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Grid coaches honor county's best for 2010

This past football season saw plenty of new faces play key roles for all four Kershaw County high school football programs.

December 27, 2010 | Tom Didato | Sports


Austin learning as a 'red-shirt' with Pats

Times are tough for recent college graduates and their quests to find meaningful employment in their chosen field.

December 24, 2010 | Tom Didato | Sports


Knights fail to keep up with Cards in 67-44 setback

Ready to stick with a 2-3 zone defense which caused visiting Cardinal Newman troubles in the first half, North Central's best-laid defensive plans were thrown out with the bath water in a sloppy second half stretch.

December 22, 2010 | Tom Didato | North Central High/Middle


Cardinals swoop on NC girls for sweep

Progress, like beauty, is sometimes in the eye of the beholder.

December 22, 2010 | Tom Didato | North Central High/Middle


Cavs start and finish strong to hand Demons 61-42 loss

When you have a new coach, sometimes you need to walk before you can run.

December 17, 2010 | Tom Didato | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


Baker's bucket gives Lady Demons a sweet win

Shortly before she got loose for what was a game-winning layin, Kirsten Baker sat on the Lugoff-Elgin bench with an ice bag atop her head following a spill after being fouled with 1:41 left in Tuesday's game against visiting Richland Northeast.

December 17, 2010 | Tom Didato | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


Lady Demons hang on for 59-50 win over Camden

Even though her team's score in Friday's win over rival Camden was nearly identical to that of Tuesday's 58-50 victory over Lancaster, Lugoff-Elgin girls basketball coach Von Duncan said the difference in play and emotion was off the charts.

December 13, 2010 | Tom Didato | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


Bulldogs breeze past ice cold-shooting Demons, 47-34

It stood out like an elephant in a dog show.

December 13, 2010 | Tom Didato | Camden High/Middle


Lady Knights soar past Eagles

As luck would have it, Katie Bradley's 12-foot jumper came after the horn signaling the end of the first half had sounded.

December 10, 2010 | Tom Didato | North Central High/Middle


Mat Dogs score first win of season

The Camden High wrestling team scored their first win of the season on Wednesday in Columbia by thumping Keenan, 48-12.

December 10, 2010 | Tom Didato | Camden High/Middle


Governor's School can't slow down high-flying Knights

Well before his team headed to the locker room to dress for Tuesday's game with the visiting Governor's School for Science and Mathematics, North Central boys' basketball coach Chad Dixon passed along this message, "We're not going to win 100 to 40 this time," he said.

December 10, 2010 | Tom Didato | North Central High/Middle


Fund established to benefit injured jockey Torres

Saturday will mark four weeks since Cassatt resident and apprentice steeplechase jockey Jorge Torres was critically injured in a fall from his horse at the Nov. 13 Colonial Cup Steeplechase Races in Camden.

December 10, 2010 | Tom Didato | Equine


Men of iron keeping records in the family

Even world record-holders need someone to push them to along in their quest to be the best they can be.

December 08, 2010 | Tom Didato | Sports


Pellegrino leads Demons past Dogs in OT, 69-60

Like a cold car engine which takes a few tries before starting up, Lugoff-Elgin's Jo Jo Pellegrino coughed and sputtered for the better part of three quarters of Friday's non-region game with rival Camden.

December 06, 2010 | Tom Didato | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


L-E weathers early storm to upend Lady Bulldogs, 54-45

Sometimes, players have a way of making their coaches look prophetic.

December 06, 2010 | Tom Didato | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


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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


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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