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Campbell shops around, staying local

Lugoff-Elgin rising senior offensive tackle Wyatt Campbell put an early end to his recruitment on Thursday by committing to continue his academic and football-playing endeavors at the University of South Carolina.

June 15, 2017 | Tom Didato | Sports


P-17 in catch-up mode with Hartsville on deck

Kershaw County Post 17 headed into Thursday's scheduled home game with Sumter smarting from back-to-back losses to Post 15 in KC's first two games of the season.

June 09, 2017 | Tom Didato | Seasonal Sports


Don't fence me in

June 09, 2017 | Tom Didato | Seasonal Sports


Sumter rains on P-17’s parade in handing locals a 10-4 defeat

Even with a newfound sense of confidence derived from last year's runner-up finish in the state American Legion tournament, Kershaw County Post 17 was still unable to get past the stumbling block in its path known as Sumter.

June 09, 2017 | Tom Didato | Seasonal Sports


Todd shuts down KC on four hits in 10-0 P-15 win

SUMTER --- Lathan Todd had such command on the mound for the Sumter P-15's on Tuesday, he almost didn't want to get a hit that would end the night early against Kershaw County Post 17 at Riley Park.

June 09, 2017 | By DENNIS BRUNSON Special to the C-I | Seasonal Sports


Knights’ Baldwin ready for fresh start after signing on with Carson-Newman

In a high school career in which injuries seemed to pile on top of each other, Gwenden Baldwin never lost faith in himself or, his love for his teammates and the game itself.

June 09, 2017 | Tom Didato | North Central High/Middle


Bradley will go marching in with the Saints

In a generation in which youth baseball players play the sport year 'round with more than one youngster having developed arm trouble, getting a pitcher with what scout's like to describe as a "live" arm is becoming harder and harder to find.

June 06, 2017 | Tom Didato | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


Post 17ers finish 3-0 in preseason tournament

A 2016 state American Legion championship rematch went by the boards on Sunday when an early evening storm forced the cancellation of that night's scheduled Florence Post 1 Invitational championship game between Kershaw County Post 17 and the tournament hosts and, defending South Carolina American Legion state champions.

June 02, 2017 | Tom Didato | Sports


Bethea has two reasons to be a success at KCU

Football is hard enough when you are playing the game for yourself and trying to make sure that you carry out the myriad of assignments which are asked of you throughout the 48-minute contest.

June 02, 2017 | Tom Didato | North Central High/Middle


L-E’s Pruiett ready to keep on running at Tusculum

With a set of parents who enjoy running, Bailey Pruiett made it a family activity by joining her mom and dad on the roads and track.

May 30, 2017 | Tom Didato | North Central High/Middle


17ers looking to build on state tournament run

There was a time, quite recently in fact, in when good summer for the Kershaw County American Legion baseball program was being competitive with League III kingpin Sumter, making a good showing in state playoffs and then, call it a day and a season.

May 26, 2017 | Tom Didato | Sports


Knights’ Stephens ready to start all over at USC-Sumter

Chase Stephens is the type of baseball player who checks plenty of the boxes which coaches will sometimes fill with question marks.

May 26, 2017 | Tom Didato | North Central High/Middle


Carolinas’ top junior golfers set sights on Creed Invitational

What started out as a tournament to honor the memory of the late Jimmy Creed has turned into an event which now has junior golfers from both North Carolina and South Carolina lined up in trying to play their way into the select field.

May 23, 2017 | Tom Didato | Sports


For Chestnut, the change to college ball will be a snap

Some football players are more valuable than others.

May 19, 2017 | Tom Didato | Camden Military


Something to cheer about

There were times last season when North Central girls' basketball coach Mitch Lowder needed someone to go inside and collect a big rebound. At others, his young team may have needed a healthy dose of senior leadership to help steady the ship.

May 19, 2017 | Tom Didato | North Central High/Middle


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S.C. State ready to knock on Wood

In the world of college football, walk-ons are oftentimes best seen and not heard.

June 23, 2017 | Tom Didato | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


Post 17’s offense explodes in 21-10 victory over M-S

MANNING -- After giving up six runs in the top of the sixth inning of their American Legion baseball League III contest against Kershaw County Post ...

June 23, 2017 | By DENNIS BRUNSON Special to the C-I (Camden, S.C.) | Sports


Atlanta Steeplechase ceasing operations

On the heels of the cancellation of the Marion duPont Scott Colonial Cup fall steeplechase meet two months ago, the Atlanta Steeplechase, a spring staple ...

June 20, 2017 | Tom Didato | Equine


P-17ers beat storm and Hartsville while improving to 3-3 in League III

Falling asleep is too strong a term. Maybe, taking a little nap would describe it better.

June 20, 2017 | Tom Didato | Sports


There’s no place like home for L-E lineman Campbell

Within the past 10 days, Wyatt Campbell added scholarship offers from Arizona State and Colorado State to bring his total to 18. A trip to ...

June 16, 2017 | Tom Didato | Sports


Seventh (inning) hardly heaven for P-17 in loss to Hartsville

One-third of the way into a 12-game League III season is not the optimal time to push the panic button but after four games, Kershaw ...

June 16, 2017 | Tom Didato | Sports


17ers bounce back with 4-3 victory over Hartsville

Hanging on for dear life, Kershaw County received a game-ending strikeout from Mikael Nelson --- leaving runners on first and second --- to leave Jimmy White Park ...

June 16, 2017 | Tom Didato | Sports


Post 17 avoids being swept thanks to Dorton’s big night

With the night Justin Dorton was having, who could have blamed him for not wanting the ball taken out of his left hand.

June 13, 2017 | Tom Didato | Sports


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