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Update: Heat forfeits game 5 and series to Post 17

The Lowcountry Heat defeated Kershaw County Post 17, 17-15, Thursday night to force a fifth and deciding game in their first round state American Legion playoff series.

July 08, 2011 | Tom Didato | Seasonal Sports


Emerald Beech gives Sheppard a win at Belmont

It was a good third of July for Camden-conditioned horses and trainers on Sunday at New York's Belmont Park.

July 08, 2011 | Tom Didato | Equine


Post 17 cools off Heat in series opener, 16-0

An already potent Kershaw County Post 17 offense just got a little more "potent-er."

July 08, 2011 | Tom Didato | Seasonal Sports


P-17 hosts Heat tonight in game 4

After having split a Wednesday doubleheader with the Lowcountry Heat, the Kersahaw County American Legion baseball team holds a 2-1 advantage in the best-of-five, first round playoff series.

July 07, 2011 | Tom Didato | Seasonal Sports


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


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Kohn called up by Braves

After having opened the season with the AAA Gwinnett Braves, Camden's Michael Kohn was called to the Atlanta Braves on Friday.

April 27, 2015 | Tom Didato | Sports


Beckley’s no-no means ‘yes yes’ for Dogs

A night which opened with tears streaming from the eyes of Camden's senior players and their parents ended with a celebration centered on a sophomore.

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


L-E wins Region 4-4A softball crown

Now, this is a way to celebrate a region championship.

April 24, 2015 | Special to the C-I (Camden, S.C.) | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


Never say never

Life can sometimes throw a curveball at you, even if you are a one-time baseball player-turned-distance runner.

April 24, 2015 | Tom Didato | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


Land of hopes and dreams

If you hang around a horse barn long and often enough, you learn that a young horse's given name or, those still unnamed by their owners, are given nicknames by those who train or ride them.

April 24, 2015 | Tom Didato | Camden


A healthy Ross Hough is excited about next opportunity at Erskine

Like an animal captured from the wild only to be held captive in a cage, Ross Hough spent his sophomore baseball season at Camden High School sitting in the dugout and waiting to hear his name called by head coach Denny Beckley to enter the game as a courtesy or, a pinch runner.

April 22, 2015 | Tom Didato | Camden High/Middle


Lady Demons close in on Region 4 softball title

Facing Blythewood for the second time in four days, Lugoff-Elgin head softball coach James Marlow knew the importance of picking up a win at Blythewood on Friday. A victory over the Bengals would mean the Lady Demons would need just one win in their final two region games to claim the Region 4-4A championship outright.

April 20, 2015 | Special to the C-I (Camden, S.C.) | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


Ergle, Blythewood handcuff Demons

No baseball coach ever tells his pitcher that he needs to be close to perfect in their final pre-game talk in order for their team to have a chance at coming away with a victory.

April 20, 2015 | Tom Didato | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


Getting defensive

It looks like the Clyburn family will be on the lookout for new babysitters.

April 17, 2015 | Tom Didato | North Central High/Middle


Cat Feathers, Upstart earn honors from N.Y. Thoroughbred Breeders

Two horses with Camden ties were honored as being the top New York-bred Thoroughbreds in their divisions for the 2014 racing season.

April 17, 2015 | Tom Didato | Equine


Lady Demons take over Region 4-4A lead

Entering Monday's Region 4-4A softball showdown with visiting Blythewood, Lugoff-Elgin knew it had to put last Friday's win over Spring Valley behind them and be ready to play with the defending Region 4 champions in town.

April 15, 2015 | Special to the C-I (Camden, S.C.) | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


Rams hang on to edge Knights, 3-2

Suddenly, things are getting a bit cramped in the back seat.

April 15, 2015 | Tom Didato | North Central High/Middle


Demons Chase Spring Valley away

Needing something to do to relieve the boredom and kill time during what was a lightning-induced delay of more than 90 minutes, members of the Lugoff-Elgin and Spring Valley baseball teams joined together for an impromptu dance off beneath the press box at Optimist Field Friday night.

April 13, 2015 | Tom Didato | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


This week in Kershaw County sports

Monday: North Central, Central at Chesterfield (G – 4 p.m.); Wilson at Camden (TEN – 5 p.m.); North Central at Lugoff-Elgin (TEN – 5:30 p.m.); Chesterfield at North Central (BB – 6 p.m.); Chesterfield at North Central (SB – 6 p.m.); Camden at A.C. Flora (BB - 6:30 p.m.); McBee at Camden (SB – 6:30 p.m.); Blythewood at Lugoff-Elgin (SB – 6:30 p.m.)

April 10, 2015 | Tom Didato | Sports


Spotlight on karting: Aiden Baker Crouse

Aiden Baker Crouse is a Micromax Rotax Kart Racer. The 10-year old, a student at Union Elementary has been making a name for himself in the racing world. He is the son of Jason and April Crouse of Vale, North Carolina.

April 08, 2015 | By PAM TRUESDALE Special to the C-I (Camden, S.C.) | Auto racing


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