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Jeffcoat ready to reassume control of Bulldogs’ offense

Nothing tests an athletes' "team first" philosophy more than being relegated from starter to serving in a backup capacity. Nowhere on the football field is such a change change more noticeable than at quarterback.

August 07, 2018 | Tom Didato | Sports


It’s good to be King-sley

A flawless week at Saratoga Race Course continued Wednesday for Camden trainer Arch Kingsley Jr. and jockey Michael Mitchell when Carrington Holdings' Boss Man bossed around the field in a $65,000 allowance hurdle.

August 03, 2018 | By DON CLIPPINGER | Sports


Post 17’s Boone awarded SCALB scholarship

Given the choice, Josh Boone would much rather have been playing in the 2018 South Carolina American Legion Baseball Tournament than watching it from the stands as a spectator last week at Spirit Communications Park in Columbia.

August 03, 2018 | Tom Didato | Sports


Scrimmages underway as KC football teams prep for season

If the weather cooperated on Thursday, football season in Kershaw County for the 2018 season is off and running.

August 03, 2018 | Tom Didato | Sports


Dogs, Demons invited to play in NatureChem Invitational

Both the Camden and Lugoff-Elgin baseball teams have accepted invitations to play in the 2019 NatureChem Invitational Tournament.

August 03, 2018 | Tom Didato | Sports


County teams prepare for scrimmage contests

After having opened pre-season camp last Friday, Kershaw County's three public school varsity football teams will get a chance to hit someone other than their own teammates when the scrimmage season opens next week.

July 31, 2018 | Tom Didato | Sports


Jamboree expands to eight squads

The 43rd annual Camden Shrine Club Jamboree will expand to eight teams playing in three mini-games --- of two 12-minute quarters each --- at newly remodeled Zemp Stadium in Camden on Friday, Aug. 10.

July 31, 2018 | Tom Didato | Sports


Changes in store for KC teams and football fans in 2018 season

While Camden and North Central's 2018 football schedules underwent a few alterations, Lugoff-Elgin's fall slate received a near head-to-toe makeover.

July 31, 2018 | Tom Didato | Sports


A punch to the gut

Some were perched atop the dugout steps. Others milled around in front of the dugout while other teammates went back to the seats they had occupied inside the dugout earlier in the top of the seventh inning as they waited for the seemingly inevitable.

July 24, 2018 | Tom Didato | Sports


Sumter forces fifth and deciding game with 6-5 win

SUMTER --- After a reprieve from one-run games on Thurday, the Sumter and Kershaw County American Legion baseball teams were right back at it on Friday.

July 24, 2018 | By DENNIS BRUNSON Special to the C-I (Camden, S.C.) | Sports


KC breaks out the bats in 9-6 win

If there was one thing Stephen Carmon knew before the Kershaw County American Legion head coach took to the field for the third game of their best-of-five series with Sumter, it was Thursday's game would be much more high-scoring than the previous night's 1-0 Sumter win at Riley Park.

July 24, 2018 | Tom Didato | Sports


Sumter denies KC Jrs. trip to state tournament

SUMTER -- After losing just two games entering the second round of the Junior American Legion baseball playoffs, Sumter entered play on Wednesday looking to avoid a potentially season-ending two-game losing streak in its best-of-three series against Kershaw County.

July 20, 2018 | By EDDIE LITAKER Special to the C-I (Camden, S.C.) | Sports


17ers takes series opener in 9, 10-9

Josh Boone, who got on base after being hit by a pitch with one out in the bottom of the ninth, scored the winning run from third base on a wild pitch to give Kershaw County Post 17 a 10-9 win over visiting Sumter Monday night at American Legion Park in Camden.

July 17, 2018 | Tom Didato | Sports


17ers put Lexington, series to bed early

You will have to take Stephen Carmon's word for it when the first-year Kershaw County American Legion head coach said he did not sleep a wink following his team's 10-9 loss to Lexington last Thursday night in a game which tied their best-of-five state playoff series at two games apiece.

July 17, 2018 | Tom Didato | Sports


State American Legion playoffs enter round 2 play

Kershaw County Post 17's best-of-five series with Sumter for the Midlands Region title is one of four second round state American Legion pairings which will determine the four teams which will enter the double-elimination South Carolina American Legion State Tournament Championship to be conducted the week of July 23.

July 17, 2018 | Tom Didato | Sports


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Articles By Author - Tom Didato


NC long on big plays in short week

From MIA to most needed player.

September 18, 2018 | Tom Didato | Sports


Spartans slay Lions for second straight win, 22-8

Two weeks into the season and the Camden Military Academy football team has won as many games as they had in the previous two campaigns ...

September 14, 2018 | Tom Didato | Sports


Indian Land takes both ends of meet at Historic Camden

Starting with a girls race contested in hot and humid conditions to the end of the boys' portion of the event which ended in an ...

September 14, 2018 | Tom Didato | Sports


Lady Demons spike Camden

In an emotionally charged setting in which both teams were trying to find something out about themselves, Lugoff-Elgin shook off a second set loss to ...

September 11, 2018 | Tom Didato | Sports


Bulldogs overcome mistakes for 28-16 win

FORT MILL -- Break out the brooms and dust pans. This one left a lot of cleaning up to be done.

September 11, 2018 | Tom Didato | Sports


Lamar too much for Knights, 33-7

Tyronne Drakeford had seen this movie before and neither time did the North Central head football coach enjoy what he watched.

September 11, 2018 | Tom Didato | Sports


Singled out

Some dread it as much as a trip to the dentist. Others use their time at the lectern to deliver a flowery speech which has ...

September 07, 2018 | Tom Didato | Sports


Drakeford, Knights undaunted by challenge awaiting them in Lamar

When he accepted the head coaching position at his high school alma mater, Tyronne Drakeford said, if given the opportunity, he wanted to put together ...

September 07, 2018 | Tom Didato | Sports


Dogs moving on after first defeat

Facing county and longtime rivals has been the norm for Camden after three weeks of the current football season. As second-year Bulldog boss Brian Rimpf ...

September 07, 2018 | Tom Didato | Sports


Campbell hopes L-E can put together four full quarters against River Bluff

Through the first three weeks of the season, Lugoff-Elgin head football coach Matt Campbell has seen glimmers of what he hopes his young Demons will ...

September 07, 2018 | Tom Didato | Sports


Spartans looking to pass first road test of season

Having run roughshod over the undermanned S.C. Titans in last Saturday's season opener, the Camden Military Academy football team will get an uptick ...

September 07, 2018 | Tom Didato | Sports


CHS girls slosh their way to victory

While most of Camden is begging for rain, the Camden High girls' cross country team got caught in a late Tuesday afternoon downpour in Great ...

September 07, 2018 | Tom Didato | Sports


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