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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


Campbell shops around, staying local

Lugoff-Elgin rising senior offensive tackle Wyatt Campbell put an early end to his recruitment on Thursday by committing to continue his academic and football-playing endeavors at the University of South Carolina.

June 15, 2017 | Tom Didato | Sports


Post 17 avoids being swept thanks to Dorton’s big night

With the night Justin Dorton was having, who could have blamed him for not wanting the ball taken out of his left hand.

June 13, 2017 | Tom Didato | Sports


Post 17 senior team opens season with key 3-game set

The Kershaw County American Legion Post 17 Senior baseball team was scheduled to have opened its League III season on Monday night against visiting Sumter to kick off a three-game series between the two rivals and 2016 state tournament entries.

June 06, 2017 | | Sports


Post 17ers finish 3-0 in preseason tournament

A 2016 state American Legion championship rematch went by the boards on Sunday when an early evening storm forced the cancellation of that night's scheduled Florence Post 1 Invitational championship game between Kershaw County Post 17 and the tournament hosts and, defending South Carolina American Legion state champions.

June 02, 2017 | Tom Didato | Sports


17ers looking to build on state tournament run

There was a time, quite recently in fact, in when good summer for the Kershaw County American Legion baseball program was being competitive with League III kingpin Sumter, making a good showing in state playoffs and then, call it a day and a season.

May 26, 2017 | Tom Didato | Sports


County’s youth sports summer camp season kicks off next week

With the school year coming to a close, it is time for summer sports camps in Kershaw County.

May 23, 2017 | | Sports


Carolinas’ top junior golfers set sights on Creed Invitational

What started out as a tournament to honor the memory of the late Jimmy Creed has turned into an event which now has junior golfers from both North Carolina and South Carolina lined up in trying to play their way into the select field.

May 23, 2017 | Tom Didato | Sports


Pierce closes career with second state title

Earlier this spring, when asked about his chances to repeat as the state's AAA pole vault champion, Camden senior Lindsay Pierce did not hesitate in saying that he felt good about his training and chances for a repeat.

May 16, 2017 | | Sports


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Young Demons prepare for first test at Westwood

Some sports and teams break out the bunting and pull out all the stops when it comes to season openers. To some, a win or ...

August 17, 2018 | Tom Didato | Sports


Brown returns to Newberry as assistant wrestling coach

Deral Brown, a former three-time AAA state wrestling champion and Lugoff-Elgin High School, has been hired as assistant coach at Newberry College, as as announced ...

August 17, 2018 | | Sports


Dogs, Knights hoping to start the new season off on right foot

Both Tyronne Drakeford and Brian Rimpf have been around long enough to have been a part of season-opening games in which two non-rivals square off ...

August 17, 2018 | Tom Didato | Sports


Renovated Zemp Stadium brings game day changes

Tonight marks the opening game at renovated Zemp Stadium. Along with the changes and improvements, Camden High School principal Dan Matthews issued a few reminders ...

August 16, 2018 | Tom Didato | Sports


Senior-laden Dogs built for success

It is hardly the holiday season but second-year Camden High head coach Brian Rimpf is hoping his Bulldogs will be more Scrooge-like this fall.

August 14, 2018 | Tom Didato | Sports


NC secondary is primary in 7-0 win

Who says scores from preseason events don't count?

August 14, 2018 | Tom Didato | Sports


Demons outlast Volunteers

Five turnovers, 14 penalties, numerous "tuck rule" violations and a pick-six called back by a disputed call.

August 14, 2018 | Tom Didato | Sports


Spring Valley doubles up on Dogs

Nobody game plans for a jamboree. For that reason, Camden's Brian Rimpf was not overly concerned with Spring Valley's rattling off touchdown runs ...

August 14, 2018 | Tom Didato | Sports


As numbers grow, Knights wait for more players

Tyronne Drakeford knows, all too well, the difficulties and choices which student-athletes face at North Central.

August 10, 2018 | Tom Didato | Sports


Knights, Drakeford ready to win now

When you are a cornerback, at any level, you had better be confident and have a short memory. That old deodorant commercial of never letting ...

August 10, 2018 | Tom Didato | Sports


Young Demons take plunge into 5A ranks

There were times this past offseason that Lugoff-Elgin head football coach and athletic director Matt Campbell was spending nearly as many hours either discussing or ...

August 07, 2018 | Tom Didato | Sports


Jeffcoat ready to reassume control of Bulldogs’ offense

Nothing tests an athletes' "team first" philosophy more than being relegated from starter to serving in a backup capacity. Nowhere on the football field is ...

August 07, 2018 | Tom Didato | Sports


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