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A punch to the gut

Some were perched atop the dugout steps. Others milled around in front of the dugout while other teammates went back to the seats they had occupied inside the dugout earlier in the top of the seventh inning as they waited for the seemingly inevitable.

July 24, 2018 | Tom Didato | Sports


Sumter forces fifth and deciding game with 6-5 win

SUMTER --- After a reprieve from one-run games on Thurday, the Sumter and Kershaw County American Legion baseball teams were right back at it on Friday.

July 24, 2018 | By DENNIS BRUNSON Special to the C-I (Camden, S.C.) | Sports


KC breaks out the bats in 9-6 win

If there was one thing Stephen Carmon knew before the Kershaw County American Legion head coach took to the field for the third game of their best-of-five series with Sumter, it was Thursday's game would be much more high-scoring than the previous night's 1-0 Sumter win at Riley Park.

July 24, 2018 | Tom Didato | Sports


Sumter denies KC Jrs. trip to state tournament

SUMTER -- After losing just two games entering the second round of the Junior American Legion baseball playoffs, Sumter entered play on Wednesday looking to avoid a potentially season-ending two-game losing streak in its best-of-three series against Kershaw County.

July 20, 2018 | By EDDIE LITAKER Special to the C-I (Camden, S.C.) | Sports


17ers takes series opener in 9, 10-9

Josh Boone, who got on base after being hit by a pitch with one out in the bottom of the ninth, scored the winning run from third base on a wild pitch to give Kershaw County Post 17 a 10-9 win over visiting Sumter Monday night at American Legion Park in Camden.

July 17, 2018 | Tom Didato | Sports


17ers put Lexington, series to bed early

You will have to take Stephen Carmon's word for it when the first-year Kershaw County American Legion head coach said he did not sleep a wink following his team's 10-9 loss to Lexington last Thursday night in a game which tied their best-of-five state playoff series at two games apiece.

July 17, 2018 | Tom Didato | Sports


State American Legion playoffs enter round 2 play

Kershaw County Post 17's best-of-five series with Sumter for the Midlands Region title is one of four second round state American Legion pairings which will determine the four teams which will enter the double-elimination South Carolina American Legion State Tournament Championship to be conducted the week of July 23.

July 17, 2018 | Tom Didato | Sports


Do or Dyer

From his seat in the press box at American Legion Park --- more on that later --- Kershaw County American Legion baseball coach Stephen Carmon opened the window and yelled instructions to his assistant coach, Ross Hough, to insert Wynston Dyer to pinch-hit for Jay Lynch with a one-ball count with runners on second and third with one out in a game knotted at 5-5 with visiting Lexington in the bottom of the 12th inning.

July 13, 2018 | Tom Didato | Sports


‘A win and a half’

On a night when Post 17 needed him most, Justin Dorton did what he does best.

July 13, 2018 | Tom Didato | Sports


17ers heading to Lexington tonight

The Kershaw County Post 17 American Legion baseball team, the League III champion, will travel to Lexington tonight for game two of their first round best-of-five state American Legion baseball playoff series.

July 10, 2018 | Tom Didato | Sports


State junior tennis team champs to be crowned

Before the first racket smacked a ball across one of its nets, the Tennis Center of Camden had already secured its first major tournament.

July 10, 2018 | Tom Didato | Sports


Dyer delivers as 17ers win opener in 12, 6-5

Wynston Dyer's one-out, walk-off pinch-hit single in the bottom of the 12th inning drove home Bradwin Salmond with the winning run as Kershaw County Post 17 scored twice in the 12th to defeat visiting Lexington in the first round of the Midland Region State American Legion Baseball playoffs.

July 10, 2018 | Tom Didato | Sports


NSA protecting its athletes

When a jockey parts company with a mount, no longer is it a matter of the rider getting up and preparing for the next race.

July 06, 2018 | By DON CLIPPINGER | Equine


P-17 opens state playoffs at home Monday night

Barring an upset last night, the Kershaw County Post 17 American Legion baseball team will host Lexington in the first round of the state American Legion baseball playoffs.

July 06, 2018 | Tom Didato | Sports


P-17’s 13-game win streak ends at Orangeburg

Before he left American Legion Park following his team's 5-1 win over Dalzell-Shaw which clinched the League III title last Thursday, Kershaw County American Legion head coach Stephen Carmon was asked how he would approach the following night's pair of games at Orangeburg.

July 03, 2018 | Tom Didato | Sports


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Articles By Author - Tom Didato


Can Dogs-Chapman II be better than original?

Just when you thought it was safe to go back to the Upstate comes Camden at Chapman: The Sequel.

November 16, 2018 | Tom Didato | Sports


Slowing down Panthers a challenge for Knights

Scheduling non-region games with Camden and Lamar was part of Tyronne Drakeford's plan to toughen his team up for the games that mattered; those ...

November 16, 2018 | Tom Didato | Sports


CMA atop ISAA heap after winning title game

Last Friday was more quiet than usual as the Camden Military Academy football team went about their final walk-through for the following day's trip ...

November 16, 2018 | Tom Didato | Sports


All that glitters

It was hard not to notice the Super Bowl ring which Tyronne Drakeford sported on his finger as the second-year North Central head coach led ...

November 13, 2018 | Tom Didato | Sports


Dogs chase Bobcats from postseason in 52-10 romp

For its three-plus hour trek to Seneca for last Friday's AAA Upper State playoff opener, Camden packed as much gear as would fit in ...

November 13, 2018 | Tom Didato | Sports


All saints day

Contrary to popular belief, there are some chinks in St. Joseph's armor. But you may need to do some digging in order to find ...

November 09, 2018 | Tom Didato | Sports


CMA heads to Tennessee in search of a conference title

There are so many things going against Camden Military Academy as they prepared for Saturday's Independent School Athletic Association championship football game with Trinity ...

November 09, 2018 | Tom Didato | Sports


Camden may battle both elements, Seneca tonight

Tuesday morning, while it was wet and humid, the Camden High football team took to the practice field for a workout in the elements.

November 09, 2018 | Tom Didato | Sports


CMA lives out a dream by winning state XC crown

Dreams do come true and, prayers get answered

November 06, 2018 | Tom Didato | Sports


Seven KC players tabbed for Metro Bowl contest

Seven Kershaw County football players and two coaches from have been selected to play and coach in the inaugural Metro Bowl, an all-star football game ...

November 06, 2018 | Tom Didato | Sports


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