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King pitches 17ers to runner-up finish in League III

There have been stretches of time in which the Kershaw County American Legion baseball team went more than a full calendar year without being able to get a win over perennial state power Sumter. So, beating the P-15s twice within 24 hours is pretty heady stuff.

July 04, 2014 | Tom Didato | Sports

One is loneliest number for Bowers and Post 17

Nine times out of 10, Zac Bowers comes away with a win or, at least, leaves with a no decision. Monday night was that pesky 10th time which people don't like to talk or think about.

July 02, 2014 | Tom Didato | Sports

Loss to Hartsville sets up interesting final week for P-17

Just when it looked as if Kershaw County Post 17 was ready to put Hartsville in its rear-view mirror, this happens.

June 30, 2014 | Tom Didato | Sports

Seven-run second lifts 17ers past Hartsville

His smile spoke volumes as to what Craig Smith saw as he tempted fate by looking ahead to what the upcoming weeks may hold for the Kershaw County American Legion baseball team.

June 27, 2014 | Tom Didato | Sports

Bowers’ gem helps extend P-17ers win streak to six

On a night when runs were as rare as a breeze, Kershaw County's Zac Bowers and Russell Thompson of Manning-Santee took turns cooling off the opposing bats.

June 20, 2014 | Tom Didato | Sports

Rawl brings the complate package to Koalas

Numbers and actions speak louder than words. And Taylor Rawl was bigger on the former pair than the latter in helping turn the Lugoff-Elgin softball team into a force in the state's 4A ranks.

June 18, 2014 | Tom Didato | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle

17ers score five in first to upend Manning, 12-4

MANNING -- Manning-Santee put itself in an early hole against Kershaw County Post 17 on Monday and try as it might, Post 68 couldn't pull itself out.

June 18, 2014 | By DENNIS BRUNSON Special to the C-I (Camden, S.C.) | Sports

Hoppner's American stay ends with a bang in state tennis tourney

Each day, millions of Americans pull up to a fast food restaurant intercom, place their order and moments later, their food and drinks are handed to them and they are off and back on the road again.

June 16, 2014 | Tom Didato | North Central High/Middle

Cheraw forfeits game to Post 17

Fans arriving at American Legion Park last Thursday night and seeing an empty, but playable, field may have thought that evening's League III game between Kershaw County Post 17 and visiting Cheraw was not played due to wet grounds.

June 16, 2014 | Tom Didato | Sports

Local stables enjoying strong spring

Thanks in large part to Commanding Curve's second-place finish in the $2 million Kentucky Derby and his ninth in the $1.5 million Belmont Stakes, Kip Elser's Kirkwood Stables of Camden is enjoying a stellar spring.

June 16, 2014 | Tom Didato | Equine

17ers pull away from Cheraw

Just when it looked as if Kershaw County might enjoy a little additional down time on a warm Monday evening, Cheraw made the locals pull a regular shift.

June 11, 2014 | Tom Didato | Sports

Bowers, Hoke to play in all-star baseball games

While the Grand Strand is filled with sunbathers and vacationers at this time of year, a pair of recent Kershaw County graduates will spend this weekend in Myrtle Beach putting in a little work.

June 11, 2014 | Tom Didato | Sports

The end of an era

Glady Smoak remembers the night as if it were yesterday.

June 06, 2014 | Tom Didato | Sports

Red-hot Stokes helps lift P-17 past Jets

DALZELL -- After opening the American Legion baseball season with a convincing 12-2 victory, Dalzell-Shaw Post 175 suffered its second straight loss to Kershaw County Post 17 on Friday, falling 10-6 at Thomas Sumter Academy's General Field on Friday night.

June 02, 2014 | By DENNIS BRUNSON Special to the C-I (Camden, S.C.) | Sports

Nine-run fifth propels P-7 past Jets

It was only one game, but it sure seemed as if Kershaw County American Legion baseball coach Craig Smith was coaching two.

June 02, 2014 | Tom Didato | Sports

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Articles By Author - Tom Didato

KC quartet headed to North-South game

Camden's Devin Beckley, Jo Jo Watson, Lugoff-Elgin's Adam Rowson and North Central's Cedrick Cunningham were all selected to play in the North-South ...

October 25, 2016 | Tom Didato | Sports

Rams blank battered Knights

Had this game been played earlier in the season, maybe Friday's North Central at Chesterfield pairing may have had a different outcome. Or, if ...

October 25, 2016 | Tom Didato | North Central High/Middle

Dogs rumble past Warriors

It didn't have to be pretty and it did not matter whether it came over the Holy Angels Middle School B team or the ...

October 25, 2016 | Tom Didato | Camden High/Middle

Falcons grounded in 56-14 loss to L-E

It was a win 13 seniors may never forget.

October 25, 2016 | By TYLER CUPP Special to the C-I (Camden, S.C.) | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle

NC’s Cunningham prepared to become an Army Man

His right arm tucked in a sling due to a hand injury sustained in the opening minutes of North Central's 48-12 loss to Cheraw ...

October 21, 2016 | Tom Didato | Sports

Giving Larry Doby his due

By 1955, Larry Doby was no longer a novelty; a man's whose skin color separated him from the other players playing alongside him with ...

October 21, 2016 | Tom Didato | Kershaw County

CMA own worst enemy in 38-14 loss

Before the first quarter of Monday's game with the Carolina Wildcats ended, Camden Military Academy had already scored more points in 11-plus minutes than ...

October 14, 2016 | Tom Didato | Camden Military

NC pushes back Friday game to Nov. 11

With his team having played two games in six days and with the South Carolina High School League pushing the first round of the state ...

October 13, 2016 | Tom Didato | North Central 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


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