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No passing zone

When the passing league craze was just starting up, Camden High head coach Jimmy Neal made sure his Bulldogs were one of the first teams in the region to not only test the waters of the new competition but to jump into the fray head first.

July 27, 2015 | Tom Didato | Sports


Pairings set for Camden Shrine Club Jamboree

One of the surest signs that summer vacation is coming to an end and cooler days are on the horizon is the Camden Shrine Club Football Jamboree.

July 27, 2015 | Tom Didato | Sports


Spreading the word of Springdale

While riding steeplechasers for the late trainer Bobby Davis at a pair of Delaware Park races in the 1970s, Nixon Ellis was put on two jumpers who ran off with him and didn't stop until they hit the wire in front of the rest of their respective fields and gave the young jockey two victories.

July 22, 2015 | Tom Didato | Camden


17ers’ state tourney path drowns in a Murells Inlet

When you look at the scorebook, it will read that Kershaw County's hopes of a second consecutive trip to the South Carolina American Legion state baseball tournament started going up in smoke when visiting Murrells Inlet scored seven runs in the top of the third inning of Friday's game and held on for an 11-8 victory.

July 20, 2015 | Tom Didato | Sports


Texans tab NC grad Turner in NFL student intern ‘draft’

One person's "turn and look away" moment is "must see" for others, regardless of how ugly or gruesome it may seem.

July 17, 2015 | Tom Didato | Sports


Good to the last out

Nothing against American Legion Park but the Kershaw County American Legion baseball team hopes they have played their last game at the Camden ball yard until next summer.

July 17, 2015 | Tom Didato | Sports


17ers host Murrells Inlet tonight with state tourney berth on line

Scoring three times on a pair of Kershaw County errors in the bottom of the eighth, Murrells Inlet overcame a 7-5 deficit to take an 8-7 victory over visiting Post 17 on Thursday night to force a fifth and deciding game of their best-of-five state American Legion playoff series.

July 17, 2015 | Tom Didato | Sports


CMP gearing up for first of its two weekends of signature karting events

Like a shopper who waits until Christmas Eve to complete their shopping, David Watkins was heading into a Camden hardware store as he looked to put the finishing touches on work at the go-kart track at the Carolina Motorsports Park.

July 15, 2015 | Tom Didato | Sports


17ers take round 2 series opener, 8-4

There is no panic button in the dugout. Nor, it seems, is there one in Will Dorton's psyche.

July 15, 2015 | Tom Didato | Sports


Post 17 draws Murrells Inlet in round 2

Kershaw County Post 17 was forced to wait until late Saturday in order to find out their opponentsfor the second round of the Lower State A,merican Legion playoffs.

July 13, 2015 | Tom Didato | Sports


17ers wrap up series with 23-1 romp

Will Dorton was hoping his Kershaw County American Legion team would build on the momentum from Wednesday's 3-0 win over West Columbia and carry it over to Thursday's fourth game of the best-of-five first round Lower State playoff series.

July 13, 2015 | Tom Didato | Sports


Branham blanks Hartsville as P-17 Jrs. move to round 2

Having an ace ready to go in the final game of a best-of-three series is like emptying your change jar and finding a $20 bill among the pennies, nickels and dimes.

July 13, 2015 | Tom Didato | Sports


Countdown to kickoff: KC football schedules announced

By TOM DIDATO

July 13, 2015 | Tom Didato | Sports


Beckley shuts down West Columbia as Post 17ers look to close out series

Returning to the Post 17 dugout after having worked a 1-2-3 top of the seventh inning, Devin Beckley sought out head coach Will Dorton.

July 10, 2015 | Tom Didato | Sports


Juniors 17ers fall, host series finale

The Kershaw County Post 17 Junior American Legion baseball team fell to Hartsville, 3-1, on Wednesday as the first round best-of-three series was knotted at a game apiece.

July 09, 2015 | Tom Didato | Sports


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Articles By Author - Tom Didato


L-E calls Gators’ bluff

Coaches love to say that no one contest is bigger than any other. The one-game, one-match at a time approach has been part of their ...

December 15, 2017 | Tom Didato | Sports


Demons follow familiar script to knock off Bulldogs, 59-53

Hollywood could not have scripted a remake as close to the original as that which Lugoff-Elgin displayed Friday night.

December 12, 2017 | Tom Didato | Sports


Lady Bulldogs rally for 47-42 win

Playing with a late game lead has been a blessing and a curse for the Camden girls' basketball team. Sending players to the free throw ...

December 12, 2017 | Tom Didato | Sports


Lady Knights survive foulapalooza

As part of his team's regular practice routine, first-year North Central girls' basketball coach David Dawson implements a four-player defensive drill with his girls ...

December 08, 2017 | Tom Didato | Sports


Demons hold off late charge from Knights

You never appreciate what you had until it's gone. That is a fact of life and, in this instance, basketball.

December 08, 2017 | Tom Didato | Sports


Demons rally down stretch for 71-67 win

There is never an optimal occasion to hit a dry spell. Some, however, are more ill-timed than others.

December 05, 2017 | Tom Didato | Sports


Lady Bulldogs fend off L-E threat for 47-37 win

Frustration comes in different forms for different teams.

December 05, 2017 | Tom Didato | Sports


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