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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


Swept clean

Neither rain nor … OK, we'll stop at rain.

July 12, 2016 | Tom Didato | Sports


Doyle doubles his fun after winning over fences at Suffolk

It was a heck of a weekend for Jack Doyle.

July 12, 2016 | By DON CLIPPINGER | Equine


17ers take on defending World Series champs

By virtue of Friday's 8-6 win over Aiken, in a game completed after being suspended due to Thursday's storm, Kershaw County Post 17 swept the series, 3-0. The locals moved into the second round of the South Carolina Lower State American Legion tournament which begins tonight.

July 11, 2016 | Tom Didato | Sports


Jumpers bound for Boston

Jump racing returns to New England on Saturday with two competitive races as part of the summer racing festival at historic Suffolk Downs in East Boston. A $30,000 Ratings Handicap and a $30,000 Sport of Kings maiden hurdle both attracted large, competitive fields with also-eligibles.

July 08, 2016 | By DON CLIPPINGER | Equine


KC takes down Post 26, 9-5

Kershaw County moved a step closer to earning a spot in the second round of the South Carolina American Legion state playoffs with a 9-5 road win over Aiken on Wednesday night at Roberto Hernandez Stadium on the USC-Aiken campus.

July 08, 2016 | Tom Didato | Sports


17ers draw Aiken in round one

The Kershaw County American Legion baseball team will open state playoff action tonight when it hosts Aiken in the first game of a first round best-of-five series.

July 05, 2016 | Tom Didato | Sports


State playoffs kick off tonight for KC American Legion squad

(Due to an early deadline for the July Fourth holiday, results from Kershaw County Post 17's scheduled baseball games with Manning-Santee and Orangeburg last Thursday and Friday, respectively, would not be included in today's print issue of the Chronicle-Independent.)

July 05, 2016 | Tom Didato | Sports


Quadruple threat

His mother earned national attention when she became one of the first female high school wrestlers in the country while a student at Camden High School. His father was a lightning-quick guard with a good handle for the Bulldog basketball team.

July 05, 2016 | Tom Didato | Camden High/Middle


17ers work overtime to secure second place

(Editor's note: Post 17 will host the loser of Friday's League 8 game between Aiken and West Columbia, which will decide second and third place in that circuit, in Tuesday's opening game of the best-of-five state American Legion playoffs. First pitch at American Legion Park in Camden on Tuesday is set for 7 p.m. The best-of-five series rotates between the two sites with the 17ers traveling on Wednesday and home for game three on Thursday. Games four and five, if needed, will be played on Friday and Saturday, if necessary, with the 17ers being at home ...

July 01, 2016 | Tom Didato | Sports


17ers look to lock up second in League 3

Due to what was reported to Kershaw County American Legion head coach Tyler Pike as being an unplayable field, Wednesday's scheduled make-up game between visiting Post 17 and Orangeburg has been moved to tonight at 7 p.m. at Mirmow Field in Orangeburg.

July 01, 2016 | Tom Didato | Sports


Junior golf ranks get a touch of Gray

As if on cue, the click of the camera is followed by the plunking sound of the golf ball dropping into the cup.

July 01, 2016 | Tom Didato | Sports


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


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Articles By Author - Tom Didato


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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

July 22, 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 ...

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 ...

July 15, 2016 | Tom Didato | Sports


Sumter-Lexington series cut to three games after brawl

SUMTER -- The Sumter P-15's and the Lexington Post 7 baseball teams will continue their first-round series in the American Legion state playoffs after having ...

July 08, 2016 | By Dennis Brunson | Sports


17ers get past Aiken in opener

ason that he did not solicit any coach's help when preparing his Kershaw County American Legion baseball team for its first round state playoff ...

July 08, 2016 | Tom Didato | Sports


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