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Sumter-Lexington series cut to three games after brawl

SUMTER -- The Sumter P-15's and the Lexington Post 7 baseball teams will continue their first-round series in the American Legion state playoffs after having a benches-clearing brawl bring a premature end to the opening game on Tuesday at Riley Park.

July 08, 2016 | By Dennis Brunson | Sports


Murphy earns SEC and national honors

It was an eventful spring for Auburn University sophomore and former Lugoff-Elgin standout Kelli Murphy.

July 08, 2016 | | Sports


17ers get past Aiken in opener

ason that he did not solicit any coach's help when preparing his Kershaw County American Legion baseball team for its first round state playoff series against Aiken.

July 08, 2016 | Tom Didato | Sports


17ers draw Aiken in round one

The Kershaw County American Legion baseball team will open state playoff action tonight when it hosts Aiken in the first game of a first round best-of-five series.

July 05, 2016 | Tom Didato | Sports


State playoffs kick off tonight for KC American Legion squad

(Due to an early deadline for the July Fourth holiday, results from Kershaw County Post 17's scheduled baseball games with Manning-Santee and Orangeburg last Thursday and Friday, respectively, would not be included in today's print issue of the Chronicle-Independent.)

July 05, 2016 | Tom Didato | Sports


17ers work overtime to secure second place

(Editor's note: Post 17 will host the loser of Friday's League 8 game between Aiken and West Columbia, which will decide second and third place in that circuit, in Tuesday's opening game of the best-of-five state American Legion playoffs. First pitch at American Legion Park in Camden on Tuesday is set for 7 p.m. The best-of-five series rotates between the two sites with the 17ers traveling on Wednesday and home for game three on Thursday. Games four and five, if needed, will be played on Friday and Saturday, if necessary, with the 17ers being at home ...

July 01, 2016 | Tom Didato | Sports


17ers look to lock up second in League 3

Due to what was reported to Kershaw County American Legion head coach Tyler Pike as being an unplayable field, Wednesday's scheduled make-up game between visiting Post 17 and Orangeburg has been moved to tonight at 7 p.m. at Mirmow Field in Orangeburg.

July 01, 2016 | Tom Didato | Sports


Junior golf ranks get a touch of Gray

As if on cue, the click of the camera is followed by the plunking sound of the golf ball dropping into the cup.

July 01, 2016 | Tom Didato | Sports


17ers cap perfect week by thumping Dalzell-Shaw, 12-3

Three-game weeks are not supposed to be this taxing.

June 28, 2016 | Tom Didato | Sports


Beckley latest CHS pitcher headed for The Citadel

There is a slogan at Camden High School which students recite at various activities and ceremonies which says, "Once a Bulldog, always a Bulldog."

June 24, 2016 | Tom Didato | Sports


Salmond, Hernandez help lift P-17ers over Orangeburg, 10-6

One team's punishment became another team's pain.

June 24, 2016 | Tom Didato | Sports


Sumter pins another 4-3 loss on 17ers

After getting just six hits in a 4-3 victory over Kershaw County Post 17 on Tuesday in Camden, the Sumter P-15's managed just four hits on Thursday at Riley Park.

June 21, 2016 | By Dennis Brunson Special to the C-I (Camden, S.C.) | Sports


One bad inning costs KC in 4-3 setback to Post 15

For five innings, Devin Beckley worked his way around three hit batters and a trio of walks in carrying a no-hitter and a 2-0 lead over Sumter into the sixth inning.

June 17, 2016 | Tom Didato | Sports


Jets’ errors ignites P-17 offense in 13-3 romp

When a team is struggling, even the seemingly simplest of tasks become as difficult as an elephant learning to figure skate.

June 14, 2016 | Tom Didato | Sports


17ers return by stalling Jets, 13-3

With his team not having played a game since a 14-1 win over Manning-Santee 12 days earlier, first-year Kershaw County American Legion head coach Tyler Pike was not overly concerned about where his team stood entering Tuesday's League III game at Dalzell-Shaw.

June 10, 2016 | | Sports


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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


Record-setting Lady Bulldog relay team wins Upper State title

Led by the Lady Bulldogs' AAA Upper State champion 4 x 400-meter relay team, the Camden High School track and field program qualified four individuals ...

May 08, 2018 | | Sports


Pendleton puts an end to Dogs’ wild state tournament journey

In a season in which nothing has come easy, was there any reason to believe that Camden would take the path most traveled in its ...

May 08, 2018 | Tom Didato | Sports


Pickoff, sprint-off ... walk-off

Randy Stokes hoped for the best. Not even he, however, could have imagined his call working as well as it did.

May 08, 2018 | Tom Didato | Sports


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