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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


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


Watch this

Just minutes before the playing of the National Anthem before the first game of the Camden Shrine Club Football Jamboree last August, Brian Boan, a technician employed by the Kershaw County School District, was standing atop a ladder trying to mend the broken scoreboard at Zemp Stadium.

July 25, 2017 | Tom Didato | Sports


Hard work pays off for Kohn with Twins deal

Michael Kohn is back in the game.

July 21, 2017 | Tom Didato | Sports


Former L-E standout Murphy named All-American Scholar

AUBURN, Ala. -- Kelli Murphy is one of two Auburn University women's golfers were named All-American Scholars by the Women's Golf Coaches Association, the organization announced.

July 21, 2017 | | Sports


Fan club

July 18, 2017 | | 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


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


Little Bulldog Football Camp on deck

Here is the listing of upcoming summer youth sports camps in Kershaw County:

July 14, 2017 | | 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


P-17 wins a laugher behind Lynch

On a warm night along the coast, Jay Lynch was not forced to work hard as Kershaw County went up, 2-0, on Georgetown with an 18-0 Thursday night win in a game played at Mike Johnson Park.

July 11, 2017 | | Sports


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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 ...

August 15, 2017 | | 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


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

August 14, 2017 | | 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


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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

August 04, 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 ...

July 14, 2017 | Tom Didato | Sports


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