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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


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 window and yelled instructions to his assistant coach, Ross Hough, to insert Wynston Dyer to pinch-hit for Jay Lynch with a one-ball count with runners on second and third with one out in a game knotted at 5-5 with visiting Lexington in the bottom of the 12th inning.

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


17ers heading to Lexington tonight

The Kershaw County Post 17 American Legion baseball team, the League III champion, will travel to Lexington tonight for game two of their first round best-of-five state American Legion baseball playoff series.

July 10, 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 Post 17 scored twice in the 12th to defeat visiting Lexington in the first round of the Midland Region State American Legion Baseball playoffs.

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 Legion baseball playoffs.

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 Legion head coach Stephen Carmon was asked how he would approach the following night's pair of games at Orangeburg.

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 hollers coming from the Kershaw County side of the field after Post 17 clinched its first League III American Legion baseball crown in more than 30 years.

July 03, 2018 | Tom Didato | Sports


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Dogs look to pick up where they left off after unexpected bye week

It was hardly business as usual for Camden last week.

September 21, 2018 | Tom Didato | Sports


Demons head to “Football City USA” to meet Bearcats

There was a time, not too long ago, when the Rock Hill football brand struck fear in the eyes of their opponents. Recently, not so ...

September 21, 2018 | Tom Didato | Sports


Hyppolite leads CMA past Ware Shoals

Suddenly, that three-hour bus ride became more tolerable.

September 21, 2018 | Tom Didato | Sports


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


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