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Sumter upends P-17 in season finale, 16-6

SUMTER -- With a League III title already in hand and the American Legion baseball state playoffs waiting next week, the Sumter P-15's could have come out and laid an egg in its final regular-season game against Kershaw County on Thursday at Riley Park.

July 09, 2012 | By DENNIS BRUNSON Special to the C-I (Camden, S.C.) | Sports


Lite ’em Up hoping to catch fire in World Series at the beach

Having already conquered the state of South Carolina, the Kershaw County-based Lite 'em Up girls' fast-pitch softball team is ready to take on the world.

July 09, 2012 | Tom Didato | Sports


Lexington forfeits to Post 17

Having already locked down second place in the League IV American Legion baseball race, Lexington forfeited Tuesday night's scheduled road game against Kershaw County Post 17. The contest was to have been the final league contest for both teams.

July 06, 2012 | Tom Didato | Sports


Thunder on the drag strip

HARTSVILLE --- The "House of Speed" rocked as the 8th Annual Sonny Greer Memorial Race rolled at Darlington Dragway June 8-9.

July 06, 2012 | By Pam Peek Special to the C-I (Camden, S.C.) | Auto racing


KC Northern loses, wins in a matter of moments

Funny how one simple flip of the coin can change a team's entire disposition.

July 02, 2012 | Tom Didato | Sports


Lexington bats heat up in 21-7 win over P-17ers

With their slim state playoff chances hanging tenuously in the balance, Kershaw County Post 17 picked the wrong team with which to finish out the League IV regular season.

July 02, 2012 | Tom Didato | Sports


P-17 keeps playoff hopes flickering with 11-1 victory over Dalzell-Shaw

Having been left for being dead in the water a week ago, the Kershaw County American Legion team has not held up the third finger to signal that they are drowning.

June 29, 2012 | Tom Didato | Sports


Larry Doby exhibit to open at archives Monday

Larry Doby was never one who craved the spotlight whether on the baseball field or, in his day-to-day life.

June 29, 2012 | Tom Didato | Camden


West Columbia upends 17ers, 12-2

Trying to juggle a pitching staff which was asked to do more than usual during a four-game slate of games last week, Kershaw County Post 17 American Legion head coach Craig Smith and pitching coach Jeremy Ray put Colin Teague to the test on Monday night.

June 27, 2012 | Tom Didato | Sports


Marathon men

Three hours, more than 10 and a half innings, 12 hits, nine pitchers and 39 strikeouts after it started, it all ended when Mikael Nelson's chopper to second base plated Brett Jacobs with the only run in KC Northern's 1-0, 11-inning win over Bishopville.

June 27, 2012 | Tom Didato | Seasonal Sports


KC West survives Nats’ rally in 7-5 win

A not-so-funny thing happened to KC West in a game which had all the earmarks of being a blowout after the first three innings of Monday's opening game of the Sub-District A Dixie Youth All-Star tournament.

June 27, 2012 | Tom Didato | Seasonal Sports


A whole new old ball game

Some athletes fade to gray or, they are led out to pasture when their playing days are done.

June 27, 2012 | Tom Didato | Sports


Error-prone 17ers fall to Jets, 6-4

DALZELL -- Given an opportunity to strengthen its hold on American Legion baseball League IV's fourth spot and a state playoff berth, Dalzell-Shaw took full advantage with a 6-4 win over Kershaw County on Friday.

June 25, 2012 | Special to The C-I (Camden, S.C.) | Sports


Walker’s walk-off double lifts P-17 to 13-12 win

If you are going to play three hours and 45 minutes of baseball in temperatures approaching triple digits, you might as well win the game while you're at it.

June 25, 2012 | Tom Didato | Sports


Back at full strength, 17ers top Orangeburg for first win

That team which played so well in the pre-season that Kershaw County American Legion head coach Craig Smith was looking for Monday night? Well, they showed up, in force, one night later.

June 22, 2012 | Tom Didato | Sports


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Panthers blank CMA, 46-0

Nobody has been able to slow McBee down since a season-opening 42-12 loss to AAA Lakewood in August.

October 29, 2014 | Tom Didato | Camden Military


News keeps getting better for Lady Knights

Things like this happen when you are on a roll. And no team is rolling along any better than the North Central volleyball squad.

October 29, 2014 | Tom Didato | North Central High/Middle


SCHSL to hear Camden, Dreher appeals Thursday

A team which will include Kershaw County School District (KCSD) Superintendent Dr. Frank Morgan, KCSD attorneys, Camden High School (CHS) Principal Dan Matthews and CHS head football coach and athletic director Jimmy Neal will appeal the Bulldogs football team's post-season ban before the S.C. High School League (SCHSL) Executive Committee at 2 p.m. Thursday in Columbia.

October 29, 2014 | Tom Didato | Camden


Cheraw too much for Knights

Sometimes, you just tip your hat, give credit where it is due and live to fight another day.

October 27, 2014 | Tom Didato | North Central High/Middle


No playoffs for Camden as result of brawl

Camden High School (CHS) has been ruled ineligible to compete in this year's AAA state football playoffs after the S.C. High School League (SCHSL) completed its investigation of the post-game incident involving the Bulldogs and Dreher High School last Friday night at Zemp Stadium following a 39-30 Camden victory.

October 24, 2014 | Tom Didato | Camden


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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