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Answering a higher calling

It was a normal day which was about to take an abrupt U-turn.

July 14, 2014 | Tom Didato | Sports


L-EHS football coach/AD retires, heads to Ben Lippen

Scott Jones, the winningest coach in the 42-year history of the Lugoff-Elgin High School (L-EHS) football program, retired as both the school's head football coach and athletic director Wednesday morning to take an assistant coaching, teaching and administrative position at Ben Lippen Christian School in Columbia.

July 11, 2014 | Tom Didato | Lugoff-Elgin


With a little help from his friends

By TOM DIDATO

July 11, 2014 | Tom Didato | People & Places


17ers break out the brooms; sweep Horry County in 3

When it is the second week of July and you are still playing American Legion baseball, you get into "who's next" territory as to who will be your next opponent.

July 11, 2014 | Tom Didato | Sports


League III goes 3-for-4 in series openers

League III batted .800 in the first night of the first round of the best-of-five South Carolina American Legion baseball Lower State playoff series.

July 09, 2014 | Tom Didato | Sports


17ers overcome shaky start to take game one

Every person has their breaking point … coaches, especially.

July 09, 2014 | Tom Didato | Sports


A dentist with a beat

When his family would take trips in their station wagon, a young Bobby Joseph would kill time by using the panels of the car to bang out a tune which he would play in his head. The same scenario unfolded when he was in school, only this time the top of the desk served as his drum which would lead to his getting into trouble from teachers who scolded him for disturbing the rest of the class.

July 09, 2014 | Tom Didato | Miscellaneous


P-17ers host Horry County in tonight’s playoff opener

In 2009, the Kershaw County American Legion baseball team ended a six-year post-season drought by earning a berth in the South Carolina American Legion playoffs.

July 07, 2014 | Tom Didato | Sports


Post 17 outlasts Sumter in 13-inning marathon, 4-3

SUMTER -- It took 13 innings and a little bit of help from the Sumter P-15's, but Kershaw County Post 17 got a much-needed win that kept it in position to take second place in American Legion Baseball League III.

July 04, 2014 | By DENNIS BRUNSON Special to the C-I (Camden, S.C.) | Sports


King pitches 17ers to runner-up finish in League III

There have been stretches of time in which the Kershaw County American Legion baseball team went more than a full calendar year without being able to get a win over perennial state power Sumter. So, beating the P-15s twice within 24 hours is pretty heady stuff.

July 04, 2014 | Tom Didato | Sports


One is loneliest number for Bowers and Post 17

Nine times out of 10, Zac Bowers comes away with a win or, at least, leaves with a no decision. Monday night was that pesky 10th time which people don't like to talk or think about.

July 02, 2014 | Tom Didato | Sports


Loss to Hartsville sets up interesting final week for P-17

Just when it looked as if Kershaw County Post 17 was ready to put Hartsville in its rear-view mirror, this happens.

June 30, 2014 | Tom Didato | Sports


Seven-run second lifts 17ers past Hartsville

His smile spoke volumes as to what Craig Smith saw as he tempted fate by looking ahead to what the upcoming weeks may hold for the Kershaw County American Legion baseball team.

June 27, 2014 | Tom Didato | Sports


Bowers’ gem helps extend P-17ers win streak to six

On a night when runs were as rare as a breeze, Kershaw County's Zac Bowers and Russell Thompson of Manning-Santee took turns cooling off the opposing bats.

June 20, 2014 | Tom Didato | Sports


Rawl brings the complate package to Koalas

Numbers and actions speak louder than words. And Taylor Rawl was bigger on the former pair than the latter in helping turn the Lugoff-Elgin softball team into a force in the state's 4A ranks.

June 18, 2014 | Tom Didato | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


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17ers looking to build on state tournament run

There was a time, quite recently in fact, in when good summer for the Kershaw County American Legion baseball program was being competitive with League ...

May 26, 2017 | Tom Didato | Sports


Knights’ Stephens ready to start all over at USC-Sumter

Chase Stephens is the type of baseball player who checks plenty of the boxes which coaches will sometimes fill with question marks.

May 26, 2017 | Tom Didato | North Central High/Middle


Carolinas’ top junior golfers set sights on Creed Invitational

What started out as a tournament to honor the memory of the late Jimmy Creed has turned into an event which now has junior golfers ...

May 23, 2017 | Tom Didato | Sports


For Chestnut, the change to college ball will be a snap

Some football players are more valuable than others.

May 19, 2017 | Tom Didato | Camden Military


Something to cheer about

There were times last season when North Central girls' basketball coach Mitch Lowder needed someone to go inside and collect a big rebound. At others ...

May 19, 2017 | Tom Didato | North Central High/Middle


Out-Foxed

Standing in a nearly deserted outfield while, to his left, Hartsville players and coaches were still snapping photos, Lugoff-Elgin head softball coach James Marlow was ...

May 16, 2017 | Tom Didato | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


Sigman will keep getting his kicks at Limestone College

There are times when a coach knows the quality of an athlete which he is getting in his program by what that person does away ...

May 16, 2017 | Tom Didato | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


Scorpiancer rolls to a 16-length win in $200,000 Nashville feature

Bruton Street-US's Scorpiancer launched a devastating move to the lead entering the Iroquois Steeplechase's backstretch the last time, opened a yawning lead on ...

May 16, 2017 | By DON CLIPPINGER | Equine


The short end of the deal

Not everything one hears from the lips of a teacher or mentor, necessarily, has to be the only way to accomplish a task.

April 21, 2017 | Tom Didato | Sports


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