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Re-rallying the troops

Before they left following Wednesday morning's off-season contioning session, members of the Lugoff-Elgin football team took a knee and listened to their head coach who was in his third full day on the job.

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


Hayes helps lift P-17ers to game one win

Coaches love to talk about those players who show up early to games and practices and put in additional time on the field to prepare for an upcoming game.

July 16, 2014 | Tom Didato | Sports


17ers take on Georgetown in round 2

Kershaw County Post 17's quest to earn a trip to the state American Legion Baseball tournament continues tonight when the locals take on Georgetown in game one of the best-of-five second round Lower State playoff series.

July 14, 2014 | Tom Didato | Sports


Answering a higher calling

It was a normal day which was about to take an abrupt U-turn.

July 14, 2014 | Tom Didato | Sports


L-EHS football coach/AD retires, heads to Ben Lippen

Scott Jones, the winningest coach in the 42-year history of the Lugoff-Elgin High School (L-EHS) football program, retired as both the school's head football coach and athletic director Wednesday morning to take an assistant coaching, teaching and administrative position at Ben Lippen Christian School in Columbia.

July 11, 2014 | Tom Didato | Lugoff-Elgin


With a little help from his friends

By TOM DIDATO

July 11, 2014 | Tom Didato | People & Places


17ers break out the brooms; sweep Horry County in 3

When it is the second week of July and you are still playing American Legion baseball, you get into "who's next" territory as to who will be your next opponent.

July 11, 2014 | Tom Didato | Sports


League III goes 3-for-4 in series openers

League III batted .800 in the first night of the first round of the best-of-five South Carolina American Legion baseball Lower State playoff series.

July 09, 2014 | Tom Didato | Sports


17ers overcome shaky start to take game one

Every person has their breaking point … coaches, especially.

July 09, 2014 | Tom Didato | Sports


A dentist with a beat

When his family would take trips in their station wagon, a young Bobby Joseph would kill time by using the panels of the car to bang out a tune which he would play in his head. The same scenario unfolded when he was in school, only this time the top of the desk served as his drum which would lead to his getting into trouble from teachers who scolded him for disturbing the rest of the class.

July 09, 2014 | Tom Didato | Miscellaneous


P-17ers host Horry County in tonight’s playoff opener

In 2009, the Kershaw County American Legion baseball team ended a six-year post-season drought by earning a berth in the South Carolina American Legion playoffs.

July 07, 2014 | Tom Didato | Sports


Post 17 outlasts Sumter in 13-inning marathon, 4-3

SUMTER -- It took 13 innings and a little bit of help from the Sumter P-15's, but Kershaw County Post 17 got a much-needed win that kept it in position to take second place in American Legion Baseball League III.

July 04, 2014 | By DENNIS BRUNSON Special to the C-I (Camden, S.C.) | Sports


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


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Articles By Author - Tom Didato


KC sends 14 wrestlers, 7 champions, to state

With half its qualifiers winning Upper State or Lower State titles, Kershaw County will send 14 wrestlers into this weekend's South Carolina High School ...

February 21, 2017 | Tom Didato | Sports


Survive and (barely) advance

If there is one thing which Camden head coach Ron McKie has learned about his team it is that no lead, regardless of how large ...

February 17, 2017 | Tom Didato | Camden High/Middle


Large and ready to take charge

For several years now, the Camden High School football team has had the mantra, "One town. One team. One goal."

February 14, 2017 | Tom Didato | Sports


Brotherly love spurs Rimpf in his coaching and daily life

It was the call which every family with a member of the military fears. For newly minted Camden High head football coach Brian Rimpf, the ...

February 14, 2017 | Tom Didato | Sports


Demons can't climb out of early hole

CHAPIN --- Long after the mat had been rolled up and the Chapin celebration had subsided, members of the Lugoff-Elgin wrestling team emerged from their locker ...

February 10, 2017 | Tom Didato | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


KC's NFL coaching tree grows by two

Suddenly, Kershaw County has become a chapter of the NFL's Retired Players Association.

February 10, 2017 | Tom Didato | Sports


Camden and North Central get new head football coaches and ADs

The search is over for the dual posts of head football coach/athletic director at Camden and North Central high schools.

February 07, 2017 | Tom Didato | Sports


Signing day being a flip and a Saintly haul

Surprises and signing day go hand-in-hand. For one reason or another, a high school senior who has been committed to one school can be flipped ...

February 03, 2017 | Tom Didato | Sports


A Pawsome Experience

Picking up his children from school is not the most glamorous or exciting way to celebrate winning a national championship. For Thomas Austin, though, it ...

January 13, 2017 | Tom Didato | Sports


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