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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 involved in pre-season practice since Friday.

August 02, 2016 | Tom Didato | Sports


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 presented, Kershaw County infielder Josh Hernandez was on the receiving end of the plaque.

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 single in the bottom of the 10th to keep its state championship dreams alive.

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 innings per week for the Kershaw County American Legion baseball team.

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 coach Tyler Pike did not know what he would get from Brandon Dow who was sent to the mound to face Rock Hill in Saturday morning's first game of the South Carolina American Legion State Tournament.

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 in the state.

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 would be there for him.

July 22, 2016 | Tom Didato | Sports


17ers headed to state tourney

The Kershaw County Post 17 American Legion baseball team will make its second state tournament appearance in three years after the locals swept both play-in games held at Florence Legion Field on Wednesday night.

July 21, 2016 | Tom Didato | Sports


Post 17 to meet Murrells Inlet on Tuesday

Sumter earned a slot in the South Carolina America Legion State Baseball Tournament, which it will host, by taking its second round series with Murrells Inlet in four games.

July 19, 2016 | Tom Didato | Sports


Post 17’s season still in holding pattern

The recent spate of late-afternoon rain storms which have popped up throughout the region have led to the second round Lower State American Legion series between Sumter and Murrells Inlet to having been postponed and playing sites moved for three nights.

July 19, 2016 | Tom Didato | Sports


Down ... but still not out

If the Kershaw County American Legion baseball team was to extend its best-of-five second round series with Chapin-Newberry, it had to be clicking on all cylinders on Wednesday night at Newberry College's Smith Road Field.

July 15, 2016 | Tom Didato | Sports


Kershaw County gets caught in its own web in game 2 setback

It looked like the break which Devin Beckley needed to get out of a fourth inning jam. Instead, like the evening in general, it ended in frustration for Kershaw County.

July 15, 2016 | Tom Didato | Sports


Swept clean

Neither rain nor … OK, we'll stop at rain.

July 12, 2016 | Tom Didato | Sports


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Knights make Hayes work for first win

assistant coach Andy Johnson leading up to and during North Central's season-opening 61-58 win over visiting Camden on Tuesday.

December 02, 2016 | Tom Didato | Sports


Lady Bulldogs race past North Central, 70-48

Having received their share of being beaten up under the boards in their pre-season scrimmages, the Camden girls' basketball team used Tuesday's season opener ...

December 02, 2016 | Tom Didato | Sports


Beckley follows through on his Citadel commitment

(Camden, S.C.) sports editor

November 29, 2016 | Tom Didato | Camden High/Middle


Lincoln Memorial gets a steal in Baker

It has been more than a season and a change since Alexis Baker suited up for a softball game at North Central High School. That ...

November 29, 2016 | Tom Didato | North Central High/Middle


It's business as usual for Kingsley, Top Striker

Some people guzzle champagne out of the bottle inside a locker room following a landmark victory. Others, like Camden's Arch Kingsley Jr., sip from ...

November 25, 2016 | Tom Didato | Equine


Holland ready to soar after signing with EMU Eagles

Sophie Holland probably had little to no idea that her every move was being watched. Then again, when you are a catcher, what goes on ...

November 25, 2016 | Tom Didato | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


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