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Local professional athletes stay busy

It has been a mixed bag of a summer for Kershaw County's professional athletes between their coming, going and waiting.

August 08, 2012 | Tom Didato | Sports


Football swings into high gear with Friday jamboree

One of the first signs that the summer vacation is coming to an end while the start of the school year is lurking is the Camden Shrine Club Football Jamboree.

August 06, 2012 | Tom Didato | Sports


Good timing helps Patriots lock down King

As he entered American Legion Park to watch a potential prospect from visiting Orangeburg take on the Kershaw County Post 17 American Legion team in a June game, Francis Marion University head baseball coach Art Inabinet got a "two-fer."

August 03, 2012 | Tom Didato | North Central High/Middle


Winter Memories still enjoys her stops at Saratoga in the summer

Summer has never been too bad a time for Winter Memories, especially in Saratoga.

August 01, 2012 | Tom Didato | Equine


County squads kick off seasons with scrimmages

With high school football practice nearing the first week of completion it is time for Kershaw County's three public school programs to begin their scrimmage campaigns.

August 01, 2012 | Tom Didato | Sports


Larry Doby Day in Camden

Your name may not appear down here

July 30, 2012 | Tom Didato | Camden


One great honors another

While the doors to Cooperstown may never swing open to him for his vast exploits on the baseball diamond, no one will argue with Bobby Richardson's credentials for his being inducted into a humanitarian hall of fame.

July 30, 2012 | Tom Didato | Sports


Versatile Hutto signs on with Fighting Koalas

Sometimes, coaches do not know who may or may not be coming out for their team until they stage tryouts for their squad.

July 27, 2012 | Tom Didato | Camden High/Middle


Moore brought Doby’s story to life in his book

Eleven lines on a plaque are hardly enough to tell the entire Larry Doby story.

July 23, 2012 | Tom Didato | Sports


Last call

When he reached the age of 30, Vonnie Holliday began terming himself as a dinosaur in the young man's world which is the National Football League.

July 18, 2012 | Tom Didato | Sports


First time around nets Lugoff-Elgin shooters a second

Imagine going to an auction and buying an item which you have wanted for some time. Then, once you get it home, you have no idea what to do with it.

July 16, 2012 | Tom Didato | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


Rizers' front office is hardly a one-man show

As he looked into purchasing an American Basketball Association franchise, the first person Devin Lee told as to his plans was his wife and former Lugoff-Elgin track and basketball player, Nikia Knox-Lee.

July 13, 2012 | Tom Didato | Sports


Council to lead Rizers in first ABA campaign

-I (Camden, S.C.) sports editor

July 13, 2012 | Tom Didato | Sports


Robinson, Junior 17ers blank Bennettsville, 2-0

Brock Robinson has been the Kershaw County Junior Post 17's money pitcher all season long. Monday night, Robinson helped KC cash in.

July 11, 2012 | Tom Didato | Sports


Sizzling sounds

As if a Kershaw County summer needed more sizzle, that's what music fans will get when Jammin' in July returns Saturday to Historic Camden for the 17th edition of the popular evening of music.

July 11, 2012 | Tom Didato | Localife


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Kohn signs contract with Tampa Bay Rays

Camden native and former Camden High School baseball standout Michael Kohn has signed a one-year Major League contract with the Tampa Bay Rays.

October 20, 2014 | Tom Didato | Sports


Post-game brawl at Zemp under investigation

It should have been the perfect ending to a festive Friday night at Zemp Stadium. A Camden High School (CHS) Bulldog football victory over once-beaten Dreher, which put them in a four-way tie atop the Region 4-AAA standings, came after a pre-game and halftime tribute to the school's 1964 AAA state championship team.

October 20, 2014 | Tom Didato | Camden


Banged-up Knights come up short against Indian Land, 20-7

As his team boarded the bus for Friday's game with Indian Land, North Central head football coach Louis Clyburn just about had enough healthy bodies to form a hockey line, never mind an offensive line.

October 20, 2014 | Tom Didato | North Central High/Middle


Quick-starting Vikings sprint past L-E

COLUMBIA --- Spring Valley made a late surge in the first half and never looked back defeating visiting Lugoff-Elgin, 40-14, in a Region 4-4A game played Friday night at Harry Parone Stadium.

October 20, 2014 | By TYLER CUPP Special to the C-I (Camden, S.C.) | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


Bulldogs outmuscle Dreher, 39-30

It should have been a night in which the Camden High football locker room was hopping. Instead, the silence coming from the south corner of Zemp Stadium was deafening.

October 20, 2014 | Tom Didato | Camden High/Middle


L-E completes comeback for season sweep of CHS

It was not going to happen on their watch.

October 17, 2014 | Tom Didato | Sports


Lady Demons remaion focused on goals

This was not the way she and her Lugoff-Elgin volleyball team would have scripted it, but Jessica Mullins and company still have some unfinished business left in front of themselves in this, the final week of the regular season.

October 15, 2014 | Tom Didato | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


Too great to be forgotten

Parris Island can be hell on earth for most United States Marine Corps recruits who are sent there for boot camp as they learn the ropes as to what it takes to be a Marine.

October 15, 2014 | Tom Didato | Sports


Dogs hope return to playoffs will be a snap

Long snappers are a lot like plumbers. You never realize how much you need one until there is an inch of standing water in your kitchen.

August 20, 2014 | Tom Didato | Camden High/Middle


Crisis Management 101

It was business as usual for the football program at Lugoff-Elgin in the early part of the spring and summer.

August 13, 2014 | Tom Didato | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


Hello, again

For almost as long as North Central fans can remember, schools such as Andrew Jackson, Indian Land, Buford and Chesterfield have been the region rivals of the Knights' athletic teams.

August 13, 2014 | Tom Didato | Sports


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