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Few ready for the challenge of two seasons of golf after signing with USC-L

College means a change of life for any freshman. That also includes how things are both inside and outside the classroom.

June 06, 2011 | Tom Didato | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


Post 17ers make quick work of Hartsville in 15-4 victory

Lose a chance for a win or protect a young arm.

June 03, 2011 | Tom Didato | Sports


Out of the pen, into the fire

COLUMBIA -- It was two days before the University of South Carolina baseball team was to open defense of its NCAA national championship and Forrest Koumas still had no idea as to when he would be getting the ball.

June 03, 2011 | Tom Didato | Sports


Dorton turns up the heat as P-17ers open with a 7-2 win

In a perfect world, first-year Kershaw County American Legion head coach Curtis Johnson would have brought Will Dorton in one or, two innings later.

June 01, 2011 | Tom Didato | Sports


Winter Memories not ready to melt in the heat of summer

Winter Memories, a 3-year-old El Prado- Memories of Silver by Silver Hawk filly scored her second win in as many starts this year by taking Monday's $150,000-added Sands Point Stakes (Gr. 2) at Belmont Park.

June 01, 2011 | Tom Didato | Equine


Connell ready to soldier on after signing with The Citadel

All you have to do is look around at the landscape which is college athletics and read the headlines about those who make a mockery of the word "student" in the term student-athlete.

June 01, 2011 | Tom Didato | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


Walker's Landing second in $150,000 Marine Stakes

Walker's Landing, a 3-year-old colt prepared by Donna Freyer's Custom Care Equine in Camden is proving to be a horse for all courses.

May 30, 2011 | Tom Didato | Equine


Post 17 kicks off season with two-game homestand

New coach. New uniforms. Same goals.

May 30, 2011 | Tom Didato | Sports


Bulldogs pulled together in carving out a memorable campaign on the courts

Five days after his team lost to Bluffton in the second round of the AAA state tennis playoffs, Camden head coach Roger Smoak took a Sunday afternoon drive. While passing by the Rectory Square tennis courts, he saw five of his players (including four returnees) out on the court playing doubles.

May 30, 2011 | Tom Didato | Camden High/Middle


Happy re'tire'ment

If his former players could give Mark Wade a going away present, it would probably be the oversized truck tires which the retiring Lugoff-Elgin strength and conditioning coach would make players flip down the field during the most brutally hot days of the summer.

May 27, 2011 | Tom Didato | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


Post 17 gears up for arms race as locals prepare to open Johnson era

Copycats and sports, oftentimes, go hand-in-hand. So, if you are going to take a page out of someone else's book, you might as well shoot for the moon.

May 27, 2011 | Tom Didato | Sports


Duggan not prepared to turn her back on volleyball

Sometimes, nothing beats a family discussion at the dinner table to help a young person sort out a potential problem.

May 25, 2011 | Tom Didato | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


Options abound for Outlaw after signing with Lancers

Decisions. Decisions. Decisions.

May 23, 2011 | Tom Didato | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


L-E's Horton prepared to take his tennis game to the next level at USC-L

You might call Tyler Horton a late arrival on the tennis scene. But that did not prevent the University of South Carolina-Lancaster from calling on him when searching for a quality addition to its team.

May 20, 2011 | Tom Didato | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


Flashpoint, Mr. Commons listed at 20-1 morning line odds for Preakness

Camden resident and Peachtree Racing president John Fort will try for a second Grade I victory in 15 days when Flashpoint takes to the race track in Saturday's $1 million Preakness Stakes at the Pimlico Race Course in Baltimore.

May 20, 2011 | Tom Didato | Equine


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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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