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State playoffs kick off tonight for KC American Legion squad

(Due to an early deadline for the July Fourth holiday, results from Kershaw County Post 17's scheduled baseball games with Manning-Santee and Orangeburg last Thursday and Friday, respectively, would not be included in today's print issue of the Chronicle-Independent.)

July 05, 2016 | Tom Didato | Sports


Quadruple threat

His mother earned national attention when she became one of the first female high school wrestlers in the country while a student at Camden High School. His father was a lightning-quick guard with a good handle for the Bulldog basketball team.

July 05, 2016 | Tom Didato | Camden High/Middle


17ers work overtime to secure second place

(Editor's note: Post 17 will host the loser of Friday's League 8 game between Aiken and West Columbia, which will decide second and third place in that circuit, in Tuesday's opening game of the best-of-five state American Legion playoffs. First pitch at American Legion Park in Camden on Tuesday is set for 7 p.m. The best-of-five series rotates between the two sites with the 17ers traveling on Wednesday and home for game three on Thursday. Games four and five, if needed, will be played on Friday and Saturday, if necessary, with the 17ers being at home ...

July 01, 2016 | Tom Didato | Sports


17ers look to lock up second in League 3

Due to what was reported to Kershaw County American Legion head coach Tyler Pike as being an unplayable field, Wednesday's scheduled make-up game between visiting Post 17 and Orangeburg has been moved to tonight at 7 p.m. at Mirmow Field in Orangeburg.

July 01, 2016 | Tom Didato | Sports


Junior golf ranks get a touch of Gray

As if on cue, the click of the camera is followed by the plunking sound of the golf ball dropping into the cup.

July 01, 2016 | Tom Didato | Sports


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


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Dog defense answers second half bell in handing Cheraw its first loss, 24-14

CHERAW --- For three weeks, the Camden offense had carried its defensive colleagues in having averaged better than 38 points in the Bulldogs' 2-1 start to ...

September 13, 2016 | Tom Didato | Camden High/Middle


Turnabout is hardly fair play as Demons fall to Flora, 13-12

What a difference a week makes.

September 13, 2016 | By TYLER CUPP Special to the C-I (Camden, S.C.) | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


County football season kicks off with scrimmages

While many Kershaw County residents are trying to figure out ways to stay cool indoors, football players from the three public high schools have been ...

August 02, 2016 | Tom Didato | Sports


Demons’ Campbell gives his commitment to Furman

It would have been easy for Elliott Campbell to have basked in the spotlight for awhile and have taken full advantage of the recruiting process.

August 02, 2016 | Tom Didato | Sports


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