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Update: Heat forfeits game 5 and series to Post 17

The Lowcountry Heat defeated Kershaw County Post 17, 17-15, Thursday night to force a fifth and deciding game in their first round state American Legion playoff series.

July 08, 2011 | Tom Didato | Seasonal Sports


Emerald Beech gives Sheppard a win at Belmont

It was a good third of July for Camden-conditioned horses and trainers on Sunday at New York's Belmont Park.

July 08, 2011 | Tom Didato | Equine


Post 17 cools off Heat in series opener, 16-0

An already potent Kershaw County Post 17 offense just got a little more "potent-er."

July 08, 2011 | Tom Didato | Seasonal Sports


P-17 hosts Heat tonight in game 4

After having split a Wednesday doubleheader with the Lowcountry Heat, the Kersahaw County American Legion baseball team holds a 2-1 advantage in the best-of-five, first round playoff series.

July 07, 2011 | Tom Didato | Seasonal Sports


P-17 heads to Hilton Head for Wednesday doubleheader

Following Tuesday's 16-0, weather-shortened win over the visiting Lowcounctry Heat in the first round of the state American Legion playoffs, Kershaw County Post 17 heads to Hilton Head today for a 4 p.m. doubleheader.

July 06, 2011 | Tom Didato | Seasonal Sports


Knee injury fails to derail Outten

When Chris Outten graduated from Camden High in 2009 and then, headed west to play junior college football at Feather River College, he dreamed of the northern California school as providing the stepping stone which would help him get into the major college ranks.

July 06, 2011 | Tom Didato | Camden High/Middle


Murphy adds another trophy to her summer collection

Local knowledge seemed to be the winning advantage as local favorite Kelli Murphy of Elgin captured the 55th Carolinas Golf Association Junior Girls Championship title by defeating Allison Emrey of Charlotte by a 1-up margin in the finals played on Thursday, June 30 at Woodcreek Farms in Elgin.

July 06, 2011 | Tom Didato | Golf


Inspired 17ers lock down second place in League III after plastering Cheraw, 13-3

Only a small gathering of family members and friends were still around when Kershaw County American Legion baseball coach Curtis Johnson dismissed his players from a lengthy post-game meeting following Tuesday's 7-3 loss to Manning-Santee.

July 04, 2011 | Tom Didato | Seasonal Sports


Sumter storms past P-17ers, 12-2, in League III finale

SUMTER -- While nothing was on the line playoff-wise in Friday's regular-season finale between Sumter and Kershaw County, Sumter P-15's head coach Wallie Jones didn't want his team limping into the postseason.

July 04, 2011 | By JUSTIN DRIGGERS Special to the C-I | Seasonal Sports


KC draws red-hot Lowcountry Heat in opening series

After having finished second in League III for the second straight season, Kershaw County Post 17 will hook up with the third-place finisher from League I for the season time in as many post-season appearances.

July 04, 2011 | Tom Didato | Seasonal Sports


Loss puts Post 17's clinching plans on hold

One ... and holding.

July 01, 2011 | Tom Didato | Seasonal Sports


Plum Pretty second in Hollywood Oaks

Peachtree Stable's Plum Pretty added to her black type resume running second to Zazu, by a length and a half, in Saturday's $150,000 Hollywood Oaks (Gr. 2.)

June 29, 2011 | Tom Didato | Equine


Queen for a state

For as long as there has been a Santa Claus, there has probably been, at least, one youngster who wants a horse or a pony under their tree on Christmas morning. That made Jesse Bowers no different than any young girl throughout the world.

June 29, 2011 | Tom Didato | Equine


Post 17 left to battle for second after 4-1 loss to league-leading Sumter

Trying to throw a wrench into the Sumter attack, Kershaw County Post 17 head coach Curtis Johnson sent left-hander Taylor Lunsford to try and slow down the visiting Post 15 offense.

June 27, 2011 | Tom Didato | Seasonal Sports


This week in League III

Monday: Post 17 (11-5) at Hartsville (1-15) (7 p.m.); Dalzell-Shaw (7-9) at Manning-Santee (9-7) (7 p.m.); Cheraw (5-11) at Sumter (15-1) (7:30 p.m.)

June 27, 2011 | Tom Didato | Seasonal Sports


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17ers face Rock Hill in Saturday's state tourney opener

Kershaw County will make its long-awaited American Legion State Tournament debut on Saturday when Post 17 takes on Rock Hill in the third (scheduled for 4:30 p.m.) game at Riley Park in Sumter.

July 23, 2014 | Tom Didato | Sports


How sweep it is!

Perched in front of their dugout, members of the Kershaw County American Legion baseball team started leaning as they prepared to rush the field after Bradwin Salmond's diving grab of Mark Allen Nash's liner to right field put the locals on the door step of a long-awaited trip to the state American Legion tournament.

July 21, 2014 | Tom Didato | Sports


Re-rallying the troops

Before they left following Wednesday morning's off-season contioning session, members of the Lugoff-Elgin football team took a knee and listened to their head coach who was in his third full day on the job.

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


Answering a higher calling

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

July 14, 2014 | Tom Didato | Sports


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