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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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Still jumping at 79

The 79th annual Hunter Trials, sponsored by the Camden Hunt, will take place Saturday beginning at 9 a.m., at Hunter Trial Hill on Knights Hill Road, across the street from the Springdale Race Course.

February 27, 2015 | By KATHEE STAHL Special to the C-I (Camden, S.C.) | Equine


White’s commitment pays off with PSU-Fayette signing

After having played football for his first two years at Camden High School, Xavier White decided to hang up his cleats and dive head first into wrestling following his sophomore season.

February 27, 2015 | Tom Didato | Camden High/Middle


Jones prepared to take next step in football journey at North Greenville

Dakota Jones was asked to step out of his comfort zone in Lugoff-Elgin's defensive scheme last fall.

February 25, 2015 | Tom Didato | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


Bowers will keep getting his kicks at Erskine

Growing up, Brandon Bowers was told by his coaches that he was too small to be any good at sports.

February 23, 2015 | Tom Didato | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


Cauthen latest in long line of Dogs headed to Newberry

There is nothing like familir faces to make you feel at home.

February 20, 2015 | Tom Didato | Camden High/Middle


Wilson has high hopes after signing with Wolves

D.J. Wilson has always stood out above the crowd. But it was not until the fifth grade when he had a birds-eye view of life.

February 13, 2015 | Tom Didato | Camden High/Middle


Cutting to the Chase

For most of his young life, Chase Truesdale spent his falls playing football before switching over the basketball in December.

February 11, 2015 | Tom Didato | Camden High/Middle


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