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Sumter pins another 4-3 loss on 17ers

After getting just six hits in a 4-3 victory over Kershaw County Post 17 on Tuesday in Camden, the Sumter P-15's managed just four hits on Thursday at Riley Park.

June 21, 2016 | By Dennis Brunson Special to the C-I (Camden, S.C.) | Sports


African Oil returns to Monmouth

The National Steeplechase Association's summer pari-mutuel season kicks off Friday at Monmouth Park with a $35,000 Ratings Handicap and a $30,000 Sport of Kings maiden hurdle.

June 14, 2016 | By DON CLIPPINGER | Equine


Jets’ errors ignites P-17 offense in 13-3 romp

When a team is struggling, even the seemingly simplest of tasks become as difficult as an elephant learning to figure skate.

June 14, 2016 | Tom Didato | Sports


Abbott gets promoted onto state Select team

Former Camden High and current Kershaw County American Legion Post 17 pitcher Will Abbott's summertime all-star team plans have changed.

June 10, 2016 | Tom Didato | Sports


“It was the absolute best”

This was going to be a big day for Donte Shane Grant. The Camden resident, however, would not understand how special it was until later in his life.

June 10, 2016 | Tom Didato | Sports


Rain washes out Post 17 game

Monday evening's League III American Legion Senior baseball game between Kershaw County Post 17 and visiting Dalzell-Shaw was rained out. The make-up date will be Friday, June 30 in Camden. The new starting time is 7:30 p.m.

June 07, 2016 | Tom Didato | Sports


Eleven county players rack up all-region baseball laurels

Eleven Kershaw County baseball players earned all-conference honors for their performance on the diamond this past season.

June 07, 2016 | Tom Didato | Sports


An honor reluctantly accepted

Of all the honors and awards Abigail "Abby" McLaughlin earned over the course of her six years as a student-athlete competing for the cross country and track teams at Camden High School, this was one which the recent CHS graduate would gladly not have received.

June 07, 2016 | Tom Didato | Sports


After early bye week, Post 17ers to get busy

After having split their first two games of the season with Manning-Santee last week, the Kershaw County American Legion baseball team had this week off.

June 03, 2016 | Tom Didato | Sports


Birgetta Rose scores in debut at Pimlico

Somewhere, Sibby Wood is smiling.

June 03, 2016 | Tom Didato | Equine


Buchanan ready to make most chance to play volleyball at Limestone

Not being able to play volleyball in college was hardly the end-all, be-all for Emma Buchanan. When opportunity knocked, though, she never hesitated in swinging open the door.

June 03, 2016 | Tom Didato | Camden High/Middle


Top Striker third in Fair Hill feature

Amy Taylor Rowe's Maserati slammed down the accelerator in Fair Hill's stretch on Saturday and drew away to a dominant 5 1/4-length victory in the $45,000 Valentine Memorial Ratings Handicap.

June 03, 2016 | By DON CLIPPINGER | Equine


17ers get back on track in 14-1 rout

Two games into a season is hardly the time to push the panic button. And while he knew where it was located, Tyler Pike was hardly ready to have it constantly by his side.

May 31, 2016 | Tom Didato | Sports


Junior golfers make a bee line for Creed Invitational

Like online tickets for a rock concert, when online registration for the Creed Boys' Invitational golf tournament at the Camden Country Club opened earlier this spring, the available spaces were gobbled up in some 30 minutes.

May 27, 2016 | Tom Didato | Golf


M-S duo combines to shut down P-17 offense in opener

MANNING -- Manning-Santee Post 68 head coach Spencer Jordan couldn't decide what pleased him more -- his team's pitching, his team's defense or his team's clutch hitting -- after Wednesday's 5-2 victory over Kershaw County Post 17 at Monarch Field.

May 27, 2016 | By JUSTIN DRIGGERS Special to the C-I (Camden, S.C.) | Sports


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17ers cap perfect week by thumping Dalzell-Shaw, 12-3

Three-game weeks are not supposed to be this taxing.

June 28, 2016 | Tom Didato | Sports


Beckley latest CHS pitcher headed for The Citadel

There is a slogan at Camden High School which students recite at various activities and ceremonies which says, "Once a Bulldog, always a Bulldog."

June 24, 2016 | Tom Didato | Sports


Salmond, Hernandez help lift P-17ers over Orangeburg, 10-6

One team's punishment became another team's pain.

June 24, 2016 | Tom Didato | Sports


Stokes ready to keep throwing strikes with USC-Salkehatchie

To the best of anyone's knowledge, USC-Salkehatchie has not asked Camden High graduate Kennedi Stokes to come up with a slogan touting the virtues ...

June 21, 2016 | Tom Didato | Camden High/Middle


One bad inning costs KC in 4-3 setback to Post 15

For five innings, Devin Beckley worked his way around three hit batters and a trio of walks in carrying a no-hitter and a 2-0 lead ...

June 17, 2016 | Tom Didato | Sports


L-E’s Ruffner will keep on kicking at USC-Salkehatchie

Greg Ruffner saw the excitement and the filled stands on Friday nights in the fall when he was handling the kicking chores for the Lugoff-Elgin ...

June 14, 2016 | Tom Didato | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


Pike hoping there is strength in numbers for Post 17ers

You can never have enough pitching in baseball, especially in American Legion baseball where games are nine innings.

May 24, 2016 | Tom Didato | Sports


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