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Lite ’em Up hoping to catch fire in World Series at the beach

Having already conquered the state of South Carolina, the Kershaw County-based Lite 'em Up girls' fast-pitch softball team is ready to take on the world.

July 09, 2012 | Tom Didato | Sports


Lexington forfeits to Post 17

Having already locked down second place in the League IV American Legion baseball race, Lexington forfeited Tuesday night's scheduled road game against Kershaw County Post 17. The contest was to have been the final league contest for both teams.

July 06, 2012 | Tom Didato | Sports


Thunder on the drag strip

HARTSVILLE --- The "House of Speed" rocked as the 8th Annual Sonny Greer Memorial Race rolled at Darlington Dragway June 8-9.

July 06, 2012 | By Pam Peek Special to the C-I (Camden, S.C.) | Auto racing


KC Northern loses, wins in a matter of moments

Funny how one simple flip of the coin can change a team's entire disposition.

July 02, 2012 | Tom Didato | Sports


Lexington bats heat up in 21-7 win over P-17ers

With their slim state playoff chances hanging tenuously in the balance, Kershaw County Post 17 picked the wrong team with which to finish out the League IV regular season.

July 02, 2012 | Tom Didato | Sports


P-17 keeps playoff hopes flickering with 11-1 victory over Dalzell-Shaw

Having been left for being dead in the water a week ago, the Kershaw County American Legion team has not held up the third finger to signal that they are drowning.

June 29, 2012 | Tom Didato | Sports


Larry Doby exhibit to open at archives Monday

Larry Doby was never one who craved the spotlight whether on the baseball field or, in his day-to-day life.

June 29, 2012 | Tom Didato | Camden


West Columbia upends 17ers, 12-2

Trying to juggle a pitching staff which was asked to do more than usual during a four-game slate of games last week, Kershaw County Post 17 American Legion head coach Craig Smith and pitching coach Jeremy Ray put Colin Teague to the test on Monday night.

June 27, 2012 | Tom Didato | Sports


Marathon men

Three hours, more than 10 and a half innings, 12 hits, nine pitchers and 39 strikeouts after it started, it all ended when Mikael Nelson's chopper to second base plated Brett Jacobs with the only run in KC Northern's 1-0, 11-inning win over Bishopville.

June 27, 2012 | Tom Didato | Seasonal Sports


KC West survives Nats’ rally in 7-5 win

A not-so-funny thing happened to KC West in a game which had all the earmarks of being a blowout after the first three innings of Monday's opening game of the Sub-District A Dixie Youth All-Star tournament.

June 27, 2012 | Tom Didato | Seasonal Sports


A whole new old ball game

Some athletes fade to gray or, they are led out to pasture when their playing days are done.

June 27, 2012 | Tom Didato | Sports


Error-prone 17ers fall to Jets, 6-4

DALZELL -- Given an opportunity to strengthen its hold on American Legion baseball League IV's fourth spot and a state playoff berth, Dalzell-Shaw took full advantage with a 6-4 win over Kershaw County on Friday.

June 25, 2012 | Special to The C-I (Camden, S.C.) | Sports


Walker’s walk-off double lifts P-17 to 13-12 win

If you are going to play three hours and 45 minutes of baseball in temperatures approaching triple digits, you might as well win the game while you're at it.

June 25, 2012 | Tom Didato | Sports


Back at full strength, 17ers top Orangeburg for first win

That team which played so well in the pre-season that Kershaw County American Legion head coach Craig Smith was looking for Monday night? Well, they showed up, in force, one night later.

June 22, 2012 | Tom Didato | Sports


Extreme makeover: CCC edition

It takes a keen eye and a deft touch when you decide to take on one of golf's most revered course architects and tinker with one of his gems.

June 22, 2012 | Tom Didato | Golf


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L-E wins Region 4-4A softball crown

Now, this is a way to celebrate a region championship.

April 24, 2015 | Special to the C-I (Camden, S.C.) | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


Never say never

Life can sometimes throw a curveball at you, even if you are a one-time baseball player-turned-distance runner.

April 24, 2015 | Tom Didato | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


Land of hopes and dreams

If you hang around a horse barn long and often enough, you learn that a young horse's given name or, those still unnamed by their owners, are given nicknames by those who train or ride them.

April 24, 2015 | Tom Didato | Camden


A healthy Ross Hough is excited about next opportunity at Erskine

Like an animal captured from the wild only to be held captive in a cage, Ross Hough spent his sophomore baseball season at Camden High School sitting in the dugout and waiting to hear his name called by head coach Denny Beckley to enter the game as a courtesy or, a pinch runner.

April 22, 2015 | Tom Didato | Camden High/Middle


Lady Demons close in on Region 4 softball title

Facing Blythewood for the second time in four days, Lugoff-Elgin head softball coach James Marlow knew the importance of picking up a win at Blythewood on Friday. A victory over the Bengals would mean the Lady Demons would need just one win in their final two region games to claim the Region 4-4A championship outright.

April 20, 2015 | Special to the C-I (Camden, S.C.) | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


Ergle, Blythewood handcuff Demons

No baseball coach ever tells his pitcher that he needs to be close to perfect in their final pre-game talk in order for their team to have a chance at coming away with a victory.

April 20, 2015 | Tom Didato | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


Getting defensive

It looks like the Clyburn family will be on the lookout for new babysitters.

April 17, 2015 | Tom Didato | North Central High/Middle


Cat Feathers, Upstart earn honors from N.Y. Thoroughbred Breeders

Two horses with Camden ties were honored as being the top New York-bred Thoroughbreds in their divisions for the 2014 racing season.

April 17, 2015 | Tom Didato | Equine


Lady Demons take over Region 4-4A lead

Entering Monday's Region 4-4A softball showdown with visiting Blythewood, Lugoff-Elgin knew it had to put last Friday's win over Spring Valley behind them and be ready to play with the defending Region 4 champions in town.

April 15, 2015 | Special to the C-I (Camden, S.C.) | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


Rams hang on to edge Knights, 3-2

Suddenly, things are getting a bit cramped in the back seat.

April 15, 2015 | Tom Didato | North Central High/Middle


Demons Chase Spring Valley away

Needing something to do to relieve the boredom and kill time during what was a lightning-induced delay of more than 90 minutes, members of the Lugoff-Elgin and Spring Valley baseball teams joined together for an impromptu dance off beneath the press box at Optimist Field Friday night.

April 13, 2015 | Tom Didato | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


This week in Kershaw County sports

Monday: North Central, Central at Chesterfield (G – 4 p.m.); Wilson at Camden (TEN – 5 p.m.); North Central at Lugoff-Elgin (TEN – 5:30 p.m.); Chesterfield at North Central (BB – 6 p.m.); Chesterfield at North Central (SB – 6 p.m.); Camden at A.C. Flora (BB - 6:30 p.m.); McBee at Camden (SB – 6:30 p.m.); Blythewood at Lugoff-Elgin (SB – 6:30 p.m.)

April 10, 2015 | Tom Didato | Sports


Spotlight on karting: Aiden Baker Crouse

Aiden Baker Crouse is a Micromax Rotax Kart Racer. The 10-year old, a student at Union Elementary has been making a name for himself in the racing world. He is the son of Jason and April Crouse of Vale, North Carolina.

April 08, 2015 | By PAM TRUESDALE Special to the C-I (Camden, S.C.) | Auto racing


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