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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


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


Lynch pitches Post 17 past Manning-Santee

On a night in which Jay Lynch did not need much help, Manning-Santee gave the Post 17 pitcher more than he would need.

June 27, 2017 | | Sports


17ers sweep M-S to stay in title hunt

In spite of the temptation to keep one eye peeled on how things are going in this week's three-game series between Manning-Santee and League III-leading Sumter, Kershaw County American Legion baseball coach Tyler Pike will concern himself with more pressing matters, such as his team's trio of contests with Dalzell-Shaw which opened Monday at Thomas Sumter Academy.

June 27, 2017 | Tom Didato | Sports


Post 17’s offense explodes in 21-10 victory over M-S

MANNING -- After giving up six runs in the top of the sixth inning of their American Legion baseball League III contest against Kershaw County Post 17 on Monday, Manning-Santee Post 68 found itself in an 11-5 hole. However, M-S appeared to have itself back in the game with four runs in the bottom of the inning, making it 11-9.

June 23, 2017 | By DENNIS BRUNSON Special to the C-I (Camden, S.C.) | Sports


P-17ers beat storm and Hartsville while improving to 3-3 in League III

Falling asleep is too strong a term. Maybe, taking a little nap would describe it better.

June 20, 2017 | Tom Didato | Sports


KC 10U softball all-stars ready to host district tournament

The Kershaw County 10U girls' all-star softball team tuned up for Saturday's district tournament at Larry Doby Park in Camden by rattling off seven wins in as many games in pre-tourney competition.

June 16, 2017 | | Sports


There’s no place like home for L-E lineman Campbell

Within the past 10 days, Wyatt Campbell added scholarship offers from Arizona State and Colorado State to bring his total to 18. A trip to either Tempe or Fort Collins would have made for a nice out-of-town weekend for the Lugoff-Elgin rising senior offensive tackle.

June 16, 2017 | Tom Didato | Sports


Seventh (inning) hardly heaven for P-17 in loss to Hartsville

One-third of the way into a 12-game League III season is not the optimal time to push the panic button but after four games, Kershaw County American Legion head coach Tyler Pike is noticing a disturbing trend.

June 16, 2017 | Tom Didato | Sports


17ers bounce back with 4-3 victory over Hartsville

Hanging on for dear life, Kershaw County received a game-ending strikeout from Mikael Nelson --- leaving runners on first and second --- to leave Jimmy White Park with a 4-3 win over Hartsville in an American Legion game played Tuesday in Kelleytown.

June 16, 2017 | Tom Didato | Sports


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Baseball, softball players collect postseason laurels

A pair of Lugoff-Elgin baseball players will play in this week's South Carolina Baseball Coaches Association All-Star game while a Camden High softball player ...

May 22, 2018 | Tom Didato | Sports


Season of change

Nearly 30 players from six different high schools answered the call when the rain-abbreviated tryouts for the Kershaw County Post 17 Senior American Legion baseball ...

May 22, 2018 | Tom Didato | Sports


2018 Post 17 schedule

May

May 22, 2018 | | Sports


Mills has change of heart; signs with Emmanuel

There are no game films for tennis coaches to watch in preparing for an upcoming opponent. The first time they see their foe for that ...

May 22, 2018 | Tom Didato | Sports


Getting defensive helps Ellis land spot at USC-L

As he and assistant coach Kenny Galdeen looked for answers to help solidify his team's defense in the spring of 2017, Camden High girls ...

May 18, 2018 | Tom Didato | Sports


Three Kershaw County players earn All-State baseball honors

Lugoff-Elgin teammates Zac Branham and Jake Laffin and North Central's Cam Holley were named to the South Carolina Baseball Coaches Association All-State baseball teams.

May 18, 2018 | Tom Didato | Sports


Wanna bet? Don’t hold your breath

When the Supreme Court ruled Monday that states outside of Nevada would be able to legalize sports gambling, there was one school of thought here ...

May 18, 2018 | Tom Didato | Sports


Got rings?

Too large to crawl in through a window and not allowed to have a key to its two doors, if given the chance, Seth Branham ...

May 15, 2018 | Tom Didato | Sports


Lady Bulldogs’ 4 x 400 team runs to AAA championship

Heading into Saturday's AAA state track and field meet at Spring Valley High School as the top seed, the Camden High girls' 4 x ...

May 15, 2018 | | Sports


Murphy garners SEC honors as Auburn heads to NCAA tourney

AUBURN, Ala. --- Auburn senior Kelli Murphy was honored by the Southeastern Conference as the league announced its annual women's golf awards Thursday.

May 15, 2018 | | Sports


Dixon receives Arthur Ashe Award

FLORENCE --- Camden's Brooke Dixon, a member of the Francis Francis Marion University women's basketball team, was one of three Patriot student-athletes to have ...

May 15, 2018 | | Sports


St. James ends Demons’ season

It came earlier than they would have wanted it to but, when the Lugoff-Elgin baseball team gathered for the final time to listen to head ...

May 11, 2018 | Tom Didato | Sports


In lofty company

Maggie Speaks, more than anybody, knew how big a deal it was.

May 11, 2018 | Tom Didato | Sports


Post 17 tryouts to be held next week

Tryouts for the James Leroy Belk Kershaw County Post 17 Senior American Legion baseball team will be held on Monday through Wednesday, May 14-1, beginning ...

May 11, 2018 | | Sports


Keen changes course, signs to run cross-country at Presbyterian

in a competitive setting? Enough to have said no to the University of South Carolina's Honors College --- after she was accepted into it --- in ...

May 11, 2018 | Tom Didato | Sports


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