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Brotherly love spurs Rimpf in his coaching and daily life

It was the call which every family with a member of the military fears. For newly minted Camden High head football coach Brian Rimpf, the news came after a month and two days after he was named head football coach at Jack Britt High School in Fayetteville, N.C.

February 14, 2017 | Tom Didato | Sports


KC's NFL coaching tree grows by two

Suddenly, Kershaw County has become a chapter of the NFL's Retired Players Association.

February 10, 2017 | Tom Didato | Sports


Demons can't climb out of early hole

CHAPIN --- Long after the mat had been rolled up and the Chapin celebration had subsided, members of the Lugoff-Elgin wrestling team emerged from their locker room in the bowels of the Chapin High gym accompanied by head coach Ted Monroe.

February 10, 2017 | Tom Didato | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


Camden and North Central get new head football coaches and ADs

The search is over for the dual posts of head football coach/athletic director at Camden and North Central high schools.

February 07, 2017 | Tom Didato | Sports


Decision day draws near for CHS, NC posts

The vacant head football coach/athletic director positions at Camden and North Central high schools could be filled as early as tonight at this evening's regularly scheduled meeting of the Kershaw County School Board of Trustees.

February 07, 2017 | Tom Didato | Sports


Demon wrestlers romp to tourney wins

When you are the new kid picking a fight with the neighborhood bully, you had better be packing a wallop or else, you suffer the consequences.

February 07, 2017 | Tom Didato | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


Demons fix flaws, de-claw Falcons, 52-46

Showing that they can play at a more moderate pace than the up and down the court style which they favor, Lugoff-Elgin used a more determined second half effort to come away with a 52-46 win over visiting Darlington Tuesday night.

February 03, 2017 | Tom Didato | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


After strong start, L-E girls fall, 74-39

Points have been at a premium for the Lugoff-Elgin girls this season. So when the Lady Demons hung up a 25 spot in the first half of Tuesday's game with visiting Darlington, it was another sign that the re-tooled squad is coming around.

February 03, 2017 | Tom Didato | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


Signing day being a flip and a Saintly haul

Surprises and signing day go hand-in-hand. For one reason or another, a high school senior who has been committed to one school can be flipped to another while others hold their ground.

February 03, 2017 | Tom Didato | Sports


Dogs fail to close in 60-52 loss

Three times in the closing six minutes of play, Camden made it a potential one-possession game after visiting Fairfield Central had extended its lead into double figures. On each occasion, however, the Bulldogs were unable to regain the upper hand.

January 31, 2017 | Tom Didato | Camden High/Middle


Lady Bulldogs come up short in 46-43 loss

If only there were a copier for live events then, maybe, the Camden girls' basketball team would be going into this week breathing a little easier.

January 31, 2017 | Tom Didato | Camden High/Middle


Beckley on S.C. Select team staff

For years, the South Carolina Baseball Coaches Association (SBCA) all-star weekend has been plagued by defections --- for one reason or another --- and monetary concerns in taking five baseball teams and coaches to Myrtle Beach for several days in early June.

January 27, 2017 | Tom Didato | Sports


Second half surge key for Lady Bulldogs

Following a first half in which the two sides combined to score 62 points with Camden leading visiting North Central, 32-30, NC head coach Mitch Lowder left the locker room at halftime thinking defense.

January 27, 2017 | Tom Didato | Sports


Tale of two starts helps Dogs to get past North Central

When North Central has been at its best, a solid start out of the blocks has helped pave the way for wins. Then, there are nights like Monday against Camden.

January 27, 2017 | Tom Didato | Sports


Demons hold off Dogs for season sweep

Combating a much taller opponent in Lugoff-Elgin, you can only imagine what was going through Camden High coach Ron McKie's head when his two tallest players were both tagged with their second personal fouls in the opening five minutes of Saturday's game.

January 24, 2017 | Tom Didato | Sports


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Articles By Author - Tom Didato


For Chestnut, the change to college ball will be a snap

Some football players are more valuable than others.

May 19, 2017 | Tom Didato | Camden Military


Something to cheer about

There were times last season when North Central girls' basketball coach Mitch Lowder needed someone to go inside and collect a big rebound. At others ...

May 19, 2017 | Tom Didato | North Central High/Middle


Out-Foxed

Standing in a nearly deserted outfield while, to his left, Hartsville players and coaches were still snapping photos, Lugoff-Elgin head softball coach James Marlow was ...

May 16, 2017 | Tom Didato | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


Sigman will keep getting his kicks at Limestone College

There are times when a coach knows the quality of an athlete which he is getting in his program by what that person does away ...

May 16, 2017 | Tom Didato | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


Scorpiancer rolls to a 16-length win in $200,000 Nashville feature

Bruton Street-US's Scorpiancer launched a devastating move to the lead entering the Iroquois Steeplechase's backstretch the last time, opened a yawning lead on ...

May 16, 2017 | By DON CLIPPINGER | Equine


Sitting Pretty

HARTSVILLE -- Thrust into the role of being Lugoff-Elgin's primary starting pitcher following a season-ending injury to All-State senior Baleigh Lunsford last month, Bailey Douglas ...

May 12, 2017 | Tom Didato | Sports


Players, coaches earn baseball honors

Lugoff-Elgin head baseball coach Randy Stokes was named as the state's 4A coach of the year by a vote of the South Carolina Baseball ...

May 12, 2017 | Tom Didato | Sports


A healthy Catoe ready to start over at Coker

Sometimes, what you take for granted becomes even more important once it is taken from you.

May 12, 2017 | Tom Didato | Sports


L-E blasts its way past Lady Eagles

BEAUFORT -- Bombs away.

May 09, 2017 | By SEAN BATES Special to the C-I (Camden, S.C.) | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


All roads lead back home for North

Noah North is proving that you can go home again.

May 09, 2017 | Tom Didato | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


Shields makes most of his return to lacrosse by signing with Coker

It took Robert Shields a little while to get back into the swing of things. Once the Camden Military Academy senior shook off the rust ...

May 09, 2017 | Tom Didato | Camden Military


The short end of the deal

Not everything one hears from the lips of a teacher or mentor, necessarily, has to be the only way to accomplish a task.

April 21, 2017 | Tom Didato | Sports


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