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Setting the bar high

Visitors making their way into the National Steeplechase Museum are greeted by a pair of cement lawn jockeys painted in the silks of the defending Carolina Cup and Marion duPont Scott Colonial Cup champions.

March 30, 2018 | Tom Didato | Sports


Springdale-record $325,000 in purse money up for grabs

Trainer Ricky Hendriks had his best season in a long time last year, and he will be looking to continue his successful run when two of his best, Swansea Mile and Zanjabeel, start in the 48th running of the $150,000 Marion duPont Scott Colonial Cup (Gr. 1), the featured contest of Saturday's 84th annual Carolina Cup Races.

March 30, 2018 | By DON CLIPPINGER | Sports


High school players break out the lumber

The ping will be replaced by the crack of the baseball bat next week.

March 30, 2018 | | Sports


Gators put Demons’ clinching party on hold with 3-2 victory

Lakewood stayed in the hunt for the Region 6-4A baseball championship while making visiting Lugoff-Elgin wait for another day for its opportunity with a 2-1 win over the Demons Tuesday night in Sumter County.

March 30, 2018 | | Sports


Jockeys’ welfare at forefront of Cup eve event

As a steeplechase jockey/trainer, Forrest Kelly has had his share of spills from the back of a horse and knows what it is like to be laying on the ground waiting for medical help to arrive at the scene to tend to injuries sustained after being thrown off a mount.

March 27, 2018 | Tom Didato | Sports


This week in KC sports

Monday: Camden at Irmo (G – 4 p.m.); Andrew Jackson, North Central at Lugoff-Elgin (G – 4 p.m.); Crestwood at Camden Military Academy (BB – 4:30 p.m.); Camden at North Central (GSOC – 5:30 p.m.); Andrew Jackson at North Central (BB – 6:30 p.m.); Rock Hill at Lugoff-Elgin (GSOC – 7 p.m.); Dutch Fork at Lugoff-Elgin (SB – 7:30 p.m.)

March 27, 2018 | | Sports


L-E caps 4-0 week with 10-3 win over Dogs

Beating Hartsville to stay perfect in Region 6-4A play on Friday was the main course for the Lugoff-Elgin baseball team. Settling a score with rival Camden the next day to cap a 4-0 week was the pie a la mode.

March 27, 2018 | Tom Didato | Sports


Lady Demons stay hot, stop Camden 11-1

A three-win week was just what the doctor ordered for the Lugoff-Elgin softball team which ended that string with an 11-1 victory over Camden, spoiling Saturday's Dogfest at Marcus Warren Memorial Field.

March 27, 2018 | Tom Didato | Sports


Bulldog rally comes up short

Unable to catch lightning in a bottle for the second time in as many seasons, Camden could not overcome a quick Indian Land spurt with a furious closing rush and come away with a win.

March 27, 2018 | Tom Didato | Sports


CHS hosting baseball camp over spring break

Camden High School and the Kershaw County Parks & Recreation Department will co-sponsor their annual Spring Break Baseball Camp from Monday, April 2 through Wednesday, April 4 at American Legion Park (on Ehrenclou Drive) in Camden.

March 26, 2018 | | Sports


L-E visits CHS for Saturday Dogfest

DogFest: A Celebration of Being a Camden Bulldog, will be held on Saturday, March 24 at Camden High's American Legion Park.

March 23, 2018 | | Sports


Knights drop pair of region games

North Central had enough hits to have won a ballgame but the Knights stranded seven runners in scoring position which ended up proving costly to the hosts who dropped a 4-0 decision to visiting Chesterfield in a Region 4-AA contest played Wednesday night in Boonetown.

March 23, 2018 | | Sports


Bulldogs top Barons, fall to Eagles

Chapin righted its ship following back-to-back, non-conference losses to Lugoff-Elgin and Lexington by sweeping Region 5-4A foe and defending 4A state champion A.C. Flora. Wednesday night, the state's top-ranked 4A entry ran their win streak to three by shutting out Camden, 11-0, at American Legion Park.

March 23, 2018 | | Sports


Demons sit atop 6-4A standings

When it comes to beating Hartsville and taking the lead in Region 6-4A, to boot, Lugoff-Elgin head coach Randy Stokes does not the little things bother him.

March 23, 2018 | Tom Didato | Sports


This week in KC sports

Monday: Camden at Hartsville (G – 4 p.m.); Lugoff-Elgin at Ridge View (G – 4 p.m.); Camden Military Academy at Wilson (BB – 4:30 p.m. – DH); North Central at Buford (SB – 6:30 p.m.); Midland Valley at Lugoff-Elgin (BB – 7 p.m.); North Central at Buford (BB – 7 p.m.); Camden at Andrew Jackson (GSOC – 7 p.m.)

March 20, 2018 | | Sports


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Gift exchange

During the course of his post-game interview, Camden baseball coach Denny Beckley used the word "discombobulated" to explain his thought process when asked of tonight ...

April 20, 2018 | Tom Didato | Sports


Block buster

Speed. You either have it or, you don't.

April 20, 2018 | Tom Didato | Sports


Bulldog netters stop Demons, 5-1

With a biting wind sending the ball in different directions and the temperature seeming much lower than the 57 degrees that the thermometers read, the ...

April 20, 2018 | | Sports


CHS, L-E suffer softball defeats

Maddie McNeill hit a two-run home run in the fifth inning to draw Camden to within, 7-5, but it was not enough as visiting Indian ...

April 20, 2018 | | Sports


Culp finally gets his due

During his 34 seasons sitting at the head of the Camden girls' basketball bench, the late Mike Culp and his life were open books.

April 13, 2018 | Tom Didato | Sports


Power Surge

It may have bothered some neighbors but, it was music to James Marlow's ears.

April 13, 2018 | Tom Didato | Sports


L-E netters split two matches

Lugoff-Elgin tuned up for Thursday's Region 6-4A opening tennis match with Hartsville by dropping a Wednesday match to always tough 5A foe Spring Valley ...

April 13, 2018 | | Sports


McNeill, Dow help CHS get by Lady Knights, 16-6

Camden scored the first eight runs and closed with an eight-run bottom of the sixth to take a 16-6 win over visiting North Central in ...

April 13, 2018 | | Sports


Clinic Classic offers three run/walk events

The 2018 Clinic Classic will be held Saturday, April 28 at 7:30 a.m. and includes a 1-mile, a 5K and a 10K race.

April 10, 2018 | | Sports


Devils blank L-E for tourney title

Dreher scored 10 runs in the first four innings which was more than enough for pitcher Matt Mince to work with as the Blue Devils ...

April 10, 2018 | | Sports


Knights close tourney stay with an 11-9 victory over Crestwood

It was an early Thursday morning game played before a handful of fans braving the chill against a Crestwood team which North Central had already ...

April 10, 2018 | Tom Didato | Sports


Dogs’ offensive woes mount after no-hitter

It was a loaded question which Camden head coach Denny Beckley thought about before giving his response.

April 10, 2018 | Tom Didato | Sports


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