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Christ Church blanks Knights, 14-0

Doing everything but grabbing the brass ring on the merry-go-'round which was the base paths, North Central left the barn door open for Christ Church's horses to get loose.

May 02, 2011 | Tom Didato | North Central High/Middle


Playoff games continue this weekend for KC squads

Due to Thursday's rains, last night's District 6-4A softball game between Lugoff-Elgin and Sumter, in Sumter, was postponed until tonight at 6 p.m.

April 29, 2011 | Tom Didato | Sports


Winter Memories sends chill through Appalachian Stakes field

Keeneland's Polytrack and grass racing surfaces continued to be good to horses with Camden's connections as the Kirkwood Stables-prepared Winter Memories took last Thursday's $100,000 Appalachian Stakes (Gr. III).

April 29, 2011 | Tom Didato | Equine


Spartans part of Southern lacrosse boom

The world of sports is dominated in the South by high school and collegiate athletics, and it always has been.

April 29, 2011 | By DRAY LLOYD II Special to the C-I (Camden, S.C.) | Camden Military


A jump in numbers

They stay in local hotels for several nights in a row. They eat in local restaurants, spend money at area stores and establishments and fill their tanks in Camden-area gas stations. They provide a needed boost to the local economy during their travels to Kershaw County.

April 29, 2011 | Tom Didato | Kershaw County


Faulkenberry plays his way onto USC-Lancaster baseball squad

While some players sign letters-of-intent to play sports at the college of their choice, when Brandon Faulkenberry decided to attend USC-Lancaster and play baseball at the school, he was guaranteed nothing.

April 29, 2011 | Tom Didato | North Central High/Middle


Four county teams open playoffs on Thursday

By TOM DIDATO

April 27, 2011 | Tom Didato | Sports


Murphy ready to 'lead off' new career after signing with USC-Lancaster

For the better part of the past three seasons, Lugoff-Elgin baseball coach Randy Stokes could have saved himself the trouble of writing Jacob Murphy's name atop his team's batting order if he just bought a rubber stamp with the shortstop's name on it.

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


CHS JVs lose final game of their season

The Camden High junior varsity baseball team lost their season finale, 7-3, against Darlington last Monday.

April 27, 2011 | By Jerry Broughton Special to the C-I | Camden High/Middle


Reynolds ready to begin new chapter in his golf career

When you have been swinging a golf club since the age of two, breaking the habit is not the easiest thing in to do.

April 25, 2011 | Tom Didato | Camden High/Middle


Demons fail to capitalize on chances in 7-6 loss to Vikings

Austin Hill probably would like to avoid having collisions like the one which the Spring Valley reliever had with his first baseman, Evan Polk, on Tuesday night.

April 22, 2011 | Tom Didato | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


Irmo uses pair of home runs to leave Demons on brink of playoff elimination

Long after the fans and both teams had left Optimist Field, Lugoff-Elgin baseball coach Randy Stokes walked his family to their car in the parking lot. On the way back to turn the lights off at the field, he stopped to talk to the school's athletic director, Scott Jones, and assistant football coach Calvin McRoy.

April 22, 2011 | Tom Didato | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


Camden jayvees win two of three games

Hartsville came to Camden and played the Bulldog jayvee baseball team at Legion Field and the Red Foxes left with a 12-11 loss last Monday.

April 20, 2011 | By Jerry Broughton Special to the C-I | Sports


Get Stormy gets first Grade I win

Last summer, Get Stormy won both the Fourstardave Handicap and the Bernard Baruch, a pair of Grade 2 races on the turf at Saratoga. He then came home fourth and third, respectively, in his first two Grade I starts for trainer Tom Bush.

April 20, 2011 | Tom Didato | Equine


Dorton follows his heart by signing with College of Charleston

How firm was Will Dorton's commitment to play baseball at the College of Charleston?

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


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P-17ers in it to win it

As he was heading home in the wee hours of Friday morning from Thursday's evening's baseball game at Georgetown, Kershaw County American Legion baseball team pitching coach Will Dorton stopped by a gas station to fill his car's tank. While there, Dorton, who still had his Post 17 uniform on, had a local police officer come up to him asking how the team did and who was pitching in that night's third game.

July 25, 2014 | Tom Didato | Sports


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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