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Dorton blanks M-S as P-17 wins seventh in row

That train which is the Kershaw County American Legion baseball team keeps rolling along.

June 22, 2018 | Tom Didato | Sports


17ers cap perfect week by knocking off Sumter

Stephen Carmon is not ready to make space on the mantle for a League III championship trophy just yet.

June 19, 2018 | Tom Didato | Sports


The inherent risk of sport specialization

One of the responsibilities that parents take most seriously is protecting their children from injury, whether it is buckling seat belts in a car or wearing a helmet while riding a bike. And when their kids become teenagers and want to participate in sports or other activities, parents do everything they can to keep their sons and daughters from getting hurt.

June 19, 2018 | By Bob Gardner and Jerome Singleton | Sports


Murphy’s record-setting round highlights memorable tourney run

Some things, you just can't make up.

June 19, 2018 | | Sports


Branham, KC take down Sumter, 2-1

SUMTER --- Three down, one to go.

June 15, 2018 | By DENNIS BRUNSON Special to the C-I (Camden, S.C.) | Sports


17ers break out the brooms in sweeping pair from Lexington

When he last toed the rubber at American Legion Park, Spencer Wood pitched a no-hit shutout for Gray Collegiate Academy against Camden High on the final day of the Kershaw-Richland Wooden Bat Tournament in April.

June 15, 2018 | Tom Didato | Sports


White-hot Laffin helps KC to 8-3 win in opener

On two occasions this past spring, Stephen Carmon had the chance to see Jake Laffin from his perch inside the Camden High School dugout as an assistant on head coach Denny Beckley's staff.

June 15, 2018 | Tom Didato | Sports


Post 17 hosts Lexington tonight in doubleheader

The Kershaw County Post 17 American Legion baseball team will host Lexington tonight in a 6 p.m. doubleheader at American Legion Park in Camden.

June 12, 2018 | Tom Didato | Sports


Fountain hosts one-day football camp at CHS

Former Camden High and Clemson University defensive end Maurice "Mo" Fountain will be hosting a one-day youth football camp at Camden High School on Saturday, July 7.

June 12, 2018 | | Sports


Roberson hoping SMC is next step in basketball career

It had been 13 years since a Lugoff-Elgin boys' basketball player signed a National Letter of Intent to continue his career in college.

June 12, 2018 | Tom Didato | Sports


Post 17 in midst of key stretch

After having what has now become its annual post-graduation week off, the Kershaw County Post 17 American Legion baseball team finds itself in the middle of a four games in as many nights stretch that could help shape its playoff fortunes.

June 12, 2018 | Tom Didato | Sports


Hoops, golf, softball and football camps on deck

Here is the listing for youth sports camps in Kershaw County scheduled for next week:

June 12, 2018 | | Sports


Hartsville hands 17ers 2-1 loss in league opener

Two nights after having won the Florence Post 1 Invitational by defeating the two-time defending state American Legion champion and tourney host Florence, 11-7, in the championship game, Kershaw County Post 17 was brought down to earth by Hartsville Tuesday.

June 01, 2018 | Tom Didato | Sports


Woolard jumps at chance to run at Columbia College

Mark Chickering recalls the moment as if it happened yesterday.

June 01, 2018 | Tom Didato | Sports


Honoring a legend

On Saturday April 21, nearly 200 people converged inside the Bethune Community Center to show their respect and appreciation to a man who had a big impact on their lives while playing sports at Bethune High School.

May 29, 2018 | | Sports


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Sumter denies KC Jrs. trip to state tournament

SUMTER -- After losing just two games entering the second round of the Junior American Legion baseball playoffs, Sumter entered play on Wednesday looking to avoid ...

July 20, 2018 | By EDDIE LITAKER Special to the C-I (Camden, S.C.) | Sports


High school, USC football on docket at KCGC event

The Kershaw County Gamecock Club (KCGC) will host its annual "2018 Carolina Kickoff" meeting on Tuesday, Aug. 21 at 6:30 p.m. at the ...

July 20, 2018 | | Sports


Fight Night in Camden

World Wrestling Entertainment Hall of Fame member Ricky "The Dragon" Steamboat and five-time World Championship Wrestling World Tag Team Champion Buff "The Stuff" Bagwell will ...

July 20, 2018 | | Sports


17ers put Lexington, series to bed early

You will have to take Stephen Carmon's word for it when the first-year Kershaw County American Legion head coach said he did not sleep ...

July 17, 2018 | Tom Didato | Sports


State American Legion playoffs enter round 2 play

Kershaw County Post 17's best-of-five series with Sumter for the Midlands Region title is one of four second round state American Legion pairings which ...

July 17, 2018 | Tom Didato | Sports


Bulldog Club kicks off its annual membership drive

The Camden High School Bulldog Club membership drive is in full swing for the 2018-2019 school year.

July 17, 2018 | | Sports


Golf, football and wrestling camps close summer slate

Here is the list of youth sports camps scheduled in Kershaw County for the weeks of July 16 and July 23:

July 17, 2018 | | Sports


Do or Dyer

From his seat in the press box at American Legion Park --- more on that later --- Kershaw County American Legion baseball coach Stephen Carmon opened the ...

July 13, 2018 | Tom Didato | Sports


Holbrook promotes Dorton

CHARLESTON --- College of Charleston head coach Chad Holbrook has promoted former Lugoff-Elgin standout Will Dorton to assistant coach/pitching and Kevin Nichols to associate head ...

July 13, 2018 | | Sports


‘A win and a half’

On a night when Post 17 needed him most, Justin Dorton did what he does best.

July 13, 2018 | Tom Didato | Sports


Lexington evens series with 8-4 win over KC

Kershaw County Post 17 slugged a pair of home runs in the top of the sixth inning of Tuesday's second game of the state ...

July 11, 2018 | | Sports


Murphy first Auburn golfer to be four-time All-American Scholar

AUBURN, Ala. --- Elgin's Kelli Murphy, who finished her Auburn women's golf career this past spring, was named a 2017-18 All-American Scholar by the ...

July 10, 2018 | | Sports


Dyer delivers as 17ers win opener in 12, 6-5

Wynston Dyer's one-out, walk-off pinch-hit single in the bottom of the 12th inning drove home Bradwin Salmond with the winning run as Kershaw County ...

July 10, 2018 | Tom Didato | Sports


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