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Demons look to rebound against run-heavy Gators

Emotion can be a blessing or, a curse. How one deals with the aftermath of a highly charged situation can go a long way toward determining the course which a season may take.

August 26, 2016 | Tom Didato | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


Colonial Cup hikes purse to $150,000 for the fall classic

If you want to stay with the big boys, you are going to have to pay like the big boys.

August 09, 2016 | Tom Didato | Equine


One more opportunity

Change brings change and for some, not all of it is for the better.

August 05, 2016 | Tom Didato | Sports


Demons’ Campbell gives his commitment to Furman

It would have been easy for Elliott Campbell to have basked in the spotlight for awhile and have taken full advantage of the recruiting process.

August 02, 2016 | Tom Didato | Sports


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


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


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Lady Bulldogs take down L-E in 3 sets

Bolstered by a roster chock full of players with tons of varsity experience under their belts, Camden made it a clean sweep over rival Lugoff-Elgin ...

September 30, 2016 | Tom Didato | Sports


L-E ready to start fresh

What started out as the "Dirty 30" has been pared to 26.

September 30, 2016 | Tom Didato | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


Knight hope to derail ninth-ranked Stallions

It used to be that a game with Lee Central was seen as a mere bump in the road for a team which could afford ...

September 30, 2016 | Tom Didato | North Central High/Middle


Missed chances cost Dogs in 34-13 loss to NMB

Six times, Camden drove inside the North Myrtle Beach 30 yard line --- once driving to the Chiefs' one --- and was only able to come away ...

September 27, 2016 | Tom Didato | Camden High/Middle


Bruins breeze past L-E, 32-6

LANCASTER --- Everyone has those days where nothing goes right; where trying is just not good enough and the avalanche of bad turns into just a ...

September 27, 2016 | By TYLER CUPP Special to the C-I (Camden, S.C.) | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


North Central smashes school records, Red Devils in 46-0 Homecoming rout

Following a shutout loss at the hands of neighboring rival Andrew Jackson one week earlier, North Central was in search of a rebound, feel good ...

September 27, 2016 | Tom Didato | North Central High/Middle


Golfers battle heat, CCC layout at Hospital Auxiliary tourney

Thursday, Sept. 8 was a scorcher for the Hospital Auxiliary's twenty seventh annual scholarship golf tournament.

September 23, 2016 | By VINCE BACCHETTA | Golf


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 ...

August 02, 2016 | Tom Didato | Sports


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