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KCRD changes things for baseball and softball

It may not seem like baseball and softball season is right around the corner, but those snow-covered diamonds will soon be giving way to green grass and youngsters playing on them.

January 31, 2014 | Tom Didato | Seasonal Sports


Leopards win another Carolina Invitational title

As he watched members of his team come off the mat with hard-fought, distance-going victories, Lugoff-Elgin Middle School wrestling coach Ted Monroe could not help but keep an eye and ear on the alert when it came to Carver Middle School's wrestlers.

January 29, 2014 | Tom Didato | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


Celebrating the great outdoors

John Clarke has spent a good portion of the past several months knocking on doors in and around Kershaw County. But he is not seeking votes nor is he running for public office.

January 29, 2014 | Tom Didato | Sports


CHS girls stay in playoff hunt with OT win

Looks don't come much clearer than this.

January 27, 2014 | Tom Didato | Camden High/Middle


Flora closes out Dogs with game-ending 7-0 run

Just when Camden thought it had a big fish on the end of its line, the Bulldogs left it get away.

January 27, 2014 | Tom Didato | Camden High/Middle


Patterson’s closing burst gives Lady Demons hope

When your name is Unique, it's hard to stay under the radar for long.

January 24, 2014 | Tom Didato | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


Demons' rally comes up short in 63-57 loss

Having left the door open for Ridge View, which failed to close it, Lugoff-Elgin could not slam the door shut itself.

January 24, 2014 | Tom Didato | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


Fenwick grad Kiss Moon now 2-for-2

Kiss Moon, a 3-year-old filly developed at Wilhelmina and Fred McEwan's Fenwick Farm in Camden, opened 2014 the same way she closed out 2013. With a win.

January 24, 2014 | Tom Didato | Equine


Blythewood blows by Lady Demons

When you have a team which is so young that they almost need to have signed parental permission slips in order to take a bus ride to an away game, you look for little victories in each game.

January 20, 2014 | Tom Didato | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


Bengals pull away from L-E, 58-36

By design, a full-court press is intended to wear down your opponent through time.

January 20, 2014 | Tom Didato | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


Pelion too much for Bass-less NC

Having that one "go to" player can sometimes be a double-edged sword.

January 17, 2014 | Tom Didato | North Central High/Middle


Late-match flurry leads Chapin past Dogs

Facing the meat of the Chapin order in what amounted to the bottom of the ninth inning, Camden was unable to complete the upset of the second-ranked Eagles.

January 17, 2014 | Tom Didato | Camden High/Middle


CHS girls soar past Hawks, 59-36

Coming off a one-sided loss to powerful Dreher three nights earlier, Camden girls' basketball coach Natalie Jeffcoat was interested to see how her team would respond with soon-to-be 4A entry Westwood in town for a rainy Friday night contest.

January 13, 2014 | Tom Didato | Camden High/Middle


Hawks hand Dogs 38-34 OT loss

When Westwood came out in a 2-3 zone and stayed in that defensive scheme throughout the night, Camden head coach Ron McKie must have felt like a kid who found a leftover gift from Santa behind the tree.

January 13, 2014 | Tom Didato | Camden High/Middle


Bulldogs pin down Spartans

While not on the original schedule, the Camden High wrestling team snuck in a post-Christmas duals tournament in Airport and scored several impressive wins there en route to a third-place finish.

January 10, 2014 | Tom Didato | Sports


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17ers face Rock Hill in Saturday's state tourney opener

Kershaw County will make its long-awaited American Legion State Tournament debut on Saturday when Post 17 takes on Rock Hill in the third (scheduled for 4:30 p.m.) game at Riley Park in Sumter.

July 23, 2014 | Tom Didato | Sports


How sweep it is!

Perched in front of their dugout, members of the Kershaw County American Legion baseball team started leaning as they prepared to rush the field after Bradwin Salmond's diving grab of Mark Allen Nash's liner to right field put the locals on the door step of a long-awaited trip to the state American Legion tournament.

July 21, 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


Weather throws wrench into P-17 playoff series

One night after heavy rains in the Georgetown area forced the postponement of Tuesday's game two of the state American Legion second round playoff series between Kershaw County and host Georgetown, weather problems stopped the following evening's game dead in its tracks.

July 18, 2014 | Tom Didato | Sports


Answering a higher calling

It was a normal day which was about to take an abrupt U-turn.

July 14, 2014 | Tom Didato | Sports


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