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This summer’s numbers game

While in some parts of the country, summer is in its infancy, in and around Kershaw County it is that in-between time in which baseball is winding down and football begins to creep into our collective psyche.

July 14, 2017 | Tom Didato | Sports


Error-prone P-17 lets one slip away

NEWBERRY – Not even the best pitching can overcome an abundance of mistakes made in the field. And quality opponents make people pay for those miscues.

July 14, 2017 | Tom Didato | Sports


17ers deliver knockout blow in 16-1 rout

With a roster filled with first-year players, Kershaw County took a veterans' approach to Friday's third game of its best-of-five first round playoff series with Georgetown.

July 11, 2017 | Tom Didato | Sports


17ers run wild to take series opener

When you can score two runs with the batter motoring to third base after a dropped third strike pitch, you kind of figure it is or, is not, going to be your night, depending on your point of view.

July 07, 2017 | Tom Didato | Sports


Abbott banking on latest life experience to carry him through FDTC

Not all the lessons you learn in life are gleamed from a book or, come from within the walls of the classroom. Some must come the hard way.

July 07, 2017 | Tom Didato | Sports


Red-hot P-17 draws G’town in round 1

It is full steam ahead for the Kershaw County American Legion team which enters the Lower State playoffs on an eight-game win streak.

July 04, 2017 | Tom Didato | Sports


Box seat to history

(Editor's note: Wednesday marks the 70th anniversary of Camden native Larry Doby's breaking the American League's color barrier when he played his first game as a member of the Cleveland Indians on Saturday, July 5, 1947.)

July 04, 2017 | Tom Didato | Sports


Lynch’s arm, Butler’s bat leads 17ers past Jets, 14-2

Tyler Pike is not about to tug on the reins of a Thoroughbred at the top of the home stretch.

June 30, 2017 | Tom Didato | Sports


KC makes Dalzell-Shaw pay for its mistakes in series-opening victory

DALZELL -- Coming off a 2-1 victory over Hartsville Post 53 last Friday, the Dalzell-Shaw Jets came into Monday's American Legion baseball game against Kershaw County riding a wave of confidence.

June 30, 2017 | By DENNIS BRUNSON Special to the C-I (Camden, S.C.) | Sports


NC stays in-house with hire

Be true to your school.

June 30, 2017 | Tom Didato | North Central High/Middle


P-17 will travel to Dalzell-Shaw on Friday

Thursday's scheduled Kershaw County Post 17 American Legion baseball game at Dalzell-Shaw has been moved to Friday night at General Field at Thomas Sumter Academy. Game time is set for 7:30 p.m.

June 28, 2017 | Tom Didato | Sports


17ers sweep M-S to stay in title hunt

In spite of the temptation to keep one eye peeled on how things are going in this week's three-game series between Manning-Santee and League III-leading Sumter, Kershaw County American Legion baseball coach Tyler Pike will concern himself with more pressing matters, such as his team's trio of contests with Dalzell-Shaw which opened Monday at Thomas Sumter Academy.

June 27, 2017 | Tom Didato | Sports


L-E’s Bowers signs to play football at Greensboro College

Trying to figure out just where to play someone like Javon Bowers on the defensive line is a predicament which a college football coach can learn to live with.

June 27, 2017 | Tom Didato | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


S.C. State ready to knock on Wood

In the world of college football, walk-ons are oftentimes best seen and not heard.

June 23, 2017 | Tom Didato | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


Post 17’s offense explodes in 21-10 victory over M-S

MANNING -- After giving up six runs in the top of the sixth inning of their American Legion baseball League III contest against Kershaw County Post 17 on Monday, Manning-Santee Post 68 found itself in an 11-5 hole. However, M-S appeared to have itself back in the game with four runs in the bottom of the inning, making it 11-9.

June 23, 2017 | By DENNIS BRUNSON Special to the C-I (Camden, S.C.) | Sports


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Articles By Author - Tom Didato


Demons follow familiar script to knock off Bulldogs, 59-53

Hollywood could not have scripted a remake as close to the original as that which Lugoff-Elgin displayed Friday night.

December 12, 2017 | Tom Didato | Sports


Lady Bulldogs rally for 47-42 win

Playing with a late game lead has been a blessing and a curse for the Camden girls' basketball team. Sending players to the free throw ...

December 12, 2017 | Tom Didato | Sports


Lady Knights survive foulapalooza

As part of his team's regular practice routine, first-year North Central girls' basketball coach David Dawson implements a four-player defensive drill with his girls ...

December 08, 2017 | Tom Didato | Sports


Demons hold off late charge from Knights

You never appreciate what you had until it's gone. That is a fact of life and, in this instance, basketball.

December 08, 2017 | Tom Didato | Sports


Demons rally down stretch for 71-67 win

There is never an optimal occasion to hit a dry spell. Some, however, are more ill-timed than others.

December 05, 2017 | Tom Didato | Sports


Lady Bulldogs fend off L-E threat for 47-37 win

Frustration comes in different forms for different teams.

December 05, 2017 | Tom Didato | Sports


Demons drop hammer on Dogs with match-closing 36-0 spree

There were tons of better and easier options by which Camden High head wrestling coach Chris Connell could have made his debut on the Bulldog ...

December 01, 2017 | Tom Didato | Sports


Lady Dogs’ depth wears down NC

At the mere mention of the word depth, a sparkle came from Natalie Jeffcoat's eyes. Better yet, for the Camden High girls' basketball coach ...

December 01, 2017 | Tom Didato | Sports


Third quarter surge carries Bulldogs past Knights, 74-50

Answering the second half bell like a boxer coming out and looking to deliver a knockout blow, Camden used a 14-3 run to open the ...

December 01, 2017 | Tom Didato | Sports


Off and running

Proving the old adage that there is no place like home still holds water, the Camden-based Mullikin Law Firm and BlueCross Blue Shield of South ...

December 01, 2017 | Tom Didato | Camden


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