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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


17ers' rally falls short in 5-4 loss to Sumter

A night which had a controversial start ended with Sumter holding off a late-game Kershaw County rally as visiting Post 15 left American Legion Park with a 5-4 victory Post 17 Monday night in a battle of League III American Legion unbeatens.

June 08, 2011 | Tom Didato | Sports


Dorton, King lead post 17 past Manning-Santee for third win

MANNING -- Kershaw County Post 17 continued its winning ways on Thursday, defeating Manning-Santee 9-5 at the Manning High School baseball field to move to a 3-0 start on the young American Legion season.

June 06, 2011 | By Michael Christopher Special to the C-I | Sports


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


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Demons hope to celebrate homcoming with a win

Homecoming is that Catch-22 for a head football coach. He must walk a fine line between allowing his players to enjoy the week-long festivities while also making sure their minds are on Friday night's game.

October 24, 2014 | Tom Didato | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


Knights face familiar challenge against high-flying Cheraw

Youth, like ignorance, can sometimes be bliss.

October 24, 2014 | Tom Didato | North Central High/Middle


No playoffs for Camden as result of brawl

Camden High School (CHS) has been ruled ineligible to compete in this year's AAA state football playoffs after the S.C. High School League (SCHSL) completed its investigation of the post-game incident involving the Bulldogs and Dreher High School last Friday night at Zemp Stadium following a 39-30 Camden victory.

October 24, 2014 | Tom Didato | Camden


Pate's 2 TDs lift CMA past Knights

After the heartbreak of a 34-28 loss to the Carolina Wildcats one week earlier, the Camden Military Academy football team righted the ship on Saturday with a 20-12 win over the visiting New Covenant Knights.

October 22, 2014 | Tom Didato | Camden Military


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


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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