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Eleven county players rack up all-region baseball laurels

Eleven Kershaw County baseball players earned all-conference honors for their performance on the diamond this past season.

June 07, 2016 | Tom Didato | Sports


An honor reluctantly accepted

Of all the honors and awards Abigail "Abby" McLaughlin earned over the course of her six years as a student-athlete competing for the cross country and track teams at Camden High School, this was one which the recent CHS graduate would gladly not have received.

June 07, 2016 | Tom Didato | Sports


After early bye week, Post 17ers to get busy

After having split their first two games of the season with Manning-Santee last week, the Kershaw County American Legion baseball team had this week off.

June 03, 2016 | Tom Didato | Sports


Birgetta Rose scores in debut at Pimlico

Somewhere, Sibby Wood is smiling.

June 03, 2016 | Tom Didato | Equine


Buchanan ready to make most chance to play volleyball at Limestone

Not being able to play volleyball in college was hardly the end-all, be-all for Emma Buchanan. When opportunity knocked, though, she never hesitated in swinging open the door.

June 03, 2016 | Tom Didato | Camden High/Middle


Top Striker third in Fair Hill feature

Amy Taylor Rowe's Maserati slammed down the accelerator in Fair Hill's stretch on Saturday and drew away to a dominant 5 1/4-length victory in the $45,000 Valentine Memorial Ratings Handicap.

June 03, 2016 | By DON CLIPPINGER | Equine


17ers get back on track in 14-1 rout

Two games into a season is hardly the time to push the panic button. And while he knew where it was located, Tyler Pike was hardly ready to have it constantly by his side.

May 31, 2016 | Tom Didato | Sports


Junior golfers make a bee line for Creed Invitational

Like online tickets for a rock concert, when online registration for the Creed Boys' Invitational golf tournament at the Camden Country Club opened earlier this spring, the available spaces were gobbled up in some 30 minutes.

May 27, 2016 | Tom Didato | Golf


M-S duo combines to shut down P-17 offense in opener

MANNING -- Manning-Santee Post 68 head coach Spencer Jordan couldn't decide what pleased him more -- his team's pitching, his team's defense or his team's clutch hitting -- after Wednesday's 5-2 victory over Kershaw County Post 17 at Monarch Field.

May 27, 2016 | By JUSTIN DRIGGERS Special to the C-I (Camden, S.C.) | Sports


L-E’s Osborne eager to accept new role at SMC

Anytime a high school player is good enough to sign on to play a particular sport at the college level, it leads to their former coach having to find someone else to plug into their place.

May 27, 2016 | Tom Didato | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


Pike hoping there is strength in numbers for Post 17ers

You can never have enough pitching in baseball, especially in American Legion baseball where games are nine innings.

May 24, 2016 | Tom Didato | Sports


CHS’ Denny Beckley tabbed as AAA Coach of the Year

Most seasons, the coach of the year honor is given to someone who has led his team deep into the postseason or, in many an instance, guided their team to a state championship.

May 24, 2016 | Tom Didato | Sports


Rawnaq fends off Irish invaders to capture Nashville feature

It was, in a phrase, a race for the ages, an international classic in an American spring classic.

May 20, 2016 | By DON CLIPPINGER | Equine


Knights’ Hardin ready to spread his wrestling wings at Brewton-Parker

Like a security blanket or, a shadow, Robert Hardin has been seemingly joined at the hip with North Central head wrestling coach Jason Brazell.

May 20, 2016 | Tom Didato | North Central High/Middle


The Sky is No Limit

It has never been hard to find Lindsay Pierce. All you have to do is check out a baseball field, the wrestling mat, a hunting field, a sporting clays facility, a pond or lake.

May 20, 2016 | Tom Didato | Camden High/Middle


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Outside the line?

SUMTER --- It may have well been the most dissected and discussed plume of white smoke this side of the Vatican.

July 29, 2016 | Tom Didato | Sports


Hernandez tabbed as tourney’s MVP

SUMTER --- It was seemingly appropriate that when the John Rateree Memorial Most Valuable Player award for the 2016 South Carolina American Legion State Tournament was ...

July 29, 2016 | Tom Didato | Sports


Florence doubles up error-prone KC in winners’ bracket battle, 12-6

SUMTER --- Call it the Monday blahs. Blame it on the heat or, chalk it up to the grind of a lengthy summer campaign.

July 29, 2016 | Tom Didato | Sports


Cobb’s walk-off single sends KC into championip round

SUMTER --- Six days after having extended their season with a pair of play-in game wins, Kershaw County Post 17 used William Cobb's two-out RBI ...

July 29, 2016 | Tom Didato | Sports


Last team in proving to be a tough out

SUMTER --- All summer long, Will Abbott has been hamstrung by a request from The Citadel baseball coaching staff that their incoming freshman only pitch five ...

July 26, 2016 | Tom Didato | Sports


KC beats heat, Rock Hill in opener, 11-6

SUMTER --- Having been used sparingly --- to the tune of eight innings pitched in Kershaw County's first 21 games of the season --- Post 17 head ...

July 26, 2016 | Tom Didato | Sports


17ers snare final spot in state tourney

Throughout the season, first-year Kershaw County American Legion baseball coach Tyler Pike has said that when his team is on, they can play with anybody ...

July 22, 2016 | Tom Didato | Sports


Much more than just a coach

There was never a doubt in the mind and heart of Bobby Engram that in one of the lowest times of his life, Billy Ammons ...

July 22, 2016 | Tom Didato | Sports


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