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Past Carolina Cup champs, riders take aim at Spa features

A large, accomplished field containing two Grade 1 winners and several other graded victors will line up Thursday for the $150,000 A. P. Smithwick Memorial (Gr. 1), the first top-rated steeplechase race on the Saratoga Race Course calendar.

July 25, 2017 | By DON CLIPPINGER | Equine


Hard work pays off for Kohn with Twins deal

Michael Kohn is back in the game.

July 21, 2017 | Tom Didato | Sports


C-N takes series in four by hanging on to top 17ers, 9-6

Exiting the field following Thursday's 4-0 loss Chapin-Newberry, which gave the visitors a 2-0 lead in the best-of-five second round series, Kershaw County American Legion head coach Tyler Pike was steadfast in his confidence that his team was hardly ready to hoist the white flag.

July 18, 2017 | Tom Didato | Sports


It’s all Greek to her

For as long as Maggie Speaks can remember, summer meant traveling with her family for a beach vacation before returning home and preparing for the upcoming volleyball season, be it first for Camden Middle School and then, Camden High.

July 14, 2017 | Tom Didato | Sports


This summer’s numbers game

While in some parts of the country, summer is in its infancy, in and around Kershaw County it is that in-between time in which baseball is winding down and football begins to creep into our collective psyche.

July 14, 2017 | Tom Didato | Sports


Error-prone P-17 lets one slip away

NEWBERRY – Not even the best pitching can overcome an abundance of mistakes made in the field. And quality opponents make people pay for those miscues.

July 14, 2017 | Tom Didato | Sports


17ers deliver knockout blow in 16-1 rout

With a roster filled with first-year players, Kershaw County took a veterans' approach to Friday's third game of its best-of-five first round playoff series with Georgetown.

July 11, 2017 | Tom Didato | Sports


17ers run wild to take series opener

When you can score two runs with the batter motoring to third base after a dropped third strike pitch, you kind of figure it is or, is not, going to be your night, depending on your point of view.

July 07, 2017 | Tom Didato | Sports


Abbott banking on latest life experience to carry him through FDTC

Not all the lessons you learn in life are gleamed from a book or, come from within the walls of the classroom. Some must come the hard way.

July 07, 2017 | Tom Didato | Sports


Red-hot P-17 draws G’town in round 1

It is full steam ahead for the Kershaw County American Legion team which enters the Lower State playoffs on an eight-game win streak.

July 04, 2017 | Tom Didato | Sports


Box seat to history

(Editor's note: Wednesday marks the 70th anniversary of Camden native Larry Doby's breaking the American League's color barrier when he played his first game as a member of the Cleveland Indians on Saturday, July 5, 1947.)

July 04, 2017 | Tom Didato | Sports


Lynch’s arm, Butler’s bat leads 17ers past Jets, 14-2

Tyler Pike is not about to tug on the reins of a Thoroughbred at the top of the home stretch.

June 30, 2017 | Tom Didato | Sports


KC makes Dalzell-Shaw pay for its mistakes in series-opening victory

DALZELL -- Coming off a 2-1 victory over Hartsville Post 53 last Friday, the Dalzell-Shaw Jets came into Monday's American Legion baseball game against Kershaw County riding a wave of confidence.

June 30, 2017 | By DENNIS BRUNSON Special to the C-I (Camden, S.C.) | Sports


NC stays in-house with hire

Be true to your school.

June 30, 2017 | Tom Didato | North Central High/Middle


P-17 will travel to Dalzell-Shaw on Friday

Thursday's scheduled Kershaw County Post 17 American Legion baseball game at Dalzell-Shaw has been moved to Friday night at General Field at Thomas Sumter Academy. Game time is set for 7:30 p.m.

June 28, 2017 | Tom Didato | Sports


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L-E calls Gators’ bluff

Coaches love to say that no one contest is bigger than any other. The one-game, one-match at a time approach has been part of their ...

December 15, 2017 | Tom Didato | Sports


Demons follow familiar script to knock off Bulldogs, 59-53

Hollywood could not have scripted a remake as close to the original as that which Lugoff-Elgin displayed Friday night.

December 12, 2017 | Tom Didato | Sports


Lady Bulldogs rally for 47-42 win

Playing with a late game lead has been a blessing and a curse for the Camden girls' basketball team. Sending players to the free throw ...

December 12, 2017 | Tom Didato | Sports


Lady Knights survive foulapalooza

As part of his team's regular practice routine, first-year North Central girls' basketball coach David Dawson implements a four-player defensive drill with his girls ...

December 08, 2017 | Tom Didato | Sports


Demons hold off late charge from Knights

You never appreciate what you had until it's gone. That is a fact of life and, in this instance, basketball.

December 08, 2017 | Tom Didato | Sports


Demons rally down stretch for 71-67 win

There is never an optimal occasion to hit a dry spell. Some, however, are more ill-timed than others.

December 05, 2017 | Tom Didato | Sports


Lady Bulldogs fend off L-E threat for 47-37 win

Frustration comes in different forms for different teams.

December 05, 2017 | Tom Didato | Sports


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