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17ers cap perfect week by thumping Dalzell-Shaw, 12-3

Three-game weeks are not supposed to be this taxing.

June 28, 2016 | Tom Didato | Sports


Beckley latest CHS pitcher headed for The Citadel

There is a slogan at Camden High School which students recite at various activities and ceremonies which says, "Once a Bulldog, always a Bulldog."

June 24, 2016 | Tom Didato | Sports


Salmond, Hernandez help lift P-17ers over Orangeburg, 10-6

One team's punishment became another team's pain.

June 24, 2016 | Tom Didato | Sports


Sumter pins another 4-3 loss on 17ers

After getting just six hits in a 4-3 victory over Kershaw County Post 17 on Tuesday in Camden, the Sumter P-15's managed just four hits on Thursday at Riley Park.

June 21, 2016 | By Dennis Brunson Special to the C-I (Camden, S.C.) | Sports


Stokes ready to keep throwing strikes with USC-Salkehatchie

To the best of anyone's knowledge, USC-Salkehatchie has not asked Camden High graduate Kennedi Stokes to come up with a slogan touting the virtues of the Allendale-based junior college.

June 21, 2016 | Tom Didato | Camden High/Middle


One bad inning costs KC in 4-3 setback to Post 15

For five innings, Devin Beckley worked his way around three hit batters and a trio of walks in carrying a no-hitter and a 2-0 lead over Sumter into the sixth inning.

June 17, 2016 | Tom Didato | Sports


L-E’s Ruffner will keep on kicking at USC-Salkehatchie

Greg Ruffner saw the excitement and the filled stands on Friday nights in the fall when he was handling the kicking chores for the Lugoff-Elgin football team. He also experienced the vast amount of unused seats in those same bleachers which he and his L-E soccer teammates played in front of during the spring.

June 14, 2016 | Tom Didato | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


African Oil returns to Monmouth

The National Steeplechase Association's summer pari-mutuel season kicks off Friday at Monmouth Park with a $35,000 Ratings Handicap and a $30,000 Sport of Kings maiden hurdle.

June 14, 2016 | By DON CLIPPINGER | Equine


Jets’ errors ignites P-17 offense in 13-3 romp

When a team is struggling, even the seemingly simplest of tasks become as difficult as an elephant learning to figure skate.

June 14, 2016 | Tom Didato | Sports


Abbott gets promoted onto state Select team

Former Camden High and current Kershaw County American Legion Post 17 pitcher Will Abbott's summertime all-star team plans have changed.

June 10, 2016 | Tom Didato | Sports


“It was the absolute best”

This was going to be a big day for Donte Shane Grant. The Camden resident, however, would not understand how special it was until later in his life.

June 10, 2016 | Tom Didato | Sports


Rain washes out Post 17 game

Monday evening's League III American Legion Senior baseball game between Kershaw County Post 17 and visiting Dalzell-Shaw was rained out. The make-up date will be Friday, June 30 in Camden. The new starting time is 7:30 p.m.

June 07, 2016 | Tom Didato | Sports


Eleven county players rack up all-region baseball laurels

Eleven Kershaw County baseball players earned all-conference honors for their performance on the diamond this past season.

June 07, 2016 | Tom Didato | Sports


An honor reluctantly accepted

Of all the honors and awards Abigail "Abby" McLaughlin earned over the course of her six years as a student-athlete competing for the cross country and track teams at Camden High School, this was one which the recent CHS graduate would gladly not have received.

June 07, 2016 | Tom Didato | Sports


After early bye week, Post 17ers to get busy

After having split their first two games of the season with Manning-Santee last week, the Kershaw County American Legion baseball team had this week off.

June 03, 2016 | Tom Didato | Sports


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Articles By Author - Tom Didato


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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

July 22, 2016 | Tom Didato | Sports


Down ... but still not out

If the Kershaw County American Legion baseball team was to extend its best-of-five second round series with Chapin-Newberry, it had to be clicking on all ...

July 15, 2016 | Tom Didato | Sports


Kershaw County gets caught in its own web in game 2 setback

It looked like the break which Devin Beckley needed to get out of a fourth inning jam. Instead, like the evening in general, it ended ...

July 15, 2016 | Tom Didato | Sports


17ers get past Aiken in opener

ason that he did not solicit any coach's help when preparing his Kershaw County American Legion baseball team for its first round state playoff ...

July 08, 2016 | Tom Didato | Sports


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