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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


Countdown to kickoff: KC football schedules announced

By TOM DIDATO

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


Playoffs off to a shaky start

This is not the opening state American Legion officials wanted to see in the Lower State portion of the state playoffs.

July 08, 2015 | Tom Didato | Sports


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NSA to pay out nearly $3 million in purse money at spring meets

The National Steeplechase Association's condition book for the 2018 spring season is out, and the lineup promises record-smashing purses and the launch of the ...

January 16, 2018 | By DON CLIPPINGER | Equine


Versatile Coleman focusing on present after signing with KCU

Every team needs a player who can play virtually any position on the baseball diamond if needed. Kentucky Christian University now has one to call ...

January 16, 2018 | Tom Didato | Sports


Bulldogs have their way with Griffins

Games and nights such as these have been hard to come by for the Camden boys' basketball team this season. So, head coach Ron McKie ...

January 12, 2018 | Tom Didato | Sports


Tank runs dry for CHS girls in 45-36 loss

Nineteen days off between games coupled with one of her team's top players leaving school Tuesday after becoming ill was hardly the way Camden ...

January 12, 2018 | Tom Didato | Sports


Bring on the heat

Appropriately dressed for someone riding behind a team of huskies for a trek over snow and ice-covered terrain, Richard Valentine sat in the saddle aboard ...

January 09, 2018 | Tom Didato | Equine


Late-game putback lifts Stallions to 58-56 win over North Central

Finding enough players to practice over the holiday break was a struggle. Finding those with heart and stamina was an entirely different story.

January 05, 2018 | Tom Didato | North Central High/Middle


Second half surge does in Lady Knights

Just when it looked like North Central was preparing to make a run at Lee Central, the visitors from Bishopville pulled the rug out from ...

January 05, 2018 | Tom Didato | North Central High/Middle


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