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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


Kohn gets save for Angels in 6-5 win over Marlins

Making his second appearance in as many nights since being called back to the Major Leagues by the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim, Camden's Michael Kohn was credited with the save in Wednesday's 6-5, 10-inning victory over the host Florida Marlins.

June 24, 2011 | Tom Didato | Sports


That's a wrap

It would have been easy for John Fort to have pulled a Linus by taking his blanket and going home with it.

June 24, 2011 | Tom Didato | Equine


Manning-Santee ends Post 17's win streak at five, 6-4

MANNING -- It was a baseball game that both Kershaw County Post 17 and Manning-Santee needed as the American Legion League III standings begin to heat up with eight games remaining in the regular season.

June 22, 2011 | By MICHAEL CHRISTOPHER Special to the C-I (Camden, S.C.) | Seasonal Sports


Racing to the top

COLUMBIA -- For a state which does not have pari-mutuel wagering or major flat track racing, South Carolina made the Thoroughbred world take notice of horses which were sent from its sandy soil during the spring.

June 22, 2011 | Tom Didato | Equine


P-17 rebounds from slow start to double up up emotionally charged Dalzell-Shaw, 12-6

On a night on which their minds, justifiably, were not totally on baseball, visiting Dalzell-Shaw jumped on Kershaw County starter Scott Baldwin for four runs in the top of the first. The hosts would answer with five runs in their first at-bat, leading the way to a 12-6 victory on Thursday at American Legion Park.

June 20, 2011 | Tom Didato | Sports


Cheraw makes Post 17ers work for longer-than-expected 11-5 win

Like a walk in the park which is interrupted by a late afternoon rain storm, Kershaw County's apparent romp over visiting Cheraw on Monday night became a longer-than-anticipated struggle.

June 15, 2011 | Tom Didato | Sports


Thunder from above gives way to thunder on the track at Sonny Greer Memorial Race

Sponsored by the Palmetto Drag Racer Association (PDRA) and the Darlington track, the event was held to honor the memory of the late Kershaw County resident, businessman and friend, Sonny Greer. A founding member of the organization, Greer is widely remembered for his honest character, fun nature and talent with high-performance cars, engines and custom restorations.

June 15, 2011 | By PAM PEEK Special to the C-I | Auto racing


Ansley, Baldwin come up big as Post 17 rebounds with win

Kershaw County got the three things it needed most Friday night; a win, a little breathing room in second place and some rest, although not necessarily in that order.

June 13, 2011 | Tom Didato | Sports


Perkins is prepared to take the next step in his track career at USC-Upstate

When you are a new coach, regardless of the sport, it is always nice to have that one senior who can be your "go-to" guy or girl to help ease your transition to the program.

June 13, 2011 | Tom Didato | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


Dorton's summer gets complicated

When he signed a national letter-of-intent to play baseball at the College of Charleston earlier this spring, Will Dorton talked about a last-ditch effort by coaches from the University of South Carolina to try and get him to change his mind and sign with the Gamecocks.

June 10, 2011 | Tom Didato | Sports


Six hours later ... Post 17 holds on for 30-24 victory

SUMTER -- There are a lot of things that can happen in a baseball game.

June 10, 2011 | By MICHAEL CHRISTOPHER Special to the C-I (Camden, S.C.) | Sports


L-E's Dorton selected by Reds in 15th round of MLB Draft

The Cincinnati Reds selected former Lugoff-Elgin standout Will Dorton with the 475th pick in the 15th round of the Major League Baseball Draft on Tuesday afternoon.

June 08, 2011 | Tom Didato | Sports


Davis looks to stay on a roll while playing for Lancers

After what was considered a sub-par junior season, Kal Davis put up some eye-popping numbers for the Camden High baseball team this past spring.

June 08, 2011 | Tom Didato | Camden High/Middle


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Kohn signs contract with Tampa Bay Rays

Camden native and former Camden High School baseball standout Michael Kohn has signed a one-year Major League contract with the Tampa Bay Rays.

October 20, 2014 | Tom Didato | Sports


Post-game brawl at Zemp under investigation

It should have been the perfect ending to a festive Friday night at Zemp Stadium. A Camden High School (CHS) Bulldog football victory over once-beaten Dreher, which put them in a four-way tie atop the Region 4-AAA standings, came after a pre-game and halftime tribute to the school's 1964 AAA state championship team.

October 20, 2014 | Tom Didato | Camden


Banged-up Knights come up short against Indian Land, 20-7

As his team boarded the bus for Friday's game with Indian Land, North Central head football coach Louis Clyburn just about had enough healthy bodies to form a hockey line, never mind an offensive line.

October 20, 2014 | Tom Didato | North Central High/Middle


Quick-starting Vikings sprint past L-E

COLUMBIA --- Spring Valley made a late surge in the first half and never looked back defeating visiting Lugoff-Elgin, 40-14, in a Region 4-4A game played Friday night at Harry Parone Stadium.

October 20, 2014 | By TYLER CUPP Special to the C-I (Camden, S.C.) | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


Bulldogs outmuscle Dreher, 39-30

It should have been a night in which the Camden High football locker room was hopping. Instead, the silence coming from the south corner of Zemp Stadium was deafening.

October 20, 2014 | Tom Didato | Camden High/Middle


L-E completes comeback for season sweep of CHS

It was not going to happen on their watch.

October 17, 2014 | Tom Didato | Sports


Lady Demons remaion focused on goals

This was not the way she and her Lugoff-Elgin volleyball team would have scripted it, but Jessica Mullins and company still have some unfinished business left in front of themselves in this, the final week of the regular season.

October 15, 2014 | Tom Didato | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


Too great to be forgotten

Parris Island can be hell on earth for most United States Marine Corps recruits who are sent there for boot camp as they learn the ropes as to what it takes to be a Marine.

October 15, 2014 | Tom Didato | Sports


Dogs hope return to playoffs will be a snap

Long snappers are a lot like plumbers. You never realize how much you need one until there is an inch of standing water in your kitchen.

August 20, 2014 | Tom Didato | Camden High/Middle


Crisis Management 101

It was business as usual for the football program at Lugoff-Elgin in the early part of the spring and summer.

August 13, 2014 | Tom Didato | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


Hello, again

For almost as long as North Central fans can remember, schools such as Andrew Jackson, Indian Land, Buford and Chesterfield have been the region rivals of the Knights' athletic teams.

August 13, 2014 | Tom Didato | Sports


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