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Elgin’s Kauffman Motorsports takes Sonny Greer Memorial Race, again

For the second year in a row, Robbie Matthews piloted the Kauffman '57 Chevy to victory in the Quick-8 Outlaws competition at the Sonny Greer Memorial Race on June 15, at the Legendary Darlington Dragway.

July 08, 2013 | By P. PEEK Special to the C-I (Camden, S.C.) | Auto racing


Holliday leaves door open to a 16th NFL campaign

While he had to wedge his 6-foot-5, 285-pound frame into a desk made for the average-sized high school student, Vonnie Holliday has not outgrown playing the game he loves.

July 05, 2013 | Tom Didato | Sports


KC all-star squads go 1-3 on day one

J.B. Brown had one heck of a day in one-third of a game.

July 01, 2013 | Tom Didato | Seasonal Sports


Hoke, King help 17ers snap skid

Did he even need to look to receive the green light?

June 28, 2013 | Tom Didato | Sports


Sumter blanks Post 17, 10-0

SUMTER -- The Sumter P-15's all but wrapped up the American Legion baseball League III title on Tuesday with a 10-0 win over Kershaw County. But they hope they saw something that will help them much farther down the road.

June 28, 2013 | By DENNIS BRUNSON Special to the C-I (Camden, S.C.) | Sports


KC football schedules released

It may not feel like football weather, but in a little more than a month, all three Kershaw County public school varsity football teams will report for the start of pre-season practice.

June 26, 2013 | Tom Didato | Sports


P-17 begins busy stretch run

With a trip to the state playoffs a virtual lock, the Kershaw County Senior American Legion baseball team is looking to improve its post-season stock over the final five games of the League III season.

June 26, 2013 | Tom Didato | Sports


CHS' Hill wins Dixie Youth Baseball Scholarship

As a seventh-grade member of the Camden High softball program, Allison Hill probably found herself taking a peak at the adjoining field and wondering "what if?"

June 24, 2013 | Tom Didato | Camden High/Middle


17ers’ win streak washed away in 8-1 loss to Sumter

Originally, Curtis Johnson's plan of attack was to throw P.J. Krouse for two innings in Monday's showdown with once-beaten Kershaw County and then, adjust his Sumter pitchers accordingly thereafter.

June 19, 2013 | Tom Didato | Sports


Sandbar gives Fenwick Farm a winner at Churchill

Sandbar, a 2-year-old War Pass filly developed at Fred and Wilhelmina McEwan's Fenwick Farm in Camden, broke her maiden at first asking with a win in a $45,000 maiden race at Churchill Downs on June 8.

June 17, 2013 | Tom Didato | Equine


Win well worth the wait for 17ers

While Mother Nature was putting on her own Triple Crown performance --- wind, rain and lightning --- outside, Kershaw County American Legion head coach Craig Smith was bringing the thunder inside.

June 17, 2013 | Tom Didato | Sports


Injury ends Carmon's season

Camden's Stephen Carmon was placed on the disabled list on Monday, retroactive to Sunday, June 9, by the Fort Wayne TinCaps, the San Digeo Padres' affiliate in the class A Midwest League.

June 14, 2013 | Tom Didato | Sports


17ers ride Robinson's arm to win over Post 68

MANNING -- After beating Hartsville 7-4 on Tuesday in Kelleytown to improve to 2-4 in American Legion League III, Manning-Santee Post 68 had a chance to assert itself firmly in the talk for third --- and even second --- place in the standings with a victory over Kershaw County on Wednesday.

June 14, 2013 | By DENNIS BRUNSON Special to the C-I (Camden, S.C.) | Sports


KC sports scene loses two memorable figures

Sometimes, you don't have to be a person who grabs the headlines to make an impact on the lives of people --- both young and old --- in the world of Kershaw County athletics.

June 10, 2013 | Tom Didato | Sports


Freedom Child comes into his own after slow start in Camden

Had he been a human athlete, Freedom Child would have been that gangly young boy who grew so quickly that he would trip over his own feet while running.

June 07, 2013 | Tom Didato | Equine


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Drakeford, Knights reach for the stars

In his first season in the NFL, Tyronne Drakeford helped the San Francisco 49ers win Super Bowl XXIX. Now the retired cornerback hopes to bring ...

August 18, 2017 | Tom Didato | Sports


Williamson is on a mission to prove that he is back and better than ever

With his first pass attempt of the 2016 season, North Central quarterback Michael Williamson hooked up with Markell Portee on a 10-yard fade pattern pass ...

August 18, 2017 | Tom Didato | Sports


Dogs give away no secrets in a 7-7 tie with AJ

Fans attending Friday's 42nd annual Camden Shrine Club Football Jamboree waited out a lightning delay to see what type of offense first-year Camden head ...

August 15, 2017 | Tom Didato | Sports


Demons overcome mistakes and Knights

This is why you play scrimmages or, in this instance, a jamboree.

August 15, 2017 | Tom Didato | Sports


Foundation laid, L-E will keep on building

Matt Campbell is a "what have you done for me lately" kind of a guy. And as he enters his third season as head coach ...

August 15, 2017 | Tom Didato | Sports


Dogs hoping to go on the defensive in 2017

These are usually the days when a new head coach cites the familiar refrain that he wishes he had more time to get everything he ...

August 11, 2017 | Tom Didato | Sports


Heart and soul

Frightening sights are not uncommon on the football field. Freak injuries can come with something as simple as a cleat which gets caught in the ...

August 11, 2017 | Tom Didato | Sports


Meet Dr. Jekyll and … Dr. Jekyll

All last summer, the signs and words all pointed toward Chandler Price being the person who would step under center as Lugoff-Elgin's starting quarterback ...

August 08, 2017 | Tom Didato | Sports


It’s all Greek to her

For as long as Maggie Speaks can remember, summer meant traveling with her family for a beach vacation before returning home and preparing for the ...

July 14, 2017 | Tom Didato | Sports


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