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KCGC meeting to usher in USC football season

University of South Carolina football radio analyst and former Gamecock quarterback Tommy Suggs and USC assistant baseball coach Stuart Lake will be the guests speakers at the Kershaw County Gamecock Club's "2017 Carolina Kickoff " meeting on Tuesday, Aug. 22.

August 18, 2017 | | Sports


L-E seniors look to break through against Bulldogs tonight at Zemp

With his first pass attempt of the 2016 season, North Central quarterback Michael Williamson hooked up with Markell Portee on a 10-yard fade pattern pass for a touchdown in a game with Buford.

August 18, 2017 | Tom Didato | Sports


Knights host Rocks to open Drakeford era in Boonetown

Tyronne Drakeford has played on football's biggest stage in being a member of the Super Bowl XXIX champion San Francisco 49ers. That does not mean the North Central head football coach does not get butterflies before a game, especially his first one in his new job.

August 18, 2017 | Tom Didato | Sports


KCGC ready to kick off football season

University of South Carolina football radio analyst and former Gamecopck quarterback Tommy Suggs and USC assistant baseball coach Stuart Lake will be the guests speakers at the Kershaw County Gamecock Club's "2017 Carolina Kickoff " meeting on Tuesday, Aug. 22.

August 15, 2017 | | Sports


L-E vs. CHS advance tickets on sale for $6

August 14, 2017 | | Sports


Weather, new coaches will add intrigue to tonight’s jamboree

Well, at least it may feel like football weather.

August 11, 2017 | Tom Didato | Sports


Series of football scrimmages on tap Tuesday

All three Kershaw County high school football teams close scrimmage action with contests throughout today.

August 08, 2017 | | Sports


KCGC kickoff meeting will feature Suggs and Lake

University of South Carolina football radio analyst and former Gamecock quarterback Tommy Suggs and USC assistant baseball coach Stuart Lake will be the guest speakers at the Kershaw County Gamecock Club's "2017 Carolina Kickoff" meeting on Tuesday, Aug. 22.

August 08, 2017 | | Sports


Dorton named CofC pitching coach

Former Lugoff-Elgin pitcher and past Kershaw County Post 17 American Legion head baseball coach Will Dorton was officially introduced as the new pitching coach at his alma mater, the College of Charleston, last Friday.

August 08, 2017 | | Sports


Meet Dr. Jekyll and … Dr. Jekyll

All last summer, the signs and words all pointed toward Chandler Price being the person who would step under center as Lugoff-Elgin's starting quarterback when the Demons opened their season against rival Camden in mid-August.

August 08, 2017 | Tom Didato | Sports


L-E planning to appeal proposed move into 5A

A summer filled with rumors turned into reality for Lugoff-Elgin High and the school's athletic director/head football coach Matt Campbell.

August 04, 2017 | Tom Didato | Sports


Kershaw County football teams begin brief scrimmage season

After having opened pre-season camp last Friday, Kershaw County's three public school varsity football teams will get a chance to hit someone other than their own teammates when the scrimmage season opens.

August 04, 2017 | Tom Didato | Sports


Football season in Kershaw County kicks into gear

High school football players in Kershaw County returned to the practice field last Friday to begin preparation for the 2017 season which opens up with Week Zero games for all three public school varsity programs on Friday, Aug. 18.

August 01, 2017 | Tom Didato | Sports


CHS, L-E boosters in the midst of fundraising efforts

The Trident Club, the primary booster club for Lugoff-Elgin High School Athletics, is in the midst of a fundraising drive to recognize the school's championship teams and student-athletes.

August 01, 2017 | | Sports


Safety-mandated changes coming to Zemp in 2018

While discussing the various rumors as to the cost involved and how the new scoreboard at Zemp Stadium will be paid for (see July 25 edition of the Chronicle-Independent), Camden High School principal Dan Matthews made it a point to say that no public funds earmarked for the oldest high school football stadium still in use in the Palmetto State will go toward toward the scoreboard.

July 28, 2017 | Tom Didato | Sports


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Redemption Song

Thanks to his having sustained a shoulder injury late in the third quarter of last year's game with Camden, Reddek Kelley was not around ...

August 22, 2017 | Tom Didato | Sports


Knights rally to give Drakeford first victory, 26-21

All it took was a bolt of lightning on Thursday to render the game clock that is a part of North Central's football scoreboard ...

August 22, 2017 | Tom Didato | Sports


Drakeford, Knights reach for the stars

In his first season in the NFL, Tyronne Drakeford helped the San Francisco 49ers win Super Bowl XXIX. Now the retired cornerback hopes to bring ...

August 18, 2017 | Tom Didato | Sports


Williamson is on a mission to prove that he is back and better than ever

With his first pass attempt of the 2016 season, North Central quarterback Michael Williamson hooked up with Markell Portee on a 10-yard fade pattern pass ...

August 18, 2017 | Tom Didato | Sports


Dogs give away no secrets in a 7-7 tie with AJ

Fans attending Friday's 42nd annual Camden Shrine Club Football Jamboree waited out a lightning delay to see what type of offense first-year Camden head ...

August 15, 2017 | Tom Didato | Sports


Demons overcome mistakes and Knights

This is why you play scrimmages or, in this instance, a jamboree.

August 15, 2017 | Tom Didato | Sports


Foundation laid, L-E will keep on building

Matt Campbell is a "what have you done for me lately" kind of a guy. And as he enters his third season as head coach ...

August 15, 2017 | Tom Didato | Sports


Dogs hoping to go on the defensive in 2017

These are usually the days when a new head coach cites the familiar refrain that he wishes he had more time to get everything he ...

August 11, 2017 | Tom Didato | Sports


Heart and soul

Frightening sights are not uncommon on the football field. Freak injuries can come with something as simple as a cleat which gets caught in the ...

August 11, 2017 | Tom Didato | Sports


New rules stress safety for 2017 high school season

The National Federation of State High Schools (NFHS) continues to tweak its rules governing high school football, this year focusing on protection of defenseless players ...

August 11, 2017 | | 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 ...

July 14, 2017 | Tom Didato | Sports


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