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It’s all Greek to her

For as long as Maggie Speaks can remember, summer meant traveling with her family for a beach vacation before returning home and preparing for the upcoming volleyball season, be it first for Camden Middle School and then, Camden High.

July 14, 2017 | Tom Didato | Sports


This summer’s numbers game

While in some parts of the country, summer is in its infancy, in and around Kershaw County it is that in-between time in which baseball is winding down and football begins to creep into our collective psyche.

July 14, 2017 | Tom Didato | Sports


Error-prone P-17 lets one slip away

NEWBERRY – Not even the best pitching can overcome an abundance of mistakes made in the field. And quality opponents make people pay for those miscues.

July 14, 2017 | Tom Didato | Sports


17ers deliver knockout blow in 16-1 rout

With a roster filled with first-year players, Kershaw County took a veterans' approach to Friday's third game of its best-of-five first round playoff series with Georgetown.

July 11, 2017 | Tom Didato | Sports


17ers run wild to take series opener

When you can score two runs with the batter motoring to third base after a dropped third strike pitch, you kind of figure it is or, is not, going to be your night, depending on your point of view.

July 07, 2017 | Tom Didato | Sports


Abbott banking on latest life experience to carry him through FDTC

Not all the lessons you learn in life are gleamed from a book or, come from within the walls of the classroom. Some must come the hard way.

July 07, 2017 | Tom Didato | Sports


Red-hot P-17 draws G’town in round 1

It is full steam ahead for the Kershaw County American Legion team which enters the Lower State playoffs on an eight-game win streak.

July 04, 2017 | Tom Didato | Sports


Box seat to history

(Editor's note: Wednesday marks the 70th anniversary of Camden native Larry Doby's breaking the American League's color barrier when he played his first game as a member of the Cleveland Indians on Saturday, July 5, 1947.)

July 04, 2017 | Tom Didato | Sports


Lynch’s arm, Butler’s bat leads 17ers past Jets, 14-2

Tyler Pike is not about to tug on the reins of a Thoroughbred at the top of the home stretch.

June 30, 2017 | Tom Didato | Sports


KC makes Dalzell-Shaw pay for its mistakes in series-opening victory

DALZELL -- Coming off a 2-1 victory over Hartsville Post 53 last Friday, the Dalzell-Shaw Jets came into Monday's American Legion baseball game against Kershaw County riding a wave of confidence.

June 30, 2017 | By DENNIS BRUNSON Special to the C-I (Camden, S.C.) | Sports


NC stays in-house with hire

Be true to your school.

June 30, 2017 | Tom Didato | North Central High/Middle


P-17 will travel to Dalzell-Shaw on Friday

Thursday's scheduled Kershaw County Post 17 American Legion baseball game at Dalzell-Shaw has been moved to Friday night at General Field at Thomas Sumter Academy. Game time is set for 7:30 p.m.

June 28, 2017 | Tom Didato | Sports


17ers sweep M-S to stay in title hunt

In spite of the temptation to keep one eye peeled on how things are going in this week's three-game series between Manning-Santee and League III-leading Sumter, Kershaw County American Legion baseball coach Tyler Pike will concern himself with more pressing matters, such as his team's trio of contests with Dalzell-Shaw which opened Monday at Thomas Sumter Academy.

June 27, 2017 | Tom Didato | Sports


L-E’s Bowers signs to play football at Greensboro College

Trying to figure out just where to play someone like Javon Bowers on the defensive line is a predicament which a college football coach can learn to live with.

June 27, 2017 | Tom Didato | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


S.C. State ready to knock on Wood

In the world of college football, walk-ons are oftentimes best seen and not heard.

June 23, 2017 | Tom Didato | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


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Spartans face a stern test in trip to meet improved Trojan squad

Through its first three games of the season, Camden Military Academy has shown a tendency to break slowly from the box.

September 22, 2017 | Tom Didato | Sports


No day at the beach for Dogs

North Myrtle Beach has never had a football program which has been looked upon as traditional state power. For that reason, when Blair Hardin left ...

September 22, 2017 | Tom Didato | Sports


Demons live, learn from loss

Coming off a 42-0 loss to South Aiken, you would have thought Lugoff-Elgin head coach Matt Campbell might use the CD disks from the game ...

September 22, 2017 | Tom Didato | Sports


Williamson will be back for NC

There was a time when a trip to Great Falls meant holding on for dear life, take your beating, hope nobody got hurt and get ...

September 22, 2017 | Tom Didato | Sports


Mistake-prone Bulldogs doubled-up in 28-14 loss

FLORENCE --- In a numbers game, these were some of those which did not add up the way Camden would have liked in a Thursday night ...

September 19, 2017 | Tom Didato | Sports


AJ defense shuts down ground game and Knights in region opener, 28-0

KERSHAW --- Its starting quarterback and a chief playmaker on both sides of the football each watching from the sidelines in street clothes and being thrown ...

September 19, 2017 | Tom Didato | Sports


CHS offense sputters in defeat

One of the best ways to keep or, secure your spot on a football team is to be playing hard late in a contest in ...

September 15, 2017 | Tom Didato | Sports


Lady Demons cruise past CHS in 3

Starting out as if they were double-parked, Lugoff-Elgin rattled off the first six points in Wednesday's volleyball match at Camden in rapid succession.

September 15, 2017 | Tom Didato | Sports


Whirlwinds blow Knights away

After his team scored a touchdown in the closing seconds of the first half to close the gap against Timmonsville to a 21-13, North Central ...

September 15, 2017 | Tom Didato | Sports


Spartans fall flat in 28-14 setback

It all seemed to be going so right before it went oh-so wrong.

September 15, 2017 | Tom Didato | Sports


Knock, knock

While it may not be the most exciting 100-yard stretch of racing at next spring's Carolina Cup Steeplechase Races, the Knockerball Steeplechase promises to ...

September 05, 2017 | Tom Didato | Equine


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