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Watts, Kensington Court roll to victory in steeplechase opener at Saratoga

Oakwood Stable's Kensington Court went to the lead at the start of Saratoga Race Course's $65,000 allowance hurdle, opened a 20-length lead in midrace, and rolled home to an overwhelming 14 1/4-length victory last Wednesday in the fist jump race at the Spa this summer.

August 02, 2016 | By DON CLIPPINGER | Equine


County football season kicks off with scrimmages

While many Kershaw County residents are trying to figure out ways to stay cool indoors, football players from the three public high schools have been involved in pre-season practice since Friday.

August 02, 2016 | Tom Didato | Sports


Outside the line?

SUMTER --- It may have well been the most dissected and discussed plume of white smoke this side of the Vatican.

July 29, 2016 | Tom Didato | Sports


Hernandez tabbed as tourney’s MVP

SUMTER --- It was seemingly appropriate that when the John Rateree Memorial Most Valuable Player award for the 2016 South Carolina American Legion State Tournament was presented, Kershaw County infielder Josh Hernandez was on the receiving end of the plaque.

July 29, 2016 | Tom Didato | Sports


Florence doubles up error-prone KC in winners’ bracket battle, 12-6

SUMTER --- Call it the Monday blahs. Blame it on the heat or, chalk it up to the grind of a lengthy summer campaign.

July 29, 2016 | Tom Didato | Sports


Cobb’s walk-off single sends KC into championip round

SUMTER --- Six days after having extended their season with a pair of play-in game wins, Kershaw County Post 17 used William Cobb's two-out RBI single in the bottom of the 10th to keep its state championship dreams alive.

July 29, 2016 | Tom Didato | Sports


Last team in proving to be a tough out

SUMTER --- All summer long, Will Abbott has been hamstrung by a request from The Citadel baseball coaching staff that their incoming freshman only pitch five innings per week for the Kershaw County American Legion baseball team.

July 26, 2016 | Tom Didato | Sports


KC beats heat, Rock Hill in opener, 11-6

SUMTER --- Having been used sparingly --- to the tune of eight innings pitched in Kershaw County's first 21 games of the season --- Post 17 head coach Tyler Pike did not know what he would get from Brandon Dow who was sent to the mound to face Rock Hill in Saturday morning's first game of the South Carolina American Legion State Tournament.

July 26, 2016 | Tom Didato | Sports


17ers snare final spot in state tourney

Throughout the season, first-year Kershaw County American Legion baseball coach Tyler Pike has said that when his team is on, they can play with anybody in the state.

July 22, 2016 | Tom Didato | Sports


Much more than just a coach

There was never a doubt in the mind and heart of Bobby Engram that in one of the lowest times of his life, Billy Ammons would be there for him.

July 22, 2016 | Tom Didato | Sports


17ers headed to state tourney

The Kershaw County Post 17 American Legion baseball team will make its second state tournament appearance in three years after the locals swept both play-in games held at Florence Legion Field on Wednesday night.

July 21, 2016 | Tom Didato | Sports


Post 17 to meet Murrells Inlet on Tuesday

Sumter earned a slot in the South Carolina America Legion State Baseball Tournament, which it will host, by taking its second round series with Murrells Inlet in four games.

July 19, 2016 | Tom Didato | Sports


Post 17’s season still in holding pattern

The recent spate of late-afternoon rain storms which have popped up throughout the region have led to the second round Lower State American Legion series between Sumter and Murrells Inlet to having been postponed and playing sites moved for three nights.

July 19, 2016 | Tom Didato | Sports


Down ... but still not out

If the Kershaw County American Legion baseball team was to extend its best-of-five second round series with Chapin-Newberry, it had to be clicking on all cylinders on Wednesday night at Newberry College's Smith Road Field.

July 15, 2016 | Tom Didato | Sports


Kershaw County gets caught in its own web in game 2 setback

It looked like the break which Devin Beckley needed to get out of a fourth inning jam. Instead, like the evening in general, it ended in frustration for Kershaw County.

July 15, 2016 | Tom Didato | Sports


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Articles By Author - Tom Didato


Demons hold off Dogs for season sweep

Combating a much taller opponent in Lugoff-Elgin, you can only imagine what was going through Camden High coach Ron McKie's head when his two ...

January 24, 2017 | Tom Didato | Sports


Lady Bulldogs top short-handed L-E

For a coach whose team is already short on numbers, playing three games in the same week is bad enough. When you have two contests ...

January 24, 2017 | Tom Didato | Sports


Central snaps NC's two-game win streak

Turning a pair of late-game turnovers back into turnovers help short-circuit what was a two-game North Central boys' win streak and helped Central leave The ...

January 20, 2017 | Tom Didato | North Central High/Middle


Lady Knights run out of gas in being dealt 54-40 setback

Anyone within earshot could have given the North Central girls' basketball team a heads up as to what was to be the points of emphasis ...

January 20, 2017 | Tom Didato | North Central High/Middle


Dogs drop to third in 4-AAA wrestling

On a Tuesday night which started with an emotional salute to Camden High volunteer wrestling coach Bill Carlton, the evening went out with a whimper ...

January 13, 2017 | Tom Didato | Camden High/Middle


A Pawsome Experience

Picking up his children from school is not the most glamorous or exciting way to celebrate winning a national championship. For Thomas Austin, though, it ...

January 13, 2017 | Tom Didato | Sports


Working on a Dream

It is a phrase which has become so commonplace at college signings that it is almost standard issue when a student-athlete talks about the biggest ...

January 10, 2017 | Tom Didato | Sports


Demons down Dreher, 62-59

Garrett Knight knows what his team can do on their home court. Now, the fourth-year Lugoff-Elgin head coach wants to see what his squad is ...

January 06, 2017 | Tom Didato | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


Murray, Dreher trip up Lady Demons

New year. New look. Same goals and determination.

January 06, 2017 | Tom Didato | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


Top Striker finalist for Eclipse Award

Thanks in large part to his 10 ½-length win in November's $150,000 Marion duPont Scott Colonial Cup (GR. I), Top Striker went from ...

January 06, 2017 | Tom Didato | Equine


Galloway signs to play baseball at FDTC

Getting called up to the varsity squad as a freshman can be a heady occasion for a young athlete. For Chase Galloway, his promotion to ...

December 27, 2016 | Tom Didato | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


Morgan lays out hiring process for CHS and NC posts

After having had two head football coaches/athletic directors resign within a week, rumors as to what will take place and who might be interested ...

December 23, 2016 | Tom Didato | Sports


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