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KCRD changes things for baseball and softball

It may not seem like baseball and softball season is right around the corner, but those snow-covered diamonds will soon be giving way to green grass and youngsters playing on them.

January 31, 2014 | Tom Didato | Seasonal Sports


The Monroe Doctorine

There may not be something in the water --- then again, maybe there is --- on the banks of the West Wateree which turns young wrestlers into champions at Lugoff-Elgin Middle School.

January 31, 2014 | Tom Didato | Sports


Leopards win another Carolina Invitational title

As he watched members of his team come off the mat with hard-fought, distance-going victories, Lugoff-Elgin Middle School wrestling coach Ted Monroe could not help but keep an eye and ear on the alert when it came to Carver Middle School's wrestlers.

January 29, 2014 | Tom Didato | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


Celebrating the great outdoors

John Clarke has spent a good portion of the past several months knocking on doors in and around Kershaw County. But he is not seeking votes nor is he running for public office.

January 29, 2014 | Tom Didato | Sports


Flora closes out Dogs with game-ending 7-0 run

Just when Camden thought it had a big fish on the end of its line, the Bulldogs left it get away.

January 27, 2014 | Tom Didato | Camden High/Middle


CHS girls stay in playoff hunt with OT win

Looks don't come much clearer than this.

January 27, 2014 | Tom Didato | Camden High/Middle


Patterson’s closing burst gives Lady Demons hope

When your name is Unique, it's hard to stay under the radar for long.

January 24, 2014 | Tom Didato | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


Demons' rally comes up short in 63-57 loss

Having left the door open for Ridge View, which failed to close it, Lugoff-Elgin could not slam the door shut itself.

January 24, 2014 | Tom Didato | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


Fenwick grad Kiss Moon now 2-for-2

Kiss Moon, a 3-year-old filly developed at Wilhelmina and Fred McEwan's Fenwick Farm in Camden, opened 2014 the same way she closed out 2013. With a win.

January 24, 2014 | Tom Didato | Equine


Blythewood blows by Lady Demons

When you have a team which is so young that they almost need to have signed parental permission slips in order to take a bus ride to an away game, you look for little victories in each game.

January 20, 2014 | Tom Didato | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


Bengals pull away from L-E, 58-36

By design, a full-court press is intended to wear down your opponent through time.

January 20, 2014 | Tom Didato | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


Pelion too much for Bass-less NC

Having that one "go to" player can sometimes be a double-edged sword.

January 17, 2014 | Tom Didato | North Central High/Middle


Late-match flurry leads Chapin past Dogs

Facing the meat of the Chapin order in what amounted to the bottom of the ninth inning, Camden was unable to complete the upset of the second-ranked Eagles.

January 17, 2014 | Tom Didato | Camden High/Middle


CHS girls soar past Hawks, 59-36

Coming off a one-sided loss to powerful Dreher three nights earlier, Camden girls' basketball coach Natalie Jeffcoat was interested to see how her team would respond with soon-to-be 4A entry Westwood in town for a rainy Friday night contest.

January 13, 2014 | Tom Didato | Camden High/Middle


Hawks hand Dogs 38-34 OT loss

When Westwood came out in a 2-3 zone and stayed in that defensive scheme throughout the night, Camden head coach Ron McKie must have felt like a kid who found a leftover gift from Santa behind the tree.

January 13, 2014 | Tom Didato | Camden High/Middle


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Articles By Author - Tom Didato


Dogs give away no secrets in a 7-7 tie with AJ

Fans attending Friday's 42nd annual Camden Shrine Club Football Jamboree waited out a lightning delay to see what type of offense first-year Camden head ...

August 15, 2017 | Tom Didato | Sports


Demons overcome mistakes and Knights

This is why you play scrimmages or, in this instance, a jamboree.

August 15, 2017 | Tom Didato | Sports


Foundation laid, L-E will keep on building

Matt Campbell is a "what have you done for me lately" kind of a guy. And as he enters his third season as head coach ...

August 15, 2017 | Tom Didato | Sports


Dogs hoping to go on the defensive in 2017

These are usually the days when a new head coach cites the familiar refrain that he wishes he had more time to get everything he ...

August 11, 2017 | Tom Didato | Sports


Heart and soul

Frightening sights are not uncommon on the football field. Freak injuries can come with something as simple as a cleat which gets caught in the ...

August 11, 2017 | Tom Didato | Sports


Meet Dr. Jekyll and … Dr. Jekyll

All last summer, the signs and words all pointed toward Chandler Price being the person who would step under center as Lugoff-Elgin's starting quarterback ...

August 08, 2017 | Tom Didato | Sports


The times are a changin'

For years, while other sporting and social events welcomed technology with open arms, the Carolina Cup languished while being forced to play catch-up.

August 08, 2017 | Tom Didato | Equine


Ellis steps down as CEO, Cushman returns to fold

Dr. Nick Ellis, who became the first Chief Executive Officer for the Carolina Cup and Colonial Cup steeplechase races in Camden with his hiring in ...

August 08, 2017 | Tom Didato | Equine


L-E planning to appeal proposed move into 5A

A summer filled with rumors turned into reality for Lugoff-Elgin High and the school's athletic director/head football coach Matt Campbell.

August 04, 2017 | Tom Didato | Sports


Kingsley-trained Show Court takes $75k Jonathan Kiser Stakes

Straylight Racing's Invocation battled to the front in the final strides and finished a neck in front of Zio Elio to win Wednesday's ...

August 04, 2017 | By DON CLIPPINGER | Equine


Kershaw County football teams begin brief scrimmage season

After having opened pre-season camp last Friday, Kershaw County's three public school varsity football teams will get a chance to hit someone other than ...

August 04, 2017 | Tom Didato | Sports


It’s all Greek to her

For as long as Maggie Speaks can remember, summer meant traveling with her family for a beach vacation before returning home and preparing for the ...

July 14, 2017 | Tom Didato | Sports


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