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No passing zone

When the passing league craze was just starting up, Camden High head coach Jimmy Neal made sure his Bulldogs were one of the first teams in the region to not only test the waters of the new competition but to jump into the fray head first.

July 27, 2015 | Tom Didato | Sports


Pairings set for Camden Shrine Club Jamboree

One of the surest signs that summer vacation is coming to an end and cooler days are on the horizon is the Camden Shrine Club Football Jamboree.

July 27, 2015 | Tom Didato | Sports


Spreading the word of Springdale

While riding steeplechasers for the late trainer Bobby Davis at a pair of Delaware Park races in the 1970s, Nixon Ellis was put on two jumpers who ran off with him and didn't stop until they hit the wire in front of the rest of their respective fields and gave the young jockey two victories.

July 22, 2015 | Tom Didato | Camden


17ers’ state tourney path drowns in a Murells Inlet

When you look at the scorebook, it will read that Kershaw County's hopes of a second consecutive trip to the South Carolina American Legion state baseball tournament started going up in smoke when visiting Murrells Inlet scored seven runs in the top of the third inning of Friday's game and held on for an 11-8 victory.

July 20, 2015 | Tom Didato | Sports


Texans tab NC grad Turner in NFL student intern ‘draft’

One person's "turn and look away" moment is "must see" for others, regardless of how ugly or gruesome it may seem.

July 17, 2015 | Tom Didato | Sports


Good to the last out

Nothing against American Legion Park but the Kershaw County American Legion baseball team hopes they have played their last game at the Camden ball yard until next summer.

July 17, 2015 | Tom Didato | Sports


17ers host Murrells Inlet tonight with state tourney berth on line

Scoring three times on a pair of Kershaw County errors in the bottom of the eighth, Murrells Inlet overcame a 7-5 deficit to take an 8-7 victory over visiting Post 17 on Thursday night to force a fifth and deciding game of their best-of-five state American Legion playoff series.

July 17, 2015 | Tom Didato | Sports


CMP gearing up for first of its two weekends of signature karting events

Like a shopper who waits until Christmas Eve to complete their shopping, David Watkins was heading into a Camden hardware store as he looked to put the finishing touches on work at the go-kart track at the Carolina Motorsports Park.

July 15, 2015 | Tom Didato | Sports


17ers take round 2 series opener, 8-4

There is no panic button in the dugout. Nor, it seems, is there one in Will Dorton's psyche.

July 15, 2015 | Tom Didato | Sports


Post 17 draws Murrells Inlet in round 2

Kershaw County Post 17 was forced to wait until late Saturday in order to find out their opponentsfor the second round of the Lower State A,merican Legion playoffs.

July 13, 2015 | Tom Didato | Sports


17ers wrap up series with 23-1 romp

Will Dorton was hoping his Kershaw County American Legion team would build on the momentum from Wednesday's 3-0 win over West Columbia and carry it over to Thursday's fourth game of the best-of-five first round Lower State playoff series.

July 13, 2015 | Tom Didato | Sports


Branham blanks Hartsville as P-17 Jrs. move to round 2

Having an ace ready to go in the final game of a best-of-three series is like emptying your change jar and finding a $20 bill among the pennies, nickels and dimes.

July 13, 2015 | Tom Didato | Sports


Beckley shuts down West Columbia as Post 17ers look to close out series

Returning to the Post 17 dugout after having worked a 1-2-3 top of the seventh inning, Devin Beckley sought out head coach Will Dorton.

July 10, 2015 | Tom Didato | Sports


Juniors 17ers fall, host series finale

The Kershaw County Post 17 Junior American Legion baseball team fell to Hartsville, 3-1, on Wednesday as the first round best-of-three series was knotted at a game apiece.

July 09, 2015 | Tom Didato | Sports


17ers dismantle West Cola in series opener

This is the time of year when you want to be playing your best. And the Kershaw County American Legion baseball team is checking all the boxes in their quest for a second straight trip to the state tournament.

July 08, 2015 | Tom Didato | Sports


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Bulldogs hope to slow down slowed-down WF offense

Its first foray into the unknown a success, Camden will take another trip into new territory tonight when West Florence comes to Zemp Stadium.

August 28, 2015 | Tom Didato | Camden High/Middle


With game one jitters gone, Demons ready to move on

Like watching a director's cut of a movie which will never make it to the big screen, Lugoff-Elgin head football coach Matt Campbell and ...

August 28, 2015 | Tom Didato | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


Knights looking to break another jinx in Boonetown

As he looked over a clean stat sheet following his team's season-opening 24-13 win over C.A. Johnson last Friday, North Central head football ...

August 28, 2015 | Tom Didato | North Central High/Middle


Power Surge

First, Camden dimmed the lights on a Lugoff-Elgin comeback. Seconds later, the lights went out altogether.

August 24, 2015 | Tom Didato | Sports


Bulldogs have been playing a game of catch-up the entire off-season

It was a trade-off over which Jimmy Neal had no control.

August 19, 2015 | Tom Didato | Camden High/Middle


Depth, lack of experience are two main concerns for Clyburn and NC

Call it the Chicago voting style of ailments.

August 19, 2015 | Tom Didato | North Central High/Middle


Orlando is not exactly Disney World for Kohn

Throwing 25 pitches a day beneath the searing summer sun in Orlando is hardly the gig which Michael Kohn signed up for when he inked ...

August 10, 2015 | Tom Didato | Sports


Tougher than the rest

Save the Rudy cracks and references for someone else and for another time. Cedrick Malone has seen the movie and continues to live the life ...

August 05, 2015 | Tom Didato | Sports


Countdown to kickoff: KC football schedules announced

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July 13, 2015 | Tom Didato | Sports


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