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Pendleton puts an end to Dogs’ wild state tournament journey

In a season in which nothing has come easy, was there any reason to believe that Camden would take the path most traveled in its quest to win the AAA Upper State baseball title?

May 08, 2018 | Tom Didato | Sports


Pickoff, sprint-off ... walk-off

Randy Stokes hoped for the best. Not even he, however, could have imagined his call working as well as it did.

May 08, 2018 | Tom Didato | Sports


Camden’s unlikely run continues with 3-1 win over M-C

Trading baseball spikes for shiny leather dress shoes, Camden is going to the ball.

May 04, 2018 | Tom Didato | Sports


L-E uses two big innings to take down Beaufort

Patience is a virtue. For the Lugoff-Elgin baseball team, it became a necessity.

May 04, 2018 | Tom Didato | Sports


Dogs, Demons play way into Elite 8

Camden needed just one game to advance into Thursday's AAA Upper State baseball championship tournament while Lugoff-Elgin was extended to two games before earning a spot into Thursday's 4A Lower State baseball championship tournament.

May 01, 2018 | Tom Didato | Sports


Demons use patience to get past Eagles

Not one to look a gift horse in the mouth, Lugoff-Elgin not only refrained from doing that but, rode that pony into the championship round of the 4A District VI baseball tournament.

May 01, 2018 | Tom Didato | Sports


Dogs in command of district tourney

It was not as easy as a coin flip but, Camden head baseball coach Denny Beckley and his staff had a decision to make as to whom to send to the mound to start last Thursday's AAA District III winners' bracket game against visiting Walhalla.

May 01, 2018 | Tom Didato | Sports


New program, new start attracts Phillips to PC

Growing up, Zach Phillips was picked on. Rather than just take the punishment, he did something about it. Most recently, Phillips has been on the giving end of battles but, in a controlled setting.

May 01, 2018 | Tom Didato | Sports


Dogs, Demons host Monday district finales

Both the Camden and Lugoff-Elgin baseball teams will be at home tonight with chances to advance into Thursday's AAA Upper State and 4A Lower State tournaments, respectively.

April 30, 2018 | Tom Didato | Sports


Dogs, Demons advance to district finals

Both the Camden and Lugoff-Elgin baseball teams scored come from behind wins on Thursday to advance into --- and will both host --- Monday's district baseball tournament finals.

April 27, 2018 | Tom Didato | Sports


Dogs make best of chances in taking down Vikes, 6-1

It is a credo nearly as old as the game itself.

April 27, 2018 | Tom Didato | Sports


Camden's Kahler signs to play volleyball at NGU

By her own admission, Whitley Kahler has never been what you would call an early riser. Let's face it, not many high school students get out of bed at or near sunrise and are ready to attack the day at such an early hour.

April 27, 2018 | Tom Didato | Sports


Versatile Rabon headed to play baseball at USC-L

Last Friday, Noah Rabon showed up at Lugoff-Elgin High School well before lunchtime which, in itself, threw a curveball his way.

April 27, 2018 | Tom Didato | Sports


Dogs, Demons win; host Thursday second round pairings

Both Camden and Lugoff-Elgin won their district tournament opening round games on Tuesday and will stay at home for Thursday's winners' bracket contests.

April 25, 2018 | Tom Didato | Sports


Baseball, softball playoffs update

At 6:30 p.m. tonight, Camden will host Emerald at American Legion Park in Camden in the AAA District III opener. Lugoff-Elgin opens play in 4A District VI as the Demons host Lower Richland in a 7 p.m. start at Optimist Field.

April 24, 2018 | Tom Didato | Sports


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Do or Dyer

From his seat in the press box at American Legion Park --- more on that later --- Kershaw County American Legion baseball coach Stephen Carmon opened the ...

July 13, 2018 | Tom Didato | Sports


‘A win and a half’

On a night when Post 17 needed him most, Justin Dorton did what he does best.

July 13, 2018 | Tom Didato | Sports


State junior tennis team champs to be crowned

Before the first racket smacked a ball across one of its nets, the Tennis Center of Camden had already secured its first major tournament.

July 10, 2018 | Tom Didato | Sports


Dyer delivers as 17ers win opener in 12, 6-5

Wynston Dyer's one-out, walk-off pinch-hit single in the bottom of the 12th inning drove home Bradwin Salmond with the winning run as Kershaw County ...

July 10, 2018 | Tom Didato | Sports


NSA protecting its athletes

When a jockey parts company with a mount, no longer is it a matter of the rider getting up and preparing for the next race.

July 06, 2018 | By DON CLIPPINGER | Equine


P-17 opens state playoffs at home Monday night

Barring an upset last night, the Kershaw County Post 17 American Legion baseball team will host Lexington in the first round of the state American ...

July 06, 2018 | Tom Didato | Sports


P-17’s 13-game win streak ends at Orangeburg

Before he left American Legion Park following his team's 5-1 win over Dalzell-Shaw which clinched the League III title last Thursday, Kershaw County American ...

July 03, 2018 | Tom Didato | Sports


Even at worst, Post 17ers prove to be best

There was no dog pile on the pitcher's mound. No water bucket dumped on a coach and, most assuredly, there were no hoots and ...

July 03, 2018 | Tom Didato | Sports


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