August 03, 2018 | By DON CLIPPINGER | Sports


Post 17’s Boone awarded SCALB scholarship

Given the choice, Josh Boone would much rather have been playing in the 2018 South Carolina American Legion Baseball Tournament than watching it from the stands as a spectator last week at Spirit Communications Park in Columbia.

August 03, 2018 | Tom Didato | Sports


Scrimmages underway as KC football teams prep for season

If the weather cooperated on Thursday, football season in Kershaw County for the 2018 season is off and running.

August 03, 2018 | Tom Didato | Sports


Dogs, Demons invited to play in NatureChem Invitational

Both the Camden and Lugoff-Elgin baseball teams have accepted invitations to play in the 2019 NatureChem Invitational Tournament.

August 03, 2018 | Tom Didato | Sports


County teams prepare for scrimmage contests

After having opened pre-season camp last Friday, Kershaw County's three public school varsity football teams will get a chance to hit someone other than their own teammates when the scrimmage season opens next week.

July 31, 2018 | Tom Didato | Sports


Jamboree expands to eight squads

The 43rd annual Camden Shrine Club Jamboree will expand to eight teams playing in three mini-games --- of two 12-minute quarters each --- at newly remodeled Zemp Stadium in Camden on Friday, Aug. 10.

July 31, 2018 | Tom Didato | Sports


Changes in store for KC teams and football fans in 2018 season

While Camden and North Central's 2018 football schedules underwent a few alterations, Lugoff-Elgin's fall slate received a near head-to-toe makeover.

July 31, 2018 | Tom Didato | Sports


A punch to the gut

Some were perched atop the dugout steps. Others milled around in front of the dugout while other teammates went back to the seats they had occupied inside the dugout earlier in the top of the seventh inning as they waited for the seemingly inevitable.

July 24, 2018 | Tom Didato | Sports


Sumter forces fifth and deciding game with 6-5 win

SUMTER --- After a reprieve from one-run games on Thurday, the Sumter and Kershaw County American Legion baseball teams were right back at it on Friday.

July 24, 2018 | By DENNIS BRUNSON Special to the C-I (Camden, S.C.) | Sports


KC breaks out the bats in 9-6 win

If there was one thing Stephen Carmon knew before the Kershaw County American Legion head coach took to the field for the third game of their best-of-five series with Sumter, it was Thursday's game would be much more high-scoring than the previous night's 1-0 Sumter win at Riley Park.

July 24, 2018 | Tom Didato | Sports


Sumter denies KC Jrs. trip to state tournament

SUMTER -- After losing just two games entering the second round of the Junior American Legion baseball playoffs, Sumter entered play on Wednesday looking to avoid a potentially season-ending two-game losing streak in its best-of-three series against Kershaw County.

July 20, 2018 | By EDDIE LITAKER Special to the C-I (Camden, S.C.) | Sports


17ers takes series opener in 9, 10-9

Josh Boone, who got on base after being hit by a pitch with one out in the bottom of the ninth, scored the winning run from third base on a wild pitch to give Kershaw County Post 17 a 10-9 win over visiting Sumter Monday night at American Legion Park in Camden.

July 17, 2018 | Tom Didato | Sports


17ers put Lexington, series to bed early

You will have to take Stephen Carmon's word for it when the first-year Kershaw County American Legion head coach said he did not sleep a wink following his team's 10-9 loss to Lexington last Thursday night in a game which tied their best-of-five state playoff series at two games apiece.

July 17, 2018 | Tom Didato | Sports


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All saints day

Contrary to popular belief, there are some chinks in St. Joseph's armor. But you may need to do some digging in order to find ...

November 09, 2018 | Tom Didato | Sports


CMA heads to Tennessee in search of a conference title

There are so many things going against Camden Military Academy as they prepared for Saturday's Independent School Athletic Association championship football game with Trinity ...

November 09, 2018 | Tom Didato | Sports


Camden may battle both elements, Seneca tonight

Tuesday morning, while it was wet and humid, the Camden High football team took to the practice field for a workout in the elements.

November 09, 2018 | Tom Didato | Sports


CMA lives out a dream by winning state XC crown

Dreams do come true and, prayers get answered

November 06, 2018 | Tom Didato | Sports


Seven KC players tabbed for Metro Bowl contest

Seven Kershaw County football players and two coaches from have been selected to play and coach in the inaugural Metro Bowl, an all-star football game ...

November 06, 2018 | Tom Didato | Sports


Lady Knights host round 3 match Wednesday

North Central advanced to the third round of the AA Upper State volleyball tournament with a 3-1 win over visiting Southside Christian Monday night inside ...

November 02, 2018 | Tom Didato | Sports


KC teams open postseason play next weekend

After having this weekend off, the Camden and North Central football teams will begin South Carolina High School League playoff action on Friday, Nov. 9.

November 02, 2018 | Tom Didato | Sports


After slow start, NC rallies to take down Sabres in four sets

In volleyball, time outs are treated like gold bullion. You don't haphazardly spend either of the two you are allotted in a set.

November 02, 2018 | Tom Didato | Sports


Lady Knights set up Monday night showdown

Andy Johnson would not allow himself to play the role of savant.

November 02, 2018 | Tom Didato | Sports


Knights run into dead end

BUFORD --- Earlier last week, as the offensive and defensive statistics from his team and those of Buford --- since entering Region 4-AA play --- were read to ...

October 30, 2018 | Tom Didato | Sports


Bulldogs rout Keenan; await first round foe

Less than two minutes into the second quarter, the game officials signaled for the clock operator at Zemp Stadium to keep the game clock running.

October 30, 2018 | Tom Didato | Sports


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