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Custard prepared to start over at North Greenville

Shortly after Darius Custard signed his national football letter-of-intent with North Greenville University, the Lugoff-Elgin senior's mother let the cat out of the bag as to her son's thinking about giving up football as a freshman at the school.

February 04, 2011 | Tom Didato | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


Lady Knights heating up at the perfect time of year

Things are starting to fall into place for the North Central girls' basketball team. And with the state playoffs looming around the bend, the Lady Knights' timing could not be any better.

February 04, 2011 | Tom Didato | North Central High/Middle


Knights cage Busby, Lions for first region win

When Lewisville forward and South Carolina State signee Cortell Busby picked up his second foul less than two minutes into Tuesday's game at North Central, he put himself on the bench and out of the game. When he was tagged with his third personal in the waning seconds of the first half, it meant more bench time fors the Lions' leading scorer.

February 04, 2011 | Tom Didato | North Central High/Middle


Waiting game pays off for Bulldogs' Jenkins

As he took his official visit to Miami University in Oxford, Ohio last weekend, Alvonta` Jenkins got a good look at the campus, met with members of the school's football coaching staff, took in a basketball game and toured the town.

February 02, 2011 | Tom Didato | Camden High/Middle


Demons' comeback not enough against Dutch Fork

Forsaking the X's and O's with his team trailing visiting Dutch Fork, 51-28 at intermission, Lugoff-Elgin boys basketball coach Derek Belton appealed to his team's pride during his halftime talk.

January 31, 2011 | Tom Didato | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


Lady Silver Foxes are too much for L-E to handle

Like a bright, neon sign which seems to keep blinking in the back of one's mind, Lugoff-Elgin girls basketball coach Von Duncan could not forget the pasting which her team took when they traveled to play Dutch Fork earlier this month.

January 31, 2011 | Tom Didato | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


Dogs clamp down on Knights in 35-20 win

Comfort is knowing that even though your team only scores one fourth quarter basket, you still win a game by double figures.

January 28, 2011 | Tom Didato | Camden High/Middle


Lady Bulldogs stung by Crestwood, 37-28

Here's a simple math equation.

January 28, 2011 | Tom Didato | Camden High/Middle


Demons wrap up Region 4-4A title

Some things never change.

January 28, 2011 | Tom Didato | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


Auriemma says 89-game win streak was fun while it lasted

Rarely does a college women's basketball coach get a second look while attending a high school girl's game.

January 26, 2011 | Tom Didato | Sports


Leopards turn Carolina Invitational into their personal lair

Several years ago, Ted Monroe was having a conversation with a high school coach from the Upstate whose team had just won a state championship in football.

January 26, 2011 | Tom Didato | Sports


Marlboro County puts foul line to good use in topping CHS girls, 61-47

On a night in which Camden High would rename the basketball court in memory of its former girls basketball coach Mike Culp, the current edition of the Lady Bulldogs looked like one of Culp's versions of the Runnin' Rockettes in Friday's 61-47 loss to visiting Marlboro County.

January 24, 2011 | Tom Didato | Camden High/Middle


Dogs' scoring woes worsen in 37-28 loss to Marlboro County

Fittingly, the one shot which Camden hit from beyond the 3-point arc on Friday night on the Coach Michael G. Culp Court was waved off due to a traveling violation.

January 24, 2011 | Tom Didato | Camden High/Middle


Turnovers do in Demons in loss to Vikings

What's the best way to cool off a hot shooter? Easy, don't let him get his hands on the ball.

January 21, 2011 | Tom Didato | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


Lady Demons can't keep up with Spring Valley

Faced with a dilemma which comes with the territory when playing Spring Valley, Lugoff-Elgin girls basketball coach Von Duncan was not ready to slow Tuesday's contest against the guests to a crawl as did Blythewood in a 40-8 loss to the Lady Vikings last week.

January 21, 2011 | Tom Didato | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


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End of the road

SUMTER – In a move akin to taking a six-cylinder engine out of a car and replacing it with one with four cylinders, Jake Brazell was told to scrap the fastball and concentrate more on his off-speed pitches as he prepared to take the mound to face Florence in Tuesday's South Carolina American Legion State Baseball Tournament contest.

August 01, 2014 | Tom Didato | Sports


Up in smoke

SUMTER -- Watching as Post 17 lost its lead to Inman in Sunday's second round of the South Carolina American Legion Baseball Tournament, starting pitcher Grey Hoke smashed his plastic Gatorade bottle to the floor of the first base dugout at Riley Park.

July 30, 2014 | Tom Didato | Sports


Survival mode

SUMTER – There were two ways in which the Kershaw County American Legion baseball team could have responded to Sunday's gut-wrenching 10-9, 10-inning loss (see story, Page 9) to Inman in the second round of the South Carolina American Legion State Tournament.

July 30, 2014 | Tom Didato | Sports


P-17 vs. Florence game moved to 5:30 p.m. Tuesday

SUMTER -- Kershaw County Post 17 staved off elimination in the South Carolina American Legion State Tournament with a 7-3 win over Chapin-Newberry on Monday afternoon at Riley Park.

July 29, 2014 | Tom Didato | Sports


Re-rallying the troops

Before they left following Wednesday morning's off-season contioning session, members of the Lugoff-Elgin football team took a knee and listened to their head coach who was in his third full day on the job.

July 18, 2014 | Tom Didato | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


Answering a higher calling

It was a normal day which was about to take an abrupt U-turn.

July 14, 2014 | Tom Didato | Sports


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