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Battle-tested

Sliding a bit to his left and nudging his left elbow against the right arm of the person sitting beside him, Hugh O'Connor showed just how close he and the driver of his vehicle were when the bomb went off.

July 26, 2013 | Tom Didato | Sports


Koumas pitches her way to Coker

Surrounded by family, friends, teammates, a state senator and former coaches, Jessica Koumas made the transition from high school graduate to soon-to-be college student-athlete with one swift move of the pen.

July 24, 2013 | Tom Didato | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


Knight to take command of L-E’s basketball fortunes

If you are going to have a rebuilding year, why not go all the way.

July 22, 2013 | Tom Didato | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


Hemingway takes reins of L-E wrestling program

For someone whose last name conjures of thoughts of lengthy novels, Peter Hemingway is looking to speed things up on the wrestling mat at Lugoff-Elgin High School.

July 19, 2013 | Tom Didato | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


P-17 persevered throughout unseasonable year

There were nights when 7 p.m. games would not end until it was nearly 11 o'clock.

July 17, 2013 | Tom Didato | Sports


Graduates from Camden barns off to strong summer starts

Here are some of the highlights from horses which were given their start at various barns in and around Camden and which have found success on the race courses both in this country and abroad.

July 15, 2013 | Tom Didato | Equine


Jammin’ in July

A mid-summer tradition returned to Camden on Saturday night with the 18th annual Jammin' in July concert.

July 15, 2013 | Tom Didato | Miscellaneous


Post 17 comes up short in series finale, 7-6

Gunner Smith heard the footsteps of Russ Radcliff charging toward the plate and did what any batter would do in that situation. He swung to try and protect the runner.

July 15, 2013 | Tom Didato | Sports


Tides roll in on Post 17ers in 16-7 loss

Game one of Kershaw County's first round state American Legion playoff series with Murrells Inlet was a crisp, well-played baseball game.

July 12, 2013 | Tom Didato | Sports


Cheraw, Lake City bounced from state playoffs

Before the first pitch of the post-season was thrown, controversy cropped up in the South Carolina American Legion Baseball state playoffs.

July 10, 2013 | Tom Didato | Sports


Bowers quiets Tides on three-hitter

Having lost six of their final seven regular season games, Kershaw County Post 17 entered the state American Legion playoffs with a hitch in its giddy-up.

July 10, 2013 | Tom Didato | Sports


Jammin’ in July: Tighter with two

Belt-tightening started with the powers-that-be in the federal government, filtered down to corporate America and trickled along onto virtually every part of business in this country with the credo that more needs to be done with less.

July 10, 2013 | Tom Didato | Camden


Cheraw thumps KC

Midway Saturday afternoon, Kershaw County American Legion baseball coach Craig Smith got in touch with his players and coaches and told them to start making their way to Kelleytown Stadium .

July 08, 2013 | Tom Didato | Sports


17ers play waiting game after 4-2 loss to Sumter

SUMTER -- Even though the Sumter P-15's had nothing riding on its American Legion baseball game with Kershaw County Post 17 on Friday at Riley Park, Sumter head coach Curtis Johnson did not go easy on his old team. Paul Joseph Krouse made sure of that.

July 08, 2013 | By DENNIS BRUNSON Special to the C-I (Camden, S.C.) | Sports


Elgin’s Kauffman Motorsports takes Sonny Greer Memorial Race, again

For the second year in a row, Robbie Matthews piloted the Kauffman '57 Chevy to victory in the Quick-8 Outlaws competition at the Sonny Greer Memorial Race on June 15, at the Legendary Darlington Dragway.

July 08, 2013 | By P. PEEK Special to the C-I (Camden, S.C.) | Auto racing


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Articles By Author - Tom Didato


17ers cap perfect week by thumping Dalzell-Shaw, 12-3

Three-game weeks are not supposed to be this taxing.

June 28, 2016 | Tom Didato | Sports


Beckley latest CHS pitcher headed for The Citadel

There is a slogan at Camden High School which students recite at various activities and ceremonies which says, "Once a Bulldog, always a Bulldog."

June 24, 2016 | Tom Didato | Sports


Salmond, Hernandez help lift P-17ers over Orangeburg, 10-6

One team's punishment became another team's pain.

June 24, 2016 | Tom Didato | Sports


Stokes ready to keep throwing strikes with USC-Salkehatchie

To the best of anyone's knowledge, USC-Salkehatchie has not asked Camden High graduate Kennedi Stokes to come up with a slogan touting the virtues ...

June 21, 2016 | Tom Didato | Camden High/Middle


One bad inning costs KC in 4-3 setback to Post 15

For five innings, Devin Beckley worked his way around three hit batters and a trio of walks in carrying a no-hitter and a 2-0 lead ...

June 17, 2016 | Tom Didato | Sports


L-E’s Ruffner will keep on kicking at USC-Salkehatchie

Greg Ruffner saw the excitement and the filled stands on Friday nights in the fall when he was handling the kicking chores for the Lugoff-Elgin ...

June 14, 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


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